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Krishna raises Sarabjit issue with Zardari


September 8th, 2012 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday urged the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to consider the mercy plea of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on ... Read more...

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NRI appeals for LPG connection in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Unable to procure a cooking gas connection for his home in Punjab has forced a British citizen of Indian origin to approach the Punjab Non-Resident Indians ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects normal life in Assam


August 27th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 27 (IANS) Normal life was affected in most districts in Assam Monday due to the 12-hour dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by the Bajrang Dal in protest against the recent ... Read more...

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Job seekers at Maruti’s Manesar plant prey for agents, touts


August 18th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 18 (IANS) As Maruti Suzuki announced the termination of over 500 permanent workers and restoration of operations at its Manesar plant from Aug 21, job aspirants in the ... 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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Haryana asks centre to probe grid failure


August 1st, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) A day after it was named as one of the four states which had overdrawn power from the national grid leading to a major failure, the ... 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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Two killed in train-truck collision, major accident averted


July 30th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rohtak (Haryana), July 30 (IANS) A major accident involving a train was averted Monday even as a collision between the train and a truck in this Haryana district left two ... Read more...

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J&K; to get planning board this year: Omar


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Sunday announced that state planning board is being constituted this year to "achieve the development goals in consonance with ... Read more...

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British border force threaten strike


July 21st, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) A British union whose members operate the immigration and arrival service at airports has announced it will go on strike July 26, a day before the ... Read more...

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Haryana polio-free since 2010: Official


July 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) No new case of polio has been reported in Haryana since January 2010 and it is free from the disease, a health official said here Tuesday."Haryana ... Read more...

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Haryana industrial production grows at 6 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) Industrial production in Haryana in 2011-12 recorded a growth of six percent over 2010-11, a government spokesman said here Tuesday.He said that the growth was higher ... Read more...

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Kidnapped from Ludhiana, 6-year-old recovered in Ambala


July 9th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) A six-year-old boy who was kidnapped from Ludhiana Saturday, was recovered by the Haryana Police from Ambala city, 45 km from here, police said Monday.The police ... Read more...

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Punjab assembly resolution seeks Sarabjit’s release


June 29th, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) While hailing the release of Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh from Lahore prison a day ago, the Punjab assembly Friday unanimously passed a resolution seeking the immediate ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family on indefinite fast; meets Krishna (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Family members of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh Thursday sat on an indefinite protest at Jantar Mantar in the national capital seeking his freedom ... Read more...

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Krishna assures family of Sarabjit’s release (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has assured family members of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, of his ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family meets Krishna


June 28th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family members ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family to protest at Jantar Mantar


June 28th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) Shocked by the U-turn by Pakistan on the release of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on a death row in Pakistan on terrorism charges, his family ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... 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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Rs.14,000 crore annual plan for Punjab approved


May 14th, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) The Planning Commission Monday approved a Rs.14,000 crore annual plan (2012-13) for Punjab, marking an increase of 22 percent over the last year (2011-12).The plan was ... Read more...

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Haryana takes another step to stop female foeticide


May 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In a major step to prevent sex determination and female foeticide, the Haryana government announced Wednesday that pregnant women will have to submit a photocopy of ... Read more...

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Haryana police busts gang of highway robbers


May 5th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Over five months after cricketer Harbhajan Singh's laptop and other belongings were stolen from his SUV near Karnal, the Haryana police Friday claimed that it ... Read more...

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Punjab abolishes octroi on petrol, diesel


April 30th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 30 (IANS) The Punjab government Monday announced its decision to abolish octroi on petrol and diesel in the state. This will lower prices of the fuel by up ... Read more...

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Maharashtra ‘netas’ play politics over Little Master


April 27th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 27 (IANS) Sachin Tendulkar's nomination to the Rajya Sabha evoked sharp reactions from various Maharashtra political parties and leaders Friday.Accusing the Congress of playing politics on the ... Read more...

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Amarinder, supporters storm police station against ‘false’ cases


April 13th, 2012 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 13 (IANS) Accompanied by a number of party workers and leaders, Punjab Congress president and former chief minister Amarinder Singh Friday stormed into the Dayalpura police station in ... Read more...

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BJP activists stop trains in Punjab, Haryana


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 3 (IANS) Train services in parts of Punjab and Haryana were affected Tuesday as the Kisan Morcha farmers wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blocked railway ... Read more...

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Power firm CA arrested for taking bribe


February 26th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) Harayana's vigilance bureau has arrested a chartered accountant (CA) for accepting a bribe of Rs.100,000 from an electricity consumer in lieu of reducing the penalty of ... Read more...

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Buffaloes to walk the ramp in Haryana


February 21st, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Touted as the first of its kind in the world, a pageant will be held in Haryana's Jind town Wednesday where a popular breed of buffaloes ... Read more...

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Israel, US call off joint military drill


January 16th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Jan 15 (IANS) Israel and US have dropped plans for a large-scale joint exercise initially scheduled in May, Xinhua reported Sunday citing Israel's Army Radio.Thousands of US troops were ... Read more...

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Drone strike didn’t kill top leader: Pakistani Taliban


January 16th, 2012 - 12:18 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The Pakistani Taliban Sunday denied reports about the killing of its top commander Hakimullah Mehsud in an US drone strike in the country's northwest.Pakistan's Dawn ... Read more...

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Five troopers held for Kashmir firing death (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers opened fire at people protesting power shortage at a ... Read more...

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One killed in CISF firing, Kashmir promises action (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured Monday when Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) troopers allegedly opened fire at people protesting power shortage at ... Read more...

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Kashmir opposition slams Omar’s list of 2011 achievements


December 31st, 2011 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Dec 31 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it has made "great progress in the year 2011" in various fields like restoring peace, checking corruption, ... Read more...

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