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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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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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Darshan didar yatra enters Doaba
HOSHIARPUR : The Darshan Didar Yatra carrying relics of three Sikh Guru's have now entered the Doaba region of Punjab. Today morning, the yatra started from Dashmesh College for Girls, Mukerian where a sea of devotees reached for the darshan of Relics of Guru Sahiban.
National

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Black money list: Yash Birla among seven Indian names made public for Swiss a/c
NEW DELHI : Industrialist Yash Birla and son-in-law of late realty and liquor baron Ponty Chadha are among seven Indians with Swiss bank accounts whose names have been made public in Switzerland's official gazette with regard to ongoing tax probes against them in India.
Regional

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No respite from heat wave in Haryana, Punjab
CHANDIGARH : Heat wave conditions continued to sweep swathes of Punjab and Haryana giving no respite to people as the maximum temperatures on Tuesday again crossed few notches above normal at most places.Karnal in Haryana again braved a hot day recording a maximum temperature of 44 degree Celsius, four notches above normal, the MeT Department report said here.
Chandigarh

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Army Public School Chandimandir students crack SSB to join NDA
CHANDIGARH: Children of Junior Commissioned Officers(JCOs) of Indian Army and also the students of Army Public School, Chandimandir made their parents and School proud , after getting selected for training at National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakvasla.
Diaspora

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All set for HTCI to conduct Maha Kumbhabhishekam from June 3 to 7
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : The Hindu Temple of Central Indiana is hosting the Maha Kumbhabhishekam a milestone event in the history of the temple on Sunday, June 7. The event will involve consecration of the Temple with sanctified water. This five-day event, which begins on June 3, will feature a diverse array of activities including food and much more, according to Mayor's Office of International & Cultural Affairs Newsletter - June 2015
Education

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Punjab SC Commission takes serious note of delay in deliver of text books to students
Directs Education and Welfare department to ensure delivery of books within 7 days

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes today pulled up the officers of Education and Welfare Departments for delay in delivery of text books to students belonging to SC/BC categories besides directing to ensure the delivery within 7 days. The commission has also asked the departments to furnish compliance report on June 9 after providing the books to students. 
Crime & Justice

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Pakistani 'spy pigeon' detained in Patankot
AMRITSAR : Police in Punjab's Amritsar district, bordering Pakistan, are playing hosts to a pigeon, suspected to have come from the neighbouring country on a 'secret mission'.
Sports

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Education Department announces sports wings, trials from June 1st
CHANDIGARH : The Education Department, Punjab, announced the sports wings to be made operational during the current academic year 2015-16 to provide coaching to students having inclination towards sports.
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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