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Chandigarh

UT to shift complainants to another destitute home

With an aim to thwart any pressure on the inmates of Bal Niketan - a home for orphan girls in Sector 15 - on whose complaint an FIR was lodged against 50-year-old supervisor of the home for sexually harassing them, the UT social welfare department has decided to shift the complainants to another government-run destitute home.

Century later, Australia to acknowledge Sikh generosity

After more than a hundred years, Bud Singh, one of many thousands of Punjabis who came to Australia in the late 19th or very early 20th century, is going to be the medium of New South Wales’ acknowledging the generosity of Sikhs.

3 of family confined for 7 years rescued

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) rescued three members of a family, who were allegedly mentally challenged and confined in a house for the past about seven years.

Cop's son, aide arrested for snatching

Police on Wednesday arrested two persons, who allegedly snatched the purse from a woman lecturer Tuesday. One of the two accused was identified as the son of a serving head constable with the Chandigarh Traffic Police.

Four held guilty for robbery in P'kula house

The court of district and sessions judge RK Sondhi on Wednesday held four people guilty of loot in Sector 4 by holding four people hostage at knifepoint last year.

Haryana govt notifies holiday for Punjab voters

Haryana government has notified April 30, the date of Lok Sabha elections in Punjab as a paid holiday for the employees registered as voters in the the neighbouring state.

Need to be alert in Punjab ahead of LS polls: EC

The Election Commission has emphasised the need to be more alert during last 48 hours before the Lok Sabha polling in Punjab impending chances of distribution of cash and liquor to woo voters.

Punjabi music, culture in traditional mela setting

Pop singer Jasbir Jassi and Pakistani classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali are among the mellifluous voices set to herald a Punjabi festival beginning here from April 25.

For a ‘beary’ good cause

Spreading smiles among children with life-threatening illnesses via his transcontinental awareness and fundraising ride with the World Wide Relay Run, Charlie Bear arrived in the North Eastern region of India this month.

23 candidates face criminal charges in Punjab

Punjab will see as many as 23 candidates who are facing serious criminal charges contesting the ongoing Lok Sabha polls as against 18 such candidates who had contested 2009 general elections.

Khushwant's desire to reunite with Pak roots comes true

A fistful of ashes of legendary Indian journalist and author Khushwant Singh have been brought to his birthplace in Pakistan's Punjab province to fulfill his desire to be 'reunited with his roots'.

Punjab Cong demands probe into ex-cop's disclosures

Punjab Congress today demanded an inquiry by either a sitting judge of the High Court or the CBI into the disclosures made by a former top police officer in the state on involvement of some ruling SAD leaders in drugs trade.

'No outsider can stay in any constituency on poll day'

Punjab CEO today said that any outsider or political functionary, who was not enrolled as a voter in a Parliamentary constituency can't stay there on polling day, but the candidates have been exempted from the decision.

Rs.731 crore-worth drugs seized in Punjab

Punjab authorities have seized drugs worth Rs.731 crore and 7.5 lakh litres of illicit and country liquor in the run-up to the April 30 Lok Sabha polls in the state, an election officer said here Wednesday.

Mother gets life term for killing one-year-old girl

A 24-year-old woman who strangulated her ye a r- old daughter to death would spend rest of her life behind bars. After the district and sessions judge SK Aggarwal awarded her life term for murder on Tuesday, Mamta broke down, as her claims of being falsely implicated in the case failed to impress the court.
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