Jun 20

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21 cases of rape reported this year

Chandigarh: Aged women in Chandigarh seem to be not the only ones who are targeted by miscreants, as an outsized percentage of minor girls too turn victims of rapes and molestation cases in Chandigarh. The data of Chandigarh Police shows that the minors seem to be turning easy prey of the criminals especially in cases

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Sukhbir’s 9-yr progress report impresses Jaitley

Bathinda: Making a strong power presentation of nine-year progress report of the state, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday impressed the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to such an extent that an all praised Jaitley advised him to publicise the same for the consumption of whole country through print as well as electronic

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Capt kicks off ‘Halke Vich Capt’ from Jalalabad

Jalalabad: Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh kick started his mega event ‘Halke Vich Captain’, officially sounding the poll bugle from Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s constituency Jalalabad on Sunday. The event, which attracted more than 3,000 people, turned out to be chaotic and mismanaged even after being handled by a group of

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Perception most powerful agent of change

Politics is all about perception, either one agrees or not. It is the one thing that eventually gets people elected and government defeated. It is for what someone pretty well said: “In politics perception is reality and the truth is negotiable.” Senior leaders of Punjab Congress understand it well but they are apparently helpless to

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Bathinda airport functional in a month, assures Jaitely

Bathinda: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday assured the residents of Malwa to make an already constructed Bathinda Airport functional within one month. The announcement came after Union Minister for Food Processing Industries and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal made an appeal from the stage, during the ‘Vikas Parv’ rally here in Bathinda organised

Jaitley hits out at Capt for his family’s foreign accounts

Bathinda: With Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh accusing him of ‘using’ the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax Department to target him and his family, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hit him back, saying that the details related to their alleged foreign accounts had reached the Government of India during the Congress-led

Will not allow mid-session fee hike by private schools: Irani 

Amritsar: Private schools will not be allowed to hike fees in the middle of a session and any increase at the start of the academic year would also need to be consulted with parent-teacher associations, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today. “We have proposed to states that if private schools want to hike fees

Jaitley lays foundation stone for IIM-Amritsar campus

  Amritsar: Education and agriculture willhave to go hand in hand for India’s development as has been the case in countries like Japan and South Korea, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today as he laid the foundation stone for a new campus of IIM-Amritsar. This would be the own campus of IIM-Amritsar, the 15th Indian

One Militant killed in exchange fire at Awantipora

 Srinagar: An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Awantipora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir this evening, police said.   Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Ladoo area of Awantipora, 30 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. As the

Rajan’s ‘structural changes’ to benefit economy: India Inc 

New Delhi: Concerned that RBI GovernorRaghuram Rajan is leaving at a “tumultuous” time, India Inc today said global factors are posing multiple risks to India’s economic stability, even as it hoped the structural changes by the apex bank chief will yield positive results going forward. Industry body Assocham expressed hope that Rajan will be persuaded

Cong an example of bad governance in HP: Dhumal

Shimla: Former BJP Chief Minister and leader of opposition, Prem Kumar Dhumal on Sunday said after Narendra Modi took over as prime Minister of India, the country has witnessed the ‘change in system’ , not the change in power alone. Speaking at the seventh session on the third day of state executive meeting in Manali,

Four children killed in road mishap in Haryana

Chandigarh: Four children, who were riding bicycles, were killed today after being hit by a truck in Khol area of Haryana’s Rewari district, a senior police official said. The children, all boys aged between 11-14 years, were related to each other and two of them had come to Rewari from Jaipur to visit their maternal

HP Governor participates in rehearsal for International Yoga Day

Shimla: Governor Acharya Devvrat on Sunday led Yoga rehearsal for international Yoga day in Shimla. He participated in the Yoga camp at Raj Bhawan as a guide and did yogasanas in the presence of public at large. He said that Yoga was an important part of our rich culture and tradition. Yoga was the best

E-cigarettes act as ‘roadblock’ to tobacco: study

London: E-cigarettes are playing a key role in reducing the likelihood of young people smoking, in many cases acting as a ‘roadblock’ to combustible tobacco, a new study has claimed. In detailed qualitative interviews with young people aged 16 to 25 in UK, the majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having reduced – not increased

Jaitley attacks Amarinder, AAP 

Bathinda: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitleytoday attacked Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh over his family’s alleged foreign accounts and also took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party, which he said was more interested in creating controversies than running the government. The BJP leader said under the Modi government the country is firmly moving ahead on

Jaitley must announce Special Economic Package for State: Channi

Chandigarh: The Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Charanjit Singh Channi called upon Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to stop punishing this state for his defeat from Amritsar at the hands of Capt Amarinder Singh and be large hearted by announcing special economic during his visit here. In a statement, Channi stressed that special economic

SAD-BJP government transformed Punjab in 9 years, Sukhbir Badal

 Bathinda: Expresses satisfaction at all round development, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal takes opposition to task for maligning fair name of state. He said that NDA government immensely contributed to success story of Punjab Badal profusely thanks Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for bestowing big projects, prestigious institutions and financial aid. Badal ensured that

Raghuram Rajan successor to be announced soon, Jaitley

New Delhi: The Union government will name next Governor of the Reserve Bank of India shortly, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Raghuram Rajan made public his intention of returning to academia after the end of his term in September. Jaitley said that the government appreciated the “good work” done by Dr Rajan and respected his

Breaking- Congress will announce tickets six months before elections: Capt Amrinder

Jalalabad: Interacting with farmers during the Halke vich Captain on Sunday, Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh said that congress will announce the tickets six months prior to assembly elections. As many as fifty thousand people gathered in interaction program of former Punjab chief minister at Bathinda. People come up with complains and the number

Virbhadra dedicates projects worth `27 crore in Shillai

Shimla: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday said the Congress party believes in clean politics and not in the politics of region and religion and dividing people on lines of caste and colour.Addressing a public meeting at Shillai in district Sirmaur on Saturday the Chief Minister said that only those resort to cheap politics, who