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Budget session likely to start from Jan 31

New Delhi:  The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Tuesday recommended starting the budget session of Parliament from January 31, official sources said here. The CCPA met Tuesday morning and decided that the first half of the budget session should be held from January 31 to February 9. The recommendation will now be sent

SYL row: Special session of Punjab Assembly tomorrow

Chandigarh: A special session of the PunjabAssembly has been convened tomorrow in the wake of the Supreme Court declaring as “unconstitutional” the 2004 law enacted by the state government to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states. Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will come out with a strategy that will

No point in calling assembly session when previous law not approved: Sunil Jakhar

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress vice president and chief spokesperson Sunil Jakhar on Monday questioned the purpose of calling special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha when the earlier law passed unanimously in March last is yet to get the Governor’s approval. Asserting that the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was trying to befool the people of

Rain interrupts post lunch session of second Ind-NZ Test

Kolkata: New Zealand’s reply to India’s 316 in the first innings was halted by rain in the post lunch session on the second day at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. New Zealand were 85/4 in 24.4 overs when rain interrupted play forcing an early tea break.

PAU holds brain storming session for PG students

Ludhiana: The Department of Soil Science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) organised a brain storming session for the benefit of postgraduate students on Tuesday. About 35 students and all faculty members of the department attended the session. Adjunct faculty was also present on the occasion. Dr. B.S Brar, Head, Department of Soil Science, welcomed the guests and

Watch video: Bains brothers thrown out of house by security

Shilpa Shetty’s yoga session during show

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra feels yoga can eliminate stress, and hence makes it a point to perform yoga during elimination round in children’s dance reality show “Super Dancer”. According to a source close to the production house, the actress finds it difficult to eliminate children during the audition rounds. She performs yoga during

Cong set to corner SAD-BJP govt in assembly session

Congress will hold the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government in the dock in the coming Vidhan Sabha session for all its failures and the sins of omission and commission. The party also called all its MLAs to ensure their presence all through the session.A meeting of the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) was held here on

Channi wants session to be extended by 20 days

Punjab Congress Legislature Party chief and Leader of the Opposition Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday said that the thirteenth Vidhan Sabha session which is going to start on September 8 should be extended atleast by 20 more days. “The government knows this is the last session and there are important issues to be discussed on

Assembly session from Sept 8; GST Bill all set to be ratified

Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the summoning of thirteenth session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from September 8 to 14. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here at Punjab Bhawan, on Monday morning. Disclosing this here on Monday, a spokesperson of the

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

Special session of Bihar Legislature on Aug 16 to ratify GST

Patna: A special one-day session of both the Houses of Bihar Legislature has been scheduled for August 16 for ratification of the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST. The one-day session of the Bihar State Legislative Assembly was called by Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary for ratification of GST Bill, its Secretary Ram Shreshtha Rai told PTI

Breaking-Punjab Cabinet Meeting Ended

Punjab Assembly session will run till 5th to 9th  September. VAT on spices got reduced and turmeric becomes VAT free. VAT on coriander, cumin and black pepper reduced to 4% from 6.50%.Cabinet took decision on religious ground and will provide land to Muslim’s and Christians cemetery. Cabinet also approves to provide 4.99 per unit power

Phelps eases into first practice session at Rio

Rio de Janeiro: American swimming great Michael Phelps has eased into practice here as he prepares to add a final glorious chapter to his glittering career. The 31-year-old joined his US teammates in their first training session at the Olympic Aquatics Centre on Tuesday afternoon, just hours after arriving in the city for the August

129th IOC session opens in Rio De Janeiro

Rio De Janeiro: The 129th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) started officially got with a ceremony at the Cidade Das Artes in Rio de Janeiro. In his opening speech on Monday night, IOC President Thomas Bach paid tribute to the extraordinary work and efforts deployed by the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the

Monsoon session of Parliament begins, Lok Sabha adjourned

New Delhi: The monsoon session of parliament began on Monday but the Lok Sabha was adjourned shortly due to the death of Madhya Pradesh MP Dalpat Singh Paraste. Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the newly-inducted ministers in the Lok Sabha, which will resume on Tuesday. In the Rajya Sabha, the session started with Chairman Mohammad

Confident of GST passage in Monsoon session: Gangwar

New Delhi: Government is confident of gettingthe much-delayed GST Bill passed in the upcoming Monsoon session of Parliament, beginning later this month, new Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said on Wednesday. Gangwar, who was yesterday shifted from the Textile Ministry to the all-important Finance Ministry, assumed charge today along with Arjun Ram Meghwal,

Will not allow mid-session fee hike by private schools: Irani 

Amritsar: Private schools will not be allowed to hike fees in the middle of a session and any increase at the start of the academic year would also need to be consulted with parent-teacher associations, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani said today. “We have proposed to states that if private schools want to hike fees