May 21

MC Khanna strict on wastage of water

Ludhiana: Khanna: The local municipal authorities have challaned half a dozen shops and houses for indulging into wastage of water. Confirming this, Amarjit, an official of Municipal Committee, Khanna, said the first timer violator was being fined at Rs.2000.A person indulging into violation for the next time was being fined at

Nachhatar Sidhu, brother of Congress leader Kulwant Sidhu dead

Ludhiana : Nachattar Singh Sidhu, brother of senior Congress leader Kulwant Singh Sidhu died due to heart attack at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday. Nachattar Sidhu was known as the liquor king and the family is associated with Congress party since long. According to information, Nachattar Sidhu has met with an accident

“Go Green International Organization” to save environment

Nawanshahr: While welcoming directions of the National Green Tribunal to the Punjab government “to not axe a single tree in the state without its prior permission”, a Nawanshahr-based environmentalist Ashwani Kumar Joshi in an email to the NGT today urged it to order relocation of the “left-over trees” with the help of tree locators. Joshi

RBI and Punjab govt to jointly weed out fake financial institutions

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal on Friday asked the IAS and IPS officers to evolve a mechanism in coordination with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Security Exchange Bureau of India (SEBI) to flush out deceitful financial companies from across the state. He asked them to safeguard the interests of the investors and

RBI and Punjab govt to jointly weed out fake financial institutions

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal on Friday asked the IAS and IPS officers to evolve a mechanism in coordination with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Security Exchange Bureau of India (SEBI) to flush out deceitful financial companies from across the state. He asked them to safeguard the interests of the investors and

PMET on June 12

Faridkot: As the Union Cabinet on Friday approved an ordinance to defer enforcing the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) by a year, Punjab has also decided to bring back its own Pre-Medical Entrance Test (PMET) on June 12 to fill 85 per cent seats in the undergraduate medical and dental science courses. The examination was earlier

Illegal colonies mushrooming in city, officials turned blind eye

Ludhiana: Causing huge loss to state government treasury, illegal colonies were mushrooming in the city but the authorities have turned blind eye into this. The villages at the outskirts of the city were now developed as residential areas and several illegal colonies in each village have mushroomed. The majority of the illegal colonies can be

Irrigation minister warns govt officials against laxity

Ludhiana: Punjab Irrigation Minister and Sahnewal MLA Sharanjit Singh Dhillon has warned all government officials against any lax approach while performing their duties. The minister warned the officials that he would take strict action if any of the officials is found harassing public or delaying development projects. He was speaking during a meeting held for

Health department to enforce strict compliance COTPA in Nawanshahr

Nawanshahr: Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal today directed the health department to ensure strict compliance of Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and Food Safety Act in the district at the earliest. He said challans be issued to persons found violating COTPA in public places. Besides, it must be ensured that those selling the tobacco

PIMS stops stipend of ‘Dalit’ MBBS interns

Jalandhar: If facts are any indication, the MBBS interns of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Jalandhar are bearing the brunt of delay in the release of Post Matric SC Scholarship scheme grant by the Centre. The PIMS authorities have not released the Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship (CRRI) of Rs 7,000 per month to Scheduled

Cong may be down, but certainly not out: Captain Amarinder

Chandigarh: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that his party gracefully accepted the people’s verdict in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states. “Winning or not winning doesn’t matter and what matters is the participation and performance and the overall performance of our party has not been bad,” Capt

SAD-led govt committed to public service: Sukhbir

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday announced that the state government would distribute four lakh sewing machines for women belonging to Mai Bhago Sewa Society besides initiating the process of recruiting 2,500 women constables in the Punjab Police soon. He also announced that 200 skill centers

Bir Devinder not to attend Brar’s Chappar Chiri conclave

Patiala: Expelled leader of Congress Bir Devinder Singh on Thursday stated that he had decided not to attend the conclave summoned by another expelled Congress leader Jagmeet Singh Brar at Chappar Chiri on May 21. A decision to this effect has been taken here on Thursday evening after a crucial meeting of Bir Devinder Singh’s

CM lauds Canadian PM for tendering apology

Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday thanked the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for offering an official and fulsome apology for the tragic Kamagata Maru episode and said that the Canadian PM’s gesture showed “great political sagacity, statesmanship and a genuine concern for humane values.” Badal also hoped that leaders and governments all

Delay in Post Matric grant: PIMS stops stipend of ‘Dalit’ MBBS interns

Jalandhar: If facts were any indication, the MBBS interns of Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Jalandhar were bearing the brunt of delay in the release of Post Matric SC Scholarship scheme grant both by the centre government. The PIMS authorities have not released the Compulsory Rotatory Residential Internship (CRRI) of Rs 7000 per month

Attack on Sant Dhadrianwale: Police remand for 4 accused

Ludhiana: The four accused allegedly involved in attack on Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale were sent on four-day police remand by a local court, on Thursday. The police produced the accused in the court of a judicial magistrate under a heavy security cover Thursday morning. Earlier, the medical examination of the accused was also conducted at

Upset with Canada, Amarinder ‘turns down’

As the counting of votes in the high-stakes Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry is taken up on Thursday, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Sonia Gandhi should continue as the party president irrespective of Thursday’s poll outcome in the five states. However,

Functions commemorating Sikh martyr from May 20

Chandigarh: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday disclosed that 300th martyrdom day functions of great Sikh general and founder of Khalsa Raj, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur would be observed on grand scale. He also informed that these functions commencing May 20 at Gurdas Nangal (Gurdaspur) would continue till the period of one month.

First drug rehab for women to open on May 22

Amritsar: The first drug rehabilitation centre for women in Punjab will be inaugurated here on May 22. With a capacity of 25 patients at a time, it is being established as separate wing of the already running family rehab home ‘Hermitage’. This wing would be supervised by Dr J P S Bhatia who has chalked

Dhadrianwale attack: Supporters threaten to continue protest

Ludhiana: Earlier the supporters of Bhai Bhupinder Singh, who was killed in the incident, had staged a protest at Samrala chowk by Keeping the body on road. They demanded that the Police arrest of the culprits and reveal the motive behind the attack or else they would continue the