Punjab

'Fix responsibility for Amritsar train disaster'
AMRITSAR: Hundreds of people comprising the next of kin of the victims of the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, held a demonstration on Tuesday here over alleged failure of the local administration to book those who were responsible for the disaster that claimed 61 lives.
PSIEC announces mega auction of Indistial and commercial properties
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation Ltd.
Tandrust Punjab Mission successful in improving soil health
CHANDIGARH: Tandrust Punjab Mission, the flagship programme of State government has served its purpose in a big way by successfully safeguarding the soil health through optimizing the use of chemical fertilizers, informed KS Pannu, Director Tandrust Punjab Mission.
Capt Amarinder to lead all party delegation to Sri Kartarpur Sahib on opening of corridor
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will lead an all-party delegation across the border to Sri Kartarpur Sahib on the opening day of the Corridor on November 9.
Capt Amarinder says no clean chit to Badals in sacrilege cases

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday made it clear that he had not given a clean chit to Badals over their alleged involvement in the sacrilege case, which was more than manifest in their hobnobbings with Dera Sacha Sauda ahead of Bargari and their recent desperate attempts to scuttle the probe by influencing the closure report of the CBI.

Punjabi Stars Ninja, Bannet Dosanjh, Jass Bajwa etc enthralls Aryans Students

MOHALI: Renowned Punjabi Singer Ninja, Jass Bajwa, Rising Star winner Bannet Dosanjh, Aatish along with the other starcast of the upcoming Punjabi Movie 'Doorbeen' including Waqima Gabbi, Jasmine etc enthralled the students of Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh.

Capt Amarinder bats for formulation of national policy to combat drug menace

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to immediately formulate a National Drug Policy to combat the menace of drug abuse in a holistic manner.

DGP Dinkar Gupta condoles the sad demise of CSR Reddy
CHANDIGARH: DGP Dinkar Gupta today mourned the unfortunate passing away of Punjab cadre senior IPS Officer CSR Reddy, who breathed his last at the Rela Institute & Medical Center, Chennai, after a brief illness.
Capt Amarinder trashes Akali's bunch of lies on government performance
CHANDIGARH: Taking the Akalis head on over their baseless allegations on the achievements of his government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday described the charges as a sign of desperation and frustration in view of the pathetic performance of the previous SAD-BJP government.
Proud of ISRO hard work: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Feeling elated over the hard work of ISRO scientists, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday expressed hope for the revival of communication with Moon lander Vikram.

Screening of Color TV Channel Serial ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv-Kush’ banned in Punjab
Nawanshahr: District Magistrate Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Vinay Bublani has ordered to suspend the screening of a TV Serial ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv-Kush’ being aired on Color TV Channel with immediate effect for a period of one month in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar District.
Capt Amarinder invites envoys of various missions to invest in Punjab, invites for Parkash Utsav

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon the Ambassadors and representatives of various foreign missions and invited them to invest in the state and also to visit during the historic 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

Punjab Education minister releases smart school policy 2019-20
CHANDIGARH: Providing further thrust to its agenda to ensure quality and value-based education for all, Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Thursday unveiled the Smart Schools Policy 2019-20 terming it as a major step which would augment the existing infrastructure thereby revolutionising the education sector in state.
Capt Amarinder launches website, mobile APP dedicated to 550th Parkash Purb of Baba Nanak

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday launched a website, a mobile app and various social media platforms dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Punjab to implement amended Motot Vehicle Act with amendments: Razias Sultana
CHANDIGARH: Putting all the speculations to rest Razia Sultana, Transport Minister, Punjab today made it clear that for the time being the provisions of the amended Motor Vehicle would not be applicable in the state and until any decision was taken on the implementation of amended Motor Vehicle Act, the old fines would be taken from traffic violators in the state.
Punjab government sacntions Rs.97 crore of GST and VAT refund to industry dept
CHANDIGARH: The Finance Department has released amount of Rs.
Balbir Sidhu directs Civil Surgeons to ensure emergency services under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna
CHANDIGARH: The Civil Surgeons must ensure that every patient across the State is provided emergency services in empanelled hospitals under Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna.
Capt Amarinder demanded from center to include Punjab in flood hit states
CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has demanded immediate inclusion of Punjab among the states identified for on-the-spot assessment of the flood situation by an Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT).
Sant Seechewal struggles to save Punjab flood survivors
JALANDHAR: Flooded with emotions, a sea of humanity has erupted to help the victims in the waterlogged villages of 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.
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