Punjab

167 Indians deported from USA landed in Amritsar

AMRITSAR: As many as 167 Indians who have been deported by the American Government led by its president Donald Trumph,  today landed at Shri Guru Ramdas International Airport.

Daylight Bank dacoity in Amritsar, Rs. 10 lakh looted from IndusInd Bank

AMRITSAR: Three unidentified accused here today looted Rs. 10.92 lakh from the  branch of IndusInd Bank located at village Sohina Kala Khurd falling in the Majitha assembly constituency.

Time limit to pay outstanding House/property tax extended by June 30: Mahindra

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government keeping in mind the hardships being faced by the citizen of the state in the face of global spread of pandemic COVID-19, has decided to extend the deadline to pay the outstanding house tax or property tax without any penalty till 30 June, 2020. Likewise the time limit of One Time Settlement Policy for recovery of arrears of Water and Sewerage charges in the Urban Local Bodies of the State has also been extended up to 30 June 2020. It was disclosed by Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Local Bodies Minister in a press communiqué released here today.

FIR against former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini brought back focus on Badal family's proximity with Saini
CHANDIGARH: The proximity of Badal family with former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini has once against came to limelight with a registration of FIR against Saini in Balwant Singh Multani disapearance case of 1991.
Punjab Varsity faculty members up in arms for delay in salaries, to lodge 'online' protest
PATIALA: The faculty members of Punjab University are up in arms agaisnt non-payment of their salaries and lack of government grant to the university to overcome the fiscal crisis.
Punjab notifies guidelines for Rs.50 lakh grant for kin of Covid-19 victim government employees
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance Department has notified detailed guidelines for the grant of ex-gratia compensation to the tune of Rs 50 lakh to the dependant members/legal heirs of employees, who die in harness while on Government duty fighting against Coronavirus pandemic.
Punjab Government Transfers 54 Education Officers and Principals
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today issued an order to transfers 54 officers and principals of the education department.
Punjab Cabinet mulls changes in Excise and Labour laws as state moves towards economic revival
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is mulling changes in the excise policy and the labour laws in the light of the impact of COVID, amid efforts to revive the state’s battered economy and industry.
Punjab cabinet approves transfer policy of non-teaching school staff
CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet approved the transfer policy for non-teaching staff of the School Education Department, with the same set to be effective from academic session 2020-21 i.
Pakistan linked most wanted gangster Baljinder Billa banned by Punjab Police
CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough, the Punjab Police has arrested most wanted gangster Baljinder Singh @ Billa, having alleged links with the now reportedly deceased Pakistan-based KLF chief Harmeet Singh Happy, as well as Germany-based Bagga of KZF.
Tarsem Singh Kaler refused to contest case of former adgp Sumedh Saini
CHANDIGARH: Tarsem Singh Kaler, the advocate hired by forrmer DGP Sumedh Singh Saini has refused to contest his case related to kidnapping and murder of a youth in 1991.
Punjab to promote class 10 PSEB students on basis of pre-board performance
CHANDIGARH: Class X students under the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) will not have to take any exams and will be promoted on the basis of their performance in the pre-Board exams, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced on Friday.
Punjab CM writes to PM for Paddy MSP at Rs.2900 per quintal
CHANDIGARH: Citing the challenges faced due to labour shortage and the need for ensuring food safety amid the Covid crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an MSP of Rs 2902 per quintal for Paddy, along with Rs 100 per quintal as incentive bonus to check stubble burning.
Center extends Covid-19 assistance under PMGKAY Scheme to Punjab & UT Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Government of India has implemented centrally sponsored pro-poor initiative titled under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojna as a part of Economic response to COVID-19 to ameliorate the hardship faced by the poor due to the economic disruption caused by Corona Virus and to ensure that the foodgrains @ 5KG /Person/ month free of cost for three months i.

Punjab suffered 88 percent revenue loss in April, Capt Amarinder tells Sonia in VC
CHANDIGARH: Pegging the April revenue shortfall for the state at 88%, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said with all tax revenues dried up and only 1.
Now Punjab gears up to handle influx of NRIs, stranded people returning from other states

CHANDIGARH: As the state prepared to handle a large influx of NRIs from other nations and stranded people from across the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday issued a series of directives to check the spread of the deadly Covid, including strict directives to the Health Department to ensure mandatory screening of all such returnees, with institutional quarantine for those coming back from high-risk regions of India, and hotel/home quarantine for the NRIs.

Punjab refutes claim of Ashok Chavan that Punjab drivers infected pilgrims from Nanded
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today vehemently refuted the statement given by Mr.
Punjab CM seeks Shah's intervention for Special trains from May 5 to send migrants back home

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking his personal intervention to arrange special trains for the next 10-15 days, beginning May 5, for transporting migrant labourers stranded in Punjab to their homes in other states.

Punjab govt resumes Shahpurkandi dam construction with on-site labour
CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Wednesday resumed construction work on the prestigious Shahpurkandi dam project, after due assessment on the ground with respect to labour availability at the site and Covid-19 safety precautions.
Punjab govt extends curfew for two weeks with 4 hour relaxation

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has extended curfew for more two weeks but decided to give four hours relaxation every day from 7 AM to AA AM.

