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No pledge creates absolute right for bank to recover any amount: HC

The Punjab and Haryana High Court clarified that a pensioner's undertaking does not give the bank an absolute right to recover any amount assessed and paid by them. The court stated that the bank can only recover money if mistaken entries have been made in the account by mistake.

The Times of India 21 Feb 2024 2:59 am

Protesters roll in heavy machinery to smash barriers & bulldoze into city

More than 20,000 protesting farmers from Punjab and Haryana with tractor-trailers and heavy machinery are set to resume their march towards New Delhi. They demand a law on minimum support price for crops and have made preparations to counter tear gas shells and rubber bullets.

The Times of India 21 Feb 2024 1:54 am

HCs advice to agitators: Take bus to Delhi, not tractors

The Punjab and Haryana high court asked farmers to avoid using tractors, trollies, and JCBs. They suggested buses instead. The court asked for a fresh status report on talks with farmer unions. Police were directed to prevent the movement of heavy equipment. The court is dealing with a public interest litigation filed by a lawyer from Panchkula.

The Times of India 21 Feb 2024 1:43 am

U-turn on farm procurement proposal surprises govt

Farmers' union opposes govt's proposal for procurement of pulses, maize, and cotton. Punjab and Haryana face water table issues due to paddy cultivation. Lack of pulse procurement leads to spending on imports. Ecosystem affected without cotton procurement. NCCF and Nafed to implement the proposed scheme.

The Times of India 21 Feb 2024 1:07 am

Will announce tie-up with Congress for Delhi soon: Kejriwal

Seat-sharing talks on with INDIA bloc partner for other States, except Punjab, AAP chief says, adds discussions over citys 7 seats in final stage

The Hindu 21 Feb 2024 12:47 am

Haryana vs Punjab Police ahead of farmers' march to Delhi, tight security at border

Haryana vs Punjab Police ahead of farmers march to Delhi tight security at border

India Today 21 Feb 2024 12:27 am

PNB signs MoU with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

Jammu Tawi: Punjab National Bank (PNB), nation's leading public sector bank, and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), country's leading renewable energy agency, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at IREDA Headquarter in New Delhi.Both the institutions will collaborate with each other in the field of lending in Renewable Energy sector. With this step, both [] The post PNB signs MoU with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 21 Feb 2024 12:03 am

Ireda planning arm to finance rooftop solar, electric vehicles

On Monday, Ireda signed a memorandum of understanding with Punjab National Bank to collaborate on financing renewable energy projects across the country.

Livemint 20 Feb 2024 11:59 pm

Haryana Top Cop Writes to Punjab Police As Farmers Set to Resume 'Delhi Chalo' March; Traffic Snarls Expected

After rejecting Centre's proposal for a guaranteed price contract for their crops, farmers announced to resume their march at 11 am on Wednesday

News18 20 Feb 2024 11:55 pm

Seize Bulldozers From Farmers: Haryana Top Cop To His Punjab Counterpart

A day before the resumption of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' march, Haryana Police urged its Punjab counterparts to seize bulldozers and other earthmoving equipment from the interstate border.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 11:46 pm

Farmers Demand MSP Legislation, Prepare for Delhi March

New Delhi: A day after the farmers leaders rejected the Centre's proposal for procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher demanded that the Centre convene a day-long Parliament session to bring legislation on MSP for all crops, a key demand of protesting farmers. He also asked the Centre to accept the other main demands of the farmers, including the farm loan waiver. Pandher, who represents the Kisan Manzdoor Morcha, said: We demand that a law to guarantee the MSP be brought. If the Prime Minister has the will power, a day-long session of Parliament can be convened. No Opposition party will oppose it We demand that all Opposition parties make their stand clear that if the Centre brings a law on MSP, they will vote for it. Be it the Shiromani Akali Dal or the Congress -- they should make their stand clear. The Trinamul Congress, led by Mamata Banerjee, and other parties should also make their stand clear, he added. Meanwhile, thousands of protesters camping at two borders of Punjab and Haryana are all set to march towards Delhi on Wednesday. Reports suggest that a large number of farmers from neighbouring Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are also planning to join the protesting farmers from Punjab for the Delhi Chalo march on February 21.

Deccan Chronicle 20 Feb 2024 11:24 pm

Farmers Protest 2024 | MHA Raises Concerns Over Law & Order In Punjab | English News | News18

Farmers Protest 2024 | MHA Raises Concerns Over Law & Order In Punjab | English News | News18BreakingNews: As FarmersProtest2024 peaks,

News18 20 Feb 2024 11:23 pm

Khelo India University Games: Swimmer Shubhrant Patra dominates with remarkable perfromances

