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Fourth Test: Australia claim advantage on second day (Roundup)

Off-spinner Nathan Lyon captured four wickets in the final session to hand Australia an advantage on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against India here on Sunday.

Rahul, Pujara guide India after slow start

 Opener Lokesh Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara hit half-centuries as India reached 153/2 in their first innings at tea on the second day of the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia here on Sunday.

Congress trying to muzzle the voice of opposition, by denying appropriate discussion in the Vidhan Sabha : Khaira

Its saddening to note, that a party which raised a hue and cry and virtually hijacked the platform of Vidhan Sabha barely six months ago, has now taken a complete U-turn to deny opposition elected representatives an opportunity to debate burning issues of Punjab in the ongoing session.

Joginder Singh Mann seeks intervention of CM for stopping ‘temples of learning’ to turn into ‘shops of looting’

 Former Punjab Minister and President of District Congress Committee Kapurthala S. Joginder Singh Mann has sought the kind intervention of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for reigning the private schools who were looting the common people.

Debutant Kuldeep's 4/68 helps India dismiss Australia for 300 on Day 1

Debutant left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav's four wickets helped India skittle out Australia for 300 in their first innings on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday.

Akali leaders’ spiteful attacks against Capt Amarinder Govt show their panic, says Govt. spokesperson

 The Punjab government has lashed out at the Akali leadership for their spiteful attacks against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, saying it reeked of their outright panic at the fear of exposure of their financial and other misdeeds of the last 10 years.

CM exhorts party colleagues to set example by giving up red beacons

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged all his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up their red beacon lights, in line with their commitment to the people of the state as part of the party’s election manifesto.

Punjab CM calls meeting to review prison security in light of Gurdaspur violence

 Taking a serious view of the violence in Gurdaspur central jail, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has convened a high-level meeting of police and Home department officials next week to review the security in the state’s prisons in the light of frequent incidents of violence and clashes in jails since the past several years.

Australia to bat first in fourth Test

Australia captain Steven Smith won the toss and decided to bat first in the fourth and final cricket Test against India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday.

Don't react "peevishly" to constructive advice: Badal

 Former Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for  Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress   poll promise of loan waiver with a central fiscal package for Punjab.

Civil and police administration launches joint action plan for complete eradication of drugs

District Administration and Police Department has initiated a joint action plan against drugs in Jalandhar district on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for complete eradication of drug menace from the state completely.

Virat Kohli unperturbed by Australian media jibes

Dharamsala, March 24 (IANS) India cricket captain Virat Kohli on Friday said he is unperturbed by the talk surrounding him in the Australian media and that he is not focussing too much on it, ahead of the fourth and final Test, starting here on Saturday.

Punjab CM says Badals suffering from selective hearing & amnesia on farm debt waiver issue

The Badal father-son duo seem to be suffering from selective hearing and amnesia, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Friday, reacting to their allegation that he had backtracked on his farm loan waiver promise.

No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG

Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said.

Face recognition robots already making our lives a misery

I ran at Olympic speed for a bus but missed it, so I had to pretend that I always go jogging in a business suit and I ended up a sweaty mess a kilometre from the transport hub.

Capt Amarinder welcomes reports of PM’s directives to Niti Aayog on farm debt waiver

Reiterating his commitment to farm loan waiver, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had instructed the Niti Aayog to make an assessment and formulate a plan for debt waiver.

Rana Gurjeet Singh gives clarion call to eradicate drugs from state as a tribute to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh

Minister for Power and Irrigation Rana Gurjeet Singh today gave a clarion call to the people of the state to play their effective role in eradicating menace of drugs from state by the end of year 2107 besides rehabilitating all the drug addicts as it would be a real tribute to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.

Cong has gone back on its loan waiver promise to farmerswithin one week of govt formation - Sukhbir Badal

 Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said it was unfortunate that the Congress had gone back on its promise for a complete loan waiver for Punjab farmers within one week of government formation. 

Do you want to make ministers corrupt? Asks Capt Amarinder over Sidhu TV show issue

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has quashed repots of any controversy over the issue of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s participation in TV shows after taking over as Minister in his cabinet.

Will ask Aruna to check husband’s reported interference: Punjab CM

Punjab chief minister captain amarinder singh has said he would talk to minister of state aruna chaudhary on the reported interference of her husband in her official functioning.