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Punjab govt seeks all India farm debt waiver scheme, restoration of 90:10 RKVY funding

NEW DELHI: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday sought an all India farm debt waiver scheme on the pattern of Punjab, while calling for restoration of the 90:10 funding pattern under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to provide more avenues to the states to determine priorities in Agriculture sector, besides inclusion of Punjab under the special category for Border Area Development Programme.

Rana Gurjit’s resignation victory of AAP and people of Punjab-AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday hailed the resignation of Cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh from Punjab cabinet. 

Resignation acceptance too little, too late – SAD

(SUBHEAD) Chandigarh– The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed the acceptance of the resignation of Irrigation and Power minister Rana Gurjit Singh as too little too late and said the Congress could only wash the taint of the sand mining scam by registering a criminal case against Rana Gurjit and cancellation of all mines allotted to Congress legislators.

Punjab govt seeks All India Farm debt waiver scheme, restoration of 90:10 RKVY funding

NEW DELHI: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday sought an all India farm debt waiver scheme on the pattern of Punjab, while calling for restoration of the 90:10 funding pattern under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to provide more avenues to the states to determine priorities in Agriculture sector, besides inclusion of Punjab under the special category for Border Area Development Programme.

Modi, Sushma misled nation on Doklam: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of "misleading" the nation over Chinese troops occupying Doklam plateau, saying that India's security and strategic interests have been compromised.

Six years on, NC fails to remove encroachments on its land

NAKODAR: In July 2012, Nakodar Nagar council had passed a unanimous resolution to remove encroachments on its land. It had authorized the executive officer to initiate a proceeding to vacate more than 119 acres of NC land.

Railway department’s apathy put on threat life of locals

BATALA: A big tragedy could be happened on Amritsar-Pathankot railway section of Ferozepur division following the Northern railway decision to remove the railway crossing from Dera Baba Nanak road here.

Vinod Rai compromised CAG's sanctity, had ulterior motives: Former minister A. Raja

NEW DELHI: Former Telecom Minister A. Raja, acquitted in the so-called 2G scam case, contends that the sanctity of the Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) office was "severely compromised" by Vinod Rai who clearly had "ulterior motives" in over-reaching the bounds of his constitutional function while auditing accounts relating to the 2G spectrum allocation in 2010.

U19 World Cup: Proteas, Kiwis, secure knockout berths

Tauranga (New Zealand): South Africa and New Zealand won their respective Group A matches to qualify for the knockout stages of the ICC U19 World Cup on Wednesday.

Countries that back terror must be tackled: Army chief

NEW DELHI: Countries which support terrorism need to be "tackled" and terrorism is here to stay unless the world joins hands to end it, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday.

Mixed response among UP's Muslim leaders on Haj subsidy revocation
Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The decision of the union government to scrap Haj subsidy and divert it to welfare of Muslim women and education of girls has evoked a mixed response from Muslim leaders and clerics in Uttar Pradesh.
Government ends Haj subsidy

NEW DELHI: The central government on Tuesday said it has decided to withdraw subsidy given to Muslims for the annual Haj pilgrimage.

Delhi Assembly panel to look into sealing drive

NEW DELHI: A Special Committee of the Delhi Assembly will look into a sealing drive currently on in the city and allegations of corruption by BJP-led municipal corporations in the process, Speaker Ram Niwas Goel said here on Tuesday.

Now 'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" was banned on Tuesday by Haryana's BJP government, even as massive protests against the movie's upcoming release continued in Rajasthan.

Parents arrested after children found shackled in California home

WASHINGTON: Two parents have been arrested in California in the US after police found 13 people allegedly being held captive at their home, including some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks".

Nordcloud, Microsoft to deploy Azure AI solutions in Europe
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Europes fastest-growing public cloud provider Nordcloud has collaborated with technology giant Microsoft to deploy Azure-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solutions across Europe.
AAP-BJP blame game in Delhi Assembly over sealing drive

NEW DELHI: The three-day Delhi Assembly session started on a stormy note on Monday as the ruling AAP and opposition BJP members blamed each other for the sealing drive, forcing the Speaker to order four adjournments and marshalling out of two BJP MLAs.

MP directs officials to make the people aware of Government schemes

LUDHIANA: Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) Ravneet Singh Bittu on Monday asked the officials to make the people aware of the government-sponsored schemes so that they can avail the schemes' benefits. 

Wide range of cultural and patriotic events to be hallmark of republic day event- Jalandhar DC

JALANDHAR: The district would uphold the glorious tradition of showcasing cultural heritage of the state through wide range of cultural and patriotic events during the Republic Day celebrations this year to be held at local Guru Gobind Singh Stadium on January 26.

Centre interfering systematically in judicial system: BJD

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP and Supreme Court lawyer Pinaki Mishra on Saturday said the entral government is trying to choke the judiciary to ensure it ceased to function.

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