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Legal Metrology Wing of Punjab Food Supply dept conducts raids, 30 booked
CHANDIGARH: The Legal Metrology wing of Food and Civil Supplies Department on the directions of Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Punjab conducted statewide raids continuously for past 2 days at the eating joints on Railway Stations,Bus Stands and the roadside Dhabas.
Over fifty thousand Punjabi youth detained by US along Mexico border: Manish Tewari

LUDHIANA: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Manish Tewari today disclosed that there were thousands of Indian youth, a substantive number of them from Punjab are detained in the detention camps along US-Mexico border.

AAP student wing to contest elections of Punjab University- Meet Hayer

CHANDIGARH: The student wing of Aam Aadmi Party, CYSS will contest the upcoming student elections in Punjab university and colleges of state.

AAP student wing (CYSS) to contest student elections of Punjab University- Meet Hayer
CHANDIGARH: The student wing of Aam Aadmi Party, CYSS will contest the upcoming student elections in Punjab university and colleges of state.
Punjab Education minister promotes 2282 ETT teachers to master cadre

CHANDIGARH: With the tireless efforts of the Punjab Education Minister Mr.

SAD to approach High court CJ to request rejection of Justice MS Gill’s candidature as Lokpal

CHANDIGARH: Former deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced the party would write to Punjab and Haryana high court chief justice Krishna Murari not to approve former judge Mehtab Singh Gill’s name for appointment as Lokpal, saying the judge was a known Congress worker as well as Akali baiter and could not be expected to perform his duties in an honest and non-partisan manner.

Charges framed against AAP MLA Sandoa in molestation case

ROPAR: A local court today framed charges against Rupnagar AAP MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa.

Punjab IPS officer produces movie on drugs abuse, CM releases

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday released a movie titled ‘Jago Tab Savera’, scripted and directed by a senior IPS officer to spread awareness against drug abuse.

Punjab DGP warns of legal action against people making malicious propaganda against him

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora on Thursday condemned the vested interests trying to erode the credibility and morale of the police by launching a malicious and baseless campaign against him and other top brass of the force, and said he would explore all legal options against those engaged in the spiteful & conspiracy.

Punjab CM writes neighbouring states for cooperation in fight against drugs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan, as well as the Union Home Minister to whom the Delhi Police reports, in controlling the cultivation and smuggling of narcotics and also ensuring that no safe havens are allowed to drug peddlers and smugglers in their respective regions.

Punjab Govt denies reports of selling land of indebted 12000 farmers

CHANDIGARH: After criticism by the opposition parties Punjab Government today denied that it was planning to sell the land of indebted farmers to recover trhe dues.

Punjab Govt not planning to sell indebted farmer's land, clains PADB MD

CHANDIGARH: “With reference to the news item appearing in a section of the media today titled "Punjab agri bank to sell land of 12k defaulter farmers in 6 dists", it is clarified that there is no such move or intention on the part of the bank to sell the land of the farmers to recover its dues as quoted in the news item.

Power Ministry seeks new names for Member (Power ) BBMB

CHANDIGARH: Power ministry has sought the names of more serving chief engineers for selecting the candidate for the post of Member (Power ) BBMB.

Punjab police issued new transfer policy for lower ranks after CM intervened

CHANDIGARH: On directives by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to break the alleged nexus that reportedly exists among lower rank officials, and bring transparency in their functioning, the Punjab Police have decided to cap the tenure of an SHO and a Munshi at a police station to a maximum of three years, and that of Constables & Head Constables to five years.

Sukhbir Badal asks party men to oppose Cong govt move to sell of land of indebted farmers

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today directed the party rank and file to vehemently oppose any attempt by the Congress government to sell off land of thousands of indebted farmers by initiating kurki proceedings against them, saying this cruel and inhuman act would not be allowed to be implemented at any cost.

Punjab to cap tenure of lower police officials

CHANDIGARH: To break the alleged nexus among lower rank officials and bring transparency in their functioning, Punjab Police decided to cap the tenure of middle and lower rung police officials in the state.

Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said.

Punjab Women Commission settled 35 cases in Lok Adalat

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Women's Commission Chairperson Mrs.

