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BJP workers use threats, violence to force shutdown in Punjab


September 20th, 2012 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Unable to get a voluntary response from people for the nationwide shutdown call given by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP workers resorted to threats, abusive ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

McDonald’s opens a vegetarian restaurant in India


September 6th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amritsar, Sep 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The MacDonald’s company made an announcement of Tuesday that, it would be opening a few vegetarian restaurants in India aiming to have a come back in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Ajay Devgn agrees to cut objectionable dialogue from ‘Son of Sardar’


September 4th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Sep 3 (IANS) Film actor and producer Ajay Devgn Monday agreed to remove the objectionable dialogues and scenes from his film "Son of Sardar" before releasing it.The actor made ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Son of Sardaar’ doesn’t hurt anybody’s sentiments: Ajay


August 30th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn has come out in defence of his upcoming film "Son of Sardaar" saying that the content of the film projects the Sikh ... Read more...

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Jet Airways makes unscheduled landing, but child dies


August 29th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 29 (IANS) A desperate bid by a Jet Airways flight, which made an unscheduled landing here Wednesday morning, to save the life of a three-year-old girl went in ... Read more...

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No cause for alarm on uranium in water: Himachal minister


August 29th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 29 (IANS) The uranium content in the groundwater of Himachal Pradesh is not at alarming levels, a minister said here Wednesday.The maximum concentration of uranium in the state ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Indian, Pakistan border guards exchange greetings


August 15th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani border guards Wednesday greeted their Indian counterparts on the occasion of India's 66th Independence Day.Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers walked up to the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Punjab transfers 30 senior police officers


August 5th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 30 senior police officers, including 11 district police chiefs, were transferred by the Punjab government Sunday, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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Grid failure stalls life in Punjab, Haryana


July 31st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Trains were stranded at various places across Punjab and Haryana as another power grid failure hit parts of the country Tuesday.Electricity supply to all cities and ... Read more...

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18 train fire victims remain unidentified


July 31st, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) Eighteen of the 32 people who died in the Tamil Nadu Express fire in Andhra Pradesh Monday are yet to be unidentified even as a forensic ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Navjot Sidhu complains against fake Facebook page


July 26th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday complained to the police that the Facebook page in his name is fake and he had nothing to do with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

In birthplace Amritsar, relatives remember Rajesh Khanna


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 18 (IANS) In a congested neighbourhood of Amritsar's walled city, the place where the family of Rajesh Khanna, who went on to become a Bollywood superstar in the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sikhs demand ban on Kuldip Nayar’s book


July 14th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) Dozens of Sikhs protested here Saturday against writer Kuldip Nayar's remarks on Jarnail Singh Bindranwale and demanded a ban on his new book "Beyond the Lines".Shouting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Three smugglers held with drugs, fake currency in Amritsar


July 4th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 3 (IANS) Nearly 11 kg of heroin, fake currency with a face value of Rs.5 lakh and arms were recovered from three smugglers arrested by police from the ... Read more...

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Passport offices to work on weekend


June 28th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) With the surging demand for passports and glitches in online applications, the external affairs ministry Thursday announced that passport offices will remain open this weekend ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Surjeet is home, after 30 years in Pakistan prison (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) After 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan on charges of being a spy, Surjeet Singh returned home Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from ... Read more...

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Passport offices manpower increase mooted, says official


June 23rd, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs B.K. Gupta said Saturday that manpower issues in passport offices were on the government's agenda."In 1992, we ... Read more...

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Weekend passport melas in 7 cities (Lead)


June 22nd, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Amid reports of delays in online applications for passports and the growing logjam, the external affairs ministry Friday announced that passport offices in seven cities ... Read more...

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Amarinder opposes Operation Bluestar memorial


June 5th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday opposed the setting up of a memorial to those killed in the Operation Bluestar inside the Golden ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa releases Operation Bluestar directory


June 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa Tuesday released a directory of the people who died during the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air India’s domestic load factor rose to 82 percent in May


June 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) National carrier Air India Tuesday reported a healthy 82 percent load factor on its domestic flights in May, even while its international operations were crippled ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tendulkar fourth cricketer now in parliament


June 4th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar, who took oath as a Rajya Sabha member Monday, is the fourth international cricketer now in the Indian parliament.But unlike him, the ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar records 45.5 degrees


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Saturday sizzled at 45.5 degrees as heat wave conditions continued to prevail over Punjab and Haryana.Amritsar had touched a high ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana


May 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued to prevail over most parts of Punjab and Haryana even though the maximum temperatures Saturday gave partial relief compared to the highs ... Read more...

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Fuel price hike a necessity but no decision yet: Jaipal Reddy


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister S. Jaipal Reddy Tuesday said no decision had been taken on increasing fuel prices in the country but added that it ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Union home secretary in Kashmir, meets Omar


May 16th, 2012 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 16 (IANS) Union Home Secretary R.K. Singh Thursday discussed the prevailing law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, an official statement said ... Read more...

Posted in National |

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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‘Punjab colleges staff go without salaries for months’


May 15th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Teaching and non-teaching staff in colleges across Punjab have gone without salaries for the past few months, a senior teachers' leader said Tuesday."A total of 1,036 ... Read more...

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Punjab to rehabilitate rescued child labour


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani Sunday said that the state government is launching new schemes to rehabilitate 1,959 child labourers who it rescued in the ... Read more...

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Manto now: Irrelevant for young, icon for others


May 10th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) Literary icon Saadat Hasan Manto finds few takers among young readers because the stories are dark, disturbing and reflect a time they cannot relate to. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Manto, a forgotten man in his Punjab village


May 9th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Paproudi (Punjab), May 9 (IANS) Except for the Manto Yaadgari library, which too was set up only last year and has only two to three books by him, legendary writer ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Indian newsprint could help Pakistani dailies become cheaper


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, May 3 (IANS) This is one fine print of a high in India-Pakistan ties. A consignment of 10 tonnes of newsprint from India was Thursday sent to Pakistan via ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Beaten on train, French national dies in Haryana


May 3rd, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) A French national, who was brutally beaten by fellow passengers on board the Sachkhand Express train in Haryana's Karnal town, succumbed to his injuries in a ... Read more...

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From translation screens to ACs, gurdwaras go hi-tech (Feature)


May 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 2 (IANS) The afternoon heat outside bothers none. As the gathering of the devout listens to hymns in air-conditioned comfort, the English translation of the lyrics appears on ... Read more...

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