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Punjab seeks Rs. 1 lakh crore bailout package from Centre

During his second meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in three months, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday demanded a financial package for bailing out the state from a fiscal crisis.

Haryana assembly elections: Tripartite mega alliance peters out

The possibility of a tripartite mega alliance being forged between Kuldeep Bishnoi's Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC), Venod Sharma's Haryana Jan Chetna Party (HJCP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the Haryana assembly polls petered out on Monday with the HJC-HJCP announcing sharing of seats in 65:25 ratio.

Arvind Sharma to contest from Yamunanagar, Rai constituencies

Chief ministerial candidate of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Arvind Sharma will contest from Yamunanagar and Rai assembly constituencies. State president of BSP, Naresh Saran said the party on Monday finalised a list of nine other candidates for the poll-bound Haryana.

J&K floods: Omar Abdullah seeks extraordinary package from Centre

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday sought liberal and extraordinary package from the Centre for rehabilitation and reconstruction in flood-affected areas of the state.

Railgate: Ex-minister Bansal appears as witness

Former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal appeared in a Delhi court on Monday to depose as a prosecution witness in the Rs. 10 crore cash-for-post railway bribery case in which his nephew is also an accused.

Sikh re-elected to New Zealand Parliament

Three Indian-origin politicians, including a Sikh, were elected to New Zealand’s Parliament in the just-concluded general elections.

HC reserves order on Bishnoi's plea

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday reserved its order on a petition filed by Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) chief Kuldeep Bishnoi, who is seeking the disqualification of five defector MLAs.

Punjab govt orders transfer of 7 IPS officers

The Punjab government has ordered the posting and transfer orders of seven IPS (Indian Penal Code) officers with immediate effect.

IIT allows board exam marks; 20 percentile to stay

In a significant decision which is set to benefit students aspiring to enter the IITs, the Council meet of the prestigious institutions on Monday decided to consider students with 75% and above in Class XII board examinations, provided they have cleared JEE(advanced).

Affidavit on Ashutosh’s marital status submitted

During the resumed hearing of the petition of Dalip Kumar Jha, a Bihar resident who claims to be the son of clinically dead Ashutosh Maharaj, spiritual head of Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan of Nurmahal (Jalandhar), the latter’s brother-in-law placed on record an affidavit regarding Ashutosh’s marital status.

Respect MLAs’ dignity, Preneet tells Badal

Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur and other Congress leaders on Monday asked chief minister Parkash Singh Badal to respect the dignity of an MLA who is the elected representative of people.

UK-based Sikh physicist wins award

Leading academic Sir Tejinder Singh Virdee, known for originating the concept and construction of the Compact Muon Solenold (CMS) that led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, has won the ‘Professional of the Year’ award.

EWS quota: 3 Haryana officers summoned

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday summoned Haryana’s principal secretary (education), director (secondary education) and director (elementary education) to appear before the bench on September 29.

‘Mann knows Khalistan has no takers in Punjab’

“My father knows that there are no takers for Khalistan in Punjab now because he doesn’t get voted back into Parliament because of what he believes in,” says Pavit Kaur, daughter of Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) president Simranjit Singh Mann, on the ‘Fair & Square’ show of Chandigarh-based news channel Day & Night News.

Boy found at ex-SSP's house: NHRC seeks report

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the district magistrate and police commissioner to submit an action taken report (ATR) within four weeks in the case relating to a minor boy whom the administration rescued on September 9 from the house of a retired senior superintendent of police (SSP) following a complaint of bonded labour.
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