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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

Punjab

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.

Response sought from CBI on bail plea of Bansal's nephew

The Delhi High Court Friday sought response from the CBI on the bail pleas of former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla and three others, accused in a Rs. 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery scandal.

Mass transfers: Doctors not to perform postmortems

To protest against mass transfers of specialist doctors, the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has decided not to perform postmortems and do medico legal cases.

Two SAD groups clash in Moga

Two factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal clashed soon after chief minister Parkash Singh Badal ended his Sangat Darshan programme at Jogewala village in Moga district.

Bajwa pays tribute to Bhagat Singh

Khatkar Kalan: The recently appointed Punjab Congress chief, Partap Singh Bajwa, on Saturday paid tributes to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on the 82nd anniversary of his martyrdom.

Amritsar woman raped by 4 men in moving car

A 20-year-old woman was abducted and gang-raped by four youths in a moving car in Amritsar on Monday evening. The abduction took place in Golden Avenue, in the eastern part of the city, around 7.40 pm.

Police arrests five in Amritsar eve teasing case

The Amritsar police today have arrested five persons in a case where a 21-year-old girl was teased and beaten up by a few boys yesterday.

Anna asks public how to fight corruption in govt

“There is a need for a ‘Jan Kranti’ (people’s revolution) and people as well as politicians should be made to realise that the common man has the power to pull down governments,” he said. HT reports.

Suspected drug mafia gun down Punjab officer

Cop killed by car-borne assailants on Jalandhar highway after he catches one for suspected drug use.
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