Thursday, January 20, 2022


Air India curtails US operations due to 5G roll-out

NEW DELHI: National carrier Air India will not be able to operate a number of US-bound flights on Wednesday, the airline said.

Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon's 'Bachchan Pandey' books Holi release

MUMBAI: 'Bachchan Pandey' starring Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon has a new release date as it is set to arrive in cinemas on the occasion of Holi on March 18 this year.

Valuation of   LIC needs transparency - E.A.S.Sarma

CHANDIGARH: There is a need for transparency in the valuation of LIC for the purpose of IPO as there is a gross underestimate of the same,  said EAS Sarma former Secretary to Government of India in a letter to  Nirmala Sitharaman  Union Finance Minister.

Plea in SC to deregister parties not divulging criminal cases of candidates

NEW DELHI: The plea filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay contended that the cause of action for filing the plea arose after Samajwadi Party, fielded notorious gangster Nahid Hasan from Kairana but neither published his criminal records in electronic, print and social media nor the reason of his selection within 48 hours.

Punjab Lok Congress seeks postponement of elections in view of Guru Ravi Das Jayanti

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Lok Congress has supported the demand for postponing elections in Punjab by a week in view of the Guru Ravi Das Jayanti on February 16.

ECI extends ban on physical rallies, road shows till Jan 22

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday extended the ban on the physical rallies and road shows till January 22, however, it has allowed the political parties to hold indoor meetings of maximum of 300 persons or 50 per cent of the capacity of the hall or the prescribed limit set by State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA).

Sustainable Development Goals Summit - Day 1

CHANDIGARH: The Sustainable Development Goals Summit, 2022 organised by Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh in association with Aspirant Learning (A.I.I. Learning Foundation) is an initiative to spread awareness about the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations. This summit has been organised to combat issues surrounding the globe such as poverty, hunger, gender discrimination and climate change to ensure universal peace and prosperity by 2030.

Plot to kill exiled Pak activist emerges in UK trial

NEW DELHI: The trial of 31-year-old Gohir Khan, a British Pakistani based in the UK, began at the Kingston-upon-Thames crown court, with the prosecution revealing details of an alleged plot to murder exiled blogger and activist Ahmad Waqass Goraya who is based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Dawn reported.

Ireland beat West Indies by 5 wickets (DLS method)

KINGSTON (JAMAICA): In the rain-interrupted second CG Insurance One Day International Ireland defeated West Indies by five wickets with 21 balls to spare (DLS method) at the Sabina Park here today. The win has helped Ireland to make it 1-1 in the three ODIs series.The third and last ODI will be played on January 16.

Savita to lead India in Women's Hockey Asia Cup

NEW DELHI: Ace goalkeeper Savita will lead an 18-member Indian Women's Hockey team in the upcoming Women's Hockey Asia Cup which is scheduled to be held between January 21 to 28 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman.

West Indies and Ireland Cricket Boards announce revised ODI schedule

KINGSTON (JAMACIA): Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Ireland (CI) have confirmed changes to the match schedule for the ongoing CG Insurance One-Day International Series.

Khushi Dubey alleges 'illegal detention' in Bikru case

KANPUR: Khushi Dubey, the widow of Amar Dubey, the slain aide of gangster Vikas Dubey, has alleged that she was illegally detained by the Kanpur police for four days after the Bikru incident.

Getting hockey sticks to hit the ice in the Himalayas

SHIMLA: The country's highest open air ice hockey rink, developed recently amidst the stunning backdrop of the mighty Himalayas at an altitude of 3,720 metres in the picturesque but rugged Kaza, a cold desert town in Himachal Pradesh's Spiti Valley, has turned into a nursery for the players.

West Indies beat Ireland by 24 runs in first ODI

KINGSTON (JAMAICA): West Indies beat Ireland by 24 runs in the first One-Day International against Ireland here today.

Kazakhstan: Between a Colour Revolution and Islamic terrorism

NEW DELHI:The intensity of the unrest that has unfolded this week in Kazakhstan was apparently not on anyones radar. Yet, the surge in violence has not been entirely surprising.

Punjab becomes first state to impart IELTS training through govt ITIs

CHANDIGARH: To impart quality and world-class education to youngsters of the state, the Punjab Government has initiated a new idea to impart IELTS coaching through Govt Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) in synergy with Cambridge University Press India. Cambridge University Press India is a subsidiary of the Cambridge University Press UK, which is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge and develops and publishes educational courses and instructional materials.

UP to allow reservation for sportspersons in govt jobs

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has accepted the longstanding demand for reservation to sportspersons in the state government jobs.

SAD principally opposed to imposition of President’s rule: Sukhbir Singh Badal

KHADOOR SAHIB: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the SAD was opposed to any move to impose President’s rule in Punjab and that Punjabis would deal with the corrupt and inefficient Congress government in line with democratic traditions.

One more held in Sagar Dhankar murder case involving Olympian Sushil

NEW DELHI: The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested one more person in connection with wrestler Sagar Dhankar murder case in which Olympian Sushil Kumar was arrested and chargesheeted by the Crime Branch.

