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Punjab polls: Congress to launch manifesto on Oct 1

Sri Chamkaur Sahib: Punjab unit of Congress today said its manifesto for the state Assembly polls, which are due next year, will be released on October 1 and will lay a road map for creation of a “new Punjab”. “Congress will present a vision for the youth, education, unemployment and health sector, improving the fiscal

City industry suffers from skilled workers

Ludhiana: At least 8 percent of labourers working in Ludhiana have migrated to other states during the past five years due to different reasons including better facilities provided to them in these states. A majority of workers have also gone back to their homes mostly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh among others due to

Bodies of four deceased found killed at their home sent for re-postmortem at Faridkot

Ludhiana: Re-postmortem of the bodies of those four family members who were found killed under mysterious circumstances at their home in BRS Nagar here, would be conducted. The cremation of the bodies has postponed to Monday with the new development. It may be mentioned here that the deceased were found killed on Friday morning. The

Separate cadre for Punjab Bureau of Investigation

Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said a separate cadre of the Punjab Bureau of Investigation will be set up soon as part of police reforms. At a meeting with senior officers here, Badal, who holds the home affairs portfolio, deliberated on the modalities of separation of PBI cadres at sub-division and

In Pargat’s turf, Kohar asks to promote populist schemes

Jalandhar: Aimed at garnering mass support, Punjab Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Sunday urged the party workers to spread the pension, atta-dal, shagun scheme and ration cards to every doorstep and promote Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s populist schemes for public in Jalandhar Cantonment assembly seat. Kohar, who took charge of Jalandhar Cantonment seat

India to make all out efforts to get back Kohinoor despite UK’s reluctance

New Delhi: India will make all out efforts to get back the famed 106-carat Kohinoor, currently set in a royal crown on display in the Tower of London, despite British government’s recent statement that there is no legal ground for restitution of the diamond. With an estimated value of over USD 200 million, Kohinoor was

PCTE asks MBA students to wear skirts during presentations

Ludhiana: Students welcomed the new move of wearing skirts for the MBA students of PCTE. However, the decision has been taken with the consent of students as well as teachers. Enquiries reveal that the new attire is allotted not only for students but also for the teachers and teachers have also the option to wear

GRP seeks two reserve battalions for deploying at railway station

Ludhiana: Local authorities of Government Railway Police (GRP) have written to their higher authorities for sending two reserve battalions for deploying at the local railway station. Sources reveal that the demand for the two reserve battalions has been raised to ensure complete law and order and peace at the local railway station, in view of

Youth Congress leader found dead under mysterious circumstances, Kin alleges murder

Ludhiana: The body of Arun Kumar (27), alias Anu, of Sunet village, and president of Block Youth Congress of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, who was missing from Thursday evening, was found on Sunday. The body of the youth congress leader was found floating in the Sidhwan Canal, near Ayali bridge. The deceased had contested

Breaking- Petrol price cut by Rs 1.42 per litre, diesel by Rs 2.01 a litre

New Delhi: Indian Oil Corporation has decided to effect the revised price changes midnight of 31st July / 1st Aug 2016. The petrol price slahed by Rs. 1.42/litre at Delhi (including State levies) with corresponding price revision in other States. With this change, the price of Petrol in Delhi will become Rs. 61.09/litre. • Decrease

Congress kick starts ‘Chaunda Hai Punjab, Capt Di Sarkar’ online competition

Chandigarh: Campaign of the political parties in Punjab was not limited till the public addressing, now online was another platform for the political parties. Following the tail of the AAP, BJP and SAD, now Congress also jumped into the online battle field on social networking website Facebook with the launch of new dialogue ‘Chaunda Hai

New measures in place as IOC fights for clean sport at Rio Games

Rio de Janeiro: A number of new measures have been put in place for the Rio Olympic Games, both in the Olympic Village and behind-the-scenes, as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is determined to protect the integrity of sport, an official said. These measures include a fully operational Joint Integrity Intelligence Unit (JIIU) in collaboration

Cow slaughtering in Malout: Mob stone pelted vehicles, vandalise property

Malout: Tension prevailed in Malout of District Mukatsar in Punjab after a mob attacked vehicles and vandalised public property while staging a Dharna against alleged slaughtering of cows, which were being transported in a vehicle to an unknown place. The van carrying the slaughtered cows apprehended by group of people on shiekhu road of the town

Parrikar blasts actor Aamir Khan for ‘unpatriotic’ comments last year

New Delhi: Months after Bollywood actor Aamir Khan’s comment on alleged intolerance in the country sparked a debate, defence minister Manohar Parrikar described the Bollywood actor’s remark as “arrogant”. The Union minister, without naming Khan, said, “One actor had said that his wife wants to live out of India. It was an arrogant statement. If

Must Watch: Tribute to Martyr Shaheed Udham Singh

Must Watch: Tribute to Martyr Shaheed Udham Singh

Seoul to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances

Seoul: The Seoul municipal government on Sunday said it planned to expand no-smoking zones at subway entrances in an effort to address public health concerns. Under the changes that will go into effect as of September 1, people caught smoking within 10 metres of a subway entrance in the South Korean capital can be fined

Breaking: ‘Multiple Victims’ From ‘Active Shooter Incident’ in Austin, Texas: Police

Austin: Police in the area have tweeted out: “Stay away from downturn.” It also asked for people not to call for updates over the incident. The shocking reports have emerged in the opening minutes. Austin Police Department confirmed there were multiple shootings within the same area. They added both scenes were now

Pakistan bus accident toll rises to 26

Islamabad: The deaths among a wedding party whose bus was swept away by flash floods in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agency on Saturday, have risen to 26, an official said on Sunday morning. As many as 11 more bodies were recovered from a ravine, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. At least 26 bodies

Gang-rape on gunpoint: Police detain 15 suspects, identify main accused

Bulandshahr: A woman from Noida and her 14-year-old daughter were allegedly dragged out of their car and then gang-raped by a group of five men near a highway in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, just 65 kilometres from Delhi, on Friday. They were travelling to Shahjahanpur in UP with their family on Friday night. Soon after they