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18-Feb-2017 Ropar (Punjab)

Off-roaders test skills, vehicle endurance at extreme sport event

As many as 12 teams of off-roaders from across the country have rallied near here to test not only their driving skills on the rough terrain but also the endurance of their vehicles modified for the purpose at the inaugural 'JK Tyre Xtreme 4-Play'.The three-day...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Don’t Try To Provoke Punjabis : SAD Urges Haryana Leadership

The Shiromani Akali Dal urged the political parties from the neighboring state of Haryana  not to indulge in activities that provoke the people of the Punjab on the SYL issue and asserted that the SAD will never let the  project complete as it...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Rajiv Thakur wins Free Tab in the first day of Rose Festival

Rajiv Thakur S/o Naradhu Ram, resident of Sector-39 C, Chandigarh has been declared as the lucky winner of a brand new Tab for the 1st day at Chandigarh Rose Festival. The winner was announced by the Punjabi Singer-Garry Sandhu during his live performance...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Aam Aadmi Party holds statewide demonstrations against Demonetization

Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday held demonstrations at the various places in Punjab against Modi government's decision of demonetization. AAP asked centre government to show the complete data of black money received by government after the implementation of...

18-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

CBI arrests senior Punjab official for bribery

The CBI has arrested the Joint Director of Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training (PSBTE&IT) for taking a bribe of Rs 50,000, an official said on Saturday.Jagjeet Singh was on Friday caught red-handed during a raid conducted...

18-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Seven kg heroin recovered in Punjab

At least seven kg of heroin, worth Rs 35 crore, was recovered in a joint operation by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) here, a BSF official said on Saturday.The heroin was in seven sealed packets."Based on a specific input,...

16-Feb-2017 Ferozepur

11 members of family killed in Punjab accident

In a freak accident, 11 members of a family were killed when a coal-laden truck overturned and fell on their vehicle in Punjab's Ferozepur district, 210 km from here, on Thursday evening.The loaded truck fell over their Chevrolet Tavera multi-utility vehicle,...

16-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Annual Sports Day celebrated Indo Global Colleges

Indo Global Colleges celebrated their 14th  Annual Sports meet. After the inaugural function, The budding engineers, architects, managers and educationists all showed their skills on the field . Over 900 students including 400 girls competed in Athletics...

16-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

CGC Jhanjeri Organises Budget-O-Meter

Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri organized seminar on Budget titled Budget -O- Meter. The Key note speakers of the function were P.K. Behl, AGM, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Shirish Mudgal, Regional Manager, Business Standard and Dr. J.P.S. Sibia Chairman, Board...

15-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

AAP harbouring criminals and militants in the state : BJP

The Punjab unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party today slammed the Aam Aadmi Party for harbouring criminals and militants in the state. Taking a strong exception to the arrest of Nabha jailbreak mastermind Gurpreet Singh Sekhon from an AAP activist’s house,...

13-Feb-2017 Ludhiana

30 bombs, grenades found near Ludhiana

Police on Monday recovered 30 bombs and hand grenades from an open area on the outskirts of Punjab's industrial city Ludhiana.Investigation has been launched into the recovery of the explosives from Alamgir area, about eight kilometers from Ludhiana, a police...

11-Feb-2017 Ferozepur

BSF recovers 5 kg heroin in Punjab

The BSF has recovered five kg of heroin from the tyre of a bullock cart near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab's Ferozepur sector, an official said on Saturday.The seizure was made in the area of Border out Post (BoP) Jagdish in Ferozepur sector on Friday...

08-Feb-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Seminar on Awareness on Digital Payment System at GJIMT

Gian Jyoti  Institute of Management & Technology, Phase 2  organized a seminar on Awareness on Digital Payment System among Young Indians. The seminar was conducted for rural area students to enhance their knowledge on the usage of current payment...

08-Feb-2017 Ludhiana

LCET Student represented region during Republic Day Parade in Delhi

Gurvir singh an NSS volunteer of Ludhiana College of Engineering & Technology was selected to represent PTU NSS team at Republic on  Republic Day held at Delhi .He won a number of medals & prizes during Annual Training Camp .He represented as the...

08-Feb-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Rattan Group distributed woolens and blankets to needy people

Rattan Group of Institutions distributed woolens and blankets to needy people . Rithambra sanghi member SBCC Haryana was also present there. Distribution started from college campus. Later, lead to the slum areas nearby areas where people thronged to receive...

08-Feb-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

Shemrock School excelled in Gurmat Competition

Shemrock School sector-69 excelled in Gurmat competition organised at Gurudwara  Sahibzada Ajit Singh ji in which as many as 300 students of 27 schools participated . Subjects covered were Gurbani Kanth, Kirtan, Lectures, kavishari, Poetry, Wartalap , Quiz ...

08-Feb-2017 S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali)

CGC Jhanjeri honoured families of brave martyrs of Punjab

Chandigarh Group of Colleges  Jhanjeri organized Shaheed Samman Samaroh in the college. Brig. Kuldip singh Chandpuri was the chief Guest of the function. During the function some of the young army officers and other ranks of Indian Army who laid down their...

07-Feb-2017 Gurdaspur

BSF guns down Pakistani intruder in Punjab

The Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Gurdaspur sector of Punjab on Tuesday, officials said. The incident took place near Simbal."A Pakistani intruder crossed the border and came inside Indian territory. BSF challenged him to...

