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  • Bitting cold, dense fog claim 12 lives in north India Yesterday

    New Delhi: Intense cold wave swept across north India on Thursday and, coupled with dense fog, affected normal life across the region and led to the death of 12 persons - nine in Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab. Hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under...
  • Bihar far behind in paddy purchase, says Ram Vilas Paswan Yesterday

    Patna: Union Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday claimed that Bihar was lagging far behind in the purchase of paddy in comparison to other states. "Paddy purchase is going on extensively in the country. Punjab has purchased 116 lakh tonnes of paddy till December...
  • Haryana: Six security personnel arrested during raid on Rampal's ashram 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: An Army man and a head constable were among six security personnel arrested from godman Rampal's ashram at Barwala in Hisar district during the operation to apprehend the controversial preacher, the Haryana government on Tuesday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Amid thick security cover, Rampal along with...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 3 3 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Medium pacer Shardul Thakur took six wickets to help Mumbai bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 206 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur on Monday while Yuvraj...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 3: Yuvraj Singh ton gives Punjab upperhand against Maharashtra 4 days ago

    Pune: On a day when he was dropped from the BCCI's graded retainership, Yuvraj Singh came to his own as he blasted Maharashtra attack into submission with an attractive 136 to guide Punjab to a commanding position in a Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. The veteran India discard hit 25...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 3, Day 2 4 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) All-rounder Parvez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A match against Baroda on Sunday. In another match, in...
  • Swine flu kills 8 in Andhra, Telangana; bird flu alert in Chandigarh 4 days ago

    Hyderabad/Chandigarh: The deadly Swine flu has struck once again, three people in Telangana and five people in Andhra Pradesh have succumbed to the deadly virus. In Punjab, birds have been tested positive for Avian flu at the Sukhna lake and reports of over 300 crows dying under mysterious circumstances are...
  • Embarrassment for NDA, ED to probe Punjab Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drugs racket case 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Party's alliance partner in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal is caught in a difficult situation. Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pushing for a drug free society, the Akali Dal's Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Badal, has been summoned...
  • ED to summon Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in drug racket case 5 days ago

    Punjab: In a major blow to Shiromani Akali Dal, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in the Rs 6,000 crore international synthetic drug case. Bikram Singh Majithia is also the younger brother of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Majithia's name first surfaced in the case...
  • Jamie Dwyer hopes Punjab Warriors will be third time lucky in HIL 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Australian great Jamie Dwyer is confident that his team Jaypee Punjab Warriors will go one better in the upcoming Hockey India League (HIL) and win the trophy. Besides Dwyer, Punjab boast of Jake Whetton at the forward line-up, Lucas Rey in the mid-field, Sandeep Singh, Christopher Ciriello, Mark Knowles...
  • Don't know if Kareena Kapoor is a part of 'Udta Punjab': Shahid Kapoor 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who once dated actress Kareena Kapoor, has said that he has never refused to work with the latter and that he is not sure about her joining the cast of "Udta Punjab". Rumours are abuzz that Shahid and Kareena have been signed for "Udta Punjab" to be...
  • Sandeep Singh all gung-ho for 2015 Hockey India League December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Still smarting from his side Punjab Warriors' loss in the summit clash of the Hockey India League (HIL) last year, veteran penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh Thursday promised to come out all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting Jan 22, next year. Sandeep scored 11...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab draw with Vidarbha, claim 3 points December 17, 2014

    Punjab walked away with three points from their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match against Vidarbha after the slender 37-run first innings lead proved handy for the visitors in the game which ended in a draw on Wednesday. At the end of the match, Vidarbha were 143 for three in 58...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 2, Day 4 December 17, 2014

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day. Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Punjab consolidate position, Rajasthan ride on Menaria's ton on Day 3 December 16, 2014

    Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six. Vidarbha started the day at 149 for six but they failed...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 2: Dhruv takes four wickets as Punjab all out for 195 December 14, 2014

    Nagpur: Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195 on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match on Sunday. Vidarbha bowlers did everything right after winning the toss, striking consistently. Fast bowler Shrikant Wagh (2 for 49) drew the first blood when...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 1: Yuvraj helps Punjab thrash Haryana by 120 runs December 10, 2014

