Tempo driver dies in Phagwara road accident

A 35-year-old tempo driver died on the spot after a collision between his vehicle and a tractor trolley on National Highway 1 near Chachoki village here, police said today. The deceased was identified a resident of Mauli village. He was going to Phagwara from Mauli when a tractor trolley coming from the opposite direction collided […]

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Heavy rains lash Chandigarh

Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh and its surrounding areas today, after which the mercury dropped by a few notches. A sharp spell of rain brought down the mercury providing relief to the people from sultry weather conditions. Chandigarh’s adjoining towns of Mohali in Punjab and Panchkula in Haryana were also lashed by heavy showers. According to […]

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Navjot Singh Sidhu under Oppn fire for Pak visit

The opposition in Punjab today targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, with the BJP describing his visit to Islamabad as “shameful”. It also asked the cricketer-turned-politician whether it was necessary to visit Pakistan at a time when India was mourning the demise of former prime […]

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Over 200 milk samples fail adulteration test

Over 200 samples of milk out of 550 failed an adulteration test during a campaign launched by the Punjab Dairy Development Board (PDDB), an official said today. A total of 550 samples were collected during this drive, of which 340 passed while 210 samples failed, he said. Officials of the department also visited schools here […]

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Chemists go on indefinite strike in Ludhiana

Over 4,000 chemist shop owners went on an indefinite strike in protest against the alleged harassment at the hands of various government departments in an anti-drug drive. “We have no objection to the government’s drive against drugs. But we have strong objections the way we are being treated. It is being projected as if we […]

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My govt broke the back of drug mafia

Refuting the opposition charge that he had failed to keep his poll promise to wipe out the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister said his government has already broken the back of the drug trade. “Look, what I said and swore to do was to break the backbone of the drug mafia in four weeks. You […]

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