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Nadal pulls out of Brisbane, but says yes to Australian Open


Brisbane, December 28 : World No.1 Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Brisbane International with a knee injury, but said he still intends to play in next month’s Australian Open. The Spaniard, who hasn’t played since losing to David Goffin at the World Tour Finals in London, was scheduled to start his season in Brisbane this weekend, but said he would ...

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Jor Mela concludes with nagar kirtan


Fatehgarh Sahib : The three-day annual Shaheedi Jor Mela, held in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, concluded here today with religious ceremonies. A “nagar kirtan” was taken out from Fatehgarh Sahib Gurdwara to Jyoti Swarup Sahib Gurdwara. The Panj Piaras led the nagar kirtan. School bands, gatka parties, Nihangs, Kirtani Jathas, Sukhmani Sahib Sewa Societies and various social, ...

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Shooter gets police job

Chandigarh : The Cabinet today approved the appointment of Ajitesh Kaushal, an international rifle shooter, as a Sub-Inspector in the Punjab Police. Ajitesh has won 85 medals in shooting at state, national and international levels. He is an A-grade sportsman of the state Sports Department. He was earlier given Rs 5.22 lakh for his performances. His father, Rakesh Kaushal, is ...

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Bill criminalising triple talaq introduced in Lok Sabha


New Delhi, December 28 : Amid protest by several Opposition members, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday introduced a Bill in the Lok Sabha to make instant triple talaq illegal with a provision of a jail term of three years for the husband. Rejecting the protest by Opposition benches and the criticism of its provisions, Prasad said it ...

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Cabinet panel to take call on illegal colonies


Chandigarh : Questioning the intent of the draft policy to regularise about 6,500 illegal colonies in the state, the Cabinet today decided to set up a five-member sub-committee to finalise the policy and the legislation concerned. The agenda item of the Housing and Urban Development Department to approve the policy was deferred for the second time in a week. The sub-committee ...

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