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Govt: Fortified rice will carry health warning

New Delhi, May 24 -- The Union government has said in a statement that rice fortified with three micronutrients - iron, folic acid and vitamin B12 - being distributed under state-run food schemes will... Read More


Hanuman Chalisa row: MP Rana appears before House committee

New Delhi, May 24 -- Independent Lok Sabha MP Navneet Rana, who was arrested last month in connection with the Hanuman Chalisa row in Mumbai, appeared before the parliamentary committee on privilege o... Read More


Ex-govt officer convicted for wife's suicide over dowry

India, May 24 -- A court in Kerala's Kollam on Monday held the husband of 23-year-old Ayurveda medical student Vismaya Nair guilty of harassing her for dowry and pushing her to die by suicide. The qua... Read More


Modi to attend Quad summit today, hold key Bilateral talks

New Delhi, May 24 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the first in-person Quad summit in two years on Tuesday, the second and final day of his Tokyo visit. He is also set to hold b... Read More


Three awarded 20-year jail for gang-raping woman in Mohali

MOHALI, May 24 -- Three years after three men gang-raped a woman in her 20s at a house in Phase 11, a local court on Monday awarded them 20-year imprisonment. The court of additional district and ses... Read More


Convert PU into central university: High court to Centre

Chandigarh, May 24 -- The Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the central government toconsider conversion of Panjab University (PU) into a central university. "The character of the university... Read More


Student arrested for Manimajra youth's murder, 4 on the run

Chandigarh, May 24 -- Acting swiftly, police have arrested one of the accused in the brutal murder of a 24-year-old youth at Mori Gate, Manimajra, on Saturday night. The accused, Yogesh, 18, is a stu... Read More


Navjot Kaur appointed as new Mohali municipal commissioner

Mohali, May 24 -- Navjot Kaur, a 2006-batch Punjab Civil Service (PCS) officer, has been appointed as the new commissioner of the Mohali Municipal Corporation. Kaur will replace 2011-batch PCS office... Read More


Only 34% owners have paid property tax so far

Chandigarh, May 24 -- With hardly a week to go before the municipal corporation (MC) starts imposing penalties for non-payment of property tax from June 1, only 34% of the property owners in Chandigar... Read More


UT employees to get 5-yr arrears in one go

Chandigarh, May 24 -- In major relief for around 25,000 employees, the UT administration has decided to release their pay arrears for five years under the Sixth Punjab Pay Commission in one go. As pe... Read More