Jat stir: 90 officials found negligent by committee

Chandigarh, May 13 (PTI) The Prakash Singh Committee report on Jat agitation has identified about 90 officials who indulged in "deliberate negligence" when violence hit Haryana, noting that in some areas "mayhem" was allowed for hours, with authorities turning a blind eye to the loot and damage. Detailing the situation during

Earthquake hits Myanmar, tremors felt in India

Strong tremors were felt in Guwahati and Kolkata, on Wednesday evening after a whopping earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar. While there were reports of buildings being evacuated, panic spread at Eden Garden where an IPL match was in progress. There were reports of mild tremors in north

6.8 earthquake strikes, 2 dead in Pak

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 on Richter scale hit remote northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border on Sunday, shaking buildings in Chandigarh, Panchkula, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Punjab. The tremor that begun at 3.58 pm lasted for a few minutes. Initial reports said that two persons

Man hurls shoe at Kejriwal at Odd-even 2.0 announcement

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to have acquired a dubious distinction of being the most attacked politician in the country with a man hurling a shoe at him on Saturday. Earlier, in January an attempt was made by a woman to throw ink on him. In April 2014, he

Cabinet nod for amendment to law on evacuee land

In order to secure the interests of those farmers who have been in continuous cultivating possession of evacuee land since 2000, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday gave approval to amend Punjab Package Deal Properties (Disposal) Act, 1976, by inserting a new Section 4 (1) A after second proviso of Section

Cheema issues appointment letters to 89

In a humanitarian endeavour, 89 family members and dependents of deceased former employees of the Punjab Education Department were inducted under various categories. In a ceremony held at Punjab School Education Board Auditorium, Mohali, Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema welcomed the new appointees and offered his support with a

ICC shifts India, Pak T20 match to Kolkata

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday shifted the T-20 match between India and Pakistan from Dharamsala to Kolkata on March 19 due to security concerns. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had put its team's departure to India on hold late on late night Tuesday. They cited security concerns for the

Resolve river water dispute on basis of riparian principle: Punjab guv

Punjab Governor Prof Kaptaan Singh Solanki on Tuesday sought a solution to the river water issue through the implementation of the nationally and internationally accepted riparian principle on the distribution of river waters, which has been implemented across the country to resolve river water disputes. In his address during the fifth

Badals greet people on Maha Shivratri

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivratri. In a message, the CM said that Lord Shiva is the lord of mercy and compassion. Lord Shiva protects devotees from evil forces such as lust,