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Punjab cabinet gives nod to amend Punjab excise Act

The Punjab cabinet today approved amendments to a legislation governing co-operative societies in the state to allow people to contest the mergers of some societies. The proposed amendments to the Punjab Co-operative Societies Act, 1961, will also boost efficiencies and transparency in the functioning of such societies, an official spokesperson said after a cabinet meeting,

Russian Olympics chief calls for quick nod to banned drugs list

Moscow: Russia Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov urged the government on Thursday to approve the list of doping preparations as soon as possible. The relevant powers have been granted to the government by a law adopted on Thursday on criminal liability for inducing athletes into doping use, reports Tass. “Indeed, the government needs within the

ED to take possession of Himachal CM’s assets, gets court nod

New Delhi: The ED will soon move to take possession of assets worth about Rs eight crore of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife after a special anti-money laundering court here confirmed the agency’s provisional order in this regard. The agency, in March this year, had ordered attachment of certain LIC policies,

Govt may seek Cabinet nod for disinvestment of Scooters India

New Delhi: Heavy Industries Ministry is likely to seek Cabinet approval for “strategic disinvestment” of loss making automaker Scooters India, a top official said today.Strategic disinvestment denotes sale of substantial portion of government shareholding in identified CPSEs up to 50 per cent or more, along with transfer of management control. “Scooters India (disinvestment) is in

Traffic lights at Dugri S-sbypass waiting for green nod

Ludhiana: The Dugri Southern Bypass bridge traffic lights are ready for the installation but PWD Department has not completed its work from last two years due to which its installation is getting delayed by the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) authorities.It is pertinent to mention that the Southern Bypass (along Sidhwan canal) connects Ferozepur Road with

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CM Badal gives nod to Dr. B.R. Ambedkar center for constitutional studies at PU Patiala

Chandigarh: On the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar,the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal gave approval to establish Babasaheb Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Center for Constitutional Studies at Punjabi University, Patiala on the pattern of such Centre already established in Nagpur University, Maharashtra. The decision was taken by Badal while presiding over a

DC gives nod for plots to 25 landless labourers in Fateh Jalal

Jalandhar: Two months after they raised their voice, Jalandhar Deputy Commissioner (DC) has directed Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM-II) to ensure allotment of five –marla plots to as many as 25 dalits ie landless labourers in Fateh Jalal village in the district. DC Kamal Kishor Yadav directed SDM-II Varinder Pal to pay a visit to Fateh

SC gives nod to Punjab Govt to start rural bus service

Chandigarh: The decision of Punjab Government to ply government buses in rural areas, where is no or nominal bus service has got supreme court nod as the court has dismissed both the cases filed by the Punjab Mini Bus Association against the decision of the state government. Disclosing this here on Friday, Harmail Singh, State

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UT gets nod for constitution of SPV for Metro project

Chandigarh: Finally, UT Administration has got a nod from Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) for constituting Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for Chandigarh Metro Rail Project. Administration has sought for permission to constitute the company from UT Administrator. UT will constitute special purpose vehicle with a name of Greater Chandigarh Transport Corporation (GCTP) with an initial

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers from US

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry today pavedthe way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about USD 750 million, from the US and also approved bulk production of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the first acquisition of such weapon systems by the Army in three decades since the Bofors scandal. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired

Badal gives nod to Sikh martyr’s memorial

Chandigarh:  A memorial of Sikh martyr Baba Jai Singh Khalkat will be constructed at his native village Baran in Patiala district at a cost of Rs 10.50 crore, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said today. He asked the organizing committee under the chairmanship of former minister Sewa Singh Sekhwan to execute the project, an

Adani gets green nod for port expansion

New Delhi: The Centre’s green panel has given clearance to Adani Petronet for the third phase expansion of its Dahej port in Bharuch district of Gujarat with an investment of Rs 464.32 crore. Adani Petronet (Dahej) Port Pvt Ltd (APPPL) has developed the Dahej port in phased manner.The third phase expansion would entail raising cargo