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Preneet Kaur

Preneet Kaur is an Indian politician who served in the Government of India as a Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs from 2009 to 2014. She is the wife of Amarinder Singh, now, 26th Chief Minister of Punjab, she joined the Congress party, to which her husband belongs, contested parliamentary elections from the Patiala constituency. She won the elections of 1999, 2004 and 2009, but lost her seat in the elections of 2014 and Dr Dharamvir Gandhi won the Election He belongs to Aam Aadmi party Praneet Kaur was born in Shimla, India, she is the daughter of Sardar Gian Singh Kahlon, an officer in the Indian Civil Service, Satinder Kaur. Gian Singh Kahlon entered the Indian Civil Service in 1937, when it was rare for an Indian to be granted entry into that elite administrative service, he served including as Chief Secretary of Punjab in the 1960s. He died in December 2002. Praneet Kaur has one brother, Himmat Singh Kahlon, who works for the UNO, one sister, Geetinder Kaur, married to the politician and former IPS officer Simranjit Singh Mann.

Praneet Kaur attended St. Bede's College and graduated from The Convent of Jesus and Mary, Shimla. In October 1964, Praneet Kaur was married to Capt. Amarinder Singh in a match arranged by parents in the usual Indian tradition, her husband was the son and heir of the titular Maharaja of Patiala the ruler of the largest princely state in Punjab. Amarinder Singh, serving as an officer in the Indian Army at the time of the wedding, succeeded his father as titular Maharaja of Patiala in 1974, whereupon Praneet Kaur became the Maharani of Patiala. After resigning from the army, Amarinder Singh followed in the footsteps of his father and entered politics, where he met with great success, he was elected to parliament from the Patiala constituency in 1980, to the Punjab state legislative assembly in 1985, 1992 and 2002, serving as minister in the state government for many years. In 2002, he took office as Chief Minister of Punjab for the first time and served a full five-year term until 2007. In March 2017, he again led the Congress party to victory in the state assembly elections and took office again as Chief Minister of Punjab for the second time, a position he holds.

Praneet Kaur and Amarinder Singh are the parents of two children, a son Raninder Singh and one daughter Jai Inder Kaur. Raninder Singh is a politician who has contested elections both to parliament and to the state legislative assembly, he is married to Rishma Singh and is the father of three children, a son, Yaduinder Singh and two daughters. Yaduinder, the youngest of Praneet's five grandchildren, is in line to become the titular Maharaja of Patiala in due course. Praneet's daughter Jai Inder Kaur is married to Sardar Gurpal Singh Sandhu. Incidentally, Gurpal Singh's sister Ishwar Preet Kaur is married to Praneet Kaur's brother, Himmat Singh Kahlon. Gurpal Singh and Jai Inder Kaur are the parents of two sons and Nirvaan. In March 2015, Angad Singh Sindhanwalia married Aparajita, princess of Bashahr, youngest daughter of Raja Virbhadra Singh of Bashahr, an active politician with the Congress Party and four-time Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. In March 2017, just days before Amrinder Singh took office for the second time as Chief Minister of Punjab, Jai Inder's second son, Nirvaan Singh Sindhanwalia, married Mriganka, princess of Kashmir, daughter of crown prince Vikramaditya Singh of Kashmir and his wife, Chitrangada Raje.

Mriganka's paternal grandfather is Dr. Karan Singh, Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir, again a politician belonging to the Congress party, while her maternal grandfather was Madhavrao Scindia, Maharaja of Gwalior and again a successful politician belonging to the Congress party. Mriganka's maternal uncle is the Congress politician Jyotiraditya Scindia, titular Maharaja of Gwalior, her grandaunt is Vasundhara Raje, presently serving her second term as Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Praneet's family are this embedded in Indian political circles, of the Congress party. Prior to entering politics, Preneet was instrumental in founding Sanjeevani, an institution in Patiala for differently abled children, she started her political career by contesting the General elections of 1999 from the Patiala Lok Sabha constituency. Patiala was the capital of the princely state ruled by her husband's family, she won her seat in 1999. After the next general elections, her party formed the government and Preneet retained her seat.

