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  • Amritsar Train Accident: No arrests still, FIR names none, organisers missing

    Amritsar: Although the Punjab police have registered a first information report in connection with the recent train tragedy, they have not named anybody on the ground that the accused were yet to be identified.  No case has been filed against the organisers either, even though it is apparent that all necessary permissions were not secured.

  • Amritsar train tragedy: CM Amarinder Singh orders magisterial inquiry, seeks report within four weeks

    Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Saturday the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner will conduct an inquiry within four weeks into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 59 people were crushed by a speeding train. The Chief Minister also said that nine of those killed were yet to be identified, while 57 other Dussehra revellers were injured as the Jalandhar-Amritsar Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) passenger train mowed

  • Punjab: Residents stage protest at accident site after train mowed down over 60 people

    Joda Phatak: A day after a train mowed down over 60 Dussehra revellers, scores of people staged a sit-in on railway tracks here on Saturday, demanding action against the erring officials and train driver and seeking adequate compensation for the victims. The protesters raised slogans against the state government and demanded action against the train driver. One of the protesters alleged the train passed through the area at a high speed and that the

  • Amritsar Train accident: Rajnath Singh announces all possible assistance to Punjab

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday announced all possible assistance by the Centre to Punjab as a large number of Dussehra revellers standing across railway tracks were mowed down by a passing train near Amritsar. “Pained beyond words at the loss of precious lives due to a train tragedy during Dussehra festivities in Punjab. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and prayers with the injured,” Singh tweeted

  • Pro-Khalistan group member planning to attack former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal held in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: A wanted criminal and alleged pro-Khalistani group member, who was planning to assassinate former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, was arrested Thursday in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, police said. The accused, Jarman Singh, is the leader of a pro-Khalistani module that had allegedly attacked and looted police rifles in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district on October 2. Three men were arrested in Shamli on Sunday in connection with the October 2 incident. They later

  • Man on run for theft from Punjab police held in Maharashtra

    Thane: A man wanted by Punjab police in a case of theft has been arrested in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said Thursday. Local police and a team of Ludhiana police raided a house in Irani Nagar in Kalyan area of the district Wednesday and nabbed Lalu Khani Irani (55). A case of theft has been registered against Irani in Ludhiana, said inspector Ranveer Bias of Thane crime branch. Irani, who hails from Thane, allegedly committed

  • Punjab: Farmers hold rail-roko agitation; few passenger trains cancelled

    Chandigarh: A few passenger trains were cancelled in Punjab Thursday due to a rail roko agitation by farmers in support of their demands, including payment of outstanding sugarcane dues and financial assistance to manage paddy straw. The protesters, who gathered under the banner of the Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti, squatted on the railway tracks in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Tarn Taran districts. The agitation started at 1 pm and went on till 4 pm.

  • namaste england, vipul shah, arjun kapoor, parineeti chopra, namaste england director, Punjab

    ‘Shooting for Namaste England in Punjab was very challenging’, says director Vipul Shah

    After treating the audience with iconic romantic comedy, Namastey London, the director and producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah is all set to present Namaste England with Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. The Gujarati director is known to keep a Punjabi flavor in his movies and has shot in Punjab extensively for his movies like ‘Namaste London’, ‘London Dreams’,

  • Not in favour of growing opium: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday turned down the proposal of legalising opium cultivation and underscored that a special force has been set up to clamp down on drug menace. Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dharamvir Gandhi had suggested the idea which was subsequently backed by Culture and Tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.

  • Kharif crop damage feared as heavy rain lashes Punjab, Haryana

    Chandigarh: Incessant rains in Punjab and Haryana could cause damage to Kharif crops and dip in their yield, farm experts said Monday. As rains set to delay paddy harvesting for a few days, farm experts are also apprehending there would be a short window to manage the crop residue, before sowing wheat.

  • Bishop’s bail plea rejected

    Kottayam : Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested for raping a nun, was on Saturday refused bail by a Kerala court and sent to two-day’s police custody.

  • Polling to zila parishads, panchayat samitis underway in Punjab

    Chandigarh: Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis began in Punjab on Wednesday morning amid tight security arrangements. The voting commenced at 8 am and will continue till 4 pm, officials said. A total of 354 zila parishad members and 2,900 panchayat samiti members were going to be elected in these polls, they added.

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