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Latest NewsSC issues notice to Advani, Joshi, Uma in Babri case
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SC issues notice to Advani, Joshi, Uma in Babri case

New Delhi, 01 april-The Supreme Court today issued notice to BJP leaders LK Advani, Uma Bharti, Murli Manohar Joshi besides Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and 15 others on a fresh petition against their discharge in the conspiracy case over the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992.
A Bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and Justice AK Mishra asked the 19 accused discharged in the case to file their response to th [ ... ]

Punjab NewsNavy ship rescues 300 Indians from Yemen
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Navy ship rescues 300 Indians from Yemen

New Delhi, 01 april-Nearly 300 Indians stranded in strife-torn Yemen were rescued by the Indian Navy in a midnight operation from port city Aden.
This was the first immediate evacuation after the INS Sumitra, which had been waiting outside the Aden harbour, sailed in soon after India received clearance to dock its ships in the evening. It sailed into a barrage of bombs around 10:30pm and left with nearly 300 people on board around 1am.
The ship, wh [ ... ]

Latest News 2 students, 5 lecturers die in Ambala mishap
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 2 students, 5 lecturers die in Ambala mishap

Ambala,01 april-Seven persons — two students and five college lecturers of SRM Institute of Engineering and Technology and Swami Devi Dayal Group of Institutes — were killed when the bus they were travelling in collided head-on with a dumper near Rajpur village on the Saha-Sahjadpur road near here at 8.35 am today.
The mishap occurred when the dumper was overtaking another vehicle on the road and it collided with the college bu [ ... ]

Latest NewsRelief for Haryana only after overall review, says Paswan
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Relief for Haryana only after overall review, says Paswan

Chandigarh,01 april-The Centre has yet again refused to extend special favour to BJP-ruled Haryana by overlooking other states in releasing interim compensation for crop damage caused by unprecedented rain and hailstorm.
A Central delegation led by Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan today made it clear that interim compensation might be given to states only after the Centre took stock of overall damage&n [ ... ]

Latest NewsPetrol pump owner shot at, robbed
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Petrol pump owner shot at, robbed

Panchkula, March 31-In a broad daylight robbery, a petrol pump owner was shot at and robbed of Rs 9.80 lakh by four youths in front of a crowded post office at Sector 8 here this morning. The robbers were in their mid-thirties
The victim, Raj Kumar (65), a resident of Sector 17, Panchkula, who owns a petrol pump in Sector 20, suffered gunshot injuries on his right hand. He was admitted to General Hospital in Sector 6.
The incident took place at 9.45 am wh [ ... ]

Latest NewsBharat Ratna for Malaviya, Badal gets Padma Vibhushan
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Bharat Ratna for Malaviya, Badal gets Padma Vibhushan

New Delhi, March 31-President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred the Bharat Ratna posthumously on Madan Mohan Malaviya,  freedom fighter and founder of the Banaras Hindu University, at a investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. He also honoured veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal with the Padma Vibhushan.-
At a brief and  impressive event conducted at the historic Darba [ ... ]

Latest NewsMet warns of more rain in North; farmers’ woes pile up
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Met warns of more rain in North; farmers’ woes pile up

New Delhi, March 31-Rains and thunderstorms lashed Jammu and Kashmir and several places across the country in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and coastal and Kerala. No let up looks imminent as the IMD is predicting some more unseasonal rains in the days to come.
Kashmir, which is passing through another bad spell within an year, is se [ ... ]

Sport NewsLanka for India’s inclusion in cooperation with China
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Lanka for India’s inclusion in cooperation with China

Beijing, March 30-Sri Lanka has backed China’s surprise initiative to make India an important component of a regional cooperation to address New Delhi’s concerns over Chinese involvement in large-scale projects in the country, a senior Sri Lankan minister has said.
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised his Sri Lankan counterpart Maithripala Sirisena during their recent meeting w [ ... ]

Latest NewsGrateful Singapore bids adieu to its founding leader Lee
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Grateful Singapore bids adieu to its founding leader Lee
Singapore, March 30-Tens of thousands of teary-eyed Singaporeans today braved torrential rain to bid adieu to the country’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew in a grand funeral attended by a host of world leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described him as one of the “tallest leaders of our times”.
Ninety-one-year-old Lee, the city-state’s Prime Minister for 31 years and widely respected as the arc [ ... ]

Punjab NewsPunjab potato glut triggers price crash
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Punjab potato glut triggers price crash

Chandigarh, March 30-With the potato price touching an almost all-time low in the market, farmers are crying for help. In the wholesale market, the price of potatoes has come down to Rs 200 per quintal. Last year, it was about Rs 1,000 per quintal.
The rate of potato seed has also come down to Rs 500-600 per quintal where as during the corresponding period last year, it was in the range of Rs 1,200-1,500 per quintal. Punjab is one of the leading pota [ ... ]

