The Punjab council of ministers on Wednesday enhanced the value added tax (VAT) on iron and steel, including scrap, from 2.5% to 3.5%, and that of the natural gas from 5.5% to 13%.
In what is likely to raise the hackles of many educationists, the first-ever BJP government in Haryana looks set to introduce 'Bhagavad Gita' for students of all classes in its schools across the state.
Traffic flow on the town's main circular road was again disrupted after a large section of the retaining wall on the road adjacent to a new multistoried parking lot under construction began to sink on Wednesday, forcing commuters to make lengthy detours. Following incessant rainfall cracks had begun to appear on the wall during the past few days.
Panjab University has implemented revised rates of the University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowships under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by 55%.
Haryana finance minister Capt Abhimanyu on Wednesday accused the opposition parties of misinterpreting the facts presented in the white paper on state finances to mislead people.
Deputy commissioner Vivek Atray has asked the police to keep a check on auto-rickshaws being driven either illegally in the city or too rashly, risking lives of passengers.
Reiterating that his action plan for ‘ghar wapsi’ was unstoppable, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said that the saffron outfit had reconverted ‘innumerable’ people back to Hinduism.
The budget session of Punjab Legilative Assembly will commence here from March 12.A decision to this effect was taken at the Cabinet meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here, an official spokesman said.
The court of additional district and sessions judge Amit Sharma on Wednesday sentenced a head constable posted with Panchkula police, to seven years rigorous imprisonment (RI) for raping his second wife.
Punjab on Wednesday claimed to have become the first state in the country to separate investigation functions from law and order duties, with deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal launching the Bureau of Investigation (BoI) to bring all investigation staff from different units under a unified command.
People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday lashed out sharply against Aam Aadmi Party’s state unit President Sucha Singh Chhotepur and asked him when did he apply to join AAP.
While biopics are being made in quite a few numbers, the soon-to-be released Nanak Shah Fakir is one that stands out by quite a margin.
The Sikh tradition has long been at the forefront of social innovation. The Institute of Texan Cultures, a unit of the University of Texas at San Antonio, is hosting an exhibition titled ‘Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab’.
It was a thumping victory for the SAD-BJP combine in the MC ward number 10 bypoll. But that’s just the politics of it. For 31-year-old Hardeep Singh it was an emotional moment as he wrested the seat vacated by his deceased elder brother.
A court marriage may sound easy, but the red tape can take the colour out of the occasion. Some of that tape is being cut now as the UT administration has introduced online status update of your application.