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Denied crop loan, farmers at mercy of moneylenders

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Sangrur : Farmers in Sangrur and Barnala are compelled to borrow money at higher rates of interest from private moneylenders to meet their crop sowing expenses as cooperative societies in both districts have stopped releasing crop loans. Sources said under Sangrur Central Cooperative Bank, there were a total of 296 cooperative societies, formed to help farmers by extending timely crop ...

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CM to meet Jaitley today, to seek aid for loan waiver

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Chandigarh : The Punjab Government is all set to approach the Union Government for the waiver of crop loan of commercial banks. The issue will figure in tomorrow’s meeting between Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The state government will press the Centre to waive the crop loan debt of about Rs 6,000 crore of ...

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Moga soldier killed in LoC firing cremated with honours

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Moga : The body of Sepoy Jaspreet Singh, who was killed in Pakistani firing in the Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was consigned to flames with state honours at his native Talwandi Mallian village in Dharamkot subdivision of Moga today.Jaspreet (24) was killed during a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army in Rajouri district on Tuesday night. He belonged to ...

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Punjab CM approves cash grant for war widows in place of land

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Chandigarh : Conceding a long pending demand, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved a policy change allowing cash grants instead of land for war widows. The policy change will be applicable to dependents of martyred soldiers, besides permanently disabled soldiers of 1962 Indo-China War, 1965 Indo-Pak War and widows of 1971 Indo-Pak War. An official spokesperson of the chief minister’s ...

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How can there be tax on religious and community service: SGPC

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Chandigarh : Questioning the logic of the central government and the GST Council imposing a tax on religious and social service done for common people, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages Sikh shrines in Punjab and runs a “langar” (free community kitchen) for hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis, has made its displeasure known. SGPC ...

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