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RS adjourned briefly after protests by opposition

NEW DELHI: Proceedings in the Rajya Sabha were adjourned briefly on Wednesday after protests by opposition members on various issues, including the demand for a special status for Andhra Pradesh.

Knowing working style of former PM Dr.Manmohan Singh-an unique experience

I cannot become a biographer of Dr. Manmohan Singh. My knowledge about him is quite recent. Mainly pertaining to his period as the PM. I knew his wife Gursharan Kaur a little bit. However, I tried to study the functioning of this extraordinary financial expert, bureaucratic style prime minister. My only contact with him was regarding Punjab’s well being. He knows Punjab very well and his solutions to Punjab’s problems are right on target. He became prime minister in May of 2004. His elevation to the prime minister’s title was totally unexpected.

Amazon to Provide Customers Access to Innovative Products and Gadgets on Prime Day Sale

E-commerce giant Amazon is once again organizing the Prime Day Sale for its Prime customers in 17 locations including India. The annual shopping event of the online retailer was a major success after it was introduced in India last year while Amazon has been organizing the event already for the past three years in its other locations. This time the sale starts at 12 pm on July 16 and will continue for 36 hours.

Capt Amarinder led government releases Rs.469 crore to clear pending payments under various welfare & development schemes

 Giving a further fillip to its development agenda, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Monday released Rs. 469 crore towards pending payments for various schemes and development projects, besides clearing the entire pendency of VAT/GST refunds in the state treasury.
The funds released today relate to the Local Government and Education departments, as well as pending Social Security Pensions.

Sharif challenges his 10-year jail term

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was given a 10-year jail term this month in a corruption case, challenged his conviction and sought suspension of the guilty verdict, media reports said on Monday.

Munna Bajrangi cremated amid tight security

Dreaded gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi, who was shot dead in mysterious circumstances in the Baghpat jail on Monday, was cremated at the Manikarnika Ghat here on Tuesday.

Bhopal councilor's husband suspended from BJP

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Councilor Manful Meena's husband and party worker Shyam Meena has been suspended over a tussle with Bhopal MP Alok Sanjar and MLA Rameshwar Sharma, an official said.

Gangster shot dead inside UP prison

Dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside a high security prison in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat early on Monday, police said.

Suspending fake accounts to impact Twitter's growth: Report

 To counter the spread of misinformation on its platform, Twitter is suspending over one million fake and suspicious accounts a day which may further hit its already-stalled users' growth, the media reported.

Punjab Police bust major cross-border heroin smuggling racket

In a major crackdown on smuggling of narcotics and weapons from across the border from Pakistan, the Intelligence Wing of the Punjab Police has busted a gang of heroin smugglers and arrested four persons, including an ex-Army man, in this connection.

Punjab Government Fully Committed to provide assistance to acid attack victims: Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab Government under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is fully committed to provide every necessary assistance to the women who are victims of acid attack and treats such cases on priority basis.”

Dileep row: Superstar Mohanlal's stock falls with Kerala Women's Commission

Superstar Mohanlal, who leads the Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes, came under fire from the Kerala Women's Commission on Thursday over the decision to reinstate accused actor Dileep into the artistes' body.

50 cr people are under social security cover: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday claimed 50 crore people in the country have come under social security cover, which is a 10-time leap from the 2014 figure.

PM attacks Congress for imposing Emergency, calls for 'eternal vigil'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday said the 1975-77 Emergency was a "dark period" that the nation could never forget and called for making democracy stronger by "writing, debating, deliberating, and questioning" its vital aspects and pledged his full commitment to protecting the Indian Constitution and Democracy.

Indira 'tallest leader', Modi 'authoritarian', says Congress

 The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP for comparing former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi with Hitler and hit out at Union Minister Arun Jaitley for "distortion of history".

Modi calls Emergency 'dark period', wishes to strengthen democracy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the 1975-77 Emergency was a "dark period" that the nation could never forget and called for making democracy stronger by "writing, debating, deliberating, and questioning" its vital aspects.

AIIB to invest $100 mn for India's development projects

The Beijing-based Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) announced on Monday an equity investment of $100 million in India's National Investment & Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) to help various development projects in this country.

SAD asks why clean chit given to Hardev Laadi when common man suffering at hands of sand mafia

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)today asked the Congress government to explain why it was dispensing kangaroo justice by giving clean chits to its near and dear ones like that given to mining mafia accused and party legislator Hardev Laadi even as the common man was suffering from the scrouge of illegal mining at the hands of the sand mafia in Punjab. 

Indian Government ends ceasefire in J&K, dismay in Valley

NEW DELHI: As terrorist activities continued even after a month-long Ramadan ceasefire announcement in Jammu and Kashmir, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral initiative, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month, evoking dismay among people in the state.

Government ends ceasefire in J&K

 Amid unending violence blamed mostly on militants, the Centre on Sunday decided not to extend its unilateral ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, declared on May 16 to coincide with the holy month of Ramadan.

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