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Ghana’s disabled athletes ask for support ahead of Paralympic Games

Accra:  Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month’s Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event. Alem Mumuni, Ghana’s first paracyclist at the Olympics, Charles Narh Teye (powerlifting), and Yusif Amadu (high-jump), mostly sealed qualification to the multi-sports event through personal struggles and financial support from

Congress withdraws support from Mohali Mayor

Mohali: Following Mohali MC Mayor, Kulwant Singh joining SAD , Congress on Thursday withdrew its support from him. Addressing a press conference sitting Congress MLA, Balbir Singh Sidhu said that Kulwant Singh has broken his compromise with them by joining SAD. He said Congress will withdraw its support though it will not demand new Mayor.

Congress withdraw support to mayor Kulwant Singh in MC: MLA Balbir Sidhu

Chandigarh: Congress withdraw support to mayor kulwant singh in MC,said MLA Balbir Sidhu today. MC mayor and MD of JLPL group, Kulwant Singh returned to SAD party on Wednesday. However, Kulwant had contested the Lok Sabha elections 2014 from Fatehgarh Sahib on SAD ticket, but later during the elections of Mohali municipal corporation, he turned

GST bill taken up in RS: Most parties, except AIADMK, support

New Delhi: Main opposition Congress and mostother parties, except AIADMK, today expressed support, with certain conditions, to the introduction of GST in the country as the Rajya Sabha took up the much-delayed bill to amend the Constitution for allowing the measure. Moving the Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014 amid thumping of desks by the entire

Lawyers say no to support Yadav even as AAP protests

Chandigarh: . All advocates worked normally in the courts across the state. Members said that they were directed by the Chairman to refrain from work in support of Naresh Yadav, an advocate based in Delhi. Reasoning that the advocate is not a member of the council, the council members sidelined the orders of the chairman

MLA Pargat holds ‘show of strength’ with support from 51 villages

Jalandhar: In an apparent show of strength, suspended Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh on Thursday held a meeting with as many as 51 panchayat members of the total 61 villages of his constituency at Mithapur, where he sought public response before making a final ‘political move’. Pargat Singh also constituted a committee, which would take

Rajnath assures all support to Mehbooba

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday offered “all possible support” to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti following the death of 16 people in clashes with security forces. Rajnath Singh spoke on telephone to the Chief Minister after taking stock of the law and order situation in the Kashmir Valley, officials said.

SAD gathers panchayat support on SYL issue

Jalandhar: Ahead of the ensuing Assembly elections, the SAD leadership on Monday took the SYL canal issue to the village level by gathering the support of 889 panchayats from the region and handed over a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner against it. The SAD leadership accompanied by zila parishad members, block samitis, nagar councils and

Pak journalist gunned down for supporting love marriage

Islamabad: A Pakistani journalist has been brutally shot dead by the relatives of a woman for supporting her in marrying a man of her choice without the family’s permission in Punjab province, sparking massive protests. Ajmal Joyia, who was in his 30s, was going home on a motorbike when he was targeted by at least

Beijing backs Delhi’s odd-even scheme

Beijing: China has come out in support of the odd-even traffic scheme, the second phase of which began on Friday in Delhi with a view to battle pollution.”The traffic situation in Delhi can become better and traffic structure be optimised if the odd-even license plate formula is followed properly,” a top official in Beijing’s transport

No strike; we support odd-even, say petrol dealers

New Delhi: The Delhi Petrol Dealer Association (DPDA) on Friday dismissed a report that it is going on strike against the odd-even scheme, saying it stands with the government’s initiative to reduce air pollution.”There is no strike. This is a rumour. Someone might have said in their individual capacity which was misunderstood. The association supports