Khelo India University Games: Swimmer Shubhrant Patra dominates with remarkable perfromances Swimmer Shubhrant Patra clinched the men's 200m butterfly gold with a dominating performance and then returned to help Jain University claim the 4x100m freestyle crown and top the medals standing in the 4th Khelo India University Games 2023, Ashtalakshmi, here on Tuesday. Kalyani Saxena of Sarvajanik University, Surat and Danush S of Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences also added a second gold to their tally on the second day of swimming competition at the Dr Zakir Hussain Aquatic Complex as the race for the overall title heats up. With 32 gold medals decided in two days of competition, Jain University tops the standings with four gold, one silver and two bronze medals while Utkal University is second thanks to three gold medals from swimmer Pratyasa Ray, who added the women's 200m backstroke gold to her tally on Tuesday. Patra, who is originally from Odisha but now trains and studies in Bengaluru, bagged the 200m butterfly gold with a timing of 2:06.94s, finishing over half a second ahead of Chandigarh University's Harsh Saroha. Shubham Dhaygude of Savitribai Phule University clinched the bronze with a time of 2:11.18s. He then returned to the pool for the 4x100m freestyle relay, swimming the third leg, as he teamed up with Xavier Dsouza, Dhyan Balakrishna and Sambhavv R to bag the gold with a time of 3:37.76s. Anna University (3:39.35s) and the University of Kerala (3:41.65s) bagged the silver and bronze respectively. Earlier, Kalyani Saxena and Danush S proved that they were far ahead of the competition as they clinched the women's 400m medley and men's 50m breaststroke gold respectively. On Monday, Kalyani won the women's 200m breaststroke gold while Dhanush topped the men's 200m breaststroke race. Elsewhere, in the basketball competition, the University of Madras will take on Jain University in the women's final. In the semi-final, the team from Tamil Nadu hammered Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48, while Jain University got the better of Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61. In the men's category, Panjab University upset defending champions Jain University 89-87 to reach the final where they will face the University of Madras, who got the better of the University of Rajasthan 79-76. In the weightlifting competition, being held in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, KIIT's Sneha won the gold in the 55kg category with a total lift of 172kg with Punjabi University's Ramandeep (165kg) and Kurukshetra University's Shalu (159kg) taking home silver and bronze medals respectively. Results Basketball (Semi-Finals) Men: Panjab University bt Jain University 89-87; University of Madras bt University of Rajasthan 79-76 Women: University of Madras bt Guru Nanak Dev University 105-48 Jain University bt Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science 85-61 Football Men: Group B: Mahatma Gandhi University vs University of Kerala Shivaji University bt Adamas University 3-2 Women: Group A: vs Chaudhary Bansilal University bt Goa University 4-0 Guru Jambeshwar University vs University of Madras 3-1 Hockey Men: Group A: Chandigarh University bt Manomaniam Sundamar University 4-3 Lovely Professional University bt Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University 7-4 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Sambalpur University 5-4 Bengaluru City University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-2 Women: Group A: ITM University bt Sambalpur University 2-1 Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University bt Guru Nanak Dev University 3-1 Group B: Rabindranath Tagore University bt Maharshi Dayanand University 5-0 Ranchi University bt Punjabi University 4-2 Kabaddi (Semi-Finals) Men: University of Kota bt Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University 37-33 Mangalore University bt Chaudhary Bansi Lal University 35-26 Swimming Men: 1500m freestyle: Gold - R Ruhunu Krishna (Uni. of Ker) 16:29.47s; Silver - Vikrant Bangale (Pandit Deendayal Energy Uni.) 17:36.05s; Bronze - Litheesh Gowda (Visvesvaraya Technology University) 17:43.22s 200m butterfly: Gold - Shubhrant Patra (Jain Uni) 2:06.94s; Silver - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 2:07.40s; Bronze - Shubham Dhaygude (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:11.18s 200m backstroke: Gold - Subhasish Dey (Adamas Uni) 2:11.81s; Silver - Sai Nihar Bikkina (KLEF Uni) 2:12.90s; Bronze - Aaryan Bhosale (Uni of Mumbai) 2:13.31s 50m breaststroke: Gold - S Dhanush (Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences) 28.66s; Silver - MS Yadesh Babu (Anna Uni) 29.50s, Shwejal Mankar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 29.50s 50m butterfly: Gold - Harsh Saroha (Chandigarh Uni) 25.20s; Silver - Vishnu G (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 25.47s; Bronze - Veer Khatkar (Maharshi Dayanand Uni) 25.74s 4x100m freestyle: Gold - Jain University 3:37.76s; Silver - Anna University 3:39.35s; Bronze - University of Kerala 3:41.65s Women: 400m IM: Gold - Kalyani Saxena (Sarvajanik Uni) 5:26.71s; Silver - Firdoush Kayamkhani (Uni. of Kota) 5:28.36s; Bronze - Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 5:28.80s 200m backstroke: Gold -- Pratyasa Ray (Utkal Uni) 2:30.95s; Silver - Bhakti Wadkar (Savitribai Phule Uni) 2:33.11s; Bronze - Bharti (Chandigarh Uni) 2:37.84s 50m breaststroke: Gold - Vasupalli Naga Greeshmini (Mahatma Gandhi Uni) 34.78s; Silver - Aarti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.42s; Bronze - Jyoti Patil (Uni of Mumbai) 35.93s 50m butterfly: Gold - Snigdha Ghosh (Adamas Uni) 28.90s; Silver -- Shristi Upadhaya (Jadavpur Uni) 29.30s; Uttara Gogoi (Chandigarh Uni) 29.81s Weightlifting Men: 55kg: Gold - Vijay Kumar Maheshwari (PRSU) 224kg; Silver - Balaji P (TU-TN) 217kg; Bronze - Donigolla Veeresh (CU) 213kg 67kg: Gold - Tharun T (PU-Tn) 255kg; Silver - Dinesh Chellamariappan (UCC) 254kg; Bronze - Tipannu Lakkhanvar (MU-KR) 205kg 73kg: Gold - Jaskaran Ram (SBBSU) 271kg; Silver - Bellamkonda Krishna (CU) 265kg; Bronze - Logeswaran Sankar (TU-TN) 263kg Women: 55kg: Gold - Sneha (KIIT) 172kg; Silver - Ramandeep (PU-PAT) 165kg; Bronze - Shalu (KU-HR) 159kg 59kg: Gold - Usha (CU) 185kg; Silver - Liza Kamsha (YVU) 181kg; Bronze - Balo Yalam (GKU) 179kg 64kg: Gold - Pooja Rajesh (GKU) 176kg; Silver - Sanapathi Pallavi (AU) 175kg; Bronze - Sukama Adak (CU) 172kg. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 11:18 pm

Apex court order has saved democracy: AAP, Congress

The Supreme Court order reversing the Chandigarh mayor election result is hailed by AAP and Congress. AAP sees it as INDIA bloc's victory against BJP's dictatorship. Congress links Punjab governor's resignation to the 'mayor election scandal' and views it as a dark chapter in democracy.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 11:16 pm

Seize earthmoving equipment from farmers' protest sites: Haryana DGP to Punjab Police

Farmer leaders taking part in the 'Delhi Chalo' agitation on Monday rejected the Centre's proposal for procuring three pulses, maize and cotton at the MSP by government agencies for five years and announced that they would resume their march on Wednesday.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 10:59 pm

Punjab Police gear up for farmers march

Punjab Police are leaving nothing to chance as inputs indicate plans of the protesters to storm barricades of Haryana Police, which may disturb the law and order situation in both the States; heavy earthmoving equipment not to be allowed to reach the Punjab-Haryana boundary

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

Police to stop earthmovers entering Haryana

Punjab Police is leaving nothing to chance as inputs indicate plans of the protesters to storm the barricades of Haryana police which may disturb the law and order situation in both the States; heavy earthmoving equipment not to be allowed to reach the Punjab-Haryana boundary

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:53 pm

Talks for Lok Sabha poll tie-up in Delhi in advanced stages; alliance to be announced soon: Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal, the AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister, revealed that talks with Congress for a coalition in Delhi for the Lok Sabha elections are nearing conclusion, with an announcement expected soon. Despite this potential alliance, Kejriwal dismissed any reconsideration of AAP's decision to contest independently in Punjab.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 10:46 pm

Farmers' protest: Haryana extends suspension of mobile internet in 7 districts till Feb 21

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Tuesday extended the ban on mobile internet and bulk SMS services in seven districts till Wednesday in the wake of farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' agitation. The affected districts are Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa. The government had earlier extended the suspension of mobile internet on February 13, 15, 17 and 19. In the order, Additional Chief Secretary of Haryana T V S N Prasad said, After assessment of the prevailing law and order situation in the state, conditions are still critical and tense in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Jind, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts. There is a clear potential of disruption of public utilities, damage to public assets and amenities and disturbance of public law and order in above-mentioned districts on account of misuse of internet services by way of spread of inflammatory material and false rumours, Prasad said. The order has been issued under Section 5 of the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 and Rule 2 of Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules 2017. According to the order, the suspension of mobile internet services, bulk SMS (excluding banking and mobile recharge) and all dongle services provided on mobile networks except voice calls in the jurisdiction of the seven districts has been extended till February 21. The order has been extended to prevent any disturbance of peace and public order and shall be in force up to February 21. Protesting farmers have been staying put at Shambhu and Khanauri points on Punjab's border with Haryana after their 'Delhi Chalo' march to press the Centre for various demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops, was stopped by security forces which led to clashes last week. Farmer leaders taking part in agitation on Monday rejected the Centre's proposal of procuring pulses, maize and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years, saying it was not in farmers' interest and announced that they will march towards the national capital on Wednesday. In the fourth round of talks with farmer leaders, a panel of three Union ministers on Sunday proposed buying of pulses, maize and cotton crops by government agencies at minimum support prices (MSP) for five years after entering into an agreement with farmers. Besides a legal guarantee of MSP, the farmers are demanding the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission's recommendations, pension for farmers and farm labourers, farm debt waiver, no hike in electricity tariff, withdrawal of police cases and justice for the victims of the 2021 Lakhimpur Kheri violence, reinstatement of the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, and compensation to the families of the farmers who died during a previous agitation in 2020-21. Day after rejecting its proposal, farmers ask Centre to accept their demands

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 10:20 pm

Indians hired as Russian army security helpers forced to fight on Ukraine border

The victims belonging to Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab and J&K seek governments help to return

The Hindu 20 Feb 2024 10:19 pm

'From King Kohli To Prince Kohli': Social Media Flooded With Congratulatory Messages On Birth Of Akaay

From King Kohli: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli revealed they've become parents a second time over and congratulatory messages are flooding from all corners of the World. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wrote on X: And then there are four. Many congratulations to Anushka and Virat, and a big welcome to the youngest member of the RCB family, Akaay. This is such a happy news and India will sleep well tonight. Punjab Kings stated: From King Kohli to Prince Kohli -- a new chapter begins! Sending heartfelt congratulations to Virat Kohli and family on their bundle of joy. The couple on Tuesday announced that they have welcomed a baby boy on February 15. Anushka took to Instagram and revealed that they have named the boy Akaay, which in Turkish means 'The lighting moon'. With abundant happiness and our hearts full of love, we are pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February, we welcomed our baby boy Akaay and Vamikas little brother into this world! We seek your blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in our lives. We request you to kindly respect our privacy at this time, read the post. Rajasthan Royals wrote: Everything is Akaay. Interestingly, Kohli's one-time RCB teammate AB de Villiers had, in a video on his YouTube channel, let the cat out of the bag when he said that Virat and Anushka were expecting their second child. He later retracted his statement and said it was a result of a misunderstanding.