She remained a back-bencher in Parliament, living in Chandigarh where her husband was at this time Chief Minister of Punjab. During these two terms in the Lok Sabha, Preneet served in various committees, such as those on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution, she served on the Consultative Committees attached to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. In 2007, Amarinder demitted office. In 2009, after she won the Patiala seat for the third successive term in the elections of 2009, during the UPA-II government, Praneet was made a Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, she was one of two Ministers of State. In the general elections of 2014, Preneet lost the Patiala Lok Sabha seat to Dharamvir Gandhi of the Aam Aadmi Party by a margin of 20,942 votes. Preneet's party was routed at the parliamentary polls and demitted offi

Binoy Mathew

Binoy Mathew is an Indian ad film maker. He has directed advertising commercials for various brands in India. Binoy was born in the village of Kerala, he studied at Infant Jesus School, Boys High School, Devasom Board College and Rourkela Institute of management Studies. He gained experience in marketing while working with Sintex Industries Ltd.. MK Electric Ltd. Schneider Electric Ltd. WaterMelon Studios Private Ltd. and Magiclite Productions. Binoy started directing commercials with the IDCB Vanitha Easy Loan campaign and has worked on various brands He directed two animations shorts titled The Stealth and Walk and Talk; the Stealth was selected for the prestigious Athens Anim Fest 2009. The premiere of the short film Walk and Talk took place at The Third International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2010, in the competition section of animation films. YOUTUBE channel of Binoy Mathew Kanthi-Mada Cartoon Page Short Stories Page

Chipman Airport (Alberta)

Chipman Airport, is located 1.1 nautical miles north of Chipman, Canada. The airport is operated by the Edmonton Soaring Club; the Edmonton Soaring Club, operating from the Edmonton/Cooking Lake Airport, purchased the site in 1971, when other plans were being made for Cooking Lake by the Government of Alberta. This airport is known as the "Chipman Gliderport". Itinerant air traffic is welcome, should use the aerodrome frequency of 123.4, keep an eye out for glider traffic. The airport is suitable for aircraft on skis when snow-covered; the airport is attended on weekends and designated flying weeks during the soaring season, which runs from mid-April through October. Facilities available include a clubhouse with kitchen, showers. Pilots should call ahead to see if the airport is attended 363-3860. Chipman/M. Y. Airfield Edmonton Soaring Club Alberta Soaring Council Soaring Association of Canada Page about this airport on COPA's Places to Fly airport directory

Rope-A-Dope

For the boxing strategy, see Rope-a-dope. For the Antietam album, see Antietam Rope-A-Dope is an album trumpeter Lester Bowie recorded for the Muse label and released in 1976, it features performances by Bowie, Joseph Bowie, Malachi Favors Maghostut, Don Moye, Charles Bobo Shaw and Raymund Cheng. In his review for Allmusic, Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, stating: "Throughout, the expressive Lester Bowie is heard in prime form". All compositions by Lester Bowie except where indicated Recorded at Blue Rock Studios, New York City, 17 June 1975"Tender Openings" 9:29 "St. Louis Blues" 9:36 "Mirage" 6:40 "Rope-a-Dope" 9:30 Lester Bowie: trumpet Joseph Bowie: trombone, percussion Malachi Favors Maghostut: bass Don Moye: drums, congas Charles Bobo Shaw: drums Raymund Cheng: violin

Confederation Boulevard

Confederation Boulevard is a "ceremonial and discovery route" in Canada's National Capital Region, running through Parliament Hill and encompassing downtown areas in Ottawa and Gatineau. Some of Canada's most important institutions and landmarks lie along its route. During state visits, Confederation Boulevard is toured by foreign dignitaries. On Canada Day, much of Confederation Boulevard is closed to cars. Confederation Boulevard is an initiative of the National Capital Commission; the route's name commemorates Canadian Confederation. Confederation Boulevard is a collection of several streets in Ottawa and Gatineau, forming a loop with several spurs. In order to connect these streets visually, urban designers employed the use of consistent street paving, lampposts adorned with bronze maple leaves, distinctive street furniture. Along the route, art exhibits and interpretation panels can be found. Opposite sides of the Boulevard were designed somewhat differently to emphasize the relationship between the "Town" and the "Crown".

The NCC created annual Confederation Boulevard banners display in 1992 for Canada's 125th birthday celebrations and the development of Confederation Boulevard. Since the NCC has commemorated important anniversaries and milestones in Canada's history with banners on the boulevard, including the 400th anniversary of Acadia, the Year of the Veteran and the centenaries of Alberta and Saskatchewan, the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the 100th Anniversary of Parks Canada. 24 Sussex Drive Byward Market Canadian Museum of History Confederation Park National War Memorial Garden of the Provinces National Gallery of Canada National Arts Centre Parliament Hill Rideau Hall Royal Canadian Mint Supreme Court of Canada Honours for Confederation Boulevard include an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Award of Honour from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. Confederation Boulevard, National Capital Commission The NCC Readies Confederation Boulevard for the Summer Season, OttawaStart