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Following a phone call from the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister to his Punjab counterpart, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee on Friday sent langar for around 50,000 flood-affected people of Srinagar. Omar Abdullah, J&K chief minister, had on Thursday made a telephonic request to Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal, for the langar.
The cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana meet the criterion for being developed as smart cities. At a meeting called by the union urban development ministry on Friday, seeking suggestions from various states, Punjab local bodies minister Anil Joshi said the two cities fell in the category of 10-lakh-plus population.
The army has intensified its efforts to bring relief to the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District by unloading and distributing relief material. Pradeep Karki, Commanding Officer, 60 Rajputana Rifles, told ANI, "We are getting a daily update by the teams handling relief operations about the situation of the Rajouri district on a daily basis.
The dispute over the possession of various historical sites at the ancient Ram Tirath temple was amicably resolved on Wednesday following the intervention of the Punjab government. Fearing that the implementation of the Punjab and Haryana high court's recent directions in totality could lead to a lawand-order problem, the government thought it best to bring a compromise between petitioner Mahant Baldev Giri and the Bhagwan Valmiki Dhuna Sahib Management Trust.
'Aalishan Pakistan', a lifestyle exposition, was inaugurated here Thursday despite protest by a group of men outside the venue. The delegation from the neighbouring nation is upbeat and says that protest doesn't "affect" them.
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday lashed out at the Congress for raking up the issue of union finance minister Arun Jaitley being critical of Punjab over fiscal matters, saying Jaitley had in fact assured the state of considering its case for a financial package after submission of report of the 14th Finance Commission. In a statement here, SAD treasurer and chief parliamentary secretary NK Sharma said the Congress was raising a hue and cry only to divert the public attention from the projects which the Modi government sanctioned for the state in 100 days of its governance.
Fearing a clash between two communities over the possession of a piece of land at Ram Tirath, 13 km from Amritsar, where Maharshi Valmiki is said to have written the Ramayana, the Punjab Armed Police here has been put on high alert. According to government sources, due to tension escalating over the land dispute, the Punjab government is anticipating a major law and order problem in near future, especially in Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts, dominated by the Valmiki community, who is opposed to giving possession of the land to the petitioner.
By I. Ramamohan Rao, New Delhi, Sept. 6 Yesterday, on the occasion of Teachers Day my mind went back to former President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan in whose memory the day is observed every year.
For the first time, in this border town of Ferozepur in Punjab, situated on Indo-Pak border, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations , organized stakeholder's consultation on "Enhancing India-Pakistan Trade" over a small gathering of local railway authorities, educationists, political leaders, industrialist and representatives of various NGOs. ICRIER was represented by Dr. Nisha Taneja, Professor, Ashfaq Hussain, Director, and Nikita Singla, Consultant, Bureau of research on Industry & Economic Fundamentals .
Immigrating from India and having realized education is a great equalizer, Peninsula Alternative High School's new principal Harjinder Mattu hopes to inspire students to complete and advance their education. Mattu, 56, took over at the San Bruno school of 240 students this July 1 following the departure of Donald Scatena, who has moved south to Mills High School in Millbrae as a vice principal.
When the rain was most required by the farmers, the monsoon eluded them and they went about pumping out precious groundwater so that their paddy and basmati crops could be saved. Their hopes of a healthy yield of paddy of 59 to 60 quintals per hectare could well be dashed to the ground if the weather does not clear-up in the next 24 hours.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:14 am
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