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Punjab Di Awaz

Latest NewsIn Pbi varsity, every re-employed professor is an ‘eminent scholar’
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In Pbi varsity, every re-employed professor is an ‘eminent scholar’

Chandigarh, February 9- Scholars of eminence are rare even in reputed Indian universities. But that is not the case in Punjabi University, Patiala. The university declared all 70 professors, re-employed by it, as eminent scholars.
The university registrar recently stated this in his letter to Principal Accountant General (Audit) after its wing, which oversees account and audit affairs of the university, in Ma [ ... ]

Latest NewsTrump tones down before New Hampshire primary
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Trump tones down before New Hampshire primary

Plymouth, February 9- US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to Plymouth in the New Hampshire mountains on Sunday and promised to lower prescription drug prices, improve education and help heroin addicts get treatment.
It was a day after he told a Republican debate audience that he did not want to leave poor people "dying in the streets", and won praise by some pundits for delivering a restrained performance in which [ ... ]

Latest News35 migrants drown in accidents off Turkey
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35 migrants drown in accidents off Turkey

Istanbul, February 9-At least 35 migrants drowned in two accidents in the Aegean Sea today as they tried to cross from Turkey to Greece, Turkish media said.
Twenty-four died when their boat sank off the district of Edremit in the western province of Balikesir in an apparent bid to reach the Greek island of Lesbos.
Four people were rescued both by air and by sea in a search and rescue operation by the Turkish coastguard, Dogan news agency said. [ ... ]

Latest NewsRs 2-crore regulator declared unsafe, farmers seek probe
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Rs 2-crore regulator declared unsafe, farmers seek probe

Abohar, February 6-The head regulator that was built on a minor attached  to the Gang canal near Sriganganagar for Rs 2 crore last year has been declared unsafe.
Farmers allege the structure was built with sub-standard material and its design was poor. Gang Canal Superintending Engineer HL Meena confirmed that show-cause notices had been issued to three superintending engineers, two executive engineers, two assistant engineers [ ... ]

Latest NewsDist BJP leaders not to support SAD candidate
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Dist BJP leaders not to support SAD candidate

Tarn Taran, February 6-In a major setback to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the district unit of the ruling alliance partner BJP has asked its workers not to support to the SAD candidate in Khadoor Sahib byelection.
BJP district president Navreet Singh Safipur said in a statement here today that during his two-day election tour of the area, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal not once sought BJP's support for his party's candidate. This [ ... ]

Latest NewsAssange must walk free: UN panel
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Assange must walk free: UN panel

Geneva/London, February 6-WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be freed, a UN panel ruled today as it called on the UK and Sweden to compensate the whistleblower for his “arbitrary detention” of over five years. The two countries were quick to reject the ruling, saying “nothing changes” as far as the whistleblower’s detention is concerned.
“The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention considers that the various forms of [ ... ]

Latest NewsClinton, Sanders trade barbs in first face-off
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Clinton, Sanders trade barbs in first face-off

Washington, February 6- Hillary Clinton has accused her Democratic rival Bernie Sanders of an “artful smear” by suggesting she could be bought by political donations as the two had a heated exchange during their first one-on-one presidential debate.
Aiming to score a point five days before the New Hampshire primary, the former Secretary of State questioned whether the Vermont Senator’s proposals were viable.
Sander [ ... ]

Latest NewsCong, AAP to target govt on farmer suicides
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Cong, AAP to target govt on farmer suicides

Patiala, February 5 -With the farmer suicides issue hogging the limelight in the media, the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party have decided to reach out to the families of all such farmers to expose the SAD-BJP government for its apathy on this issue for the past nine years.
Both parties have decided to launch a mass agitation across villages against the government’s wrong policies. Sources confirmed that the PPCC chief Capt Amarinder Singh [ ... ]

Latest NewsSukhbir on rally spree to woo voters
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Sukhbir on rally spree to woo voters

Tarn Taran, February 5-Deputy Chief Minister and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal on the second day of his two-day election tour to the Khadoor Sahib constituency addressed nine election rallies in various villages of the area, seeking support for party candidate Ravinder Singh Brahmpura.
Sukhbir said the victory of SAD in the bypoll would be victory of development and would lay the foundation for the SAD-BJP alliance win in the 2017 Assembly electio [ ... ]

Latest NewsMan held for ‘raping’ 3-year-old in Mumbai
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Man held for ‘raping’ 3-year-old in Mumbai

Mumbai, February 5-The Mumbai Police detained a 25-year-old man for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl from Dindoshi suburb of Goregaon area here yesterday evening.
The residents of the neighbourhood said that they became curious when they saw the little girl bleeding. Upon further inquiry they came to know that the girl had gone out with the accused, following which they handed him over to the police.
The police said that they  [ ... ]

