Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Chandigarh

Move Aimed to ensure holistic development if ruler areas

CHANDIGARH:: In a bid to ensure holistic development of villages under phase-2 of Smart Village Campaign (SVC), the Punjab Government has allotted funds to the tune of Rs. 3445.14 crore at the disposal of 13,265 panchayats in all the 22 districts across the state. Out of this, Rs. 1603.83 crore have been released under the SVC while Rs. 1539.91 crore have been allocated under 14th Finance Commission with allocation of Rs.301.4 crore made under the 15th Finance Commission.

Instead of farmers, Modi Govt should serve NIA notice to Arnab Goswami: Jakhar

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Sunil Jakhar today criticised the BJP led central government for serving notices through the National Investigation Agency to the peacefully protesting farmers while letting off Arnab Goswami.

Honda launches all new Grazia Sports Edition

CHANDIGARH: Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd. today launched its advanced urban 125cc scooter in an all-new avatar, the sporty stunning genius - Grazia Sports Edition.

Do these Farmers look like secessionists & Therrorists?'Capt Amarinder asks BJP-led central govt over NIA notices

CHANDIGARH:Condemning the issuance of NIA notices to several farmers and their supporters in the midst of the anti-Farm Laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that such arm-twisting tactics would not weaken the resolve of the farmers to fight for their rights and their future.

Arm-twisting tactics won't work: Punjab CM again warns Centre

CHANDIGARH: Condemning the NIA notices issued to several farmers and their supporters amid the anti-farm laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said such arm-twisting tactics will not weaken the resolve of the farmers fighting for their rights and future.

66 lakh saplings planted in 6986 village to mark 400th Parkash Purab of Rri Guru Teg Bahadur ji: Dharamshot

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has so far planted more than 66 lakh saplings in 6986 villages to commemorate the 400th parkash purab of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur ji with the objective of enhancing greenery in the state while the sapling drive is in progress in the remaining villages.

Sports department to honour 1135 sportspersons,90 international&national players with 1.65 crors under first phase on jan 15

CHANDIGARH:Fulfilling the promise of awarding sportspersons of international and national acclaim, who have excelled during the year 2017-18, the Sports Department has decided to honour 90 players in the first phase. Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has recently announced to confer upon cash prizes worth crores to such 1135 sportspersons.

ICICI Bank ties up with Niyo to issue prepaid cards to MSMEs

CHANDIGARH: a leading private sector bank in India and Niyo, a new age fintech today announced a tie-up to issue prepaid cards to workers of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). MSMEs will now be able to get ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ powered by Visa, for their blue-collar workers, who are mostly under-banked. With this, MSMEs can upload the salaries of their workers on the card, which the workers can then utilise as per their need in a seamless manner. The ‘ICICI Bank Niyo Bharat Payroll Card’ allows an individual to receive funds upto Rs. 1 lakh into the card account. It offers convenience and safety of digital banking to the blue-collar workforce, while providing a state-of-the-art salary disbursement solution to the employers.

DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta hands over packets carrying blankets, food and winter accessories to underprivileged families

CHANDIGARH:In a heartwarming gesture to provide warmth and solace to underprivileged families in these freezing weather conditions, Saanjh— the community outreach arm of the Punjab Police on Wednesday, launched the Project Winter Warmth.           
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta inaugurated the project on the occasion of Lohri by distributing “Small Packets of Joy and Cheer” to the underprivileged families during a brief event organised at the Punjab Police Headquarters here. The packet carries winter essentials including blanket, food and other accessories

Capt. Amarinder Singh never taken care of power, position or pressure while standing by Punjab’s interests: Cabinet minister

CHANDIGARH:While completely rejecting the baseless allegations of Aam Aadmi Party’s leader Raghav Chadha, Punjab School Education and PWD minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla lashed out at AAP leaders for misleading the people without taking care of facts. He added that it is the job of AAP’s Chartered Accountant (CA) to calculate the loss and profit from the political actions but Punjab CM has never taken calculative steps.

Temporarily Suspends Covid-19 Testing at RDDL for Increasing Surveillance of Bird Flu: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH:In view of the need to increase surveillance for Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), the Punjab Government has restored the Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar of Animal Husbandry Department for the testing of such suspicious cases which was earlier being used for COVID-19 Testing.

Tells Kejriwal to stop playing his sneaky on matters to lives &future of farmers

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Sunday accused the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) of once again backstabbing and defrauding the agitating Punjab farmers by making hollow claims of providing legal assistance to them to fight cases against actress Kangana Ranaut and certain other BJP leader, including Union Minister Raosaheb Danve.

