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Punjab govt declares 1.14 lakh new jobs, life imprisonment for desecration of Guru Granth Sahib

Ruchika M. Khanna: Chandigarh: The Akali-BJP government on Thursday embarked on a “sop culture” to change the course of politics towards development.  In spite of a low revenue growth, the Punjab Cabinet cleared the recruitment of 1.14 lakh people in various state government departments, besides enhancing social-security pensions and offering life and accidental insurance to a wide section... 

Cabinet nod to fill 1330 posts, provide sand at lower cost

Chandigarh: In a bid to resolve the prevailing sugarcane crisis in the state, the Punjab Cabinet today approved the report of committee headed by the Chief Secretary regarding the problems of payment of cane arrears to the farmers and ensuring crushing of cane in the ensuing season. A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister... 

Majithia need not to resign: Badals Sr & Junior

Chandigarh: Even as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is ready to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the SAD-led Punjab government is firmly behind the minister. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today came to the rescue of Majithia and denied he would be asked to step down after ED made it clear that it would summon Majithia in the Rs... 

Sukhbir authorized to rationalize VAT on cotton

Chandigarh: In a bid to provide level playing field and offer competitive market to the local cotton spinners, the Punjab Cabinet considered rationalization of VAT on cotton and other types of yarn (excluding 100% polyester filament yarn) in the state. This decision would give boost to employment opportunities and would also expand spinning business in the state.  The Cabinet authorized the Deputy... 

Govt approves Technical University at Bathinda

Chandigarh: In a move aimed at imparting high quality technical education to the students of the Malwa region, the Punjab Cabinet today gave approval to promulgate an ordinance for setting up Maharaja Ranjit Singh Technical University at Bathinda. The territorial jurisdiction of this university would be Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Fazilka, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Sri Muktsar Sahib,... 

VAT on heavy machinery lowered in Punjab

Chandigarh: In a major relief to the trade of heavy machinery including cranes and earth moving equipments in the state, the Punjab Cabinet today approved to slash the rate of VAT from existing 13% plus 10% surcharge to 5.5% plus 10% surcharge. Similarly the Cabinet also gave green signal for including these items in schedule B of the Punjab VAT Act 2005. With this move the VAT rates have been brought...