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CWC discusses Maharashtra situation; final decision on Friday
The Maharashtra political situation is expected to be discussed. Tribune file

CWC discusses Maharashtra situation; final decision on Friday

21 Nov 2019 | 1:22 PM

NEW DELHI: The CWC reviewed the political scenario in Maharashtra, a day after it held a meeting with the NCP on forming an alliance together with Shiv Sena to form a government.

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New Delhi, November 21

The Congress Working Committee on Thursday reviewed the political scenario in Maharashtra, a day after it held a marathon meeting with the NCP on forming an alliance together with Shiv Sena to form a government in the state.

Congress general secretary KC Venugopal told the media after a meeting at party chief Sonia Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence that the CWC was briefed on the discussion between the NCP and Congress on Wednesday.

However, Congress sources said a final decision on Maharashtra is expected by Friday.

The CWC, sources said, had broadly agreed to go ahead with government formation with the Shiv Sena and the NCP.

Another meeting between the Congress and NCP is to happen on Thursday night and a final meeting with the Shiv Sena will happen on Friday in Mumbai.

The decision on government-formation in Maharashtra would be announced in Mumbai on Friday, sources said. PTI

Opposition protests in Lok Sabha over disinvestment of PSUs

Opposition protests in Lok Sabha over disinvestment of PSUs

21 Nov 2019 | 1:26 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress protested in the Lok Sabha against privatisation of a few PSUs, including Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), and issuance of electoral bonds.

Pragya Thakur's nomination to defence panel leads to row

Pragya Thakur's nomination to defence panel leads to row

21 Nov 2019 | 11:21 AM

NEW DELHI: A controversy erupted after BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur was nominated to the parliamentary consultative committee of the Ministry of Defence.

Video showing Sikh boy helping clean up after ‘langar’ at gurdwara wins hearts

Video showing Sikh boy helping clean up after ‘langar’ at gurdwara wins hearts

21 Nov 2019 | 12:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: A Sikh child’s ‘selfless service’ at a gurdwara, the video of which has gone viral, has melted hearts. There is a one-minute clip of the small boy helping at the gurdwara.

Wads of currency notes rain on Kolkata street

Wads of currency notes rain on Kolkata street

21 Nov 2019 | 1:33 PM

KOLKATA: There was a stir among commuters and locals as bundles of currency notes rained on an arterial Central Kolkata street on Wednesday from a multi-storeyed office complex.

SC agrees to hear PIL seeking deportation of Rohingyas in 4 weeks

SC agrees to hear PIL seeking deportation of Rohingyas in 4 weeks

21 Nov 2019 | 11:53 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear after four weeks a PIL seeking identification and deportation of all illegal immigrants and infiltrators.

'World needs Indian traditions of non-violence, compassion'

'World needs Indian traditions of non-violence, compassion'

21 Nov 2019 | 11:46 AM

NEW DELHI: India’s ancient traditions of non-violence and compassion are needed in today’s world, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said here on Thursday.

CBI to move SC in Bargari case

CBI to move SC in Bargari case

21 Nov 2019 | 7:50 AM

CHANDIGARH:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has decided to move the Supreme Court against the order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court that had upheld the notification of the Punjab Government to withdraw the investigation into the Bargari sacrilege case from the central agency.

Deported for 4th time, Jabarjung a shattered man

Deported for 4th time, Jabarjung a shattered man

21 Nov 2019 | 7:50 AM

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH:“This is the fourth time that I have been deported,” said Jabarjung Singh, 24, from Punjab’s Bathinda, among over 150 Indians who returned home on Wednesday after being deported for either violating visa norms or illegally entering the US.

Rs 2.9K cr paid for ‘non-existent’ paddy

Rs 2.9K cr paid for ‘non-existent’ paddy

21 Nov 2019 | 8:56 AM

CHANDIGARH:Year after year, Haryana has been ‘purchasing’ more paddy than its farmers actually produce in their fields, thanks to ‘bogus’ procurement by a cartel of rice millers, government procurement agencies and officials of agriculture marketing board.

HP Congress committee dissolved but chief stays

HP Congress committee dissolved but chief stays

21 Nov 2019 | 7:39 AM

NEW DELHI:Congress president Sonia Gandhi today dissolved the Himachal Congress Committee but allowed state unit president Kuldip Rathore to stay.


