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Problems of repiratory disorder patients increase with starting of winter. One reason for this is air polution that increases with paddy stuble burning. Recently Punjab Pradesh Pollution Control Board (PPCB)chairman Ravinder Singh held a meeting with PAU scientists who were urged to make farmers aware of the rising air pollution level.

Dr Jagdeep Whig, senior consultant, Department of Pulmonar

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Ludhiana, December 6. Two property dealers who encroached on bollywood actor Dharmendra's land, Rohit Kapila and his aide Jaswant Singh, both residents of Haibowal were arrested, confirmed Senior Superintendent of Police (Vigilance) Satinder Singh.

Dharmendra owned 12 acres of land in Ajit Nagar, out of which he sold 9 acres. By preparing a f
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Chandigarh, December 6. Notice was issued by the High Court to Punjab State, Center and UT authorities on a petition filed by Tata Camelot that the land proposed for housing development use did not violate existing environmental requirements as Kansal village was not intended to be the catchment area for Sukhna lake and water does not flow from Kansa

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Ludhiana (Punjab), Dec 15, 2012 (IANS):

India won the 3rd men's Kabaddi final yesterday, hosted at Ludhiana, beating semi-finalists, Pakistan by a big margin scoring 59 against Pakistan's 22. With this win, India created history by winning every gold cup in Kabbaddi World Cup history.

India also won the women's Kabaddi final easily beating

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Ludhiana, December 28, 2012

Every month, an average of over 40 women are raped in Punjab. That makes it 10/week and more than 1 any given day!

From facts procured under the RTI Act, appx. 4,974 rape cases were reported in the past 10 years (2002 to 2012). Probes in 251 rape cases are still due while in 309 cases the accused w
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Patiala, December 28, 2012. The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today sealed AB Grain Spirits Pvt. Ltd and Adie Broswon Distillers & Bottlers Pvt Ltd, owned by the Chadha group of companies, for not complying with the various provisions of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of
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Sangrur, December 28, 2012.

Experts are of the opinion that the current foggy conditions are beneficial for wheat and other rabi crops like gram, barley, rapeseed, maize, lentil, sunflower and mustard. Fog might lead to a bumper crop harvest.

On the contrary, some farmers believe that their wheat crop might get adversely affected due to the fo

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December 29, 2012. A furnace oil tank exploded at Sri Guru Gobind Singh thermal plant last evening. The fire from the blast, that started at around 8 PM, was still not under control till reports came in on Saturday.

No casualty was reported although the blast could have resulted in a major disaster.
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Ludhiana, December 29, 2012.

Ludhiana City Police have registered nearly 8 rape cases over the last three months.

In one incident, a spurned lover, Gopi, set a girl (17) on fire in Shimla Colony area in Jodhewal Basti on 6th October. The victim died due to the burn injuries later. She was discovered to be 2 months' pregnant. Gopi, along with
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Chandigarh, December 29, 2012. In a major policy decision, the Punjab Police has decided to shift all officers and men who have stayed at any one place for more than three to four years within 10 days.

The decision is aimed at taking the force out of the influence of local leaders in the wake of criticism that it has come under pre

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December 29, 2012. "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. And I had also dreamt of flying in the air in 1997, which not only came true for me but for others in our area too,"says Jagjit Singh Mann, a native of Muktsar, who is district coordinator of Nehru Yuva Kendra.

Presently this man is impartin

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Chandigarh, December 29, 2012. The third Shatabdi from Chandigarh to Delhi will chug off in January, 2013. An announcement to this effect was made by the Union Railway Minister, Pawan Kumar Bansal, here today.

The 13-coach Shatabdi will leave the city at 12 noon and reach Delhi at 3:15 pm while on the return

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Punjab Govt. has been criticized for not taking appropriate action against singers using provocative and inappropriate lyrics in their renditions. Recent trends show that a lot of new-age Punjabi singers are using lyrics that could glorify sex, promiscuity and violence. The govt. plans to swing into action against this trend and might even consider

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Amritsar, February 20
British Prime Minister David Cameron, during his last leg of his three-day visit to India, today visited a rice mill here and oversaw the signing of an MoU between Amar Singh Chawal Wala and UK-based East End Foods for exporting about 12,000 tonnes of basmati annually.

The director of the Amritsar fir

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Amritsar, February 20. On his visit to the Golden Temple, Amritsar, British Prime Minister, David Cameron assured that he would take up the issue of turban ban in French schools, with the French Government. SGPC president, Avtar Singh Makkar had written to Mr. Cameron to take up the issue with the French authorities. is a platform that provides the latest news on Punjab. News portals are welcome to contact us at panjabnews [at] to get an account for submitting news.

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