Centre hikes MSP of wheat by Rs.110 and Rs.200 for pulses

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: The central government on Tuesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat and pulses by Rs 110 and Rs 200 respectively to encourage farmers to bring a major area under cultivation.

Centre hikes MSP of wheat, pulses

The central government on Tuesday increased the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat and pulses by Rs 110 and Rs 200 respectively to encourage farmers to bring a major area under cultivation.

Indian, Pakistani troops clash on LoC

Indian and Pakistani troops clashed along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Four criminals lynched in Bihar

Four criminals were beaten to death by a mob in a Bihar village on Tuesday, police said.

Environment Ministry fined Rs 2 lakh by SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs two lakh on the Environment Ministry for not fixing emission norms of Sulphur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide for 34 categories of industries -- important to mitigate air pollution in Delhi and the NCR.

Encroachments at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus terminal adding to air pollution

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Opposition to observe November 8 as Black Day to protest note ban

Opposition parties on Tuesday said they will observe November 8 as Black Day to protest against the "ill-conceived and hasty" decision of the government to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes a year ago.

BJP promoting Hindutva, hurting secular fabric: Mayawati

 Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati on Tuesday accused the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh of promoting RSS ideology.

IAF fighter jets engage in special drill on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Sukhois, Jaguars and Mirages of the IAF did a touch down and take off drill on a four-km stretch of the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as hundreds of thousands of people lined up to watch the thrilling spectacle.

Rahul Gandhi mocks at GST again

A day after describing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "Gabbar Singh Tax", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday again hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the pan-India tax regime, saying it was designed so as to grab peoples' earnings.

Javadekar's mother passes away

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar's mother, Rajani Javadekar died due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday, family members said.

Modi extends greetings on 72nd UN day

: Appreciating the UN's effort in promoting world peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his greetings on the 72nd UN Day.

ITBP has special affinity with Himalayas: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on its raising day, saying it has special affinity with the Himalayas and prowess at high altitude operations.

Yogi not a saint but a materialist enjoying power: Raj Babbar

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SC seeks response from Centre, EC on VVPATs in Gujarat polls

The Supreme Court on Monday sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission on a Congress petition to seek directions on the use of VVPATs and CCTVs in the coming Gujarat assembly elections.

Rangers violated truce 105 times on J&K International Border: BSF

Pakistan Rangers have violated the ceasefire 105 times this year along the 200-km international border in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Monday.

AAP demands SC-monitored probe into Patel leader's charge

 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe into a Patidar leader's allegation that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the BJP in poll-bound Gujarat.

Government announces sustained dialogue to solve Kashmir problem

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GST is Gabbar Singh Tax: Rahul Gandhi

The Congress got a boost with OBC leader Alpesh Thakore joining it in the presence of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi who attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and GST, calling it a "Gabbar Singh Tax" that has ruined India's economy.

Bangladesh top priority among neighbours: Sushma

 : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India's neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.