Mar 25

Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry
Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry

Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules to boost construction industry Chandigarh – The state Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Saturday paved the way for easing of building rules to give a further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state. The Cabinet stamped its approval

Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup
Manu Bhaker shoots gold in junior World Сup

SYDNEY: Indian shooting sensation Manu Bhaker continued her terrific run of form, claiming the gold medal after prevailing over Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem in a thrilling final of the women’s 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Junior World Cup here on Saturday. Coming off a double gold in her maiden senior World Cup in Mexico recently,

GST cast large shadow over grants, developmental works: Manpreet
Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver, 36,666 crore for agriculture allied welfare

Chandigarh – Punjab government has allocated Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver scheme in the proposed Budget for 2018-19. Earlier, the state government had kept a reserve of Rs 1,500 crore for this scheme. While talking to reporters, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that only Rs 370 crore could be disbursed to 71,166 farmers in

Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir
Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir

Budget anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth: Sukhbir Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and former Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday described the Budget presented in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha as “anti-farmer, anti-Dalit, anti-youth and anti-employees.’ The resource mobilization figures of Rs 9,000 crore show that the government will break the back of Punjabis

Punjab govt to provide debt relief to six districts
Punjab govt to provide debt relief to six districts

Chandigarh –  The Punjab government would provide debt relief to the tune of Rs 200 crore to around 50,000 beneficiaries in six districts in the next phase, a spokesman said today. The state government has also assured that eligible farmers under this scheme would get debt relief and no eligible farmer to be left out, he said. The

Captain launches anti-drugs drive on martyrdom day
Captain launches anti-drugs drive on martyrdom day

Nawanshahr – Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday paid rich tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on Martyrs Day, with a vow to empower the youth and a clarion call to the citizens to join his government’s efforts to wipe out the menace of drugs from the state. Dedicating the historic occasion to youth

Bhagat Singh's Museum dedicated to nation by Capt, was started by SAD
Bhagat Singh’s Museum dedicated to nation by Capt, was started by SAD

Nawanshahr – In what was certainly a better show filled with enthusiastic SAD workers as compared to somewhat sombre official function held here almost simultaneously to mark the Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Friday, SAD senior leadership including SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, MP Prem Singh Chandumajra, party secretary general Dr Daljeet Singh

Chaudhary asks youths to shun drugs, pay 'real tribute' to martyrs
Chaudhary asks youths to shun drugs, pay ‘real tribute’ to martyrs

Fatehgarh Sahib – The district-level programme in connection with ‘Youth Empowerment Day’ was held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College auditorium. During the programme, the Education Minister Aruna Chaudhary while addressing a huge gathering said that the youth must become a part of the people’s movement for translating the dreams of martyrs into reality

Congress MPs urge PM to remove GST on langar at Golden Temple
Congress MPs urge PM to remove GST on langar at Golden Temple

New Delhi – Congress MP Pratap Singh Bajwa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding revocation of the GST on purchases made for langar/prasad at the Golden Temple, Durgiani Mandir and Ram Tirath temple in Punjab. His appeal on Thursday, came after the Punjab government decided on Wednesday to waive its share of the GST imposed on

Harsimrat urges Captain to monitor PAIC mega food park progress
Harsimrat urges Captain to monitor PAIC mega food park progress

Ludhiana – Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal requested Chief Minister Captain Amarind – er Singh to monitor the progress of the Rs 117 crore mega food park allotted to PAIC as it was not only running behind schedule but even work on the Primary Collection Centres (PPCs) had not been initiated.Holding a review

Farmers Kisan Mela PAU Ludhiana Rajasthan Punjab Governor
Farmers of Punjab are ahead of Rajasthan: Punjab Governor

Farmers in large number thronged the Kisan Mela which kicked off at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today. The theme of PAU’s Mela is “reduce farm expenses, use water and fertilizers judiciously; adopt subsidiary occupations and enhance agri-profit largely.” The Governor of Punjab and Chancellor of PAU, VP Singh Badnore, who was the chief guest, inaugurated

