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Three Punjab DGPs transferred


March 16th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) Effecting a major reshuffle in the Punjab police top brass Thursday a day after coming to office, the Punjab government ordered the transfer of three officers ... Read more...

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At 84, Parkash Singh Badal towers over all


March 7th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) After Mandela, Badal. Did you know that Parkash Singh Badal, who could be Punjab chief minister for the fifth time, is the longest political prisoner ... Read more...

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Punjab legislator dies


March 4th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) Sitting Congress legislator Kanwarjit Singh Brar died Sunday in New Delhi after battling cancer for the last few months, party leaders said.Popularly known as Sunny Brar, ... Read more...

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Prominent candidates in Punjab assembly polls


January 28th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) The following are the main candidates from various political parties in the fray for the Jan 30 elections to 117 assembly seats in Punjab:Total Seats: ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops road work in Badal’s constituency


January 18th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Lambi (Punjab), Jan 18 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Wednesday directed the administration of Punjab's Muktsar district to stop immediately the work on a temporary road in the Lambi assembly ... Read more...

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Brother vs brother, with a royal twist (Punjab Newsletter)


January 14th, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) With brothers ending up on opposing sides, the Jan 30 Punjab assembly elections promise many a twist to the political tale.In the past week, the biggest ... Read more...

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Poll panel transfers 18 Punjab officials


December 27th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 27 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday transferred 18 officers in Punjab, including the district police chief of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's home district Muktsar, in the ... Read more...

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Punjab slapgate gets wider; protestors caned before Badal


December 7th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 7 (IANS) Scores of protestors were assaulted by police with batons as they blocked way to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's motorcade in Sukhna Abloo village of ... Read more...

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Punjab slapgate: Headman arrested, bailed out


December 7th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 6 (IANS) Buckling under pressure from all sides, Punjab Police finally arrested Daula village sarpanch (headman) Baljinder Singh in the state's Muktsar district Tuesday on charges of repeatedly ... Read more...

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World Cup kabaddi: India in semis


November 10th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Muktsar (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) India Thursday became the first team to reach the semifinal of the second edition of the 14-nation World Cup Kabaddi.India beat Canada 51-24 at Doda ... Read more...

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Youth in police custody for kidnapping schoolgirl


November 5th, 2011 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 4 (IANS) A youth was Friday sent to two days police custody by a local court on charges of kidnapping a teenaged student of a leading girls' school ... Read more...

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Punjab to have cattle markets on French lines


June 21st, 2011 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday announced that it has decided to establish four ultra-modern cattle mandis (markets) on the lines of similar cattle markets in France.These will ... Read more...

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Punjab sets up 25 cotton markets


June 19th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 19 (IANS) Bracing for a record cotton crop this season, the Punjab government has set up 25 "cotton mandis" (produce markets) to buy it from farmers, a state ... Read more...

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Thousands attend Surinder Badal’s cremation


May 25th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Badal village (Punjab), May 25 (IANS) Thousands of people converged on this village in Punjab's Muktsar district Wednesday as Surinder Kaur, the late wife of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash ... Read more...

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Summer rains bring relief to northern India (Roundup)


May 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A heavy spell of overnight summer rains accompanied by thunder and lightning brought some relief to the national capital and neighbouring states in northern India ... Read more...

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To tackle rising cancer cases, Punjab to test tubewell water


February 14th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 14 (IANS) Acting after many cases of cancer and kidney-related disorders were reported due to drinking uranium-contaminated water, the Punjab government Monday gave the nod to test water samples of ... Read more...

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Manpreet Badal launches political ringtone


January 19th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 19 (IANS) Keeping his political activities in tune with the technology of the times, Punjab's former finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal Wednesday launched a mobile phone ringtone to inspire his ... Read more...

