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Interview
Pandit Rao Dharennavar, a South Indian who made Punjabi first love
“People in Punjab lack passion for their mother tongue which is not the case in Karnataka”
CHANDIGARH:  Born and brought up in remote Salotagi village of district Bijapur in Karnataka, typical south Indian Pandit Rao Dharennavar (40) who came to Chandigarh in 2003 for his teaching assignment at a Government College has made a mark of being torchbearer of promoting Punjabi language. He travels across the city and Punjab on his bicycle with his message. His inability to communicate with students in local language motivated him to learn Punjabi and then he fell in love with the language so much so that it became his passion of life.
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Editorial

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Punjab govt again attempts to befool people on illegal mining of sand and gravel
Puts ban on carrying sand, gravel out of state while no export taking place
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has made yet another attempt to befool the people of Punjab on the issue of controlling rates of sand and gravel. The government through a order today put a ban on carrying sand and gravel outside the state on the plea that it wanted to control the illegal mining.
Punjab

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Suicide by family near Sunam a blot on the face of Badal government: Bajwa
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today described the suicide by a poor family resulting in the death of husband and wife on the issue of land acquisition as a blot on the face of the Parkash Singh Badal government.
National

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Kejriwal meets Governor, reshuffles nine IAS officers
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung to discuss with him the functioning of Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) after Delhi High Court ruled that ACB can investigate and prosecute the center government officers including the Police. The BJP led NDA government had earlier restricted the powers of ACB to investigate Delhi Government employees only.
Regional

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HP High Court stays special judge(forest) order to summon Dhumal
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today stayed an order of the Special Judge (Forest), Shimla summoning the former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in case of alleged reemployment of A.N. Sharma, former IPS Officer against Rules. The Special Judge (Forest), Shimla had summoned Dhumal for May 30.
Chandigarh

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Punjab Governor leads the volunteers in serving 'Parshad' and 'Sweetened Water'
CHANDIGARH : As part of the observance of martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji, who sacrificed his life for preserving values of humanism and secularism, the employees of Punjab Raj Bhavan led by the Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki served the ‘Chhabeel’ of sweetened water and ‘parshad’ to the passers by outside the main gate of Punjab Raj Bhavan, here today.
Education

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10th class results : 80,000 students of Punjab failed in English
MOHALI : It’s a shocking revelation that 80,000 students of Punjab out of the total 3, 78628 who appeared for the tenth class exam, failed in English. And It’s all the more a matter of shame for the department of school education, that in Punjabi itself, which is our mother tongue and official language of the State, more than 35000 students failed out of total 379060 appeared. Even in social studies, 81,000 students failed out of total 377594 appeared. Result would have been much worse if 15 grace marks were not added.
Health

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Entire food chain in Punjab adultrated, admits government
Now plans to launch campaign for detoxification, says Ranike
CHANDIGARH: SAD-BJP government today for the first time admitted that whole food chain in Punjab is adultrated and toxic bacteria and other hazardous elements in milk, egss, meat and other eatables are entering the human bodies. The state government has also decided to launch massive campaign to detoxify the food chain.
Sports

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Cheema felicitates junior world boxing champion Mandeep Sandhu
Announces Rs.one lakh award for the Golden Girl
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema today extended warm welcome to the Junior World Champion Miss Mandeep Kaur Sandhu today on his arrival in Chandigarh. The boxer was on her way back to village Chakar (District Ludhiana) landed at Chandigarh airport after winning the coveted title of Junior World Championship of Boxing held at Taipei. The Minister announced a cash prize of Rs. one lakh to the ‘Golden Girl’of Punjab that would be conferred during a function to be held at Guru Nanak Bhawan Ludhiana on May 27.
Entertainment

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Special Story

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Sarbat Da Bhala trust begins construction of houses in Nepal
PATIALA: 'Sarbat Da Bhala' Charitable Trust has started working on construction of houses which were destroyed in recent earthquake which shook the neighbouring country down to rubble.
 
 
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