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  • Navjot Singh Sidhu attacks Punjab govt after removal of security cover October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday claimed that his security cover has been withdrawn, as he attacked the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government in Punjab for indulging in "petty" politics and hitting "below the belt". The move comes close on the heels of Sidhu's attack on SAD...
  • Punjab government announces 10 per cent DA for employees October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary. Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary...
  • AAP's Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab government for drug menace October 9, 2014

    Amritsar: Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats. "The Punjab government never thought to eradicate unemployment in the state, due to which...
  • Punjab: Tax raised to mobilise funds for development, says SAD October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday supported the SAD-BJP led Punjab government's move to increase VAT on diesel, cold drinks and cigarettes, saying tax was raised to mobilise funds for development. In a statement, SAD general secretary and core committee member Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the rate of...
  • CLT20: We were not close to our best, says George Bailey October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey has expressed disappointment over his team's loss in the Champions League T20 semi-finals to Chennai Super Kings, saying that the players did not play to their potential. "Disappointed for losing. I think that is the nature of the game, it does not matter whether...
  • CLT20: Complete game for us ahead of final, says MS Dhoni October 3, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side played a "complete game" to beat Kings XI Punjab and enter the Champions League T20 final on Thursday. "Overall I think it was a complete game for us," said Dhoni after Chennai beat Punjab by 65 runs to enter the...
  • Champions League T20: Chennai humble Punjab to set up final with Kolkata October 2, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings stormed into their second Champions League T20 final with a crushing 65-run victory over Kings XI Punjab here on Thursday. Chennai bowlers wreaked havoc to dismiss Punjab for 117 in 18.2 overs after Dwayne Bravo hammered 67 balls off 39 balls and took his team to an...
  • As it happened: KXIP vs CSK, CLT20 2nd semi-final October 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to bowl. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while Super Kings had to depend on other teams' showing top make the last four stage....
  • Haryana elections: Congress may bag more votes by passage of Gurdwaras Management Bill October 2, 2014

    Kurukshetra: Ahead of Haryana Assembly elections, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trying hard to woo the Sikh vote bank in the state where one of the significant vote share comes from over 10 lakh Sikhs. Earlier in the year, the state government had passed a bill creating a separate...
  • Punjab CM Badal calls for community participation for clean India October 2, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday administered a cleanliness pledge under the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' to government officials. On the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Badal avowed people to maintain cleanliness in and around their houses, public places and workplaces. People pledged...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: Battle of equals as mighty Punjab take on Chennai in semis October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: A keen battle is on the cards when IPL teams Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings clash in the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Thursday. Punjab go into the match unbeaten in four games they have played so far while...
  • CLT20: KXIP's Glen Maxwell reprimanded for conduct breach September 29, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab batsman Glen Maxwell received a reprimand for breaching the Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during his team's match against Cape Cobras on Sunday. The dashing batsman was bowled out for 23 by Cobras' Sybrand Engelbrecht. While walking back to the pavilion, TV cameras captured a visibly...
  • CLT20: Punjab did well on a tired wicket, says Bailey September 29, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey had every reason to have a broad smile on his face as his side put up a "clinical" show, recording their fourth win in a row here on Sunday. Punjab beat Cape Cobras by seven wickets to finish on top of Group B. "It was...
  • CLT20: Punjab beat Cobras by 7 wickets to make it four in a row September 28, 2014

    Mohali: A clinical Kings XI Punjab steamrolled Cape Cobras by seven wickets for their fourth win in a row as they ended their Group B engagements with a flourish in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament on Sunday. With this win, Punjab, who have already qualified for the semi-finals, have finished on...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Cape Cobras, CLT20 Match 17 September 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League on Sunday. Failing to win this...
  • CLT20: Uphill task for Cape Cobras to stop Punjab's juggernaut September 28, 2014

    Mohali: On a roll after making the semifinals, Kings XI Punjab would aim to keep the winning run going when they take on South Africa's Cape Cobras in a Group B encounter of the Champions League here on Sunday. Failing to win this year's IPL after going down to Kolkata Knight...
  • CLT20: Mohali pitch was a challenge for batsmen, says Sehwag September 27, 2014

    Mohali: Senior batsman Virender Sehwag was full of praise for his young opening partner Manan Vohra, whose 32-ball-65 set the tone for an emphatic victory. In fact Sehwag said that he wanted to present Manan, with one of his bats had he scored a century. "I offered to give Manan my bat...
  • CLT20: Kings XI Punjab thrash Northern Knights to reach semis September 26, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab put up yet another dominating performance as they outclassed Northern Knights from New Zealand by a whopping 120 runs to enter the semi-finals in their maiden appearance in the Champions League T20 on Friday. Put into bat, Kings XI Punjab puty up a massive 215 for five,...
  • As it happened: Kings XI Punjab vs Northern Knights, CLT20, Match 13 September 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights. Kings XI are presently at the second position in Group B with two wins from as many games. Hobart Hurricanes are...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss entire CLT20 due to injury September 26, 2014

    Cricket Australia said fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has a rib injury and he won't be released to play the ongoing Champions League T20 in India. Australian team performance manager Pat Howard on Friday said Johnson will continue to work with medical staff before approval is given for his return to action. Johnson...
  • CLT20: Kings XI Punjab start favourites against Northern Knights September 26, 2014

    Mohali: Their confidence on a high following back-to-back wins, Kings XI Punjab would definitely start as overwhelming favourites against Northern Knights in a Group B match of the Champions League T20 on Friday. Kings XI are presently at the second position in Group B with two wins from as many games....
  • 12 new judges of Punjab, Haryana High Court sworn-in September 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: The 12 new Additional judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday took the oath of office and secrecy. Acting Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Justice Ashutosh Mohunta administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new Additional Judges, including three women, an official...
  • CLT20: Will have to be at our very best to beat Knights, says George Bailey September 25, 2014

    Mohali: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey said that their opponents on Friday's Oppo Champions League T20 game, the Northern Knights, cannot be taken lightly and his team will have to be at their very best to beat them. Bailey, who has led the IPL finalists with back-to-back wins and need...
  • CLT20: We don't fear Kings XI Punjab, says Scott Styris September 25, 2014

    Mohali: Northern Knights would not get intimidated by the might of the Kings XI Punjab says Scott Styris as the Kiwi side are all set to lock horns with the IPL finalists. Styris said if they play to their potential they need not fear any team. "We know they are a good...
  • Punjab: 645 teachers to be promoted as headmasters September 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government, in its effort to fill up the vacancy in education department, has decided to promote 645 teachers as headmasters by next month while recruitment of over 5,000 teachers will be completed by the end of this month. Disclosing this on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said that direction to this...
  • Punjab: Two arrested for cow slaughtering September 23, 2014

    Sangrur: Two persons were on Tuesday arrested by police on charges of cow slaughtering in Sangrur district. Police said that the two were a part of a six-member gang. Earlier, some carcasses were spotted near Malerkotla drain on September 10 by some locals who reported the issue to police. ...
  • I use a lot of variations in my bowling in T20's: Thisara Perera September 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Admitting that T20 is a game where bowlers often find themselves at the receiving end, Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera feels that its good to have a few variations in order to surprise the batsmen. The 25-year-old Perera, who has been the pick of the bowlers for Kings XI Punjab...