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'Love Sonia' to open London Indian Film Festival 22.6.2018 PTI: All news
'Love Sonia' to open London Indian Film Festival
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Rupee slides 16 paise against dollar to 68.24 22.6.2018 PTI: All news
Rupee slides 16 paise against dollar to 68.24
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Sensex gets a buying lift, up 123 pts; RIL at new high 22.6.2018 PTI: All news
Sensex gets a buying lift, up 123 pts; RIL at new high
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India hits US with import duty hikes 22.6.2018 The Asian Age | Home
India has said the duty imposed by the US had affected steel exports by $198.6 million and aluminium shipments by $42.4 million.
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Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman to visit US for meet 22.6.2018 The Asian Age | Home
India, United States will meet for their '2+2 dialogue'
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‘Labour laws in workers’ favour’ 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 An awareness programme on Industrial Labour Laws and ESIC Schemes was organised by the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU). Upkar Singh Ahuja, president, CICU, said 99 per cent of labour laws were in the favour of workers, whether it was right or wrong. He said employees lodged false complaints against the entrepreneurs most of the times and harassed them. It should be stopped. Pankaj Sharma, general secretary, CICU, said the registration of factory units, which was made compulsory for those with 20 workers, should be extended to 50 workers. He said the registration of labourers under the Factory Act should also be simplified. “The Labour Department should ban use of cigarette, tobacco, pan masala etc and use of mobile phone on the factory premises,” said Sharma. Upkar Singh said there was a lack of proper medical services at the ESIC Model Hospitals and Dispensaries functioning in Punjab. Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, Labour Commissioner, Ludhiana, ...
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Turf war over mining trade to blame 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 The attack on Ropar MLA Amarjit Singh Sandhoa by Ajwinder Singh Baihara is apparently not a fight to stop the illegal mining operations. Rather it is a turf war to gain supremacy over the entire mining operations in the mineral-rich districts of Ropar and Anandpur Sahib. Sources say the turf war between two politically aligned mining contractors manifested itself in Thursday’s incident. Ajwinder Singh is close to Sahibjit Singh Sandhu, son-in-law of former Punjab Congress chief while Sandhoa allegedly had some business dealings with Kamaljit Singh Dhillon, son of sitting Congress MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, and his partner former Akali MLA Kuldeep Singh Makkar. Sources say mining operations in the state have always been controlled jointly by contractors affiliated to both the ruling party and the Opposition party. It’s only the percentage share that changes with the change in power, with the ruling party’s contractors getting the major share, they say. After the ...
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Akali-BJP leaders submit memo to governor 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Chandigarh: The SAD on Thursday condemned the attack on the AAP MLA and demanded a judicial inquiry. In a statement, Daljit Singh Cheema said, “Those indulging in sand mining were accusing the MLA of seeking Rs5-10 lakh from them while attacking him and thrashing his security guards. These allegations are serious and should be verified.”

Meanwhile, a SAD-BJP delegation on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnore. They urged him to direct the state government to hold a judicial inquiry into the murderous assault on forest officials by the sand mafia in Mohali as well as into illegal activities of the mafia. The delegation was led by SAD MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa and BJP state president Shvait Malik. TN

