The US senate judiciary committee on Thursday cleared Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan’s nomination to the DC circuit, considered as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court. Yashwant Raj
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.
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.
The wheat arrival in Haryana has reached 58.62 lakh tonnes in the mandis during the current procurement season. Out of this, over 58.54 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured by government agencies at the minimum support price and 8,815 tonnes of wheat has been purchased by the private millers and traders, a spokesperson of the Food and Supplies Department said here on Friday.
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 21-year-old Australian man was on Thursday sentenced to 45 years in jail with a minimum non-parole period of 30 years for the "planned and premeditated" rape and murder of Indian student Tosha Thakkar, who he strangled to death, stuffed into a suitcase and dumped in a canal.
A rare 19.88 carats cushion-shaped sapphire from Kashmir called "The star of Kashmir" has fetched a whopping USD 3.5 million, smashing all records after selling for the highest per carat price of a sapphire.
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.
A criminal, wanted in several cases of murder and dacoity, was shot dead by the police in an encounter near Goghrian village of the district, police said on Friday.
More opposition blood was spilled on Thursday in the campaign for the zila parishad and block samiti seats. Jaspreet Singh Jassa of the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was killed and three more supporters of Manpreet Singh Badal were injured critically in indiscriminate firing upon campaigners during a rally at this village, about 60 kilometres from Bathinda.
Had he not forgotten the remotes, a 25-year-old youth in Srinagar would have made good escape after allegedly stealing 10 LED TVs from an electronics shop with a deft touch.
A Barnala court on Thursday discharged publisher Amit Mittar and poet-editor Jagjeet Singh Sahoke, who had been jailed for several days in September last year for reprinting works of legendary kavishari writer Babu Rajab Ali (1894-1979) that carried caste-denoting words.
After followers of the Arya Samaj called off their agitation at Karontha village of the district on Wednesday, a few of them continued to protest in fields, lifting the blockade from the Jhajjar-Rohtak road on Thursday.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday restrained the Punjab government from issuing a notification for the forthcoming panchayat polls' schedule till May 29.