Archive News of October 16, 2018
Punjab AAP set up five member coordination committee to reach out dissenting MPs, MLAs

CHANDIGARH:  The AAP core committee today held its meeting here under the chairmanship of Principal Budh Singh and took important decisions to strengthen the party base in Punjab.

Women journalists' group demands Akbar's dismissal, writes to President, PM

NEW DELHI:  A group of women journalists has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the dismissal of Union Minister M.J. Akbar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a dozen-odd women.

Life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal, 14 others

CHANDIGARH: A court in Haryanas Hisar town on Tuesday awarded life sentence to self-styled godman Rampal along with 14 others for the murder of six people. He has been in prison since November 2014.

AAP delegation meets Punjab Governor, demands to regularize agitating teachers

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of AAP MLAs led by leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema today called on the Hon'ble Governor of Punjab Mr.V.P.Singh Badnore and submitted him memorandum regarding the demands of agitating 8886 teachers who are demanding regularization of their services on full pay after working on Rs.7000 for four years on adhoc basis.

Ramesh Chand Dhawala becomes Dy. Chairman of State Planning Board

SHIMLA: The State Government has appointed Ramesh Chand Dhawala  as Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board Himachal Pradesh in the rank of Cabinet Minister.

Taliban attack Afghan check posts, kill 19 troops

KABUL:  At least 19 members of the Afghan security forces were killed and 16 others were injured in Taliban attacks, few days ahead of parliamentary elections in the country, officials said on Tuesday.

New sugar mill project of Bhogpur Cooperative sugar mill to be kickstarted by 31st March, 2019: Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: “A new modernised sugar mill project at the cooperative sugar mill, Bhogpur would commence by the 31stof March, 2019 having 3000 T.C.D. and 15 Megawatt (MW) as the unique features.” This was disclosed here today by the Cooperation Minister, Punjab, S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa during a review meeting at Punjab Bhawan concerning the project with all the stakeholders including the higher officials of SUGARFED, Cooperative sugar mill Bhogpur and the Uttam Energy company.

Punjab for tie-up with Israel on agriculture, dairying

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said his government is keen to make use of Israel's technological advancements in various fiels, including agriculture and internal security.

Punjab CM exudes confidence of greater cooperation with Israel ahead of his visit to gulf nations

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paved the way for his visit to Israel, next week, with the confidence that it would open new vistas of growth and cooperation in key areas of mutual interest, particularly the Agriculture, Horticulture and Dairy sectors.

Delhi government, British Council sign MoU for spoken english in schools

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Tuesday collaborated with the British Council of India in order to strengthen "spoken english" among students of government schools in the city.

Narender Bragta to coordinate Jan Manch at Secretariat level: CM

SHIMLA---MLA and Chief Whip of the State BJP Narender Bragta will coordinate the Jan Manch programme at the Secretariat level for making it more effective and result oriented. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated this while addressing the delegation of Jubbal-Kotkhai assembly constituency here today. The delegation led by Narender Bragta had come to thank the Chief Minister for appointment of Shri Bragta as Chief Whip of State BJP with cabinet rank.

Punjab extends date for applying online for post matric scholarship

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has increased the date of applying online for the post Matric scholarship for the year 2018-2019 by 31 October 2018.

Will provide full protection to badals in view of threat perception, assures Capt Amarinder

SAS NAGAR ( MOHALI):  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has assured of full protection by his government for the Badals in view of the enhanced threat perception to their lives.

Most Indian women define feminism as equality between genders

NEW DELHI: As many as 96 per cent of Indian women defined feminism as equality between all genders, reveals a survey.

Aamir had a ball dancing with Big B (Movie Snippets)

MUMBAI: Actor Aamir Khan says he had a great time not just sharing screen space with veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan for the first time in "Thugs of Hindostan", but also shaking a leg with him in the film's song "Vashmalle".

Enjoy festivity with indoor vertical garden

NEW DELHI: As the festive season has begun, people are researching eco-friendly ideas to decorate their house. Having an indoor garden is a unique as well as an environment friendly way to beautify the living space and if you have a space issue then opt for indoor vertical garden.

Soldier shoots himself in J&K

JAMMU:  A soldier shot and killed himself inside a camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district on Tuesday.

Guru Randhawa unveils 'new-age peppy love song'

 MUMBAI: Singer Guru Randhawa on Tuesday released a single titled "Downtown". He says it's a new-age peppy love song.

Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath

GURUGRAM:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forces was a new threat.

Allahabad now officially renamed Prayagraj

LUCKNOW: Allahabad will now on be officially known as Prayagraj.

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