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Political conferences highlight of Punjab’s religious fair


January 14th, 2011 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Muktsar (Punjab), Jan 14 (IANS) Political conferences, an attempt to woo the masses, were the highlight of the historic Maghi Mela (fair) celebrated here Friday with great enthusiasm.Thousands of Sikh devotees from ... Read more...

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Punjab jails crammed 150 percent beyond capacity


December 10th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Dec 10 (IANS) A space for 46 being occupied by 136 people -- that is the sorry state in the jail in Punjab's Moga town and in most other ... Read more...

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Punjab approves 15 mega projects


October 25th, 2010 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday approved various development projects, including seven mega manufacturing projects, four industrial parks, three hotel projects and a health tourism project.According to officials, these projects ... Read more...

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Punjab launches doorstep healthcare scheme


July 17th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) A scheme to provide healthcare at the doorstep of villagers suffering from diseases like cancer and water-borne ailments was launched by the Punjab government Saturday. The government, in association ... Read more...

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Youth Akali Dal leader shot dead in Chandigarh


July 14th, 2010 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) A Youth Akali Dal leader was shot dead at an upscale market here Tuesday evening, police said. Tripdeep Singh, 40, a resident of Punjab's Muktsar town, was shot in ... 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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Dope testing compulsory at Kabaddi World Cup


March 19th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) Dope testing has been made compulsory at the Kabaddi World Cup to be held across Punjab next month, the organising committee said Friday. Munish Chander, convener of the medical ... Read more...

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Punjab to host Kabaddi World Cup next month


March 17th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Punjab will host teams from 10 countries at the Kabaddi Would Cup, which will be held across Punjab next month. The 14-day sporting fest, starting April 3 at Patiala, ... Read more...

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Punjab gets hi-tech driving school from Tatas


February 19th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Muktsar (Punjab), Feb 19 (IANS) The Punjab government in association with the Tata Motors Friday set up a state-of-the-art driving school at Mahuana village in this district. Aimed at providing employment opportunity to ... Read more...

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13 new government colleges coming up in Punjab


February 4th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 4 (IANS) The Punjab government will set up 13 new government colleges across the state this year. State government officials said Thursday that a uniform building layout plan for all these ... Read more...

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Undertrial escapes after assailants fire at cops on train


January 25th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) An undertrial escaped from custody when three men fired at the policemen accompanying him in a train as he was being taken from Haryana's Karnal town to Punjab's ... Read more...

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Chandigarh man gets 4-year jail in road rage case


January 15th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) In one of the first-ever convictions in a road rage incident, a youth from Punjab was Friday sentenced to four years in jail for causing serious injuries to ... Read more...

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Kinnow farming attracting Punjab farmers


December 21st, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Avtar GillFerozepur, Dec 21(ANI): Kinnow farming is proving to be a major attraction for farmers in Punjab.What was once an parched land in the belt bordering Rajasthan, now wears a bright ... Read more...

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Punjab to open 21 schools in backward areas


December 20th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) The Punjab government has sanctioned Rs.23.73 crore (Rs.237.3 million) for construction of 21 model schools in educationally backward blocks, a state minister said here Sunday. "Current academic year is ... Read more...

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synthetic fertilisers polluting Punjab groundwater: Greenpeace


November 26th, 2009 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), Nov 26 (IANS) The excessive use of chemical fertilisers in Punjab has led to high levels of nitrate contamination in the groundwater, Greenpeace has said in a study conducted across ... Read more...

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Punjab farmers get Rs.12,800 crore for bumper paddy crop


November 18th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) At a time when the central government says its national target for paddy procurement may not me met, Punjab farmers have not only managed a ... Read more...

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Brar was dedicated to nationalism: PM


September 7th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IBNS
New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS) Condoling the death of former Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Harcharan Singh Brar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said her was dedicated to nationalism and a ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh condoles demise of former Punjab CM Harcharan Brar


September 7th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, condoled the demise of former Governor of Haryana and former Punjab Chief Minister Harcharan Singh Brar who died on Sunday ... Read more...

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