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Udta Punjab: Even the change of guard fails to deliver

Udta Punjab: Even the change of guard fails to deliver

“While seeking votes for the Congress party as the chief ministerial face on December 15, 2015, during a massive rally held at Bathinda, Captain Amarinder Singh swore by Gutka Sahib’ (holy book) and Takht Damdama Sahib that he would wipe out the drug menace from the state within four weeks if he took over as

Bargari Sacrilege: Justice Ranjit Singh Commission submits probe report to CM

Bargari Sacrilege: Justice Ranjit Singh Commission submits probe report to CM

Chandigarh – The Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh Commission, constituted to investigate sacrilege cases in the state, on Saturday submitted its final report on the Bargari sacrilege incident and the resulting police firing at Behbal Kalan, as part of its first set of findings. Justice Singh handed over the report in a sealed envelope to Chief

Against 32,000 seats, not even 22,000 apply for Punjab B Ed entrance test

Against 32,000 seats, not even 22,000 apply for Punjab B Ed entrance test

Chandigarh – The craze among students to pursue Bachelor of Education (B Ed) course for carving a career for themselves in teaching seems to have died down as the state is struggling to get at least as many as applicants so that all 32,000 seats are filled. Forget the entrance test to choose the best

Traders warn Govt. with dire consequences in LS election against proposed cess

Traders warn Govt. with dire consequences in LS election against proposed cess

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Traders in the State have decided to raise their protest against the proposed implementation of farmers’ welfare fund. In a draft policy, prepared by the Punjab Farmers’ Commission, 20 per cent cess has been recommended from the commission of traders during crop procurement for the betterment of farming sector. Already annoyed with the

Traders warn Govt. with dire consequences in LS election against proposed cess

Emergency cabinet meeting on lone Drug issue on Monday

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Amid allegations of failure on drug issue, the CM Amrinder Singh has convened emergency cabinet meeting for Monday to discuss with lone one point agenda on drug. Civil and Police officers have also been called to explain the steps taken to counter the drug menace. Sources also told that the CM has expressed

Plastic likely to be used in repair, construction of roads

Plastic likely to be used in repair, construction of roads

Chandigarh – Punjab government is exploring the possibility to use multi-layered-plastics (MLP) in the construction and repair of roads. “PWD and Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) will work jointly on the use of MLP in the construction of roads,” said PWD Minister Vijay Inder Singla. For research purpose, a small experimental stretch was constructed on

A boost to industry and agri entrepreneurial start-ups

A boost to industry and agri entrepreneurial start-ups

Chandigarh – In an attempt to give much needed boost to industry and agriculture start-ups, “Early Translation Accelerator-A Network to Boost Industry and Start-ups in Secondary Agriculture sector in Punjab’ was launched here on Friday. Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India and Karan Avtar Singh, Chief Secretary, Punjab, jointly launched

Digital chit fund: Sohail Khan reportedly running illegal business in Punjab

Digital chit fund: Sohail Khan reportedly running illegal business in Punjab

Chandigarh – During controversy over the alleged scam in the name of investment in films, the involvement of a digital chit fund operating in Punjab has come to the fore. It is learnt that the name of Bollywood star Sohail Khan, who is brother of super star Salman Khan, has appeared as a partner of

Protest week: Where is oath, CM will be asked for answer?

Protest week: Where is oath, CM will be asked for answer?

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Under the banner of ‘Die or oppose’, the activists will ask to CM Amrinder Singh about his oath, which he had taken before the election to eradicate drugs in four weeks. The organisation will organise black week from 1 to 7 July, against the rampant use of drug. Leader of campaign, Sardara Singh Johal, former

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

Amarinder failed to end drug menace as promised: Khaira

Amarinder failed to end drug menace as promised: Khaira

Amritsar – Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Wednesday accused Chief Minister Amarinder Singh of failing to end the menace of drugs in the state as promised before winning the state polls. “Amarinder has failed to honour his promise to end drugs menace within four weeks of assuming power,” Khaira said

Punjab's proud son continues to take enthusiastic steps to curb drug menace

Punjab’s proud son continues to take enthusiastic steps to curb drug menace

Some soldiers never retire. After they give up their uniform, they fight new battles for the nation. Meet Dr (Col.) Rajinder Singh of 85 (MBBS, DPM, MD- PSYCHIATRY). Treating drug addiction and psychiatry patients FOR 62 YEARS AND STILL COUNTING. This proud son of Punjab continues to take young and enthusiastic steps to curb drug menace. Without charging a

Punjab tops in sanitation in north zone, overall rank 9

Punjab tops in sanitation in north zone, overall rank 9

Chandigarh – In all India Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 results of 4,203 Indian cities, Punjab has emerged as number one state in the north zone. The Swachh Sarvekshan-2018 results were released on Saturday by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Indore. The national level rank for Punjab has also improved and is ranked 9th, much ahead

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