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Punjab to promote tourism along Shivalik hills
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) To exploit the tourism potential of sub-mountain regions of Shivalik hills along its border with Himachal Pradesh, the Punjab government Friday announced the setting up of the Shivalik (Dhauladhar) Tourism Development Board.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:52:12 PM

Pune FC down Churchill 3-0 in Durand Cup
Raia (Goa), Oct 31 (IANS) I-league side Pune FC began their Durand Cup campaign in style with a comfortable 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers SC in a Group IV quarter-final stage match of the 127th Durand Cup here Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:40:04 PM

Punjab seeks punishment for Sikh riots perpetrators
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday said it would mount pressure on the central government to seek punishment for those who were involved in the killing of hundreds of Sikhs in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:36:11 PM

ITC standalone net profit up 8.7 percent in Q2
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Kolkata based diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd's standalone net profit rose 8.7 percent to Rs 2,425.16 crore during July-September of the current fiscal, the company announced Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:32:11 PM

Court reprieve for 250 Kerala hotel bars
Kochi, Oct 31 (IANS) A Kerala High Court division bench Friday stayed for a month, Thursday's single judge bench verdict directing 250 two and three star bars to close immediately.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:28:06 PM

Fadnavis sworn in as Maharashtra CM, nine ministers also take oath
Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Devendra Fadnavis was sworn-in as the chief minister of the first BJP government of Maharashtra at a gala public function here Friday.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:28:05 PM

GAIL Q2 net goes up 42 percent on strong performance
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) State-run gas utility GAIL India Friday reported a 42 percent jump in net profit at Rs.1,303 crore for the second quarter that ended September over Rs.916 crore in the corresponding quarter last year, on the back of strong operational performance.

Friday, October 31, 2014 5:08:03 PM

Commonwealth group supports subsidies, MSP for crops
Chandigarh, Oct 31 (IANS) Advocating equitable price for agriculture produce, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) meet on agriculture Friday also recommended continuance of Minimum Support Price (MSP) regime for staple and other crops and subsidies on other farm-related items.

Friday, October 31, 2014 4:54:03 PM

India to launch electronic toll collection at 350 highway plazas: Minister
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Launching an electronic toll collection (ETC) system for the Delhi-Mumbai highway, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari Friday said such a facility will be extended to as many as 350 plazas by the end of next year.

Friday, October 31, 2014 4:50:05 PM

President asks NITs to adopt villages
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has asked each of the 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs) to adopt five villages and turn them into model ones - on the lines of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Friday, October 31, 2014 4:38:10 PM

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