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Shutdown affects life in Punjab (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The nationwide shutdown call by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and left parties affected normal life in Punjab and got a mixed response in Haryana and ... Read more...

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India rejects OIC reference on Kashmir


August 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India Friday rejected as "erroneous and factually incorrect" a reference to Kashmir by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in its resolution on Syria.Syed ... Read more...

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Israel preparing to attack Iran: Report


August 17th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Israel is preparing for a ground attack on Iran before Christmas, after conducting commando dry runs in the Iraq desert, a media report said.Top military officials ... Read more...

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Haj pilgrims caught in fight over Nizam’s Makkah buildings


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Over 350 Haj pilgrims selected for free accommodation in the 'rubath' (buildings) of the former Nizam of Hyderabad in Makkah are caught in a fight between ... Read more...

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Virandavan widows: SC notice to UP, Bengal, Odisha


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on the plight of widows leading a miserable life in the holy ... Read more...

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Slums to royalty: Oprah showcases shades of India (With Images)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From heart wrenching poverty to majestic heritage as well as the glitz, glamour and royalty, international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has offered ... Read more...

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In birthplace Amritsar, relatives remember Rajesh Khanna


July 18th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 18 (IANS) In a congested neighbourhood of Amritsar's walled city, the place where the family of Rajesh Khanna, who went on to become a Bollywood superstar in the ... Read more...

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End manual scavenging, say Mumbai protesters


July 16th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Nearly 200 scavengers from across Maharashtra protested here Monday to press their demands for an end to the pernicious practice even as actor-activist Aamir Khan ... Read more...

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Dal Khalsa releases Operation Bluestar directory


June 5th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, June 5 (IANS) Radical Sikh organisation Dal Khalsa Tuesday released a directory of the people who died during the Indian Army's Operation Bluestar in the Golden Temple complex in ... Read more...

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Heat wave in Punjab and Haryana, Amritsar records 45.5 degrees


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Saturday sizzled at 45.5 degrees as heat wave conditions continued to prevail over Punjab and Haryana.Amritsar had touched a high ... Read more...

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Families mourn Iraq blast deaths, government silent


May 29th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) While two Indian Dawoodi Bohras on pilgrimage were Sunday evening killed in a blast targeting a bus near Baghdad, Iraq, their bereaved families in Maharashtra have ... Read more...

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Apex court sets up panel on Vrindavan widows


May 9th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday set up a seven-member committee to go into the socio-economic condition of widows living in the holy city of Vrindavan ... Read more...

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Haj subsidy to end in 10 years, rules Supreme Court (Roundup)


May 8th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Indian government's Haj subsidy for pilgrims should be phased out of over the next 10 years, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, spelling the beginning ... Read more...

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Remove Haj subsidy in 10 years, SC tells government (Second Lead)


May 8th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to eliminate the subsidy for Haj pilgrims in the next 10 years.Coming out against the government policy of ... Read more...

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Prateik fulfills grandma’s wish to visit Varanasi (Lead, superseding earlier story)


April 18th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town.The ... Read more...

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Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom


April 18th, 2012 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple ... Read more...

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SC grants bail to Pakistani doctor Chisty


April 9th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday granted bail to Pakistani doctor Mohammad Khalil Chisty, who is undergoing life imprisonment in a jail in Ajmer for involvement in ... Read more...

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Punjab cabinet prays at Amritsar shrines


March 16th, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, March 16 (IANS) Led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the entire Punjab cabinet Friday offered prayers at religious shrines in this Sikh holy city, including the holiest ... Read more...

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Rain in Punjab and Haryana, rise in temperature


February 13th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) Night temperatures across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh ranged above normal Monday with some parts of Punjab receiving rainfall during the previous 24 hours, the Met department ... Read more...

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Committed to bringing a strong Lokpal: PM


January 21st, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Jan 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said his government is committed to bringing a strong Lokpal in the country despite the bill being stalled in parliament.Addressing ... Read more...

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36 injured in Iran quake


January 20th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 36 people were injured in a magnitude-5.6 earthquake that struck Iran Thursday, an official said.Seyyed Reza Abbasi, an official in the northeastern province of ... Read more...

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Suicide bomber kills 53 in Iraq


January 15th, 2012 - 3:24 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 15 (IANS) At least 53 people were killed and over 135 wounded in a suicide bomb attack which targeted Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's Basra city Saturday as hundreds ... Read more...

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Dense fog in Punjab, Haryana


January 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed several parts of Punjab and Haryana Tuesday morning as cold wave conditions continued in both states.Weather officials here said the minimum temperatures at ... Read more...

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Amritsar shivers at minus 2.1 degrees


December 30th, 2011 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 30 (IANS) Punjab's Sikh holy city of Amritsar recorded the lowest minimum temperature of this season as the mercury slipped to minus 2.1 degrees Celsius Friday, almost freezing ... 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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Missing Punjab official found dead


November 29th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) A Punjab sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) who had gone missing the day before was Tuesday found dead in a canal, police said.Karanveer Singh Mann was posted as ... Read more...

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Seven die as train catches fire in Jharkhand


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Nov 22 (IANS) Seventy-two passengers were asleep early Tuesday in an air-conditioned coach of the Howrah-Dehradun Express when leaping flames suddenly engulfed it. The tragedy in Jharkhand left ... Read more...

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Amritsar joins pilgrim cities’ pledge to go green


November 7th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The newly formed Green Pilgrimage Network, of which the Sikh holy city of Amritsar is the only member from South Asia, has pledged to take a ... Read more...

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British airline to begin Amritsar-London flight


September 8th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) To provide better linkage between Punjab and London, British Midland International (BMI) airline will commence its flights from Amritsar Oct 14, an airline official announced here ... Read more...

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12 kg heroin seized in Amritsar, 3 arrested


August 29th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 29 (IANS) Three people were arrested and 12 kg heroin, brought over from Pakistan, seized from their possession in this Sikh holy city, police said.The heroin, police officials ... Read more...

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Finally, Amritsar-Chandigarh Duranto train is flagged off


August 24th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The much-awaited Duranto Express train, linking the Sikh holy city of Amritsar to Punjab and Haryana capital Chandigarh, was flagged-off by Union Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Guru Granth Sahib varsity VC shot at, injured


August 1st, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Aug 1 (IANS) The vice chancellor of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU), launched in this Sikh holy city last week, was shot at and seriously ... Read more...

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SGPGC’s Sri Guru Granth Sahib university launched


July 25th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), July 25 (IANS) The Sri Guru Granth Sahib University (SGGSU) was launched in this Sikh holy city Monday with the first academic session being inaugurated by Chief ... Read more...

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Car bombings kill two in Iraq holy city


July 16th, 2011 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 15 (IANS) Two car bombs rocked Iraq's Karbala holy city Friday, killing at least two people and injuring 15, police said.A police official told Xinhua that the cars ... Read more...

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Indian tax official, friend held ‘captive’ in Nepal for 72 hours


June 18th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) An income tax official from India's holy city Haridwar and his friend are alleging they faced a 72-hour nightmare in Nepal after being lured to the ... Read more...

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