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BJP terms ‘Referendum 2020’ useless exercise

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday termed the ‘Referendum 2020’ as a “useless exercise by desperate group of radicals” who have no support from Punjabis living across the globe. “The idea of Referendum 2020 is an anti-national proposal designed to break the communal harmony among Punjabis in and outside Punjab,”...

1,140 sportspersons to be honoured on I-Day: Vij

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij on Sunday said 1,140 sportspersons, who have won medals or participated in national and international level sports competitions, will be honoured at district level functions to be organised on occasion of Independence Day. On this occasion, the Governor, the Chief Minister and the Ministers...

Member of Dilpreet-Rinda gang nabbed

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Police on Saturday arrested a member of the Dilpreet-Rinda gang allegedly involved in the attack on Punjabi singer Parmish Verma. This is Punjab Police's second arrest in about a month since Dilpreet, who had allegedly threatened the singer on Facebook, was nabbed in Chandigarh. Wanted by the police of three states,...

Sidhu gets invitation to attend Imran's swearing-in ceremony

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Former cricketer and now Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan as the new prime minister for which he has received an invitation. Sidhu is a contemporary of Imran and they have both played against each other in international cricket,...

Punjab Min exhorts minority students to take advantage of Govt schemes

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister, Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Saturday exhorted the students of minority community studying in to the of various institutions of the state to derive full benefit from the scholarship schemes. The minister said students of the state belonging to the Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Parsi...

Badnore urges universities, colleges to adopt 5 villages

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator, VP Singh Badnore on Saturday urged the universities and colleges to adopt at least 5 villages around its vicinity to support its development into model villages and ensure inclusive growth in the rural areas as a part of their University Social responsibility. In his presidential...

Property registration under Tatkal sewa now in Pb

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab government on Saturday said it will start 'Tatkal Sewa' for property registration across the state from Monday onwards bringing much needed relief for the property purchasers and sellers. Punjab Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Saturday said a sum of Rs 5,000 has been fixed as facilitation charges to seek...

Two Romanian nationals arrested in C’garh for ATM fraud

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Chandigarh Police on Saturday arrested two Romanian nationals in connection with an alleged ATM fraud. The accused, identified as Miclea Lecian Lonut and Paraschiv George Aletandru, both 37 years of age, were arrested from Vasant Kunj in New Delhi and were staying in a hotel, police said. During interrogation, the accused disclosed...

Light rains in Himachal

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | IANS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Light rain occurred at a few places in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, and the weather department forecast that rain would continue in parts of the state till Independence Day. Kangra received the highest rainfall at 27.8 millimetres since yesterday, the Meteorological Centre here said. According to weather department data, 15 mm rain...

Hydropower plants in Himachal resume generation

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | IANS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Pradesh's three mega hydropower projects, which remained closed for four days owing to abnormal rise in silt in the Satluj river, resumed generation on Saturday, an official said. The closure of the projects had disrupted power supply to the northern states, including Delhi. The run-of-the-river plants that resumed generation were 1,500...

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