Archive News of February 28, 2020
Punjab police assised Ib in interst of national security,Says Capt Amarinder on questioning of some Kartarpur Pilgrims

CHANDIGARH:Says that as border state,It's Punjab's duty to cooperate with national agencies to ensure security
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said Punjab Police had questioned some of the pilgrims returning through Kartarpur Corridor on the request of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), in the interest of national security.

UP Assembly session ends abruptly, SP MLAs protest in masks

LUCKNOW:The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was adjourned sine die on Friday, a week before it was scheduled to end on March 7.

L-G Baijal visits riot-hit areas in N-E Delhi

NEW DELHI:Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal along with Special Commissioner of Police S.N. Srivastava visited riot-affected areas in northeastern part of the city on Friday.

Tweeple amazed as Antarctica snow turns blood red

NEW DELHI:An astounding set of images is doing round on the social media which shows Antarctica snow turns into blood red. The viral pictures show the Antarctic turning red near a former British research station due to microscopic algae that can survive in freezing temperatures.

Former Kerala judge ready with Sabarimala inventory

THIIRUVANATHAPURAM:Kerala High Court judge C.N. Ramachandaran Nair , appointed by the Supreme Court, to supervise preparation of inventory and valuation report of the ornaments adorning Lord Ayyappa at Kerala's Sabarimala temple, completed his work on Friday.

Karnataka to speed up Mhadei river water project

BENGALURU:Elated over the notification of the Mhadei inter-state water dispute tribunal award by the central government, Karnataka decided to speed up the drinking water project in the state's western region, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Friday.

HC asks police to secure schools in violence-hit Delhi areas

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the city police to ensure that the board examination centres in the violence-hit northeast area of the national capital are given proper security.

500 vehicles, 79 houses damaged in Delhi violence

NEW DELHI:Three days of violence in north-east Delhi resulted in burning down of at least 500 vehicles, 79 houses besides other places, official data revealed on Friday.

Two including JMB terrorist convicted for money laundering

KOLKATA:Two persons including a Bangladeshi terrorist have been convicted by a city court for money laundering and terror financing in relation to their role in Burdwan's Khagragarh blast case of 2014.

Google Doodle celebrates Sir John Tenniel's 200th birthday

NEW DELHI:Google celebrates the 200th birthday of British illustrator and artist, Sir John Tenniel who illustrated Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by dedicating a Google doodle on Friday.

Congress attacks govt over bail to Pulwama 'accused'

NEW DELHI:The Congress on Friday hit out at the Centre over bail to Pulwama accused Yusuf Chopan, saying the National Investigation Agency failed to file a charge sheet in the case in which 40 CRPF troops were killed in a suicide attack on Feb 14 last year.

Punjab presents populist budget of Rs 1.54 lakh crore

CHANDIGARH: With an eye on the assembly elections in 2022, Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal on Friday presented a populist but deficit Rs 1.54 lakh-crore budget for 2020-21.

District Administration releases contact numbers for complaining about illegal PGs

S.A.S.NAGAR:The District Administration, S. A. S. Nagar has released contact numbers for complaining about the illegal PGs in the District.
Disclosing this here today, the Assistant Commissioner (General), S. A. S. Nagar Mr. Yashpal Sharma said that Nodal Officer Ashish Kumar can be contacted at number 7888696869 in GMADA office. Similarly, information at toll free number  18001370007 can be given at Municipal Corporation,

Errors in suicide note plea fails to get relief for minister's kin

PANAJI:Counsel for Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho's brother, Wilson, who is embroiled in an abetment to suicide case, in an anticipatory bail hearing claimed relief from the High Court citing uncharacteristic grammatical errors in the victim's suicide note, as grounds for relief from arrest.

Tewari hails budgetary provisioning for Banga-Anandpur Sahib Road

NAWANSHAIR:ri Anandpur Sahib MP and National Spokesperson of the Congress, Manish Tewari today hailed the Punjab budget saying it has fully come up to the expectations of the people of Punjab. “The budget has addressed all the issues so efficiently that it will relaunch Punjab on the trajectory of growth and progress once again”, Tewari said in statement here today.

Punjab govt reduces retrement age of its employees from 60 to 58 years

CHANDIGARH: Capt Amarinder Singh government in Punjab today reverted the decision of previous SAD-BJP government decision of granting two years extension after retitrement and announced to reduce the retirement age to 58, effecting thousands of employees.

Reply to plea challenging your election, Delhi HC tells Sisodia

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday directed Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others to reply to a petition that sought the declaration of his election as an MLA from Patparganj null and void.

Coronavirus fangs dig deeper globally, huge disruption ahead

NEW DELHI:The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is likely to be declared a pandemic and focus is now shifting from China to South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan -- where cases are escalating fast, even Germany, Brazil and several others have joined the list, a new report said on Friday.

Maharashtra plans 5% quotas for Muslims in education

MUMBAI:The Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra plans to bring in a law to provide five per cent reservations to Muslims in government education institutions soon, Minister for Minority Affairs Nawab Malik said here on Friday.

Sympathy wave to rule two Uttar Pradesh bypolls

LUCKNOW:With two assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh having been declared vacant, political parties are now gearing up for bypolls.
The two seats declared vacant are Bangarmau in Unnao that was held by expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar. The seat was declared vacant earlier this week after Sengar was convicted in a rape case.

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