Sunday, February 28, 2021
Punjab

AAP to raise issues of MSP, post-matric scholarship, farm loan waiver and electricity in upcoming budget session

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has decided to question Captain Amarinder Singh government and raise four main issues of MSP, post-matric scholarship, farm loan waiver and electricity in the upcoming budget session. The decision was taken during an all-MLA meeting presided over by senior leader of the party and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema at the party headquarters on Saturday.

Punjab Bhawan declared extended precint of the house for Budge session

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh has declared the Punjab Bhawan, Sector-3, Chandigarh as an extended precinct of the House for the Budget session of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha in view of resurging COVID-19 pandemic.

PSPCL contributing significantly in implementing Ghar Ghar Naukari: A.Venu Prasad

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is performing a fundamental role for powering the wheels of progress in the state besides making enormous contribution in the implementation of the Ghar Ghar Naukari (Job to every household) an initiative of Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh.

Punjab CM announces Ex-gratia and Job for family member of martyr Nain Subedar Parminder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50 lakh, along with government job to a family member of Naib Subedar Parwinder Singh from 22 Punjab, who laid down his life in High Altitude Area of Batalik sector (Leh) along the Line of Control. The Junior Commissioned officer is survived by his father, wife and two sons aged 11 and 13 years.

Punjab’s 38 IAS and 16 IPS officer appointed as Election Observers for poll-bound five states: CEO Dr. Raju

CHANDIGARH: Election Commission of india today appointed 38 IAS as general Observers and 16 IPS officer of Punjab as Police observers for poll bound five states Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory Puducherry.

Deepika Padukone mobbed outside eatery, video goes viral

UP court orders FIR into encounter of murder accused

Punjab ranked 7th for generating unique disability IDC for the PwDs:Aruna Choudhary

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Thursday, affirmed that the department has attained 7th rank in the country for generating online Unique Disability Identification (UDID) cards for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) as per the UDID Card Status report.

SC Commission seeks action taken report from DPI in case of not awarding degrees to SC Students

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes sought action taken report from DPI (Higher Education) on February 28, 2021 in a case pertaining not to awarding degrees to SC students graduated under the Scholarship Scheme.

Ticket to fortune: Amritsar woman hits jackpot on RS.100 Lottery Ticket

CHANDIGARH:Lady luck has smiled on a housewife from Amritsar, who has won the 1st prize of Punjab State Dear 100 + monthly lottery worth Rs. one crore. The lucky winner, Renu Chauhan, on Thursday submitted the ticket and required documents to the State Lotteries Department here for encashment of the prize.

PSCST organizes Webinar on ‘Innovation Interventions for Climate Resilience’

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Council for Science & Technology organized a webinar on ‘Innovative interventions for climate Resilience’ in collaboration with Deputy British High commission, Chandigarh here today. During the inaugural session, Mr. Andrew Ayre, British Deputy High Commissioner briefed the participants on COP 26 and the UK's Presidency.

Rotational Irrigation programme for rabi season form february 26 to march5

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Water Resources Department has announced the Rotational Programme of irrigation for the Rabi Season through canals from February 26 to March 5, 2021. The channels of Sirhind Canal System would run on the priority basis from Patiala Feeder, Abohar Branch, Bathinda Branch, Bist Doab Canal and Sidhwan Branch respectively.

Media coverage of the budget session must be held in every situation: Harpal Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to Captain Amarinder Singh government's decision to not allow media coverage during the Budget Session 2021, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema said that the decision was condemnable and a dictatorial decision of the Captain government. Cheema said that Captain Amarinder should be aware that there is democratic governance and the media is the fourth pillar of democracy.

Media coverage of the budget session must be held in every situation: Harpal Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to Captain Amarinder Singh government's decision to not allow media coverage during the Budget Session 2021, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema said that the decision was condemnable and a dictatorial decision of the Captain government. Cheema said that Captain Amarinder should be aware that there is democratic governance and the media is the fourth pillar of democracy.

Punjab cabinet condoles death of Sardool Sikander, to pay Rs. 10 lakh hospital bill

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday condoled the sad and untimely demise of legendary Punjabi folk singer Sardool Sikandar, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announcing that his government will clear the deceased’s hospital dues of Rs 10 lakh.

Will march to Parliament if farm laws not repealed: Rakesh Tikait

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait has said that the farmers would march to the Parliament if the three agricultural laws are not taken back.

Pathankot Tops in Punjab by covering highest number of families under AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna

CHANDIGARH:To extend the secondary and tertiary healthcare services under ‘AB-Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna’, the process of generating e-cards is in full swing in all districts in which District Pathankot has topped in Punjab by covering the highest number of eligible families. It was disclosed here today in press communiqué by CEO, State Health Agency, Mr. Amit Kumar

Punjab CM announces open-ended mini bus permit policy for rural,youth,with no deadline for applying

CHANDIGARH: unjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced an ‘Open-Ended Mini Bus Permit Policy’, with no deadline for rural youth to apply for such a permit, while laying foundation stones of Rs 55.16 crore worth of high-tech State Transport Department institutes, including home delivery of driving licences.

Punjab to Amend prison Act to strengthen security &curb crime in jails

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab government has decided to amend the Prison Act 1894 to strengthen security across the state’s prison and curb criminal acts by inmates through more stringent punishment for major offences like rioting, escape from prison, and other violations of prison discipline and rules.

Conference and demonstration held for release of youth and farmers lodged in Delhi jails

NAWANSHEHER: On the call of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, Delhi, farmers' organizations of the area held here a conference and later protest in the town demanding the release of farmers, youth, labourers' pleaders, social activists etc lodged in Delhi jails and cancellation of police cases and closure of notices being sent by government agencies to persons associated with the ongoing farmers' agitation.  The conference was held at Dussehra Ground.

