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“Will not implement CAB in Punjab,” declares Captain Amarinder Singh

“Will not implement CAB in Punjab,” declares Captain Amarinder Singh

Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India’s secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in his state.Asserting his commitment to the protection of the Constitutional ethos of the country, Captain Amarinder said the Congress, which has

Minimum temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana

Minimum temperatures rise in Punjab and Haryana

The minimum temperatures, which had been hovering below normal at most places during the past few days, rose by a few notches across Punjab and Haryana on Thursday, the meteorological department said.Many parts in the two states including their common capital Chandigarh received light to moderate rain, an official of the Met department said.Amritsar, Ludhiana,

Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures

Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures

Parts of Haryana and Punjab recorded below normal minimum temperatures on Friday with Hisar registering the coldest at 4 degrees Celsius. Hisar’s minimum temperature was five degrees below normal.Narnaul reeled at a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius while Ambala’s minimum temperature settled at 8.6 degrees Celsius. Karnal recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius.

Punjab ‘misleading’ on Sutlej-Yamuna link canal issue: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Thursday accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour. He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.  “Even though the Supreme Court has given its decision on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in Haryana’s favour,

Train operations affected by farmers' protest in Punjab

Train operations affected by farmers’ protest in Punjab

The functioning of more than 25 trains under the Ferozepur division was adversely affected as several farmers’ unions squatted on railway tracks in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts on Tuesday making various demands including payment of outstanding dues of sugarcane.The protest hit the operations of 10 to 15 express trains and a dozen passenger

Kingpin of fake job racket arrested in Punjab's Phagwara

Kingpin of fake job racket arrested in Punjab’s Phagwara

The main accused in a fake job racket, in which 26 youths of Punjab were allegedly duped with 24 of them still stuck in Russia, was arrested here, an official said on Sunday. Based on a tip-off, police laid a trap and arrested Surinder Singh, a resident of Kotbhai village in Muktsar, Phagwara Assistant Sub

Punjab: 17-yr-old youth burnt to death in Mansa

A 17-year-old youth burnt to death in Punjab’s Mansa district, police said on Sunday. Jasprit Singh was allegedly taken to a closed rice mill on Saturday night, where his legs were tied and he was set on fire by pouring some inflammable material, police said.Accused Jashan Singh, Gurjit Singh and their another accomplice had been

Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer

Protest in Punjab over death of Dalit labourer

Tension prevailed in a Punjab village on Sunday after a horrific incident in which a Dalit labourer was allegedly beaten up and forced to drink urine by upper-caste men and later succumbed to his injuries at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here.His family has been demanding a compensation of Rs

Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee

Punjab to prohibit sale of ghee

 The Commissionerate of Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab, has prohibited the sale of ghee containing added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat.”The FDA has issued a public notice stating that the manufacture, sale or distribution of ghee containing any added matter not exclusively derived from milk fat and vanaspati to which ghee or any

Five officials dismissed for Rs 2.59cr-MGNREGA scam in Punjab

The Punjab government on Wednesday ordered dismissal of five employees of the Rural Development Department for their alleged involvement in the Rs 2.59 crore-MGNREGA scam.The orders were issued by the state Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, according to an official statement.The minister also directed the police to register a case

Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab

Two terrorists, including woman, arrested in Punjab

Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested two terrorists, including a woman, who were trying to revive terrorism in the state, officials said.They were planning targeted killings of Hindu leaders, police sources said. The woman has been identified as Surinder Kaur, who was working as a nurse in a private hospital in the Ludhiana city.Her male accomplice has

PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab's historical Sikh shrine

PM Modi pays obeisance at Punjab’s historical Sikh shrine

 Ahead of inaugurating the historic Kartarpur Corridor, a first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at a highly revered Sikh shrine here.Wearing a scarf, Modi spent time at the Gurdwara Ber Sahib located along the banks of the holy ‘Bein’, which is connected with many events

NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab

NRI offers help in generating power from stubble in Punjab

To address the problem of the stubble burning, an India born NRI businessman has proposed to set up 1,000 MW biomass energy generating plants in his home state Punjab.The US-based Chiranjeev Kathuria told IANS here on Friday that his company New Generation Power International has plans to invest in 4,000 MW in power projects in

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

30% rise in stubble burning cases in Punjab

The cases of crop residue fire — a major air pollutant in Delhi-NCR — saw a 30 per cent rise in Punjab after the harvest season this year compared to last year.The substantial increase was recorded despite Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s fervent appeals to the farmers not to go for the quicker option of getting

73 killed in massive fire on train in Pakistan

73 killed in massive fire on train in Pakistan

A massive fire broke out on a moving train in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province on Thursday after two gas cylinders exploded while some passengers were cooking breakfast, killing at least 73 people, mostly Islamic preachers travelling to attend a religious congregation.The train, Tezgam Express, was on its way to Lahore from Karachi when the fire

53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab

53,84,057 tonnes paddy procured in Punjab

Government agencies and private millers have procured 53,84,057 tonnes of paddy or 86 per cent of the total produce in Punjab, the government said on Wednesday. A payment of Rs 4,695.65 crore has been made.Out of the total procurement from various procurement centres, PUNGRAIN has procured 21,27,342 tonnes, Markfed 13,96,610 tonnes and Punsup procured 10,42,971

Punjab govt offers to hold Guru Nanak's 550th anniversary under Akal Takht aegis

Punjab govt offers to hold Guru Nanak’s 550th anniversary under Akal Takht aegis

The Punjab government on Tuesday offered to hold 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev at Sultanpur Lodhi under the aegis of the Akal Takht to break the logjam over the issue with the the SGPC.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday spoke to the Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh on phone while his

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Sidhu exhorts farmers to make Punjab free from stubble burning

Exhorting the farmers to contribute in making Punjab pollution free by shunning the stubble burning and utilizing the hi-tech implants to decompose the stubble in the soil to increase its fertility, the District Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department on Monday organised a Kisan Mela on Rabi Crops at Chappar Chhirri on Monday under Atma Scheme.

This Punjab man gets masters' degree at 83

This Punjab man gets masters’ degree at 83

By earning a Masters’ degree at the age of 83, Sohan Singh Gill has proved that it is never too late for learning. He received a huge round of applause when he was conferred the degree by a university in Jalandhar at its annual convocation on Wednesday. A native of Daata village of Hoshiarpur, Gill

HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of 'Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush' across Punjab

HC refuses to stay ban on telecast of ‘Ram Siya Ke Luv Kush’ across Punjab

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana on Monday refused to stay the ban on cable telecast of the television series “Ram Siya ke Luv Kush”, imposed by DCs across Punjab on Saturday on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.In view of the same, the ban on the telecast of the controversial serial