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Punjab court orders release of INLD leaders

Chasndigarh, Feb 27

Leaders of Haryana's INLD were ordered to be released by a court in Punjab's Rajpura town on Monday.

Punjab intervenes to bail out potato growers

Chandigarh, Feb 24

With potato prices going down, the Punjab government on Friday directed agriculture marketing agencies under it to intervene immediately and bail out potato growers in the state who were suffering heavy losses.

INLD leaders, others held over SYL protest at Punjab border

Chandigarh, Feb 23

Top INLD leaders were among scores of persons arrested on Thursday on the Haryana-Punjab border at Shambhu, 10 km from Ambala in Haryana, as they drove to the spot as part of their declared plan to dig the SYL canal.

Blast in Lahore kills 10

Lahore, Feb 23

At least 10 persons were killed and over 20 wounded on Thursday, when a massive blast rocked parts of Lahore in Pakistan, a day after the army announced a countrywide crackdown against terrorists.

INLD's SYL-digging plan ends peacefully; activists detained on Punjab border

Chandigarh, Feb 23

Scores of INLD leaders and supporters were on Thursday detained by the Punjab Police at the inter-state Shambhu barrier, 10 km from Ambala in Haryana, as their plan to start digging for the controversial SYL canal ended peacefully.

INLD activists drive towards Punjab for SYL digging

Chandigarh, Feb 23

As authorities in Punjab and Haryana sealed the inter-state border, thousands of INLD supporters headed from Haryana's Ambala city towards the border on Thursday afternoon to dig the SYL canal at the party's call.

INLD will dig SYL canal; call Army if you want to: Chautala

Chandigarh, Feb 20

Upping the ante on its proposed move to start digging the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 23, Haryana's main opposition party INLD on Monday said that it will go ahead with its threat even if the authorities call the Army to stop them.

INLD adamant on SYL digging, Punjab parties warns it

Chandigarh, Feb 18

With Haryana's main opposition party, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) adamant on starting digging work of the controversial Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal on February 23, Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, and the Congress on Saturday warned them against any misadventure on this issue.

Hafiz Saeed listed in Pakistan's Anti-Terror Act

Islamabad, Feb 18

Over two weeks after placing Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest, Pakistan has included the name of the Mumbai attacks mastermind in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

SC extends status quo on SYL Canal land in Punjab

New Delhi, Feb 15

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended its status quo order on the land acquired in Punjab for the construction of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, giving Punjab time till February 20 to file its response to the Haryana government's plea challenging the de-notification of land acquired for the purpose.

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