In a jolt to the gay community in India, the Supreme Court today held that consensual sex between adults of the same gender was an offence. A two-judge SC bench cancelled a 2009 Delhi high court ruling that section 377 of the Indian penal code prohibiting people from engaging in "carnal acts against the order of nature" infringed the fundamental rights of Indians. POLL: Do you agree with the Supreme Court's order criminalising homosexuality again?
A Seattle man has been sentenced to over three years in prison and ordered to pay damages for brutally assaulting a Sikh taxi driver last year in a racially-motivated hate crime during which he used "the most disgusting and ugly" racist language against the victim.
The Progressive Punjab Investors Summit on Tuesday saw a lively interaction between the top brass from the textile industry, representatives of the Punjab government and delegates from across India during a brainstorming session on "Textile sector in Punjab: From Fibre 2 Fashion."
A US commission has told defence secretary Chuck Hagel to explain the exclusion of Sikhs, known for their valour and pride, from the American armed forces.
A civil advocacy group is demanding maximum punishment for a Seattle man who was indicted on hate crime charges for brutally assaulting a Sikh taxi driver last year, saying that such a punishment will send a clear message that racially-motivated crime is "unacceptable".
The four persons who attacked Lt Gen Kuldip Singh Brar (retd) in central London in September last year for his role in Operation Bluestar were on Tuesday sentenced to jail at the Southwark Crown Court.
The police on Tuesday arrested Ashwani Kumar, who provided fake car number plates to the accused in the Ludhiana acid attack case. A case has also been registered against Major Singh, the shopkeeper who sold the acid used in the attack.
Pakistan Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, who is arriving in Punjab on a three-day visit from December 13, will visit his native village Jatti Umra in Tarn Taran district on December 15. Sharif will fly to Amritsar with his family, and will also visit Badal, the native village of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Taiwan is all set to become a partner of Punjab on the state's journey to industrial development and is looking to double its investment in India in the next three years. The vice-chairman of CTCI Corporation, Taiwan, John H Lin, led the 17-member delegation from his country.
Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa, who was released from jail on Monday, again sat on hunger strike at Gurdwara Amb Sahib at Phase 8 here. Singh was on hunger strike at Gurdwara Amb Sahib since November 14, demanding the release of five Sikhs who have completed their jail sentences but have not been released.
Disposing of a public interest litigation on regularisation of illegal colonies in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday directed all 42 petitioners to submit their representations to the state government.
Punjab Congress spokesman Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday welcomed the emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the fledgling outfit which was largely responsible for the Congress' rout in the Delhi assembly polls.
To brighten it prospects in the 2014 assembly and Lok Sabha elections in Haryana, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may join hands with the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU). BKU state president Gurnam Singh Chaduni said that a core group of the unit would soon meet AAP's national convener Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the possibility of a political tie-up.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday issued a notice to the Punjab chief secretary on a petition filed by Jagdish Masih, president of the National Christian League and a resident of Nayagaon (SAS Nagar), seeking the allotment of land for graveyards in various towns and villages of Punjab.
Four people who attacked and slashed the throat of Gen K S Brar (retd) in central London in September last year for his role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar were today sentenced to jail at the Southwark Crown Court.