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Cong's 10-point norm for Haryana ticket aspirants
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) The Congress has issued 10-point criterion for the ticket-seekers for the Haryana Assembly elections to be held on October 21.
2019-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
People fed up with Khattar govt in Haryana: Tanwar
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Saturday welcomed the Election Commission's decision announcing the Assembly election schedule for the state and said that the people are fed up with the non-performance of the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in the state.
2019-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NIA to investigate Punjab blast case
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) The Centre on Friday accepted Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government's recommendation to hand over the September 5 Tarn Taran blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the accused with the Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group.
2019-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Amarinder inspects construction work of Kartarpur corridor
Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Sep 19 (IANS) With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
How Miller's one-handed stunner left Kohli in shock
Mohali, Sep 19 (IANS) The second T20I between India and South Africa witnessed two of the sensational catches fans would ever see in a game of cricket.
2019-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Kohli surpasses Rohit as all-time leading run-scorer in T20s
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday got past his deputy Rohit Sharma as the leading run-scorer in T20 internationals after his unbeaten 72 helped India record a facile seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Youngsters showed character with the ball: Kohli
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli lauded the bowlers for restricting South Africa to 149/5 as India won by seven wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series, in the second game here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20: Kohli stars as India register 7-wicket win over SA
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Virat Kohli slammed an unbeaten half century and took a stunning catch to lead from the front as India eased to a seven-wicket win over South Africa in the second T20 international here on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Wrestler Babita Phogat keen to contest Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Sep 17 (IANS) International wrestler and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Babita Phogat here on Tuesday said she was keen to contest the next Haryana Assembly polls and serve the society.
2019-09-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM asks Harsimrat to stop lying about Nanak event National/Politics/
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday asked Akali leader Harsimrat Badal to desist from exploiting the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev for petty political gains by spreading falsehoods.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Punjab to fill 19,000 vacancies on priority: CM
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered that 19,000 vacancies in various departments be filled on a priority basis.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM asks ministers to draw up action plans
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) With his government completing its half term, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday directed his ministers to draw up comprehensive action plans and engage more closely with the MLAs to give further impetus to the development works in their regions.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bathinda youth wins state deaf badminton meet
Chandigarh, Sep 16 (IANS) Yashveer Goyal, a hearing and speech impaired youth of Bathinda city in Punjab, has added another feat to his cap by winning gold in doubles category and bronze in single category at the 10th Punjab State Deaf Badminton Championship which concluded on Sunday evening in Jalandhar city.
2019-09-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Badminton
Week ahead would trade with positive bias (Column: Market Watch)
The week saw markets making some gains and confidence returning. US and China relations too improved, with China taking the first step by agreeing to buy US farm produce and removing the duties that were slapped by them. In reciprocation US deferred the increase in duties that were to happen. All this leads to hope that the US-China trade dispute would get resolved sooner than later.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Punjab govt urges farmers to shun stubble burning
Chandigarh, Sep 15 (IANS) Urging the farmers to refrain from burning paddy stubble, the Punjab government on Sunday appealed to the farmers to follow the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in reverence of 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh guru.
2019-09-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
INOX launches third multiplex in Punjab
Jalandhar, Sep 14 (IANS) INOX Leisure Ltd. (INOX) on Saturday launched its first multiplex in the city at Reliance Mall, the third in Punjab.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab CM asks Odisha CM not to demolish Mangu Mutt
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging him to retract his government's decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Kapil Dev named Chancellor of Haryana's Sports University
Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Former India captain Kapil Dev was announced as the first Chancellor of Haryanas Sports University in Rai town of Sonepat district on Saturday. His appointment was announced by state Youth and Sports Minister Anil Vij in a tweet.
2019-09-14
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Nobel Series' exhibition showcases feats of laureates
Mohali (Punjab), Sep 11 (IANS) Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu along with Nobel laureates Serge Haroche (Physics) and Kailash Satyarthi (Peace) inaugurated a travelling exhibition on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
Punjab CM's account of Battle of Saragarhi to be staged
Chandigarh, Sep 10 (IANS) A play depicting sequences from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's much-acclaimed book "Saragarhi and the Defense of Samana Forts" will be staged this week in the state, it was announced on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Art/Culture/Books
India is proud of its moon mission: Harsimrat Kaur
Chandigarh, Sep 9 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal here on Monday said India attempted to create history through its moon mission and Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be given the credit for that.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
SYL issue will be resolved amicably: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday expressed the hope that the SYL issue would be resolved amicably through talks between his state and Haryana.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Frontizo to employ 1,000 people for Haryana centre
Chandigarh, Sep 9 (IANS) Frontizo Business Services, a joint venture between the Patni Group and Amazon Asia Pacific, on Monday announced to employ 1,000 people for its new centre in Panchkula near here in Haryana, the second and largest centre in India.
2019-09-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Punjab CM rejects charges on celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh, Sep 8 (IANS) Rejecting the SGPC charges against his government over the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said a group of ministers had already been constituted to coordinate with the religious body to finalise the commemorative programme.
2019-09-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Punjab bans 'Ram Siya Ke Luv-Kush' serial
Chandigarh, Sep 7 (IANS) Warning against any attempt to disturb the state's peace and communal harmony, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday night ordered immediate ban on the telecast of the controversial TV serial 'Ram-Siya Ke Luv-Kush', which has sparked protests among the Valmiki community.
