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No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre. Cordial relations between the Central and state

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Get challan at home for expired pollution certificate

HIMANI BAHUGUNA Chandigarh Those who do not get their pollution under control (PUC) certificate renewed timely would soon get challans directly at their home. The State Transport Authority (STA) along with the National Informatics Center (NIC) has planned to develop special software having the data base of all the vehicle owners along with their mobile numbers who do not get their PUC certificate renewed timely. Confirming


Conflict deepens as the Centre refuse to release scholarship fund to Punjab

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh:  Amid the claim of ‘Dalit-Prem’, the signs of conflict between Centre and Punjab have been increased over the issue of Scholarship fund for SC students. The Punjab claims Rs 1700 crore from the Centre against the Centre Government sponsored Scholarship scheme for three financial year for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18. But the

Chhattisgarh CM completes 14-years rule in state

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday completed an uninterrupted 14-year rule in the state. The chief minister gave credit for every success, achieved by his government, to the ‘hard working’ people of the state. Recounting the achievements of his government, Singh said that, in the last 14 years, Chhattisgarh has been recognized as the

Anna Hazare announces protest against Centre on March 23

New Delhi, Dec 5, Upset over the non-appointment of Lokpal for the last four years, anti-graft activist Anna Hazare today announced a protest against the government on March 23, observed as the Martyrs’ Day, next year. Addressing a press conference here, the octogenarian accused the BJP-led central government of not being serious about fighting corruption. He

Centre won’t discriminate against states on political basis: Modi

Hyderabad, Nov 28, Landing in TRS-ruled Telangana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that the Centre was dedicated to cooperative federalism irrespective of whichever party is in power in the state and would not discriminate states on political basis. He promised Telangana that the Centre would not leave any stone unturned for its. “Irrespective

Centre Government not paying funds to Punjab state?

Subhash Kakkar Ferozepur, November 26, 2017 It is a very great setback for the students SC/ST categories as well as the various Institutes who had been waiting for the payments of the scholarship under Post Matric Scholarship scheme since 2013-14, as the department of welfare for SC/ST, OBC and Minorities of Punjab had refused to

Government avoiding Parliament due to Gujarat polls: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 21, The Congress on Tuesday alleged the government is deliberately delaying the winter session of Parliament to avoid questions from the opposition benches which can hamper its prospects in the Gujarat assembly polls. “They do not want discussion in Parliament so they are giving different excuses for delaying the winter session. “If

Centre seeks withdrawal of paramilitary from Darjeeling

New Delhi, Oct 25, The central government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking the withdrawal of central security forces from trouble-torn Darjeeling in West Bengal where an agitation for a Gorkhaland has taken violent turns.The central government has challenged the Calcutta High Court order putting on hold the Centre’s decision to withdraw 10 of

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Centre suggests ‘water conservation fee’ for groundwater’s use

Centre government is planning to impose a water conservation fee on individuals and industries besides their water bill. It will be imposed on private townships, societies, apartments, industries and recreational clubs among others based on the amount of ground water extracted by them.The draft guideline for ground water withdrawal is prepared by the Ministry of

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Centre has bowed down to public rage: Shiv Sena on relaxation in GST rates

Centre bowed down to public rage: Shiv Sena on relaxation in GST rates. The Shiv Sena has termed the recent relaxation in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates a win for the public, and claimed that the government took the move conceding to the public rage. “On the matter of the GST, the government

SC issues notice to Centre, asks to find replacement for death sentence

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government in connection with a plea seeking replacement of death sentence. The top court has asked the Centre to give a detailed reply on the same within three months. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud

Aadhaar now a must for post office deposits, PPF, KVP

The government has made biometric identification Aadhaar mandatory for all post office deposits, PPF, the National Savings Certificate scheme and Kisan Vikas Patra. Existing depositors have been given time till December 31, 2017 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number. Ministry of Finance has issued four separate Gazette notifications making Aadhaar mandatory for opening all

Petrol, diesel to cost less; excise duty cut by Rs 2/ltr

New Delhi, Oct 3, Bowing to public pressure, the government today cut excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 2 per litre each to moderate the relentless rise in fuel prices witnessed for the last three months.Petrol and diesel will cost Rs 2 a litre less from tomorrow after the first excise duty cut

L&T Infotech bags $100-mn govt contract to nab tax evaders

The ambitious initiative to use social media analytics to identify tax non-compliance is a $100-million project for the infotech arm of engineering giant Larsen & Toubro, according to a company official. Since the note ban last November, the government has been putting in lots of efforts to plug the loopholes in the taxation system using

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punab's farmers

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punjab’s farmers

Panel reminds Centre of payback time for Punjab’s farmers. A high level panel headed by NITI Aayog adviser Tajamul Haque has advocated that the centre should help Punjab with financial aid for farmers’ loan waiver, since the state, by becoming the food bowl of India, had bailed the country out at a time when it

Punjab shows worst performance in implementation of Ujala scheme

Chandigarh: – Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ujala scheme in January 2015. Punjab shows it’s worst performance in implementation of the central government’s Unnat Jyoti Affordable LEDs for All (Ujala) scheme as compared to Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh. Ujala is the Union government’s energy-efficiency pan-India programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January

Satellite Bandwidth: Third eye to monitor China, Pak borders

Satellite Bandwidth: Third eye to monitor China, Pak borders

Center Government has discussed to give Satellite Bandwidth to BSF, Indo-Tibet border police and SSB to monitor the China-Pak border.Over the past few years, the tensions are increasing with neighboring countries on Indian borders.   The problem with China that had escalated over Doklam dispute was eased after diplomatic intervention from both countries.The idea behind

Open Kartarpur corridor, SGPC urges to centre

Open Kartarpur corridor SGPC urges centre government. The SGPC has formed a committee to mark the historic year. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief Kirpal Singh Badungar has urged the Centre to initiate talks with Pakistan to open the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh devotees in 2019, when the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak would be

Effect of GST, Dera violence on 3 lakh government employees

Effect of GST, Dera violence on 3 lakh government employees

The Captain Government has delayed the salaries more than 3 lakh   government employees. Employees are returned empty-handed on Friday. With the Saturday and Sunday, the case of salaries has now been posted till 4 September. It is expected that the salaries will be given between 7 and 10 September.On Friday, an oral order has