Punjab

Bhakra spillage continues for third day
CHANDIGARH: The spillage from Gobind Sagar reservoir of Bhakra dam continued for the third day due to rainfall in the catchment areas and the flood situation remains critical in Ropar district downstream along the Sutlej river.
Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely
CHANDIGARH: As the Bhakra Dam across the Sutlej in Himachal Pradesh reached its capacity, excess water was released as a precaution, which could cause flood in villages located downstream, officials said

According to Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) officials, a discharge of up to 50,000 cusecs is not considered to cause flooding downstream, but an alert has been sounded as it could affect villages and towns mainly in Punjab.
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder hails PMs announcemnt of appointing Chief of Defence Staff
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder, an ex-soldier in the Indian Army, has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of a Chief of Defence Staff for the country as a vital step in strengthening and streamlining the command structure for the country’s defence services.
Jilted lover kills ex-girlfriend, sister; held
CHANDIGARH: A jilted lover brutally murdered his ex-girlfriend and her sister in their rented accommodation in Chandigarh after she refused to marry him, police said on Friday.
Punjab Government issues notification of 4 percent reservation for Persons with Disabilities
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has issued a notification regarding the 4 percent reservation earlier 3 percent for the physically challenged persons for the purpose of promotions and direct recruitments in Government departments.
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh hosts Kashmiri students on Eid-ul-Adha

CHANDIGARH: It was a poignant moment for the Kashmiri students in Punjab.

Punjab ministers describe Phoolka's resignation a political stunt
CHANDIGARH: Questioning the former AAP leader’s motives in instigating legislators to quit over the Bargari issue, several Punjab Ministers have ridiculed the resignation drama of HS Phoolka as a stunt aimed at hogging public limelight amidst his dwindling political presence in the state.
Punjab Lottery Sawan Bumper changed life of Senior Nursing Officer of PGI
CHANDIGARH: Can you imagine, someone goes to buy construction material and brings home a fortune! Yes, sometimes it happens.
Protests in Punjab against SC order to demolish Guru Ravi Dass temple
PHAGWARA: Thousands of the activists belonging to Ravidasiya society came to roads in several parts of the Doaba and protested against the Supreme Court's decision to demolish Shri Guru Ravidas Temple in Tuglkabad Delhi.
A ‘Continental’ landmark now for Virasat-e-Khalsa; becomes the most visited museum in Asia

CHANDIGARH: Virasat-e-Khalsa, the pioneer museum built by State govt.

