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Jail-break effect: ECI to ensure fair polling

Jalandhar: Even as the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) took a serious note, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) V K Singh on Tuesday termed the Nabha jail-break incident as an ‘exceptional case’ and said that once elections were announced, all security measures would be in store for free-and-fair elections in Punjab. The CEO said that

Badungar urges to ensure path for gurdwara Bahadurgarh

Amritsar: Through a letter, the president of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhar Committee (SGPC), Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, has urged the union transport minister, Nitin Gadkari, to ensure a suitable and proper way upto the main entrance of gurdwara Bahadurgarh in district Patiala. The SGPC chief has maintained that the main highway from Patiala to Chandigarh is

Ensure tobacco control on ground

The ban on the sale of loose cigarettes and the mandatory registration of retailers of tobacco products has finally come into effect in the hill state. The Governor issued notification on Himachal Pradesh Prohibition of Sale of Loose Cigarettes and Beedis and Regulation of Retail Business of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products act, 2016 earlier

Prez calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee today said the 21st century is witnessing strife of a very “virulent nature” and called for capable and responsive armed forces to ensure stability and peace. Stating that security challenges go much beyond conventional borders and threats in the international arena including a sizeable diaspora, he said, “India requires young men

Farmer-oriented schemes resulted increase among crop yield: President

Prez calls on armed forces to ensure stability and peace

Chennai: President Pranab Mukherjee today said the 21st century is witnessing strife of a very “virulent nature” and called for capable and responsive armed forces to ensure stability and peace. Stating that security challenges go much beyond conventional borders and threats in the international arena including a sizeable diaspora, he said, “India requires young men

PM should start dialogue to ensure peace in Kashmir: Cong

New Delhi: Making a strong pitch for dialogue to contain the ongoing violence in Kashmir, Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ensure that the situation in the Valley is brought under control before “talking about other things” like Balochistan. The Prime Minister is talking about something else when “the house is on fire”,

Govt must ensure safety of Sikhs in Kashmir, says Channi

Chandigarh: Expressing serious concern, Congress Legislature Party chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure safety of the Sikhs settled in Kashmir as they were under fear psychosis. In a statement, Channi said the supporters of the militants in the Valley were harassing Sikhs and forcing them to raise anti-national