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Center must release Rs. 100 crore for 550th Parkash Purb celeberations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is going to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on a grand scale with full religious fervour. The celebrations would see ‘Nanak Naam Leva Sangat’ from all corners of the globe. The Punjab Government solicits wholehearted cooperation from the Union Government with regard to these celebrations. The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi emphatically took up this issue with the Union Tourism Minister Mr. Prahlad Patel during an informal meeting with the latter in New Delhi today. Mr. Channi also demanded that the Union Government must immediately release Rs. 100 crore for the celebrations.

Punjab first state to extend Universal Health Insurance in the Country: Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Paying Rich tribute to the former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, Punjab Government launched Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana in the State of Punjab, covering more than 85 per cent of the population.

Army HQ reorganization: 206 officers sent to field

NEW DELHI:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the relocation of 206 Army officers from here to their original field units as part of reorganization of the Army headquarters.

Leander/Erlich lose to Rajeev/Salisbury in doubles first round

CHANDIGARH: Wild card pair of Leander Paes and Jonathan Erlich of Israel were beaten  by second seeded pair of Rajeev Ram (USA)  and Joe Salisbury (Great Britain)   in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 in the doubles first round match of the $ 717,955 Winston-Salem Open ATP  250 Tour in USA today.

Apple's digital credit card now available to US customers

SAN FRANCISCO:  The iPhone maker has launched its first-ever virtual credit card for users in the US with no fees, no card number, CVV security code, expiration date or signature on the card -- thus providing more security than any other physical credit card.

Punjab Governor adminsiters oath to PPSC Chairman, two members

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Tuesday administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Chairman and members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Punjab CM dedicates Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna to people of state on birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.

Grounding of Air India jets puts spotlight on maintenance

NEW DELHI:  Grounding of aircraft has cost Air India dearly but frequent breakdowns of its flights in foreign cities such as Paris, Chicago and Tel Aviv has taken a heavy toll on the airline's precarious finances in recent months.

Pak commando behind capture of Abhinandan killed

NEW DELHI:  A Pakistani commando who was behind the capture of Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when his IAF jet crashed in Pakistani territory in February this year, and had reportedly tortured the IAF pilot, has been killed in firing by Indian forces along the Line of Control.

Release of Iranian oil tanker unfortunate: Pompeo

WASHINGTON:  US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the release of an Iranian oil tanker "unfortunate", as the ship which was detained by Gibraltar in July on suspicion of transporting oil to Syria, was on its way to Greece after leaving port in the British territory.

Brave hearts of NDRF, SDRF , State Police and Indian Army set new benchmark in selfless service

MAO SAHIB(Jalandhar): It was the day of jawans of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to set a new benchmark in public service by saving more than 80 precious lives during special operation in flood affected Phillaur Sub Division.

Indonesian Students visited LPU to study Digital Marketing

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar: Nineteen students and faculty- members from Indonesia’s renowned STEIN and AKPINDO institutions reached Lovely Professional University (LPU) to study Digital Marketing. They visited India under LPU’s two-week long "Study India Programme". At LPU, the visitors also got practical and theoretical academic deliveries for digital marketing, including that on search engine optimization, paid search marketing, affiliate marketing, e-mail marketing, social media marketing.

Punjab Medical Education department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government has invited applications for 40 posts of professors, associate professors and assistant professors of direct quota in government medical colleges of the state.

Punjab CM visits flood hit areas, announces Rs.100 crore emergency relief

RUPNAGAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state and said a special Girdawari will be conducted as soon as the water level recedes to ensure adequate compensation for the affected farmers.

Himachal roads shut due to landslides

SHIMLA:  Roads in Himachal Pradesh continued to remain shut on Monday due to landslides triggered by heavy rain in the past two days, officials said.

Elon Musk relaunches Tesla solar panel business

SAN FRANCISCO:  Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has relaunched Tesla's solar panel services, claiming that it could save a user about $500 a year.

Twitter slammed for China-backed ads against HK protesters

HONG KONG:  Users on the social bookmarking website Pinboard have slammed China-backed advertisements being run on Twitter, attacking Hong Kong protesters.

Balaji/Vardhan just miss the bus in doubles final

CHANDIGARH: Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan fought a spirited battle before being pipped by Andre Begemann of Germany and Florin Mergea of Romania in the doubles final of the €46,600  ATP Challenger in Meerbusch in Germany on Sunday.
Both the first sets were decided in tie-breaker and the match tie-breaker was involved to settle the deadlock. Begermann/Mergea clinched the issue in their favour by 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 10-3 in oe hour and 47 minutes, despite commiting five double faults and releasing a solitary ace.

Cricketer Praveen Kumar's father-in-law falls to death

MEERUT:  Anil Kumar, the father-in-law of former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar, accidentally fell from his three-storey residence in Meerut and later succumbed to his injuries.

Neelum Sharma DD News anchor is no more

NEW DELHI: Neelum Sharma,a founding anchor who had been serving Door Darshan News over 20 years breathed her last on Saturday, According to the reports. she was battling Cancer.

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