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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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Riot victims’ rehabilitation national duty: SC


September 19th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said that the rehabilitation of riot victims was a national responsibility and could not just be construed within legal and moral ... Read more...

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SC notice to Punjab on ‘Aarakshan’ film ban


September 17th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Punjab government on a petition by film producer Prakash Jha seeking compensation for banning the screening of ... Read more...

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Russian real estate major offers to invest in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) A leading Russian real estate development company has expressed its interest in investing in Punjab's infrastructure sector, a state government spokesperson said here Wednesday."Boris Kiperman and ... Read more...

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Enlistment in army falls in Punjab


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 12 (IANS) Once known as borough of young soldiers in its ranks, the reducing number of youth from Punjab is causing concern in the army.General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of ... Read more...

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Parents stop sending girls to school in Pakistani Punjab


September 10th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) People in a village in Pakistan's Punjab province have stopped sending their daughters to a school after it was merged with a boys' institute, saying co-education ... Read more...

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Punjabi film festival on anvil


September 6th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 6 (IANS) With Punjabi films again attracting audiences in theatres and more films being made in recent years, the Punjab government Thursday announced that it will organise ... Read more...

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Rebel activities helping Akali-BJP government: Amarinder


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Sunday said that activities of party rebels were helping the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state.Addressing ... Read more...

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Cash-strapped Punjab scraps LTC for one year


August 31st, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) Faced with a financial crunch, the Punjab government Friday announced that all leave travel concession for its officers and staff was being withdrawn for one year."The ... Read more...

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Jalandhar girl’s suicide: Woman police officer suspended


August 31st, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) A woman police officer was Friday placed under suspension and a probe was ordered by the Punjab government following a teenage college student's suicide in Jalandhar ... Read more...

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Punjab teachers can no longer moonlight as journalists


August 30th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday imposed a blanket ban on journalistic activities undertaken by teachers and other employees of the education department."Journalistic activities undertaken by teachers or ... Read more...

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Punjab orders discarded furniture’s removal from secretariat


August 24th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 24 (IANS) The corridors of power in the Punjab civil secretariat would soon be decluttered.The Punjab government Friday issued orders to remove discarded furniture lying in the ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up censor board for videos, lyrics


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) With vulgar and obscene content growing in some videos and Punjabi songs, the Punjab government wants to set up a censor board to regulate the content, ... Read more...

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Principal suspended for drawing absent teacher wife’s salary


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 22 (IANS) A principal of a government school in Patiala was suspended Wednesday by the Punjab government after it came to light that he was drawing the salary ... Read more...

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Action against Punjab health officials for infant’s death


August 17th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Acting on the report of an inquiry committee which found medical staff negligent, resulting in the death of an infant last month, the Punjab government Friday ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.5,112 crore package for drought


August 10th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 10 (IANS) The Punjab government Friday sought a relief package of Rs.5,112.09 crore from the central government to tackle the drought-like conditions caused by a deficit monsoon this ... Read more...

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Badal to visit Milwaukee gurdwara, meet kin of killed


August 7th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit the Oak Creek gurdwara in Milwaukee during his visit to the US, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal ... 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 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 transfers 30 senior police officers


August 5th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 5 (IANS) At least 30 senior police officers, including 11 district police chiefs, were transferred by the Punjab government Sunday, a spokesman of the chief minister's office said ... Read more...

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Punjab creates separate cadre of teachers for border areas


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) With education in the international border belt with Pakistan being affected by non-availability of teachers, the Punjab government Friday announced the creation of a separate cadre ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks Rs.2,380 crore package for monsoon failure


August 2nd, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Upset with the central government over the state not being given anything in the recently-announced Rs.1,900 crore package for states with deficient rainfall this year, ... Read more...

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Power crisis: Centre, states in blame game (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh/Jaipur/Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) As the power crisis Tuesday enveloped 19 states in India, the central government blamed the collapse on the second straight day to overdrawing of ... Read more...

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Punjab contests grid failure blame, Haryana on defensive


July 31st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday vehemently contested the blame on the state for being among those responsible for over-drawing power from the northern grid which led to ... Read more...

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Punjab to launch card for NRIs


July 30th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced that it will soon launch an NRI card for Punjabis living abroad to identify them for official purposes and facilitate various ... 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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Power-short Punjab changes office timings, ban ACs use


July 29th, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) An acute shortage of power across the state has forced the Punjab government to announce Sunday that office timings in all government offices will be changed ... Read more...

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After infant’s death over Rs 200, Punjab makes neo-natal services free


July 27th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 27 (IANS) Two days after a new-born infant died in a Jalandhar hospital after being allegedly removed from an incubator as her parents could not deposit a fee ... Read more...

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Infant dies after removal from Punjab hospital incubator, probe ordered


July 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar/Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a high-level probe after the parents of a newborn alleged that their child died in the civil hospital ... Read more...

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Navjot Sidhu complains against fake Facebook page


July 26th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 26 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu Thursday complained to the police that the Facebook page in his name is fake and he had nothing to do with ... Read more...

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Himachal, Punjab sign pact on Naina Devi ropeway


July 26th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 26 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh and Punjab Thursday inked a pact here to link two pilgrimage centres with a 3.75-km ropeway.The Rs.85 crore ropeway would link Punjab's Anandpur Sahib ... Read more...

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Bitter row over humble samosa in Pakistan


July 26th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Pakistanis will have to shell out more for samosas following a Supreme Court ruling, a move that has left a leading Pakistani daily wondering whether it ... 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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Punjab to act against schools not adopting Punjabi


July 23rd, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday said strict action would be taken against educational institutions not adopting Punjabi as a compulsory language for teaching and official work.A spokesman ... Read more...

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