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BJP leaders want rollback of tax on stock

More Punjab BJP leaders on Friday demanded the rollback of 'advance tax on stock', saying it is unacceptable at any cost while describing it as "anti-industry policy" even as excise and taxation department said this "anti-tax evasion" measure will help eliminate inspector raj.

Notification for Talwandi Sabo and Patiala assembly by-elections to be issued on July 26

The Election Commission of India would issue the notification for the Talwandi Sabo and Patiala Assembly bye-elections on July 26. Polling for this by-election would be held on August 21, 2014

Temperatures hover below normal in Punjab, Haryana

Union Territory Chandigarh had a high of 32 deg C, down by a degree below normal, MeT department report said.

Information panel gets June pay now

A typical sarkari lacunae and administrative indifference caused an inordinate delay in the releasing of June salary to nine information commissioners and other members of the staff at the Punjab Information Commission, transparency watchdog created to implement the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

Mann’s wit keeps Parliament in splits

It isn’t easy to stand out making speeches in a crowded Lower House of 543. So, stand-up comedian and Aam Aadmi Party’s first-time MP Bhagwant Mann has chosen the medicine he knows best: laughter. “Since new MPs don’t get more than two minutes to speak, satire can do the trick.

Sparrows find a new home in HP cold desert

Even as the dwindling number of house sparrows has become a cause of concern, a team of researchers that visited Himachal Pradesh found that the bird has now found a new habitat in the cold deserts of Lahaul- Spiti, Ladakh and the Tibetan plateau.

NSSO to assess extent of drug abuse in state

The union government has asked the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to carry out an advanced pilot survey in Punjab and Manipur to assess the extent of drug abuse, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

HC stays screening of ‘Grand Masti’ till July 31

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday put a stay on the screening of Bollywood movie ‘Grand Masti’ till July 31. The movie starring Vivek Oberoi, a sequel to the 2004 hit ‘Masti’, was released on September 13 last year.
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