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SAD to raise RTE Act implementation issue in Punjab Assembly

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday expressed shock that Dalit ministers, who were ever vocal about dalit issues during the SAD-BJP tenure when the most was done for the disadvantaged, were turning a blind eye to the implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in Punjab which assured free and...

Punjab to launch micro ATMs in co-op institutions

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Aiming to deliver effective core banking services at the village level, Punjab Government has decided to install micro ATMs in its all 3,535 Primary Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS) and District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) under its rural financial inclusion plan. “Cooperatives have played a vital role in improving the economic conditions...

Jairam Thakur demands Himachal Regiment

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Monday called on Union Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman at New Delhi and placed a demand for “Himachal Regiment” to recognise the gallant services of soldiers of the hill state in defence forces. He said more than 1200 soldiers laid down their lives for the motherland...

‘Confluence’ concludes

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Kurukshetra | in Chandigarh

The last day of Confluence, the festival of NITK here, witnessed Solo Dance, Entertainment Quiz and Ekanki, a stage play event in the Jubilee Hall. The Pioneer is a media partner of the event. Splitsvilla 2k18, an event conducted by the PG Club finally got its winners after the...

‘Int’l Mother-Tongue Day’ to be celebrated on Feb 21

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

To promote the Punjabi language, especially among the youth, first-of-its-kind ‘International Mother Tongue Day’ will be celebrated on February 21 by the Punjab Kala Parishad (Arts Council). Disclosing, Council chairman and renowned Punjabi poet Dr Surjit Patar on Monday said that these celebrations are part of a comprehensive strategy formulated under...

Punjab RERA gives another chance to promoters to apply for registration

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has decided to give one more chance to those promoters who have not applied for registration of their projects till last date, which was December 31, 2017, to submit their applications for registration of their projects. The Authority has now called upon all promoters to...

In brief

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | in Chandigarh

Additional charge for Haryana IAS officer Chandigarh: Haryana Government has given additional charge to one IAS officer and issued transfer and posting orders of two HCS officers with immediate effect. Vivek Joshi, Commissioner Ambala Division, Ambala, who also holds other posts, will also look after the work of Director, Swarna Jayanti Haryana...

AAP on goonda tax

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA and the Leader of Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Sukhpal Khaira on Monday asked the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to reveal the names of Congress MLAs or their near and dear ones, allegedly involved in illegal mining and goonda tax collection. Khaira, who visited the...

Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Panchkula

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In a major heist, thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday. The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday and the entire theft was caught on CCTV. “The...

‘HP to emerge as model State in skill development’

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 | PNS | Shimla/New Delhi | in Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said Himachal will soon emerge as a model State in skill development. The Chief Minister was speaking as a chief guest in the closing ceremony of the Skill India Pavilion at “World on Platter” in Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at New Delhi. Thakur said...


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