Monday, March 08, 2021

Punjab CM announces establishment of enforcement directorate under senior cop to crack down on illegal mining

CHANDIGARH:Vowing to completely eliminate the scourge of illegal mining from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced the constitution of an Enforcement Directorate, Mining, under the command of a senior Police officer with adequate police force at his command.

Golden opportunity for Punjab girls to pursue elite career as commissioned officer

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government provides Golden Opportunity for Girls of Punjab aspiring for an Elite Career as a Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces at the Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls Mohali.

Cabinet approves move to ensure efficacious handling of service matters of commen candre

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave approval to the bifurcation of the common cadre of the departments of Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education & Research.

Sadhu Singh Dharamshot mourns passing away of legendary singer Sardool Sikender

CHANDIGARH:Welfare Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Wednesday expressed grief over the passing away of world-renowned Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander, who breathed his last today after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

Balbir Singh Sidhu flags off 22 Ambulances to provide emergency services in congested areas

CHANDIGARH:To provide emergency services in congested areas of cities, the Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Tuesday flagged off 22 small Ambulances for each district of Punjab.

Chandigarh Startup Policy to be launched soon – Secretary, Chandigarh Administration

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh will get its own Startup Policy with special focus on women entrepreneurship soon, informed Mr Yashpal Garg, IAS, Secretary, Chandigarh Administration. He was addressing a video conference on Startups organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry in collaboration with Chandigarh Administration and startup Punjab.

Punjab vigilance bureau chief B.K Uppal takes covid vaccine jab

CHANDIGARH:Taking forward state government's vaccine drive, Chief Director-cum-DGP Vigilance Bureau Mr. B.K. Uppal took the Covid vaccine jab earlier today at S.A.S. Nagar.

Punjab Government provides financial assistance to 19082 daughters by providing Rs. 39crore: Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has provided Rs. 21,000 to the daughtersof the economically weaker section of the state on the occasion of their marriageas Shagun. Rs. 39 crore has been released to 19082 daughters of the state as financialassistance under the Ashirwad Scheme.

Prompt Police action can prove to be crucial for prelim inquiry in case of violence against women,deo

 CHANDIGARH:Sensitizing police personnel on how to considerately respond to cases of violence against women and provide support and protection to the women, Ms. Gurpreet Deo, ADGP, Community Affairs Division and Public Grievances said that prompt police action in the cases of violence against women can prove to be imperative to easily crack such cases. She was speaking on the topic 'Response of law enforcement agencies in case of women aggrieved by violence' during the second phase of the state level virtual training workshop organized by the Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Department on ‘Sakhi One Stop Centre'.

NTPC bags four awards at Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) National Awards 2020

CHANDIGARH: NTPC Ltd, India’s largest energy integrated company bagged four awards at the Public Relations Society of India (PRSI) National Awards 2020 in a virtual award ceremony. NTPC corporate communications team was awarded for the exemplary work done by team throughout the year.

Review meeting on e-EPIC with EROs

CHANDIGARH:The office of Chief Electoral officer, Punjab today held a review meeting on e-EPIC (electronic Electoral Photo Identity Card) programme with all Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) through a Google meet. The review meeting was held to energize the field officials with an aim to further activate the downloading of e-EPICs, which is an alternative feature for youth and new voters.

10,000 Heart Surgeries, more than 3800 joint replacements & more than 10,000 Cancer treatments made under SSBY

CHANDIGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday flagged off 22 IEC awareness vans regarding Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.

Massive recruitment made in health department under Ghar Ghar Yojna

CHANDIGARH:Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Friday handed over the appointment letters to 771 new Community Health Officers (CHOs) for extending healthcare services at Health & Wellness Centres (HCWs) under the Ghar Ghar Rozgar Yojna initiated by Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh.

Carrying your RCand DL becomes easy in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Now, vehicle owners have an option to carry digital copies of their Driving Licences (DLs) and Registration Certificates (RCs) in the state, as the Punjab Transport Department has allowed the electronic format of DLs and RCs.

