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3 lakh passengers, 300 trains stranded in eight states (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Around 3 lakh passengers were Tuesday stranded in over 300 trains across eight states after the northern and eastern grids failed, crippling operations ... Read more...

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Threat of terrorism remains in Punjab: Chidambaram


July 13th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday said the threat of terrorism remains in Punjab but expressed confidence about the government's ability to tackle any attempt to ... Read more...

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Three held in Haryana for medical test fraud


June 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Three people, including a Delhi University student, were arrested from Haryana for impersonation during a medical college test in May, Delhi Police said Saturday.Pawan Kumar, ... Read more...

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Deserter IAF officer escapes from custody, yet untraced


May 16th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) and Haryana Police are hunting for a wing commander, declared a "deserter" December last year, after he escaped from air force ... Read more...

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Haryana police busts gang of highway robbers


May 5th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Over five months after cricketer Harbhajan Singh's laptop and other belongings were stolen from his SUV near Karnal, the Haryana police Friday claimed that it ... Read more...

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Parineeti to try her luck in singing in future


May 4th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra, who is busy promoting her second release "Ishaqzaade", says she is a trained singer and might take up singing seriously in future."I ... Read more...

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Over 3.56 lakh lose power connections in Haryana


April 24th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) In a major drive, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam(UHBVN) has disconnected power supply to more than 3.56 lakh consumers for non-payment of dues and recovered ... Read more...

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BJP activists stop trains in Punjab, Haryana


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Train services in parts of Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as the Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked railway ... Read more...

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Agitating farmers lift Haryana highway blockade


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra (Haryana), March 1 (IANS) Agitating farmers affiliated to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) lifted their blockade of the busy National Highway No.1 (NH-1) near Haryana's Pipli town Thursday following ... Read more...

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Pakistani youth wanted to meet president, arrested


February 3rd, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) A 19-year-old Pakistani national was arrested from near Parliament House here for attempting to enter the Rashtrapati Bhawan Wednesday night, police said.The youth has been ... Read more...

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Air Force official murder case solved, four arrested


January 24th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) A gang of four highway robbers was apprehended in the capital for allegedly killing a former Indian Air Force official, police said Tuesday.The arrested have ... Read more...

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Maximum temperatures fall in Punjab, Haryana


January 8th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 8 (IANS) While the minimum temperatures in Punjab and Haryana have not hit sub-zero levels in the past week, it is the maximum temperatures at most places that ... Read more...

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Haryana changes school timings due to cold wave


December 28th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) The Haryana education department Wednesday announced a change in the timings for government and private schools in the state due to the prevailing cold wave conditions."In ... Read more...

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Amritsar continues to shiver, records minus 1.4 temperature


December 28th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) The cold wave in Punjab's Amritsar city continued Wednesday with the city recording a low of minus 1.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees below normal, officials at ... Read more...

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Deaths, accidents as cold wave grips north India (Roundup)


December 19th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 39 deaths, two blinding accidents, and over 90 trains cancelled or delayed -- life was disrupted as the cold wave gripped north India ... Read more...

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Farmers block rail, road traffic in Punjab


December 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Road and railway traffic was affected in various parts of Punjab Thursday as hundreds of farmers blocked railway tracks and highways to press their demands, ... Read more...

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Punjab won’t acquire Zirakpur land without farmers’ consent


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) The Punjab government will not acquire any land in Zirakpur town, on the outskirts of state capital Chandigarh, without the consent of farmers of the ... Read more...

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Harried Shatabdi passengers reach seven hours late


October 28th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) For a 250-km journey that was to take only three hours, reaching seven hours late Friday was a harrowing time for hundreds of passengers on the ... Read more...

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Howrah Mail coaches derail in Delhi, no casualties


October 28th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IANS) Three coaches, including a luggage van, of the Kalka-Howrah Mail derailed early Friday near Narela station in Delhi, said a railways official. No casualty was ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 112 lakh tonnes of paddy


October 28th, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 28 (IANS) Moving closer to another good paddy crop this year, foodgrain producing states Punjab and Haryana have procured nearly 112.82 lakh tonnes of paddy this season, officials ... Read more...

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IBSA condemns terror attack in New Delhi


October 18th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) The trilateral forum of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Tuesday condemned last month's terror attack in New Delhi and called for early conclusion ... Read more...

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Explosives seized in Madhya Pradesh, no terror link


October 16th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 16 (IANS) The police in Madhya Pradesh Sunday dramatically seized a huge quantity of explosives, including gelatine sticks, detonators and detonation cords, from a house and a ... Read more...

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Terror alert in metros ahead of Diwali


October 14th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) India Friday issued a nationwide terror alert, particularly for metros such as Delhi and Mumbai, after security agencies found a car laden with five kg ... Read more...

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Chronology of Shivani Bhatnagar murder case


October 12th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Following is the chronology of the 1999 Shivani Bhatnagar murder case:Jan 23, 1999: Indian Express journalist Shivani Bhatnagar murdered at her east Delhi apartment.July 23, ... Read more...

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India’s massive winter war game begins this week


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Buoyed by its successful summer war games in Rajasthan and Punjab, the Indian Army will hold another such massive exercise beginning this week featuring a ... Read more...

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‘Sex selection now spreads to Hayana’s rural poor too’


September 2nd, 2011 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Prenatal sex selection, which was earlier restricted to the urban and wealthy class in Haryana, has now spread its tentacles to the rural areas as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

National Highway No:1: India’s melancholy road


July 1st, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Pipli (Haryana), July 1 (IANS) Harkirat Singh has driven on the Ambala-New Delhi section of the busy National Highway No. 1 (NH-1) many times. What used to be a leisurely ... Read more...

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Tanker accident jams highway


June 28th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) A tanker carrying LPG turned turtle near Pipli town in Haryana Tuesday, police said, causing a massive traffic jam on the perennially busy highway between Delhi ... Read more...

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Middle-aged widow raped in Haryana


June 25th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), June 25 (IANS) A middle-aged widow was abducted and allegedly later raped by four unidentified youths in this Haryana district, police said Saturday."The victim and her son, residents ... Read more...

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Heavy rains lash Chandigarh, surrounding areas


June 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 18 (IANS) Intermittent spells of moderate to heavy rain Saturday morning, accompanied by strong winds and thunder, brought welcome relief from summer heat to Chandigarh and its surrounding ... Read more...

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India to hold massive war game this winter


June 10th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) After its successful summer war games in Rajasthan and Punjab, the Indian Army is to hold another such massive exercise in winter featuring one of ... Read more...

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Rain, thunderstorms lash Punjab, Haryana


May 30th, 2011 - 2:56 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 29 (IANS) Thunderstorms and duststorms followed by light to moderate rainfall lashed various parts of Chandigarh and the surrounding areas of Punjab and Haryana Sunday evening.Though it was ... Read more...

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CBI court directs Sacha Sauda chief to appear in person


May 21st, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Panchkula, May 20 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation's special court here Friday directed the Dera (sect) Sacha Sauda chief Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh to appear in person before it ... Read more...

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North India simmers in summer heat (Roundup)


May 18th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The mercury remained in the high 40s in most parts of northern India Wednesday even as parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh got a respite ... Read more...

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Abducted girl found killed, angry kin block national highway


May 7th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Kurukshetra/Karnal, May 6 (IANS) A Class 12 student who was abducted from Kurukshetra city in Haryana two days ago was found dead in the fields of Saungory village near Karnal ... Read more...

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