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Justice MMS Bedi (retd) to head Punjab VAT Tribunal; Gurtej Singh to be member
05.06.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Government had cleared the appointment of retired Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice MMS Bedi (retd) as the new Chairman of the Punjab Value Added Tax (VAT) Tribunal.

A decision to this effect was taken at the level of the Chief Minister following a ...
  


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 ...
  


Centre has no data on Farmer Suicides since 2016, Parliament told
NCRB HASN'T PUBLISHED REPORT FROM LAST 3 YEARS
20.12.18 - TEAM PT

UNION AGRICULTURE Minister Radhamohan Singh told parliament on Tuesday that the government has no data on farmer suicides in the last three years.
 
The revelation by agriculture minister comes at a time when state-elections are being won on the basis of farm loan waiver and agrarian ...
  


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 ...
  


Petrol, diesel prices to reduce as Centre cuts excise duty
MAJOR RELIEF:
04.10.18 - TEAM PT

AFTER SO MUCH hue and cry in public about Petrol prices, Finance minister Arun Jaitely today has finally announced a Rs 2.5 cut in per litre price of diesel and petrol and has also asked the state governments to announce a matching reduction too. He again ...
  


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 ...
  


Lok Sabha passes Bill for quick prosecution in cheque bounce cases
25.07.18 - TEAM PT

The Lok Sabha passed the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill that allows a court hearing a cheque bounce case to direct the drawer — the person who wrote the cheque — to pay interim compensation to the person who filed the complaint.

The interim compensation, to be ...
  


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 ...
  


Rising Fuel Prices, Growing Discontent
CASH COW HURTING ECONOMY?
11.06.18 - VIPIN PUBBY*

AFTER A CONTINUOUS and steep rise in the price of petroleum products over a period of a fortnight, the goof up on one paise reduction in the rate of petrol led to a flurry of jokes on the social media and huge embarrassment for the ...
  


More than 2.25 lakh companies may be struck off
CRACKDOWN ON SHELL FIRMS
08.06.18 - TEAM PT

Continuing its drive against shell companies, the government-appointed task force has identified nearly 2.25 lakh shell firms which will be removed from the register of companies in the current financial year. 
 
The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has already struck off over 2.26 lakh companies for ...
  


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 ...
  



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