Punjab

Punjab Cabinet okays new bill on office of profit for MLAs for enactment by Vidhan Sabha

 The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paved the way for the enactment of the law to enable MLAs to hold several new categories of ‘Office of Profit.’

Punjab Cabinet okays amendments to CrPC & IPC make sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment

 The Punjab Cabinet has approved amendments to CrPC and IPC to make sacrilege of all religious texts punishable with life imprisonment, thus taking a major step towards curbing such incidents and maintaining communal harmony in the state.

Punjab CM asks officers to explore ways to strengthen food adulteration Law

Taking serious note of the recent seizure of spurious milk and dairy products from a Patiala factory, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the concerned officers to explore ways of amending the law on food adulteration to make it more stringent.

Punjab Cabinet pays tributes to Vajpayee

The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday observed a two-minute silence as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on August 16 in New Delhi.

Fish seeds farms rejuvenated investing Rs 24.65 crore: Balbir Singh Sidhu

 To lend much needed helping hand to the farmers associated with the fish farming, the State Government has resuscitated the various ‘Fish Seed Farms’ with the cost of Rs. 24.65 crore.

Punjab Power minister distress appointment letters to 622 assistant linemen under" Ghar-Ghar Naukari" drive

S. Gurpreet Singh Kangar, the Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy Sources, Punjab Government distributed appointment letters to 622 Assistant Linemen in a function here today whose appointments have been pending since long. While speaking on this occasion, S. Kangar reiterated the Ghar Ghar Naukri (Job to Every Household) initiative of Punjab government under Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh that promsies employment opportunity for every household in state.

Rebel AAP group declares Sukhpal Singh Khaira president Punjab unit

CHANDIGARH: The rebel group of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) today announced the name of Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira as President of the Punjab unit of AAP. Khaira was recently removed from the post of Leader of Opposition.

CMs of Northern states, including Punjab, decide to set up Central Secretariat in Panchkula for data sharing on drugs

 The Chief Ministers of the Northern States on Monday decided unanimously to set up a common/central secretariat, to be based in Panchkula, for data and information sharing, which was critical to the fight against drugs.

Sidhu returns from Pakistan after attending swearing in ceremony of Imran Khan as PM Pakistan

ATTARI (Amritsar):  Punjab cabinet minister also the cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today returned  India today via the land transit route of Attari Wagah border after attending the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister  of Pakistan Imran Khan who is also cricketer turned politician.

Navjot Sidhu hugging Pak army chief was not a nice gesture: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging the Pakistani Army Chief was not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable.

Vigilance nabs clerk of Punjab Roadways red handed while taking bribe

CHANDIGARRH: State Vigilance Bureau nabbed clerk Preetjatinder Singh of Punjab Roadways Sri Mukatsar Sahib depot red handed for accepting bribe of Rs. 3500/-.

Sukhbir Badal asks Sushwa Swaraj to take up issue of hate crimes against Sikhs with the US government

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged union external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of repeated hate crimes against Sikhs in the United States with its government, even as he appealed to Sikh institutions in the US to launch a campaign about the Sikh faith and beliefs to counter hate attacks.

Swiss City, Roseland Crying for basic Amenities, Residents Meet For Self-Help

AMRITSAR: Taking an initiative in the direction of `self help’, the residents of Swiss City and Roseland colonies constituted Swiss City Welfare Association (SCWA) today to press upon the civic authorities concerned to provide them the basic amenities. The colonies are crying for even the basic amenities including the sanitation, power supply, security as the two residential colonies depict a picture of utter neglect.

AAP postpones Aug 20 Bargari "Peoples' March"

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party has postponed its proposed "Peoples' March" on August 20 which was to cover Burj Jawahar Singh Wala, Bargari, Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan areas in Faridkot District.

Punjab announces Rs.10 crore worth relief for Flood hit Kerala

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 10 crore worth of immediate relief for the flood-ravaged state of Kerala.

Food Safety Teams seize huge cache of spurious M&MP in Samrala

Working on a tip off, Food Safety Team of Ludhiana conducted a raid at a Paneer manufacturing unit in an interior village of Samrala. Huge cache of spurious Milk and Milk Products(M&MP) were seized.

CBI raids house of Punjab Police IG Gurinder Singh Dhillon in a bribery case

CHANDIGARH: The CBI today raided the house and office of senior Punjab police officer, IGP Ferozepur range Gurinder Singh Dhillon following the arrest of a middleman who accepted Rs.10 lakhs as bribe from a retired police officer former SSP Vigilance Shiv Kumar Sharma..

Punjab CM condoles demise of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday mourned the demise of the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, describing him as a towering personality who would always remain a beacon to inspire the young politicians to tread the path of value-based politics.

Khalsa Colleges celebrate Independence day with great fervour

AMRITSAR: The students of Khalsa College, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur College for Women, Khalsa College Public School (KCPS) and Khalsa College Public School (Heir) celebrated the completion of 71 years of independence by hoisting of national flag. The flag was hoisted at Guru Teg Bahadur College by Khalsa College Governing Council hopnourary secretary Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina in presence of Principal Nanak Singh. Principals including Dr. Mehal Singh, AS Gill and Gurjit Singh Sethi hoisted the flags at their respective institution amidst the rendition of National Anthem. 

Teej celebrations by Patiala Model Town women

PATIALA: Women residents of the E Type category III houses here today organised a get together in a local hotel to celebrate the festival of Teej. Dressed in their colourful best, the ladies performed gidha and danced to the tune of popular Punjabi hit songs.

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