CNMSports 20 Feb 2024 10:08 pm

Talks for LS poll tie-up in Delhi in advanced stages; alliance to be announced soon: Kejriwal

Talks for LS poll tie-up in Delhi in advanced stages; alliance to be announced soon: Kejriwal AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the talks with Congress for a tie up in the national capital for Lok Sabha polls were in final stages and the alliance would be announced soon. Replying to the questions of reporters in a press conference, Kejriwal rejected the possibility of AAP reconsidering its decision to contest the parliamentary polls independently in Punjab. The AAP and Congress are partners in the Indian Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) and have been discussing a seat-sharing formula in Delhi and other states. Kejriwal said several rounds of discussions have taken place and things are in the final stages, when asked about chances of AAP's alliance with Congress in Delhi. ''Alliance with them (Congress) will be announced very soon,'' he said. For other states too, several rounds of discussions had been held and the talks were in advanced stages, he told reporters. The AAP had earlier said it was holding talks with the INDIA bloc for pact ahead of Lok Sabha polls, in Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, and Goa. Kejriwal, when asked if his party would reconsider its decision of going solo in Punjab, replied ''Do not worry, that (contesting independently) is a strategy for victory.'' AAP national general secretary (organisation) Sandeep Pathak recently said that the party has demanded eight out of 26 Lok Sabha seats from Congress in Gujarat. He said that the AAP won five seats by polling a total 13 per cent votes in the last Assembly polls in Gujarat and claimed eight Lok Sabha seats in the state for the coming polls, while offering remaining 18 to the Congress. He had also offered one Lok Sabha seat out of the eight in Delhi to the Congress saying it did not deserve even that based on its previous election track record. Congress has currently zero Lok Sabha and Assembly seats in Delhi. The AAP has so far unilaterally declared its candidates in two seats each in Gujarat and Assam and one in Goa. Pathak had said that if a decision was not soon taken on seat-sharing in Delhi, his party will declare its candidates.

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 9:14 pm

'Makeshift Tanks', Iron Sheets: Farmers' Plan To Cross Haryana Border

The protesting farmers from Punjab have rejected the Centre's proposal to buy three types of pulses, maize and cotton at the old MSP and their march to Delhi will continue tomorrow.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 9:05 pm

Performance of his CCL team pacers impresses Sonu Sood ahead of tournament

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, who is gearing up for the upcoming edition of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), is pretty happy with the way his team Punjab de Sher has performed during the practise sessions. Sonu, who serves as the skipper for Punjab de Sher, is specifically impressed with the performance of []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 8:38 pm

Rainfall, thunderstorm likely in UP, Punjab, Himachal till Feb 22. Check forecast

Rainfall thunderstorm likely in UP Punjab Himachal till Feb Check forecast

India Today 20 Feb 2024 8:36 pm

Assam DGP assesses security at Dibrugarh jail after prohibited items seizure

DIBRUGARH: Assam director general of police (DGP), GP Singh, conducted a visit to Dibrugarh central jail on Tuesday (February 20) to assess security measures following the recovery of spy cameras, smartphones, and other prohibited items from the National Security Act (NSA) cell where Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh and his nine associates are housed. [] The post Assam DGP assesses security at Dibrugarh jail after prohibited items seizure appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 20 Feb 2024 8:35 pm

Khalistani separatist Pannun booked for 'threatening' to disrupt IND vs ENG Test in Ranchi

An FIR has been filed against Khalistani separatist and US-based Sikh for Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun under various sections of the UAPA and IT Act for allegedly plotting to disrupt the upcoming India-England Test match in Ranchi. India is set to face England in the penultimate Test of their five-match series at the JSCA International Stadium from February 23 to 27. According to the FIR filed by Sub-Inspector (SI) Madan Kumar Mahto at Ranchi's Dhurwa Police Station, Pannun had been making attempts through social media to incite fear among Indians and stir animosity among tribal communities against the government. The FIR also stated that Pannun released a video on YouTube urging the CPI (Maoist), a banned political outfit and militant organisation, to create disruptions and prevent the India-England Test match in Ranchi. Further, the FIR stated that Pannun had allegedly claimed in his video that the JSCA stadium in Ranchi, where the test match is scheduled, was constructed on tribal land. Pannun, in his video, remarked: Acquiring tribal land and constructing a stadium is an injustice to the tribal community. Therefore, no match of any kind should be held in this stadium. It is further stated in the FIR that Pannun had tried to disturb peace between the two nations and his video has created panic among people, which may result in financial loss to the BCCI and India. The FIR further sought to take action against Pannu under Section 10/13 of the UAPA and Section 66 of the IT Act. Pannun is one of the main leaders of the Khalistan movement, which is based on the ideology of seeking a separate homeland for Sikhs. The SFJ leader has been designated as a terrorist by the Union Home Ministry. In December last year, US authorities said they thwarted an alleged plot by an Indian national, Nikhil Gupta, to kill Pannun in the United States and expressed concern over India's involvement in the same. India has already constituted a probe committee to investigate the allegations. Khalistani separatist Pannun threatens to kill Punjab CM Mann, dares PM Modi to give up security

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 8:21 pm

Cant use tractor trolleys on highways: Punjab and Haryana High Court slams agitating farmers, says right to protest is subjected to reasonable restrictions

During the hearing, ACJ Sandhawalia also objected to Punjab farmers travelling in tractors and trolleys for protest.

OpIndia 20 Feb 2024 8:13 pm

Day ahead of farmers' march, police beef up security at Delhi borders

Delhi Police conducted mock drills ahead of protesting farmer's march towards Delhi. Farmers rejected Centre's proposal. Clash occurred at Punjab-Haryana border. Heavy police deployment and barricades at Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur borders. Deputy Commissioner of Police (outer) Jimmy Chiram prepared for traffic congestion with tear gas shells and vehicle checks.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 8:07 pm

Vigilance Bureau arrests accused driver Kuldeep Singh wanted in AIG Malvinder Sidhu case

Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested driver Kuldeep Singh as his bail was dismissed. He is a co-accused with Malwinder Singh Sidhu, who committed fraud, blackmailing, extortion, and took illegal gratification from government employees. Sidhu obtained personal records of teachers and an agriculture officer.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 7:37 pm

IPL: The inspiring story of Punjab Kings' Ashutosh

Last year, MP's Ashutosh Sharma smashed an 11-ball fifty, breaking Yuvraj Singh's record for the fastest half-century by an Indian in T20 cricket.

