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Amarinder opposes licensing poppy husk in Punjab

Payal (Ludhiana): Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh today opposed the idea of opening of licensed poppy husk shops in Punjab, saying he and his party were “strictly” against the consumption of drugs, whether natural or synthetic. Replying to a question on the scourge of drugs in the state and a suggestion that the

China opposes UN experts’ call for release of jailed activist

Beijing: China today voiced its resolute opposition to a call by UN human rights experts to release a Chinese jailed activist, describing it is “gross interference” in its domestic affairs and judicial sovereignty. UN human rights experts expressed concern about Yang Maodong, a jailed rights activist whose health is reportedly “deteriorating” after a hunger strike,

Pargat opposes Salman Khan’s name as Goodwill Ambassador

Jalandhar: Supporting international wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, SAD leader and former Indian Hockey team skipper Pargat Singh on Sunday opposed the move of nominating Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ of India in the Rio Olympics 2016. Yogeshwar Dutt, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medalist was opposing Salman’s name as the Goodwill Ambassador on