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Congress men raise fingers at their own government

Congress men raise fingers at their own government

Chandigarh – Once again the resentment prevailing among the party legislators has created ripples in the ruling Punjab Congress. Known as left hand of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, a former minister and sitting MLA Rana Gurjit Singh has raised finger against the performance of the Captain government.Talking to media persons, here on Wednesday, he alleged

Rising fuel prices: Congress to hold state-wide protest on May 31

Rising fuel prices: Congress to hold state-wide protest on May 31

Chandigarh – Punjab Congress on Monday announced a state-wide protest on May 31 against the rising fuel prices and sought Rs 100 per quintal as bonus for paddy growers, claiming high diesel prices had put additional financial burden of crores of rupees on growers during the last one year. Taking a dig at the BJP leaders,

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

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

Punjab govt signs MoU with UK for setting up bio-gas, CNG plants

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government on Friday signed a pact with the UK for setting up of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal and Andrew Ayre, deputy high commissioner, British High Commission, as part of the state’s efforts to

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu

Cabinet sub-committee on sand mining to prepare its own report except Sidhu Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The controversy seems to be increasing on the issue of sand mining sub-committee’s Report,. Sources in the Government told that three members out of four have decided to prepare their own report on sand-mining. A Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

SAD blasts Manpreet for turning reply on budget into vulgar rant

Five new taxes likely to be imposed in Punjab state

Chandigarh – The people of Punjab should may now have to bear the burden of five more taxes which are likely to be imposed on them any time now. The Assembly, while giving all rights, has authorised the Chief Minister to impose taxes amid the passing of Social Security Act Bil- 2018. It will be

12 bills passed in Punjab Assembly

12 bills passed in Punjab Assembly

Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): In the last day of Punjab Budget Session, nearly 12 bills have been passed in the house. The most important bill was to impose a sum of Rs 200 as development tax on tax payers. Besides it, a bill of amendments in the Salaries and allowances of state ministers, leader of Opposition, Punjab

FM says cane growers' arrears cleared; AAP contests claim

FM says cane growers’ arrears cleared; AAP contests claim

Chandigarh – State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told the state assembly here on Monday that all outstanding arrears of sugarcane growers had been cleared, a fact strongly contested by main opposition AAP’s senior leader Kanwar Sandhu. Sandhu gave a notice of privilege against the minister for allegedly committing contempt of the House.During the Zero Hour, Sandhu

Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly

Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly

Akali Dal seeks dismissal of Navjot Sidhu from Punjab Assembly. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Saturday sought the dismissal of Punjab Cabinet Ministers Manpreet Singh Badal and Navjot Singh Sidhu from the state Assembly. The Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister averred that presenting a part of the Budget is the

GST cast large shadow over grants, developmental works: Manpreet

GST cast large shadow over grants, developmental works: Manpreet

Chandigarh – Punjab government hopes to receive all its assured returns from Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was implemented last year. During his Budget speech, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said, “We do hope that by the end of the fiscal year the state will receive all its assured returns. This uncertainty has of course also had

GST cast large shadow over grants, developmental works: Manpreet

Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver, 36,666 crore for agriculture allied welfare

Chandigarh – Punjab government has allocated Rs 4,250 crore for debt waiver scheme in the proposed Budget for 2018-19. Earlier, the state government had kept a reserve of Rs 1,500 crore for this scheme. While talking to reporters, Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal said that only Rs 370 crore could be disbursed to 71,166 farmers in

No illegal colony will be regularised after 2018

No illegal colony will be regularised after 2018

Chandigarh – The third meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee of group of ministers on Friday held at Punjab Bhawan under the chairmanship of Minister for Health and Family Welfare Brahm Mohindra to finalise the draft policy of unauthorised colonies. The group of minister unanimously approved the draft policy. It will now going to be presented

Punjab CM makes appeal

Punjab CM makes appeal to his Ministers and MLA’s to pay their own taxes

Punjab CM makes appeal: In a move to crack down on illegal mining and tax evasion by miners, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered the setting up of special multi-department joint teams, headed by the respective Deputy Commissioners, in all the districts of the state.The teams would comprise officials from taxation, mining,

Work on memorial to Guru Ravidas to be expedited: Manpreet Badal

Work on memorial to Guru Ravidas to be expedited: Manpreet Badal

Work on memorial to Guru Ravidas to be expedited: Manpreet Badal. State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the state government would expedite the work on the setting up of a memorial of Guru Ravidas ‘Meenare-e- Begampura’. He was addressing a gathering at the state-level function on the ‘Prakash Purb’ of Guru Ravidas

Scarcity hits sports market due to GST, manufacturers demand reduction in tax

Scarcity hits sports market due to GST, manufacturers demand reduction in tax

Regarding a huge loss in the sports manufacturing business, the traders and resellers have demanded to quash the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied by the central government. According to marketers, their business went low due to the misunderstanding of the new taxing system. According to information most of the sports goods comes under 18 percent

Don't befool Punjabis on CCL debt, loan waiver: SAD tells Manpreet

Don’t befool Punjabis on CCL debt, loan waiver: SAD tells Manpreet

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Thursday lambasted Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal for trying to be-fool Punjabis on the issue of the Rs 31,000 crore Cash Credit Limit (CCL) debt as well as farm loan waiver and asked him to first explain his anti-people actions before pointing fingers at others. Ina statement here, former

Cabinet okays creation of 6 directorates from Finance department

Cabinet okays creation of 6 directorates from Finance department

To bring in greater efficiencies in the functioning of the Finance Department, the Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval in principle to reclassify and restructure the Department in the form of Directorates, while also approving bifurcation of the Excise and Taxation Commissionerates. This decision was taken in the Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain

CM backtracking on his promise of debt waiving: Harsimrat

CM backtracking on his promise of debt waiving: Harsimrat

CM backtracking on his promise of debt waiving: Harsimrat Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said after reneging on his promise to farmers, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was backtracking on creating employment and even taking away state employment by refusing to consider the genuine demand to reopen the Bathinda

Govt seeks all India farm debt waiver scheme, restoration of RKVY funding

Govt seeks all India farm debt waiver scheme, restoration of RKVY funding

New Delhi – Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday sought an all India farm debt waiver scheme on the pattern of Punjab, while calling for restoration of the 90:10 funding pattern under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to provide more avenues to the states to determine priorities in Agriculture sector, besides inclusion

Draft to regularize unauthorized colonies

Draft to regularize unauthorized colonies in Punjab ready

Draft to regularize unauthorized colonies: A policy draft has been developed  to regularize the unauthorized colonies in Punjab has been drafted. The draft proposal has been prepared by Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab State. This policy was discussed in a cabinet meeting held on December 27, 2017.The first meeting of the committee regarding