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BRTS project to be inaugurated on 15th October : Navjot Singh Sidhu

he Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today made a pathbreaking announcement and declared that the BRTS project would see complete inauguration on 15th October.

Ericsson unveils India's first 5G innovation lab at IIT-Delhi

In a bid to stimulate the 5G ecosystem in India, Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson on Tuesday formally launched the country's first "Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab" for 5G at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

Canadian delegation visits Rayat Bahra Varsity

MOHALI: A delegation of the Lambton College, Canada and Overseas Education and Career Consultants, Australia, here today visited the Rayat Bahra University to understand the education system of India.

128% hike in number of youth coming to OPDs for treatment shows success of battle against drugs : Capt Amarinder

A  whopping 126% increase in the number of youth reporting for drug treatment at the OPDs showed the stupendous success of the government’s efforts to wipe out the menace from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Thursday, launching the second phase of his government’s unique DAPO initiative.

Punjab CM moots 5% budget cut for other departments to mop up additional revenue for education

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mooted a proposal to cut down the budget of all other departments by 5% each, in order to mop up additional revenue for education, which he described as critical for the state’s development and progress.

Punjab CM moots proposal for setting up corporation for wholesale distribution of liquor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state exchequer.

Punjab Government orders transfer of 21 IAS, 14 PCS officers

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government today ordered transfer/ postings of 21 IAS and 14 PCS officers.

Capt Amarinder meets NITI Aayog Vice Chairman, seeks special package for Punjab

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday called on Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya to discuss central support and collaboration in the holistic development of the state, with special measures to help out the beleaguered farming sector and special packages for debt waiver, industrialization and border area development.

Disruption of TV signals, mobiles may help predict earthquakes

Punjab News Express/Arun Bapat
NEW DELHI : A moderate 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit Uttarakhand on the night of February 6. As usual, there was the news rush -- breaking news, specialists' comments and the like. But the earthquake news was somewhat eclipsed by the current charged election environment.

Punjab reduces VAT on e-bikes, e-scooters and e-rickshaws

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today decided to slash the rate of VAT from 13%+10% surcharge (14.30%) to 5.5%+10% Surcharge (06.05%) on e-bikes, e-scooters and e-rickshaws in the state.

Drug de-addiction in Punjab is as costly as a dose of drug

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Nothing comes for free. Not even the drug de-addiction. The thousnads of drug addicts in Punjab may not find it easy to get rid of the addiction since they have to pay almost same amount for a daily dose of drug and also for the medicine in the rehabilitiation centers opened by the state government.

Punjab CM asanctions Rs.10 crore for development of villages adopted by varsities

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: In a move aimed at giving complete facelift to the villages in the state with the support of Universities, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today sanctioned Rs 10 crore for Integrated Development of the rural areas in the state.

Karanbir Singh Sidhu appointed Additonal Chief Secretary (Revenue) Punjab

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: In a minor reshuffle today Punjab Government appointed senior IAS officer Karnbir Sidhu on important post of Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) replacing Karan A Singh who was holding additional charge. Sidhu has got repatriation from center to his home state only last week.

Sukhbir loyalist IAS officer appointed secretary Local Bodies to check BJP minister Anil Joshi

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today appointed Vikas Partap Secretary Local self Government. He was Secretary Personal and has been replaced by Raji. P. Srivastva.

Log jam in Parliament holding nation's progress: Mittal

Punjab News Express/Kulbir Kalsi
CHANDIGARH : Assistant Solicitor General of India  Chetan Mittal speaking at the Rotary Club of Chandigarh said that the continued log-jam in the Parliament is the major roadblock to the progress of the country. 

Punjab government enhances grant of 'Dharmi Fauzis' to RS.6000 per month

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet which met here under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal gave approval to enhance the Monthly Maintenance Grant of ‘Operation Blue Star’ affected soldiers (Dharmi Faujis) from Rs 3000 to Rs 6000 for soldiers and Rs 5000 to Rs 10,000 for widows/ dependents.

Punjab FM presents state budget 2015-16

CHANDIGARH : The Finance Minister of Punjab, S. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, has made a remarkable effort to balance development and commitments amidst reduced support for centrally assisted schemes from the Centre in his 2015-16 Budget presented today. Of the overall Budget of Rs.79314 crore, the effective Budget has been proposed at Rs.61813 crore, with a 5 percent increase in the annual plan allocation.

Punjab notifies 206 services in the ambit of RTS act

CHANDIGARH: With a view to ensure time-bound delivery of public services to citizens Punjab government has announced to bring 206 public services in the ambit of Right to Service Act (RTS), 2011.

Punjab allows women workers during night shifts with conditions on safety

CHANDIGRH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval to amend Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act, 1958 which stipulates that women workers would be allowed to work during night shifts in establishments covered under “Shops and commercial establishments Act”, subject to certain conditions to ensure their safety.

12 IAS, 5 PCS officers transferred

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government today transferred 12 IAS and 5 PCS officers with immediate effect. Among the IAS officers Ajoy Sharma, IAS Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab and in addition Special Secretary, Education has been posted as Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab and in addition Special Secretary, Water Supply & Sanitation in place of Shrl Dhararn Pal, IAS.

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