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Capt Amarinder tells Jaitley his campaign manager stands implicated in drug trafficking
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Congress candidate for Amritsar Lok Sabha constituency Capt Amarinder Singh had a dig at Arun Jaitley’s alleged ignorance over the synthetic drug trafficking taking place under the patronage of Akalis, particularly Bikram Singh Majithia, who incidentally happens to be his campaign manager.
Punjab turned into river of drugs by Akali leadership : Shakeel Ahmed
GURDASPUR\KALANAUR :The All India Congress General Secretary and in-charge of Punjab affairs, Shakeel Ahmed, today blasted at the Akali Dal-BJP leadership for turning this sensitive border state into a river of drugs affecting the very future of the youth and the region.
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Punjabis are not so healthy:Survey
By Y.S Rana
CHANDIGARH:Punjab is scaling to the new heights of development, it might have witnessed all-round development yet the youth of the state is straddling way behind in health, development and participation in outreach community activities compared to less prosperous states across the country. It is revealed in a recent report ‘Youth Development Report-2010’ prepared and compiled by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Over 12 Lac people lost their lives in last ten years due to Road Accidents
The incidence of accidental deaths has shown an increasing trend during the period 2004-2013 with an increase of 53.8% in the year 2013 as compared to 2004, however 0.2% decrease was observed only in 2003 in previous year 2002. The population growth during the period 2004-2013 was 13.6% whereas the increase in the rate of accidental deaths during the same period was 35.2 %. A total of about 147000 accidental deaths were reported in the country during 2013 (4,000 more than such deaths reported than 2012 Official Figures) showing an increase of 3.5% as compared to 2012. Correspondingly, 0.3% increase in the population. More than 12 Lac people lost their lives in last ten years due to Road Accidents. And Government at centre did not take any step to stop/arrest this massacre happening on the roads of our country .
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HPGCL forced to shut thermal units to favour private suppliers
By Vinod Gupta 
CHANDIGARH:With Haryana’s thrust on power purchase from private sector suppliers Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited (HPGCL) has been forced to shut down its thermal units on no demand.
Haryana governor Jagnanath Pahadia survives plane crash
CHANDIGARH:Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia had a miraculous escape when his plane crashed immediately after taking off from the airport.Aircraft of Haryana Government Call Sign VTHRA, type King Air B-200, which while getting airborne yawed to the left and crashed on its left wings in Chandigarh.The plane went down barely 15-20 feet from the runway, the sources said.
Haryana Minister Kiran Chaudhary in hospital after stone pelting during rally
HARYANA:Haryana Public Health Minister Kiran Chaudhary was seriously injured on Wednesday evening, when some unidentified miscreants pelted stones at her while she was campaigning in Koriyavas village, nearly 7 km from here. 
Cong MLA Dharambir Singh joins BJP
HARYANA:Congress sitting MLA from Sohna, Dharambir Singh, resigned from Congress and joined BJP on Friday. He had recently announced to contest Lok Sabha polls from Bhiwani-Mahendergarh and also resigned from the post of chief parliamentary secretary on March 9.
Leaders of the BJP have lost their mental stability :Virbhadra Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA:Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that it seemed that the leaders of the BJP have lost their mental stability as time and again they were alleging that if BJP is voted to power in the centre, the congress Government in Himachal Pradesh and other congress ruled states would be overthrown. He said that it seems Mr. Dhumal and his coterie have lost their mental stability and had no knowledge of the Constitution of the country and advised them to get themselves checked properly and thoroughly. Chief Minister was addressing election rally at Theog , falling under Shimla Parliamentary constituency here today. He said that the congress party had maintained the rule of law in the country. 
Two files nominations for Sujanpur bye-election
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA:  
Narender Thakur today filed his nomination paper as BJP candidate while Shri Parveen Kumar of BSP filed his nomination for Sujanpur Vidhan Sabha bye-election in Hamirpur District.
Partibha reached Kullu
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA:Congress Candidate for Mandi Parliamentary Constituency SmtPratibha Singh has campaigned in three villages.,Ghar, Serobagh and Naggar , which falls under Kullu Assembly Constituency. The villagers especially women’s from these villages have participated in large number.
BJP is spending money like water :Virbhadra Singh
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA:Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today while addressing election rallies in Theog and Jubbal Kotkhai in Shimla Parliamentary area in Support of Party Candidate Mohal Lal Brakata ,said that the BJP was projecting a larger-than-life image of Mr Modi as if he were an 'incarnation of God'. He also accused the BJP of 'forgetting' former PM Atal Behari Vajpayee, once termed by the party as 'Vikash Purush'.Virbhadra Singh hit out at BJP and Mr Modi, alleging that they have sold out to the corporate and were using their black money in election campaigning.
