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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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Dr. Senu Duggal appointed Director Punjab Public Relations Dr. Senu Duggal appointed Director Punjab Public Relations
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today handed over charge of Director Information and Public Relations Department to Dr. Senu Duggal, addtional director. According to an official communication shw would look after the work of Director PR till the appointment of new incumbent. She replaced IAS officer Rahul Tiwari who has been appointed Secretary PR and special Principal Secretary to Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal.

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Modi says one family obstructing parliament Modi says one family obstructing parliament
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MORAN (Assam):  Taking a potshot at the Congress leadership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said while the opposition wanted parliament to function, one family holding a grudge for its electoral defeat was not allowing the Rajya Sabha to function.

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Haryana Tax officials raid Recorder and Medicare Systems, recover Rs.35 lakhs Punjab News Express
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: While taking serious note of evasion of tax, a team of Haryana Excise and Taxation Department, Panchkula, today conducted a surprise inspection of the business premises of M/s Recorder and Medicare Systems Private Limited in Phase-I, Panchkula, and recovered Rs 35 lakh as payment of tax.

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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
Punjab News Express
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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For the security of Nation remove bogus tags from the vehicles: Jain For the security of Nation remove bogus tags from the vehicles: Jain
Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: RTI Advisor, Jatinder Jain in his letters written to Dy. CM, Punjab, Sukhbir Badal, DGP Punjab, Suresh Arora & SSP Sangrur, Pritpal Singh Thind & to media said that if State & Centre governments wanted to maintain peace & avoid attacks like Pathankot airport in future then the government should immediately take an action to remove bogus tags of Police, Army, VIP & on Govt. Duty from the private vehicles.

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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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