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Bill to set up Haryana SGPC introduced in state assembly

Despite facing stiff opposition from the Amritsar-based SGPC, Haryana Assembly on Friday introduced a bill seeking formation of a separate body to manage affairs of gurdwaras in the state. The Bill was introduced by parliamentary affairs minister Randeep Surjewala.

Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity: DoJ tells US court

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh continues to enjoy immunity in an alleged human rights violation case filed against him in a US court even though he is no longer the head of the State, the US Department of Justice has said.

Don't see 'good days' yet: Omar Abdullah on Union budget

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said he does not see 'achche din' (good times) coming to the country through the maiden Union budget of the NDA government presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Over 5,000 foreigners converge to listen to Dalai Lama

Over 5,000 followers of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama from aborad, including China, reached this mountainous town in Jammu and Kashmir to participate in the highly venerated two-day Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) ceremony beginning Friday.

Customs duty on food processing machinery down from 10% to 6%

With a view to checking rising food prices by mitigating post-harvest losses, the union government on Thursday reduced the duty on specified food processing and packaging machinery from 10% to 6%. “The decision to reduce customs duty on food processing machinery is a step towards capacity building.

Chief minister Badal announces IIM for Amritsar

After union finance minister Arun Jaitley proposed an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Punjab in his budget proposals on Thursday, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal announced that the IIM for the state would be set up in Amritsar.

15th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath shrine

Amid tight security, the 15th batchof 2,249 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from the Jammu base camp

Now, ‘power surplus’ state announces load shedding

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), which had in May declared Punjab ‘power surplus’, has announced to impose load shedding, citing under-performance of private power plants.

'Punjab to launch awareness campaign against sexual offences'

Punjab education minister Daljit Cheema has announced that the Punjab government will soon launch an awareness campaign in schools to educate students against sexual offences and laws to protect women.

Hooda, Chavan to continue as CMs till elections

The Congress leadership has decided against any change of guard in Haryana and Maharashtra in view of the fast approaching assembly elections in the two states. The reprieve for Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his Maharashtra counterpart Prithviraj Chavan came in the form of direction from the Congress high command.

Separate HSGPC can be formed on the lines of HAU

The raging controversy over the establishment of a separate Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee for Haryana - which threatens to bring the states of Punjab and Haryana on a collision course - has a plausible way out if one takes into account the constitutional mechanism adopted in establishing the Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). 

98 back from Iraq

As many as 98 persons hailing from Haryana returned from Iraq and landed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi, early Thursday morning. They were brought back through a special flight of Iraqi Airways.

Baba Farid varsity wants admission criteria relaxed

With many Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) seats vacant in Punjab after the first counselling, the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot, has written to the state government that the criteria of admission needs to be relaxed.

Girl made up rape story, say students, teachers

Doubting the story of the minor who said she had been raped by a boy on July 5 at the Sunet village government high school near here, the students and teachers on Thursday demanded that the three members of the staff suspended on Wednesday be reinstated.

Punjab legislative committees re-constituted

Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal has re-constituted the 13 committees afresh for legislative work of the assembly for 2014-15, a spokesman said here on Thursday.
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