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New AAP state body next month

Jalandhar : About two months after he was announced the state convener of the Aam Aadmi Party, Bhagwant Mann today said the ground work for a new organisational set-up had been done and the main positions would be announced within 15 days. On the sidelines of a press conference in Jalandhar today, Mann said he and state unit co-president Aman ...

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20 youths stuck in Riyadh rescued

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Jalandhar : AAP state convener Bhagwant Mann today highlighted the plight of 20 Indian youths who had been putting up in deplorable conditions at Riyadh in Saudi Arabia for the past three months.As many as 15 are from Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr in Punjab with two each hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, and one from Panipat. Mann said the ...

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Presidential poll: AAP to meet in New Delhi to decide strategy

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Chandigarh, June 29 : The Aam Aadmi Party will meet on Thursday evening in New Delhi to decide on the candidate they will vote for the post of the President. The political affairs committee will meet at the residence of party national chief Arvind Kejriwal to deliberate on the issue. The President’s election is on July 17. The choice is ...

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Traders protest, govt says GST-ready

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Chandigarh : Even as the Punjab Government claims that it is ready to migrate to GST from July 1, traders across the state are up in arms against the move. With businesses facing a slowdown, they fear that the migration to the new tax regime would increase their input costs and further shrink profit margins. Badish Jindal, president of the ...

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Probe Rs 17k cr excess crop loans: Punjab

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Chandigarh : The Punjab Government has asked the Union Ministry of Finance to probe how private banks advanced excess agricultural loans (crop loans) worth Rs 17,600 crore to state farmers. This loan amount is more than the actual value of crops sold each year. While 30 per cent of marginal farmers (1.46 lakh of 5.71 lakh) have received Rs 7,097.46 ...

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