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Betty White has been popular for her top drawer comedic timing and has been a recipient of five Emmys, including a 2010 trophy for a guest-host appearance on Saturday Night Live.

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Thalapathy Vijay starrer Master has managed to attract the audience in the international markets as well.

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Web series WandaVision, streaming on Disney Plus Hotstar Premium, marks Teoynah Parris' debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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While Intel welcomes competition from Apple, Hallford said she still strongly believess that larger enterprises and businesses will always favour Intel-powered systems because of the cost factor and the ease of getting things done.

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Early reviews of Cyberpunk 2077 were generally good, but once players got the game in their hands, they realized it had problems on PCs and was almost unplayable on consoles.

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Including a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit filed against Google in October, the possible new action would be the fourth government lawsuit brought against the Silicon Valley company since late 2020.

Ludhiana News

Punjab vaccine rollout: An ASHA worker, a ward attendant a Covid nodal officer show the way
Punjab vaccine rollout: An ASHA worker, a ward attendant a Covid nodal officer show the way

The Indian Express profiles health workers from different districts of Punjab, who were among the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine on Saturday.

Punjab targets nearly 6,000 on first day, stops at 22.6%
Punjab targets nearly 6,000 on first day, stops at 22.6%

Apart from doubts over the vaccine’s safety, the other reason for the low target rate was a glitch in the Co-WIN digital platform which was used to register beneficiaries and inform them about vaccination sites.

Punjab: 10 senior BJP members quit, join SAD
Punjab: 10 senior BJP members quit, join SAD

“When the party refused to heed our advice and instead asked us to defend the hated agricultural laws, we decided to listen to our conscience and quit the party, which we made with our own hands in Punjab,” said two of the senior members.

Manpreet lays stone for Buddha Nullah rejuvenation: Two years, Rs 650 cr
Manpreet lays stone for Buddha Nullah rejuvenation: Two years, Rs 650 cr

The foundation was laid by Finance Minister Manpreet Badal after Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, who was scheduled to do the honours, cancelled the plan at the last minute over health issues.

People eating out, attending weddings, why can’t kids go to school: Punjab Education minister
People eating out, attending weddings, why can’t kids go to school: Punjab Education minister

On January 6, Punjab government had issued an order saying that classes for students from Class 5 onwards will start from January 7 onwards.

Solidarity with India’s farmers: Vancouver holds 5th kisan rally
Solidarity with India’s farmers: Vancouver holds 5th kisan rally

Participants in the rally were mostly from the Punjabi community. The previous solidarity rallies were held on December 10, 20, 24 and 31 with themes of Simran, Sewa, Chardi Kala and Nirbhau Nirvair (without fear without hate).

Baraat stops at Punjab toll plaza, joins farmers’ protest
Baraat stops at Punjab toll plaza, joins farmers’ protest

The entire baraat including the groom sat on dharna, raising slogans against the farm laws.

‘Important to break deadlock’: Ludhiana BJP leader behind religious leader’s meeting with Centre
‘Important to break deadlock’: Ludhiana BJP leader behind religious leader’s meeting with Centre

”Yes, I facilitated the meeting of Baba Lakha Singh with Union Agriculture Minister as he (Lakha Singh) too wants the issue to be resolved soon and everyone is trying his/her bit as we are genuinely concerned with farmers who are protesting on roads,” said BJP leader Dr Kamaljit Singh Soi.

Ludhiana: Man held for ‘tearing’ Gutka Sahib pages, dumping them outside home
Ludhiana: Man held for ‘tearing’ Gutka Sahib pages, dumping them outside home

Police said that the man, identified as Balwinder Singh (36), was a ‘drug addict’ and used to ‘quarrel with family often’.

Don’t want any vicholiya: Farm unions on Nanaksar sect head’s mediation offer
Don’t want any vicholiya: Farm unions on Nanaksar sect head’s mediation offer

Jagmohan Singh Patiala, working committee member of the All India Kisan Sangrash Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), said it was an unanimous decision of the SKM not accept anyone as mediator.

Poultry farms, lakes, wetlands in Punjab under surveillance over bird flu threat
Poultry farms, lakes, wetlands in Punjab under surveillance over bird flu threat

Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory Jalandhar has further said that “migratory birds play an important role in the transmission of avian influenza virus resulting in low as well as highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Punjab Safai Karamchari Commission chairman holds review meeting
Punjab Safai Karamchari Commission chairman holds review meeting

Chairman Valmiki directed the officials of Municipal Corporation and Municipal Committees to check if the guidelines of the government regarding safai sewaks and sewermen were being followed.

