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Govt tightens notes exchange norms, lowers limit to Rs 2,000

New Delhi: Government on Thursday lowered the exchange limit for now-defunct 500 and 1,000 rupee notes to Rs 2,000 from the existing cap of Rs 4,500, effective tomorrow Among other measures, it has allowed up to Rs 2.5 lakh cash withdrawal from bank account of a bride or groom or their parents for a marriage during

PUCA demands relaxation in norms

Mohali: A delegation of Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) participated in the workshop conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi for the handbook approval process for year 2017-18 in Delhi. Dr Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA while speaking on the occasion said that as more than 50 per cent seats in AICTE approved

HUDA sends notice to around 622 owners violating building norms

Chandigarh: Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has taken a stern step to lay claim for smart city project which it missed last year. The department has sent notices to around 765 allottees in various sectors of Panchkula for violating the norms related to housing projects. HUDA has sent redemption notice to all violators following which if

Punjab teachers in another fix over medical leave norms

Already in a fix regarding the strict performa for evaluation of their Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs), the Punjab government school teachers are now in another dilemma.The state government teachers association is crying over new guidelines in which teachers have been asked to avail minimum 15 days medical leave in one go. In the recently issued

Babus defy parking norms, use corridors to park vehicles

Right under the nose of office of Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, chaos mark corridors as there is no check on parking of two wheelers. Corridors of office building near DC office and Excise and Taxation office are flooded with two wheelers leaving little space for pedestrians to move. Interestingly, underground parking in the basement of Excise

Radisson Blu fined Rs 26 lakh violating Food Safety Act

Ludhiana: Leading hotel of the city has been fined Rs 26 lakh for violating the food safety and standard Act 2006, on Monday at Ludhiana. According to the administration hotel Radisson Blu was selling the eatables below the quality standards rules 2011, meanwhile the administration has also imposed the fine of Rs 2 lakh to

TRAI to set service quality norms for mobile data

New Delhi: Telecom regulator TRAI has said it will soon float a consultation paper to decide on the service quality norms for mobile data. TRAI Chairman R.S. Sharma said a consultation paper to fix quality of service benchmark for wireless data will be issued soon, which will be put on the TRAI Analytics Portal. Sharma

CM urges Uma Bharti to help on water woes

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to direct its Ministry for immediate revision of construction norms for water courses especially in Punjab, allocations of funds for Swan River and approval and sanction of funds for Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC). The Chief Minister

Chandumajra calls for revision in norms for crop insurance

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) General Secretary and party MP from Anandpur Sahib Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra has pleaded with the Narendra Modi government to change norms for crop insurance and compensation to farmers in case of crop damage due to natural calamities as the situation in Punjab was different from other states. He raised