Archives post

AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu opposes Harmail Tohra joining

Chandigarh: Troubles for Aam Aadmi Party do not seem to end with party leader Kanwar Sandhu today raising objection over Harmail Singh Tohra’s joining the party and describing it as a “hasty decision”. On his Facebook post, Sandhu, a former journalist wrote, “I wish I had known about Harmail Singh Tohra’s involvement in the unfortunate

Rajnath wants NATGRID to use latest technologies

New Delhi: Reviewing progress of the implementation of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Wednesday said the project should use new technologies, and be rolled out in a phased manner. The Minister emphasised the importance of NATGRID in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement agencies in countering national and transnational crimes.

Diamonds worth Rs 2 crore stolen

New Delhi: Diamonds worth Rs 2 crore were stolen under mysterious circumstances from the car of a commission agent supplying precious stones to jewellers, in Preet Vihar area of east Delhi today. Police said that Vijay Gupta, who works as a commission agent of diamonds and other jewels was carrying diamonds worth Rs 2 crore

John Kerry extends stay in India

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on a three-day visit on Monday, will be extending his stay here, it is reliably learnt. Kerry was scheduled to leave New Delhi for Washington on Wednesday evening but is now likely to stay back here at least for a day more. Kerry

Playing Sikh man in a serious film was tough: Vir Das

Mumbai: Mostly seen in comic roles, actor Vir Das who will be seen in a role of a Sikh man in thriller drama “31st October”, says the project was a “tough” one. “Nobody saw me doing this film and so it was a challenge for me. It is my first real film and I wanted

Scheme introduced to recharge ground water, Hry Assembly told

Chandigarh: With a view to tackle the depletion of ground water in the state and to adopt measures of water conservation, the Haryana State Preservation of Sub Soil Water Act, 2009 has been enacted, which prohibits sowing of paddy before May 15 and transplanting of paddy before June 15. Besides, a State Plan Scheme- ‘Accelerated

Govt has brought down price of pulses to Rs 100 from Rs 200′

New Delhi: BJP today said prices of pulses have come down to Rs 100 per kg from earlier about Rs 200 and credited the Modi government’s policies for it. The government has been able to shorten the gap between the demand and supply of pulses and increase the area under their cultivation by incentivising farmers,

Delhi CM Kejriwal sacks Minister Sandeep Kumar over objectionable CD

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday removed Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar after Kejriwal received an ‘objectionable’ CD against him. In a statement to ANI, Arvind Kejriwal said that Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar has been removed from the cabinet. Kejriwal took to Twitter to

Kejriwal sacks Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar

New Delhi: In a sudden move, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today sacked Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar after receiving an “objectionable” CD allegedly carrying details of some “wrongdoings”. The decision to sack the minister was taken at a high- level meeting attended by top AAP leaders. “Received ‘objectionable’ CD of minister Sandeep Kr. AAP stands

Haryana Assembly passes 5 bills on last day of monsoon session

Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly today passed five Bills, including the one which will substantially increase salaries and other emoluments of legislators. The state assembly gave its nod to the Haryana Legislative Assembly(Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members) Amendment Bill, 2016, on the last day of the monsoon session. Four other bills, including Haryana Development and Regulation

Posters, stickers, promises and social media: helping hands of political parties to campaign in university as well as colleges

Chandigarh: Countdown has begun to the student body elections. Panjab University and the affiliated colleges have engulfed themselves in the poll fever. The leaders are leaving no stone unturned to campaign. Door-to-door campaigning in the hostels and even in the classrooms has become a daily routine. From solving petty problems of students to ensuring good

Joint team of officials of Railways and MCL inspect Jagraon bridge

Ludhiana: The team of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana (MCL) engineers under the aegis of Superintendent Engineer, Pawan Sharma and other railway engineers carried out a joint inspection of the Jagraon Bridge on Wednesday morning. The team members took the measurement of both the sides of bridge to make a joint report after signing which the map would

PYC to burn effigies of SAD-BJP government for diverting SC/BC

Jalandhar: Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) president Amarpreet Singh Lally on Wednesday said that the youth congress leaders would burn the effigy of the SAD-BJP government for diverting funds meant for the SC/BC scholarships from Thursday. The PYC president said that the youth congress would burn the effigies of Punjab government in every Lok Sabha constituency

Sri Lanka’s war-battered Tamils pin hopes on UN visit

Jaffna: Joseph Rasanayagam jumped on his bicycle as soon as he heard rumours the army would be handing back his ancestral land in Sri Lanka’s battle-scarred north to mark a visit by the United Nations chief. But when the 59-year-old fisherman arrived at a major military compound in Jaffna, soldiers turned him away — dashing

PU elections: NSUI announced their alliance with HIMSU

Chandigarh: NSUI announced their alliance with HIMSU in presence of Bhupinder Singh Hooda at MLA hostel Haryana on Wednesday. Small parties are now leaving their old alliance partners to form new alliances with major student parties this time for the coming Panjab University Campus Student Council elections. Leading among them is the Himachal Students Union

Ex minister Henry cornered over ‘dual nationality case’

Jalandhar: A day after ex- cabinet minister Avtar Henry lashed out at Jagmeet Brar, two of Brar’s close leaders Dr Harbans Lal and Vijay Sathi on Wednesday cornered Henry on ‘dual nationality case’ and for being a blind slave of Capt Amarinder Singh. In a joint press statement, both the leaders said, “Before giving unwanted

Spain reach Brussels for official tie vs Belgium

Brussels: Spain’s football team on Wednesday arrived in Brussels amid moderate security measures to prepare for the friendly tie against Belgium on Thursday. The international friendly will be Spain’s first match under the newly coach Julen Lopetegui, who was appointed after the European Championship 2016. Earlier, last November the game between the two national teams

Applications invited for crackers shops

Ludhiana: As the festivals of Dussehra and Diwali are round the corner, the police have invited the applications for the allotment of crackers shops. The wholesale cracker market would be established at Grain Market in Salem Tabri, Pakhowal Road, Dugri, and at some other areas. An Official Spokesperson of Ludhiana Police Commissionerate said that forms for

Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.38 a litre, diesel by Rs 2.67 a litre

Petrol price hiked by Rs 3.38 a litre and diesel by Rs 2.67 a

Toll fares at Ladhowal Toll Plaza reduced by 7 percent to give relief commuters

Ludhiana: In a little relief for commuters, the toll fares at Ladhowal Toll Plaza on Panipat-Jalandhar highway has been reduced by seven percent. The new rates will be applicable from September 1. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has also introduced the facility of yearly pass for commuters. Earlier, commuters can only get monthly pass