Kainth meets Union Minsiter of state for SC repersentation in Chandigarh
CHANDIGARH: Paramjit Singh Kainth, President of the National Scheduled Castes Alliance today met the Union Minister of State of Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Parkash to bring into his notice the lack of representation of Scheduled Castes community in the Advisory committee of the UT of Chandigarh.
Punjab govt to facilitate over 2 lakh jobs at job melas next month
CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ programme is set to get a major boost with a series of job melas scheduled to be held next month, culminating in the Chief Minister personally handing over job letters to the selected candidates at a mega job fair.
Kapurthala house in Delhi remains property of Punjab Government, HC decides title
CHANDIGARH: The Kapurthala House, which is currently the official residence of the Punjab Chief Minister in New Delhi, will continue to remain in the possession of the state government, with the Delhi High Court rejecting the right of the Late Maharaja of Kapurthala to sell off the palatial property after it was requisitioned by the Government of India.
Punjab CM assures full protectiON to Arhtiyas, no direct payment of crop to farmers
CHANDIGARH: Allaying their apprehensions on this count, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out the exclusion of Arhtiyas from the procurement process, while assuring them of his government’s full support in the smooth implementation of the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) in the state, as mandated by the Centre which means giving direct payment to farmers for their crops.
Jammu girl Akshita Abrol killed in Chandigarh road accident
CHANDIGARH: Akshita Abrol, a young girl from Jammu who was living in PG accomodation here was killed in a road accident here today.
Punjab CM asks AG to oppose CBI closure report in Bargari case
CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Tuesday directed the State Advocate General to oppose the CBI closure report in the Bargari case in the CBI court, saying the agency had no jurisdiction to file the report in the light of the January 2019 observations of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.
Punjab CM announces adoption of UPSC pattern for Civil services recruitment
CHANDIGARH: Punjab has decided to follow the UPSC pattern to increase the number of chances for Punjab Civil Services (PCS) aspirants from existing four to six in the General category and to nine for Backward Classes, while SC category students will get unlimited chances.
Punjab cabinet okays amendment to law to take perks out of Minister's IT liability
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab ministers, as well as the Leader of the Opposition (LoP), will no longer have to pay income tax on the perks allowed to them, once the proposed Bill to this effect is passed by the Vidhan Sabha.
90 per cent work on Kartarpur Corridor done: Pakistan
LAHORE: Pakistan has completed 90 per cent work on the Kartarpur Corridor, from the zero line to the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, ahead of its inauguration on the 550th birth celebrations of Guru Nanak in November.
Sports Department Punjab invites objections from players for cash prizes till August 12
CHANDIGARH: The Sports Department of Punjab has invited the objections from the ineligible players till 12th August 2019 thus completing the process of giving cash prizes to the players winning Medals during 2017-18 at the State, National and International level.
Modi running the Captain Amarinder Singh Government through Ajit Doval: Mann
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit chief and Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP) has said that the meeting of Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and ministers held on Friday under the chairmanship of Captain Amarinder Singh has put a stamp on the much-talked-about bonhomie between Captain Amarinder Singh and the Badals playing a safe friendly match.
Punjab AG terms CBI closure report in sacrilege cases 'bad in law'
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has termed the CBI closure report in the Bargari sacrilege case as bad in law, saying the national agency had no jurisdiction in the matter after the State Government withdrew the cases from it last year.
Khaira flays Capt Amarinder Singh for his dubious role over the CBI closure report on sacrilege cases
CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today questioned Punjab Chief Minister for playing dubious role in cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and asking CBI to reopen the cases .
If Kejriwal govt can reduce power tariff further, why can’t Captain Govt in Punjab? : Meet Hayer
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Punjab, has described the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Govt’s decision to cutting on electricity rate further as a welcome step, saying that if it (Delhi govt) could reduce power tariff there during its 4-year tenure, why can’t Captain Amarinder Singh replicate the people-friendly Delhi model in the state to stop open ‘loot’ of the peoples’ hard-earned money they were paying in the shape hefty power bills.
Delhi CM announces free electricity for domestic consumers up to 200 units every month
NEW DELHI: In a mega, the announcement, Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that Delhi government has decided to provide free electricity to domestic consumers using upto 200 units every month.
Punjab CM makes Rs.22 crore budget allocation for Chhatbir and other Zoos in state
CHANDIGARH: The Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, Chhatbir and other zoos in the state on Thursday got a budgetary infusion of Rs 22 crore for their development with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh giving the go-ahead for the same.
Kapurthala police seizes 5 Kg heroin worth Rs.25 crpres from Delhi resident
CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough as part of the state’s drive against drugs, the Kapurthala Police on Thursday seized 5 Kg of Heroin, worth Rs.
Army veteran Lt. Gen. Jagbir Singh Cheema appointed VC of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday appointed Lt Gen Jagbir Singh Cheema as Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University Patiala.
Punjab CM inaugurates online transfer policy software for school teachers
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday issued the first transfer orders for teachers under the new Transfer Policy with the click of a button, ensuring total transparency in the system.
Punjab CM orders formulation of comprehensive crop diversification strategy
CHANDIGARH: Pushing forward his agenda for crop diversification to end the vicious wheat-paddy cycle and save the depleting ground water in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the State Planning Board to chalk out a comprehensive crop diversification model.
Amritsar couple died in road accident, son injured
AMRITSAR: A city resident Rajiv Sodhi(45) and his wife Kirti Sodhi(42) were killed on the spot in a road accident near Kartarpur-Bholath road on Jalandhar-Amritsar national highway today morning.
Punjab govt moots seed potato traceability and certification programme
CHANDIGARH: To protect the interest of the Punjab farmers and uphold the state’s leadership position/image as the largest potato seed producing state, the Department of Agriculture and Welfare, Government of Punjab will soon undertake certification and traceability of seed potato to ensure optimum transparency.
Punajb CM orders to conduct inquiry into death of cattles in Mohali Village
MOHALI: On the directives of the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Mohali Deputy Commissiner Girish Dyalan on Sunday ordered Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) to conduct a thorough enquiry into the reported death of 27 cattles in two dairy farms located in village Kandala.
Baba Labh Singh, builder of 7 bridges in Punjab & Haryana, dies
CHANDIGARH: Elderly philanthropist Sant Baba Labh Singh, 96, who served hundreds daily at community kitchens and played a crucial role in construction of seven bridges in Punjab and Haryana, died on Sunday.
Punjab CM scraps dress code order of Fazilka DC after wide spread criticism
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday night scrapped the orders of The Deputy Commissioner, Fazilka, imposing a dress code on employees.
Pro-freedom Sikh groups to observe Aug 15 as black day; to organize protests all over Punjab
CHANDIGARH: Three pro-Freedom groups namely Dal khalsa, United Akali Dal and SAD ( Amritsar) today held a gathering to deliberate on continued loot of river waters, resurfacing of SYL row, pardoning four police convicts by state Govt, refusing to release Sikh detenus who have completed life sentence , making UAP Act 1967 more draconian, giving unbridled powers to NIA, derailing Bargarhi Sacrilege case and infringement of states rights by the Centre.
Counter terrorism and ‘Drive Against Drugs’ top priorities of the Punjab Police: Dinkar Gupta
CHANDIGARH: While outlining the priorities for the Punjab Police, Dinkar Gupta, DGP Punjab told the senior leadership of the Punjab Police, and the field Police officers, such as CPs & SSPs, that the prevention of terrorist crime and the continued drive against drugs were the main priorities of the State police.
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