Johnson Heads to Brussels as Time Runs Out for Brexit Deal

Brussels, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Boris Johnson will head to Brussels in a bid to save dying hopes of a post-Brexit trade pact, after the latest round of negotiations broke up Monday without agreement. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and UK counterpart David Frost have talked for eight months but remain divided over fishing rights, rules for fair trade and an enforcement mechanism for regulatory standards.

Denmark Announces Shutdown Measures for Half of Country

Copenhagen, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Denmark will close middle and high schools, bars, cafes and restaurants in 38 municipalities this week in new shutdown measures set to affect almost half of the country’s population, the government said Monday. The spread of the infection “is too high and the situation is too worrying. As a result, we have to adopt measures to control the infection and the epidemic,”

RDA Chairman Chairs a Committee Meeting

Rawalpindi, December 7: Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority Tariq Mehmood Murtaza Monday chaired a committee’s meeting about urban projects for historic center. Plans are to highlight Rawalpindi’s heritage, improve conditions and traffic in Raja Bazaar, increase tourism, urban regeneration in Sarafa and Bhabra Bazaar, conservation of Sujan Singh Haveli and Street improvement, Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility in Historic Rawalpindi Bazaar, Resilience Strategy for Rawalpindi and livelihood opportunities.

Joe Biden unveils his health team, Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy named Surgeon General

US President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his health team on Monday, naming Xavier Becerra as Secretary Health and Human Services, and Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr Anthony Fauci has been named Chief Medical Adviser to the President on COVID-19. Dr Rochelle Walensky was named Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith as COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair.

India COVID19 Vaccine Producers Apply for Approval

Mumbai, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Two Indian pharmaceutical firms, including the world’s biggest manufacturer of vaccines, on Monday sought fast-track approval for coronavirus shots in the world’s second most populous nation. The country of 1.3 billion is the world’s second-worst hit by the pandemic after the United States, and has already recorded nearly 9.7 million infections and more than 140,000 deaths.

CPEC is a Transformational Project: Foreign Secretary

“CPEC is a transformational project. There is a complete national consensus on CPEC’s indispensability for our national development efforts. Pakistan and China are firmly committed to the timely completion of CPEC projects and making it a High-Quality Demonstration Project of BRI”, this was underscored by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood in a meeting with Chairman CPEC Authority, General (R) Asim Salim Bajwa.

Nobel Laureates Receive Prizes at Home Amid Pandemic

Stockholm, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Adjusting to a world where travel is hampered by the pandemic, this year’s Nobel laureates will receive their prizes at home this week following the cancellation of the traditional Stockholm and Oslo ceremonies. The awards in the six categories were announced in nearly typical fashion in October, albeit with fewer reporters in physical attendance.

Major Decisions Regarding Coronavirus Taken at Apex Committee

Islamabad, 7th December: A special meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by the CM was convened today regarding major decisions during the second wave of coronavirus. Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, General Officer Commanding 10 Division Major General Muhammad Aniq-ur-Rehman Malik, DG Rangers Punjab Major General Muhammad Amir Majeed and senior military officials attended the meeting.

Tunisian Charged over Fatal French Church stabbings: Prosecutors

Paris, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): The chief suspect in the fatal stabbings of three people in a church in the French city of Nice was charged Monday with their murder, anti-terrorism prosecutors said. Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot and seriously injured by police inside the basilica after the October 29 attack. He was charged after his condition in hospital improved, allowing police to question him.

Asif Zardari suffered head injuries, says a medical report

Karachi, 7th December: Pakistan’s ex-president Asif Ali Zardari sustained head injuries when he fell, says a medical report. Baaghi TV: Asif Ali Zardari had suffered a head injury after he had fallen as stated by a medical report submitted to the Islamabad High Court. The medical report, obtained by Geo News on Monday, revealed that the former president was readmitted to a hospital on November 22.

A conversation with Noam Chomsky at Karachi’s notable university

Karachi, 7th December: The American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist, Noam Chomsky addressed the students at Karachi’s private university on Monday. While speaking at a virtual lecture organised by Karachi’s Habib University, he said that today’s generation faces questions that have never been raised before in human history.

Pakistan Welcomes Reported Progress in Efforts for Resolution of Rift in Gulf Region

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spokesperson’s Office) No. 552/2020 Press release Pakistan welcomes reported progress in efforts for resolution of the rift in the Gulf region Pakistan welcomes the reported progress towards resolution of the rift in the Gulf region. We particularly appreciate Kuwait’s sincere efforts for helping to bridge differences and promoting reconciliation among the countries in the dispute.