2019-09-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
16 killed in blast in Punjab firecracker factory
Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and many injured in a blast at an unauthorized firecracker factory in a residential in Batala town of Punjab's Gurdaspur district on Wednesday, an official said.
2019-09-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM offers help to girl forcibly converted to Islam
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has offered help to the Sikh girl, who was allegedly abducted and forced to convert to Islam in Pakistan, to come and settle in India.
2019-09-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Haryana waives off interest on co-op bank crop loans
Chandigarh, Sep 2 (IANS) Eyeing the upcoming assembly polls, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced a waiver of interest and penalty on crop loans of Rs 4,750 crore taken from Cooperative Banks under a one-time settlement scheme.
2019-09-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Flood-hit Punjab returning to normalcy
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) Most of the flood affected villages in Punjab are fast approaching near normalcy, with all the concerned departments working 24x7 under the Chief Minister's personal guidance on a comprehensive multi-pronged strategy, a Punjab government spokesperson said on Sunday.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Class 1 student booked for attempt to rape classmate
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) A Class 1 boy student of a government school in Haryana's Sirsa town has had a case registered against him for attempting to rape his classmate, police said on Sunday.
2019-09-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education
Discovering India through food, says chef Ratnani
Chandigarh, Aug 29 (IANS) Celebrated masterchef Vicky Ratnani on Thursday said he is discovering India through food.
2019-08-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Rape convict Ram Rahim's parole plea denied by HC
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday rejected a petition seeking parole for controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
HC judge recuses from hearing Honeypreet's bail plea
Chandigarh, Aug 27 (IANS) A Punjab and Haryana High Court judge has recused himself from hearing a bail plea filed by Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
2019-08-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM to legally oppose CBI in sacrilege case
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Terming the CBI move as politically motivated and an attempt to scuttle the state government's efforts to take the sacrilege cases to their logical conclusion, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday asked Advocate General Atul Nanda to legally oppose the CBI plea for keeping its Bargari closure report in abeyance.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab launches plantation drive to mark 550th Prakash Parva
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) Punjab has begun a plantation drive of flower trees in Sultanpur Lodhi to mark the 550th Prakash Parva of Guru Nanak Dev in November, an official said on Monday.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Embankment in Punjab collapses as Pak releases water
Chandigarh, Aug 26 (IANS) A crucial embankment in Punjab's Ferozepur district collapsed early Monday due to heavy discharge of water from Pakistan, posing a threat of flooding in at least 17 villages.
2019-08-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Fortify banks along Pak border to stop floods: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked the Water Resources Department to work out a joint action plan to strengthen the embankment along the Indo-Pak border to avert the flooding of nearby villages.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Revived monsoon spells doom for Punjab's flood situation
Chandigarh, Aug 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed concern over the Southwest monsoon getting reactivated in the region that may impact relief and rescue works and aggravate flood situation in the state.
2019-08-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
A sea of humanity in flood-ravaged Punjab
Ferozepur (Punjab), Aug 23 (IANS) It is a sea of humanity in this part of the flood-ravaged border district and elsewhere in Punjab where several social organizations in coordination with the Indian Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and also local authorities have been in the forefront to provide Guru's 'langar' (free meal) and shelter to locals in flood waters.
2019-08-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra on Wednesday directed official to ensure measures to prevent any disease outbreak in state, especially in the low lying areas, in view of heavy rains over the past few days.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
300 Punjab villages badly affected by floods
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) More than 300 villages, mainly in Punjab's Ropar, Jalandhar and Ferozepur districts, were badly affected in floods by the Satluj river, damaging crops in thousands of acres and forcing thousands of villagers to spend nights on rooftops.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Haryana CM conducts aerial survey of flood-affected areas
Chandigarh, Aug 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in the state.
2019-08-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Review plea in Punjab sacrilege case filed
Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) The Punjab government here on Tuesday filed a revision petition in the CBI special court at Mohali challenging its July 23 order disallowing the state's request for a copy of the closure report in the Bargari sacrilege case, filed by the premier investigating agency.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab launches health insurance scheme, covers 76% population
Mohali, Aug 20 (IANS) In a tribute to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government's flagship universal health insurance scheme, benefiting nearly 46 lakh families -- 76 per cent of the total population.
2019-08-20
Category: India, Punjab,National
Congress' tallest Haryana leader Hooda planning rebellion?
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Two-time Haryana Chief Minister and face of the Congress in the state, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who on Sunday said that Congress has lost its way, has put the political pot boiling in the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas
Chandigarh, Aug 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.
2019-08-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
IAF aircraft parts recovered 51 years after crash
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) An expedition by the Dogra Scouts has recovered parts of an Indian Air Force AN-12 transport aircraft that crashed in the icy mountains of Himachal Pradesh 51 years ago, killing all 102 people on board, the Indian Army said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists
Chandigarh, Aug 18 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.
2019-08-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media,Politics
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said
2019-08-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab on high alert after heavy rain forecast
Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) Amid a forecast of heavy rainfall in the state in the next 48 to 72 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday night ordered a high alert and directed all the Deputy Commissioners to monitor the situation closely.
2019-08-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident