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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 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.

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

22 Jan 2020

'Absent' Sidhu features in Congress' star campaigners list for Delhi

After a rather publicized fallout with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu sort of vanished from the news.

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

17 Jan 2020

Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

Another non-BJP governed state has come on-board to take constitutional action against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90

14 Jan 2020

Meet Chandigarh's Harbhajan Kaur who launched her startup at 90

It's never too late to follow your dreams, and Chandigarh's 94-year-old Harbhajan Kaur proves just that.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

14 Dec 2019

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more

24 Nov 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: OnePlus breach, Facebook's facial recognition, WhatsApp's bug, and more

The fourth week of November was pretty much quiet but we did get some concerning news from different corners of the tech sphere.

Google just took down an 'anti-national' app from Play Store

21 Nov 2019

Google just took down an 'anti-national' app from Play Store

Google has a knack for removing bad apps, particularly those carrying dangerous malware or adware capable of disrupting your experience of an Android phone.

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

09 Nov 2019

Ayodhya: Centre told to form trust for construction of temple

A five-judge constitutional bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, gave a unanimous decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute on Saturday.

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

07 Nov 2019

Kartarpur Corridor: Pakistan takes U-turn, says Sikhs will need passports

Days after Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sikh pilgrims will not require passports for visiting Kartarpur Gurudwara, the "top brass" of the country "undid" his order.

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

06 Nov 2019

Did Modi commit a big mistake by green-lighting Kartarpur's inauguration?

Days before the inauguration of the Kartarpur Corridor, which connects two shrines in India and Pakistan, Islamabad released a video aimed at welcoming the pilgrims.

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

01 Nov 2019

Sikh pilgrims can visit Kartarpur without passport, announces Imran Khan

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a gift to Sikh pilgrims from India, who are planning to pay a visit to Kartarpur Gurudwara across the border.

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

22 Oct 2019

Kartarpur Corridor agreement could be signed on October 24: Sources

The troubled Kartarpur Corridor agreement between feuding neighbors India and Pakistan may not take place on Wednesday as scheduled.

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

25 Sep 2019

Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

12 Sep 2019

Fifth member of Punjab family commits suicide over debt

In Punjab's Barnala district, a family grieves the loss of yet another member, who took his life over crippling generational debt.

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

08 Sep 2019

Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh bans controversial TV serial, amid protests

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh issued an order on Sunday, immediately banning the telecast of controversial TV serial Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush.

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

04 Sep 2019

Batala firecracker factory explosion: Over 16 killed, 50 feared trapped

In a tragic incident, a massive fire erupted at a firecracker factory in Batala, Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Wednesday.

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

20 Aug 2019

Rain hammers North India, triggers landslides, kills at least 37

Incessant rains wreaked havoc in North India with reports suggesting that at least 37 people have died.

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

09 Aug 2019

Congress to pick party chief at tomorrow's CWC meet

In a possible conclusion to the leadership crisis of the Indian National Congress, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, scheduled to be held on Saturday, will pick a new party chief, sources said.

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

04 Aug 2019

Amid Congress's leadership crisis, CWC schedules meeting for August 10

Over two months after Rahul Gandhi resigned as Congress President, the party said on Sunday that its top-decision making body will hold a meeting on August 10.

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

19 Jul 2019

After sedition charges, rapper Hard Kaur supports pro-Khalistan campaign

A month after she was booked for sedition, rapper Taran Kaur Dhillon, professionally known as Hard Kaur, has joined the secessionist "Referendum 2020" campaign, run by Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), demanding a separate homeland for Sikhs, Khalistan.

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

15 Jul 2019

After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Punjab Cabinet, found support from his party colleague Shatrughan Sinha with the latter saying he was "appalled" by the decision.

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister

14 Jul 2019

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet minister

On Sunday, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu announced he resigned as a minister from the Punjab Cabinet.

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

09 Jul 2019

Sidhu remains absent but draws salary: BJP writes to Governor

It's been more than a month since Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was given the responsibility of Punjab's Power and Non-renewable Energy Sources Department, but he is yet to take charge.

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

02 Jul 2019

To stop Rahul Gandhi from resigning, Congress worker attempts suicide

The ambiguity over Congress President Rahul Gandhi's resignation isn't nearing an end. The man, for the first time in his career, took responsibility for the poll debacle and decided to quit.

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

02 Jul 2019

RaGa's resignation decision is right. Congress should let him go

Rahul Gandhi has committed many political blunders in his career and 2019 elections showed he just can't take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

23 Jun 2019

Punjab: Prime accused in 2015 sacrilege case murdered inside jail

Tensions have been flying high and security has been stepped up in Punjab after prime accused in the 2015 Bargari sacrilege case was killed inside the jail on Sunday.

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

15 Jun 2019

At NITI-Aayog meet, Modi talks about making India $5-trillion economy

On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the fifth meeting of the NITI Aayog's Governing Council. This was the first meeting which PM Modi chaired after BJP got a historic mandate in Lok Sabha elections, whose results were declared on May 23.

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

11 Jun 2019

Punjab: 2-year-old, pulled out of borewell after 5 days, dies

A two-year-old boy from Punjab, who fell into a 150-feet deep borewell and remained stuck there for 109 hours, died on Tuesday morning.