|Latest NewsJuvenile Justice Act: Handcuffing offenders to be done away with|
Juvenile Justice Act: Handcuffing
offenders to be done away with
New Delhi, May 26- No child between 16 and 18 years of age in conflict with law will be handcuffed or sent to jail or a lock-up, according to the draft rules of the Juvenile Justice Act 2015 released by Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi here today. The rules spell out detailed child-friendly procedures for the police, the Juvenile Justice Board and the children's court.
The draft rules say proper medical an [ ... ]
|Latest NewsUS watching India-Iran ties ‘very closely’|
US watching India-Iran
ties ‘very closely’
Washington, May 26-The US is “watching very closely” India’s growing ties with Iran after it recently pledged $500 million for developing the Chabahar port and will see if its legal parameters and requirements are being met, the Obama administration has told lawmakers.
As of now, there is no military or counterterrorism cooperation between the two countries that could be a cause for concern for the US, Assistant Sec [ ... ]
|Latest NewsKerala Left, Assam Right, Didi, Amma march on|
Kerala Left, Assam Right,
Didi, Amma march on
New Delhi, May 20- The electorate across four states and a Union Territory today gave a decisive mandate, voting out three governments and re-electing two, and in the process gave the BJP a strong reason to celebrate: a government in Assam for the first time.
Keeping with the pattern of handing down a clear majority in successive elections since the 2014 General Election, the voter reposed faith once again in two women Chief Ministers, J Jaya [ ... ]
|Latest NewsNGT: Won't allow trees to be axed in Punjab|
NGT: Won't allow trees
to be axed in Punjab
Chandigarh 20 may -Acted on two petitions alleging indiscriminate felling of trees in Punjab for widening roads and those standing along the canal banks, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) today ordered that not a single tree would be axed in the state without its permission.
Imposing the ban, it cited a report published in The Tribune earlier this month in this regard. The tribunal, headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar, observed that no effort [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump beats Clinton in new poll|
Clinton in new poll
Washington, - Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has for the first time edged out his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a latest poll, even as majority of respondents have an high unfavorable opinion of both the aspirants.
This is for the first time in a poll that Trump is seen ahead of Clinton, albeit within a margin of error.
Fox News, in its latest national polls, found that Trump has the support of 45 per cent of the potential [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsNot ‘smart’, Ludhiana 12th most polluted city in world|
Not ‘smart’, Ludhiana 12th
most polluted city in world
Ludhiana, May 13- Both the state and the central governments may be working on making the industrial city a “smart” city, but it has been ranked 12th by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in terms of pollution levels. The readings were taken by the WHO on particulate matter (PM) 2.5 annual mean (micrograms per cubic metres) for 3,000 cities in 103 countries.
Officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board hav [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsAAP cites Sonia to counter ‘outsider’ tag for Kejriwal|
AAP cites Sonia to counter
‘outsider’ tag for Kejriwal
Amritsar, May 13-The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today confronted the Congress and the SAD-BJP alliance over labelling Arvind Kejriwal an ‘outsider’, saying that if Italian-origin Sonia Gandhi could fit into Indian politics, then how could the AAP convener — born and brought up in India — be unfit for Punjab.
“The SAD’s baseless propaganda against Kejriwal shows that the party is forese [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsBrazil’s Rousseff bows out defiantly|
bows out defiantly
Brasilia, May 13- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff bowed out defiantly on Thursday, suspended from office after the Senate voted to put her on trial for breaking budget laws in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal.Rousseff, in office since 2011, will be replaced by Vice-President Michel Temer, for the duration of a Senate trial that could take up to six months. Rousseff, speaking shortly before she left Br [ ... ]
|Latest News Muslim ban proposal just a suggestion, says Trump|
Muslim ban proposal
just a suggestion, says Trump
Washington, May 13- Donald Trump, who courted global controversy with remarks on ‘temporarily’banning Muslims from entering the US, today appeared to be slightly softening his hardline stance saying the proposal was ‘just a suggestion’ until the issue is worked out.“We have a serious problem, it's a temporary ban, it hasn't been called for yet, nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion until we find ou [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsFormer Congress MP plays the caste card|
Former Congress MP
plays the caste card
Chandigarh, May 11- Playing the caste card, Charanjit Singh Channi, former Congress MP and prominent leader of the Saini community, today served an ultimatum on the party demanding adequate representation in the distribution of ticket.
