Punjab

Punjab govt to set up empowered committee headed by CM to expedite project implementation
CHANDIGARH: To check delays and speed up implementation of various projects and schemes in the state, the Punjab government has decided to establish an empowered committee of Ministers, who will have the powers to take all necessary decisions relating to the same.
Punjab appoints a Mountaineer and an ex-Indian Army Major as DSPs in Punjab Police
CHANDIGARH: As special cases, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved the appointment of mountaineer Fateh Singh Brar and former Indian Army soldier Major Sumeer Singh as DSPs in Punjab Police.
Cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; rains in store
CHANDIGARH: Cold wave conditions continued across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday with some places recording near freezing temperatures despite marginal rise in mercury.
Biting cold in Punjab, Haryana; Chandigarh sees coldest night
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh on Sunday saw the season's coldest morning with dense fog.
Punjab bans manufacturing, storage and sale of cooking oils made of admixtures of Ghee and Vanaspati

CHANDIGARH: Issuing a Prohibition Order in the interest of public health ,under section 30(2) (a) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, and in pursuance of the Regulation 2.

Preliminary probe conducted on CM's orders shows no links between Jaggu and Randhawa
CHANDIGARH: A preliminary inquiry conducted on the orders of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out any links of Jaggu Bhagwanpuria with Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, a senior Punjab Police officer said on Wednesday, while rejecting allegations of the notorious gangster being given five-star treatment in jail under political pressure.
Contract killer arrested in Punjab for killing woman
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Saturday said that they have arrested a contract killer who was allegedly hired by the husband of the woman who was shot dead in in front of her five-year-old daughter in Mohali near here earlier this month.
In a Major haul, FDA seizes 12 lac tablets of Tramadol, Habit Forming Drug
CHANDIGARH: In a bid to keep tab on the illegal sale and purchase of habit forming drugs, the FDA (Food and Drugs administration) is conducting the regular checking of wholesale and Retail sale Drugs Licensees under which FDA team of Amritsar had seized the approximately 12 lakh tablets of Tramadol, having MRP value of approximately Rs.
Dissent within Congress brewing against Punjab CM
CHANDIGARH: A simmering dissent is brewing between Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his legislators over their party's government in Punjab.
Jalandhar officials accord rousing welcome to judges of Punjab and Haryana High Court
JALANDHAR: The officers of Police and Civil administration along with their judicial counterparts today accorded a rousing reception to the two Judges of Punjab and Haryana Court, Justice Daya Chaudhary and Justice Rajan Gupta.
Punjab Vigilance nabs head constable taking bribe Rs. 20,000
CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed head constable (HC) Amarinder Singh red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 20,000.
Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority to be set up
CHANDIGARH: In a major initiative to check the depletion of ground water in the state, the Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved the creation of the Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority, which will be empowered to issue directions on water extraction but will not be authorised to impose any restrictions or tariff on extraction of water for drinking, domestic and agriculture purposes.
Punjab cabinet hikes river and Canal water charges
CHANDIGARH: To boost revenue, the Punjab Government has decided to revise charges for the use of river/canal water for purposes other than agriculture.
'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.
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