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PSPCL recovers `8 crore in last five days

Ludhiana: Demonetization has majorly affected the common people but on another side the treasuries of government department has been filled by the defaulters with this affect. With a recent example, electricity pending bills defaulters of major industries have paid off their dues. A sum of Rs 8 crore was recovered by Punjab State Power Corporation

Even after ten days, ATMs suffer from ‘Cash Crunch’

Mohali: Seventy nine per cent people indicated their full support to government’s currency demonetisation programme despite inconvenience. Only three per cent did not support the government action. Support to demonetisation of currency gained momentum only from last week. A portion of the citizens who were unsure of such demonetisation programme earlier and the ones who

Lifts at multilevel parking conk off; closed for past seven days

Chandigarh: The lifts at the multilevel parking in Sector 17, Chandigarh, have conked off giving a tough time to the public. The lifts have been closed for the past seven days as water has seeped in due to overflow of water tank in the third basement of the parking. The ambitious project of Municipal Corporation

After break of 10 days PTI teachers re-start their protest

Ferozepur: The agitation of the Be rozgar PTI teachers once stopped few days ago after the surgical strike of Indian army in the PoK across the LOC have restated, earlier agitation of teachers continued for 45 days in the past. President of the Be rozgar PTI teachers Union, Gurlabh Singh Bhola stated that they had

City witnesses traffic snarls two days ahead of Dussehra

Chandigarh: With Dussehra is just two days away, rush in the city have begun peaking up and traffic jams on the city roads are a common sight.A massive traffic jam was witnessed on Dakshin Marg near the Tibune Chowk on Saturday and the vehicles were seen moving at a snail’s pace. The traffic jam remained

Bhagwant’s days numbered in AAP, says Bikram Majithia

Taking a dig at Aam Aadmi party over the absence of party’s senior leader and Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, Cabinet Minister, Bikram Majithia on Saturday said that AAP has nothing to do with Punjab or Punjabi leaders. AAP only adopts use and throw policy when it comes to Punjabi leaders. He said that former

Kashmir remain shut for 70 consecutive days

Srinagar: Curfew like restrictions were imposed by authorities in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday to prevent separatists called protests. The authorities did not mention if there would be curfew anywhere in the valley on Friday, but deployed security forces were disallowing all pedestrian and vehicular movement in old city areas of

Display merit list within 3 days; HC directs Baba Farid varsity

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday, directed Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot to display the combined, composite merit list of all the candidates who have given Pre Medical Entrance Test (PMET) for the admission of MBBS and BDS courses within three days after preparing fresh merit list. The court also asked

Sex CD case: Sacked AAP minister sent to 3 days police custody

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi Minister and AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar, arrested on rape charges on the complaint of a woman, was today remanded to three-day police custody by a court here. Kumar, 36, was produced before Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry on expiry of one day police custody. The former minister was arrested on September 3

Sonakshi’s ‘Akira’ mints over Rs 10 crore in two days

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha’s action-packed avatar in “Akira” is having a steady run at the box-office. The film has amassed Rs 10.45 crore in two days of its release. Directed by filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss, “Akira” released on Friday. According to a statement released by film’s publicist, “Akira” managed to put up a good day two

Channi wants session to be extended by 20 days

Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief and Leader of the Opposition Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said that the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha session which is going to start on September 8 should be extended atleast by 20 more days. “The government knows this is the last session and there are important issues to be discussed on


Curfew lifted from Kashmir after 51 days

Srinagar: Authorities on Monday lifted curfew from Kashmir after 51 days since the ongoing unrest began on July 9, officials said. “Curfew has been lifted from the entire Valley. But, it will remain in force in Pulwama town and in areas under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj police stations in Srinagar,” a senior police

Wet outfield, rain rob second day’s play in 4th Test

Port of Spain (Trinidad) :  Wet outfield, soggy conditions and a fresh downpour in the afternoon prevented any play on the second day of the fourth cricket Test between India and the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval here on Friday. While heavy rains and thunderstorms stopped play from post-lunch session on first day (Thursday),

Amarnath Yatra resumes in Kashmir after three days

Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra which was suspended for three days resumed on Monday afternoon with pilgrims leaving the Jammu city for Kashmir Valley. “Amarnath bound yatris left for the valley in 40 buses around 4.20 p.m. from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city,” a senior police official told IANS. “The convoy of the yatris

STF for public grievances in Pb if Cong wins polls: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today promised that a Special Task Force will be set up within 100 days for redressing public grievances if his party is voted to power in the state next year. “The task force will work under the direct control of the Chief Minister. It will follow up every case and

Fashion is saturated these days, says Indian-American designer

New Delhi: Fashion has become saturated nowadays, and so it’s vital that new entrants in the industry have the right knowledge of the craft, business and potential consumers, says Indian-American designer Tina Tandon, who has clients of the likes of Hollywood celebrities Brooke Shields and Padma Lakshmi. Tandon, who has spent a decade working in

Virbhadra questioned by CBI for 2 days in graft case

New Delhi: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on Friday questioned for the second consecutive day in connection with an alleged disproportionate assets case against him. Singh arrived at agency headquarters at around 11 am on Friday for the second round of questioning. He was grilled by CBI for over seven hours on Thursday.