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PC: No wealth tax on farmland

Union finance minister P. Chidambaram has given an assurance that no wealth tax would be imposed on the agricultural land in the country.

Badal meets PM on Bhullar

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday requested the immediate intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for getting the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar commuted to life imprisonment.

Cops: Vijender took heroin 12 times

In fresh trouble for international boxer and Olympic medallist Vijender Singh, the Punjab police on Sunday said he had consumed heroin 12 times after procuring it from alleged drug smugglers, includin

Adequate security at rail stations facing threat: Bansal

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The government has taken serious note of “possible threats” to certain railway stations and adequate security arrangements have been made there, railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said today.

Warner urges selectors to keep faith in Cowan


Australian opener David Warner has backed his embattled partner Ed Cowan, saying that the selectors should persist with him despite repeated failures in the ongoing Test series against India.

We mistook drugs for food supplements: Boxer Ram

In a massive blow to star Indian boxer Vijender Singh, his friend Ram Singh has claimed that the Olympic bronze-medallist consumed drugs with him on a few occasions but insisted that the duo mistook the contraband for food supplements.

Drug haul case: Arrested accused attempts suicide

One of the key accused in the drug haul case from Zirakpur allegedly attempted suicide, even as Punjab police maintained that no decision has been taken yet on summoning boxer Vijender Singh after the Olympic medallist’s name cropped up.

Initial probe points no links with Vijender: SSP

Initial probe into the recovery of 26 kg of heroin worth Rs 130 crore from an NRI’s house in Zirakpur has not suggested any link with boxer Vijender Singh, whose car was recovered at some distance from the accused’s house, police said today.

Cameron kneels for Raj shame

Nearly 94 years after soldiers belonging to the British Raj killed over 1,000 Indian protesters, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday described the April 13, 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacr

10% job quota for financially weak

The Haryana government has on Friday issued a notification to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs under government, government undertakings and local bodies as well as in educational institutions

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