    Patiala: Riding on a brilliant batting show by Indian discard Yuvraj Singh, Punjab thrashed Haryana by 120 runs in the Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Wednesday. Man-of-the-match Yuvraj made it count for the Mandeep Singh-led Punjab by scoring 59 and a brilliant 130 in the first and second...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 1, Day 4 December 10, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: The Group A match between Mumbai and Jammu and Kashmir was evenly poised at the end of the third day's play with the visitors finishing on 58 for one while chasing a modest target of 237 on...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 1: Awana puts Delhi on driver's seat, Haryana ahead of Punjab on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows to great effect as the hosts got themselves to an advantageous position against Saurashtra on the second day of their group B Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. Courtesy entertaining half-centuries from Awana (61) and Narwal (65), Delhi reached...
  • Jammu-Delhi Rajdhani searched as cops receive 'threat input' December 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express train from Jammu was on Sunday night detained at Pathankot in Punjab and was being searched thoroughly following "specific threat input" passed on by the J&K police to their Punjab counterparts, a senior police official said. Nearly 150 security personnel including three DSP-rank Punjab Police officers, one...
  • Ranji Trophy Group B, Round 1: Gambhir stands tall in Delhi's slump, Yuvraj shines for Punjab on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji Trophy fixture against Saurashtra on Sunday. When the stumps were drawn, Gambhir was undefeated on 123 off 270...
  • Bengaluru: Robbery attempt foiled as passersby catch man who robbed woman inside ATM December 7, 2014

    Bengaluru: A robbery attempt was foiled in Bengaluru as passersby caught the man who robbed a woman inside an ATM of Punjab National Bank on Friday evening in Vasanth Nagar area. The incident took place when the woman and her friend had gone to the ATM to withdraw cash. As there...
  • Gurdaspur botched-up surgeries: Is our public healthcare system letting down the people who need it the most? December 5, 2014

    A free cataract surgery camp organized in Punjab's Gurdaspur went horribly wrong after it left 16 people blind. The Punjab government has registered cases against the doctor and the charitable institute that organised the camp. ...
  • Human Rights Commission's notice to Punjab over botched-up eye surgeries December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued a notice to Punjab government over the botched-up eye surgeries that took place in a medical camp in Gurdaspur region. The surgeries which were held in a medical camp organised by an NGO left almost 16 people blind. Dr Vivek Arora, the...
  • Gurdaspur tragedy: Center seeks report on incident from state government, says JP Nadda December 5, 2014

    16 people lost their vision following an operation at an eye camp in Gurdaspur in Punjab. The patients, who are from Amritsar, had undergone cataract surgery organised by an NGO last week. Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said, "We have asked for a report from the Punjab government. We...
  • Sixteen people lose their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Punjab December 5, 2014

    Gurdaspur: Barely a month after 14 women were killed due to botched up sterilisation surgeries in Bilaspur in Chattisgarh, 16 people have lost their eye sight after undergoing eye operation in an eye camp in Gurdaspur. The patients from Amritsar had undergone a cataract surgery at the eye camp...
  • HC orders to cremate the self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj December 5, 2014

    The body of self styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj has been frozen for the last 11 months. But he will now be cremated following the court orders. The Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered Ashutosh Maharaj's cremation on December 1. ...
  • Ludhiana: 17-year-old set ablaze for reporting rape December 4, 2014

    Ludhiana: In a ghastly incident, a 17-year-old rape victim was allegedly set ablaze by six men in Punjab's Ludhiana on Thursday for filing a police complaint against them. Police have arrested two of the accused while the others continue to remain at large. The victim has been hospitalised with 75 per...
  • Jalandhar: Self-styled Ashutosh Maharaj's followers fortify his ashram, refuse to cremate him December 3, 2014

    Jalandhar: After controversial self-styled godman Rampal's followers fought off the police trying to arrest him, followers of another self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj were toeing the same line. After court ordered to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj as he was clinically dead, his followers fortified his ashram in Jalandhar, Punjab. Police and media were not...