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Over Rs 83 cr cash, 7.36L ltr liquor, 1,485 kg drugs seized in 5 states

  New Delhi: Over Rs 83 crore cash, 7 lakh litres of liquor worth Rs 12.65 crore and narcotics valued at Rs 10.30 crore have been seized, maximum from Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, by EC-appointed surveillance and expenditure monitoring teams in the five poll-bound states. As per official data compiled since the announcement of polls

Over 400 complaints received till date on helpline No 181

The department is making sure that all 100 percent weapon are deposited before elections Chandigarh: Over 400 complaints, a majority of them regarding drugs, were received on voice call helpline (Number 181) set up by the Punjab police on the direction of Election Commission to curb flow of drugs, liquor money and proclaimed offenders (Pos)


Mulayam fights tough battle with son Akhilesh over SP reins 

  Lucknow:  The tussle between two factions — led by Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh — to gain control of the ruling Samajwadi Party in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh became bitter on Monday over the claim for its election symbol, cycle. According to sources, both factions are to to meet the Election Commission of

Ahead of polls, Punjab Cabinet showers largesse over residents

Chandigarh: Just on the close heels ofVidhan Sabha elections, Akali Dal-led state government on Monday showered largesse over different sections of the society by approving a wide range of demands including the enhancement of financial assistance to war veterans and also creating new openings by enhancing the sanctioned posts in different departments. A decision to


Consensus eludes Cong over selection of candidates

Chandigarh: With various pressure groups within the Punjab Congress lobbying for their respective candidates, consensus seems to be eluding the party over the selection of the candidates for the 2017 elections. With the results, the party has now decided to finalise the candidates in parts. Earlier, the Punjab Congress president Capt Amarinder Singh had announced

NAPA expresses concern over killing of Sikhs in US

Fatehgarh Sahib: US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) strongly condemned the killing of second Sikh youth in USA since the Donald Trump won the election of US President. NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said that a second Sikh youth Mehman Singh from village Uchi Bassi village in Dasuya subdivision of Punjab was shot

Congress protests over death of cows in govt Gaushala at Lalru

Chandigarh: The controversy over the deaths of cows in the gowshala situated in village Magra due to cold and shortage of fodder has further deepened and Congress party has launched a massive protest over the issue with PPCC General Secretary Deepinder Singh Dhillon leading the protests. The Congress leaders stage a massive dharna in front

Ghost of Hansi-Butana canal also looms large over Punjab

Patiala: Once in the limelight in 1982 with the Dharam Yudh Morcha started by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) from the sleepy village of Kapoori over SYL canal digging now again in 2016, the name of Patiala touched the heights, courtesy the controversial canal. First it’s the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on which the tempers have

Punjab Congress is facing internal revolt over nepotism

Patiala: Even as the Congress is pulling up its socks to make poll strategy to contest the forthcoming Punjab assembly elections 2017. To finalise list of its candidates for these elections on the other side Punjab Congress led by Capt Amarinder Singh facing a strong internal revolt against the issue of Nepotism as some of

AAP lays morcha at Kapoori village over SYL issue

Patiala : To take Congress and SAD-BJP combine head-on on the contentious issue of Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday laid an indefinite ‘Morcha’ at Kapoori Village and vowed that the party can go to any extent o save the interests of Punjab.State Convener of AAP, Gurpreet Singh Waraich said

Pb Cong leaders to meet President over SYL issue: Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress chief AmarinderSingh today said the party’s state unit leaders, including MPs, will meet President Pranab Mukherjee in connection with the SYL issue and accused the SAD government of failing to protect the state’s interest. He questioned the right of Haryana over Ravi and Beas river water and demanded that a tribunal must

I-T Dept to send over 3000 notices to defaulters

Patiala: The Income Tax Department has geared itself to send notices to serve notices to about three thousand defaulters, who have sold off their agriculture land for four-laning projects and claim the compensation for commercial lands. Sources in the Income Tax Department on the condition of anonymity told that the department has received a fully

Clinton moves to 4-point edge over Trump: Poll

Washington: With one day before Election Day, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a four percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to the final Fox News national pre-election poll of likely voters. Clinton’s ahead by 48-44 per cent, while Libertarian Gary Johnson received 3 per cent and Green Party’s Jill Stein 2 per cent,

NDTV moves SC over one-day ban

New Delhi: NDTV media company on Monday moved the Supreme Court to challenge the government imposed one-day ban on its Hindi channel, NDTV India. “NDTV challenges the one-day ban on Hindi channel in the Supreme Court,” NDTV said in a statement issued here. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Thursday directed the news channel

Omar lashes out at Centre over order against Hindi channel

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir ChiefMinister Omar Abdullah today lashed out at the Centre for its order to take a private news channel off air for a day asking if these were the promised “achhe din (good days)”. “NDTV India ordered off the air, opposition leaders detained for wanting to show solidarity with family of

Soldier’s suicide over OROP unfortunate: Hazare

Ralegan Siddhi: Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday termed the suicide of an ex-army man demanding implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension (OROP)’ in Delhi as very unfortunate, and hoped that the government implements the pension scheme. “If that soldier (ex-armyman Ram Kishan Grewal) committed suicide fighting for OROP, then it’s very unfortunate,” Hazare told

Cong ex-MLA in soup over `1.55 cr bungling

An inquiry ordered by the Punjab government on April 12, this year, has landed a former Congress MLA Raman Bhalla in a soup with the report exposing a bungling of Rs 1.55 crore. This bungling was done in the Post Matric Scheduled Caste (SC) Students Scholarship Scheme (PMSCSS) for the period 2013-14 and 2014-15. The

Pak summons Indian envoy; India protests over unprovoked firing

Islamabad/New Delhi: India today protested to Pakistan over the unprovoked firing from across the border to give cover to infiltrators when its Deputy High Commissioner was summoned for the fourth time in just over a week over alleged “unprovoked ceasefire violations”. “Director General (South Asia & SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J

Parrikar expresses grief over Quetta attack

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday expressed grief over the terror attack in Quetta city in Pakistan that killed at least 59 persons and said terrorism in any form can’t be justified. “Non-state actors involved in terrorism should be curtailed. Sometimes, it bounces (back) on you also… I think this is one of

Kashmir journalist questioned over Hizb video

New Delhi:A Srinagar journalist who runs a news portal said he was questioned and “harassed” by police over a video statement by Hizbul Mujahideen he had published on his website a month ago. In an email to IANS, Vijdan Kawoosa, who also writes for some international websites, said he got the Hizb video through an