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CM announces state holiday on June 28 to mark Kabir Jayanti

CM announces state holiday on June 28 to mark Kabir Jayanti

Shahkot – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced June 28 as a Gazetted holiday in the state on the occasion of Kabir Jayanti. Addressing a thanksgiving rally at the local grain market here, the Chief Minister said the Congress was indebted to the voters of the Shahkot assembly segment, who had ensured a

Bio-CNG and bio-ethanol to be manufactured from paddy straw

Bio-CNG and bio-ethanol to be manufactured from paddy straw

Chandigarh – The government is committed to free Punjab from pollution due to paddy straw burning and every possible effort is afoot for the same. The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is serious on the issue and is working consistently in this direction. This is opined by the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Gurpreet Singh Kangar.

Harsimrat visits KVK; stresses on promoting Self-Help Groups

Harsimrat visits KVK; stresses on promoting Self-Help Groups

Sangrur – To inspect various activities, being conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kherri (Sangrur), Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Monday visited the KVK, Kherri. During her visit, she evaluated various extension activities, being performed by the Kendra, like on-farm trials, front line demonstrations, farmers and farm women trainings, skill development

Punjab govt. to grant GST exemption to new industries

Punjab govt. to grant GST exemption to new industries

Chandigarh: To encourage new industries, the Punjab Government is preparing a tax sops package like hilly area. Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora, while confirming, told that to provide exemption in GST is included in the agenda of tax sops for five years. Such sop will be in the shape of refund. While the Government is

Customs seizes gold worth Rs. 38.15 lakh in Amritsar

Customs seizes gold worth Rs. 38.15 lakh in Amritsar

AMRITSAR – Sleuths of the Customs department of Amritsar have seized 1,214 grams of gold, worth Rs 38.15 lakh, from two passengers who arrived here via different flights, officials said on Sunday. The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) posted at the Sri Guru Ram Das International Airport here made the seizures in two different operations yesterday, Custom

Water Pollution: An intentional infringement of our Right to Life

Water Pollution: An intentional infringement of our Right to Life

The other day Gurdaspur-based Chadha Sugars and Industries released about 10,000 litres of molasses into Beas river, which led to the death of thousands of fishes and also rendering the water unfit for humar consumption, at least for sometime. After observing an all-round criticism of the stategovernment for keeping eyes closed against the widespread ecological

Punjab govt. to promote fish farming in water-logged areas

Punjab govt. to promote fish farming in water-logged areas

Chandigarh – To fight cancer and poverty, especially in the Malwa region of Punjab, the state government is in the process of promoting Blue Revolution over the Green Revolution. The government is promoting fish farming, especially jhinga fish farming, in areas where the seepage of water from canals has minimised the chances of crop farming. According

Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur emerges as educational, cultural hub

Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur emerges as educational, cultural hub

Chandigarh – The Jang-e-Azadi memorial at Kartarpur envisioned as the perfect tribute to the innumerable sacrifices of the freedom fighters during independence movement is not only proving to be just that but is also emerging as an educational and cultural hub of Punjab making the people especially the young generation aware about the historical and

PSCERT washes out students' dream to be teachers

PSCERT washes out students’ dream to be teachers

Condition put the dream in dark of thousands of students to become a teacher Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Dreams to become a teacher of thousands of students has washed away as the Punjab School State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab, has put a condition of compulsory subjects before applying to the students. The Education Department, had reportedly

Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing admn against Arusa

Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing admn against Arusa

Whistle-blower raises objections overstaying and influencing administration against Arusa Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Senior lawyer and whistle blower Advocate HC Arora has raised objection against the reportedly overstaying of Madam Arusa Alam, a Pakistani National and friend of CM Amrinder Singh, in India. In a letter written to Prime Minister of India, Arora indicated the interference of

BCCI slaps 8-month ban on Punjab cricketer for doping

BCCI slaps 8-month ban on Punjab cricketer for doping

Jalandhar – The Board of Control for India in Cricket (BCCI) has handed a ban of eight months to Punjab wicketkeeper batsman Abhishek Gupta after for failing a doping test. Gupta’s suspension started from January 15 and will end on September 14. The 27-year-old cricketer from Jalandhar has become the first cricketer from Punjab to be found

Adarsh Gram Yojana fails to make any difference in Dheena's condition

Adarsh Gram Yojana fails to make any difference in Dheena’s condition

Jalandhar – Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first address to the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort had announced his vision for what the individual Members of Parliament (MPs) could aspire to achieve in the next five years, selecting and nourishing three ‘Adarsh’ (model) villages in their respective constituencies. “If we have to build

Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi

Expedite setting of Patanjali mega food park: Harsimrat Badal to Yogi

NEW DELHI: Food Process – ing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said she has written to the Uttar Pradesh government for expediting the process for Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved to set up the proposed Rs 6,000-crore mega food park. “I have written to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister to sort out all the issues

No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy

No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government in a process not to permit more rice-Sheller industries in Paddy deficit area in the State. Near about 130 applications have been received for the licence to start new rice mill. The government is likely to implement this policy from 2018-19.Although the efforts are being made to save the existing

No to new rice Sheller industries, Govt. ready to make a policy

Govt. to amend its two month old policy for unauthorized colonies

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government will amend its policy for unauthorised colonies. The policy had been approved in the Punjab Assembly Budget Session only two months ago. But it received no response from the people. There are more than 8,000 unauthorised colonies, of which 5,000 are located outside the municipal limit and lakh of plots,

L&T Group's Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage

L&T Group’s Nabha Power shuts 700 MW unit due to coal shortage

New Delhi – L&T Group firm Nabha Power Ltd (NPL) on Thursday said it has been forced to shut a 700 MW unit of Rajpura thermal power station due to shortage of coal. NPL, which has been supplying power to Punjab from Rajpura plant since 2014, shut down unit-2 of 700 MW on June 3, 2018

Millers’ raise cry as billions of rupees outstanding towards Punjab and Centre

Millers’ raise cry as billions of rupees outstanding towards Punjab and Centre

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): In the hope of bumper crop of paddy, the Food and Supply department has started to prepare rice-policy. It is prediction that in the coming season, paddy crop may cross the figure of 200 lacs MT. But the concern is that there are already 90 lacs MT paddy is lying in the godowns

Institutes deny certificates to students due to non-releasing of Scholarship

Institutes deny certificates to students due to non-releasing of Scholarship

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The outcome for not releasing scholarship for SC students has started to appear. A College from Fazilka city has refused to release the certificate of a SC student, who had completed his diploma courses of Computer Engineering. The Punjab SC Commission has issued a notice to the Institute as well as the Social

Agitation cost Rs 30 crore daily in Punjab, farmers allege milk-vendors for torpedo

Agitation cost Rs 30 crore daily in Punjab, farmers allege milk-vendors for torpedo

Agitation cost Rs 30 crore daily in Punjab, farmers allege milk-vendors for torpedo Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The six days agitation ‘Pind-bandh’ in Punjab cost the farmers’ approximately Rs 30 crore daily. Experts revealed that approximately 100 lacs litre milk and hundred quintals of vegetables could not take to various markets for sale across the Punjab. The

No spare fund to control the activities of gangsters across the jails

No spare fund to control the activities of gangsters across the jails

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): To fortify jails in Punjab seems to be difficult with weak financial position of the State. Rs 29 crore have been sought to control the activities of Gangsters and criminals to purchase latest equipment, but till today the Government could able to give Rs one crore only and that too for internal needs.