Haryana govt amends handicapped persons pension

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Haryana Government has amended ‘The Handicapped Persons Pension Second Amendment Rules, 2004’ and the new rules would be called as ‘The Haryana Divyang Pension Rules, 2016’. A spokesman for Social Justice and Empowerment Department said a notification has been issued in this regard. Referring to the eligibility criteria for the handicapped […]

Former Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal took oath as Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Protem Speakers chamber in the Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Monday

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Congress’ Rana Kanwar Pal Singh was unanimously elected as the Speaker of the Punjab Assembly here on Monday. The name of the 59-year-old Anandpur Sahib MLA was proposed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and it was seconded by state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra. However, during the process of electing the […]

Haryana approves scheme, namely scholarship to SC students

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh With a view to honing the skills of the Scheduled Castes youths and making them capable of self- employment or getting jobs in private and government sectors, the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Monday approved a scheme, namely Scholarship to Scheduled Castes students studying in government Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs). […]

Punjab cabinet decides to pursue CCL issue with Centre, RBI, SBI

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to take up the matter of settlement of the legacy accounts regarding the pending Cash Credit Limit (CCL) with the Government of India, along with RBI and SBI, on priority basis. A decision to this effect was taken here at a cabinet meeting chaired by […]

Govt forced opposition to walk out by not debating Governors address: Phoolka

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaaf Party on Monday walked out of Punjab Vidhan Sabha opposing the Congress government’s denial to debate the Governor’s address and postponing it to the next session. Addressing the media outside Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Leader of opposition, Adv H S Phoolka along with […]

EVMs being used in country are credible, tamper proof: Haryana Election Dept

He said as the EVMs were not networked to any other machine or system, nor connected to the Internet, these could not be hacked and there was no possibility of data corruption DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Haryana Election Department on Sunday said the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) being used in the country are credible, reliable […]