Capt Amarinder Singh asks Delhi Govt to facilitate evacuation of 250 Sikh pilgrims from Majnu Ka Tilla
CHANDIGARH: Even as stranded pilgrims from Nanded, as well as labourers and students from Rajasthan, continued to reach home in Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh led government on Monday contacted the Delhi government to facilitate safe evacuation of 250 Sikh pilgrims stuck at the Sri Majnu Ka Tila gurdwara in the national capital due to the lockdown.
Punjab CM asks Union Power Ministry to withdraw PSPCL's payment obligation under PPAs
CHANDIGARH: Terming the imposition of lockdown as a clear case of Force Majeure under the PPAs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday urged the Union Power Ministry to withdraw the obligation on PSPCL to pay capacity charges.
Industry units eligible under new relaxation can apply online and start operations: Sunder Sham Arora
CHANDIGARH: The industrial units which want to start operations subject to compliance of Standard Operating Procedure mentioned under guidelines issued by Department of Home affairs & Justice Government of Punjab last week can apply online on Industries and Commerce Department's site and start operations.
Rana KP seeks monetary relief and health infrastructure for Punjab to fight COVID-19

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh on Tuesday sought monetary relief and required health infrastructure including test kits for the state to fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.

Punjab CM writes to Shah for interim compensation of Rs.3000 Cr for Covid National Disaster
CHANDIGARH: Pointing to the alarming resource gap between the state’s anticipated receipt and committed expenditure, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanding interim compensation to the tune of Rs 3000 crore for the month of April on account of the COVID-19 national disaster, along with immediate release of Rs 4400 crore of pending GST arrears.
'Home away from Home' quarantine facility to be set up for Punjab cops
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police personnel fighting on the frontline of the COVID battle will now have a `Home Away from Home’ type of facility in the districts where they are working, equipped with all essential amenities, for home quarantining, in case of possible/suspected infection.
No additional activities to be opened in SAS Nagar from April 20 - District Magistrate
MOHALI: Girish Dayalan, District Magistrate, SAS Nagar, Mohali in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 of Cr.
Corona positive Punjab Police ACP Anil Kohli passed away
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police officer Anil Kohli, postd as Assistant Police Commissioner in Ludhiana who was Covid-19 patient died during treatment in a private hospital in Ludhiana.
Punjab to stay under curfew till May 3, CM tells opposition parties
CHANDIGARH: Citing the gravity of the situation, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced that the state would follow complete curfew/lockdown till May 3, in line with the extension in the national lockdown, even as he assured all the political parties in the state of aggressive measures, including large-scale testing, in continuing war against the COVID pandemic.
Over 26,000 new drug addicts registered during Curfew under De-Addiction Program: Balbir Singh Sidhu
CHANDIGARH: More than 26,000 new drug addicts have joined the Punjab Government-run Drug Addiction Program during the curfew.
Punjab CM appeals people not to step out on Baisakhi in view of Corona virus
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Sunday appealed to the people to pray (deliver Ardas) at 11 a.
Amritsar Rural Police launches 'Mai Haan Volunteer' campaign
CHANDIGARH: To ensure more efficient and effective supply of food and essential items to all needy persons in a coordinated manner during the lockdown, the Punjab Police has created centralized food pools across districts for optimum allocation and distribution.
11 Nihangs including a woman arrested for brutal attack on Police in Patiala
CHANDIGARH: Eleven persons were on Sunday arrested in connection with the horrendous attack on a police party at the vegetable market in Patiala this morning, in which an ASI’s hand was cut off by a group of Nihangs.
Nihangs attack police party in Patiala, severed hand of a policeman, seven arrested
PATIALA: Sone Niahngs today morning attacked a police party in vegetable Market on Sanaur road in Patiala at aroudn 6 AM when the police party tried to stop them at a barricade put up due to curfew.
Battle against Covid-19: Captain should shun making unwarranted statements: Bhagwant Mann
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state unit president and parliamentarian Bhagwant Mann has accused Captain Amarinder Singh of indulging in an unwarranted and irresponsible statement-mongering on the current situation, saying he should abstain from spreading fear psychosis among the people of the state and vitiating the already surcharged atmosphere.
Punjab Police booked Gurpatwant Singh Pannu on sedition charges, Two FIR's registered in Mohali
CHANDIGARH, APRIL 10: The Punjab Police on Friday booked Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and his banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) for seditious automated calls aimed at instigating the people, particularly youth, against the state government during the COVID-19 curfew/lockdown.
Punjab extends cirfew till May 1, task force to decide on exit policy
CHANDIGARH: Amid apprehensions of community spread of COVID-19, the Punjab Government on Friday decided to extend the curfew in the state till May 1, 2020.
Punjab cabinet authorised DCs to declare new mandis as needed
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet, headed by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday authorized the Deputy Commissioners to declare new Mandis in their respective districts, as needed, to meet the demands of social distance while ensuring smooth procurement of the grain.
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