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Haryana announces pension scheme for journalists

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced a slew of incentives for journalists, including a Rs 10,000 monthly pension scheme, for those who are above 60 years and have completed 20 years in the profession. He also announced a life insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh and a cashless mediclaim policy of Rs 500,000. The announcements were ma...

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Sikhs assaulted: Punjab CM talks to Rajasthan counterpart

Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart Vasundhara Raje to demand strict action against those who assaulted four Sikhs in the desert state last month. He also sought action against a police constable who allegedly instigated the crowd. Though the Rajasthan State Minorities Commission has taken cognisance of th...

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Gill played crucial role for Punjab peace: Amarinder

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the death of former state Director General of Police (DGP) K.P.S Gill, recalling his invaluable contribution to bringing peace back to the state from the grips of militancy. In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said Gill's role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or for...

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The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career

Hailed by many as a Supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his high-handedness and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy. The stern-looking, impressively-moustachioed Gill, who was brought to the state from the northeast in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, was...

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Pakistani national held in Haryana with Indian ID

Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Haryana Police have arrested a Pakistani national who was living illegally in an Iskon temple in Jhajjar district with Indian identities for over nine months, an official said on Friday. A Pakistani passport, with an Indian visa stamp of 33 days' validity, and Indian identity cards were recovered from his possession. His visa expired in 2016. The nam...

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Modi releases book on Tata Memorial Centre

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday released the Platinum Jubilee Milestone book on Tata Memorial Centre here, an official said. Addressing the doctors and students Tata Memorial Centre via video conferencing from his residence, Modi hailed the invaluable contribution of Tata family towards humanitarian services and social responsibilities, particularly in t...

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IOC awaits Centre nod on dynamic fuel pricing across India

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The ongoing dynamic fuel pricing pilot project in five cities by state-run oil marketers, whereby transport fuel prices are changed daily, would only be extended elsewhere in India on receiving the government's green signal, a senior oil executive said on Thursday. We started dynamic pricing in five cities in May. The pilot project is on-going, India Oil Corp (IO...

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Amarinder denies seeking security following Khalistani threats

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday denied he has sought enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs that fringe Khalistani elements were targetting him for his stance against their activities. Amarinder Singh dared the Canadian pro-Khalistanis to come to Punjab with your threats and face my government's wrath. In ...

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Punjab education board chief resigns on CM's directive

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) Balbir Singh Dhol submitted his resignation following Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's order on Thursday after poor results of Class X board examinations. The Chief Minister's directive was communicated to Dhol by Education Minister Aruna Chaudhry. Dhol's resignation was immediately accepted, an official spokesperson ...

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Junior men & women players named for national hockey camps

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday selected 53 men and 37 women players for the junior national camps based on their performances in the recently concluded national championships. A group of 53 men and 37 women reported to the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on May 24 for a five-week camp that will further identify talent who can represent the country in t...

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China Light and Power offers to invest Rs 500 crore in Haryana

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project in the state's Jhajjar district. The offer was made during Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's meeting with the senior management of the company in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Khattar, who is leading a nine-member deleg...

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Serial rape accuser lands up in police net in Amritsar

Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 23 (IANS) A young woman, who claimed to be an IT professional, has been arrested in Punjab's Amritsar city after her latest complaint of having being raped by a hotel executive turned out to be false, police said on Tuesday. The woman has been booked for extortion. Police officials said that the woman made her latest complaint of rape in Amritsar. The earlier com...

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Punjab CM hails honour to Army Major Gogoi

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) After supporting Army Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi for tying a man on a jeep bonnet in Kashmir to avoid civilian casualties, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday welcomed the Army decision to honour the officer. The Commendation Card for Major Gogoi of 53 Rashtriya Rifles by Army chief General Bipin Rawat was given for sustained efforts in counter-insurg...

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Punjab CM assures farmers of early debt waiver

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured state farmers of early waiver of their debts and added that his government will not backtrack on its promise in this regard. He urged Punjab's debt-ridden farmers not to commit suicide and assured of steps to help the farming community. He also said that his government will bring out a White Paper ...

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Dismayed by Class 10 results, Punjab CM orders action

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Taking a serious view of the poor Class 10 board examination results, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the state education minister to prepare a blueprint to raising education standards in Punjab. The Class 10 results, declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Monday, saw 40 per cent of the students failing while another 18 ...

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Punjab to treat absentee staff as 'deemed resigned'

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Punjab government has issued directions that employees absent from duty continuously for a year without leave will be considered as deemed resigned, official sources said on Tuesday. Such officers/employee will not be allowed to rejoin government service. The competent authority concerned will issue immediate orders to terminate the services of these absente...

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BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur. The Colt .32 automatic pistol was used by the freedom fighter to kill British police officer John Saunders on December 17, 1928. The move to shift the pistol was disclosed by a BSF officer to ...

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Gurugram to be debris-free; waste processing plant to be set up

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The first construction and demolition waste processing plant of Haryana will be set up in Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi, to make the city debris-free. The processing plant will be set up in over three acres in village Basai of Gurugram at a cost of about Rs 13 crore to make the city debris-free, a state government spokesman said here on Monday. <...

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Two terror suspects held in Punjab wanted to avenge sacrilege

Chandigarh/Amritsar, May 22 (IANS) Two suspected terrorists arrested from the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district had planned terror activities to avenge several incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib in the state in 2015, police sources said on Monday. Mann Singh, 40, of Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur) and Sher Singh, 28, of Kartarpur (Jalandhar) were remanded in five-day polic...

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Khattar in Singapore seeking investments for Haryana

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched the state's pitch for investment in Singapore with corporates and industrial houses making investment commitments. Pratt and Whitney, a global aviation major, has committed to set up its R&D (research and development) facility in Haryana with an investment of Rs 400 crore, a spokesman said here.

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