Tuesday, May 17, 2022

IPL 2022: Pant happy with back-to-back wins; Agarwal left to rue batting failure

NAVI MUMBAI: In the build-up to the match between Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, the main question was -- which side will be the one to stitch back-to-back wins for the first time in IPL 2022.

Akal Takht Jathedar strongly condemned killing of two Sikhs in Pakistan

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib highest seat of Sikh religion has strongly condemned the killing of two Sikhs Kuljit Singh and Ranjit Singh in Pakistan and asked Pakistan government to deeply investigate the matter and culprits should be arrested immediately.

Direct seeding of rice started from CM Mann’s village Satoj

CHANDIGARH: This year, Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) was kicked off from Satoj, the village of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. On Sunday, farmers from Satoj village committed to save Punjab‘s water by adopting direct seeding of rice. On this occasion, Agriculture Department officials and CM Mann‘s mother Harpal Kaur were also present.

Punjab CM hands over 57 job letters to appointees on compassionate ground

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday handed over appointment letters to 57 appointees on compassionate ground in the Local Government and Police department.

Punjab CM launches of first its kind flagship program ‘Lok Milni

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday launched first of its kind flagship program of his government ‘Lok Milni (public interaction)’ for redressal of the people’s grievances on the spot.

SGPC president forms joint committee on release of Sikh prisoners

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), has constituted a nine-member committee for joint Panthic efforts to secure the release of long-term detainees in various jails across the country.

The SGPC has strongly condemned the killing of two Sikhs in Pakistan

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami has strongly condemned the killing of two Sikhs in Pakistan and demanded immediate arrest of culprits.

Global Covid caseload tops 521.4 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 521.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.26 million and vaccinations to over 11.40 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

On Punjab CMs appeal to save water, state farmers respond resolutely

CHANDIGARH: On the assurance of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) on Moong crop, the state farmers resolutely responded by doubling the area under Moong cultivation this year.

PSPCL supplying uninterrupted power despite sudden increased in demand: Power Minister

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO today stated that notwithstanding the unprecedented power demand, PSPCL has been supplying uninterrupted power to all sections of consumers in the State.

Why not SGPC and SAD raised voice for release of Sikh detainees their government ?

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and various akali Dals are raising their voice on support of release for those Sikh detainees who completed their imprisonment in jails. This step was appreciated in Sikh circles but Sikh circles are feeling that all factions of various Akali dals should be abolished and united akali dal should be formed under the leadership of new President.

Bram Shanker Jimpa's late night inspection-spree brings hope to parched tail-end farmers of Fazilka

CHANDIGARH/FAZILIKA: Punjab Water Resources Minister Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa's late Friday night inspection-spree of canals, brought ray of hope to parched tail-end farmers of Fazilka and Jalalabad constituencies. The Minister categorically directed that illegal and altered water outlets will not be tolerated at any cost, while asking the department officials to plug all the illegal water outlets immediately.

National Lok Adalat held across state; 1,45,779,cases heard before 336 benches

CHANDIGARH: As many as 1,45,779 cases were taken up before the 336 benches of the National Lok Adalat, which was organized throughout the state of Punjab on Saturday.

Massive fire in Amritsar hospital, no casualty

CHANDIGARH: A massive fire broke out in government-run Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Amritsar on Saturday but a major tragedy was averted as patients and their attendants were all safely evacuated, police said.

Punjab to abolish VIP culture in jails

CHANDIGARH: In a major crackdown on the nexus of gangsters and criminals operating from jails, the Punjab government teams have confiscated 710 mobile phones from prisons in a specially-launched drive. Additionally, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has decided to abandon the special cells in jails for VIP prisoners.

Punjab Power Minister reviews coal and power arrangements required for the upcoming paddy season

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Power Minister S. Harbhajan Singh ETO, on Friday, reviewed coal and power arrangements required for the upcoming paddy season and directed PSPCL to generate maximum power from all sources and ensure regular supply of power for direct sowing of paddy. Stressing upon the need for providing uninterrupted power supply during the paddy season, the Minister asked the senior officials to make necessary arrangements to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the season so that farmers could get power supply as per stipulated time limit.

Vet Varsity celebrates National Technology Day

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India celebrated National Technology Day at Village Jalwana under the project entitled “Setting up of Science Technology & Innovation Led SC Cluster at Ludhiana”. Mr. G.K. Singh (IAS Retd.) graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Special Guest Dr. K.S. Bath, Joint Director, PSCST, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

6 terror suspects held in Punjab grenade attack; Pak's ISI involved

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Friday claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the rocket-propelled grenade blast in Mohali earlier this week with the arrest of six terror suspects. Babbar Khalsa International was involved in the attack carried out on the behest of Pakistan intelligence agency ISI.

Nawanshahr DC appeals brick kilns and cardboard factories to avoid using dry fodder

NAWANSHAHR: In view of request made by Gau Sewa Mission over shortage of dry fodder for the livestock, Deputy Commissioner Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa has appealed all owners of brick kilns and cardboard factories to avoid use of dry fodder.

