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Pakistan army uses loudspeakers to ask LoC residents to move away

SRINAGAR: Panic gripped residents of border villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday when Pakistan army made loudspeaker announcements asking people living near the Line of Control (LoC) to move to safer areas.

Jaitley rules out privatisation of state-run banks

NEW DELHI: Following the Rs 11,300 crore Punjab National Bank fraud by accused diamond trader Nirav Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday ruled out privatisation of public sector banks (PSBs), saying the move may not find political consensus.

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.

SAD demands rollback of decision to slash government holidays

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today termed the Congress government‘s decision to slash the list of government holidays as a ‘totally dictatorial, irrational and insensitive’ step taken without taking the other stakeholders into confidence, even as it demanded its immediate roll back.P

Mumbai rooftop pub fire kills 14

MUMBAI: At least 14 people were killed, 21 others hurt when a major fire broke out in a pub in the Kamla Mills Compound here early on Friday, an official said.

Cold, foggy Sunday morning in Delhi, 17 trains cancelled

NEW DELHI: It was a cold and foggy morning here on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 6.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the Met Office said. At least 17 trains were cancelled due to fog in several parts of northern India.

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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.

Vodafone invsted Rs.450 crores to strengthen Rs.450 crores in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Ensuring that more and more residents of Punjab enjoy confident connectivity and internet speed this New Year’s Eve, Vodafone India has invested Rs 450+ crore over the past one year to expand and strengthen its network in the state.

Kangana to host Christmas party for underprivileged kids

MUMBAI: National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut is planning to enjoy Christmas on December 25 with a group of underprivileged children.

Punjab CM launches mobile APP and web portal to check unauthorised construction

CHANDIGARH: In two path-breaking initiatives, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday launched a unique mobile App to check unauthorized construction, and also unveiled a new web portal of the housing department for issuance of electronic change of land use (E-CLU).

Prem Garg is appointed Chandigarh AAP unit convener, Meena Sharma Co-convener

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party on tuesday announced the office bearers for it Chandigarh (UT) state unit. In a press release issued by party, Chandigarh observer and Member National executive Harjot Singh Bains said that the appointments are done on the basis of work done by the voluteers to uplift the party in the past years. He said that party will now start perparing for general elections due in 2019 and reach the grassroot level workers to engage them for the purpose.

BJP ousts Congress in Himachal Pradesh

SHIMLA: The BJP was set on Monday to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh from the Congress, winning 19 seats and leading in 25 in hard fought Assembly elections, although its two top leaders were worsted in the contest.

Aadhaar, PAN to be linked to insurance policies by Mar 31, 2018

CHENNAI: India's insurance regulator on Monday extended the time to link Aadhaar number to insurance policies till March 31, 2018.

BJP poised to take power in Himachal

SHIMLA: The BJP was set to wrest power in Himachal Pradesh with its candidates on a victory lap in 36 of the 68 seats in the Assembly elections on Monday. The party has won four of the seven declared seats as counting of ballots progressed.

BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats as the Congress again settled for the second place but with an improved showing.

Congress sweeps Punjab municipal polls; opposition cries foul

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's ruling Congress swept the municipal elections in the state on Sunday even as the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP alleged booth capturing and misuse of power.

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.

KP Singh honored with Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Butler University

INDIANAPOLIS: Butler University today conferred Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causato a native of India and prominent and popular Indianapolis community leader  Kanwal Prakash Singh and Civic Leader Kathleen D Postlethwait MS '74 at Winter Commencement  at Clowes Memorial Hall here on Saturday. President (Retired) of Neuroscience Product Group Eli Lilly and Company Robert N Postlethwait  was conferred Doctor of Science, honoris causa.

Sikh Religious Society Partners with North West Suburbs Organizing For Action (NWSOFA) to remember Sandy Hook School Shooting Victims

style="text-align: justify;">PALATINE: In remembrance of the 20 elementary school children and 6 teachers killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, the Sikh Religious Society in Palatine, Illinois, (a suburb of Chicago) in partnership with a local community organization "North West Suburbs Organizing For Action" (NWSOFA) organized an interfaith prayer service and candlelight vigil.

Sonia tells party workers to introspect, be ready for sacrifices

NEW DELHI: Sonia Gandhi, who on Saturday retired as Congress chief - a position she had held since 1998, said the party must "look within" to fight the forces that attack the fundamentals of the Constitution and also be ready to make any sacrifice.

Actress Zaira Wasim complains of in-flight molestation

MUMBAI: "Dangal" actress Zaira Wasim has detailed a harrowing experience of being allegedly molested by a middle-aged man while she was on a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.

Punjabi couple in Canada charged with cocaine smuggling from US

NEW YORK: Two Californians of Indian-descent have been charged by Canadian authorities with smuggling 100 kgs of cocaine valued at about $6 million, according to media reports.

Capt Bana Singh PVC other war veterans inspire students with engaging narratives

CHANDIGARH: War veterans, including Captain Bana Singh PVC, on Friday shared their inspiring experiences of the battlefield with students to motivate them to join the Indian Army. More than 1000 students from Mohali, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib and Rupnagar participated in the 'Children’s Samvadh' during the Military Literature Festival to create awareness among them about the armed forces and their rich legacy.

$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.

Doug Johnson named police chief at IUPUI

INDIANAPOLIS: Indiana University – Purdue Indianapolis IUPUI Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Camy Broeker and Indiana University Superintendent of Public Safety Benjamin Hunter have announced the appointment of Doug Johnson as chief of the Indiana University Police Department division at IUPUI. Johnson will lead more than 50 full-time and part-time uniformed officers and detectives beginning January. 1.

Man hacked to death, set ablaze in Rajasthan over 'love jihad', accused arrested

JAIPUR: In a horrifying video gone viral, a man is seen being brutally hacked to death and set on fire in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, for allegedly committing "love jihad". Police arrested the accused, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday.

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.

NRI woman's house burgled in Phagwara town of Punjab
PHAGWARA: The House of UK based NRI Woman Sarabjit Kaur was reportedly burgled at local Satnampura locality last night.
Trump officially recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital

NEW YORK: United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in the face of international criticism while asserting that he was "not taking a position of any final status" of the ancient city that is also claimed by Palestine.

Spectacular horseship leaves audience awed at Military Literature Festival

CHANDIGARH: A spectacular display of horsemanship skills, amid the musical chants of the Punjab Police brass band and the bag pipers of the Indian Army, on Wednesday added a new thrill to the forthcoming Military Literature Festival in Chandigarh.

Ola driver locks up Bengaluru woman in cab, misbehaves

BENGALURU: Cab aggregator Ola on Wednesday said it has suspended one of its drivers after a woman from Bengaluru filed a complaint alleging that he locked her up in the car and misbehaved with her.

‘Sat Shri Akaal England’ will start a new age of comedy in Punjab

LUDHIANA: When we hear name ‘Ammy Virk’ the first thought comes to our mind is a man who redefined success in his own style. Initiating his career with a single track to the most promising debut actor of the year this ‘young superstar’ of Pollywood came a long way. Continuing his successful streak with movies like ‘Nikka Zaildar’ series, ‘Bambukaat’, ‘Angrez’, ‘Ardaas’ ‘Ammy Virk’ is going to add another feather to his crown with comedy caper ‘Sat Shri Akaal England’ opposite gorgeous ‘Monica Gill’.

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