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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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Salary of Capt’s key men fixed


Chandigarh : Cash-strapped Punjab has fixed the salaries of advisers and officers on special duty (OSDs) appointed by the Capt Amarinder Singh government. Four advisers — Vimal Sumbly, Capt Sandeep Sandhu, Amardeep Singh Natt and Karanpal Singh Sekhon — will be paid Rs 1.25 lakh per month with retrospective effect from the day of their appointment. Adviser BIS Chahal and media ...

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AAP MLA Khaira tipped to be Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly


Chandigarh, July 20 : Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Bholath Sukhpal Khaira is tipped to be the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly as 14 of the 19 MLAs have agreed to back him. A meeting to choose the leader is scheduled at 4 pm at party convener Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in New Delhi. Though there was a strong ...

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