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Lal Bahadur Shastri was confident of India-Pakistan peace: Kuldip Nayar Lal Bahadur Shastri was confident of India-Pakistan peace: Kuldip Nayar
By Vishnu Makhijani 
NEW DELHI: Lal Bahadur Shastri, India's second prime minister, was confident of subcontinental peace, which is why he signed the Tashkent Accord with Pakistan on January 10, exactly 50 years ago. But this collapsed due to his death hours later early January 11, an event that should be probed even though half a century has elapsed, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, a long-serving aide of the Indian leader, said.
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Badals weakening claims over Chandigarh by not sending officers on deputation: AAP Badals weakening claims over Chandigarh by not sending officers on deputation: AAP
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of Punjab Government failed to send officers of Punjab Cadre to Chandigarh on deputation, Aam Aadmi Party today said that Badal government is cheating and misleading the people of Punjab on the issue. AAP Convener, Suchha Singh Chhotepur said that this is the finest example of Anti-Punjab face of Badals. He said that Badal is adopting double standards in sending officers on deputation while a number of posts of Punjab quota in UT Administration are lying vacant.

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Jet Airways suspends cabin crew for Sonu Nigam's in-flight singing Jet Airways suspends cabin crew for Sonu Nigam's in-flight singing
Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: Airline major Jet Airways said on Friday that it has suspended the five-member cabin crew of its January 4 Jodhpur-Mumbai flight for allowing celebrated singer Sonu Nigam to use the in-flight announcement system to entertain his fellow passengers.

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Haryana received investment proposals of Rs.5000 crores Haryana received investment proposals of Rs.5000 crores
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CHANDIGARH: Haryana has received proposals for investment of Rs 5000 crore from the potential investors of Kolkata in the field of food processing, manufacturing, infrastructure, power, solar energy, hospitality, IT, e-governance and education. Also, Haryana’s new Solar Policy will soon be released to give boost to projects based on solar energy.

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Chandigarh admin defers Citizen's charter once again Punjab News Express
Punjab News Express/Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: It appears all is not well with the Citizen’s Charter again. The UT Administration has deferred the plan to implement the Charter for more than a month. After a number of tactical retreats and surges like Metro project, the UT Administration had finally given its nod to Citizen’s Charter in 2004. The concept also took over a decade to originate. But the Charter had lost its validity and quality service standards and bureaucracy stopped listening to the people. The bureaucracy had failed to have the same urgency for providing public services.

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Punjab to introduce vocational education in new 527 schools Punjab to introduce vocational education in new 527 schools
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CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is seriously contemplating to introduce vocational education in new 527 new schools. Presently vocational education is being imparted in 400 schools. The proposal in this regard is ready to be sent to National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

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Big hospitals responded positively to health insurance scheme of Punjab Government Punjab News Express
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has launched a Cashless Health Insurance Scheme for its employees and pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2016. So far, 4 lacs employees / pensioners have been enrolled and given e-cards. It is for the very first time in India, the employees have been issued Mobile e-cards and any employee can download on his/her mobile the special App "PGEPHIS" and can look into the details of the scheme, empanelled hospitals, pharmacies, claim status, and authorization status etc. Every employee/pensioner has been informed through SMS regarding confirmation of his/her enrollment and the link for this App. This is the unique feature that empowers every employee/pensioner to have correct and complete status of his/her claim on his/her finger tips.

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Chandigarh rowers win seven silver medals Punjab News Express
Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Rowing Team brought laurels to the City Beautiful by winning seven silver medals during the 34th Senior National Rowing Championships held at Hussain Sagar Lake, Hydrabad from 25-31 January, 2016. The team was sponsored by Chandigarh Rowing Association.

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