Archive News of July 26, 2017
Nitish quits, says he can't run Bihar coalition
Patna, July 26 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday he had quit in the interest of the state after failing to resolve a crisis plaguing the ruling Grand Alliance.
July 26, 2017 07:51 PM
Khattar pats self for 1,000 days in office, others not impressed

Chandigarh,  The first Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is patting itself on its back for having completed 1,000 days in office and highlighting its achievements. But not many, especially the opposition, are impressed by the claims.

July 26, 2017 07:51 PM
Jaitley refuses to respond to opposition queries over Rs 2,000 'notebandi'

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday refused to reply to opposition queries whether the government is going to demonetise Rs 2,000 notes or whether it is planning to issue coins of bigger denominations such as Rs 1,000.

July 26, 2017 07:40 PM
Modi congratulates Nitish for his "fight against corruption"

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Nitish Kumar for "joining in the fight against corruption" by quitting as Bihar Chief Minister, within minutes of the latter putting in his papers.

July 26, 2017 07:29 PM
Target to provide toilet to every household to be achieved by 31 December: Tript Bajwa

Chandigarh: The goal of providing every home toilet in Punjab would be achieved by December 31 this year. The Punjab Rural Development & Panchayat and Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today issued directions to the senior officers of the Water Supply and Sanitation Department to complete this mission without any delay. Presiding over a review meeting of the department here today, the minister issued clear cut instructions to monitor the work at the grassroot level to achieve 100% results in terms of quality.

July 26, 2017 07:23 PM
Indebted nation remembers Kargil Martyrs on Vijay Diwas

Jalandhar-An indebted nation today remembered the Kargil Martyrs, who laid down their lives for safeguarding the borders of the country, on Kargil Vijay Diwas in a simple but impressive function organised by Kashyap Naujawan Dharmik Sabha here at a local palace.

July 26, 2017 07:14 PM
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Governor K N Tripathi amid speculation that he may resign.

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar meets Governor K N Tripathi amid speculation that he may resign.

July 26, 2017 07:10 PM
12 hours potable drinking water supply in all villages of Jalandhar soon - DC

Jalandhar-Complementing Water supply and Sanitation department for emerging Jalandhar as leading district in state to supply 10 hour water supply in rural areas, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar  Varinder Kumar Sharma today said that the district would soon achieve another milestone by covering 100%villages for providing regular and potable drinking water to them for 12 hours. 

July 26, 2017 07:04 PM
Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

NEW YORK:Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say.

July 26, 2017 06:52 PM
Uttar Pradesh RERA chairman to be appointed soon: Yogi

Lucknow,  Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that selection of the chairman and other members of Uttar Pradesh RERA would be made soon.

July 26, 2017 06:42 PM
Freedom fighter K.E. Mammen dead

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Gandhian and freedom fighter from Kerala K.E. Mammen passed away at a private hospital near here on Tuesday, the hospital said. He was 95.

July 26, 2017 06:42 PM
Tejashwi won't quit, RJD won't rock alliance: Lalu

Patna,  The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on wednesday ruled out the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav even as it made it clear that it won't rock the alliance boat with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) in Bihar.

July 26, 2017 06:42 PM
DTC staff to get 7th Pay Commission salary hike

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday approved a proposal by the government to implement the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC).

July 26, 2017 06:37 PM
HC imposes Rs 10,000 fine on Kejriwal in defamation suit

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to file a reply in a second Rs 10 crore defamation suit by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his former lawyer Ram Jethmalani using the word "crook".

July 26, 2017 06:37 PM
Sukhbir Badal demands imm waiver of farm debt to stem wave of suicides in Punjab

Ajnala, – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today demanded immediate waiving off of all farmer loans to stem the wave of suicides in the State, even as he asked the Congress government to give compensation and job to the family of suicide victim Major Singh

July 26, 2017 06:35 PM
Shabir Shah, a Kashmiri separatisAm founder, held for terror funding

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate has arrested Shabir Shah -- one of the founders of Kashmiri separatism -- as part of the government's crack-down on separatists for allegedly receiving money from Pakistan to finance terror activities in the Kashmir Valley.

July 26, 2017 06:32 PM
Markfed starts purchase of 300 tonns of potatoes to facilitate potato growers in the State

Jalandhar- In accordance with the directives of the state government to purchase 300 Tonnes of potatoes to facilitate potato growers in the state, the officers of Markfed today initiated a special campaign to procure potatoes from the Fruit and Vegetable market of the city.

July 26, 2017 06:29 PM
Punjab invites applications for PPSC members

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has invited applications to fill two vacancies of Member (official), Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). The last date for submitting the applications to the office of Secretary to Government of Punjab, Department of Personnel (P.P.-3 Branch), Room No. 6, 6th floor, Punjab Civil Secretariat, Sector 1, Chandigarh, is 18-8-17 by 5 pm.

July 26, 2017 06:12 PM
Congress legislator in Kerala denied bail

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A trial court here on Wednesday denied bail to Congress legislator M. Vincent, arrested on charges of sexually harassing and stalking a 51-year-old woman in Kerala.

July 26, 2017 05:45 PM
Opposition walks out of Rajya Sabha over Minister's reply
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The entire Opposition walked out of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday amid Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh's reply on the discussion on the agrarian crisis and farmers' suicide in the country, saying they were not satisfied.
July 26, 2017 05:45 PM
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