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Judiciary needs more women to ensure justice for women: Top British lawyer

NEW DELHI: With crimes against women a feature in the developed as well as developing world, there is a pressing need for more female presence in the bench and bar than just a token few faces to ensure proper consideration and justice to the victims, says a prominent British woman jurist.

No bidder came forward for 30 mines out of 51 put on auction in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The auction for a total of 51 mines was held today. Out of 51 mines, no bidder deposited EMD for 30 mines and 4 mines were withdrawn from auction due to single bidder and for 1 mine all bidders were disqualified (30+4+1=35).

Indiana Senate session begins with Sikh Prayers

INDIANAPOLIS: Sikhs Political Action Committee founder chairman Gurinder Singh Khalsa, who originally hails from Kurukshetra (India) opened the Indiana State Senate session on Monday  with Sikh prayers at the Indiana State House, Downtown, here.

'Each year, 6 lakh newborns die within 28 days of birth in India'

NEW DELHI: A quarter of global neonatal deaths happen in India where nearly 600,000 newborns die within 28 days of their birth every year, according to a new Unicef study.

Punjab Govt to organize 2nd State Level Job Fair from 20th Feb to 8th March:-Channi

MOHALI: Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura Near Chandigarh; Universal Group of Institutions, Lalru and Adesh Group of Institutions, Gharuan under Punjab Govt. initiative “ Har Ghar Rozgar” are jointly organizing a 2nd State Level Mega Job Fest on 22nd Feb at IKG-PTU, Mohali Campus.

Would spare no effort to connect youth with Punjabi language: Dr.Surjit Patar

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Kala Parishad would organise a gala function at Punjab Kala Bhawan on 21st February marking 'International Mother Tongue Day'." This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Parishad Dr. Surjit Patar here today while interacting with the mediapersons.

Railways relax age limit for 90,000 jobs

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Railways on Monday relaxed the upper age limit by two years for all categories in one of the world's largest recruitment drive for about 90,000 jobs.

RERA gives one more chance to promoters to submit their application for registration

CHANDIGARH: Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), Punjab has decided to give one more chance to those promoters who have not applied for registration of their projects till last date i.e. December 31, 2017 to submit their applications for registration of their projects. The authority accordingly calls upon all promoters to avail this opportunity and avoid any punitive action under the law.

Phagwara money lender looted on Feb 14 died under mysterious circumstances

PHILLAUR:  One Money Exchanger Gurvinder Ram, running Western Union shop in Phillaur village Nagar who was looted by three armed robbers on the night of February 14, was allegedly killed in mysterious circumstances in the Village Nagar near Phillaur on Monday noon.

SAD claims Goonda Tax collection going on unabated despite CM's order of clamp down

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the State police had failed to implement chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s orders to clamp down on goonda tax which was on the increase with even the Indian Air Force (IAF) authorities complaining of this and said only an inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court could pin down the real culprits and lead to their arrest.

Rotomac took Rs 2,919 cr loan for wheat export but failed to execute business: CBI

NEW DELHI: Rotomac Global Private Limited cheated a consortium of banks to the tune of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to the company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export.

Three persons killed in Phagwara mishaps

PHAGWARA: Three Persons including a child were killed while three women sustained serious injuries in two different road mishaps occurred near here on Sunday night.

Indian Gay Film ‘Evening Shadows’ premieres at Mardi Gras Film Festival

MUMBAI: Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s narrative feature Evening Shadows will have its World Premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25th at the Event Cinemas.

Navjot Sidhu unveils Rs. 1540 Cr development plan for Punjab cities

FARIDKOT: The Punjab government, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday unveiled a Rs 1540 crore development package for 107 cities in the state, with Fardikot, Kotkapura and Jaito all set to witness a dramatic transformation before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

SAD expresses concern over death threat to first US Sikh Mayor Ravinder Bhalla

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to make more concerted efforts to create awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its proponents, saying recent death threats received by first United States Sikh Mayor Ravinder Bhalla underlined the need for doing so urgently.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder to meet Trudeau in Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: Ending uncertainty over the issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that he was all set to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the latter's visit to Amritsar on Wednesday.

Transgender student of Chandigarh invited to dinner with Canadian PM

CHANDIGARH: A transgender student of Panjab University (PU), Dhananjay Chauhan, has been invited by the Canadian authorities to have dinner with the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, a University official said here.

Man sentenced to death for rape, murder of minor

CHENNAI: A court here on Monday sentenced a man to death for raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, and for also killing his own mother.

Documents show larger conspiracy behind Gandhi's murder, SC told

NEW DELHI:  Pankaj Phadnis, who has sought the reopening of a probe into the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, on Monday told the Supreme Court that he has accessed documents that show a "larger conspiracy" behind the murder.

CBI questions, books Rotomac directors as loan default is seen to touch Rs 3,695 cr

NEW DELHI:  The Rotomac loan default case would touch Rs 3,695 crore,including interest, according to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials who are looking into the case.

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