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Home visits: Punjab’s tri-city residents get a new healthcare option

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) Residents of the tri-city – comprising Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali — will not have to rush to a hospital or clinic for routine ailments from now. A new facility, extended by a leading private hospital chain, ...

Congress in Kerala asks Sonia to select state unit president

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 30 (IANS) The Congress party in Kerala on Monday passed a resolution authorising AICC President Sonia Gandhi to select the state party president and also the AICC members from Kerala. The state unit also said it has a ...

Demonetisation a disaster, GST torpedoed economy: Rahul Gandhi

October 30th, 2017 (0)
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy. “The decision of demonetisation was an out-and-out disaster. The ...

How can state challenge Centre’s law, asks SC

October 30th, 2017 (0)
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Pulling up the West Bengal government for challenging the Centre’s decision to link Aadhaar for giving subsidies, the Supreme Court on Monday wondered how could a state government challenge a law passed by the central ...

Jakhar blames Badal legacy for power tariff hike

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Chandigarh: State Congress president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar said today that the state government was reviewing all power purchase agreements (PPAs) made during the Akali-BJP rule. Addressing a press conference, Jakhar said efforts would be made to rationalise ...

About 85% farm labourers under debt, says report

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Chandigarh: The Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, on Friday organised a discussion on a recent report that found that 85 per cent of agricultural labourers in Punjab were indebted. The Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union ...

Punjab, Haryana procure over 173 lakh tonnes paddy

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 173.21 lakh tonne of paddy this season so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Saturday. Punjab has procured over 118.18 lakh tonne of paddy while ...

Contractors suffer losses, courtesy liquor smuggling

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Moga: Liquor smuggling has been giving sleepless nights to Excise and Taxation Department officials as well as liquor contractors in the district. Since the beginning of the current fiscal year, more than 5,000 cases of liquor had been recovered ...

China to again block resolution declaring Masood Azhar as terrorist

October 30th, 2017 (0)
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) China is set to block a resolution at the UN this week to declare Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar an international terrorist, frustrating India and the US who want the chief plotter of a deadly attack ...

PML-N top brass holds key meeting in London

October 30th, 2017 (0)
London, Oct 30 (IANS) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has arrived here from Saudi Arabia to hold a key consultative meeting on Monday with his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party leaders, including current Premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab ...