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As farmers agitate, Mumbai, other cities stare at milk crisis

 Thousands of milk farmers across Maharashtra launched an agitation for their various demands early on Monday, hitting supply of fresh milk across big and small cities in the state.

World Population Day at Rayat Bahra Patiala Campus

As the world population edged to 7.6 billion people as of July 2018, it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

World Population Day at Rayat Bahra Patiala Campus

PATIALA: As the world population edged to 7.6 billion people as of July 2018, it has had profound implications for development. A world of 7 billion is both a challenge and an opportunity with implications on sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment.

Punjab CM directs Finance Minister to release Rs.200 crore for 550th birth celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the state Finance Minister to immediately release Rs.100 crore for development and infrastructural works for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Punjab Tourism policy needs a new look with focus on Amritsar

Tourism is the biggest economy of the world. The mainstay of the economies of cities of New York, Paris, London, Saint Petersburg, Los Angeles, Geneva, San Francisco, Washington D.C. Cairo and Rome is tourism. Other economies like industrial economy and trade can boom and bust, depending on the situation prevailing in the world. Punjab is passing through a bad period of economy. The solutions are hard and financial belt tightening is essential.

High time youth avails loan welfare schemes to be self employed: Sandhu Singh Dharamsot

The Scheduled Castes & Backward Classes Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has exhorted the youth of the state to avail loan welfare schemes being run by the State Government to be able to find avenues of self employment which would ensure their economic progress.

Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Asian Development Bank India operations Chief Kenichi Yokoyama

The Local Government and Tourism & Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu here today met the National Head of the Indian Resident Mission of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama in order to bring to fruition prestigious projects pertaining to his both the departments. The ADB after viewing the presentations of Local Government as well as Cultural Affairs and Tourism departments gave the green signal for financial assistance to the projects.

Punjab Cabinet resolves to recommend death penalty for drug smuggles & paddlers to centre

Reiterating its zero tolerance to drugs, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday decided to recommend to the Centre death penalty for drug peddlers and smugglers, to act as a deterrent to the heinous crime, which was destroying the lives of youth in Punjab and many other places.

Shimla battles worst water crisis in decades

Shimla in Himachal Pradesh famous tourist spot experienced the worst water crisis in its history. As the city received nearly 60 per cent less water daily since May 18 last and the crisis could hit the state’s economy by 7.2 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP). The crisis is writings on wall and the need of the hour is to see the writing. Not just Himachal Pradesh many Indian states are facing acute water shortage due to many reasons. 

Punjab Skill Development Mission : Helps Manpreet to Realise her dream of becoming self reliant

Punjab Skill Development Mission (PSDM) has virtually been bringing in positive change in the lives of youth by enabling them to tap employment avenues.

Punjab Forest dept to plant 2 crore saplings under 'Mission Tandrust Punjab'

CHANDIGARH: With a view to make “Mission Tandarust Punjab” a grand success, the Punjab Forest Department will plant 2 crore saplings this year whereas more than 10 lakh saplings have already been distributed so far.

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.

Actress Kalki Koechlin to get French honour

 Actress Kalki Koechlin will be feted by the Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler with the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) for her contribution to enhancing Indo-French ties in cinema.

Ministers & MLA's to submit suggestions for finalizing new policy within a week

CHANDIGARH: Moving ahead in the direction of formulating the new policy for regularization of illegal colonies and give relief to the stakeholders of these colonies, a meeting of ministers and MLAs was held here today at Punjab Civil Secretariat to discuss the draft of the new policy. The meeting was chaired by Tript Bajwa, Minister of Housing & Urban Development, Government of Punjab.

Sisodia, Jain discharged from hospital

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who were shifted to hospitalised during their hunger strike over the AAP government's standoff with Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, were discharged on Tuesday.

Capt Amarinder urges PM to set up Centre-State committee to formulate national farm debt waiver scheme

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers to formulate a blueprint of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers in consultation with States. 

New Policy for regularization of unauthorized Colonies would be final by June 30: Tript Bajwa

The Punjab Government would come up with a people friendly policy regarding the unauthorized colonies simultaneously taking care of all the stakeholders. Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Minister-In-Charge, Department of Housing & Urban Development, Government of Punjab after holding two meetings with the colonizers here today said that the new policy would be in the public domain by June 30, 2018.

World bank lauds Punjab government's integrated approach to agriculture,water and water problems

Appreciating the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s holistic approach to the problems of Agriculture, Water and Power, the World Bank on Wednesday offered to sponsor the state’s projects for finding comprehensive long-term solutions in these critical areas.

Five Dalit activists held for Maharashtra violence

In a multi-city pre-dawn operation on Wednesday, Maharashtra Police arrested Dalit activists and alleged urban Maoist sympathizers in the state and New Delhi for the January 1 Koregaon-Bhima caste riots, officials said.

6 IAS, 1 IRS, 1 PCS officers transferred in Punjab

Punjab Government has issued Transfer/ Posting order of 6 IAS, 1 IRS and 1 PCS officer with immediate effect. Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson said that IAS officer Mr. Baldeo Purushartha has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Expenditure (Department of Finance), in addition Secretary, Governance Reforms, in addition Secretary, Punjab State Governance Reforms Commission and in addition Secretary, Grievances Redressal, Mr. Arun Sekhri as Special Secretary

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