Rediff 20 Feb 2024 6:14 pm

Punjab CM hails SC order to declare AAP councillor as Chandigarh Mayor

Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) At last, the truth prevailed, remarked Punjab Chief Minister and AAP leader Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday, thanking the Supreme Court for its verdict on the Chandigarh mayoral polls. We welcome the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the Mayor election in ChandigarhCJI declared AAPs Kuldeep Kumar as Mayor, upholding the 8 []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 6:03 pm

Truth finally wins: Punjab CM Mann hails SC verdict on Chandigarh mayoral poll

Truth finally wins: Punjab CM Mann hails SC verdict on Chandigarh mayoral poll

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 5:54 pm

Sonu Sood impressed with his CCL team pacers performance ahead of tournament

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Sonu Sood, who is gearing up for the upcoming edition of the Celebrity Cricket League (CCL), is pretty happy with the way his team Punjab de Sher has performed during the practise sessions. Sonu, who serves as the skipper for Punjab de Sher, is specifically impressed with the performance of []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 5:47 pm

Mann responsible for breakdown of talks with farmers: Akali Dal

Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday held Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann responsible for the breakdown of talks between farmer unions and the Centre, stating the Chief Ministers double talk during negotiations had failed the farming community and forced them on the path of agitation. Senior SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 5:37 pm

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana reap benefits of diversification with floriculture, pearl farming

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana reap benefits of diversification with floriculture, pearl farming By Prabhdeep Singh India's diverse agricultural landscape is constantly evolving, with farmers embracing innovative techniques and pushing boundaries to reap impressive rewards. One such individual is Gurvinder Singh Sohi, a farmer from Nanowal village in Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab, who has established a successful venture of cultivating foreign varieties of flowers and seed production. Gurvinder had discontinued studies after 12th grade when he failed the Punjab Joint Entrance Test. His uncles, cousins and most members of the extended family had moved to Canada, but he wanted to stay in India and do something different. From mushroom farming, poultry, horse breeding, and selling sweets to customizing swanky jeeps, Gurvinder tried his hand in multiple businesses, but none of them gave him any satisfaction. He finally got to know about a government initiative to grow Holland Gladiolus back in 2008, which changed his life as he took the big step of replacing his family's traditional wheat and paddy farming in Nanowal village. In 2008, I came to know that the Horticulture Department of Punjab was providing gladiolus bulbs on subsidy. I applied and got 10,000 bulbs. Starting from a 1000-square-meter area, then next year I started cultivating on 1.5 acres of land; thereafter, on three acres and more. Rest is history, says Gurvinder. He also came in contact with a Netherlands-based organization through the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU). The foreign experts visited him and shared technical knowledge and advice on management issues. Later, he also visited Holland, accompanied by a professor from the PAU. The experience gave him an understanding of floriculture market strategies and an overview of seed production. He flourished by exploring markets in the state and selling his flowers and seeds to exporters in the region. Gurvinder Singh says, The COVID-19 pandemic was a turning point when I shifted to online selling and contacted buyers directly. He claims that there are only five companies from Punjab, that export seeds, and he is the only farmer who directly exports his seed produce. Over the years, he has now created a profitable floriculture model involving the sale of flowers and their seeds across India and abroad. He has also been felicitated with several awards for innovating farming and grants for inventing machines for floriculture. Gurvinder shared that Punjab's climate is apt for the cultivation of all kinds of flowers. He has also set up a cold storage unit to store his flowers before selling them. Farmers must adopt floriculture. There is daily income in this business. Diversification is important for income generation. And then you won't have to go abroad as well, says Gurvinder. Cultivating such rare flowers came as a challenge at first, but with his perseverance, and hard work, he did it anyway and has become an inspiration for farmers. Another example of innovative farming transforming the agricultural landscape is in the village of Buhawi in Haryana, where Salinder Kumar and his friend Rajesh Goswami, have taken up growing pearls right in the comfort of their home. Their entrepreneurial spirit eventually led them to quit their job in the textile sector and explore the unique opportunity of cultivating and transforming pearls into exquisite jewellery, adding both value and income to their endeavours. They came across pearl farming on the internet and decided to take up formal training at the government's Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture in Bhubaneswar. The duo later started their venture in their village in Kurukshetra district with a modest investment of Rs 3 lakh each in the first year. To their delight, the returns matched their investment, providing a promising start. Salinder Kumar, a proud farmer and entrepreneur, shared, In the first year, we were two partners. We invested Rs 3 lakh each, and when our return came, on the contrary, we also earned Rs 3 lakh each. So we thought the business was good, and we started working on this big level. The duo employs cutting-edge aquaculture methods to ensure the pearls' quality and quantity, creating a sustainable and efficient system that has proven successful. Moreover, they have ventured into the creative side of the business, crafting beautiful jewellery from the pearls they grow and selling it, thus diversifying their revenue streams. Rajesh Goswami shared that pearl farming is promoted under the Matsya Yojana by the Centre government. They felt proud when PM Modi also talked about it recently in his 'Mann Ki Baat'. Their success story is not just confined to their own prosperity, they are actively involved in inspiring and training others in the region to embrace this unique form of farming. As these pearls of wisdom spread, it is likely that more farmers will diversify their agricultural pursuits, creating a more resilient and prosperous future for rural communities. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 5:28 pm

Punjab and Haryana High Court's Warning to Protesting Farmers

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court issued a stern warning to the protesting farmers on Tuesday, stating that tractors and trolleys cannot be taken on the highway according to the Motor Vehicle Act. The court also directed the Punjab government to prevent large gatherings of people. Emphasizing the importance of constitutional duties alongside rights, the court reminded the farmers during the ongoing hearing of their movement. The court acknowledged the farmers' right to protest but stressed the need for certain restrictions to be followed. Meanwhile, the Central Government informed the High Court that discussions had been held regarding the farmers' demands. In response, the court instructed the government to submit a new affidavit detailing the outcomes of these discussions. The hearing on this matter is scheduled for next week. In a related development, farmer leaders rejected the Centre's proposal to purchase pulses, maize, and cotton at Minimum Support Price (MSP) from government agencies for a period of 5 years. They argued that the proposal was not favorable to the farmers. During the fourth round of talks with farmer leaders, a committee of three Union ministers suggested that government agencies would buy pulses, maize, and cotton at MSP for 5 years after reaching an agreement with the farmers. Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher urged the Centre to address other demands, including a legal guarantee on MSP for crops and the waiver of farm loans. He announced plans to travel to Delhi on Wednesday to press for these demands. Denial of Paper Leak Rumors by Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board IPL 2024 Set to Begin on March 22, Confirms IPL Chairman Kiara Advani Joins Ranveer Singh in Action-packed 'Don 3'

News Track 20 Feb 2024 5:11 pm

Rajnath Singh's Confidence in NDA's clean sweep in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: U nion Defence Minister Rajnath Singh expressed his confidence in the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) victory in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, stating, UP se, 80 out of 80. He made these remarks while speaking to reporters after inspecting the Lucknow Ring Road from the Sultan Road Side. During the interaction, he announced that the Lucknow Ring Road would be completed by February 28 and added that its inauguration, covering 104 kilometers, would take place in the first week of March. Singh highlighted the significance of this project in easing traffic congestion in Lucknow, emphasizing that it has been a long-standing dream project. Detailing the features of the Lucknow Ring Road, Singh mentioned that it is an 8-lane road and noted the completion of 13 flyovers, with plans underway for the construction of 10 more approved flyovers. Regarding developmental activities, Singh stressed the importance of delinking them from elections. He emphasized that it is the duty of every representative to address the issues of their area and fulfill their responsibilities consistently. Singh underscored his efforts in this regard, stating that he has endeavored to do everything within his capacity as a representative. However, while the BJP and Rajnath Singh exude confidence, the opposition INDIA bloc faces challenges. The Congress and the Samajwadi Party have yet to finalize an alliance in the state, with disagreements over two contested seats. Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav reiterated that he would only join Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra once an agreement on seat sharing is reached. Haryana Assembly Admits No-Confidence Motion Against Khattar Government Punjab and Haryana High Court's Warning to Protesting Farmers Denial of Paper Leak Rumors by Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board

News Track 20 Feb 2024 5:11 pm

Indian celebs to perform at 13th Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab Art, Culture and Literature Festival in Delhi

