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The defence ministry placed an order worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>7,523 crore with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, for 118 locally made Arjun Mk-1A tanks to sharpen the army’s combat edge, in a push to in a push to the Atmanirbhar Bharat campaign. (File photo)

Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence ministry places order for 118 Arjun Mk-1A tanks worth 7,523 crore

PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:59 AM IST
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry on Thursday placed an order worth 7,523 crore with Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, for 118 locally made Arjun Mk-1A tanks to sharpen the army’s combat edge, a fortnight after India cleared projects worth 33,000 crore to equip the Indian Air Force with new medium transport aircraft and airborne early warning systems in a push to the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India campaign)
SGPC president Jagir Kaur also expressed concern over the alleged disrespect shown to the beard of Sikh men in Delhi during a protest in support of the farmers’ agitation. Apart from control of gurdwaras, the government is also not paying attention to our other demands, she said, adding that home minister Amit Shah will be apprised about all these issues. (HT photo)
SGPC president Jagir Kaur also expressed concern over the alleged disrespect shown to the beard of Sikh men in Delhi during a protest in support of the farmers’ agitation. Apart from control of gurdwaras, the government is also not paying attention to our other demands, she said, adding that home minister Amit Shah will be apprised about all these issues. (HT photo)

SGPC to send delegation to meet Shah seeking ‘direct control’ on 30 historic gurdwaras

By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:50 AM IST
The central government is not responding to their repeated requests over control of historic gurdwaras, so we have decided to send a delegation to Union home minister Amit Shah, says SGPC chief Jagir Kaur
Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh referred to his humiliation by the Congress and asked the party leadership if he is treated like this, what would be the fate of common workers. (PTI)
Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh referred to his humiliation by the Congress and asked the party leadership if he is treated like this, what would be the fate of common workers. (PTI)

Is there space for humiliation and insult in Congress, asks former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:49 AM IST
Amarinder Singh, who quit as the chief minister after a bitter fight with party colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu for control of the party, was responding to Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate’s “there is no room for anger in the party” remarks in Delhi
British Sikhs — Piara Singh Gill, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala — walked free due to insufficient evidence against them in the Rulda Singh murder case. (AFP file)
British Sikhs — Piara Singh Gill, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala — walked free due to insufficient evidence against them in the Rulda Singh murder case. (AFP file)

3 British Sikhs freed in 2009 Rulda Singh murder case

By Press Trust of India, London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:44 AM IST
Three British Sikhs were held in connection with the 2009 murder of RSS leader Rulda Singh, who was shot dead in Patiala
Paddy grain lying in the open after rain at the Ladwa grain market of Haryana’s Kurukshetra district on Thursday. In neighbouring Punjab, procurement will start formally from October 1. (HT photo)
Paddy grain lying in the open after rain at the Ladwa grain market of Haryana’s Kurukshetra district on Thursday. In neighbouring Punjab, procurement will start formally from October 1. (HT photo)

Heavy rain worries paddy farmers in Punjab, Haryana days ahead of procurement

By Navrajdeep Singh/Neeraj Mohan, Patiala/karnal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:40 AM IST
Agriculture departments of Punjab, Haryana rush their field teams to assess the damage to paddy crop due to rain and issue advisories to the farmers
Former Punjab Police ASI Amrik Singh has been convicted in the 1992 Amritsar fake encounter case. (HT photo)
Former Punjab Police ASI Amrik Singh has been convicted in the 1992 Amritsar fake encounter case. (HT photo)

Former Punjab Police ASI gets 10-year jail in 1992 Amritsar fake encounter case

By Hillary Victor, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:37 AM IST
CBI court also imposes 20,000 fine on former Punjab Police ASI in fake encounter that took place at Amritsar district’s Sathiala village in 1992
A CCTV footage shows the cop allegedly slapping Moga deputy mayor. (Representational/HT)
A CCTV footage shows the cop allegedly slapping Moga deputy mayor. (Representational/HT)

Cop slaps Moga deputy mayor, Congress activists stage protest

By HT Correspondent, Moga
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:36 AM IST
In the CCTV camera footage of the incident, the cop can be seen coming from behind and slapping Moga deputy mayor Ashok Dhamija
Rakesh Kumar, a 50-year-old Ludhiana man, tore pages of the Gutka Sahib and scattered them in a vacant plot. (Representative photo)
Rakesh Kumar, a 50-year-old Ludhiana man, tore pages of the Gutka Sahib and scattered them in a vacant plot. (Representative photo)

50-year-old Ludhiana man held for desecrating Gutka Sahib

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:35 AM IST
In yet another incident of sacrilege, torn pages of the Gutka Sahib were found scattered in a vacant plot in Amarjit Colony on Wednesday evening
Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) MLA and former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said said the recent developments in the Congress, including appointment of new chief minister and his deputies, had made it clear that decisions of the Delhi darbar were being imposed on Punjab without any ground reality. (HT photo)
Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) MLA and former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa said said the recent developments in the Congress, including appointment of new chief minister and his deputies, had made it clear that decisions of the Delhi darbar were being imposed on Punjab without any ground reality. (HT photo)

Decision of Cong’s Delhi darbar being imposed on Punjab: Dhindsa

UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:29 AM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) MLA and former finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Thursday said the recent developments in the Congress, including appointment of new chief minister and his deputies, had made it clear that decisions of the Delhi darbar were being imposed on Punjab without any ground reality
The Odisha association of pharmacists welcomed the government decision to let their members prescribe medicines for 12 ailments, saying pharmacists prescribed the medicine doses abroad (Reuters)
The Odisha association of pharmacists welcomed the government decision to let their members prescribe medicines for 12 ailments, saying pharmacists prescribed the medicine doses abroad (Reuters)

Odisha pharmacists can prescribe drugs for 12 ailments at primary health centres

By Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON SEP 24, 2021 01:28 AM IST
Odisha’s director health services Dr Bijoy Mohapatra said the government decided to let pharmacists at single-doctor health centres to prescribe medicines for 12 ailments due to an acute shortage of doctors
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