Punjab

Punjab farmers to get regular water supply, assures power minister

farmers would get regular power supply during the paddy plantation season. Assuring the farmers, the Minister said that the department is fully alive to the paddy season requirement and adequate arrangements have been made for the same.

State level function of International yoga day to celebrated in Mohali

The State level event of 4th International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 at Sports Complex, Sector 78 in Mohali from 7:00 to 8:00 am.

‘i-Hariyali’ App -A novell initiative of Punjab Government

The Punjab Government has launched a novel initiative in the form of ‘i-Hariyali’ app as part of the strategy formulated under Mission Tandarust Punjab to ensure clean, green, healthy and robust Punjab with the active participation of the masses. The main characteristic of the app is that any resident of the state can book a sapling of his/her choice sitting at home with the click of a button.

SAD delegation to call on Union HM on Sikh issues: Release documents on Op Bluestar

Raj Nath Singh  to ask the Govt of India to release  the secret documents pertaining to the tragic army  assault on  Sachkhand Sri Harmandar Sahib and other sacred Sikh shrines in June 1984 in addition to securing documents from the UK government regarding the role of the government f that country in this tragedy.

Real Estate society founded by Punjab Govt officers 'defrauded' 200 people for Rs.44 crores

CHANDIGARH: About 220 persons who had purchased residential plots in Sherwood Officers Society in Mohali way back in 2010-11 are running from pillar to post to get back their hard earned money since the society has failed to deliver the plots even after eight years.

Punjab CM express shock ,asks Amritsar administration to extend help to families of 7 killed in tragic accident

Expressing shock and anguish at the death of seven persons in a road mishap on their way back to Delhi after paying obeisance at the Golden Temple, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday directed the Amritsar administration to extend all help to their families.

Capt Amarinder seeks early clearance of Shahpur Kandi Dam project

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today sought early clearance of Shahpur-Kandi dam project and requested to put this project in fast track priority projects maintaining 90:10 ratio.

Misuse of stamp duty rebate: New rule bars transfer of property for 1 year

The state government has amended a rule to curb the misuse of stamp duty rebate extended to women on property registration.
The scheme was launched to empower women by giving them a 2 per cent rebate on the acquisition of property in their name.

Smart classes in Punjab Government schools be commence soon

In a bid to impart education to the students studying in government schools on par with private schools, The Education Department has decided to start smart classes in 2800 govt schools of the state. The motive of this whole exercise is to streamline the education system by delivering quality education.

Punjab CM approves Rs.1 lakh for injured media person Munish Nagar

On the instructions of the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Special Principal Secretary to CM-cum-Secretary, Information & Public Relations (PR) Gurkirat Kirpal Singh on Monday handed over a cheque of Rs. One Lac to injured senior Punjab Kesari TV reporter Munish Nagar, who is recuperating at the PGIMER Advance Trauma Centre here after he sustained grievous head and spine injuries in a road accident last week. The family member of Mr. Nagar accepted the cheque, on his behalf.

Harike gets world class Eco-friendly project : Navjot Singh Sidhu

 Announcing a world class Eco-friendly project for Harike bird sanctuary, Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Harike will become a state of art tourist destination and anything upto Rs. 50 crores will be spent on this project.

Punjab CM seeks PM's intervention for settlement of Rs 31,000 crore on food account

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs.31,000 crore of Food Account on procurement of wheat and paddy, which was wrongly taken over by the erstwhile state government instead of being adjusted between state & central governments.

Amritsar will be tourism capital of North India, says Navjot Sidhu

AMRITSAR: Announcing that Amritsar will be made the Tourism capital of Northern India, Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Tourism and cultural Affairs, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that all measures were being taken to unlock the potential of Amritsar and give visitors a programmed visit to this place and tourism spots of surrounding areas.

Punjab CM seeks review of revised guidelines on Post Matric Scholarship for SC students

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has urged the Center to review the revised guidelines for the Post Matric Scholarship scheme for Scheduled Castes, saying these amounted to the Government of India indirectly absolving itself of contributing any money towards the scheme in Punjab, as the current annual expenditure in the state was expected to be much less than Rs. 700 crore.

Punjab government to give top priority to development works in SC community settlements

 In bid to ensure inclusive development of the disadvantaged sections of the society in the all round growth of the state, the Punjab Government has decided to accord top priority to the development works in Scheduled Caste (SC) community settlements in the villages. On the directives of Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, a letter to this effect was issued to the all the concerned officers by the Director to implement these guidelines in the letter and spirit.

International drug racket busted by Punjab Police with arrest of four,including 'Big Fish Canadian Citizen'

Cracking down further on the big fish in the drugs trade, the Punjab Police has arrested four persons, who were using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad, thus busting an international module of drug smugglers reportedly controlled from Canada.

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. 

Punjab CM condemns Khaira for backing secessionist reffrendum 2020

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly condemned Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira for backing secessionism with his categorical support for Sikh Referendum 2020, propounded by Sikh radicals for the creation of Khalistan.

Congress legislators rap Khaira for supporting ‘referendum’ 2020

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leaders and legislators today lashed out at Sukhpal Singh Khaira, the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha for his open and blatant support to the ‘Referendum 2020’ that aims at seceding Punjab from India and dividing the country along religious lines once again.

Punjab government declares gazetted holiday on Kabir Jayanti

The Punjab Government has declared gazetted holiday on the occasion of Kabir Jayanti on June 28, 2018. An official Spokesperson said that Punjab Government has issued a notification in this regard and all the offices of Punjab government, Boards/Corporations and other

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