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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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Punjab to launch card for NRIs


July 30th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that it will soon launch an NRI card for Punjabis living abroad to identify them for official purposes and facilitate various ... 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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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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Punjab youth claim setting coconut-breaking record


May 10th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Punjab's traditional 'gatka' martial art form may not have anything to do with coconuts but a determined group of Sikh youth from the state's border district ... Read more...

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Officials shifted in Punjab’s Gurdaspur after violence


March 31st, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday suspended two senior police officers in Gurdaspur and transferred the deputy commissioner after communal violence left an 18-year-old youth dead.Gurdaspur district police ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea to stay Rajoana’s death sentence (Lead)


March 30th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking stay of the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the 1995 assassination of then ... Read more...

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Apex court dismisses plea to stay Rajoana’s death sentence


March 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition seeking stay of the death sentence awarded to Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted for the 1995 assassination of then ... Read more...

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A life lost, tense days as leaders play politics (Punjab Newsletter)


March 30th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) An 18-year-old loses his life, people are injured, public property gets damaged, tension and tempers rise between two communities and the common man is put to ... Read more...

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Curfew continues in Gurdaspur, Badal orders probe


March 30th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the violence in Gurdaspur, where curfew continued after a youth was killed in police ... Read more...

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SC slams Punjab government for ‘drama’ in Rajoana case


March 29th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday criticized the Punjab government for enacting a "drama" to frustrate the execution of death sentence awarded to Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh ... Read more...

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One killed in clash over Rajoana, curfew in Gurdaspur (Lead)


March 29th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), March 29 (IANS) Curfew was imposed here Thursday after one person was killed and another received bullet injuries when police fired to break up a clash between two ... Read more...

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Canadian Sikhs show solidarity with Rajoana


March 29th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Over 5,000 Canadian Sikhs gathered at Parliament Hill in Ottawa to show solidarity with Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is on death row in India for the ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest to demand Rajoana’s release


March 28th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs led by former journalist Jarnail Singh Wednesday demanded the release of Balwant Singh Rajoana who assassinated the then Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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Centre stays Rajoana hanging, Punjab leaders welcome it (Roundup)


March 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Centre stays Rajoana hanging: Badal (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Rajoana’s hanging stayed


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Badal to meet president to seek clemency for Rajoana


March 28th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is expected to meet President Pratibha Patil to demand clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Punjab, Rajoana appeals for calm (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown affects life but peaceful (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The one-day bandh (shutdown) called by various Sikh organisations Wednesday to protest against the scheduled hanging of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Sikhs protest against Rajoana’s hanging


March 28th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging scheduled for Saturday.Hundreds ... Read more...

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Tight security across Punjab ahead of Rajoana hanging


March 28th, 2012 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) Security was tightened across Punjab Wednesday following a shutdown call given by various Sikh organisations against the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh ... Read more...

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Patiala jailor again refuses to accept Rajoana’s death warrant (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Despite a court in Chandigarh issuing him a showcause notice for contempt, the Patiala jail superintendent Tuesday again refused to accept the warrant of death for ... Read more...

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Patiala jail superintendent refuses to accept Rajoana’s death warrant


March 27th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Despite a Chandigarh court issuing him a contempt notice, the Patiala jail superintendent Tuesday again refused to accept the warrant of death for Babbar Khalsa terrorist ... Read more...

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Rajoana to hang Saturday, rules court (Lead)


March 27th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death in the 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, is to hang as scheduled on ... Read more...

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Rajoana should hang Saturday, rules court


March 27th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Balwant Singh Rajoana, the Babbar Khalsa International terrorist sentenced to death in the 1995 assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, should hang as scheduled ... Read more...

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Question mark over hanging of BKI terrorist Rajoana (Roundup)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The March 31 hanging of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh appeared unsure Monday after the ... Read more...

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Punjab jailor wants Sikh terrorist’s death warrant deferred


March 26th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Patiala jail superintendent Monday moved a petition in a court here seeking deferment of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death warrant, saying the legal process ... 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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Akali Dal asks Punjab government, SGPC to save Rajoana


March 25th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday asked the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take all possible legal and other steps to ... Read more...

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Odisha denies Bonda tribe’s exploitation (Lead)


January 25th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) The authorities in Odisha Wednesday denied that the primitive Bonda tribe in the state was in any way being exploited by tourists but ordered an inquiry ... Read more...

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Odisha denies Bonda tribes’ exploitation


January 25th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 25 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha Wednesday denied that primitive Bonda tribes in the state were in any way exploited by tourists.The denial came after a section of media ... Read more...

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Akali Dal releases second list of candidates


December 27th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Tuesday announced the names of 15 more candidates for the Jan 30 state polls, including that of party president and ... Read more...

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Apex court quashes order for CBI probe against Punjab officer (Second Lead)


December 7th, 2011 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday quashed a Punjab and Haryana High Court order directing a CBI probe into the alleged involvement of a senior IPS officer ... Read more...

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