India's high import tariffs negating PLI, impacting competition: ICEA

NEW DELHI: As India doubles down on local manufacturing, the country's import tariffs in the electronics sector are still way higher than China, Vietnam and other economies, which is negating the performance-linked incentive (PLI) scheme and adversely impacting competitiveness and scale, a new study showed on Thursday.

TN wants GST compensation regime to be extended till 2024

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu government wants the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation regime to be extended by two more years, Governor R.N.Ravi said.

High incidence of coronary artery disease: PGIMER study

CHANDIGARH:"A high incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) was reported in a first-of-its-kind study by the Department of Cardiology in the Advanced Cardiac Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

Channi launches Punjab Government Rozgar Guarantee For Youth Scheme

PHAGWARA: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday announced to provide one lakh jobs to youth within a year.

Mumbai Mayor warns of lockdown if Covid-19 daily count crosses 20K

MUMBAI:Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday warned of imposing a lockdown if the state capital's daily Covid-19 case count breaches the 20,000-mark.

SBI increases limit on IMPS transactions to Rs 5 lakh

NEW DELHI: The State Bank of India has increased the limit on IMPS (Immediate Payment Service) transactions from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.IMPS, offered by National Payments Corporation of India, empowers customers to transfer money instantly through banks and RBI authorised Prepaid Payment Instrument Issuers (PPI) across India.

Alliance with BJP in national, state interest: Capt Amarinder

BATHINDA:  Former Chief Minister and Punjab Lok Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh today said that the alliance with the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Shiromani Akali Dal-Sanyukt was in the national and state’s interest.

Punjab CM launches Punjab Government Rozgar guarantee for Youth Scheme

PHAGWARA:Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on
Tuesday announced a plan to provide one lakh jobs to youth within a

Over 40 lakhs vaccinated on Day 1 of teen inoculation drive

NEW DELHI:Over 40 lakh teenagers in the 15-18 age group received their first dose of Covid vaccine on the first day of vaccination drive for the said age group.

Himachal CM launches Covid vaccination for children

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday launched the statewide Covid-19 vaccination campaign for children in the 15-18 age group from the Government Vijay Senior Secondary School (Boys) in Mandi town.

 Yogi to lay foundation stone of ATS training centre

LUCKNOW: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will lay the foundation stone of the much-awaited Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) commando training centre in Saharanpur on Tuesday.

Cabinet okays special incentive to new mega/ultra projects under Industrial and Business Development policy

CHANDIGARH:  In a bid to boost state’s economy and catapult employment generation, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday approved the special package of incentives for new Mega and Ultra Mega Projects to attract huge investment in these projects across the State.

Dec YoY GST collection rises 13% to over Rs 1.29 lakh crore

NEW DELHI: India's GST collection rose 13 per cent in December 2021 on a year-on-year basis to Rs 1,29,780 crore.

Punjab ready to tackle 3rd wave of corona or Omicron threat: CM Channi

CHAMKAUR SAHIB: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday paid obeisance at Gurudwara Sri Qatalgarh Sahib on the occasion of New Year and prayed for Sarbat Da Bhala (welfare of all).

Punjab CM announces to eastablish Guru Ravidass Bani Adhiyan (research) center at Ballan

BALLAN (Jalandhar): Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday announced to establish state-of-the-art Guru Ravidass Bani Adhiyan (Research) Centre at Ballan with a cost of Rs. 50 crore, while handing over a cheque worth Rs. 25 crore on the spot for this purpose.

Tax raid at Samajwadi Party MLC Pammi Jain's premises in UP

NEW DELHI:The Income Tax department on Friday conducted raids at 50 premises belonging to Samajwadi Party MLC Pushapraj Jain (Pammi Jain), who also deals in the perfumery compounds business, and another businessman Babu Mian in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj.

Sisodia demands increased share in central tax for Delhi

NEW DELHI:Citing Covid-induced inflation as the reason, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has urged the Centre to increase the national capital's share in the central tax, as it has been getting only Rs 325 crore for the last 21 years and said it is unfair to the Union Territory.

Sisodia to oppose proposed tax hike on textile in GST Council meeting

NEW DELHI: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia will raise the demand to withdraw the increased tax on textiles from earlier 5 per cent to the proposed 12 per cent in the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Council meeting on Friday.

CM Channi announces Bonanza of RS.125 crore for 64,000 Asha and Mid day meal workers as New Year gift

CHAMKAUR SAHIB (RUPNAGAR): Giving a much awaited bonanza of Rs. 124.25 crore for Asha and Mid Day Meal workers as a new year gift, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday announced a fixed monthly allowance of Rs. 2500 for Asha workers against the earlier amount got by them on the basis of incentives.

Piyush Jain ready to pay penalty, wants his money back

KANPUR: Kanpur-based businessman Piyush Jain has asked the Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGI) to return the huge stash of cash seized from his premises after deducting tax and penalty.

Punjabi film 'Shooter' to finally release two years after ban

MUMBAI: Punjabi crime film 'Shooter' starring Jayy Randhawa, based on the life and crimes of notorious gangster Sukha Kahlwan, will finally see the light of day two years after it was banned by then Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, citing its violent content.


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