Punjab

State AAP to reach out to Khaira group

State AAP to reach out to Khaira group

The state AAP unit said on Friday that it would invite the rebel group led by MLA Sukhpal Khaira to accompany its team to pay homage to Goa liberation movement martyr Karnail Singh Issru at his native village, Issru (Ludhiana), on August 15.However, AAP will not organise a rally in …

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Man arrested for rape, murder of 100-yr-old

Man arrested for rape, murder of 100-yr-old

Almost two years after a 100-year-old woman was murdered after being raped at Daun Kalan village, 15 km from Patiala, the Patiala Sadar police on Friday cracked the case with the arrest of a 38-year-old man from the same village. The man lived a life of a vagabond and managed …

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Be drug vigilantes: Sidhu to youth

Be drug vigilantes: Sidhu to youth

Even as the incidents of anti-drug vigilantism are already making news in Punjab, Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday asked the youth not to remain completely dependent on the government and rather take to activism against drugs.Sidhu was speaking at a student-interactive session organised by the Youth Congress …

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‘Mobile’ filling station sealed, SAD leader’s family in a spot

‘Mobile’ filling station sealed, SAD leader’s family in a spot

A team of government officials here on Thursday sealed a filling station owned by Shivraj Dhillon, father of SAD’s Gidderbaha constituency incharge Hardeep Singh Dimpy Dhillon, for allegedly filling tankers with fuel and supplying it in other towns.One FIR each was registered in Bathinda and Gidderbaha, while a fuel tanker …

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Six youths sexually abused in illegal custody; ASI suspended

Six youths sexually abused in illegal custody; ASI suspended

Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Narinder Singh, posted at Sanaur police station, has been suspended for allegedly torturing a group of local youths. One of the victims has been admitted to Government Rajindra Hospital. He alleged that he was beaten up and given poison by the cop.The youth (name withheld) and his …

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Jagraon man gunned down in Canada

Jagraon man gunned down in Canada

A Jagraon man was shot dead by unidentified persons in Abbotsford city of Canada on Saturday night. The deceased has been identified as Gagandeep Singh Dhaliwal (20). His 15-year-old cousin received bullet injuries. The victim is survived by parents and a younger sister.Sources said the incident took place around 9 …

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Selfie on rail track proves fatal for two schoolboys

Selfie on rail track proves fatal for two schoolboys

Two teenagers were crushed to death under a train while they were reportedly posing for a selfie on a railway track at Doraha on Sunday morning.The victims had gone to pay obeisance at Gurdwara Katana Sahib. The incident took place when they were on their way back home.The deceased have …

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UK Sikh priest grows world’s longest cucumber

UK Sikh priest grows world’s longest cucumber

A 75-year-old Sikh in the English city of Derby has grown a giant cucumber. He says praying to it daily has helped the ribbed vegetable grow to a potential world-record size, the British media reported.Raghbir Singh Sanghera, who worked as a farmer in India before coming to the UK in …

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Second phase of crop loan waiver scheme by Aug 15

Second phase of crop loan waiver scheme by Aug 15

The state government is set to roll out the second phase of its crop loan waiver scheme within 10 days. In this phase, crop loans taken by marginal farmers from commercial banks operating in Punjab will be waived.Private and nationalised banks have submitted data to the government of 4.52 lakh …

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