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Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs. 110/qtl; pulses by Rs. 200/qtl

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs. 110/qtl; pulses by Rs. 200/qtl

Govt hikes wheat MSP by Rs. 110/qtl; pulses by Rs. 200/qtl. The government today increased the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by Rs. 110 to Rs. 1,735 a quintal and of pulses by Rs. 200 per quintal to help boost the output of these crops and check prices, official sources said.The Cabinet Committee on


Farmers, Govt on collision path as plan to curb stubble burning ready

Verinder Sareen If state government’s insistence on ensuring implementation of the directions of National Green Tribunal (NGT) to not allow stubble burning in fields after paddy harvest this season and farmers’ bodies resolve to get the NGT order implemented in its entirety by making the Punjab government to pay heed to its second part also

Parliament consciously kept voidable marriage age for girls: Govt

Parliament consciously kept voidable marriage age for girls: Govt

Parliament consciously kept voidable marriage age for girls:

Cow dying of corruption in Govt.-owned cow shelter, alleges Mayawati

Asserting that even ‘cow’ has now been politicized like the issue of Ram Temple, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) asked, why the very animal, who is one of the biggest political agenda today, is dying of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government’s negligence. In a press release, Mayawati alleged corruption in the government supported- cow

Nitish’s arrogance will destroy present Bihar Govt. very soon: Tejashwi

Former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying that the latter’s arrogance will destroy the present government in the state very soon and accused him of practicing double standards.Speaking at a press conference here, Tejashwi said, “Nitish’s arrogance will destroy the present government very soon and he will

Harsh Vardhan launch app "Celebrating Yoga (DST)"

Govt launches app to help people share their experience on IYD : PTI

Govt launches app to help people share their experience on IYD : PTI. New Delhi, (PTI) Ahead of International Yoga Day, the government  launched a mobile application on which people can share their experience about participating in yoga activities.  Union Science and Technology minister Harsh Vardhan launched the app “Celebrating Yoga (DST)” which will help

No meat, no sex, pure thoughts: Govt’s tips to would-be moms for healthy baby

No meat, no sex, pure thoughts: Govt’s tips to would-be moms for healthy baby

No meat, no sex, pure thoughts: Govt’s tips to would-be moms for healthy baby. Don’t eat meat, say no to sex after conception, avoid bad company, have spiritual thoughts and hang some good and beautiful pictures in your room to have a healthy baby. This is ministry of Ayush’s prescription for pregnant women in India,

324 deaths due to rabies since 2014: Govt

New Delhi: A total of 324 people have died due to rabies since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Responding to a question during Question Hour, Health Minister J P Nadda said while 125 deaths were reported in 2014, 113 people died due to rabies in 2015. The provisional figures of such deaths in

No decision taken on separate law for CBI: Govt

New Delhi:The government has not taken a decision to replace the over 70-year-old law that mandates working of the CBI, Union minister Jitendra Singh said today. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its legal powers from the Delhi Special Police Establishment (DSPE) Act, 1946. “No decision has been taken for enactment of a separate

Govt to launch toll free number ‘1955’ for call drops

New Delhi: Government is planning to start soon a toll free number 1955 for taking feedback of telecom subscribers on call drops. “Short code 1955 has been allotted for IVRS system on call drop,” an official source said. Provisioning of this number will be mandatory for telecom operators and should be accessible for local and

Swaraj offers help Twitter, baby born among heart disease

Efforts on to make Hindi an official language of the UN: Govt

New Delhi: Efforts are on to make Hindi one of the official languages of the United Nations and popularise the language the world over, the government said today. “The government continues its efforts in popularising Hindi worldwide and for the acceptance of Hindi as one of the UN official languages. “In this regard, one significant

53,221 petrol pumps in the country: Govt

New Delhi: There are 53,221 petrol pumps in the country of which 41,140 are located in urban areas, Lok Sabha was informed today. Power Minister Piyush Goyal said the expansion of retail outlets network by oil marketing companies (OMCs) throughout the country is a continuous process to ensure adequate availability of motoring fuels like petrol

Cancer cases have increased: Govt

New Delhi: Cancer cases in the country have witnessed an increase as per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), government told the Lok Sabha. The cases have increased to 14,51,417 in 2016 from 12,70,781 in 2013, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste said citing ICMR’s National Cancer Registry data. He

No gold/jewellery seizure up to certain limit: Govt

New Delhi: Seeking to quell apprehensions based on rumours, the government today said there is no limit on legitimate holding of gold and jewellery, including from inheritance, and there would be no seizure of bullion up to a certain limit even if that does not seem to match income. “There is no limit on holding

Pay 50% tax on unaccounted deposits, or 85% if caught: Govt

New Delhi: Providing a window to black moneyholders, the government today proposed to levy a total tax, penalty and surcharge of 50 per cent on the amount deposited post demonetisation while higher taxes and stiffer penalty of up to 85 per cent await those who don’t disclose but are caught. Nearly three weeks after Prime

Captain accuses Badal govt of complicity in Nabha jail-break

Sangrur: Congress’ Punjab unit President Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday accused the Badal government of “complicity” in the Nabha jailbreak and said it has exposed a “complete breakdown of law and order” and triggered fears of revival of terrorism in the state ahead of the Assembly polls. The “shocking manner” in which the gangsters walked

Winter is here but not the winter uniforms for govt school students

Chandigarh: Known for their callous attitude, the Chandigarh education department has once again failed to provide the funds to be transferred into the accounts of more than, 87, 000 students studying in government to purchase winter uniforms. Interestingly, more than the issue of not getting the money transferred, this time again the parent’s are more

No transaction charges on debit card payments: Govt

New Delhi: To encourage widespread usage of digital payments post demonetisation, the government today said no transaction charges will be levied on debit cards till December 31. All public sector banks and some private sector ones have agreed to waive the transaction cost for all payments made through debit cards, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das

29 tigers killed in poaching this year, says govt

New Delhi: Twenty-nine tigers have died in poaching activities this year, the government today said while asserting it has taken several steps for conservation and protection of the big cats. Till November 16 this year, 29 tigers have died due to poaching, 32 due to natural causes while 37 other cases are under scrutiny to

Sarbat Khalsa: Notice issued to Punjab govt

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday issued notice to the Punjab government, the Director General of Police, Bathinda Deputy Commissioner and SSP etc for December 1 in a petition filed by Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann seeking directions to the Punjab government to give permission for holding the Sarbat