Bhagat Singh should be given Bharat Ratna: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, March 23 : Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday demanded that freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh be given the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. Badal, who is the Shiromani Akali Dal president, said he will soon write to the central government to seek Bharat Ratna for Bhagat Singh. Badal raised […]

BSF recovers three kg heroin in Punjab

Chandigarh, March 23 : BSF troopers have recovered three kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Ferozepur sector, an officials said on Wednesday. The heroin was recovered near the New Gazniwala border out post, nearly 300 km from here. The contraband was buried near a tubewell. The recovery was made following a specific […]

Cabinet clears World Bank project for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

New Delhi, March 23 : The union cabinet on Wednesday announced clearance for a $1,500 million World Bank project to support Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in rural India. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters that under the scheme separate parameters will be fixed for each beneficiary states. “In September 2014, the government set certain parameters […]

Government to build 2.95 crore houses for rural poor

New Delhi, March 23 : The government on Tuesday announced that it will help build 2.95 crore houses in India’s rural areas and for this a financial assistance of up to Rs.1.30 lakh will be provided to poor homeless families or living in temporary shelters. Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called it “a […]

Bengal politicos get drenched in colours of Holi for votes

Kolkata, March 23 : Cutting across party lines, politicians on Wednesday came out on the streets in their constituencies using the festival of Holi to reach out to the people for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. Participating in colourful processions, organising community celebrations, distributing sweets and going door to door greeting the people, […]

Hurriyat wants government to follow Vajpayee’s vision: Mirwaiz

Srinagar, March 23 : Moderate Hurriyat group chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday said they expect the Indian government to carry forward the spirit of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision that called for settling dispute within the parameters of humanity. He hoped India and Pakistan would evolve ways and means to include the people of Kashmir […]