07-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Repoll ordered in 48 polling stations in Punjab

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered repolling in 48 polling stations of five assembly constituencies in Punjab.The repoll will be held on February 9 (Thursday), Election department officials said here on Tuesday.The EC has also ordered a repoll...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab poll: More women vote than men

Punjab may have been unfair to women in terms of its sex ratio, but the percentage of female voters was clearly higher than male voters in the just-concluded assembly elections in the state.With Punjab recording a high voter turnout of 77.4 percent, it was...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

JJ Singh’s behaviour, threat to voters shameful : Capt Amarinder Singh

Shameful and disgusting’ was how Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday reacted to reports of his opponent from Patiala General JJ Singh’s threat not to do any work, if elected, for those who did not support him in the just concluded assembly...

06-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Arvind Kejriwal a habitual denigrator : Vineet Joshi

Punjab unit of the BJP today came down heavily on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for calling the Election Commission a ‘spineless body’ which had ‘completely surrendered’ before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Lambasting Kejriwal, state party secretary Vineet Joshi...

06-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Tension in Punjab after Congress-Akali Dal clash

Tension prevailed in Punjab's Majitha constituency on Monday following clashes between supporters of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and Congress, a police officer said.Police reinforcements were rushed to Mian Pandher village in Amritsar district, 275 km from...

06-Feb-2017 Tarn Taran

4 killed in Punjab road accident

Four persons, including a woman and child, were killed on Monday morning when a car collided with a bus due to thick fog in Punjab's Tarn Taran district, police said.Three people were injured in the accident. There were seven passengers in the car.The accident...

05-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

Lawrence School organised week long activity with full vivacity and joy

Lawrence School Sector- 51 observed Basant Panchmi with week long activities at its campus. Faculty members and students first, worshiped Saraswati Goddess   of knowledge, music and art, as she symbolizes the constant flow of wisdom, she also represents...

05-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

UGI Students distributed woollens to under privileged

The students of Universal Group of Institutions collected woollen clothes distributed to needy & under privileged people. Distribution was started from Leprosy Home, later lead to the slum areas nearby villages of Lalru where people thronged to receive...

05-Feb-2017 Ludhiana

LCET organizes Workshop on Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan

Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology organized a workshop on Vittiya Saksharta Abhiyan (VISAKA)  in its campus. The purpose of this workshop was to aware the students and motivate them to use a digitally enabled cashless economic system for transfer...

05-Feb-2017 S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali)

CGC Jhanjeri Spreads Awareness Regarding Digital Payment

Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri organized a campaign to spread awareness regarding the benefits of cashless transaction among shopkeepers of Chunni, Jhanjeri, Landran, Badali and Fategarh Sahib. Students of MBA went to the shopkeepers and made them aware...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

CEO thanks people of Punjab for ensuring peaceful poll

Punjab today ensured overall peaceful 1 phased poll to elect 117 representatives for legislative assembly in which little less than 2 crore electorate exercised their franchise.Thanking the people of Punjab to come out in large numbers to exercise their democratic...

04-Feb-2017 Panaji/Chandigarh

Battle for Punjab, Goa passes peacefully amid high voter turnout

Over a crore and a half voters turned up to chose new governments in the traditionally high-turnout states of Punjab and Goa on Saturday, in the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his allies after the government's move to ban high-value...

04-Feb-2017 Amritsar

Congress will win Punjab marking its revival : Navjot Singh Sidhu

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said the Congress will win the Punjab Assembly elections, marking its revival.Congress' candidate from Amritsar East, Sidhu said he was confident that Congress was going to form the new government in Punjab and that it...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

72 per cent votes cast in Punjab

Over 72 per cent of Punjab's nearly 1.99 crore voters cast their votes on Saturday in 117 assembly segments in the northern state, election officials said here.Sangrur district recorded the highest 81 per cent voting, followed by Faridkot and Fatehgarh Sahib...

04-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Vijay Sampla thanks people of Punjab for casting their votes

Union Minister and Punjab BJP president, Vijay Sampla today thanked the people of Punjab for casting their votes for the state Assembly polls. Stating that this was a demonstration of active citizenship and patriotism, Sampla...

03-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

ECI All Prepared To Conduct Free And Fair Election In Punjab

Punjab is all set to witness the most sacred epic battle of democracy tomorrow with Election Commission making all arrangements to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections in the state.Briefing the media Mr. V.K Singh Chief electoral Officer and Mr. V.K Bhawra...

03-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Congress’ Kharar rebel candidate permanently expelled

Yet another rebel candidate has come under axe by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh.PPCC general secretary Lakhvinder Kaur Garcha has been permanently expelled from the party’s primary membership for her anti-party...

02-Feb-2017 New Delhi/Chandigarh

In patriarchal Punjab, only 7% of 1,145 candidates are women

Only seven per cent of the 1,145 candidates in the fray in the Punjab assembly elections are females -- a figure pointing to the patriarchal predominance of all political parties -- and making a mockery of their promise of 33 per cent quota for women in legislative...

02-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab's 'silent' electorate can make things uncertain

Punjab is set to see its most crucial assembly election in decades on February 4, with its undercurrent of "silent" voters likely to turn the poll arena into an uncertain event which could swing anywhere.For the first time, Punjab is witnessing three-cornered...

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