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  • Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Jan 25, 2015 22:43 IST

    Padma Vibhushan to Badal carries message on alliance

    As the BJP-led Union government announced the names of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and BJP patriarch LK Advani for the Padma Vibhushan, the message went beyond mere honour of veteran politicians.

  • Amritsar border range inspector general Ishwar Chander has won President's Police Medal for distinguished service
    Jan 25, 2015 22:36 IST

    VK Bhawra, Ishwar Chander get President's Police Medal

    Two Indian Police Service cadre officers of Punjab Police-additional director general of police and Bureau of Investigation director Viresh Kumar Bhawra and Amritsar border range inspector general Ishwar Chander-have won President's Police Medal for distinguished service on Republic Day.

  • Haryana governer Kaptan Singh Solanki
    Jan 25, 2015 21:56 IST

    Governor asks people to cooperate in war on drugs

    Punjab governor Kaptan Singh Solanki has requested people to cooperate with the state government in the fight against drug trade and addiction.

  • nomads walk with their flock
    Jan 25, 2015 21:21 IST

    62% of Gujjars want 2 wives, 42% prefer abductions: Study

    A study has revealed that 62% of Gujjars, mostly nomads in the state, favour two marriages, while 18% want to have about six wives. The study also reveals 42% favour abducting a girl or even a woman for marriage, which is considered a sign of heroism.

  • Jammu and Kashmir police take part in a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in Srinagar on Saturday.
    Jan 25, 2015 16:39 IST

    Tight security across Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh for Republic Day

    Security has been tightened across Punjab, Haryana and their joint capital Chandigarh in view of Republic day functions tomorrow. Security arrangements have been strengthened at vulnerable places and key installations, including parade grounds were functions will be held, apart from important bus stands,railway stations and government buildings, by putting up additional forces in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, officials said here on Sunday.

  • Golden temple-N
    Jan 25, 2015 14:34 IST

    Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee to have 'censor board' for films, books

    Films and books on Sikh religion may soon have to pass the test of the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC), which is planning to set up a 'censor board' for "moral policing" of the scripts.

  • Capt Amarinder Singh, former Punjab chief minister. HT Photo
    Jan 25, 2015 20:32 IST

    Amarinder congratulates party workers for "great show"

    Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday thanked and congratulated the party rank and file across the state for the "great show" of solidarity and unity during the Congress rally here.

  • Manish Tewari, Congress leader
    Jan 25, 2015 20:26 IST

    There is desire for change in Punjab: Tewari

    Senior Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday said that "overwhelming" response to Congress rally at Amritsar was indicative of a desire for political "change" in Punjab.

  • Sukhbir Kahlon-N
    Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST

    Cops sitting ducks as caged birds fly; claims just hot air

    Lack of professionalism and the failure to learn from mistakes have made Punjab Police sitting ducks, as prisoners escape one after the other or be killed while being taken to court. The drills to train the escort parties are rare.

  • Amarinder Singh-N
    Jan 25, 2015 09:36 IST

    Captain’s ‘lalkar’ was against his own, for his own cause

    It was in January last year that the multi-crore drug racket hijacked all political discourse in Punjab following sensational claims made by arrested druglord Jagdish Bhola.

  • N N Vohra
    Jan 25, 2015 19:29 IST

    Guv expresses hope for formation of govt soon in state

    Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra expressed hope that the state will soon have a democratically-elected representative to lead the government.

  • The polluted Ghaggar-N near Dera Bassi. Sanjeev Sharma/HT
    Jan 25, 2015 09:22 IST

    Polluted Punjab: Fishing for hope in diseased Ghaggar

    If you look at the blackened water of the Ghaggar at several spots, it is hard to believe that this was once known as a ‘darya’, a grand river. It is even harder to believe that people still fish in these waters, though they catch little more than disappointment and disease.

  • crimes against women
    Jan 25, 2015 19:01 IST

    Despite tougher policing, crimes against women on the rise in Kullu

    Despite stringent laws and stepped-up policing, crimes against women have seen a significant increase in Kullu district. Contrary to common perceptions about the state, women do not appear to be safe here as is evident by the rising number of murders, rapes, abduction, assault and other heinous crimes, raising serious concerns.

  • Lord Raghunath idol
    Jan 24, 2015 18:43 IST

    Idol theft: Himachal seeks Nepal's help in handing over main accused

    Himachal Pradesh plans to ask the Nepalese government to deport the main accused in the idol-theft case. The accused, Nar Prashad Jaisi, a resident of Kalika in Humla district of Nepal, was arrested by the Special Nepal Police following a tip-off by the three-member team of Himachal Police sent to the country.

  • Aggrieved families telling their stories to the media as MP Jinny Sims-N (standing) looks on.
    Jan 24, 2015 12:46 IST

    Authorities denying visas to relatives of Indo-Canadians in the time of crisis

    A tearful Harbhajan Kaur Binning sits in the office of the opposition NDP MP from Surrey Newton Jinny Sims with a hope to get his son in India a visa so that he could attend the funeral of his brother.