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Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore

Pak denies envoy access to Sikh pilgrims in Lahore

New Delhi – For the second time in three months, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria has been denied entry into Gurdwara Panja Sahib. This is despite Bisaria having an official permit from the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Islamabad to visit the holy place. As a protest, India on Saturday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy

Sand mining mafia terror: AAP MLA rejects charge of extortion

Sand mining mafia terror: AAP MLA rejects charge of extortion

Sand mining mafia terror: AAP MLA rejects charge of extortion Chandigarh – Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa on Saturday rejected the accusation of ‘extorting’ money from those who had attacked him two days ago in Rupnagar district and said he was ready for a CBI probe into it.Talking to reporters here, Sandoa

Post-matric scholarship: Notices to Edu. institutions for missing Rs 438 crore

Post-matric scholarship: Notices to Edu. institutions for missing Rs 438 crore

Post-matric scholarship: Notices issued to Educational institutions in search of missing Rs 438 crore. Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has started process to issue notices to 1831 educational Institutes in search the missing amount Rs 438.80 crore of Post-matric scholarship. In the audit, conducted by the Punjab Government, 79,532 admissions of SC students are found

Congress leaders hold 'Run for Rahul' marathon

Congress leaders hold ‘Run for Rahul’ marathon

Jalandhar – Punjab Youth Congress organised ‘Run for Rahul’ – a marathon on Friday at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium to spread the message of antidrug drive initiated by the state government. Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Punjab Vijay Inder Singla said that due to the concerted efforts of the Chief Minister this menace has been wiped

AAP holds state-wide protests against attack on MLA

AAP holds state-wide protests against attack on MLA

Chandigarh – The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday burnt effigies and raised slogans against the Congress government in state-wide protests after its legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was allegedly attacked by members of a sand mining mafia in Rupnagar district. Sandoa was visiting a quarry on Thursday to verify reports of illegal sand mining in Rupnagar’s

MLA attack: Captain seeks detailed report on assault on AAP MLA

MLA attack: Captain seeks detailed report on assault on AAP MLA

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought a detailed report from the DC Rupnagar into the assault on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA, allegedly by an illegal mining mafia. Taking serious note of the incident, the Chief Minister made it clear that lawlessness would not be tolerated in the state under any circumstances,

SAD-BJP delegation meets GUV, seeks inquiry on forest officials assaults

SAD-BJP delegation meets GUV, seeks inquiry on forest officials assaults

Chandigarh – A joint Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation today submitted a memorandum to Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and enjoined him to direct the State government to hold a judicial inquiry into the murderous assault on forest officials by the sand mafia in Mohali as well as into illegal

CCI is likely to purchase cotton at commercial rate in Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Despite a good quality, the White gold (Cotton) of Punjab has been losing its shine in the National Market. Known as cash crop, the area under crop has been declining. 15 years ago, the area under the crop was more than 7.5 lacs hectare, which has now decreased to 2.84 lacs hectare. There

MLA attack: Captain seeks detailed report on assault on AAP MLA

MLA attack: Issue was ransom or illegal mining ?

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Once again a MLA from Aam Aadmi Party, Amarjit Singh Sandoa is under the scanner. He was attacked by mining mafia as he reportedly tried to stop illegal mining at Beihara village in Ropar district, today. But the allegation and counter allegation move the direction of this case from another side also.Journalists from

Sukhbir condemns murderous assault by sand mafia

Sukhbir condemns murderous assault by sand mafia

Chandigarh – Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday condemned the murderous attack on two forest of – ficials in Mohali by the sand mafia, saying attacks of government officials as well as large scale illegal sand mining were continuing unabated because the Congress government was patronising the mafia and also hand

1984 Jodhpur detainees: CM urges Rajnath, withdraw appeal against compensation

1984 Jodhpur detainees: CM urges Rajnath, withdraw appeal against compensation

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Central government to withdraw its appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the award of compensation to those arrested and detained in the Jodhpur prison following ‘Operation Bluestar’ in June 1984.Singh has appealed to the Central government to pay, without further delay, half

SAD to give memos to DCs for cutting tax on petrol and diesel

SAD to give memos to DCs for cutting tax on petrol and diesel

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will launch a statewide drive to put pressure on the Punjab government to reduce its share of the taxes on petrol and diesel so as to reduce the price by at least Rs 10 per liter. Announcing this here on Monday, party spokesperson Harcharan Bains said a decision to this

CM urges PM to settle Rs. 31000 cr food account

CM urges PM to settle Rs. 31000 cr food account

New Delhi/Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the settlement of Rs.31,000 crore of food account on the procurement of wheat and paddy, which was wrongly taken over by the erstwhile state government instead of being adjusted between the state and the Central

Group of ministers to review act for regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Group of ministers to review act for regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Now the group of Ministers will review the act on unauthorised colonies across the State. Although the act Special Provisions for Regularization Authorized Colony had been passed during the budget Session, but it received no response from the People. To know the views on this issue, the minister for Housing, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has

Group of ministers to review act for regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Punjab government’s green signal to Panchayat Elections

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): All is set to conduct the Panchayat Elections, which are due in July and August. Next week the department of Panchayat and rural Development will submit letter of intent to the Punjab State Election Commission (PSEC). But it may takes near about two month to complete the process of voter lists, reservation of

Draft the policy, but will officers send their kids to govt schools ?

Draft the policy, but will officers send their kids to govt schools ?

Worried over the southward graph of the state schools’ performance in the board examinations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has virtually intended to take the command in his hands, rather than depending on his Cabinet colleague assigned with the education portfolio. Amarinder Singh is keen to improve the system and for that he wants to

Police bust international drug racket, Canadian among 4 held

Police bust international drug racket, Canadian among 4 held

Chandigarh – Cracking down further on the big fish in the drugs trade, the Punjab Police have arrested four persons, who were using the courier services route to smuggle drugs abroad, thus busting an international module of drug smugglers reportedly controlled from Canada. The arrests have exposed an international drugs syndicate, which was found to

NITI Aayog meet: CM bats for national scheme on farm debt waiver

NITI Aayog meet: CM bats for national scheme on farm debt waiver

New Delhi – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers to formulate a blueprint of a national debt waiver scheme for farmers in consultation with states. While underlining the importance of the Swaminathan Committee report to be accepted

No employment of servant at low salary, govt. initiates registration process

No employment of servant at low salary, govt. initiates registration process

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): To employ a domestic servant, maid or driver at below salary will be difficult now as the Government had decided to make a registration, mandatory for each and every domestic workers although they work in rural of urban area. The department will take sue moto against those, who pay less than minimum fixed

Rain brings down temperature, power burden and anger of farmers

Rain brings down temperature, power burden and anger of farmers

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Rains bring the sign of relief on the face of Punjab Government as well as farmers. Already sown late, the cotton crop has been facing burn from high heat, while the Rain has also prepared ground for paddy crop. It has also given the relief from dusty haze and cleared the visibility that

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