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Moga: Dalit basketball player thrown off stadium roof after rape bid; no headway 5 days on

Moga: An 18-year-old basketball player was thrown off a 25-feet-high roof of an indoor stadium in Moga district of Punjab when she resisted a rape attempt. She is currently undergoing treatment for multiple fractures in her legs and jaw. The incident took place on August 12, but her family claims no action has been taken...

‘Humiliated’ by Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra, Faridkot medical university VC resigns

Chetan Singh Jouramajra had taken oath as minister earlier this month Faridkot: Baba Farid medical university vice-chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur submitted his resignation shortly after being ‘humiliated’ by Punjab health minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra. The latter, during an inspection of the hospital, asked Dr Raj Bahadur to lie on a bed meant for patients after...

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann gets married at private function

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann got married to Dr Gurpreet Kaur in a close-knit ceremony at his residence in Chandigarh on Thursday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MP from Punjab Raghav Chaddha were present on the occasion. The marriage was believed to have been arranged by Bhagwant Mann’s mother and sister. Gurpreet...

Sidhu Moosewala murder: 2 main sharpshooters arrested

New Delhi: Two main shooters allegedly involved in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala have been arrested, the Delhi Police said on Monday. The cops also seize large number of arms and explosives, ANI quoted officials of the Special Cell of Delhi Police as saying. The arrested include the module head, the police have...

Rahul Gandhi meets Sidhu Moosewala’s family

Chandigarh: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visited the family of slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala at their residence in Mansa district of Punjab on Tuesday. He also paid homage to the later singer. Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by Punjab Congress leaders including state party president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Partap Singh Bajwa and others. He demanded...

Murdered singer Sidhu Moosewala’s parents to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today

Chandigarh: The parents of popular singer Sidhu Moosewala are scheduled to meet Union Home Ministers Amit Shah in Chandigarh on Saturday evening. The Punjabi singer was shot dead in Mansa in Punjab on May 29, a day after the Bhagwant Mann government reduced his security cover. Subsequently, the Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed...

Punjab state transport bus conductor robbed at gunpoint

Ludhiana: The conductor of a Punjab Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) was robbed at gunpoint near Ladhowal toll plaza on Ludhiana-Jalandhar National Highway on Wednesday. The conductor, identified as Sahil, reportedly told the police that three robbers on a bike and a scooter approached the bus. They demanded the cash bag from him. When he refused,...

Sidhu Moosewala murder: Punjab govt to seek probe by sitting HC judge

Under fire for removing armed personnel from singer’s security cover Mann government concedes to demand by murdered singer’s family   Chandigarh: A day after the murder of popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, his family demanded that the investigation be handed over to the CBI or the NIA. They also demanded fixing of responsibility on officers...

AAP nominates 2 Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha from Punjab

Chandigarh: The ruling Aam Aadmi Party has nominated two Padma awardees for Rajya Sabha membership from Punjab. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced that the party had chosen Padma Shri Balbir Singh Seechewal, a river conservationist, and Padma Shri Vikramjit Sahni, an entrepreneur and philanthropist, as its candidates for the Rajya Sabha. The nominations have to...

Punjab government withdraws security cover to 424 more VIPs

Chandigarh: A month after withdrawing the security cover of 184 VIPs, the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government repeated the move, this time with 424 VIPs. The VIPs on this list include former IPS officers, former legislators and others. Ten personnel have been withdrawn from the security of Dera Radha Soami, Beas, and two from the security...

Punjab health minister Vijay Singla sacked over corruption charges

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann sacked his government’s health minister Vijay Singla from the Cabinet over corruption charges against him. Vijay Singla, an MLA from Mansa Assembly constituency was accused of demanding 1 per cent commission in tender allotment and purchase of material. The minister was arrested shortly thereafter by the Anti-Corruption...

Former Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar joins BJP

Chandigarh: Days after resigning from Congress, former Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar joined the BJP on Thursday. He was inducted into the Saffron party in presence of BJP national president JP Nadda. Sunil Jakhar had announced his resignation from the party via Facebook Live on Saturday. “Three generations of my family served the Congress party...