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Fourth suspect arrested in Nijjar murder

Canadian authorities have arrested a fourth Indian national in connection with the murder of Khalistan separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Amandeep Singh, 22, was charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder, making his first court appearance on May 11. This arrest follows the earlier detention of three other Indian nationals—Karan Brar, Kamalpreet Singh, both 22, and Karanpreet Singh, 28—who were arrested on May 3 in Edmonton.

Punjab man busted for writing exam in girlfriend’s guise

In an unusual incident in Faridkot in Punjab, a man attempted to impersonate his girlfriend during a multi-purpose health workers' exam held on January 7 at the DAV Public School in Kotkapura by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences.

Lohri 2024: History, significance; all you need to know

As the golden wheat fields reach their prime in January, the festival becomes a jubilant ode to the tireless efforts of farmers.

Success of special mutation camps encourage Punjab govt to schedule another one

NEW DELHI: The triumph of the special mutation camps held on January 6 has prompted Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann to announce the organisation of similar camps across the state on January 15. Expressing his satisfaction with the response received during the camps conducted on Saturday, the CM highlighted the overwhelming support from the […]

Punjab CM makes key announcement, venue of Republic day shifted

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann made key announcements on Saturday regarding the Republic day celebrations on January 26. Mann said that the Republic Day parade across the state will not take place on any ground with synthetic tracks to prevent potential damage to sporting infrastructure. Mann clarified that for the Republic Day […]

French airport detains around 300 Indian nationals in human trafficking investigation linked to Nicaragua

The probe was launched following the grounding of a chartered plane in France on suspicion of trafficking, leading to the return of 276 Indian passengers, with a significant majority from Punjab and 25 per cent from Gujarat.

CM Bhagwant Singh Mann leads India’s largest cycle rally to combat drug menace

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann orchestrated a historic event in Ludhiana on November 16, hosting India's largest cycle rally organised by the Punjab Police.

Gurinder Dhillon hurts Hindu sentiments, says women shouldn’t keep Karva Chauth

NEW DELHI: Gurinder Singh Dhillon, the spiritual head of Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB), has been caught up in controversy recently for his hurtful remarks on a Hindu festival ‘Karva Chauth’. He went on to call the festival, widely celebrated by married Hindu women, as ‘hypocrisy’. In a video, Gurinder, also known as Baba Ji to […]

SC demands immediate end to stubble burning in North India as air quality plummets

NEW DELHI: As the Air Quality Index (AQI) in the National Capital deteriorates to hazardous levels, the Supreme Court has issued a directive to states to halt stubble burning immediately, identifying Punjab, Haryana, and Western Uttar Pradesh as the primary contributors to air pollution. In its order, a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Sudhanshu […]

AAP pins Delhi’s pollution crisis on Haryana, says ‘Punjab 500 km away’

NEW DELHI: On Monday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) attempted to attribute the pollution crisis in Delhi-NCR to Haryana, emphasising the state’s close proximity to the national capital. Priyanka Kakkar, AAP’s national spokesperson, called for a review of the pollution control efforts implemented by the government led by Manohar Lal Khattar since 2014. “The stubble burning […]