Baseless and patently false, false ,arora trashes tikshan sud`s outburst as sheer political frustration dares him for a lie- director test

CHANDIGARH:Trashing the baseless, illogical and unfounded allegations leveled against him, Punjab Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora termed BJP leader's reaction as nothing more than a result of political frustration at being humiliated by farmers all around the country.

State gets digitel leap with roll-out of consumer-fraiendly,e-daakhil projects

CHANDIGARH: Punjab on Thursday leapfrogged into a new era of development and progress, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launching a slew of milestone welfare projects, including free sanitary pads for high school and college girl students in the state.

Online education to continue as preferred mode of teaching, physical attendance not must: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH:After the decision of reopening of schools, the education department has also issued detailed guidelines for schools in areas outside containment zones to ensure safety of the students amid Covid-19. Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla the detailed guidelines on reopening of schools have been sent to all district education officers and school authorities for precise implementation while allowing students to attend physical classes.

Finance dept implements innovative programmes, projects and reforms

CHANDIGARH:Finance Department contributed to every achievement of the government directly or indirectly so in that sense all achievements belong to Finance Department. Though COVID pandemic hit very hard globally and despite the financial constrains Punjab Government has not made any deduction in salaries of its employees, besides ensuring distribution of salaries and pensions on time, said the Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, while addressing a press conference here at Punjab Bhawan today.

60% work of Shahpurkandi Main Dam completed; to start generating power in 2023

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to provide permanent succor from water-logging and ensure optimum use of canal water, the relining project of Sirhind feeder and Rajasthan feeder would be completed in two years. Punjab has completed the relining work of 17-KM-long section of the Sirhind Feeder at a cost of Rs.80.51 crore in districts Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot and Ferozepur, and remaining work of relining on the canal would be taken up during the planned canal closure from January 18 to February 22, 2021. The total cost of the relining project would be Rs.671.478 crore.

Announces; Two new campus universities in Gurdaspur and Ferozepur

CHANDIGARH: Fulfilling the promise of the Punjab Government to provide technical education in the mother tongue to the children of the state, the books of 16 different trades of technical education have been translated into Punjabi and work is underway to translate books of other 25 different trades into Punjabi.  At the same time, the Punjab Government has sent question bank of more than 25000 questions in Punjabi language to DGT, Government of India to send question papers in Punjabi to the students of the state. Earlier the question papers were sent to the technical education students by the union government only in English and Hindi, which made it very difficult for the youth of the state to understand and solve them.

IDBI Bank launches Video KYC Account Opening (VAO) facility for Savings Bank Accounts

CHANDIGARH:IDBI Bank has announced the launch of Video KYC Account Opening (VAO) facility for Savings Bank Accounts. VAO is a completely contactless and paperless mode of on-boarding the customer and tailor made for the demands of post pandemic world. Through VAO, a customer can open a savings account with IDBI Bank from the convenience of his/her house or office as there are no physical forms to be filled and no visits to be made to the  branch for opening  one’s Savings Bank account

The Governor, Chief Minister fracas, most unfortunate for the State of Punjab : Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH:The recent fracas between the Governor of Punjab Mr. V P Singh Badnore and the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh a sad omen for Punjab. As per the constitutional provisions, The Governor of the State is a constitutional Head of the State and the Chief

Punjab attains record procurement during lockdown hardships: Ashu

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that the state has set precedence for the entire country in smooth conducting of procurement of wheat and paddy during lockdown.

Special repairs of thousands of kilometers of roads and restore of government residences

CHANDIGARH:Under the leadership of Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, PWD has taken a number of important steps for rejuvenation of road infrastructure during the year 2020, in addition to construction and renovation of a number of government buildings.

Rotational irrigation program for Rabe season from January 1 to 8

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Water Resources Department has announced the Rotational Programme of irrigation for the Rabi Season through canals from 1st to 8th January, 2021. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Bist Doab Canal, Sidhwan Branch, Bathinda Branch, Patiala Feeder and Abohar Branch respectively.

Chandigarh not to impose night curfew

CHANDIGARH: As Chandigarh witnesses a gradual fall in Covid-19 cases, the administration on Tuesday decided to not impose any additional restrictions, including the night curfew, on New Year's Eve.

