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No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh confirmed on Thursday evening that he has received The Advocate General's report on the is...

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Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to cut cost, time and distance. E-learning cuts the cost, time and distance. It is an integral part of digital India initiative of the central government. The trainer should put in complete effort to teach the trainees, because the outcom...

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Golfer Vani consolidates lead in Hero Women's Tour

Pune, March 23 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor consolidated her lead, carding one-over (72) after the second round of the Rs 6,00,000-Hero Womens Professional Tour at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Thursday. Trailing her by a margin of seven shots is Panchkula's Amandeep Drall with a total score of 149 after 36 holes. Vani had a shaky start, carding bogeys on the third and fi...

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HC upholds Subhash Chandra's Haryana RS poll win; dismisses opposing plea

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Dismissing a petition opposing the election of media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday upheld the election. Chandra was elected to the Rajya Sabha as an Independent candidate, backed by Haryana's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), following a controversy over voting in June last year. In the ...

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'Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography'

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Unlike a politician or a royal, both of which he is, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh does not hold back on sharing information about himself. This is reflected in his just-released authorised biography. Amarinder emerged as a model for a dispassionate biography, which many political leaders would find hard to emulate. Amarinder never ducked answering a p...

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Mukesh takes halfway lead at Kolkata Classic golf meet

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Golfer Mukesh Kumar grabbed the halfway lead at the Kolkata Classic courtesy his second round of four-under 68 here at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Wednesday. The Mhow-based golfer was ahead by one as his total read seven-under 137. Delhi's Shamim Khan also fired a second round score of 68 to occupy second place at six-under 138. His was the only bogey-...

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Goa, Kerala; Bengal and Mizoram look to reach Santosh Trophy final

Bambolim (Goa), March 22 (IANS) Goa will take on Kerala for a place in the national football championship for the Santosh Trophy final after a gap of eight years while Bengal and Mizoram lock horns in another semi-final here on Thursday. Goa captain Felix D'Souza lifted the 2008-09 Santosh Trophy alongside former India players like Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence but since then they hav...

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Haryana starts e-vetting, e-custody of court matters

Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) Haryana has become the only Indian state to introduce e-vetting of replies to be filed in court as well as generate and deliver custody of certificates online, a senior law officer said on Wednesday. The state has launched online software 'E-Vetting' and 'E-Custody', which will not only help in cutting down unnecessary delays in vetting of replies and delivery...

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Amarinder seeks farm loan waiver for Punjab

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) New Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and pitched for waiving of loans of the state's farmers. On his first visit to Delhi after taking charge as Chief Minister on March 16, Amarinder Singh also met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought immediate authorisation and release of Rs 20,683 crore cash cr...

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Amnesty International disappointed with probe in 1984 Sikh riots

Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The SIT has disappointed many who have struggled for justice. It has only filed four chargesheets in over two years, following a non-transp...

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Golfer Vani grabs lead on opening day of Hero Women's Tour

Pune, March 22 (IANS) Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor carded the only sub-par round of one-under (70) to take the lead on the opening day of the Rs 6,00,000-Hero Womens Professional Tour 2017 at the Poona Club Golf Course here on Wednesday. Trailing her in tied second position were Amandeep Drall, Gursimar Badwal and Gaurika Bishnoi, all with a score of four-over (75) on the par-71 course. <...

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Golfers Chikka, Chiragh take joint lead at Kolkata tourney

Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) Star attraction and current Indian Open champion SSP Chawrasia made a steady start with a one-under-71 to lie tied 18th while former PGTI Order of Merit winners S. Chikkarangappa and Chiragh Kumar took the joint lead with matching scores of four-under-68 after the first round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship here on Tuesday. While Bengaluru-based Chikka r...

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We will demolish VIP culture in Punjab: Amarinder

Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief MInister Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday that his government would demolish the VIP culture in the state and the ban on the use of red beacons on government vehicles was a part of this move. The VIP culture has eroded the democratic system of the country and alienated the common people from their own leaders, whom they elect with a lot of hope and...

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Amarinder appoints Thukral media adviser

Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appointed senior journalist Raveen Thukral as his media adviser. Thukral, 52, had steered Amarinder Singh's media campaign in the assembly polls in Punjab. He has been appointed Media Advisor in the rank of Minister of State. Thukral started with the Patriot newspaper in 1986 and worked with the ...

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Minister Sidhu on TV show: Punjab mulls legal options

Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) The Punjab government is exploring legal opinion on the issue of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's appearance on a popular television comedy show after he became a cabinet minister in the Amarinder Singh government. Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda said here on Tuesday that he will give legal opinion on the issue soon. I will give lega...

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Amandeep eyes an encore at women's golf meet

Pune, March 21 (IANS) Amandeep Drall will look for an encore in the sixth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour, starting from Wednesday at the Poona Club Golf Course here. Having won twice in four appearances, Panchkula's Amandeep will be keen on keeping the momentum going in the sixth leg to win her third title of the season. She is currently leading the Hero Order of ...

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Congress minister demands end to 'red beacon' culture in Bihar

Patna, March 21 (IANS) Taking cue from Punjab, a Congress minister in Bihar on Tuesday demanded an end to the use of red beacon on the official vehicles of ministers in the state. Education Minister Ashok Choudhary, who is also state unit chief of the Congress, said: Yes, I have demanded an end to the VIP culture on the lines of the Punjab government. All vehicles of ministers an...

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Mohali woman held for killing husband; body found in suitcase

Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) The Punjab Police has arrested a 35-year-old woman for allegedly killing her husband and then packing his body into a large suitcase to dump it. The suitcase was found from the couple's luxury BMW car. The accused, Seerat Kaur, who is closely related to a former Congress legislator, was arrested from Mohali town, 10 km from here, Mohali police officials said o...

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BSF hands over Pakistani intruder

Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) The BSF has handed over to Pakistan a Pakistani who crossed into India by mistake in the Ferozepur sector, BSF officials said on Monday. The Pakistani, aged around 50 years, was apprehended by BSF troopers on Sunday after he inadvertently crossed the International Boundary, a Border Security Force spokesman said. The Pakistan Rangers were contacted tod...

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Punjab cancels wheat procurement tenders floated by Badal government

Chandigarh, March 20 (IANS) The Punjab government on Monday cancelled all the labour and transportation tenders issued during the previous Parkash Singh Badal government for the upcoming wheat procurement season. The Congress government, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, has invited fresh tenders while directing the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to personally supervise the procurement ...

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