May 17

Punjab's other departments to give up 887 crore for education
Punjab’s other departments to give up 887 crore for education

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mooted a proposal to cut down the budget of all other departments by 5 per cent each, in order to mop up additional revenue for education, which he described as critical for the state’s development and progress. “Education is the most vital engine of the state’s

Ludhiana STF nabs two drug smugglers, recovers heroine worth 60 crores
Ludhiana STF nabs two drug smugglers, recovers heroine worth 60 crores

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – In a major crackdown, the Special task Force (STF) Ludhiana Zone has arrested two drug smugglers and recovered 11.5 KG heroine, Pakistani Sim Card, mobile phone and motorcycle. The price of recovered heroine is approximately sixty crores in international market.The accused have kept the heroine near Indo- Pakistan border in Ferozepur and were

Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore
Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore

Punjab decreases demand for crop residue management Rs 2000 crore to 665 crore Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has decreased its demand of fund for not burning of stubble. The CM had demanded Rs 2000 crore from the Centre, but later it has decreased to Rs 665 crore for two years. Now the Centre has

Gender bias girl death India
Gender bias leads to extra 239,000 girl deaths per year in India

  Gender discrimination results in “excess” deaths of girls under the age of five per year in India, according to a recent study. The study conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis found that there was an average of 239,000 excess deaths per year of girls under the age of five in India

SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term

SC holds Sidhu guilty in road rage case, spares him jail term. The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing hurt to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said Sidhu

1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu's case today
1988 road rage case: SC to give verdict in Sidhu’s case today

1988 road rage case:  The Supreme Court will announce its verdict in cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s road rage case, on Tuesday. Last month Sidhu’s advocate argued in the court that it was not his client’s fault behind the death of the victim in a road rage case. After the Punjab government sought his conviction in

Captain shares Khattar's concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan
Captain shares Khattar’s concern on flow of river waters into Pakistan

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday shared the concern of his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on wasteful flow of river waters into Pakistan but urged careful assessment of the matter, while calling for similar efforts to prevent wastage of Yamuna river water too. Captain Amarinder ruled out the need for any separate

Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab
Sukhbir thanks Gadkari for projects given to Punjab

Bathinda – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday thanked Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for a slew of projects given to Punjab by the NDA government two of which including the Zirakpur-Bathinda and Amritsar-Bathinda highways, were inaugurated on Monday.Addressing a huge public gathering at Goniana as a thanksgiving gesture to

Girls outperform boys yet again in ICSE, ISC results
Girls outperform boys yet again in ICSE, ISC results

NEW DELHI: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Monday declared the results for Classes X and XII with girls once again outshining boys. Class X results recorded a pass percentage of 98.5 per cent. “As much as 96.21 per cent of the students passed Class XII examinations,” said Gerry Arathoon, CEO of the

Arms Act case: Ludhiana court acquits Jagtar Hawara
Arms Act case: Ludhiana court acquits Jagtar Hawara

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Suresh Kumar Goyal on Monday acquitted Jagtar Singh Hawara, one of the key conspirators in the assassination of former chief minister of Punjab, Beant Singh, in the case of recovery of the weapon AK 56. Earlier trial court of Judicial Magistrate Ist Class Varinder Kumar has convicted Hawara in same case.

Govt. offers upgraded posts for officers as no taker for jobs in Jail
Govt. offers upgraded posts for officers as no taker for jobs in Jail

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems there is less interest of jobs for Jails. Despite of efforts, the Punjab Government could not able to fill the vacant posts in Jails. Talking to Daily Post, the minister of Jail, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa told that out of 24 Deputy Superintendents of Jails, 15 have left the jobs till now.

SHO’s son found dead in car, father alleges murder
SHO’s son died due to overdose, drug companion police constable arrested

Ludhiana(Amarpreet Singh Makkar) – Two days after the mysterious death of son of Ludhiana SHO, the Ludhiana Rural police revealed that the deceased died due to drug overdose. The Police have arrested Police constable who was accompanying deceased and consumed drugs together.The arrested Police constable revealed that they both had consumed heroine and Jivanjot, son of

Two inmates missing from Central jail, role of jail staff under scanner
Two inmates missing from Central jail, role of jail staff under scanner

Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – In a shocking incident, two undertrials went missing in Central jail Ludhiana on Monday. Both the inmates were real brothers and reportedly escaped from Jail. The role of Jail staff comes under scanner as two inmates went missing from high security of Central jail.The search operation was initiated inside and outside Jail for entire

Annoyed three Congress MLAs resign from Chairmanship of Assembly panels
Annoyed three Congress MLAs resign from Chairmanship of Assembly panels

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Annoyed with ignoring seniority, three Congress MLAs has tendered their resignation from the Chairmanship and members from the Assembly Committees. These are Amrik Singh Dhillon from Samrala, Rakesh Panday from Ludhiana and Randeep Singh from Amloh. They said that they will work for party, but under protest. They also told that they would

Punjab govt describe EVMs in rural polls impractical
Punjab govt describe EVMs in rural polls impractical

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has described the use of EVMs in rural body election as impractical instead of ballot papers. Talking to reporters, the minister for Rural Development and Panchayat, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said that 10 members or above are to be elected in each and every Panchayat and if five candidates file

Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily
Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily

Flyover wall collapse: Admn decides to shift bus stand temporarily, chalks out traffic diversion plan Ludhiana(DP correspondent) – The city cripples due to heavy traffic jam after the Gill chowk Flyover was closed for commuters following the retaining wall of flyover was collapsed on Sunday late night. As there was no proper diversion plan and alternative route

Crack on Ludhiana’s Gill Chowk, officials blames rats for damage

Crack on Ludhiana’s Gill Chowk, officials blames rats for damage. A crack was spotted on Gill flyover (Gill chowk) in Ludhiana on Sunday night. Following which, the administration halted and blocked the traffic movement.Meanwhile, Municipal officer Dharam Singh said, “there was a dump below the flyover due to which rats inhabited the spot. It was

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

Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders
Harsimrat inaugurates skill centre, lashes out at AAP leaders

Sangrur – Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday inaugurated a ‘Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra’ in Sunam, about 15-km from here. This is the fourth ‘Kaushal Kendra’ in Punjab. These training centres are being established to skill the unskilled population of the country. Inaugurating the centre, Harsimrat said: “These centres will opened

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