The just-concluded zila parishad polls in Punjab have provided a foothold to family members of leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). In Ludhiana, Akali MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik's son Harpreet Singh Shivalik and MLA, Manpreet Singh Ayali's younger brother Harbir Singh Ayali won their respective zila parishad seats.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday advised Congress leaders to accept defeat in the zila parishad and block samiti polls with "grace, humility and democratic dignity."
The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Wednesday announced to build a memorial to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in the national capital. The memorial would come up in the sanctum sanctorum of Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib, adjacent to Parliament House.
The People's Party of Punjab (PPP), which drew a blank in the 2012 assembly polls, put up a decent show in the May 19 block samiti and zila parishad polls, thanks largely to its seat adjustment with the main opposition party, the Congress.
State transport minister GS Bali caused a flutter in political circles of Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday after talks of him offering to resign from the state cabinet surfaced.
Residents of Farain Kalan village and Farain Khurd village of Jind district have agreed to send children to school from Thursday.
Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi and ballistic expert PS Manocha were slapped with perjury charges by the Delhi high court on Wednesday, which ordered their prosecution for going back on their statements in the murder trial of model Jessica Lall.
Following the recent zila parishad and block samiti elections, a Congress supporter allegedly killed his friend, a SAD supporter, for not voting for the Congress candidate.Both were having drinks on Tuesday evening when they had an altercation.
As expected, the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) alliance swept the zila parishad and block samiti polls in Punjab, giving no respite to the Congress, which is still licking its wounds after successive defeats in the assembly polls, municipal elections and two assembly byelections.
The Ludhiana (rural) police claim to have solved the triple murder of NRI Shingara Singh (70) of Abbuwal village of Sudhar, his wife Manjit Kaur (65) and sister-in-law Surjit Kaur (55) with the arrest of 21-year-old Akash Kumar of the same village.
The Punjab government on Wednesday issued a notification making it mandatory for all government departments to seek permission from the cultural affairs department before renovating any government building constructed before 1947.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday extended its stay on the execution of a murder convict, Dharampal Singh, 45, lodged in the Ambala central jail, till July 10.
The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to police on a plea of Haryana's former minister Gopal Goyal Kanda's employee Aruna Chaddha against the framing of fresh charge of abetment of rape against her in the Geetika suicide case.
India has sought access from the US to the 26/11 attack convict David Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, both of whom were sentenced by a Chicago court after being found guilty of terror charges.
A portrait of Ghadar Movement leader Kartar Singh Sarabha was unveiled in the Indian consulate in San Francisco in recognition of his significant contribution towards the country's freedom struggle.