Remove Nath from post of CM, Badal urges Sonia

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has urged Sonia Gandhi to remove Kamal Nath as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and let him face the law for his alleged role in anti-Sikh riots. The Delhi high court on Monday had sentenced senior Congress leader Sajjan Kumar to life imprisonment for his involvement in 1984 riots. Badal said that Kumar’s convicted has paved way for other accused like Nath and Jagdish Tytler to face the action. The judiciary had provided big boost to the people’s faith in the system,…

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SFJ exposed its nexus with ISI, says Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) seeking Pakistan’s help to ‘liberate’ Punjab from India, chief minister Amarinder Singh said it had exposed the nefarious designs of the organisation and its nexus with the Pakistani army and ISI. Citing the statement of SFJ’s legal advisor Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, Amarinder said the cat was now well and truly out of the bag, and the truth of the deep-rooted connection between SJF and Pakistani army exposed. The statement, he said, had nailed SJF’s lies that it was a peaceful movement to build…

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‘Government intends to provide free insulin at health centres’

PANAJI: In what could come as a major relief to persons suffering from high diabetes, the government plans to provide them with insulin at every health centre. This was announced by health minister Vishwajit Rane after inaugurating the Emergency Care Centre for Rural Medical Dispensary at Keri, Sattari on Tuesday. The government has commenced five emergency care centres at various places in the state, he said. The government aims to provide better medical facilities to citizens at the grassroots level in their vicinity so that they can avail of medical…

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Manohar Parrikar holds series of meetings, reviews Mopa project, recruitment

PANAJI: Two days after his visit to the under-construction third Mandovi bridge, chief minister Manohar Parrikar held a series of meetings at his private residence at Dona Paula on Tuesday with officials reviewing matters pertaining to employment and infrastructure. He also chaired the first meeting of the Mopa Airport Development Authority (MADA) constituted a few months ago. At the MADA meeting, the chief minister sought details of the international greenfield airport project and said that it should be completed as per schedule. Sources said that while an impression was created…

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Chill pill: Tuesday was season’s coolest day yet

PANAJI: The morning chill was sharper than usual on Tuesday as the mercury dropped nearly four degrees, from 22.1C to 18.5C, the lowest of the season so far. Scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), S D Sanap, attributed the phenomenon to easterly inland winds that bring in cold, dry air. While the temperature had dropped to 19C on November 29 and December 1, the pleasant morning chill has been disturbed by a series of fluctuations due to cyclonic circulations over the past two months. A cyclonic circulation over the…

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Government or aided, Class X, XII results show least disparity

PANAJI: Goa is one of the states in the country with the least disparity in pass percentages at Class X and XII achieved by students in government and government aided schools. Even in science stream, where the gap between students’ performance is big in government and government aided private schools, this is not the case with Goa, according to the 2015-16 report of the DISE wing of the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry. The number of students appearing from government schools in Goa for the Class XII exam may…

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Pune: 9 jaywalkers die on e-way in 2 months

PUNE: A jaywalker was found dead on Kiwale bridge near Dehu Road on Pune-Mumbai expressway late on Monday night, taking the toll of people killed in the past two months while crossing the speed corridor to nine. The fatal accidents, especially between Malavli and Lonavla stretch, have posed a new challenge before the expressway authorities and the Highway Safety Patrol (HSP) personnel. Superintendent of police of HSP, Pune, Amol Tambe told TOI, “The number of jaywalkers’ fatalities has increased in the past few months, while there has been a drop…

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