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News18 Evening Digest: Amarinder Singh Says, It’s Over With Congress and Other Top Stories

Amarinder Singh had stepped down from the post of Punjab CM following an acrimonious power struggle with Navjot Singh Sidhu. (Image ANI)

Amarinder Singh had stepped down from the post of Punjab CM following an acrimonious power struggle with Navjot Singh Sidhu. (Image ANI)

These are the top stories we are covering today evening: Amarinder Slams ‘Party Interference’, Says Sidhu Elevation ‘Created Bad; Blood’; Priyanka Gandhi Detained En Route Agra; Queen Accepts Medical Advice to Rest, Cancels Northern Ireland Trip; ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan; Top-10 Highest Wicket-takers; Delhi HC Restrains Broadcast of ICC T20 World Cup by Rogue Websites; Vishal Dadlani Reveals Why He Didn't Return to Indian Idol 12.

‘It’s Over With Congress’: Amarinder Slams ‘Party Interference’, Says Sidhu Elevation ‘Created Bad Blood’

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that after he left the Congress, he could have either floated a new party or join someone else, adding that he could not have sat at home as he can do a lot for Punjab. READ MORE

Priyanka Gandhi Detained En Route Agra, Women Cops on Duty Huddle to Take Selfies

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday was detained after being stopped at the Lucknow-Agra expressway while she was on her way to Agra, to meet the kin of a man who died in police custody. Section 144 has been imposed in the area and the police have denied her entry into the city. READ MORE

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ICC Men’s T20 World Cup: Shahid Afridi to Shakib Al Hasan; Top-10 Highest Wicket-takers

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Delhi HC Restrains Broadcast of ICC T20 World Cup by Rogue Websites

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Vishal Dadlani Reveals Why He Didn’t Return to Indian Idol 12: I am Expensive as a Judge

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first published:October 20, 2021, 17:34 IST