Latest NewsFlood alert in Srinagar as heavy rain lashes Valley
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Flood alert in Srinagar as heavy rain lashes Valley

Srinagar, -The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday evening sounded a flood alert in Srinagar district as the water level of the Jhelum crossed the 16-foot danger mark in the city, a senior official said.
Heavy and incessant rain over the past 24 hours, which is likely to continue for the rest of the week, has lashed the Kashmir region.
Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar, Farooq Lone, told The Tribune that a flood alert had been sounded [ ... ]

Punjab NewsRaids cripple Yemen's main airport, kill 15 rebel troops
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Raids cripple Yemen's main airport, kill 15 rebel troops
Sanaa, March 29-Arab coalition warplanes targeting Iran-backed rebels bombed the runway at the Yemeni capital's international airport and killed 15 pro-rebel troops elsewhere in Sanaa, military and aviation sources said today.
On the fourth night of raids against Shiite rebels and allied troops loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saudi-led strikes paralysed the airport in the rebel-controlled capital.
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Punjab NewsAustralia dismiss New Zealand for 183
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Australia dismiss New Zealand for 183

Melbourne, March 29-A collective display of disciplined bowling from the Australians helped them restrict a nervous New Zealand to a paltry 183 in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup here today.A mid-innings collapse, which saw New Zealand lose their last seven wickets for only 33 runs in 10 overs, effectively ended their hopes of putting up a respectable total despite semi-final hero Grant Elliott's gutsy innings of 83 off 82 balls.
Ironically, thi [ ... ]

Punjab News India deeply valued Lee’s friendship: Modi
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India deeply valued Lee’s friendship: Modi
Singapore, March 29-Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lauded Singapore’s founder and first premier Lee Kuan Yew as a “global thinker” and said India deeply valued his friendship and his support for its economic progress.
Modi, who arrived here this morning to attend the State Funeral Services of Lee, said the former Singapore Prime Minister was “among the tallest leaders of our times”.
91-year-old Lee died of  [ ... ]

Punjab NewsCentre to cut short RS session to push land ordinance
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Centre to cut short RS session to push land ordinance

New Delhi, March 28-Unfazed by staunch opposition to the land acquisition Bill, the BJP-led NDA Government today decided to recommend to the President prorogation of the Rajya Sabha. This will pave the way for re-promulgation of the ordinance, scheduled to lapse on April 5. “The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs today met and has decided to recommend prorogation of the Rajya Sabha with immediate effect,” Parliamentar [ ... ]

Punjab NewsCollegium system fine till SC decides on anti-NJAC pleas, says Gowda
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Collegium system fine till SC decides on anti-NJAC pleas, says Gowda

Chandigarh, March 28-More than six months after the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014, was passed, Union Minister of Law and Justice DV Sadananda Gowda today said for the time being there was no impediment in the appointment of judges under the previous collegium system.
He also made it clear that the scales of justice were balanced in favour of judicial reforms. As a part of the process, the national l [ ... ]

Punjab NewsMorocco joins Saudi-led op in Yemen
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Morocco joins Saudi-led op in Yemen

Aden, March 28-Yemen’s beleaguered government said Saudi-led air strikes against its Houthi militia opponents would not last long on the second day of a mainly Gulf Arab campaign against the Iranian-allied militia that risks escalating a regional proxy conflict.
Warplanes targeted Houthi forces controlling Yemen’s capital and their northern heartland on Friday and, in a boost for Riyadh, fellow monarchy Morocco said it would join the rapidly- [ ... ]

Punjab NewsWell-off people should give up LPG subsidy, urges PM
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Well-off people should give up LPG subsidy, urges PM

New Delhi, March 28-After the soft launch of the idea for the well off to give up their LPG subsidy netted 2.8 lakh responses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today formally launched the “Give It Up” campaign for the well-to-do sections to voluntarily give up LPG subsidy.
This is the second major initiative by the government to save on LPG subsidy and leakages after the direct benefit transfer of LPG to bank accounts which has n [ ... ]

Punjab NewsPunjab agriculture scene grim: PM
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Punjab agriculture scene grim: PM

Hussainiwala (Ferozepur)/ Amritsar,24 March-Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lavished praise on Punjab’s “kisan” and “jawan” but painted a grim picture of the current state of agriculture and lack of employment opportunities for youth.
On a day’s tour to Punjab, Modi today visited Ferozepur district to pay tribute to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Hussainiw [ ... ]

Punjab NewsIndia rejects third party talks as J-K separatists meet Pak envoy
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India rejects third party talks as J-K separatists meet Pak envoy

New Delhi,24 March The fragile nature of relations between India and Pakistan came to the fore today with sharp reactions emanating from India over the decision of Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to meet Kashmiri separatist leaders and extending invitation to attend National Day celebrations here.
The National Day celebrations, marking the 1940 Resolution seeking separate State that led to creation of Pakistan, was he [ ... ]

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