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Court to hear Phoolka’s defamation plea against Tytler on Nov 22

A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed November 22 for hearing a criminal defamation complaint filed against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler by a senior lawyer representing the victims in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

Sidhu’s message to Punjab BJP, stay united and fight for rights

As former Amritsar MP and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has yet again taken the battle to the Badal camp; the cricketer-turned-politician has given a clear message to the Punjab BJP leadership that they must stay united. “United we stand, divided we fall,” he added.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda sips tea, says Modi trying to be Haryana CM

It may not have been a deliberate move to link it with Narendra Modi's ascent from a tea-vendor to being the Prime Minister, but Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Wednesday started his day from a roadside tea-stall in Haryana's Rohtak town and within minutes was taking on Modi.

As Punjab Congress chief, I cannot cross Lakshman Rekha: Bajwa

The fortunes of the past and present chiefs of the Punjab Congress have changed since the parliamentary elections catapulted Capt Amarinder Singh to the status of deputy leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha. The former Punjab CM is now openly questioning the leadership of his successor, Partap Bajwa.

Deadly NDM-1 ‘superbug’ raises fears of antibiotic resistance in city hospitals

Hospitals may soon find it very difficult to treat patients with serious infections as a “superbug,” a bacteria that develops resistance to multiple antibiotics, has somehow found its way into the city. According to a recent study by the medical microbiology departments of the PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Amritsar Traffic policemen out to clean statues of freedom fighters

Taking time out of their main task of issuing of challans, the Amritsar traffic police have taken up a novel drive to clean the statues of freedom fighters installed in various parts of the city.

If BJP stands by Sidhu’s charges, it should quit alliance: Partap Singh Bajwa

Accusing the SAD and BJP of being “partners in looting Punjab”, state Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday described the diatribe by the BJP against its alliance partner as a “mere drama to hoodwink” people.

Haryana elections: Voting disrupted after poll violence in Barwala village

Two groups belonging to the Jat and Balmiki communities clashed after a heated argument between the INLD and HJC workers at booth number 76 in village Niana of Barwala constituency on Wednesday.

2 years on,similar noises in Congress as Rahul Gandhi comes calling

After two years, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi once again comes calling to Punjab in the same month and amid similar sentiments. While in October 2012, there was a chorus to change the then Punjab Congress chief, Capt Amarinder Singh, after two successive defeats at the hustings and his “coterie-centric” style of functioning, this October

Punjab: Suspended IG Cheema now seeks bail in molestation case

Suspended Punjab inspector general of police Gautam Cheema again moved the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday to seek anticipatory bail in the molestation and trespass case registered against him at Mataur in SAS Nagar district on September 2.

After chopper scam acquittals in Italy, Chandigarh businessman wants bail

Chandigarh-based businessman and lawyer Gautam Khaitan has asked a Delhi court to grant him bail on the grounds that in parallel proceedings in an Italian court, two accused had been acquitted of corruption charges related to the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.

Record 75.9% polling in Haryana amid violence

In a fiercely contested assembly polls, Haryana registered a record turnout of 75.9% on Wednesday, even as violence marred polling in several parts of the state. Counting will take place on October 19.

Haryana elections: A day before polling, loyalists garner support in virtual world

The candidates contesting the Haryana assembly elections might have kept themselves off field after the campaigning ended on Monday, but that did not deter the enthusiasm of their supporters as they took on to the virtual world, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to garner support for them in all possible manner.

Krishan Pal Gurjar: Playing the CM card between the lines

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fighting the Haryana assembly elections without naming a chief ministerial candidate, and the opposition is targeting it over being “leaderless”. In such a scenario, the formal stand is that the party's legislature party board will decide the CM upon getting majority. But it also means that every BJP leader worth his salt is being projected by their workers as the CM in his area of influence.

Floods filled Srinagar with record garbage

The recent floods filled the city with garbage of 37,275 metric tonnes, six times higher than an average garbage of 10,500 metric tonnes for a particular month, leaving Srinagar stinky and choked.
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