Indian celebs to perform at 13th Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab Art, Culture and Literature Festival in Delhi One of the biggest and most popular cultural programs in India is back. The 13th Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab Art, Culture and Literature Festival is bigger and better than all previous editions. This cultural extravaganza is scheduled for February 23, 24 and 25 from 2 pm onwards at IGNCA, Janpath Building, Janpath, New Delhi. Entry is free for all the audience. A flagbearer of Hindustani Art, Culture and Literature, Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab is on a mission to connect more and more people from India and across the world with the brilliance of Hindustani cultural heritage. 13th Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab Art, Culture and Literature Festival is one of India's most popular and biggest cultural events organised in association with Ministry of Culture (GoI) and Ministry of Tourism (GoI). Renowned and popular artists from across India will be performing at the this upcoming Annual Edition. The three day marathon cultural program promises an array of amazing performances and sessions. The program will have some great performances such as soothing classical singing by Padma Bhushan Pt. Sajan Mishra and Pt. Swaransh Mishra. Mesmerising Classical Kathak Dance by Padma Shree Ranjana Gauhar, the rare Rabab recital by Padma Shree Ustad Gulfam Ahmad Khan, and the scintillating Sitar recital by Grammy Nominee Maestro Ustad Shujaat Khan. For the Shayari and Kavita enthusiasts, the Mushaira/ Kavi Sammelan/ Sheri Nashist will feature the finnest wordsmiths of our times like legendary Padma Shri Prof. Ashok Chakradhar, iconic Waseem Barelvi, acclaimed Farhat Ehsaas, renowned Kunwar Ranjeet Chauhan, Anas Faizi and Javed Mushiri among others. One should not miss the melodious Sufi Signing by outstanding singer Sonam Kalra who is popular for her Coke Studio Performance and has won 3 Medals at the Global Music Awards 2023. She is immensely popular on Social Media. The powerful singing of Rajeev Singh and his group who will come all the way from Bhopal to perform his Phakkad Gayaki is a must attend. The magical singing of the talented singer Dr. Mamta Joshi who has made a unique mark with her Punjabi and Sufi singing will leave you spellbound. Another wonderful and much recommended performance is 'Heer' of Wasir Shah (the original story) by Qissakar Manu Sikander Dhingra, which has been performed at various respected events across the country. Renowned actors who have made a unique mark with their fearless performances in OTT and Movies such as Vinay Pathak, Richa Chadha, Prakash Belavadi, Faisal Malik, Durgesh Kumar, Chandan Roy, Shrikant Verma will also be part of various sessions. A famous comedy play Anti-National Ghalib directed by Shri Anil Sharma (NSD) and written by Dr. Danish Iqbal is a must watch. Kunwar Ranjeet Chauhan, Poet and Founder, Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab, talking about the upcoming program said, Our Hindustani Art and Literature are the soul of our vibrant Cultural Heritage. We have dedicated our efforts to build a platform which gives an opportunity to experience some of our best artists and their amazing performances. We have made a conscious effort to present Hindustani art in its pure format. We are forever thankful for the support of Ministry of Culture (GoI) and Ministry of Tourism (GoI) who have supported our endeavours. We are also thankful to IGNCA for supporting us for our upcoming cultural program. Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab has been organising cultural programs across many states and UTs of India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and, Jammu & Kashmir and will be progressing to many more states and union territories. These programs embody the essence of our country's heritage which lives on in the form of Hindustani art, culture and literature. Sahityotsav Jashn-e-Adab is one of the biggest platforms dedicated towards promoting Hindustani art, culture and literature which is working towards conserving and nurturing the authentic formats and true spirit. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 5:09 pm

'Anytime it can be finalised...solution will come': Venugopal on Congress' seat-sharing talks with INDIA bloc parties

Congress leader KC Venugopal expressed confidence in finding a solution for alliance with Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party. Mamata Banerjee has decided to contest Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal on her own. Aam Aadmi Party to contest on its own in Punjab, holding talks for seat adjustment with Congress in Delhi.

The Economic Times 20 Feb 2024 4:59 pm

Enjoy The New Punjabi Music Video Song For Koka By DJ Flow, Gurlez Akhtar And Kptaan

Check out the latest Punjabi song 'Koka' sung by DJ Flow, Gurlez Akhtar and Kptaan. Music of the song 'Koka' is composed by DJ Flow while the lyrics of the song are written by Preeta. Don't miss the opportunity to watch the latest Punjabi video song Koka by DJ Flow, Gurlez Akhtar and Kptaan and immerse yourself in its mesmerizing melodies. For more Punjabi songs, be sure to visit the music videos section of PunjabiETimes. Experience the musical prowess of DJ Flow, Gurlez Akhtar and Kptaan, New Video Songs of 2024, Punjabi Gana Video Song.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 4:26 pm

Oye Bhole Oye | Song - Sadkaan

Watch the song 'Sadkaan' from Punjabi movie 'Oye Bhole Oye' starring Jagjeet Sandhu and Irwinmeet Kaur. 'Sadkaan' is sung by Bir Singh. Lyrics of 'Oye Bhole Oye' song 'Sadkaan' are also written by Kang Sadiq. To know more about 'Sadkaan' song from Jagjeet Sandhu and Irwinmeet Kaur starrer 'Oye Bhole Oye' watch the video.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 4:26 pm

8 invalidated votes in Ch'garh poll to be counted: SC

The top court is scrutinising the ballot papers and watching the video recordings which were brought before it by a judicial officer appointed by the Punjab and Haryana high court's Registrar General.

Rediff 20 Feb 2024 4:15 pm

CCL 2024: Dates, Schedule, Squads, Live Streaming And More About Celebrity Cricket League

