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Punjab CM appeals to farmers to shun agitation over debt waiver issue

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the state’s farmers to shun the path of agitation, saying his government could not afford to waive off any more of their debts at the present juncture, but was committed to alleviating all their woes at the earliest.

Sanjha Adhiyapak Morcha of teachers to submit memos to DC's against govt decision on exams

NAWANSHEHAR: School teachers under the aegis of Sanjha Adhiyapak Morcha, Punjab will submit memoranda of their demands to CM and EM Punjab, through the DCs across Punjab, on January 23.

Volunteers to sign affidavits against joining politics: Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday said he would ask volunteers joining his new movement to submit affidavits to the effect that they will not join politics in future and remain dedicated to social causes.

SAD condemns Manpreet Badal for lying on sacred occasion of Maghi

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned finance minister Manpreet Badal for lying on the sacred occasion of Maghi at Muktsar by stating the Congress government had fulfilled 128 out of 428 promises made by it and asked him to specify the promises as he seemed to be fulfilling them on paper only.

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.

Vajra Corps celebrate veterans day

JALANDHAR:  Vajra Corps celebrated Veterans Day at Katoch Stadium, Jalandhar Cantt on Sunday.  Lt Gen Dushyant Singh, General Officer Commanding Vajra Corps inaugurated the event. Veterans Day is a time to thank all those who have served in the Indian Army and guarded the nation against all odds. About 1000 Ex-servicemen gathered to celebrate the Veterans Day 2018. The basic objective behind the celebration was to honor and resolve the problems of the Ex-servicemen if any.

J&K to implement 7th Pay Commission recommendations

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said benefits under the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will be rolled out to employees from April 1.

Triple talaq bill politically motivated, feel Muslim intelligentsia, women's groups

The triple talaq bill, unilaterally drafted and brought by the Narendra Modi government, is politically motivated, feels the Muslim intelligentsia cutting across sectarian lines and schools of thought -- but they are happy that the controversy has created awareness in the public mind about the evils of the practice.

Promptly wrote for taking action against officers in Bungling: Navjot Singh Sidhu

The Tourism & Cultural Affairs and Local Government Department, Punjab has made it absolutely clear that prompt written action was taken against the officers associated with the 2 departments namely Rajesh Dhiman (Ex-Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Mohali) and Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa (Ex-Director Cultural Affairs and Tourism).

Yusuf Pathan suspended for 5 months for doping

Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been suspended for five months for doping and this period will end on January 14, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday.

Zero tolerance for Crime against women in Himachal: Jai Ram Thakur

SHIMLA: Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur at Shimla press club today announced 24x7 'Guddia' help line for safety of women to be launched soon. Special crime cell would be set up in all three police range offices which would be required to report any crime against women in the state within no time. The day to day reporting would be monitored by Chief Minister office and action taken within 48 hours. There would be zero-tolerance for crime against women, said the Chief Minister.

Mohali Mayor given show cause notice for his removal for misuse of power and funds

CHANDIGARH: "The corrupt practices would not be tolerated at any cost and as part of this commitment the Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Mohali Kulwant Singh has been given show  cause notice for his removal from his councillorship and 2 other officers have been suspended after taking strong note of the misdemeanors of these people regarding causing loss to the state exchequer. The case recommending suspension of the then Commissioner has been sent to the Government. Apart from this 2 other officials have been chargesheeted too."

Zero Tolerance for Crime against women : Jai Ram Thakur

Chief Minister, Jai Ram Thakur at Shimla press club today announced 24x7 'Guddia' help line for safety of women to be launched soon. Special crime cell would be set up in all three police range offices which would be required to report any crime against women in the state within no time. The day to day reporting would be monitored by Chief Minister office and action taken within 48 hours. There would be zero-tolerance for crime against women, said the Chief Minister.

Mumbai pub tragedy: FIRs lodged, 'look-out notices' issued, demolition drive on

Cracking the whip in wake of the blaze in Kamala Mills Compound which left 14 dead and 55 injured, the Mumbai police on Saturday lodged three new FIRs against various pub owners and issued a lookout notice for the absconders while the BMC began demolishing illegal constructions, officials said.

BJP MP says elderly not getting pension due to Aadhaar link

Thousands of elderly persons whose biometrics do not match their records anymore are facing trouble in getting their pension as well as getting any other Aadhaar-linked work done, a BJP member of the Lok Sabha said on Friday.

 
Punjab Finance Department issues instructions regarding New Pension Scheme

 The Finance Department of the Punjab Government has made it clear that the pension scheme which was applicable before January 1, 2004 will be implemented in the same manner for the employees/officers who were recruited between January 1, 2004 to July 8, 2012 in those Public Sector institutions and autonomous institutions which have implemented the new pension schemes from July 9, 2012.

 
Mumbai commuters get AC local trains

The Indian Railways on Monday flagged off the country's first air-conditioned suburban local train for Mumbai commuters, 150 years after the first suburban local was hauled by a steam engine in 1867, officials said.

 
 
Airtel Payments Bank CEO steps down in wake of Aadhaar e-KYC misuse

Shashi Arora has been associated with Airtel in senior leadership roles since 2006. He has been an asset for Airtel and over the years has contributed to the company's growth story," Airtel said in a statement here on Friday, without mentioning the suspension. Airtel's e-KYC facility was partly restored by UIDAI on Thursday.

 
Shameful that govt. is not able to provide mid day meal to students- Aman Arora

Aam Aadmi Party on Friday criticized Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress govt. for failing to provide mid day meal to the students of state run schools. The termed it shameful that the govt. is that much financially weak that it not able to provide the basic facility to the students. 

 
Capt Amarinder Singh slams Sampla for misleading people on MC poll eve

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday slammed the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Vijay Sampla for his politically motivated statement on the nine months of the Congress rule, saying not just nine but more than 100 poll promises had already been fulfilled by the government.

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