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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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Riot victims’ rehabilitation national duty: SC


September 19th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the rehabilitation of riot victims was a national responsibility and could not just be construed within legal and moral ... Read more...

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Five killed in Punjab factory blast


September 12th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) At least five workers of a private factory were killed in Punjab's Khanna town Wednesday following an explosion in the solvent plant of the unit, police ... Read more...

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Designer wear becomes affordable


September 4th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Want to own a Rohit Bal or JJ Valaya creation for just about Rs.5,000-Rs.6,000 ($100)? It's possible now with fashion house owner Pradeep Hirani ... Read more...

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Tata Steel launches branded Silico Manganese


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Tata Steel, the world's seventh largest steel maker, Wednesday launched India's first branded Silico Manganese, widely used in steel making, to dominate the market of ... Read more...

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‘Anhey Ghorey Da Daan’ to release Aug 10


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) National award-winning Punjabi film "Anhey Ghorey Da Daan" (Alms for the Blind Horse) will release across select cities Aug 10."With the release of this film, ... Read more...

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Grid failure stalls life in Punjab, Haryana


July 31st, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) Trains were stranded at various places across Punjab and Haryana as another power grid failure hit parts of the country Tuesday.Electricity supply to all cities and ... Read more...

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Power supply partially restored in Punjab, Haryana


July 30th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Train services were partially resumed and power supply to some parts of Punjab and Haryana restored Monday after a complete power failure in the two states ... Read more...

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Blessed to be singer Mukesh’s grandson: Neil


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh remembered legendary singer and grandfather Mukesh on his birth anniversary Sunday and says he feels blessed to be his grandson."Today is my ... Read more...

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Lata likes ‘Indian Idol’


June 29th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) Singing reality show "Indian Idol" is in its sixth season and it has earned a huge fan following. Latest to enjoy the show is singing legend ... Read more...

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Drogba to visit India in June


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Chelsea striker Didier Drogba will make his maiden visit to India next month.Drogba, who was instrumental in Chelsea's maiden Champion League triumph last week, is ... Read more...

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‘Global brands can generate jobs in India’ (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) International brands can generate job opportunities if their entry into India is facilitated, says Montblanc, a century-old German company known for its timeless luxury pens, ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 125 lakh tonnes


May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 125 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies department officials said here Friday.The total procurement ... Read more...

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Punjab to rehabilitate rescued child labour


May 13th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab Labour Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani Sunday said that the state government is launching new schemes to rehabilitate 1,959 child labourers who it rescued in the ... Read more...

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With bumper wheat crop, Punjab farmers rich by Rs.14,110 crore


May 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Having achieved a record wheat crop of over 120 lakh tonnes this season, Punjab farmers have become richer by Rs.14,110 crore."Punjab farmers are richer by Rs.14,110 ... Read more...

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Manto, a forgotten man in his Punjab village


May 9th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Paproudi (Punjab), May 9 (IANS) Except for the Manto Yaadgari library, which too was set up only last year and has only two to three books by him, legendary writer ... Read more...

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Punjab wheat procurement crosses 100 lakh tonnes


May 4th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Wheat procurement in Punjab has crossed the 100 lakh tonnes mark during the current season, state food and supplies officials said here Friday.An official spokesman of ... Read more...

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Punjab, Haryana procure over 150 lakh tonnes wheat


May 1st, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) With the procurement season in full swing, government agencies in Punjab and Haryana have procured over 150 lakh tonnes of wheat, food and supplies officials said ... Read more...

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BSNL launces six internet data centres for cloud services


April 16th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) State-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) Monday launched its internet data centres (IDCs) in six cities to offer managed hosting and cloud services in collaboration ... Read more...

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Pakistani textile brand to open 200 stores in India


April 14th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan-based fashion house Sefam, which already has a store in the capital's Greater Kailash market, is planning to expand its network in India with 200 ... Read more...

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Now Ranbir promotes football


April 5th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) After T20 cricket, T20 football is here! Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, brand ambassador of Pepsi, has urged the youth to be part of the ... Read more...

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Pepsi launches T20 football


March 14th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Global beverage major Pepsi is all set to launch T20 football event to make the game attractive in cricket-crazy India.The seven-a-side amateur tournament is for ... Read more...

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Two Punjab bureaucrats-turned-politicians bite the dust (Poll sidelights)


March 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Two top functionaries of the outgoing Punjab government who got into electoral politics have bitten the dust.In the assembly election results declared Tuesday, Darbara Singh Guru, ... Read more...

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Cops escort buses in Haryana as unions go on strike


February 28th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Police had to escort state transport buses at some places in Haryana Tuesday as roadways employees joined the nationwide 24-hour strike call given by 11 trade ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro impresses Punjab chief minister


February 13th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took his maiden ride on the Delhi Metro Monday and described it as an "excellent experience"."It is for the ... Read more...

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Railways to launch train for Sikh shrines


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Eyeing to tap the large number of domestic and foreign tourists interested in Sikh shrines, the Indian railways will shortly launch a special train for ... Read more...

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Decks cleared for Borlaug Institute in Bihar


February 1st, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Feb 1 (IANS) The Bihar government will provide 200 acres at a token Re.1 per acre on a 99-year lease for setting up a Borlaug Institute for agricultural research, ... Read more...

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Bright and sunny as polling picks up in Punjab (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday with over 15 percent of 1.76 crore voters casting ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Polling under way in Punjab (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Casting of votes started across 19,841 polling stations in Punjab's 117 assembly seats at 8 a.m. Monday, Election Commission (EC) officials said here.Despite the winter ... Read more...

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1.76 crore Punjab residents to vote Monday


January 29th, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 29 (IANS) Over 1.76 crore voters are eligible for casting their vote during the one-day election to 117 assembly seats in Punjab Monday (Jan 30), Election Commission ... 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’s turn as Team Anna campaigns in poll states


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) From Tuesday, Team Anna members will be in Punjab as part of their visit to poll-bound states where they plan to highlight the need ... Read more...

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Poll panel watching! Punjab goes low on ladoos, posters (Punjab Newsletter)


January 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 21 (IANS) Had it not been for the media, both print and broadcast, people in Punjab would never have known that an election was happening for 117 assembly ... Read more...

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1,080 in fray for Punjab assembly polls


January 16th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Jan 16 (IANS) A total of 1,080 candidates are finally left in the fray for the Jan 30 elections for Punjab's 117 assembly seats after the last date ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Minimum temperatures rise across Punjab and Haryana


January 16th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) With most places across Punjab and Haryana as well as Chandigarh experiencing rainfall in the past 24 hours, minimum temperatures in the region rose sharply Monday.Compared ... Read more...

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