Friday, May 31, 2024

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Phagwara lawyers observed No Work Day

PHAGWARA: All Lawyers belonging to District Bar Association led by Advocate Rajbir Singh Bawa today observed “No Work Day” in protest of the statement made by Laljit Singh Bhullar Cabinet Minister PB and Candidate LS Halka Sri Khadoor Sahib against the lawyers. Senior Advocate Lalit Chopra said that the strike(No Work Day) was also observed at Phagwara and routine work of the judicial.

Fate of Chandauli’s Mahendra, Virendra, Satyendra depends on 'Narendra factor’

CHANDAULI: It is a contest between Mahendra, Virendra and Satyendra and their fate now depends on the ‘Narendra factor.’

About 150 hours' election speech and over 1,000 questions: PM Modi’s marathon campaign sets a new record

NEW DELHI: Thursday (May 30) marks the culmination of about three-month long high-voltage campaign for 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The ruling BJP as well as Opposition under the banner of INDIA bloc mounted a high-pitched poll battle to win over the electorate with Sankalp Patra and Nyay Patra.

Agniveer Scheme Has No Benefits, Only Many Drawbacks: Lieutenant General Jasbir Singh Dhaliwal

JALANDHAR: Today in Jalandhar, retired army officers and senior Congress leaders addressed the media. On this occasion, the former army officers criticized the Agniveer recruitment scheme, targeting the central government and labeling it as detrimental to national security and the morale of the army.

Fire breaks out at police training centre in Delhi

NEW DELHI: A fire broke out at Wazirabad police training centre’s malkhana on Thursday afternoon, a fire department official said, adding that so far, no injuries have been reported.

J&K: 7 killed, 28 injured after bus falls in gorge in Akhnoor

JAMMU: Seven people were killed and 28 injured on Thursday after a bus carrying pilgrims fell into a deep gorge in J&K’s Akhnoor area on the Jammu-Poonch highway.

Local issues, not national, dominated campaigning for 42 LS seats in Bengal

KOLKATA: With campaigning in the last and seventh phase of polls for nine Lok Sabha constituencies set to end within a few hours, a quick look back shows that local issues took precedence over national matters during the campaigns for the 42 seats in West Bengal.

Heart-wrenching scene at accident spot in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: In a heart-wrenching incident, a child was seen crying next to the body of his father killed in a road accident in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Ahead of PM Modi's Kanyakumari trip, his 33-year-old picture from Rock Memorial surfaces

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to mark the end of a hectic poll campaign and head to Kanyakumari on Thursday, for a two-day meditation at the iconic Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

Welfare of the poor top priority, says PM Modi in Hoshiarpur

HOSHIARPUR: Stating that the welfare of the poor was his government’s top priority, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a pledge that he would not let anyone snatch the quota of the poor and Dalits.

Delhi court extends Manish Sisodia’s judicial custody till July 6

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday extended till July 6 the judicial custody of AAP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the alleged excise policy scam being probed by the CBI.

Dr Manmohan Singh pained over prosperity under UPA being turned into ruins under NDA: Pawan Khera

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Pawan Khera on Thursday spoke on former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s letter to the people of Punjab ahead of the final phase of polls and said that he was in ‘deep pain’ over the state of affairs under the current regime.

Removing Charminar from Telangana emblem an insult to people: KTR

HYDERABAD: Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) working president K. T. Rama Rao on Thursday said that removing Charminar from the Telangana state emblem by the Congress government is an insult to every citizen.

Ex-PM Manmohan Singh attacks BJP & PM Modi in his appeal to Punjab voters

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh has attacked the BJP, saying that in the past 10 years, its government has left no stone unturned in "castigating Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat".

Delhi Fire Services receive record 220 calls in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Fire Services (DFS) experienced an unprecedented surge in emergency calls, receiving 220 fire-related alerts from midnight on May 28 to midnight on May 29.

3 dead, over 30 injured during Chandan Yatra festival in Puri

BHUBANESWAR: Three devotees died while over 30 suffered serious burn injuries after a heap of firecrackers exploded during the Chandan Yatra festival at Narendra Tank near Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri.

One killed, 12 injured in J&K road accident

SRINAGAR: One person was killed and 12 others injured in a road accident in J&K’s Pampore area.

INDIA bloc partners of gold smugglers, says Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday hit out at the Congress and its INDIA bloc partner CPI(M) saying they are an "alliance of gold smugglers".

Varanasi ready for a grand finale to Lok Sabha polls

VARANASI: The Ganga River is calm and the iconic Dasaswamedh Ghat is quiet too. However, street corners are still buzzing with activity as the campaign folds up on Thursday in one of the most prestigious Lok Sabha seats in the county -- Varanasi.

LS polls: PM Modi to hold public meeting in Punjab today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public meeting on Thursday for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections at Hoshiarpur in Punjab at 11 a.m.

