India

Maharashtra can't ban dance bars in name of regulation: SC
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday said that Maharashtra cannot ban dance bars by taking recourse to regulating them, noting that since 2005 no licence has been issued.
Sukhpal Khaira seeks an explanation from Capt Amarinder Singh on Zira's claim of police-drug mafia nexus

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira MLA and president of Punjabi Ekta Party(PEP) today sought an explanation from Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on the allegations leveled by ruling party MLA Kulbir Singh Zira that drugs are freely available in state and drug mafia enjoy the police protection.

Gurinder Singh Khalsa appointed Board Member of Fishers Economic Development and Planning Commission

FISHERS: Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness on Sunday appointed Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who hails from Ambala (India), as Board Member of Economic Development and Planning Commission.

General Categories demands income limit for all reservations
CHANDIGARH: General Categories Welfare Federation Punjab welcome the decision of government of India to give 10% reservation to economically weaker section and demanded that the condition of 8 Lacs annual family income should also be imposed on other reserve categories.
Fire at Kumbh destroys tents, none injured
PRAYAGRAJ(UP): A fire broke out in the Kumbh premises here on Monday, destroying a large part of the tented area, officials said.
ED to file money laundering case in UP sand mining
NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will soon file a money laundering case against officials and politicians in Uttar Pradesh, based on a CBI case in connection with its ongoing probe into illegal sand mining, informed sources said.
Punjab become overall Runner Up in both U-17 & U-21 categories of Judo
CHANDIGARH: The players from Punjab have continued their splendid show at the ‘Khelo India Games’ currently underway at Pune (Maharashtra).
UP equation not a setback for us, results will surprise Modi: Rahul

DUBAI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaving the Congress out of the alliance in Uttar Pradesh was not a "setback" for his party, and stressed that the poll results "would surprise people".

Kejriwal office receives kidnapping threat for daughter
NEW DELHI:New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The office of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reportedly received an email from an anonymous account threatening to kidnap his daughter, sources said on Saturday.
BSP-SP announce tie up for LS polls, keep Congress out of it

LUCKNOW: Arch rivals for over 25 years, the BSP and SP announced on Saturday that they will contest the coming Lok Sabha polls together in Uttar Pradesh sharing 38 seats each of the 80 in the state, while leaving Rae Bareli and Amethi for Congress, which has been kept out of the alliance.

Aman Arora told Punjab CM to allocate yearly Rs.3-crore MLALAD funds to MLAs
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party senior leader and MLA Sunam Aman Arora on Friday wrote a letter to the chief minister Capt.
Kashmir IAS officer quits against killings, denounces Hindutva forces
SRINAGAR: Kashmiri Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday said he had quit the coveted service to protest against unabated killings in Jammu and Kashmir and against the marginalization of Indian Muslims by Hindutva forces, "reducing them to second class citizens".
Cabinet approves Citizenship Amendment Bill
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 that aims to give citizenship to illegal migrants of six minority groups from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, a move that has stoked a major row in Assam.
Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes
NEW DELHI: With an eye on the upper caste vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in general category in jobs and educational institutions.
Chief Election Commissioner of India reviews on Election Preparedness of Lok Sabha Poll

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Arora, Chief Election commissioner of India today reviewed the election preparedness of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in connection with the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections in 2019.

Power engineers to go ahead with work boycott

CHANDIGARH: National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) has decided to go ahead with work boycott protest & strike on 08 & 09 January 2019 across the country ignoring the suggestion of Ministry of Power.

New technique ‘Endoscopic Vein Harvesting’ introduced in tricity
CHANDIGARH: In a first in tricity, a new technique Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) has launched at Ojas Hospital, Panchkula.
67th National Town & Country Planners Congress concludes, land acquisition remained key issue

CHANDIGARH: The second day of the 67th National Town & Country Planners Congress witnessed a number of speakers and dignitaries sharing their experiences in the fields of land acquisition and its development.

