Punjab

Tarun Chugh meets Thawar Chand Gehlot, slams Congress govt. for playing with future of SC students
CHANDIGARH: The BJP today alleged that Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab was playing with the future of SC students as it was reluctant to send Audit Report of the fund received for Post Matric Scholarship to the Union Government.
Three 800 MW thermal units at Ropar , decision pending with government
CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has forwarded the proposal to construct three 800 MW super critical units at Ropar in the first phase in state sector to Punjab Government in December 2018 and the same is pending with the government .
SYL is the lifeline of Haryana, will have its rightful share of water, Manohar Lal
SONIPAT: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that the SYL is the lifeline of the state and Haryana will have its rightful share of water.
If Sidhu doesn't want to do his job, there is nothing I can do about it: Punjab CM
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.
Sidhu sends resignation to CM Amarinder
CHANDIGARH: Ending suspense, Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Monday said he sent his resignation to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Amidst the conflict of Centre-State, future of SC students hanging by a thread: Kainth
JALANDHAR: Speaking to the newspersons here at the Jalandhar Press Club, Paramjit Singh Kainth, President of the National Scheduled Castes Alliance, a socio-politico organization working in the interests of the Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and minorities, bashed the State government over its profound inability in dealing with the abysmal implementation of the post-matric scholarship in Punjab.
CBI filed closure report in sacrilege cases under SAD, BJP pressure with an eye on Haryana elections: Khaira

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and President of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today alleged that Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) has filed closure report in the Mohali CBI court in two cases of sacrilege registered against dera sacha sauda followers under pressure from BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD).

Capt Amarinder appreciates Pak decision to remove permit for passage through Kartarpur corridor
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to remove the requirement of separate permit system to allow pilgrims to travel through the historic Kartarpur Corridor, as had been demanded by him, but requested waiver of passport also to facilitate devotees from the rural areas of the state.
Two Punjab ministers Mahindra and Channi ridicule Sidhu's resignation drama
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi have ridiculed Navjot Sidhu’s resignation drama, and urged him to show more dignity and decorum in his actions.
Navjot Sidhu resigns from Punjab cabinet
CHANDIGARH: Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has resigned from the Capt Amarinder Singh cabinet in protest against change in his portfolio.
Power engineers seeks review of PPAs with exorbitant electricity rates
KOLKATA: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) strongly opposes any amendment in Electricity Act aimed at to destroy public sector and pave the path for privatisation.
Punjab CM's wife Preneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive
CHANDIGARH: Patiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's wife, Preneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said.
Khaira urges Navjot Sidhu to take charge of power department, review agreeemnts with private thermal plants
CHANDIGARH: PEP President and Bholath MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira today urged Navjot Sidhu to take charge of the Power portfolio and reopen the dishonestly entered into PPA’s with private thermal plant companies, by the junior Badal.
Punjab Kilns sans Zig-Zag Technology not to be operational after Sept.30-Pannu
CHANDIGARH: Giving a compliance period of four months, all the brick kiln owners in the State have been directed to adopt zig-zag high draught technology in the kilns, informed KS Pannu, Director Mission Tandrust Punjab.
Sukhbir Badal isn't qualified for moral high ground on drugs issue: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
CHANDIGARH: The Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister, Punjab, S.
PSPCL manipulated power supply data to show improved performance
PATIALA: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL ) has been manipulating data of metered power supply across the state since 2014-15 by showing consumption in Kilo Volt ampere hour (KVAh) instead of Kilo watt hour (KWh) .
Next meeting of Sikh Reference Library commitee meeting on July 19
AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak committee President Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal organised a meeting which was held at head office of SGPC regarding Sikh Reference Library in the presence of former SGPC president kirpal Singh badungar.
Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency being developed as religious, adventure tourist hub
CHANDIGARH: Sri Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency is all set to be developed as a religious, historical and adventure tourist hub.
ADC Anupam Kler Slapped Food Safety Offenders with a fine of Rs 4.76 Lakh
NAWANSHAHR: Taking stern view of the violations under Food Safety and Standards Act, Additional Deputy Commissioner-cum-Adjudicating Officer (Food safety) Mrs.
Capt Amarinder leaves SYL canal issue on SC committee in the national interest
CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed the hope that the Supreme Court’s directive on the formation of a committee of officers by Punjab and Haryana would lead to a long-term, just and equitable solution to the vexed SYL problem in the backdrop of the worsening water situation in his state.
Punjab to impose heavy oenalities on defaulters of water bills: Capt Amarinder Singh
CHANDIGARH: Taking a tough stance against wastage of water, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued a series of directives to ensure conservation of the precious resource, including penalization of the defaulters of their water bills.
Captain meets Khattar, to meet him again on July 25

CHANDIGARH: The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.

