Apr 23

Agitation against fee hike will continue

Ferozepur: The Parents Association Ferozepur is preparing to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the financial exploitation of the private school’s managements. The association is consulting the legal experts for the same. Reacting to the 17 point decision of the district administration, the association added that no doubt district administration has issued this decision in

Non-teaching employees of pvt colleges protest for demands

Jalandhar: On a call given by Private Colleges Non-Teaching Employees Union, Punjab (Aided and Unaided) a state level rally was organised at Desh Bhagat Yadgar Hall Jalandhar on Friday. Non teaching employees of private colleges from across the state participated in the rally by taking mass casual leave. Agitated union members from private colleges of districts in

Earmark 2,000 posts out for PTI -PSERC

Ferozepur: Punjab PTI Teachers Union urged Punjab government to earmark 2,000 posts of PTI teachers out of 20,000 posts of teachers, which are being recruited soon by the education department. According to union the Education Department of Punjab for compelling the unemployed PTI teachers to work on daily wages as labour. Punjab PTI Teachers Union, president Gurlabh

Cong gives notice for RS debate, resolution on Uttarakhand

New Delhi: Upping the ante on the Uttarakhand political crisis, Congress leaders have given notices to discuss the matter in Rajya Sabha suspending the question hour and adoption of a resolution condemning the imposition of President’s Rule there. The notices given by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and Deputy Leader of

Area under horticulture to be increased to 25 per cent

Chandigarh: Haryana Agriculture Minister O P Dhankar on Friday said that the area under horticulture would be increased from seven per cent to 25 per cent, which would increase horticulture production from 62 lakh metric tonnes to five crore metric tonnes in the state. The Minister was speaking on the concluding day of a two-day workshop

Exclusive Video Muktsar rape case: Man uses brutal force to drag girl away; surrenders

  Chandigarh: Nearly a month after a Dalit woman was dragged, abducted and allegedly raped in Muktsar district of Punjab, the accused youth surrendered before a court in the district. The accused was caught abducting the woman on a CCTV camera installed in a nearby shop in Malout in Muktsar. Muktsar’s SSP Gurpreet Singh Gill said

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Goa Police undertake special drive against drunken driving

Panaji: If you are in Goa and thinking todrive your vehicle after consuming liquor it is more likely that you will end up in jail this weekend. Goa police has announced special drive against drunken driving in the state during this weekend as the state is abuzz with domestic tourists due to summer vacations. “It

Guidelines for definition of the term meritorious issued

Chandigarh: The government has issued detailed guidelines regarding definition of the term meritorious for admissions under Rule 134-A of Haryana School Education Rules 2003 in all private schools in the state. Rule 134-A deals with admission to EWS/ BPL meritorious students in the private schools. This was stated by Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma while presiding over

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Arrival of wheat in Mandis touches a new high

Chandigarh: Wheat arrival in the mandis of the state has touched a new high of 55,93,184 Metric Tonnes (MT). As compared to it, only 25,26,733 MT of wheat had arrived in the mandis during the corresponding period last year. While giving this information here on Friday, a spokesman of the Food and Supplies Department said that

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State govt aims to achieve the target of 950 plus SRB

Chandigarh: Aiming to achieve the target of 950 plus Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) by the end of year 2016, state government has sought help of neighbouring four states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. In his separate, but identical demi-official letters addressed to the Chief Ministers of these states, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal

Battle for control: Namdhari sect chief gets Z-Plus security

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has decided to extend a Z-plus security to Namdhari Sect chief Uday Singh. This decision was taken during a meeting of the Protection Review Group.  Owing to the ongoing tension over control of the sect, the PRG would depute 40 specially-trained police detail to the already existing security personnel with Satguru

Smart City Proposal submitted to the Centre

Chandigarh: With a view to develop Faridabad as a Smart City, the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad, has submitted the final upgraded Smart City Proposal (SCP) to the Union Ministry of Urban Development. The revised SCP, projecting a total expenditure of Rs 2,600.01 crore, has been prepared after consultation with residents, collection of details and meetings with officers

His social perspective gives him an edge over others

Shimla: Acharya Devvrat is unlike his predecessors when it comes to the social perspective and the understanding of ground realities. As a Governor of Himachal Pradesh, he has never limited himself to the boundaries of the Raj Bhawan and is fond of mixing with common folks to awaken them on social and environment issues. As a

BJP to play Smart City card in Coimbatore

Coimbatore: The BJP is using the ‘Smart City’ programme as a cure for all the civic problems in this industrial city in the Tamil Nadu assembly polls, said one of the party’s senior leaders and a candidate. Coimbatore, about 500 km from Chennai, has been selected under the central government’s Smart City programme. “Coimbatore as

ITBP to create ‘holiday homes’ for its jawans at hill stations

New Delhi: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)is setting up ‘holiday homes’ for its jawans and their families at 12 scenic locations in the country as part of its unique welfare scheme for the lower ranks personnel. ITBP Chief Krishna Chaudhary on Friday laid the foundation stone for the first such home in Mussoorie in Uttarkhand. A

Govt regularises services of contract employees

Shimla: In a major decision to give relief to thousands of contract employees, daily wagers, contingent paid and part time workers, the government has decided to regularise the services of all, besides converting the services of part time workers to daily wagers. The decision comes in wake of the announcements made by the Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh

HP holding travel mart to promote tourism

Shimla: In a bid to attract more foreign and domestic tourists, the hill state of Himachal Pradesh is organising a three-day travel mart here from Friday. ‘Delegates from 10 countries, mainly from the tour and travel industry, have been invited to the ‘Himachal Travel Mart’,’Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Board vice chairman Vijai Singh Mankotia said

Changi, AAI looking for mutually acceptable terms: Union Minister

New Delhi: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday said efforts are being made to work out “mutually acceptable” terms for AAI and Singapore’s Changi Airport with respect to operating Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports. The latest development comes after Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) terminated discussions following its assessment that the Changi Airport’s proposal would not

Changi, AAI looking for mutually acceptable terms: Union Minister

New Delhi: Union Minister Mahesh Sharma on Friday said efforts are being made to work out “mutually acceptable” terms for AAI and Singapore’s Changi Airport with respect to operating Ahmedabad and Jaipur airports. The latest development comes after Airports Authority of India’s (AAI) terminated discussions following its assessment that the Changi Airport’s proposal would not

Odd-Even day eight sees heavy traffic

New Delhi: Commuters reported traffic snarls in some parts of Delhi and getting delayed in reaching their destinations on the eighth day of the odd-even traffic scheme in the capital on Friday. Despite the vehicle restriction plan, there was a heavy rush of vehicles on the roads right from morning. “At 11 am I was stuck in heavy