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Punjab Cabinet expansion on SaturdayThe decision was taken at a meeting between the CM and Gandhi. Tribune file photo

Punjab Cabinet expansion on Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | 5:55 PM

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will expand his Cabinet on Saturday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has approved the following names for ministerial berths: Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Vijay Inder Singla, Shyam Sunder Arora, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Gurpreet Kangar,Balbir Sidhu and OP Soni.

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Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 20

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will expand his Cabinet on Saturday. The decision was taken at a meeting between the Chief Minister and Congress president Rahul Gandhi here on Friday.

The Congress president has approved the following names for ministerial berths: Sukhjinder Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Vijay Inder Singla, Shyam Sunder Arora, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Gurpreet Kangar,Balbir Sidhu and OP Soni.

Opposition moves impeachment proceedings against CJI

Opposition moves impeachment proceedings against CJI

20 Apr 2018 | 2:56 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress-led seven Opposition parties on Friday met Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and submitted an impeachment motion for the removal of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

BJP ex-minister Maya Kodnani acquitted in 2002 Gujarat riots case

BJP ex-minister Maya Kodnani acquitted in 2002 Gujarat riots case

20 Apr 2018 | 3:52 PM

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riots case in which 97 people were killed by a mob.

Disturbed about impeachment discussion in public, says SC

Disturbed about impeachment discussion in public, says SC

20 Apr 2018 | 12:01 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday termed as very unfortunate the public statements, including those made by lawmakers, on impeachment of judges.

Jaitley accuses Congress of using impeachment as a political tool

Jaitley accuses Congress of using impeachment as a political tool

20 Apr 2018 | 5:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday accused the Congress party of trivialising the power of impeachment and using it as a political tool.

India demands legal action against those who tore Tricolour during Modi's UK visit

India demands legal action against those who tore Tricolour during Modi's UK visit

20 Apr 2018 | 5:04 PM

LONDON: India has demanded legal action against those behind the desecration of the Indian flag at Parliament Square here during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit.

Delhi High Court ex-chief justice Rajender Sachar passes away at 94

Delhi High Court ex-chief justice Rajender Sachar passes away at 94

20 Apr 2018 | 2:40 PM

NEW DELHI: Former Delhi High Court Chief Justice and noted social activist Rajinder Sachar died here on Friday. He had been admitted to a private hospital.

After Modi's 'terror export factory' remark, China backs Pakistan

After Modi's 'terror export factory' remark, China backs Pakistan

20 Apr 2018 | 3:13 PM

BEIJING: China on Friday backed its all-weather ally Pakistan and called on the international community to support its counter-terrorism efforts.

India could be gainer as US changes policy on supply of armed drones

India could be gainer as US changes policy on supply of armed drones

20 Apr 2018 | 12:00 PM

NEW DELHI:A policy shift hasbeen made by the United Statesenabling India to acquire armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones.

Unnao rape: BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar’s security cover withdrawn

Unnao rape: BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar’s security cover withdrawn

20 Apr 2018 | 2:14 PM

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has withdrawn the ‘Y’ category security cover of rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar. The CBI had arrested him last week.

SC dismisses Dawood kin’s plea on attachment of properties

SC dismisses Dawood kin’s plea on attachment of properties

20 Apr 2018 | 3:23 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court dismissed a plea by Dawood Ibrahim’s mother Ameena Bi Kaskar and sister Haseena Parker challenging the attachment of their properties in Mumbai.

BJP asks MPs to target Rahul Gandhi over Judge Loya verdict

BJP asks MPs to target Rahul Gandhi over Judge Loya verdict

20 Apr 2018 | 2:16 PM

NEW DELHI: The day the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking an SIT probe into the death of judge BH Loya, the BJP asked its MPs to target Rahul Gandhi demanding his apology.

Manipur man reunites with family after 40 years, thanks to YouTube

Manipur man reunites with family after 40 years, thanks to YouTube

20 Apr 2018 | 5:13 PM

IMPHAL: A 66-year-old man from Manipur, who went missing 40 years ago, finally returned home and reunited with his family. Back in 1978, Khomdram Gambhir Singh, 26, had left his home for reasons unknown and later went missing.


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LONDON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday joined other heads of government for the leaders’ retreat at Windsor Castle, which will conclude the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the UK.

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20 Apr 2018 | 3:21 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh and its surrounding areas in Punjab and Haryana were hit by a high-velocity dust storm on Friday. The storm, with wind speed exceeding 40 kmph, hit the city and its surrounding areas, including Mohali and Panchkula.

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20 Apr 2018 | 2:40 PM

CHANDIGARH: BJP state president Shwait Malik said the Congress had conspired to put Punjab in an explosive situation on the Dalits issue after the Phagwara incidents. He said their workers would launch a ‘Congress, Punjab Chhodo’ programme as part of our ‘Punjab Bachao’ programme.

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Domestic power gets costly in Punjab, relief for industry

20 Apr 2018 | 10:35 AM

CHANDIGARH: Domestic consumers in Punjab will have to pay more for the electricity they consume from the present bill cycle as the state government has revised the charges by 10 to 14 paise per unit (2.17 pc) even as the industry has been extended significant incentives.

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Storm damages glass windows, ceilings at Amritsar airport

20 Apr 2018 | 1:52 PM

AMRITSAR: Glass windows and ceiling of main building at the Shri Guru Ramdas Jee International Airport were damaged after a thunderstorm and high-velocity winds hit the city on Thursday night.

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Haryana seals borders as wheat prices crash in neighbouring states

Haryana seals borders as wheat prices crash in neighbouring states

20 Apr 2018 | 12:46 PM

CHANDIGARH:With huge quantities of wheat from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan finding its way into Haryana owing to crashing of prices there, the state government on Thursday ordered sealing of its porous borders with these states.

Cheaper Delhi flight a dream

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20 Apr 2018 | 12:04 AM

SHIMLA: Aimed at providing affordable air travel to the common man under the Udan scheme, the subsidised nine seats for Rs 2,500 in the Shimla-Delhi flight are booked till August, leaving the locals and those in an emergency situation high and dry.

Pakistan shells areas along LoC in Nowshera sector

Pakistan shells areas along LoC in Nowshera sector

20 Apr 2018 | 2:49 PM

JAMMU: Pakistani troops opened fire along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, police said on Friday. Pakistani troops shelled Anwas, Laam, Sarya and Pukhrani areas of Nowshera sector on Thursday night.

Congress leaders brace for April 29 Delhi rally

20 Apr 2018 | 1:11 AM

DEHRADUN:Congress leaders in Uttarakhand are geared up for huge participation from the state in the proposed rally by Congress president Rahul Gandhi slated at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Koreas set up 1st hotline between leaders ahead of summit

20 Apr 2018 | 4:55 PM

SEOUL: North and South Korea installed the first-ever telephone hotline between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea’s presidential office said a successful test call was conducted on the hotline between Seoul’s presidential Blue House and Pyongyang’s powerful State Affairs Commission.

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20 Apr 2018 | 3:11 PM

LONDON:Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club's history.

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Ton-up Gayle rocks Sunrisers

20 Apr 2018 | 2:36 AM

MOHALI:Chris Gayle turned it into a one-man show with his brutal hitting and took the Kings XI Punjab to a handsome 15-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in Mohali on Thursday.

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Vinesh, Mahavir blast Haryana’s cash awards policy

20 Apr 2018 | 2:35 AM

HISAR:Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat has questioned the Haryana government’s policy on rewarding athletes who won medals at the Gold Coast CWG.

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