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HC seeks status report from Haryana on Jat agitation

February 23rd, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) With 19 lives being lost and property and assets worth thousands of crores being destroyed in just five days of mayhem in Haryana during the Jat agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday ...


February 22nd, 2016 (0)
A Mainstreet Research poll shows that only 29% of the people approve Premier Kathleen Wynne’s performance, 60% disapprove and 11% are not sure. About 36% of people chose PC in Ontario followed by the Liberal 33%, and NDP 26%. ...

HC to hear Kanhaiya’s bail plea on Tuesday

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The bail plea of JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, will be heard on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court. Justice Pratibha Rani would hear the bail plea at 10.30 a.m. Security ...

Pampore gunfight ends after 48 hours, three militants shot dead

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
Srinagar, Feb 22 (IANS) The 48-hour long gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pampore town in which six people, including five security personnel, were killed so far ended on Monday evening with security forces saying they had killed three guerrillas hiding ...

Haryana toll is 16, some areas still tense

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Some places in Haryana remained tense on Monday, with Jats demanding job quotas indulging in fresh violence and triggering a backlash by other communities, leading to curfew. More security forces were rushed to maintain law and ...

Syria truce should not benefit terrorists says Iran’s Zarif

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
Tehran, Feb 22 (IANS) Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday said that any ceasefire in Syria should not give an advantage to terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country. “A ceasefire (in Syria) does not mean allowing ...

Indian-origin Sikh appointed Kuala Lumpur police chief

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
Kuala Lumpur, Feb 22 (IANS) An Indian-origin Sikh officer has been appointed Kuala Lumpur’s commissioner of police – the highest police rank achieved by a Sikh in Malaysia, media reports said. Amar Singh will replace Tajuddin Mohamed, who will move ...

India to receive Pakistani investigators in Pathankot attack

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) India has agreed to receive Pakistani investigators for probing the involvement of any group or people from Pakistan in Punjab’s Pathankot airbase attack, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said. Chaudhry Nisar on Sunday ...

No shortage of money for payments to farmers, labourers: Minister

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The government is not short of any money for farmer and labour related payments, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said. “We have cleared pending payments of Rs.60,000 crore which were due to sugar cane farmers. ...

The long night when fear stalked JNU campus

February 22nd, 2016 (0)
By Archana Rao and Sidhartha Dutta New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In the dead of a cold February night, they grew apprehensive, if not scary, and whispered in hushed tones that police may enter the moonlit campus of Jawaharlal Nehru ...