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Modi announces pro-entrepreneur policy

Girja Shankar Kaura: New Delhi: In a big boost to start-up entrepreneurs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced major sops, including a three-year tax holiday and self-certification-based compliance system in respect of nine labour and environment laws. Addressing a large gathering of entrepreneurs from both within the country and abroad, the Prime Minister —while launching the “Start-Up... 

Kejriwal’s odd-even car formula works from today

Mukesh Ranjan: New Delhi: The odd-even formula for vehicles to check air pollution got off to an orderly start in the Capital on New Year’s Day, apparently helped by the fact that schools were closed and several people had taken the day off. People appeared to be voluntarily following the restrictions. Today was the day for vehicles with odd registration numbers. Traffic looked sparse in several... 

Kejriwal may shift base for Punjab battle

Ravi S Singh: New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) appears ready to go for broke in Punjab. Party strategists are learnt to be toying with the idea of shifting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s base to Punjab six months before the state goes to the polls in 2017. Kejriwal is also convenor of the nascent party. The party appears excited by the response it has received in 2014 Lok Sabha elections... 

2 minor girls gangraped in Delhi, AAP seeks police control

 New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for handing over the Delhi Police control to the AAP government, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sought a meeting with the Prime Minister and Lt Governor in the wake of gangrape of two minor girls here. The Chief Minister hit out at the Delhi Police saying it had “completely failed” to provide safety to the citizens, while urging PM Narendra Modi to “either... 

Now, deposit your gold in bank & earn interest

Sanjeev Sharma: New Delhi: In an attempt to reduce the demand for physical gold (around 300 tonne every year) and put surplus yellow metal (around 22,000 tonne) in Indian households to economic use, the Cabinet today cleared the Sovereign Gold Bond and the Gold Monetisation Scheme. India, along with China, is among top consumers of gold in the world. A study by the World Gold Council (WGC) said with... 

Confident of getting Pb Cong charge Capt meets Sonia

Aditi Tandon: New Delhi: Changes in the Punjab Congress seem imminent: For a second time in a fortnight, former state Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today met party president Sonia Gandhi. Party sources said the talks focused on “Punjab affairs,” adding state party chief Partap Singh Bajwa has also been called for talks with Sonia tomorrow. The Captain has long been seeking replacement of... 

Badal asks Modi to base MSP on Swaminathan formula

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a hiatus of over 11 months to put forward a string of demands, including the implementation of the Swaminathan formula to determine the minimum support price (MSP) of crops—an issue that has deep resonance with the Opposition. Badal last met Modi one-on-one at 7, Race Course Road, on September 22, 2014.... 
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Badal bats for fully-funded central schemes for states

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today forcefully pleaded with the Government of India to continue RKVY as a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding and the existing sharing pattern of other flagships schemes viz. National Health Mission, National Food Security Mission should also be retained. These views were expressed by Mr. Badal during a meeting with the Union Agriculture... 

CBI shielding anti-Sikh riots prime accused Jagdish Tytler: Phoolka

New Delhi: Senior AAP leader and noted lawyer HS Phoolka has alleged that the CBI was shielding the prime accused of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Jagdish Tytler. “Today, CBI informed the Court of Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler, ACMM, Karkardooma, that it has not registered any case against  Jagdish Tytler regarding the offences of “Influencing Witnesses” under section 193 and 195 A IPC and the offence... 

AAP govt presents ‘dream budget’ for Delhi

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party Legal Cell In-charge H. S. Phoolka praised India’s first ‘Swaraj Budget saying it is the first budget in 67 years which has been made by asking what the residents want and allocating funds accordingly. He thanked the Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia for this excellent budget. Here is the overview of... 

AIPMT by CBSE would now held on July 25

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education today said it would re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical and Pre Dental Test on July 25. In a written statement, the CBSE clarified that no fresh applications would have to be submitted to take the test again and all old admit cards would be valid. No additional fee would have to be paid either. The Supreme Court had recently asked the CBSE to re-conduct... 

Punjab govt transfers 4 IAS, 9PCS officers

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today approved the administrative reshuffle in which Financial Commissioner, Excise & Taxation Mr. D.P. Reddy, IAS has been given additional charge of Principal Secretary Finance thereby relieving the Principal Secretary Health and Family Welfare Ms. Vini Mahajan, IAS from the additional charge of Finance. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson... 
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No re-test, PMT paper not leaked:says CBSE

New Delhi: Three days after the Rohtak police claimed to have busted a gang involved in the alleged All-India Pre-Medical Test paper leak, the CBSE today said no such leakage ever happened and that the sanctity of the examination held on May 3 was fully maintained. After a meeting convened today to discuss the consequences arising from the alleged paper leak, the board, which annually conducts AIPMT... 
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Delhi’s AAP govt to pass Lokpal Bill in June

New Delhi: The AAP government will table the Jan Lokpal Bill, over which Arvind Kejriwal had resigned from chief ministerial post after the proposed legislation could not be passed in Assembly in 2014, in Budget Session in June, 2015. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that government has started working on Jan Lokpal Bill. “Started working on Jan Lokpal Bill,” the Chief... 

