• Punjab deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Badal-N
    Jan 30, 2015 22:37 IST

    Punjab govt rolls back e-TRIP, ups VAT on steel industry

    Punjab on Friday announced abolition of the e-TRIP system besides increasing the value added tax (VAT) on steel industry by 1%. Announcing this while interacting with the members of the beopar mandal, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal here said rolling back e-TRIP would exempt around 1.86 lakh dealers having a turnover of less than Rs 1 crore from the value added tax (VAT) assessment by the excise department.

  • PSEB
    Jan 30, 2015 22:13 IST

    PSEB reschedules dates for Class 10, 12 board exams

    To avoid a date clash with the Punjab local bodies elections, the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Friday rescheduled the dates for both Class 10 and 12 board examinations. Acting on the directions of the state government, the PSEB moved the dates by three days.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Jan 30, 2015 21:29 IST

    Illegal hoardings: HC tells Pb, Hry officers to act against violators

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday asked senior officers of Punjab and Haryana to act against those who installed illegal hoardings and other advertisements in public places.

  • UAE citizen beats up an Indian delivery van driver
    Jan 30, 2015 21:43 IST

    Stolen car linked to Punjabi man's disappearance in Australia

    A stolen car may have been involved in a Punjabi delivery van driver's mysterious disappearance in Australia, a police officer said on Friday.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Jan 30, 2015 20:52 IST

    Marriage palace to pay Rs 10,000 forfailing to refund advance money

    For failing to refund the advance money given to book a venue for marriage reception even after cancellation of license of the marriage palace, the district consumer disputes redresssal forum, SAS Nagar, directed it to pay Rs 10,000 as compensation for deficient services and unfair trade practices.

  • Who is funding Modi's 'marketing campaign', asks Rahul Gandhi
    Jan 30, 2015 19:57 IST

    Rahul invites Punjab MLAs, Capt-Bajwa feud not on agenda

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who has been holding consultations with the state leaders to arrest the party's declining graph, has invited over 20 Punjab MLAs to New Delhi on February 2.

  • Judiciary symbollic photo
    Jan 30, 2015 20:03 IST

    Scotland court orders NRI woman to pay £1 for theft, to deport

    An Indian-origin former bank worker, who siphoned off 120,000 pounds (Rs 11.2 crore) from her client, was ordered by a Scotland court to pay back a token one pound and be deported.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    Jan 30, 2015 20:07 IST

    Capt 'reminds' Modi of promise to Punjabi farmers in Gujarat

    Congress deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday 'reminded' Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his promise that the Gujarat government would withdraw its appeal from the Supreme Court against Punjabi farmers over the land ownership issue in that state.

  • Punjab deputy chief minister and SAD president Sukhbir Badal-N
    Jan 30, 2015 17:08 IST

    Sukhbir Badal confident of SAD-BJP victory in municipal polls

    Exuding confidence Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said the SAD-BJP combine fronting its development agenda would register a "massive victory" in the upcoming local bodies elections in the state.

  • Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe. HT Photo
    Jan 30, 2015 17:02 IST

    Bhagat Puran Singh’s life, on reel.

    Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe, a Harjit Singh film, is a biopic based on the life of Bhagat Puran Singh who devoted his life to selfless service of the underprivileged, invalid and rejected people of the contemporary society. It begins with a soulful song ‘Arti’ by Sant Rama Nand and continues to depict the whole life of the philanthropist.

  • Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma-n
    Jan 30, 2015 14:11 IST

    Haryana government begins process to teach Gita in schools

    The BJP government in Haryana has begun the process of introducing the Bhagavad Gita into the state education board curriculum and will start teaching the scripture in schools from the next academic session.

  • Manpreet Gony-N, in action against Odisha on the first day
    Jan 30, 2015 14:05 IST

    Ranji Trophy: Mohanty, Behera rattle Punjab

    Punjab were caught unawares when Odisha bowlers sprang a surprise and had the hosts all out for 167 on the first day of the Ranji Trophy tie at Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium on Thursday.

  • Shubhman Gill-N, scored 111 to help Punjab reach 282 for 9 in the second innings
    Jan 30, 2015 13:36 IST

    Punjab all set to grab Vijay Merchant Trophy

    The Punjab colts inched closer to title victory in the under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy final after managing to extend their overall lead, against Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA), to huge 457 runs at the end of the third and penultimate day of the contest, being played in Cuttack, on Thursday.

  • An all-male Saang-N performance. Saang is a traditional theatre form of Haryana
    Jan 30, 2015 13:11 IST

    Roots lost, can theatre help?

    In this age of technology, it is contended that society is gradually losing touch with its roots and it is a general perception that the link to tradition should be re-established. But can theatre among all other mainstream options help this search, and that too the much local form of folk theatre or theatre of the roots?

  • Conservative Party of Canada candidate Harpreet Singh-N.
    Jan 30, 2015 12:36 IST

    Harpreet Singh to be Conservative candidate in Surrey-Newton

    Amritsar-born journalist Harpreet Singh has been named the Conservative party of Canada candidate in Surrey-Newton for the October 2015 federal election. "I'm excited to be officially confirmed as the Conservative candidate, and I'm looking forward to represent Prime Minister Stephen Harper's strong, dependable team here in Surrey-Newton," Singh said on Friday.