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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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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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Don’t pay arrears of raised power tariffs: Amarinder


July 25th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, July 24 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday asked people not to pay the arrears of the recently-hiked power tariff in the state.Addressing ... 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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African youth in coma since April, father seeks Badal’s help


July 6th, 2012 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Patiala (Punjab), July 6 (IANS) Battered to near death by some local youths, a 23-year-old student from the east African country of Burundi has been lying in coma in a ... Read more...

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In Badal’s ‘Ram Rajya’, no place for political vendetta (Punjab Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) For the last five years, the Congress in Punjab, especially state Congress president Amarinder Singh, have been claiming that false cases were being registered against ... Read more...

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Race for Raisina Hill on, Pranab, Sangma file nominations (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The race to elect India's 13th president formally began Thursday with both UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee and his rival Purno Sangma filing their nominations ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July 19 ... Read more...

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Sangma files nomination, says it’s victory of tribal unity


June 28th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Terming it a "victory of tribal unity", National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate P.A. Sangma Thursday filed his nomination papers for the July ... 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 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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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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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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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 India-Pakistan checkpost to boost trade, travel


April 8th, 2012 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), April 8 (IANS) Trade and people-to-people ties between India and Pakistan takes on a new dimension with the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the Attari-Wagah international border ... Read more...

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Punjab to amend canal law to prevent water theft


April 5th, 2012 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 5 (IANS) The Punjab government is likely to amend the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act of 1873 to check the growing malpractice of water theft in the ... Read more...

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CMs’ meet to debate NCTC on May 5: Chidamabaram (Second Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Giving in to the demands of most of the non-Congress ruled states, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday said that the government will hold a ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest to demand Rajoana’s release


March 28th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs led by former journalist Jarnail Singh Wednesday demanded the release of Balwant Singh Rajoana who assassinated the then Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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Question mark over hanging of BKI terrorist Rajoana (Roundup)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The March 31 hanging of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana in the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh appeared unsure Monday after the ... Read more...

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Punjab jailor wants Sikh terrorist’s death warrant deferred


March 26th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Patiala jail superintendent Monday moved a petition in a court here seeking deferment of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death warrant, saying the legal process ... Read more...

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SGPC wants president to grant clemency to Sikh terrorist


March 26th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has filed a clemency petition with President Pratibha Patil for Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana, who is facing death ... Read more...

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No place for Rathore; Joydeep, Heena selected for London Olympics


February 19th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) There was no place for 2004 Athens Games silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in the 11-member shooting squad for the 2012 London Olympics that ... Read more...

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Selectors have to take a call on shooter Rathore


February 18th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Selectors of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) sit down in Rudrapur in Uttrakhand Sunday to finalise the 11-member squad for the London ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls panel to probe fake drugs deaths


January 28th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan may set up a judicial panel to probe over 100 deaths due to spurious drugs in its Punjab province.Interior Minister Rehman Malik Friday hinted at ... Read more...

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Zardari seeks report on 100 deaths due to spurious drugs


January 27th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has sought a report into the death of at least 100 patients undergoing treatment at a Lahore heart hospital from spurious ... Read more...

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Antony under fire over Army chief’s age row


January 18th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) As an embarassed government stands isolated over the row about Indian Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh's age, Defence Minister A.K. Antony has been vehemently ... Read more...

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Don’t trust Zardari: Punjab chief minister


January 8th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Punjab's chief minister Shahbaz Sharif has declined to discuss any national issue with President Asif Ali Zardari, saying he did not trust him, the Dawn ... Read more...

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Letter on army chief my personal opinion: Amarinder


January 3rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 3 (IANS) Former Punjab chief minister and state Congress president Amarinder Singh Tuesday said that the letter he wrote to Defence Minister A.K. Antony on the birth date ... Read more...

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Parkash Singh Badal pitted against brother for Lambi seat


December 31st, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Dec 31 (IANS) It is Badal versus Badal in Punjab's Lambi assembly constituency. Tipped to be the "mother of all battles", Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will be pitted ... Read more...

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Missing Punjab official found dead


November 29th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) A Punjab sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) who had gone missing the day before was Tuesday found dead in a canal, police said.Karanveer Singh Mann was posted as ... Read more...

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Advani’s 40-day yatra reaches Delhi


November 20th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Hundreds of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters gathered Sunday at Ramlila Maidan here to cheer party leader L.K. Advani as he prepared to conclude ... Read more...

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