Aam Admi Kejriwal turns party dictator, expels Yadav, Bhusan from national executive

New Delhi: AAP founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who had challenged Arvind Kejriwal’s leadership, were on Saturday removed from the party’s powerful National Executive by an overwhelming majority at the National Council meet, a move slammed as “murder of democracy” by the duo. Amid high drama, a resolution to remove the two dissident leaders was passed by... 

Supreme Court scraps reservation for JATS under OBC quota

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside the notification issued by the erstwhile UPA government to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them. “We set aside the notification to implement Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC),” a Bench of Justice Tarun Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said. The Bench also found... 

Amritsar to Anandpur Sahib rail link sought

New Delhi: Members of Parliament from the region today demanded better connectivity for the number of thermal power plants located in Punjab. The pointed out that the coal for the plants was off-loaded at other places. They also demanded that Amritsar and Anandpur Sahib be connected via rail. During the debate on the Railway Budget in the Rajya Sabha, Punjab MPs Avinash Rai Khanna and SS Dhindsa said... 

BJP announce 111 member new national executive

New Delhi: The first meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) new national executive finalized today by party president Amit Shah is expected in the first week of April in Bangalore. Shah finalised the party’s 111-member national executive today, which includes top party leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Prime Minister A B Vajpayee besides a host of top party... 

Ex-PM Dr Manmohan Singh summoned as accused in Coalgate Scam

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla, ex-Coal Secretary P.C. Parakh and three others were today summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case, pertaining to allocation of Talabira-II coal block in Odisha in 2005, and asked to appear before it on April 8. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar summoned the six accused on April 8 for the alleged... 

Renowned Journalist Vinod Mehta dies

New Delhi: journalist and author Vinod Mehta passed away today after prolonged illness in New Delhi.  Mehta, 72, who had founded the Outlook Magazine and served as its Editor-in-Chief, last held the post of editorial Chairman of the publication. An eminent political commentator, Mr. Mehta was served as the editor of several publications, including The Pioneer, The Sunday Observer, The Independent... 

Delhi High Court upholds 10 yrs-jail to Chautala

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today upheld the 10-year jail term awarded to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and three others for corruption in a teachers’ recruitment scam case. Justice Siddharth Mridul also upheld the 10-year sentence of Sher Singh Badshami and two IAS officers Vidya Dhar and Sanjiv Kumar, saying they “vilified” the process of recruiting... 

Movie on Nirbhaya gang rape case banned

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today upheld the stay on telecast of a documentary based on an interview with a convict in the December 16 Nirbhaya gang-rape case. The court also banned the telecast of the documentary, titled “India’s Daughter” and shot inside Tihar Jail, on the internet. “The police can act if the film is aired,” the court said. The Home Ministry said it planned to take... 

P Bhusan & Y Yadav removed as AAP PAC members

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today sacked senior leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from its top decision-making body, after weeks of infighting that pitted the two against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. With 19 of the 21 members attending the party’s National Executive, 11 voted to drop Bhushan and Yadav from the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), while eight voted against, party... 

Badal seeks central support to build SSC

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called on the Union Defence Mr. Manohar Parrikar  for seeking his direct intervention to early begin the construction on the upcoming Service Selection Center (SSC) North over 200 acres in Ropar. The Chief Minister called on Mr. Parrikar in his office at South block this afternoon. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief... 

Move to link Sikh shrines with national highways

New Delhi: Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari today apprised the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal that the Government of India (GoI) would soon declare the historic route Sri Anandpur Sahib- Talwandi Sabo- Nanded as the National highway project. An assurance to this effect was given by Mr. Gadkari to the Chief Minister, who called on the former in his... 

Centre would make Punjab skill training hub: Badal

New Delhi: Conceding the demand made by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, the Union Skill Development Minister Mr. Rajiv Pratap Ruddy today said that the Government of India (GoI) would prepare a master plan for emerging the state as hub of Skill training within a fortnight. The Union Minister, who called on the Chief Minister at Kapurthala house this morning, had detailed deliberations... 

Manish Sisodia is likely to be made Delhi Deputy CM

New Delhi: Manish Sisodia is all set to be the deputy chief minister in Arvind Kejriwal government which is likely to have four new faces this time, Aam Aadmi Party sources said on Thursday. Barring Sisodia, who is a close confidant of Kejriwal, and Satyendra Jain, the rest four- Rakhi Birla, Saurabh Bharadwaj, Somnath Bharti, Girish Soni — who were in AAP’s earlier cabinet —  are... 

84 riots: Special probe team to be set up soon

Ajay Banerjee: New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is all set to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SIT will be set up in a week and its final modalities are being worked out. The special probe team is likely to be headed by an officer who will have powers of investigation granted to the police under the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.PC).... 