3 bodies recovered from well in J&K's Budgam

SRINAGAR: The bodies of all three people who died one after the other in a well in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district have been recovered, officials said on Thursday.

'I'm perfectly healthy', Naveen Patnaik on PM Modi's 'concern' about his health

BHUBANESWAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on his last leg of campaigning in Odisha on Wednesday, took a dig at the health condition of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, to which the veteran Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader said he is "perfectly healthy".

Several NE states cut off from rest of India by rail as tracks submerged or damaged

GUWAHATI: Several northeastern states, including Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, and Assam (southern part), remained cut off from the rest of the country by rail as railway tracks were waterlogged and damaged after landslides triggered by incessant rain in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal, officials said on Wednesday.

Won’t let the peace of Punjab be disturbed at any cost – Sukhbir Badal

KHEM KARAN: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said certain forces who wanted to weaken the Panth and panthic organizations were trying to disturb the peace of Punjab. “The SAD will not let this happen at any cost. I appeal to Punjabis to support their own regional party which is committed to ‘bhaicharak sanjh’ and has always stood as a bulwark against divisive forces.

After June 10, special panel to probe Naveen Babu's failing health: PM Modi at Odisha rally

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday declared that the BJP government, when formed after the election results, will constitute a special committee to probe the failing health of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik and also hinted at some conspiracy behind ‘sudden deterioration’ in his condition.

Fresh allegation claims Kerala CM's daughter holds bank account in Middle East

KOCHI: Even as the Kerala High Court is set to hear a case against Exalogic, the IT firm of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s daughter Veena Vijayan, a fresh allegation surfaced on Wednesday claiming that she holds a bank account in the Middle East along with another person.

CM Yogi eliminated both mosquitoes and mafia from UP: Home Minister Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has made the state free from mafia, as well as mosquitos.

Madras HC allows woman to sell immovable property of husband in coma

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has permitted the wife of a man, who is in a comatose state, to sell or mortgage his immovable property valued over Rs 1 crore and utilise the money for taking care of his medical expenses.

One dead, over 22 injured as bus falls off culvert on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

JAIPUR: One person died while over 22 were injured when a sleeper bus en route to Jaipur from Haridwar fell off a culvert and turned turtle after jumping off the divider near Dausa on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on Wednesday.

PIL filed in Delhi HC seeking action against CM Kejriwal’s wife, others

NEW DELHI: A PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court, demanding action against Sunita Kejriwal, wife of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and several others for allegedly recording trial court proceedings during the Chief Minister's address following his arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Viksit Bharat never possible without Viksit Bengal, says PM Modi

KOLKATA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the task of achieving Viksit Bharat, which will start immediately after the results are announced on June 4, will not be possible without Viksit Bengal.

Two kids killed, one hurt as car in convoy of Brij Bhushan Singh’s son runs them over in UP

GONDA: Two children died and one was injured after a car in the convoy of BJP candidate from Kaiserganj, Karan Bhushan Singh, ran them over near Baikunth Degree College on Colonelganj-Hujoorpur Road in Gonda on Wednesday.

Afzal Ansari keeps brother Mukhtar 'alive' in Ghazipur

GHAZIPUR: Mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari may be dead but he is not yet ‘buried’ -- not, at least, in his hometown of Ghazipur.

Telangana phone tapping: Cop claims judges also snooped on

HYDERABAD: The previous BRS government snooped on high court judges and lawyers also, one of the arrested police officers has revealed during his questioning, said sources on Wednesday.

Delhi: 17 cars gutted in parking lot fire

NEW DELHI: As many as 17 cars were gutted after a fire broke out in a parking lot in east Delhi’s Mandawali area, a fire department official said on Wednesday, adding that no one was injured in the incident.

Six of family killed as car plunges into canal in Maha's Sangli

MAHARASHTRA: Six members of a family were killed and a woman was seriously injured when the car in which they were travelling plunged into a dry canal near Tasgaon on Wednesday, a police official said.

LS polls: PM Modi to hold public meetings in Bengal, Odisha today

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday campaign in West Bengal and Odisha, while Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be in Uttar Pradesh to hold multiple public meetings and a roadshow for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

Results of LS polls to impact future prospects of leaders of all three political fronts in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With the counting of votes in the Lok Sabha elections slated in less than a week from now, leaders of all three political fronts in Kerala will be spending anxious moments as they await the results, which will weigh heavily on their futures.

Student, two others killed as heavy rains lash Assam, cause flooding; Red alert issued for 10 districts

GUWAHATI: At least three persons, including a school student, died in Assam in the last 24 hours due to heavy rains caused by Cyclone Remal in the state, and 10 districts have been put on Red alert as more downpours are expected, officials said on Tuesday.

'A non issue', Odisha CM reacts to BJP's jibe over 'controlling hand' after video with Pandian goes viral

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday accused the BJP of making a non-issue an issue following a video showing former bureaucrat V.K. Pandian controlling the CM's hand movements during an election meeting, triggering controversy in the state.

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