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Centre violating federal spirit: Badal


July 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday accused the central government of violating the federal spirit of the constitution.He demanded setting up of a 'genuine' federal ... Read more...

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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Hindu and Sikh shrines on Punjab-HP border to be linked


July 18th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) The Punjab cabinet Wednesday approved a Rs.100 crore ropeway project that will link the Sikh gurdwara of Keshgarh at Anandpur Sahib with the Hindu temple of ... Read more...

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Thousands converge at shrine for Hola Mohalla


March 8th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people from across Punjab and other parts of India converged at the Sikh holy shrine of Takht Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Railways to launch train for Sikh shrines


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Eyeing to tap the large number of domestic and foreign tourists interested in Sikh shrines, the Indian railways will shortly launch a special train for ... Read more...

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‘Bittoo Boss’ wrapped up on time, director happy (With Images)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) The shooting of Supavitra Babul's "Bittoo Boss" has been completed within the scheduled time and the debutant director is content with the outcome.The movie's first ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses teaching in Punjab, Chandigarh colleges


November 30th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 30 (IANS) With hundreds of teachers in nearly 170 private colleges across Punjab and in Chandigarh going on strike Wednesday, classes were affected in these institutions.Punjab and Chandigarh ... Read more...

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Missing Punjab official found dead


November 29th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) A Punjab sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) who had gone missing the day before was Tuesday found dead in a canal, police said.Karanveer Singh Mann was posted as ... Read more...

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Badal to inaugurate Khalsa centre


November 4th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his inability to inaugurate the Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC) complex in Anandpur Sahib, the Punjab government Friday announced that ... Read more...

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One pilgrim killed as bus overturns in Punjab


June 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), June 17 (IANS) A woman was killed and a man was critically injured when a bus carrying pilgrims overturned near this Punjab town Friday, police said.At least ... Read more...

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Project Arrow yielded good results in Punjab: Pilot


April 10th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Project Arrow of the Department of Posts (DoP), to enhance services in core areas, has yielded good results in Punjab, Minister of State for Communication and ... Read more...

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Sikhs urged to celebrate March 14 as Environment Day


January 30th, 2011 - 9:40 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 30 (IANS) An international Sikh group has appealed to all Sikh gurdwaras and institutions to celebrate March 14, the day Guru Har Rai became the 7th Sikh Guru in 1644 ... Read more...

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Sikhism’s spiritual high seat: Journeying through Anandpur Sahib (With Image)


December 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) If Mecca is Islam's high seat of spirituality, then the picturesque town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab is the religious heartbeat of the Sikh faith. ... Read more...

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Hit by delays, Sikh heritage project gets another deadline


December 6th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) It promises to be a landmark monument of Sikhism. But six years have passed since work on the Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) started at Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Finished with Akali Dal, Sukhbir should resign: Manpreet Badal


October 13th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) Hours after being sacked as Punjab's finance minister, Manpreet Badal Wednesday said he had already sent his resignation to state Governor Shivraj Patil, adding that he was ... Read more...

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Yamuna flood waters receding in Haryana


September 24th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The flood waters of the Yamuna river in Haryana, which was flowing at an alarming level for the past few days, started receding Friday, an official said. Around ... Read more...

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Dozen Punjab villages flooded as Satluj breaches bank


September 6th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) Nearly a dozen villages in Punjab's Ropar district were flooded as the overflowing Satluj river breached its banks near Laudipur village, officials said Monday. More water was released ... Read more...

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Beant Singh’s widow cremated with state honours


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) Jaswant Kaur, the widow of slain Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, was cremated with full state honours at the Beant Singh Memorial in Sector 42 here Tuesday. Kaur ... Read more...

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Akali Dal opposes defence university in Haryana


May 20th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The ruling Akali Dal in Punjab Thursday opposed the move to set up an Indian national defence university in Haryana, saying the institute was promised to Punjab. A meeting ... Read more...

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‘Speed up ropeway construction between shrines’


May 1st, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, May 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Saturday urged his Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal to speed up construction of an aerial ropeway connecting religious shrines in the ... Read more...

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Punjab hosts national rural sports tournament to showcase talent


January 26th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by ANI
By SandeepAnandpur Sahib (Punjab), Jan 26(ANI): The second national rural sports tournament was recently held here, in which more than 2,000 players from 23 states took part to show their talent.The event ... Read more...

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Punjab to host second National Rural Games from Sunday


January 16th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Anandpur Sahib, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab is all set to host the second edition of the National Rural Games in this town in Roop Nagar district Jan 17-20. "A total of 23 states ... Read more...

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US architect to beautify Golden Temple surroundings


July 12th, 2009 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed US-based architect Moshe Safdie will beautify the surroundings of the holiest of Sikh shrines, the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar city. Safdie, ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP, Congress share initial honours in Punjab


May 16th, 2009 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance and the opposition Congress shared the honours in initial leads in Punjab's 13 parliamentary constituencies Saturday morning. Akali Dal candidates ... Read more...

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Punjab, Chandigarh record 65 percent polling (Roundup)


May 13th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Nearly 65 percent polling was recorded for nine parliamentary seats in Punjab and one seat in Chandigarh Wednesday as the fifth and final round of voting ended. Punjab's ... Read more...

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For Punjab candidates, Rahul goes all the way (Poll Prattle)


April 12th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi is known to have helped young faces from Punjab get party nominations for the Lok Sabha polls. And now he will ... Read more...

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24 pilgrims killed in Punjab road accident (Lead)


March 31st, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), March 31 (IANS) At least 24 pilgrims were killed and about 75 injured when a truck carrying them from the Hindu shrine of Naina Devi in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh ... Read more...

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The Tikku, Bittu and Danny of Punjab politics


March 25th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) That Punjab is a colourful state with vibrant people is known. Equally colourful are the suffixes and pet names that some politicians are known by, even in public ... Read more...

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Sikh groups to hold mega blood donation camp


March 9th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Sikh organisations have come together to hold a mega blood donation camp in Punjab's pilgrimage centre of Anandpur Sahib Tuesday and they hope to enter the record books ... Read more...

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25,000 people may donate blood during Hola Mohalla celebrations


February 27th, 2009 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Amritsar, Feb.27 (ANI): To set a unique example by a community, various Sikh originations are going to hold worlds largest blood donation camp on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Sikhs to hold mega-blood donation camp in Punjab


February 16th, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) The Sikh holy town of Anandpur Sahib in Punjab will witness one of the biggest blood donation camps in the world March 10 during the Hola Mohalla celebrations ... Read more...

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High-flying Badal gives his security a nightmare


October 15th, 2008 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 15 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's high-flying visits across the state in a helicopter have become a security nightmare for those responsible for protecting him, officials say.Repeated snags ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal baptized at Sikh shrine


September 4th, 2008 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's son and Akali Dal president Sukhbir Badal Wednesday got himself baptized at the famous Sikh shrine of Takht Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur ... Read more...

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Torrential rains cause havoc in Punjab


August 14th, 2008 - 10:48 pm ICT by ANI
Anandpur Sahib (Punjab), August 14 (ANI): Heavy downpour for the two days has thrown life out of gear in Punjab . It has also led to inundation in several districts of ... Read more...

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Doctors struggle with rush of Himachal stampede victims


August 4th, 2008 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma and Vishal Gulati Naina Devi/Anandpur Sahib, Aug 4 (IANS) Doctors struggled through the night in an Anandpur Sahib hospital to complete 130 post-mortem examinations of the 145 Naina Devi stampede ... Read more...

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