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Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation.She also said farmers' distress will be compounded as the rupee fell further on Thursday to a new record low beyond Rs 70.20 against the dollar but recovered soemwhat later.

Punjab CM calls for freedom from drugs to mark Independence Day

LUDHIANA: Calling  for ‘Nashe Ton Azadi’ (Freedom from Drugs), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme to take the war against drugs to schools and colleges to mark the 72nd Independence Day.

Ahead of 2019, Modi projects himself as impatient agent of change

 In a virtual election speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday projected himself as an impatient agent of change against the backdrop of "docile and inefficient" governance during the Congress-led UPA rule and promised housing, power, water, sanitation and healthcare for all in his mission to take the country to new heights.

Green cover must for every industrial unit: Soni

With the motive to enhance green cover in Punjab, the Environment Department has initiated a special plantation campaign for all the industrial units of the state

Capt Amarinder asks Finance department to provide Rs 90 crore as short term advance for Milkfed

Taking strong view of the issue of pending payments of dairy farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday directed the Finance department to immediately make available a short-term advance of Rs. 90 Crores to Milkfed.

Rana Sodhi hands over memorandum to Union Defence Minister

 The Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi handed over a memorandum regarding the redressal of the grievances of the people living in border area to the Union Defence Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman during her visit to the Hussainiwala.

Himachal all set to lead country in off-season vegetable production

SHIMLA: The state government has initiated a mega plan to diversify agriculture activities in the State by launching various ambitious schemes. The main thrust of the government is on promoting off-season vegetable production in a big way for which emphasis has been laid on providing adequate irrigation facilities to the farming community.

Developing education & health sectors top priority of Punjab Government: Soni

FATEHGARH SAHIB: "The Punjab Government would accord priority to the pollution free industries as under the Mission Tandarust Punjab the State Government has taken upon itself to make Punjab completely pollution free. The state government would highly prioritize the education and health sectors and would not leave any stone unturned for full blown development of these 2 spheres."

Capt Amarinder government releases Rs.391 crore pending payments, including cane arrears & power subsidy for farmers

The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Friday released another Rs. 391 crore towards various pending payments, including cane arrears and power subsidy for farmers, along with social security pensions and development schemes.

Spain's top company signs MoU to set up Rs.320 cr food processing unit in Ludhiana

CHANDIGARH:  Spain’s leading food processing company, Congelados De Navarra, is all set to make a Rs. 300 crore investment in Punjab, with the establishment of a food processing unit in Ludhiana’s Machiwaara area, the final modalities for which were worked out at a meeting with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Wednesday.

Himachal youth falling prey to drug abuse

SHIMLA: The drug menace is scaling new heights in Himachal Pradesh. Blame it on porous borders, lack of political will, absence of awareness about the repercussions of drug abuse or the lure of easy money, the fact remains that the youth of the hill state -- as in Punjab -- are steadily fall prey to drug abuse and its harmful consequences.

Live stock census in Chandiarh from August 28 to Nov 19, 2018

CHANDIGARH: The 20th Quinquennial Livestock Census will be carried out in Union Territory Chandigarh from 20th August,2018 to 19th November, 2018 as per directions of Govt. of India,Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi.

It's BJP-RSS vs rest of India, says Rahul

NEW DELHI: In a show of opposition unity against the ruling NDA, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday led a protest demonstration against the rape of 34 minors in a government-funded shelter home in Bihar, alleging that weaker sections were under attack by the Narendra Modi government and now it would be the BJP-RSS ideology versus the rest of India.

SAD president announces 16 district presidents of party’s farmer Wing

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president today announced the names of 16 district presidents of the party’s farmers wing after having extensive deliberation over the matter with the Wing president and former minister  Sikandar Singh Maluka.

Punjab Government to run all cooperative sugar mills: Sukhjinder Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government would not close any cooperative sugar mill instead all out efforts would be made to run all cooperative sugar mills. This was disclosed here today by the Cooperation Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa during the course of chairing a meeting of the departmental officers and the MLAs regarding the present condition of the cooperative sugar mills of the state and taking futuristic measures in this regard. In the meeting held at Punjab Bhawan, S. Randhawa said that the cooperative sugar mills running in losses would be renovated and transformed & better performance would be derived from them.

Film director Vijay Gutte held for Rs 34-crore GST fraud

Film director Vijay R. Gutte, son of a leading Maharashtra businessman close to the BJP, has been arrested in a case of alleged Rs 34-crore GST fraud committed through fake documents, official sources said here on Friday.

BJP government intimidating media, alleges Congress

 Congress leader Mallikarjuna Kharge on Friday alleged that the Modi government was "pressurising and intimidating" the media so that it does not write against it and cited the instance of two senior employees of a news television channel who were told to quit after doing a reality check programme on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims.

Punjab to give Rs.395 Cr to farmers for subsidized paddy residue Management

CHANDIGARH: As part of the Chief Minister’s ambitious campaign to control stubble burning, the Punjab Agriculture department has embarked upon a massive programme to provide subsidy worth Rs.395 crore, in the current fiscal, for the purchase of 28,641 agro-machines/farm equipment to farmers for the management of paddy residue.

Rs. 998 lakh relief for kin of suicide farm victims- Sarkaria

The Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has cleared a financial assistance of Rs 998 lakh for the kin of 352 suicide victims of farmers and farm labourers.

US threatens raising tariffs to 25% on $200bn of Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump has escalated his trade war with China, ordering his administration to consider more than doubling proposed tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 25 per cent from 10 per cent, as talks between Washington and Beijing remain at a standstill.

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