May 11

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Sikhya providers are working without salary since 4 months

Sikhya providers had been appointed in the schools to meet out the deficiency of the teachers and they had been working sincerely and have been imparting the education to the primary classes equal to the other ETT teachers. It is a tragedy that inspite of giving services equal to the other ETT teachers they are

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PROMOTION OF 14 MC OFFICIALS CANCELLED

Fourteen superintendents of various municipal corporations in the state received a major setback on Tuesday as the local bodies government revoked their promotion orders issued ahead of the poll code in Punjab. The previous Akali-BJP government had promoted these officers to the post of secretary on December 30 last year, while the election code of

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Permission to be withdrawn from Gian Sagar College

Punjab government has finally decided to withdraw the essentiality certificate issued to Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur. Advocate General (AG) of Punjab, Atul Nanda, told the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday, that the certificate and other permissions given to the college management would be withdrawn. The AG also informed the court

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Harsimrat urges Captain to grant approvals for Punjab food park

Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday asked Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to instruct authorities to grant necessary approvals to the Kapurthala mega food park. The food park is to come up in Kapurthala district for promoting maize processing so as to help farmers diversify from the wheat-paddy cycle. In a

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State on course to become giant in solid waste management sector

To give an altogether new look to the cities and make the state a leading player in solid waste management, the Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday visited various projects running successfully in the sector. The minister viewed power point presentations on the subject. In a statement, the minister said that during past

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UK offers technical assistance to fight Punjab drug menace

With the Punjab government launching a drive against the drug menace, the UK on Tuesday offered technical assistance to the state in the enforcement of drug control measures. Britain also evinced keen interest to scale up business engagement with the state. The issues came up for discussion at a meeting here between Punjab Chief Minister

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Sukhbir Badal forms panels to reorganise party set-up in state

Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday constituted zone-wise three-member committees for early and smooth reorganisation of the party set-up. Each committee will be headed by a senior party leader. A statement here said the committee headed by former minister Tota Singh will have senior leader Sarup Chand Singla and MLA Gurpartap Singh

Govt school teachers given ‘fashion tips’

Punjab’s director for public instructions (DPI), secondary, has written to all district education officers (DEOs) and principals to ensure that teachers wear decent clothes to school. The motivation behind the orders is cited as complaints by parents of students about teachers, particularly women, wearing “provocative”, “glittery” and “fashionable” clothes. The order says in Punjabi: “Sarkari

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Bhagwant Mann to pay obeisance at Golden Temple before start of new inning

Bhagwant Mann to start new innings as AAP state president after paying obeisance at Golden Temple. Mann said he will visit Golden Temple this week only and start work to strengthen the party. He said Golden Temple has realised my efforts made for the party and given me big

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Shifting students to other colleges the only solution

With the Punjab government expressing its inability to take over the fund-strapped Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, Banur, students of MBBS, BDS and Nursing courses are left with no other option but to shift to other medical institution across the state. Filing its reply in the Punjab and Haryana High court, the state government,

UT transport department Bureaucrats grabs fancy registration vehicle numbers just for Peanuts

Now the fancy vehicle registration series numbers are being grabbed by UT transport department Bureaucrats just for peanuts. It has once again showed VIP culture in the country despite the fact PM Narendra Modi is stressing on amputation of this culture. Having special number is always meant as status symbol and residents have been bidding

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Only 835 sweepers in CM’s city to maintain cleanliness

Though Royal City has once again retained the status of becoming Chief Minister’s hometown but the reality is that the city lacks development. Patiala just has 835 sweepers who cater to the needs of more than 5 lakh people. The number of sweepers has considerably gone down in comparison to the increase in the population.

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Ferozepur declared fastest moving city under Swachh Sarvekshan 2017

Ferozepur has earned its merit by receiving the award for the fastest moving city under the Swachh Sarvekshan 2017 conducted by the Quality Council Of India. In the survey conducted for cities having less than two lakh poulation Ferozpur ranked 222nd among other cities in the north zone. In 2014 it was positioned 362nd. President

Punjab will soon become tobacco free, says Health Minister Mohindra

While Kicking off a state-wide drive for the awareness of complete eradication of tobacco on Tuesday, Punjab Health Minister, Brahm Mohindra stated that the state will become tobacco free soon as efforts in this direction have been initiated. The Minister flagged off a special van from Mata Kaushla Hospital here for the above said purpose.

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Captain Amarinder moots open door bus permit policy

In a move aimed at breaking the existing monopoly in the transport system, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has mooted an open-door policy for bus permits, except on national highway routes, while directing the Transport Department to allocate certain bus routes for youth in order to facilitate employment generation. Taking forward his government’s agenda

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Ludhiana court summons Captain Amarinder in IT complaint case

Ludhiana court summons Captain Amarinder in IT complaint case Court ordered CM to appear on July 20 In the high profile complaint case filed by Income Tax Department against Captain Amrinder Singh, the court of Cheif Judicial Magistrate Jaapinder Singh has issued  summon to the Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh and ordered him to appear

Shimla MC: Is It a True Civic Body?

Just few weeks ahead of the elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation (SMC), its Deputy Mayor Tikender Panwar has recently commented that SMC is no parastatal. This means ‘an agency or organisation which is owned by a government.’ It is right in all respects. The spirit behind the Local Self-Government, the Civic Body, has been

Grim Financial Situation of HP and Reforms

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) reports year after year have been issuing warnings to Himachal Pradesh government on the increasingly grim financial situation of the state treasury. The situation has not improved either in the present Congress regime or in the last tenure of BJP. This was evident from the allegations and the counter

Drunken driving: Focus should be on law enforcement

The SC has just stopped the sale of liquor along the Highways not the drinking. And, if someone consumes liquor in a car or a bar or tavern not coming within the distance limit finalised by the SC, will he or she not indulge in drunken driving? The Supreme Court has now partially relaxed some

Polity in Himachal Pradesh for Change!

This is the election year in the polity of Himachal Pradesh. This means the social fabric of the state will decide to elect which party’s government in the state during the assembly elections. If we look at the political scenario since 1985, electorate of Himachal Pradesh had been electing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the