Scheduled Castes panel summons Punjab DGP

CHANDIGARH: Taking note of the representation from Amar Singh, DSP (Jail), regarding harassment of his family by Punjab Police, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman Vijay Sampla has asked the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) and the DGP (Prisons) to join case hearing on May 23 at its headquarters in Delhi.

State Information Commissioner directs officials to proactively disclose information under RTI

NAWANSHAHR: State Information Commissioner Khushwant Singh on Friday directly the officials of all government departments to proactively disclose information under section-4 of Right to Information Act 2005.

Food and Civil Supplies Department released Rs. 42 crore Minister's directions to depot holders as commission for wheat distribution under 'PMAKY'

CHANDIGARH: In a huge relief to the depot holders of the State, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department today released Rs. 42 crore as commission to them on the directions of the Minister Mr. Lal Chand Kataruchak for distribution of wheat under Pradhan Mantri Ann Kalyan Yojana (PMAKY).

Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan calls on President of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan called on President Sh. Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi last evening. This was the maiden meeting of Sandhwan with the President since he took over as the Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

Punjab PWD Superintending Engineer (SE) suspended for corruption

CHANDIGARH: Following the orders of Punjab Public Works Minister S. Harbhajan Singh ETO, the Public Works Department suspended its Superintending Engineer construction circle Hoshiarpur,Virinder Kumar, with immediate effect under Rule 4 of the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1970 under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

ECI announces schedule for two Rajya Sabha seats of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: With the term of two members of the Rajya Sabha elected from the State of Punjab is due to expire in July 2022, Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced schedule for biennial Elections to the Council of States from the State of Punjab.

Rural Development Department freed illegal encroachments from 1008 acres of panchayat land: Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: Taking stringent action against unauthorized occupation of public land, the Rural Development Department has removed encroachments from 1008 acres of panchayat land in the last 12 days and handed it over to the government.

Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Chairman calls on Governor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Chairman Mr. Sachin Sharma called on Governor Banwari Lal Purohit and take up the issue of proper take care of cows in Gaushalas.

SC orders action against Phagwara police in Rajni Bala case till May 19

PHAGWARA: Punjab State Commissioner for Scheduled Castes Raj Kumar Hans and Madam Poonam Kangar during the hearing of the complaint of Rajni Bala resident of Street No. 2 Mohalla Shivpuri in Phagwara today directed the Phagwara Police to take action against the petitioner. and Submit action report by May 19 under the CST Act.

The matter of inspection of recognized schools has reached the SC Commission

AMRITSAR: The matter of restoration of 5% quota seats for SC students in recognized schools has reached the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes.

Bhagwant Mann directs DCs, SSPs to work in close coordination with STF to nab big sharks of drug mafia

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to combat the menace of drugs, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday directed the SSPs/CPs to act in tandem with STF to launch joint operations to nab the big sharks running drug mafia.

232 mandis across state to remain open, rest all to be closed from May 13: Lal Chand Kataruchak

CHANDIGARH: Following the completion of procurement procedure, the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department has decided to close all the mandis across the State with effect from May 13th at 5 PM except 232 mandis.

Punjab teachers jostle to grab plate, video goes viral

CHANDIGARH: Scenes of government school principals and teachers jostling just to grab a plate for a free lunch after attending a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in a plush resort in Ludhiana to improve the quality of education has gone viral.

Power minister assures Engineer's Association of timely resolution of all their demands

CHANDIGARH: Assuring them of proactive resolution of all their demands, Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Wednesday urged PSEB Engineers Association to devise a blueprint to further augment crucial state power sector.

Punjab Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal calls upon Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan

NEW DELHI: Punjab Minister for NRI Affairs, Rural Development and Panchayats Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal called upon Union Minister of State for External Affairs Mr. V. Muraleedharan at South Block here today evening and took up issues related with Indian diaspora living abroad.

Reshuffle in civil administration in Punjab – 32 IAS and PCS officer transferred

Reshuffle in civil administration in Punjab – 32 IAS and PCS officer transferred

Industrial effluent, sewage used to brew illicit liquor in Punjab!

CHANDIGARH: Industrial effluent and sewage are used to brew illicit liquor in Punjab.

Punjab skill development mission virtually launches Microsoft's diversity skilling programme

CHANDIGARH: Director General Employment Generation, Skill Development & Training cum Mission Director Punjab Skill Development Mission Deepti Uppal, virtually launched the Microsoft Diversity Skilling Program on Wednesday to train 10,000 women and Persons with Disabilities in Punjab.

Bhagwant Mann warns all those in illegal possession to govt or Panchayat to hand over by May 31

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday categorically warned all those persons having government or panchayat land in illegal possession to immediately hand over the land to the government by May 31 this.

DC Gurdaspur meets officials to review flood prevention works

GURDASPUR: A meeting was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Mr. Mohammad Ishfaq with the officials of Civil, Police Administration, BSF, BSNL to review the flood control works. Officials were also present.

Bhagwant Mann hands over appointment letters 2373 youth immediately after launching massive recruitment drive to fill 26,754 posts

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday asked the protesting youth to bear with the state government as it was sincerely working to complete the modalities so as to ensure that the entire recruitment process may not be stalled due to legal technicalities.

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