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Punjab govt announces Rs 50 lakh grant-in-aid for war widows

Chandigarh:  Punjab government today announced a special grant-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh for the widows or the legal heirs of soldiers martyred in the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971 and 1962 India-China war. A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that a policy had been announced way back in 1975 and over 1,500

Punjab Government declared holiday for workers (Voters) of village Daria on Sept 4

Chandigarh: Punjab Government has declared holiday on sept 4 2016  for workers who are the voters of village Daria , U.T. Chandigarh to exercise their franchise in bye-election of Panch in Garam Panchayat Daria . official Spokesperson of Punjab Government said that the holiday was declared to enable the workmen working in the Factories situated

Exorbitant fee: HC issues notice to Punjab govt, PTU, Bathinda Varsity

Chandigarh: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday issued notice to Punjab government and two universities, namely Punjab Technical University (PTU), Jalandhar and Technical University, Bathinda. The notice has been issued for October 21. The Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (POCA) and three other engineering colleges have filed a petition challenging the exorbitant charges and fee


My appointment as Chandigarh administrator not coming through: Alphons

Thiruvananthapuram: Former Kerala bureaucrat and now BJP leader K.J. Alphons said on Wednesday that his appointment as administrator of the union territory of Chandigarh is “not going to happen”. Speaking to IANS, Alphons said: “Very soon it’s going to be election time in Punjab, and since political parties have expressed reservations against me, the appointment

Punjab government educating present generation about Sikh values & culture: Dr Cheema

Ludhiana: Punjab Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Wednesday said that the Punjab government is committed for educating the masses, including our present generation, about the Sikh values and culture. Addressing the gathering while attending a seminar on the books penned by former MP Tarlochan Singh, at Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, here, he

Punjab govt promotes 7 Inspector as DSPs

Chandigarh:On Tuesday, the Punjab govt has issued the notice about the promotion of 7 inspector as DSPs ,whose promotion cases have already been cleared by the department promotion

Punjab govt promotes 3 IPS officers as IGs

Chandigarh:  On Tuesday, the Punjab govt has issued the notice about the promotion of 3 IPS officers of 1998 batch whose promotion cases have already been cleared by the department promotion committee. This three IPS officers have been promoted as

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481 armed forces officers ask Punjab govt: Where is the promised Rs one lakh incentive?

Punjab government launched the ambitious Rs 1 lakh incentive scheme in the year 2010 with an aim to motivate youth to take up a career in the armed forces Jalandhar: A total of 481 young officers from Punjab who became commissioned officers in the Indian Armed Forces are still awaiting the Rs 1 lakh cash incentive, an


Punjab Govt declares half day off on International Yoga Day

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has declared first half as holiday in all  government offices, corporations, boards and educational institutes on 21 June on the occasion of International Yoga day in Chandigarh. The same has been done in view of the event being organized at the Capitol Complex near Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh. Prime Minister

Faridkot Jail: HC issues notice to Punjab govt

Chandigarh: Taking suo motu over the prevailing situation of the Faridkot Jail, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Punjab government. The notice was issued by Justice S S Saron. In a letter written to Acting Chief Justice S J Vazifdar by Justice Lisa Gill it has been stated

Govt to bear higher education cost of meritorious students

Chandigarh: Punjab government has decided to bear the entire expenditure for higher education of students passing out from meritorious schools in the state. The state government has already earmarked Rs 15 crore as budgetary allocation during the current fiscal for this, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Friday. The decision was made after all

RBI and Punjab govt to jointly weed out fake financial institutions

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal on Friday asked the IAS and IPS officers to evolve a mechanism in coordination with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Security Exchange Bureau of India (SEBI) to flush out deceitful financial companies from across the state. He asked them to safeguard the interests of the investors and