32 new ROBs/RUBs to come up in the State: Singla

CHANDIGARH: Targeting resolution of traffic problems plaguing the State, the government has decided to construct 32 new Railway Over Bridges and Railway Under Bridges across the State.

Rather than making news, Navjot Sidhu must ask Captain to take action against Badals: Adv. Dinesh Chadha

CHANDIGARH: The general secretary of Aam Aadmi Party and RTI activist Adv.

Punjab CM directs hiring of retd.government psychiatrists, full-time & part-time private psychiatrists at de-addiction centres

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday issued a series of instructions to further strengthen his government’s anti-drug campaign, including hiring of retired government psychiatrists and employment/empanelment of full-time/part-time private psychiatrists to handle the increased inflow of patients at the Drug De-addiction Centres.

Punjab instructs restaurants & fast food counters to use edible oil as per set standards of FSSAI

CHANDIGARH: To ensure the availability of healthy food in the State, the Punjab Government has issued the instructions to restaurants, fast food counters, hotels and dhabas to use edible oil as per set standards of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

Navjot Sidhu lying, releasing false figures on air travel : SAD

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu was talking out of his hat by mouthing lies while comparing air travel expenditure during SAD-BJP government vis a vis the Congress government.

Akal Takht appeals to Sikh community to unite to end drug menace

AMRITSAR: In a quick response to appeal of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to save Punjab from Drug menace, the highest Sikh temporal seat Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh came forward to save youth from drug addiction.

Let’s move together to save Punjab from drug menace: Akal Takht

AMRITSAR: In a quick response to appeal of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to save Punjab from Drug menace, the highest Sikh temporal seat Akal Takht Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh came forward to save youth from drug addiction.

Punjab government signs MoU's worth Rs 455 crore with different industries

CHANDIGARH: The one-day Punjab Apparel and Textile Conclave being organised by the state government has proved beneficial for boosting investment in Punjab.

SC students not to be deprived off admissions : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes & Minority Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr.

BRTS project to be inaugurated on 15th October : Navjot Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr.

Punjab's rural dispensaries to act as drug rehab centres

CHANDIGARH: Dispensaries falling under Punjab's rural development department will be used as drug rehabilitation centres to tackle the rampant drugs abuse problem in the state, a minister said on Friday.

Akal Takht head appeals against drug abuse

CHANDIGARH: The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism, on Friday issued an appeal to the members of the Sikh community to ensure that drug abuse does not take place in their family, locality, village or neighbourhood.

Justice Mehtab Singh Gill commission submits 8th interim report, 337 false cases detected

CHANDIGARH: Moving swiftly and purposefully to deliver justice to the innocent victims, the Punjab Government has already implemented 190 of the 337 complaints allowed by the Justice Mehtab Singh Commission, which submitted its 8th interim report to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh into the false cases registered under the SAD-BJP regime.

Punjab CM urges Sri Akal Takht Sahib to issue appeal against drug abuse

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib Giani Gurbachan Singh to appeal to the Sikh community not to resort to drug abuse and to strictly follow the path shown by the great Sikh Gurus.

Critical coal stocks in Haryana may affect generation

CHANDIGARH: There has been a dip in coal stocks to critical level at the thermal power plants of Haryana on short supply and this may affect the thermal generation in the state.

Punjab Minister rules out clipping of PSPCL sports cell

CHANDIGARH: Standing firmly by the demand of players of PSPCL sports cell, Mr.

Ghar Ghar Hariyali Campaign to change face of Punjab: Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: "The 'Ghar Ghar Hariyali' campaign commenced under 'Mission Tandarust Punjab' of the Punjab Government aims for the creation of a clean, green and robust Punjab and is evoking overwhelming response from the masses which would change the face of the state.

Punjab Vigilance nabs 14 employees in bribery cases during June

CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption, has been able to nab 19 officers of different departments red handed while accepting bribes during the month of June, which included 9 police personnel, 3 of revenue department and 7 of other departments.

Punjab transfers 18 IPS including 14 SSPs

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/ Posting of 18 IPS and 12 PPS officers with immediate effect.

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