Jul 12

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

Punjab: Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives for farmers' rally
Punjab: Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives for farmers’ rally

Farmers hold protest as Modi arrives in Punjab for farmers’ rally. Farmers owing allegiance to various organisations held a protest and showed black flags as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Wednesday to address a rally. Punjab Police and security agencies stopped the protesting farmers at a distance from the venue and some were

Punjab CM urges PM Modi to implement Swaminathan Commission Report
Punjab CM urges PM Modi to implement Swaminathan Commission Report

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to waive off loans of farmers and make efforts to implement the Swaminathan Commission Report. Few hours before the Prime Minister was scheduled to address Kisan Kalyan rally in Punjab’s Muktsar district, Amarinder Singh tweeted, “Narendra Modi ji, good to know that you

Capt. Amarinder Singh announces free treatment for poor drug addicts

Capt. Amarinder Singh announces free treatment for poor drug addicts. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free treatment for poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres.Following a meeting with civil surgeons, medical superintendents and principals of the government medical colleges, the Chief Minister ordered the police not to harass addicts or their

Punjab Govt. withdraws cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s DSP rank
Punjab Govt. withdraws cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s DSP rank

Punjab Govt. withdraws cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s DSP rank. The Government of Punjab has withdrawn the DSP post from the India women’s T20 team captain Harmanpreet Kaur. According to sources, the Punjab Govt. took this decision after the graduation degree of Harmanpreet Kaur was found to be fake according to police officials, the police department said in

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers ‘urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum
No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers ‘urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

Narinder Jagga Chandigarh: Farmers ‘outfits do not seem united on the same demand of MSP on crops. That’s why the main outfits of farmers’BKU (Rajewal) and BKU (Lakhowal) held separate activities in the Chandigarh. President of BKU (Rajewal), Balbir Singh Rajewal said in the meeting that the increase in MSP on crops is based on

No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum
No MSP, only Swami Nathan: Farmers‘ urge to Prime Minister with ultimatum

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Farmers outfits do not seem united on the same demand of MSP on crops. That’s why the main outfits of farmers’BKU (Rajewal) and BKU (Lakhowal) held separate activities in the Chandigarh. President of BKU (Rajewal), Balbir Singh Rajewal said in the meeting that the increase in MSP on crops is based on old

Army chief General Bipin Rawat visits Golden Temple

Army chief General Bipin Rawat visits Golden Temple. Bipin Rawat visited Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday to seek blessings and talk about the security of the temple. During his visit, General Rawat spoke to the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief about literature and other invaluable articles which were taken away by the Army

SGPC to provide free treatment to drug addicts
SGPC to provide free treatment to drug addicts

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Amid the notorious wave of drug menace in the Punjab, the SGPC has decided to provide free treatment to the drug addicts across the state. In the meeting of Dharma Parchar Committee under the leadership of SGPC President Jathedar Gobind Singh Longowal, it was also decided to start state-wide campaign to aware the

Ultra-Marathon runner gets felicitated at Attari-Wagah border
Ultra-Marathon runner gets felicitated at Attari-Wagah border

Attari-Wagah (Punjab) (ANI): Ultra-Marathon runner Sameer Singh, who completed marathon run of 13,750 Km in a span of seven months and six days, was felicitated at Attari-Wagah border on Friday. He had registered himself in ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ app and travelled all around the country to complete his run.Sameer began his journey on December 1

Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab
Over 30,000 cases of wives abandoned by NRIs pending in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Women’s Commission on Friday said over 30,000 legal cases pertaining to NonResident Indians (NRIs) from the state abandoning their wives are pending for disposal and urged the Centre to enact deterrent laws to curb the menace. Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati met Union External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi and

Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab
Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems that dope test is going to be a big business in the State. Amid the drug menace, the trend of dope test has been started. If look at the figure, more than 20 lacs persons will undergo this test by paying more than Rs 300 crore , in the coming three

Mass movement against drug: Speaker Rana KP Singh undergoes dope test
Mass movement against drug: Speaker Rana KP Singh undergoes dope test

Mohali(Prabhmeet Luthra): Barely a day after the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he was ready to undergo a drug test, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana K.P. Singh became the first celebrity to voluntarily undergo a dope test at the Mohali Civil Hospital in Phase 6. This was the first step in taking forward the

FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card
FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card

Mohali(DP Correspondent): In order to ensure foolproof transparency and efficiency in the distribution of food grains, Punjab Food & Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today launched a statewide distribution of food grains under SMART RATION CARD SCHEME through e-POS machines, during a State Level Function organized at Kisan Vikas Chamber in Mohali.This biometric supported electronic

Sidhu Moosewala to hit the speaker again with 'Dark Love'
Sidhu Moosewala to hit the speaker again with ‘Dark Love’

Record breaker Sidhu Moosewala has gained the immense fame through his talent of singing as well as with his lyrics style. Singer become famous within short span of time and won many people’s hearts of every age especially of youngsters. Artist is known for mind-wobbling lyrics and singing style. Sidhu has came up with new

Employees demand dope test for all salaried persons
Punjab: Employees demand dope test for all salaried persons

Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): While welcoming the decision about dope test for all employees, the Punjab Civil Secretariat Staff Association demanded dope test for all, who have been getting salaries from the State exchequer, including MLAs, Ministers and CM too. In the statement, the president of the Association, Sukhchain Singh Khaira told that the decision of the

Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election
Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Perhaps the Punjab will be the first state, where in the forthcoming Panchayat elections; the candidate may have to submit his or her nomination papers along with dope test report. The Punjab Government is going to introduce this rule, shortly. Talking to Daily Post, the rural development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

Punjab: Gram Panchayat elections on Sept 30, notification issued
Punjab: Gram Panchayat elections on Sept 30, notification issued

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has issued notification for Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis (PS) and Zila Parishads (ZP). Election for ZP and PS will be conducted on September 10 and for gram panchayats on September 30. For the election schedule, further notification will be issued by the Punjab State Election Commission, soon. Talking to Daily

Pollywood actress ready for debut in Remo's 'Nawabzaade'
Pollywood actress ready for debut in Remo’s ‘Nawabzaade’

Punjabi actress Isha Rikhi, who is known for her work in movies like ‘Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De’ and ‘Happy Go Lucky’, says she will play the girl next door in ‘Nawabzaade’. Bankrolled by Remo D’souza, Nawabzaade will Isha’s Bollywood debut. The actress hopes that she receives positive response for her Bollywood debut.In a statement to

No objection, include politicians: Punjab official on dope test of govt employees
No objection, include politicians: Punjab official on dope test of govt employees

Chandigarh (ANI): A Punjab state government official on Thursday said officials have no objection to the dope test ordered by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for government employees, including police personnel. However, he added that politicians should not be exempted from the same. “We have no objection to dope test. We demand government notification should also include the chief minister, ministers, MLAs, party