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PM security breach: SC probe panel to be headed by Justice (retd) Indu Malhotra

New Delhi: Days after agreeing to set up a committee  to probe the matter of breach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security, the Supreme Court set up a panel headed by Justice (retired) Indu Malhotra in this regard. The matter of PM security breach relates to the January 5 incident when his convoy was stuck...

EC announces Assembly elections in 5 states from Feb 10 to March 7; counting on March 10

7-phase Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Manipur and single-phase polls for Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand New Delhi: The Assembly elections in five states of the country, namely Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa and Punjab, will be held between February 10 and March 7, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra announced on Saturday. Elections in...

Supreme Court to hear PM Modi’s security breach matter on Friday

PM Modi’s convoy was stranded on a flyover on way to Ferozepur in Punjab on Wednesday  New Delhi: The matter of lapses in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security in Punjab on Wednesday will come up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Friday. A petition was filed by an organisation called Lawyer’s Voice in the...

Stranded on flyover for 15-20 minutes, PM Modi cancels rally in Punjab’s Ferozepur

New Delhi: The passing convoys of political leaders are known to result in traffic jams where commuters could remain stuck for several minutes to a few hours. However, in a twist of events, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stranded on a flyover for around 15-20 minutes en route Firozepur in Punjab where he was to...

Punjab MLA Balwinder Singh Laddi returns to Congress, days after leaving it for BJP

  Chandigarh: Punjab MLA Balwinder Singh Laddi who had resigned from Congress to join BJP a few days ago quit the Saffron party to return to the former. The Congress MLA from Shri Hargobindpur, had left the party and joined BJP in New Delhi on December 28 along with another MLA, Fatehjang Singh Bajwa. On...

Powerful blast in Ludhiana court complex leaves 2 dead, at least 4 injured

Ludhiana: A blast inside the District and Sessions Court Complex in Ludhiana in Punjab on Thursday left two persons dead. Four others have been reportedly injured in the incident. According to reports, the high-intensity blast occurred at around 12.22 pm in a bathroom. The walls of the bathroom were damaged and the glass panes of...

Drone from Pak side caught in Punjab; Amarinder asks CM to ‘stop doing bhangra all day’

Chandigarh: The Border Security Force captured a drone that was flying at a low height in the border area of Ferozpur in Punjab on Friday night. The Made-in-China hexacopter had entered India from Pakistan side, said a senior BSF officer, adding that they are supervising search operation in the area. The drone was reportedly 300...

Amarinder Singh joins hands with BJP for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has confirmed the alliance with BJP for Assembly elections in the state. He met BJP’s Punjab in-charge Gajendra Singh Shekhawat in Delhi on Friday. Amarinder Singh had resigned from the CM’s post in September this year citing insult. He was succeeded by Charanjit Singh Channi. After...

No other party knows how to improve govt schools: Kejriwal says in Punjab

Amritsar: One of Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s promises to poll-bound Punjab is that his party will improve government schools in the state, just like they did in Delhi. “We will improve Punjab govt schools just like we improved Delhi govt schools; only we know how to do it,...

Grenade blast near Army camp in Pathankot in Punjab; no injuries reported

The incident took place at Triveni Gate of Army camp in Pathankot Chandigarh: A grenade blast took place near the camp of the Indian Army in Pathankot in Punjab on Monday morning. No injury was reported in the incident. The police reached the spot and collected parts of the grenade. They are in the process...

After over a year of protests, PM finally gives in: 3 controversial farm laws to be repealed

New Delhi: In a major victory for all the farmers protesting against the three controversial farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced that the laws would be repealed. He said the process for the same would begin by month-end. After making the announcement, PM Modi urged the protesting farmers camping outside Delhi...

Special 2-day Punjab Assembly begins; to discuss farm laws, extended BSF jurisdiction

The special Punjab Assembly was adjourned on Monday after obituary references; next session on November 11   Chandigarh: The Punjab government began its two-day special Assembly session on Monday for complete withdrawal of the three new controversial farm laws. It will also oppose the extension of the Border Security Force (BSF) jurisdiction along the international...