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Punjab seeks Centre’s help in foodgrain storage

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for permission to construct covered godowns for scientific storage of foodgrains to address the acute shortage of covered storage space in the state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Amarinder Singh has urged him to direct the Union Food Ministry to “allow

War against plastic: Under Tandrust Punjab Mission

DP Correspondent Chandigarh Under Tandrust Punjab Mission, State-wide Raids to monitor the efficacy of ban on plastic carry bags were conducted on Saturday by the joint teams of Punjab Pollution Control Board and the Department of Local Bodies, informed KS Pannu, Director Tandrust Punjab Mission. As many as 4000 kilograms of plastic carry bags were

Education minister bans sale of uniforms, books in private schools

DP correspondent Chandigarh Taking strict note of the reports of economic exploitation of parents by the managements of certain private schools, Vijay Inder Singla Education Minister Punjab has issued directions that all the private schools affiliated to CBSE/ICSE and Punjab School Education Board across the State shall not direct or compel parents to buy school

Punjab’s fresh river waters tribunal, special package for border areas

DP Bureau Chandigarh Expressing concern over the water crisis in Punjab, Punjab Chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the Prime Minister’s support for the up gradation of his state’s water distribution infrastructure, while calling for a fresh river waters tribunal to address the disputes among neighboring states in view of their dwindling water

Youth Akali Dal protests against Govt for failure in rescuing Fatehveer

Ludhiana The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) led by district president Gurdeep Singh Gosha protested against the Punjab Government and Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for failure in rescue operation to save two year old child Fatehveer Singh in Sangrur. Govt has failed in rescuing Fatehveer who was fighting a tough fight.    The large number

Doughnut festival concluded at The Chocolate Box and Lounge

Ludhiana The week long Doughnut festival that started on June 6th at The Chocolate Box and Lounge, MBD Neopolis mall concluded on Tuesday. The idea of having a snack and dessert at the same time clicked with the people of Ludhiana and there was great curiosity and excitement among people to know more about the

Child retrieved from Punjab borewell dead

The two-year-old boy who was pulled out on Tuesday from a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district after six days was declared dead. The child, Fatehveer Singh, was brought to the PGI hospital in Chandigarh, some 130 km from the accident spot, soon after he was retrieved from the well, officials

Punjab CM orders closure of all open borewells

Five days after an infant got was trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a Punjab village, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the officials to ensure that no open borewell existed in any district and sought a report in 24 hours. “Constantly monitoring the rescue operations by @NDRFHQ, local administration and outside experts, which

Defiant Sidhu calls on Rahul, Priyanka

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and was allocated a new portfolio last week, met party President Rahul Gandhi here. He is yet to assume at the new ministry.”Met the Congress President, handed him my letter, appraised him of the situation!” Sidhu tweeted on Monday. Along

Rescue operation on to recover child from Punjab borewell

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Monday continued its rescue operation to retrieve a two-year-old boy who had been trapped in a 150-foot-deep abandoned borewell in a village near this Punjab’s town.There was no official confirmation about the health of the child, Fatehveer Singh, who turned three on Monday. Lack of

Congress leader Kulwant Sidhu assures traders for resolving issues

DP Correspondent   Ludhiana   A meeting of Ludhiana steel traders association was held at Gill Road in which Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) secretary and in charge of Atam Nagar constituency Kulwant Singh Sidhu was special Guest. The traders told their problems to Congress leader Kulwant Singh Sidhu who assured that all the grievances

Two students of Modern Institute clear NEET exam: MBD group

Jalandhar Two students of MBD Group coaching centre, Modern Institute have cleared NEET examination. Modern Institute coaching centre started its operations in the city on, 10 th March 2018.  Modern Institute comes armed with the experience and expertise of MBD Group, a leading education company catering to the needs of students for more than seven

Infant trapped in Punjab bore well for over 40 hours

As the 2 yr old infant got trapped into bore well a massive operation continued for the third day on Saturday to rescue a two-year-old boy who fell into a 150-foot deep abandoned bore well in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, officials said here. A movement in his body was noticed at 5 a.m.,

Ludhiana students shine at Olympiad awards

DP Correspondent Ludhiana Two students from Ludhiana made their parents proud by garnering International Rank in the SOF Olympiad. Over 50,000 from 1400 cities across 25 countries participated in SOF Olympiad exams during 2018-19 and around 50 lakh students appeared in the Olympiad.   In this Olympiad around 24,000 students from Ludhiana participated out of which

Industries must adhere to environment rules: Punjab CM

Taking a tough stand on environment protection, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday called for collective efforts by every citizen to check pollution, while stressing on the need to be stricter with industries on adherence to environmental standards. Speaking at a function here to mark the World Environment Day that coincided with the first

CM pledges to make Punjab healthiest in India

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday pledged to make the state’s healthiest in India by providing pollution free air and water. “As we launch #TandarustPunjab 2.0, we are on our way to make Punjab the healthiest state in India by launching with a mission to provide clean air and water, safe food, and ensuring

Tewari writes Gadkari for timely repairs of Banga-Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi Road

June 4 Former union minister and Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari has sought expediting of the Banga-Naina Devi Road on priority basis. He has also sought immediate repairs of the road between Banga and Anandpur Sahib.  In separate letters written to the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Punjab Chief Minister Capt

Declare 550th Parkash Purab as National Tolerance Day: Punjab CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev as National Tolerance Day, an official said on Monday. Singh wrote a letter Modi seeking that the auspicious day be declared National Tolerance Day for the re-dedication of people to Guru Nanak Dev’s message

Heatwave to continue in Northern India till Wednesday

Northern India will continue to sizzle in the heatwave conditions for the next two days till Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Monday.The surging heat will pass over Vidarbha over the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during next two days, the IMD said. Severe heat

Punjab CM seeks PM Modi’s help to curb drug menace

Reiterating his demand for a national drugs policy to check the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention, an official said on Sunday.Urging him to advise the Ministries of Home, Social Justice and Empowerment and Health and Family Welfare to address the issue with more seriousness, the Chief