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India assures Burundi of help for African youth in coma (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patiala, July 6 (IANS) India Friday assured Burundi's ambassador of all possible assistance for a 23-year-old student from the east African country lying in coma after being beaten up ... Read more...

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African youth in coma since April, father seeks Badal’s help


July 6th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), July 6 (IANS) Battered to near death by some local youths, a 23-year-old student from the east African country of Burundi has been lying in coma in a ... Read more...

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Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July 19 ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity


June 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July ... Read more...

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GAIL to set up 1,000 MW power plant in Punjab


June 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday approved a 1,000-MW power plant to be set up in the state's Ropar district, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to go with NDA on presidential poll


June 12th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will go with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance in the forthcoming presidential elections, party patron and ... Read more...

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Centre to ensure Punjab, Haryana quota in Chandigarh posts


June 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The central government has assured Punjab that the 60:40 quota for filling posts in the Chandigarh administration from Punjab and Haryana would be adhered to ... Read more...

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Punjab Congress leader held for immoral activities


June 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur (Punjab), June 10 (IANS) A senior Congress leader who had contested January's assembly election was Sunday arrested by police in this border town of Punjab on charges of immoral ... Read more...

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Punjab at crossroads: Sikh clergy gives in to radical rhetoric (Punjab Newsletter)


June 8th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 8 (IANS) Once touted as the most progressive state in the country, Punjab is today at a crossroads. The contradictory actions of the state's leadership, especially the ... Read more...

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Punjab issues instructions on use of red beacons


June 7th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) The Punjab government has pruned the list of dignitaries who are allowed to use red beacons on their official vehicles, a government spokesman said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Pranab mulls special package for northeast


June 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 7 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has assured the cash-strapped northeast states that his ministry and the Planning Commission would soon work out strategy to provide ... Read more...

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Pranab to meet finance ministers from northeast


June 3rd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 3 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet the finance ministers of northeastern states here Tuesday to discuss fiscal, infrastructural and investment problems of the region.Tripura ... Read more...

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Akali Dal to support NDA strike call


May 24th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab will support the National Democratic Alliance's call for a nationwide strike May 31 against the hike in petrol prices.Akali ... Read more...

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Presidential poll: Jayalalithaa garners support for Sangma


May 20th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 20 (IANS) AIADMK leader and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has been speaking to leaders of various national and regional parties seeking their support for P.A. ... Read more...

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Punjab wants central government to allow wheat export


May 19th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Saturday asked the central government to allow export of wheat from the state.Talking to media at Rakhra village in Patiala ... Read more...

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Congress leaders fume as Badals cosy up to centre (Punjab Newsletter)


May 18th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The top leadership of the Punjab Congress may still be licking its wounds after its defeat in the assembly elections earlier this year, but the ... Read more...

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Punjab moots pension for farmers


May 16th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Reeling under a cumulative debt burden of over Rs.35,000 crore, farmers of Punjab could soon benefit from a pension scheme.Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday ... Read more...

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Rs.14,000 crore annual plan for Punjab approved


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.14,000 crore annual plan (2012-13) for Punjab, marking an increase of 22 percent over the last year (2011-12).The plan was ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure record 200 lakh tonnes of wheat


May 11th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) For the first time in decades, Punjab and Haryana have together recorded the highest-ever procurement figures for wheat. The neighbouring states have procured over 200 lakh ... Read more...

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IAS officer suspended in Punjab over land deal


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday ordered suspension of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five revenue department officials in connection with a controversial land deal ... Read more...

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Thapar University restores quota for Punjab students


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Following a tough stand taken by the Punjab government on the issue, the Patiala-based Thapar University Thursday rolled back its decision to abolish 50 percent quota ... Read more...

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BSF women troopers who killed intruder lauded


April 30th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday lauded the bravery of two women troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) who shot dead a Pakistani intruder ... Read more...

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‘Allow wheat exports to Pakistan, CIS countries’


April 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday asked the central government to allow the export of wheat to Pakistan and CIS countries through the Attari checkpost as the state's produce may ... Read more...

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Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... Read more...

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Worker rescued 55 hours after Jalandhar factory collapse


April 18th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 18 (IANS) A teenage boy was pulled out from the debris of the collapsed blanket factory here Wednesday, nearly 55 hours after the four-storey building had been flattened, ... Read more...

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Rescuers struggle to save buried workers in Punjab (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, April 17 (IANS) Rescuers Tuesday raced against time in Punjab's Jalandhar city to save the lives of dozens of garment workers who were trapped under the debris of a ... Read more...

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Industrialist held after factory collapse leaves six dead


April 17th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 17 (IANS) Prominent industrialist Sheetal Vij has been arrested after a factory building owned by him collapsed, leaving at least six workers dead and many trapped under ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa, Modi and Patnaik meet (Lead)


April 17th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Monday met her Odisha and Gujarat counterparts, Naveen Patnaik and Narendra Modi, leading to speculation about their joining ... Read more...

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‘Punjab will continue free power supply subsidy’


April 9th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday said that the state government was committed to continuing free power to the farmers and the weaker sections ... Read more...

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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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Train to five Sikh shrines in December


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) A luxury train covering all the leading Sikh shrines in the country will be flagged off in December this year, a Punjab official said Tuesday.Principal Secretary ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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Punjab to fill all vacancies of teachers


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that all vacancies of school and college teachers will be filled soon.Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave approval to fill all ... Read more...

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Jagir Kaur’s resignation accepted


March 31st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) A day after she was convicted and sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and other charges in the mysterious death of her ... Read more...

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