Don’t be arrogant: Kejriwal tells party leaders

New Delhi: Saluting the people of Delhi for doing a “wonder” in the Delhi Assembly elections by giving them a landslide victory, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal today asked party workers not to get carried away by the mandate and to become “arrogant”. “You have done a wonder. When you are on the path of truth, all the forces of universe come together to help you. I salute the people of Delhi. It’s... 

Delhi smashed Kiran Bedi’s arrogance

New Delhi: The BJP parachute Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi not only piloted her whole party into a massive defeat in the Delhi poll, but herself lost from party’s stronghold Krishna Nagar. AAP’s SK Bagga defeated the former IPS officer by a margin of 2,277 votes from the seat which had stood by BJP even during the 15 years of Congress rule under Sheila Dikshit. Considered to be an arrogant... 

Ferozepur-Chandigarh train flagged off

Ferozepur: The Ferozepur-Chandigarh Express was today flagged off for a trial run from the Ferozepur railway station. Though the train was formally launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu through a centralised remote mechanism from Rail Bhawan in New Delhi, Ferozepur MP Sher Singh Ghubaya, Ferozepur City MLA Parminder Singh Pinki, besides other SAD-BJP and Congress leaders, flagged it... 

Detail of secret account holder Indians in HSBC

HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, serves millions of customers through its four Global Businesses. Here is the detail of Indian account holders in HSBC. Mukesh Ambani Balance: $26.6 mn (Rs 164.92 crore) Indian Industrialist: personal worth over $20 billion. He opened two HSBC accounts in 2001. Average joint balance of $26.6 million in 2006/2007. Data... 

Time for Narendra Modi to abandon ‘Hindutava tag’

JPJI BUREAU: New Delhi: The man, who steered the BJP to a massive victory to occupy the coveted post of Indian Prime Minister 10-months ago, is no more cynosures country masses. His fast cascading charisma and credibility has alarmed the BJP rank and file. US President Barack Obama’s remarks about growing ‘acts of intolerance’ in India apart predicted Delhi voters’ mood to discard BJP have... 

AAP is set to get clear majority in Delhi: Exit polls

New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party seemed set for a clear majority in the Delhi Assembly elections, with exit polls on Saturday giving it between 35 and 43 seats in the 70-member House. The BJP were projected to get 23 to 29 seats. The Congress was being given three to five. As per the India Today Cicero exit poll BJP is expected to get 23-29, AAP 35-43 seats and Congress 3-5 seats. The... 

Barack Obama’s veiled attack on Modi govt, pinpoints acts of intolerance in India

Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday said the “acts of intolerance” experienced by religious faiths of all types in India in the past few years would have shocked Mahatma Gandhi. The comments by Obama came a day after the White House refuted suggestions that the US President’s public speech in New Delhi in which he touched upon religious tolerance was a “parting... 

BJP alluring voters with money, liquor: AAP

New Delhi: The AAP-BJP bitter spat on Thursday saw the Aam Aadmi Party accusing the saffron party of trying to “buy votes” ahead of February 7 Assembly polls by distributing money and free liquor. “We have information that the BJP is distributing money, liquor and non-vegetarian food to the public and they are also seizing voter identity cards of poor,” AAP leader Ashutosh alleged. “We also... 

Sardar Bishan Singh Samundri memorial lecture on Feb 6

Amritsar: The Department of Botanical and Environmental Sciences is organizing Sardar Bishan Singh Samundri Memorial Lectureship Award lecture, on February 6, 2015 at 12 noon. This lecture is being organized in perfound memory of Sardar Bishan Singh Samundri, the first Vice-Chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Satwinderjeet Kaur, Head  & Dr. Saroj Arora, Co-ordinator said that on this... 

Delhi poll: Survey shows Kejriwal’s edge

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has an edge over the BJP in the Delhi assembly elections where the Arvind Kejriwal-led party seems to have forged a major support base among Muslims, SC\ST\OBC and lower income group voters, said the latest snap poll conducted by ABP News-Nielsen. The poll, conducted over two days during January 24-25 in all 70 constituencies with 2,262 respondents, also suggested... 

Legal notice to Kejriwal for his self (honest) versus Kiran Bedi (Opportunist) comparison

New Delhi: BJP’s chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi on Tuesday sent a legal notice to AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal for using her photograph in the party’s poster campaign without her permission. “Yes, she has sent a notice to Kejriwal. He has been asked to ensure that the posters are removed,” Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) media convener Praveen Shankar Kapoor said. The... 

Not invited for R-Day ceremony Kejriwal makes it poll issue

New Delhi: Expressing surprise, former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed the Centre has not extended him an invite to attend the Republic Day celebrations. The Aam Aadmi Party slammed the Centre for ‘not extending’ invitation to the former Delhi Chief Minister while Congress said it showed “petty mindset” of BJP dispensation. Reacting to the issue, Union Minister...