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(File Photo) Khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh as police launch an operation to arrest Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, on Saturday.

(File Photo) Khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh

If Punjab govt had intention of arresting me, police could have come to my house and I would have given in, said Amritpal Singh, reported Press Trust of India. Amritpal Singh's video surfaces on social media, radical preacher slams Punjab Police for arresting Sikh youths during crackdown. Ajnala court in Punjab on Saturday sent 10 associates of Waris Punjab De to judicial custody till April 6 in connection with an FIR registered related to the Ajnala incident where pro-Khalistan supporters clashed with police. One other accused Sukhpreet Singh remanded to 4-day police custody, the official said. The 10 persons are accused of storming the Ajnala police station and clashing with the Punjab police in February this year to free a member, who had been arrested in an abduction case. On February 23, thousands of Amritpal Singh's supporters stormed the Ajnala police station, flashing swords and high-calibre firearms and threatening the police with dire consequences if they did not release Lovepreet Toofan, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting and abducting a man. The supporters, brandishing swords and guns, broke through police barricades erected outside the Ajnala police station.

PM Modi virtually addressed the US 'Summit For Democracy. Describing India as the mother of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country has become the fastest-growing major economy despite many global challenges and this proves that the democracy can deliver. Modi also said that every initiative of his government is powered by collective efforts of the citizens of India. "India, despite the many global challenges, is the fastest growing major economy today. This itself is the best advertisement for the democracy and the world. This itself says that democracy can deliver," he said. Modi was speaking at the second Summit for Democracy, co-hosted by US President Joe Biden, Costa Rica President Rodrigo Chaves Robles, Zambia President Hakainde Hichilema, the Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol.

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd and IndusInd Bank Ltd told an Indian tribunal on Wednesday that they have settled a dispute over dues of the media company.

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for Karnataka Assembly election. The state will go to elections on May 10 and the counting of votes will be done on May 13, CEC Rajiv Kumar said. 

The Election Commission of India will announce the schedule of the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka at 11:30am today.

India, as the current chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), is set to host a meeting of National Security Advisors (NSA) and top officials in New Delhi on Wednesday.


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Other airlines also made announcements for the same.
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Amritpal Singh's video surfaces on social media, slams Police for arresting Sikh youths during crackdown

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rebuffed President Joe Biden's suggestion that the premier walks away from a contentious plan to overhaul the legal system, saying the country makes its own decisions.

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First Published: Mar 29 2023 | 8:27 AM IST

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