Category Archives: National

One killed, three injured in firing in election rally

Chandigarh/May 16
A Congress activist was killed while three other suffered injuries in Punjab’s Bathinda district after unidentified armed men opened fire at a Congress-PPP election rally for ongoing panchayat elections scheduled to take place on May 19.
Police sources said that more than 10-12 persons opened fired at an election rally in Rampura Phul area of Bathinda in which a Congress activist Jasvir Singh was killed while a PPP party, Lakhbir Singh suffered bullet injuries

Now, 2 percent reservation for sportsperson in residential plots in Punjab

Chandigarh/May 16
Punjab government on Thursday decided to provide 2 percent reservation to sportspersons in the allotment of residential plots in the state under new reservation policy.
“Sportspersons will be provided this quota on the basis of their achievements in the field of sports at different levels and first preference will given to sportspersons who have won medals in Olympics Games,

Doctor rapes patient after sedating her on the pretext of checkup

New Delhi/May 16
A 21-year-old girl was alleged raped by Chief Medical officer of a private clinic in North-east Delhi on Tuesday after sedating her on the pretext of medical checkup.
As per reports, Chief Medical Officer Narendra Singh of Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital located in Seelampur area of Delhi, had asked the patient to undergo some test including ultrasound.

Punjab to provide better prices for basmati, setup marketing mechanism

Chandigarh/May 16
Punjab government will setup marketing mechanism and provide better remunerative prices for basmati growers of the state with a view to promote crop diversification program.
Punjab’s Chief Minster Parkash Singh Badal announced the decision for marketing mechanism and better remunerative prices for basmati growers on Wednesday. Badal also urged the Rice Millers and Exporters association to play a proactive role for motivating the farmers for Basmati Cultivation to enhance their income and achieving the target of bringing 10 lakh hectare area in the state under Basmati cultivation in next three years.

Entrance test for B.Sc nursing in Punjab to be held on June 30

Chandigarh/May 16
Punjab government will conducted entrance test for Para Medical Entrance test (PPMET) for admission in B.Sc nursing course on June 30 for colleges affiliated with Baba Farid University.
“Interested candidates can get prospectus for applying to entrance test after May 15 onwards and these are available from branches of Oriental Bank of Commerce Baba Farid University, Faridkot, Abohar, Amritsar, Bathinda, Barnala, Chandigarh, Faridkot, Firozpur, Zira, Hosiarpur, Batala,

Three cricketers including Sreesanth arrested for spot fixing

Mumbai/May 16
Three cricketers including S Sreesanth along with 7 bookies have been arrested by Delhi police for spot fixing in IPL matches, sources said on Thursday.
Sources said that IPL team Rajasthan Royals team players S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila have been arrested by Delhi police from Mumbai for spot fixing. Police have also arrested 7 bookies for colluding with players.
“The players had allegedly indulged in spot fixing in matched played this week. They will be brought to Delhi and produced before a local court here today,” said the sources.

Indian teacher brutally assaulted in Maldives

New Delhi/May 15
A group of locals allegedly assaulted an Indian teacher in Maldives on Tuesday for allegedly hitting a student.
43-year-old teacher, Subhash Kumar was brutally assaulted by around 30 persons at a school in Haa Dhaal Atoll Kumundhoo in Maldives.
“Kumar was allegedly hit a 6th standard students and the locals were quite upset over the incident. They allegedly forced their way into the school premises yesterday and beat him up,” said the police.

Punjab govt not to terminate employees who becomes mentally ill during service

Chandigarh/May 14
Punjab government today decided not to terminate the services of employees, who have become mentally ill during the course of service.
A government spokesperson said that directions has been issued to all the departments for not terminating the services of an employee who has become mentally ill during his stint.
“The decision has been taken on the basis of the judicial pronouncements on the issue and no step will be taken without due consideration of suitability of employees to

Punjab to launch campaign against illegal travel agents

Chandigarh/May 14
Punjab government today announced to launch a campaign against illegal travel agents to save youth of the state frauds.
Punjab’s Deputy Chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to announced compulsory registration of marriages and Human Smuggling Acts to tackle fraudulent marriages by NRIs and tackle menace of illegal travel agents.
“With these acts, we will be able to tackle the menace illegal travel agents that are playing with the lives and hard earned money of Punjabi youth, who were being lured to foreign lands on illegal permits. Further, it will also tackle fraudulent marriages by NRIs,” Badal said.

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