CCL 2024: The 10th season of Celebrity Cricket League is all set to start this week. It will be contested by eight teams comprising of film actors, representing eight major regional film industries of Indian Cinema. This season will be played in two countries - India and the UAE. Here is all you need to know: CCL 2024: Dates And Time The first match of the CCL 2024 will be played on Friday, February 23 and the final will be played on Sunday, March 17. The afternoon matches will start at 2 PM IST while the evening matches will start at 6:30 PM IST. CCL 2024: Full Schedule And Fixtures CCL 2024: Teams And Format The eight teams participating in CCL 2024 are: Mumbai Heroes Kerala Strikers Telugu Warriors Bhojpuri Dabbangs Bengal Tigers Chennai Rhinos Punjab De Sher Karnataka Bulldozers Each team will play four robin-round matches with the top four qualifying for the playoffs. In the new format, both teams will play two innings of 10 overs each and the team with maximum runs at the end of the two innings will win. CCL 2024 Live Telecast Channel The CCL 2024 will be broadcast live on Sony Ten 5 channel in India. CCL 2024 Live Streaming Details All 20 matches of CCL 2024 will be streamed live on JioCinema. CCL 2024 Full Squads Bengal Tigers Squad: Jisshu Senguptha (c), Uday, Indrasish, Mohan, Suman, Joy, Joe, Yusuf, Jeetu Kamal, Jammy, Ratnadip Ghosh, Ananda Chowdhury, Sandy, Aditya Roy Banerjee, Arman Ahamed, Manty, Rahul Mazumder, Gaurav Chakrabarty, Boney, Sourav Das. Kerala Strikers Squad: Kunchacko Boban (c), Asif Ali, Rajeev Pillai, Unni Mukundan, Arjun Nandakumar, Indrajit Sukumaran, Siddharth Menon, Manikuttan, Vijay Yesudas, Shafeeq Rahman, Vivek Gopan, Saiju Kurup, Vinu Mohan, Nikhil K Menon, Prajod Kalabhavan, Antony Pepe, Jean Paul Lal, Sanju Shivaram, Siju Wilson, Prashanth Alexander. Mumbai Heroes Squad: Riteish Deshmukh (c), Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Sohail Khan, Bobby Deol, Jay Bhanushali, Saqib Saleem, Shabir Ahluwalia, Raja Bherwani, Sharad Kelkar, Apoorva Lakhia, Sameer Kochar, Sidhant Muley, Madhav Deochake, Freddie Daruwala, Vatsal Sheth, Adarsh Balakrishna, Rajneish Dugali, Nishant Dahiya, Navdeep Tomar, Sandeep Juwatkar, Amit Sail, Jatin Sarna. Telugu Warriors Squad: Akhil Akkineni (c), Sachin Joshi, Ashwin Babu, Dharam. Aadarsh, Nanda Kishore, Nikhil, Raghu, Samrat, Taraka Ratna, Tarun, Vishwa, Prince, Sushanth, Khayyum, Harish. Bhojpuri Dabbangs Squad: Manoj Tiwari (c), Ravi Kishan, Vikrant Singh, Aditya Ojha, Asgar Khan, Ayaz Khan, Jay Yadav, Vikas Singh Virappan, Ajhoy Sharma, Shailesh Sinha, Dinesh Lal Yadav, Parvesh Lal Yadav, Uday Tiwari, Anshuman Singh Rajpoot, Khesari Lal Yadav, Vikas Jha, Baivaw Rai, Sudhir Singh. Chennai Rhinos Squad: Arya (c), Vishnu Vishal, Jiiva, Vikranth, Shantanu, Prithivi, Ashok Selvan, Kalai Arasan, Mirchi Shiva, Bharath Niwas, Ramana, Satya, Dasarathan, Sharan, Aadhav, Balasaravanan. Punjab De Sher Squad: Sonu Sood (c), Jimmy Shergil, Ayushmann Khurrana, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon, Jassi Gill, Rahul Dev, Gavie Chahal, Dev Kharoud, Gulzar Chahal, Babbal Rai, Aryaman Sapru, Navraj Hans, Yuvraj Hans, Mukul Dev, Arjan Bajwa, Harmeet Singh. Karnataka Bulldozers Squad: Pradeep (c), Sudeep Kichcha, Rajeev H, Suneel Rao, Jayram Karthik, Prathap, Prasanna, Shiva Rajkumar, Ganesh, Krishna, Saurav Lokesh, Chandan, Arjun Yogi, Nirup Bhandari, Nanda Kishore, Sagar Gowda. . Read more on Sports by NDTV Profit.

Bloomberg Quint 20 Feb 2024 4:05 pm

Chandigarh Mayoral Polls: SC Says It Will Order Recounting Of Ballots Including Those Defaced'

The top court is scrutinising the ballot papers and watching the video recordings which were brought before it by a judicial officer appointed by the Punjab & Haryana High Courts Registrar General.

Bloomberg Quint 20 Feb 2024 3:41 pm

Chandigarh mayoral polls: Supreme Court directs recounting of eight 'invalid' votes

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would direct recounting of votes polled in the controversial Chandigarh mayoral election and declaration of result after considering the eight defacedallots which were declared invalid by the returning officer. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra has commenced hearing the plea of defeated AAP candidate for the election Kuldeep Kumar, accusing returning officer Anil Masih of electoral malpractices. The top court is scrutinising the ballot papers and watching the video recordings which were brought before it by a judicial officer appointed by the Punjab & Haryana High Court's Registrar General. We would like to see ballots which were invalidated, he CJI said at the outset. The hearing is still underway. 'Mockery of democracy': SC appalled by defacing of ballots in Chandigarh mayoral polls The top court had on Monday voiced its deep concern over the horse-trading and said it will examine the ballot papers and video recording of the counting. It said instead of ordering fresh polls, it may consider declaration of results based on votes already cast. The BJP won the Chandigarh mayoral polls on January 30 defeating the comfortably placed AAP-Congress alliance candidate after the returning officer declared as invalid eight votes of the coalition partners, drawing accusations of tampering with ballots. Manoj Sonkar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) defeated Kuldeep Kumar after polling 16 votes against his rival's 12 to bag the mayor's post. Sonkar, however, resigned subsequently, while three AAP councillors defected to the BJP Chandigarh mayoral polls: SC raps Returning Officer; seeks ballot papers, counting day video for review

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 3:38 pm

Rermitted, spelling error on passport lands woman in police net at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A forger here fell into the hands of a vigilant officer who detected a spelling mistake on the passport. The accused was identified as Darshan Kaur (54), an Indian National, and a resident of Barnala in Punjab. She had arrived at the Delhi Airport by Batik Air flight from Malaysia []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 3:28 pm

CM Mann jeopardised Centre-farmer union talks, says Punjab BJP chief

Chandigarh, Feb 20 (IANS) Blaming Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for the failure of talks, state BJP chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said it was most unfortunate that negotiations between the farmers and the central government have not fructified. With Bhagwant Mann himself, of all the people, acting as the lawyer for the farmers, these []

bhaskarlive 20 Feb 2024 2:53 pm

Punjab and Haryana High Court raps protesting farmers, says Cant use tractor trolleys on highways

Punjab and Haryana High Court raps protesting farmers says Cant use tractor trolleys on highways

India Today 20 Feb 2024 2:50 pm

Photos: Farmers at Shambhu border

Patiala: Tractors of farmers parked at the Punjab-Haryana Shambhu border during the Delhi Chalo protest march, amid rain, in Patiala district, Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. (PTI Photo) Patiala: A farmer rests on a highway during their ongoing protest over various demands, including a legal guarantee of minimum support price (MSP) for crops, at the Punjab-Haryana Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 20 Feb 2024 2:31 pm

Baloch American Congress pens letter to US Senate speaker, highlights genocide in Pakistan

Baloch American Congress pens letter to US Senate speaker, highlights genocide in Pakistan The President of the Baloch American Congress, Tara Chand on Monday penned a letter to the Speaker of the United States Congress, Mike Johnson, and all other members of the US Senate to take immediate action to stop the Baloch genocide in Pakistan. In a letter, the leader pleaded to address the ongoing genocide of people belonging to the Baloch community and highlighted the various issues faced by the people of Balochistan regularly. In the ongoing conflict between the Baloch and Pakistan, enforced disappearances and illegal detentions are tools used by the state against the Baloch national resistance. Political activists, poets, students, journalists, intellectuals, and human rights activists are being abducted, illegally detained, subjected to inhuman torture, and their mutilated bodies are dumped in remote areas. This is part of the Pakistani war in Balochistan and a gross violation of human rights that requires immediate attention and intervention from the United States, the letter read. The state of Pakistan is ruthlessly exploiting the natural resources of Balochistan for the benefit of ruling Punjab in a crude colonial manner. The collaboration between Pakistan and China has further exacerbated the situation, as China has become a new colonial power in the region. This alliance is depleting the land and sea resources of Balochistan, with valuable deposits such as gold and uranium being exploited. Additionally, the Baloch coast, which has been the backbone of the coastal regions' economies for centuries, is now devoid of marine life, it added. He emphasized the socio-cultural traditions of the Baloch people are marginalized in school curricula and labeled as un-Islamic. He said in a letter, The state's systematic efforts have also endangered the Balochi language, which is thousands of years old. Baloch children are forced to adopt Urdu, an alien language, as the national language, leading to the near extinction of the Balochi language. Furthermore, the socio-cultural traditions of the Baloch are marginalized in school curricula, being labeled as un-Islamic. This strategy poses a significant threat to the existence of the Baloch people as a nation, as these traditions and the Balochi language are integral parts of their national identity, he added. Addressing the issue of the kill-and-dump policy of Pakistan, the letter further added that he kill and dump policy is another grave human rights violation in Balochistan. Anti-social and extremist religious elements, organized by state security agencies, kidnap and dump the bodies of political activists. These groups are commonly referred to as the army's death squads and they operate in collaboration with security forces. Human rights activists, journalists, poets, doctors, teachers, political leaders, student activists, and tribal elders are forcibly disappeared and kept incommunicado for years. They are known as he missing persons. While some of the missing persons' dead bodies have been found in desolate areas, the fate of thousands of others remains uncertain. The number of extrajudicially killed and missing persons in the last 15 years is estimated to be in the thousands. Balochistan is currently in turmoil, with its people living in a state of siege. The state has unleashed a reign of terror and gross human rights violations are taking place. The Baloch are facing a brutal military operation that has resulted in unimaginable loss of lives and destruction. According to resolutions of the United Nations General Assembly, many actions of Pakistani security forces and its auxiliary religious or extremist organizations can be classified as war crimes, President Chand stated in the letter. Due to the declaration of Balochistan as a no-go area for international media and human rights organizations, the atrocities committed are not being reported in the international press. The Baloch, who are experiencing the worst of these atrocities and acts of genocide, are in desperate need of help from the civilized world. As Pakistan relies on political, military, and financial support from the US government, it is the moral obligation of the representatives of the people of the United States to take action. Any positive action on behalf of the Congress of the United States will save the lives of thousands of Baloch. We implore you to act before it is too late for the Baloch, the letter concluded. (ANI)

