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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 […]

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Pak now smuggles weapons into Kashmir via Punjab

New Delhi: Since the global watchdog on terror funding, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mounted pressure against the Imran Khan government, terror groups based in Pakistan have been smuggling weapons for their recruits in Kashmir via Punjab. Top official sources told IANS that since the February 2019 Pulwama suicide attack, dozens of weapons enroute Jammu and […]

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3 rescued, 3 trapped as building collapses in Punjab

Chandigarh: A three-storey commercial building collapsed in Punjab’s adjoining Mohali district on Saturday, trapping at least six people, out of whom three have been rescued, police said. After eight hours of the rescue operation, the third survivor was extricated. Authorities believe three people are still struck in the rubbles. No casualty has been reported yet, while […]

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16 suspected Coronavirus cases in Punjab, five in Haryana

Chandigarh: Sixteen patients in Punjab and five in Haryana have been quarantined on suspicion of having Coronavirus, ministers in both the states said on Tuesday. However, one death in Punjab’s Amritsar was due to swine flu. A 28-year-old man from Mohali in Punjab who had recently returned from China, was admitted to the PGI here after […]

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After Kerala, Punjab Assembly adopts resolution against CAA

Chandigarh: After Kerala, Punjab on Friday became the second state to pass a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The Congress-ruled government moved the resolution in the Assembly that got the support of the main opposition AAP. However, the Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD), an alliance partner of the BJP in the state, opposed the […]

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Suspected Pak drone spotted flying in Punjab

Chandigarh: A suspected Pakistani drone was spotted flying in villages in the Indian territory along the India-Pakistan border in Hussainiwala area in Punjab, security officials said on Tuesday. Villagers captured pictures of a drone on their mobiles. Its sighting was reported in Tendiwala village in Ferozepur district at 8.48 p.m. on Monday, an official told […]

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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 […]