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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 ...
  


Notification soon, No need to repay loans whose debts waived off, Capt assures farmers
29.06.17 - team pt

PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that the farmers whose loans had been waived off stood immediately exempt from repayment of their debts.
 
Addressing a meeting of various farmers’ organisations here, the Chief Minister said that the notification in this regard will be ...
  


Don’t deal in cash if amount is Rs 2 lakh or more, warns Income Tax
03.06.17 - team pt

DO NOT transact in cash if amount is Rs 2 lakh or more otherwise receiver of the amount will have to cough up an equal amount as penalty, warned the Income Tax on Friday.
 
It also advised people having knowledge of such dealings to tip-off the ...
  


Operation Clean Money 2.0: IT to probe 60,000 black money hoarders
14.04.17 - TEAM PT

The Income Tax department has identified about 60,000 individuals in the second phase of  the 'Operation Clean Money' launched today.

The operation has been launched with an aim to detect black money created post demonetisation.
 
Advanced data analytics and integration of data sources, relationship clustering and fund ...
  


Development ?... OK !... But At What Cost ?
31.03.17 - Observer with Opinion

Development as a concept peaked long, long ago. What is peddled today in its name is mere exploitation - be it of the earth and its resources or of human beings.
 
The word "Development" needs to be urgently banned from the political and academic lexicon of ...
  


HDFC Bank's Aditya Puri says Paytm has doubtful business model, no future
17.02.17 - team pt

Hiiting out at digital wallets, Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank on Friday said that he sees no future in digital wallets! He further said that Paytm cannot be Alibaba as the government doesn’t allow replication of model. In a conversation with ET Now Puri told ...
  


Every dog has its day; But this one has a final Say
02.09.16 - Geeta Pandey*

Goofy, the canine worker of an advertising firm in the southern Indian city of Chennai, has a visiting card and a "corner seat", and he performs multiple roles in the office.

When I knocked on the door of Opn Advertising and pushed it open, Goofy came ...
  


Govt. Employees Get 24% Raise; 7th Pay Commission's Views Accepted
29.06.16 - Team PT

Salaries and pensions for former and current central government employees will go up by nearly 24 percent retroactively from the start of this year. 
 
In a bonanza for over 1 crore government employees and pensioners, the Cabinet on Wednesday approved implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, ...
  



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