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Majithia takes dig at govt for ignoring basic facilities in govt. schools

Majithia takes dig at govt for ignoring basic facilities in govt. schools

Amritsar – Taking a dig at the Congress government in the state for ignoring the basic facilities in the schools, former Cabinet Minister and MLA Bikram Singh Majithia on Sunday gave money from his own pockets to restore electricity at Government Primary School, Kathunangal near Amritsar. The power supply to the school was snapped by Punjab

Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos

Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government suffered a setback as the Centre Government has rejected its silos project for storing wheat. 32 steel silos had been approved while three have been completed with the cost of crore of rupees by the private companies and these two are functional, but other could not completed in stipulated time.

Industries have more NPA as compare to Agriculture

Industries have more NPA as compare to Agriculture

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Non-performing Assets (NPA) are increasingly in Industry sector in compare to farming sector. In the Agriculture sector there is Rs 88446 outstanding and NPA is Rs 6681 crore, but in the Industry Sector, the outstanding is Rs 48,638 crore and NPA is Rs 6791 crore. But suicide rates are much higher in the

City Centre case: Arguments on closure report continue, case adjourned to July 07

City Centre case: Arguments on closure report continue, case adjourned to July 07

City Centre case: Arguments on closure report continue, case adjourned to July 07 Ludhiana(DP Correspondent) – In the case of City Centre Ludhiana, the court of District and Sessions Judge Gurbir  Singh heard the arguments of both sides of prosecution and defence side on closure report filed by Vigilance Bureau. As the arguments were not completed on Saturday,

Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance

Harsimrat takes on Capt for turning down Central-funded health insurance

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday rebuked Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh led Congress government in the state for turning down the central government’s pro-poor health insurance scheme, saying it had been proved time and again that the welfare of people was not on the Congress government’s agenda. In a

Centre govt. should come to farmers' rescue: CM

Centre govt. should come to farmers’ rescue: CM

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the people of the state, particularly the distressed farmers, had expected the former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Union Minister wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal to pressure the Central government to come to the rescue of the farming community. “Instead of asking the BJP-led Central government,

Centre approves Rs 685 cr to curb air pollution in Punjab

Centre approves Rs 685 cr to curb air pollution in Punjab

Patiala – Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Friday termed Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh a saviour of farmers in state and also said that the Chief Minister has raised demands of state farmers with the Prime Minister seeking Rs 685 cr compensation for the farmers to pull them out of the problem of

Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents

Amarinder orders state-wide crackdown on illegal travel agents

Chandigarh – Tightening its noose around illegal travel agents in the state, the state government, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday directed all DCs, SSPs and Commissioners of Police to go all out to identify any unregistered and unscrupulous travel agents operating in their districts and take stern legal action against them.Acting on the Chief

Govt announces 'Guru Nanak Marg' to link places visited by Guru Nanak Dev

Govt announces ‘Guru Nanak Marg’ to link places visited by Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh – As part of its plan to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of the first Sikh Guru, the state government on Friday decided to rename as Guru Nanak Marg’ the roads linking various places across the state, which had been blessed with the visits of Guru Nanak Dev. The government has also decided to take up

Provide data of debt ridden farmers or leave claim, Govt. told to Banks

Provide data of debt ridden farmers or leave claim, Govt. told to Banks

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has shown its resentment to the commercial banks for not providing data of debt waivers farmers of the State. Earlier April 30 had been fixed to upload the debt relief claims on the website made by the Punjab Government for specially this purpose. Now May 25 has been fixed for this task

Punjab: 8.5 lacs bank accounts to be freeze

Punjab: 8.5 lacs bank accounts to be freeze

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The banks in the Punjab have decided to close 8.45 lacs bank accounts, which were opened under the Prime Minister’s PMJDY scheme. These are the accounts which have not been operated since its opening. May 25 has been fixed to close these accounts, if the customers could not able to perform. It is the plea

Over 4 lakh drug-addicts turn up for treatment at OPDs: CM

Over 4 lakh drug-addicts turn up for treatment at OPDs: CM

Tarn Taran – A whopping 126 per cent increase in the number of youth reporting for drug abuse treatment at OPDs of medical facilities showed the stupendous success of the government’s efforts to wipe out the menace from the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Thursday. Launching the second phase of his government’s

Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result

Govt. calls explanation from Govt. Schools with Zero percent result

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Even the figure of poor result of class 10th is a little, but the Education Department is going to seek explanation call from such schools. List has been prepared of these Schools.  60 Government Schools have zero percent result and 104 Schools have result up to 10 percent marks. More than 50 percent Schools have

Captain govt doubled commission of Depot holders

Captain govt doubled commission of Depot holders

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga):  The Punjab Government has fulfilled promised to double commission to the Depot holders working under Public Distribution System from Rs 25 to Rs 50 per quintal on wheat distribution to the beneficiaries . This promise had been made by the previous Badal Government. The Food and Supply Minister Bharat Bhushan Aashu has taken initiative

Suicides of farmers exposes Cong's fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia

Suicides of farmers exposes Cong’s fraudulent loan waiver scheme: Majithia

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday said the suicide of five distressed farmers in a single day had exposed the fraudulent farm loan waiver scheme of the Congress government and also revealed how ‘kurki’ or recovery proceedings against marginal farmers were forcing farmers to take this extreme step. In a statement here,

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

Rebel Congress MLAs to meet after bye-poll for final war

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The spark of rebellion has started to burn inside the Congress Government of Punjab. Highly placed sources in the party, told that immediately after the Shahkot bye-poll onward May 29 , the rebel Congress MLAs will meet Party President Rahul Gandhi, in Delhi to put their single point demand. Annoyed with ignoring seniority, now their

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

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar to undergo lie-detector test on May 30

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Sajjan Kumar to undergo lie-detector test on May 30

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court on Monday issued directions for conducting a lie-detector test on Congress leader Sajjan Kumar on May 30 in connection with two 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases after he gave his consent for the same.   Metropolitan Magistrate Santosh Kumar Singh directed the Director of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Lodhi Road, to conduct

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

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