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First full-house Punjab Cabinet takes slew of important decisions

The first full house meeting of the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday took a series of important decisions, including one-time relaxation in rules to fill 282 vacant posts of staff nurses, extension of the revised agreement with M/S Quarkcity India Pvt. Ltd. for a further period of seven years, and ex-post facto extension for BPSSBY till October 31.

Those found guilty of wrong doings in previous regime would not be spared: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lambasted the SAD-BJP combine for the financial mismanagement and malfeasance unleashed in the state during their decade-long misrule, vowing not to spare anyone found guilty of the acts of commission and omission done by them.

Capt Amarinder announces Rs 1000 cr for development projects for Patiala

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Rs. 1000 crore worth of development projects, including a canal-based drinking water supply scheme at Rs. 782 crore, for Patiala, in addition to 84000 new job cards in the district under MNREGA.

Punjab to close schools with less than 20 students, Capt Amarinder follows SAD-BJP govt policy

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh government in Punjab has decided to follow the policy of previous SAD-BJP government to close the schools in villages with less than 20 students and merge them with primary schools within one km radious. SAD-BJP government led by Parkash Singh Badal had closed over 350 schools within five km radius and faced public outcry.

Now, Microsoft spots remote security flaw in Google Chrome

Microsofts Windows security team has discovered a remote security flaw in Google Chrome that can be exploited by hackers.

While Langah facing rape charges is on the run, his mentor Sukhbir Badal too goes in hiding

CHANDIGARH: The rape case against former Punjab minister and senior SAD leader has stunned the entire SAD leadership including SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal the mentor of Langah. Sukhbir Badal has zipped his mouth after the sex video of Langah went viral on social media.

Punjab state gets a whopping Rs. 806.28 crore for Heath Sector

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Government of India has approved the Nation Health Mission Punjab’s state programme in implementation plan for 2017-18 amounting to Rs. 806.28 crores.

Punjab CM asks bureaucracy to keep MLAs in loop on issues of public interest

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the state Deputy Commissioners and Administrative Secretaries to address all issues raised by the MLAs with respect to the problems of the common man and duly apprise them of the action taken.

New draft transport policy for Punjab in 2 weeks

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to initiate a series of sweeping reforms to streamline the transport system in Punjab, with a new draft transport policy expected to be announced within two weeks and several measures to unshackle the public transport system from its current monopolistic control.

Punjab cabinet adopts Congress poll manifesto as time bound work programme

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Just two days after taking over Punjab’s reins, the Captain Amarinder Singh government on Saturday kicked off the state’s development agenda with its first cabinet meeting adopting the PPCC manifesto as its work programme for the next five years, and taking more than 100 important decisions aimed at fulfilling one-third of the electoral promises in the first phase.

Capt Amarinder warns people against voting for communal, fascist forces like SAD, AAP

Punjab News Express
DIRBHA : Warning the people of the state against voting for communal and fascist forces like the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab Congress president and chief ministerial candidate Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at the two parties for promoting anti-nationalist agendas and promised to usher in a `naya savera’ by wiping the tears from the eyes of every section of the state’s populace, including the Dalits, farmers, businessmen, youth and women.

AAP asks Badal to apologise for self-styled 'Saviour of Farmers' award when farmers committing suicides

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) urges Badal to tender an apology for the so called bogus and self styled of “Kissana Da Rakha” (Saviour of farmers) award, in view of unrelenting series of suicides by farmers in Punjab.

Path-breaking 12-hour CPR Relay at Fortis Mohali

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Giving a further boost to Fortis Hospital Mohali’s mission to rapidly spread public awareness about hands-only CRP to save lives of cardiac arrest patients in an emergency situation, hundreds of its employees today participated in a path-breaking 12-hour CPR Relay in the hospital IPD Lobby. They were joined in learning the art of CPR by enthusiastic attendants of patients admitted to the hospital.

Big jolt to SAD: Amritsar District President Upkar Singh Sandhu resigns from all posts

Punjab News Express/ Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) today got a big jolt when a close confident of Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, the district president of SAD and Chairman of Punjab Energy Development (PEDA) Upkar Singh Sandhu resigned from all the posts in protest against sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib.

World Lupus day celebrated at PGI, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH : In PGIMER,Chandigarh,the departments of Nephrology and Rheumatology services of Internal Medicine, had a series of public lectures on various aspects of Systemic lupus Erythematosus as part of the world lupus day. The programme was chaired by Prof B.K. Sharma, Former Director, PGIMER and Prof Y.K Chawla, Director, PGIMER, was also present as the guest of honour.

Don't denigrate punjabi's by dubbing them as drug addicts, Sukhbir appeals to political parties

PATIALA : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal took the war against drugs to the people’s court by launching a public conclave series to sensitize opinion makers about the results delivered by the Punjab government on this front as well as unmasking the conspiracy of vested interests who want to make political capital by dubbing the State as bankrupt and Punjabis as drug addicts.

Badal coins slogan 'Employment for every Hand'

CHANDIGARH : With an aim to ensuring ‘employment for every hand’, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the officers of the state government to get ready to achieve this gigantic task by providing requisite frame work to the unemployed youth to empower them with viable self-employment opportunities.

Punjab prepares to unveil policy on self employment and entrepreneurship

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government is all set to finalize and unveil a new inclusive policy boasting entrepreneurship and self employment in youth of Punjab after a daylong brain storming session at MGSIPA to be inaugurated by Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister, Punjab tomorrow (25-11-2014).

Get a driver's licence in Punjab under 30 minutes

CHANDIGARH : Punjab will become the first state in the country by April next year to provide driving license within 30 minutes besides all services of transport department with Punjab Deputy Chief MinisterSukhbir Singh Badal today approved a series of online initiatives under e-Governance reforms.

Punjab govt takes e-Governance route for elimination of red-tapism in transport department

CHANDIGARH: Punjab will become the first state in the country by April next year to provide driving license within 30 minutes besides all services of transport department with Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal today approved a series of online initiatives under e-Governance reforms here today.

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