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16 Oct 2020

National Geographic

Punjab: Shaurya Chakra awardee, who fought Khalistanis, shot dead

Balwinder Singh Sandhu, a brave civilian who fought Khalistani terrorists for years, was today shot dead by unknown assailants in the Bhikhiwind village of Tarn Taran district in Punjab.

10 Oct 2020

West Bengal

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.

29 Sep 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

26 Sep 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Centre over the issue of stubble burning, which poses a recurring headache for people in parts of North India, particularly the national capital.

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.

24 Sep 2020


Punjab farmers launch "rail roko" agitation against controversial agriculture Bills

Farmers in Punjab launched a three-day-long "rail roko" agitation from Thursday, to protest against three contentious farm Bills, behind which the BJP-led Centre has pushed its weight.

20 Sep 2020


Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

Even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, some states have decided to reopen schools partially.

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.

18 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 96,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 52.12 lakh cases. The death toll climbed to 84,424 after reporting over 1,100 fresh fatalities on Thursday.

17 Sep 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

17 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

14 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 93,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which has pushed the nationwide tally to 48.45 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll neared 80,000 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

10 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

08 Sep 2020

Union Home Ministry

Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

The central government has ordered the attachment of properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.

08 Sep 2020


Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

India on Monday reported over 75,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases after a slew of record single-day spikes.

23 Aug 2020

Line of Control (LoC)

Tech upgrade for BSF; force to get new anti-drone systems

The technical upgradation of the Border Security Force (BSF) has started with Director General (DG) Rakesh Asthana taking charge.

21 Aug 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

19 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 27.6 lakh; over 20 lakh recovered

India on Tuesday reported over 63,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 27.66 lakh. The death toll also crossed 53,000 with over 1,000 more fatalities on Tuesday.

18 Aug 2020


Punjab: More curbs in all cities as coronavirus cases rise

The Punjab government has imposed additional restrictions in all cities across the state starting Tuesday in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in urban areas.

18 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 27 lakh; death toll nears 52,000

India on Monday reported roughly 54,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 27.01 lakh while the death toll neared 52,000 with over 800 more fatalities on Monday.

07 Aug 2020


ASHA workers go on strike, demand respectable salaries, more protection

ASHA workers, who bridge the gap between India's porous healthcare system and the needy, have had enough of government's neglect, and have decided to go on a two-day strike from August 7.

02 Aug 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

29 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 15.32 lakh; over 34,000 dead

On Tuesday, India reported roughly 49,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 15.32 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 34,239 with nearly 800 more deaths on Tuesday.

23 Jul 2020

Human Trafficking

24 years jail time for known sex trafficker Sonu Punjaban

Sonu Punjaban, an infamous name in flesh trade, was on Wednesday handed 24 years in prison.

23 Jul 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 12.4 lakh cases after biggest spike

India reported over 45,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, marking the biggest spike in a single-day yet. The nationwide tally has now reached 12.4 lakh cases, including 29,897 deaths.

19 Jul 2020


2 dead, water-logging in Delhi-NCR due to heavy rain

Two persons were reported dead on Sunday as heavy rain flooded key regions of Delhi and surroundings areas.

12 Jul 2020


How to make mouth-watering Amritsari kulcha and chole

Native to the land of Punjab, this traditional dish has become one of the most beloved breakfast and lunch options for families across North India.

03 Jul 2020

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Bus carrying Sikh pilgrims hit by train, 19 dead

At least nineteen people have died in Pakistan on Friday after a train hit a passenger bus, carrying Sikh pilgrims, in Sheikhupura.

25 Jun 2020

Health & Wellness

How to make delicious chole bhature at home

Chole bhature is popular all across India.

16 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Death toll nears 10,000; over 3.42 lakh infected

India on Monday reported roughly 10,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally now stands at 3.42 lakh, while the death toll rose to 9,915.

As malls, restaurants reopen, here's what you need to know

Monday onwards, India will roll back several lockdown restrictions as part of its plan to "unlock" the nation.

05 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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.

29 May 2020


Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

28 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

28 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

With locusts blanketing a number of states, wiping off vegetation in a matter of hours, and entering urban areas too, the Central government on Wednesday said drones have been deployed to mitigate the effect.

22 May 2020


'Mahabharat' actor Satish Kaul (Lord Indra) appeals for financial help

Veteran actor Satish Kaul, who has acted in more than 300 Hindi and Punjabi movies and shows including BR Chopra's iconic series Mahabharat, has been severely affected by the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown.

21 May 2020

Punjab Police

'Bigg Boss 13' contestant Shehnaaz Gill's father accused of rape

Punjabi model/actor and Colors TV reality show Bigg Boss 13's finalist Shehnaaz Gill's father Santokh Singh Sukh (also known as Sukh Pradhan) has been accused of rape by a woman.

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.

18 May 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

08 May 2020

Indian Air Force

IAF fighter aircraft crashes in Punjab due to technical snag

In a troublesome piece of news, an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed near Rurki Kalan village in Punjab's Nawanshahr district. The aircraft which went down was a MiG-29.