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Sensex opens in green on value-buying, up 130 points 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Sensex opens in green on value-buying, up 130 points
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North Korea's Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
North Korea's Kim thanks China for support with Trump summit
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Saudi, Iran face off ahead of tense OPEC meet 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Saudi, Iran face off ahead of tense OPEC meet
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Leaving CEA job for very compelling reason; will leave by early Sep: Subramanian 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
Leaving CEA job for very compelling reason; will leave by early Sep: Subramanian
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2 Cong leaders accused of making derogatory remarks against Rahul on b'day, posts deleted 21.6.2018 PTI: All news
2 Cong leaders accused of making derogatory remarks against Rahul on b'day, posts deleted
Record takers for BMS this year 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
This year, about 2.75 lakh candidates applied for admissions, with over 8.6 applications being filed.
Bank CEO, officials arrested in DSK fraud 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
The officials did not follow the procedure laid down by the Reserve Bank of India while giving the loan.
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West Bengal BJP chief warns TMC men of encounter, jail 21.6.2018 The Asian Age | Home
Hours after his controversial speech the district police lodged a suo moto case against the state BJP chief under relevant sections of the IPC.
Subramanian quits as Chief Economic Adviser, will return to US 21.6.2018 The Tribune
New Delhi, June 20 Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has decided to quit the job, with close to a year of his tenure remaining, and return to the US for “very compelling reasons”—the second high-profile exit from the government in less than a year. He said he would leave the office within the next two months, even though his contractual term was co-terminus with the government. Subramanian was appointed CEA, Finance Ministry, on October 16, 2014, for a three-year term and was given an extension last year. “My departure from this job for entirely personal reasons. It is no secret that we are expecting our first grandchild in the early September. That’s a very compelling reason that takes us back to old life of that used to lead of researching, writing, teaching and reflecting above all,” he said. Subramanian’s official contract was till May 2019. “The first person I mentioned this to was the Prime Minister after consulting Mr (Arun) Jaitley,” he said, while expressing that this was ...
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Villagers organise protest against temple demolition 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Kharar, June 19 Agitated villagers, along with the temple priests, blocked traffic and protest near Mamupur village, Kharar-Morinda highway, against the move to demolish an ancient temple in village Mamupur , for paving way for the 6-laning of Kharar-Ludhiana highway by National Highways Authority of India.  The dharna was led by Mahant Balbir Nath of Shiv Temple  in the village and Shiv Sena leaders Deepak Dhania and Sanjeev Kumar Singla.  The protesters said this temple was very old and there were samadhis (graveyards) of many deceased priests in this temple. “Instead of demolishing the temple, some alternative should be found for the 6-laning project,” the protestors demanded. They said a few days ago, some workers tried to demolish the temple, following which they were forced to launch the protest. Gharuan Police Station SHO Jatin Kapoor reached the spot and controlled the situation. Meanwhile, Mahant Balbir Nath and Shiv Sena leaders said they had met the officials concerned ...
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MC takes strict action against wrong parking 21.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune news service 

Chandigarh, June 19 

The enforcement team of Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh, on Tuesday, conducted a special drive to remove wrong parking of vehicles from footpath and grounds in Sector 17 and removed 17 four-wheelers and 20 two-wheelers. 

Keeping in view the road safety measures, the MCC has started special drives to remove illegal parking of vehicles from road sides and grounds from June 18. These special teams of enforcement wing have been formed to remove these illegal parking throughout the city. 

Meanwhile, the MC has also started dumping the impounded vehicles at multi-level scooter parking. In the absence of the designated place, the MC used the public parking place for keeping the vehicles.

