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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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Two BSF soldiers injured in Pakistani firing


August 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 7 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers were seriously injured in firing from the Pakistani side of the International Border and Line of Control near here Monday ... Read more...

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Apex court stays trial of five Punjab policemen


July 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of five Punjab policemen accused of committing excesses during anti-terrorist campaign in the state in the 1980s and ... Read more...

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Delhi slum dancers revive a sub-culture (Feature)


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) It's hard to imagine that a small room in a dingy lane is the training ground for young talent from nearby slums who are ... Read more...

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Gloves out in Congress after Punjab defeat (Punjab Newsletter)


April 6th, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) It has lost but it is still fighting. Ironical as it may sound, that is the state of affairs in the Punjab Congress these days.Having ... 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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Akali Dal-BJP government has pushed Punjab back: Sonia


January 24th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday blamed the policies of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine in Punjab for the state lagging behind in ... Read more...

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Punjab village mourns its son who never returned


December 4th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Pathankot (Punjab), Dec 4 (IANS) The nondescript village of Gharota in Punjab's newest district of Pathankot has never forgotten its most famous resident - legendary film actor Dev Anand.It is ... Read more...

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Army officer cremated with full military honours


August 22nd, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurudaspur (Punjab), Aug 22 (IANS) Lieutenant Navdeep Singh, killed in a gun battle with militants in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated with full military honours here Monday."The last rites were ... Read more...

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Punjab cautions against possibility of floods


August 17th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday cautioned against the possibility of floods in some districts following the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) releasing excess water from the reservoir ... Read more...

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Three hospitals debarred from Punjab scheme


July 27th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 IANS) Three private hospitals have been debarred from participating in the Punjab government-run Bhai Ghanhya Sehat Sewa scheme, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said here Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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Rains could affect Punjab’s wheat crop


April 20th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Punjab contributes over 50 percent to the national kitty of wheat, but rain and thunderstorms in parts of the state this month could badly affect the ... Read more...

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Indian returns home after 27 years in Pakistani prison (Second Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 7 (IANS) Gopal Dass, who spent 27 harrowing years in jail in Pakistan after inadvertently crossing the international border, returned to India Thursday afternoon, happy but ... Read more...

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Sikh bodies ask Govt to include Kartarpur Corridor in Indo-Pak talks


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur, Punjab), Mar. 3 (ANI): Leaders of several Sikh bodies, who gathered here along with Sikh devotees, have urged the Indian Government to include the issue of providing safe ... Read more...

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Punjab, Karnataka get new Congress chiefs, no change elsewhere (Second Lead)


October 26th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Tuesday changed state party presidents in Punjab and Karnataka but retained present incumbents in the states of West Bengal, Assam and ... Read more...

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Sentenced as Pakistani, jailed man finally finds Indian identity


September 27th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Amritsar, Sep 27 (IANS) A man from Bihar's East Champaran district who was branded as a Pakistani national and was even convicted for a terror attack in Punjab has finally ... Read more...

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BSF seizes 31 kg heroin in Punjab


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) In a major recovery along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) Saturday recovered 31 kg of heroin here in Punjab, officials said here. The heroin ... Read more...

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Punjab does a reality check as a ‘drugged’ state


July 1st, 2010 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) With Punjab emerging as a major transit and destination point for drugs coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, the state government has begun a new campaign against ... Read more...

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Three-year-old rescued from borewell in Gurdaspur, dies in hospital


June 3rd, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur (Punjab), June 3 (ANI): A three-year-old girl rescued from borewell in Punjab's Gurdaspur after 21 hours on Thursday died after admission in hospital.Dilnaaz Kaur was taken to Batala hospital in critical ... Read more...

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Punjab appoints Ombudsmen for rural jobs scheme


May 16th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Punjab has become the only state to set up a grievance redressal mechanism to take up complaints against poverty alleviation programme, by appointing Ombudsmen for the Mahatma ... Read more...

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Three Delhi pilgrims killed in Punjab


May 10th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), May 10 (IANS) Three pilgrims from Delhi returning from Vaishno Devi in Jammu and Kashmir were killed Monday when the bus they were in overturned near this Punjab town, police ... Read more...

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Will not allow terrorists to regroup: Badal


May 1st, 2010 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur, May 1 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Saturday said terrorists will not be allowed to regroup in the state. Addressing the media here after meeting the families of two ... Read more...

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Punjab on terror radar?


April 29th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin and Parminder Singh Bariana Chandigarh, April 29 (IANS) Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and pro-Khalistan groups based in Pakistan, Canada and other countries are planning strikes in Punjab, according to ... Read more...

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Joint operation to search militants ends in Punjab


April 28th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) A joint search operation, launched by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Punjab Police in the Bhamial sector of this border district to look for militants after ... Read more...

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Two rockets fired into Punjab from Pakistan


April 19th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), April 19 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani troopers traded gunfire after two rockets were fired into Indian Punjab from Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Monday. BSF Deputy Inspector General Jagir ... Read more...

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Two terrorists held with explosives in Punjab (Lead)


February 21st, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), Feb 21 (IANS) Two members of terrorist organisation Khalistan Liberation Front (KLF) were Sunday arrested from village Rajgarh near this Punjab town for possessing explosives and weapons, police said. The ... Read more...

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World Bank approves Rs.2,100 crore for Punjab roads


February 17th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Journeying through Punjab roads could be a less bumpy ride in the future with the World Bank (WB) Wednesday approving a grant of Rs.2,100 crore (Rs.21 billion) for ... Read more...

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Why is Radio Pakistan mute over sale of Gurudwara land in Pakistan?, ask Sikhs


January 6th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
Gurdaspur, Jan.6 (ANI): The confiscation of the land belonging to Sikh Gurudwaras in Pakistan for allotment to the Defence forces to build colonies has caused concern to the Sikh minority. The step ... Read more...

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Pranab may attend Ahmadiyya congregation in Punjab


December 23rd, 2009 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to attend the Salaana Jalsa (annual congregation) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community at its international headquarters at Qadian town in Punjab's ... Read more...

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Livestock business gaining popularity among Punjab farmers


November 18th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh Robin Tarn Taran, Nov.18 (ANI): An increasing number of farmers are being motivated to undertake crop diversification and livestock farming in Punjab.As part of its endeavour to ensure the ... Read more...

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Heroin worth Rs.35 crore seized in Punjab


September 25th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Police Friday seized 7.8 kilograms of heroin, worth Rs.35 crore, from two places in Punjab and arrested three people, said the officials. In the first seizure, police of the ... Read more...

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Smuggling of drugs and arms on the rise at Indo-Pak border


August 19th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinGurdaspur, Aug.19 (ANI): The smuggling of heroin, arms and ammunition appears to be on the rise along the India-Pakistan border with two incidents of illegal smuggling surfacing on Monday ... Read more...

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25 kg of heroin seized at India-Pakistan border


August 18th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized 25 kg of heroin near the India-Pakistan border in this district of Punjab Tuesday. "We have seized 25 kilograms of heroin that ... Read more...

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ID incomplete: Punjab man’s quest for his identity


August 7th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
By Parminder Singh Bariana Gurdaspur (Punjab), Aug 7 (IANS) It's a plot straight out of a Bollywood film, except that it's unfolding in a Punjab village. A 37-year-old man applied for a voter ... Read more...

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23 new swine flu cases in India, total 597


August 5th, 2009 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Twenty-three new cases of swine flu were reported from across India Wednesday, including a Malaysian student, as the infectious virus spread to small cities and took the ... Read more...

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