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‘Cat’ Pinki’s premature release turns spotlight on ex-militants’ plea

The Punjab government on Tuesday said that since January this year, as many as 164 cases — a majority of them pertaining to life convicts — were recommended for premature release from jail and that 91 convicts had already been released as per the policy framed in April 2013.

Talwandi Sabo bypolls: AAP members clash with Akali supporters

Talwandi Sabo AAP candidate Baljinder Kaur’s driver was injured in a clash that took place between Aam Admi Party (AAP) members and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supporters at Jaga Ram Tirath village on Wednesday morning.

Hooda vows never to share dais with Modi

The Kaithal public meeting organized by the BJP on Tuesday turned out to be a shocker for Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda as the BJP supporters jeered at the chief minister during his address.

Chargesheeted Punjab PR dept officers to face probe

The Punjab government has decided to conduct an inquiry against additional director Senu Duggal and senior assistant Renu Bala of its information and public relations department for the release of an advertisement to certain newspapers against the set practice.

Tanwar, Selja loyalists share stage at Congress meet

With state assembly elections approaching, Haryana Congress president Ashok Tanwar, on Tuesday, held a meeting with party workers to mobilise them for a rally to be held on August 24 at Panipat. Interestingly, the meet saw Tanwar, a supporter of chief minister Bhupinder Hooda, share the stage with supporters of Rajya Sabha member and former union minister Kumari Selja, known to be a harsh critic of Hooda.

18 stranded Punjabis send SOS from Iraq

A group of 52 Indians, including 18 Punjabis, stranded in Iraq’s Basra city has appealed to the government for their early evacuation. They have sent their pictures to confirm that they are safe, but have also let known their anxiety.

Afghan Sikh stowaways claim asylum in UK

The group of 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways found in a container in Essex on a ship that arrived from Belgium on Saturday have claimed asylum in Britain, while the police on Tuesday identified one member of the group who died as Meet Singh Kapoor, 40.

Amritsar MC to seal hotels today

Notwithstanding the protest launched by members of the Federation of Hotel and Guest Houses Association, Amritsar, the municipal corporation is all set to seal the ‘unauthorised’ hotels in Galliara area on Wednesday as the 72-hour deadline for sealing came to end on Tuesday evening.
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