Aeroflot plane evacuated at JFK Airport after a bomb threat

An Aeroflot Boeing 777 was searched upon arrival at JFK International Airport yesterday following a bomb threat, according to Port Authority Police Department. The Aeroflot flight # SU102 coming from Moscow, Russia, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER reg. VQ-BIL was evacuated following a bomb threat. Authorities said the threat was received from an incoming flight from Moscow, which landed at about 3:49 p.m. (EST) with approximately 250 passengers.

Ikea Scraps Famed Catalogue After 70 Years

Stockholm, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Monday it would stop printing its famed annual catalogue, ending a seven-decade tradition as customers moved to digital alternatives. The catalogues offered a snapshot on contemporary living that made them intensely popular, with circulation reaching a peak in 2016, when 200 million copies in 32 different languages were distributed worldwide.

US President terms COVID-19 as “China” virus once again?

According to Baaghi TV, the Corona virus, which spread from China, has wreaked havoc around the world Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for US President Donald Trump, tested positive for Corona virus. President Trump wrote on the social networking site Twitter that Rudy Giuliani’s China virus test has come positive. He is the greatest mayor in the history of New York.

Muslim men arrested in India under Love-Jihad Law

New Delhi, 7th December: Police in Northern India arrest men under new Love-Jihad Law. Baaghi TV: According to reports, police said on Monday they arrested 10 men in northern India for allegedly compelling women to change religion after marriage, using a new anti-conversion law called the “Love-Jihad” law. Last month, Uttar Pradesh became the first province to pass a law against forged or fraudulent religious conversions.

Cybercrime Costs to Top $1 trillion This Year: Researchers

Washington, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Cybercrime is expected to cost the global economy more than $1 trillion this year, up more than 50 percent since 2018, a research report said Monday. The report by McAfee Corp. with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) concluded that the cost of online criminal activity is more than one percent of global economic output, and also had significant non-monetary impacts.

Coronavirus Death Toll in Italy Tops 60,000

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): The death toll from Covid-19 has passed the 60,000 mark in Italy, according to an official toll published Sunday. Restrictive measures aimed at stemming the spread of the virus were nonetheless eased in several regions as the rate of infections stabilised and pressure eased on hospitals. Italy, the first European country to be hit by the global pandemic, has recorded 60,078 deaths from 1,728,878 infections

Ten-Man Roma Frustrated in Goalless Draw with Sassuolo

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Roma were left ruing missed chances after a 0-0 home draw with Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday as both teams had goals ruled out by VAR and the hosts played the second half with 10 men. Sassuolo are fourth in the Italian top flight on 19 points following the stalemate at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal hospitalised following breathing difficulties

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, on Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. She was discharged soon after. Badal has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Tunisia Extends Night-Time Curfew Until End of Year

Tunis, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Tunisia on Sunday extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and anti-government protests in the North African country. Following a meeting of its anti-coronavirus taskforce, the government decided to “maintain the curfew from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) until 5:00 am in all governorates.  

Pakistan Calls for Protection of Islamic Heritage from Extremist Hindutva Regime

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Pakistan on Sunday called upon the international community, UN and relevant international organizations to play their role in preserving the Islamic heritage sites in India from the extremist ‘Hindutva’ regime and ensure protection of minorities there. The painful scenes of the demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992 still remain fresh in minds of not only Muslims but all conscionable persons in the world.  

Two teenage girls from Azad Kasmir cross into IIOJK’s Poonch

Two girls from Pakistan Azad Kashmir,  inadvertently crossed into Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector. Indian troops deployed along the Line of Control having detected the crossing, exercised complete restraint to prevent any harm to the girls, who are residents of village Abbasspur from Tehsil Forward Kahuta.

All Ruling Party Members Declare Assets Before Concerned Department: Akbar

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability, Barrister Shahzad Akbar on Sunday said that all special assistants and advisors to the prime minister have already declared their assets before the concerned department. In an interview with a private television channel, he said all the members of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), government were accountable before public.

