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Cabinet orders audit over 'discrepancies' in hospitals 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Clears set up of waste treatment plant at Bawana.
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For some, event just a political gimmick 22.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
To develop bus depot at 5 locations for operation, maintenance.
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Angry farmers move Gujarat HC against bullet train land acquisition 22.6.2018 DNA: Money
Farmers from Surat and other districts in the state have moved the Gujarat High Court against the state government's move to acquire their land for the bullet train project. Over 3,000 farmers from 192 villages in Gujarat will be affected by the land acquisition for the ambitious project that will connect Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The court has asked the government to file its reply by Monday. The petition has challenged the government's move to acquire land on the grounds that as per the Land Acquisition Act, if land is to be acquired in more than one state for the project, the land acquisition has to be done by the centre and not the state. But in this project, the notification for land acquisition has been made by the Gujarat and Maharashtra governments. Since this is in violation of the Act, the notification should be dismissed, the petition states. It also states that as per the new rules, the farmers should be given the maximum market value of the land and that before the land is acquired, the Jantri ...
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Mastermind, aide in Suresh Shah murder case land in cops net 22.6.2018 DNA: Money
Ahmedabad Crime Branch sleuths on Wednesday arrested the key conspirator and his aide in connection with the murder of transporter Suresh Shah. Rajendra Shekwa was arrested from Surendranagar and his friend, Ghanshyam,  was nabbed from Rajkot.  Shah was gunned down near Vishweshwar temple in Vasna on March 10. Five people, including Shekwa, have been arrested by the Crime Branch. The investigation revealed that Rajendra Shekwa had given a contract of Rs50 lakh to bump off Shah. Shekwa had hired Elam Khan and Rafiq Sumra to find out Shah and the places he visited daily. After the initial research, Shekwa got Ghanshyam out of jail and hired one Ravu Khachar, a shooter, to kill Shah, said the Crime Branch sleuths. While Khan and Sumra were arrested on April 1, Khachar was arrested from Chotila on June 14. AN ACT OF REVENGE? According to Crime Branch, Rajendra Shekwa, who is a contractor, had an old enmity with Shah.   Shekwa had allegedly abducted Shah in 2006 and taken him to Rajkot and thrashed him in a ...
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De-notifying SH-8: Chandor villagers pin hopes on Alemao 22.6.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
NT NETWORK   MARGAO With the government allegedly not paying heed to their demand of de-notifying the state highway (SH-8) which is proposed to pass through Chandor, the villagers have now pinned hopes on the former Cuncolim MLA Joaquim Alemao for his support. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured ...
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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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Yoga retreat for schoolchildren 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 21 International Yoga Day was celebrated with zest by city schools on the guidelines issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). A handbook of instructions titled ‘Common Yoga Protocol’ (CYP) was also issued to schools by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH). DAV Public School The session began at 5:45 am, under the guidance of yoga instructor Gurdeep Singh Gill. All participants came dressed in sports attire. Principal Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu highlighted the importance of yoga and exhorted the participants to include yoga in their day-to-day life. BVM, Udham Singh Nagar Students of the school came dressed in white attire. School Principal Bandana Sethi, school staff and students participated in ‘Samuhik Yoga Session’. Various yoga ‘asanas’ were performed. After a session of one hour, everybody pledged to make yoga an inseparable part of their life. BVM, Sector-39 During the course of yoga, the instructor ...
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Rs 40 crore to acquire land for Patti-Makhu rail line 22.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 21

Paving the way for shorter distance between the holy city and Mumbai, the state government has announced to release Rs 40 crore for land acquisition for laying railway line between Patti and Makhu in Ferozepur.

This was conveyed to a delegation of traders and industrialists led by cabinet minister OP Soni, who met Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal in Chandigarh on Thursday.

The NITI Ayog had released a grant of Rs 299 crore for the fiscal 2017-18 and further grants were to be released annually as the entire cost of the project was high. Since the Railways will have to build two bridges on Hari-ke-patan, the confluence of the Beas and Sutlej, and lay railway line on the 25-km stretch between Patti in Tarn Taran and Makhu in Ferozepur.

A direct rail link between Amritsar and Ferozepur is likely to bring down distance between Jammu and Kashmir via Pathankot, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Rajasthan to Mumbai by 240 km.

