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Pro-farmer credentials of Badal and BJP stand thoroughly exposed: Bajwa
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Congress President,Partap Singh Bajwa, lashed out at the Chief Minister  Parkash Singh Badal for cheating the people and said his alliance partner BJP’s so called pro-farmer credentials had already been completely exposed not only with regard to the land acquisition act but also on the issue of hike in minimum support prices of the farm produce.
AAP expels Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav from party
NEW DELHI : Cracking the whip, AAP expelled rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and two others for anti-party activities and "gross indiscipline", two days after issuing a show-cause notice to them.The decision to sack them from the party was taken by the national disciplinary committee which said as it was not satisfied with the response it got to the show-cause notice.
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15 year girl saved from drowning due to quick rection by HC judge M Jeyapaul
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: A 15-year-old girl is alive today, thanks to a brave and quick thinking action of justice who pulled the drowning girl to safety from Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. The feat—both heartwarming and harrowing—took place on March 30 last when the girl jumped into the lake in a bid to end her life.
5,000-year-old astrological tradition thrives in Punjab
By Jaideep Sarin 
HOSHIARPUR (Punjab): Just asking for an address in the Railway Mandi area of this Punjab might elicit blank stares. But the moment I uttered the word 'Brighu', I was not even allowed to say anything more and the directions followed to the T.One particular street in the area is virtually dedicated to the Brighu astrologers who are keeping alive a 5,000-year-old tradition of looking into the past and gazing at the future.
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Jai Ho Democracy trailer launched
By Kulbir Klasi
CHANDIGARH : You can call it India's answer to 'Expendables' as the Indian film industry veterans come together for a relevant political comedy. Jai Ho Democracy stars thespians from the National School of Drama and some of the best actors our country has ever had - Om Puri, Annu Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain and Satish Kaushik. Written and directed by Ranjit Kapoor, who also wrote the cult film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, the satirical comedy's trailer was launched today amidst much fanfare.
Haryana to soon announcce new Industrial policy: Khattar
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manohar Lal said that the state government is soon going to announce its new industrial policy in which focus would be laid on development of Micro Small and Medium Industries (MSME). Haryana is an agrarian state where land holding is shrinking and farmers are approaching towards small industries. The people connected with MSMEs could utilize their potential by imparting them skill development training in industries especially in agro based. The state government would promote agro based industries in a big way, he added.
On-line birth and death certificates will be issued in Haryana.
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH : Birth and death certificates will be issued in Haryana within seven days as the Health department of Haryana has brought all primary health centres (PHCs) and Common Service Centres (CSCs)online. The state government steip will facilitate uninterrupted service, For this purpose, internet facility and around 485 laptops are being provided to the CSCs.
Haryana Govt pensioners can submit life certificate on-line
By Y.S.Rana
CHANDIGARH: Government of Haryana has decided to simplify the payment of pension on the basis of Digital Life Certificate (DLC). Stating this here today, official of the Finance Department, Haryana, said that the government has approved the implementation of Aadhar Enabled Jeevan Pramaan Patra (JPP) system for all state government pensioners and now pensions would be disbursed through DLC.
Spillage loss at Dehar Power house
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGRH: Due to non revival of units 3 and 4 the Dehar power house is unable to fully utilize the available inflows at Pandoh Dam and water is being spilled from Pandoh.
CM lays foundation stone of Multi –Parking and Commercial complex
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA :
With a view to reduce traffic congestion in Shimla town, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today performed foundation stone laying ceremony of the Multi-storey Parking and Commercial complex near Tuti Kandi by-pass to be completed with a outlay of Rs. 64.58 crore.
State to revamp Integrated scheme for older Persons : Virbhadra
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : The State Government was mulling to revamp the 'Integrated Scheme for Older Persons' with an aim to improve their quality of life by providing them basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care etc. through the non-profit organizations, said Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh while presiding over a dissemination conference organised by India Country Office of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, (UNFPA) and its partner's Institute of Economic Growth Delhi and CRRID, Chandigarh to study about the status of elderly in Himachal Pradesh here today.
Virbhadra to inaugurate National Conference of Chairpersons of PSCs
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA : Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh will inaugurate the 17th National Conference of Chairpersons of State Public Service Commission at 11 AM on April 18 at Peterhoff in Shimla.
Hindus concerned after vandalizing of Dallas temple
NEVADA: Hindus nationwide are highly concerned after reports of vandalizing of North Texas Hindu Mandir in Dallas, reportedly around April 13.