Says, sports kits to be distributed to youth under the campaign

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Youth Development Board Chairman Mr. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, on Tuesday, informed that the board, under the leadership of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, would be launching “Youth of Punjab” campaign in the state.

Haryana Police trace 1,716 children this year

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police on Tuesday said 1,716 missing children were traced this year and handed them over to their families.

Term his attack on DGP political frustration in face of public rejection of farmer bills

CHANDIGARH:Flaying him for stooping too low in his efforts to tarnish Farmers struggle, Senior Punjab Congress leaders on Monday dared Ashwani Sharma to not cross lines of propriety and decency in political discourse.

Balbir Sidhu directs Civil Surgeons to trace all International passengers arrived from UK in two days

CHANDIGARH:The Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday directed all the Civil Surgeons to ensure tracing, surveillance and testing as per recent SOP of International passengers arrived from UK within two days.

Spokesperson says process of disposal of property carried out in transparent manner under SARFAESI ACT

CHANDIGARH: Rubbishing the allegations made by Bir Davinder Singh for extending undue benefit to private party, the Punjab Government on Thursday clarified that these allegations are totally unfounded since the process of disposal of property is being carried out in transparent manner by ARCIL under SARFAESI Act, 20

Also urges union minister to depute a team for visiting the site

CHANDIGARH:Seeking the establishment of Pharmaceutical Park in Bathinda, Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday met Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers. He also urged the minister to depute a team for visiting the site.

·Government departments & Board to ensure e-card generation in stipulated time frame

CHANDIGARH: To ensure the treatment and health services to every eligible beneficiary of SSBY (Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana), the Health & Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday held the meeting with the State Health Agency and Department of Food & Supply, Excise & Taxation, Labour & Mandi Board.

Cinema is most influential medium to convey feelings to people, MLF panelists

CHANDIGARH: The last session of the second day of Military Literature Festival 2020 highlighted the role of Bollywood in raising the patriotic zeal in Indians. ‘Bollywood and Shaping the Nation’ session was moderated by renowned journalist Nirupama Subramanian and the expert panelists were Shubhra Gupta, film critic, Major Bikramjeet Kanwarpal renowned artist and Professor Makarnand R. Paranjape, director IIAS, Shimla.

Air Force experts discuss air power of China

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh 18 December:- An extensive debate on the air power capability of China was held on the first day of the 4th edition of Military Literature Festival, organised on virtual mode this time.

Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan to reverberate at Military Lit Fest 2020 set to begin tomorrow

CHANDIGARH:  National spirit of Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan will echo across the globe at the Military Literature Festival 2020 set to begin tomorrow. Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be launching the 4th Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2020 during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore releases book ‘Chandigarh Unmasked’

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Wednesday released a book titled ‘Chandigarh Unmasked: A Young City’s Harappan Past’ written by senior journalist Vibhor Mohan through video conferencing.

Chhatbir Zoo re-Opens to visitors on December 10 with new guidelines

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has approved the proposal of Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation and given go ahead for the reopening of Chhatbir Zoo on December 10, 2020 with Strict COVID-19 Protocol for the safety of Zoo Visitors, Employees and Animals, informed M.Sudhagar, Field Director MC Zoological Park, Chhatbir.

Bikram Rana, SLO, NSS Cell, Chandigasr awarded Order of Merit award

CHANDIGARH: Warriors of Chandigarh who fought against COVID 19 pandemic during its hey days are in high spirits. Spreading cheer all around is the news from the Glory of SKOCH Awards conferred in Online mode for "Order-of-Merit" at ZOOM platform on Monday. Around 500 participants across the country attended the function.

Adamant protesting farmers resume journey towards Delhi

CHANDIGARH: Braving chilly night under the open skies, thousands of protesting farmers from Punjab and Haryana gathered in Panipat town, resumed their onward journey on tractor-trailers on Friday towards the national capital to lodge their protest over the Centre's new agriculture laws.

Braving tear-gas shells, farmers close to Delhi

CHANDIGARH: Tens of thousands of farmers on Thursday practically rose up in arms as they braved tear-gas shells and water cannons, managed to break police barricades at several places in Haryana while heading to the national capital to lodge their protest over the Centre's farm laws.

Braving tear-gas shells, water cannons, thousands break barricades in Haryana 

CHANDIGARH: Tens of thousands of farmers on Thursday practically rose up in arms as they braved tear-gas shells and water cannons, managed to break police barricades ahead of the Punjab-Haryana border in Shambhu near Ambala. Several protesters and policemen were injured.

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