HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014


5-phase polls in Jharkhand, J-K from Nov 25-Dec 20

Elections in J-K and Jharkhand will be held in five phases between November 25 and December 20, the EC announced on Saturday. Counting of votes will be on December 23.

Rahul takes on Modi over ceasefire violations

Slamming Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ceasefire violations, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that onslaught from Pakistan restarted a day after the Prime Minister assured the country that things were back to normalcy.

Four out of 10 men addicted to drugs in Punjab

A steady supply from across Punjab’s borders is making it next to impossible to cure the state of its deadly addiction to illicit drugs, a Narcotics Control Bureau survey of eight cities including Amritsar and Patiala has shown. Addicts overcrowd Punjab drug rehab centres

Addicts overcrowd Punjab drug rehab centres

Farm owners in Punjab once used opium as steroid for migrant labourers to work harder. The daily dose has snowballed into a major crisis — their wards and other locals are now addicted to heroin and other narcotic substances.

Clash at Golden Temple on Op Blue Star anniversary

Two groups of Sikhs clashed with swords and sticks inside the Golden Temple on Friday, turning the faith’s holiest shrine into a virtual battlefield during a ceremony to mark 30 years of a controversial army operation on the premises. In pics: Clash at Golden Temple

Kirron, Gul spare Bansal over corruption, Railgate controversy

Coming face-to-face for a debate for the first time at Candidatetalk @ HT programme on Friday, Kirron Kher of the BJP and Gul Panag of AAP confronted the Congress MP over various issues concerning Chandigarh but steered clear of directly attacking Bansal over corruption or Railgate.

Sidhu takes guard, says 'I am just fulfilling Badal Saab's wish'

Breaking his silence, sitting Amritsar MP and party’s star campaigner Navjot Singh Sidhu himself took guard on Saturday while confirming that he will not campaign in Punjab and he was just ‘fulfilling’ the wish of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by doing that.

Arun Jaitley agrees with Priyanka Gandhi, says personal attacks should be avoided in politics

A day after Priyanka Gandhi said she strongly feels about attacks on her husband Robert Vadra, BJP on Wednesday said that while she wants people to refrain from personal attacks, Congress has been targeting Narendra Modi.

Dead guru kept in deep freezer by devotees who say he is meditating

Devotees had placed Ashutosh Maharaj, whom authorities declare was clinically dead on January 29, in the freezer and have been watching over his body in the sprawling ashram in a small town in northern Punjab.

Our advice on Op Bluestar had 'limited' impact: UK

The United Kingdom did advise India ahead of the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out militants from the Golden Temple but it had a “limited impact”, foreign secretary William Hague told the British parliament on Tuesday.

Fog disrupts normal life in Punjab, Haryana

A dense fog today disrupted normal life in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, throwing air, rail and road traffic out of gear even as the minimum temperature settled three degrees Celsius above normal.

Fog blinds Punjab, Haryana, min temperature rises

A thick blanket of fog over entire Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today affected the normal life even as the minimum temperature in the region rose by up to four notches above normal at some places.

Rain drenches Punjab, Haryana

Widespread rainfall drenched most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Friday even as the minimum temperature rose by up to 6°Celsius (C) above normal in the region.

Punjabi makes history in elections held Down Under

After making it to British and Canadian parliaments, Punjabis have now made their presence felt in the Australian elections. Jagjit Singh 'Jag' Chugha (39), who migrated from Moga in 1976, has become the first Punjabi to contest as well as win the federal elections Down Under.

SAD rejects Cong demand for assembly session

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday rejected the demand of the opposition Congress for a special assembly session on the key issues related to the state, pointing out the Congress boycott of the last budget session in the assembly.
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