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Punjab: Gau Raksha Dal chief booked, lashes out at PM

Patiala:  Punjab police has booked Gau Raksha Dal Chief Satish Kumar for allegedly assaulting some persons on pretext of cow protection, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the states to act against “fake” cow protectors. The FIR was lodged on the basis of a video clip which appeared on social media, showing Gau

Attack on RSS leader: Punjab BJP to meet Badal, demand action

Chandigarh: Punjab BJP today condemned themurderous attack on RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja and demanded strict action against those who were behind the incident. “All of us in the core committee have condemned this incident and demanded strict action against those who were behind this attack,” Punjab BJP President Vijay Sampla today said. A meeting of

ITTF chief: It’s not Chinese paddlers’ fault to be so good

Rio De Janeiro:  International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) President Thomas Weikert said that he doesn’t think China’s dominance over the sport is something that they should be blamed for. In the past seven editions since the sport debuted as one of the Olympic programmes in 1988, China have collected 24 out of 28 gold medals

Convene special Assembly session on SYL: Channi to Badal

Pathankot: Accusing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of “misleading” people over the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal issue, Punjab Congress Legislature Party Chief Charanjit Singh Channi today asked him to convene a special session of the Assembly over the “sensitive” issue. Channi, who was addressing party workers here, also questioned Badal’s denial regarding the notifications issued by

Breaking: IPS Gaurav Yadav appointed as Chief of Intelligence in Punjab

Chandigarh: Gaurav Yadav, IPS has been appointed as new Chief of Intelligence of Punjab on Saturday. Earlier, Yadav was serving as IGP of

Amarinder criticises appointment of adhoc Commander to WC

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh today said there cannot be a “worst example of indecisiveness” of the Modi government than the appointment of an adhoc Commander to the crucial Western Command of the army. Reacting to the reports about the army having appointed an “officiating” General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Western Command, Amarinder

Punjab CM to hold 3-day ‘Sangat Darshan’ in Khanna assembly constituency in August

Ludhiana: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will be having a Sangat Darshan programme on August 16-19 in Khanna assembly constituency. Sangat Darshan will be held for one day in urban areas and for three days in rural areas during which the chief minister will distribute cheques of grants for development works. The chief minister

Spain’s football chief Villar to run for UEFA president’s job

Madrid: Spain’s football federation president Angel Maria Villar has decided to run for president of UEFA, European football’s top job. Villar, who has headed Spain’s federation since 1988 and replaced Michel Platini as UEFA boss when the former France midfield superstar was disqualified to hold the post by FIFA, will stand for UEFA president, the

Amarinder questions Sukhbir’s ‘moral authority’ to hit out at Centre

New Delhi: Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh today questioned the “moral authority” of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal to accuse the NDA government at the Centre of “undermining” the Constitution’s federal structure since his SAD is very much a part of it, with his wife being a Cabinet minister. “You are trying to run with

Sonia, Manmohan visit Nanded Sahib, inaugurate Lib, statue of Shankarrao

Nanded (Maharashtra): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid tributes to the memory of Shankarrao B. Chavan, who twice served as Maharashtra Chief Minister, on the occasion of his 96th birth anniversary. “Known as a ‘headmaster’, Chavan was a close confidante of late prime ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. He served the party and

Breaking- Raj Babbar appoints as Congress Chief of UP

New Delhi: The congress party has appointed Raj Babbar as the state chief for Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the congress has announced the names of Raja Rampal and Imran Masood as vice president of

BJP Punjab chief’s grand daughter dies

Jalandhar: BJP Punjab President and Union Minister of State for Social Welfare and Empowerment Vijay Sampla’s two and half year old grand daughter died on Tuesday morning. The Union minister’s nephew Ashu Sampla’s daughter Navya Sampla was admitted at PGIMER Chandigarh and was undergoing treatment for breathing trouble. Following the news, a pall of gloom

Punjab emerging as medical hub: Badal

Mohali: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badaltoday said Punjab was swiftly emerging as a global hub of medical institutions and expressed hope that people across the world would come to the state to avail healthcare facilities. Inaugurating Chiropractic and Massage Therapy institutes at Ranbaj Hospital here, Badal said these state-of-the-art medical institutions would provide the best

Capt dares AAP MLA to face trial in Quran sacrilege episode

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as why was it scared of probe into the desecration of holy Quran in Malerkotla. “Given the anarchic proclivities and subversive tendencies of the AAP, nothing can be ruled out at this stage”, he replied to a question

Delhi Dynamos announce Zambrotta as new chief coach

New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos unveiled Italian football great Gianluca Zambrotta as their chief coach on Tuesday for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) later this year. The 39-year-old 2006 World Cup winner has coaching experience of more than a year having served as a player-cum-assistant coach at Swiss club Chiasso before being

India’s ICBM stuck due to technical snag: DRDO chief

New Delhi: India’s indigenous nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Agni-V, which can reach targets as far as Beijing, has been stuck due to a technical snag with its battery and not because of any other considerations, DRDO Chief S. Christopher said. The problem is solvable and the next testfiring of Agni-V is expected by the

Breaking- Kejriwal to visit Jalandhar on 4 July

Jalandhar: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will  visit Jalandhar on 4 July. According to his schedule, Kejriwal will address the public meeting at Konica Resort located at Jalandhar- Phagwara road on 4 July at 1.30

CM lists Historic initiatives taken by State Goverment for Farmers’ Welfare

Dirbha (Sangrur): Listing the major initiatives taken by the SAD-BJP alliance government for welfare of farmers in last more than nine years, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the state government has taken unprecedented steps to ensure the well being of food growers of the country. Interacting with the media persons

Rawat asks Centre to maintain 90:10 funding for U’khand      

Dehradun: Claiming that the circumstances in which Uttarakhand was given special category status still persist, Chief Minister Harish Rawat today asked the Centre to maintain the funding pattern for externally aided projects in the state in the ratio of 90:10. Making the request at a meeting with Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rawat said with 65

Sukhbir Singh Badal launches Rapid Rural Police Response System

Jalandhar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today launched nation’s first Rapid Rural Police Response System across the state to ensure prompt and effective police response in villages to counter any crime or law and order situation in 20 minutes. Besides this, under the modernization plan of the police force the Deputy Chief Minister