Credit war on tax exemption on langar leads to chaos

Chandigarh – Punjab assembly House on Thursday witnessed uproarious scenes when the credit war began on GST exemption on langer issue, which led to the adjournment of the House for half-an-hour. The ruling Congress as well as Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP and Aam Aadmi Party claimed to be the reason behind the waiving off of GST. The atmosphere

SAD, AAP MPs call on LS Speaker, want martyrs’ day to be holiday

New Delhi – A joint delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and AAP MPs on Thursday met Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and urged to declare Martyrs’ Day as national holiday in memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru. The delegation comprised Prem Singh Chandumajra, SS Dhindsa, Naresh Gujral, Ranjit Singh Brahampura and Harinder Singh

Punjab cabinet okays loan waivers of up to Rs. 50,000 from SC/BC finance corps
Punjab cabinet okays loan waivers of up to Rs. 50,000 from SC/BC finance corps

Chandigarh – Punjab Cabinet on Thursday decided to waive off loans, up to Rs 50,000 each, taken from the Punjab Scheduled Castes Land Development and Finance Corporation (PSCLDFC) and Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation (PBCLDFC).The Cabinet on Thursday paved the way for the waiver, which will benefit 15,890 people who had taken loans

Khaira surrendred before Congress, alleges SAD
Khaira surrendred before Congress, alleges SAD

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today accused leader of opposition and AAP MLA Sukhpal Khaira of “surrendering” before Congress to “save himself in a cross-border drug trafficking case”. SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia also charged him with becoming the “B” team of the Congress party.Addressing a press conference in the Vidhan Sabha press gallery, former

Rajya Sabha Elections 2018 Mayawati Jaya Bachan Akhilesh Yadav
Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Mayawati v/s Jaya Bachchan, Eyes on Akhilesh Yadav’s stand

Jaya Bachan can face problem due to Mayawati’s demand from Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday. Rajya Sabha Elections could be controversial in the Uttar Pradesh.Mayawati has demanded from Yadav to assign her ten committed Samajwadi Party MLAs to vote for BSP candidate Bhim Rao Ambedkar  in Rajya Sabha Elections. But Mayawati’s demand can be problematic for renowned actress

Police nab Sukha Kahlwan's aide gangster Sandeep Singh
Police nab Sukha Kahlwan’s aide gangster Sandeep Singh

Kapurthla – Kapurthala police claimed to have nabbed gangster Sandeep Singh alias Sonu, a close aide of a notorious gangster Sukha Kahlawan. SSP Kapurthala Sandeep Sharma while interacting with the media persons, apprised that the CIA staff of Kapurthala has arrested the gangster under Section 25/54/59 of an Arms Act but during the police remand, they

Congress-led MCJ clears Rs. 587 crore Budget in a stormy session
Congress-led MCJ clears Rs. 587 crore Budget in a stormy session

Jalandhar – The Congress-led Municipal Corporation Jalandhar (MCI) on Tuesday tabled its first Annual Budget for the year 2018-19 in the house. The civic body has cleared the budget of Rs587 crore in a stormy session. In this, Rs203 crore will be spent on the salaries of the officers and employees. While Rs358 crore will be

Water-cannons, lathicharge halt SAD-BJP march to Vidhan Sabha
Water-cannons, lathicharge halt SAD-BJP march to Vidhan Sabha

Chandigarh Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday led the SAD-BJP protest from the front as a sea of farm workers, Dalits, women and youth joined him and party workers to stage a gherao of the Vidhan Sabha in protest against the Congress government’s failure to implement the Rs 90,000 crore loan

Rahul condoles Indians Iraq Islamic State death
Rahul condoles deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq by Islamic State

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday expressed his deepest condolence to the families of 39 Indians, killed in Iraq by the Islamic State (IS). Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and said, “I’m shocked to hear that 39 Indians who were in captivity since 2014, in Iraq, are now confirmed dead. My deepest condolences to the