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Elusive monsoon: Punjab seeks Rs.800 crore from centre


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) With the elusive monsoon raising concerns for the agriculture sector, the Punjab government Sunday sought an interim relief package of Rs.800 crore from the central ... Read more...

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Ostrich is animal, conclude legislators in Pakistan


July 20th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) A Pakistani provincial assembly "in its (in)finite wisdom" has declared that an ostrich is not a bird but an animal, said a leading daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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FDI in retail on hold till CMs respond, says Anand Sharma


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the retail sector has been kept in abeyance for ... Read more...

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To get Rs.100,000 crore investment, Badal promises the moon


July 18th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Uninterrupted 24-hour power supply, three international airports, world-class road connectivity, lower power tariff, single window clearances and much more -- the Punjab government is offering the ... Read more...

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Apex court stays trial of five Punjab policemen


July 13th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday stayed the trial of five Punjab policemen accused of committing excesses during anti-terrorist campaign in the state in the 1980s and ... Read more...

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Punjab dissolves all improvement trusts


July 11th, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Wednesday announced the dissolution of all improvement trusts in the state.A state government spokesman said here that all 28 improvement trusts have been ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks BARC help for uranium problem in water


July 11th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought technical help from the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) to tackle the growing problem of uranium in ground water, particularly ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks gunny bags for storage


July 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Fearing a shortage of gunny bags for storing paddy this year, the Punjab government has urged the central food ministry to ensure timely their supply.Punjab Food ... Read more...

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Badal announces Rs 5 lakh assistance for African in coma (Third Lead)


July 7th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday evening announced immediate cash assistance of Rs.500,000 to African national Nestor Ntibateganya, father of 23-year-old student Yannick Nihangaza who ... 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...

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All Punjab schools closed till July 8


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) With heat wave continuing and monsoon's arrival delayed in Punjab, the government Wednesday ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 8.Education Minister ... Read more...

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Punjab asks all officers to file property returns


July 4th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) The Punjab government has directed all its officers to submit their property returns by July 31 this year, a state government spokesman said here Wednesday.He said ... Read more...

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This green cover is upsetting residents! (Letter from Punjab)


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 3 (IANS) At a time when the Punjab government has launched a comprehensive 'Greening Punjab' drive across the state, residents of Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh, are ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani border guards start dialogue


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Talks beween the Indian Border Security Force (BSF)and Pakistan Rangers began here Monday where issues like cross-border firing, smuggling of arms, drugs and fake currency ... Read more...

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Haryana schools to re-open July 9


July 1st, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) In view of the scorching heat, the Haryana government Sunday announced that summer vacations in government, aided, recognised and private schools would be extended till July ... 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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Ropeway to link Sikh, Hindu temple towns in Punjab, Himachal


June 28th, 2012 - 12:25 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 27 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday approved a ropeway project that would link a prominent Hindu shrine in the state with a historic Sikh temple town in ... Read more...

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Islamabad battles water crisis


June 16th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 16 (IANS) Pakistani capital Islamabad seems to be headed for a hard time following no rains. The city is left with water barely enough to sustain its requirements ... 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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Punjab issues instructions on use of red beacons


June 7th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 7 (IANS) The Punjab government has pruned the list of dignitaries who are allowed to use red beacons on their official vehicles, a government spokesman said Thursday. The ... Read more...

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Illegal power connection at Shahbaz Sharif’s office


June 4th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) An illegal electricity connection has been detected at Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's office, a media report said.The illegal power connection, colloquially called `kunda', was found ... Read more...

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Manyata Dutt’s company offers to save energy in Punjab


May 31st, 2012 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) Accompanied by her film star husband Sanjay Dutt, Manyata Dutt Thursday made a presentation to the Punjab government offering to save energy worth Rs.800 crore ... Read more...

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Punjab’s elite-60 under HC lens over land dealings (Punjab Newsletter)


May 25th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) The makers and custodians of policy and rules in Punjab have also turned out to be the biggest violators. The greed of acquiring prime land in ... 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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Where to stock bumper harvest? Punjab, Haryana in quandary


May 17th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Ironic as it may sound, this season's bumper harvest and wheat procurement in Punjab and Haryana -- the country's food grain bowls -- have left the ... 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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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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Pakistani daily slams neglect of Katasraj temple pond


May 9th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 9 (IANS) The drying up of a sacred pond abutting the 900-year-old Katasraj temple complex in Pakistan is failure "in the form of wilful neglect and exploitation", ... 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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IAS officer suspended in Punjab over land deal


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday ordered suspension of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five revenue department officials in connection with a controversial land deal ... Read more...

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Probe ordered against Punjab jail official


May 7th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday ordered a probe against a jail official in Bathinda town after he was caught red-handed while selling drugs to inmates in the ... 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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