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Three 800 MW thermal units at Ropar , decision pending with government

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has forwarded   the proposal to construct three 800 MW super critical units at Ropar in the first phase in state sector to Punjab Government in December 2018  and the same  is pending with the government .

Jal Shakti Avhiyan scheme to conserve water launched in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Jal Shakti Abhiyan, a flagship scheme of Government of India to conserve water, has been launched in Chandigarh. As a part of the scheme Eco-club Day was celebrated in 114 government and private schools of Chandigarh here on Monday. The theme of the celebration was water conservation and tree plantation. More than 20,000 students from all schools took part in various activities.

Will myself decide on my successor: Dalai Lama

DHARAMSALA:  Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, respected by millions as a living god, who has been caught in a controversy over his recent joke that his successor a female Dalai Lama would have to be "more attractive", has clarified that his reincarnation is to be decided by him.

Karnataka Congress rebel makes U-turn, flies off to Mumbai

BENGALURU: In a sudden u-turn, rebel Karnataka Housing Minister M.T.B. Nagaraj flew to Mumbai on Sunday, a day after assuring state Congress leaders that he would withdraw his resignation as legislator and attend the Assembly on Monday.

Amidst the conflict of Centre-State, future of SC students hanging by a thread: Kainth

JALANDHAR: Speaking to the newspersons here at the Jalandhar Press Club, Paramjit Singh Kainth, President of the National Scheduled Castes Alliance, a socio-politico organization working in the interests of the Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and minorities, bashed the State government over its profound inability in dealing with the abysmal implementation of the post-matric scholarship in Punjab.

Khaira urges Navjot Sidhu to take charge of power department, review agreeemnts with private thermal plants

CHANDIGARH: PEP President and Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today urged Navjot Sidhu to take charge of the Power portfolio and reopen the dishonestly entered into PPA’s with private thermal plant companies, by the junior Badal. Khaira said this immoral and corrupt action of the junior Badal had not only landed the PSPCL in a financial mess but has badly burdened ordinary consumers with most expensive electricity tariffs in the country.

Two passengers died after tourist bus catches fire

KURUKSHETRA: Two passengers  died and 19 others were injured after a private tourist Volvo   bus  caught fire after hitting the divider in early hours today near Kingston Banquet hall three Kms away from Pipli in Kurukshetra district on GT road.

Microsoft may rid Windows 10 of passwords in 2020

SAN FRANCISCO:  Microsoft is planning to make computers running Windows 10 operating system password-less and replace it with Windows Hello face authentication, fingerprints, or a PIN code.

Six-fold increase in UP Board's examination fees

LUCKNOW:  The Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Board has increased six-fold the examination fees for high school and intermediate board examinations in 2020.

Schools can't withhold transfer certificate over non-payment of fees: HC

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has ruled that schools cannot withhold Transfer Certificate (TC) of a student in case of non-payment of fees.

RTE out of reach for the poor children in modern city of Chandigarh

CHANDIARH: When Monsoon in Chandigarh has its own flavor and romance for many that touches all our senses but for Jinterder it is a test for his dream house a “Jhugi.” All huddled on the cot thinking about the future of his four children. After nine years of its implementation, it is time to analyse if the RTE Act has managed to achieve its goal. It legally makes the Administration responsible to ensure elementary education to children between six and 14 years free and compulsory education. There is also a provision to provide 25 per cent reservation for students of weaker section in private schools.

UP to hold 2nd groundbreaking of Rs 70,000 cr industrial project

LUCKNOW:  The two-day second ground breaking ceremony of industrial projects worth Rs 70,000 crore in Uttar Pradesh, will begin in Lucknow on July 28.

With 10mn Twitter followers, Rahul to celebrate in Amethi

LUCKNOW:  Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has amassed 10 million followers on Twitter and said he will celebrate the "milestone" in Amethi where he lost the Lok Sabha battle to BJP's Smriti Irani.

MP to reserve 70% private jobs for locals: Kamal Nath

BHOPAL:  The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it will soon bring a law to reserve 70 per cent of private jobs in the state for local youths.

Cloudy day in Delhi, monsoon rains likely

NEW DELHI:  The national capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday woke up to a cloudy sky and drizzle in some areas, with the monsoon rains likely to make a comeback after remaining elusive since its arrival here on Friday.

Rare footage of 'Vande Mataram' comes to film archives

PUNE: Rare footage of the iconic Marathi film "Vande Mataram" (1948) - featuring legendary writer and playwright P.L. Deshpande and his wife Sunita in lead roles - was handed over to the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), an official said here on Tuesday.

Tejas is 1st Lucknow-Delhi train to be run by private players

LUCKNOW: The first train, operated by private players, to be run between Lucknow and Delhi will be the Tejas Express.

Tejas is 1st Lucknow-Delhi train to be run by private players

LUCKNOW: The first train, operated by private players, to be run between Lucknow and Delhi will be the Tejas Express.

6 arrested following police-protester clash in HK

HONG KONG: Six people were arrested in Hong Kong after chaos erupted on the streets of the city's shopping district of Mong Kok as hundreds of protesters clashed with the police, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Burhan anniversary: Curbs to prevent protests in valley

SRINAGAR: Restrictions were imposed in parts of the Srinagar city and other places in the valley on Monday to prevent separatist-called protests on the death anniversary of Hizbul commander, Burhan Wani.

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