Punjab

15 Rayat Bahra RST students get top placements

MOHALI: Fifteen students who have passed the postgraduate programme in railway signaling and telecommunication from the Rayat Bahra University have got placements in top companies after completion of their course.

Sukhbir's political end certain due to grave anti Panthic acts, says Sunil Jakhar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and Member Parliament Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday lambasted Akalis for thrusting Gobind Singh Longowal as SGPC head adding that in the wake of the public anger amidst resignation by many senior Akalis leaders Longowal would be the last one to be handpicked by Badals.

PUCA asks Govt universities not to ask for fees of SC students till govt releases PMS funds

MOHALI: A joint meeting of delegations of Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) & Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) was held today wherein both the associations requested all the Government affiliating Universities and Boards in Punjab including IKG-PTU, Jalandhar; MRS-PTU, Bathinda; Punjabi University, Patiala; PSBTE-IT & others not to charge any kind of fees for SC Students from Unaided Colleges till Government releases the pending amount of Post Matric Scholarship (PMS).

Rattan Singh Ajnala family stabbed SAD in the back, say local leaders

AMRITSAR: Announcing disassociation with the Ajnala family from SAD, the  local SAD leaders  from Ajnala Assembly constituency said that  they didn’t have any relations with the former MP from Khadoor Sahib Rattan Singh Ajnla as well as his son Amarbir Singh Bony a two time former MLA.

Carjacking ignites Pathankot-like attack fear in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A massive search operation is on here in the frontier areas in Punjab on Wednesday after four suspected terrorists hijacked a taxi at gunpoint causing fears of a Pathankot airbase-like attack that took place in 2016.

Debt-ridden Punjab all set for Rs 100-crore binge on luxury cars

CHANDIGARH: At a time when the debt-ridden Punjab government is unable to pay salaries and pensions to its serving and former employees, or allocate funds for subsidies and social welfare schemes on time, it is all set for a nearly Rs 100 crore luxury ride.

Gobind Singh Longowal re-elected becomes 43rd SGPC president

AMRITSAR: Former four times MLA, former Punjab Cabinet Minister, Gobind Singh Longowal becomes 43rd Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) President during its annual general house meeting. He was re-elected today as first time he became President of this prestigious religious body last year November 2017.

Punjab CM must ensure safety of other state's students studying in the state: AAP

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday demanded from chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh to ensure the safety and security of students from other states studying in the universities and colleges of the state.

Government Schools in Punjab will be brought at Par with Private Schools in Education: Soni

AMRITSAR: Education and Environment Minister Punjab Om Parkash Soni here today said that Government Schools will be brought at par with private schools.

Badal father-son duo, actor Akshey Kumar summoned by SIT in Bargari case

CHANDIGARH: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the police firing incidents in the wake of the Bargari sacrilege case has summoned the Badal father-son duo and actor Akshay Kumar for questioning in connection with the investigation next week.

Sukhbir Badal expells Brahmpura and Ajnala from Shiromani Akali Dal

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal who is under fire from senior Akali leaders for sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and exoneration of dera Sacha Sauda chief today expelled senior leaders Ranjit Singh Brahmpura and Rattan Singh Ajnala from the party for six years. These leaders had demanded resognation of Sukhbir Badal for his wrong decisions.

Power engineers on warpath over revised draft electricity bill

CHANDIGARH: Engineers of state electricity boards from all over the country have come out against the revised draft of the Electricity Amendment Bill enabling the private operators to supply electricity consumers in their areas.  The Bill is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament next month.

NIA to probe case related to arrest of Kashmiti students in Punjab in terror cases

CHANDIGARH: Given the inter-state and international ramifications of the case, the Central and Punjab governments have decided to hand over the investigations into the case involving the arrest of 3 armed Kashmiri students, associated with Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH), to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Punjab CM to launch year long celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji on Nov 23

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will launch his government’s year-long celebrations to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on November 23.

Senior journalist Yoginder Mohan gets Patiala Rattan award

PATIALA: Senior journalist Yogindra Mohan was awarded Patiala Rattan-2018 at a glittering ceremony organised by the Panjab Writers and Cultural Forum at the Kalidasa Auditorium of the North Zone Cultural Centre here today.

Wheat sowing in full swing in Punjab: Pannu

CHANDIGARH: With wheat already sown in 33 Lac acres till Saturday, Punjab is all set to meet its target of completing the sowing of Rabi crop in all the 87 Lac acres out of total 104 lac acres cultivated land across the state.

Amritsar Airport Gets Six New Air Routes Under UDAN-III scheme

AMRITSAR: The year 2018 brings a new cheer of joy for air travellers from Amritsar region. After start of 6 new flights from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International airport, Amritsar, Ministry of Civil aviation has agreed to demands raised by delegation of Amritsar Vikas Manch for new routes under UDAN (UdeDesh Ka AamNaagrik) -phase III of Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) as laid under National Civil Aviation Policy announced in the year 2016. These 6 new routes have been awarded to Amritsar under UDAN-III Tourism Destinations scheme.

Punjab is shield of nation with proud military tradition: Navjot Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today announced the celebrations of First Military Literature Festival to be held at the Lake Club, Chandigarh from 6 to 9 December, 2018. The minister praised the Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh for introducing such events in the State which is very well known for its rich military legacy.

Punjab to hire agency to facilitate youth find jobs abroad

CHANDIGARH: As part of the government’s crackdown on unscrupulous travel agents and overseas placement agencies, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the Department of Employment Generation to hire a consultant or agency of international repute to develop a roadmap to facilitate the youth who intend to go abroad for the study and/or employment.

Punjab CM writes to PM to maintain 60 percent share of Punjab in UT administration

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ensure that the status quo in the Punjab and Haryana share in Chandigarh UT’s administrative posts is maintained.

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