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Moonshine kills 11 in Punjab


August 7th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Illicit liquor has claimed 11 lives in a village in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, police said Tuesday.The victims belonged to Johal Nangal village near Batala town, 250 ... Read more...

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India’s largest industrial solar plant operational in Punjab


July 29th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) With a capacity for evaporation and condensation of one lakh litres of waste water per day, India's largest industrial solar plant became operational in Punjab's Ludhiana ... Read more...

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GAIL to set up 1,000 MW power plant in Punjab


June 12th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday approved a 1,000-MW power plant to be set up in the state's Ropar district, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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Heat wave unabated in Haryana, Punjab


June 1st, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Haryana's Narnaul town sizzled at 47 degrees Celsius Friday as the heat wave over Haryana and Punjab continued unabated.Met officials here said no immediate relief was ... Read more...

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Three killed in fire cracker unit blast in Punjab


April 13th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four others injured in a powerful blast in an illegal fire-cracker unit in Punjab's Moga town Friday, police said.When ... 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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Foodgrain pile up scare in Punjab


April 4th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) With huge stocks of wheat and rice occupying foodgrain storage facilities across Punjab, the government has set the alarm bells ringing of its "problem of ... Read more...

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WSH: Chandigarh Comets post 3-1 win over Sher-E-Punjab


March 9th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 8 (IANS) Chandigarh Comets beat favourites Sher-E-Punjab 3-1 here Thursday to notch up their second win in the Bridgestone World Series Hockey and climb up in the table ... Read more...

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Akali Dal-BJP win 68 seats in Punjab


March 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance has won 68 seats in the 117-member Punjab assembly. The Congress won 46 seats. Three independent ... Read more...

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Akali Dal ahead in Punjab


March 6th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Of the 17 assembly results declared till noon in Punjab Tuesday, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won 11 and the opposition ... Read more...

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Vote count begins in Punjab


March 6th, 2012 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Counting of votes for 117 assembly seats in Punjab started at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Election Commission officials said here.The fate of 1,078 candidates, including 93 ... Read more...

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Polling begins in Punjab


January 30th, 2012 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 30 (IANS) Voting 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 chill, some polling ... Read more...

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Akalis, Congress claim victory as campaigning ends in Punjab


January 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 28 (IANS) As campaigning officially ended Saturday evening for Monday's (Jan 30) election to Punjab's 117 assembly seats, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance ... Read more...

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Congress candidate booked in Punjab


January 26th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 26 (IANS) The authorities in Punjab Thursday registered a case against the Congress candidate from the Jalandhar central assembly seat on charges of distributing free liquor among voters."Rajinder ... Read more...

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Advani, Rahul, Rajnath, Hema descend upon Punjab


January 25th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 25 (IANS) With just five days to go for the Jan 30 Punjab assembly polls, a number of senior national leaders descended across the state Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Rs.29 crore in unaccounted cash seized in Punjab


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 23 (IANS) Unaccounted cash amounting to nearly Rs.29 crore has been recovered by various agencies in behalf of the Election Commission (EC) in the past few days in ... Read more...

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Poll panel stops relief funds payment in Punjab


December 29th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh Dec 29 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Thursday deferred the disbursement of relief funds in Punjab till the election process is over in the state, a senior election officer ... Read more...

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Rs.3.5 crore seized in Punjab


December 28th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Authorities in Punjab have seized over Rs.3.5 crore of unaccounted money from various places during stepped up checking in the run up to the Jan 30 ... Read more...

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Hours before poll panel’s arrival, Rs.85 lakh seized in Punjab


December 26th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Just hours before the full team of the Election Commission (EC) of India arrives in poll-bound Punjab Tuesday, authorities confiscated nearly Rs.85 lakh of unaccounted ... Read more...

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Farmers block rail, road traffic in Punjab


December 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 8 (IANS) Road and railway traffic was affected in various parts of Punjab Thursday as hundreds of farmers blocked railway tracks and highways to press their demands, ... Read more...

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Congress to go alone in Punjab


October 23rd, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) The Congress will contest the assembly elections in Punjab on its own, former chief minister and state party president Amarinder Singh said Sunday.The election is ... Read more...

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Man arrested for duping hundreds across India


October 15th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) He had been dodging the law since 2004 and managed to fool hundreds of people, promising to send them abroad for employment till he was ... Read more...

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Dam discharge floods low-lying areas in Punjab


August 21st, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Increased discharge of water from dams on the Beas and Sutlej rivers has led to some flooding in low-lying areas in Punjab, an official spokesman said ... Read more...

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54 hospitals get pollution notices in Punjab


July 10th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Notices have been issued to 54 hospitals across Punjab for causing pollution through improper disposal of bio-medical waste in the state, an official said Sunday.Punjab Pollution ... Read more...

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Counterfeit currency seized in Punjab


July 10th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Two men were arrested in Punjab's Patiala district with counterfeit currency totalling about Rs.10 lakh, police said Sunday.Police intercepted a motorcycle in Rajpura town, 45 km ... Read more...

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Now college principals can issue learner’s driving licences in Punjab


July 8th, 2011 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Getting a learner's driving licence just got easier in Punjab with the government authorising principals of colleges and other educational institutions to issue these to students ... Read more...

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Dowry death: Four booked in Punjab


July 1st, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Four people, including a woman, were Friday booked in a case of dowry death in Punjab's Zirakpur town, police said.Gagandeep Kaur, 26, who was recently married ... Read more...

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‘Save Bhullar’ campaign picking up in Punjab


June 22nd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Voices to save Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar from the gallows are growing in Punjab as T-shirts donning his image with a noose around ... Read more...

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Free education to girls up to class 12 in Punjab


June 21st, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday announced an ambitious scheme to provide free education to all girls up to Class 12 in the state."The government wants to empower ... Read more...

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MMTS launched in Punjab


June 1st, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 1 (IANS) Residents of Punjab can now transfer money to another account in any part of the country by just sending an SMS through the central government's Mobile ... Read more...

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Overcast conditions delay harvesting in Punjab


April 17th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) Overcast skies accompanied by light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorms have delayed the harvesting of the wheat crop in various parts of Punjab, officials said.This has ... Read more...

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Robbery gang busted in Chandigarh


April 11th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) Chandigarh Police Monday claimed to have solved 25 cases of vehicle theft and chain snatching with the arrest of three men. Six cars and 17 motorcycles ... Read more...

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BSNL’s value-added services launched in Punjab


April 10th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) Promising to transform mobile telephony in Punjab, union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Sachin Pilot Sunday launched the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's ... Read more...

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75 kg of heroin seized in Punjab


April 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) In one of the biggest seizures of contraband in Punjab, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths Wednesday seized 75 kg of heroin worth Rs.375 crore ... Read more...

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Yuvraj, Harbhajan to get Rs.1 crore each from Punjab


April 4th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 4 (IANS) Punjab Monday announced a cash award of Rs.1 crore each for Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh, who hail from the state and were part of ... Read more...

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