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Refused open-jeep roadshow, Rahul's Gujarat campaign begins with bullock-cart yatra

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will begin his three-day campaign for the Gujarat Assembly elections on Monday from the crucial Saurashtra region with the state police refusing him permission to hold an open-jeep road show, but leaving him with a consolation to take out a bullock cart yatra.

Gurugram school murder: Arrested accused in CBI remand

A district court on Saturday granted the CBI custody of the three accused arrested by Haryana Police in connection with the killing of seven-year-old student Pradhuman Thakur of Ryan International School here earlier this month.

Rajasthan's 'Falahari Baba' arrested for rape

After three days of investigation, Rajasthan Police on Saturday arrested self-styled godman Kaushalendra Prapannacharya 'Falahari' Maharaj in Alwar for the alleged rape of a 21-year-old woman.

Why selective favoritism, singularly shown to Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Bir Devinder Singh asks Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Bir Devinder Singh former deputy speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha today raised serious objection to selective favouratism by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh who decided to refund whopping Rs.44 lakhs penal house rent paid by former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal.

Capt.Amarinder orders release of farmers taken into preventive detention

Taking a humanitarian stand, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the release of all the farmers taken into preventive detention ahead of the Kisan Unions' protest starting in Patiala today. The Chief Minister has also constituted a three-member committee, headed by senior party leader and Chairman Mandi Board, Lal Singh, to hear their grievances and also apprise them of the steps taken by his government regarding the promised crop loan waiver.

Two militants arrested in J&K

Two militants responsible for Wednesday's attack outside a Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) camp in Jammu and Kashmir, have been arrested, police said on Friday.

Kohli, other stars slated to take part in charity event during India-SL Test

India skipper Virat Kohli is expected to participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the 225th anniversary celebration of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on November 18 among a host of other former and current stars.

Sixth suspect detained over London Tube attack

 A sixth suspect has been detained over last week's terror attack on a London Tube train, the Metropolitan Police said on Thursday.

Educational institutes shut in J&K border areas

Educational institutes close to the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir remained shut on Thursday following overnight Pakistan shelling.

US to give $32mn in aid to Rohingya

The US will provide a humanitarian aid package worth $32 million to the Rohingya Muslim minority who have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighbouring Bangladesh, the State Department announced.

Build anti-terrorism into SCO framework: Sushma Swaraj

The eight members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) should strengthen coordination against terrorism and build it into its framework, India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here.

Divisive politics ruining India's reputation abroad: Rahul

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took a strong hit at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, saying that "divisive politics" was ruining India's reputation of peace and harmony abroad.

Cabinet approves amendment to Punjab Land reforms Act for implementation of infrastructure & Sez Projects

The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday gave its approval for amendment to Section 27 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972, thus paving the way for seamless implementation of various pending infrastructure and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects.

Cabinet approves amendment to Punjab Land reforms Act for implementation of infrastructure & Sez Projects

The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday gave its approval for amendment to Section 27 of the Punjab Land Reforms Act, 1972, thus paving the way for seamless implementation of various pending infrastructure and Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects.

Punjab Cabinet clears crop loan waiver scheme announced by Capt Amarinder in June

The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to notify the crop loan waiver scheme announced by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the state assembly in June this year.

Punjab & Haryana HC orders kisan unions to take permission for Patiala dharna

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the various Kisan Unions who are proposing to hold a dharna at Patiala from September 22 to seek prior permission for the same from the Deputy Commissioner or else their gathering “would not satisfy the test of being legal”. It has also directed the state government to ensure strict enforcement of Sec 144 CrPC.

Punjab CM orders probe into Sangrur cracker blast, announces Rs 1 lakh each to victims' kin

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered an investigation into Tuesday’s firecracker explosion in a Sangrur godown, while announcing Rs 1 lakh each as compensation to the families of those killed in the incident.

Heavy rains batter Mumbai, disrupt life, main runway shut

Torrential rains battered Mumbai and parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday, disrupting normal life in the country's financial capital. Flights were badly hit after a private airline skidded on Mumbai airport's main runway, forcing its closure.

Cabinet approves 78 days productivity-linked bonus for rail employees

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved 78 days productivity-linked bonus for non-gazetted rail employees, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

17 government printing presses to merge, jobs will be protected: Jaitley

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to merge into five entities all the 17 government printing presses across the country without causing any job losses.

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