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Decision on GST likely in next assembly session: DyCM

Fatehgarh Sahib: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the decision on GST will be taken in the assembly session next month.Three states–Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam–have already ratified the bill.“Government will take a decision in the assembly session in September,” Sukhbir said. He said the government has taken an initiative of providing power

Film stars congratulate Sindhu on winning Silver at Olympics

Mumbai:  Calling her the pride of the nation,Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and AR Rahman, among other celebrities have congratulated Indian woman shuttler PV Sindhu on winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. Bachchan in his message for Sindhu said she played her heart out and made her country proud. “#PVSindhu you played your

All eyes on shuttler Srikanth after Sindhu’s inspiring win

Rio de Janeiro:  Kidambi Srikanth, the centreof attention in the Rio Olympics today, can take heart from Hyderabad city mate P V Sindhu for his men’s singles quarterfinal clash against Chinese badminton icon Lin Dan here. Sindhu’s stunning straight-game victory over formidable Chinese shuttler Wang Yihan on day 11 yesterday to reach the semis is

Chandigarh Admin announces holiday of 16 Aug in schools

Chandigarh: Local administration has announced holiday for 16 August in all government as well as private schools in

Punjab polls: Congress to launch manifesto on Oct 1

Sri Chamkaur Sahib: Punjab unit of Congress today said its manifesto for the state Assembly polls, which are due next year, will be released on October 1 and will lay a road map for creation of a “new Punjab”. “Congress will present a vision for the youth, education, unemployment and health sector, improving the fiscal

Badal acquired land for construction of SYL: Amarinder

Jalandhar: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh today claimed that chief minister Parkash Singh Badal acquired land for the construction of SYL in Punjab. “Today, I challenge you, Badal to deny or dispute one single word of what I will be saying and quoting about your role in getting the foundation of the SYL laid

Must Read (Editorial Column): Castes that still stick

Despite hype about growth, castes remain a key determinant to India’s political course Prime Minister Narendra Modi was never seen as a politician who believes in doing the politics of caste, colour or creed, but his detractors paint him with all communal colours at their disposal and forget his humble OBC background, a matter of

All leads have turned out to be bad: Parrikar on missing AN-32

New Delhi: The search and rescue operation for the missing AN 32 aircraft entered its fifth day even as hopes of finding alive the 29 defence personnel on board receded as all leads till now have turned out to be bad. “A lot of resources are in place. All leads till now have turned out

No ban on newspapers in J&K, Mehbooba tells Naidu

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has clarified to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu that no ban has been imposed on the publication of newspapers in the troubled state. According to official sources, Naidu spoke to Mehbooba Mufti on Monday night on the issue of ban on newspapers in

On a day I am fit, I can defeat anyone: Saina Nehwal

New Delhi: India’s premier badminton star Saina Nehwal believes that her in-born go-getter attitude will help her overcome opponents, a couple of nagging injuries and pressure of expectations as she bids to better the colour of her Olympic medal at the Rio Games in August. The 26-year-old captured a bronze medal four years ago in

95 pc population has been enrolled under Aadhaar: Khattar

Karnal: Haryana Chief Minister ManoharLal Khattar today said 95 per cent of the population has been enrolled under Aadhaar in the state so far. “People are getting full benefits of the government schemes on the basis of Aadhaar card,” Khattar said while addressing a public meeting here today. As per 2011 Census, Haryana’s total population

Railways to sell garbage at stations

New Delhi: Eager to generate non-fare revenue from various sources, Railways is firming up proposals to sell the garbage generated at stations across the country. “We are examining a proposal from a waste management group which has offered Rs 1.50 per kg for garbage to be collected at railway stations,” said a senior railway official

Sans basic facilities, residents put four Fazilka villages on sale

Fazilka: If you have ample money, there are four villages in Fazilka district of the state, located on the Indo-PaK border, which are for sale now. These villages are: Keriyan Wali, Muthian Wali, Chanan Wala and Chuhdi Wala. Not a joke, but a serious issue indeed. Tired of living against piled up woes over the

Cops searching for stolen buffalo on farmer’s online plea

Indore: Crime Branch officials were leftstartled when an unusual message flashed on their online help service ‘Crime Watch’, which was sent by a farmer seeking their help in tracing his stolen buffalo. “A farmer from Shajapur district sent a message yesterday night on our online help service ‘Crime Watch’ that his buffalo has been stolen.

Terrorists warn of Heathrow attack on Twitter

London: Terrorists that claim to support the Ilamic State (IS) have used Twitter to threaten an attack on London’s Heathrow airport, a media report said on Saturday. An alert from the SITE Intelligence Group yesterday warned that a “pro-Islamic State” account had issued threats against aircraft “flying from Heathrow to the US” this weekend, which coincides

Maluka suspends dispensary doctor for negligence on duty

Chandigarh: Sikandar Singh Maluka, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Punjab suspended a doctor posted at Sub Health Center Rania, Block Nihal Singh wala, District Moga on the charges of dereliction of official duty. Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the Rural Development and Panchayats Department said that number of complaints were received against Dr Yuvraj

India, Pak must decide pace, scope of dialogue on Kashmir: US

Washington: Asserting that India and Pakistan must engage in “direct dialogue” to reduce tensions, the US has said it is for the two countries to determine the pace, scope and character of talks on the Kashmir issue. “The normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries and the region,” State Department

Explore space on your smartphone with NASA’s Apple TV app

Washington: The US space agency has released its popular NASA app for a new platform – the fourth-generation Apple TV – that will provide you access to NASA TV on your TV as well live views from the International Space Station (ISS). This version joins the app’s other versions available for iOS in iPhone and

SAD gathers panchayat support on SYL issue

Jalandhar: Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections, the SAD leadership on Monday took the SYL canal issue to the village level by gathering the support of 889 panchayats from the region and handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner against it. The SAD leadership accompanied by zila parishad members, block samitis, nagar councils and

Almond rises on pick up in demand

New Delhi: Almond california prices spurtedby Rs 100 per 40 kg in the national capital today largely on the back of increased buying by retailers and stockists on higher demand from bulk consumers. Further, tight stocks following fall in supplies from overseas markets also supported the uptrend. Almond california prices rose by Rs 100 to