Punjab

Capt Amarinder Singh announces formation of Sri Anandpur Sahib Development Authority

SRI ANANDPUR SAHIB: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced the establishment of Sri Anandpur Sahib Development Authority to execute development plans in the light of the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in November this year.

AAP MLA Aman Arora demands high-level probe into the scam during SAD-BJP regime

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Sunam MLA has slammed the then SAD-BJP government for converting the alleged food scam involving Rs 31 thousand crore into ‘term loan’ during its tenure.

New and renewable energy contributed a lot to save environment: Kangar

CHANDIGARH: "New and renewable energy is playing an important role in saving the environment. Keeping this in mind, the Punjab Government have been taken many initiatives for promoting investment in the renewable and renewable energy sector as the state is facing major problem of agricultural-waste especially paddy straw." It was expressed by Gurpreet Singh Kangar, Minister for Power and Energy and New and Renewable Energy Department during a Conference on 'waste to energy', which was organized by Punjab Energy Development Agency here today.

Jassi murder: 2 extradited from Canada for Punjab honour killing

CHANDIGARH:  Two prime accused in the murder case of Canadian-born Jassi Sidhu have been extradited from Canada and are being brought to Punjab, state police sources confirmed on Thursday.

Phagwara ASP exhorts citizens to follow traffic rules

PHAGWARA: Citizens Rights Forum, Phagwara, organised a ‘Road Safety Seminar’ at Jain Model School here yesterday. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Phagwara, Sandeep Malik urged the residents, including senior citizens, to apprise their wards of the traffic rules.

Power subsidy bill of Punjab set to rise next year

CHANDIGARH: The power  subsidy bill of Punjab Government  is going to rise next year as the state continues to default on subsidy payment to Punjab state power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).

Punjab CM urges Railway Minister to start 'Parkash Purb' Express from Delhi to Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday spoke with Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to pursue the state’s demand for a regular Express Train service, named Prakash Purb Express, from New Delhi to Amritsar via Sultanpur Lodhi, to facilitate pilgrims to pay obeisance during the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Dal Khalsa calls to boycott Jan 26 as India denies minorities their democratic rights

FEROZEPUR: rights including right to self determination, Dal Khalsa strongly reiterates its resolve to invoke the international community, the UN forums and associate with other nationalities across the Indian subcontinent to seek and ensure enforceability of the UN recognised right.

Punjab Minister reviews flood control arrangements

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Water Resources Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Tuesday reviewed the flood control arrangements in the state. On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioners submitted their demand of funds for the flood protection works in their respective districts and also gave information about works of de-silting and cleaning of drains.

Punjab to bring landless Non-Agriculturists under Cooperation movement: Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government on taking over the reins of power made a commitment to initiate every possible measure aimed at the upliftment of the Non-Agricultural Landless Members of the Punjab Agricultural Cooperative Societies (PACS)."

Punjab CM raises concern over FCI's gradual withdrawal from food procurement

CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the Food Corporation of India’s gradual withdrawal from procurement of foodgrains in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to raise the issue with the Centre and seek increase in the central agency’s procurement share.

KMV Organizes Physics Workshop by Shiksha Rattan Dr Jaswinder Singh

JALANDHAR:  Kanya Maha Vidyalaya- the Heritage & Autonomous Institution, Jalandhar's PG Department of Physics organized an experimental workshop cum interaction by Shiksha Rattan Dr Jaswinder Singh, under DBT Star College Status Scheme. It is important to mention that Dr Singh is a National Awardee by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and President of India. His "Lab on Wheels'', the mobile car laboratory is becoming a fascination for the students around the state.  Dr Singh demonstrated and simplified the complex Mathematics and Physics concepts with easy and interesting experiments.

Punjab to be front runner state in field of education- Soni

JALANDHAR: Education Minister Punjab OP Soni today said that due to strenuous efforts of the state government Punjab would be number state in the field of Education within one year.

Punjab Health Minister denies any move to handover hospitals to private parties

CHANDIGARH: Taking cognizance of media reports that the State Government has decided to hand over health institutions especially Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres situated in rural areas to private parties in PPP mode. Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra clarified in a press communiqué that there is no such move to hand over these institutions to private parties.

Privatization of education and health services: a blatant violation of fundamental rights: Harpal Cheema

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has taken a serious view of the Punjab government’s dictatorial decision to hand over education  and health services to private operators in the state, which, it said was, an attempt to debar a vast majority of  citizens of the country from the basic needs of the citizens of the country provided by to them under the constitution.

Punjab minister extends invitation to Arvind Kejriwal for debt waiver function

CHANDIGARH: The senior congress leader and Cooperation Minister, Punjab, S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has extended invitation to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the debt waiver function scheduled for January 23rd at Bathinda and January 24th at Sri Anandpur Sahib so as to make the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo see for himself the debt waiver scheme of Punjab Government. The minister has also congratulated the AAP supremo in regard with the declaration by his ‘Super MP’ Bhagwant Mann for pledging to shun alcohol.

HW Cow of Punjab wins milch competition by producing 68.14 Kg milk

CHANDIGARH: H.F. Cow’s breed, owned by Harpreet Singh from village Noorpur Hakima of Moga district in Punjab has won ‘Block Level Milch Competitions’by producing 68.14 KG milk in December, 2018.

Robbers snatch purse from woman in Phagwara

PHAGWARA: Two Unidentified motorcyclist robbers snatched a purse containing Two Mobile Phones,One ATM card and cash Of Rs 3200/- from a Woman Asha Rani who was returning to her local Kirti Nagar residence in a rickshaw on Sunday evening. The robbers managed to flee .The Police have registered case under section 379 B of IPC and started its investigation.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha issues notice to Khaira for disqualification

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vidhan Sabha has issued notice to Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today, for disqualification under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

Bir Devinder Singh demands to dissolve Patiala MC due to 'Building notice racket'

PATIALA: Former Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Bir Devinder Singh today demanded to dissolve the Patiala Municipal Coprporation aft building nortice racket has rocked the city.

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