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Punjab govt to hold shortest ever three day winter session on Nov 27, 28 and 29

CHANDIGARH: The winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be held for three days, from November 27 to November 29, 2017.

Delhi woman alleges rape by taxi driver, aide in Greater Noida

NEW DELHI: A woman has alleged she was raped by a cab driver and his associate for over five hours and robbed of her valuables before being dumped in Greater Noida, police said.

'Padmavati' row intensifies; Karni Sena threatens to cut Deepika's nose

MUMBAI: The row over filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis "Padmavati" intensified on Thursday after a Shri Rajput Karni Sena member threatened to chop off actress Deepika Padukones nose amid a call for "Bharat Bandh" (shutdown) on December 1 when the film is slated for pan-India release.

Zimbabwe awaits next steps after military takeover

HARARE: Zimbabwe remained in political limbo a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe's 37-year grip on power.

Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules

SAN RANCISCO: Twitter has announced to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules, adding that the micro-blogging platform is reworking on its entire verification system.

Trump picks ghost hunter to be federal judge

WASHINGTON: One of US President Donald Trump's judicial nominees is a ghost hunter who has written several novellas about paranormal activities.

House Democrats demand Trump impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON: A small group of House Democrats have introduced articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump. Representative Steve Cohen told a press conference on Wednesday that five other Democrats have signed his resolution to introduce five articles of impeachment against the President, Xinhua news agency reported.

Punjab signs MoU for paddy straw conversion

CHANDIGARH: To curb the tendency among farmers to burn paddy stubble, which is causing large-scale air pollution, the Punjab government on Wednesday said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 processing plants for converting paddy straw into bio-energy in the state.

College girl gang-raped in moving car, dumped on UP highway

LUCKNOW: A college student was gang-raped in a moving car and then thrown on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.

Doaba farmers up in arms against Punjab govt for low sugar cane price

PHAGWARA: Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee have threatened to intensify its stir if their demands could not be accepted by November 20. This Ultimatum was given by various Farmers Leaders including (DKSC) President Manjit Singh Rai,General Secretary Satnam Singh Sahni,District Jalandhar President Harsh Surinder Singh while addressing a large scale five hours long  state-level dharna in Grain Market Phagwara on Wednesday afternoon.

Decide who is primary authority in Delhi, AAP government urges SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court was on Wednesday urged to decide whether a Chief Minister accountable to a democratically elected assembly and the people or the President's nominee Lt Governor was the primary authority to govern the national capital.

Khattar, Kejriwal pledge to fight smog in 2018 ,Capt Amarinder stays away

CHANDIGARH:  Chief Ministers Manohar Lal Khattar of Haryana and Arvind Kejriwal of Delhi on Wednesday met for nearly 90 minutes here and agreed to take steps to prevent a repeat of smog in the National Capital Region (NCR) next year.

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over 'ceasefire violations'

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control in which a woman was reportedly killed.

Rain disrupts India's training ahead of Ist Test against Sri Lanka

KOLKATA: The Indian cricket team on Wednesday cancelled its scheduled training session on the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka due to inclement weather.

Kejriwal-LG fight intensifies

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday accused Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal of "disrupting an elected government".
"Isn't LG disrupting an elected government by encouraging officers not to show files to Ministers?

Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India

NEW DELHI: Google made its flagship smartphone "Pixel 2 XL" available in India on Wednesday in two variants -- 64GB model for Rs 73,000 and 128GB variant for Rs 82,000.

Australians decisively support same-sex marriage

CANMERRA: Australians have voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage in a historic non-binding poll. The vote showed 61.6 per cent of people favour allowing same-sex couples to wed, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said, BBC reported on Wednesday.

Punjab CM firmly told Kejriwal, he cant meet him on stubble burning issue

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has once again ruled out a meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the issue of air pollution resulting from stubble burning, urging him to refrain from trying to politicise such a serious issue.

Kejriwal seeks meeting with Amarinder over pollution

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh to meet him in Chandigarh over stubble burning by farmers leading to smog and pollution in the capital and surrounding areas.

Delhi woman files rape complaint against senior advocate, his son

NEW DELHI: A woman advocate has filed a complaint of rape and sexual harassment against a senior advocate and his son here, saying she was exploited on the pretext of marriage and abandoned after giving birth to a child.