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Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab minister

Chandigarh: The rift between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu deepened on Sunday, when the latter resigned as Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources. “I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet,” the former-cricketer-turned politician wrote in his resignation letter. Posting the letter on Twitter, Sidhu […]

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Congress needs charismatic Gen Next leader as Rahul’s replacement: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday backed a young leader to galvanise the Congress in the wake of Rahul Gandhi’s resignation as the party President. Pointing to the large and growing youth population in the country, the Chief Minister urged the Congress Working Committee (CWC) to look for Gandhi’s replacement in a charismatic Gen […]

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BJP MP Sunny Deol appoints ‘aide’ to represent him in constituency, triggers row

Chandigarh: Sunny Deol, actor and first-time Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur in Punjab, has triggered a ‘row’ by appointing screenwriter Gurpreet Singh Palheri as his ‘aide’ to co-ordinate with government functionaries on his behalf. The decision has not gone well with the BJP. Deol announced that Palheri will look after the affairs of his constituency on […]

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Pakistani lawyer trying to prove Bhagat Singh’s ‘innocence’ in Saunders murder

Chandigarh:  Eighty-eight years after freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged in the Lahore conspiracy case at Lahore on March 23, 1931, efforts are on across the border to prove that the martyrs did not get a fair trial. The Lahore police last week submitted in a Pakistan trial court the first information […]

Punjab: Child retrieved from borewell is dead, claims family

Sangrur/Chandigarh: The two-year-old boy who was retrieved Tuesday morning from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district after five days of rescue operation was no more, claimed victim’s grandfather. There is no official confirmation about the health of the child, Fatehveer Singh. “Why was he taken to the hospital when he is […]