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Punjab CM asks center to adopt Tit-For-Tat policy with Pakistan

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that the entire country was fed up with the senseless killings of Indian soldiers every day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday called for tough coercive action against Pakistan, which he suggested could be military, diplomatic or economic, or a combination of all three.

World Class Multicultural Mileage Depicted at ‘8th Amritsar International Folk Festival’

AMRITSAR: The international folklore was writ large at the 8th Amritsar International Folk Festival here today as the Punjabi and Polish artists shared stage and depicted world class multicultural mileage at Khalsa College for Women (KCW).

Punjab police IG Paramjaj Singh Umrananagal arrested in Behbal Kalan firing case

CHANDIGARH: The Special Investigating Team(SIT) of Punjab Police formed to investiate case of Behbal Kalan firing on Sikh protesters in 2015 today arrested Paramraj Singh Umrananagal Inspoector General of Police from Chandigarh.

Punjab Budget session heats up as Akalis protest against Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Angry scenes were witnessed in the Punjab Assembly in a war of words between state cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs, especially Bikram Singh Majithia, which forced adjournment before the budget could be presented in the House here on Monday.

153 direct quota posts of teaching faculty in govt medical colleges to be filled
CHANDIGARH: In a major step towards strengthening the state’s healthcare system, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday approved filling up of 153 vacant sanctioned direct quota posts of 42 professors, 46 associate professors and 65 assistant professors in the Government Medical Colleges at Amritsar and Patiala.
Punjab cabinet grants permission to present budget on Feb 18
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Council of Ministers on Sunday cleared the presentation of the Budget Estimates for 2019-20, along with various accounts and CAG audit reports, in the ongoing budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.
PPCC to send list of Lok Sabha short listed candidates to Rahul Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Jakhar President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) today said that list of shortlisted names of candidates for 13 Lok Sabha seats of Punjab will be sent to AICC president Rahul Gandhi for final decision.

Nirmal Singh elected President of Chief Khalsa Diwan
AMRITSAR: In the General election of prestigious century old Charitable cum Educational Body Chief Khalsa Dewan (CKD) which concluded in the evening today, Nirmal Singh has been elected as next president while defeating his rival Sarabjeet Singh.
Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents, announced monthly pension for parents

ANANDPUR SAHIB: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man who had lost his life in the Pulwama terror carnage.

Punjab government allows bullock cart races at Kila Raipur sports

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday paved the way for the revival of the traditional annual bullock cart races at the Kila Raipur Rural Sports.

Failure of filing challan against Kolianwali exposes Captain-Badal bonhomie: AAP
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday reacted sharply on the failure of vigilance bureau to file challan in a case of disproportionate assets against close aide of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Akali Dal Dyal Singh Kolianwali.
Punjab CM lays foundation stone of world class tech university in Mohali

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the next generation Plaksha University in Mohali, with the hope that it would transform the destiny of the state’s students and help them keep pace with the changing global milieu.

Punjab ministers join people in bidding adieu to state's CRPF martyrs
CHANDIGARH: Punjab today bid a tearful adieu to the four Pulwama CRPF martyrs from the state, who were cremated with full state honours on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
One Lakh food business operators in Punjab to be imparted training: Pannu
CHANDIGARH: All big and small Food Business Operators (FBOs) in the State would be imparted training in wake of the glaring flaws observed during the inspections conducted by the Food Safety Teams in the past couple of months, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food Safety Punjab.
Tearful adieu given to martyr Sukhjinder Singh
TARN TARAN: With moist eyes, in an atmosphere of anger and gloom, a huge gathering on Saturday bid a tearful adieu to CRPF head constable Sukhjinder Singh (32) who was killed following the dastardly and cowardice act of terrorists in Pulwama in J&K.
AAP opposes substituting Punjabi with Sanskrit as 2nd language in HP schools
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its displeasure over substituting Punjabi as second language with Sanskrit language in the state-run school there, saying it would deny the Punjabi-speaking people their legitimate rights.
Punjab CM announces job for kin and Rs.12 lakh to each of state's martyred soldiers
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a government job to the next of kin of the four Pulwama martyred CRPF soldiers from the state, along with Rs 12 lakh in financial assistance to each of their families.
Punjab minister cancels Lahore visit in protest against Pulwama attack
CHANDIGARH: To lodge strongest protest against the dastardly attack on the CRPF at Pulwama, the Animal Husbandry and Labour Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu cancelled his scheduled visit to attend International Buffalo Congress at Lahore.
Punjab govt claims 50 percent job-seekers in its job fairs get placement
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today claimed that ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’ scheme got a major impetus when 5748 youth got selected for various jobs by private companies, while another 357 were facilitated in getting themselves self-employed during the first two days of the latest Mega Job Fairs being held in Punjab.
Jalandhar police busts inter-state drug racket, 1.5 Kg heroin seized
JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Police has busted an inter-state drug smuggling gang with arrest of two persons including an ITI student and seized 1.
Sidhu talks of dialogue with Pakistan even after Pulwama attack
CHANDIGARH: While a suicide attack which killed 45 CRPF troopers evoked widespread condemnation and calls for action against Pakistan, Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu sounded a discordant note on Friday saying the dialogue with Islamabad should continue.
SAD leader Jathedar Baljit Singh Kumbhra died in road accident
MOHALI: Senior SAD leader Jathedar Baljit Singh Kumbhra President of SAD district unit urban) Mohali today died in a road accident near Lalru.
SAD asks Phoolka to clarify whether he has resigned from Vidhan Sabha or not.

