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AJL land allotment case

The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra and Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in connection with the addresed re-allotment of institution plot in Panchkula in Haryana. The central agency has alleged that the reallotment of land had resulted in a loss of Rs …

G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on Thursday. The Prime Minister is on a five-day meeting to the nation to attend the summit on Friday and Saturday. In their …

Coal scam case

A Delhi court Friday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal, PTI reported. The court has fixed December 3 for hearing of arguments on the quantum of punishment. In May last year, Gupta …

Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive

Border Security Force Director General R K Mishra Friday stated that the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor between India and Pakistan will not pose a challenge for border security. He iterated it was not difficult to look for the security along the International Border as several people already cross over to Pakistan through Wagah-Attari. “Opening of Kartarpur …

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against HC order restraining publication, the sale of the book on him

The Supreme Court Friday published a notice to yoga guru Ramdev on a plea challenging a Delhi High Court order that restrained publication and sale of a book titled ‘Godman to Tycoon: the Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, which is purportedly on his life. As per the yoga guru, the book was defamatory in nature …

Farmers’ protest in Delhi

As mandatory as they are, the two bills are the first step. They are not a comprehensive closure of the agrarian problem. You cannot resolve the agrarian problem if you do not engage with the rights and entitlements of those who do the greatest amount of work in agriculture, which is Mahila Kisan. There was …

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After holding a big ‘Dharma Sabha’ on Sunday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is now planning to send its representatives to meet Members of Parliament (MP) from across party lines and seek their help for an early construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The constituency-wise drive will start in the first week of December. Besides, …

Brazil backs out of hosting 2019 climate change meeting

Brazil this week set out of hosting next year’s United Nations global summit meeting on climate change, the latest signal that Latin America’s widest nation no longer aspires to be an influential player in efforts to mitigate the effects of a warming planet. The decision leaves the UN scrambling to find a new place for …

Jalandhar MC alerts Canadian Embassy

A case of illegal immigration to Canada has come into focus after the Canadian Embassy sent the documents of a Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC) Engineer to JMC officials for verification. The prescribed engineer had attached the salary slip of JMC, his I-card and a recommendation letter from a Joint Corporation. The engineer had mentioned his …

Rajasthan

The BSP candidate in Alwar district’s Ramgarh constituency in Rajasthan expired of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official stated. Following the death of Laxman Singh, 62, elections will now take place in 199 out of the total 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan. “BSP candidate Laxman Singh died Thursday morning. Elections are postponed on the demise of …

Air India waives charges for carrying relief material for cyclone Gaja victims

Air India has waived charges for carrying relief materials to victims of cyclone Gaja on its flights from the national capital to Chennai, following an order from Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. Cyclone Gaja crossed the Tamil Nadu coast middle of Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam on November 16, leaving more than 60 people dead and causing …

Pakistan to invite PM Modi for SAARC summit in Islamabad

Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Tuesday stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be invited to Islamabad for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, Dawn reported. The last summit in 2016 was canceled after India backed out following the terrorist attack on an Army camp in Uri where 19 soldiers died. The previous …