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Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

25 Jan 2021

Foundation stone of Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park laid

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial park at Amritsar, dedicated to unsung heroes of the massacre.

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

10 Jan 2021

40-year-old farmer dies by suicide at Singhu border amid protests

A 40-year-old farmer from Punjab allegedly died by suicide at the Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, the epicenter of the ongoing farmers' protests.

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

29 Dec 2020

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

26 Dec 2020

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest

20 Dec 2020

Farmers threaten to block Delhi-UP Ghazipur border to intensify protest

Farmers protesting against the Centre's new agricultural laws have threatened to block the Ghazipur border between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

17 Dec 2020

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu border, "an irreparable loss".

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

08 Dec 2020

Amit Shah intervenes, invites protesting farmers for meeting today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the second most important person in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, has invited protesting farmers for dialogue at 7 pm today.

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

06 Dec 2020

Will return sports award if farm laws stay: Vijender Singh

Boxer Vijender Singh (35) on Sunday said that he will return his 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna' award if the government does not withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

03 Dec 2020

Key meeting between Centre, farmers today: Here's what to expect

Top ministers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government spent time yesterday preparing for the key meeting with farmers' representatives, which is scheduled for 12 noon today at Vigyan Bhawan.

Government ready to hold talks with protesting farmers: Amit Shah

29 Nov 2020

Government ready to hold talks with protesting farmers: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the government is ready to hold talks with the farmers protesting against the central government's three contentious agricultural laws.

Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

28 Nov 2020

Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for the crackdown on farmers protesting against the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws.

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

28 Nov 2020

As farmers and police clash, Gurudwara in Haryana feeds cops

As farmers clashed with the police during their march to Delhi to protest against three central farm laws, a heart-warming video has come to the fore from Haryana's Karnal area.

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

27 Nov 2020

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmers allowed entry to Delhi by police

Thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab, on Friday were allowed to enter the national capital to hold a protest against three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre in September.

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

21 Nov 2020

Punjab farmers to temporarily lift train blockade from Monday

Punjab's farmer bodies on Saturday decided to lift their rail blockade, which had been imposed in protest of the Centre's contentious new farm laws.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

10 Oct 2020

Sikh man's turban pulled during BJP rally, Bengal Police clarifies

A massive controversy was ignited after a Sikh man's turban — considered holy in the religion — was purportedly pulled by a West Bengal policeman during a protest by the BJP.

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

29 Sep 2020

Farmers continue protest; Congress-ruled states looking to "bypass" farm laws

Farmers across the country are continuing their protest against three laws, that the Centre claims will give them access to markets of their choice. The Bills, which were passed in the Monsoon Session, became laws with President Ram Nath Kovind's signature on Sunday.

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

19 Sep 2020

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

17 Sep 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal leave Modi's Cabinet over farm Bills?

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which is at loggerheads with ally BJP over three farm Bills, is pondering over another key matter, pertaining to the resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

3 arrested for murder of Suresh Raina's relatives

16 Sep 2020

3 arrested for murder of Suresh Raina's relatives

Three members of an inter-state gang of robbers have been arrested for the murdering cricketer Suresh Raina's two relatives in Pathankot on August 19.

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

31 Aug 2020

Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes

India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

27 Aug 2020

JEE, NEET row: Congress will hold nationwide protest tomorrow

Congress will hold a nationwide protest tomorrow (August 28, Friday) against the Centre's decision to hold NEET and JEE competitive examinations next month, amid the coronavirus crisis.

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

26 Aug 2020

NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC

On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

24 Aug 2020

Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress

At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, Haryana imposes lockdown on weekends

21 Aug 2020

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, Haryana imposes lockdown on weekends

All non-essential offices and shops in Haryana have been ordered to remain shut on every Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, state Health Minister Anil Vij has said.

Punjab: Stricter curfew, weekend lockdown introduced, as COVID-19 cases rise

21 Aug 2020

Punjab: Stricter curfew, weekend lockdown introduced, as COVID-19 cases rise

The Punjab government on Thursday announced sweeping restrictions, including a stricter curfew, and weekend lockdowns in all of its 167 cities and towns across the state.

COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

11 Aug 2020

COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an increase in COVID-19 testing in ten most affected states of the country, stating that these states account for more than 80% of active cases in India.

86 dead from spurious liquor in Punjab; 25 arrested

02 Aug 2020

86 dead from spurious liquor in Punjab; 25 arrested

The death toll in the Punjab spurious liquor tragedy has risen to 86 with the maximum number of deaths reported from the Tarn Taran district.

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

05 Jun 2020

Sidhu jumping ships again? AAP's Kejriwal says he is welcome

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said Navjot Singh Sidhu, who left BJP for Congress in 2017, is welcome to join the Aam Aadmi Party, amid raging speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician is looking to switch sides again.

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

18 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

15 May 2020

Lockdown 4.0: Relaxations or restrictions, what's on states' minds?

A third extension of the nationwide lockdown, that started on March 25 to contain the spread of coronavirus, is all but certain.

Gurdas Maan, Honey Singh pay tribute to SI Harjeet Singh

28 Apr 2020

Gurdas Maan, Honey Singh pay tribute to SI Harjeet Singh

The Punjab Police have launched a nationwide campaign #MainBhiHarjeetSingh to highlight the services of policemen and other front-line workers fighting the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

23 Apr 2020

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

Coronavirus: After Odisha, Punjab extends lockdown till May 1

10 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: After Odisha, Punjab extends lockdown till May 1

The Punjab government on Friday announced that the lockdown in the state will be extended till May 1.

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.

People aren't listening: After Punjab, curfew imposed in Maharashtra

23 Mar 2020

People aren't listening: After Punjab, curfew imposed in Maharashtra

Taking a lesson from his Punjab counterpart Captain Amarinder Singh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray imposed curfew in his state to deal with the coronavirus menace.

Delhi Elections: Sheila Dixit's son isn't surprised with Congress' performance

11 Feb 2020

Delhi Elections: Sheila Dixit's son isn't surprised with Congress' performance

Congress made late Chief Minister Sheila Dixit its star-campaigner for Delhi Assembly Elections, reminding how she governed the National Capital.

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

02 Feb 2020

As locust swarms ravage crops, Pakistan declares national emergency

As swarms of desert locusts continue to wreak havoc in Pakistan, the nation has declared a national emergency to eliminate the pest infestation.