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Interview
Pandit Rao Dharennavar, a South Indian who made Punjabi first love
“People in Punjab lack passion for their mother tongue which is not the case in Karnataka”
CHANDIGARH:  Born and brought up in remote Salotagi village of district Bijapur in Karnataka, typical south Indian Pandit Rao Dharennavar (40) who came to Chandigarh in 2003 for his teaching assignment at a Government College has made a mark of being torchbearer of promoting Punjabi language. He travels across the city and Punjab on his bicycle with his message. His inability to communicate with students in local language motivated him to learn Punjabi and then he fell in love with the language so much so that it became his passion of life.
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Editorial

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Punjab govt again attempts to befool people on illegal mining of sand and gravel
Puts ban on carrying sand, gravel out of state while no export taking place
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has made yet another attempt to befool the people of Punjab on the issue of controlling rates of sand and gravel. The government through a order today put a ban on carrying sand and gravel outside the state on the plea that it wanted to control the illegal mining.
Punjab

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Special monitoring cell teams raids 795 schools across the state
CHANDIGARH : On the directions of Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister Punjab, Special teams of the Education Department conducted surprise checks in 795 Schools of the State with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. All districts were visited by the special teams at the same time.
Regional

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HP High Court stays special judge(forest) order to summon Dhumal
By Vijyender Sharma
SHIMLA: The High Court of H.P. today stayed an order of the Special Judge (Forest), Shimla summoning the former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal in case of alleged reemployment of A.N. Sharma, former IPS Officer against Rules. The Special Judge (Forest), Shimla had summoned Dhumal for May 30.
Crime & Justice

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SAS Nagar fraudsters sent in 5-day police remand
SAS NAGAR : The accused have been identified as Sumit Vij, wife Aditi Vij and father JK Vij. They had been absconding for the past one week after two criminal cases were registered against them.
Health

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Entire food chain in Punjab adultrated, admits government
Now plans to launch campaign for detoxification, says Ranike
CHANDIGARH: SAD-BJP government today for the first time admitted that whole food chain in Punjab is adultrated and toxic bacteria and other hazardous elements in milk, egss, meat and other eatables are entering the human bodies. The state government has also decided to launch massive campaign to detoxify the food chain.
Sports

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Cheema felicitates junior world boxing champion Mandeep Sandhu
Announces Rs.one lakh award for the Golden Girl
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Education Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema today extended warm welcome to the Junior World Champion Miss Mandeep Kaur Sandhu today on his arrival in Chandigarh. The boxer was on her way back to village Chakar (District Ludhiana) landed at Chandigarh airport after winning the coveted title of Junior World Championship of Boxing held at Taipei. The Minister announced a cash prize of Rs. one lakh to the ‘Golden Girl’of Punjab that would be conferred during a function to be held at Guru Nanak Bhawan Ludhiana on May 27.
Entertainment

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Special Story

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Sarbat Da Bhala trust begins construction of houses in Nepal
PATIALA: 'Sarbat Da Bhala' Charitable Trust has started working on construction of houses which were destroyed in recent earthquake which shook the neighbouring country down to rubble.
 
 
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