Nov 23

Advisor to J-K CM Amitabh Mattoo resigns

Jammu: Former Vice Chancellor of JammuUniversity Amitabh Mattoo, advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, today tendered his resignation citing personal reasons. “Yes, I have tendered my resignation due to personal reasons. I want to spend some time with my family,” Mattoo, who was appointed as an advisor in April this year with

Badals settle, traditional constituencies among Punjab polls
‘Disarrayed and Opportunist’ People Like Sidhu were good for nothing: CM

Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that ‘disarrayed and opportunist’ people like former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu were good for nothing in public life. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of Sangat Darshan program in Lambi assembly segment here today, the Chief Minister, when asked to comment on probability

Retd. govt employee died in queue to exchange currency notes

Ludhiana: Retired government employee died due to heart attack while standing in queue to exchange the banned currency notes in Ludhiana on

Opposition announces ‘Bharat Band’ on November 28 as ‘Aakrosh Divas’

New Delhi: Opposition parties after unitedly tackling the decision of Demonetisation announced by Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi has declared “Bharat Band” on November 28 as “Aakrosh Divas” on Wednesday. Opposition leaders have raised the protest against the government alleging the problems and scams being faced by the common

Two youth killed in road accident at Jalandhar

Jalandhar: Two person killed in a road accident at Jalandhar, on Wednesday. According to the information, the two cars lost their control due to their over speed and tossed off on the wrong side of the road resulted to collision with a truck. However, two youngsters were killed on the spot, whereas third person sustained

PPCC president Captain Amarinder Singh reigns from Lok Sabha

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday handed over to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan his resignation from the Lok Sabha membership to protest over the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. Amarinder’s resignation is valid from November 11, the date on which he sent his resignation through email to the Speaker. The Congress

Fire erupts in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar area

New Delhi:  A massive fire erupted in old Delhi on Wednesday in a woollen garment godown and quickly engulfed at least three adjoining buildings, an official said. A total of 30 fire tenders rushed to the spot in the Sadar Bazaar area. “We recieved a call at 7 a.m. that a wollen garment godown caught

Protests by united Oppn leads to RS adjournment till 2 PM

New Delhi:  Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha today closed ranks to demand Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s presence in the House to reply to the debate on hardships caused by his decision to ban old 500 and 1000 rupee notes, forcing adjournment of proceedings twice. The uproarious scenes led to the adjournment of the proceedings first

BSF seizes heroin worth Rs25 crore in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: The Border Security Force (BSF) sleuths seized five packets of heroin worth Rs 25 crore in Gurdaspur on Wednesday. According to the sources, during wee hours of morning, the BSF troops observed some suspicious movement near the Chautra border out post (BoP) of two Pakistanis across the fencing and opened rounds of fire through night

CBI questions Tytler in anti-Sikh riots case

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday questioned senior Congress leader Jagadish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, officials said. “Tytler was called for questioning by the agency in a case related to anti-Sikh riots,” Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) spokesperson Devpreet Singh told IANS. “He was questioned for around four hours,” she added. The

Valmiki Tirath Sthal temple-cum-panorama to be opened on Dec 1

Chandigarh:  Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today convened a meeting of senior SAD-BJP leaders, ministers and officials to finalise arrangements to dedicate a temple-cum-panorama complex on December 1 in Amritsar’s Valmiki Tirath Sthal. The Chief Minister asked SAD-BJP leaders and the government’s top brass to elicit huge participation of people from different walks of

Three soldiers killed, body of one mutilated on LoC

Srinagar: Three Indian soldiers were killedand body of one of them was mutilated by Pakistan troops on the Line of Control in Machhal sector of Kashmir, army said today. This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier on the LoC since October 29.”Three soldiers killed in action on

SYL row: Haryana will not pay royalty for water, say Hry Cabinet Minister

Chandigarh: Haryana ministers came down with their reactions on the SYL row. However, the Punjab government has decided to charge the royalty from Haryana, whereas Haryana Cabinet minister OP Dhankar refused paying any royalty of SYL. Dhankar said that SYL is the right of Haryana and even Supreme court certified

AAP volunteers protest at Kejriwal’s rally against Baghapurana candidate

Moga: AAP volunteers staged protest at Kejriwal’s rally in Moga against Baghapurana AAP candidate, on Tuesday. Protesters raised the slogan against GS Kang, who will contest the elections under the banner of AAP from Bhagapurura. Meanwhile, the protesters also raised their voice against AAP leader HS

TMC Saikat Panja wins Monteswar Assembly bypoll by 1,27,127 votes

TMC candidate Saikat Panja wins Monteswar Assembly bypoll defeating his nearest CPIM rival Md Osman Gani Sarkar by 1,27,127 votes.

New Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists gunned down in Bandipora

Srinagar: New Rs 2000 notes recovered from terrorists gunned down by Army in Bandipora(J&K) on Tuesday morning. Two militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said. “Two militants have been killed in an encounter in Bandipora,” a police official said. He said acting on specific intelligence

SC dismisses Kejriwal’s plea against Jaitley defamation case

New Delhi: New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) The Supreme Court today dismissedDelhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s plea seeking stay on trial court proceedings in a criminal defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and U U Lalit, while dismissing the plea, said that under the Evidence Act,

Demonetisation: PM Modi launches application, invited response for harassment

Chandigarh: Few days after the demonetisation of currency notes of Rs 500, Rs 1000 that triggered panic nation wide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the suggestions of common people through his application, on Tuesday. Taking the serious note of public harassment due to currency blockade across the country, Modi launched the survey opening with a

India test-fires Agni-I ballistic missile

Balasore (Odisha): India today successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700 km away, as part of a user trial by Army from a test range off Odisha coast. The surface-to-surface missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at 10.10 AM from launch

Kejriwal to address the rallies in Moga, Sangrur

Chandigarh: Aam Adami Party (AAP) National convener Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday to address the rallies in Moga and Sangrur. According to the schedule, Kejriwal will spend his day in Sangrur followed by a rally at Nihal Singh Wala in Moga. However, he has to begin with Moga rally and further to cover three constituencies in