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Detective training schools playing vital role in police modernisation: Official

Ghaziabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The Central Detective Training Institutes (CDTIs) are playing a vital role in the modernisation of police forces in the country, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) Director General A.P. Maheswari said on Monday. A total of five such centre are working towards developing new investigative skills in police personnel to tackle a wide range of new chall...

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Transgender student invited to dinner with Canadian PM

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) A transgender student of Panjab University (PU), Dhananjay Chauhan, has been invited by the Canadian authorities to have dinner with the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, a University official said here. Dhananjay is the first transgender student of the Department of Human Rights and Duties at Panjab University, Chandigarh. Th...

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Amarinder to meet Trudeau in Amritsar

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Ending uncertainty over the issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday that he was all set to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the latter's visit to Amritsar on Wednesday. Amarinder Singh tweeted on Monday that he was looking forward to the one-on-one meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister. Trudeau is arriving in Amri...

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Three general secretaries of Mahila Congress named

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday named Mamta Bhupesh, Onika Mehrotra and Sharda Rathore as the General Secretaries of All India Mahila Congress (AIMC). While Bhupesh and Rathore are former legislators from Rajasthan and Haryana respectively, Mehrotra is former president of the Delhi unit of the party's women wing. Gandhi also appointed Indrani Mi...

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Haryana to hold student union elections this year

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) The Haryana government announced on Monday that student union elections in universities and colleges will be held this year. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that student union elections will be conducted in the academic session 2018-19 by September this year. Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister Bhupinder said that the Chief Minister has tak...

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I-League: Minerva look to get back to top with win over Gokulam

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) After suffering a defeat at home to East Bengal, Minerva Punjab FC will look to come back to winning ways and get closer to the I-League silverware when they take on seventh-placed Gokulam Kerala FC at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on Tuesday. Gokulam are in blazing form after beating both the Kolkata powerhouses in successive fixtures. They humbled Mohun Bagan ...

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

Chandigarh, Feb 19 (IANS) Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Monday. The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV. The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valua...

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Choco lava cake hot favourite among lovebirds

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Lovebirds indulged in some sugary goodness, including choco lava cake, on Valentine's Day, reveals a survey. According to findings derived from Swiggy's order analysis for Valentine's Day on February 14 and eight Wednesdays before that, love-struck Indians stuck to their favourites, the most shareable pizza and fries, as their order increased sharply by 55 per ce...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Bengaluru, seven in Delhi, five each in Kolkata and Mumbai, four each in Chandigarh and Hyderabad, three each in Patna and Lucknow, tw...

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Punjabi singer, accomplice held for possessing drugs, arms

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Punjab Police on Saturday arrested a Punjabi singer and his accomplice and recovered drugs and illegal weapons from their possession. Those arrested by the Punjab Police's Special Task Force (STF) include Punjabi singer Gurjant Singh, 24, and his accomplice Surjit Singh. They have been booked under the NDPS Act and Arms Act. The STF, who nabbed the t...

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Four electrocuted at birthday party in Ludhiana

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) Four men were electrocuted while consuming liquor at a party held to celebrate the birthday of daughter of one of them in Punjab's industrial city Ludhiana, police said on Saturday. The dead included Ranjit Singh, 27, father of the girl whose birthday was being celebrated on Friday night at their residence in Ishwar Colony in Dhandari locality in Ludhiana, aroun...

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Haryana to replace Ambala Municipal Corporation with 2 councils

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to abolish the Ambala Municipal Corporation and instead set up two separate municipal councils, said a state government spokesman. Ambala City and Ambala Sadar will now have separate Municipal Councils as the earlier Municipal Corporation, Ambala, has been abolished in the interest of people of the area, he said.

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Haryana launches four subsidised food canteens

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday launched four canteens which will serve subsidised and healthy food to the poor. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched the food canteens at Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, and Yamunanagar via videoconferencing from Chandigarh. The canteens have been set up under the 'Antyodaya Aahaar Yojana' to provide healthy...

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Haryana hikes ministers' grant

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana cabinet on Saturday approved enhancement of the petty grant of Member of Council of Ministers from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 25 lakh per annum from the current financial year, officials said. The Haryana cabinet, which met under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, approved the enhancement. The Ministers in Haryana will now have an e...

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Plot for widow 18 years after soldier's death

Chandigarh, Feb 17 (IANS) The Haryana government on Saturday decided to gift a residential plot to the widow of a soldier who was killed in an anti-militancy operation in Jammu and Kashmir nearly 18 years ago. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet here, presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. The Cabinet approved a proposal of Gram Panchayat, Bijop...

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EU holds hackathon for smart city apps in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 16 (IANS) The European Union's delegation to India on Friday held a hackathon challenge for Indian developers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) here to develop smart city applications (apps). The hackathon was held to familiarise Indian developers from start-ups and academia with emerging global standards for machine-machine communications and the Internet of Thin...

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Haryana to allot sites for filling stations through auctions

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) To bring transparency in the process of allotment of sites for vehicle filling stations, the Haryana government has decided that these will be allotted only through auction. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Haryana Shehri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Friday. Under the new rul...

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Army chief meets students from J&K

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday met students from Jammu and Kashmir, who are on a tour to Delhi, and encouraged them to join the Indian Army, an official said. The group of 13 students, accompanied by two teachers, met General Rawat, who shared his experiences while serving in various areas with the students and motivated them to work hard and contribute...

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Haryana to have film university

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) With Hindi films like Dangal and Sultan, which had a strong Haryana connection, turning out to be blockbusters, the state government is planning to set up a film university in the state. Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Friday that a Film University would be established in the state so that talented students from here, who want to pursue caree...

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Income Tax raids on Punjab ex-minister's corporate offices

Chandigarh, Feb 16 (IANS) Income Tax officials on Friday conducted a raid on the corporate offices of various companies owned by the family of controversial former Punjab cabinet minister Rana Gurjit Singh. The raid started on Friday morning and was underway till afternoon, informed sources said. Further details are awaited. Employees and officials of various companies under the ...

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