Saturday, December 10, 2022

Punjab CM calls on Amit Shah, seeks intervention for harsher punishment to the perpetrators of sacrilege

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday called on the Union Home Minister Amit Shah and sought the kind intervention of Government of India for getting Presidential assent for two important pending bills of state stipulating harsher punishment for the perpetrators of heinous crime of sacrilege.

Punjab CM calls on Piyush Goyal, seeks immediate release of pending payment of RDF and MDF worth Rs 3095 crore

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday sought the kind intervention of Union Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal for immediate release of pending arrears of Rural Development Fee (RDF) and Market Development Fee (MDF) worth Rs 3095 crore.

Punjab CM announces to further strengthen the single window system for facilitating the investors

NEW DELHI: Reiterating commitment of his government to transform the state into a major industrial and export hub by facilitating businesses and creating an investor-friendly environment, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday said that the state government is further strengthening the single window system for facilitating the investors.

Punjab CM urges union power minister to allow 100 percent supply of coal to state via direct rail

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday urged the Union Power Minister RK Singh to review the decision of Government of India and allow 100% supply of coal to the state through Direct Rail Mode instead of existing Rail-Ship-Rail (RSR) mode.

Uplifting living standard of labourers priority of State Government: Lal Chand Kataruchak

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is fully committed to ensure the welfare of every section of the society with raising the living standard of labourers being top priority for which no stone would be left unturned.

Will make special efforts to promote dragon boat sport in Punjab: Meet Hayer

CHANDIGARH:Punjab has great potential for water sports. Like rowing, kayaking and canoeing sports, special efforts will be made to promote dragon boat sports in the state. It was stated by Punjab Sports Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer while addressing the players at the inauguration of the 10th Senior Dragon Boat Racing Championship (Men and Women) being held at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh today.

Himachal CM submits resignation to Governor

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday submitted his resignation to Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar, who accepted it.

Punjab CM condoles death of martyr constable Mandeep Singh, giv es Rs.1 crore to family

CHANDIGARH: Condoling the death of Punjab Police Constable Mandeep Singh who attained martyrdom in line of duty on Thursday, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today announced Rs 2 crore to the family of martyr as a mark of respect for his supreme sacrifice for country.

AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal thanked the people of Gujarat and the country

CHANDIGARH:After the Gujarat election results, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has now joined the list of national political parties of the country. The Aam Aadmi Party, contesting the elections for the first time in Gujarat, got around 13% votes from total share and the party has won 5 seats.

Chetan Singh Jauramajra attends World Ayurvedic Congress

CHANDIGARH:With an aim of better health of the people of Punjab, under the leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann, Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Chetan Singh Jodamajra participated in the prestigious 9th World Ayurveda Congress held at Goa from December 8 to December 11. Health Secretary Punjab Ajoy Sharma, Additional Secretary and Vice Chancellor of Guru Ravidas Ayurvedic University Hoshiarpur Rahul Gupta, Principals of Ayurvedic Medical Colleges of the state and Ayurvedic experts also participated in this Congress. A huge exhibition related to Ayurveda was also organized on this occasion.

Punjab to speed up drive against illicit liquor trade

CHANDIGARH:A meeting of Excise officials of Punjab Police was conducted here on Thursday to boost joint operations of Excise Department and police against the illicit liquor trade, besides creating awareness among the public against the menace, officials said.

Excise Department and Excise Police to further boost joint operations against illicit liquor

CHANDIGARH:On the directions of Punjab Finance, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Cheema, a meeting of Excise officials of Punjab Police was conducted on Wednesday by AIG Excise and Taxation Gurjot Singh Kaler to further boost the joint operations of Excise department and Punjab Police against illicit liquor trade besides creating awareness among the general public against this menace.

Mission rural libraries:6 modern libraries to come up in district Barnala, Meet Hayer

Barnala:District Barnala, also known as Mecca of Literature, is all set to get new libraries in six villages with modern facilities and rich literature in Punjabi and English.

Anmol Gagan Mann made surprise check at MC office Kharar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab's Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Investment Promotion, Labor and Grievance Redressal Minister Madam Anmol Gagan Mann conducted a surprise inspection of Municipal Council Kharar District SAS Nagar today. During the checking, she ordered to demolish the illegal buildings under construction in the city of Kharar. On this occasion, SDM Mr. Ravinder Singh and Municipal Council Executive Officer Manveer Singh Gill were present.

