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SRK wishes Riteish for production innings (Movie Snippets)


September 14th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 14 (IANS) Riteish Deshmukh has ventured into film production with "Balak Palak", and his close friend, superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has wished him good luck."Riteish, all the ... Read more...

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I have opened doors for other women wrestlers: Geeta Phogat


August 30th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Geeta Phogat, the first female wrestler from India to qualify for the Olympics, Wednesday felt that she had opened doors for women wrestlers of ... Read more...

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Surprised to receive the Dronacharya Award, says Fernandez


August 24th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Cuban boxing coach Blas Iglesias Fernandez was pleasantly surprised to know that he is the first foreign coach in India to receive the prestigious Dronacharya ... Read more...

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Thumri fest to bring veterans to capital


August 17th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The national capital will revel in the flavour of traditional "thumri" at a three-day festival Aug 27-29 at the Kamani theatre which will host stalwarts ... 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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Amarinder Singh: Down and now out! (Punjab Newsletter)


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) That he and his Congress party were down in morale after repeated defeats in the elections this year was not hidden from anyone. ... 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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Punjab warns Thapar University over quota withdrawal


July 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday asked the management of Thapar University in Patiala to continue with the existing norm to provide 50 percent quota ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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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India assures Burundi of help for African youth in coma (Second Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Patiala, July 6 (IANS) India Friday assured Burundi's ambassador of all possible assistance for a 23-year-old student from the east African country lying in coma after being beaten up ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Man convicted of attacking cop, walks free as term already served


June 24th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A man who attacked a policeman with a blade in a court complex around four years ago has been handed a 27 month jail term ... Read more...

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Congress embarrassed after drubbing by Akalis (Punjab Newsletter)


June 15th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 15 (IANS) As if the "surprising" loss in January's assembly elections was not enough, the opposition Congress has been further decimated in Punjab by the ruling Shiromani ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in Environment |

Best paddlers did not make London cut: Chief TT coach


May 30th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India's best paddlers have not qualified for the London Olympics, says chief table tennis coach Leszek Kucharski who also feels that top star Sharath Kamal ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Heat wave continues in Punjab, Haryana


May 26th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Heat wave conditions continued to prevail over most parts of Punjab and Haryana even though the maximum temperatures Saturday gave partial relief compared to the highs ... Read more...

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Mary Kom to train with male boxers for Olympics


May 21st, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) M.C. Mary Kom, India's sole woman boxer at the London Olympics, will train with her male counterparts in Patiala ahead of the summer extravaganza.The five-time ... Read more...

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Two terror suspects held with RDX in Punjab


May 21st, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Nawanshahr (Punjab), May 21 (IANS) An attempt by terrorists to strike in Punjab was foiled with the arrest of two Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) militants and recovery of three kg ... Read more...

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Four held for attack on Delhi judges (Lead)


May 18th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Four people have been arrested for the attack on three judges and their driver here in an incident of road rage, while lawyers in all ... 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 colleges staff go without salaries for months’


May 15th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Teaching and non-teaching staff in colleges across Punjab have gone without salaries for the past few months, a senior teachers' leader said Tuesday."A total of 1,036 ... 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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Tejinder’s plea against army chief sent to another court (Second Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A Delhi magistrate Saturday sent to another judge Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh's plea seeking the summoning of army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in a ... Read more...

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Tejinder’s plea against army chief sent to another court (Lead)


May 5th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A Delhi magistrate Saturday sent to another judge Lt. Gen. (retd) Tejinder Singh's plea seeking the summoning of army chief Gen. V.K. Singh in a ... 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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Thapar University restores quota for Punjab students


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Following a tough stand taken by the Punjab government on the issue, the Patiala-based Thapar University Thursday rolled back its decision to abolish 50 percent quota ... 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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Punjab to link all cities with highways


April 23rd, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) All major cities in Punjab will be linked with four and six-laned highways at a cost of Rs.8,528 crore, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said ... 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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Indian paddlers upbeat as they leave for Olympic qualifiers


April 16th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A lot will depend on how well the the six-member Indian table tennis squad, led by the experienced Achanta Sharath Kamal, uses the opportunity at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

PM inaugurates cultural fest


April 13th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panchkula (Haryana), April 13 (IANS) With hundreds of artistes from all parts of the country assembled here, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday evening inaugurated the silver jubilee celebrations of ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Jagir Kaur’s VIP treatment in jail


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) After treating her as a VIP inmate instead of as a convicted criminal, prison authorities in Punjab Tuesday ordered a probe into the preferential treatment ... Read more...

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Ajay turns 43, celebrates on set (Movie Snippets)


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn, who turned 43 Monday, is busy shooting "S.O.S. - Son of Sardar" in Patiala. But that didn't stop his fans from ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Convicted Jagir Kaur remains a VIP in prison


March 31st, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) Hardly a few hours after her conviction and arrest Friday evening, former Punjab cabinet minister Jagir Kaur continued to wield political influence even as a prisoner ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman doctor, priest get life for judge’s murder


March 30th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) A woman doctor and a Sikh priest were Friday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here for the gruesome murder of a sitting judge in ... Read more...

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Punjab minister gets five years jail for daughter’s death


March 30th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), March 30 (IANS) A senior minister in Punjab's Parkash Singh Badal government was Friday held guilty by a court here for conspiracy in the death of her own ... Read more...

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