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Latest NewsHeritage fest to promote Lahore food street replica
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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
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‘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
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Trump triumphs, 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 [ ... ]

Latest NewsBrazilian President lashes out at V-P over impeachment effort
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Brazilian President lashes out at V-P over impeachment effort

Rio De Janeiro, April 13- Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lashed out at the two men in line to succeed her if she is impeached, calling her Vice-President and the Lower House Speaker “heads of the conspiracy” to remove her from office.
Speaking to teachers and students yesterday at the presidential palace in Brasilia, Rousseff said Vice-President Michel Temer and Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cun [ ... ]

Latest News Cruz accuses Trump of threatening delegates
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Cruz accuses Trump of threatening delegates

Rome, April 13- Texas Sen Ted Cruz blasted rival Donald Trump in a radio interview, accusing the Republican front-runner of being a bully, inciting violence and using dirty tricks to intimidate voters and delegates, as Trump continued to rail against a nominating system he says is crooked and rigged.
Using some of the harshest rhetoric of the campaign to date, Cruz said his billionaire rival is a bad businessman who has been surrounded by syc [ ... ]

Latest NewsGet ready for stir on SYL: Badal
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Get ready for stir on SYL: Badal
Lambi, April 7- If Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s speeches during his sangat darshan programmes are any indication, then SAD leaders have decided to go to jail to save the river water of the state in case the need arises.
During his three-day sangat darshan programme in Lambi Assembly segment that concluded today, Badal publicly appealed to the people in every village to get ready for a struggle on the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issu [ ... ]

Latest NewsState DGP visits crime site, key witness quizzed
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State DGP visits crime site, key witness quizzed

Ludhiana, April 7-Two days after the murder of Namdhari matriarch Chand Kaur (88), Punjab Director-General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora visited the crime site in Bhaini Sahib today and reviewed the progress in the case. He questioned golf cart driver Kartar Singh about the sequence of events till the murder. Arora also met Satguru Uday Singh and other family members.
Smelling a plot, the Ludhiana police had in the past three months repeate [ ... ]

Latest NewsFrontrunners feel the heat
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Frontrunners feel the heat

Milwaukee, April 7- Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton today suffered a setback as their rivals Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders snatched victories in the crucial Wisconsin primary, marking a "turning point" in the intense battle for securing their party's presidential nomination.
Cruz, 45, won the Wisconsin Republican primary, boosting his efforts to blunt the 69-year-old real estate tycoon and moving the party closer to a historic contested c [ ... ]

Latest NewsBrazil veep faces impeachment
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Brazil veep faces impeachment

Brasilia, April 7- A Supreme Court judge ordered Brazil's Congress on Tuesday to start impeachment proceedings against Vice-President Michel Temer, deepening a political crisis and uncertainty over leadership of Latin America's largest country.
Justice Marco Aurelio Mello told the lower house to convene an impeachment committee to consider putting Temer on trial on charges he helped manipulate budget accounting as part of President Dilma Rousseff's administr [ ... ]

Latest NewsObama stresses N-concern over S Asia
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Obama stresses N-concern over S Asia

Washington, April 6- A day after India criticised Barack Obama for asking it to reduce its nuclear arsenal, the White House said the President stood by his concerns over nuclear and missile developments in South Asia.
“The President’s comments were motivated by the concern that we have about nuclear and missile developments in South Asia. In particular, we’re concerned by the increased security challenges that accompany growing sto [ ... ]

Latest NewsCruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin; Sanders thwarts Clinton's run
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Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin; Sanders thwarts Clinton's run

Milwaukee, April 6- Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party’s nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention.
Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump was a breakthrough for Republican Party forces battling to block the controversial New York billionaire, and it rai [ ... ]

Latest NewsUK Queen cannot be made respondent in Koh-i-Noor case:Official
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UK Queen cannot be made respondent in Koh-i-Noor case:Official