He said if not given adequate representation, the option of opting for other party would be open before the community leaders. He added that he would not accept single ticket for himself. The community could also fie [ ... ]
|Latest NewsPromised lucrative jobs, eight youths stranded in Malaysia|
Promised lucrative jobs,
eight youths stranded in Malaysia
Batala, May 11- Eight youths from Batala and Gurdaspur districts are reportedly stuck in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur after they were duped by travel agents who promised them jobs in a food packaging company.
For the past three weeks, Davinder Singh, Rohit Kumar, Sahil Sharma, Vinod Kumar, Kulbir Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Surinder Pal Singh and Anil Kumar have been putting up in a gurdwara in Kuala Lumpur after making good [ ... ]
|Punjab NewsRadicals’ plan to set up parallel Akal Takht Secretariat stalled|
Radicals’ plan to set up parallel
Akal Takht Secretariat stalled
Amritsar, May 11- Tight security in and around the Golden Temple complex scuttled the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ supporters’ plan to set up a parallel Akal Takht Secretariat here today. Activists of the allied Sikh organisations failed to reach the complex due to the presence of police personnel and the members of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) task force, a day after the arrest of ‘Sar [ ... ]
|Latest NewsRousseff’s impeachment on track as Speaker backtracks|
Rousseff’s impeachment on
track as Speaker backtracks
Brasilia, May 11- The acting Speaker of Brazil’s lower House of Congress early on Tuesday revoked his decision to annul the chamber’s impeachment vote against President Dilma Rousseff, keeping the process on track for her to be suspended from office this week.
Speaker Waldir Maranhao decision on Monday to annul the lower House’s April vote threw Brazilian markets into disarray and threatened to drag out a painf [ ... ]
|Latest NewsPak ex-PM’s son rescued 3 years after being abducted by Taliban|
Pak ex-PM’s son rescued 3 years
after being abducted by Taliban
Islamabad, May 11- The son of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was today rescued from the Taliban captivity in a joint operation by the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, three years after he was abducted from his hometown in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
“Ali Haider Gilani has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and US security forces in Ghaz [ ... ]
|Latest NewsPanel seeks demarcation of forestland along canal|
Panel seeks demarcation of
forestland along canal
Chandigarh, May 7-As the felling of trees for widening the Bist Doab Canal is in progress, a three-member committee of the Forest Department has sought a joint exercise with the Revenue and Irrigation Departments to properly demarcate the forest and non-forest area along the canal.
The committee was constituted to look into the case of felling of trees along the 800-km-long canal after the issue snowballed into a major controversy. Around [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTop reason Americans will vote for Trump — ‘just to stop Hillary’|
Top reason Americans will vote for
Trump — ‘just to stop Hillary’
New York, May 7-The US presidential election may turn out to be one of the world’s biggest un-popularity contests.Nearly half of American voters who support either Democrat Hillary Clinton or Republican Donald Trump for the White House said they would mainly be trying to block the other side from winning, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.
The results reflect a deepening ideol [ ... ]
|Latest NewsLondon gets its 1st Muslim mayor|
London gets its 1st
London-Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party.
As New York mayor Bill de Blasio sent his congratulations, Khan had yet to receive official notification of his victory, which would go some way to soothing the wounds of Labour which suffered losses in Thursday's other local [ ... ]
|Latest NewsHeritage fest to promote Lahore food street replica|
Heritage fest to promote
Lahore food street replica
Amritsar, May 5-To promote its concept of introducing Lahore’s food street replica, the state government has scheduled to organise an Amritsar Heritage Festival at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital complex in Amritsar.
In order to attract attention of residents, a special lightning arrangement has been made and big hoardings have been put up across the holy city.
With “Amritsar Haat”, the state government endeavours [ ... ]
|Latest News‘Bongbong’, the son, leads Marcos revival in Philippines|
‘Bongbong’, the son, leads
Marcos revival in Philippines
Manila, May 5- For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week's election is as much about restoring his family's tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.
"Bongbong", as Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is known, has been leading most opinion polls ahead of the May 9 election, marking the revival of a name synonymous with martial law, t [ ... ]
|Latest NewsTrump triumphs, Cruz retired hurt|
Cruz retired hurt
Indianapolis, May 5- Donald Trump today became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after a decisive win in Indiana that forced his nearest rival Ted Cruz to quit the race and the controversial billionaire was poised to clash with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the November polls.
Clinton, however, suffered an upset defeat at the hands of Bernie Sanders in Indiana but the outcome was unlikely to slow the 68-year-old former secretar [ ... ]