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25 Jan 2021

Amarinder Singh

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.

Member quits SC's panel formed to talk with protesting farmers

Bhupinder Singh Mann, the President of Bhartiya Kisan Union, on Thursday quit the four-member committee formed by Supreme Court to talk with farmers who have been protesting against three farm laws for over a month.

Farmers welcome Supreme Court order but reject 'pro-government' committee

The Supreme Court's Tuesday verdict of putting a stay on the implementation of farm laws was appreciated by protesting Farmers but the four-member committee was not since it is "pro-government."

Pakistan's top court approves singer's plea against Ali Zafar

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has accepted singer Meesha Shafi's petition filed against the Lahore High Court's (LHC) order in the sexual harassment case against singer-actor Ali Zafar.

10 Jan 2021

Amarinder Singh

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.

03 Jan 2021


Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi, nearby areas

Several parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers early on Sunday morning for the second consecutive day.

01 Jan 2021

Madhya Pradesh

Delhi records 1.1°C, coldest New Year's Day in 15 years

On the first day of 2021, Delhi shivered with the mercury slipping to 1.1°C, as recorded by the Safdarjung observatory, for the first time in over a decade.

29 Dec 2020


Delhi's minimum temperature drops to 3.6 degree Celsius

Delhi reeled under a cold wave on Tuesday as icy winds sweeping through the city brought the minimum temperature down to 3.6 degree Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

29 Dec 2020

Mukesh Ambani

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.

28 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

IMD forecasts cold wave across North India later this week

Several places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, recorded their minimum temperature below the five-degree Celsius mark on Sunday, with the India Meteorological Department forecasting severe cold wave in parts of the region later this week and warning of dense fog.

28 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Farmers protest: Punjab lawyer dies by suicide, note mentions PM

A lawyer from Punjab allegedly ended his life on Sunday to raise an objection against three new agricultural reforms that have sparked a massive agitation on the outskirts of Delhi.

26 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Air quality to deteriorate further in northwest India, including Delhi-NCR

On Saturday, poor and very poor air quality levels were recorded in most towns and cities in northwestern India.

26 Dec 2020


Evident government won't budge, prepared for long haul, say farmers

The farmers camping at the borders of Delhi have indicated they are prepared for a long haul while adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Friday was an attempt to "divide and mislead them."

25 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

US lawmakers write to Pompeo on farmers' protest in India

A group of seven influential US lawmakers, including Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, have written to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging him to raise the issue of farmers' protest in India with his Indian counterpart.

22 Dec 2020

Air India

Passengers protest at Amritsar airport over delay in virus testing

Passengers who arrived at Amritsar's Sri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport from the UK protested against the authorities over the alleged delay in carrying out their coronavirus tests.

22 Dec 2020

Madhya Pradesh

PM Modi will speak with farmers on December 25

The next tranche of the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme will be released on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Agriculture Ministry said.

21 Dec 2020


Big B remembers mother Teji Bachchan on death anniversary

Penning a soulful tribute to his mother Teji Bachchan on her 13th death anniversary today, Amitabh Bachchan said her blessings continue to be with the family.

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.

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".

14 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

IRCTC sent two crore emails highlighting PM's relationship with Sikhs

Between December 8 and December 12, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) sent out two crore emails to its customers highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relationship with the Sikh community.

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.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

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.

03 Dec 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Bollywood actors support Diljit, after his spat with Kangana Ranaut

Yet again, actor Kangana Ranaut dominated the list of trends on social media, as she got involved in an ugly war-of-words with actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh over a "misleading" tweet.

03 Dec 2020


"Betrayal of farmers" prompts Parkash Badal to return Padma Vibhushan

92-year-old Parkash Singh Badal, the patriarch of Shiromani Akali Dal, returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday, to protest against the three farm laws which have sparked a massive agitation against the Centre.

03 Dec 2020


Kangana Ranaut receives legal notice over fake tweet

A legal notice has been issued to actor Kangana Ranaut over a tweet where she had falsely identified an old woman involved in the ongoing farmers' protest as Shaheen Bagh's "Bilkis Dadi."

03 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

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.

29 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Protesting farmers reject Amit Shah's offer on venue change

Farmers protesting against the Centre's contentious farm laws have rejected Union Home Minister Amit Shah's condition of changing the venue of their demonstration.

29 Nov 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

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.

28 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

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.

27 Nov 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

'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.

27 Nov 2020


Farmers continue 'Delhi Chalo' protest, braving teargas, water cannons

Farmers from Punjab braved water cannons and teargas shells as they continued their march toward Delhi in protest against the three contentious agricultural laws passed by the Centre in September.

21 Nov 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

17 Nov 2020

Sonu Sood

Sonu Sood named Punjab icon by the Election Commission

Actor Sonu Sood has been appointed as the Punjab state icon to make people aware about ethical voting, the Election Commission announced on Monday.

31 Oct 2020


'Kaali Khuhi' review: Shabana Azmi can't save this unbearable movie

The last time Netflix concocted horror drama with a social issue, it gave us the enchanting Bulbbul. So, I put my faith in Kaali Khuhi, the streamer's latest offering in this department.

20 Oct 2020

Amarinder Singh

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.

19 Oct 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Schools to reopen in these states today; check guidelines here

Some states have decided to reopen schools starting Monday (October 19) as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.