Punjab cabinet okay new policy for construction of more than 25000 house for economically weaker sections

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new EWS Policy, paving the way for construction of more than 25000 houses for the economically weaker sections, with developers and authorities required to develop 5% of project area for EWS housing.

Punjab cabinet okays new policy for construction of more than 25000 houses for EWS

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new EWS Policy, paving the way for construction of more than 25000 houses for the economically weaker sections, with developers and authorities required to develop 5% of project area for EWS housing.

Punjabi singer Sardul Sikandar passed away, Punjab CM mourns

CHANDIGARH: Celebrated Punjab singer Sardul Siakndar passed away today. He was suffering from Corona and was admitted in a private hospital for the last one month.

Delhi: Retd IFS officer shoots self in Defence Colony, dies

NEW DELHI: An 81-year-old retired IFS officer shot himself in south Delhi's Defence Colony on Wednesday morning. He was rushed to hospital but he later succumbed to his injuries.

Director Census Punjab visits at MC in Phagwara

PHAGWARA:Director Census Punjab Abhishek Jain IAS today inspected the Birth and Death Certificate issuing authority office at Municipal Corporation in Phagwara.

Cong says BJP diverting from real issues by attacking Rahul

NEW DELHI: After controversy erupted following Rahul Gandhi's statement in Kerala on Tuesday, the Congress on Wednesday said that the BJP is diverting from the real issues about rising oil prices, inflation, Chinese intrusion and farmers protest.

Punjab to hold 12th national livestock expo championship, live stock farming from March 20 to 24

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh is organizing the XII-National Livestock Championship and Expo-2021 from 20-24 March 2021 at Batala. Mr. VK Janjua ACS Animal Husbandry Department Punjab while presiding over the first meeting in this regard today to assign duties to various for the success of the event said that the theme of the event would be 'Diversification of LiveStock Farming'.

Punjab AAP leader LoP Harpal Singh Cheema prevented from meeting Nodeep Kaur in Sonipat jail

CHANDIGARH: Raising its voice against the illegal arrest of social activist Nodeep Kaur by the Haryana police, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema, deputy leader of opposition Sarvjeet Kaur Manuke and party's youth wing co-president Anmol Gagan Mann, went to meet her at Karnal jail on Tuesday.

SC commission summons Action Taken Report on letter 10-10-14 on roster points

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes today sought action taken report from Chief Secretary, Personnel, Punjab Government on the orders issued by the Commission on January 27, 2021 regarding to stay on roster points through a competent officer.

Electricity consumers and employees being ignored in finalising Electricity Bill 2021 -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH:The electricity  consumers and employees and engineers are being ignored  in finalising the draft Electricity (amendment ) Bill 2021, said, V K Gupta
spokesperson All India Power Engineers Federation(AIPEF).

As Covid cases spike in Punjab CM orders curbs on indoor & outdoor gatherings from March 1

CHANDIGARH: Amid growing concern over the rising Covid trend in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask/social distancing etc, with testing to be ramped to 30000 a day.

Sara Khan holidays at Maldives, says she needed a break

MUMBAI: Television actress Sara Khan is back to work after a refreshing vacation in Maldives. The actress, who is currently seen in the show Santoshi Maa Sunaye Vrat Kathayein, took off to Maldives for a seven-day holiday last week and says that she had an amazing time.

Siswan to be developed as world class tourist destination- Chief Minister Punjab

MOHALI: To promote Siswan as a prime and preferred Eco Tourism destination, CM of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh on Monday released various promotional and informational materials including brochures, pamphlets and movie teasers in his office at the Secretariat, Chandigarh. A logo of Siswan Community Reserve was also launched.

Kejriwal to address AAP's Kisan Mahasabha in support of farmers in March

JALANDHAR: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a Maha Kisan Sammelan on March 21, in support of the farmers and their agitation. The programme to be held at Bagha Purana, will be addressed by Delhi Chief Minister and AAP's national convener Arvind Kejriwal.

Punjab starts unique foreign study and placement cell

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government under Punjab Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission (PGRKAM) has started a Foreign Study and Placement Cell (FS&PC) for free counselling of the youth interested in Foreign Study and Foreign Placement.

Modi's communal mindset exposed in not giving permission to Sikh Jatha to visit Nankana Sahib: Jakhar

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 22: State Congress President Sunil Jakhar on Monday congratulated the party's state candidate selection committee and district party observors for their hard work, dedication and stupendous role in ensuring landslide victory for Congress in local bodies polls, resulted for which were announced last week.

CM launches development work of Rs. 134.18 crore for Smart City Sultanpur Lodhi virtually

KAPURTHALA:Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has initiated development works worth Rs. 134.18 crore under " Smart city " project for holy city sultanpur lodhi which will provide a big push to strenthan the basic infrastructure and road connectivity to further facilitate the pilgrims across the globe. The Punjab Government would spent Rs. 271 crore under smart city project in sultanpur lodhi.

Amarinder hogging cheap publicity on Modi govt schemes: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP National General Secretary Tarun chugh today condemned Punjab chief Minister Amarinder Singh for hogging all the publicity in the centrally funded schemes to project his image.

Punjab Cultural Affairs Minister Channi announces Rs. 2 Crore budget provision for Punjab Kala Parishad

CHANDIGARH: India is a beautiful bouquet of multiple languages and cultures in the different regions and those who are propagating the concept of one language one Nation are Anti Nationals. The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi said this today at a function organised by the Punjab Kala Parishad on the occasion of 'International Mother Language Day'.

3 held in Punjab Youth Congress leader's murder case

NEW DELHI: Three men have been arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell in connection with the murder of Youth Congress leader, Gurlal Singh Bhalwan in Punjab's Faridkot.

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