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Sahitya awards for Megh, Nachhattar

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Chandigarh, December 22 : Founder head of the Hindi Department at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and literary critic Ramesh Kuntal Megh has been conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Award for Hindi literature for his book of literary criticism, Vishw Mithak Sarit Sagar. Delhi-based writer Nachhattar too has been awarded for his Punjabi novel “Slow Down”. Hailing from Barnala and ...

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Probe indicts revenue officials in land scam

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Ferozepur : Several revenue officials, including a naib tehsildar, three kanungos and four patwaris, and some sarpanches have been indicted in an inquiry conducted by Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Vineet Kumar into the NH-15 scam which allegedly caused loss to the tune of crores of rupees to the state exchequer. A retired SDM-rank official and his staff members have also ...

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Tourism Dept woos filmmakers

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Amritsar : Even as the SGPC has put a blanket ban on shooting of any movie on the Golden Temple complex since March 2016, the Amritsar authorities have invited film-makers to use Heritage Street, leading to the holy shrine, as film location free of cost. Bollywood actors Bobby Deol and Kriti Kharbanda were spotted shooting some sequences for their upcoming ...

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Capt taking over SAD’s Panthic agenda

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Chandigarh : With Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh slowly but surely taking over Akalis’ Panthic agenda, the going may get even tougher for the Shiromani Akali Dal. Also, it will stop murmurings within the Congress regarding the CM’s “bonhomie” with Akali leaders. Amarinder Singh has begun to assume charge of both political and religious affairs of the Sikhs. His ...

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Bathinda thermal plant to be shut, employees shifted

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Chandigarh : In a decision that will affect almost 3,000 employees, both regular and contractual, the Punjab Cabinet today decided to shut down its 460 MW Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant in Bathinda and two units of the 1,260 MW Guru Gobind Singh Super Thermal Plant at Ropar with effect from January 1, 2018. While all regular employees will be ...

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