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Phoolka begins campaign in Ludhiana

Chandigarh: Advocate HS Phoolka, AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) candidate for the Ludhiana parliamentary seat, today said that corruption, nepotism and the right to recall elected representatives would comprise his election plank. Talking to The Tribune, he said: “ Our party is for recalling MPs and MLAs who fail to live up to the expectations of voters.” Phoolka, who did matriculation from ...

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After SC verdict, Bhullar’s family hopes for his return

Bathinda, Punjab: The Supreme Court’s judgment on long-pending mercy petitions has rekindled hopes of relatives of death-row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar. The relatives, who are based at Bhullar’s native village, Dialpura Bhai Ka, in Bathinda district, expressed their gratitude not only towards the judiciary but also towards the Punjab and central governments. Ironically, Bhullar’s kin had criticised the judicial system after ...

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Supreme Court decision may pave the way for Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s death sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment

Delhi: In a verdict that will have some serious fallout, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that an inordinate delay in deciding on mercy petitions is valid ground for commuting death sentence to life imprisonment. The verdict came in a petition moved in the Supreme Court by four associates of the slain forest brigand Veerappan. Their mercy petitions were recently ...

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After years, spotlight back on Sikh detainees

Chandigarh, Punjab: Gurbaksh Singh’s indefinite fast for the release of former militants on “completion” of their jail sentence has brought to the fore legal issues, including legitimacy of their incarceration. Their stay behind bars for offences allegedly committed decades ago may not be legal, after all. Available information suggests life imprisonment in Punjab has been interpreted as 14 years (counting both ...

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Sikh student who won kirpan case now considers leaving Quebec

Canada: Gurbaj Multani walked into his Montreal school when he was 11 years old and found 300 adults shouting at him. There was a time in his teens when virtually the whole province was united against him. But through it all, he still liked Quebec. Only now, at age 23, is Mr. Multani contemplating leaving it. The soft-spoken Sikh, an ...

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