Haryana govt constitutes SIT to probe bogus transaction under VAT regime

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Taking stern action against the two Gurugram based private firms for their involvement in the huge bogus transactions under the VAT regime, Haryana government has not only got an FIR registered against the firms, but also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the matter. Stating this here on Monday, […]

As per available data, an hours average of hookah smoking contains 20-200 puffs, which can deliver 50 litres of smoke, containing harmful and carcinogenic chemicals

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Punjab government on Monday decided to impose a permanent ban on hookah bars in the state instead of issuing temporary orders against them every two months. The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here, approved an amendment to the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition […]

Haryana govt to seek CAG audit of medical purchases after INLD allegations

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana today decided to seek a special CAG audit of medical purchases in state run hospitals following allegations of irregularities levelled by the opposition INLD yesterday. Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said the state government had distributed Rs 87.60 crore under the Mukhyamantri Muft Ilaaj […]

Former Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia addressing the media at party office in Chandigarh on Monday

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Former minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary Bikram Majithia on Monday demanded registration of a criminal case against Local Bodies minister Navjot Sidhu and his wife Navjot Sidhu as well as their accomplices for releasing the report of the STF which was sealed by the Punjab and Haryana high […]

Help, not harass, farmers; lift conditions on mustard, demands Kiran Choudhry

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Haryana Congress Legislature Party leader Kiran Choudhry has asked the BJP government to help, not harass, the farmers, and lift all ‘illogical, unfair and unwanted’ conditions imposed on the procurement of mustard crop which are forcing the farmers to sell their crop to private traders at Rs 700-Rs 800 less than […]

Punjab Cabinet clears unauthorised colonies bill

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh The bill for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, plots and buildings is all set to be presented in the upcoming budget session of the Vidhan Sabha, following the go-ahead by the Punjab Cabinet here on Monday, an official spokesperson said. The Punjab Laws (Special Provisions for regularisation authorised colony) Bill, 2018 seeks […]