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Capt Amarinder interacts with progressive farmers who have shunned stubble burning

CHANDIGARH: Describing the progressive farmers, who have refrained from burning paddy stubble, as pioneers of change, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon them to join the state government in launching a massive campaign to persuade the entire farming community to give up this dangerous practice in the interest of environmental protection for the future generations.

Congress slams Nirmala Sitharaman over PMC scam

NEW DELHI :Accusing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman of being 'insensitive' towards the general public while referring to the plight of the people affected by the PMC bank case, the Congress on Saturday launched a fresh attack on her.

Mehul Choksi cheated Punjab & Sind Bank of Rs 441 mn

MUMBAI:The public sector Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) has revealed around Rs 441 million loan exposure to the absconding diamantaire Mehul Chinubhai Choksi, here on Saturday.

Religare fraud: Accused sent to 4-day police remand

NEW DELHI: TheCentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against 2008-batch Indian Revenue Services (IRS) officer Navneet Kumar for forging documents to appear in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exam as he had crossed the permissible age-limit to appear for the examination.

Ropar Police arrest Delhi's and UP's most wanted gangster afte rencounter

The Ropar Police on Friday nabbed one of Delhi’s and Uttar Pradesh’s most wanted gangsters, after a hot chase and exchange of fire. Jhunna Pandit is the 11th gangster nabbed by Ropar Police in the last one year.

After Modi's concern, BJP tests water on curbing population By Anindya Banerjee

NEW DELHI:The ruling Bharatiya Janata party is testing the waters ahead of attempting to bring any legislation on a sensitive issue like population control.

Lopsided power sector reforms failed to accelerate development

The revival of power sector is central   to the development of the country but the lopsided reforms carried out by the government of India during the last two decades have failed to accelerate the development.  If India’s development story is to carry on, power generation and distribution need urgent attention. The reforms should not be based on text book knowledge but needs practical approach.

CBI judge upholds Punjab's right to closure report in Bargari sacrilege cases

MOHALI: A CBI court here on Saturday upheld Punjab’s right to the closure report in the Bargari sacrilege cases, finding “sufficient reason” to its satisfaction to supply a certified copy of the report, along with all the attached documents, to the state.

Banks stump unions, to pay part wage arrears at 12% hike

CHENNAI: It's a Diwali bonanza for public sector bank (PSB) employees. Their accounts are being credited with part wage arrears even before the final agreement on the wage revision between the unions and the management.

Ex-Haryana Cong chief Ashok Tanwar quits party

NEW DELHI: In a jolt to the Congress in poll-bound Haryana, its former state unit head Ashok Tanwar quit the party on Saturday.

Gandhi and Bose: Freedom fighters at odds with each other

NEW DELHI: It is the eternal riddle, one that for most remains in the realm of unsolved mysteries. Of course, Netaji is now part of myth. His exploits part of legend as he tried freeing India from the yoke of British tyranny. At odds with the Mahatma, he chose a perilous path for himself. Like the big four in the Indian Independence story - Mahatma Gandhi himself, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel, Mohd Ali Jinnah, he too was an Anglophile having studied in England. But from follower of Gandhi he turned into a rebel, one who built an Army to foil the British. Meeting Hitler and Tojo in the process.

Rajasthan High Court bans single-use plastic

JAIPUR:  As a mark of respect to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary, the Full Court of Rajasthan High Court has unanimously resolved to ban single-use plastic and thermocol products in the court's premises.

Tripura govt likely to challenge HC ban on animal sacrifice

AGARTALA: In a landmark judgment, the Tripura High Court has banned the centuries-old tradition of animals sacrifice in religious places in the northeastern state, while the state government is likely to file petition against the judgement before the Supreme Court, top officials said here on Saturday.

PM Narender Modi meets President of Iran

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met the President of Islamic Republic of Iran H.E. Dr. Hassan Rouhani in New York on the sidelines of the High Level Segment of the 74th Session of UNGA today. They discussed bilateral relations and exchanged views on regional and global developments of mutual interest.

Himachal be made full fledged Member in BBMB Projects: CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Government has again demanded the Government of India to make Himachal Pradesh as full- fledged Member in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) projects by amending the Punjab Re-organization Act, 1966 so that pending cases could be resolved at the earliest.

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.

Himachal Pradesh proposes to draft Electric Vehicle Policy 2019

SHIMLA: A meeting regarding the framing of the draft for Himachal Pradesh Electric Vehicle Policy- 2019 was held today, under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Dr. Shrikant Baldi.  During the meeting, Dr Baldi said that the vision of the Himachal Pradesh Electric Vehicle Policy- 2019 is to establish Himachal Pradesh as a model state for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption and to provide sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, inclusive and integrated mobility.

Modi didn't ask me to return Zakir Naik: Malaysia PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday said that his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi did not request him to return controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is a fugitive in India and has taken shelter in the Asian nation.

Odd-Even scheme: SC had supported it earlier

NEW DELHI: The odd-even vehicle rotation scheme of Delhi government, which is set to return to the national capital, was implemented twice earlier and the matter had reached even the Supreme Court due to a controversy.

SC seeks registry reply on plea seeking live streaming of Ayodhya case hearing

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider former BJP leader and RSS ideologue Govindacharya's plea seeking live streaming and audio recording of the proceedings in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case and asked the registry to file a report on whether it can be done.

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