Ludhiana: Toddler’s headless body found; police suspects human sacrifice
Ludhiana: Toddler’s headless body found; police suspects human sacrifice

“Maybe some tantrik (sorcerer) is involved and the child was sacrificed. There are stab marks on the body near the chest. The child was killed and body was dumped here later,” said DSP.

Three booked in Punjab for sharing pictures of Halwara airbase with ‘ISI agent’
Three booked in Punjab for sharing pictures of Halwara airbase with ‘ISI agent’

“It cannot be ruled out if they were conspiring to carry out an attack on Halwara airbase or some other major terror activity but things will be clear only after their interrogation,” said the SSP.

At dharna site near BJP leader’s house, farmer from Barnala village dies of heart attack
At dharna site near BJP leader’s house, farmer from Barnala village dies of heart attack

As the dharna progressed outside Yadwinder Singh Shanty’s house, Sukhdev Singh Guram was doing a meeting with few other protesters not far away from the spot.

Dry run for Covid vaccination programme begins at 12 places in Punjab
Dry run for Covid vaccination programme begins at 12 places in Punjab

Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, Punjab’s nodal officer for Covid-19, said, “This is a mock exercise to prepare ourselves for mass vaccination drive.

Punjab farmer unions say ‘our focus only boycott’, blame ‘miscreants’
Punjab farmer unions say ‘our focus only boycott’, blame ‘miscreants’

CM Amarinder had issued an appeal on Friday asking farmers not to disrupt state’s telecom services as internet network was important for many working from home, to hospitals, for online education and many other services in day to day life.

Agri laws good for farmers, they can get their lawyers to examine it: Surjit Kumar Jyani
Agri laws good for farmers, they can get their lawyers to examine it: Surjit Kumar Jyani

Surjit Kumar Jyani, the chairman of BJP’s 8-member panel to interact with farmers, was called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Delhi on November 28 and he came back to his village Kathera in Fazilka district on December 24.

BJP events to watch PM Modi’s interaction run into aggressive farmer protests
BJP events to watch PM Modi’s interaction run into aggressive farmer protests

Venue where PM Modi’s screening was being held, was ransacked by farmers. Five BJP workers injured in Bathinda, Kotkapura event folds up in 30 minutes and nearly four farmers injured during police action.

Arhtiyas shut down mandis, team to visit Delhi protest site today
Arhtiyas shut down mandis, team to visit Delhi protest site today

Effigies of PM Narendra Modi were also burnt at some mandis, while most preferred to observe a silent protest with posters that read ‘Kale kanoon vapas lawo (scrap black laws)’.

Mexican jungles to ‘lokan da jungle’: Short film highlights Punjab youth abandoning US dream to participate in farm stir
Mexican jungles to ‘lokan da jungle’: Short film highlights Punjab youth abandoning US dream to participate in farm stir

“Jungle”, a short Punjabi film released online, has brought back into focus the plight of those young farmers from Punjab, who want to leave their land for better life in the US and Canada.

Joint media briefings, speaking from each other’s stages: A first for two key farm unions of Punjab
Joint media briefings, speaking from each other’s stages: A first for two key farm unions of Punjab

Both unions are based in Punjab. BKU (Ugrahan) has a large base in Malwa region while KMSC is more active in Majha Punjab. Their protest stages will stay separate as before, but the evening media briefing will be done jointly.

Punjab: Tributes paid to 41 farmers who died during protests
Punjab: Tributes paid to 41 farmers who died during protests

“Our union organised programmes to pay tributes to farmers in 98 villages of Punjab on Sunday. We will continue to pay them tributes by organising these programmes in 15 districts of Punjab till December 24,” said Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan, general secretary of BKU (Ugrahan).

Amid rise in prices, Punjab industry asks Centre to ban export of steel for 6 months
Amid rise in prices, Punjab industry asks Centre to ban export of steel for 6 months

The industrialists said they had had a video conference meeting with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and an in-person meeting with Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Som Prakash, where they had requested them to enforce a ban on steel export.

Punjab: Donation box in hand, kids collect funds for farmers’ stir
Punjab: Donation box in hand, kids collect funds for farmers’ stir

A few among them held A4 size sheets with messages in support of farmers and seeking repeal of the controversial farm laws. The group was led by Navkirat Kaur (8), a Class 4 student, who carried the donation box in her hands.

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