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Mohali: Rare surgery performed on patient with organs on reverse

Doctors here have performed a "rare" surgery on a 23-year-old man whose heart and other major organs were positioned on the reverse side. The patient's heart and spleen were on the right side and his liver was on his left, which should have been on the right side.

HP: NGO intervenes after school bars HIV+ woman from cooking

An HIV positive woman employed as a cook in a government school in Himachal's Kangra district was barred from cooking until an NGO persuaded the authorities to take her back. "For three days I was not allowed to cook food for the students. It was really a humiliation for me. I'm still ostracised by my colleagues," the victim told IANS over phone.

Farah Khan to replace Salman Khan as Bigg Boss host

This will be for the first time in four years that Bigg Boss 8 will be aired without Bollywood actor Salman Khan hosting the weekend episodes.

UT admn culls 120 geese at Sukhna Lake following Centre’s order

A day after one of the six samples of the domesticated geese at the Sukhna Lake tested positive for avian flu, the administration began the culling of 120 geese at the Lake here on Thursday evening. The lake is next to the Haryana Raj Bhawan and close to the Rock Garden and the building of the Punjab and Haryana high court.

Graft case: Ferozepur General Court Martial orders Lt Col’s cashiering, 3-yr RI

A General Court Martial (GCM) at Ferozepur on Thursday pronounced Lt Col Sachindra Sharma guilty of demanding bribe and ordered his cashiering along with three-year rigorous imprisonment (RI).

Bad weather cancels flight, Dhumal addresses J&K rally over phone

After bad weather conditions, including thick fog, grounded chopper flights in Jammu and Kashmir, former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal addressed an election rally held in Basohli constituency in the poll-bound neighboring state over phone.

Patiala incubator deaths: Doctor, two others get two-year jail

A Patiala court on Thursday awarded two-year imprisonment to Prof KK Locham, head of the paediatric department of Rajindra Hospital and Medical College here, along with two others, in the incubator death case.

Dense fog continues for second day in entire North region

The dense fog continued for the second consecutive day even on Thursday morning and gripped the entire region. According to Chandigarh Meteorological Centre, the dense fog - which occurred during to the passing of Western Disturbances - reduced the visibility to less than 350 meters in Chandigarh.

Fuel price cut: Punjab, Haryana see revenue loss of Rs 300cr per year

The latest cut in fuel prices in the wake of falling global oil prices is likely to result into a combined revenue loss of around Rs 300 crore per annum for Punjab and Haryana.

SAD jugaad of Badals to fill family coffers: Manpreet

After an extended hibernation since his none-too-impressive performance in the May Lok Sabha elections, People’s Party of Punjab founder Manpreet Singh Badal, estranged nephew of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, is back in action, doing what he is good at – railing against the Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government on just about any issue that comes his way.

With Afzal Guru suicide squads, JeM attempts revival in Kashmir

Security agencies in Kashmir are looking into the role of militant squads named after the hanged Parliament attack-convict, Afzal Guru, in the deadly attack on an army camp in Uri on December 5.

Bhola drug case: High court dismisses bail pleas of 14 accused

On Wednesday, the Punjab and Haryana high court dismissed the bail pleas of 14 people allegedly involved in the international drug racket run by kingpin Jagdish Singh alias Bhola.

Row over 'construction of memorial' in Golden Temple: Akali, Cong MPs clash in LS

An Akali Dal member in Lok Sabha on Wednesday accused a Congress MP from Punjab of misleading the House over reported moves of the state government to construct a memorial in the Golden Temple, leading to a verbal spat between the two sides.

Day after attack on students, Wagah mute spectator to pain

The nearly empty spectator gallery, absence of music and a lowered flag indicated the sombre mood of a nation recovering from the brutal attack on innocent schoolchildren by Talibani militants in Peshawar.

Haryana: No shortage of urea, vested interests spreading rumours, says Dhankar

At a time when farmers of the state are resorting to protests by blocking rail and road traffic over reported shortage of urea fertiliser, agriculture minister OP Dhankar has termed the crisis a creation of politically vested interests with an intention to put the state government on the mat.
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