Apr 19

Sikh priest recovering after Germany gurdwara blast

Berlin: The condition of a 60-year-old Sikh priest, who was seriously injured in an explosion at a gurdwara in the German city of Essen has improved and he is now out of danger, police said on Tuesday. The priest was among three persons who were hurt when an explosive device went off in the entrance

Bhim Tank murder accused finally under police scanner; challan filed

Abohar: The Punjab police has finally filed a challan against Shiv Lal Doda and Amit Doda, the main accused in the gruesome murder of Dalit youth Bhim Tank. The police charge sheet comes after four months of the incident, which took place on December 11. The issue had snowballed into a major controversy with critics alleging

Over 20 killed in Kabul blast

Kabul: Over 20 people were reported killed and more than 160 others injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. The deadly explosion took place around 9.00 a.m. near the Afghan presidential palace, apparently targeting a Secret Service Unit tasked with protecting VIPs, TOLO News reported. The Taliban militant group has claimed responsibility for

Delhi govt cracks whip on Ola, Uber

New Delhi: Cracking its whip against app-based taxi services, Delhi government has impounded 18 cabs of Ola and Uber for charging fares more than the prescribed rates during the odd-even car rationing period. A senior government official said the cabs were impounded last evening after an order was issued to the Transport Department to take

Punjabi singer Sangram Singh booked for dowry

Rupnagar: Davinder Kaur,wife of Punjabi singer Sangram Singh alleged that her husband tortured her for not bringing ample dowry. Davinder also alleged that the local police had helped him to flee from his residence. However, the police has registered a case against Sangram Singh on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife Davinder

FICCI Ladies Org plans set up centres in Guj to educate women

Vadodara: FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO)plans to set up two ‘Mahila Huts’ in the state for the upliftment of women belonging to all sections of the society through education and training. FLO is the women wing of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which encourages and facilitate women to showcase their talents,

PM inaugurates superspeciality hospital in Katra   

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi todaydedicated the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in Katra belt of Reasi district. The 230-bed hospital has been set up by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board with an investment of about Rs 300 crore at Kakryal near Katra. At

Indian-American physician jailed for USD 3 million healthcare fraud

Houston: A 60-year-old Indian-American physician has been sentenced to 9 years in prison for a USD 3 million healthcare fraud scheme in the US in which he filed claims for procedures that were never performed. Paramjit Singh Ajrawat, was ordered to forfeit and pay restitution of USD 3 million in federal court in Greenbelt. The

For 2-minute train halt, Sikhs on dharna for 370 days

Malout: Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has gone extra mile in helping out the people in visiting their places of worship across the country, but a group of Sikhs at Malout have been on peaceful dharna for 370 days, demanding nothing but just two-minute long halt of Shri Ganganagar-Naded

‘Centre on job to resolve food grain stocks issue’

Mumbai: The Central government is working with regulators, banks and other agencies to resolve the issue of missing food grain stocks in Punjab, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said here on Monday. “We are working with the regulators as well as the banks and various other government agencies to ensure the matter with


Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to conserve the rich heritage of the state, Tourism Minister Sohan Singh Thandal on Monday said that Rs 300 crore is being spent on conserving the heritage buildings of religious and historical importance in the state. Besides, thousands of crores of rupees have been spent to

Collector rates cut by 15 pc

Chandigarh: To provide a big relief to property buyers in the state, Punjab government has decided to decrease collector rates by 15 per cent as directed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that all the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to convene a meeting with all stake holders

Swaraj asks China to review stand on Masood Azhar

The UN had banned the JeM in 2001 but India’s efforts for slapping of sanctions on Azhar after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack also did not fructify as China, that has veto powers, did not allow it apparently at the behest of Pakistan. Moscow: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday did some tough talking

Parrikar too raises JeM chief issue

Beijing: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday firmly conveyed India’s reservations to Chinese leaders over Beijing blocking its efforts to get Pakistan-based JeM head Masood Azhar banned by the UN and sought clarification on it as well as China’s projects in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. In a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Chang Wanquan, Parrikar said that

Badal seeks early release of `20,094 crore credit

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s official residence here and sought the immediate release of cash credit limit (CCL) worth Rs 20,094 crore to enable the state government to make timely payment to the farmers for the wheat procurement. The Chief Minister’s

Restrictions re-imposed in Handwara in J&K

Srinagar: Handwara, the epicentre of ongoing unrest in Kashmir, and its adjoining areas continued to witness trouble on Monday, prompting re-imposition of curfew-like restrictions after a three-hour relaxation even though mobile internet services were restored after four-day suspension. Authorities on Monday gave a three-hour relaxation from curfew-like restrictions in Handwara town in Kupwara district and

Non-bailable warrant against Mallya in IDBI fraud

Mumbai: In fresh trouble for Vijay Mallya, a special court on Monday issued a non-bailable ‘open dated’ warrant against the liquor baron in a money laundering case involving alleged defrauding of IDBI Bank of Rs 950 crore. The Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court also rejected the application moved by now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines challenging

Delhi seeks SC nod to file fresh plea on syl

New Delhi: Days after removing its lawyer, Delhi government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it did not subscribe to the views presented by him in the sensitive Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal case and wanted to file its submission afresh. The AAP government told a five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Justice A R Dave,

Centre seeks Punjab’s pending food grain bills

New Delhi: The Union Food Ministry has asked Punjab government to submit pending bills of last three years related to foodgrain procurement for reimbursement so that the state can repay outstanding loans to the banks. The repayment of loan by the state government would enable it to avail fresh cash credit from banks for undertaking

Kirpal Singh’s body to arrive today

Gurdaspur/Chandigarh: The family members of Kirpal Singh on Monday claimed that his body was arriving India on Tuesday. Parmajit Kaur, who claimed to be Singh’s wife, said that she had information that his body arrive here on Tuesday. She, however, expressed anguish over the way some of the people were staking claim over his body.