Congratulation messages for Carson for his "Equality for All" resolution
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : Congressman Andre Carson is getting continuous congratulatory messages as his "Equality for All" resolution was officially introduced this week. Besides hundreds of 'likes' a number of comments (Thank You Sir ....Thank God, we have you! You are trustworthy and work for Indiana, Congrats! You're always working hard for the people! Thanks Congressman Carson! Thanks for working for the people) have appeared on Facebook.
Ishqedarriyaan Releases its First Motion Poster
MUMBAI : Director V. K. Prakash’s upcoming film Ishqedarriyaan that has Mimoh Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma in the lead roles has released its first motion poster. It features the two young actors intensely looking at each other with the backdrop of a beach, that blends perfectly with the two people in love. Mahaakshay Chakraborty and Evelyn Sharma will be seen together for the first time ever in this romantic film, playing characters they have never done before.
Grand Prix Humanitarian France confers Golden Laureate to S.P Oberoi
PATIALA:  In recognition of his relentless global humanitarian works, activities and campaigns, the Grand Prix Humanitarian France has honoured Dr. SP Singh Oberoi with a Gold Medal for his outstanding work in the field of Philanthropy.
US Sikhs honour attorney general Eric Holder
WASHINGTON: The Sikh community here has honoured the US Attorney General Eric Holder with a siropa, a ceremonial robe of honour, and a Sewa Service Award for services to their community.Guru Gobind Singh Foundation (GGSF) of Rockville, Maryland and National Sikh Centre (NSC) of Washington, DC presented the award to Holder at a ceremony at the Justice Department Monday. A special prayer called ardas was performed in a room, which once housed Robert Kennedy's office, with blessings sought for the Attorney General and for the nation.
MPP Jagmeet Singh named new deputy leader of Ontario
TORONTO: MPP Jagmeet Singh appointed as new deputy leader of Ontario NDP. It's the first time in more that a decade Ontario's NDP Cacucus had had a deputy leader.
Hindus want Prayer Room at Princeton University
NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have asked for a permanent and exclusive Prayer Room at Princeton University in New Jersey.
Hindu temple vandalised in Texas, devil worship symbols spray-painted
WASHINGTON : A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with nasty images spray-painted on its walls, the latest such incident in the country.The number '666' and an upside down cross was spray-painted on the door of the temple in Old Lake Highlands, north Texas.Krishna Singh, who is on the temple's board, said they discovered the graffiti last Monday."That was a big shock, really...The whole thing has been very disturbing to the community," CBS Local quoted Singh as saying.
SAD wrests Dhuri seat from Congress
CHANDIGARH : Chief Electoral Officer Punjab V.K. Singh disclosed that the counting of votes for Dhuri By poll was completed after 12 rounds of counting. 14 Counting tables were set up for counting purposes in the hall. The Shiromani Akali Dal Candidate Sr. Gobind Singh Longowal has been declared elected in this Dhuri by-Poll.
Gobind Singh Longowal of SAD wins Dhuri by-election by 37501 votes
CHANDIGARH: Gobind Singh Longowal of Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) has won the Dhuri by-election by defeating his nearest rival Simar Partap Singh Congress candidate by 37501 votes.
72 percent polling in Dhuri by-election
CHANDIGARH: At the end of the day, about 72 percent voting was reported from Dhuri where by-election is held today to elect new member of legislative party after Arvind Khanna Congress MLA had resigned. Till 1 PM about 39 percent voting was reported. In the morning voting was slow but it picked up as the day passed. The Congress and SAD-BJP alliance are fighting for victory as winning this seat is prestigious to both of them Congress has fielded Simar Partap Singh grand son of former Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala and SAD has fielded Gobind Singh Longowal a close aide of late Sant Harchand Singh Longowal. The candidates of SAD(Amritsar) and CPI,CPM are also in the fray.
39 percent voting in Dhuri by-election up to 1 PM
DHURI(Sangrur) : The polling in Dhuri by-election is going slow and by 1 PM only 39 perent p\voting was reported. The police is 
deployed in large strength. No untoward incident is reported so far.
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Spectrum auctions are crucially flawed, says Kapil Sibal
By Biswajit Choudhury 
NEW DELHI: Trust an ex-telecom minister who is also a legal eagle -- an attribute he shares with current incumbent Ravi Shankar Prasad -- to point out a "crucial flaw" in the on-going spectrum auctions.Kapil Sibal says this is "a government of hiccups, that doesn't think things through and has come up with a flawed auction design".
Ready to go size zero if film demands it: Bhumi Pednekar
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: In an industry where slim waists, six-packs and fit frames are the order of the day, here comes the unusual Bhumi Pednekar, embodying an overweight girl in her debut film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha". Weight issues are not an issue, says the actress, who is ready to reduce to size zero if the role demands it.
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