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Check water wastage 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Water is being wasted carelessly in Panchkula. People wash their cars with pipes and wash every inch of their corridors.  To avoid challans, many wash their cars and verandahs in dark. They do not understand that there are many people who are even deprived of water. There is no check on wastage of water. People misuse it without thinking twice. There is a need to take some strict actions to curb the wastage of water.  Promila Bedi Tributes paid to Shujaat  As a hallmark of protest against the killing of senior journalist ‘Shujaat Bukhari’ in Srinagar, Kashmiri editors left the editorials of newspapers vacant. Bukhari was an innocent journalist who was doing his work with dedication and ethics. “Our freedom to express won’t be subdued by this murder,” said a protester. The heroism and dauntless attitude shown by the editors has won my heart.  Kreeti Bansal Take measures to bring transparency in system The government buildings as per different reports are declared unsafe. The school buildings in several ...
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Centre abruptly increasing fuel rates: CPI 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 20 Holding Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government responsible for abrupt increase in prices of petrol and diesel, the district unit of the Communist Party of India held a demonstration at the railway station. Various speakers said the RSS controlled BJP government at the Center has no concern for the problems related to a comman man. In 2014 the BJP had held semi-naked protests on the issue of price rise against the previous government. At that time petrol price was Rs 71 per liter. But after they came to power the price of crude has come down by four times since then. Despite crude falling down in international market the price of petrol and diesel has increased to Rs 85 per liter. CPI had warned the government of cascading effect of fuel price hike on the prices of every item, but all this fell on deaf ears of the Modi government which resorted to price hike in May. “The country is facing worst ever price rise. All this is being done to give doles to the Ambanis ...
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BJP stages protest against killing of Bengal party workers outside TMC office in Delhi 21.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Delhi wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) staged a protest outside the office of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the national Capital on Wednesday. With the demonstration, West Delhi MP Parvesh Sahib Singh who was on an indefinite fast till Tuesday, also came back to work. Singh was joined by minister of state for heavy industries and public enterprises Babul Supriyo and BJP national secretary Tarun Chugh. Hundreds of BJP workers took to streets against the alleged murders of party workers in West Bengal last month. The protestors criticised the Mamata Banerjee government for alleged murders of BJP workers in West Bengal last month. They said that the incidents in the state were telling examples of autocracy of the TMC government, and the killings were politically motivated. They also raised slogans against the ruling West Bengal government for trampling on the spirit of democracy by killing BJP workers. Supriyo lashed out at Banerjee in his tweet. "Democracy in West Bengal is in heavy ...
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Their hearts beat for Rajasthan 21.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Set against the picturesque backdrop of the colourful locations of Rajasthan, Dhadak has a rustic and cultural feel, which has already created a buzz in the Pink City. Shot at locations like Udaipur and Jaipur, one of the most romantic songs of the year, the title track of the movie, was launched in Jaipur on Wednesday at World Trade Park.  The perfect shooting locale  When director Shashank Khaitan thought of making a film on this story, the first location he could think of was Rajasthan. “I am a Marwari Rajasthani and I’ve spent a lot of time in Udaipur and Jaipur. You’ll get to see a lot of locations that you haven’t seen in other movies. I wanted to base this movie in Rajasthan itself. Since I've been here, I understand the people. I wanted to shoot it here since there was that familiarity with the place,” he expressed.  Feels like home  Debutantes Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter are also mesmerised with the place. While Janhvi suggests that the laal maas here is the world’s best, she finds people ...
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MGNREGA workers stage protest for wage hike 21.6.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, June 20

The MGNREGA Workers’ Union staged a protest outside the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office on Wednesday. They have been demanding a hike in their wages besides work for 250 days in a year. Currently, they are offered at least 100-day work in a year.

The protesters submitted a memorandum of their demands to the office.

Sher Singh, state president of the union, said, “The Centre has reduced the budget for MGNREGA and the state government often fails to spend the allocated funds.” He said the MGNREGA workers should be paid Rs 600 per day as it was the need of the hour keeping in view the inflation.

Another association leader, Gurcharan Singh, said the MGNREGA workers should be given all the facilities which are already being given to construction workers. He said that they should also be brought under the ambit of facilities available for organised sectors.

Labour shortage shoots up paddy plantation cost 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Amritsar, June 20 The cost of paddy transplantation this time has surged considerably with migrant workers demanding more wages than that of last year. Farmers say around 30 per cent rise in cost is being witnessed owing to less arrival of migrants besides government’s order to transplant paddy only after June 20. A farmer, Inderpreet Singh, from Baserke village near Khemkaran said, “I am paying Rs 2,900 per acre this year which is Rs 700 more than that of last year.” Inderpreet is also providing free ration to labourers, including chicken everyday. A group of four expert workers transplant paddy on one acre per day. In many villages, farmers are also promising free liquor for men and fodder for animals to local workers to woo them. Mohabaat Pal Singh from Gandiwind village said, “Daily liquor for workers during the paddy season has become a norm. Workers prefer a farm which allows them to take fodder for free.” As the government did not allow farmers to transplant paddy before June ...
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TMC plans cyber cell to counter BJP 21.6.2018 Hindu: News
Under stewardship of Chief Minister’s nephew, it would focus on exposing fake news, videos
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2019 polls: Shah to mobilise BJP social media 'warriors' 21.6.2018 Metros | The Asian Age
Party chief will also review functioning of city unit since past 1 year.
Industry rues delay in release of Central financial incentives 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, June 20 The slow pace of the release of  financial incentives under the 2002 central industrial package have left the beneficiaries high and dry.  Key incentives such as the Central investment and transport subsidies involve lengthy clearances and it takes several months  to get the claims approved. Once approved,  an investor has to wait for the receipt of adequate funds from the Centre and this takes several years.   The Industries Department has recently received an amount of Rs 13 crore from the Central Government to be disbursed to the beneficiaries. Two installments of Rs 14 crore each were received earlier this year, which helped the department bringing down the pendency of the approved cases.  However, there are still 20 cases whose pre-audit for the claims is yet to be done. The central investment subsidy was available to industrial units till March 2017. The pendency rate for the transport subsidy was much higher. The claims for the subsidy are approved by ...
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