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Ekta, Konkona : Sanitary pads should not be taxed under the GST

Ekta, Konkona : Sanitary pads should not be taxed under the GST

Ekta, Konkona : Sanitary pads should not be taxed under the GST. TV producer Ekta Kapoor and actress Konkona Sensharma today said that a necessity like sanitary pads should not be taxed under the GST.    There is a raging debate about making sanitary napkins tax free, which are set to be taxed at 12 per


PU student found dead under mysterious circumstances

Chandigarh: A 18- year- old student perusing Law from Panjab University was found dead under mysterious circumstances here at hostel number 5 on Thursday evening. According to police, the deceased has been identified as Loveleen Kaur, resident of Gurdaspur, and a first year student in Dept of Law. Police sources, added that the deceased was

Air India Express plane lands under emergency conditions

Kochi: A Dammam-bound Air India Expressplane from Mangaluru with 131 passengers and crew onboard landed under emergency conditions at Kochi after sparks were seen by the Air Traffic Control as the aircraft got airborne. The Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed safely and there was no harm to any passenger or crew, an Air India Express spokesperson

MLAs resignation under consideration: Speaker

Chandigarh: Days after 42 Punjab Congress MLAs submitted their resignations over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, Assembly Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal on Monday said the matter was “under consideration”. “I have received the resignation letters of the 42 Congress MLAs and the matter is under consideration. No decision has been taken yet,” he said here.

Under duress, Punjab waters may flow to Haryana, Rajasthan

Pritam Singh Kumedan is in agony today. The well-known river waters expert feels that ultimately, the Supreme Court is going to play heavy on Punjab. The 95 years young Kumedan does not want to be called old man as he says that he is ‘young at heart.’ Amidst the raging debate over SYL imbroglio, he

Indo-US relationship will continue to grow under Trump: US Envoy

New Delhi: The US has exuded confidence that while there have been “gains over the years in the relationship” between India and the US over the past two decades, the trend will continue under the new dispensation headed by President-elect Donald Trump. “As you look at the gains over the years in the relationship, particularly

Order to Vigilance Bureau comes under HC scanner

Chandigarh: A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Justices S S Saron and Lisa Gill on Tuesday, though without issuing any formal notice of motion order, asked the Law Officer to ascertain from the state government as to how the state government justifies its order dated of July 23, 2007 issued

UT all set to allocate work under smart city project

Chandigarh: The Smart City project gets rolling as UT is all set to allocate the developmental project within the fortnight. The process of selecting the team leader company to operate the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituted to undertake the various developmental projects was completed on Monday. Six companies, Indian and foreign submitted their bids for

Lipstick Under My Burkha’ typifies what’s wrong with feminist movement

Mumbai: The trailer of Alankrita Shrivastava’s film, very strategically and with thesis-like precision gives us four women from different age groups who just want to throw it — the burkha — off and breathe easy. The burkha is of course a metaphor. And one that Germaine Greer would have grabbed at greedily 30 years ago.

Saini community rejects classification under OBC

Nawanshahr: There is a clamour for reservation by various general castes across the country to get the chunk of facilities given under the tagline of reserved category to lure the common man. Amidst the nagging voices at least there is one caste, that is of Sainis in Punjab who is opposed to it. Saini community of

Cow protectors work under law: RSS chief

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday came in for the resuce of cow protectors saying that they operate under law.”There are some people who are dedicated to cow protection, it is part of directive principles of state policy,” Bhagwat said while delivering his annual speech during the 91st foudation day of

Three railway officials put under suspension

Ludhiana: The Senior Section Engineer (SSE) Pway (permanent way) Ludhiana, Vivek Kumar, SSE Pway (ultra sonic flaw detecting) officer Jalandhar Manish Kumar and Senior Division Engineer 1 Ferozepur, SPS Batra have been suspended by the railways authorities, General Manager Northern Railways, A K Puthia has issued these orders on basis of preliminary investigations they were

Man found dead under mysterious circumstances in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: A 28-year-old youth was found dead under mysterious circumstances here at a hotel room in Sector 42 on Monday morning. The police suspect it to be a case of suicide as per preliminary investigation. According to the police, the victim has been identified as Davinder, a native of Hisar (Haryana). The victim was residing at

Rs 250 crore declared in Uttarakhand under IDS

Dehradun: Unaccounted wealth and income of Rs 250 crore has been declared by 400 people in Uttarakhand under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS), an Income Tax official said on Monday. Of this about Rs 112 crore would go to the income tax (IT) department, he said. The official told IANS that while the amount was

Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to premiere at Tokyo film fest

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Alankrita Shrivastava’s directorial “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, produced by Prakash Jha, will get its world premiere at the 29th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival.The film will be screened in competition in the Future of Asian Cinema section of the festival, which will run from October 25 to November 3,

Family planning: 145 districts to be targeted under new plan

New Delhi: To accelerate access to high quality family planning choices, the Centre will soon launch a mission focusing on 145 districts across seven states of the country which have high fertility rates. The Union Health Ministry will launch ‘Mission Parivar Vikas’ in these districts of seven states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh,

Couples arrested under NDPS Act in Bathinda

Bathinda : Police have arrested couple under NDPS act in Bathinda . Police has recovered 700 banned capsules and 100 banned pills from the accused. According to the information, the accused were identified as Roshan Lal and his wife Praveen Kaur were the residents of Shahhed Udham Nagar. Police has started the further

Now, city under surveillance of 12,000 CCTV cameras

Chandigarh: Trying to combat with snatchings and other theft incidents, the Chandigarh Police have managed to get installed 12,000 CCTV (closed-circuit television) cameras around the city corners under the ‘Nigehbaan’ project. The southern division of Chandigarh has the maximum 5,033 CCTV cameras. Briefing about the details of the camera installed, Chandigarh Police SSP Sukchain Singh

22-year-old doctor crushed under private bus

Patiala: A 22-year-old doctor Pooja Sharma, working in a private hospital in Patiala, was run over by a private bus on Sunday. The people present there immediately informed the Police about the mishap. The Police from Lahori gate police station immediately reached the spot and took custody of the body and sent it to the

More than 10,000 cases enrolled under Mukh Mantri Hepatitis- C relief fund

Chandigarh: The Department of Health, Punjab marked success by enrolling more than 10,000 cases of Hepatitis-C on treatment. “Mukh Mantri Hepatitis-C Relief Fund” was launched by Chief Minister Punjab on 18th June in order to ensure free treatment facility to people suffering from Hepatitis-C . Under the initiative, drugs are provided free of cost to