ITF launches Junior Masters in China
By Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH:The International Tennis Federation today announced the launch of the ITF Junior Masters, a new international event featuring the top eight ranked boys and girls on the 18-and-under ITF Junior World Ranking at the end of the year. The inaugural event will take place from April 3 to 5 in 2015 at the Sichuan International Tennis Centre in Chengdu, China following a three-year agreement with the Chinese Tennis Association and the Chengdu Sport Bureau.
Dalai Lama meets Indians and Chinese in Japan
By Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA / TOKYO:His Holiness the Dalai Lama yesterday met a group of 30 Indian businessmen based in Tokyo. He praised the peaceful co-existence of all the major religions tradition in India. “For the last 55 years India has been my home. I think of myself as a son of India. All my knowledge is derived from India. My brain is filled by Nalanda thought. The importance of this was articulated by Je Tsongkhapa who composed a verse saying: ‘In the Land of Snow, The snow is a bright white, Yet until the light of India reached this land, Tibet was covered in darkness.’”
Heartbreaking text messages to loved ones while trapped inside sunken Ferry
SEOUL: Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight on Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.
PaK returnees hit streets against ‘official apathy’
SRINAGER : Alleging that the J&K’s government’s Rehabilitation Policy has proved to be a ‘torture policy’ for them, scores of PaK returnees Tuesday staged the anti-government protest here. They said the policy is “a hoax.”
SPS Oberoi is 7th sikh who gets "Sikh of the Year" award at house of lords
PATIALA: The Sikh Philanthropist Surinder Pal Singh Oberoi has joined the club of eminent Sikhs who have got ‘Sikh of the year’ award at the House of Lords, London.
Sikhs allowed kirpans in Canadian missions
TORONTO :The Canadian government has approved a new policy which allows Sikh visitors to Canadian diplomatic missions abroad to wear kirpans. Sikh visitors will be permitted to retain their kirpans when entering Canadian missions abroad, a statement issued by the country's foreign affairs, trade and development ministry said.
NAPA seek release of 42 Punjabi Youth from a Texas Jail
CALIFORNIA:MILPITAS (CALIFORNIA) North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) expressed its concern about the miserable plight of more than one hundred Punjabi young men who are languishing in U.S. jails charged with ill-legal entry without valid entry visas. Most of them are on hunger strike since three day in a Processing Center facility. Releasing this statement Satnam Singh Chahal Executive Director of the Association said that NAPA being mindful of its obligation to the Punjabi community is extending all possible help to secure their release by providing legal assistance and moral support to the best of our ability and resources. He said that recently a Punjabi youth, unable to bear the pressure of leading this troublesome life committed suicide by hanging himself and NAPA sent his body to his native village in Punjab for cremation.
NAPA seek CBI probe into the allegation of NRI woman
MILPITAS (CALIFORNIA): North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) took a very serious note into the allegation of Canada based NRI woman Amarjit Kaur Basra alleging of taking bribe of Rs. 1 crore from her husband Manpreet Singh Gill and forcibly entrapping him in a false case by SSP Patiala Hardyal Singh Mann in the much-publicized International Drug racket allegedly steered by Jagdish Bhola and Anup Singh Kahlon.
Current elections are to decide fight between secular and divisive forces: Anand Sharma
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR:Senior Congress leader and Union Cabinet Minister in charge of Commerce and Industry and Textiles Anand Sharma today asserted that the country was facing the most crucial elections which were turning into a fight between the secular, progressive and nationalist forces led by the Congress on one side and the communal, divisive and sectarian forces led by the BJP on the other side.
Rajput spiritual head issues diktat in favour of Bajwa
PATHANKOT:The Jodhpur based spiritual head of the Rajput community Sri Sri 1008 Dr. Swami Shivswaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj today issued directive to the community to vote for the Congress candidate from the Gurdaspur Parliamentary seat, Mr. Partap Singh Bajwa.
Capt Amarinder, OP Soni rubbish BJP’s whispering campaign about his joining BJP
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Congress candidate from Amritsar Capt Amarinder Singh and senior party leader and Amritsar Central MLA OP Soni today rubbished the whispering campaign launched by the BJP and Akali Dal against Mr Soni that he was joining the BJP.
Gul Panag in Amritsar exhorts people to ‘vote for themselves’
By Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Exhorting people of Amritsar to ‘vote for themselves’ as they were the Aam Adami, Gul Panag actress turned AAP’s candidate for Chandigarh, waved to cheering crowds in Amritsar throughout her road show spanning the entire city with AAP’s Amritsar candidate Dr Daljit Singh.
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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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