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World AIDS Day: Punjab to extend ration card benefits to single mothers, people with HIV

Dr Balbir Singh underscored the theme of World AIDS Day, “Let the communities lead,” emphasising the crucial role that society plays in the battle against AIDS.The minister highlighted that the country has around 24.67 lakh HIV-affected individuals, with Punjab contributing 62,044 patients.

Health and family welfare minister Dr Balbir Singh while commemorating a World AIDS Day function at a state-level event in Ludhiana on Friday announced that the state government is poised to expand the coverage of ration card benefits by incorporating additional social factors like single mothers and individuals afflicted with HIV for eligibility. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 06:16 AM IST
ByDinkle Popli, Ludhiana

SC gives nod for six-month extension to Delhi chief secy

The move is a win for the Centre and a setback for the Union Territory’s elected Aam Aadmi government

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Updated on Nov 30, 2023 06:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Govt has right to regulate online gaming, HC told

The Union government has the legislative competence to regulate online gaming, according to the Centre's response to a petition challenging the validity of the IT rules. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology stated that the central government has the authority to enact laws on online gaming. The petition argued that the rules exceeded the Centre's legislative competence as gambling and betting fall under the powers of the states.

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Updated on Nov 21, 2023 09:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Modi promises a panel in SC community outreach ahead of Telangana polls

PM Modi announced that a committee would look into the demand of Madigas for categorisation of Scheduled Castes (SC) for implementation of reservation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi consoles Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi chief Manda Krishna Madiga during a public meeting, in Secunderabad on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 12, 2023 04:48 AM IST

Punjab power minister flags water cess on electricity by producing states

Raising the issue of water cess imposed by some states on electricity despite it being declared illegal by the Union government, Punjab power minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Tuesday said that states like Punjab are being forced to purchase electricity at higher rates due to imposition of this “irrational cess”.

Punjab power minister Harbhajan Singh ETO
Updated on Nov 08, 2023 10:00 AM IST
By, Chandigarh
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