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Navjot Singh Sidhu sends resignation letter to Amarinder

Chandigarh: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu Monday sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, a day after he announced that he had resigned from the state cabinet. “Today I have sent my resignation to the Chief Minister Punjab, has…

14th batch of 5,210 pilgrims leave Jammu for Amarnath

Jammu: Amid tight security, the 14th batch of 5,210 Amarnath pilgrims left a base camp here on Monday for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine in south Kashmir. As many as 8,734 pilgrims paid obeisance to Lord Shiva in the shape of ice…

6 Army men among 7 killed in building collapse at Solan

Solan (Himachal Pradesh): As many as six Indian Army personnel and one civilian have died after a building collapsed in Kumarhatti in the Solan district of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Authorities said that rescue operations, including National Disaster Response Force…

NDMC renames 31 schools after ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

NEW DELHI: A total of 31 schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) have been renamed after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The move has been made to improve “enrollment” and the “public perception”. The schools will…

BJP to win over 65 assembly seats in Jharkhand: Nadda

Ranchi: BJP’s national working president J P Nadda Sunday asserted that the party will win more than 65 seats in the assembly elections in Jharkhand, due to be held by the end of this year, and retain its power in the…

We never promised Gorkhaland, says Bengal BJP chief

Nagrakata (WB): West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, whose party swept the north Bengal region including Darjeeling seat in the Lok Sabha elections, Sunday said the party has never promised to create a separate Gorkhaland state. Ghosh also said the…

10 trains to depict saga of Kargil War

NEW DELHI: Ten trains depicting the saga of the Kargil War will be flagged off by railways on Monday on the occasion of Kargil Diwas, a spokesperson of the national transporter said Sunday. Vinyl wrappings depicting the tale of the…

Navjot Singh Sidhu resigns as Punjab Cabinet Minister

Chandigarh: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was sulking after being stripped off key portfolios in the Punjab cabinet reshuffle in June, has resigned from the Amarinder Singh cabinet. Sidhu took to Twitter on Sunday, making public his resignation letter…

Chandrayaan-2 launch cancelled due to technical glitch

Sriharikota, India’s second mission to Moon, Chandrayaan-2 onboard GSLVMkIII-M1 was called off due to a technical snag on Monday, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. A technical snag was observed in launch vehicle system at 1 hour before the…

Bihar: Rain throws life out of gear in Champaran

Heavy rainfall in Champaran from the past few days have sent normal life for a toss with several areas being water-logged. The water level in Gandak Barrage has also rose after heavy rain in west Champaran. Scores of commuters have…

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