• Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Mar 04, 2015 23:30 IST

    VAT on iron, steel, natural gas hiked

    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%.

  • HSC exams
    Mar 04, 2015 23:20 IST

    Haryana education body recommends Gita for Classes 1 to 12

    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.

  • Delhi Traffic
    Mar 04, 2015 23:05 IST

    Traffic disrupted in Shimla as retaining wall caves in

    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. HT Photo
    Mar 04, 2015 20:53 IST

    Panjab University implements revised rates of fellowships

    Panjab University has implemented revised rates of the University Grants Commission (UGC) fellowships under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) by 55%.

  • Capt Abhimanyu, Haryana finance minister. HT Photo
    Mar 04, 2015 20:36 IST

    Opposition misinterpreting facts on white paper: Capt Abhimanyu

    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.

  • Joshua Apte, pollution
    Mar 04, 2015 20:36 IST

    Keep check on illegal, dangerous auto-rickshaws: DC to police

    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.

  • Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia
    Mar 04, 2015 20:30 IST

    Togadia vows to continue ‘ghar wapsi’

    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.

  • Punjab Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhinda-n
    Mar 04, 2015 19:41 IST

    Punjab budget session to commence from March 12 to March 25

    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.

  • crimes against women
    Mar 04, 2015 19:07 IST

    Panchkula: Head constable gets 7-yr jail for rape, deceitful marriage

    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.

  • pic 28
    Mar 04, 2015 18:49 IST

    Punjab Police gets separate wing to speed up investigations

    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.

  • Manpreet Singh Badal
    Mar 04, 2015 17:35 IST

    No plan to join AAP, says Manpreet Badal

    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.

  • Actor Adil Hussain. Gurminder Singh/HT
    Mar 04, 2015 14:27 IST

    First biopic on Guru Nanak

    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 exhibition presents paintings, arms and armour and modern work of art. Lakhpreet Kaur/HT
    Mar 04, 2015 15:12 IST

    Sikh artwork on display at Texas University

    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’.

  • SAD symbol
    Mar 04, 2015 13:25 IST

    SAD’s Hardeep wins brother’s seat with thumping margin

    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.

  • Cartoon
    Mar 04, 2015 13:21 IST

    Status update: Court marriage gets easier, via the web

    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.