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Brand Punjab being promoted as most favoured tourist destination at a cost of Rs. 1200 crore: Navjot Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Local Government Minister, Punjab,  Navjot Singh Sidhu inaugurated the World Wetland Day function today at one of the most important wetlands of Punjab at Harike. On this occasion, he inspected the exhibition put up by his department in which very attractive photographs of birds of wetlands and its landscape were displayed.

Government devises mechanism to check farmers' exploitation by custom hiring centres

NEW DELHI:  The revelation that many Custom Hiring Centres (CHC) are not transferring to farmers in north India the benefits of the subsidy on renting agricultural machinery to avoid burning of post-harvest stubble has forced the government to devise a mechanism to keep a tab on them.

Virbhadra Singh may contest 2019 Parliament election from Mandi

SHIMLA: Senior Congress Leader,former Chief Minister , Virbhadra Singh may contest 2019 Parliament election from Mandi seat of himachal pardesh  this time. 

2019 polls: ‘Mission 123’ to win seats lost five years ago a challenge for BJP

NEW DELHI: Earlier this week, Hindustan Times reported that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had revived its ‘Mission 123’, aimed at “winning as many as possible the 123 seats that the BJP contested but did not win in the Modi wave that took it to an unprecedented 282 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections”.

‘Will no longer be showpieces’: BJP leaders Dilip Ray, Bijoy Mahapatra resign from party in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: The BJP received a jolt after senior leaders from Odisha, Dilip Ray and Bijoy Mahapatra, resigned from the party on Friday, days after it got a shot in the arm by including former bureaucrat Aparajita Sarangi within its fold in the eastern state.

Khaira, Bains, Gandhi groups to hold 8-day 180 km long “Insaaf” march from 8th-16th December

CHANDIGARH: The rebel group of eight AAP MLA’s led by Sukhpal Khaira, LIP President Simarjeet Bains MLA and the Punjab Manch headed by Dr. Gandhi MP announced an eight day “Insaaf” march, beginning 8th December from Talwandi Sabo that will finally culminate into a people’s show at Patiala on 16th December.

Thugs of Hindostan box office day 4: Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan film takes a nosedive, earns Rs 16 crore

MUMBAI: After smashing several records on the day of its release, Thugs of Hindostan has started on a downhill journey ever since the critics gave the film a thumbs down. The film, which opened with a record breaking collection of Rs 50.75 crore, registered a remarkable fall during the weekend. It collected Rs 16.75 crore on its first Sunday, taking its four-day total to Rs 117.50 crore, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com. It had collected around Rs 28 crore on Friday and Rs 22.75 crore on Saturday.

Congress-JD-S trounces BJP 4-1 in Karnataka bypolls

BEGALURU: In a Diwali gift ahead of 2019 general elections, the JD-S-Congress coalition on Tuesday worsted BJP 4-1 in the bye elections in Karnataka winning two Lok Sabha and two Assembly constituencies, while conceding the Shimoga parliamentary seat to the saffron party.

JD-S-Congress set for 4-1 victory over BJP in Karnataka bypolls

BENGALURU: The ruling JD-S-Congress coalition in Karnataka was well on its way to trouncing the BJP in the Lok Sabha and Assembly bye elections on Tuesday, leading in two parliamentary and winning in two assembly seats including the Ramnagara seat where Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's wife Anitha won on the JD-S ticket by a huge margin of 1,09,137 votes.

Sharma credits help from legend Jeev Milkha Singh for turnaround in career

NOIDA (UP): Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma pulled off a career-best seven-under-65 in the final round of the QA InfoTech Open 2018 to post his breakthrough PGTI win with a thumping six-shot margin at the Noida Golf Course.

Meghalaya CM wins by-election, defeats Congress

Meghalaya Chief Minister and National Peoples Party (NPP) candidate Conrad Sangma on Monday won the by-election from the South Tura Assembly constituency by a huge margin.

Punjab CM announces grants worth Rs.2140 crore for development projects in Jalandhar & Shahkot

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced development projects to the tune of Rs 2140 crore for Jalandhar and Shahkot, as a gesture of gratitude to the people for ensuring the Congress candidate’s landslide victory in the Shahkot bypoll, which he said had laid the foundation for an anti-Modi wave across the country.

Shiromani Akali Dal delegation meets PM, thanks him for CGST exemption on 'Langar'

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by the party president Sukhbir Singh Badal today called on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s New Delhi  residence this morning to express thanks for the Union  the government’s “unprecedented and decisive” initiative in exempting Guru Ka Langar (Community Kitched) from the GST regime, and to draw the PM’s  attention to several issues concerning the people of Punjab.

Punjab Government to strengthen the Public Distribution system-Bharat Bhushan Ashu

In order to strengthen the Public Distribution system in the State, the Food & Civil Supplies Department will advertise vacancies of Depot Holders very soon, informed Mr.Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Food and Supplies Minister Punjab.

Congress wins Punjab's Shahkot by huge margin

The ruling Congress won the Shahkot Assembly bye-election on Thursday by a huge margin of over 38,800 votes, wresting the Shiromani Akali Dal stronghold after over 20 years.

Punjab CM congratulates Horticulturist Harkirat Ahluwalia for World Agri Tourism Award selection

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday congratulated the noted horticulturist Harkirat Ahluwalia for being selected for World Agri Tourism Awards-2018.

For Modi, road to 2019 will be steeper

For the Bharatiya Janata Party's supporters, the growing belief that the party is no longer as favourably placed as before must be both bewildering and disheartening.

Punjab govt decides to introduce self-declaration on land holdings for farm debt waiver scheme

The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to introduce a system of self-declaration on land holdings by the beneficiaries of the farm debt waiver scheme to ensure that only deserving and eligible farmers get the benefit of the scheme.

Vigilance arrests former VC Punjab Technical University Dr Rajnish Arora

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested Dr Rajnesh Arora former Vice Chancellor of I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU), Kapurthala for committing major financial irregularities and administrative lapses during his tenure and the special court Jalandhar has sent him to four days vigilance custody for further interrogation.

Congress party sweeps Punjab civic polls, SAD-BJP marginalised, AAP eliminated

CHANDIGARH: The ruling Congress party has swept the local bodies elections in Punjab, marginalising the SAD-BJP alliance and eliminating main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

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