Lahore, April 5 -Britain's Queen Elizabeth-II cannot be made a respondent in Pakistan's bid to bring back the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond, a provincial official told a top court here.
Lahore High Court Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan reserved the decision on a petition seeking direction for the Pakistan government to bring back Koh-i-Noor, which which India has been trying to get from the UK for years, after a law officer of the Pun [ ... ]

Latest NewsMyanmar's Suu Kyi takes on spokeswoman role
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi takes on spokeswoman role

Yangon, April 5- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has dropped plans to run two major ministries but will act as spokeswoman for the country's new president, a ruling party official said on Monday.
Banned from becoming president by a junta-era constitution, Suu Kyi has cemented control over the country's first civilian-led government in decades by taking on a string of senior roles in the new administration.
She has vowed to rule "above" th [ ... ]

Latest NewsPanama Papers: Sharif in eye of storm; family hits back
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Panama Papers: Sharif in eye of storm; family hits back

Islamabad, April 5- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was at the centre of a political storm today after three of his children were named in the 'Panama Papers' as having "offshore holdings", prompting the opposition to demand a probe even as his family denied any wrongdoing.
A massive leak of 11.5 million tax documents has reportedly exposed the secret offshore dealings of around 140 political figures globally.
The vast stash  [ ... ]

Latest NewsRally first, gurdwara later, SAD workers told
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Rally first, gurdwara later, SAD workers told

Bathinda, April 3- Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today asked his party workers not to rush for paying obeisance at Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo during the Baisakhi Mela on April 13, but first mark attendance at the party’s rally.
He also asked the workers to ensure a huge gathering at the rally. Some senior leaders were told to bring villagers by administering a religious vow to ensure their presence at the rally.
Source  [ ... ]

Latest NewsN-terror ‘biggest threat’ to world peace
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N-terror ‘biggest threat’ to world peace

Washington, April 3 -More needs to be done to prevent non-state actors from obtaining nuclear materials, world leaders said in a communique after a summit hosted by US President Barack Obama who also called India and Pakistan to reduce their nuclear arsenals.
The Nuclear Security Summit, attended by more than 50 world leaders here, termed threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism as "one of the greatest challenges to internatio [ ... ]

Latest NewsModi announces key N-security initiatives
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Modi announces key N-security initiatives

Washington, April 3- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced several key initiatives taken by his government in the area of nuclear security and non-proliferation, including countering nuclear smuggling and deployment of technology to deter nuclear terrorism.
The announcements were made by Modi during the second and final day of the Nuclear Security Summit.
Informing the world leaders of measures taken by him, Modi said India would continue t [ ... ]

Latest NewsSeparatist Sikhs protest near nuclear summit venue
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Separatist Sikhs protest near nuclear summit venue

Washington, April 2- Separatist Sikhs protested near the venue of the Nuclear Security Summit here which was being attended by leaders from more than 50 countries, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Organised by the New York-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ), separatist Sikhs protested against the alleged constitutional denial of the Sikh religion and human rights violations.
"The Indian Constitution subjects Sikhs to Hindu laws; W [ ... ]

Latest NewsFocus on education, SGPC presents Rs 1,064-cr budget
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Focus on education, SGPC presents Rs 1,064-cr budget

  Amritsar, April 01- The SGPC today presented its annual budget of Rs 1,064.14 crore for the fiscal 2016-17 with focus on promoting education, health, social service and propagation of religion. The budget amount is around 7.13 per cent higher than the last year’s budget of Rs 993 crore.
The budget was presented by general secretary Sukhdev Singh Bhaur and passed by the SGPC executive committee for the fifth successive yea [ ... ]

Latest NewsLabour law protest halts France
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Labour law protest halts France

Paris, April 01- French rail and air traffic suffered serious disruption on Thursday after transport staff stopped work and took to the streets along with high-school students to challenge plans for a pro-business loosening of the country’s protective labour laws.
The day of protest, the fourth in a month, has been billed by local media as a make-or-break test of strength for President Francois Hollande, plagued by low popularity and a jobless rate s [ ... ]

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