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SP, BSP MPs scuffle over promotion quota bill (Second Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was marred for the 11th day Wednesday over the 'coalgate' saga, but it was an ugly clash between a BSP and ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha, SP, BSP lock horns (Lead)


September 5th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Amid repeated disruptions and vociferous protests, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day Wednesday, but not before the government introduced a bill for ... Read more...

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Promotion quota bill in Rajya Sabha


September 5th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) A bill seeking to provide quota for promotion in government jobs was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday amid protests by the Samajwadi Party ... Read more...

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Badal hit by human rights lawsuit in US


August 9th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Aug 9 (IANS) Visiting Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been hit by a federal lawsuit by a Sikh human rights group alleging that he ... Read more...

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Akali Dal, SGPC oppose Tytler in Olympics delegation


July 9th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Monday opposed the decision of the UPA government to depute controversial Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, whose name had figured in ... Read more...

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Monsoon finally arrives in Himachal (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) The delayed southwest monsoon finally reached Himachal Pradesh Thursday, bringing respite to the people. Showers lashed capital Shimla, Dharamsala, Manali and other towns, leading to ... Read more...

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Rains bring down temperatures in Himachal


July 5th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 5 (IANS) Widespread rains caused a sharp fall in temperatures across Himachal Pradesh Thursday with Gaggal town recording the highest rainfall of 152 mm in the state, ... Read more...

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Fires ravage 20,000 hectares of Himachal forests in two months (With Images)


June 28th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 28 (IANS) Unusually hot and dry conditions this summer have turned the green hills of Himachal Pradesh into a tinderbox - literally. Forest wealth estimated at well over ... Read more...

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Those who ordered Andrabi’s killing still at large, says brother


June 12th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 12 (IANS) For most Kashmiris the news of the suicide by former major Avtar Singh, accused in the 1996 murder of rights activist Jaleel Andrabi, is nothing short ... Read more...

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US police probing murder-suicide by ex-Indian army major


June 11th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) US police are trying to determine why a former Indian army officer wanted in India for the 1996 murder of Kashmiri human rights activist Jalil Andrabi ... Read more...

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Indian-American wanted for 1996 murder kills family, self


June 10th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) A 47-year-old former Indian Army officer wanted for murder in India killed his wife and two of his children before turning the gun on himself in ... Read more...

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Pro-Khalistan slogans raised in Golden Temple complex


June 6th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 6 (IANS) Defying directions from the head of the Akal Takht, pro-Khalistan slogans were raised Wednesday by a handful of people during the function to mark the 28th ... Read more...

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‘Incumbent SGPC president to run affairs of body’


March 30th, 2012 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday directed that Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee's (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar would run the affairs of the Sikh religious body along ... Read more...

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SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist


March 26th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has filed a clemency petition with President Pratibha Patil for Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is facing death ... Read more...

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Woman disappears from near metro station


November 28th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) A 36-year-old woman went missing from a crowded lane near a metro station here, police said Monday.Jaswinder Kaur, a resident of Karnal in Haryana, went ... Read more...

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Man arrested for misusing Indian ambassador’s credit card


November 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) An resident of Amritsar in Punjab was arrested for misusing the credit card of the Indian ambassador to Sudan and causing him a loss of ... Read more...

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PM cancels Punjab trip, SGPC and Akalis upset


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's much awaited visit to Punjab to inaugurate the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) at Anandpur Sahib has been cancelled, the Shiromani ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. S.K. Singh is new army vice chief


November 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Shri Krishna Singh, the Indian Army's second senior-most officer, Tuesday took over as the new vice chief, heralding a generational change in the ... Read more...

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Fewer fireworks at Golden Temple this Diwali


October 26th, 2011 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, will see fewer fireworks this Diwali -- out of concern for the environment.Environment activists and the Punjab Pollution Control ... Read more...

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Lt. Gen. S.K Singh to be next army vice chief


October 10th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Sri Krishna Singh, Indian Army's senior-most officer from the Gorkha Rifles, was Monday named as the next army vice chief.Lt. Gen. Singh, who ... Read more...

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Sushila Devi wins gold in Asian junior judo


October 4th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) India bagged seven medals, including a gold from Sushila Devi, at the Asian Youth and Junior Judo Championships in Beirut.Indian judokas also won four silver ... Read more...

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SGPGC’s Sri Guru Granth Sahib university launched


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) The Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU) was launched in this Sikh holy city Monday with the first academic session being inaugurated by Chief ... Read more...

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Man held with 23 kg opium in Punjab


July 11th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, July 11 (IANS) A man has been arrested here with 23 kg of opium worth Rs.15 lakh in the domestic market, police said Monday.The man has been identified as ... Read more...

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IOA, NSFs meet PM over controversial sports bill


June 14th, 2011 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) A 12-member delegation of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and National Sports Federations (NSF) met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here Monday and asked him ... Read more...

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Man killed as old shell explodes in Punjab


June 13th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 13 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when an old anti-aircraft gun shell exploded at village Daria Walla in this Punjab district Monday, ... Read more...

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SGPC sets up panel to save Bhullar


May 30th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 30 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikhs, Monday set up a committee to file a review petition for saving the life of ... Read more...

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Thousands attend Surinder Badal’s cremation


May 25th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Badal village (Punjab), May 25 (IANS) Thousands of people converged on this village in Punjab's Muktsar district Wednesday as Surinder Kaur, the late wife of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash ... Read more...

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Treetop protester is a proclaimed offender, say police


April 20th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Even as Avtar Singh Nagla continued his unique form of protest by sitting atop a eucalyptus tree in a village in Mohali Wednesday, it came to ... Read more...

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Man still perched atop eucalyptus tree in Punjab (Lead)


April 18th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Zirakpur (Punjab), April 18 (IANS) While the drama surrounding his 'elevated' protest continues, Avtar Singh Nagla refuses to budge. Seated atop an eucalyptus tree for four days, 40 feet above ... Read more...

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Man still perched atop eucalyptus tree in Punjab


April 18th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Zirakpur, April 18 (IANS) While the drama surrounding his 'elevated' protest continues, Avtar Singh Nagla refuses to budge. Sitting atop a eucalyptus tree the past four days, some 40-foot above ... Read more...

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Aide of Namdhari sect head shot dead in Punjab


April 13th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Ludhiana, April 12 (IANS) Avtar Singh Tari, a close aide of Namdhari sect head Jagjit Singh, was shot dead by two motorcycle borne youths here Tuesday, police said.According to the ... Read more...

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Absconding major surfaces in US, says Al Qaeda present in Kashmir


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) An ex-army major, wanted for the 1996 disappearance and murder of a lawyer and rights activist, has surfaced in California and reportedly said the Al Qaeda is present ... Read more...

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Sikh panel plans protest outside US embassy


December 14th, 2010 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday said its members will protest outside the US embassy in Delhi Dec 23 against turban ... Read more...

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Defamation suit against Indian-origin Canadian MP


November 27th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 27 (IANS) A man in Punjab Saturday filed a defamation suit against Canadian MP Ujjal Dosanjh for hurting the sentiments of Sikh community by calling the second and third-generation Sikhs ... Read more...

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Over 53 Indians stranded in Libya, says NGO


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) A non-government organisation (NGO) Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) Tuesday urged the government to rescue over 53 youths from Punjab stranded in Libya."Over 53 Punjabi youths are stranded ... Read more...

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