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked legislator AAP MLA H S Phoolka to clarify whether he had resigned from AAP and his seat in Vidhan Sabha or not.

Punjab CM orders to release Rs.383 Cr for smart village campaign
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government’s Smart Village Campaign (SVC) got a fillip on Thursday with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directing the Finance Department to immediately release Rs.
Transport mafia flourishing under protective patronage of Capt Amarinder government. :Amana Arora
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Sunam MLA Aman Arora said here on Wednesday that the Indo-Canadian AC bus service owned by the Badal family and other private operators were running their illegal trade under the protective patronage of the Captain Amarinder Singh Government, spinning over crores.
Punjab Genetal category Employees Federation against implementing 85th amendment
CHANDIGARH: Punjab General Category Welfare Federation submitted a memorandum to Parneet Kaur Ex Central Government Minister amd weife of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh against the Punjab Governments proposal to implement 85th amendment in the state.
Punjab mulls to impart driving training to newsly recruited cops
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday assured the House that the State was seriously contemplating to impart training of four wheelers driving to newly recruited cops in the Punjab Police to enable them to discharge their duties far more efficaciously.
AAP stages walkout from Vidhan Sabha over Jallianwala Bagh and national martyrs’ issues
CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, led by Leader of Opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Harpal Singh Cheema, on Thursday staged a walk-out on the issue of rejection of party’s resolution, bringing the government on board to write to the British Government for an apology on the Jallianwala Bagh massacre on the completion of 100 years and having names of iconic martyrs like Sardar Bhagat Singh and Sardar Udham Singh in government’s office records.
SAD (Taksali) appoints Bir Devinder Singh as its Senior Vice President and Spokesperson
CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) has appointed former deputy speaker of punjab legislative assembly and leader Bir Devinder Singh as senior vice president and spokesperson for the party.
Punjab CM announces action plan to check river water pollution
CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the growing river water pollution in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced a comprehensive action plan to check pollution of waters in Rivers Beas and Satluj, besides steps to restore the water quality of the state’s rivers.
Vet Varsity Ludhiana lifts All India Agri-Unifest Trophy
LUDHIANA: In a first since inception of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, that GADVASU has won the Overall champions Trophy at 19th All India Inter-Agri Unifest held at Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada University, Gujrat from 3rd to 7th Feb, 2019.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha authorised Capt Amarinder to take up issue of SGPC poll with center
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha through a resolution passed with majority today authorised Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to take up the issue of holding general elections of Shiromani Gurdawara Parbhandak Committee(SGPC) with the the center government.
AAP delegation meets Punjab DGP over issue of law and order in state
CHANDIGARH: The AAP delegation led by Lop Harpal Cheema and deputy Lop Saravjeet Kaur Manuke today met the DGP Punjab over the issue of depleting law and order situation in state.
Three sisters burnt alive in Amritsar
AMRITSAR: Three women were charred to death in a fire breakout in the thickly populated residential area of walled city here today.
2 militants killed in J&K
SRINAGAR: Two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Badgam district during a cordon and search operation, police said.
Jammu-Srinagar highway restored: Over 1,400 trucks head for valley
JAMMU: The Jammu-Srinagar highway that was restored for one-way traffic has already allowed over 1,400 vehicles to cross the Jawahar Tunnel and reach the Kashmir Valley, a traffic official said on Wednesday.
Punjab govt transfers 13 IAS, one PCS officer
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/ Posting order of 13 IAS and 1 PCS with immediate effect.
Kisan Sangharsh Committee to hold ‘Rail Roko’ agitation on February 13
FEROZEPUR: The Bharti Kissan Sangharsh Committee plans to stage a protest on February 13 through a rail-roko demanding the waiving of full loan amounts of the farmers.
Punjab Police arrests 2 accused in Ludhiana gang rape case

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Police has arrested two men who had allegedly gang-raped a 21-year-old college student at Issewal in Ludhiana district.

Government should immediately scrap MoS that Badals inked with private power companies: Aman Arora
CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has demanded that the Captain Amarinder Singh-led government should immediately scrap the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked by the erstwhile SAD-BJP government and the private companies and bail out the people subjected to paying high power rates.
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