Punjab released Rs 20 crore today under the Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana

CHANDIGARH: Under the able leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwat Maan and under the guidance of Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jaurmajra, Punjab government has released an amount of Rs. 20 crores to private and government hospitals today for the treatments done under Ayushman Bharat Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana as informed by the department spokesperson.

Foreign-made guns continue to be registered in Punjab despite Central Govt ban

CHANDIGARH: The registration of thousands of foreign-made weapons continues in Punjab in gross violation of a Union Home Ministry order of 1988 that banned the import and registration of all foreign-made weapons in India with a few exceptions. The involvement of Gun Houses that are retail sellers of firearms, in facilitating this illegal trade cannot be ruled out.

Vigilance arrests Markfed Senior Branch Officer for causing losses of Rs 1.24 crore

Accused Markfed officials misappropriated 12,194 wheat bags weighing 6097 quintals

CHANDIGARH: Aiming to curb the menace of corruption in the state, the Vigilance Bureau (VB) Punjab on Wednesday arrested a Senior Branch Officer of Markfed Punjab, Rajbir Singh Bains in a misappropriation case for committing embezzlement of 12,194 wheat bags weighing 6,097 quintals in the stock of stored wheat at MRM complex Rajpura, district Patiala. In this case four accused officials including Rajbir Singh Bains have caused huge losses to state exchequer amounting to Rs.1,24,61,658.

Punjab VB gets prosecution sanction against former minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) today got prosecution sanction from the administrative department of state government against former forest minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot to prosecute him in the competent court.

Full response to the signature campaign for the release of captive Singhs: SGPC

AMRITSAR: The signature campaign launched by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee for the release of the captive Singhs is getting a great response. Under this campaign, which was started on December 1, along with the historical Gurdwara Sahibs of Punjab, people in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi are also demanding the release of captive Singhs by filling proformas.

Book launch on the life and legacy of Mohsina Kidwai amidst huge fanfare at Panjab University

Former Union Cabinet Minister Mohsina Kidwai launched her autobiography at a book launch organised today at the Panjab University auditorium. Sharing the panel with other eminent personalities, there was an engaging panel discussion on the relevance of the book in today’s context and what the upcoming generation can learn from it.

Will shortly solve legitimate demands of Panchayats Secretaries: Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

Association Members thanked Minister, Ended Strike with assurance to extend full support to Gram Sabhas

Chandigarh:The Punjab government will shortly resolve the legitimate demands of the Panchayat Secretaries and a special committee has been constituted in this regard.

Policy to be effective in resolving issues regarding managing natural disasters and inter agency coordination: Ghanshyam Thori

Chandigarh:A Zonal-level conference on ‘National Logistics Policy’ was held at PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chandigarh today for adoption of the policy, sensitizing stakeholders, outlining the role of Ministry/Departments and developing monitorable parameters. Sh. Ghanshyam Thori, IAS, Director, Deptt. of Food & Civil Supplies, Govt. of Punjab chaired the conference organized by Regional Office, Food Corporation of India, Punjab Region in association with DFPD, DPIIT, State Govt. of Punjab and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC).

Vigilance Bureau registers corruption case against ASI for taking bribe Rs 10,000

Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its anti-corruption campaign on Thursday, has registered a corruption case against an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI), Ramesh Kumar, attached as Reader with District Deputy Attorney (Legal) for demanding a bribe of Rs 10,000.

Punjab ti set up 20 dedicated rural Industrial hubs in the state: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to give a major push to the industrial development of the state especially in the Rural areas and generate employment for youth, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday said that the state government will soon set up 20 dedicated Rural Industrial Hubs across the state.

Verka will open 625 new booths in state: Vijay Kumar Janjua

CHANDIGARH: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to strengthen the government institutions and give boost to the cooperative movement, the Punjab Government has prepared a plan for the expansion of Milkfed. In a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua, approval was given to open 625 new milk booths in the state and to open a permanent office in NCR to expand the scope of Verka products.

Punjab released Rs. 267 lakh for M.R. Homes for patients suffering from psychological problems: Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is constantly striving for the welfare of every section of the society.

Punjab's new agriculture policy will be ready by March 31: Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

Announced to hold various conferences keeping Punjab's crops, water and soil and environment at the center

Chandigarh:With a move to improve agriculture system in the state, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann will launch new agriculture policy for the state by March 31, 2023.

