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Two AAP MLAs of Punjab deported from Canada airport

CHANDIGARH: Two MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) who had gone on private visit to Toronto in Canada were reportedly deported from the airport for giving unsatisfactory answer to quaries by the immigration officer.

Reverse countdown of Modi government has begun: Sonia

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rhetoric shows his "desperation" reflecting that the "reverse countdown" of the Modi government has begun, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Sunday.

Over fifty thousand Punjabi youth detained by US along Mexico border: Manish Tewari

LUDHIANA: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Manish Tewari today disclosed that there were thousands of Indian youth, a substantive number of them from Punjab are detained in the detention camps along US-Mexico border.

Dead bodies of Phagwara youths swept in Chitti Bein found

PHAGWARA: With the hard efforts of two days Seven Divers from PAP Jalandhar and Five Hired from Phillaur the bodies of two young friends who were swept away in Chiherru Chitti Bein on Thursday were recovered on Saturday afternoon.

Heavy rains in Himachal from Sunday

SHIMLA: The hills of Himachal Pradesh may experience heavy rainfall in the next two days starting Sunday, a weather official said on Saturday.

Punjab Education minister promotes 2282 ETT teachers to master cadre

CHANDIGARH: With the tireless efforts of the Punjab Education Minister Mr.

Chandigarh girl raped by 40 men in four days in Morni guest house in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: A 21 year old married girl of Chandigarh has alleged that she was raped by about 40 persons over four days in a guest house in Morni falling in Panchkula district of Haryana.

SAD to approach High court CJ to request rejection of Justice MS Gill’s candidature as Lokpal

CHANDIGARH: Former deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the party would write to Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice Krishna Murari not to approve former judge Mehtab Singh Gill’s name for appointment as Lokpal, saying the judge was a known Congress worker as well as Akali baiter and could not be expected to perform his duties in an honest and non-partisan manner.

Charges framed against AAP MLA Sandoa in molestation case

ROPAR: A local court today framed charges against Rupnagar AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa.

Truckers in Himachal strike work

SHIMLA: Truckers in Himachal Pradesh on Friday went on a strike over demands, including lowering diesel prices and toll fees.

Monsoon remains subdued in Himachal

SHIMLA: The Southwest monsoon remained subdued in Himachal Pradesh on Friday and only some of the areas experienced rainfall, a Met official here said.

Punjab DGP warns of legal action against people making malicious propaganda against him

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora on Thursday condemned the vested interests trying to erode the credibility and morale of the police by launching a malicious and baseless campaign against him and other top brass of the force, and said he would explore all legal options against those engaged in the spiteful & conspiracy.

SAD welcomes scrapping of ‘no detention policy’ for classes five and eight

CHANDIGARH: Former Education minister and senior SAD leader Dr Daljit Singh Cheema today welcomed the scrapping of the “no detention” policy for classes five and eight, saying this would go a long way in improving the academic environment in schools besides strengthening the school system.

Bangladeshi currency seized in Bengal

KOLKATA: The Border Security Force on Thursday seized Bangladeshi currency totalling 8.

Punjab CM writes neighbouring states for cooperation in fight against drugs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, as well as the Union Home Minister to whom the Delhi Police reports, in controlling the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics and also ensuring that no safe havens are allowed to drug peddlers and smugglers in their respective regions.

No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the no-confidence motion against his government moved by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that MPs will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate.

Doyen of Hindi poetry Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passes away

LUCKNOW: Doyen of Hindi poetry and legendary lyricist Gopal Das 'Neeraj' passed away at the All-India Medical Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday.

Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said.

MiG-21 crashes in Himachal

SHIMLA: A MiG-21 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday crashed in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said.

J&K bans cable TV carriage of 30 channels

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir has directed cable television operators to stop airing 30 television channels, including controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Peace TV, among several others that originate from Pakistan.

Goa bans fish import from neighbouring states

PANAJI: The Goa government has banned the import of fish from neighbouring states until July end in the wake of a controversy over the use of formalin in fish consignments, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

Punjab CM discusses cooperation on farm diversification with Dutch Ambassador

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday discussed a series of measures with the Netherlands ambassador to India for promotion of farm diversification in the state.

Punjab Women Commission settled 35 cases in Lok Adalat

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Women's Commission Chairperson Mrs.

MoF nod for two Himachal projects

NEW DELHI: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Tuesday that the Finance Ministry had approved an expenditure of Rs 1,131.

Haryana Governor given additional charge of Himachal

SHIMLA: Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh, as the incumbent Acharya Devvrat is visiting the US.

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among world's highest-paid celebs

NEW YORK: Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of $40.

Soldier commits suicide on LoC

JAMMU: A soldier committed suicide while on duty on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday.

32 new ROBs/RUBs to come up in the State: Singla

CHANDIGARH: Targeting resolution of traffic problems plaguing the State, the government has decided to construct 32 new Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges across the State.

Rather than making news, Navjot Sidhu must ask Captain to take action against Badals: Adv. Dinesh Chadha

CHANDIGARH: The general secretary of Aam Aadmi Party and RTI activist Adv.

itel launches first dual camera smartphone in India

NEW DELHI: China-based Transsion Holdings' itel Mobile on Tuesday launched its first dual rear camera smartphone "A62" in India for Rs 7,499.

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