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PU turning into hub of violent protests

Chandigarh: Panjab University (PU) has become a center stage of protests off late. The latest face off took place due to massive fee hike by Panjab University authorities approved in last week of March. The protesters resorted to large scale violence on the campus which witnessed clash between students and police. Post violence, students are

UT SSP denies reports of police brutality on PU students

Chandigarh: The claim of arrested students of Panjab University produced before the court on Wednesday of police torture after their arrest have been out rightly rejected by U T Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Eish Singhal on Thursday. Singhal stated that no brutality has been done with arrested students and all the allegations put on

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Cong MLA alleges embezzlement of funds, seeks probe

Gurdaspur: Local Congress MLA, Barindermeet Singh Pahra has reportedly complained to Chief Minister Capt.Amarinder Singh, Director of the Vigilance Bureau and the Chief Secretary, alleging that there was some serious bungling in projects which were connected with PWD (B&R) in his constituency. He also alleged that “despite complaints filed against the contractor with the higher

College students Kashish crowned Ms Farewell and Supinder Mr Farewell

Fatehgarh Sahib: Dr R K Sharma, Executive Director of the Continental Group of Institutes, asked the students to show hard work, dedication and commitment in whatever tasks come their way in life and be the winner. He said that the outgoing students must have a clear vision and mission as they are entering the most

Army recovers four INSAS rifles, CoI ordered into incident

Jalandhar: A day after the recovery, the Jalandhar-based Vajra Corps on Thursday initiated a Court of Inquiry (CoI) and revealed that the army has recovered four INSAS Rifles and three magazines from its ground adjoining the drain in Birring village. Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said, “A CoI was underway in this case, as

We lost due to wrong policy of Central leadership: AAP in Punjab

Talwandi Sabo: It was ironic to observe the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders accusing their own Central leadership for their defeat in the recently-held Punjab Vidhan Sabha polls from the political stage on Thursday during the Baisakhi festival. AAP’s chief whip in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira was the most vocal leader, followed by the

Farm loan waiver: Govt looks for an ‘adequate’ solution

Talwandi Sabo: Sounding little dissimilar from one of the party’s major poll promises and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s repeated assurance to waive off the farmers’ loan in Punjab, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday claimed that the state government would introduce “an adequate solution” to the issue in the next budget, expected to

BJP retains Assam’s Dhemaji assembly seat, with reduced margin

Guwahati: Assam’s ruling BJP retained the Dhemaji assembly seat in a bypoll as party candidate Ranoj Pegu trounced his nearest Congress rival Babul Sonowal by over 9,000 votes. Pegu garnered 75,217 votes, while Sonowal got 65,932 votes. The April 9 bypoll was necessitated after sitting BJP MLA Pradan Baruah was elected to the Lok Sabha

Infosys elevates director Ravi Venkatesan as Board Co-Chair

Bengaluru: Software major Infosys Ltd on Thursday appointed its Independent Director Ravi Venkatesan as Co-Chairman of the Board. In a regulatory filing to the BSE, the IT firm said Venkatesan had made valuable contribution to the company’s development of strategic direction during his tenure since April 2011. “Ravi will help me enhance the Board engagement

Snapchat launches location-based ad product

New York: Photo-sharing service Snapchat is launching a new location-based product that will allow businesses see whether people go to stores after seeing advertisements. “With the new ad product, ‘Snap to Store’, marketers will be able to use the tool to measure whether their ad campaigns on the Snapchat app actually drive users to specific

CBSE show cause notice to over 2k schools for not sharing info

New Delhi: The Central Board of SecondaryEducation (CBSE) has issued a show cause notice to over 2,000 schools affiliated to it across the country for not making certain information public. As per the norms, all CBSE schools are mandated to make details public right from the number of water taps, wi-fi facilities with speed details

Minor girl raped in UP, accused held

Balrampur (UP): A five-year-old girl wasallegedly raped by a man in Rehra area here, police said today. The incident took place on Tuesday when the girl was playing outside and her landlord’s son Sudhakar (25) allegedly took her to secluded place and raped her, they said. The girl was later traced in a field and

BJP wins Himachal assembly by-poll

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Anil Dhiman on Thursday won the Bhoraj assembly constituency by-poll in Himachal Pradesh, defeating the Congress’ Parmila Devi by a margin of over 8,000 votes, according to the Election Commission. The commission said on its website that Dhiman polled 24,434 votes out of a total 46,848 polled on Sunday.

Apple team is developing sensors to monitor diabetes

New York: A secret team of biomedical engineers at Apple is working on an initiative to develop sensors that can non-invasively and continuously monitor blood sugar levels to better treat diabetes. According to a report by CNBC on Wednesday, the team is working at a non-descript office, miles from corporate headquarters. The initiative was envisioned

Minister urges Forest Dept to remove encroachments from lands

Patiala: Punjab Cabinet Minister for Forests Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Wednesday urged the Forest Department officials to act without any further delay for the removal of the encroachments from the forest lands in the state and he also asked them to get plantation over the vacated lands to increase the level of greenery too. Dharamsot

Priority is to overhaul Punjab’s health department: Mohindra

Chandigarh: Punjab government’s priority is to overhaul health department by filling the pending vacancies of doctors and paramedical staff to make health services accessible, Minister Brahm Mohindra said here on Wednesday. “I want that health services should improve in the rural and urban health centres run by the state government,” he said while accusing the

Akali worker killing: State pays `10 lakh ex-gratia

Bathinda: A day after 62-year-old Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) worker Gurdev Singh was killed at his house in Tarmala village of Lambi assembly constituency during the police raid, which was to verify the complaint of him possessing some illicit liquor, the state government handed over two cheques worth Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the

70 acre standing wheat crop gutted

Ferozepur: Around 70 acres of wheat crops was reduced to ash after fire suddenly broke out in Bhamaba Landa village in Ghall Khurd block. The farmers of the adjoining villages worked hard to douse the flames as fire tenders failed to reach at the spot on time. Tehsildar Lakhwinder Singh has ordered the department to

Army recovers weapons while digging, probe on exclusive

Jalandhar: The Army on Wednesday initiated inquiry into the recovery of weapons while digging its ground close to civilian area of Birring village in Jalandhar Cantonment. Sources said a team of jawans were digging a portion of defence ground next to the drain of village when they recovered the weapons, buried deep under the ground.

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, Speaker hails session

New Delhi: The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Wednesday by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan after working for around 176 hours during the budget session. Mahajan told the house that 8.12 hours were wasted due to disruptions. The Lok Sabha held 28 sittings during the session. Hailing the session as “very fruitful and productive”, she

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