May 23

Punjab Govt. to again pass bill to regularise Contractual employees
Punjab Govt. to again pass bill to regularise Contractual employees.

Punjab Govt. to again pass bill to regularise Contractual employees. To regularise the 27,000 contractual employees, the Punjab Government to amend act or will bring new bill in this regard. Such act, The Punjab Adhoc, contractual, Daily wage, Temporary, Work charged an outsourced Employees’ welfare bill, 2016 was passed in Special Session on December 2016,

Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav
Centre has almost done away with blacklist of overseas Sikhs: Ram Madhav

WASHINGTON: The NDA government has almost done away with the blacklist’ of overseas Sikhs which denied them an Indian visa, a senior BJP leader told Sikh community members here. The blacklisted NRI Sikhs are barred from travelling to India due to their alleged ties with Khalistan movement in the 80s and 90s. The list was prepared at

SAD chief accuses Congress of ignoring plight of muskmelon growers
SAD chief accuses Congress of ignoring plight of muskmelon growers

Mehatpur – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday took on the Congress government for ignoring the plight of thousands of musk melon farmers whose crop was damaged due to hail. He asked the government to explain why the girdwari was not done to assess the damage nor any compensation provided to them.

Govt. initiates process to implement Sarkaria recommendations
Govt. initiates process to implement Sarkaria recommendations

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has started preparing to implement Sarkaria Committee report. Punjab Assembly Speaker had constituted five members Assembly Committee under the Chairmanship of MLA Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria to review and prepare a report on the farmers’ suicides. The report was tabled in the Budget Session in this March. A meeting of senior

Gippy's Gabru is a treat for all Bhangra lovers
Gippy’s Gabru is a treat for all Bhangra lovers

The most awaited comedy caper of 2018 Carry On Jatta 2, which features Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa in the lead roles, is all set to release on June 1. The soundtrack of film is already creating a buzz. All three songs of Carry On Jatta 2 ‘title track’, Bhangra Pa Layie, and Kurta Chadra

Two AAP leaders join SAD ahead of Shahkot bye-poll
Two AAP leaders join SAD ahead of Shahkot bye-poll

Jalandhar – In a jolt to the AAP, its two leaders HS Walia and CD Singh Kamboj on Sunday joined the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) along with their supporters ahead of the Shahkot Assembly bye-poll scheduled to be held on May 28. Both of them joined the SAD the presence of party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal.

UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun
UK among biggest markets for Punjabi films: Sargun

Actress Sargun Mehta, who has starred in Punjabi films like “Love Punjab” and “Angrej”, says the UK is one of the biggest markets for the genre. The Punjabi film industry is a growing industry, and we need people to watch, love and support our movies. This is the only way the industry will grow. And I’m happy

Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos
Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government suffered a setback as the Centre Government has rejected its silos project for storing wheat. 32 steel silos had been approved while three have been completed with the cost of crore of rupees by the private companies and these two are functional, but other could not completed in stipulated time.

Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan, but SC decreased
Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan, but SC decreased

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Muslims and Christians prefer to take loan among the minority community across the State. If compare to last year, the growth of advances to Christians is to 73.72 per cent and Muslim is 49.96 per cent till March 2018. Data provided the banks that State Bank of India is on the top to

Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today
Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today

Another setback for AAP as its leader Walia to join SAD, today Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems difficult to keep the party unite AAP in Punjab. Although the state unit is going under revamp process, but its leaders have been leaving the party. Party is likely to suffer another jolt, tomorrow as its leader and candidate of Assembly

Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance
Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday rebuked Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh led Congress government in the state for turning down the central government’s pro-poor health insurance scheme, saying it had been proved time and again that the welfare of people was not on the Congress government’s agenda. In a

Centre govt. should come to farmers' rescue: CM
Centre govt. should come to farmers’ rescue: CM

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the people of the state, particularly the distressed farmers, had expected the former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Union Minister wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal to pressure the Central government to come to the rescue of the farming community. “Instead of asking the BJP-led Central government,

Centre approves Rs 685 cr to curb air pollution in Punjab
Centre approves Rs 685 cr to curb air pollution in Punjab

Patiala – Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Friday termed Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh a saviour of farmers in state and also said that the Chief Minister has raised demands of state farmers with the Prime Minister seeking Rs 685 cr compensation for the farmers to pull them out of the problem of

Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents
Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents

Chandigarh – Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents in the state, the state government, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday directed all DCs, SSPs and Commissioners of Police to go all out to identify any unregistered and unscrupulous travel agents operating in their districts and take stern legal action against them.Acting on the Chief

Govt announces 'Guru Nanak Marg' to link places visited by Guru Nanak Dev
Govt announces ‘Guru Nanak Marg’ to link places visited by Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh – As part of its plan to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the first Sikh Guru, the state government on Friday decided to rename as Guru Nanak Marg’ the roads linking various places across the state, which had been blessed with the visits of Guru Nanak Dev. The government has also decided to take up

Provide data of debt ridden farmers or leave claim, Govt. told to Banks
Provide data of debt ridden farmers or leave claim, Govt. told to Banks

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has shown its resentment to the commercial banks for not providing data of debt waivers farmers of the State. Earlier April 30 had been fixed to upload the debt relief claims on the website made by the Punjab Government for specially this purpose. Now May 25 has been fixed for this task

Punjab: 8.5 lacs bank accounts to be freeze
Punjab: 8.5 lacs bank accounts to be freeze

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The banks in the Punjab have decided to close 8.45 lacs bank accounts, which were opened under the Prime Minister’s PMJDY scheme. These are the accounts which have not been operated since its opening. May 25 has been fixed to close these accounts, if the customers could not able to perform. It is the plea

Congress SAD Sukhbir Badal Shahkot Minister
Former Congress Minister joins SAD in presence of Sukhbir Singh Badal

Former Congress leader and former minister Brij Bhupinder Singh Lali joined the Akali Dal on Friday.  Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia joined Lali in the party. Brij Bhupinder Singh Kang has been the Home Minister during the government of Beant Singh in Punjab. He has also contested elections against Ajit

Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD
Shahkot to witness a tough fight between Congress, SAD

Shahkot – Shahkot is all set to witness a tough fight between the ruling Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Both the parties are eyeing to win the bye-election and build a momentum for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in their own favour. Shiromani Akali Dal aims to halt the winning chariot of the Congress

Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result
Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Even the figure of poor result of class 10th is a little, but the Education Department is going to seek explanation call from such schools. List has been prepared of these Schools.  60 Government Schools have zero percent result and 104 Schools have result up to 10 percent marks. More than 50 percent Schools have