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Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

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Rishi remembers actors Manorama, Kanhaiyalal

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembers late actors Manorama and Kanhaiyalal. On Saturday night Rishi shared a photograph of Kanhaiyalal on his Twitter account. Kanhaiyalal, who has portrayed the role of Munim and Lala in films like Hum Log, Tangewala, Upkar and Ram Aur Shyam, died in August 1982 at the age of 72. Kanhaiyalalji. The Great! What an actor! The w...

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Clean chit to Amarinder; vigilance closure report hearing on September 2

Ludhiana, Aug 19 (IANS) The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Saturday moved a closure report in a local court in the Ludhiana City Centre scam, in which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his son Raninder Singh were among the accused. After the Vigilance Bureau filed the cancellation report before District and Sessions Judge Gurbir Singh, the court fixed September 2 for the next hearing in the...

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Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 cr for Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned Rs 15 crore for the second phase of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur near Jalandhar, work on which would be launched on November 1, an official said. The project, spread over 25 acres, was originally sanctioned in July 2012 at a total outlay of Rs 315 crore. Amarinder Singh, Chairman of Punjab ...

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Dera Sacha Sauda chief verdict: Haryana CM reviews security

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Sensing law and order problem ahead of a court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday held a high-level meeting here to review the security arrangements. Chief Secretary D.S Dhesi told reporters here that the Chief Minister held a meeting with top police and administrati...

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Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state. Punjab Police have been asked to remain alert against any attempt to disrupt peace in the state. Peace has to be maintained at all costs to ensure the state's pr...

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Punjab Police try to catch up as gangsters run amok on social media

Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) With gangsters in Punjab openly using social media platforms to highlight their criminal activities, challenging each other and the law enforcers, and updating their status even from inside prisons, the Punjab Police have finally woken up to the need to tackle them in the cyber world. With thousands of likes for Facebook and other social media updates made by ga...

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NIA probe in 'love jihad' case necessary in view of visible pattern: Rijiju

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the NIA probe into love Jihad case in Kerala was necessary as a particular pattern is visible. The Supreme Court's order had given some kind of legitimacy to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the matter, he told the media during a brief interaction on the sidelines of a conferen...

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Court verdict in rape case against Dera chief on August 25

Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court in adjoining Panchkula in Haryana will pronounce its verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25. After hearing final arguments in the case, Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh reserved orders and asked the Dera chief, who was earlier largely questioned through videoconferencing, to remain present in...

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Partition Museum inaugurated in Amritsar by Punjab CM

Amritsar, Aug 17 (IANS) Partition Museum, a first-of-its-kind in the world, was inaugurated here on Thursday as a tribute to the millions who perished as well as others who survived but lost their homes and hearth and kith and kin during India's Partition in 1947. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh unveiled a plaque of the museum -- an initiative of The Arts and Cultural Heritage Trus...

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Neha Marda enjoys acting with homemaking

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Neha Marda says she likes to maintain a balance between family and work. I enjoy homemaking. People who think homemakers are only restricted to household activities are kind of weird. My family and producers have always motivated me and appreciated me as an actress and a housemaker. Taking care and loving my family are best things for me and if I sign any pr...

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'Partition: 1947': Partially riveting

Film: Partition: 1947; Director: Gurinder Chadha; Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi, Om Puri, Michael Gambon, Neeraj Kabi, Denzil Smith, Tanveer Ghani, Simon Callow and Lily Travers; Rating: *** Internationally released as Viceroy's House, this film gives us a glimpse of life during the tumultuous period before the emergence of India and Pakistan as ind...

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Dera chief case: Punjab, Haryana seek central forces

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) With a CBI court likely to pronounce soon the verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, police in Punjab and Haryana were on Wednesday put on alert as both states sought central paramilitary forces to maintain law and order. Top officials of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday apprised the Home Ministry of the situ...

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Dera chief case: Home Ministry apprised of situation by Punjab, Haryana

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Top officials of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday apprised the Home Ministry of the situation in the two states ahead of an impending court's verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGPs) of the two states met Home Secretary-designate Rajiv Gauba for over half an hou...

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Punjab suspends two food inspectors for wheat pilferage

Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab have placed two food inspectors under suspension and ordered a probe against them following large-scale pilferage of wheat from stored stocks. The Ludhiana District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSC) placed the services of food inspectors Maninder Pratap Singh and Surinderjeet Singh under suspension and subsequently charge-sheeted them wit...

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Archana replaces ill Sidhu on 'The Kapil Sharma Show'

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Actress Archana Puran Singh has replaced Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on The Kapil Sharma Show for a few episodes after he couldnt make it to the set due to ill health. It feels weird sitting on Sidhu ji's chair as we all are so used to seeing him on this throne. Kapil called me the same day of the shoot and I couldn't say no to an old friend as we go ...

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'Blue Whale' type games totally unacceptable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Games like Blue Whale -- that has been provoking youths to commit suicide -- are completely unacceptable, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Wednesday. Prasad said the government has already issued instructions to all tech platforms to check the spread of The Blue Whale Challenge. On July 30, a 14-year-old sc...

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Verdict on Dera chief likely, Punjab-Haryana put on alert

Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The authorities in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday asked the police in both states to be on alert ahead of a special CBI court's verdict in an alleged rape of a 'sadhvi' by Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Sources in both states said that the police have been asked to prepare for the situation if the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) cour...

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As Gurdaspur by-poll looms, Punjab CM announces sops on I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) With a by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat looming large, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced various schemes and incentives for holistic development of border areas in Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts. He made the announcements in his speech after unfurling the Tricolour during the state-level 71st Independence Day celebrations f...

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India celebrates 71st Independence Day -- peacefully

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day peacefully, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that goli (bullet) and gaali (abuse) cannot resolve the Kashmir problem. Millions poured out of their homes to take part in events big and small all across the country. A shutdown called by separatists affected life in the Kashmir Valley and in some parts...

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