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Court stays uprooting of trees for Tribune flyover

Court stays uprooting of trees for Tribune flyover

21 Nov 2019 | 7:20 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly six months after the move to axe 700 “fully mature” trees for the proposed flyover connecting Zirakpur and Tribune Chowk came under the judicial scanner, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the uprooting of the same, along with the construction process.

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State may increase benefits for martyrs’ families to Rs 1cr

21 Nov 2019 | 7:14 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government has initiated a process to enhance the monetary benefits payable to the next of kin of armed forces personnel killed in the line of duty from the present Rs 12 lakh to Rs 1 crore, a hike by around eight times.

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War widows seek Rs 15 lakh remaining grant-in-aid

21 Nov 2019 | 8:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Several war widows and their family members have approached the Congress government to fulfil its commitment to pay Rs 50 lakh grant-in-aid, in lieu of 10 acres announced in 1975.

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Soldiers killed in avalanche cremated

21 Nov 2019 | 10:09 AM

FATEHGARH CHURIAN (GURDASPUR)/SANGRUR:The body of sepoy Maninder Singh (28), who died in Siachen on Monday after being trapped in an avalanche, was cremated here today with senior Army and administration officers in attendance.

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Educated unemployed enormous, on rise: HC

Educated unemployed enormous, on rise: HC

21 Nov 2019 | 8:45 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what can be seen as the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s take on the employment scene in the country, a Division Bench has asserted that the number of educated unemployed persons is enormous and increasing and there is nothing unobvious about it.

36 HPTDC hotels in the red, corp snores

36 HPTDC hotels in the red, corp snores

21 Nov 2019 | 6:58 AM

SHIMLA: While the government is targeting Rs 15,000 crore investment in the tourism sector, a number of hotels run by the HP Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) have been incurring losses for years.

Answer every question raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir: SC to J-K admn

Answer every question raised on restrictions imposed in Kashmir: SC to J-K admn

21 Nov 2019 | 12:16 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday told the Jammu and Kashmir administration that it will have to respond to each and every question raised on the restrictions imposed in the erstwhile state after the abrogation of Article 370.

Zee Entertainment shares zoom 18.5 pc on promoters stake sale

Zee Entertainment shares zoom 18.5 pc on promoters stake sale

21 Nov 2019 | 12:25 PM

NEW DELHI: Shares of Zee Entertainment Enterprises on Thursday zoomed 18.5 per cent after Essel Group said it is planning to sell 16.5 per cent stake in its flagship firm to meet its loan repayment obligations.

NoA two-thirds majority would be required in both the Senate and House to override a veto. AFP file

US House passes Hong Kong human rights Bills

21 Nov 2019 | 12:28 PM

WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two Bills intended to support protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, sending them to the White House for President Donald Trump to sign or veto.

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Protesters stay holed up on Hong Kong campus, surrounded by riot police

21 Nov 2019 | 11:04 AM

HONG KONG: Fewer than 100 protesters remained holed up in a Hong Kong university on Thursday as riot police encircled the campus, with some activists desperately searching for ways to escape while others hid.

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Canada’s Trudeau unveils domestically-focused cabinet

21 Nov 2019 | 12:21 PM

OTTAWA: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled an inward-looking cabinet on Wednesday, with rising star Chrystia Freeland swapping foreign affairs for a new role healing the country’s internal divisions.

NoManu fired her way to the gold with a junior world record in the women’s 10m air pistol event. Image: Twitter/@DDNational/file

Manu, Elavenil win gold medals in shooting World Cup Finals

21 Nov 2019 | 12:51 PM

PUTIAN: Manu Bhaker and Elavenil Valarivan shot down gold medals in their respective events to make it a memorable day for Indian shooters in the ISSF World Cup Finals here on Thursday.

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Kohli takes the Shami challenge

21 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

KOLKATA:For Bangladesh, facing Mohammed Shami with the pink ball in the Day/Night Test is being touted as their greatest challenge.

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Kolkata plans to party Day/Night

21 Nov 2019 | 7:54 AM

KOLKATA:BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, took a close look at the pitch today and said he is very excited, for he has taken on himself to ensure that everything goes well in the historical D/N Test.

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Don’t demonise farmersagriculture: Stubble burning

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18 Nov 2019 | 7:10 AM
Blooming with bright prospectsAgriculture: Seed sector

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Earn, don’t burn the paddy stubbleEnvironment: Farm fires

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20 Nov 2019 | 7:28 AM
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