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Haryana to empower Panchayati Raj institutions

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Haryana Government is all set to empower the panchayati raj institutions with more financial powers and also, entrust them with powers to monitor various initiatives launched in the State. The Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Friday said that the State Government would entrust certain services to the zila parishads...

Cold conditions continues in most parts of Punjab, Haryana

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Cold conditions continued unabated in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday even as dense fog adversely affected air, rail and road traffic in the region. Punjab’s holy city, Amritsar coldest place in the region settling at a minimum temperature of 2 degree Celsius, one degree below normal. Chandigarh, the joint...

Haryana issue guidelines on bogus institutions

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

To check the menace of bogus technical educational institutions offering diploma or under graduate or post graduate degree technical courses and to spread awareness about such institutions, Haryana Government on Friday issued guidelines. “A list of those technical education institutions which are ‘not approved’ by the All India Council...

Jats announces fresh stir for reservation

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

As Punjab heads to polls next month, the Jats have sounded the poll bugle against the Bharatiya Janata Party and its alliance partner Shiromani Akali Dal accusing the former for betraying the community on reservation issue. The Jats have also announced fresh agitation starting January 29 in Haryana to press...

Govt yet to work out modalities for Dharamsala

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | Kamal Joshi | Shimla | in Chandigarh

The erstwhile summer capital of British India — Shimla — will no longer remain the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh. With the announcement of Dharamsala as the Winter Capital by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, there has been a controversy with the Opposition dubbing the move as an attempt by the...

FM urge bankers to be sensitive towards issues of farmers

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In a bid to create an environment of trust among the farmers and banks, Haryana Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu on Friday urged the bankers to be sensitive towards issues such as timely provision of collateral and credit to the farmers, skewed farming practices and development of skills of farmers in...

Inbrief

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | Pioneer | in Chandigarh

Haryana to offer one time rebate Chandigarh: Haryana Government has decided to offer rebate of one per cent on deposit of property tax through cashless transactions in all Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Municipalities in the state. Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain, said that Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, had approved...

Badals ‘looted’ State: Sidhu

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Attacking the Badals from left, right, and centre, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday come out with a ‘white paper’ on alleged corruption by the Badal father-son duo pilfering Government revenue under different heads. The newly-born Congressman Sidhu, accusing the state’s first family of “looting” Punjab in excise collection, tourism and...

Harsimrat attacks Sidhu

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Responding to the Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu’s ‘white paper’, Union Minister and SAD MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday came out with former cricketer’s “dismal performance” in Parliament. “Sidhu remained conspicuous by his absence. His record of spending of his Local Area Development fund was abysmal, lowest of...

Badal sought ‘friend’ Amarinder’s help: Kejriwal

Saturday, 21 Jan 2017 | PNS | Lambi | in Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Friday campaigned in Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s bastion Lambi for party’s candidate Jarnail Singh. Kejriwal lashed out not only at Badal, but also Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh for being hand-in-glove. “Anticipating his defeat, Badal has...

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