Jan 20

Punjab govt mulls ban on new tubewell connections and water courses
Punjab govt mulls ban on new tubewell connections and water courses

Punjab govt mulls ban on new tubewell connections and water courses Chandigarh – According to highly placed sources, the Punjab Government is likely to ban releasing tubewell connections and construction of water course outlets in the state. Following it, the government has set aside the out of-turn tubewell connection Scheme even with full electricity bills with

Behbal Kalan Firing
Behbal Kalan Firing: Forensic Reports put Investigation Commission into dilemma

Behbal Kalan Firing: Forensic Reports put Investigation Commission into dilemma: A Shocking truth about the killing of two innocent Sikh youths namely Bhai Krishan Bhagwan Singh and Bhai Gurjit Singh Nikke Sarawan in the Behbal Kalan tragedy has come to fore after more than two years. A Chandigarh based Central Forensic Science Laboratory has revealed

Driving license to keep your crime records, process initiated in several districts
Driving license to keep your crime records, process initiated in several districts

Chandigarh – Committing traffic violations or crimes in one corner or another, residents will now not be able to escape from the watchful eyes of police. The driving license of a person will keep his crime record. Punjab has initiated a new project of registration of vehicles and driving license, which will be interlinked all the

SAD demands review of all Cabinet decisions: Cheema
SAD demands review of all Cabinet decisions: Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Opposition party in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), on Wednesday demanded a review of cabinet decisions taken by the state government in the wake of the Punjab and Haryana High Court setting aside the appointment of the chief principal secretary. Hailing the court’s decision to set aside the appointment of Suresh Kumar, the Chief

Variable tariff levies to make power expensive in punjab, says Sukhbir Badal

Power variable tariff levies to make power expensive in punjab, says Sukhbir Badal: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government was proposing to play a fraud with the industrial sector by promising power at Rs five per cent unit but actually delivering the same at even higher rates than those

State police to use social media to counter propaganda by radicals
State police to use social media to counter propaganda by radicals

State police to use social media to counter propaganda by radicals Chandigarh – The Punjab Police will soon have a Facebook page and two Twitter handles, including one for the DGP’s office, to counter propaganda by radicals or gangsters to influence people, especially the youth, through social media, an official said. The social media cell will

PUCA demands release of pending payment from centre, state government
PUCA demands release of pending payment from centre, state government

PUCA demands release of pending payment from centre, state government Mohali – Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) Punjab Government to complete the pending audit of Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) at the earliest and release the funds for those colleges whose audit have been cleared. Dr Anshu Kataria, President, PUCA also demanded that 115 crore released

Panjab University
Fire breaks out in girl’s hostel of Panjab University

According to information, Fire broke out in girl’s hostel of Panjab University. Two rooms of Hostel No 3 burnt to ashes. The reason behind the fire is still not confirmed. Till now there has been no reports of any casualty. According to information, two fire tenders controlled the fire

1984 riots: SAD welcomes SC decision to monitor 186 cases probe
1984 riots: SAD welcomes SC decision to monitor 186 cases probe

1984 riots: SAD welcomes SC decision to monitor 186 cases probe Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday welcomed the apex court’s decision to reopen investigation into 186 cases pertaining to the 1984 anti Sikh genocide which were closed by the SIT even as he called for widening of the

Ujala awareness campaign
Ujala awareness campaign all set to be launched in Punjab

Punjab Government launched the Ujala awareness campaign today to promote energy efficiency measures in the State. Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh would flag off 16 Ujala vans as part of this awareness campaign from VIP guest house, PSTCL in SAS Nagar after addressing a function to mark this occasion, said an official spokesman

BJP leader Devesh Moudgil becomes new MC mayor Chandigarh

New MC mayor Chandigarh: Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections was held at Chandigarh on Tuesday at around 11 am. BJP leader Devesh Moudgil got 22 votes and was elected as the new mayor of Chandigarh. BJP leader Gurpreet Dhillon becomes Senior Deputy Mayor with 21 votes. Congress leader Sheela Devi got six votes for the post of Senior Deputy Mayor. After elected

FIR against journalist: Media explodes against pressure tactics of Govt
FIR against journalist: Media explodes against pressure tactics of Govt

The Chandigarh as well as Jalandhar Press Club (CPC) condemned the action of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for lodging an FIR against Tribune reporter over story on Aadhar data breach.“Instead of taking action against people, who were involved in data breach, the Government Agency preferred to lodge FIR against reporter, who exposes the

Feed and fodder scam detected in state's Rural Department
Feed and fodder scam detected in state’s Rural Department

Feed and fodder Scam detected in state’s Rural Department Chandigarh – The reason for roaming about of destitute cows on the roads was not only grabbing of land meant for grazing of cows but also embezzlement of the funds released for the construction of gaushalas. The funds were for feed, fodder and medicines for cows. As

47,000 farmers set to be freed from farm loan burden today

47,000 farmers set to be freed from farm loan burden today Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh willon Sunday formally launch the farm debt waiver scheme, which will benefit a total of 5.63 lakh farmers in the initial phase. Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, Additional Chief Secretary, Co-operation, DP Reddy and Additional

Sukhbir Badal targets loan waiver scheme of state govt

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday targeted Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and said that Congress government is playing with the lives of farmers in Punjab by proposing to implement a fraudulent crop loan waiver.“Nearly 400 farmers had committed suicide after the government failed to implement the promised Rs 90,000

Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir
Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir

Congress govt playing with lives of farmers: Sukhbir Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said Congress government was playing with the lives of Punjab farmers by proposing to implement a fraudulent crop loan waiver which left out genuine beneficiaries and demanded it be scrapped and replaced with a comprehensive waiver

Cong govt playing with lives of farmers – Sukhbir Badal
Cong govt playing with lives of farmers – Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government was playing with the lives of Punjab farmers by proposing to implement a fraudulent crop loan waiver which left out genuine beneficiaries and demanded it be scrapped and replaced with a comprehensive waiver covering all indebted farmers.In a statement here, the SAD

Sukhbir demands registration of case against Bajwa, for obstructing justice
Sukhbir demands registration of case against Bajwa, for obstructing justice

Sukhbir demands registration of case against Bajwa, for obstructing justice Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday while condemning police inaction which led to the suicide of international Karate player Kuldeep Kaur in Batala on Wednesday, demanded an inquiry into the political interference by Rural Development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh

Mohali Mayor suspended for misuse of power & causing loss to the state exchequer
Mohali Mayor suspended for misuse of power & causing loss to the state exchequer

Mohali Mayor suspended for misuse of power & causing loss to the state exchequer. “The corrupt practices would not be tolerated at any cost and as part of this commitment the Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Mohali Kulwant Singh has been suspended along with 3 other officers after taking strong note of the misdemeanors of these

Like Bihar, Punjab to celebrate 550th birthday of Guru Nanak on grand scale
Like Bihar, Punjab to celebrate 550th birthday of Guru Nanak on grand scale

Like Bihar, Punjab to celebrate 550th birthday of Guru Nanak on grand scale Chandigarh – Like Bihar government, the Punjab government will too accord grand scale celebrations to 550th birth anniversary of first Sikh master Guru Nanak Dev in 2019. Although the celebrations will be across the State, but main celebrations will be at Sultanpur Lodhi,