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As BSP-SP join hands, BJP stares at twin challenges in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: The impact of the Samajwadi Party-Bhaujan Samaj Party (SB-BSP) alliance, and why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken recent decisions — from bringing in a significant constitutional amendment to introduce reservations for economically weaker sections to announcing a cow cess and promising cow shelters for strays — is visible in the cities, towns and villages of Uttar Pradesh.

Punjab CM sanctions Rs.203 crore untied fund for infrastructure development in 8 Malwa districts

CHANDIGARH: Winding up the four-day pre-budget deliberations with Congress MLAs,   Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced an untied fund of Rs. 202.35 crore for development of eight districts of Malwa-II region.

AAP to contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab: Kejriwal

CHANDIGARH: Despite a virtual split in the leadership of its Punjab unit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, party leader Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday.

Punjab CM announces revival of Kandi Area Development Board

CHANDIGARH: In his second round of pre-budget consultations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced revival of the Kandi Area Development Board and directed the Finance Department to immediately release Rs. 100 crore as one-time grant to ensure holistic development of this difficult region.

SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment following his conviction in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

PSPCL & PSTCL engineers protest against Amendment bill

CHANDIGARH: PSPCL and PSTCL engineers under the banner of  PSEB Engineers’ Association  held  protest meetings in different parts  of  the state including Patiala and thermal plants  against the Electricity (Amendment ) Bill 2018.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday adjourned till 2 p.m., minutes after it met for the day.

Nationwide trade strike near total in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The two-day nationwide strike called by various trade unions, was near total in Kerala on Tuesday and has so far been peaceful.

Mexican defender Galindo retires from professional football

MEXICO (CITY):  Mexican defender Aaron Galindo, who played for Spain's Toledo and Hercules, has announced his retirement after 16 years as a professional footballer.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha was on Monday adjourned till 2 p.m., minutes after it met for the day.

Power engineers to go ahead with work boycott

CHANDIGARH: National Coordination Committee of Electricity Employees and Engineers (NCCOEEE) has decided to go ahead with work boycott protest & strike  on 08 & 09 January 2019 across the country ignoring the suggestion  of Ministry of Power.

AAP blames Capt Amarinder Singh for ditching farmers and youth of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday opposed the move of Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress govt. to add on new guidelines to get the mobile phone promised by Capt. Amarinder Singh before elections. The party termed the move of govt. as 'cheating the youngster' as it did with the farmers of state on the issue of farm debt.

Ghazipur constable's murder: Police arrest 11, Akhilesh slams Yogi's 'thoko neeti'

GHAZIPUR:  The Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday said that it has arrested 11 people in the killing of a head constable by a violent mob on Saturday.

Those in habit of looting money now afraid of 'chowkidar': Modi

DHARAMSALA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said those who were in the habit of looting money were now afraid of the country's 'chowkidar'. Like the soldiers earlier, the Congress "is now befooling the farmers".

Call by UFBU ( UNITED FORUM OF BANK UNIONS) All India Body of Unions in Banking Industry for strike on DEC 26

DELHI / JALANDHAR:  When we have an introspection of the surroundings and the social and political environment prevailing in the country we can easily judge the mood of the working class. The latest being the Strike call by the AIBOC ( All India Bank Officers Confederation ) an All India bank officers federation on 21st Dec. 2018. This call was for not settling the revised pay scales and other benefits since the last Bipartite Settlement which lasted on October 31 2017.

UP cabinet approves 'exceptional pension' for comatose cops

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved a proposal to give "exceptional pension" to police personnel who are injured in discharge of their duties and go into coma while on duty, a government spokesman said.

HC orders National Herald to vacate premises in 2 weeks

NEW DELHI:  In a setback to the Congress, the Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea of Associated Journals Ltd (AJL) challenging the Centre's October 30 direction asking the National Herald newspaper's publisher to vacate the Herald House within two weeks.

Kerala DGP Thomas' suspension extended by 6 months

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Kerala's Director General of Police Jacob Thomas, who was suspended for criticising the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the wake of cyclone Ockhi disaster, was asked to continue in suspension for another six months, in a fresh order issued here on Friday

Vajra air defence brigade felicites veer naaris and widows at ludhiana

LUDHIANA: The Indian Army’s Vajra Air Defence Brigade today organized a Special Welfare Meet for the Veer Naaris and Widows at Ludhiana.  This annual event aims to reach out and provide maximum assistance in terms of resolving their pension anomalies, benefits, entitlements and placements of their wards.

AAP rebels and associates announce to form Punjab Democratic Alliance

SANGRUR: The rebel MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) led by former Leader of opposition and Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira along with Simaranjit Singh Bains of Lok Insaaf Party, Dr.Dharamvir Gandhi head of Punjab Manch and Rashpal Sing Raju president of Bahujan Samaj Party today at a rally in Sangrur announced to form Punjab Democratic Alliance to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls and also provide a better political alternative to people of Punjab.

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