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Pink polling booths in Haryana a success: EC
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday said the polling stations managed only by women to cater to the fair sex voters and encourage them to vote in the Assembly elections in Haryana were a success.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National
Babita Phogat cast vote, vows to promote sports if elected
Chandigarh, Oct 21 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-politician and BJP candidate Babita Phogat on Monday cast her vote in her native village in Bhiwani along with her father Mahavir Phogat and sister Geeta Phogat.
2019-10-21
Category: India, Punjab,National
Be ready for another defeat, Punjab CM tells Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to be ready for another drubbing at the hands of voters in Monday's four by-elections in the state.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice for EVM remark
Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assandh in Haryana over his purported remark that he had tampered the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and every vote would go to his party.
2019-10-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
100 envoys, embassy officials to visit Golden temple on Oct 22
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Ambassadors and high-level officials of 100 embassies would visit the Harmandir Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines, in Amritsar on October 22, organisers said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rs 1.33 crore illegal cash seized in Gurugram
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) Haryana Police have seized an illegal cash of over Rs 1.33 crore from a car in Gurugram, the state election office said on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Rashid, Ajeetesh climb to the top of golf meet
Chandigarh, Oct 19 (IANS) The second edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational seems to be heading towards a fascinating finish as multiple contenders emerged on Day 3 of the Rs 1.5 crore event being played at the Chandigarh Golf Club.
2019-10-19
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Golf
Punjab CM seeks support to shun stubble burning
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Hailing the progressive farmers who have refrained from burning paddy stubble, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday called upon them to join the state in launching a massive campaign to persuade the farming community to give up this practice.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Governor to open CII's fair in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Oct 14 (IANS) Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore will open the 24th edition of Confederation of Indian Industry's (CII) Chandigarh Fair 2019 here on October 18, it was announced on Monday.
2019-10-14
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Those in power in Hry will be in Opposition soon: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) The war of words between two political allies -- the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) -- intensified on Sunday ahead of the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls with both accusing each other of betrayal.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Khattar changed image, picture of Haryana: Nadda
Chandigarh, Oct 13 (IANS) The Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in the past five years has changed the image and picture of Haryana that was ridden with corruption and nepotism, BJP working President J.P. Nadda said on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
DA of Punjab govt employees increased by 3 per cent
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) Despite financial constraints, the Amarinder Singh led Punjab government on Saturday announced a Diwali bonanza for its employees and pensioners.
2019-10-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP 'hero' in publicity, 'zero' in work: Azad
Chandigarh, Oct 11 (IANS) Mocking the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the party was a "hero in publicity and zero in work".
2019-10-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Cong may promise farm loan waiver in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) The Congress in Haryana is likely to promise farm loan waiver within six months, if voted to power. It was indicated by two-time Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
INLD's ex-MP Rori joins Congress in Haryana (Lead, correcting para 1)
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) In another setback to the fractured Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the October 21 assembly polls in Haryana, its former MP Charanjit Singh Rori joined the opposition Congress here on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
INLD's ex-MLA Rori joins Congress in Haryana
Chandigarh, Oct 8 (IANS) In another setback to the fractured Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) ahead of the October 21 assembly polls in Haryana, its former legislator Charanjit Singh Rori joined the opposition Congress here on Tuesday.
2019-10-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Provide Punjab govt sacrilege case closure report: Court
Mohali, Oct 5 (IANS) A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court, here on Saturday, upheld Punjab's right to access the Bargari sacrilege cases closure report and asked that a certified copy of the report, along with attached documents, be given to the state.
2019-10-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hooda owns assets worth Rs 6.67 cr, Khattar just Rs 94 lakh
Chandigarh, Oct 4 (IANS) While his main political opponent and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared assets of Rs 94 lakh, Congress leader and two-time former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday declared assets of Rs 6.67 crore.
2019-10-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vicky visits Golden Temple for 'Sardar Udham Singh'
Amritsar, Oct 4 (IANS) Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal visited the Golden Temple here before commencing the next shoot schedule for his upcoming film "Sardar Udham Singh".