devdiscourse 20 Feb 2024 2:27 pm

Enjoy The New Punjabi Music Song For 'Jaan Munde Di' (Audio) By Pavii Ghuman

Enjoy the latest Punjabi audio song 'Jaan Munde Di' sung by 'Pavii Ghuman'. The music for this captivating track has been composed by Preet Romana with heartfelt lyrics penned by Preet Sukh. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the latest Punjabi audio song Jaan Munde Di, by Pavii Ghuman. For more Punjabi songs, be sure to visit the music videos section of Punjabi ETimes. Experience the musical prowess of 'Pavii Ghuman', New Video Songs of 2024, Pavii Ghuman songs, Preet Sukh songs.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 2:27 pm

Celebrity Cricket League 2024: Sonu Sood Lauds His Team Punjab de Sher; Says 'I Believer We Can Win'

The Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) combines cricket with well-known personalities from the entertainment industry. Notable figures such as Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Sonu Sood, Riteish Deshmukh, Mohanlal, Bobby Deol, and Manoj Tiwari participate, making it a distinctive event in

Filmibeat 20 Feb 2024 2:08 pm

Watch The New Punjabi Music Video For Hisaab By Divine And Karan Aujla

Enjoy the latest Punjabi song Hisaab sung by Divine and Karan Aujla. The music for this captivating track has been composed by Umair and Rovalio, with heartfelt lyrics penned by Divine and Karan Aujla. The music video for Hisaab has been skillfully directed by Debjyoti Saha. Don't miss the opportunity to watch the latest Punjabi video song Hisaab, by Divine and Karan Aujla and immerse yourself in its mesmerizing melodies. For more Punjabi songs, be sure to visit the music videos section of Punjabi ETimes. Experience the musical prowess of Divine and Karan Aujla, New Video Songs of 2024, Umair and Rovalio songs, Punjabi Gana Video Song, Debjyoti Saha music videos.

The Times of India 20 Feb 2024 1:47 pm

Congress MP Preneet Kaur Set To Join BJP: How It Impacts Punjab Politics?

Preneet Kaur is a Congress MP from Patiala Lok Sabha constituency in Punjab. She is the spouse of former Congress stalwart and ex-Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh.

Zee News 20 Feb 2024 1:25 pm

Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, discusses farmers issues

New Delhi, Feb 20: Former Punjab chief minister and BJP leader Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a host of issues related to farmers, he said on Tuesday.Singh said in a post on X, Had a detailed meeting with Hon'ble PM Shri Narendra Modi ji on wide-ranging issues related to Punjab, including [] The post Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, discusses farmers issues appeared first on Northlines .

The Northlines 20 Feb 2024 12:52 pm

'Why not demanding from Punjab government too?' Akali leader on farmers protest

Why not demanding from Punjab government too Akali leader on farmers protest

India Today 20 Feb 2024 12:49 pm

Nihang archer warns of bloodbath on Baisakhi in Punjab, claims he can destroy drones with arrows

Nihang Sikh Gurvant Singh claimed there will be bloodbath in Punjab around Baisakhi.

OpIndia 20 Feb 2024 12:49 pm

Amarinder Singh Meets PM Modi, Discusses Farmers' Issues

Former Punjab chief minister and BJP leader Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed a host of issues related to farmers, he said today.

NDTV 20 Feb 2024 12:44 pm

From ball boy to Punjab Kings new signing: Ashutosh Sharma ready for IPL 2024

From ball boy to Punjab Kings new signing: Ashutosh Sharma ready for IPL 2024

India Today 20 Feb 2024 12:38 pm

Farmers Protest 2.0: All That What You Need to Know? A Special Report by Sikh Siyasat

Punjab and Haryana Farmers are on roads again moving towards Delhi to press the government to fulfill their demands. This special report explores the ground situation to understand why farmers are protesting again. This News/Article Farmers Protest 2.0: All That What You Need to Know? A Special Report by Sikh Siyasat appeared first on Sikh Siyasat News .

Sikh Siyasat News 20 Feb 2024 12:15 pm

India farmers reject govt proposal, to resume march to Delhi tomorrow

Farmers' unions protesting at the Punjab-Haryana border yesterday rejected the Indian government's proposal to buy pulses, maize and cotton in unlimited quantity at minimum support price (MSP) for five years, saying it was not in their interest and that they would resume their march towards Delhi tomorrow as part of the agitation.

The Daily Star 20 Feb 2024 11:55 am

Punjabi University UG, PG Results 2024 Declared: Download Marksheet Here

Punjabi University Patiala (PUP) has announced the results for various courses, including BA, MA, MSc, and others. The Punjabi University Patiala Result 2024 is now available online on the official website - punjabiuniversity.ac.in. Students can follow the steps below to check and download their results using their roll number:

Naukrinama 20 Feb 2024 11:33 am

Pune Travel Tips: - These five things make Pune the best place to visit

There are many great places to visit in India, but if you have planned to visit Maharashtra, then your trip should not be limited to Mumbai only. Rather you should also visit Pune. Pune is one of the most important metropolitan cities of Maharashtra. There is no doubt that this particular city is quite similar to the city of Mumbai, but in fact, both these cities are different in many aspects. Many reasons make Pune a great place to visit. While most other places give you one or two reasons to visit, Pune has many aspects that keep you coming back again and again. So, today in this article we are telling you about some such reasons, which make Pune a great place to visit- There are many hill stations nearby Pune is the only mega city in North India which is surrounded by innumerable hill stations. Some of the most famous and most beautiful hill stations of India are located around Pune. When you are here, you can drive for a few hours to beautiful hill stations like Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, and Panchgani and have a good time there. Historically significant Pune is also considered equally important historically. The history and culture of this city is very rich. There are many forts, palaces and other historical monuments present here, which make it a great place to see and visit. Pune has a rich historical heritage dating back to the Maratha Empire. It is believed to have its roots in the medieval period during the Rashtrakuta dynasty, but it mostly consists of monuments belonging to the Maratha and British empires. Pune is one of the few places in the country where the Indian independence movement was at its peak. While you are here, you can visit historical places like Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace and Sinhagad Fort. Cultural Hub You will feel very good after coming to Pune because the culture here is very different. The importance of this city can be gauged from the fact that Pune is known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. The many festivals, art galleries, theatres and music performances held throughout the year will increase the fun of your trip manifold. The cultural diversity of the city influenced by Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati and other communities certainly makes this place different from other places. Great climate The climate in Pune remains moderate throughout the year, due to which this place becomes a great place to visit. The monsoon season enhances the natural beauty of the city, with greenery surrounding the hills and valleys. Best place for food lovers If you are a food lover then Pune is a great place to visit for you. From street food to fine dining restaurants are available here. The city is known for its delicious Maharashtrian dishes as well as international food. You will get a chance to eat some of the best street foods on FC Road and JM Road. Image Credit- freepik

Kalam Times 20 Feb 2024 11:28 am

Farmers to resume Delhi Chalo protest on February 21

New Delhi: Farmer leaders on Monday told the government they would continue their march to Delhi on Wednesday (February 21), after they rejected the governments proposal of procuring pulses, maize, and cotton at MSP by government agencies for five years. Protesting farmers have been staying put at Shambhu and Khanauri points on Punjabs border [] The post Farmers to resume Delhi Chalo protest on February 21 appeared first on Pragativadi .

