May 14

CM seeks industry's contribution to Social Security Fund
CM seeks industry’s contribution to Social Security Fund

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the industry to partner with the state government in implementing its social welfare agenda by contributing a part of their CSR budget to the recently launched Social Security Fund (SSF). He was interacting informally with some of the state’s leading industrialists here on Saturday evening to

SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution
SC/ST Act likely to be put in Schedule IX of Constitution

NEW DELHI: The Central government is planning to bring an ordinance to overturn the Supreme Court verdict putting safeguards on arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and subsequently introduce a bill to insulate it from further judicial scrutiny. The government is likely to introduce the bill in monsoon session of Parliament to incorporate

Northern region in for major power crisis
Northern region may leads to major power crisis

Patiala – A critical coal stock position in a number of thermal plants in the region coupled with low water level in the reservoirs of hydro power stations may lead to a major power crisis in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan and their dependence on power purchases from outside may increase. According to highly placed sources in the

Need to eliminate cheating in exams for reforms in education system: Soni
Need to eliminate cheating in exams for reforms in education system: Soni

Amritsar – Punjab minister O P Soni on Saturday stressed on eliminating cheating and copying in schools to bring reforms in the ailing education system and said that school education along with health was the top priority of the Congress government in the state. He said the results of Class X and Class XII exams conducted

Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand
Diljit Dosanjh becomes face of fashion brand

Actor Diljit Dosanjh has been roped in as brand ambassador for the menswear of fbb, a fashion retail format from Future Group. He will promote the entire men’s range — casual, sports, ethnic, formal and party collection, read a statement to IANS.”Fashion is one’s own style statement. The clothes you wear are an extension of

No objection to deployment of paramilitary forces for Shahkot bypoll: Punjab CM
No objection to deployment of paramilitary forces for Shahkot bypoll: Punjab CM

No objection to deployment of paramilitary forces for Shahkot bypoll: Punjab CM. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said he had no objection to the opposition’s demand of deploying paramilitary forces for the Shahkot bypoll. He said the presence of security personnel would thwart the Akalis’ attempts to take refuge in the “frivolous and fabricated”

Assault case: Jathedar in dilemma over action

Assault case: Jathedar in dilemma over action. Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh is caught in a difficult situation on the issue of attack on Bhai Amrik Singh Chandigarh at Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southhall (UK), on May 8. The SGPC, the SAD (Delhi) and the Panthic Talmel Sangathan have shown solidarity with Bhai

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants
Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Friday signed a pact with the UK for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Andrew Ayre, deputy high commissioner, British High Commission, as part of the state’s efforts to

Another setback for AAP, Woman leader resigns from the party
Another setback for AAP, Woman leader resigns from the party

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Facing setbacks in last few days, the AAP, Punjab has suffered a setback again today, when it’s State General Secretary Palwinder Kaur has resigned from the party. Talking to Daily Post, she told that AAP too has ignored the interest of Schedule Caste community and now there is no difference between other traditional

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples
Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with other idols in temples

Idols of Valmiki and Ravi Dass to be stalled along with Gods and Goddesses in temples. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): All set to establish Maharishi Balmiki and Guru Ravi Das ji idols along with the idols of other gods and goddesses in Hindu temples. The task will be started from ‘Kali Mata temple in Patiala in June

Dissatisfied Election Commission again seeks reply from Chief Secretary, Punjab
Dissatisfied Election Commission again seeks reply from Chief Secretary, Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Expressing its dissatisfaction, the Election Commission has sought a report again from the Chief Secretary, Punjab on the complaint filed by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Dal had alleged that CM had held press Conference in the Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh, in which political activities were made and Officers were also present in the

Govt. to retire 13000 Sarpanchs with Rs. 75 crore honorariums
Govt. to retire 13000 Sarpanchs with Rs. 75 crore honorariums

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government will retire more than 13,000 Sarpanch across the State with honorarium of Rs 75 crore. The Government has approved the amount for Sapranchs in principle, who could not able to get it for the last four years. Rs 1200 are given as honorarium to the Sarpanch per month. Talking to

Punjab to conduct survey of drug addicts from May 17

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government is likely to conduct a survey of drug addicts across the State.  At present there is no survey in this regard with the Government at own level. With the starting of ‘Anti-drug movement’, which is scheduled for May 17 from Tarantarn and CM Amrinder Singh will inaugurate, more than 5 lacs DAPO (

General categories cry foul as the Govt. fails to implement court verdict
General categories cry foul as the Govt. fails to implement court verdict

Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): Shyam Lal Sharma, Chief Organizer, General Categories Welfare Federation, Punjab and Satnam Singh Dhami, Press Secretary while addressing press conference in press club Chandigarh stated that Punjab Government has not issued any instructions for the implementation of judgment dated 20th February, 2018 vide which reservation in promotion has been scrapped by Punjab and

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply
GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply

GST on langar: SGPC writes to Centre again, gets no reply. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has revealed that they again wrote to the Centre, demanding exemption of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied on ‘langar’ (community meal) service at Gurudwaras across the country, but received no reply. “We’ve written letters to

Annoyed OBC MLAs stay away from Cong meeting called for future strategy
Annoyed OBC MLAs stay away from Cong meeting called for future strategy

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The seven out of eight MLAs of Congress belong to OBC category have stayed away from the meeting organised by OBC (Other backward Class) cell of Congress in Punjab Congress Bhawan, today. National Chairman of the cell and MP Tamradhwaj and other office bearer across the Punjab were present in the meeting. The

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu
Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The controversy seems to be increasing on the issue of sand mining sub-committee’s Report,. Sources in the Government told that three members out of four have decided to prepare their own report on sand-mining. A Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

Punjab to offer subsidy to unemployed youth for dairy farms: Sidhu

Punjab to offer subsidy to unemployed youth for dairy farms: Sidhu Chandigarh – The Punjab government will extend 25 to 33 per cent subsidy to unemployed youth for setting up dairy farming units in the state, minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said on Wednesday. The offer has been made under the state’s crop diversification policy to encourage youth

Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct
Shahkot Bye-Poll: SAD accuses CM of violating Model Code of Conduct

Chandigarh – A delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday told the Election Commission that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had violated the Model Code of Conduct by conducting a press conference on Shahkot bye-poll along with senior government officials and urged the commission to inquire into this violation besides asking it to depute

Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for 'babus' to clear examination
Punjab Cabinet makes it easier for ‘babus’ to clear examination

Chandigarh – The Cabinet on Tuesday approved lowering of the pass percentage from 66.66 per cent to 50 per cent in Criminal Law and Revenue Law papers for vesting powers of Executive Magistrate and Assistant Collector or Collector to IAS/PCS (EB) officers. The Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved an amendment in