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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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Army chief meets Rajasthan chief minister


August 1st, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh Wednesday met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to exchange views on civil-military relations.According to a defence ministry official, Gen. ... Read more...

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Groundwater contaminated, Punjab battles uranium curse (Punjab Newsletter)


July 13th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) The high incidence of cancer and other diseases in Punjab's Malwa belt has been highlighted over the last decade. Now, union Rural Development Minister Jairam ... Read more...

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Punjab dissolves all improvement trusts


July 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday announced the dissolution of all improvement trusts in the state.A state government spokesman said here that all 28 improvement trusts have been ... Read more...

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Highways blocked in Punjab, life affected in Haryana


May 31st, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Hundreds of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Thursday blocked traffic on highways across Punjab following the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and Left ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... Read more...

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PM hints at fuel price hike, stresses energy security


April 28th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday hinted at an impending hike in fuel prices saying that there is need for such an exercise to balance ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Haryana accident


April 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 13 others injured Wednesday in an accident involving three vehicles in Haryana's Jind district, 160 km from here, police ... Read more...

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Life affected as Jats continue blockades in Haryana (Lead)


March 10th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 10 (IANS) Normal life was thrown out of gear in Haryana's Hisar district and adjoining areas of Bhiwani, Jind and Rohtak districts as the agitating Jat community continued ... Read more...

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Over 77 percent voting in Punjab, one killed in violence (Roundup)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Over 77 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters cast their ballots Monday to pick a new state assembly. Election Commission (EC) officials said the final ... Read more...

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Rail traffic affected at Ambala after derailment


January 5th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), Jan 5 (IANS) Railway traffic was affected at the Ambala Cantt railway station after a goods train derailed Thursday, railway officials said.Four coaches of a goods train, which ... Read more...

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Hours before poll panel’s arrival, Rs.85 lakh seized in Punjab


December 26th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Just hours before the full team of the Election Commission (EC) of India arrives in poll-bound Punjab Tuesday, authorities confiscated nearly Rs.85 lakh of unaccounted ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers end agitation; road, rail blockade ends


December 11th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Road and railway traffic limped back to normal across Punjab Sunday as agitating farmers, demanding waiving of power bills among other things, lifted their blockade of ... Read more...

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Mixed response to FDI strike in Punjab, Haryana


December 1st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 1 (IANS) The nationwide strike call given by trading associations against foreign investiment in retail saw a muted to mixed response in parts of Punjab, Haryana and ... Read more...

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US team banned from World Cup kabaddi


November 16th, 2011 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) The US men kabaddi team has been banned from the ongoing World Cup in Punjab after the players refused to take doping tests, an official said ... Read more...

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Advani’s yatra disrupted, shown black flags in Punjab


November 13th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 13 (IANS) The Jan Chetna Yatra of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani was disrupted as it entered Punjab Sunday afternoon from this south-west ... Read more...

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It’s raining pre-poll bonanza for Punjab staff


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 3 (IANS) With a clear eye on the assembly elections likely in February-March next year, the Punjab government has announced a Rs.800 crore bonanza for government employees in ... Read more...

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After gala start, India take on Germany in Kabaddi World Cup


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 2 (IANS) After a glittering opening to the second edition of the World Cup Kabaddi in this southwest Punjab town Tuesday evening, hosts India will take ... Read more...

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Congress to launch save Punjab campaign Tuesday


October 30th, 2011 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 30 (IANS) With assembly elections likely in February-March next year, the opposition Congress will launch a save Punjab campaign in the state Tuesday.Punjab Congress president and former ... Read more...

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World Kabaddi cup begins in Punjab Nov 1


October 27th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Oct 27 (IANS) The second edition of the World Kabaddi Cup will get under way in Punjab Nov 1, with teams from 12 countries besides hosts India participating, Deputy ... Read more...

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Punjab ruling alliance claims complete shutdown in state


July 4th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Shops, markets and other commercial establishments in most cities and towns across Punjab remained shut Monday, following a call given by the ruling Shiromani Akali ... Read more...

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CBI raids FCI depots in Punjab


June 25th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), June 25 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has raided storage depots of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in this Punjab district to check the presence ... Read more...

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Punjab establishes fund for cancer patients


June 5th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) The Punjab government Sunday announced the setting up of the Chief Minister Cancer Relief Fund to provide financial help up to Rs.150,000 to cancer patients in ... Read more...

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Waste management project in major Punjab cities from October


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 3 (IANS) The first project for door-to-door collection of garbage and solid waste management in major Punjab cities and towns will start in October, a minister said here ... Read more...

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Punjab comes to peacock’s aid


June 2nd, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Worried over their falling numbers, the Punjab government has initiated a peacock breeding project."The government is quite concerned about the ill-effects of insecticides and pesticides on ... Read more...

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Fake kidnapping drama: NRI, friend booked


April 25th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 25 (IANS) Ensnared in love for a girl here, NRI Shaganpreet Singh never wanted to return to his parents in Canada. So the 22-year-old staged his own kidnapping ... Read more...

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Two held for attacking cop with bricks in Chandigarh


April 15th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) Two youths have been arrested for attacking a police official with bricks and hitting his head several times on the wall after he stopped them from ... Read more...

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Punjab sees overall increase in sex ratio


April 8th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 8 (IANS) Punjab, which is known for its skewed sex ratio, has registered an increase in the number of girls per 1,000 boys as per the provisional population ... Read more...

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Jat protest continues in Haryana, rail services disrupted


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Hisar, Mar.23 (ANI): Jats demanding reservation in government jobs occupied 14 railway tracks in Haryana today, which badly disrupted train services in the region."Our stir will continue peacefully till our demand is ... Read more...

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Jat team to meet Chidambaram, Wasnik; no lifting of rail blockade


March 15th, 2011 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) A delegation of Jats, agitating for quotas in government jobs, will meet Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Four Punjab cops booked for extortion


March 7th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ferozepur, March 7 (IANS) Four Punjab policemen have been booked for extorting money from a man after threatening to implicate him in false cases at a check-post here last ... Read more...

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Sikh massacre: SGPC rejects Haryana government’s probe


February 23rd, 2011 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, Tuesday rejected the Haryana government's move to seek a report from a divisional commissioner into an alleged ... Read more...

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Wholesale chain Metro Cash & Carry to enter Punjab


February 18th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) International B2B (business to business) wholesale chain Metro Cash & Carry Friday announced that it would make its market entry in Punjab with its first wholesale centre at ... Read more...

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Sequels aren’t for me: Imtiaz Ali (Interview)


February 1st, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) A sequel has become the sure shot formula for success for most filmmakers with hit movies these days, but not for Imtiaz Ali, who ... Read more...

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Couple axed to death in Punjab


January 10th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Jan 9 (IANS) In yet another case of honour killing, a woman and her lover were killed by her brother and sister-in-law in this Punjab town, police said Sunday.The deceased ... Read more...

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