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Joys and Travails of Reporting from Sleepy Town

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | in Chandigarh

When one sees Dehra Dun becoming the focus of attention like it became when the Prime Minister chose it to be the venue of the International Yoga Day event on June 21, one cannot help but recall the days when this town was not very newsy. Actually, hardly anything used...

Amarinder assures Jodhpur detenues

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday assured a delegation of Jodhpur detenues, who met him here, of all efforts by his government to persuade the Centre to withdraw its appeal against the court order granting compensation to them. The Chief Minister gave a sympathetic and patient hearing to the...

AAP MLA rejects charge of extortion

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa on Saturday rejected the accusation of "extorting" money from those who had attacked him two days ago in Rupnagar district and said he was ready for a CBI probe into it. Talking to reporters here, Sandoa maintained that illegal mining was taking place at...

HP gets Rs1,800 crore projects for tourism growth: CM

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on Saturday said that Rs1,800 crore project had been sanctioned by the Union Government for tourism development in the last five months of the Government. Addressing a public meeting at Gadagusaini in Kullu district, the Chief Minister said efforts would be made to develop lesser known...

Hry Police seizes 1,270 cartons of illicit liquor

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Police on Saturday said they have seized 1,270 cartons of illicit Indian Made Foreign Liquor worth Rs7 lakh from a truck and arrested one people in this connection in Panipat district. The seized liquor was being illegally transported to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. A spokesman of Police Department said...

Cong fails in preventing illegal mining and maintaining law & order: SAD

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday lashed at the Congress Government in Punjab for its alleged failure in preventing the menace of illegal mining and maintaining law and order in the state. The party warned that if state government fails to implement the mining policy in letter and spirit in...

Punjab collects cow cess but power of cowsheds snapped, says Union Minister

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Union Minister Vijay Sampla on Saturday said the Punjab Government has accumulated around Rs50 crore from cow cess but still Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has stopped free electricity supply to gaushalas (cow shelters) which was initiated by the previous Akali-BJP government. Addressing a news conference here, Sampla said instead...

Hry Guv felicitates candidates clearing Civil Services

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Saturday asked the candidates from the state who passed the Civil Services Examination 2017 to make service of the people their motto, provide good governance, and help them realize their aspirations. Speaking at the Samman Samaroh organised by the District Administration, Gurugram and Mata...

Admission to Hry ITIs; helpdesk and call centres to be set up

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government on Saturday said it has issued instructions regarding creation of infrastructure for establishing helpdesk or call centre for online admission counselling for session 2018-19 in Industrial Training Institutes (lTls). The online admissions in all ITIs of the state will start within first week of July. A spokesman of the Skill...

Undertrial hurt in attack by inmates in Ludhiana jail

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Ludhiana | in Chandigarh

An undertrial was injured after he was allegedly attacked by some inmates at the Ludhiana central jail, police said on Saturday. Jagjit Singh, lodged in the jail in connection with the Balachaur sacrilege incident, was allegedly attacked by five prisoners, including two gangsters, who barged into his barrack last night. He was...

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