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Discarded school van catches fire in Punjab; 4 kids dead

Chandigarh: Four children were killed on Saturday after an LPG-fuelled modified but discarded van being run illegally by a private school with 12 students on board caught fire at Longowal town in Sangrur district in Punjab, officials said. School authorities purchased the discarded van a day earlier and were running illegally. The dead included two […]

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij (File Photo)

Rahul, Priyanka ‘petrol bombs’: Haryana minister

Chandigarh: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday described Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as “petrol bombs” and said the people should be wary of them. “Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are petrol bombs. Wherever they go, they try to ignite fire. The countrymen should remain alert from them,” he told the media […]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh (File Photo/Twitter)

Will not implement CAB in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

Chandigarh: Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India’s secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in the state. Asserting his commitment to the protection of the Constitutional ethos of the country, Amarinder Singh said the Congress, which has […]

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‘Prize of honesty is humiliation’: IAS officer Ashok Khemka on 53rd transfer

Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who has been transferred over 50 times, on Wednesday said the “reward for honesty is humiliation” as the Haryana government issued transfer order for 14 IAS officers, including him. This is the 53rd transfer of Khemka, who is considered as an upright officer in the administrative circle. Khemka, who was […]

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Google removes anti-India mobile app ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ from Play Store

Chandigarh: Acceding to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s demand, IT giant Google has removed the secessionist, anti-India mobile application ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ from its Play Store, state officials said on Tuesday. A spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said this app was not available any more on Google Play Store for mobile users in India. The […]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh (File Photo/IANS)

India should remain alert from Pakistan: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday once again warned India to remain alert of Pakistan Army’s hidden agenda behind the opening the Kartarpur shrine for Indian pilgrims. Reacting to the release of the Pakistan government’s official song welcoming Sikh pilgrims, with posters of Sikh separatist leaders in the background, the Chief Minister said: “On […]

Kartarpur: Hoardings hailing Navjot Sidhu, Imran Khan surface in Amritsar

Chandigarh: Hoardings of Congress’ Amritsar legislator Navjot Singh Sidhu with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan mysteriously surfaced in Amritsar, describing them as ‘real heroes’ for playing a crucial role in linking the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan with the Indian territory. “Kartarpur Sahib da langah khulwaon vale asli hero. Assi Punjabi hik te thok ke kehne […]