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Army to launch clean-up for defusing explosives

The army is starting a massive combing drive, which will be spread over two months, starting from Friday, in areas closer to the army’s controversial Tosa Maidan firing range in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, to detect and defuse unexploded explosives and artillery shells.

Haryana gurdwara committee plans to take control via golak

Despite a directive for status quo from the Akal Takht, the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) on Thursday took the first step towards takeover of shrines in the state from the Amritsar-headquartered Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

At CWG, every third Indian medallist from Haryana

Almost onefourth of India’s 215-member contingent at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games hails from Haryana. On the medal front, the state’s share is even higher: one-third of the country’s tally.

Cong removes senior leader Birender Singh from CWC

Cracking the whip against its sulking Haryana MP Birender Singh who appears set to join BJP, Congress tonight removed him from the party's working commmittee and sought an explanation from the senior leader asking why he was hobnobbing with the saffron party.

Kirpan row: SGPC, Akal Takht seek action against Rajasthan college

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has sought strict action against the management of a college in Kota (Rajasthan), which debarred an ‘amritdhari’ (baptised) Sikh student from taking a written entrance test as he was wearing the kirpan (small sword).

Adesh varsity counselling illegal: HC

In a major setback to Bathinda-based Adesh University, the Punjab and Haryana high court has observed that the university had done illegal provisional counselling on June 24 in “undue haste” for its 250 medical seats (150 MBBS and 100 BDS), besides slapping a fine of Rs. 16.8 lakh for its “illegal action”.

Star dancer Shubhpreet, husband trade charges of fraud, torture

A day after reality show star, one-legged dancer Shubhreet Kaur Ghumman alleged that her Chandigarh-based husband Yash Makkar of torturing and duping her, the husband claimed innocence and instead levelled charges of mental harassment on her. This comes less two months after they tied the knot.

Patiala bypoll: SAD out to woo Hindu voters

Raising the slogan of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, Bhagwan Das Juneja, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate for the August 21 Patiala byelection, rolled out the party’s agenda - to woo Hindu voters. About 60% of the voters in the assembly segment are Hindus.

Army chief's village erupts in joy

As General Dalbir Singh Suhag took over the reins of the fourth largest army in the world Thursday, a village in Haryana's Jhajjar district was collecting ammunition of a different kind - over 150 kg of ladoos and about 5,000 crackers.

Punjab CM hits out at Congress over HSGMC issue

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday alleged that the move to constitute a separate committee in Haryana for managing affairs of gurdwaras in the state is the "latest step" of the Congress to "divide the Sikh community".

All’s well with SAD-BJP coalition: Sukhbir

Saying that ‘all is well’ with the SAD-BJP coalition, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal said the amendment in the Punjab Value-Added Tax (VAT) Act was a collective decision of the cabinet and BJP ministers were well aware of it.

Ghana offers land to Punjabi farmers

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday acceded to a proposal by a delegation from Ghana led by deputy minister for energy and petroleum Benjamin Dagadu to settle progressive farmers in Ghana and assured that a high level delegation from Punjab would visit the African country soon to lay the groundwork for this settlement scheme.

5 killed, 16 injured in road accident in Udhampur

Five persons were killedand 16 others injured, seven of them seriously, when a passenger bus skidded off the road and rolled down into a gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

2 get 10 yrs jail for possessing over 14 kg of heroin

Two men have been sentenced to 10years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court for possessing over 14 kg banned narcotic drug heroin.

Jail products to be supplied to Punjab schools, government offices

Biscuits, snacks and artefacts made by jail inmates in Punjab could soon be supplied to educational institutions and government offices across the state, a minister said on Thursday.
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