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Badal takes up cause of Punjabi farmers in Gujarat


September 4th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday wrote to his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi and BJP president Nitin Gadkari over the grievance of Punjabi farmers of ... Read more...

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Punjabi farmers struggle to save land in Gujarat


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjabi farmers based in Bhuj and Kutch Monday sought the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal amid fears of being divested of their land ... Read more...

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Punjab to pay for transporting bodies of gurdwara victims


August 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday said it would bear the entire expenditure of transporting the bodies of those who were killed when a gunman opened fire at ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US (Lead, correcting para six)


August 6th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community in America following ... Read more...

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Punjab leaders call for safety of Sikhs in US


August 6th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Political leaders in Punjab Monday urged the US administration and the Indian government to ensure safety and security of the Sikh community following the attack ... Read more...

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Punjab get injured African student airlifted


August 5th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) The Punjab government said Sunday it will bear the expenses of airlifting an injured Burundian student to Delhi for his onward journey home. The young man ... Read more...

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Punjab objects to centre’s move on water


July 22nd, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Punjab has objected to a move by the central government to transfer the subject of water from the state list to the concurrent list, accusing ... Read more...

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African in coma: Father complains against university


July 8th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala, July 8 (IANS) The father of Yannick Nihangaza, the African youth who is in coma for over two months at a hospital here after being beaten up in a ... Read more...

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Bibi Jagir Kaur can vote in presidential poll: EC


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) A convicted legislator in Punjab has been allowed by the Election Commission (EC) to vote in the July 19 presidential election.An Election Commission spokesman clarified Tuesday ... Read more...

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Punjab to check potable water quality


July 1st, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Amid allegations of potable water contamination, the Punjab government has decided to get a survey conducted to check the quality of water being supplied to residents, ... Read more...

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40 crore saplings to be planted in next 8 years: Badal


June 30th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The ambitious "Greening Punjab" campaign, to begin Sunday, will see over 40 crore saplings of various trees being planted in various parts of the state in ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit’s release


June 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) While hailing the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh from Lahore prison a day ago, the Punjab assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the immediate ... Read more...

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Punjab-Israel to tie-up for dairy farming


June 5th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 5 (IANS) Punjab will soon tie-up with an Israeli company to develop the dairy farming sector in the state and provide farmers an opportunity to diversify from the ... Read more...

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Punjab bans re-employment of retiring staff


May 17th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday directed all departments strictly not to grant extension in service or re-employ any staff after their date of retirement, a spokesman said ... Read more...

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Ministers take high ‘moral ground’ after conviction (Punjab Newsletter)


May 12th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) This could be termed the height of irony, even in the strange world of politics. Two ministers in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal-led government, convicted in ... Read more...

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Convicted Punjab minister quits, resignation accepted (Lead)


May 9th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Agriculture Minister Tota Singh's resignation was accepted by Governor Shivraj Patil Wednesday, four days after he was convicted and sentenced to a year's imprisonment ... Read more...

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Badal accepts convicted minister’s resignation


May 9th, 2012 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday accepted the resignation of state Agriculture Minister Tota Singh, who was convicted for misusing an official car and ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks complete loan waiver


May 8th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Reeling under a mounting debt which has crossed Rs.77,585 crore, the Punjab government has sought a complete waiver of the outstanding small savings loan of ... Read more...

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Punjab agriculture minister gets one year jail


May 5th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) In yet another embarrassment for the Punjab government, a court in Mohali town Saturday held Agriculture Minister Tota Singh guilty of misusing official machinery and sentenced ... Read more...

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What chief ministers said against NCTC


May 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Chief ministers of non-Congress ruled states Saturday reiterated their opposition to the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) here. This is what they said: Narendra ... Read more...

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Punjab offers land to Yuvraj for sports academy


May 2nd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday offered to allot 20 acres of land near Chandigarh to star cricketer Yuvraj Singh for setting up a world-class sports academy.Punjab Chief ... Read more...

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PM launches Rs.21,500 crore Bathinda refinery


April 28th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bathinda (Punjab), April 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday inaugurated the Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery in Punjab's Bathinda district.Considered one the biggest investments in Punjab since ... Read more...

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Punjab to complete river cleaning project by 2013


April 27th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) An ambitious Rs.2,332-crore project to clean the rivers of Punjab would be completed by December 2013, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said here Friday.Badal, during a ... Read more...

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Who will be next president? Many names but could be another dark horse (Lead)


April 20th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show ... Read more...

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Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks centre’s help over Thapar University quota


April 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought the intervention of the central government on the controversy over the Thapar University in Patiala abolishing the 50 percent reservation quota ... Read more...

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India’s first RFID technology toll comes up near Chandigarh


April 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandimandir (Haryana), April 19 (IANS) India's first RFID (radio frequency identification) -based electronic toll plaza was inaugurated on National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Chandimandir in Haryana's Panchkula district.Union Road Transport ... Read more...

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PM to inaugurate Bathinda refinery


April 19th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) The Rs.21,500 crore Guru Gobind Singh Refinery near Bathinda town - the largest investment in Punjab since independence - will be formally inaugurated by Prime ... Read more...

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Jalandhar factory collapse kills two, probe ordered (Third Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar (Punjab), April 16 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday evening ordered an inquiry into the collapse of the building of a blanket factory here late Sunday night which left two ... Read more...

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Akalis, BJP build on new, secular identity (Punjab Newsletter)


April 14th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 14 (IANS) The 2012 assembly elections in Punjab brought out a new dimension in the politics of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and its alliance partner, the ... Read more...

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Punjab to plant trees along all highways


April 14th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) As Punjab celebrated the Baisakhi harvest festival Friday, the state government announced it was launching a major sapling plantation drive on vacant land along national ... Read more...

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New checkpost opened at Attari, to boost sub-continental trade (Second Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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New integrated checkpost opened at Attari, to boost Indo-Pak trade (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Trade between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday of ... Read more...

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New integrated check post opens at Attari


April 13th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 13 (IANS) Business between India and Pakistan through the land border route is expected to go up almost 10 times with the formal inauguration Friday ... Read more...

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Amarinder, supporters storm police station against ‘false’ cases


April 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in ... Read more...

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