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PSPCL meets power requirements despite CEA shortage projections

Punjab State power Corporation limited (PSPCL) has been able to meet the power requirement and peak  demand of the state this year as it was able to arrange power from other sources despite Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shortage projections.

Court extends Chidambaram interim protection from arrest

 A special court here on Tuesday extended interim protection from arrest to former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram and his son Karti till October 8 in the Aircel-Maxis deal case.

Assam's NRC draft includes 2.89 cr names

The first complete draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), comprising names of 2,89,83,677 people of Assam, was published on Monday.

Will raise H1B visa issue at 2+2 dialogue: Sushma Swaraj

 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that India will raise the issue of changing H1B visa norms with the US at the 2+2 dialogue scheduled to be held on September 6 in New Delhi.

USA Cricket releases list of Board candidates

USA Cricket today announced the final USA Cricket Board candidates and updated election timeline. USA Cricket declared that elections for the Board of Directors for the new federation will commence on July 20 with the final list of candidates also unveiled.

Four former champs among WTA entries for Western and Southern Open

he champions of the last four editions of the Western & Southern Open –Serena Williams (2014-15), Karolina Pliskova (2016) and Garbiñe Muguruza – lead a field of entries for the 2018 tournament that includes all players in the Top 37 of the of the WTA Rankings.

IOA announces 524-member team for Asiad

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday announced a 524-member, including 247 women, contingent for the upcoming 18th Asian Games to be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

Punjab Police bust major cross-border heroin smuggling racket

In a major crackdown on smuggling of narcotics and weapons from across the border from Pakistan, the Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police has busted a gang of heroin smugglers and arrested four persons, including an ex-Army man, in this connection.

Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana

Canadian Parliament has passed a "historic" bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide, becoming the second country in the world to do so.

M S Dhiman honored for reducing AT&C losses

Haryana Power Engineers have been able to reduce aggregate transmission and commercial (AT&C) losses to 20.29% for the period ending March 2018 and gap between actual cost of supply and actual revenue received per unit is mere 2 paisa per unit.

Petrol price highest ever in Chennai; up 30 paise across metros

NEW DELHI: After reaching unprecedented highs in Delhi and Mumbai, petrol prices touched a record high in Chennai, at Rs 79.79 per litre on Tuesday.

Pradhan expresses concern over high oil prices with Saudi Minister

NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan raised concern over the ongoing surge in crude oil prices and the resultant hike in transport fuel prices in the country during a telephonic interaction with Saudi Arabias Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih.

Petrol price at Rs 74.50 a litre in Delhi, highest since September 2013

Petrol prices rose for the fifth consecutive day on Monday to Rs 74.50 per litre in New Delhi, even as global crude oil cost dipped somewhat due to international factors.

Nashville Mayor demands stricter gun laws following restaurant shooting

Nashville Mayor David Briley has demanded for stricter gun laws following a shooting incident that killed four people at a restaurant in the Tennessee state capital, the media reported.

Pakistan calls India's claims on surgical strike 'baseless'

Pakistan on Thursday rejected as "false" and "baseless" Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claims of having launched a surgical strike on terrorist camps in Pakistani territory.

HC issues notice to EC on plea against Akali Dal

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Election Commission and others on a plea seeking cancellation of registration of the Akali Dal as a political party.

Paradox of power surplus India

India has moved from being a country perennially short on power to one power surplus country which also exports power and this may be a major step towards reliable electricity supply and universal access but the power sector is facing several serious challenges as well.

Sushma Swaraj to visit Japan

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Japan on Wednesday on a three-day visit during which she will co-chair the Ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, it was announced on Tuesday.

Turkey to host Hyundai Archery World Cup Final

LAUSANNE (SUI): Turkey will host of the 2018 Hyundai Archery World Cup Final in Samsun on  September 29 and 30. After Istanbul in 2011, it will be the second time Turkey hosts the season-ending event.

Capt Amarinder counters Badal's charges on Law & Order with hard facts and figures

Rejecting outright Parkash Singh Badal’s allegation that Punjab was slipping into anarchy, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said the law and order situation in the state was better than it had ever been in the past 10 years, with figures showing marked decline in all major incidents of crime since the Congress government took over in March this year.

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