Punjab police bust another Pandori Gola type spurious liquor module, arrest 2 from Majithia

CHANDIGARH: Intensifying its crackdown on the illicit liquor trade in the state, the Punjab Police on Saturday busted another major spurious liquor module with the arrest of 2 persons from Majithia.

With zero threat perception & central security now at his disposal, Punjab Govt decides to withdraw Bajwa’s State Security
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to withdraw the state police security from Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa after an assessment showed that he had virtually no threat perception and was, in any case, now getting the central security directly accorded to him by the Union Home Ministry.
Punjab launches training programme for clearing basic N5 level of Japanese language proficiency test to provide more job opportunities to Punjab Youth
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government under the Punjab Skill Development Mission has started a Japanese language training programme for skilling the youth of Punjab in Japanese Language with the aim to provide more job opportunities to our youth as per the basic requirement of Japanese language proficiency for job placements.
Punjab police arrest 2 key absconders in hooch tragedy, father-son duo identify 13 more suspects

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Friday arrested two of the key absconders in the hooch tragedy, while adding Murder charges to the FIRs against all the kingpins in the case.

On directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Section 302 IPC has been added to the FIRs against the kingpins, directly responsible for the death of 113 persons across three districts, DGP Dinkar Gupta said.

E-Course on Learning to Teach Online; Transition from Blackboard to Broadband

CHANDIGARH: In the face of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, online and blended learning is now an educational fact of life. Developing Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning is a new program designed to support teachers to prepare for the upcoming school year. An online survey was conducted by IQAC,

Union Minister Narendra Tomar felicitates National Award winning Panchayati Raj Institutions through video conference, representatives of 13 National Award winning institutes of Punjab also participated

CHANDIGARH: Every year on the occasion of Panchayati Raj Day, the Government of India honours the best performing Panchayati Raj Institutions of the country with the National Awards.

Punjab Government takes serious note of fallacious, tendentious, and callously motivated news published in Dainik Bhaskar

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has taken a serious note of a news item published in the Dainik Bhaskar today. The official spokesperson of the government said that it is highly regretting to note that the news item published by Dainik Bhaskar today regarding Government Rajindra Hospital Patiala was ‘fallacious, tendentious, and callously motivated' in gross violation of well established journalistic ideals and ethics of reporting.

Youth Services Department launches vigorous awareness campaign against drugs and AIDS, informed Rana Sodhi
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Youth Services Department has launched a vigorous online awareness campaign under Mission Fateh to aware the youngsters against drugs, AIDS and to donate blood.
Kuldeep Chahal to be Chandigarh SSP

CHANDIGARH: The ministry of Home Affairs has cleared the name of Kuldeep Chahal 2009 batch IPS as new Senior Superintedent of Police of Chandigarh.

Punjab CM announces to enhance compensation to victim families of hooch tragedy to Rs .5 lakh

CHANDIGARH/TARN TARAN :In a healing touch to the bereaved families affected due to Hooch tragedy, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced to enhance the compensation being given to the victim families from existing Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

Sukhbir Singh Badal leads ‘dharna’ against police failure in recovering missing ‘swaroop’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji

PATIALA:Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today led a protest against the police failure in recovering the ‘swaroop’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji which went missing from Ardaspur Sahib gurdwara by holding a ‘dharna’ in front of the office of the district police chief even as he castigated chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Patiala mp Preneet Kaur for remaining silent on the issue.

Forest department to provide online approvals for different projects

CHANDIGARH:In order to ensure ease of doing business, promoting investment in the Punjab besides generating more employment opportunities, the Forest Department has decided to bring an online system for prompt sanctioning of new projects to eliminate unnecessary delays.

12 farm exhibitions organized by the department of agriculture

KAPURTHALA:The Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare has organized 12 field exhibitions in different villages of Sultanpur Lodhi tehsil.