Punjab cabinet paves way for deemed approval of regulatory clearance &auto renewal for industrial project

CHANDIGARH:To facilitate new industrial projects to take off expeditiously without delay, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the nod to amend the Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion Act, 2016 for incorporating provisions for automated deemed approval of various regulatory clearances.

Congratulates people of Punjab & state Cong under Jakhar for spectaular win,terms it `foretaste` of 2022 assembly election

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday hailed the Congress party’s spectacular victory in the state municipal polls as not just a validation of his government’s development-oriented policies and programmes but also a total rejection of the anti-people actions of the major opposition parties, namely SAD, AAP and BJP.

Going for Growth- Xcelerator Ludhiana Entrepreneurs Exhibit Significant Success

CHANDIGARH:Xcelerator Ludhiana – Sadda Karobaar, Punjab Di Shaan (program led by Government of Punjab, CICU (Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings) and GAME- Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), is paving the way for participants to become local success stories. The 6-month business accelerator program for catalyzing growth of businesses in Ludhiana, has started showing promising business growth for entrepreneurs who signed up for the program. “After the first session of Xcelerator on customers, I was able to strike better conversations with my end retail customers, and was able to fetch new orders by talking about my products and my business value proposition. This has helped me scale up my business, in very little time,” shares Siddhant Pruthi, Entrepreneur, Robin International, an entrepreneur associated with the Xcelerator Ludhiana programme.

Rectify all black spots, directs Transport Minister on concluding day event of the National Road Safety Month

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Ms. Razia Sultana directed the concerned officials to rectify all the black spots in the state as black spot management is crucial for road safety to save the precious human lives from road accidents, while emphasizing that all concerned departments should make concerted efforts to achieve a 50 per cent reduction in road fatalities and injuries on the line of 2nd Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 by the UN.

Social Security Department decides to link Aadhaar with various schemes

CHANDIGARH:o enable eligible beneficiaries getting their dues promptly in a transparent manner, the Punjab Social Security and Women & Child Development Department has initiated the program of Aadhar linkage as identity document for the beneficiaries of Financial Assistance to Disabled Person (blinds, handicapped, deaf & dumb and mentally retarded persons) Scheme.

Theft in Haryana BJP leader and TikTok star Sonali's house

CHANDIGARH: TikTok star and Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat has reported theft of jewellery, a licenced revolver, Rs 10 lakh cash and valuables from her house in Hisar town.

State Election Commission decides to appoint Micro Observers for counting of sensitive wards

CHANDIGARH:The State Election Commission, Punjab has ordered to Deputy Commissioners to appoint Micro Observers for vote counting of sensitive and hyper sensitive wards.

Counting of votes of SAS Nagar Municipal Corporation would be held on Feb 18

CHANDIGARH: today ordered to conduct re-poll of 2 polling booths of Ward no. 10 of Municipal Corporation SAS NAGAR. Re-polling would be held on February 17, 2021.

The pilot projects successfully commissioned at Jagrawan, Muradpur and Talwara villages

CHANDIGARH: In bid to ensure uninterrupted potable water supply in rural areas in the state, Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Department has set up first of its kind solar-based water supply projects at Jagrawan-Muradpur and Talwara villages of Jalandhar district under “Har Ghar Paani, Har Ghar Safai” mission. The panchayats of these villages felt relieved as their Jal Ghars’ electricity bills have come down to zero.

Punjab CM condoles sad demise of Chairmen chardikala time TV group Jagjit Sing Dardi`s younger son Satbir Singh

CHANDIGARH: Chairman Chardikala Time TV Group Jagjit Singh Dardi was bereaved today, when he lost his younger son Satbir Singh Dardi (42), who died of sudden heart attack early morning at Patiala. The deceased is survived by his wife besides a son and a daughter.

Punjab seeks NCW's intervention on release of activist Nodeep

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Thursday urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to intervene for releasing Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old labour rights activist

Red Fort turns fortress, Delhi top cop takes stock

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has turned the Red Fort into an impregnable fortress with barricades and trucks loaded with mud to stop any surprise intrusion by protesters on Saturday. Cranes were used to place boulder barricades as a precaution in the wake of the farmers' call for a nationwide 'chakka jam'.

