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26 die in Lahore vegetable market blast

Lahore, July 24

At least 26 people were killed and 58 others injured on Monday in a powerful explosion, claimed by Pakistan Taliban, near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.

Indians missing in Iraq: Families swing from hope to hopelessness

Chandigarh, July 24

Families of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul town three years ago are still keeping their fingers crossed even after Iraqi Foreign Minister on Monday said that he was not sure if the missing Indians were alive or not.

Suicide bomber kills 25 near Lahore IT park

Lahore, July 24

At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a suicide bomber exploded himself near an IT Park in Pakistan's Lahore city, officials said.

Canada says no threat to Amarinder, closes investigation

Chandigarh, July 23
Citing non-availability of "sufficient evidence", the Canadian government has told India that there is no threat to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and has concluded its investigation into the matter.

Amarinder meets Jaitley, seeks settlement of Rs 6,000 cr farmers loans

New Delhi, July 20

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and sought from the central government one-time settlement of the Rs 6,000 crore loans taken by the states farmers from national and private banks.

How can there be tax on religious and community service, asks SGPC

Chandigarh, July 18
Questioning the logic of the central government and the GST Council imposing a tax on religious and social service done for common people, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), which manages Sikh shrines in Punjab and runs a "langar" (free community kitchen) for hundreds of thousands of people on a daily basis, has made its displeasure known.

Punjab to review retirement age

Chandigarh, July 17

The Punjab government will review the provision of extension of retirement age for two years, over and above the age of 58 years, for government employees.

NITI Ayog to set up Expert Group on cooperative banks

New Delhi, July 11

The NITI Aayog would set up an Expert Group for evolving possible ways to strengthen the cooperative banks in the country, it was announced on Tuesday.

Proposal for PM holding meeting on SYL

New Delhi, July 11

The Punjab government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that there was a proposal for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting over the settlement of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue.

INLD road blockade ends peacefully but commuters suffer

Chandigarh, July 10

At the cost of virtually harassing common people, Haryana's main opposition party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Monday went ahead with its one-day symbolic road blockade of vehicles coming into the state from Punjab. The protest ended peacefully, police officials said.

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