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Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari.

UP slaughter house crackdown to hit 25 lakh: CPI-M

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The CPI-M on Friday said the crackdown on slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh will affect the livelihood of 25 lakh people and urged the Modi government to protect minorities' rights.

Clashes in JNU over controversial UGC notification

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : A group of JNU students clashed with private security guards on the campus on Friday during a protest demonstration over a controversial notification restricting the number of scholars a professor can guide for M.Phil and Ph.D courses.

Declare black money by March 31 or face penalty: warns I-T Dept

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : With the scheme to declare unaccounted income coming to an end on March 31, the income tax department on Friday warned black money holders to make use of the remaining period or face penalty.

Three Maoists killed in Jharkhand

Punjab News Express
RANCHI : Three Maoists were killed in a gun battle between two of its groups in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Friday, the police said.

Jammu-Srinagar highway partially opened

Punjab News Express
JAMMU : Only one-way traffic was allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday due to bottle-necks at many places, a traffic department official said.

Air India 'blacklists' Shiv Sena MP for assaulting staffer

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : Air India on Friday blacklisted "unruly" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who admitted to assaulting an airline staffer "25 times" with his shoes and attempted to throw him out of the aircraft on Thursday.

Giving MP ticket to chit fund scamster K.D. Singh was blunder: Mamata

Punjab News Express
KOLKATA: After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder".

Forced to travel economy class, Sena MP assaults Air India staffer

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket, official sources said on Thursday.

No need to worry about H1B visa issue for now: Sushma

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said there was no reason to worry about the curbs on H1B visas or the job security of Indian IT professionals working in the US for the time being as the Indian government is in talks with the US regarding this.

Congress MLAs in Goa boycott Governor's address

Punjab News Express
PANAJI : Congress legislators wore black bands and staged a walkout during Governor Mridula Sinha's address in the assembly on Thursday.

Modi pays tribute to martyred revolutionaries

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to the martyred revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on their death anniversary, saying the nation will never forget their sacrifice.

Dal Khalsa delegation told UN: Hate-mongering is order of the day under Modi

Punjab News Express
HOSHIARPUR: Dal Khalsa overseas delegation met United Nation official in Geneva to engage the world body on contentious issues concerning the future of Punjab and its people. The delegation apprised the UN that ever since the Modi government came into power in 2014, space for dissent and freedom of expression has shrunk and hate-mongering and war-mongering is the order of the day.

India wants terror-free ties with Pakistan: President

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : India is committed to building ties with Pakistan in an environment free from terror and violence, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Wednesday.

Remove 'Aam Aadmi' words from AAP government schemes: EC

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Ahead of municipal elections in the national capital, the Delhi Election Commission has directed the AAP government in the capital to remove "Aam Aadmi" words from all forms of display of its schemes.

BJP leader warns that a Yogi will emerge in Telangana too

Punjab News Express
HYDERABAD : A BJP leader in Telangana has warned that if Muslims are provided quota in jobs and education, a Yogi will emerge in this state too.

Modi greets people on Bihar Day

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday extended his greeting to people on the occasion of Bihar Day.

Suspected terror bid foiled at Lahore airport

Punjab News Express
ISLAMABAD : The Airport Security Force (ASF) on Wednesday foiled a suspected terror bid at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore by confiscating a cache of weapons and ammunition, a media report said.

Hoping to implement GST from July 1: Jaitley

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday that the government was hoping to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by July 1 after the enabling Bills get Parliament's nod in the current budget session.

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