May 07

Who is responsible for rain-soaked paddy lying in open near purchase centres?

Ferozepur: As it has been raining in Punjab since last three days and there is still huge stock of wheat lying unlifted in many purchase centres, it has got affected. If we go to the figures available with the Punjab Mandi Board, there was a huge stock of 17 lakh, 72,000 and 634 MT wheat

Centre should form committee of agri experts to tackle farm crisis: Badal

Nawanshahr: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday, during the Sangat Darshan talked on the prevailing farm crisis and suggested that Centre should take an immediate call on this sensitive issue and constitute a high-powered committee comprising agriculture experts and economists to bail out the peasantry. Badal asked upon the people not to be “swayed”

‘Liquor ban needed to win Assembly polls’

Jalandhar: A Punjab BJP leader on Friday demanded a complete ban on liquor in the state, saying such a move will help the party win the 2017 Assembly polls. Laxmi Kanta Chawla, a former minister in the SAD-BJP government, said there should be prohibition in Punjab on the lines of what has been done in

Grandson of journalist N S Parwana passes away

Chandigarh: Veteran journalist and senior correspondent of Daily Ajit N S Parwana was bereaved on Friday, when he lost his younger grandson Parmeet Singh (22), who passed away in the prime of his youth. In a condolence message, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said that it was really shocking to hear about sad tragic

Surprise check at 950 schools in Punjab

Chandigarh: Following the directions of Dr Daljit Singh Cheema, Education Minister Punjab, special teams of the Education Department conducted surprise check in 950 Schools across the state with the aim of ensuring punctuality and discipline in the Schools. Three Circles namely Jalandhar, Faridkot and Nabha (Patiala) were visited by the special teams at the same

54-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide

Ferozepur: A 54-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by jumping into the canal nearby his native place, on Friday at Ferozepur. The deceased has been identified as Surjit Singh resident of village Balle Wala in Ferozepur. The deceased was survived by three children including a daughter. Pargat Singh relative of deceased said that Surjit Singh has

Energy conservation building code to be notified in state in near future

Chandigarh: “Punjab is all set to notify its Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) soon and its successful implementation will reduce about 30-40 per cent energy consumption in new commercial buildings as compared to the conventional buildings thereby reducing 15,000 ton carbon dioxide emission.” This was stated by Dr Amarpal Singh, Chief Executive, PEDA, while inaugurating

Sukhbir’s China visit brings hope for cycle industry

Chandigarh: Cycle industry in Punjab, which has been facing constant downturn in market and battling unhealthy cheap import from China is set to see a major breather with a high-level delegation of Punjab government led by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh going to hold a high-level meeting with China Bicycle Association in the coming week.

Prez remembers Giani Zail Singh on 100th birth anniversary

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday paid rich tributes to former President Giani Zail Singh on his 100th birth anniversary. Mukherjee described the former President as a true ‘Giani’ (one who is full of knowledge). The President also recalled Giani Zail Singh’s deep understanding of Indian history, culture and civilisation, a press release issued

DC urged parents and teachers to make children aware about Traffic Rules

Nawanshahr: Taking a strong note of increasing trend among the under-age children to take to roads on two-wheelers in the district, DC Vipul Ujwal on Thursday urged parents and teachers to make concerted efforts to make children aware about the traffic rules. An official release here on Thursday said that the DC took this step

3 NRI Badminton academy girls selected for National Level Tournament

Nawanshahr: As many as four players including three girls of NRI Badminton Academy, Mukandpur, near Banga, have been selected for national level tournament going to be held in Haryana in the coming months. These include Lakhmit Kaur, Satya Abrol, Lovepreet Bhatti and Simar Singh Sandhu. A release by the Academy on Thursday said that these

AAP and BJP mulling to offer Deputy Chief Minister’s post to a ‘Dalit’ leader

Playing ‘Dalit card’ both AAP and BJP was seriously considering to offer Deputy CM’s post to a dalit from doaba region Jalandhar: It seems that the Punjab Politics has turned ‘Dalit centric’, as the two arch rival parties-Aam Admi Party (AAP) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in a bid to attract the dalit votes was seriously

SFJ ‘serves’ notice on Amarinder for ISI remark; adviser denies it

Chandigarh: The United States-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on Thursday claimed it had served notice of a “defamation lawsuit” against Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh for allegedly linking it to Pakistan’s ISI, which was, however, denied by the politician’s spokesman. Amarinder Singh had allegedly accused the human rights group of playing into the hands of

104 helpline works as guide to blood banks in Punjab

Chandigarh: Tall claims earlier made by the government for providing the blood to the patients through 104 medical helpline on a call has fallen flat as the service was turned into a mere guidance facility for the patients seeking blood. Sunil Gandhi, project manager of 104 medical helpline Punjab said that the service to provide

Commission takes suo-moto notice of boycott of Dalits

Chandigarh: Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission has taken a suo-moto notice to the boycott of the Dalit community of Samuran village in district Sangrur. The Deputy Commissioner and the Senior Superintendent of Police Sangrur have been directed to investigate the matter and submit the report within seven days. Assuring a strong action against the erring,

Bittu takes up farmer suicide issue in Lok Sabha; demands immediate release of 11.5K crs

Chandigarh: Member Parliament from Ludhiana constituency, Ravneet Singh Bittu, today drew the attention of Lok Sabha towards rising incidents of suicide by the farmers of Punjab. He said, this year till 11th March, 56 farmers have committed suicide. Between 1st April and 26 April, 39 farmers have committed suicide in Punjab. He said the farmers

RBI extends, revalidates wheat cash credit limit in Punjab

Chandigarh: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI)today revalidated and extended validity of authorisation of Rs 17,523 crore as cash credit limit (CCL) for wheat crop of the rabi 2016-17 season in Punjab till May 31. Sharing details here today, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Adaish Partap Singh Kairon said the move would pave the way

NRIs demand ‘reserve seat’ in assembly polls 2016

Punjab govt will conduct NRI Sabha Punjab elections before October, says NRI Affairs Minister Jalandhar: In a first, Punjabi NRIs, making their presence felt across the world, have decided to demand their share of ‘reserve seats’ for NRIs in the upcoming Punjab Assembly Elections 2016. The NRIs settled in UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Europe have

Wife of Raja Kandola, the drug king surrenders in ED’s special court

Jalandhar: In the money laundering case registered in the 200 crore drugs case which jolted the state of Punjab in 2012, Rajwant Kaur, the wife of Raja Kandola has surrendered before the special court of Enforcement Directorate. She surrendered in the court of District & Sessions Judge Raj Shekhar Attri who sent her in judicial

Raj Kumar Verka issues instructions for immediate action on Muktsar Rape case

Jalandhar: NCSC Chairman orders for release of compensation to Muktsar rape victim, put the challan to court immediately. The National Commission for scheduled Castes has taken a serious stand on the case of rape of a dalit girl in Muktsar Sahib. Dr Raj Kumar Verka ,Vice Chairman of NCSC has passed the instructions to the police