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In Punjab budget, Amarinder Singh govt reduces retirement age to 58 years

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:06 PM IST
BUDGET 2020-21 Manpreet Badal announces that Punjab will provide free education in government schools to all students up to Class 12; earmarks Rs 2,000 crore for farm loan waiver, including Rs 520 crore for waiving loans of landless and farm workers
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Jeffries faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the town for the pigs that have been spotted on and alongside the town road for weeks, creating a nuisance for drivers and pedestrians, according to the town.(AP image)
Jeffries faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines from the town for the pigs that have been spotted on and alongside the town road for weeks, creating a nuisance for drivers and pedestrians, according to the town.(AP image)

250 pigs escape; most back, some with help from hot dog buns

By Associated Press | ORANGE, Vt.
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 09:28 AM IST
Several farm workers and a couple of volunteers who heard about the loose pigs trudged up and down the dirt road hill Thursday trying to drive any pigs back into the Sugar Mountain Farm in Orange.
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A farmer sprays pesticide in the cotton field at Pandharkawada in Maharashtra.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan times)
A farmer sprays pesticide in the cotton field at Pandharkawada in Maharashtra.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan times)

Why India must ban highly hazardous pesticides

By Anand Zachariah and Michael Eddleston
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 06:33 PM IST
The ban of HPP as a public health strategy can reduce deaths in the young and active working population to protect life and contribute to the health of the country.
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The announcements could even come ahead of the interim budget on February 1, although some could come after the budget session of Parliament, which begins on January 30 and ends on February 13.(PTI/Picture for representation)
The announcements could even come ahead of the interim budget on February 1, although some could come after the budget session of Parliament, which begins on January 30 and ends on February 13.(PTI/Picture for representation)

Govt lines up sops for jobless, women, unorganised labour

By Rajeev Jayaswal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2019 07:56 AM IST
Marginal farmers, farm workers, unorganised urban labour, young people in search of jobs, women and senior citizens should expect a slew of sops and incentives in the next two months with the government readying to make several announcements.
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