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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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Lanka thanks PM Modi for grants to run free ambulance service 22.6.2018 PTI: All news
Lanka thanks PM Modi for grants to run free ambulance service
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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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Sowing paddy:Punjabi labourers rarely available for work in fields 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 With the beginning of the paddy season, farmers are facing labour crunch. As Punjabi labourers are rarely available to work in fields for different reasons, farmers are running after migrant labourers to hire them to sow paddy in their fields. The main reason behind Punjabi labourers not willing to work in fields is that they have taken up other occupations. Besides, the new generation of Punjabi labourers is no more interested in working in fields. Rather it prefers to do other odd jobs in cities. As a result, farmers are completely dependent on migrant labourers. The sowing has started a bit late due to government instructions to farmers not to sow paddy before June 20. As little time is left for farmers to sow paddy, they are rushing to hire migrant labourers. They are visiting railway stations and bus stands to hire migrants arriving from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh for sowing paddy crop in fields. As labourers disembark from trains or buses, farmers rush in a bid ...
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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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‘Chhoti si asha’ brings big hopes 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Walmart is committed to empower women around the world by helping women-owned-businesses (WOB) to succeed and grow. It has dedicated women entrepreneurship development programme (WEDP) in India that enhances the capacity of women entrepreneurs. Liza Chawla, who has received the Women Achievers’ Award from the Governor, runs an organisation, ‘chhoti si asha’. She has enrolled women from the economically weaker sections of society, who are engaged in making bags and home décor materials through ‘stitch a living’ programme. Standing at a value of Rs 25 lakh, the organisation currently supports 100 women, amongst whom 15 women earn an average of Rs 10,000 per month. The organisation has also started manufacturing fashion accessories and apparels. “The Walmart women entrepreneurship development programme opened my eyes. I realised that the purpose of my work was to provide meaningful employment and dignified labour to underserved women,” said Liza. 500 customers get free shopping vouchers Pavilion Mall ...
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City-based girl gets student of the year award in UK 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 Charu Dada, a post doctorate student at the Bangor University in the United Kingdom (UK), hailing from the city, has been awarded with “International student of the year” by the National Union of Students (NUS). Dada, who has been studying in the UK for past seven years, said she had been doing research on topics, including global citizenship, citizenship education and curriculum planning and development. She said, “The NUS in the UK has 600 affiliated student unions and there are around four lakh foreign students in the UK. The award is given on the basis of all round performance of students in academics, their involvement in extra-curricular activities and initiatives taken etc.” When asked about the difference in the education system, she said, “Given the limitations of developing economy and high population, the education system in India is faring well, but still a lot can be improved by integrating subjects and with lesser dependence on rote learning.” She ...
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Seminar dwells on occupational health 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 21 The directorate of Factories Punjab and Punjab Industrial Safety Council organised a seminar on occupational health and safety awareness on Wednesday at the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Jalandhar. The seminar was inaugurated by Dwarka Dass, Assistant Director Factories, in the presence of PS Bhatti, GM (Plant), IOC, Jalandhar and HS Minhas, DGM (Terminal), IOC, Jalandhar. Around 40 participants included different categories of workmen including security personnel, haulage labour, electricians and foremen. Somraj from Red Cross Society Jalandhar held an interactive session on the importance of first aid and qualities of a first aider. A motivational seminar on the importannce of each individual in a team was delivered by Shruti Bajaj, Manager (plant), IOC Bottling Plant, Jalandhar. The seminar was concluded with a session by Dwarka Dass on developing safety culture in each individual. Feedback was taken from participants regarding the seminar. The programme concluded ...
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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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New PF building comes up in city; minister to inaugurate it 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Jalandhar, June 21

A new building of employees provident fund organisation (EPFO) has come up in the city. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Friday.

It is a three-storey building which is more spacious than the previous one. Earlier, the building being quite near to the bus stand was quite congested and there was only a single floor. The newly built building which is opposite Government Girls Sr Sec school Ladowali Road. TNS

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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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Abolish all non-GST taxes from cinemas: ASSOCHAM 22.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Abolish all the taxes except Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Cinema, said a study by industry body Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) in a study conducted with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). All cinema tickets above Rs100 are charged 28% GST in addition to local taxes. Tickets below Rs100 are charged 18% GST. It also said that cinema is no longer a luxury, especially in larger cities. "While the GST legislation classifies access to cinema as a luxury and puts it under the highest tax rate of 28 per cent (tickets costing above hundred rupees), but considering the socio-economic developments around the world, the cinema may not really be a luxury, at least in metro cities," noted the ASSOCHAM-PwC joint report titled, 'An overview of the impact of GST on film industry – what, why and how.' Local cinema owners said that they have to pay 'Show Tax' of Rs75 per show and Property Tax which is to the tune of Rs15-50 lakh per annum. Moreover, they have to pay 25% electricity duty and the ...
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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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