A training session will be conducted to teach sign language to officials and employees under the leadership of the Deputy Commissioner

The staff will be made more sensitive to help the hearing and speech impaired: Sakshi Sawhney
Patiala: The Patiala District Administration has decided to sensitize the officers and employees of the government departments to help the hearing and speech-impaired people in a unique initiative across the state. Under the leadership of Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney, a special training session is being organized for officers and employees of various departments, in which basic knowledge of sign language will be imparted with the support of the Society for Welfare of Handicapped.

On Goldy Brar's arrest: LoP seeks official statement from MEA or Union Home Ministry

Strap: Bajwa says he doubts CM Mann's confirmation on Goldy Brar's arrest because he has previously been caught lying on various issues.

CHANDIGARH:Following the controversy that arose over the arrest of alleged gangster, Goldy Brar, who is considered to be the mastermind in the murder of the internationally acclaimed singer and rapper, Sidhu Moosewala, in the US, Senior Congress Leader and Punjab's Leader of Opposition, Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday sought a detailed official statement from a senior official of Ministery of External Affairs or some official from Union Home Ministry to end the speculations. 

 Health Minister, Punjab inaugurated the blood donation camp

Chandigarh:Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab Chetan Singh Jauramajra inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp organized by Punjab AIDS Control Employees Welfare Association in collaboration with Punjab State Blood Transfusion Council. In this camp employees of Punjab State AIDS Control Society from across Punjab participated.

Punjab CM announces to expand ambit of MLF to district and University level. lauds role of armed forces

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday announced to expand the ambit of Military Literature Festival (MLF) by hosting it at district and University level across the state.

Punjab Police recovers one more drone along with 3 Kg heroin from Tarn Taran

CHANDIGARH: Striking yet another blow to the cross-border smuggling amidst the ongoing war against drugs launched on the directions of Chief Minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police have recovered one more Quadcopter drone loaded with three packets of heroin, weighing 3.06Kg, during a search operation launched at border area of Border Outpost (BOP) Kalia in Tarn Taran on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The operation was carried out with the support of the Border Security Force (BSF).

Not just collegium, SC asks tough questions about Arun Goel's elevation to EC

NEW DELHI: There is hardly anything surprising in the Supreme Court raising questions with the Centre or pulling up the government on issues, but in the matter of the appointment of retired Punjab-cadre IAS officer Arun Goel as Election Commissioner on November 19 it raised eyebrows and has led to controversies.

Harjot Bains kicks off ‘Mission 100%: Give Your Best’ campaign

CHANDIGARH: With the aim of getting best results from government schools students in board examination 2023, Punjab State School Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains today kicked off 'Mission-100%: Give Your Best'.

Like Punjab, youth of Gujarat will be given government jobs: Bhagwant Mann

Mann showed zero electricity bills received by Punjabis and 20,776 appointment letters of government jobs given to youths in Punjab in the roadshows

Gujarat / Chandigarh :Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann showed the appointment letters of government jobs given to the youth of Punjab during his roadshow on Saturday and said that every unemployed youth of Gujarat will be given government jobs if the Aam Aadmi Party government forms a government in the assembly elections.

The main objective of the 'Udariyan' Bal Vikas Mela is comprehensive development of children: Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann celebrated the "Udaariyan"- Bal Vikas Mela in Anganwadi Centers in villages across the state with great enthusiasm. During this fair, the social security department made an effort for the development of every child by fulfilling the basic needs of children.

Ancient Gatka art all set to become an international sport : Speaker Sandhwan

Sandhwan announces Rs one lakh discretionary grant to District Gatka Association Faridkot
Kotkapura: Speaker Punjab Vidhan Kultar Singh Sandhwan said on Saturday that the ancient martial art of Sikh heritage, 'Gatka' is all set to become an international game for which great efforts have been made by the National Gatka Association of India to regulate this game.

Three proclaimed offenders in sacrilege cases continue to dodge Punjab police for over a year

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police has not been able to arrest three accused in the sacrilege cases even though 16 months have passed since they were declared proclaimed offenders (POs) by a Faridkot court.

The current law and order situation in the Punjab is getting worse

The current law and order situation in the Punjab is getting worse


Punjab ranks 6th in Aadhaar enrolment

CHANDIGARH:In order to review the progress of various activities under Aadhaar Project in the State the meeting of UID Implementation Committee was held today under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua.

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