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AAP seeks ban on ABVP

Jalandhar: Slamming Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) for intimidating Delhi University student Gurmehar Kaur, Aam Admi Party (AAP) Punjab spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday demanded a ban on ABVP and said that such acts have proved the fascist agenda of Modi government. Khaira said that the recent acts of thrashing students and then threatening

With no pet, Trump may break White House’s tradition

New York: Donald Trump could be the first US President in 130 years who does not have a canine companion in the White House. According to a report in Independent on Tuesday, most US Presidents have had a least one dog, while many have had several. “Obamas had two Portuguese water dogs named Sunny and

VB arrests retired IAS officer

Mohali: Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested a retired IAS officer Mandeep Singh on Monday night. He was produced in a Mohali court on Tuesday which sent him to judicial custody. Singh has been facing cases related to corruption and disproportionate assets. Singh had served on important posts in Punjab and the cases in question are related

Official files move at snail’s pace; Babus eagerly await for poll results

Chandigarh: Official files are moving at snail’s pace in almost every government office since after completion of Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections. The government employees, who remained busing for over one month of electioneering, seem to have not overcome the fatigue as yet. Contrary to the fact, leaders of different political parties, who remained actively engaged

Enjoyed attending Oscars, says Sunny Pawar

Mumbai: Mumbai boy and “Lion” star SunnyPawar says he had great time at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. The eight-year-old child actor, who hails from a suburban slum in the city, rose to global fame overnight with his Oscar-nominated film “Lion” starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. He played the role of young Saroo Brierley

DSGMC Elections: Counting of votes, Results to be announced today

Chandigarh:The counting of votes for DSGMC (Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee) that took place on 26feb has begin in early morning of Wednesday.   According to the information,results to be announced by

BJP women’s wing leader held in child trafficking case

Jalpaiguri (WB): BJP women’s wing leaderJuhi Chowdhury was arrested from Batasia area close to the Indo-Nepal border last night by the CID for her alleged involvement in the Jalpaiguri child trafficking case. Four persons have been arrested so far for their alleged involvement in the case involving the trafficking of at least 17 children. The

Cong Rajya Sabha MP passes away

Imphal: Congress leader and Rajya Sabhamember Haji Abdul Salam passed away here last night following a brief illness, family members said. He was 69. Haji Abdul Salam is the first Manipuri Muslim to be a member of RS from Manipur. He has been repressenting the state in the upper house since 2014, a Congress official

Queen learns dance mudras from Indian dancer

London: Queen Elizabeth II had an impromptu lesson in Indian dance mudras, when the 90-year-old monarch met celebrated dancer and choreographer Arunima Kumar at Buckingham Palace here. The Queen had hosted a special reception on Monday evening to mark the launch of UK-India Year of Culture 2017, where Kumar had choreographed a unique dance sequence

Police-Dera supporters meet yields no results on day four

Jagera (Ludhiana): Even after four days of killing of father and son associated with Dera Sacha Sauda, the family members and Dera followers refused to cremate the deceased. The meeting between supporters, police and district administration failed to yield any positive results. The Police sought one week time to arrest the accused but Dera supporters

Punjab police produce 18 Sikh leaders in court

Ferozepur: The Makhu and Mallanwala police produced 18 Sikh activists including two minors at Judicial Courts, Zira. The accused had been booked on the complaint of Dera Sacha Sauda followers for the clashes which erupted at Canal Colony Makhu and Mallanwala town in Zira sub division. The court sent 16 activists to Central Jail Ferozepur

Pak pilgrim goes missing

Amritsar: A youngster who had arrived to pay obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar around two months back has gone missing. The police are trying its best to locate the youth but to no to avail. Wiffen, a resident of Kashti Solghar, Makhi Shahad Ram road in Pakistan, informed the police that he had come

Strike hits banking services in Punjab

Chandigarh: Banking services in Punjab and Chandigarh were affected on Tuesday as employees of public sector banks went on a day-long strike in support of their demands including stringent measures to recover bad loans. Because of the strike, bank customers could not get their cheques cleared while transactions like cash withdrawal, cash and cheque deposits

College student bags three prizes at talent festival

Jalandhar: Three students of Mehr Chand Polytechnic College Jalandhar won three positions in the recently held ‘National Innovation Talent Contest for Polyehcnics-2016’ at Kolkata. National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research ( NITTTR) had organised project competition for the students of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from all over India at Kolkata on February

E-School’s new branch to be opened in Abohar in middle of March

Abhor: E-School IELTS coaching centre Bathinda has been touching new heights in the field of IELTS for around 10 years. E-School’s new branch is being opened in the middle of March month in Abohar city. Since last year, E-School IELTS coaching centre bathinda’s branch in Barnala is giving excellent results Because of these results, E-School‘s

Bhagwant confident of AAP’s landslide victory

Patiala: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member Parliament from Sangrur and in-charge of party’s campaign committee for Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday seemed confident of the party’s landslide victory in the state assembly elections as during his visit to the royal city, he again and again made victory signs and tried to boost the morale of

Badungar clips wings of SGPC chief secy, suspends two others

Amritsar: Putting a check upon the ‘arbitrary attitude’ of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), its chief Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar had placed under suspension two employees working in a school, managed by the SGPC. The two employees- Jaspal Singh and Dharamjit Kaur, however, are non-teaching employees in Guru Ramdas School in the Golden Temple

Pak man marries Indian love, now set for deportation

Attari: He fell in love with an Indian girl through the social media, came to this country to marry her, had a child with her and now he is about to be deported back to his country Pakistan. The story of 31-year-old Akbar Durani, which can be a plot for any typical Bollywood movie, is

PSPCL official caught accepting bribe

Ludhiana: Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana Range on Tuesday caught an official of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) red-handed while accepting bribe. Vigilance Bureau officials informed that the accused identified as Sadhu Singh is posted as Superintendent, PSPCL office on Kakowal Road, Ludhiana. He had demanded bribe of Rs 20,000 from Dalip Kumar of Chawal Bazar,

Sunil Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty dies

Mumbai: Bollywood Actor Sunil Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty died while having a treatment and passed away at 1:30 AM on