New Delhi : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today announced that his government was considering a proposal to have a national social security fund for workers in both the organised and unorganised sectors and a national floor-level minimum wage. He conceded that there cannot be disagreement on issues flagged by the trade unions.
Bathinda : The police today claimed to have identified eight of the accused, three of them have been arrested, involved in yesterday’s firing at a Congress-People’s Party of Punjab (PPP) rally in Adampura. The incident had left a PPP supporter dead.
Chandigarh : Campaigning for the block samiti and zila parishad elections ended today on a bloody note with two persons killed in a clash near Lopoke in Amritsar district this morning.
Patiala : With local MLA Capt Amarinder Singh opting to stay away from campaigning, his wife and MP Preneet Kaur and son Raninder Singh have been working hard to fill the void. The mother-son duo went on a whirlwind tour of Samana constituency and addressed a series of rallies in support of Congress candidates.
LUDHIANA: Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari today warned against the criminalization of politics in Punjab. He said, the violence unleashed by the Akalis in Punjab during the past few days in the course of the electioneering for Zila Parishad and Block Samiti elections was quite unprecedented and does not portend well for the state.
CONSTITUTION: The state government, by notification, constitutes a Zila Parishad for each district, under the Panchayat Samiti Zila Parishads Act, 1961. Having jurisdiction over entire district, excluding areas under civic bodies, Zila Parishad is known by the name of its district.
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Indian cricket’s reputation was dragged through the mud on Thursday and a billion fans were betrayed as three players, international S Sreesanth and lesser lights Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested for fixing in the domestic T20 league.
Lured by higher returns offered by banks in their homeland, non-resident Indians (NRIs) placed deposits aggregating $14.18 billion in the financial year ended March 2013, an increase of 19 per cent over the previous year.