Sunday, December 06, 2020


CEO Punjab flags off mobile vans as part of ongoing special summary revision campaign

CHANDIGARH: The office of Chief Electoral officer, Punjab flagged off five mobile vans to augment the ongoing special campaign for enrolment and deletion of votes. These five vans shall ply in the districts namely – SAS Nagar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar and Barnala. These five districts were identified for the intervention of gaps to create overall healthy electoral roll.

Voting underway for Kuwait parliamentary elections

 KUWAIT CITY:Voting was underway on Saturday for the parliamentary elections in Kuwait with 326 candidates running for 50 seats.
The voting process started at 8 a.m. and will proceed continue till 8 p.m., Xinhua news agency reported.

Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla donates one month salary to farmers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today donated his one-month salary for the sake of the farmers in these turbulent times, when they are protesting against draconian farm laws imposed by Union Government.

Back home, Punjab farmers adding sweetness to protest

CHANDIGARH: The sweet fragrance of gur or jaggery fills the air in fields across Punjab these days with wood-fired stills continuously working to make it 'immunity' booster for protesting farmers who have set up vast camps for over a week to mark their protest at the borders of the national capital against new farm laws they say will destroy livelihoods.

Vijayan biggest beneficiary of gold smuggling: BJP

THIRUVANANTHPURAM:In a damning revelation, state BJP president K. Surendran has accused Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan as the biggest beneficiary in the infamous Kerala gold smuggling case.

BJP now main threat to TRS' dominance in Telangana

HYDERABAD:  There were celebrations at Telangana Bhavan on Friday when it appeared that TRS is heading to retain power in GHMC but couple of hours later gloom replaced that joy as the party began trailing BJP in 10-15 divisions.

Who will fill Ahmed Patel's shoes in Congress?

NEW DELHI: The Congress has given the interim charge of treasurer to senior leader Pawan Kumar Bansal after the demise of Ahmed Patel, who had passed away due to Covid related complications on November 25. But Patel was much more than just the treasurer for the party. The question which arises following his demise is that who will fill Patel's shoes in the grand old party?

Hyderabadis give fractured mandate, TRS single largest party

HYDERABAD:  Elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) threw up a hung house as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made big inroads to deny the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) a clear majority.

K'taka BJP leaders term GHMC polls as 'Spectacular Victory'

BENGALURU: After registering decent show in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections on Friday several Karnataka BJP leaders including Chief Minister, B. S Yediyurappa hailed it as "Spectacular Victory"."

Tide turning within Raj BJP, Raje's followers want her as 2023 CM face

JAIPUR: Equations within the Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan unit seem to be taking a turn as former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's followers have started a social media campaign pitching her as their leader for the 2023 polls.

Delhi's local pollution sources also need to be dealt with: CPCB

NEW DELHI:  The Central Pollution Control Board on Friday said that open dumping of garbage, construction-demolition activity, unpaved roads, and re-suspension of road dust are the major local sources contributing to Delhi's air pollution at a time when the contribution of stubble burning to the crisis has plummeted to merely one per cent.

Punjab CM condoles death of eminent scientist and art connoisseur Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the sad demise of eminent Indian born US scientist, patron of Sikh arts and literature Dr. Narinder Singh Kapany (94), who passed away in California, US on Friday. He is survived by a son and a daughter.

TRS leading in 70 divisions in Gr. Hyd

HYDERABAD: Ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) continues to maintain the lead in most of the divisions of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) despite a tough fight put up by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

25.58% voting till 11 am in J&K's DDC Phase 3 polls

JAMMU: The third phase of elections to Jammu and Kashmir's District Development Councils (DDC) on Friday recorded a voter percentage of 25.58 till 11 am across 33 constituencies spread over all the districts of the Union Territory, officials said.

BJP gains in UP Vidhan Parishad polls

LUCKNOW: BJP is emerging as a major gainer in the elections to 11 seats of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council which began a day ago and is still underway amid tight security on Friday.

Counting of votes begin in Greater Hyderabad polls

HYDERABAD: Counting of the votes cast in Tuesday's Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) municipal polls began on Friday amid tight security.

Farmers' refuse to stop protest till farm laws are repealed

NEW DELHI:  Farmer leaders have clearly stated that the agitation would continue till the farm laws are repealed, however, the government has softened its stance on some demands of the farmers.

GHMC: Repolling underway in Old Malakpet division

HYDERABAD: Repolling got underway on Thursday in Old Malakpet division of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) amid tight security.
According to Telangana State Election Commission, polling in all 69 polling stations began at 7 a.m. and will continue till 6 p.m.

Rajini vows 'honest govt' for TN; party to be floated in Jan

CHENNAI: Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday said he would float his political party in January and an announcement in that regard will be made on December 31, 2020.

What does the PM stand by: Rahul quizzes govt over Covid vax

NEW DELHI: Former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at the Centre by highlighting the differing stance of the BJP and the Centre on the issue of vaccinating every Indian.

Executive committee of national green tribunal visits Bhadson, reviews wastewater treatment pilot project

PATIALA: An executive committee to keep water bodies like Ghaggar and Sutlej clean, constituted by the National Green Tribunal today inspected a pilot project prepared by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board as per the design suggested by the Punjab Pollution Control Board for bio treatment of wastewater coming from Bhadson MC area to Bhadson Drain.

Radha Mohan Singh asks party cadres to prepare for 2022 UP polls

LUCKNOW:  Senior BJP leader Radha Mohan Singh, who is the party in-charge for Uttar Pradesh, held a detailed meeting with party leaders here on Wednesday.

Pollution Prevention Day Celebrated at Science City

KAPURTHALA: A webinar on National Pollution control day was organized by Pushpa Gujral Science City jointly with NABARD. More than 250 students, teachers, farmers participated in this webinar. Dr. Rajiv Siwach, Chief Manager, NABARD Punjab was the Guest of Hounor at this occasion. Addressing the participants, he said that owing to Covid-19 outbreak, innovative ways were being used to generate awareness among the farmers.

Decks cleared by Capt Amarinder cabinet to set up Punjab innovation mission & fund

CHANDIGARH: To give further impetus to the start-up ecosystem in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cleared the decks for the establishment of Punjab Innovation Mission and Punjab Innovation Fund.

GHMC elections: Repoll ordered in one ward after ballot paper goof-up

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Election Commission on Tuesday stopped polling in Old Malakpet ward of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and ordered re-poll after a goof-up in ballot paper.

Over 43% polling in Greater Hyderabad civic polls

HYDERABAD:  Over 43 per cent voters cast their votes on Tuesday in the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) which was largely peaceful and smooth, barring a goof-up which led to poll postponement in one division, election officials said.

Trinamool top brass meets Adhikari to resolve differences

KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' top brass held a high-level meeting with disgruntled party heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday night in a bid to iron out differences within the incumbent formation.

Nearly 30% polling in Hyderabad till 4 pm

HYDERABAD: Around 30 per cent voters cast their votes in the elections to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) till 4 p.m. on Tuesday, election officials said.

Gurugram: 267 fined for flouting pollution norms, Rs 57L collected

GURUGRAM: Teams deployed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to monitor implementation of measures to combat pollution in Gurugram, have penalized 267 persons for violating the norms from October 15 to November 30 and also collected Rs 57 lakh as penalty.

LJP thanks RJD, but says won't contest RS poll in Bihar

PATNA: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Chirag Paswan on Tuesday refused to take the bait thrown by the RJD to contest one Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar, while expressing gratitude to the opposition party for extending support.

Pendu Mazdoor union stage dharna for plots in Lohian Khas

LOHIAN: Activists of Pendu Mazdoor Union on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of the block development and panchayat officer for their demands and submitted a memorandum.

18.20% polling in Hyderabad till 1 pm

HYDERABAD: Only 18.20 per cent voters cast their votes in the elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) till 1 p.m., polling officials said.

Stubble now keeping protesting farmers warm

SONIPAT (Haryana): Stubble is now literally providing warmth without burning to thousands of protesting farmers of Punjab and Haryana, who have been spending chilly nights for the past six days after travelling hundreds of miles to mark their planned protest at the borders of the national capital against new farm laws.

GHMC polls: KTR, Owaisi, Kishan Reddy cast votes

HYDERABAD:  Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) working president K.T. Rama Rao, Union Minister of State G. Kishan Reddy and MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi were among the leaders who cast their vote in the first hour in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections on Tuesday.

Polling underway in Greater Hyderabad amid tight security

HYDERABAD: Amid tight security, polling got underway for the elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) on Tuesday.
The polling began at 7 a.m. at 9,101 polling stations in all 150 divisions. The process will continue till 6 p.m.

Akhara Parishad supports change of name for Hyderabad

 PRAYAGRAJ (Uttar Pradesh): The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of saints, has come out in support of the suggestion for a change of name of Hyderabad.

Nagaur MP to Amit Shah: Will reconsider RLP's alliance with NDA if farm bills not withdrawn

JAIPUR: Nagaur MP Hanuman Beniwal on Monday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah in which he strongly said that the Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) would reconsider its alliance with the NDA if the central government does not withdraw the three farm bills.

Rajinikanth to announce decision on active political plunge soon

CHENNAI:Actor Rajinikanth on Monday told the District Secretaries of 'Rajini Makkal Mandram' that he would announce the decision on his active political plunge soon through the media.

Finally, Urmila Matondkar to join Shiv Sena on Tuesday

MUMBAI: After remaining in the denial mode for 14 months, former Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar will finally join the Shiv Sena on Tuesday, a senior aide to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Monday.

BJP wants to liberate Hyderabad from Nizam culture: Shah

HYDERABAD: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the BJP wanted to liberate Hyderabad from the 'Nawab Nizam' culture and develop it as a modern city.