Crack down on illegal mining : 201 cases registered, 299 vehicles seized in 3 months

CHANDIGARH:Tightening noose around the illegal miners in the state, Punjab Mining and Geology Department has registered as many as 201 cases against 189 persons involved in illegal mining activities in the last three months- May to July, 2020. A total 299 vehicles and machines being used for illegal mining have also been seized across the state in the past three months.

SAD-BJP delegation urges Governor to dismiss Amarinder govt

CHANDIGARH:A joint delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday urged Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to dismiss the Amarinder Singh-ked Congress government and recommend an inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court or the CBI into the hooch tragedy.

Punjab Police busts another illicit liquor module, CM to visit Tarn Taran tomorrow

CHANDIGARH: With 197 new cases and 135 more arrests in 24 hours, the Punjab Police has busted several modules as part of its state-wide crackdown on illicit liquor mafia, while further tightening the noose around the suspects in the hooch tragedy case.

Punjab cabinet ministers demand immedaite expulsion of Bajwa and Dullo from Congress over gross indiscipline

CHANDIGARH: Two days after Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar sought strict action against party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, the entire Punjab cabinet on Thursday also pitched for the duo’s immediate expulsion for their `anti-party and anti-government’ activities, which they termed as gross indiscipline.

Punjab cabinet ministers demand immedaite expulsion of Bajwa and Dullo from Congress over gross indiscipline

CHANDIGARH: Two days after Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar sought strict action against party MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, the entire Punjab cabinet on Thursday also pitched for the duo’s immediate expulsion for their `anti-party and anti-government’ activities, which they termed as gross indiscipline.

Jakhar urges CM to ensure exemplary action against conspirators, patrons involved in hooch tragedy

CHANDIGARH: President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Mr Sunil Jakhar today urged the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to ensure exemplary action against the conspirators, financiers, patrons and officers involved in unfortunate hooch tragedy.

Punjab opens new avenues for job seekers , integrates Ghar Ghar Rozgar portal with Goi portal NCS

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government with the idea to make more employment opportunities available to the youth of Punjab has executed the integration of Punjab specific Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and KArobar Mission portal with the National Career Service which is the official portal of the Government of India. Disclosing this here today the Punjab Technical Education Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said that this would open new doors pan India for skilled youth of Punjab.

Building plans to be approved only through online portal : Brahm Mohindra

CHANDIGARH:To bring more transparency and save people’s time, the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Brahm Mohindra has issued instructions to all the Commissioners and Regional Directors of the Municipal Corporations to approve the Building Plans only through online portal from 6th August, 2020. These instructions to be implemented with immediate effect. The initiative, apart from putting an end to people running from pillar to post to get approvals, will also remove intermediaries from the system.

Punjab Govt approves Rs.501.07 cr expenditure incurred by state in covid fight

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave its approval for Rs.501.07 crore expenditure incurred so far by the State Government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Punjab Govt allows automatic renewal of licencse facility to avail 2% additional GSDP borrowing

CHANDIGARH:To become eligible to avail Additional Borrowing of 2% of GSDP in 2020-21, and to further boost ease of doing business, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to allow facility of Automatic Renewal of Licence and Maintenance of Register in Electronic/Digital Format to the industries.

Vigilance nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs.10,000

CHANDIGARH:State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed an ASI Jaswinder Singh posted at Police Station Jamalpur, Ludhiana red handed accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.

Capt Amarinder writes to PM not to allow GI tagging of MP Basmati in larger interest of Punjab & other states

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his personal intervention to not allow Geographical Indication (GI) tagging of Basmati to Madhya Pradesh, in the larger interest of Punjab and other states which are already Basmati GI tagged.

Punjab police nabs Ludhiana based businessmen responsible for sale of Methanol that led to hooch tragedy

CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough in the hooch tragedy case, Punjab Police has arrested the Ludhiana-based Paint Store owner, allegedly responsible for triggering the chain of events that ultimately resulted in the death of 111 persons across three districts.

Will not spare any politician or Public servant found complicit in Hooch tragedy: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that he will finish the liquor mafia in the state, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday said no one, whether a politician or a public servant, will be spared if found complicit in the hooch deaths.

