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Cabinet okays creation of 6 directorates from Finance department

Cabinet okays creation of 6 directorates from Finance department

To bring in greater efficiencies in the functioning of the Finance Department, the Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval in principle to reclassify and restructure the Department in the form of Directorates, while also approving bifurcation of the Excise and Taxation Commissionerates. This decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain

Drug peddler held in Punjab

Drug peddler held in Punjab

A man was arrested on charges of drug peddling here today and 100 gram intoxicating powder, 90 capsules and 70 intoxicating tablets were seized from his possession, a police officer said.The accused was identified as Vishal alias Shaili, a resident of local Mehligate, said Sadar SHO Lakhvir Singh. Shaili was arrested yesterday during a checkpost

Kashmiri youth seeks pardon for train stunt

Kashmiri youth seeks pardon for train stunt

A Kashmiri youth on Wednesday apologised for the dangerous stunt he performed — lying flat on a track as a train chugs over him. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also said he should be let off after counselling.Realising the “stupidity” of his stunt after he was arrested, the youth on Wednesday wrote on social media:

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Taking on Amazon, Google on Wednesday rolled out audiobooks with Google Assistant integration on its Play Store in nine languages across 45 countries, including in India. Like Apple’s iBooks and Amazon-owned Audible, there is no monthly subscription fee required to purchase audiobooks. Users can experience their favourite literature read out to them by instructing Google

SAD to contest Haryana elections on own symbol

SAD appoints Observers to prepare party to contest Haryana elections on own symbol.

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today appointed Observers for all districts in Haryana to mobilize its cadre for the forthcoming assembly elections which it has decided to contest on its symbol. The Observers were appointed after a two hour meeting of the party’s Haryana leadership which was presided over by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy

Facebook realises Internet can harm democracy

Facebook, which is striving hard to make its platform sanitised from fake news and echo chambers, has realised that it can’t guarantee that social media is not harmful to democracy.In a blog post, Product Manager Samidh Chakrabarti said on Tuesday that he is not blind to the damage that the Internet can do to even

Punjab petrol dealers begins indefinite hunger strike

Punjab petrol dealers begins indefinite hunger strike

Petrol pump owners in Punjab has started an indefinite hunger strike today to press for reduction in taxes on petrol and diesel and also said that smuggling of petroleum products was causing massive loss to them. Association has commenced the strike after a short prayer( Ardaas) to God and announced to hold a strike by

Sisodia's open letter invites criticism from BJP

Sisodia’s open letter invites criticism from BJP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in an open letter to the people of the city, on Monday sought support against the disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs on charges of holding “office of profit”.The BJP attacked the AAP over the letter and dared it to contest all the 70 seats in Delhi. In the letter

Most popular tourist site Statue of Liberty to reopen

Statue of Liberty to reopen

The Statue of Liberty, one of New York City’s most popular tourist sites, to reopen on Monday after being shut over the weekend in the wake of a federal government shutdown.The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were closed following the Senate’s failure to approve a new budget on Friday night.New York state Governor Andrew

All 11,000 trains, 8,500 stations to have CCTV surveillance

All 11,000 trains, 8,500 stations to have CCTV surveillance

In its endeavour to provide a safe and secure travel experience to passengers, India Railways is pitching for the procurement of about 12 lakh CCTV cameras to ensure state-of-the-art surveillance systems in all trains and stations across the country.The Railways will make a provision of around Rs 3,000 crore in its budget for 2018-19 to

Woman held with 20 bullets in Delhi Metro

Woman held with 20 bullets in Delhi Metro

A woman carrying 20 live bullets has been apprehended from a Delhi Metro station here, officials said today.They said the woman hailing from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, was found carrying the rounds yesterday evening by CISF personnel at the Adarsh Nagar station when her bag was being scanned.The lady was travelling with her father and

Apple joins Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Apple joins Malala Fund to empower girls in India, world

Aiming to empower girl education in India and other countries, Apple on Monday announced support for the Malala Fund — led by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai — which is focused on advocating every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe and quality education. With Apple’s support, the Malala Fund expects to double

UP dense fog causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

Dense fog in UP causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.The head-on collision took place near the Charpaan turn near Belipaar on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway.  The impact was so severe that the bus was badly damaged. A

Car Flies into Air, Gets Stuck In Dentist's Office On Second Floor

Car Flies into Air, Gets Stuck In Dentist’s Office On Second Floor

The phrase “crashing into a building” took on a new meaning Sunday when a car in Southern California hit a center divider, went airborne and plowed into the second floor of a dentist’s office. Images taken by the local fire department show the white sedan partially wedged into the building, its rear exposed as it

Growers face nightmares as potato price falls to Rs 2.40/Kg

Growers face nightmares as potato price falls to Rs 2.40/Kg

Puneet Pal Singh Jalandhar: While the impact of demonetization had hit the potato growers hard in Punjab, the fall in price of the crop from Rs 8/Kg to Rs 2.40/Kg has broken the backbone of the growers. The state farmers are already under financial crisis due to different reasons and fall in price of potato

Deepika Padukone, tough cop avatar

Deepika Padukone in a tough cop avatar

After the controversial Padmavat, her cop look has again made her talk of the town. On the streets of Mumbai, Deepika was snapped wearing a khakee police uniform, bandana tied on her hand, sitting on police jeep. This is the first time we are seeing Deepika in the police uniform. Her tough look on her face

Indian Army destroys Pakistani post, kills 7 Pak soldiers

Indian Army destroys Pakistani post, kills 7 Pak soldiers

Seven Pakistani Army men, including a Major, were today killed and four others injured as the Indian Army retaliated to a ceasefire violation in Mendhar sector and destroyed a Pakistani post along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.”Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the LoC and resorted to shelling on forward posts in

Face recognition to enhance Aadhaar security

Face recognition to enhance Aadhaar security

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Monday said it was soon going to roll out face authentication as an additional security feature for Aadhaar verification.The new feature, likely to be introduced by July, would make it convenient for those who have difficulty in authentication through fingerprints or iris.However, the face recognition would be

Passenger jet skids off runway in Turkey

Passenger jet skids off runway in Turkey

A passenger plane with 168 people onboard skidded off the runway on Saturday night at Trabzon Airport. The aircraft slid down the edge of a cliff and stopped just short of plunging into the Black Sea. According to the local media reports, no passengers or crew members on the Pegasus Airlines flight were seriously injured. All

Students protest against transfer of staff members of Tohra school

Students protest against transfer of staff members of Tohra school

After a spree of transfers of staff of Tohra Senior Secondary school at Nabha, students started protest against Education department.   Students raised slogans that innocent teachers were also trapped along with accused – students claimed. Students has locked the main gate of the school and stopped the entry of everyone till the teachers not called back

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