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Nawaz Should Resign In Week, Otherwise Ready For Protest- Pak Lawyers

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar association (SCBA) and the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) have threatened PM Nawaz Sharif. Both the associations have issued joint declarations and said that if Sharif, who is involved in the Panama Papers leak case, does not resign within 7 days, then the agitation against them will start across the

Hema Malini postpones shooting, foreign travel for UP polls

Mathura:  Actress-politician Hema Malini has postponed her shooting plans and foreign travel, as she will engage in boosting her party’s image ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in five states. Malini will strengthen the party’s contendership in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming polls, said Janardan Sharma, her local representative here. She may also campaign for

TV celebs urge fans to have ‘no crackers’, eco-friendly Diwali

  Mumbai:  Don’t burst firecrackers and go for an eco-friendly Diwali instead, popular television celebrities like Jennifer Winget, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Ritwik Dhanjani and Devoleena Bhattacharjee have urged fans while wishing them a happy festive season. Here’s what these celebs have said: Jennifer Winget: I would like to wish all my fans a very Happy Diwali

Water work a big Diwali gift for residents of Chandigarh: Badnore

Chandigarh: It is a big Diwali gift for residents of Chandigarh, stated Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh V P Singh Badnore during the the foundation stone laying ceremony for the augmentation of city water supply scheme through Phases V and VI from Kajauli at water works sector 39 here on Friday.The ceremony was held

Punjab government committed for hassle-free procurement of paddy

Jalandhar:Aimed at hassle free procurement of paddy, district observer, Secretary Water Supply and Sanitation department A K Sinha on Saturday said that the state government was committed to procure the yield from the farmers on time and provide them payment. Sinha paid a visit to Nakodar, Mehatpur, Talwan, Bilga and Phillaur grain markets on the

Denying sex to spouse a long time mental cruelty, ground for divorce: HC

New Delhi:  Putting an end to a nine-year-old marriage, the Delhi High Court has reiterated that denying sex to the spouse for a long time, without sufficient reason, amounted to mental cruelty and is a ground for divorce. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandarajog and Justice Pratibha Rani granted divorce to a man, while

Vigilance sleuths arrest patwari for taking bribe

Tarn Taran: A team of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) today arrested a patwari- Sunil Kumar red-handed while taking Rs 8,000 in bribe. The team today caught the accused patwari through a trap. The official said Sunil Kumar had been arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act while he was accepting bribe from a

App'll check election expenditure-related violations among Punjab

Heading for a four-cornered contest in Punjab

Vidhan Sabha elections in Punjab, scheduled for early next year, will certainly be much more interesting than ever as the state that used to have a kind of bipolar electoral fight, with the two arch rivals-Congress and SAD-BJP alliance-primarily taking one each other, is now moving towards a stage where people will have multiple choices

Govt briefs MPs of all-party delegation for J-K

New Delhi: An interactive session to brief MPs who will be part of an all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir was held today to make them aware of the prevailing situation in the state and contours of the tour during which they will hold talks with a cross-section of people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary

BCCI sees Red: ICC allocates USD 135 million for CT in England

New Delhi: The BCCI has expressed its reservations with the International Cricket Council’s decision to earmark a budget of USD 135 million (approx) as the organisational cost for Champions Trophy scheduled in the United Kingdom from June 1-18, next year. The budget is a three-fold increase from the USD 45 million that was allocated to

Vigilance nabs ASI red handed for taking bribe

Mohali: Vigilance Bureau Flying Squad Unit Mohali team arrested red handed Punjab Police ASI Rakesh Kumar of Police Station Navagaon, Mohali while accepting bribe of Rs 5000/-(Five Thousand) from complainant Surinder Singh Kamboj R/o Near Bus Stand , Jalalabaad, Satwant Singh Sidhu Inspector Vigilance Bureau , Flying Squad Unit, Mohali told media persons that the reason

DTCC imposes fines for selling tobacco around educational institutes

Mohali: District Tobacco Control Committee members imposed penalties on the school authorities for violations of the Tobacco Control Act. During the inspection of schools by DTCC this has been seen that around the schools shopkeepers selling tobacco items. DTCC also imposed chalans of defaulter shopkeepers. Dr HS Oberoi Nodal officer for district tobacco control committee investigated

PU UILS conducts ‘Run for awareness’

Chandigarh: Around 250 volunteers and faculty members of the University Institute of Legal Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh, participated in ‘Run for awareness’ conducted by the UILS in association with State Legal Services Authority and district legal services authority. It was started at 6 pm en route university campus. District and Sessions judge-cum-chairman, district legal services

Cong seeks amendments in paver block policy for city

Chandigarh: Another session of heated arguments was witnessed during MC house meet here on Wednesday when senior Congress leader Subhash Chawal was at logger head with Mayor over the agenda point number eight of providing paver blocks in Milk Colony Dhanas. Chawla contested that if the agenda is out of policy then another agenda passed in

ZEEL sells Ten Sports to Sony Pictures for USD 385 mn

New Delhi: Media Firm Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd (ZEEL) has sold its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks for a USD 385-million (about Rs 2,579 crore) all cash deal. “The Board of the Directors of the company approved sale and transfer of the ‘Sports Broadcasting Business’ of the company…to Sony Pictures Networks India

Finally, 83-yr-old ‘face of scheme’ gets selected for old age pension

The 83-year-old Shella Singh of Kaler village in Faridkot district, whose face the state government used to project as the old-age pension scheme’s brand ambassador without even offering him the pension, has finally become entitled to get the benefit. This could be done only after media highlighted the issue on Monday.Shella was unaware if the

Olympian expectations call for Olympian facilities: Capt

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that the Congress government will evolve a long-term sports policy that will specially promote the athletes with exceptional talent for medal winning performances in international events, particularly the Olympics. The PPCC president suggested that instead of waiting for the athletes to win medals,

Notice to dog sterilisation agency for ignoring work

After complaints that the agency responsible for carrying out sterilisation of dogs had not worked for seven days, Municipal Commissioner Lalit Siwatch called an emergency meeting with MC officials to discuss the matter on Friday following which Rakesh Aggarwal, general secretary of Lok Sarvhitkari Society, and social activist Vijay God were also called for the

Badal to blame for not waiving off farmers’ loans: Amarinder

State Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for not waiving off farmers’ loans and asserted that his party will relieve the farmers if it comes to power.“Just because you are too incompetent to provide any relief to the farmers does not mean no one else can

China braces for Typhoon Lionrock

Beijing: China is bracing for TyphoonLionrock, the tenth storm to hit coast this year, which will bring strong winds and torrential rain to northeast part of the country over the next few days, the country’s meteorological authority said today. The eye of Typhoon Lionrock was located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and is expected to make