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Australia’s winter likely to be drier and milder than usual as El Nino kicks in


Queensland : Most of Australia can expect a drier and warmer than usual winter as the influence of an El Nino takes hold – although the first few days of the season won’t feel very balmy for many. The latest three-month outlook released by the Bureau of Meteorology on Thursday shows the odds favour drier-than-average conditions for most of south-eastern ...

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Tony Abbott ridicules his own party in school coding gaffe


Perth : Prime Minister Tony Abbott has made an embarrassing blunder, ridiculing his own government’s investment in technology education. During question time on Wednesday, Labor leader Bill Shorten asked the Prime Minister whether he would support coding being taught in every primary and secondary school. “Let’s just understand exactly what the Leader of the Opposition has asked,” the Prime Minister ...

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Land on lease scheme draws huge response


CHANDIGARH : Punjab Government’s land on lease scheme for solar power projects has attracted huge response from the private landowners having an offer of 4,580 acres of land in just 10 days from across the State. Seeing the enthusiastic response, the State Government is expecting to create a considerable land bank for setting up of solar projects thereby giving a ...

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Mutilated body of baby cow, found near the Durgiana Temple


AMRITSAR : Various Hindu outfits in the city came out on roads with protest when they allegedly found headless body of baby cow here yesterday just few yards away from Durgiana Temple. On being contacted DCP Punjab Police Mr. Parmapal said that mutilated body of baby cow found, probably attacked by some big animal who attempted to smash it and ...

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Restore Maryada of Sikh gurdwaras and shrines in Sikkim: Badal writes to Sikkim CM


CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday sought the intervention of his Sikkim counterpart Pawan Kumar Chamling for immediate restoration of Maryada (Sikh religious code of conduct) in historical gurdwaras in the north eastern state. In a letter to Chamling, the chief minister apprised him that there were a number of historical Sikh gurdwaras in Sikkim which were ...

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