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State gets Rs 806 cr for health sector


Chandigarh : The Centre has approved Rs 806.28 crore for the state’s National Health Mission programme for 2017-18, which is 35 per cent more than the sum of Rs 595 crore allocated for 2016-17.Of the budget allocation, 60 per cent of the share is provided by the Centre and the rest by the state government. The state proposes to set up ...

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GST: Ignored by govt, SGPC approaches MPs


Amritsar : With the Centre and the state government making no move for GST exemption on purchases made to run community kitchen at the Golden Temple, the SGPC has approached the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to support the cause. In an advisory note to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar viewed that the CM ...

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Supply from HP hit, veggie prices soar


Chandigarh : Widespread rain in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh has hit the supply of fresh vegetables to Punjab, leading to a sharp rise in the prices of peas, tomatoes, beans and cauliflower. The retail price of tomatoes in Jalandhar has shot up from Rs 20-25 per kg to Rs 80-90. Peas cost Rs 110-120 per kg, up from Rs 70-80, according ...

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A first, 2 women enlist to join US Navy’s combat roles


New York, July 22 : Two women have enlisted as the first female candidates seeking to join the US Navy’s special operations teams. One of the candidates, a midshipman, will train with other potential officers this summer in hopes of becoming the first female Navy SEAL. The other candidate is training for the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman program, or SWCC. These ...

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US police chief resigns amid uproar over fatal shooting of Australian


Seattle : Minneapolis police chief Janee Harteau resigned on Friday at the request of the city’s mayor, who said that she and the community had lost confidence in Harteau following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. The death of Sydney native Justine Damond, 40, from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen fired through the open window ...

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