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Urban bodies director to sanction conversion of residential plots

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government has decided that the permission for conversion of residential plots into guest houses in respect of the sites situated within the limits of municipal corporations, councils and committees would henceforth be granted by Director, Urban Local Bodies or any other officer authorised by Urban Local Bodies Department. However, the...

SBI to launch YONO, India’s first digital platform

Friday, 24 Nov 2017 | PNS | Dehradun | in Chandigarh

In line with India going digital fast, State Bank of India (SBI), the largest commercial bank in India in terms of assets, deposits, profits, branches, customers and employees, is set to launch India’s first comprehensive digital service platform YONO, acronym for ‘You Only Need One’. Union Minister for Finance...

SAD, BJP seek Khaira's removal as LoP

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP on Wednesday urged the Punjab Governor to immediately remove AAP legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the post of Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly as he has been summoned by a Fazilka court in an alleged drug case. The demand was put forward by...


Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | in Chandigarh

Punjab Guv, Speaker, CM exhorts people Chandigarh: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh, and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday exhorted the people to follow the high ideals of secularism, humanism, compassion, tolerance and the spirit of self-sacrifice as preached and...

Punjab CM unveils draft startup and entrepreneurship development policy

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | SAS Nagar | in Chandigarh

To support women entrepreneurs and startups, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday unveiled the draft ‘Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017’. Capt Amarinder, in his inaugural address at the ‘Road to GES’ programme ahead of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit-2017 slated to be held in Hyderabad later this month,...

Capt launches e-labour portal for easy access to services for workers

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched an e-labour portal to enable workers to access various services offered by the Labour Department in an easy and hassle-free manner, including direct payment into their bank accounts of benefits under welfare schemes. The portal is an online platform for industries and...

Chandigarh Lit Fest from Nov 25

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The 5th edition of the Chandigarh Lit Fest, Literati, organised by Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) will be held at the Lake Club here on November 25-26. CLS chairperson and festival director Sumita Misra, while talking to the mediapersons here said that the trilingual Lit Fest shall have many prominent authors...

New recruitment rules in Haryana

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

After scraping the process of interviews for the posts in Group C and D category, Haryana Government on Wednesday gave a go ahead to new recruitment rules of giving 90 marks for the written test and a maximum of ten marks for socio-economic criteria. The rules were approved during the cabinet...

Hry Min to take up Gurugram hospital overbilling issue with Centre

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In a bid to keep a check on cases similar to overbilling that took place in Gurugram based Fortis Hospital, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said that he would raise the issue with the Union Health Minister JP Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital...

Punjab Cabinet takes steps to check liquor smuggling

Thursday, 23 Nov 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In a significant move to check liquor smuggling, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the introduction of the draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill would be tabled in the ensuing winter session of Vidhan Sabha, starting from November 27. The vehicles carrying more than three cases of...



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