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Eminent Sikh American Gurinder Khalsa announces entry into politics

HIGHLIGHTS After receiving the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer Award, eminent Indian American Sikh Gurinder Sikh Khalsa has decided to enter electoral politics ‘I want to be a part of giving back through public service’ Khalsa was chosen to receive the prestigious Rosa Parks Trailblazer award because of his courage and integrity displayed in May of

GST revenue shortfall drags down tax revenue estimates

New GST Rates: TV, 22 items get cheaper in New Year 2019

In a new year gift to the common man, the government has notified reduction in GST rates on 23 goods and services, including movie tickets, TV and monitor screen. The consumers will pay less for these items of common consumption as the incidence of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on them will come down from Tuesday. The GST Council on December 22 decided to

Smriti Irani, Sadananda Gowda dropped from Inter-State Council

New Delhi: Union Ministers Smriti Irani and D V Sadananda Gowda have been dropped from Inter-State Council, official sources said today. Irani and Gowda were permanent invitees to the council headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Irani and Gowda were divested of their HRD and Law and Justice portfolios respectively in the last Cabinet reshuffle

Obama holds National Security Council meeting on ISIS

Washington:  US President Barack Obama has held a National Security Council meeting to review progress in the campaign to degrade and destroy ISIS and the efforts to alleviate sufferings of the Syrian people, the White House has said. “Although the United States suspended bilateral channels with Russia in pursuit of a Cessation of Hostilities, the

Cabinet clears transfer of IARI land to veterinary council

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal for transfer of two acres of land from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to the Veterinary Council of India (VCI). “Transfer of land will be on lease basis for a period of 99 years at a total lease rent of Rs 8,01,278/- @ Re 1

GST council secretariat to have IRS officers

New Delhi: The Centre will look into the composition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) council secretariat to ensure postings of Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers in its key positions, an association representing them said today. The development comes after a delegation of IRS officers association met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here yesterday. The Finance

Government notifies GST Council, in effect from Monday

New Delhi: Following presidential assent last week to the GST Bill, the Union Finance Ministry on Monday notified the provisions of the Constitution Amendment Act that allows for setting up the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. “The Central Government hereby appoints the 12th day of September, 2016 as the date on which the provisions

Security at PU a major issue ahead of student council elections

Chandigarh: Although PUCSC elections are around the corner, security on Panjab University campus is still inadequate. Even though authorities have started to take necessary measures like complete ban on the entry of cars without PU stickers but shortage of security guards on campus is the major issue as always. 67 security guard posts still lying

Student council elections to be a high voltage affair

Student outfits at Panjab University have started working overtime to create solid voter base ahead of coming council elections. Activists have commenced campaigning for their parties in order to get a leading hand over freshers who have joined Panjab University for the first time. With each passing day political outfits are gaining momentum to win

British Dy HC and delegates from Nottingham City Council visit MCL

Ludhiana: The British Deputy High Commissioner along with delegation from Nottingham City Council (NCC) visited the D zone office of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana on Tuesday. Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria and Additional Municipal Commissioner Surabhi Malik welcomed the delegates and conducted discussion with them. The delegates had come to give presentation about the available services which they

Modi expands council of ministers, Javadekar elevated

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expanded his council of ministers by elevating Minister of State for Environment Prakash Javadekar in the cabinet and also inducted 19 new Ministers of State. All new ministers sworn in Tuesday are from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) barring RPI leader Ramdas Athawale and Apna Dal lawmaker

Modi to induct 19 new faces in council of ministers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reshuffle his council of ministers on Tuesday by inducting 19 new faces in the first major exercise since he assumed power in May 2014, party sources said. “Prime Minister will strengthen his team with experience, expertise and energy. He has decided to expand his Council

Modi to recast ministerial council on Tuesday, 9 new faces likely

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reshuffle his council of ministers on Tuesday and induct nine new faces in what will be the first such major exercise since he took over the reins in May 2014, party sources said. “Cabinet expansion tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 a.m.,” Principal spokesperson and Director General

British Council trains 1,200 teachers in Telangana

Hyderabad: The British Council has trained 1,200 teachers in government-run schools in Telangana. The three-week training programme on core skills and school leadership development concluded last week, the British Council said in a statement on Tuesday. It said 200 state government schools under control of the director of school education were chosen for the programme.

Accreditation granted to GADVASU

Ludhiana: The National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) in its meeting has granted accreditation to the College of Fisheries and the College of Dairy Science and Technology of the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The College of Veterinary Science of this University had already