Apr 21

Now show driving skills to get license

Automated Driving Test Centre inaugurated in State Getting a driving license in Punjab gets tough as the applicant have to show driving skills to pass a test on automated driving track. The functioning of the automated centre would bring about transparency in the work of issuing licences. The centre would also have the facilities of

Transport minister to inaugurate driving test centre today

Kapurthala: Getting a driving licence is now going to become tough as applicants will have to face driving skill test at automated driving test centre that is being set up at Ajit Nagar in Kapurthala. This test center is being construed at a cost of Rs 1.36 crore in 1.25 acre of land and will

Kohinoor should be with Punjab: Harsimrat

Bambiha (Bathinda): Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday claimed that the Kohinoor was a great piece of heritage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s time, which should be with Punjab. She said that besides the diamond, other things of heritage of that time should be returned back too. Harsimrat was here on

Kirpal Singh cremated in Punjab village

Gurdaspur: The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, who died in a Lahore jail in suspicious circumstances last week, were consigned to flames at his village in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district on Wednesday amid a sombre environment. Hundreds of people from the village and nearby areas joined the mournful family members, relatives and friends of Kirpal Singh

Man chops off hands of a minor accused of raping his 7-month-old daughter

Bathinda: In a gruesome incident took place in a fit of rage at village Jhumba on Tuesday, a man chopped off the hands of a minor boy who was accused of raping his seven-month-old daughter. Police have booked the man under section 307 of the IPC for attempting to kill the youth. The injured was admitted to

Bailable warrant issue to former minister’s son

Jalandhar: The court has issued bailable warrant against the son of a former Congress minister Avtar Singh Henry. The Court has issued a warrant against his son Gurjit Singh Sanghera as he had not appeared in the court for the testimony, which interestingly is scheduled in the lawsuit against his own father. In fact, Gurjit

Farmers suffer due to lack of facilities in Punjab Mandis

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Sikh priest recovering after Germany gurdwara blast

Berlin: The condition of a 60-year-old Sikh priest, who was seriously injured in an explosion at a gurdwara in the German city of Essen has improved and he is now out of danger, police said on Tuesday. The priest was among three persons who were hurt when an explosive device went off in the entrance

Punjabi singer Sangram Singh booked for dowry

Rupnagar: Davinder Kaur,wife of Punjabi singer Sangram Singh alleged that her husband tortured her for not bringing ample dowry. Davinder also alleged that the local police had helped him to flee from his residence. However, the police has registered a case against Sangram Singh on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife Davinder

For 2-minute train halt, Sikhs on dharna for 370 days

Malout: Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has gone extra mile in helping out the people in visiting their places of worship across the country, but a group of Sikhs at Malout have been on peaceful dharna for 370 days, demanding nothing but just two-minute long halt of Shri Ganganagar-Naded

‘Centre on job to resolve food grain stocks issue’

Mumbai: The Central government is working with regulators, banks and other agencies to resolve the issue of missing food grain stocks in Punjab, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said here on Monday. “We are working with the regulators as well as the banks and various other government agencies to ensure the matter with

‘`300 CR BEING SPENT ON CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE SITES’

Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to conserve the rich heritage of the state, Tourism Minister Sohan Singh Thandal on Monday said that Rs 300 crore is being spent on conserving the heritage buildings of religious and historical importance in the state. Besides, thousands of crores of rupees have been spent to

Collector rates cut by 15 pc

Chandigarh: To provide a big relief to property buyers in the state, Punjab government has decided to decrease collector rates by 15 per cent as directed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that all the Deputy Commissioners have been directed to convene a meeting with all stake holders

Newly married woman swept away at Nangal

Nangal: A newly married woman was swept away in the heavy flow of waters of Nangal Hydel Canal here at Nangal on Saturday. As per the information, Rahul, a resident of Derabassi along with his wife and brother were coming back from Mata Chintpurni Temple. They stopped at Nangal to immerse the flowers in the

Faridkot DC warns procurement officials

Bathinda: Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Malwinder Singh Jaggi on Sunday visited grain markets of Kotkapura, Bargadi and Panj Garain to review arrangements regarding paddy procurement. Jaggi informed that of the total 1.03 lakh MTs of wheat arrived in district Mandis, as much as 78,335 MT was purchased till date. Issuing strict warning to the procurement officials,

Survey held to release water from Bist Doab canal into Chitti Bein

Jalandhar: In a major decision likely to give a boost to irrigation for farmers in Doaba region, the state government has in-principle agreed to release water from the Bist Doab canal into the ‘Chitti Bein’, which would improve the water table content in this region. Recently, environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal held a meeting with

White-cap bearers more dangerous than white fly: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Mansa: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday charged the white-cap bearers (AAP leaders) more dangerous than the pest white fly. She said that while the pest white fly damaged cotton crop, but these white-cap bearers would devour the entire Punjab. The Union Minister conducted Sangat Darshan in various villages of

Take responsibility for Financial mess in State, says Channi

Chandigarh: Punjab Congress Legislature Party (CLP) chief Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday called upon the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to own up responsibility for leading the state towards bankruptcy and resign as has been proved from the candid confession of the Food and Supplies Minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon that even the cash credit limit

Chief Minister allots `3.70 crore for new roads in Mohali

Chandigarh: Reiterating the firm commitment of state government to give further fillip to overall development of the state, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday sanctioned a sum of Rs 3.70 crore for the construction of new roads in Mohali. Presiding over a meeting to review the development works of Mohali with Lok Sabha MP

Sukhdev Sirsa elected as President of Punjabi Sahit Academy

Ludhiana: Sukhdev Singh Sirsa was again elected as president of Punjabi Sahit Academy, one of the prominent institution of Punjab on Sunday.  In a clean sweep, Sirsa got 559 votes while his opponent Kashmiri Lal Chawla got only 104 votes. As many as six votes were canceled. It is for the second time that Sukhdev Singh