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Punjab Govt denies reports of selling land of indebted 12000 farmers Punjab Govt denies reports of selling land of indebted 12000 farmers CHANDIGARH: After criticism by the opposition parties Punjab Government today denied that it was planning to sell the land of indebted farmers to recover trhe dues.
Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.
Bajinder Singh self styled prophet from Punjab arrested on rape charges Bajinder Singh self styled prophet from Punjab arrested on rape charges CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.
Punjab police issued new transfer policy for lower ranks after CM intervened Punjab police issued new transfer policy for lower ranks after CM intervened CHANDIGARH: On directives by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to break the alleged nexus that reportedly exists among lower rank officials, and bring transparency in their functioning, the Punjab Police have decided to cap the tenure of an SHO and a Munshi at a police station to a maximum of three years, and that of Constables & Head Constables to five years.
Sukhbir Badal asks party men to oppose Cong govt move to sell of land of indebted farmers Sukhbir Badal asks party men to oppose Cong govt move to sell of land of indebted farmers CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today directed the party rank and file to vehemently oppose any attempt by the Congress government to sell off land of thousands of indebted farmers by initiating kurki proceedings against them, saying this cruel and inhuman act would not be allowed to be implemented at any cost.
Ishrat case: Court reserves order on discharge plea for August 4 Ishrat case: Court reserves order on discharge plea for August 4 AHMEDABAD: A Special CBI Court here on Wednesday reserved its verdict for August 4 on the discharge pleas of two retired police officers D.
Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials CHANDIGARH: To break the alleged nexus among lower rank officials and bring transparency in their functioning, Punjab Police decided to cap the tenure of middle and lower rung police officials in the state.

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4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh 4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh RAIPUR: Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district early on Thursday, police said.
CBI charge sheet in Mallya case will name ex-Minister: BJP lawmaker CBI charge sheet in Mallya case will name ex-Minister: BJP lawmaker NEW DELHI: BJP's Nishikant Dubey on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that the CBI will file a charge sheet against Vijay Mallya and name a former Finance Minister, leading to loud protests from the Congress.
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British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership KOLKATA: Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that India is fortunate to have a leadership with clear vision, adding that the country should however focus more on developing skills and infrastructure.
Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U Probe call details of Lalu: JD-U NEW DELHI: The ruling JD-U in Bihar has demanded a probe into phone call details of RJD chief Lalu Prasad a day after BJP's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi sought cancellation of the provisional bail granted by Jharkhand High Court to the RJD chief for "violating the bail conditions.
HTC's India exit result of failure to judge Chinese competition: Experts HTC's India exit result of failure to judge Chinese competition: Experts NEW DELHI: The news of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC shutting its India operations was on the cards as the company -- once the darling of Indian users -- could not cope up with the changing dynamics of the market amid rapid growth of Chinese players, experts said here on Thursday.
Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out Mob lynching: Rajnath for social media checks, opposition walks out NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the first time admitted in the Lok Sabha on Thursday that fake news on social media has resulted in many mob lynching incidents in the country, saying the government has asked service providers to put a check on rumour mongering on social media.
Punjab Govt denies reports of selling land of indebted 12000 farmers Punjab Govt denies reports of selling land of indebted 12000 farmers CHANDIGARH: After criticism by the opposition parties Punjab Government today denied that it was planning to sell the land of indebted farmers to recover trhe dues.
LS takes up bill to deter fugitive economic offenders LS takes up bill to deter fugitive economic offenders NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Thursday took up for discussion a bill that provides for measures to deter fugitive economic offenders from evading the process of law in India by staying outside the jurisdiction of Indian Courts.
No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official No direct role of Army in elections: Senior Pakistani official ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Army will have no direct role in the country's July 25 general elections and will work on the Election Commission's directives to conduct peaceful polls, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday.
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Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.
Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured Militants ambush troopers in Manipur, 1 injured IMPHAL: An Assam Rifles trooper was seriously wounded when suspected Naga militants from the NSCN(K) ambushed them on Thursday morning at Joupi in Manipur's Chandel district, police said.
Kerala CM unhappy after meeting PM Kerala CM unhappy after meeting PM NEW DELHI: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday expressed unhappiness after he led a 22-member delegation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek help on various issues concerning the state.
14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand 14 killed as bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand DEHRADUN: Fourteen persons were killed and 17 injured when a state-run bus fell into a deep gorge in Tehri in Uttarakhand on Thursday, police said.
BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul BJP believes in hiding the truth: Rahul NEW DELHI: Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it "useless", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the truth hidden.
Bajinder Singh self styled prophet from Punjab arrested on rape charges Bajinder Singh self styled prophet from Punjab arrested on rape charges CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.
Most salary arrears already paid, says Gian Sagar Trust CHANDIGARH: The new management of the Gian Sagar Educational and Charitable Trust which has disputed the claim of certain former employees that the management was not paying the outstanding dues of the former staff members of the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.
Punjab Govt not planning to sell indebted farmer's land, clains PADB MD CHANDIGARH: “With reference to the news item appearing in a section of the media today titled "Punjab agri bank to sell land of 12k defaulter farmers in 6 dists", it is clarified that there is no such move or intention on the part of the bank to sell the land of the farmers to recover its dues as quoted in the news item.
White House buys two Air Force One planes for $3.9 bn White House buys two Air Force One planes for $3.9 bn WASHINGTON: The White House said on Wednesday it had signed a $3.
Power Ministry seeks new names  for Member (Power ) BBMB Power Ministry seeks new names for Member (Power ) BBMB CHANDIGARH: Power ministry has sought the names of more serving chief engineers for selecting the candidate for the post of Member (Power ) BBMB.

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Capt Amarinder Singh expressing inability to act against Bikram Majithia exposes SAD-Congress nexus Capt Amarinder Singh expressing inability to act against Bikram Majithia exposes SAD-Congress nexus CHANDIGARH: The statement by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh showing his inability to act agaisnt former SAD minister Bikram Singh Majithia for his alleged involvement in drug racket has led to political storm in the state and also dismayed the Congress Ministers and MLA's demanding to put Majithia in Jail.
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