Pragativadi 20 Feb 2024 11:03 am

Cricketer Shubman Gill designated Punjab State Icon' for Lok Sabha polls

The Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has designated India's talismanic cricketer Shubman Gill as the 'State Icon'.

Web Dunia 20 Feb 2024 10:06 am

SC to examine ballot papers of Chandigarh Mayor election today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday slammed Anil Masih, the returning officer (RO) of the January 30 Chandigarh mayoral polls, for defacing ballot papers and sought the ballots and the video recording of the counting for the courts perusal. The bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra said it may consider declaration of results on the basis votes already cast instead of ordering fresh polls. The BJP won the polls after defeating the AAP-Congress alliance candidate after the RO declared eight votes of the latter as invalid. BJPs Manoj Sonkar was declared winner after polling 16 votes against 12 polled by AAPs Kuldeep Kumar. Sonkar later resigned while three AAP councillors defected to the BJP. We are deeply concerned about the horse-trading, the bench remarked, and fixed the matter for further hearing on Tuesday at 2 pm. The apex court said the RO must be prosecuted for interfering in elections and directed him to be present in the court on Tuesday as well. Masih denied the charges that he tampered with the ballots saying he only put his mark on some ballots that had already been defaced, so as to distinguish them from valid ones. However, the bench was not convinced by this argument. The SC directed the registrar general of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to depute a judicial officer to bring the records safely to New Delhi and present them before it on Tuesday. Court grills returning officer The SC on Monday posed hard questions to Returning Officer Anil Masih, while warning him of prosecution if he resorted to falsehood. Why were you looking into the camera and putting the X mark on the ballot papers? the court asked, adding tampering ballots cant be allowed in an electoral democracy

The New Indian Express 20 Feb 2024 10:02 am

Divya Agarwal dons traditional Punjabi attire at her mehendi ceremony

Mumbai: Reality TV star Divya Agarwal embraced tradition and elegance as she adorned herself in a stunning ethnic Punjabi ensemble for her mehendi ceremony, and flaunted minimal henna adorning her hands. She is all set to tie the knot with her boyfriend, restaurateur and ginfluencer Apurva Padgaonkar February 20. The mehendi ceremony which was held []

orissapost 20 Feb 2024 9:41 am

IPL 2024: Decoding the key stats of PBKS's pace attack

Punjab Kings will have a point to prove heading into the 2024 Indian Premier League.

NewsBytes 20 Feb 2024 9:28 am

Ahead of PMs J&K visit, militants list Pandit staff, issue threat via voice note

SRINAGAR: A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modis daylong visit to J&K, militants issued a threat to Kashmiri Pandit employees, making their details public, and circulated a voice note on mobile phones warning such employees to leave the Valley or face consequences. The PM will address a public rally in Jammu on Tuesday and lay the foundation stone for multiple development projects worth over Rs 30,500 crore. He will also flag off Kashmirs first electric train and inaugurate the 48-km Banihal-Sangaldan railway link. The PMs public rally at Jammus Maulana Azad stadium is expected to witness a massive crowd, police sources said. Meanwhile, a militant outfit circulated a list of about two dozen Pandit employees with their contact numbers in a memo: The message to KPs. Militants have warned of uploading details of more Pandit employees. They think they are not being watched. They live in fools paradise, read the message. Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) chief Sanjay Tickoo said it was for the first time that details of the Pandit employees were being made public by militants. Terming it a serious security lapse, he questioned how militants got the contact numbers of the employees. In the voice note, a purported caller claims that the Peoples Anti-Fascist Front, an offshoot of Jaish-e-Mohammad, has released the list of Pandit employees. The militant group has warned the Pandits, who have resettled in Kashmir in the last few years, to leave the Valley or face consequences. Tickoo said it was for the first time that the Pandits have received threats via voice notes on their mobile phones. Tickoo said he had informed security officials about the threat. Security has already been tightened in areas where the Pandits stay, especially after the recent killing of two workers from Punjab in downtown Srinagar. Security officials have asked the Pandit employees stationed in Valley to be careful while moving out. The PMs rally in Jammu would boost BJP prospects ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary polls. Multiple-tier security arrangements have been put in place in Jammu and Srinagar for the smooth conduct of the PMs visit. Jammu has been declared a no drone zone for tomorrow. Development projects linked to the PMs visit include several sectors such as health, education, rail, road, aviation, petroleum, civic infrastructure and power. Development schemes Development projects linked to the PMs visit include several sectors such as health, education, rail, road, aviation, petroleum, civic infrastructure and power. The PM would inaugurate AIIMS Jammu, and lay the foundation stone for new terminal building of Jammu Airport and a common user facility petroleum depot in Jammu.

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PTI allies with Sunni Ittehad Council to secure reserved seats in parliament

PTI allies with Sunni Ittehad Council to secure reserved seats in parliament Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has allied with the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) to secure its reserved seats for women and minorities in parliament and to consolidate its independent members-elect under party discipline, as reported by The Nation. After days of speculation regarding the future of PTI-backed independents, the party confirmed that its members-elect from the national, Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies would join the SIC. Additionally, the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) would also be part of the alliance. During a joint press conference in Islamabad on Monday, PTI leader Gohar Ali Khan, accompanied by the party's nominee for the prime minister's slot Omar Ayub Khan, MWM Secretary General Allama Raja Nasir Abbas, and SIC chief Sahibzada Hamid Raza, announced the alliance, as per The Nation. Gohar Ali Khan stated that the agreement with the SIC had been reached with consensus and received the approval of PTI founder Imran Khan. He highlighted the submission of applications for special seats in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to formalize the affiliation of their candidates with the SIC. Since the February 8 elections, the PTI has been struggling to join the ranks of another party to ensure its reserved seats as the party-backed candidates had contested the election as independents following the loss of its electoral symbol 'bat' as a result of the Supreme Court verdict. According to The Nation, Gohar Khan stated, We demand ECP to allot reserved seats to us as per our mandate and in line with the law, reiterating the party's commitment to reclaim its electoral rights. The Former Federal Minister for Economic Affairs of Pakistan, Omar Ayub, speaking at the occasion, alleged widespread rigging aimed at diminishing PTI's majority, particularly citing incidents in Karachi, Hyderabad, Peshawar, and Punjab. SIC head Hamid Raza and MWM Secretary General Allama Nasir Abbas affirmed their unconditional support for PTI, emphasizing their joint efforts towards national progress and unity. The alliance, rooted in a shared vision, aims to combat sectarian violence and promote democracy for the betterment of the nation, they stated. Meanwhile, PTI initiated legal action in the Peshawar High Court to assert its entitlement to reserved seats for women and non-Muslims in the national and provincial assemblies. The party representative, Mashal Yousafzai, filed a writ petition, contesting the Election Rules 2017 and highlighting PTI's compliance with electoral regulations. The petition underscored PTI's commitment to democratic principles and its pursuit of fair representation in government. The alliance between PTI and SIC marks a significant political development, underscoring efforts to navigate the complex landscape of Pakistani politics while advocating for electoral fairness and inclusive representation. (ANI)

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