Harsimrat Badal’s signature on anti-farmers ordnance exposes real face of Badals- Brinder Dhillon

CHANDIGARH: Opposing the anti-farmer ordinance of Narendra Modi led BJP-SAD govt, the the president of Punjab Youth Congress Brinder Singh Dhillon along with his party office bearers on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of Punjab Mandi Board office at Mohali.

Punjab CM lauds farmers for increased crop dversification while successfull Kharif sowing amid covid pandemic

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lauded the state’s farmers for successful diversification of nearly 2.28 lakh hectares area out of the traditional paddy cultivation cycle in the current Kharif sowing season, even while ensuring successful completion of crop acreage in terms of sowing of the Kharif 2020 crop.

12 more arrested in spurious liquor case, manhunt launched for Ludhiana based businessman

CHANDIGARH: Amid strict instructions from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to further step up investigations into the hooch tragedy, the Punjab Police on Monday apprehended 12 more persons, including two businessmen, and have launched a manhunt for a Ludhiana-based paint business owner who had initially supplied the three drums of spurious liquor that had triggered the wave of deaths.

Chandigarh based lawyer murdered in Rupnagar over property dispute

RUPNAGAR: A senior lawyer Kulbir Singh doing practice in Punjab and Haryana High Court in Chandigarh was today found murdered near village Dhanuari under Chamkaur Sahib Sub Division in this district.

Zero tolerance against corruption : Ashu

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating the commitment to make Food and Civil Supplies Department corruption free and provide Transparent services to the people of the state, the Minister of the Department Mr.

No time to score political brownie points over Hooch tragedy: Arora to Akalis

CHANDIGARH: Condoling the death of over 100 people in the spurious liquor tragedy in the State in Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Batala in Gurdaspur, Mr.

No time to score political brownie points over Hooch tragedy Ashu to Akalis

CHANDIGARH: Condoling the death of over 100 people in the spurious liquor tragedy in the State in Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Batala in Gurdaspur, the Food and Civil Supplies minister Punjab Mr.

Ridicules sad leadership for blaming govt on spurious liquor tragedy- Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Lambasting at the Akalis for their dubious role for blatantly accusing Captain Amarinder government for hooch tragedy, the Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said it was nothing but pot calling the kettle black as similar incidents had occurred in 2012 and 2016 in Gurdaspur and Batala respectively during their regime.

Stop shedding crocodile tears, you suffer from selective amnesia: Balbir Singh Sidhu to Sukhbir Badal
CHANDIGARH: The SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal seems to be suffering from selective amnesia while asking the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh to step down owning moral responsibility for the spurious liquor tragedy that left over 100 people dead.
Hooch tragedy unfortunate; Punjab Police capable to solve: Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: Describing hooch tragedy unfortunate, Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today said that Punjab Police is very much capable to crack down the entire case. She said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has already ordered the suspension of seven excise officials and six policemen with immediate effect and initiated an inquiry against them besides giving strict orders to state police to bring the guilty to justice.

Capt Amarinder told Kejriwal to 'Mind your own business' on demanding CBI probe into hooch deaths

CHANDIGARH: In a scathing counter to Arvind Kejriwal’s demand for CBI probe into the hooch tragedy, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked his Delhi counterpart to mind his own business and not to exploit the tragic affair for reviving his defunct Aam Aadmi Party’s stake in the state.

Punjab Government Will Provide Smart Ration Cards to 36 Lakh NFSA Families

CHANDIGARH: Smart Ration Card for the National Food Security Act (NFSA) Families Under the endeavor of the Smart Ration Card Scheme, the State of Punjab is going to provide Smart Ration Cards to approximately 36 Lakh NFSA families.

Date for nomination for Teacher State Award in Punjab extended

CHANDIGARH: On the instructions of Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the School Education Department has extended the deadline for submission of nominations for Teacher State Award 2020 so that all eligible teachers can submit applications for this award.

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