2019-10-04
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two-time Congress CM Hooda to file nomination on Friday
Chandigarh, Oct 3 (IANS) Two-time former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda will file his nomination papers for the October 21 Assembly polls on Friday.
2019-10-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
INLD announces 64 candidates for Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Oct 2 (IANS) Jailed former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Wednesday announced its first list of 64 candidates for the October 21 Haryana Assembly elections.
2019-10-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amritsar train disaster victims' kin upset with Sidhu
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Families of victims, mowed down by a train during Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar last year, here on Monday, alleged indifference on the part of Navjot Singh Sidhu, their legislator and former Minister, and criticised him for not keeping the promises made at the time of disaster that claimed 60 lives and injured over 50.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
54 in fray for four Punjab Assembly by-elections
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) As many as 48 candidates filed nomination papers on the last day on Monday for the October 21 bypolls to four Punjab Assembly seats -- Phagwara, Mukerian, Dakha and Jalalabad, taking the total number in the fray to 54.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Olympian Yogeshwar will set example in politics too: Khattar
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, BJP candidate from Karnal on Monday said wrestler and 2012 Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt has always made the country proud and would now set examples in politics too.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sacked BSF trooper to now contest against Khattar
Chandigarh, Sep 30 (IANS) Sacked BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who had sought to take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections, on Monday said he will contest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the October 21 Assembly polls.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab has no role in release of Beant's killer: Amarinder
Ludhiana, Sep 30 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday clarified that his government had merely sent to the Union Home Ministry a list of all long-term TADA prisoners, and had no role in the Centre's reported decision to release Chief Minister Beant Singh's killer or any other particular prisoner.
2019-09-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab warns farmers on stubble burning
Chandigarh, Sep 29 (IANS) The Punjab government on Sunday warned farmers against stubble burning and said those cultivating panchayat lands would be barred from taking it on lease if found indulging in crop residue burning.
2019-09-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Punjab to release 550 prisoners as humanitarian gesture
Chandigarh, Sep 28 (IANS) Even as he thanked Union Home Minister Amit Shah for accepting the state government's proposal to grant special remission to nine Sikh prisoners across the country to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced his government's decision to release 550 prisoners as a humanitarian gesture on the historic occasion.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab, Haryana CMs remember Bhagat Singh
Chandigarh, Sep 28 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers on Saturday remembered the contribution of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh on his 112th birth anniversary.
2019-09-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Two drones found near Pak border in Punjab, say police
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Punjab Police has launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border by the two drones recovered near the Indo-Pak border over the last around one month.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
It's Article 370 vs unemployment in Haryana polls
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir versus unemployment and deteriorating law and order in Haryana will the main theme of issues when the two arch rivals -- the ruling BJP and the Congress -- fight it out in the upcoming Assembly polls slated on October 21.
2019-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab CM seeks compensation to check stubble burning
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Expressing concern over the environmental hazards caused by stubble burning, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking cost compensation of Rs 100 per quintal of paddy to motivate farmers against burning of residue in the fields.
2019-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Govt action on arms drop by Pak drones sought
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought the Central government's intervention in recent dropping of arms and ammunition in the state by Pakistan-origin drones.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
CBI arrests PNB manager, middleman in bribery case
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) The CBI on Tuesday arrested a senior manager of Punjab National Bank (PNB) along with a middleman for demanding Rs 1 lakh bribe for the part disbursement of a Rs 7.92 lakh loan for the purchase of buffaloes, the probe agency said.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dharamkot: For solitude seekers
Dharamkot, Sep 24 (IANSlife) It may not be as famous as lower-lying destinations like McLeodganj or Dharamshala, but that's exactly what sets apart Dharamkot, a quiet Himachali town with breath-taking views of the Kangra valley and the Dhauladhar mountain range.
2019-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,IANS Life,National
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