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18 hrs ago | Newkerala.com

Amritsar-based NGO seeks law to curb big fat weddings in Punjab

With a view to curb the unhealthy practice of high-spending in big fat weddings in Punjab, an Amritsar-based NGO Punjab Caucus for Public Cause has demanded a new law to put cap on the wasteful expenditure on marriage ceremonies.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Hindustan Times

Need zero tolerance for films glorifying terrorists Cheema

Permission for public screeningshould not be given to films which try to glorify terrorists and the Censor Board should be careful to ensure the same, Punjab education minister Daljeet Singh Cheema has said.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Hindustan Times

Raninder to help Majithia hit rifle association target

Amritsar MP Captain Amarinder Singh and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia are each other's favourite target but the former's son will now advise the latter in matters of shooting.

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Newkerala.com

BSF seize drugs, arms near Amritsar

The seized arms included a pistol, a magazine, six rounds of ammunition and four packets of heroin at Mahawa Border Outpost.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Newkerala.com

BSF recovers four kg heroin in Punjab

BSF troopers recovered four kg of heroin sought to be smuggled in from the Pakistan side in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here Friday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Hindustan Times

Honour killing Girl lover murdered in Amritsar village

A double murder in the name of honour came to light on Thursday at a village in this district.

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DNA India

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal seeks Arun Jaitley, Uma Bharti's...

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought intervention of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Uma Bharti for "prompt clearance" of the project to restart work on the 'Sakki/Kiran Nallah' in Amritsar and Gurdaspur Districts.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Michigan Daily Online

Photo Staff Abroad: The Golden Temple of India

The Harmandir Sahib, also known as the "Golden Temple," is a Sikh Gurudwara in Amritsar, Punjab, India where I spent a month learning about sustainable systems.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hindustan Times

Drug rehab centres to come up across state

The Punjab cabinet, which met in Chandigarh on Tuesday, took several decisions, including those pertaining to the sanctioning of posts and recruitment in various departments, such as prisons and education.

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Merinews

Victory of Congress Party at Patiala by-elections- Alarm bells for Akali-BJP alliance in Punjab?

Wife of former Punjab CM Capt. Amrinder Singh, Preneet Kaur has won the bypolls held for Patiala assembly seat.

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DNA India

Nanded Takht Board row: Parkash Singh Badal writes to Narendra Modi

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "restrain" Maharashtra government from going ahead with its "arbitrary" decision to reduce SGPC's representation in the Takht Sri Hazur Sahib Board at Nanded.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Indian Express

Punjab: Amarinder scores vs Bajwa, AAP fails

The Congress surrendered one of two Punjab seats to the Shiromani Akali Dal - the former had held both when they fell vacant - but each bypoll result gave Amarinder Singh a personal victory against PCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa.

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Newkerala.com

Remains of 282 martyrs of 1857 War for Independence immersed in River Ganga

The nation paid tribute to 282 martyrs of the 1857 War for Independence by immersing their mortal remains in the River Ganga here.

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The Indian Express

BJP suffered a 4-6 defeat in Bihar and lost ground to Congress in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

Three months after its spectacular showing in Lok Sabha polls, the BJP on Monday received a jolt in assembly by-elections suffering a 4-6 defeat at the hands of the RJD-JD -Congress alliance in Bihar and yielding two strongholds to Congress in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

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Food Production Daily

Tetra Pak: 'Biggest challenge in India is lack of enforcement of legislation'

Tetra Pak has donated three $5,000 baling machines to the Indian army in Jammu, Kashmir and Sikkim to dispose of and recycle its cartons.

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Asia Times

The curious rise of Arun Jaitley

The curious rise of Arun Jaitley By Arman Sidhu 102,770 votes. That's the total number of ballot papers that separated former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh from losing lawyer-turned-politician Arun Jaitley in the recent for the Amritsar seat in the Lok Sabha.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hindustan Times

Fund crunch halts admn complex project in Amritsar

Work on the project that was started after a delay of several years was finally started last year and an investment of Public works department executive engineer JS Sodhi said, "Work was stopped few days back as funds have not been released.

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Hindustan Times

Punjab bypolls stakes high for Patiala royal family Akalis

Stakes are high for the royal family of Patiala and the ruling Akalis as the results of the bypolls to Patiala and Talwandi Sabo Assembly seats in Punjab are to be declared tomorrow.

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Hindustan Times

Remains of 282 martyrs of First War of Independence immersed in holy river Ganga

It was deliverance after 157 years for 282 martyrs of the First War of Independence when on Sunday morning their skeletal remains excavated in Punjab recently were immersed in holy river Ganga at Sati Ghat in the Kankhal area here.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Hindustan Times

Drug rehab 2 months on count of new patients for drug rehab sees drastic fall

Two months after the Parkash Singh Badal government launched a massive drug de-addiction drive in the state on June 19, it is showing "withdrawal" symptoms.

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