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Digital India facing hurdles multiple fronts: Report

Digital India facing hurdles on multiple fronts: Report

New Delhi:  The Centre’s ambitious Digital India programme is facing multiple challenges in successful implementation due to lack of clarity in policies and infrastructural bottlenecks, according to a report. The issues pertaining to taxation and other regulatory guidelines have proved to be roadblocks in advancing with the programme, while contracting challenges also played a spoilsport,

On SYL, BJP has three stands to suit its convenience (News Analysis)

Chandigarh: This is one issue on which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is divided. It has taken three different stands on the sharing of Punjabs river waters with neighbouring states. The BJP, which is in power at the Centre, has maintained a neutral stand on the water-sharing issue between Punjab and Haryana through the controversial

Punjab govt draws flak from Cong, AAP on Jalandhar murder

Chandigarh:  Condemning the killing of a man allegedly by the liquor mafia in Jalandhar, Congress and AAP today alleged that there was a “complete breakdown” of law and order in the state. Congress leaders in a joint statement said the murder of Manish Luthra in Jalandhar comes just after a youth, Sukhchain Singh, was killed

Mahira condemns act of terror ‘no matter which soil it is on’

“As a Pakistani and citizen of the world, I strongly condemn any act of terror, any loss of human life no matter which soil it is on! I will not rejoice in bloodshed and war. I will always hope for and dream of a world where my child can live without it, and always plead

Proud of you: Rishi Kapoor on son Ranbir’s 34th birthday

Mumbai: On actor Ranbir Kapoor’s 34th birthday, his proud father Rishi Kapoor said he wants his son to focus on doing good work. “Happy Birthday Ranbir! God bless. Bas, apna kaam achcha karo! (Just do your work well)… We (are) proud of you,” Rishi tweeted. Ranbir has shared screen space with his parents Rishi and

Punjab Cabinet meeting to be held in Chandigarh on Monday

Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet meeting to be held in Chandigarh on Monday evening. As per reports vital discussions and decisions are to be made during the

Court asks Kejriwal to appear on Sept 17 on defamation plea

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was today directed by a city court to appear before it on September 17 when it will consider the issue of framing of notice against him on a criminal defamation complaint filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri. Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh passed the direction while granting exemption from

Truck runs over 2-wheeler, kin go on rampage

Kapurthala: An Activa rider was run over by Tipper full of sand thus killing him on the spot on Friday morning at Mohalla Mehtabgarh Bakarkhana of Kapurthala. Deceased has been identified as Nirmal Singh of Baba Bakala who was coming towards Kapurthala to get medicine for him. The victim was alone on two-wheeler and in his

Innova crushes five persons partaking langar on highway

Mukerian (Hoshiarpur): As many as five persons were killed when an out of control Innova vehicle rammed into a roadside langar stall on the busy Jalandhar-Pathankot National highway on Friday afternoon. While four persons were killed on the spot, one died later at a hospital in Jalandhar. The deceased were identified as Karnail Singh, Gandharav

Kejriwal must break his ‘Vipasna silence’ on filthy goings-on: SAD

Mohali: Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday severely castigated APP convener Arvind Kejriwal over his ‘Vipasna silence’ and asked him to come clean on disclosures of charging hefty sums of money even for simple meetings. In a statement here on Monday party MP and General Secretary Prem Singh Chandumajra said, “Kejriwal must break his ‘Vipasna silence’

18 lakh UP government employees on strike

Lucknow: Over 18 lakh state government employees in Uttar Pradesh joined the nation wide strike by major trade unions protesting against the central government’s anti-labour and economic policies. The 24-hour strike was supported by the state’s 250 employees union protesting the disparities in the pay commission recommendations and non-redressal of their old, pending demands. All

Contempt notice to Revenue Secy on plea of martyr’s widow’s

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued notice of contempt to Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Secretary Karan Bir Singh for October 21 in a contempt petition filed by Jasbir Kaur, wife of Major Kanwaljit Singh, Sharuya Chakra, who was taken by Pakistan Army in its custody during 1971 war, according to Army records.

Ranbir willing to play homosexual on screen

Ranbir lauds his contemporaries for taking up risky roles – be it Alia Bhatt in Udta Punjab and Fawad in Kapoor & Sons Actor Ranbir Kapoor says that had Pakistani actor Fawad Khan not “opened the door” by playing a homosexual character in Kapoor & Sons, he would have perhaps turned down an offer to

State to focus on productivity of agriculture: Chief Secretary

Chandigarh: To improve farm productivity in Punjab, the government has given its mandate to Punjab Agriculture University, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and other educational institute to focus on research based projects, a senior officer said on Tuesday. At a State Level Sanctioning Committee meeting of Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) Punjab Chief

Rumours are baseless: Bhansali’s spokesperson on Deepika’s remuneration

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s spokesperson says reports stating that actress Deepika Padukone has been paid around Rs 11 crore for her next film “Padmavati” are completely false.According to the reports, Deepika is the highest paid actress in Bollywood and after bagging a Hollywood project and delivering back-to-back hit films in Bollywood,

AAP focusing only on attacking PM: Harsh Vardhan

Leh (J&K): Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan has criticised the AAP government, saying its “complete” focus is on attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and not cleaning the city. “Not only Delhi, every city is grappling with the same problem. They are clean in the morning and dirty by afternoon. There is a need

Old bombs, rocket launcher found in Amritsar; probe on

Amritsar: The Punjab Police and other security agencies are investigating the recovery of old bombs and a rocket launcher which were found by a labourer from garbage in a locality here, police officials said on Monday. The police were alerted after the labourer opened the bag and found grenades, mortars, a rocket launcher, cartridges and

HC verdict on Haji Ali Dargah is “progressive”

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewaritoday hailed as “progressive” decision of the Bombay High Court allowing women into Haji Ali Dargah even as he pitched for declaring the practice of triple talaq as “illegal”. “Bombay High court decision allowing women into#HajiAli progressive. If trustees have any sense would not impugn it. Triple Talaq must also go!”,

England to go ahead with Bangladesh tour

London: England are to go ahead with their tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed.. “We can confirm that @englandcricket’s tour of Bangladesh will continue as planned,” said a statement yesterday on the ECB’s official Twitter feed. The future of the tour was thrown into doubt when an attack in Dhaka, the