CM Takes Notice of Murder of Child

LAHORE, Dec 6 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday took notice of murder of a child after alleged molestation at Green Town and sought a report from Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO). Chief Minister directed for immediate arrest of the accused and ensures justice to the affected family. Usman Buzdar extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family

England beat France in sudden death of Autumn Nations Cup final

Twickenham, United Kingdom, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): England beat France 22-19 in sudden death of a dramatic Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday. France, who saw full-back Brice Dulin score a fine first-half try, were leading 19-12 when, in the final minute of normal time, England replacement Luke Cowan-Dickie forced his way over their line from close range.

Pakistan to Contact WB for COVID Vaccine Funding

Lahore, 6th December: Pakistan has decided to contact World Bank (WB) for the funding of COVID-19 Vaccine. Baaghi TV: A private news channel, citing sources, reported on Saturday that Pakistan has decided to contact the World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine funding. According to reports gathered from The News, Pakistan will seek $153mn from the WB for advance purchases of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Serie A Match Postponed Because of Rain

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Sunday’s Serie A match between Udinese and Atalanta was postponed after heavy rain made the pitch unplayable. The referee initially delayed the 1400GMT kick-off but almost an hour later called off the game as rain fell harder with no sight of improvement. It could be a blessing in disguise for Atalanta, several of whose key players have been showing signs of fatigue.

Indus downstream habitat peril: Blind dolphin species besieged by plastic, pesticides pollution

LAHORE, Dec 06 (APP): Anthropological activities are an alarming threat to biodiversity, as human developmental projects including trade, climate change have made wildlife invasive, compelling every species to disappear from earth or rapidly change its habitat. Various reports reveal that animals are disappearing at hundreds of times more than the traditional (normal) rate, and primarily because their habitats and abodes are shrinking at an alarming pace.

Boxer Vijender Singh says will return Khel Ratna if farm laws not revoked

Boxer Vijender Singh joined the farmers’ agitation Sunday at Singhu border and expressed solidarity. He announced that if the new agriculture laws aren’t rolled back he’ll return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. “I came today as big brother Punjab is here, so how can people of Haryana lag behind. If the government doesn’t withdraw black laws, I’ll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award”

Johnson Heads to Brussels as Time Runs Out for Brexit Deal

Brussels, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Boris Johnson will head to Brussels in a bid to save dying hopes of a post-Brexit trade pact, after the latest round of negotiations broke up Monday without agreement. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier and UK counterpart David Frost have talked for eight months but remain divided over fishing rights, rules for fair trade and an enforcement mechanism for regulatory standards.

Denmark Announces Shutdown Measures for Half of Country

Copenhagen, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Denmark will close middle and high schools, bars, cafes and restaurants in 38 municipalities this week in new shutdown measures set to affect almost half of the country’s population, the government said Monday. The spread of the infection “is too high and the situation is too worrying. As a result, we have to adopt measures to control the infection and the epidemic,”

RDA Chairman Chairs a Committee Meeting

Rawalpindi, December 7: Chairman Rawalpindi Development Authority Tariq Mehmood Murtaza Monday chaired a committee’s meeting about urban projects for historic center. Plans are to highlight Rawalpindi’s heritage, improve conditions and traffic in Raja Bazaar, increase tourism, urban regeneration in Sarafa and Bhabra Bazaar, conservation of Sujan Singh Haveli and Street improvement, Promoting Sustainable Urban Mobility in Historic Rawalpindi Bazaar, Resilience Strategy for Rawalpindi and livelihood opportunities.

Joe Biden unveils his health team, Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy named Surgeon General

US President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his health team on Monday, naming Xavier Becerra as Secretary Health and Human Services, and Indian-American Dr Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General. Dr Anthony Fauci has been named Chief Medical Adviser to the President on COVID-19. Dr Rochelle Walensky was named Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith as COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair.

India COVID19 Vaccine Producers Apply for Approval

Mumbai, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Two Indian pharmaceutical firms, including the world’s biggest manufacturer of vaccines, on Monday sought fast-track approval for coronavirus shots in the world’s second most populous nation. The country of 1.3 billion is the world’s second-worst hit by the pandemic after the United States, and has already recorded nearly 9.7 million infections and more than 140,000 deaths.

CPEC is a Transformational Project: Foreign Secretary

“CPEC is a transformational project. There is a complete national consensus on CPEC’s indispensability for our national development efforts. Pakistan and China are firmly committed to the timely completion of CPEC projects and making it a High-Quality Demonstration Project of BRI”, this was underscored by Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood in a meeting with Chairman CPEC Authority, General (R) Asim Salim Bajwa.

