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Amarinder meets Rahul, discusses 2019 polls

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at his residence here and discussed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Had a long discussion on 2019 Lok Sabha polls with Congress President, Captain Amarinder Singh told media after meeting Gandhi. Besides the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the leaders also discussed the orga...

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Banks stocks shoot up on 100% FDI in private banks reports

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Banking stocks on Thursday zoomed following reports that the government may allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in private sector banks. The S&P BSE banking index surged by 1.64 per cent -- almost 500 points higher -- with stocks of major private banks in the lead. Around 1.30 p.m., stocks of Yes Bank traded higher by 2.99 per cent, follow...

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Congress accepts resignation of Punjab minister

Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) After dilly-dallying over it for days, the Congress on Thursday accepted the resignation of Punjab's controversial cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh following allegations of corruption and money laundering against him. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday, confirmed that Rana Gurjit's resignation had been ...

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Minerva FC flag match-fixing attempt; AIFF asks for details

Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Acting on I-League leaders Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj's tweet that bribes were offered to two of his players in an alleged match-fixing attempt, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has asked for further details from the club, a source said. We have asked for details from Minerva Punjab. The integrity officer is on it. Let's see, an AIFF official told...

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India, Pakistan flag war to continue at Attari-Wagah

Attari (Punjab), Jan 18 (IANS) This is one war between traditional rivals India and Pakistan that has really been scaling new heights. The war of flags between the two countries at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) is set for a renewal with the authorities on the Indian side readying to make the tricolour flutter once again on top of a 360-feet tall flagpole at Attari. While the Pa...

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Haven't become a star yet: Diljit Dosanjh

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) He is a singing sensation, a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry and has won over Bollywood fans with his roles in films like Udta Punjab and Phillauri. However, Diljit Dosanjh says he does not feel he has become a star yet. With critics and audiences loving his performances, he still doesn't feel he has achieved stardom? No, I have not become a ...

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Air quality deteriorates across Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) After a brief respite, the air quality of the national capital and regions around it worsened on Wednesday again, with pollution levels slipping back to severe or severe-plus category in many areas. As the pollution level went from poor to very poor over the past 24 hours due to a drop in air quality and a sharp rise in moisture-gripping effluents, the Air Qualit...

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HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Amarinder Singh, in response, directed state Advocate General Atul Nanda to examine the judgment and suggest further legal remedies. J...

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HC seeks report on curbing open sale of army apparel

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the city government to file a status report on the steps taken to stop the private manufacture and sale of army apparel and gear. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar asked the Delhi Chief Secretary and Police Commissioner to file the report within eight weeks. The court also ...

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Bring petroleum, real estate under GST ambit: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) A day ahead of the GST Council meeting, the Congress on Wednesday reiterated its demand for including petroleum products and real estate under the ambit of GST and said the government must consult all stakeholders before bringing any changes in the pan-India indirect tax law. The Congress will demand that petroleum products and real estate be brought under the am...

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Pooja excited after conquering World champion

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Yet to come to terms with the fact that she has defeated reigning World and Olympic champion Helen Maroulis in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), rising Indian star Pooja Dhanda is looking forward to creating more landmarks in the tournament. Turning out for the Punjab Royals, Pooja recorded the biggest victory of her career when she defeated Maroulis 7-6 in a women...

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Indian politicians who flew in Su-30

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday became the second woman politician to fly in a Su-30 fighter jet. Here is a list of political leaders who earlier flew in the Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam -- When then President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam flew in a Su-30 in June 2003, he became the first head of state in India to fly i...

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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of Padmaavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. When the producers' counsel Mahesh Agrawal, mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and sought an...

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Patience is key to survival in filmdom: Rahul Kapoor

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Rahul Kapoor, who featured in television show Suryaputra Karn and Veera, is joining the Bollywood brigade with his first feature film Vodka Diaries. He says patience is key to survival in showbiz. On his struggle in the world of showbiz, Rahul said: I belong to Patiala, Punjab, so it is very difficult to reach at this level without anyone's support. Therefore,...

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Man resembling Pakistani minor's rape-murder suspect arrested

Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) The police has arrested a man resembling the prime suspect in the kidnapping, rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Pakistan. The man was held from Lahore's Bhatta Chowk earlier this week and was handed over to the Kasur authorities for his DNA test, Geo News reported on Wednesday. Zainab was kidnapped on January 4 from near her aunt's house in Kas...

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HC sets aside appointment of Punjab CM's aide

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Justice Rajan Gupta ruled that Kumar, a retired Indian Administrative Service officer, was holding the post in violation of Article 166 (3) of...

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Punjab beat Haryana in PWL tie

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Latvia's Anastasija Grigorjeva and India's Pooja Dhanda powered Punjab Royals to a scintillating 4-3 victory over Haryana Hammers in a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) tie at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here on Tuesday. Needing a point to close the tie, World Championship bronze medallist Grigorjeva did not fail to deliver, scoring a comfortable 6-0 victory over Sarit...

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Icon players shine in PWL

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In the third season of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL), icon players have continued to live up to the expectations of their respective teams. With six teams participating in the annual affair, each team has an icon player who is supposed to be the strongest wrestler in his squad. Interestingly, it is the icon player who happens to be the captain of their r...

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I-League: Aizawl hold East Bengal in I-League clash

Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC held Kolkata football giants East Bengal to a goalless draw in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday. East Bengal thus remain second on the league table with 19 points from nine matches. They trail league leaders Minerva Punjab FC by three points. Aizawl rose two rungs to the four spot with 14 points from eight matches. ...

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Aizawl hold East Bengal in I-League clash

Aizawl, Jan 16 (IANS) Defending champions Aizawl FC held Kolkata football giants East Bengal to a goalless draw in an I-League encounter here on Tuesday. East Bengal thus remain second on the league table with 19 points from nine matches. They trail league leaders Minerva Punjab FC by three points. Aizawl rose two rungs to the four spot with 14 points from eight matches. ...

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