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Amritsar metro bus project to be operational by September

Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) A trial run of the Metro Bus Project in Amritsar will be carried out in June to assess its viability and the service made operational from September, officials said on Thursday. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting where Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu were present. In view of the ...

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Basketball: India team had poor chemistry at CWG, says Amjyot

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) India's basketball player Amjyot Gill says lack of team was responsible for the disappointing performance at the 21st Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. India played three match in the preliminary round and lost all of them. Our team chemistry was poor at that time because I came from United States, Amritpal was also playing somewhere else so we got no ...

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SC will transfer Kathua trial out of J&K on 'slightest' sign of unfairness

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will shift the Kathua gang-rape and murder trial out of Jammu and Kashmir at the slightest possibility of lack of a fair trial. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said its real concern was to see that a fair trial was conducted. The trial should be fair for the...

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Tranche 3 of Electoral Bonds to be sold between May 1-10

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The government on Tuesday announced the third phase of the Electoral Bond scheme in which the Bonds will be available at notified branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) between May 1 and May 10. The State Bank of India (SBI) in the second phase of sale, has been authorised to issue and encash Electoral Bonds through its 11 authorised branches with effect fro...

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Punjab finally waking up to decibel danger

Chandigarh, April 23 (IANS) Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance. A recent study by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to measure the noise level due to l...

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Amarinder welcomes death penalty for rape of minors

Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Central government's ordinance paving the way for death penalty in cases of rape of minors. Terming it as a revolutionary and necessary step to check the increasing number of such incidents across the country, he, in a statement here, said that it would act as a deterrent to the heinous crime.

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Haryana to hire foreign coaches for sportspersons

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Buoyant over the number of medals won by sportspersons from Haryana in the Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government has decided to hire foreign trainers to impart training to sportspersons in the state ahead of Olympics. Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij made the announcement here on Friday. We will hire foreign coaches to train our sportspe...

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Nine new ministers to join Amarinder Cabinet

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The decks have been cleared by the Congress high command for the induction of nine new cabinet ministers in the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab. The new ministers will be sworn in at the Raj Bhawan by Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Saturday evening. The ministers are Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Vijay Inder Singla, Bharat ...

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Punjab-based cyber security firm bags start-up award

Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) Mohali-based TAC Security, a cyber-security company, has bagged the 'Startup of the Year award' at the 14th Annual 2018 Info Security PG's Global Excellence Awards in San Francisco, a company official said here on Friday. TAC Security was named winner of the 2018 Global Excellence Awards in 'Startup of The Year' category by Info Security Products Guide, the in...

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Learnt my lesson from rifle malfunction at CWG, says silver medallist Moudgil

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Satisfied with the silver-medal effort in women's 50 metre rifle 3 positions in her maiden Commonwealth Games (CWG), rising shooter Anjum Moudgil said she has learnt a lesson from the setback in the 50m rifle prone event where she was let down by malfunctioning equipment. The 24-year-old claimed that her rifle broke down midway through the event, but Moudgil sa...

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Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence and forced to convert and remarry. The family of the woman, Kiran Bala, 31, said on Th...

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Naidu blames foreign rule for lack of respect for women

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday blamed blamed colonial and foreign rule in India for the lack of respect towards women which was leading to crimes against them. Without mentioning the barbaric rape of an eight-year-old girl child in Kathua recently or the rape controversy involving a BJP lawmaker in Uttar Pradesh, Naidu said that the Indian tradit...

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Man kills himself after shooting wife in Haryana

Faridabad, April 19 (IANS) A 29-year-old man from Punjab on Thursday committed suicide in Haryana's Faridabad town after shooting his wife, police said, adding that the woman also succumbed to her injury. According to the police, Narender Singh arrived at his in-laws' house in Sector 30 of the city on Wednesday night and went to sleep after having dinner. Singh's wife Chranjeet K...

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Punjab CM urges Centre for strategy to tackle terror

New Delhi/Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and sought a comprehensive strategy to tackle what he called re-emergence of extremism. Amarinder Singh said that terrorism could again disturb peace and stability in Punjab, which witnessed Khalistani separatist violence for a decade until 1993. He sugges...

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Sidhu gets case registered against builders of collapsed building

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) Punjab's Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday inspected the site of a building collapse and got a case registered against the builders responsible for the construction of an illegal building. The incident of building collapse took place in Peer Muchhalla area in Zirakpur area of Punjab, adjoining Chandigarh. Sidhu, who took a seriou...

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Wheat procurement in Haryana crosses 50 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) With heavy arrivals in the past 4-5 days, government procuring agencies and traders have purchased over 50.34 lakh tonnes of wheat from farmers in Haryana, a government spokesman said on Thursday. The procurement process, which started on April 1, was running smoothly in the mandis, said a Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department spokesman.

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Punjab Sikh woman pilgrim converts to Islam, remarries in Pakistan

Chandigarh, April 19 (IANS) A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated. Her old father-in-law, Tarsem Singh, alleged on Thursday that his daughter-in-law could have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), and may have been ...

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Nabha jail escapee KLF terrorist dies

Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief and 2016 Nabha jailbreak accused Harminder Singh Mintoo died on Wednesday of cardiac arrest, police said. Police sources said Mintoo complained of uneasiness after a court hearing through videoconferencing in the Patiala Central jail, around 60 km from here. Mintoo was examined by a prison doctor and later referre...

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Nine convicted of sexually exploiting minors at orphanage

Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday convicted nine people, including a woman whose NGO was running an orphanage, of sexually exploiting minors while one person was acquitted. The sexual exploitation at the Apna Ghar orphanage in Haryana's Rohtak town came to light in 2012. The sentencing will be pronounced by the CBI court on April 24. The National Commi...

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400 kg charas, Rs 17 lakh seized in Punjab

Chandigarh, April 17 (IANS) As much as 400 kg 'charas' (cannabis derivative) and around Rs 17 lakh in cash were seized from two drug suppliers who have been arrested, Punjab Police said on Tuesday. Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu told the media that 250 tablets of intoxicants were also seized from the possession of Pritpal Singh of Tohana in Haryana and Sham L...

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