‘Wanted to launch new party but never thought of joining BJP,’ says Capt Amarinder

Thursday, May 18, 2017


Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday categorically denied having ever toyed with the idea of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) due to differences with the Congress. Dubbing it as a “misrepresentation” of facts, the Chief Minister dismissed the reports of joining the BJP. He further said that though he wanted to …

Pakistani intruder shot dead

Monday, May 15, 2017


Amritsar: An intruder from Pakistan was shot dead by the Border Security Force early today in Bariyala in Gurdaspur Sector. BSF personnel spotted some suspicious movement near the fence along the Indo-Pak border, a BSF official said. He said despite repeated warning by the BSF personnel the intruder kept on marching towards the Indian side …

Rijiju unfurls 107-foot tall tricolour at Attari-Wagah border

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Attari: Union minister Kiren Rijiju today unfurled a 107-foot tall tricolour near the Indo-Pak border at Attari-Wagah here today. After unfurling the flag at the integrated checkpost here, the Minister of State for Home told reporters he was here to take stock of security arrangements, besides inspecting the checkpost and meeting with BSF officers. The …

Fresh non-bailable warrant against Rakhi Sawant

Friday, May 12, 2017


Ludhiana: A Ludhiana court has issued a fresh non-bailable warrant against actress Rakhi Sawant for allegedly making objectionable remarks against sage Valmiki, who wrote the Hindu epic Ramayana. The court of Judicial Magistrate Vishav Gupta on Thursday fixed June 2 as the next date for hearing in the case. A local advocate Narinder Adiya had filed a …

Four injured as fire breaks out in wool factory in Ludhiana

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Ludhiana: At least four people sustained injuries after major fire broke out at a wool factory in Ludhiana’s Vijay Nagar on Thursday. At least three fire tenders reached the spot to douse the flame. However, no causalities have been reported so far. Further details are awaited.

Tampering of EVMs ‘biggest fraud’: AAP

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Patiala: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government at the Centre after the special Assembly session called to discuss the alleged tampering of EVMs, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday said it was the ‘biggest fraud.’ “After such a expose and such a big fraud, the political parties should introspect on the …

Police launch massive search operation in Pathankot for suspicious man

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


Pathankot: A massive search operation has been launched by the Punjab Police to track down three persons who have gone missing after abandoning a robbed SUV at a village here. Police said the three had been directed to stop at a checkpost at Berhampur in the district, but instead sped through it. The cops then …

President Mukherjee pitches for enhanced higher education in India

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Phagwara (Punjab) [India], President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday reiterated his call for enhancing the quality of basic as well as applied research in institutions of higher learning in India. Addressing the eighth convocation of Lovely Professional University ( LPU) here, President Mukherjee stated that good placement records alone do not bear testimony to an institution’s …

If war is the only solution, so be it: Mutilated soldier’s brother

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


Tarn Taran (Punjab) [India], May 2: Mourning the demise of their beloved brother Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, whose body was brutally mutilated by the Pakistani Army in Krishna Ghati, the family has called on the Centre to assure justice and go to war with Pakistan if they have to. “The Centre should take strict action. …

Suicidal to expect cordial ties with ‘China’s puppet’ Pakistan: Amar Singh

Monday, May 01, 2017


Speaking on the current India-Pakistan trade relations, expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Monday asserted that Pakistan is a puppet in the hands of China towards India, adding that Islamabad can’t even be trusted with cultural relations. Singh is currently part of a Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs to prepare a report on …

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