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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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Food bill based on ‘narrow vision’, say activists


August 28th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Activists Tuesday protested the National Food Security Bill, which seeks to provide legal entitlement of food grain to 63 percent of the country's population, ... Read more...

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Killer’s mother apologizes to Sikh temple victims


August 7th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The mother of an ex-soldier who shot dead six people at a Sikh temple in the US said she was devastated when she heard about the ... Read more...

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US Sikh groups rally to ensure safety of community


August 6th, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Devastated by the killing of six Sikh worshippers at a gurdwara in Wisconsin, the 700,000-strong Sikh community in the US has rallied round to offer succour ... Read more...

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Petrol price hiked by Rs.7, opposition and allies fret (Roundup)


May 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) India Wednesday hiked petrol prices by an unprecedented over Rs.7 a litre, triggering protests from the opposition and even government allies. But the industry ... Read more...

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Will Badal be NDA choice for vice president? (Punjab Newsletter)


May 4th, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) His CV reads something like this: five-time chief minister, one of the seniormost political leaders in the country, widely networked, respected and acceptable to most ... Read more...

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Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel


April 30th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up ... Read more...

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Record 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab


April 6th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Setting a record of sorts, there will be 21 chief parliamentary secretaries in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.Badal will ... Read more...

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Punjab results compromise BJP’s position in alliance (Punjab Newsletter)


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) The results of the recent assembly elections in Punjab have brought good and bad news to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state. It's ... Read more...

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At 84, Badal begins fifth innings as chief minister (Profile)


March 14th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) In 1969, Parkash Singh Badal, then 42, became the youngest chief minister in the country when he took over the reins of Punjab for the ... Read more...

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India Inc welcomes assembly election results


March 6th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) India Inc Tuesday welcomed the assembly election results saying clear majority in most states, especially Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, would provide stability and push forward ... Read more...

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65 per cent voting in Punjab (Evening Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Around 65 percent of Punjab's 1.76 crore voters had cast their ballots by 5 p.m. Monday to pick a new state assembly, while thousands ... Read more...

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Nearly 40 percent vote in Punjab polls (Afternoon Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) With a bright and sunny day at most places, thousands of people queued up outside polling booths across Punjab to elect a new assembly Monday ... Read more...

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Punjab, Uttarakhand set to elect new assemblies (Lead)


January 29th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Punjab and Uttarakhand go to polls Monday to elect new assemblies with the Congress hoping to oust the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine ... Read more...

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Poll-bound Punjab celebrates R-Day under EC watch


January 26th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) Republic Day was celebrated in Punjab Thursday under the watchful eye of the Election Commission (EC) officials as the state goes to assembly polls Jan ... Read more...

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Fauja Singh’s coach, family fume at ‘political misuse’


January 25th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) Punjab's new party with a difference, People's Party of Punjab (PPP), has landed itself in trouble with the coach and family of 100-year-old marathoner Fauja Singh ... Read more...

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Punjab poll have something ‘official’ about it!


January 20th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 20 (IANS) Elections to the 117 assembly seats in Punjab are not about political parties and politicians alone. The state's officialdom has got involved this time - not ... Read more...

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From minister to loner? Aides desert Manpreet Badal (Punjab Newsletter)


December 24th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Just over a year ago, former Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal was expelled from the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal owing to ideological differences with the top ... Read more...

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Teaching a lesson to the Badal government (Punjab Newsletter)


December 9th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 9 (IANS) Self-immolation, jumping from 90-foot-high water tanks and getting involved in slapgate may not be the lessons that teachers in Punjab are supposed to give to school ... Read more...

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Snow hampers MiG-29 wreckage search


November 12th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 12 (IANS) Snowfall in the Himalayan peaks once again hampered the search for the remaining wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-29 combat jet that crashed over ... Read more...

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When PM’s no-show becomes an election issue (Punjab Newsletter)


November 5th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's flip-flop on visiting Punjab later this month for the inauguration of the ambitious Khalsa Heritage Centre (KHC), touted as a landmark ... 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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With four-zero score, electoral nought for Congress (Roundup)


October 17th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hisar, Oct 17 (IANS) In a bruising electoral blow, India's ruling Congress Monday lost the deposit in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana, where Anna Hazare campaigned ... Read more...

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By-polls: Congress gets zero out of four


October 17th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hisar, Oct 17 (IANS) India's ruling Congress finished third in the Hisar Lok Sabha by-election in Haryana where Anna Hazare had campaigned against it, and lost the other ... Read more...

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Bishnoi races towards victory in Hisar, Congress third


October 17th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), Oct 17 (IANS) Haryana Janhit Congress' Kuldeep Singh Bishnoi appeared set for victory in the Hisar parliamentary by-election while the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was number ... Read more...

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PM likely to inaugurate Sikh monument next month


October 8th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) It has missed a number of completion deadlines, but the Khalsa Heritage Complex (KHC) in Punjab, touted as a landmark monument of Sikhism, will finally ... Read more...

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Varied background, one aim: Nation-building through teaching


September 5th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) They come from different parts of the country, different backgrounds, but what these 301 people have in common is that they are the architects ... Read more...

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Election panel seeks report on Punjab officers’ activities


August 21st, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) The Election Commission has sought a report on the activities of Punjab director general of police (DGP) P.S. Gill and D.S. Guru, the principal secretary to ... Read more...

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Gurgaon villagers move court for return of land


August 2nd, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 2 (IANS) A group of villagers in Haryana's Gurgaon Tuesday alleged they were threatened by district officials in 2009 to lease their land to the Rajiv Gandhi ... Read more...

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Governors are political agents of UPA, says Gadkari


July 30th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Saturday came down heavily on state governors, saying that they were acting like political agents of the United ... Read more...

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Haryana upset over Punjab minister’s ‘threat’ to official


July 21st, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday took strong exception to the alleged threat by Punjab Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon to officers of the Haryana irrigation department at ... Read more...

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Four auto drivers held for murder in Delhi


July 13th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Four auto-rickshaw drivers, who looted their passengers, were arrested for looting and then killing a 41-year-old man in west Delhi, police said Tuesday. "Dilip, 26, ... Read more...

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Haryana, Punjab lock horns over a wall


July 7th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 7 (IANS) They have fought a political war of words over territory, water sharing and even on their respective claims to Chandigarh. But now Punjab and Haryana ... Read more...

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Four BJP ministers resign in Punjab (Second Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Four Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Punjab resigned Thursday over a corruption taint on the party's state leadership. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ... Read more...

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All five BJP ministers in Punjab resign (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) All five Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers in Punjab resigned Thursday over a corruption taint on the party's state leadership.Besides, two BJP chief parliamentary secretaries ... Read more...

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