Latest NewsSix found dead in Chicago home in apparent homicide
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Six found dead in Chicago home in apparent homicide

Chicago, February 5-The Chicago Police found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside a home on the city's South Side in what police said was being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide.
Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante said it appeared to be an isolated incident and there was no wider threat to the community, but police added extra patrols in the neighbourhood as a precaution.
Asked whether it c [ ... ]

Latest NewsTakht may act against 2 UAE gurdwaras
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Takht may act against 2 UAE gurdwaras  

Amritsar,-The Akal Takht is all set to initiate action against the managements of two  UAE gurdwaras for  violating the Sikh religious code of conduct.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh held a meeting with Sikh intellectuals today in this context.
Close on the heels of a management of Dubai’s Awir Gurdwara amending the ardas, another violation of a change in the baptism ceremony had cropped up in another gurdwara in t [ ... ]

Latest NewsCong poll boycott a gimmick: Sukhbir
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Cong poll boycott a gimmick: Sukhbir  

Khadoor Sahib, -Akali Dal president and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal today addressed six political gatherings in the area in support of party candidate Ravinder Singh Brahmpura.
He took on the Congress by raising the issue of Operation Bluestar and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. He ridiculed the Congress for boycotting the byelection on the plea that the state failed to nail culprits involved in the incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.
He [ ... ]

Latest NewsLanka’s ex-army chief Fonseka joins govt
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Lanka’s ex-army chief Fonseka joins govt  

Colombo, February 4-Sarath Fonseka, former chief of the Sri Lankan army who vanquished the LTTE, today joined the ruling coalition amid indications that he may be inducted as a minister soon.
Fonseka, 65, whose Democratic Party signed an agreement to join the ruling United National Front for Good Governance, said he had "nothing to hide" and was willing to face a war crimes inquiry.
"I have always said that I am ready [ ... ]

Latest NewsAs Zika spreads, US reports sexually transmitted case
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As Zika spreads, US reports sexually transmitted case

Miami, February 4-The first known case of Zika virus transmission in the US was reported in Texas on Tuesday by local health officials, who said it likely was contracted through sex and not a mosquito bite, a day after the World Health Organization declared an international public health emergency.
The virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and WHO official [ ... ]

Latest NewsPaltry hike in mid-day meal cost a cruel joke on schools
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Paltry hike in mid-day meal cost a cruel joke on schools

Faridkot, February 3-Making a pitiful hike of 2.65 per cent in cooking cost for mid-day meal for over 25 lakh primary and upper primary children in all government schools in the state, the state government today announced the revised costs.
The per day cooking cost per child at the primary level has been increased from Rs 3.76 to Rs 3.86 and for the upper primary level, it has been hiked from Rs 5.64 to Rs 5.78. This increase in th [ ... ]

Latest NewsState with surplus power, but no relief on tariff front
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State with surplus power, but no relief on tariff front

Patiala, February 3-Punjab is officially generating excess power but is unable to reduce the tariff for its consumers.
The irony is that it is bound by agreements to buy power from private thermal plants while its own plants are lying idle or operating at just a fraction of its capacity.
Punjab plans to sell roughly 500 MW of power before June 10 worth Rs 13 crore per month and the same amount again after October.
However, with no [ ... ]

Latest NewsJapan says will destroy N Korea missile if threat to territory
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Japan says will destroy N Korea missile if threat to territory

Tokyo, February 3-Japan said today it would destroy a North Korean missile if it threatened to fall on its territory, after Pyongyang announced it planned to launch a space rocket this month.
“Today the defence minister issued an order to destroy such a missile if it "is confirmed that it will fall on Japanese territory," the defence ministry said in a statement.
Defence Minister Gen Nakatani issued the order [ ... ]

Latest NewsIowa heat: Cruz trumps Donald, Hillary posts razor-thin victory
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Iowa heat: Cruz trumps Donald, Hillary posts razor-thin victory

Washington, February 3-In a stunning upset, Senator Ted Cruz beat controversial Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in the crucial Iowa caucuses while Democrat Hillary Clinton eked out a victory over Bernie Sanders as the race for the White House began today.

As the results of the Iowa Caucuses poured in throughout the night, 45-year-old Texas Senator Cruz bagged 28 per cent of the total votes with a lead of o [ ... ]

Latest NewsLeT behind Dinanagar attack, JeM involved in Pathankot siege: SIT
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LeT behind Dinanagar attack, JeM involved in Pathankot siege: SIT

Chandigarh, Feb 01-The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the Dinanagar terror attack believes that the attack was undertaken by Laskhar-e-Toiba, while the attack on the Pathankot Air Force Station was the handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammad. Both are Pakistan-based terror outfits.
While Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif had yesterday said Pakistan would soon complete investigation into the Pathankot terror attack, he  [ ... ]

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