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HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush' across Punjab

HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush’ across Punjab

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana on Monday refused to stay the ban on cable telecast of the television series “Ram Siya ke Luv Kush”, imposed by DCs across Punjab on Saturday on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.In view of the same, the ban on the telecast of the controversial serial

Amarinder Singh writes to PM for Rs 1,000 cr as special flood relief package

Punjab govt seeks Rs 1,000 cr as special flood relief package

The Punjab government on Wednesday sought Rs 1,000 crore from the Centre as special flood relief package for the loss caused by recent floods in the state.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to instruct the authorities concerned to waive crop loans of banks or financial institutions availed by the

Punjab: 20 villages flooded in Jalandhar's Lohian Khas

Punjab: 20 villages flooded in Jalandhar’s Lohian Khas

Around 20 villages were flooded in Lohian Khas following damage to a nearby dam due to incessant rains and overflow of a water channel in the region, district administration informed on Wednesday.Facing a flood-situation, the locals complained of not being provided assistance from the administration.  “We are yet to receive any aid from the government.

Punjab: 20 villages flooded in Jalandhar's Lohian Khas

Punjab: Flood-like situation in 7 villages of Phillaur

Heavy downpour in parts of  Punjab in the last two days created a flood-like situation in seven villages of Phillaur here on Monday.Subsequently, over eight trains were cancelled, another partially cancelled and two trains were diverted by the railway authorities owing to waterlogging in the region.    “Trains cancelled due to water flowing above the

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal CMs remember Sushma Swaraj

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal CMs remember Sushma Swaraj

The Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Swaraj, said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.”I will always remember her as a dynamic and sensitive leader with the ability to empathise with the common people. Will

Man arrested on narco charges in Punjab shoots self dead inside police station

Man arrested on narco charges in Punjab shoots self dead inside police station

 Ludhiana:  A man arrested on drug charges allegedly shot himself dead on Tuesday inside a police station in Punjab’s Samrala, about 40 Km from here, police said.Nardeep Singh alias Soni was arrested on Monday under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, police said. During questioning on Tuesday investigation officer ASI Gurjar Singh went

Services hit as PGI Chandigarh resident doctors strike work

Services hit as PGI Chandigarh resident doctors strike work

Medical services at Chandigarh’s Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), which caters to around 10,000 patients daily, were severely affected on Saturday, following a strike by 1,200 resident doctors protesting against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill. However, emergency and intensive care units (ICUs) were exempted from the strike. The indefinite strike

Punjab: Man kills 5 family members, commits suicide

Punjab: Man kills 5 family members, commits suicide

 A 27-year-old man allegedly killed five members of his family before committing suicide here, police said on Saturday.The shocking incident took place on Friday night at village Nathuwal under Baghapurana Police Station here, they said. Sandeep Singh allegedly shot dead his grandmother, father, mother, sister and her three-year-old daughter with a revolver. He then shot himself,

Udham Singh Death Anniversary: Punjab, Haryana CMs pay tributes

Udham Singh Death Anniversary: Punjab, Haryana CMs pay tributes

Rich tributes were paid on Wednesday, the martyrdom day of Udham Singh, who devoted his life to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.Remembering the freedom fighter, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted: “Humble tributes to Sardar Udham Singh ji who sacrificed his life to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The saga of his courage and valour

Doctors from Punjab, Haryana join nationwide strike against NMC Bill

Doctors from Punjab, Haryana join nationwide strike against NMC Bill

Medical services were affected in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday after doctors of state-run hospitals joined a day-long strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.The impact of the strike was seen more in rural areas of both the states. In urban areas, private doctors

Punjab to have 'Cycle Valley' with outlay of Rs 300 crore

Punjab to have ‘Cycle Valley’ with outlay of Rs 300 crore

Punjab is setting up a high-tech Cycle Valley in Ludhiana district at an outlay of Rs 300 crore, and modalities for purchasing 383 acres for this have been completed, Industries and Commerce Minister Sunder Sham Arora said on Sunday.The project has got approval from the Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. A 100

Two killed, 12 hurt in blast at Ludhiana iron furnace unit

 Two labourers were killed and 12 others injured in a blast in an iron furnace unit in Punjab’s Ludhiana town, police said.The injured, most of them migrant workers, were rushed to hospitals here with 25 to 30 per cent burns. Two of them have been shifted to Rajindra Medical College and Hospital in critical condition.

No proposal from Centre on atomic energy units: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he was yet to receive any proposal from the Central government for establishment of atomic energy units at the Bathinda and Ropar power plants.At the same time, the Chief Minister said he had never had any problems working with the Centre. Cordial relations between the Central and state

If Sidhu doesn’t want to work, there’s nothing I can do: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the middle of the crucial paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating

Kartarpur corridor work on, but no progress on demand for access to Sharda temple in PoK

Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

Pakistan on Sunday agreed in-principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel for Indian passport holders and OCI card holders to the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara. Everyday, 5,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Gurdwara on foot, both as individuals or in groups, Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (Internal Security) S.C.L. Das told reporters here after the second

Punjab CM’s wife Parneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

Patiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Parneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said. Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor

India to take up with Pakistan pro-Khalistan leader’s presence on Kartarpur panel

India is going “with high expectations” for the Kartarpur corridor meeting on Sunday and is expected to raise with the Pakistani side several issues, including the presence of pro-Khalistani leader Gopal Singh Chawla on a panel associated with the project. The first round of talks was held on March 14 on the Indian side of

Punjab, Haryana CMs agree on Inter-State meeting on drugs

Chandigarh July 12 The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said after meeting his Haryana counterpart

Extradite Sikhs for Justice legal adviser: Punjab Minister

A day after India declared US-based pro-Khalistan group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) an unlawful association for supporting militancy and secessionism in Punjab, a state Minister on Thursday demanded the extradition of its legal adviser Gurpatwant Singh Pannun from the US.Pannun is wanted in several first information reports (FIRs) registered in the state and he must

MBD Group celebrates 9th Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is the most awaited annual celebration for every member of MBD family. This year it marks the 74th birth anniversary of our Founder, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra–an exemplar for business and society. Every year on 10 July MBDians renew their pledge to pursue his vision and values. The theme of MBD Group’s 9th