Punjab form state & districtlevel streeting and monitoring committees

CHANDIGARH:To implement Mata Tripta Mahila Yojana at grass root level to empower women-headed households, the Punjab Government has constituted various committees ranging from state to district.

Punjab constitutes CGM for smooth implementation of Mata Tripta Mahila Yojana

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has constituted a 'Consultative Group of Ministers' (CGM) for the smooth and better implementation of "Mata Tripta Mahila Yojana" to empower women-headed households.

DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta appreciates all police personnel who get vaccinated.

CHANDIGARH:The number of Police Personnel turning up at vaccination centres for COVID-19 vaccination has seen a big rise, with 1146 cops across the state getting the Covid vaccine jab on Thursday. A total of 1611 Police Personnel have been vaccinated across the state, mostly in two days

Punjab government announs paid holiday for voters on February 14

CHANDIGARH:Punjab government has declared a paid holiday on February 14, 2021to enable the workers who are voters of districts where General Elections of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and Bye-election to certain wards of Municipal Corporations/Municipal Councils/Nagar Panchayats to be taken place.

Haryana: Mahapanchayat in Jatland a signal to Khattar govt (Analysis)

CHANDIGARH: From the heart of Haryana's Jat-dominated Jind district, protesting farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Wednesday sent out a strong signal to the BJP government in the state, while infusing new energy into the protests against the three farm laws after the Republic Day violence in the national capital.

Social Media post on closing petrol pumps Fake

CHANDIGARH: The Cyber Crime Cell of the Punjab Police on Monday, started proceedings to take legal action against the rumour mongers spreading a fake post about closing the petrol pumps in Punjab to thwart farmers’ tractor rally.

Punjab CM appeals farmers to ensure peace in tractor rally

CHANDIGARH: Even as he termed their Republic Day tractor rally a testimony to the celebration of the Indian Republic and its constitutional ethos, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the farmers to ensure that the event remains peaceful, just as their anti-farm law protests have been so far.

Punjab CM virtually lays foundation stone of jallianwala baghcentenary memorial park:

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stone of the Jallianwala Bagh Centenary Memorial Park at Amritsar, with an emotional tribute to the unsung heroes and to their families from a poem recalling how “After years still, (we are) carrying the pain of martyrs.”

AIPEF alleges process for Chandigarh power privatization stage-managed

CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF)has alleged that the tendering process for privatization of power distribution in Chandigarh is being stage-managed and orchestrated by Chandigarh  Administration and should be scrapped.

Minutes reveal that the farm bills were never brought up for discussion: Manpreet Badal

CHANDIGARH: The High Powered Committee's minutes clearly show that the three contentious farm bills were never brought up or discussed in "any meeting" with the Government of Punjab or with any Punjab minister.

Chandigarh State President of All India Jatt Mahasabha Rajinder Singh Badheri Condoles on BB Behl's death

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh State President of All India Jatt Mahasabha and President of Chandigarh Nambardar Union Rajinder Singh Badheri has expressed deep grief over the demise of former Chandigarh Pradesh Congress President Brij Bhushan Behl.

Punjab CM announces shagun hike for daughters of construction workers from rs 31000 to RS 31000 to RS 51000

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a hike from Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000 in the Shagun amount for the marriage of daughters of construction workers in Punjab from April 1, 2021, while also approving Rs 1500 in financial aid to such workers or their family members who test positive for Covid.

Punjab CM directs PIDB to expedite all devolopment works, asks cs to works on proposnal for amitsir protocol officer

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) to expedite all developmental works in the state at a meeting of its Board, which gave ex-post-facto approval to Rs 27.16 cores worth of urban environment improvement projects, along with development, upgradation and maintenance of various historic sites, including the Patiala Qila Mubarak

Australian envoy calls on Punjab, Haryana CMs

CHANDIGARH: Australia's High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell on Thursday called on Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana here to explore cooperation in agriculture, water and education.

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