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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.

SAD blasts Jakhar on 'betrayals and failures' of govt

SAD blasts Jakhar on ‘betrayals and failures’ of govt

Chandigarh – The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday asked the Congress leaders in Punjab to stop trying to stop distracting the attention of the people of Punjab from the miserable failures of their party’s government in the state and instead to ask their government to reduce its massive share of taxes in prices of diesel

World Bank lauds govt's integrated approach to water, power problems

World Bank lauds govt’s integrated approach to water, power problems

Chandigarh – Appreciating the Captain Amarinder Singh led state government’s holistic approach to the problems of agriculture, water and power, the World Bank on Wednesday offered to sponsor the state’s projects for finding comprehensive long-term solutions in these critical areas. Punjab was the only state that was talking about an integrated solutions based approach to

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

Centre accepts Rs. 876 cr demand for sugarcane farmers: Randhawa

NEW DELHI: Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Wednesday put forth the demand of Rs 876.43 crore for sugarcane farmers of Punjab before Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh. Randhawa claimed that the union minister accepted the demand.The Centre on Wednesday announced a Rs 8,500-crore package to boost farmers’ income by creating a buffer stock

Food sector to create 4 lakh more jobs in FY'19': Harsimrat

Food sector to create 4 lakh more jobs in FY’19’: Harsimrat

NEW DELHI: More than 3.85 lakh jobs have been created in the food processing sector in the last four years and 4 lakh more will be generated by the end of current fiscal as 15 new mega food parks become operational, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said on Monday. Besides, 3.4 lakh direct and indirect jobs

Food sector to create 4 lakh more jobs in FY'19': Harsimrat

Harsimrat blames Congress ‘misrule’ for farmers’ plight

New Delhi – As farmers’ protest entered 6th day in several states, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday blamed the Congress’ 70-years ‘misrule’ for the current plight of farmers and described the party as ‘pot calling the kettle black. She further said the Congress president Rahul Gandhi should first address the agrarian crisis in Punjab where

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana – The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day on Monday, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue in other states. The decision was taken in a meeting of leaders of different farmers’ organisations here on Monday. The meeting, presided by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal)

Operation Blue Star Anniversary: Security tightened in Amritsar

Operation Blue Star Anniversary: Security tightened in Amritsar

Amritsar – Security agencies were put on alert in and around this Sikh holy city from Monday in view of the 34th anniversary of Operation Blue Star carried out by the Army on the Golden Temple complex in June 1984. Punjab police, para-military forces and intelligence personnel were stationed at different locations across Amritsar, particularly in

Facebook accounts of gangsters, who are in Jail, blocked, Jail staff under threats

Facebook accounts of gangsters, who are in Jail, blocked, Jail staff under threats

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Facebook accounts of Gangsters, either who are in jail or have been killed, have been blocked by the Cybercrime wing of Punjab Police. Talking to Daily Post, AIG Cyber Crime Hardial Singh Mann told that whenever wing receives to report such action, it does. Sources said that fb accounts of notorious gangsters

Fears of low price haunt potato growers

Agriculture Policy draft recommends, no subsidy to rich farmers

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The draft for Punjab Farmers’ policy is ready, which will be public domain from tomorrow to know the feedback from the Farmers ‘and other section of the society. After the thorough study, the 28 page draft recommends no subsidy to the farmer who own land above 10 acre as well as income tax paying class.

Captain promises increased support to existing industry

Captain promises increased support to existing industry

Chandigarh – Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has promised to extend support provided to local investors and existing industry to leverage the state’s intrinsic strengths. The chief minister made this assurance here on Saturday during the second round of informal consultations with industry to elicit their views and feedback before finalising the operational guidelines of the new

Guru Nanak Dev's birth anniversary: CM seeks assistance from Centre

Guru Nanak Dev’s birth anniversary: CM seeks assistance from Centre

CHANDIGARH: To commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought an assistance of Rs 2,145.31 crore from the Centre for undertaking various infrastructural projects in towns and cities associated with the first Sikh Guru. In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the chief minister, who is

Amarinder concerned over Canada's support to separatists

Captain Amarinder rushes 4-member team to Shillong

Chandigarh – Concerned about reports of security threats to Sikhs in Shillong, the Captain Amarinder Singh government in Punjab has decided to rush a four member team headed by Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa to the Meghalayan capital, an official said here on Sunday. The team will make a ground assessment of the situation in the troubled

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers' protest remarks

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers’ protest remarks

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday dubbed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s controversial remarks about the ongoing farmers agitation “bizzare”. “It is not the protest which is bizarre, but the union minister’s statement,” Amarinder Singh said.He said that the Union minister’s statement on Saturday that the protest by farmers was

Water: the death trap, death toll goes high in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan

Water: the death trap, death toll goes high in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The life-giving water is becoming the cause of deaths in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. Despite all efforts, the number of patients of cancer has been rising day-by-day. According to survey conducted door to door, 2.80 lacs patients have been found suffering from Cancer and more than 36,000 patients have been died due to

Farmers' agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar

Farmers’ agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar

NEW DELHI: Retail prices of vegetables shot up in some cities and fresh supply of farm produce was hit as the farmers’ agitation entered the second day on Saturday with a Left-affiliated body saying the stir would intensify from June 5. Agitating farmers stopped supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities. Though the