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Shehbaz Sharif to sue UK daily over 'fabricated story'

ISLAMABAD:  Shehbaz Sharif, the President of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said that he has "decided to file a law suit against Daily Mail" newspaper after the British tabloid published an investigative report allegedly revealing that he and his family were involved in money-laundering in the UK.

Punjab CM empowers DCs to clear investment projects up to Rs.10 crores

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives to empower DCs to independently clear investment projects up to Rs 10 crore, thus taking another major step forward to boost ease of business with simplified online clearance process.

SC orders work started on Metro Phase-IV

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday directed authorities to start work on Delhi Metro's 104-km Phase-IV project which had been hit by a feud between the Centre and the Delhi government.

Government treating farmers badly, complains Rahul

 NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused the central government of adopting "double standards" and taking decisions as if "farmers are inferior to the rich".

Gold customs duty hike worries Jaipur jewellers

JAIPUR: Jewellers and gold traders in Jaipur have expressed concern on the Union Budget 2019 increasing the customs duty on gold and precious metals from 10 per cent to 12.5 per cent.

Yogi orders formulation of new safety plan for expressways

LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked officials to prepare and implement a new plan to ensure safety on the Yamuna and Lucknow-Agra Expressways.

SC discharges Tamil Nadu Education Minister

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday discharged Tamil Nadu Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan in a case in which late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was accused of accepting gifts and upheld a Madras High Court order.

Punjab CM disappointed over no fund allocation for Guru Nanak's Parkash Utsav in BJP budget

CHANDIGARH: Trashing the Union Budget 2019-20 as completely lacking in vision, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said it had nothing to offer to any section of the society, ignoring even critical sectors like Defence and making no allocation for the historic 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Congress blasts budget, says promises broken

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday said the Union Budget 2019-20 was "nothing new" and the government had walked back on the promises made to the people.

2% TDS for cash withdrawals above Rs 1 crore proposed

NEW DELHI: In a bid to promote digital payments and curb black money, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday proposed tax deduction at source (TDS) of two per cent on cash withdrawals exceeding Rs 1 crore in a year from a bank account.

Budget hikes divestment target to Rs 1.05 lakh cr

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday hiked its disinvestment target in the current fiscal from Rs 90,000 crore to Rs 1.05 lakh crore.

Ten policemen shunted out for attacking driver, son

NEW DELHI: Ten Delhi Police personnel were transferred for attacking a mini taxi driver and his son and not showing "greater patience and professionalism", the Delhi High Court was told on Tuesday.

Rain paralyses Mumbai, Maharashtra declares holiday

MUMBAI:  The Central Railway (CR) early on Tuesday suspended suburban train services after incessant heavy rain flooded tracks at several spots between Mumbai-Thane, and services on Western Railway were also hit as Maharashtra government declared a precautionery public holiday for the city, officials said.

RBI's ECF panel to meet later this month: Jalan

NEW DELHI:  RBI's Economic Framework Panel will meet sometime in mid July to finalise and submit its report to the central bank, panel chairman Bimal Jalan said.

Second-hand drinking as bad as second-hand smoke

NEW YORK: Just like second-hand smoking, society needs to combat the second-hand effects of drinking as millions of people are suffering alcohol's harm because of someone else's drinking, warn a study led by an Indian-origin scientist.

Air India Express plane veers off taxiway, all passengers safe

MANGALURU: As many as 183 passengers aboard an Air India Express flight had a narrow escape when the aircraft that arrived from Dubai veered off the taxiway after landing at Mangaluru Internatioal Airport here on Sunday.

Assocham seeks liquidity infusion, investment sops in budget

NEW DELHI:  The government should ensure adequate liquidity into NBFCs, provide investment incentives and cut corporate tax rates for revival in the economic growth and creation of new entrepreneurial opportunities, industry body Assocham has said.

2020 Democrats spar over race, Trump on debate's

MIAMI:  The second night of the first Democratic primary debate saw 10 candidates criticize President Donald Trump and spar over racial issues, the scope of healthcare policies and the universality of government assistance programs.

Flat numbering in Sector 48 is recipe for confusion

CHANDIGARH: There are a number of confusing puzzles surrounding us. Some of which are solved more easily than the others. The big one of course is, allotment of same number to two flats in a big has become a recipe for confusion. The cooperative housing societies’ flats in Sector 48-A and B have been allotted same number to two flats.  This goof-up of the authority not only bring much frustration to the residents but also confusion for them.

FM urged to bring cigarette taxation to pre-GST level

NEW DELHI: The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA) has urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to correct an error in cigarette taxation under the new tax regime, which did not account for the cascading effect on excise duty that existed in the pre-GST system.

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