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Former MP of Mann group joins AAP

Chandigarh: Former Member of Parliament (MP) of Mann group advocate Rajdev Singh Khalsa joined Aam Aadami Party (AAP), on Monday. Rajdev Singh “Khalsa” who was once known as prominent Panthik leader belonging to SAD (Mann), had joined Hindu force Rashtrya Swaimsewak Sangh (RSS) last year. He was elected as member of Parliament from Sangrur Lok

Mock drill by cops puts employees to inconvenience at MC office in Chandigarh

Chandigarh:  High panic prevailed after a live bomb was sounded at MC office in Chandigarh which was later found mock drill on Monday. The staff was evacuated from the office and the drill was

Cyclone Vardah: Police deployed on beach road in Puducherry

Puducherry: In view of strong cyclonic storm Vardah, the Puducherry government today took precautionary steps to prevent tourists and other people from going close to the sea shore. Police personnel were deployed on the entire two-and-a-half kilometre stretch of beach road and barricades were also put on all roads close to the sea shore. All

India beat England, win series by 3-0

India beat England by an innings and 36 runs to win 4th Test and clinch five Test series by 3-0 margin.

Modi, address rallies among Jalandhar, Ludhiana
President, PM greet nation on Milad-un-Nabi

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, which is celebrated as the birthday of Prophet Mohammed. “Heartiest greetings and best wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and abroad on Milad-un-Nabi,” Mukherjee tweeted. “May Holy Prophet’s message inspire us to work

Finally, Bathinda airport commences operations

There is need to make Bathinda an agricultural, cargo, medical, entertainment and sports hub. Bathinda: Marking a red letter day in the history of Punjab, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Sunday inaugurated the civil air terminal at Bathinda airport and flight for Delhi-Bathinda-Delhi sector took off. On the occasion, Raju was accompanied

Newly-wed cop seeks leave to take call on ‘suicide’

Jalandhar: Perhaps, in a first of its kind case, a newly married Constable posted at Lohian Khas police station has shot off a letter to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shahkot seeking 10-day leave to decide whether to ‘commit suicide or not’ as he was said to be not happy with his marriage. Constable Angrej

Bains brothers rally claimed life of 60-year-old woman

Ludhiana: A 60 year old woman died in ambulance struck in traffic jam due to rally of Bains brothers attended by Delhi Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at gill road in Ludhiana on Sunday. The woman was suffering from low blood sugar and loose motions. According to information Avtar Kaur resident of New Shimlapuri was admitted

Bomb Blast inside church in Egypt, 25 killed

A bomb explosion in the Coptic Christian cathedral complex in the Egyptian capital Cairo has killed at least 25 people, officials say. Dozens of others were injured in the blast in a chapel adjoining St Mark’s cathedral during a Sunday service. Many of the victims are thought to be women and children. Egypt’s Christian minority

Death Sentence to Jalandhar Man may not be pardoned

Bogor: A Jalandhar man facing death sentence in Indonesia in connection with drug smuggling charges may not be pardoned, President Joko Widodo has indicated, saying the capital penalty is handed down only to individuals who have carried out serious crimes and is not based on nationality. Ahead of his state visit to India, Widodo said,

Congress to announce First list of candidates next week

New Delhi: Denying any differences with the Congress high command over the selection of candidates for the 2017 Punjab assembly elections, state Congress President Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the list will be out next week. “No differnces with the Congress high command on tickets. These are false reports. The list of candidates will be

Priyanka Gandhi may campaign in Punjab

New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said that he will request Priyanka Gandhi to campaign for the party along with her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi in the upcoming state Assembly elections. “Both Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi would be campaigning for Congress in Punjab and I would also request Priyanka

Four AAP prominent leaders join Congress in Punjab

New Delhi: In a major jolt to the Aam Admi Party (AAP), four prominent leaders of AAP have joined congress on Sunday at New Delhi. Captain Amarinder Singh welcomed Col CM Lakhanpal, PK Sharma, Col Iqbal Pannu and Barpur Singh into party fold. While joining the congress AAP leaders alleged large-scale corruption and scams in

Two girls blown themselves up in Nigeria market

Kano (Nigeria): Two girls approximately seven or eight years old blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian market on Sunday, killing themselves and wounding at least 17 others, witnesses said. The girls were “seven or eight”, a local militia member in Maiduguri, Abdulkarim Jabo, told AFP. Emergency services on-site in the town, the epicentre of

PM Modi’s helicopter was unable to land in Bahraich

Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Parivartan rally in Bahraich (UP) via phone call after his helicopter was unable to land in Bahraich due to foggy weather on Sunday. According to the information, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chopper fails to land in Bahraich due to poor visibility and is returning to

4 college students killed among road mishap
Elderly Delhi couple die in accident near Sonipat

Chandigarh: An elderly couple, hailing from avillage near Narela in Delhi, died when the motorcycle they were riding on was hit by a truck on Delhi-Ambala national highway near Ganaur in Haryana’s Sonipat district today, police said. “Both the husband, aged around 65 and his wife, who was nearly 60 years of age, were hit

Bathinda dancer death: Celebratory firing leaves trail of deaths at Punjab weddings

Chandigarh: Kulwinder Kaur, 24, was dancing with fellow women dancers on the stage at a wedding function in Maur Mandi town in Bathinda district of southwest Punjab on the night of December 3. There was merry-making and drinking, which is typical of Punjabi weddings. Among the guests celebrating, there were a few openly brandishing weapons.

England 49/3 at tea, trail India by 182 runs

Mumbai: England were reeling at 49 for three in their second innings, trailing India by 182 runs at tea on day four of the fourth Test here today. Brief scores: England 400 and 49/3 in 13.2 overs (Root batting 30; Jaedja 2/13).

33 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Kenya

Nairobi: At least 33 persons were killed and many others injured after an oil tanker crashed into other vehicles in Kenya’s Naivasha town, disaster management officials said on Sunday. The accident occured on the Nakuru-Nairobi road at 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the National Disaster Management Unit. Deputy county commissioner Isaac

Helicopter crashes in Mumbai; one killed, 3 injured

Mumbai: A helicopter crashed and caught fire in Aarey Colony today, killing one person and injuring three others. The chopper crashed in an open ground in Aarey Colony, a green belt in suburban Goregaon, a Fire Brigade official said. Four persons, all occupants of the chopper, suffered burns and were rushed to a hospital where