Jul 21

Make Chandigarh original capital of Punjab: Amarinder Singh to Rajnath

Make Chandigarh original capital of Punjab: Amarinder Singh to Rajnath. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh urging him to resolve the pending territorial dispute between the states of Punjab and Haryana. The Chief Minister urged Rajnath Singh to restore Chandigarh to Punjab, being its “legitimate original

Captain Amarinder Singh seeks cooperation of counterparts in controlling drug menace
Captain Amarinder Singh seeks cooperation of counterparts in controlling drug menace

Captain Amarinder Singh seeks cooperation of counterparts in controlling drug menace. Punjab Chief Minister  sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan to end the drug menace in Punjab. The Chief Minister also sought the assistance of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to whom Delhi Police reports, to control the cultivation

Punjab Govt. accepts demands of Aaganwadis’ but will applicable in next year
Punjab Govt. accepts demands of Aaganwadis’ but will applicable in next year

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: Series of protests have compelled the Government to accept the demands of Aaganwadi workers and Helpers. The Government has decided to increased remuneration of approximately 54,000 workers and helper Rs 1000 and 500 per month, respectively, which will have financial burden of Rs 48 crore annually on the state exchequer , but

Chandigarh: Journalist body raises demand of pension and medical Policy
Chandigarh: Journalist body raises demand of pension and medical Policy

DP Correspondent Chandigarh: Pension and Medical policy for Journalists were on the top of the agenda of Chandigarh-Punjab Union of Journalists Union. A meeting was held under the leadership of its State President Vinod Kohli and Harish Chandigarh Baghawala, today, in which some issues were discussed. It was decided to put the issue of pension

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh seeks early release of TADA prisoner
Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh seeks early release of TADA prisoner

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh seeks early release of TADA prisoner. Chief minister on Wednesday wrote a letter to Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy for the early release of Gurdeep Singh Khera, who is serving double life sentences in terror cases, on the basis of his good conduct. Khera, the son of Banta Singh, has been

Commission seeks clarification from DGP about providing gunmen to a criminal
Commission seeks clarification from DGP about providing gunmen to a criminal

Chandigarh: The Punjab Schedule Caste Commission has sought clarification from the Punjab Police Chief about the security cover provided to a criminal. Issue is related to leader of Shiv Sena Sudhir Kumar Suri, who has been absconding and facing non-bailable warrant under the SC/ST act and IT act. But the security cover of 7 police

Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat
Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat

Punjab Government bans entry of two officers to Secretariat. The Punjab Government has banned the entry of two officers. It has been directed to the CISF, who monitors the security arrangement of Secretariat, not to allow these two officers to enter in the building. From the each entry point of the Secretariat front, back, Haryana

Heavy rains lash parts of Punjab, Haryana

Heavy rains lash parts of Punjab, Haryana. Rains lashed many parts of Punjab and Haryana today, leading to a dip in the mercury by a few notches. Chandigarh received heavy downpour and the mercury dropped by a few notches, a Meteorological Department official said here.In Haryana, Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Karnal and Narnaul were among places

Remove ‘Kaur’ or face consequences says Akali Dal on Sunny Leone biopic

Remove ‘Kaur’ or face consequences says Akali Dal on Sunny Leone biopic. Canadian-born Indian actress Sunny Leone’s upcoming biopic web series “Karenjit Kaur: the Untold Story” title has made the Sikh Community unhappy. The Akali Dal on Monday warned makers of the web series to remove ‘Kaur’ from the title or face the consequences. Speaking

Shortage of ballot boxes can lead use of EVMs in Panchayat election
Shortage of ballot boxes can lead use of EVMs in Panchayat election

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Election Commission is likely to conduct Panchayat election on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The Commission could not able to find required ballot boxes for election. The Commission has sought help from neighbouring states, but the outdated ballot boxes are in poor condition, which are not useful. The electoral officers has been

19269 cases settled in National Lok Adalat in Punjab: Justice TPS Mann
19269 cases settled in National Lok Adalat in Punjab: Justice TPS Mann

Mohali(DP Correspondent) : Lok Adalats are Litigant centered Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism in which members of Lok Adalat bench motivate and assist the parties to amicably arrive to a settlement. Under the guidance of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Judge, Supreme Court of India and Executive Chairman, National Legal Services Authority and under the leadership

Punjab postal circle Aadhaar Awards
Punjab postal circle wins big at Aadhaar Excellence Awards

The Postal Circles of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab on Wednesday bagged the first, second and third positions respectively in the Best Performing Postal Circle category of the Aadhaar Excellence Awards given by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).Meanwhile, the postal circles of Punjab won in the category of Fastest Roll-out of Aadhaar Enrolment and Updation

Down from numero uno to 20th rank shameful: Sukhbir
Down from numero uno to 20th rank, shameful: Sukhbir

Chandigarh – Former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that it was shameful that Punjab had descended from number one to number twenty under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh and was now being ranked below erstwhile ‘BIMARU’ states like Bihar and Jharkhand. In a statement

Punjab's wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh
Punjab’s wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh

Punjab’s wanted criminal killed in encounter in Himachal Pradesh. A wanted criminal was today killed and two others were arrested in an encounter with the Punjab Police in Himachal Pradesh’s Bilaspur district, police said. The criminal was identified as Sunny Masih of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said.Kumar told PTI

Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi
Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi

Chandigarh – The Punjab Government will provide jobs to about 8,500 youth of the state during the first of its kind ‘International Job Fair’ in the country. The Punjab Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi disclosed this after holding a joint review meeting of Employment Generation and Technical Education departments regarding the

Akal Takht head appeals against drug abuse

Akal Takht head appeals against drug abuse. The Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism, on Friday issued an appeal to the members of the Sikh community to ensure that drug abuse does not take place in their family, locality, village or neighbourhood. “I have issued an appeal to all Sikhs and everyone else

Punjab Panchayats to pay fund to run de-addiction centres in rural areas

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: Panchayats have come forward to de-addict the rural youths. Fund would be provided by the Panchayats to run the de-addiction centres in the villages. Soon, the Government will impose charge on the Panchayats in this regard .For the success of de-addict of youths, the rural department has prevented the process to merge

Punjab postal circle wins big at Aadhaar Excellence Awards
Punjab postal circle wins big at Aadhaar Excellence Awards

Punjab postal circle wins big at Aadhaar Excellence Awards. The postal circles of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Punjab on Wednesday bagged the first, second and third positions respectively in the Best Performing Postal Circle category of the Aadhaar Excellence Awards given by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Meanwhile, the postal circles of Punjab won in

Rs.5 lakh Reward for information of bribery in teachers’ transfers: Soni

Prabhmeet Luthra, Mohali: Punjab Education Minister Om Prakash Soni on Wednesday said that corruption in teachers’ transfers will not be tolerated at any cost. He announced that any whistle-blower, who gives information with concrete proof of bribe in the teachers’ transfers, will be rewarded with Rs.5 lakhs. He said that transfers are being done in

Punjab dissolves all Panchayats ahead of election, process begins to appoint administrators

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh:  The Punjab Government has directed to dissolve all 13,040 gram panchayats. All the District Development and Panchayat Officers have been asked to appoint Administrators and report to the department in two days. The step has been taken ahead of Panchayat election, which has been scheduled for September 30. The terms of Gram