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1 min ago | Hindustan Times

Rain lashes Punjab Haryana

Light to moderate showers lashed parts of Punjab and Haryana on Thursday bringing down maximum temperatures by up to five notches below the standard at some places in the region.

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6 hrs ago | Nerve News

Industrial corridors will change North India: Kant

The planned industrial corridors, including the $100-billion Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project, will be the game changer for North India, secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion Amitabh Kant said Thursday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Newkerala.com

Haryana announces 41-member gurdwara management committee

The Haryana government Wednesday nominated 41 Sikh leaders as members of the ad-hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee that may escalate controversy over the HSGPC.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Rediff.com

Hope runs thin for families of stranded Indians in Iraq

More than a month after they lost contact with their kin stranded in Iraq, around 30 families from Punjab, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh have moved to the national capital with a resolve to "not go back till we get proof of life and a timeline from the government for safely bringing back our kin."

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Hindustan Times

Patiala Preneet picked as Cong candidate

Former union minister Preneet Kaur, who lost the Lok Sabha election recently, will be the Congress candidate for bypoll to the Patiala assembly seat, it is learnt.

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Hindustan Times

Temperatures jump above normal in Punjab Haryana

Maximum temperatures hovered between one and four degrees Celsius above normal in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday as rain showers at few places lift up humidity levels in the region.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Newkerala.com

HSGPC row: SAD terms Haryana move unconstitutional

The Shiromani Akali Dal Monday described as "unconstitutional" the Haryana government's move for a separate body to manage Sikh shrines in the state.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Hindustan Times

Rs 600crore BRTS project kicks off in Amritsar

After pondering over various proposals to strengthen the local public transport system, the state government has finally launched the ambitious Bus Rapid Transit System , a favourite project of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal for this holy city, which reels under tremendous traffic woes, congestion and the lack of a modern transport system.

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Hindustan Times

Patiala candidate will go by Capts choice says Bajwa

For the sake of unity before the by-elections, Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa is even ready go by the decision of his archrival in the party, Captain Amarinder Singh, in fielding a candidate for this seat.

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Hindustan Times

Punjab Haryana hit by poor rainfall

Punjab and Haryana, the country's food bowl, have received deficient to scanty rainfall in most parts this year, Met officials said on Sunday.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Indian Express

I am happy after marrying Abhinav, says Shweta Tiwari

Rising to fame after portraying as 'Prerna' in Kasauti Zindagi Kii almost 10 years back, television actor Shweta Tiwari said that 'rough patch in her life has passed and now she enjoys a personal connect with audiences.'

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Nerve News

HSGPC row: Haryana asks Rajnath to withdraw home ministry letter

Hardening its stand over the setting up of a new board to manage Sikh shrines in the state, the Haryana government Saturday urged union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to withdraw his ministry's letter to it, asking the state governor to withdraw assent to the bill for a new board.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

Turning point: How these Bollywood stars managed to hit the jackpot

They may have had humble beginnings but post that one crucial move, these celebs have walked the hallowed corridors of fame.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Turning point: How these Bollywood stars managed to hit the jackpot

They may have had humble beginnings but post that one crucial move, these celebs have walked the hallowed corridors of fame.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Hindustan Times

Compensation to border farmers HC contempt notice to secretary

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday issued notice to Punjab special secretary SS Khara to ask why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him for not submitting correct information to the court about compensation to the farmers whose cultivable land is in the area of security fence on the international border with Pakistan.

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Hindustan Times

Takht rejects Haryana Sikh leaders plea to review edict

The Akal Takht on Thursday rejected the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee's appeal to reconsider its decision to excommunicate Haryana Sikh leaders Jagdish Singh Jhinda, Didar Singh Nalwi and state finance minister Harmohinder Singh Chattha.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

India.com

Parkash Singh Badal threatens to quit over Haryana SGPC issue?

Chandigarh, Jul 16: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is reported to have threatened to quit if the central government did not intervene in the controversial issue of setting up of a separate committee in Haryana to manage gurdwaras there, Shiromani Akali Dal sources said on Wednesday.

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Hindustan Times

Punjab Budget 201415 Rehabilitation centres skill development for youth

Presenting the SAD-BJP led state government's third state budget, finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Wednesday tabled in state Assembly the budget with total size of 15,000 crore towards ways and means of transactions for current fiscal.

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Nerve News

Haryana minister excommunicated from Sikh community

A Sikh minister in the Haryana government and two other senior Sikh leaders were Wednesday excommunicated from the community for anti-religious activities by the Akal Takht.

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Hindustan Times

19 PCS officers transferred

The Punjab government has transferred 19 Punjab Civil Service officers. Hari Krishan Nagpal has been transferred as special secretary, department of welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes ; Baldev Singh as additional deputy commissioner , development Amritsar; Tej Kumar Goyal as project director, Rashtriya Uchtar Shiksha Abhiyan , Gurmeet ... (more)

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