Punjab Food Commissioner sensitosed 'food soldiers'
CHANDIGARH: Insisting upon ensuring food articles mandated under National Food Security Act in “Right Quantity, Right Quality and Right Time”, DP Reddy, Chairman Punjab State Food Commission, sensitized the Additional Deputy Commissioners who have been designated as District Grievance Removal Officers (DGROs) under the NFSA Act 2013, regarding the provisions of the Act, in a meeting held at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh.
Dalai Lama Congratulates US Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Re-election
DHARAMSHALA: Tibetan Spiritual Leader Dalai Lama congratulated Nancy Pelosi on her re-election as the Speaker of the US Congress.
Centre approves renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj
NEW DELHI: Days ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", the Union Home Ministry has approved the Uttar Pradesh government's proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj.
Congress governments in MP, Rajasthan to withdraw cases against Dalits
BHOPAL: Heeding to BSP chief Mayawati's ultimatum, the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday said they will withdraw cases filed against Dalits during the 'Bharat Bandh' last year that witnessed largescale violence.
Final publication of voter list on January 19
CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission of India has issued a letter to extend the date of final publication of voter list to January 19, 2019.
8 killed in UP road accident
LUCHNOW: In a tragedy on the New Year, at least eight persons were killed and several others injured in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district on Tuesday, police said.
First Chief Justice of Telangana High Court sworn in
HYDERABAD: Justice Thottathil Bhaskaran Nair Radhakrishnan was on Tuesday sworn in as the first Chief justice of Telangana High Court, officials said.
Cold New Year morning in Delhi; air quality 'severe'
NEW DELHI: The residents of national capital on Tuesday -- the first day of 2019 -- woke up to a cold morning as the mercury touched 4 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average, the Met Office said.
Want to enjoy snow, extend your stay in Himachal

SHIMLA: If you want to enjoy the snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, extend your stay as the Met office on Tuesday predicted snow this week.

Ghazipur constable's murder: Police arrest 11, Akhilesh slams Yogi's 'thoko neeti'

GHAZIPUR: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday said that it has arrested 11 people in the killing of a head constable by a violent mob on Saturday.
Shootout at Jammu and Kashmir army camp
JAMMU: An exchange of gunfire took place between suspected militants and the Sentry at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Sunday, officials said.
Cabinet clears changes in POCSO Act, provides for death penalty for child abuse
NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012 to provide for the death penalty for aggravated penetrative sexual assault on children.
124th International Jalsa Salana Qadian commenced at Quadian

QADIAN: 124th International Jalsa Salana Qadian commenced here in Qadian.

At 3.6, Delhi records lowest temperature so far
NEW DELHI: It was a bitter cold morning in the national capital on Wednesday as the mercury dipped to 3.
Festive spirit marks Christmas in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH: A festive spirit marked Christmas celebrations across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Tuesday as thousands of people visited churches to offer prayers and did some last-minute shopping.
Fog disrupts air, rail traffic in Delhi; air quality 'severe'
NEW DELHI: It was a cold foggy Tuesday morning in the national capital with visibility dropping to 50 metres affecting flight schedule and causing cancellation of over 300 trains.
No snowfall in Kashmir on Christmas
SRINAGAR: Christmas celebrations in Kashmir are likely to miss the traditional snowfall this year as an unabated cold wave continues on Tuesday with the Met denying any possibility of rain or snow till New Year.
23 Rajasthan ministers take oath
JAIPUR: Twenty-three ministers took oath in Rajastan on Monday.
MHA's snooping order challenged in SC
NEW DELHI: Challenging the constitutionality and legality of the Centres order empowering central agencies and the Delhi Police to snoop on all computers, a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed before the Supreme Court on Monday seeking quashing of the December 20 order.
Over 60,000 people affected by Sri Lanka flash floods
COLOMBO: Over 60,000 people have been affected by flash floods and heavy winds in Sri Lanka's northern part after days of heavy rains, officials said on Monday.
UP cabinet approves 'exceptional pension' for comatose cops
LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to give "exceptional pension" to police personnel who are injured in discharge of their duties and go into coma while on duty, a government spokesman said.
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