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Punjab to allow Industry to choose between Net & SGST Net incentives on intra state sale
PUNJAB CABINET MEETING
05.03.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an amendment to the GST incentives notified under the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017, to enable industrial units to choose between Net GST incentives or incentivized SGST on intra state sale.

The cabinet, at its meeting chaired by Chief ...
  


Punjab to focus on breaking the monopolistic trends in the liquor trade
NEW EXCISE POLICY
02.03.19 - Team PT

Punjab government has come out with its Excise Policy for 2019-20, with focus on breaking the monopolistic trends in the liquor trade and allotment of liquor vends in small groups, in line with the approach adopted last year.

Under the new policy, approved by the state ...
  


Punjab to provide subsidy of Rs 25 per quintal to sugarcane farmers
01.03.19 - Team PT

Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday gave ex-post facto approval to disburse Rs. 25 per quintal directly in the accounts of sugarcane growers (farmers), out of a total State Agreed Price (SAP) of Rs. 310, with the remaining Rs. 285 ...
  


Chanda Kochhar, Venugopal Dhoot's Homes Searched by ED
ICICI BANK LOAN CASE
01.03.19 - Team PT

Enforcement Directorate searched the homes and offices of former ICICI Bank chief executive Chanda Kochhar and Videocon managing director Venugopal Dhoot today in a loan case.

According to a NDTV report, the Central Bureau of Investigation has already issued a look-out circular against Kochhar and has ...
  


Bakery in Bengaluru covers 'Karachi' on signboard following protests
WHAT'S IN A NAME
23.02.19 - Team PT

An outlet of the Karachi Bakery in Bengaluru covered up the word ‘Karachi’ on its signboard on Friday after a mob protested against the name.

According to Scroll, some people gathered at the Indiranagar outlet of the popular Karachi Bakery on Friday evening to demand that ...
  


Radhaswami ‘Baba’ threatened to kill me: Malvinder Singh
17.02.19 - Team PT

Former Fortis Healthcare promoter Malvinder Singh has filed a criminal complaint against his brother Shivinder Singh, spiritual head of the Radha Swami Satsang Gurinder Singh Dhillon and others alleging financial fraud and threats to kill him.

According to Business Today report, the curious case of the ...
  


Farm bodies slam Modi govt's 6th Budget, say it adds insult to injury
PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi too meagre, dishonours farmers' contribution
01.02.19 - PT BUREAU

Budget silent on the most pressing questions – Income, Prices, Indebtedness, Insurance, Drought

Farmers and farm activists from nine states across the country who gathered in Shikohpur village in Haryana to witness and respond to the Union Budget dismissed the government’s declaration of PM Kisan Samman ...
  


Surjit Bhalla resigns from PM’s Economic Advisory Council
10.12.18 - Team PT

Economist Surjit S. Bhalla has resigned from his position as the part-time Member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Government sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted Bhalla’s resignation which takes effect from December 1. 

 "I resigned as part-time member PMEAC on ...
  


Urjit Patel resigns as the RBI Governor
10.12.18 - Team PT

Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel has resigned. Patel said he was resigning on account of personal reasons. 

There has been speculation of his resignation after deputy governor Viral Acharya's speech last month that sought to defend the autonomy of the RBI and the subsequent ...
  


One Time Settlement policy for defaulter entrepreneurs of Punjab
03.12.18 - Team PT

The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved a One Time Settlement (OTS) Policy to give entrepreneurs of promoted and loanee companies the last chance to settle their dues with PSIDC and PFC, with the condition that no such OTS opportunity would be ...
  


Burning issue of stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana
21.10.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

WITH THE END of monsoon and advent of winter in sight, the problem of thick smog over large parts of north India is expected to come back to haunt the residents. The intense smog caused by a variety of reasons may vary by only a ...
  


Modi's top officer got gold, silver, iPhone as gifts from unknown people, minister says no need for an inquiry
KAUN KAMBAKHT SONA, CHANDI DE GAYA?
01.08.18 - PT BUREAU

Punjab Today thinks government should inquire so that officer can say thank you to the benefactor! It’s good manners.

New Delhi: Someone was so worried about the financial condition of Union finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia, one of India's top bureaucrats responsible for its economy, that he/she ...
  


Explosive book on medical practices & healthcare paints a grim picture
DOCTOR, DOCTOR, YOU ARE CORRUPT.
19.07.18 - Anita Pathania

Oxford University Press book tells horrific tales of doctors and hospitals looting patients

Features Amartya Sen’s hard-hitting foreword, it builds on the 2014 BMJ article
 
SOME OF INDIA's most senior doctors, bureaucrats, journalists, sociologists and others have bared the ugly reality of predator-doctors looting patients across the ...
  


P Sainath calls for gherao of Parliament by a million farmers
INTELLECTUAL ON REVOLUTION PATH
04.05.18 - kanwar manjit singh

Top Indian journalist says farmers and agri-labourers must force a 20-day long Parliament session exclusively devoted to agrarian crisis
 
In what could be nothing less than a call for a peaceful democratic revolution, India's foremost journalist chronicler of rural economy, P Sainath, gave a ...
  


India collects Rs 7.41 trillion from GST in 2017-18
27.04.18 - Team PT

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA collected Rs 7.41 trillion in taxes in the first year of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

The government had last reported a GST collection of Rs 7.17 trillion for the first eight months since the new tax regime that subsumed 17 central ...
  


Assembly panel finds farmers not paid ACP share since 1981, then stays mum about it
REPORT OF PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE TO HELP SUICIDE-AFFECTED FAMILIES
04.04.18 - S Pal

IN A RATHER bizarre case of becoming aware about a blatant case of injustice and then deciding to do nothing about it, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha Committee, tasked with ameliorating the lot of suicide-affected families, made a shocking revelation that the sugarcane farmers of Punjab ...
  


‘Thorri bahuti ehna nu sharam auni chaheedi hai’
PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA COMMITTEE REPORT -
03.04.18 - S Pal

Assembly’s MLAs panel on suicide-hit families exposes own ignorance, disconnect 
 
 
IN RANGRIAL, at the centre of Ground Zero of farm suicides in Punjab, everyone knows Harpreet Singh's family made a mistake. Harpreet (30) committed suicide on August 7, 2017. Constable Gagandeep Singh, Belt Number 1481, brought ...
  


India behind Pakistan, China in inclusive development index: WEF report
RANKS 62ND OUT OF 74 COUNTRIES
23.01.18 - TEAM PT

Hours before PM Narendra Modi showcases India before the global investors’ community at Davos, Switzerland, the nation was ranked at 62nd place among the emerging economies on an Inclusive Development Index, a World Economic Forum (WEF) report said. India ranks much below China’s 26th position ...
  


Punjab gets Rs. 28,262.84 cr cash credit for smooth Paddy procurement
05.10.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Responding to CM Amarinder Singh’s persistent efforts, the central government on Thursday sanctioned Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs. 28,262.84 crore for procurement of paddy in the Kharif marketing season 2017-18.

Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the ...
  


Cong. claims RBI printed different types of Rs 500 notes, calls it biggest scam of the century
Govt rejects it as 'frivolous'
08.08.17 - team pt

The Congress on Tuesday alleged that two different kinds of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes were printed post demonetisation, "jeopardising the credibility" of Indian currency, and demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi clear the air on the issue.

The opposition party, which disrupted proceedings in ...
  



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