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Punjab: Rs. 473 cr released to 8,033 farmers

The Punjab government has made online payments to the tune of Rs. 473.54 crore to farmers against the purchase of their crop by various procurement agencies during the ongoing paddy procurement in the state. The payment has been made in accordance with the guidelines fixed by the central government.

Shugden followers go online in their battle against Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

Followers of Dorje Shugden have now taken the battle against the Tibetan spiritual leader and the government-in-exile to the social networking sites.

Akali-BJP alliance rock solid: Majithia

Punjab revenue and rehabilitation minister Bikram Singh Majithia claimed here on Monday that the Akali-BJP alliance in Punjab was as solid as a rock since both parties had jointly weathered many political storms.

BJP’s clean sweep in Ambala replaces 8 sitting MLAs

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidates have won in all the nine assembly segments of the Ambala parliamentary seat in the recently-concluded assembly elections, replacing eight sitting MLAs.

Poll debacle: Selja hits out at Hooda

Knives are out in the Congress after the BJP stormed its bastions Maharashtra and Haryana in the assembly polls marking a saffron surge in new territories.

Second Mega National Lok Adalat on December 6

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) will organise the second Mega National Lok Adalat on December 6 at the judicial complex.

HSGMC row: BJP’s Haryana victory raises SGPC hopes

Even though the Indian National Lok Dal-Shiromani Akali Dal alliance put up a dismal show in the Haryana assembly polls, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to ask the new BJP government to review the resolution passed by the previous Congress government for the formation of a separate gurdwara management committee.

Notice to Snehalaya for not admitting child

Acting on a petition seeking directions to Snehalaya to admit a child, the court on Monday issued notice to the Snehalaya chairman to file a reply by October 27.

UT advisor KK Sharma transferred

The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has transferred UT adviser KK Sharma as additional secretary, ministry of urban development.

China's surveillance cameras raise hackles in India

Nearly a month after the standoff between Indian army jawans and China's People's Liberation Army ( PLA) troops in the sensitive Chumar sector in Ladakh, the high-resolution surveillance cameras installed by the neighbouring country along the international border in Himachal Pradesh has raised hackles among Indian security agencies.

Coconut offerings mark beginningof Lahaul deity Raja Gepan's yatra

In the wake of the Himachal Pradesh high court's ban on animal sacrifice at religious places, the people of Lahaul and Spiti put an end to the age-old tradition of sacrifice and substituted it with coconut offerings to mark the beginning of 'Kesamdhor', once-in-three-years yatra of Raja Gepan- the presiding deity of the Lahaul valley.

Gulzar calls for spreading Tagore's works across India

Acclaimed poet and film director Gulzar has stressed the need for spreading the works of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore across the country.

Jan Dhan scheme: CM sets Dec 15 deadline

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has set a deadline of December 15 to cover all households in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

After Punjab govt strips Navjot Singh Sidhu of security cover, ex-MP hires pvt bodyguards

After Punjab government’s flip-flop on providing security to former MP and BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician was seen being protected by ‘private security’ guards in Amritsar on Monday.

BJP high command will decide who will be next Haryana CM: Rao Inderjit Singh

Union minister of state for planning, statistics and programme implementation (Independent Charge) Rao Inderjit Singh on Monday said the decision on who would be the next chief minister of Haryana will be taken by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) high command.
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