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SC allows Delhi govt to notify higher minimum wages for workers

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification that announced a 37 per cent hike in minimum wages for workers. The case has been pending in courts for nearly two years now.

Non-local workforce makes a comeback in Kashmir

SRINAGAR:Rajkumar has a packed work schedule lined up for the next fortnight. After returning to Kashmir last week this migrant worker from Punjab, who does the job of tenting for marriage ceremonies, has got back to work right away.

Two Punjab Doctors in National Medical Advisory Council

CHANDIGARH: The nomination of Dr. Raj Bahadur , Vice Chancellor, Baba Farid University of Health Science, Faridkot, and Dr. Girish Sahni  from the Punjab Medical Council as members of National Medical Advisory Council,  as forwarded by the State Government ,has been approved by the Centre government, informed an official spokesman.

What's in a coupon? A lot!

TRENDS:both global and Indian, across the financial markets often reaffirm and, more importantly, remind us of the basic principles of business and investments. The word "basic" here implies the fundamental underpinning of business, rather than a casual reference to simplicity. Both current issues and opportunities that confront India must be analysed in terms of how capital has flowed into different sectors with varying capacities to generate income and the "risk perception" that investors have about the income.

What's in a coupon? A lot!

TRENDS:both global and Indian, across the financial markets often reaffirm and, more importantly, remind us of the basic principles of business and investments. The word "basic" here implies the fundamental underpinning of business, rather than a casual reference to simplicity. Both current issues and opportunities that confront India must be analysed in terms of how capital has flowed into different sectors with varying capacities to generate income and the "risk perception" that investors have about the income.

Mobile phones to ring again in Kashmir from Monday

SRINAGAR:Lifting the communication clamp down in Kashmir, authorities on Saturday said mobile phone services would be restored on Monday forenoon

Rules for Right to Service Act notifies by the Chandigarh Administration

CHANDIGARH:The Chandigarh Administration seems to be committed that altruistic spirit of the Administration is realized by its residents. In this background, the Administration has notified Rules in respect of Right to Service Act to provide services effectively. The Chandigarh residents can now hope time-bound delivery of public services by the departments, board and corporation as the Chandigarh Administration has notified Rules today. It is revealed by Mr K.K. Jindal, Commissioner,

Ajay Kumar Lallu named new UP Congress chief

NEW DELHI: New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Monday announced the party's new Uttar Pradesh team, with two-time MLA and Congress Legislative party chief Ajay Kumar Lallu as the state chief.

SGPC endoeses govt's efforts against stubble burning

CHANDIGARH: Boosting up the efforts of Punjab Government and environmentalists to safeguard the environment, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has also gave a clarion call to the state farmers to abstain from burning crop residue in open fields.

How Trump's tweeting style shifted over time

LONDON:  By analysing patterns of US President Donald Trumps tweets, researchers have found that his posts have become more conversational and engaged than before.Trump's tweets varied systematically before, during, and after the 2016 presidential campaign, depending on the communicative goals of the President and his team.

No MSME loans as NPA in FY20 fiscal, PSBs to hold loan melas: FM

NEW DELHI:  In a public outreach exercise, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said public sector banks will organise credit "shamiana meetings" in 400 districts beginning October 3 to provide loans to NBFCs and retail borrowers, including homebuyers and farmers and banks won't declare any stressed loan account of MSMEs as NPA till March 2020 and will work on recasting their debt.

US Treasury mulls issuing 50-year bonds

WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that his department was seriously considering issuing 50-year bonds as soon as next year.

Govt forms 3-member advisory committee to oversee bifurcation of J&K

NEW DELHI: The Centre has formed a three-member advisory committee to oversee bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories and look into the distribution of assets and liabilities between Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory and Ladakh Union Territory, which will come into existence on October 31.

‘Indien Fest- Unity in Diversity’ held at Rossmarkt, Frankfurt

CHANDIGARH: In what was a resounding success, the Consulate General of India in Frankfurt, along with Indian Associations representing different Indian states, organised a huge cultural extravaganza, the ‘Indien Fest-Unity in Diversity’. Held at the central location of Rossmarkt and Rathenauplatz in Frankfurt, the Fest saw participation from nearly 20,000 people including members of the Indian community as well as local Germans and expats. 

Congress workers getting disillusioned in Bihar

PATNA:  The Congress party continues to be in a state of disarray in Bihar. With the Assembly polls scheduled next year, the party just doesn't seem to be getting its act together.

Dengue spreading fast in Peshawar villages

PESHAWAR: Even as Pakistan is busy taking up the Kashmir issue, several areas in the country were suffering from filth and disease.

Digital payments growing in India at 12.7% CAGR: KPMG

NEW DELHI: Digital payments in India are witnessing thriving growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7 per cent in the number of non-cash transactions, global advisory KPMG said on Thursday.

Mob lynching cases soar in UP over rumours of child lifting

LUCKNOW: After mob lynching in the name of cow slaughter, it is rumours of child lifting that are fueling similar incidents in Uttar Pradesh, where over 20 such cases reported during the past three days.

Sri Lanka braces for severe heat

COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka's Meteorology Department on Monday issued a severe heat advisory for several districts in the island nation from August 27 to September 7.

Three Punjab MLAs nominated members of State Advisory Board on Disability

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has nominated Mr.Angad Singh MLA, Mr. Dalvir Singh Goldy MLA, and Smt. Satkar Kaur MLA as members of the State Advisory Board on Disability. 

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