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After 86 people died consuming illicit liquor; Indian police raid over 100 locations

Indian police raided villages and made arrests to break up a bootlegging cartel on Sunday, after 86 people died from consuming illegally-produced alcohol this week in the state of Punjab. “We have conducted raids at more than 30 places today and we have detained six more persons,” Dhruman H. Nimbale, a senior police officer in […]

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Pakistan Railway train crashes into van carrying Sikh pilgrims, 21 dead

A train rammed into a van in north-eastern Pakistan killing at least 21 Sikh pilgrims in the Punjab province. The Karachi-Lahore express train crashed into the van near Sheikhupura at an unmanned level crossing a little over noon today. The dead includes 13 male and 7 female. The driver of the van is also among […]

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Punjab fears rise in cases after 90,000 NRIs return home amid coronavirus outbreak

Around 90,000 people of Punjab who were living abroad, have come home as coronavirus spread across the world. Now, funds are needed to ensure that the virus doesn’t spread in the state, the Amarinder Singh government said, seeking Rs 150 crore from the Centre for a major security, sanitation and medical preparation drive. In a […]

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4 children burnt alive after their school van caught fire

12 children were in the vehicle when the incident took place, eight were rescued, police said. The children were returning from school. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial probe into the accident. “Very sad to learn of the news from Sangrur, where we lost 4 children because their school van caught fire. Injured […]

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Golden Temple bans TikTok videos, selfies inside temple premises

The administration of Amritsar’s Golden Temple has banned making TikTok videos and taking selfies inside the temple premises after some visitors objected to uploading of videos on social media. The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), that administers the Golden Temple, has put up notices telling the visitors to not make videos and take selfies. “TikTok […]

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Mother kills 2-year-old boy by stuffing him in bed box

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy was found dead in a compartment inside the bed of his parents in Burail, a village near Chandigarh, police said on Monday. The victim’s father has accused his wife of stuffing the boy into the bed and eloping with her lover, police said. Dashrath, the father of the victim, an electrician by […]

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Rajasthan passes resolution Against Citizenship Law, After Kerala, Punjab

Congress-ruled Rajasthan passed a resolution against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA in the state assembly urging centre to repeal the law amid countrywide protests. Rajasthan is the third state in the country to pass an anti-CAA resolution after Kerala and Punjab. Several BJP leaders were seen rushing to the well of the house, shouting […]

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Man guns down daughter-in-law for serving him cold breakfast

A woman in Punjab was shot dead on Thursday morning by her father-in-law for serving him cold breakfast. The accused, Sham Lal, shot dead his daughter-in-law Neelam Kumari with his licensed .12-bore revolver after she got late in serving him breakfast. She was busy in other household chores when her father-in-law asked for breakfast. Sham […]

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Man’s head gets chopped off by saw machine blade

A 65-year-old man operating a saw machine a timber workshop on railway road in Phagwara, Punjab died when his head got chopped by its blade. The deceased was identified as Ajit Singh. Parminder Singh, son of the deceased, said his father had been working in the saw mill for the last four to five years. […]

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Woman kills two-year-old boy in washing machine

After a man she wanted to marry turned her down, a woman allegedly killed his two-year-old nephew by putting him into a washing machine in Punjab’s Kapurthala district. The boy, Adhiraj, was found lying in a motionless in the washing machine at the house of the woman who lives in the neighbourhood, Kotwali police station […]

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Pakistani drones drop weapons AK-47 rifles, 80 kg ammunition and grenades in Punjab

A large number of AK-47 assault rifles, satellite phones and grenades were dropped in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district by heavy-lifting drones that came from Pakistan, just across the border, Punjab Police officials said on Tuesday. Its being reported that a consignment was sent by Pakistan’s spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to carry out an attack […]

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Rescued two year old boy from 150 feet borewell dies in Punjab, Villagers protest

A two years old boy, who was trapped in a 150-ft borewell after almost 110 hours, was declared dead after being rescued on Tuesday morning in Punjab’s Sangrur district. Fatehveer Singh, who was rescued at 5.12 am by joint efforts of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), was flown to PGIMER Chandigarh in an ambulance, where […]