Punjab

GST appears to be a ‘win-win’ situation for the government, businesses and the consumers

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR : Deputy commissioner Amritsar Kamaldeep Singh Sangha while appreciating GST said, it is a significant step towards indirect tax reforms, which will amalgamate a large number of central and state taxes into one tax and prevent double taxation to pave the way for a common national market.

Nambardars won't stand witness in bail cases involving drug peddlers

Punjab News Express
JAGRAON : Anti Drug Campaign, initiated by Ludhiana (Rural) Police got success when the Nambardar Union of Jagraon announced to support the campaign and assured that they will not extend support to drug peddlers in cases. To give this assurance Nambardar Union of Jagraon(Police District) presented a memorandum to Surjeet Singh IPS, SSP, Ludhiana (Rural) extending their support to the Police department regarding campaign against drug trafficking. 

Punjab CM greets people on the eve of Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today greeted the people of Punjab on the auspicious ‘Parshuram Jayanti’.

Capt Amarinder moots open door bus permit policy to end transport monopoly

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : In a move aimed at breaking the existing monopoly in the transport system, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has mooted an open-door policy for bus permits, except on national highway routes, while directing the Transport Department to allocate certain bus routes for youth in order to facilitate employment generation.

Captain Amarinder mourns sad demise of Vinod Khana

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condoled the sad demise of Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur and yesteryear matinee idol Vinod Khanna, who passed away this morning after battling unsuccessfully against cancer.

BSF hands over Pakistani national to Rangers

Pardeep Luthra/Tarlok Bagga
Gurdaspur : BSF (Border Security Force) has handed over a Pak National to Pakistan Rangers who crossed International Boundary inadvertently and entered inside Indian territory from Pakistan.

Sikh devotees offer prayer on Indo Pak border

Pardeep Luthra/Tarlok Bagga
BATALA : To get the free access for Gurdwara Kartarpu Sahib In Pakistan from Indian border town Dera Baba Nanak to ,The sikh devotees led by Karatar Pur Sahib Ravi Darshan Abhilashi Sanstha under the aegis of Veteran Akali leader Kuldeep Singh wadala offered a monthly wise prayer on Indo Pak International border today. It was the 195 th prayer which was organized on the occasion of every Amavasya.

Capt Amarinder directs CS to address concerns of industrialists in new policy

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday asked the state Chief Secretary to ensure that all genuine demands and grievances of industries are incorporated in the new industrial policy, to be released soon.

Capt Amarinder asks Health Minister to initiate steps to issue show-cause notice to Chintpurni

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the state Health Minister to initiate steps for the issuance of a show-cause notice to the Chintpurni Medical College, where classes are not being conducted regularly for quite some time now, and which has been asked by the Medical Council of India (MCI) to stop admissions for two sessions.

Perform or close shop, Punjab CM warns Pvt. Medical, dental colleges

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today ordered a crackdown on private medical and dental colleges “engaged in the business of making money”, warning them to either perform or close shop. The order was issued at a review meeting of the Departments of Medical Education and Research, and Health and Family Welfare here to discuss the problems faced by medical institutions in the state.
In a stern message, Amarinder said private medical and dental colleges found violating admission norms and not delivering quality education would be shut down, an official spokesman said.

MCD election result is referendum on Kejriwal, should resign immediately: Sukhbir Badal

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that AAP Convenor Arvind Kejriwal should immediately resign as the Chief Minister of Delhi as the results of the Municipal Council of Delhi (MCD) elections were a direct referendum on the two years of his non performance and negative politics governance being rejected by the people. 

AAP Punjab incharege Sanjay Singh and Durgesh Pathak finally resigned

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Two controversial leaders of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) Sanjay Singh incharge General Secretary of Punjab and Durgesh Pathak incharge of organisation building in the state, have finally resigned in wake of AAP'sa defeat in Punjab assembly elections.

Repeated Police transfers demoralizing police- Phoolka

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Taking cognizance of the repeated and widespread transfers and postings of IPS and PPS officers in Punjab, Phoolka asked today that this is frustrating and demoralizing for the the police forces in an uncertain environment.

Wanted Gangster in Nabha jail break case arrested

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : In a major breakthrough, the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit (OCIU) of Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police has arrested a wanted gangster involved in Nabha Jail Break Case namely Sukhchain Singh @ Sukhi son of Buta Singh, resident of Village Ulak, P.S. Jourkian, District Mansa in case FIR No. 142 Dated 27.11.2016, Under sections 307, 392, 223, 224, 120-B, 148, 149, 419, 171, 353, 186 of Indian Penal Code, 25, 27/54/59 of Arms Act, 11, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20 of U.A.P. Act, registered at Police Station Kotwali Nabha.

Sukma attack: Punjab announces Rs 5 lakh to martyr

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of the Punjab soldier who was among the 25 CRPF personnel killed in the Sukma Naxal attack.

Punjab Yatra, a programme of Leader of Opposition- Phoolka

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Aam Aadmi Party MLA and Leader of opposition, H.S. Phoolka, today said that with a view to keep a check on the government and to ensure that no citizen is harassed in the state, Punjab Yatra has been planned.

Vistara proposes more flights & MoU with Capt Amarinder govt to boost tourism in Punjab

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government on Tuesday got a further boost to its efforts to bring investment into the state with Vistara airlines looking to introduce more flights and working in collaboration with Taj Hotels to promote tourism through an MoU with the state government.

Capt Amarinder calls up Shivraj Chauhan over Indore Gurdwara Incident

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has requested his Madhya Pradesh counterpart Shivraj Chauhan to look into the matter of the alleged damage to a gurdwara in Indore during a recent demolition drive and take all possible steps to assuage the sentiments of the Sikh community, which had been hurt by the reported excessive action of the police and municipal authorities.

Punjab creates Anti-Terror Squad to break militant-gangster xexus

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has given the go-ahead for setting up an Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), as part of the Intelligence Wing, to break the nexus flourishing between militants and gangsters in the state’s prisons.

SAD flays Amarinder for skipping Niti Aayog meeting, not taking up Punjab issues

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said it was unfortunate that Punjab had failed to use the Niti Aayog meeting presided over by the Prime Minister to make a claim for special funds for the State as well as an action plan to take its farm economy out of the red.

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