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State makes its debut at World Economic Forum

DP CORRESPONDENT Chandigarh/Davos A high-level delegation from Punjab led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal participated in the World Economic Forum, DAVOS to showcase Punjab as the most preferred investment destination due to its investor-friendly policies coupled with lucrative incentives. The finance minister was accompanied by the Additional Chief Secretary Industries and Commerce, Vini Mahajan

FM knew about demonetisation in advance, says Goyal

New Delhi: Dispelling rumours that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was unaware of demonetisation, Power Minister Piyush Goyal today said he knew it and kept it as secret despite being “very friendly and open”. “When the bombshell (demonetisation) came… Every body wanted to know how Mr Jaitley could keep the secret so well. This is the

Depositing black money in banks will not make it white: FM

New Delhi: Issuing a veiled warning, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said one cannot convert black money into white by merely depositing unaccounted cash in bank accounts as taxes are required to be paid on them. “By just depositing it (unaccounted money), you don’t avoid the responsibility of paying tax,” he said when asked about

Pakistan welcomes Trump’s offer in disputes resolution: FM

Islamabad: Pakistan welcomed US President-elect Donald Trump’s offer of playing a role in resolution of longstanding issues, media reports said. “We welcome Trump’s desire to play a role in resolution of longstanding issues,” Xinhua news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Nafees Zakaria as saying on Thursday. Trump, who spoke with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Indelible ink to prevent multiple cash withdrawals: FM

New Delhi: The government will use indelible ink like during elections to prevent people from making more than the permissible number of times cash withdrawal from bank counters, it was announced on Tuesday. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a second review meeting on demonetisation with officials

Sartaj Aziz meets Iranian FM; discusses bilateral ties

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviseron Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today met Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif and discussed bilateral relations and regional developments with particular focus on Afghanistan.Aziz met Zarif on the sidelines of the 17th NAM Summit in Venezuela and appreciated Iran’s role as the President of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Foreign Office

City’s FM station fails to render services 24×7 even after 3 years

Ludhiana: Around three years have been passed but the city’s lone FM station is yet to start round the clock. Launched with much hype, the FM station is only running few programmes for four hours that too in two shifts. The FM station at Ludhiana was the dream project of the then Information and Broadcast

Majithia leads delegation to FM for early release of grant

Amritsar: Revenue and Information and Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely at his residence in Amritsar regarding the renovation, rehabilitation and modernisation of Upper Bari Doab Canal. Majithia submitted a memorandum regarding this to the Finance Minister demanding the release of special grant of Rs 1,386.79 crore for the

FM cuts short China visit

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hascut short his visit to China by a day and returned here in the wake of attacks on him and top officials of his ministry by BJP MP Subramanian Swamy. Jaitley, who began a five-day visit to China on June 24 primarily to attend the first meeting of the

Even listening to FM while driving is dangerous

London: Listening to traffic reports on the radio could be so dangerous for your driving that you could even miss an elephant standing by the side of the road, warns a study. “Anything that draws our attention away from driving can be problematic, even if it’s auditory like listening to the radio or having a