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BJP objects release of Punjabi movie based on killers of former Prime Minister
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: BJP fire brand leader and former Punjab Cabinet Minister   Lakshmi Kanta Chawla raising her voice against the release of Punjabi Movie “Kaum de Heere” said that it should be banned.
Chandigarh police seized venom worth Rs 10 cr
CHANDIGARH : A police team, along with activists of NGO People For Animals, captured three endangered snakes and 600 ml of venom from a Punjab Roadways bus on Wednesday morning.
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Vedic Rakhis comes up in stores this season
By Pallavi Soni
AMRITSAR : With Raksha Bandhan around the corner, city markets are flooded with various types of rakhies. Making this season Raksha Bandhan more traditional and sacred, vedic rakhis with specific vedic seeds and beads like the Tulsi seeds, Rudrakshas, Sphatik Crystals, Sandalwood, Copper and Rudrani have come up in the stores to strengthen the relationships.
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Haryana engineers to hold protest rally on August 21
By Vinod Gupta
CHANDIGARH: Haryana power engineers will be holding a protest rally at Panchkula on August 21 in support of their long pending issues of Assistant Engineers pay scale, restructuring of utilities as per work load norms and recent decision of power utilities.
Haryana power engineers to intensify agitation
By Vinod Gupta
KURUKSHETRA : Haryana power engineers held today protest gate meeting at Ambala and Kurukshetra and wore black badges against indifferent attitude of state governments on their long pending demands .
Jathedar Akal Takht ask Haryana Government to restore possession of Gurdwara to SGPC
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Condemning the forcibly possession of Kaithal based Gurdwara in Harayna by HSGMC, Jathedar Akal Takht Gyani Gurbachan Singh has asked the Haryana Government led by Congress to restore the possession to SGPC.
HSGPC row : Tension in Kurukshetra
CHANDIGARH : Tension prevailed in Haryana’s Kurukshetra town on Saturday as the newly-constituted Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (HSGPC) tried to take control of the Gurdwara Chatti Patshahi, one of the state’s biggest.
Atleast 17 killed as bus falls into gorge in Kinnaur district
SHIMLA: Around 17 persons are feared killed in a bus accident in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. The private bus carrying over 35 passengers rolled down Baspa river at Ruturang near Sangla.
ONGC to start its Operation in Himachal next month
By Vijyender Sharma
JAWALAMUKHI : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Limited will start drilling at Surani village, 10 km from Jwalamukhi in Kangra District of Himachal Pardesh , in the first week of September to explore the possibilities of the presence of gas and oil.
Fruit plant nutrition consultancy service proving boon for horticulturists
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: Fruit plant nutrition consultancy service being implemented in the State proved beneficial to the fruit growers. Through this consultancy service, the growers are getting exact position of essential nutrients in their farms and accordingly helpful to determine balanced volume of fertilizer.  The growers are getting high quality production by adopting this service.
TCHRD releases memoir of former Tibetan political prisoner
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA : The Dharmshala based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is pleased to announce the launch of a memoir of a former Tibetan political prisoner in Tibetan titled “Raising the Tibetan National Flag in Rebkong”.
West Africa Ebola death toll rises to 1,350: WHO
The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now risen to at least 1,350 people, World Health Organization said .
Samir Thapar re-elected PFA president
CHANDIGARH: CMD of Jagatjit Cotton Textiles Samir Thapar was unanimously re-elected president of the Punjab Football Association at the general council meeting which was atteneded by the presidents and secretaries of all the affiliated units of the association, according to joint secretary Vijay Bali.
1984 Victims To Carry "Torch Of Justice" From Delhi To New York - UN Headquarters
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Victims of November 1984 Sikh Genocide and human rights activists have decided to go international with their quest for justice. 
U.S., Australia push to restrict foreign militants’ movements
SYDNEY : The U.S. and Australia have agreed to push for a United Nations resolution restricting the movement of foreign militants who have fought in the Middle East, in the wake of a photograph apparently showing a seven-year-old Australian boy holding the severed head of a soldier in Syria.
Hindus laud Overland Park Council for permitting elephant for wedding festivities
Hindus have thanked Kansas’s Overland Park City Council for unanimously approving the permit in its August 18 meeting to allow an elephant for wedding festivities on September six.
India Day celebrations in Indianapolis
By Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS: India Association of Indianapolis and Indianapolis Hyderabad Sister City Committee organised India Day (Independence Day Celebration) at Indianapolis Monument Circle here today. Indianapolis Mayor Gregory A Ballard graced the occasion and witnessed programme which depicted rich Indian culture, music, dances and customs.
Punjab NRI commission orders action in hate crime against Sikhs in USA
By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab state Commission for NRIs has taken suo moto response of the hate attack on a Sikh Man, physician-scientist  and his mother in Queens neighbourhood  in New York, USA on the night of August 7 and ordered the state and center governments to act immediately for justice to Sikh victims.
Supporting Jews, Hindus urge France to rename “Death to Jews” hamlet
Hindus have come out in support of Jews in asking France to change the name of its “Death to Jews” (La Mort aux Juifs) hamlet, about 60 miles from Paris.
Polling for Patiala, Talwandi Sabo by-election begins peacefully
CHANDIGARH: The polling for by-election at two seats of Patiala city and Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district started today morning. Till 10 AM 15 percent polling was reported from bothe the seats.
Harsimrat claims SAD-BJP govt put development on fast track
RAMAN MANDI (BATHINDA): The Union Food Processing Industry Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said that National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Center has the agenda of social welfare and socio- economic reformation of Punjab on priority.
Voters must carry epic and other authenticated photo identity during polling : CEO
CHANDIGARH : To prevent impersonation and to make the right of genuine electors to vote under sections 61 and 62 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has appealed that all electors, who have been issued Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) should produce their EPIC for the identification at the polling station before casting their votes for the by-elections of Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies.
ECI issues instructions regarding exit & opinion poll and survey
CHANDIGARH : In view of Patiala and Talwandi Sabo assembly constituencies’ by-elections in the State of Punjab, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued instructions restricting to conduct any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during the period between 7.00 am and 6.30 pm on August 21, 2014.
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I can never compete with Aamir: Kiran Rao
By Uma Ramasubramanian
MUMBAI: Having a star actor-filmmaker like Aamir Khan as her husband doesn't give Kiran Rao reason enough to either cast him in a movie or compete with him at the box office. The "Dhobi Ghat" director will be content if "different kinds" of movies can co-exist with the "changing" star system in filmdom."I don't think I will ever be able to give competition to Aamir. Different kinds of films don't need to compete," Kiran, who had teamed up with Aamir in her directorial debut, told media.
The film industry means everything to me: Akshay Kumar
By Anjuri Nayar
MUMBAI: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar credits the film industry for all the name, fame, accolades, adulation, lifestyle and luxury that he has garnered in over two decades, saying filmdom "means a lot" to him.Ever since he started with "Saugandh" in 1991, he has never looked back and the career graph of the 45-year-old has always spiralled up."This is my bread and butter. This is where I started... I am very thankful to the industry. It means a lot to me. In fact, it means everything to me," Akshay told media in an exclusive interview.
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