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Sunshine in Punjab, Haryana after 3 days of rain

CHANDIGARH: Giving a break to three days of continuous rainfall, sunshine greeted people in most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday.

Two killed as car falls in village drain near Amritsar
AMRITSAR: Two persons father and son died when their car they were travelling fallen in village drain of Lopokey nearly 35 kilometres away from Amritsar city.
Flood situation in Punjab turning grim,flood gates of Sukhna Lake, Chaemra Dam and Pong Dam opened

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration has opened the flood gates of Sukhna lake and water is released from Chamera dam posing a serious threat of floods in Patiala, Sangrur, Mansa districts of Punjab and areas along the Ghaghar river in neighbourign Haryana.

Army on standby in Punjab, high alert over flood fear

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has asked the army to be on standby due to fear of flash floods in the state as incessant rain fury continues.

Rains affect life in Punjab, Haryana; damage paddy, cotton crop

CHANDIGARH: Moderate to heavy rainfall continued in most parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the third day on Monday affecting normal life.

Congress sweeps Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Congress party has sweeped the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti Elections in Punjab.

Reduction in Hydro power generation as monsoon declines
CHANDIGARH: With the end of normal filling season on September 20 the low water level in the reservoirs of northern region is a cause of concern for power sector.
Capt Amarinder hails Congress victory in Punjab Zila Parishad, Block Samiti polls

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Congress victory in the Zila Parishads and Block Samitis poll results as yet another endorsement of his government’s policies and programmes, and a total rejection of the Opposition’s malicious campaign against the ruling dispensation.

Punjab CM orders release of pending tubewell connections to farmers by Nov 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the release of the pending tubewell connections to farmers who had already made payments.

Mohali court awards four years jail to Punjab Police ASI in bribery case

CHANDIGARH: A Mohali court has sentenced an Assistant Sub inspector (ASI) Anup Singh of Police station Zirkapur for 4 years rigorous imprisonment in a bribery case .

Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop

CHANDIGARH: Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states.

Punjab govt issues alert of heavy rain fall from Sept 22 to 24
CHANDIGARH: A spokesman of Punjab government informed that as per information received from Ministry of Earth Sciences, the State is likely to experience widespread rainfall during late 22nd to 24th September, 2018.
Alamgir Flour Mill caught mixing 2000 quintal rotten wheat with normal wheat

CHANDIGARH: The alarming incident of addition of over 2000 quintals of rotten, foul smelling wheat to normal wheat for production of flour at a mill in Alamgir, Ludhiana forced the Food Safety Commisssionerate to take immediate steps to check the sale of flour ‘unfit for human consumption’, informed Mr.

OP Soni visits Ambuja cement factory in Ropar

CHANDIGARH: Exhorting upon the corporate entities to play a proactive role and take up sustainable initiatives under the Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment Minister, Punjab, Mr.

Capt Amarinder Singh flays Sukhbir Badal for allegations false against SSP Mukatsar
CHANDIGARH: Dismissing as ridiculous the SAD charges against SSP Muktsar Sahib, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday lambasted the Akali leadership for its desperate attempts to divert attention from its impending defeat in the Zila Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections.
PSEB Engineers Association demand full scale to engineers

CHANDIGARH: The PSEB Engineers’ Association has demanded that the Punjab State power Corporation limited ( PSPCL) to give full pay scale to its engineers in place of the fixed minimum emoluments during the probation period as per Punjab and Haryana High Court order.

Punjab CM lauds people, police for ensuring law & order during SAD Rally

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed his appreciation for the people and the police of the state for ensuring maintenance of law and order during the SAD rally in Faridkot.

Capt Amarinder pats Punjab Police for maintaining law and order in SAD rally
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday expressed his appreciation for the people and the police of the state for ensuring maintenance of law and order during the SAD rally in Faridkot.
Punjab SSC extends date of online applications for 55000 constables to Sept 30
CHANDIGARH: The Staff Selection Commission has extended the date for submission of online forms for the 55000 posts of Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles Examination, 2018 – Extension of Closing Date Online applications for the Constable (GD) in CAPFs, NIA, SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles.
Ludhiana DC bans installation of submersible pumps in district
LUDHIANA: District Magistrate cum Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana Mr Pardeep Kumar Agrawal has banned the installation of submersible pumps and tubewells in the Ludhiana city (within Municipal Corporation limits), Pakhowal block and Khanna block of the district.
Capt Amarinder reviews Patiala development works

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday reviewed the development works in Patiala City and announced a slew of projects to provide state-of-the-art infrastructure and civic amenities.

Impact Tandrust Punjab Mission: Food Business Operators rush for license

CHANDIGARH: The strict action by the Food Safety teams has not only purged the market out of adulterated milk and milk products to some extent but has also managed to bring a large number of Food Business Operators (FBOs) into the fold of law, stated Mr.

STF on drugs to work independently, says Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Days after replacing the chief of Special Task Force (STF) on drugs in Punjab, the state's Congress government on Thursday ordered that the STF will work independently of the police.

Religion again to the fore before polls in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Religion holds centre-stage in Punjab's murky politics, especially in the run-up to important elections, be it assembly or parliamentary polls.

Center govt gives three months extension to Punjab DGP Suresh Arora

CHANDIGARH: The Union Home Ministry has granted three months extension to Punjab Director General of Police Suresh Arora who would have superannuated on September 30,2018.

Punjab to supply pigs to Nagaland

CHANDIGARH: Punjab will supply live pigs to the north-eastern state of Nagaland, a minister said on Tuesday.

Punjab Food safety teams raid mustard oil factoriess in Abohar, Ludniana, Faridkot
CHANDIGARH: After the initial warning, the Food safety Teams strike in full vigour at mustard oil adulterators in various parts of the State.
Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport Amritsar gets new flights to Hyderabad, Goa, Bangkok, Mumbai

AMRITSAR: There is good news for Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport as Indian airline carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet and Jet Airways is starting new flights from the Winter season.

Haryana cuts power tariff a year ahead of polls

CHANDIGARH: In a major relief to the electricity consumers in the state, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday announced reduction in power tariff on monthly consumption of up to 200 units from Rs 4.

Punjab CM pays tributes to Saragarhi battle heroes

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paid tributes to the heroes of the historic Saragarhi Battle with a call to the youth to imbibe the values of courage and valour in their lives.

Punjab CM seeks suggestions from Sant Samaj for global celebrations of 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

SULTANPUR LODHI: Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday sought the blessings and suggestions from the Sant Samaj for commemorating the 550th ‘Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in a befitting manner across the globe.

Punjab govt constitutes SIT to investigate Kotpapura and Behbal kalan firing
CHANDIGARH: Punjab government tonight constituted Special Investigating Team(SIT) to investigate the cases of firing on Sikhs in Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.
Punjab CM greets people on first Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of the First Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji (installation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1604), with a call to imbibe the values ingrained in the holy text.

34 lakh saplings distributed free under ‘GHAR GHAR HARIYALI’ Campaign: Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab Government has initiated ‘Ghar Ghar Hariyali’ campaign to ensure a clean and green environment for posterity and under the same campaign, 34 lakh saplings of different types have been distributed free to the people of the State.

Congress activists protest across Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Congress leaders and workers held protests across Punjab on Monday following the Bharat Bandh call given by the Congress party against the rising fuel prices.

Celebrations mark installation of Guru Granth Sahib

CHANDIGARH:The entire Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, where the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, is located, was bedecked with flowers on Monday to mark the installation of the Sikh holy book, Guru Granth Sahib, there in 1604.

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