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116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.

CVC reviews 'top 100 bank frauds' till 2017

NEW DELHI: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has reviewed "100 top bank frauds" committed till 2017 and has submitted a report to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), complete with information on how the frauds were executed and counter-measures the banks can employ to avoid them.

UN launches workplace mental health strategy

UNITED NATIONS: The UN has launched a strategy to deal with workplace mental health issues and ways to maintain well-being of its staff by dealing with the stigma attached to it.

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.

Separatist-called shutdown over Ph.D scholar killing hits valley

SRINAGAR: Life across the Kashmir Valley was affected by a separatist-called shutdown on Friday protesting the killing of a Ph.D scholar-turned-militant commander in a gunfight in Kupwara district.

Datsun India launches the bold and stylish new GO and GO+

NEW DELHI: Datsun India, today launched the highly-anticipated new Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ for the stylish influential, young, progressive and dynamic Indian customers. At an introductory price of INR 3.29 Lakh for the GO and INR 3.83 Lakh, for the GO+ ,these offerings boast an attractive proposition of new design with an array of advanced features for evolving customers.  Deliveries to new owners will commence today at all Nissan and Datsun dealerships across the country.

Pension schemes for elderly, widows, disabled not working: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that pension schemes under the National Social Assistance Programme suffered from "huge" implementation gaps, observing that the benecifiaries who were assured of a monthly sum of Rs 200 were not getting it.

Punjab CM Directs mega camps for mgsvy implentation every month after huge success

CHANDIGARH: Encouraged by the success of the mega camps held on Gandhi Jayanti, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed that such camps be held every month, to enable the Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) to reach out to the maximum number of beneficiaries.

Punjab cabinet gives in-principle nod to sports policy -2018 to promote sports & strengthen infrastructure

CHANDIGARH: In a major initiative to promote sports among youth, the Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave in-principle approval to the new Sports Policy-2018, authorizing the Chief Minister to decide on the matter of issuing separate guidelines for recruitment under the Sports quota. 

Mega camps organized in all districts to mark 149th birth anniversary of gandhi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today organized mega camps at district and sub division level in State to mark 149th birth anniversary of Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The camps were aimed at ensuring equitable access to benefits of all socio-economic development schemes to most deserving people.

Society that is disabling not the people who are disabled, says Ms Kour

CHANDIGARH: If there are people who consider disability as “mistake” of God, there are some in the society who consider disabled as the “power”of God and who tirelessly work to rectify the things which God could not do so. Two para legal volunteers (PLVs) came to the rescue to Jitender Das who is 100 per cent disabled and a family of four children to take care.  The family lives in a “jhugi” in Sector 48 all huddled on a cot.

Delhi government directs departments to take anti-pollution steps

NEW DELHI: Delhi Minister for Environment and Forests Imran Hussain on Wednesday directed various departments to take strict measures against dust and other pollution emissions in the national capital ahead of winters and festive season.

Massive anti-Maoist operations launched on Andhra-Odisha border

VISAKHAPATNAM:  A day after Maoists gunned down a sitting MLA and a former legislator, personnel of the elite Greyhounds anti-Maoist force and the CRPF launched a massive combing operation in the tribal areas of Visakhapatnam district on Monday.

Tripura seeks Rs 1,500 cr central aid to hike government employees salaries

AGARTALA :  Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has demanded Rs 1,500 crore from the Centre to hike salaries and allowances of 214,661 state government employees and pensioners, an official said here on Thursday.

Roll of teachers is vital to make Himachal teaching hub: Chief Minister

SHIMLA: The state would consider the demand of bringing the Gramin Vidya Upasak (Regular JBT) Teacher Category appointed in the year 2002 under the  Old Pension Scheme, in addition the state government would take up the matter for refunding Rs 5000 deposited by them with National Institute of Open School. This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the State Level Conference of Himachal Pradesh Gramin Vidya Upasak (Regular JBT) Teachers Association at Shimla  today.

Haryana MLAs brandish shoes, Congress member suspended

Chandigarh: Two opposition MLAs, including the Leader of Opposition, waved shoes at one another following heated exchanges on the last day of the monsoon session of the Haryana Assembly.

Schools, colleges closed in J&K's Pulwama

SRINAGAR: Authorities closed colleges and secondary schools in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district as a precautionary measure on Tuesday after a youth was killed in clashes with security forces.

US cancels $300 mn aid to Pakistan over terror groups

WASHINGTON: The US military has announced that it was cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad's failure to take action against militant groups, a new blow to worsening bilateral ties between the two countries.

Punjab Cabinet okays modification to dispute Resolution & Litigation policy for government departments

The Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday approved modifications to the existing dispute resolution and litigation policy to check growing litigation in government departments.

Amarnath Yatra resumes, 137 pilgrims leave for Kashmir Valley

: Two Kerala government officials were arrested on Friday in Wayanad district for the embezzlement of relief materials, police said.

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