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Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

CHANDIGARH: Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Malwa region gets lions share in Punjab cabinet, Doaba ignored completely

CHANDIGARH: While a revolt is brewing up in Punjab Congress on the issue of expansion of cabinet by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the composition of cabinet has shown regional bias with 11 out fo 18 ministers belonging to Malwa region.

Kejriwal demands death penalty for rape of minors

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday demanded death penalty for those raping minors and also blasted the BJP for defending its MLA accused of raping a teenager in Uttar Pradesh.

India protests as Pakistan stops Sikh pilgrims from meeting diplomats

NEW DELHI: India has protested to Pakistan after it prevented a group of Sikh pilgrims from meeting the Indian diplomatic staff, the External Affairs Ministry said on Sunday.

No question of Sidhu's resignation in wake of road rage case in SC, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Scotching speculation that Local Government Minister would be resigning from the state cabinet in view of the Supreme Court case against him, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said there was no question of asking the minister to quit.

Punjab CM appeals to maintain peace, law and order in wake of communal clashes in Phagwara

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the people to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of a violent clash between two communities in Phagwara, while warning of stringent action against anyone found disturbing the law and order in the state.

Cases against Mithu, Mann and Sukhpal Khaira are false: Gill Commission

CHANDIGARH: The Justice (Retd) Mehtab Gill Commission has found the cases registered during the Akali-BJP regime against Sukhwinder Singh Mithu, Simranjit Singh Mann and Sukhpal Singh Khaira, to be false, and has recommended action against the officials responsible for registering them, along with cancellation of FIRs as relevant.

Unnao rape: CBI gets 7 day custody of BJP MLA, victim undergoes tests

LUCKNOW: A special CBI court here on Saturday sent, to seven days CBI custody, rape accused Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, while the medical examination of the 17-year-old victim was conducted at a hospital here earlier in the day.

Unnao rape case: CBI detains accused BJP legislator

LUCKNOW: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday detained BJP legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar who has been accused with the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old girl, officials said.

Non-bailable warrants issued against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi

MUMBAI: A special CBI court here on Sunday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs)against diamantaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi in connection with Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud.

Sunil Jakhar slams Modi govt for murdering democracy by ruining budget session of Parliament

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur Mr. Sunil Jakhar today said that the NDA government has murdered democracy by stalling Parliament's proceedings throughout the second half of current Budget session.

STF report on drugs cooked by Navjot Sidhu in league with my estranged cousin Harpreet Sidhu: Bikram Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Former minister and SAD general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia today said the purported STF report released by Local Bodies minister Navjot Sidhu yesterday was a cooked up fabricated document which had been prepared by the Sidhu and Son’s Company along with their kitchen assistant and STF head Harpreet Sidhu, who was also his estranged cousin brother.

Kejriwal submits apology for defamation, Punjab AAP leaders stand by drug charges against Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday apologised to former Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia for alleging the latter's involvement in drug trade in the state, following which the SAD leader said he will withdraw his defamation suit. Punjab unit of AAP however expressed anguish over Kejriwal's decision.

Punjab CM dedicates 2nd phase of Jang-E-Azadi memorial to the nation

KARTARPUR (Jalandhar): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday dedicated to the nation the second phase of the world-class Jang-e-Azadi memorial, while announcing an allocation of Rs. 25 crore for the completion of the third phase in the forthcoming budget and sanction of Rs 9.5 crore towards the pending arrears for Phase I construction.

Astronomers detect water in Saturn-sized exoplanet's atmosphere

WASHINGTON: Astronomers have detected a large amount of water in the atmosphere of a hot, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away. The planet, known as WASP-39b, has three times as much water as Saturn does, NASA said on Thursday.

Akali Dal(Mann) holds Khalistan conference on Holla Mohalla

ANANDPUR SAHIB: The Akali Dal(Amritsar) headed by Simranjit Singh Mann today held 'Khalistani Conference' at Holla Mohalla here and also displayed Khalistan posters at the venue. The SAD(Badal also held a political conference while Congress and AAP stayed away from the festival.

101 designed elephants at first Elephant Parade India

MUMBAI: Politicians, celebrities, artists and designers came together on Monday at Gateway of India here, where, in a stunning display, 101 artistic elephants have been assembled to celebrate the launch of the first Elephant Parade India.

Sridevi's last moments in Dubai hotel room revealed

DUBAI: Veteran actress Sridevi, 54, was getting ready at a hotel room in Dubai for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to her sudden demise, a media report said on Monday.

Badal family is most corrupt, Navjot Sidhu describes them plundering decoits

CHANDIGARH: Reacting strongly to Sukhbir Badal’s brazen lies and ridiculous allegations against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) on Saturday lambasted the Akalis for looting the people of every single resource they could lay their hands on, during their decade-long misrule of the state.