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Underperformance by banking institutes unacceptable, says official 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Jalandhar, June 21 The Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Amrit Singh on Thursday said the underperformance of the banking institutions in the top priority sector would not be tolerated at any cost. Chairing a quarterly meeting of the District Consultative Committee and district-level review committee of the banks here at the local District Administrative Complex (DAC), the Additional Deputy Commissioner said it was a cause of major concern that the banks were not lending support to priority sectors in terms of agriculture and allied sectors, MSME etc. She said such attitude by the banks was unwarranted and undesirable as the banks had to meet the targets set by the government for them. Singh said the underperforming banks would have to submit the reply for their failure to meet the desired targets. Dwelling on another issue, the Additional Deputy Commissioner asked the banking institutions to lay special emphasis on the well-being of the poor strata of society as part of their social ...
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India, U.S. 2+2 Dialogue on July 6 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Defence, External Affairs Ministers to hold talks with U.S. counterparts
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‘Release White Paper on rice production’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Stalin accuses govt. of tweaking figures
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Suresh Prabhu urges CM to formulate start-up policy 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Says partnership with States is key aspect of industrial policy on the anvil
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Five held for running interstate card cloning scam from Mumbai 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The Mumbai crime branch's property cell has busted an interstate gang of cyber fraudsters by arresting five persons, who would skim and clone banking cards of people and siphon-off money from their bank accounts. Since the year 2013, the accused have duped over thousands of persons — mostly foreigners — of crores of rupees. The accused have been identified as Mohamed Hasan Iqbal Shaikh, 44, Mukesh Sharma, 40, Zuber Sayed, 35, Fahim Shora, 30 and Abu Bakar, 45. According to the police, the accused would target several shops and outlets in Mumbai, which would be frequented by visitors. The accused had spread their network in all tourist destinations across the country, including Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Jaipur, Himachal Pradesh, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Kullu-Manali. The police said that they had received a tip-off, and post verification, a case was registered in Malvani police station. "After registering the case, we raided several premises in Mumbai from where the accused would operate and stay. We ...
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The Hindu Group to host Living Spaces 2018 on July 7 and 8 22.6.2018 Hindu: Chennai
Entry to the exhibition is free
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India hits back at US, hikes import duty on agri, steel products 22.6.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, June 21 India has increased customs duty on 29 products, including pulses and iron and steel products, imported from the US as a retaliatory action against the tariff hike by Washington. The duty hike would come into effect immediately for 28 products, while for artemia, a kind of shrimp, the rate hike would be effective from August 4, the Finance Ministry said in a notification. With the United States adopting protectionist policies and hiking import duties, a trade war-like situation has emerged. The European Union has decided to levy higher import duties on a variety of US products and a similar action is being contemplated by China. As per the Finance Ministry notification, the import duty on chickpeas, Bengal gram (chana) and masur dal has been increased to 70 per cent from 30 per cent earlier, while that on lentils has been hiked to 40 per cent from 30 per cent. Shelled almonds imported from the US will now attract import duty at Rs 120/kg as against Rs 100/kg earlier. Almonds in shell ...
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Intel CEO resigns after probe into relationship with employee 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Bengaluru, June 21 Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich resigned on Thursday after a probe found his consensual relationship with an employee violated company policy. The head of the largest US chipmaker is the latest in a line of powerful men in business and politics to lose their jobs or resign over relationships viewed as inappropriate, a phenomenon highlighted by the #MeToo movement. “An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel’s non-fraternization policy, which applies to all managers,” Intel said in a statement. The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim CEO and said it has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including both internal and external candidates. Intel declined to give any further information about the probe. Intel shares fell 1.5 percent in early trade. Wall Street took Krzanich’s unexpected departure in stride. “Although we respect Krzanich’s efforts in redirecting Intel’s strategy from a computer-centric to a ...
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Exports from SEZs up 38% in May at Rs29,000 cr 22.6.2018 The Tribune

New Delhi: Exports from special economic zones (SEZs) grew by 38% in May to Rs 29,236 crore, according to data by EPCES. Export Promotion Council for EoUs and SEZs (EPCES) said the major sectors contributing to the growth include biotech, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, computers, electronics, non-conventional energy, plastic, rubber, trading and services. Further, during April-May this fiscal, exports from these zones rose by 11% to Rs 1.01 lakh crore.  The major export destinations are the UAE, US and Saudi Arabia. However, regions like Hong Kong, Africa, Kenya and Oman have seen negative trends, it added. PTI 

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Punjab readies e-mandi for basmati, kinnow sale 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 21 The Punjab government plans to link 18 more mandis with the electronic trading portal ahead of the harvest season that would provide better bargaining power to basmati farmers and kinnow growers. “While 16 mandis are set to join the electronic-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform, detailed project reports for two others are under consideration,” a senior official of the Punjab Mandi Board said. Mandis at Bhikhi, Bhucho, Budhlada, Faridkot, Ferozepur City, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Kharar, Kotakapura, Ludhiana, Malout, Moga, Nawanshahar, Raman, Sardulgarh, Tarn Taran, Khanna and Amloh would soon join the e-NAM platform, he said. Prior to the portal, farmers were forced to sell their produce, especially non-MSP harvests, in their local markets at a price dictated by middlemen. The state government had already operationalised 19 mandis in March this year. As of now, Punjab has permitted sale of seven commodities — basmati, maize, potato, kinnow, cotton, peas ...
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KIIFB funds a boost to development: Minister 22.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Conference on infrastructure begins
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‘Focus on self-reliance to benefit medium, small units’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Contracts worth ₹57,000 crore awarded to domestic vendors, says ENC chief
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