Nobel Laureates Receive Prizes at Home Amid Pandemic

Stockholm, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Adjusting to a world where travel is hampered by the pandemic, this year’s Nobel laureates will receive their prizes at home this week following the cancellation of the traditional Stockholm and Oslo ceremonies. The awards in the six categories were announced in nearly typical fashion in October, albeit with fewer reporters in physical attendance.

Major Decisions Regarding Coronavirus Taken at Apex Committee

Islamabad, 7th December: A special meeting of the Apex Committee chaired by the CM was convened today regarding major decisions during the second wave of coronavirus. Corps Commander Lahore Lieutenant General Majid Ehsan, General Officer Commanding 10 Division Major General Muhammad Aniq-ur-Rehman Malik, DG Rangers Punjab Major General Muhammad Amir Majeed and senior military officials attended the meeting.

Tunisian Charged over Fatal French Church stabbings: Prosecutors

Paris, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): The chief suspect in the fatal stabbings of three people in a church in the French city of Nice was charged Monday with their murder, anti-terrorism prosecutors said. Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-year-old Tunisian national, was shot and seriously injured by police inside the basilica after the October 29 attack. He was charged after his condition in hospital improved, allowing police to question him.

Asif Zardari suffered head injuries, says a medical report

Karachi, 7th December: Pakistan’s ex-president Asif Ali Zardari sustained head injuries when he fell, says a medical report. Baaghi TV: Asif Ali Zardari had suffered a head injury after he had fallen as stated by a medical report submitted to the Islamabad High Court. The medical report, obtained by Geo News on Monday, revealed that the former president was readmitted to a hospital on November 22.

A conversation with Noam Chomsky at Karachi’s notable university

Karachi, 7th December: The American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist, Noam Chomsky addressed the students at Karachi’s private university on Monday. While speaking at a virtual lecture organised by Karachi’s Habib University, he said that today’s generation faces questions that have never been raised before in human history.

Pakistan Welcomes Reported Progress in Efforts for Resolution of Rift in Gulf Region

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Spokesperson’s Office) No. 552/2020 Press release Pakistan welcomes reported progress in efforts for resolution of the rift in the Gulf region Pakistan welcomes the reported progress towards resolution of the rift in the Gulf region. We particularly appreciate Kuwait’s sincere efforts for helping to bridge differences and promoting reconciliation among the countries in the dispute.

Aeroflot plane evacuated at JFK Airport after a bomb threat

An Aeroflot Boeing 777 was searched upon arrival at JFK International Airport yesterday following a bomb threat, according to Port Authority Police Department. The Aeroflot flight # SU102 coming from Moscow, Russia, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER reg. VQ-BIL was evacuated following a bomb threat. Authorities said the threat was received from an incoming flight from Moscow, which landed at about 3:49 p.m. (EST) with approximately 250 passengers.

Ikea Scraps Famed Catalogue After 70 Years

Stockholm, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Swedish furniture giant Ikea said Monday it would stop printing its famed annual catalogue, ending a seven-decade tradition as customers moved to digital alternatives. The catalogues offered a snapshot on contemporary living that made them intensely popular, with circulation reaching a peak in 2016, when 200 million copies in 32 different languages were distributed worldwide.

US President terms COVID-19 as “China” virus once again?

According to Baaghi TV, the Corona virus, which spread from China, has wreaked havoc around the world Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for US President Donald Trump, tested positive for Corona virus. President Trump wrote on the social networking site Twitter that Rudy Giuliani’s China virus test has come positive. He is the greatest mayor in the history of New York.

Muslim men arrested in India under Love-Jihad Law

New Delhi, 7th December: Police in Northern India arrest men under new Love-Jihad Law. Baaghi TV: According to reports, police said on Monday they arrested 10 men in northern India for allegedly compelling women to change religion after marriage, using a new anti-conversion law called the “Love-Jihad” law. Last month, Uttar Pradesh became the first province to pass a law against forged or fraudulent religious conversions.

Cybercrime Costs to Top $1 trillion This Year: Researchers

Washington, Dec 7 (AFP/APP): Cybercrime is expected to cost the global economy more than $1 trillion this year, up more than 50 percent since 2018, a research report said Monday. The report by McAfee Corp. with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) concluded that the cost of online criminal activity is more than one percent of global economic output, and also had significant non-monetary impacts.

