Farmer dies by suicide at protest site in Haryana

Chandigarh | Perturbed over the fate of the agitation of farmers against three contentious farm laws, a 55-year-old marginal farmer on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance at a protest site in Jind district of Haryana. The victim, Zile Singh, had been actively involved in serving food to farmers at the protest site on […]

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Moderna refuses to deal directly with Punjab for vaccine: Official

Chandigarh | Citing its policy, Covid-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna has refused to send the vaccine directly to Punjab, state nodal officer for vaccination Vikas Garg said on Sunday. He said all vaccine manufacturers were approached for direct purchase of vaccines, including Sputnik V, Pfizer, Modern, and Johnson & Johnson. Garg said the reply was received from […]

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‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh tests positive for Covid-19

Chandigarh | Legendary athlete and ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh, 91, was diagnosed coronavirus positive on Thursday after one of his staff members tested positive. He isolated himself at his residence here, doctors said. “His condition is stable, but has been down with fever since last (Wednesday) night,” said a doctor. His wife Nirmal Milkha Singh said […]

Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday (Photo | IANS)

Six-time Congress MP Bhatia passes away at 100

Chandigarh | Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said. Former Minister of State for External Affairs, Bhatia was 100 years old. He represented the Amritsar parliamentary constituency six times from 1972, and was the Governor of Kerala from 2004 to 2008 and of Bihar from […]

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (File Image/IANS)

Haryana Assembly passes Bill to make protesters liable for property loss

Chandigarh | Amid protests by the Opposition Congress, the Manohar Lal Khattar BJP-JJP government on Thursday got the Haryana Recovery of Damages to Property During Disturbance to Public Order Bill of 2021 passed by a voice vote in the Assembly. On the pattern of Uttar Pradesh, the Bill provides for recovery of damages to property caused […]