Modi govt should immediately grant Rs 550 crore under special provisions for Guru Nanak Dev’s Prakash Purv: Bhagwant Maan
CHANDIGARH: Punjab state chief of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), and MP Bhagwant Mann has demanded a grant of Rs 550 crore from the Modi government under the special budgetary provisions on the occasion of the 550th Parkash Purv of the first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev.
Punjab CM to honour 93 players with ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award’ on 9th July: Rana Sodhi
CHANDIGARH: “The Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh would honour 93 players excelling at the National and International level on 9th of July with the ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award’.
Punjab defaults on payment of power subsidy
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has defaulted on payment of power subsidy to PSPCL on account of free power for agriculture sector, subsidized power for industry and free power to SC/ST/BPL consumers .
Punjab CM reviews prison security, to deploy drones, CCTV cameras in all jails
CHANDIGARH: Drones and CCTV cameras will be made available in all Punjab prisons as part of a slew of strong measures announced on Thursday by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to strengthen jail security.
Sukhpal Khaira and Dr. Gandhi request Punjab Governor to recall his order of pardoning cops convicted in fake encounter case
CHANDIGARH: A delegation of opposition leaders under the leadership of Sukhpal Singh Khaira and Dr.
PSEB engineers demand recruitment of technical staff
PATIALA: PSEB Engineers Association has demanded that need based adequate technical staff be recruited to avoid collapse of power system and restoration of basic pay of assistant engineers.
Channi pats technical education department for biometric attendance system
CHANDIGARH: The Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training, Punjab has started the daily Bio-metric attendance system for the staff in all the Government Technical Education Institutes of the state.
Fertilizer consumption has no link with cancer in Punjab: Government
NEW DELHI: Consumption of fertilizers has no link to the prevalence of cancer diseases in Punjab, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Capt Amarinder announces Rs.5 lakhs for ailing Punjabi novelist Jaswant Kanwal
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced financial assistance of Rs.
Puri assures early approval and commencement of Sultanpur Lodhi infra development
NEW DELHI: The Centre will initiate work on the infrastructure development of Sultanpur Lodhi as proposed by the Punjab Government at the earliest, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri assured Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday.
Punjab CM orders magistrial inquiry into Ludhiana jail violence
NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a magisterial inquiry, to be conducted by DC Ludhiana, into Thursday’s outbreak of violence in the Central Jail.
Ludhiana jail incident: Randhawa, Captain should step down - Harpal Singh Cheema
CHANDIGARH: Senior leader of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, has demanded resignation of Punjab Jails Minister, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who also holds the Home Affairs portfolio, over the incidents of violent clashes in Ludhiana jail, leading to the death of two of its inmates while half a dozen prisoners managed to escape during the clashes.
1 dead in Ludhiana jail clash; inmates post live videos on FB
LUDHIANA: One person died and five prisoners and six police personnel received injuries after a bloody clash erupted between two groups of inmates in Ludhiana Central Jail on Thursday as they pelted stones at each other.
Center drafting strategy to tackle Punjab and J and K Drug's problem: Amit Shah
NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday informed Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh that the central government was formulating a detailed strategy to tackle the problem of drugs in Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.
Punjab CM moots preventive detention of repeat drug offenders, speedy trial
CHANDIGARH: Escalating his government’s fight against drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mooted preventive detention of repeat offenders in drugs smuggling/trading, amid reports that there were around 200 such criminals identified by the Punjab Police.
Punjab power demand peaks to new record of 12775 MW
CHANDIGARH: The sultry weather conditions prevailing across the region has pushed the power demand in Punjab and Haryana to the new peaks today.
Punjab Launches Intensive Drive to Curb Usage of Plastic Carry Bags across the State
CHANDIGARH: “With a view to protect the environment from hazardous effects of plastic, the Local Government Department has launched an intensive drive against the manufacturing, stocking, distribution, recycle, sale and use of the same in the state of Punjab.
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