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Haseeb Drabu is Chairman of north zone finance ministers' panel

Jammu, March 23 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu was on Thursday appointed as Chairman of the Empowered Committee of Finance Ministers of North Zone, an official statement here said. According to a communique issued by the Inter-State Council Secretariat here, Drabu will be heading the Empowered Committee of the Finance Ministers of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab...

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HC upholds Subhash Chandra's Haryana RS poll win; dismisses opposing plea

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing a petition opposing the election of media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday upheld the election. Chandra was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate, backed by Haryana's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following a controversy over voting in June last year. In the ...

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States advised to amend law to accommodate AYUSH system

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik on Wednesday urged all state governments to consider amending their state medical practioners act to enable AYUSH system to deal with medical emergencies. According to Naik, several states including Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have already made such amendments in their respective medical Pra...

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SC summons Chief Secretaries of 10 drought-affected states

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Chief Secretaries of 10 States to be present before it for their failure to comply with its order to provide relief to the drought-affected areas of their states. While asking the Chief Secretaries to be personally present before it, the bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice N.V. Ramana directed them to file an aff...

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Haryana starts e-vetting, e-custody of court matters

Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the only Indian state to introduce e-vetting of replies to be filed in court as well as generate and deliver custody of certificates online, a senior law officer said on Wednesday. The state has launched online software 'E-Vetting' and 'E-Custody', which will not only help in cutting down unnecessary delays in vetting of replies and delivery...

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Armyman Pemba Tamang bags Gold at Masters Shooting tourney

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Veteran shooter Pemba Tamang of the Indian Army fired a total of 579 to clinch the gold in mens 25m Centre Fire Pistol event at the XI Sardar Sajjan Singh Sethi Memorial Masters at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Wednesday. The 2016 Junior World Cup gold medallist Anhad Jawanda of Punjab won the silver medal after shooting a total of 578 while Samaresh J...

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Majority find chewable tobacco easily available despite ban: Survey

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) A survey participated in by more than 10,000 people found that majority of them have chewable tobacco easily available in their cities despite a Supreme Court ban on the product. In September 2016, the Supreme Court had banned the sale of all forms of chewable tobacco and nicotine, and directed the authorities to strictly enforce its directions. Citizen...

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Government warns of fraud in the name of Beti Bachao scheme

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Issuing a stern warning against spurious schemes being floated in the name of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' scheme, the central government has advised people against falling into the trap of such frauds. It has come to our notice that certain unauthorised sites, organisations, NGOs, and individuals are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under ...

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Key to reviving Punjab lies in revitalising its once industrial cities

The conversation around BJPs electoral win in UP has completely overshadowed the political scenario in the state of Punjab. Political commentators attribute this to Punjab's small electoral share compared to UP, but there is more to it than mere arithmetic. Only a few decades ago, Punjab was a poster boy for development -- a state that was the centre-stage of the Green Revolution and who...

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Haryana Police to provide protective gear to media

Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) Media persons on duty at sensitive places in Haryana will get body protectors and helmets to ensure their safety during violence, a top officer said on Monday. Director General of Police K.P. Singh, who was in Fatehabad town to enquire about police personnel and media persons injured in a clash with Jat protestors on Sunday, said media people also required pro...

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Jats clash with Haryana Police, 18 policemen injured

Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) At least 18 Haryana Police personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and women police officials, were injured on Sunday in Fatehabad district of Haryana when Delhi-bound Jat community protesters clashed with them, police said. The police personnel were trying to stop them at a barricade to prevent them from moving towards Delhi. The ...

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Rahul, Tejaswini, Neeraj claim titles at domestic shooting meet

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Rahul Punia of the Navy won the men's 50m Rifle Prone title beating Olympian Sanjeev Rajput in the final of the XII Sardar Sajjan Singh Memorial Masters Shooting Competition at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Sunday. Meanwhile, 2010 World Champion Tejaswini Sawant of Maharashtra won the women's 50m Prone event and Army shooter Neeraj Kumar pocketed the m...

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Traffic restriction in Delhi eased as Jats call off stir

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Delhi Police on Sunday said traffic restriction here have been scaled down after the Haryana Jat leaders decided to postpone their protest in the national capital but security arrangements will be kept in place to handle any untoward incident. The police on Saturday said traffic on several Delhi roads will be closed on Monday, and asked the Metro to curtail...

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Jat agitation put on hold, Delhi still on alert

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between the government and prominent Jat leaders spearheading the community's agitation in neighbouring Haryana....

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Minus hiccups, Delhi Metro to run normal service

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Metro announced on Sunday it will run normal services on Monday following the Jat leaders' decision to postpone their agitation but said services will be hit in four stations. The Metro had earlier said that services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh will end at 11.30 p.m. on Sunday until further notice and that 12 stations in central Delhi will be closed to t...

3 days ago
Jat stir put on hold, Parliament march called off

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between the government and prominent Jat leaders spearheading the community's agitation in neighbouring Haryana....

3 days ago
Jat agitation postponed

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of meetings between the government and prominent Jat leaders. --IANS mak/mr/nir ...

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Four Haryana cops injured in clash with Jats

Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) Four police officials, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were injured on Sunday in Fatehabad district in Haryana when Delhi-bound Jat community protesters clashed with them. The police force was trying to stop them from moving towards Delhi. The clash took place on the Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi highway when the protesters, who were on tractor-trolleys, were...

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No metro service outside Delhi, key stations to shut

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Ahead of Jat community protests, Delhi Metro announced on Sunday it will suspend services to Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and close 12 important stations from Sunday night. According to a Delhi Metro Rail Corp official, the 12 stations in central Delhi will be shut from Sunday 8 p.m. till further notice. But interchange facility will be available at the r...

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Was prepared for struggle in film industry: Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) At a time when nepotism in Bollywood is in focus and actors are actively voicing their opinion on the plight of outsiders in filmdom, National Award winning actor Rajkummar Rao says he was well-prepared to face the struggle when he entered the movie industry. After finishing my study in Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), I was mentally prepared for the...

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