Nov 15

HC dismisses plea to ban face veils, burqas

  New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking directions to ban face veils, burqas and helmets at public places because of security issues and growth in terrorist activities. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal dismissed the PIL, filed by Delhi resident Sardar Ravi

Punjab land acquired for SYL canal de-notified: Punjab cabinet

Chandigarh: In a move against the Supreme court verdict for SYL canal, the Punjab council of ministers today decided in Public interest that the land acquired for SYL Canal Project which is presently vested in the Punjab government , free from all encumbrances, stands de-notified with immediate effect and shall forthwith vest in the original

Modi’s ‘kadak chai’ giving ulcers on empty stomachs: Aamrinder on demonetisation

Chandigarh: Hitting out strongly at theCentre over its “unplanned” and “inhuman” demonetisation move, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said that the step would backfire on the Modi government. “People are dying, with your ‘kadak chai’ (strong tea) giving them ulcers on empty stomachs,” he said while taking an apparent dig at the popular ‘Chai

SYL row: Punjab Congress to meet President on Thursday

Chandigarh: A delegation of Punjab Congressled by its chief Captain Amarinder Singh will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on Thursday to seek his intervention to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue. The party leadership, which has demanded that the President ignore the Supreme Court ruling on his reference on the SYL canal

Did Gujarati diamond merchant surrenders Rs 6000 crore in cash?

Surat: Few days after the demonetisation of Rs 500 and 1000 notes, the information has been taking rounds that a Gujarat based businessman surrendered Rs 6000 crore in Surat. However, there was no official conformation regarding the development. As information floated on the social media and other websites, Business tycoon Lalji Patel, diamond merchant from

SYL row: Special session of Punjab Assembly tomorrow

Chandigarh:  A special session of the Punjab Assembly has been convened tomorrow in the wake of the Supreme Court declaring as “unconstitutional” the 2004 law enacted by the state government to terminate the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal water sharing agreement with neighbouring states. Ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will come out with a strategy that

Indian-origin Sikh student shot dead in US

San Francisco:  A 17-year-old Indian-origin Sikh boy has been shot dead when he was returning home from work, prompting police to launch an investigation. The incident took place last week at his home in his garage on Kandinsky Way in California. Famliy of Gurnoor Singh Nahal, who was a high-school student, says he was coming

SYL verdict: SAD core committee decides to launch signature campaign to save water

Chandigarh: Punjab government decided to launch the signature campaign to save Punjab water. The decision has concluded in the core committee meeting of SAD, on Tuesday at Chandigarh. The committee has decided to take all all the preventive steps to save the water of

Around 50 peacocks died in Mohali, forest deptt initiated probe

SAS Nagar: Around 50 peacocks died under the mysterious conditions at village Daun in SAS Nagar, on Tuesday. Villagers raised the alarm and informed the forest department regarding the incident. Teams of forest department reached at the spot and initiated the investigation. Meanwhile, peacocks were sent for the postmortem to verify the cause of death.

Ex-HP Edu Minister Ishwar Dhiman passes away

Shimla: Veteran state BJP leader and former Education Minister Ishwar Dhiman passed away at the age of 84 on Tuesday morning at Hamirpur. A seven-time MLA from Bhoranj Assembly segment of Hamirpur, Dhiman was elevated to Education Minister in 1998 and again in 2008. The BJP leader was born at Dialri, Hamirpur district to GR

Indelible ink to prevent multiple cash withdrawals: FM

New Delhi: The government will use indelible ink like during elections to prevent people from making more than the permissible number of times cash withdrawal from bank counters, it was announced on Tuesday. Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das told the media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a second review meeting on demonetisation with officials

SC to hear contempt plea against Badals on SYL

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear a plea seeking criminal contempt proceedings against Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and the Deputy Chief Minister for their public pronouncements that they will not comply with the top court’s verdict on SYL. The bench, headed by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur, said that the matter would be

PM’s mother exchanges old notes

  Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heerabaa Modi on Tuesday exchanged demonetised currency for Rs 4,500 at a bank in Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Wearing a white cotton sari, Heerabaa, in her 90s, reached the bank a week after Modi spiked all 500 and 1,000 rupee notes. She later showed a new 2,000 rupee note

MC elections to be on 18 December

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation poll will be held on December 18. The code of conduct will also come into force on November 15, Tuesday. The official announcement regarding the election schedule was made by State Election

Class XII board exams begin peacefully in Kashmir

Srinagar: Class XII board examinations began peacefully in Kashmir today with nearly 95 per cent of the 32,000 students writing their papers, marking the resumption of educational activity in the Valley after schools remained shut for over four months due to the unrest. Barring a few minor law and order incidents in some places, the

One terrorist killed; Pakistan Army shells 3 Indian posts on LoC

Jammu: One terrorist was killed while attempting infiltration amid Pakistan Army’s shelling and firing on Monday at one of three Indian positions on the Line of Control in Rajouri and Jammu districts, a senior defence officer said. “The Pakistan Army used 82mm mortars and automatic fire to target Indian positions in Naushera and Sunderbani sectors

Doodle 4 Google – Children’s Day 2016

New Delhi: Did you come across a vibrant google doodle today, instead of the everyday, multicoloured ‘google’? Then it is because Google India is celebrating Children’s Day, with the rest of India and what better than a beautiful doodle to put the sentiments across! What makes the doodle more special is that it is a

Firing outside MLA Ayali’s residence, cop died

Ludhiana: A PCR cop died under mysterious circumstances outside the residence of Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali at Hambran road in Ludhiana, on Monday. The deceased has been identified as Nirdesh Singh deployed with PCR. According to the information, the bullet was fired from the pistol of another cop Surjit Singh. Talking to

Woman found dead on Railway track in Morinda

Morinda: A woman crushed under the wheels of train at Morinda, on Monday. Passerby informed the police after witnessing the body lying on the railway track. The police reached at the spot soon after receiving the information and initiated the investigation. During the preliminary investigation it has been learnt that the reason of the death

10-month-old girl killed in road accident at Rupnagar

Rupnagar: A 10-month-old toddler killed in road accident at Rupnagar, on Monday. The police said that the family was en-route from Chandigarh to Baba Badbhag Singh to pay on the eve of