Modi's top officer got gold, silver, iPhone as gifts from unknown people, minister says no need for an inquiry
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
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
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
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’
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
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, ...

RBI stops the supply of 1,000 denomination notes printed without thread
03.05.16 - pt team

The banknotes of 1,000 denomination that were printed without security thread are genuine, but defective, and issuance of all such banknotes of the series is stopped from circulation, Parliament was informed today.
It's one of the RBI's regional offices that had reported on December 11, 2015, ...

Tobacco Companies Shut Factories; Opposing Cigarette Larger Pictorial Warnings
01.04.16 -

Major cigarette manufacturers including ITC, Godfrey Philips and VST have decided to shut all their factories and stop manufacturing with effect from today in the wake of larger pictorial warnings covering 85 per cent of the packaging space coming into force. 

The companies, which are members ...

Vijay Mallya's Offer Via Video : Can pay Rs.4,000 Crore By September:
30.03.16 - pt team

Vijay Mallya has made an offer to banks struggling to recover more than Rs 9000 crores from his Kingfisher Airlines: he will arrange to repay 4,000 crores by September. His lawyers submitted a copy of the details to the Supreme Court today, which has given ...

NaMo Under Fire As Middle Class India Still Awaits 'Achche Din'
23.03.16 - pt team

Sharp rises in education and healthcare costs in the last two years have hit India’s burgeoning middle class hard, denting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity among the relatively well-off ahead of a series of state elections.
Price increases for services deemed a luxury for most Indians ...

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