A US court has dismissed a case filed by a Sikh rights group accusing Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal of being involved in human rights violations. In its order, the US district court in Wisconsin ruled that Badal was never served with the court summons as was being claimed by the New York-based Sikhs for Justice, which had filed the case against him.
Madhavi Singh, 27, who hails from the Sirmaur Royal family, is playing the role of a police officer in Anurag Kashyap's "Ugly", which has been selected to be screened at the Cannes film festival in France.
Hundreds of passengers were put through unnecessary inconvenience as train traffic on the Amritsar-New Delhi route was affected since 2pm on Saturday after farmers held a sit-in on the tracks at the Jandiala railway station, around 17 km from Amritsar, to demand the immediate release of 11 farmers arrested in the wake of death of a Punjab Police ASI.
The popularity graph of the Congress has touched all-time low due to which the leaders are not contesting on the party symbol, said Ram Bilas Sharma, state president of the BJP, while addressing mediapersons here on Friday. He said the BJP would win the civic body polls in all seven nagar nigams.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from the Haryana government over reports that six village panchayats in Mahendergarh district have decided not to send their teenage girls to school due to recurring instances of eve-teasing.
Girls outperformed boys in the Punjab school education board Class-12 results declared on Saturday, with two girls sharing the top position with a score of 96.89%. Ludhiana's Mehak and Maninder Kaur of Malout in Muktsar district stand number one on a merit list where top six positions have gone to girls from the humanities stream.
A Pakistani judge investigating the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh has appealed to Indian nationals having information about the matter to file written submissions with relevant documents within seven days.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to travel to Washington in a few months at the invitation of US President Barack Obama.
The army on Saturday said it repelled a major infiltration bid by militants to sneak into Kashmir’s Machil sector but a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed and a soldier seriously injured while attempting to push back the militants into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Peerzada Ashiq reports.
Shocked and saddened over the spot-fixing scandal involving pacer S Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals' players, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur on Friday said strict action would be taken against the tainted trio if found guilty.
In a bid to provide best treatment and diagnostic facilities to the cancer patients across the state, the Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday approved a comprehensive plan of nearly Rs. 300 crore to equip the government medical colleges in Patiala, Amritsar and Faridkot besides Cancer Hospital at Bathinda with the super specialty facilities.
Pakistan today announced it would free 51 Indian fishermen who had completed their prison terms as a gesture of goodwill.
The Lahore high court has initiated judicial inquiry into the killing of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh by his fellow prisoners in Kot Lakhpat jail and has appointed justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi as the inquiry judge.
A 28-year-old youth, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, was brutally killed by three labourers from Pulwama district, who were working in his orchard at Bashkuchan village near Shopian. It was the aspiration to show-off a Blackberry mobile phone and to live a stylish life that led the trio to take to crime. "Before murdering Bhat, the trio snatched the BlackBerry cellphone," said Shopian station house officer (SHO) Irshad Reshi. It was on April 23, locals spotted the body of Bhat, a contractual lecturer, near his orchard. The body bore strangulation and injury marks.
Condemning the brutal murder of Kashmiri nationalist leader Arif Shahid on May 13 the Kashmir National Party (KNP) will observe a five-day long hunger strike outside Pakistani High Commission in London from May 20.