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Dhankar set to proceed on second foreign tour

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Even after facing severe criticism over his overseas tour in June this year, Haryana Agriculture Minister Om Parkash Dhankar’s love for “foreign excursions” has not faded away. The Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Om Parkash Dhankar is all set to lead a high-level delegation to Israel from September 23 to 28....

Politics should be confined to elections: Vice President

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Mohali | in Chandigarh

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said politics should be confined to elections, adding that India had enormous challenges but development should be the only focus, Speaking at the 15th edition of the Indian School of Business Leadership Summit 2017 here, the Vice President underlined the importance of collectively rooting out...

NABARD sanctions Rs 119 cr to Haryana

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a loan of Rs 119 crore under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for various projects in Haryana. It includes construction of seven bridges and improvement of one rural road project in five districts of Haryana, construction of 167 government veterinary hospitals...

UK MP Dhesi bats for direct flights between Amritsar-UK

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Amritsar’s Sri Guru Ramdas International Airport may witness international flights from Britain as the UK Member of Parliament Tanmanjit Singh Dhesi is aggressively pitching for ensuring direct contact with UK and Punjab — a crucial demand of the Punjabi diaspora since direct flights to holy city were cancelled years back....

Punjab CM reviews paddy procurement arrangements

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Mukerian /Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday reviewed paddy procurement arrangements in Hoshiarpur district while also directing the district administration to ensure that benefits of the Government’s social welfare schemes reach the right beneficiaries. Capt Amarinder, presiding over a meeting to review progress of welfare schemes, asked Hoshiarpur Deputy Commissioner...

Virbhadra Singh Govt most infamous Govt in the country: Amit Shah

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | Kamal Joshi | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Accusing the Congress Government in Himachal Pradesh of browbeating the process of development in the State, BJP national president Amit Shah on Friday said the present Virbhadra Singh Government was the most infamous Government that ruled the hill State ever. Addressing the ‘Yuva Hunkaar Rally’ at Kangra, Shah accused Singh of...

Fight within Punjab Congress continues

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The fight within the Punjab unit of Congress party continues even as the party is getting into the combat mode for winning its first electoral battle after coming to power six months ago. Senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa is upset for denying party ticket to his wife...

‘Salaria interested in making money’

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Gurdaspur | in Chandigarh

Addressing the party rally, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday took a dig at BJP candidate Swaran Singh Salaria saying, “What can he do for the constituency when he failed to even run his own medical college in Chintpurini, jeopardizing the careers of 1,800 students”. “The High Court had...

BJP’s Salaria, Congress’ Jakhar file nominations

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Congress leader Sunil Jakhar and BJP rival Swaran Salaria on Friday filed their nominations for the October 11 by-election in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency. Top Punjab Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanied Jakhar when he submitted his nomination papers for the...

Centre wants to make Chandigarh regional air connectivity hub

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 | PTI | Mohali | in Chandigarh

Union Minister Jayant Sinha on Friday said the Centre wanted to make Chandigarh a hub of regional air connectivity, from where airlines could operate flights to smaller towns and cities. About operating more international flights from Chandigarh, the Minister of State for Civil Aviation said the airlines were free to decide...

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