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Court lifts stay on 'The Wire' story on Amit Shah's son

AHMEDABAD: A civil court here on Saturday vacated an ex parte and interim injunction imposed on news web portal 'The Wire' against further use and follow-up of its story in October about the astronomical rise in the business of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah after the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014.

Congress MPs from Punjab raises issue of forced converstion of Sikhs in Pakistan with Sushma

A delegation of Congress Members of Parliament from Punjab led by Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee President and MP from Gurdaspur Mr. Sunil Jakhar today raised the issue of forced conversion of Sikhs in Pakistan with Mrs Sushma Swaraj Minister of External Affairs (MoEA). Delegation members including Mr Jakhar and MP Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu said that they were seriously concerned about the forced conversion of Sikhs in Pakistan and solicited Ministry’s urgent intervention in the matter to protect the identity of the Sikh community settled there.

Punjab Local bodies poll results vindicated Congress policies, defeat of opposition propaganda: Capt Amarinder 

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hailed the Municipal Corporation, Nagar Panchayat & Municipal Committee poll results as a clear vindication of the Congress policies and a resounding defeat of the Opposition’s deceitful propaganda.

SAD president Sukhbir Badal says State Election Commission has become party to the Cong

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the State Election Commission (SEC) had become party to the Congress conspiracy to defeat the voice of the people in the civic body elections and that the SAD would approach the high court and demand a CBI inquiry to uncover this sinister plot.

$210,000 raised in Washington for Underprivileged Students in Punjab

WASHINGTON DC: Over 350 guests from all across the Metropolitan Washington area came to support the scholarship program of the Sikh Human Development Foundation at Gaithersburg Hilton in Maryland. The glittery gala, featuring Bollywood actor and a Punjabi comedian, Gurpreet Ghuggi, raised over $210,000 for underprivileged youth pursuing higher education in Punjab. Gajinder Singh Ahuja, Chairman of SHDF, while welcoming the audience, invited all to donate by saying, “Your assistance is lifting young people out of poverty, tragedy and painful circumstances.”

How Congress govt in Punjab allowed 26 hour long road blockage by SAD-BJP workers?

CHANDIGARH: The Congress government in Punjab is facing public flak for becoming mute spectator to the 26 hour long road blockade by SAD-BJP workers while the government was indifferent to agitating farmers and anganwadi workers who wanted to hold dharna outside Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh residence in Patiala. They were cane charged and not allowed to enter Patiala.

Capt Amarinder shatters hopes of Navjot Sidhu to Deputy CM in cabinet expansion

AMRITSAR: The hopes of Punjab Local Bodies and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to become Deputy Chief Minister of state in the proposed expansion of cabinet by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh after the latter ruled out possibility of creating Deputy CM post since party has no such convention.

Punjab CM welcomes London Mayor's suggestion that UK government shall aplogise for Jallianwala Massacre

AMRITSAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the reported suggestion of the Mayor of London that the UK government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Rahul Gandhi to file nomination for top Congress post on Monday

NEW DELHI: A host of party heavyweights will be present when Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi files his nomination for the party chief's post at its headquarters here on Monday, with over 90 sets of nomination papers likely to be filed to support his candidature.

Sikh extremists living abroad behind Punjab RSS leader's killing: NIA

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday said that Sikh extremist elements living abroad, including Pakistan and Britain, were behind the murder of RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana and over half a dozen incidents of murder and attempt to murder of right-wing leaders, aimed at destabilising Punjab.

Tales of fierce battles, humors anecdotes mark concluding day of Military Parley

CHANDIGARH: Stories of hair-raising battles, and humorous anecdotes from on and off the battle grounds, marked the second day of the Military Parley, as preparations for the Inaugural Military Literature Festival continued to pick up momentum.

Gobind Singh Longowal former driver of Harchand Singh Longowal elected SGPC president

AMRITSAR: Four time MLA, and former minister Gobind Singh Longowal, the former driver of late Harchand Singh Longowal was today elected 42nd President of Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) during its annual general house meeting. He was polled 142 votes whereas his rival candidate was Amrik Singh Shahpur got only 15 votes. Totals number of votes were 169 .

Punjab Vidhan Sabha pays homage to Rajmata,martyrs and farmers who committed suicides

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister and CLP leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying homage to martyrs, farmers who had committed suicide, as well as political and other eminent personalities who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.

'Not standing while National Anthem being played cannot define nationalism'

NEW DELHI: Standing or not standing while the National Anthem is being played in a movie theatre cannot define nationalism of a person, political leaders across the spectrum said on Sunday.

'S Durga' will be screened for IFFI jury on Monday

PANAJI: After days of delay, the IFFI's Indian Panorama jury will view the controversial film 'S Durga' on Monday evening, a jury member said on Sunday.

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