Coronavirus Death Toll in Italy Tops 60,000

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): The death toll from Covid-19 has passed the 60,000 mark in Italy, according to an official toll published Sunday. Restrictive measures aimed at stemming the spread of the virus were nonetheless eased in several regions as the rate of infections stabilised and pressure eased on hospitals. Italy, the first European country to be hit by the global pandemic, has recorded 60,078 deaths from 1,728,878 infections

Ten-Man Roma Frustrated in Goalless Draw with Sassuolo

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Roma were left ruing missed chances after a 0-0 home draw with Sassuolo in Serie A on Sunday as both teams had goals ruled out by VAR and the hosts played the second half with 10 men. Sassuolo are fourth in the Italian top flight on 19 points following the stalemate at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal hospitalised following breathing difficulties

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research in Chandigarh, on Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. She was discharged soon after. Badal has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

Tunisia Extends Night-Time Curfew Until End of Year

Tunis, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Tunisia on Sunday extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and anti-government protests in the North African country. Following a meeting of its anti-coronavirus taskforce, the government decided to “maintain the curfew from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) until 5:00 am in all governorates.  

Pakistan Calls for Protection of Islamic Heritage from Extremist Hindutva Regime

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Pakistan on Sunday called upon the international community, UN and relevant international organizations to play their role in preserving the Islamic heritage sites in India from the extremist ‘Hindutva’ regime and ensure protection of minorities there. The painful scenes of the demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992 still remain fresh in minds of not only Muslims but all conscionable persons in the world.  

Two teenage girls from Azad Kasmir cross into IIOJK’s Poonch

Two girls from Pakistan Azad Kashmir,  inadvertently crossed into Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector. Indian troops deployed along the Line of Control having detected the crossing, exercised complete restraint to prevent any harm to the girls, who are residents of village Abbasspur from Tehsil Forward Kahuta.

All Ruling Party Members Declare Assets Before Concerned Department: Akbar

ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Accountability, Barrister Shahzad Akbar on Sunday said that all special assistants and advisors to the prime minister have already declared their assets before the concerned department. In an interview with a private television channel, he said all the members of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), government were accountable before public.

CM Takes Notice of Murder of Child

LAHORE, Dec 6 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Sunday took notice of murder of a child after alleged molestation at Green Town and sought a report from Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO). Chief Minister directed for immediate arrest of the accused and ensures justice to the affected family. Usman Buzdar extended heartfelt sympathies and condolence with the bereaved family

England beat France in sudden death of Autumn Nations Cup final

Twickenham, United Kingdom, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): England beat France 22-19 in sudden death of a dramatic Autumn Nations Cup final at Twickenham on Sunday. France, who saw full-back Brice Dulin score a fine first-half try, were leading 19-12 when, in the final minute of normal time, England replacement Luke Cowan-Dickie forced his way over their line from close range.

Pakistan to Contact WB for COVID Vaccine Funding

Lahore, 6th December: Pakistan has decided to contact World Bank (WB) for the funding of COVID-19 Vaccine. Baaghi TV: A private news channel, citing sources, reported on Saturday that Pakistan has decided to contact the World Bank for COVID-19 vaccine funding. According to reports gathered from The News, Pakistan will seek $153mn from the WB for advance purchases of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Serie A Match Postponed Because of Rain

Rome, Dec 6 (AFP/APP): Sunday’s Serie A match between Udinese and Atalanta was postponed after heavy rain made the pitch unplayable. The referee initially delayed the 1400GMT kick-off but almost an hour later called off the game as rain fell harder with no sight of improvement. It could be a blessing in disguise for Atalanta, several of whose key players have been showing signs of fatigue.

Indus downstream habitat peril: Blind dolphin species besieged by plastic, pesticides pollution

LAHORE, Dec 06 (APP): Anthropological activities are an alarming threat to biodiversity, as human developmental projects including trade, climate change have made wildlife invasive, compelling every species to disappear from earth or rapidly change its habitat. Various reports reveal that animals are disappearing at hundreds of times more than the traditional (normal) rate, and primarily because their habitats and abodes are shrinking at an alarming pace.

Boxer Vijender Singh says will return Khel Ratna if farm laws not revoked

Boxer Vijender Singh joined the farmers’ agitation Sunday at Singhu border and expressed solidarity. He announced that if the new agriculture laws aren’t rolled back he’ll return his Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. “I came today as big brother Punjab is here, so how can people of Haryana lag behind. If the government doesn’t withdraw black laws, I’ll return my Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award”