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Bihar lacks in implementation of rural schemes: MoS Rural Development

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) As Chief Minister Nitish Kumar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, the Rural Development Ministry on Saturday termed Bihar as one of the least performing states in implementing the central government's rural housing project or in creating Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts. According to the ministry, there isn't a single ODF district in Bihar, and just five ...

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Sikhs assaulted: Punjab CM talks to Rajasthan counterpart

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje to demand strict action against those who assaulted four Sikhs in the desert state last month. He also sought action against a police constable who allegedly instigated the crowd. Though the Rajasthan State Minorities Commission has taken cognisance of th...

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NCP, CPI-M to take up EVM hacking challenge

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The NCP and the CPI-M will participate in the Election Commission's challenge on June 3 to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The EVM challenge in which doubting political parties have been given an opportunity to prove that the EVMs can be hacked, will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Election Commission said in a statement. Th...

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Only NCP to take up EVM hacking challenge

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Election Commission will hold a challenge to test the credibility of the Electronic Voting Machines in which only the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will participate, while the AAP and Congress have declined to send their representatives. The EVM challenge in which doubting political parties have been given an opportunity to prove that the EVMs can be hack...

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Modi, other leaders condole 'supercop' Gill's death

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a host of political leaders on Friday to mourn the death of 'supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who was hailed for his role in stamping out militancy in Punjab in the 1990s. K.P.S. Gill will be remembered for his services to our nation in policing and security. Pained by his demise. My condolences, the Prime Minister tweeted. Kanwar P...

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Gill played crucial role for Punjab peace: Amarinder

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the death of former state Director General of Police (DGP) K.P.S Gill, recalling his invaluable contribution to bringing peace back to the state from the grips of militancy. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said Gill's role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or for...

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The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career

Hailed by many as a Supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his high-handedness and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy. The stern-looking, impressively-moustachioed Gill, who was brought to the state from the northeast in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, was...

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Supercop K.P.S. Gill dies at 82

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering complications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease. Kanwar Singh Pal Gill, 82, died at 2:55 p.m. at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he was admitted on ...

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Supercop K.P.S. Gill dead

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) 'Supercop' K.P.S. Gill, who had played a major role in wiping out militancy from Punjab in the '90s and had advised Gujarat and Chhattisgarh governments on security, died here on Friday after suffering compilications arising out of kidney failure and heart disease. Kanwar Singh Pal Gill, 82, died at 2:55 p.m. at the Sir Gangaram Hospital where he was admitted on ...

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Modi condoles K.P.S. Gill's death

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the death of former Director General of Punjab Police K.P.S. Gill and said he will be remembered for his service to the nation in policing and security. K.P.S. Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing and security. Pained by his demise. My condolences, Prime Minister Modi tweet...

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Former Punjab police chief K.P.S. Gill dies at 82

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Former Punjab top cop K.P.S. Gill, who is credited with having played a big role in eliminating terrorism from Punjab, died here in a private hospital. He was 82. Gill, a former Director General of Punjab Police, was suffering from end-stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. He had been recovering from peritonitis but died of sudden ...

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UAE commutes death sentence of 10 Indian murder convicts

Abu Dhabi, May 26 (IANS) A court here has commuted the death sentence given to 10 Indian men for murdering a Pakistani man in 2015 following a feud over bootlegging. According to the verdict on Thursday by the Al Ain Court of Appeals, the Indian men from Punjab will now serve jail terms ranging from one to three and a half years, Gulf News reported. Indian charity organisation Sa...

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Amarinder denies seeking security following Khalistani threats

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday denied he has sought enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs that fringe Khalistani elements were targetting him for his stance against their activities. Amarinder Singh dared the Canadian pro-Khalistanis to come to Punjab with your threats and face my government's wrath. In ...

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Punjab education board chief resigns on CM's directive

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Balbir Singh Dhol submitted his resignation following Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's order on Thursday after poor results of Class X board examinations. The Chief Minister's directive was communicated to Dhol by Education Minister Aruna Chaudhry. Dhol's resignation was immediately accepted, an official spokesperson ...

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Fadnavis escaped air tragedy - list of politicians who didn't

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday had a providential escape when his copter crash-landed. But many other leading Indian politicians have not been as lucky, and got killed in air tragedies in the past few decades. Fadnavis, 46, three officials, a pilot and co-pilot managed to emerge virtually unscathed after their US-made Sikorsky helicopter cr...

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Himachal seeks PM's intervention for Swan river channelisation

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the inordinate delay in central assistance for the Swan river channelisation in the state's Una district. He said the Union Ministry for Water Resources had cleared a project of about Rs 922.48 crore for the channelisation of all tributaries of the Swan. The project was funded...

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Kriti helped Sushant to get into 'Amritsar da munda' zone

Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Actress Kriti Sanon put together a playlist of Punjabi songs and gifted an iPod to her Raabta co-star Sushant Singh Rajput. During the prep for the film, Sushant shared that this is the first time he is essaying the role of a Punjabi man. Kriti then gifted him an iPod with Punjabi Bollywood and folk songs. Kriti said in a statement: I am a Punjabi a...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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Serial rape accuser lands up in police net in Amritsar

Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 23 (IANS) A young woman, who claimed to be an IT professional, has been arrested in Punjab's Amritsar city after her latest complaint of having being raped by a hotel executive turned out to be false, police said on Tuesday. The woman has been booked for extortion. Police officials said that the woman made her latest complaint of rape in Amritsar. The earlier com...

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Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After supporting Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for tying a man on a jeep bonnet in Kashmir to avoid civilian casualties, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday welcomed the Army decision to honour the officer. The Commendation Card for Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles by Army chief General Bipin Rawat was given for sustained efforts in counter-insurg...

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