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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Russian real estate major offers to invest in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A leading Russian real estate development company has expressed its interest in investing in Punjab's infrastructure sector, a state government spokesperson said here Wednesday."Boris Kiperman and ... Read more...

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Enlistment in army falls in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Once known as borough of young soldiers in its ranks, the reducing number of youth from Punjab is causing concern in the army.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ... Read more...

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Punjabi film festival on anvil


September 6th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) With Punjabi films again attracting audiences in theatres and more films being made in recent years, the Punjab government Thursday announced that it will organise ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal asks centre to check drug smuggling


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) With Punjab facing a huge problem of drug addiction among the people, especially the youth, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Jalandhar girl’s suicide: Woman police officer suspended


August 31st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) A woman police officer was Friday placed under suspension and a probe was ordered by the Punjab government following a teenage college student's suicide in Jalandhar ... Read more...

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Tripura offers jobs to all medallist sportsmen


August 29th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 29 (IANS) Tripura Wednesday announced government jobs for all sportspersons who have won medals in national and international events.Tripura Finance Minister Badal Choudhury said: "The council of ministers ... Read more...

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Punjab bans gutka, pan masala


August 27th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) Punjab Monday ordered a complete ban on the sale, storage, manufacture and distribution of tobacco-based products, gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) and pan masala in the ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal ploughs a lonely furrow (Punjab Newsletter)


August 24th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) When the People's Party of Punjab (PPP) was floated in March last year, there were expectations that its leader and former Punjab finance minister ... Read more...

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Gagan Malik, Neha Sargam to play Ram, Sita in ‘Ramayan’ (With Images)


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Actors Gagan Malik and Neha Sargam will be seen as Lord Ram and Sita in the latest, small-screen version of mythological epic "Ramayan".The show is aired ... Read more...

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Trends don’t work, says JJ Valaya


August 9th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) Ace designer J.J. Valaya doesn't believe in the concept of trends. He says each person should create his or her own fashion identity."I don't believe ... Read more...

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Gurdwara shooting: Tragic end for Delhi family


August 7th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) This Diwali, Lokinder Kaur's 16-year-long wait would have ended for her husband Ranjit Singh. But destiny had something else in store for Kaur who will never ... Read more...

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Four Indians among 6 killed in gurdwara shooting


August 7th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Four of the six Sikh worshippers killed in Sunday's attack on a Sikh gurdwara in Winsconsin were Indian citizens, with one of them being a ... Read more...

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Thanks to Olympics, vegetable, leather goods exports swell


August 6th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Exports of vegetables, fruits and leather goods from West Bengal to Britain have risen many folds, thanks to the ongoing London Olympics.Vegetables like beans, gourd, long ... Read more...

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Bangladesh objections hold up Tripura projects: Minister


August 4th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 4 (IANS) Tripura's many projects of irrigation, flood control and embankment building have been stopped since 2007 following objections from Bangladesh, a state minister said ... Read more...

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Punjab creates separate cadre of teachers for border areas


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) With education in the international border belt with Pakistan being affected by non-availability of teachers, the Punjab government Friday announced the creation of a separate cadre ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Four children killed as school bus-train collide


July 30th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) At least four school children were killed and nearly 20 injured when a local train collided with a school bus in Baba Bakala area of Punjab's ... Read more...

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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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Centre conspiring to ruin agriculture in Punjab: Badal


July 27th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday accused the central government of conspiring to ruin agriculture in the state by neglecting storage and movement capacity for ... Read more...

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Infant dies after removal from Punjab hospital incubator, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a high-level probe after the parents of a newborn alleged that their child died in the civil hospital ... 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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Punjab warns Thapar University over quota withdrawal


July 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked the management of Thapar University in Patiala to continue with the existing norm to provide 50 percent quota ... Read more...

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Elusive monsoon: Punjab seeks Rs.800 crore from centre


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) With the elusive monsoon raising concerns for the agriculture sector, the Punjab government Sunday sought an interim relief package of Rs.800 crore from the central ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh gets Rs.5 lakh from Punjab government


July 19th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Having spent over 30 years of his life in Pakistani jails on spying charges, Punjab resident Surjeet Singh was Thursday given financial assistance of ... Read more...

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To get Rs.100,000 crore investment, Badal promises the moon


July 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Uninterrupted 24-hour power supply, three international airports, world-class road connectivity, lower power tariff, single window clearances and much more -- the Punjab government is offering the ... 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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Save Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s haveli in Pakistan, Badal urges PM


July 17th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the personal intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for conservation of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's ancestral house in ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent polling in Punjab bypoll (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Over 65 percent of the 1.67 lakh voters cast their ballot Wednesday in the by-election from the Dasuya assembly constituency in Punjab, in which the ... Read more...

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Over 65 percent voting in Punjab bypoll


July 11th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Over 65 percent of the 1.67 lakh voters cast their ballot Wednesday in the by-election from the Dasuya assembly constituency in Punjab, in which the ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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BJP to discuss vice presidential poll with NDA allies


July 10th, 2012 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Treading with caution over the vice presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to call a meeting of its National Democratic Alliance ... Read more...

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Main accused in African student’s assault held in Punjab


July 10th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 9 (IANS) The main accused in the assault on African student Yannick Nihangaza here in April, Amandeep Singh, has been arrested, police said Monday.Amandeep is the fourth accused ... Read more...

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Punjab opposes service tax on foreign remittances


July 8th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Punjab, which has a substantial NRI population has opposed the 12 percent service tax on remittances from foreign countries, an official said Sunday. The cess ... Read more...

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