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HC stays NGT order on closing 19 tanneries in Jalandhar


Chandigarh, January 4 : Ruling that the shutting down of leather industries in Punjab would have grave implications, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today stayed the operation of the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT’s) recent order on the closure of 35 units, including 19 tanneries in Jalandhar district. The Vacation Bench of Justice Kuldip Singh and Justice Rajbir Sehrawat also ...

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US accuses Pak of playing double game on fighting terrorism


United Nations, January 4 : The US has accused Pakistan of playing a “double game” on fighting terrorism and asked Islamabad to take decisive action against militants operating from its soil to “earn” the American aid. The tough message from the US came after an angry tweet from President Donald Trump on New Year’s day that America had been rewarded ...

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India spikes Rs 3,200-cr deal with Israel to buy missiles


Jerusalem, January 4 : A top Israeli arms firm has confirmed that India cancelled a USD 500 million (around Rs 3,200 crore) deal to develop Spike anti-tank guided missiles and expressed “regret” over the decision just ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first visit to the country. “Rafael has now received an official notification from India’s Ministry of Defence concerning ...

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Expelled CKD chief’s son shoots himself in the head


Amritsar : Inderpreet Singh, son of expelled Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) president Charanjit Singh Chadha, booked in a sexual harassment case, allegedly shot himself in the head today. Amrik Singh Powar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), said a five-page suicide note had been found in the deceased’s bag. Sources claimed it carried the names of several police officials. Inderpreet, a ...

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White House questions mental health of North Korean Kim Jong-un


Washington, January 4 : The White House has questioned the mental health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after his repeated threats to the US that he has “nuclear button on his desk”. “I think the President and the people of this country should be concerned about the mental fitness of the leader of North Korea. He’s made repeated threats. ...

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