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Cong forces two adjournments of RS

New Delhi: Opposition Congress today forced two adjournments of proceedings in Rajya Sabha during pre-noon session over alleged misuse of ED and CBI against opposition Chief Ministers. Congress first sought suspension of business to discuss the alleged “unleashing” of Enforcement Directorate and CBI against former Chief Ministers belonging to opposition parties and then trooped into

MNS demand of Rs 5 crore from Karan Johar is ‘wrong’: Govt

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today termed as “wrong” the MNS demand of Rs 5 crore from film director Karan Johar for resolving the controversy over his movie ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (ADHM) and said the government had nothing to do with it. “That was a wrong proposal. We don’t agree

Modi government spent Rs 36 crore on publicity to mark two years

New Delhi: The BJP-led union government may have attacked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi for its spending on advertisements, but it spent more than Rs 36 crore on publicity and advertisements for organising the one-day “Ek Nayi Subah” show in Delhi to mark two years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

Starting Rs 60,000, Apple iphone7 in India from October 7

San Francisco: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for iOS lovers in India beginning October 7 – the last in the list of countries. Available in silver, gold, rose gold and the new black finish (jet black), iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB

EC reminder to govt on CBI probe into alleged Ktk RS poll graft

New Delhi: The Election Commission has sent a reminder to the government to get the allegations of use of money power in the recent Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls probed by the CBI even as it has unveiled measures to check foul play in elections to the Upper House and Legislative Councils. On June 9, while

SHO Kotbhai in Muktsar caught red-handed accepting Rs 50,000 bribe

Muktsar: Station house officer (SHO) of Kotbhai in Shri Muktsar sahib, SI Jaswinder Singh caught red handed while accepting Rs 50000 as bribe by Vigilance flying squad Mohali team, on Friday.  The vigilance team led by SP Bhupinder Singh and Insp Satwant Singh Sidhu laid the trap, meanwhile the vigilance has recovered the bribe money from his possession. Jagga

Vigilance caught JE of PSPCL accepting Rs 10,000 bribe

Jalandhar: The vigilance bureau have caught a junior engineer (JE) of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) accepting the bribe of Rs 10,000, on Thursday, at Jalandhar. The accused has been identified as Jagtar Singh posted at Masliya Shahkund in Jalandhar. According to the information, the vigilance have arrested the accused JE red handed while accepting the

Rs.6 lakh stolen from a car in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Unidentified miscreants stole away bag carrying cash worth Rs 6 lakh, a laptop and some documents after breaking windowpane of car parked near Durga Mata Mandir, Dugri, on Saturday night. Soon after receiving the information, the police reached at spot and initiated the investigation. The police have scanned CCTV footage installed outside the temple.

GST bill taken up in RS: Most parties, except AIADMK, support

New Delhi: Main opposition Congress and mostother parties, except AIADMK, today expressed support, with certain conditions, to the introduction of GST in the country as the Rajya Sabha took up the much-delayed bill to amend the Constitution for allowing the measure. Moving the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 amid thumping of desks by the entire

Delhi rice trader’s staffers robbed of Rs 80 lakh

New Delhi: At least four unidentified persons robbed around Rs 80 lakh from two staff members of a rice trader who were returning to their shop after collecting the money from a market in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh area on Thursday, police said. The robbery took place near an underpass at Shakur Basti in west

Housewives perturbed over Rs.5 rise in bread price

Ludhiana: The hike in price of daily commodities has shattered the common man’s courage in the last few days. The situation of the common household is so deteriorating that day to day expenses cannot be met. In the last two months, there has been 35 percent rise in the price of pulses, 13 percent rise

PSPCL not keen to recover outstanding amount Rs.4303.80 lakh

Ludhiana: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) failed to recover the outstanding amount of Rs.4303.80 lakh from the consumers from past several years. The information was obtained under the RTI, which revealed that every effort was made by the field officers to oversee that the consumers make the payment of their dues. Scrutiny of audited

RBI imposes Rs 5 cr penalty on Bank of Baroda

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a penalty of Rs 5 crore ($754,000) on the Bank of Baroda (BoB) for irregularities in anti-money laundering (AML) provisions that came to light in October 2015, the public sector lender said here on Monday. “The Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs

RS adjourns twice as Oppn protests attacks on Dalits in Gujrat

New Delhi: Opposition led by Congress todayforced two adjournments of the Rajya Sabha in the pre-noon session over attacks of Dalits in Gujarat. Main opposition Congress, BSP and TMC competed with each other in trying to raise the issue more vociferously, throwing the House into a pandemonium and forcing two adjournments, first for 10 minutes

Breaking- Petrol price cut by Rs 2.25, diesel by Rs 0.42 a litre

Chandigarh: Petrol price cut by Rs 2.25 a litre, diesel by Rs 0.42 a

Five hockey players from Punjab selected for Rio Olympics 2016

Jalandhar: Renowned for its international presence in the legendary sport of Hockey, as many as five players from Punjab have been selected for the Men’s Hockey Squad for the upcoming Rio Olympics in Brazil. It is after the grand success at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Champions trophy that the nation was hopeful of ending

Breaking- Thieve arrested for stealing Rs 10 lakh outside ATM

Ferozepur: The local police arrested a person for stealing cash bag carrying Rs 10 lakh from ATM machine in Mamdot village in Ferozepur, on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Surjit Singh resident of Ferozepur. While providing the information the police said that the accused has stolen the cash bag outside the ATM when

Gold futures extend gains on global trend, up Rs 260

New Delhi: Continuing its upward journey, goldprices rose by another Rs 260 to Rs 32,040 per 10 gram in futures trade today as participants created more bets amid a firm global trend At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month October was trading higher by Rs 260 or 0.82 per cent to trade

Four held with brown sugar worth Rs 5 crore in Jammu

Jammu: Four persons, including two residentsof Kerala, have been arrested and over three kg of “high quality” Brown Sugar, worth about Rs five crore in local market, was seized from their possession in Jammu city. Mohammed Farooq and Javed Iqbal, residents of Rajouri district, had brought the consignment to Jammu and were to hand it

Jaitley sees personal assets decline by Rs 2.83 cr in FY16

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hasseen his assets decline by Rs 2.83 crore in fiscal year ended March 2016 to Rs 68.41 crore due to fall in cash balance in bank accounts. In his declaration of Assets and Liabilities for 2015-16 posted on the PMO website, Jaitley said the value of his immovable properties