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Karnataka asks PM to rescind Cauvery water decision


September 21st, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 21 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Karnataka to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu daily, the state government Friday petitioned him ... Read more...

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After 19 years, Chandigarh to host Davis Cup tie


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Chandigarh will witness international tennis action this month with the Davis Cup tie between India and New Zealand being held at the Chandigarh Lawn Tennis ... Read more...

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20 years after militancy, bureaucrats keep Chandigarh ‘disturbed’ (Letter from Chandigarh)


August 30th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) The threat of militancy ended years ago but Chandigarh continues to be tagged a 'disturbed area' -- thanks to the bureaucracy that wants it to be ... Read more...

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Chandigarh loves numbers game - even at high cost!


August 19th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Just buying an expensive luxury car is not kick enough for the super rich in Chandigarh. Many now want to go the extra mile and make ... Read more...

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Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

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Chandigarh to be developed as solar city, says Patil


August 15th, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Chandigarh will be developed as a solar city in near future, Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator Shivraj Patil said at the 66th Independence Day ... Read more...

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Conclave to woo investors to north India


August 8th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) With most of foreign investments coming to western and southern India, industry lobby CII is holding a conclave in November to showcase north as an ... Read more...

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Many opposed Punjab accord: Arjun Singh


July 3rd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) While right-thinking sections of the political leadership welcomed the 1985 Punjab accord, some forces were able to sabotage its key elements and render it ... Read more...

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Congress talks trigger fresh debate on Telangana (Andhra Pradesh Newsletter)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 30 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh's Telangana region may not currently be witnessing protests for separate statehood but the ongoing consultations by the Congress leadership in New Delhi ... Read more...

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Standard Chartered Equity invests Rs.130 crore in Karaikal port


June 27th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Karaikal port's operating company Karaikal Port Private Ltd. Wednesday announced an investment of Rs.130 crore by Standard Chartered Private Equity (Mauritius) Ltd. by way of primary ... Read more...

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Centre to ensure Punjab, Haryana quota in Chandigarh posts


June 11th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 11 (IANS) The central government has assured Punjab that the 60:40 quota for filling posts in the Chandigarh administration from Punjab and Haryana would be adhered to ... Read more...

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‘No parking’ for Chandigarh freeloaders (Chandigarh Newsletter)


June 2nd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 2 (IANS) Chandigarh's VIP freeloaders, who were unwilling to cough up a paltry sum of Rs.5 for parking their luxury cars in the city, have been grounded ... Read more...

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Commercial activity to be banned in Jarawa zone


May 31st, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government Thursday said it will soon bring forth a presidential order to ban tourist and other commercial activities in the proposed buffer zone ... Read more...

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Furniture worth lakhs gutted in Chandigarh fire


May 15th, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Furniture worth several lakhs of rupees was gutted in a major fire that engulfed a furniture market in Chandigarh late night and could be controlled only ... Read more...

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Navy preventing Goa Christians from praying at chapel: Congress MP


May 9th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) A Congress MP Wednesday accused the Indian Navy of repeatedly barring Christians from praying at a sacred chapel on the Anjadip island, a few hundred ... Read more...

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Chandigarh residents splurge on VIP car numbers (Punjab Newsletter)


April 27th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 27 (IANS) As if the reputation of their city having the highest density of motor vehicles in India was not enough, Chandigarh residents have developed a fondness for ... Read more...

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Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a ... Read more...

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Plea against special exam to recruit cops dismissed (Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed an NGO's petition challenging the government's decision to recruit an additional 1,400 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers through a ... Read more...

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Gujarat seeks policy on staged shootout probes (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and the apex human rights panel on the Gujarat government's plea seeking directions to formulate ... Read more...

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In IPL season, Chandigarh to play gully cricket


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Over 8,000 players, 552 teams, including 23 teams of girls, nearly 35 locations and more. As cricket fans get ready for the popular T20 Indian ... Read more...

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Punjab shutdown affects life but peaceful (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The one-day bandh (shutdown) called by various Sikh organisations Wednesday to protest against the scheduled hanging of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected ... Read more...

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Chandigarh will remain Harayana’s capital: Hooda


March 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday asserted that Chandigarh is part of his state and would remain its capital.Interacting with the media in Rohtak ... Read more...

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Three private firms’ directors booked for fraud


February 28th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Directors of two companies based in Haryana's Sonepat and one in the union territory of Daman have been booked for fraudulently causing loss to insurance ... Read more...

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Rationalise motor vehicle tax rates, urges minister


February 14th, 2012 - 1:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) To reduce transaction and logistic costs in the transportation sector Road Transport and Highways Minister C.P. Joshi Monday urged state governments to rationalise motor ... Read more...

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Need to rationalise motor vehice tax: minister


February 13th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) To cut transaction costs in the transportation sector, Road Transport and Highways Minister C.P. Joshi Monday urged state governments to rationalise motor vehicle tax ... Read more...

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Cold continues in Punjab, Haryana


February 9th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 9 (IANS) With night temperatures plummetting across Punjab and Haryana, cold wave conditions Thursday prevailed in the two north Indian states and the Chandigarh union territory.The minimum temperature ... Read more...

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Regency Ceramics to revive damaged plant in Yanam


January 31st, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 31 (IANS) Regency Ceramics plans to re-open in the next few months its factory in Yanam, which sustained massive damage in labour unrest last week, but is waiting ... Read more...

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Chandigarh, Punjab get rain


January 15th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Chandigarh and its surrounding areas experienced moderate rainfall in the past 12 hours till Sunday morning.Met officials here said that 1.4 mm of rain was recorded ... Read more...

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Andamans tribals’ semi-naked dance: Authorities promise action (Roundup)


January 11th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Andaman and Nicobar authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for tourists, as ... Read more...

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Government denies Andaman tribes exploited (Second Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Andamans authorities Monday denied that women from the endangered Jarawa tribe in the islands were exploited and forced to dance semi-naked for food ... Read more...

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Government seeks report on Andaman tribals dancing for food (Lead)


January 11th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The government Wednesday sought a report from the administration in the Andaman islands after a shocking video clip released by a leading British newspaper ... Read more...

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Chavan meets Sonia on Ambedkar memorial, Belgaum


December 30th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) An all-party delegation led by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Friday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi demanding Belgaum be declared a union territory ... Read more...

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Chavan to meet PM on Ambedkar memorial, boundary row


December 29th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 29 (IANS) For the second time in three weeks, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will call on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi, seeking his intervention ... Read more...

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Uddhav Thackeray meets president on row over Belgaum


December 20th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday met President Pratibha Patil and demanded that the Marathi-speaking areas of Belgaum and surroundings in Karnataka be declared a ... Read more...

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Thackerays seek urgent end to Maharashtra-Karnataka boundary row


December 19th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 19 (IANS) Three days after the Maharashtra assembly passed a unanimous resolution demanding that Marathi-speaking areas of neighbouring Karnataka's Belgaum be declared a union territory, the estranged ... Read more...

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