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  • Mufti Sayeed meets Modi
    Feb 27, 2015 10:47 IST

    Mufti to head 25-member cabinet in J-K; PM Modi to attend his swearing-in

    PDP patron Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put the final stamp on the PDP-BJP alliance government in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Partap Singh Bajwa-N
    Feb 27, 2015 11:39 IST

    Worrying signs for Congress, not just Bajwa

    The civic elections usually go in favour of the ruling party, but the verdict in the municipal corporations and councils has worrying signs for the opposition Congress not just in the numbers tally but in its very relevance as the main alternative.

  • Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini-n
    Feb 27, 2015 11:18 IST

    Demand for Sikh prisoners’ release ‘illogical and unlawful’, says DGP

    Punjab director of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini said on Thursday that the demand by agitating activist Surat Singh Khalsa for the release of 82 Sikh prisoners “is neither logical nor legally tenable”.

  • JK map
    Feb 27, 2015 13:17 IST

    Moderate quake in Valley; no casualty or damage reported

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook Kashmir Valley in the wee hours on Friday but there were no reports of any casualty or damage due to the tremor. The earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale was felt around 3:29 am throughout the Valley, including Srinagar, MeT department officials said.

  • PDP, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
    Feb 27, 2015 07:48 IST

    PDP patron Mufti meets Modi in Delhi to finalise J-K deal with BJP

    Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday to put a final stamp on a PDP-BJP alliance as a two-month-long deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir ended after hectic last-minute negotiations.

  • While the, SAD-BJP-N, Congress and Independent candidates
    Feb 27, 2015 09:08 IST

    Punjab MC polls: SAD-BJP alliance wins, but barely

    A day after a virtual sweep of the smaller civic bodies across Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (SAD-BJP) combine barely managed to maintain the streak, gaining a thin majority in four of the six municipal corporations (MCs), results of which were declared on Thursday.

  • Indian Judiciary
    Feb 26, 2015 20:08 IST

    Eleven govt officials booked in Karnal old-age pension scam

    After nine months of detection of a well-oiled old-age pension scam in Karnal district, the local police have booked criminal cases against eleven officials of the social justice and empowerment department.

  • Hukam Singh
    Feb 26, 2015 20:28 IST

    Former Haryana CM Master Hukam Singh passes away

    Former chief minister of Haryana Master Hukam Singh passed away after battling a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon on Thursday.The government has declared February 27, Friday, as public holiday in all state government offices and educational institutions as mark of respect.

  • Mehbooba Mufti, Amit Shah
    Feb 26, 2015 17:19 IST

    PDP, BJP iron out all differences; Mufti to PM Modi today

    The meeting between PM Modi and Sayeed will take place around 9am in New Delhi, which will be followed by a media appearance, putting a final stamp on the alliance between the PDP and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state.

  • Parkash singh badal.HT/photo
    Feb 26, 2015 22:33 IST

    MC polls: Badal thanks people for mandate to SAD-BJP

    Punjab chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday thanked the people of the state for the heavy electoral mandate to the SAD-BJP coalition in the municipal corporation elections, saying this was a referendum on the state government's "progressive and result-oriented policies".

  • Anil Joshi
    Feb 26, 2015 21:45 IST

    Dual vote case: High Court summons Anil Joshi's voter card record

    The Punjab and Haryana high court has asked the chief electoral office, Punjab, to produce the record pertaining to the voter card of Punjab cabinet minister Anil Joshi.

  • CM Parkash Singh Badal-N
    Feb 26, 2015 18:52 IST

    Punjab Haryana CMs welcome rail budget

    Punjab and Haryana chief ministers have welcomed the Rail Budget presented on Thursday by Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, describing it as "people-friendly" and "development-oriented".

  • SAD-BJP supporters celebrating their victory
    Feb 26, 2015 14:22 IST

    SAD-BJP sweeps Punjab MC elections

    The ruling SAD-BJP alliance in Punjab on Thursday swept the civic polls held last week by clinching four of the six Municipal Corporation seats.

  • Suresh Prabhu
    Feb 26, 2015 19:14 IST

    Faster rail network growth in J&K, commits Prabhu

    There would be faster rail network growth in Jammu and Kashmir and connectivity provided to all the Northeastern states, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Thursday.

  • Jagdish Singh Bhola in district courts in SAS Nagar. Gurminder Singh/HT
    Feb 26, 2015 21:39 IST

    Bhola drug racket: High Court softens stand on ED officer's transfer

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday softened its stand on the transfer of key Enforcement Directorate (ED) officer Niranjan Singh, who is probing the Rs 6,000-crore Jagdish Bhola drug racket, from Jalandhar to Kolkata.