- May 22, 2015 22:32 IST
Expressing surprise at Punjab government's decision to levy 5% Infrastructure Development (ID) fee on power tariff and `1 cess on petrol and diesel, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the Punjab government for a rethink on the matter.
- May 22, 2015 22:04 IST
The national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Scheduled Caste (SC) Morcha fell short of the hype generated due to the meeting venue being the Dalit-dominated Doaba region. During the two-day meet, no discussions were held on the possible expansion of the party's base in the state and no issues related to Punjab figured on the agenda.
- May 22, 2015 22:09 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit children on the basis of a birth certificate issued by the registrar of births and deaths.
- May 22, 2015 20:10 IST
Inayat, a Chandigarh girl, made the city proud by acing the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) entrance test for bachelor of design, on Friday. Resident of Maloya, she is a student of non-medical of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 and scored 84.9 % in Class 12
- May 22, 2015 20:13 IST
Reacting sharply to the Punjab government's decision to impose cess on electricity, petrol and diesel, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar demanded a white paper on the state's financial health.
- May 22, 2015 22:00 IST
Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday urged the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo motu cognisance of controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned-dismissed cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky's reported reappointment as police inspector by the state government on May 16.
- May 22, 2015 20:10 IST
Pakistan high commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.
- May 22, 2015 19:21 IST
To remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural land in areas that came under the ambit of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday request the union environment and forest minister Prakash Javadekar to waive conditions imposed by the centre over areas that were under habitation and cultivation.
- May 22, 2015 18:28 IST
Punjab home guard Sukhwinder Singh, who sexually harassed a British student aboard an Amritsar-Delhi train, was dismissed from service on Friday.
- May 22, 2015 14:00 IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit only children with proper birth certificates.
It has also ruled that an individual cannot seek to correct his/her date of birth "after expiry of three years of attaining majority". The decision would be applicable in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.
- May 22, 2015 18:06 IST
Slamming the Punjab government for imposing additional fuel and power cess, People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday asked chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to curtail their expenditures to improve state's fiscal health.
- May 22, 2015 11:49 IST
Sector 65, will hold a summer golf programme from May 25. Stating this, MGR director golf academy and Arjuna awardee Harmeet Kahlon said that the equipment will be made available to all the participants of the camp.
- May 22, 2015 11:19 IST
A city-based gastroenterologist, who worked to retrieve foreign bodies from patients’ abdomen his entire career, was almost at the verge of becoming a patient himself, when a south Indian food joint served him sambar vada in which a metal ring was ‘stuffed’.
- May 22, 2015 10:51 IST
Holding the PGIMER negligent in treating a 16-year-old accident victim leading to her death, the national consumer disputes redressal commission, New Delhi, on Thursday directed the PGIMER to pay `17 lakh as compensation to parents of Anupama Sarkar, who had died in July 2012.
- May 22, 2015 10:57 IST
The Punjab government on Thursday directed all district police chiefs to lodge first information reports (FIRs) against e-commerce companies selling e-cigarettes via online shopping portals despite the ban.