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'SYL canal no net benefit to nation'

The Sutlej-Yamuna link canal, or SYL as it is popularly known, is a proposed 214 km long channel to connect the two rivers. The canal is required to carry surplus Ravi-Beas waters that have been allocated to Haryana under various agreements.

Chicago Consul General presides over Women's Day

At Chicago-based Mandi Theatre Group’s International Women Day celebrations, Indian Consul General Neeta Bhushan stated that India’s “culture and value-system does give equal right to the women and the girls.” Driving home Prime Minister Modi’s Beti Padao – Beti Bachao program Neeta Bhushan stated that “there must be at least one girl in each household.”

Partition and the Two-Nation Theory

The Subcontinent – an infinite multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-class mass of plurality and a cauldron of immense contradictions – was partitioned in an extremely hasty, thoughtless, deceitful, expeditious and bloody manner by the British amid what historian Stanley Wolpert describes as a “shameful flight” of the British colonialists.

An Indian postcard from Pakistan

I travelled on a motorcycle and three-wheeler. I walked the narrow lanes of Dharampura, Krishnanagar and Santnagar. There were emotions unbounded: I managed to track down the house where my father was born.

Navjot Sidhu assumes charge of Local Bodies Department as Cabinet Minister

Local Bodies and Tourism and Cultural affairs Minister Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today assumed charge of the office as Cabinet Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat. Mrk Sidhu assumed charge in the presence of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, Mr. Pargat Singh, Mr. Kuljit Singh Nagra, Raja Amarinder Singh Warring, Mr. Ramanjit Singh Sikki, Mr. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Mr. Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon, Mr. Devinder Singh Gubaya (all MLAs), Mrs. Navjot Kaur Sidhu and Mr. Ajit Inder Singh Moffer (both former MLAs), Additional Chief Secretary Mr. DPReddy and Secretary Tourism and Culture affairs Mr. Husan Lal.

Everything you’ve told the youth is a lie: NC to Mehbooba

National Conference on Wednesday said everything that Mehbooba Mufti had promised to the youth of the State so far had turned out to be a lie and that her recent promise of jobs to the youth in lieu of their support was yet another hollow statement aimed at misleading the youth of the State and exploiting them to reap political dividends. National Conference State Spokesperson Junaid Azim Mattu said on one hand Mehbooba Mufti’s Finance Minister says all government employees are liabilities and that he won’t create any further jobs and on the other hand she is herself offering jobs to exploit our youth.

'Fake’ TA bills may cause trouble for Ex-DGP Aulakh

The Punjab Prisons Department has recommended that former DGP (Punjab) MPS Aulakh be charge-sheeted for alleged financial bungling to the tune of Rs 1.12 crore as chairman of the Jail Reforms Commission, the post he has held post-retirement. The commission, claim sources, has been “non-functional.”

IGNORING OBOR: India is depriving itself of an opportunity to shape the transforming landscape of Asia

The recently held India-China strategic dialogue provides a useful reality check on the state of the play. Over the past year, the relationship had reached an impasse owing to China’s unwillingness to support India’s entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group and to allow Masood Azhar of Jaish-e-Mohammed to be placed on the United Nations Security Council’s terror list.

Pakistan will win its war against militancy — but winning means altering the very democratic foundations of the state

Fata gets democracy; Pakistan will get military courts — same decision-makers, two very different decisions. How the hell do you reconcile the two?

The easiest answer is what the boys want the boys eventually get — military courts. The slightly mo

INDIA-PAKISTAN: Time to kick-start behind-the-scene parleys to make way for the resumption of a comprehensive dialogue.

India is up for a grand polarisation on communal and secular lines as all eyes are now focused mainly on the elections in Uttar Pradesh (UP). Bihar might not be repeated in UP; in Bihar all the secular and caste-based parties had succeeded in keeping the Bharatiya Janata Party in check.

Pakistan NSA admits 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan

Former Pakistan National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has admitted that  2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan. At the same time, Durrani, however, said the Pakistani government had no role in the Mumbai attacks.

I-T dept attaches assets under the Benami Act amassed by AAP’s Satyendar Jain

The Income Tax department dealt a body blow to the reputation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) by attaching assets allegedly amassed illegally by Satyendar Jain, a senior minister in the Delhi government.The assets attached under the Benami Act include more than 100 bighas of land with investment value of Rs 17 crore and shares amounting to Rs 16 crore.

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