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Delhi cabinet restores increase in minimum wages quashed by HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi cabinet on Thursday restored the increase in the minimum wages that was junked by the High Court on August 4, and approved a proposal to give a 10 per cent discount on metro cards used in state-run buses.

5881 acers of forest land freed from illegal encrochments, claims Sadhu Singh Dharmsot

CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab Government has achieved remarkable success in getting the forest land of the state freed from illegal encroachers which is borne out by the fact that during the past 1 year about 5881 acres of forest land has been freed from the shackles of illegal encroachers.”

Malaysia's ex-Deputy PM arrested by anti-corruption body

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was arrested by the country's anti-corruption body on Thursday on charges of misuse of power, breach of trust and money laundering.

Former Uttarakhand CM N.D.Tiwari dead

NEW DELHI: Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari on Thursday died here at a private hospital following prolonged illness, hospital sources said. He was 93.

No mobile phone to be disconnected: Government

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday dismissed a news report claiming around 50 crore mobile phone numbers are at risk of disconnection, saying it is "completely untrue and imaginary".

Brahm Mohindra asks civil surgeons to launch crack down against illegal drug de addiction centers

CHANDIGARH: Taking strong cognizance of the illegal drug de addiction center running in the state under the nose of the district health administration, The Health Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra issued strict instructions to all the Civil Surgeons to lauch crack down against such illegal drug de addiction centers. As per the instructions issued, a Civil Surgeon of the respective district would be held personally accountable in case any case of illegal drug de addiction centre being run in their distric is reported. Mr. Brahm Mohindra expressed shock over the sensational expose of the illegal drug de addiction center caught in the jand Sahib Sikh Academy at Ropar. He said that in all the previous monthly meetings with the Civil Surgons, he kept on issuing instructions to the civil surgeons to keep an eagle’s eye to ensure that no illegal drug de addiction centers is functioning and to immediately brought to the notice of State Health Authorities any case of unlicensed drug de addition centre being run in the district.

Delhi court to hear Akbar's defamation suit on Oct 31

NEW DELHI: A court here on Thursday admitted a criminal defamation suit filed by former Minister M.J. Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani, the first in a long list of female journalists to have accused him of sexual harassment.

MeToo being blown out of proportion: Shatrughan Sinha

MUMBAI: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion.

Border security paramount for development: Bhagwat

NAGPUR: Secured borders are of paramount importance to ensure prosperity and development of India given the current complex international scenario, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Thursday.

Chandigarh girl crowned Miss Punjab

PATIALA: A 17-year-old school girl from Chandigarh has won Miss Punjab-2018 while competing with 300 other contestants. Taniesha Bansal, a Class XII of of Strawberry Fields High School took part in the beauty pageant for the first time and was crowned Miss Punjab.

DTC Bus overturns after collision with truck, 10 injured

NEW DELHI: Around 10 people were injured on Wednesday, after a Delhi Transport Corporation bus overturned following a collision with a truck.

Guard shot judge's wife, son in fit of fury: Police

GURUGRAM: Gurugram's Additional District and Sessions Judge Krishan Kant's wife and son were shot at by the judge's security guard in a fit of fury, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha rises to 52; damage put at Rs 2,200 crore

BHUBANESWAR: The number of deaths in cyclone Titli-hit Odisha increased to 52, and the state government more than doubled the compensation amount to the kin of the deceased, an official said on Wednesday.

Punjab announces health cover to 43 lakh families

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme.

Punjab Govt extends universal health cover to 43 lakh families, Signs MoU with centre for implementation of PMJAY

CHANDIGARH: Punjab on Wednesday became the first state in the country to provide universal health cover, extending its insurance cover to Rs. 5 lakh per year per family to all the eligible 43 lakh families in the state, while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) for 14.96 lakh famil

Protests near Sabarimala turn violent, 2 female journalists injured

KERALA: Police used lathis after protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple turned violent and attacked journalists covering the stand-off here on Wednesday.

Rs 58 lakh cash, 1 kg gold found in car

 ADHYA PRADESH: Nearly Rs 58 lakh in cash and one kilo of gold and silver jewellery were found in a car in Madhya Pradesh's Panna district, police said on Wednesday.

Shrinking families helped India grow in 1980s-90s

NEW DELHI: The shrinking size of families in India contributed to India’s economic growth in the 1980s and 1990s, a United Nations report has found.

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai event highlights: Shah Rukh Khan thought film’s script was utterly nonsense

MUMBAI: On the very special occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (KKHH), the lead actor of the film, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Tuesday that initially, director Karan Johar narrated a ‘crap story’ but he signed the film because of the conviction of the director.

Never had a gun pointed at me, says man threatened by ex-BSP MP’s son at Delhi hotel

A quiet dinner at a five-star hotel in south Delhi turned out to be a harrowing experience for Gaurav Singh and his friend on Sunday. They found themselves at the mercy of a gun-wielding man in the hotel’s porch. Left shaken, Gaurav said the assault and abuse unfolded despite his best efforts to defuse the situation.

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