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Work on Bathinda AIIMS begins 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 21 More than one-and-a-half years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid its foundation stone, the work on the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has finally begun in Bathinda. The site on Bathinda-Dabwali road is now abuzz with activity with construction material being dumped there and the work gradually picking up pace. At present, approach roads leading to the sprawling site of the institute are being constructed so as to facilitate the supply of material in a hassle-free manner. The construction work of the AIIMS campus will start with the OPD block. Till now, only the boundary wall of the institute was constructed and the work could not make any headway in the previous months due to some land acquisition issues, besides the delay in shifting a water channel from the site. The authorities are aiming to kick off diagnostics in April next year and medical session from July 2019. Coming up on 177 acres on the outskirts of Bathinda at a cost of Rs 925 ...
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Biotechnologist couple sets example in dairy enterprise 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Nawanshahr, June 21 Born and brought up in New Delhi, a Punjabi couple, Manpreet Singh and Amanjot Kaur, both Biotechnology professionals, has set an example in entrepreneurship. Manpreet Singh, BTech (Biotechnology) from Amity University, set up a dairy farm at Bannah village in SBS Nagar district six years ago. His wife, Amanjot, an MTech in Biotechnology, is also sharing the responsibility of the dairy farm. The couple has shown the path to educated unemployed youth to adopt self-employment ventures. Sharing his experiences, the Biotech professional said after graduation, he was in a dilemma, whether to find a job or to start his own venture. He then preferred to start his own business. “After I took the decision to start my own venture, I contacted my Chandigarh-based friend, who has been running a poultry farm. He advised me to undertake dairy farming instead of poultry farming,” said Manpreet. He added that he arranged a suitable land at Bannah village and the Dairy Development ...
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Heli-taxi gets costlier from July 1 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, June 21 Fliers planning to book the Chandigarh-Shimla heli-taxi will now have to shell out Rs 500 more and will have to travel 10 minutes extra. Pawan Hans, that started the service this month, has hiked the ticket price. While fliers have to pay Rs 2,999 for a seat in the chopper till June, starting July 1, they will have to pay Rs 3,499 for it. The increase in time is due to the change in the landing site in Shimla. When the service started, the chopper landed at the Jubbarhatti airport, which is far away from the city. Now, the chopper lands at the Annandale ground in the city. A one-side chopper ride now takes 30 minutes instead of the earlier 20. All 18 seats are booked for the rest of the month and starting July 1, the heli-taxi will operate thrice a week. As of now, the heli-taxi operates on Monday and Friday. From July 1, the service will also be available on Wednesday. The bookings for it have already started.  Pawan Hans had announced that it would decide on ...
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It was mud, not sand: SSP 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, June 21 Having denied the involvement of the sand mafia in the attack on forest officials on Monday, Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal now says the attackers were not carrying sand. According to the SSP, the trailer was filled with mud, meant for the levelling of land. However, the Forest Department had confirmed that the trailer was carrying sand. The mining of sand is illegal in the area. On Wednesday, this correspondent had visited the spot where the attack took place. The sand dumped by the attackers was still lying there. Having arrested four of the six accused on Wednesday, the SSP had said, “They were local residents selling sand at a small level to make some extra money”.  The SSP said the other two accused would be arrested soon. Lovepreet Singh and Amrit Singh are at large. The vehicle used in the crime belongs to the former. All six accused are in their 20s, belong to Seonk village and are farmers.  A naka was laid by Block Forest Officer ...
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Discom line inspector in ACB net 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Property documents worth ₹1.18 cr. unearthed during raids
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Kasturba Hospital gets advanced CT scan machine 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Health Enterprises, inaugurated an advanced new generation 128-slice Philips incisive CT machine in the Department
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CM asks Navy to put restrictions at Vizag airport on hold 22.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
Another review meet to be held in the next 15 days
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Protest against land pooling policy 22.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Federation of housing societies demands charges be waived
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Puri attributes low ridership in Metro to ‘summer break’ 22.6.2018 Hindu: Delhi
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, on Thursday said the Delhi Metro has a
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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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Record of 112 MC properties missing 22.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 21 In a glaring act of negligence, the record of at least 112 properties, out of 174, leased out by the Municipal Corporation has gone missing. The issue surfaced after an RTI activist sought information about it from the civic body. The MC reply states that the civic body has records of only 62 properties out of 174 it has given on lease in the last few years. The reply further reads that an investigation to trace the records of the remaining properties is under way and relevant information to the applicant will be provided on its completion. Activist Ravinder Sultanwind, who had filed the RTI query, has now filed a complaint with the Mayor and MC Commissioner Sonali Giri alleging that certain employees had been involved in misplacing the records to benefit the allottees. Sultanwind said, “A thorough investigation to investigate the role of the employees concerned should be conducted. It is a case of criminal negligence to harm the financial interests of the ...
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Seychelles president Danny Faure to begin India visit from Ahmedabad today 22.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Seychelles president Danny Faure will begin his six-day India visit from Ahmedabad on Friday, official sources said. He will be the fourth head of a country to visit Ahmedabad in the last nine months. According to officials, Faure is slated to land in Ahmedabad on Friday evening. However, his public engagements are slated only for the next day. They said that the Seychelles president is slated to visit the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, at 9:00 am on Saturday, where he will interact with faculty members and students. He will be the third head of state to visit the premier institute in the last three years. President of the archipelago will then take a tour of Gandhi Ashram where he will visit Hriday Kunj and the archive and gallery section. He will be gifted a copy of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography and a Charkha by the ashram. Faure will then proceed to the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University in Gandhinagar. Officials said the president will meet police and intelligence officers from his ...
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