Archive News of April 25, 2018
Navjot Kaur Sidhu appointed Chairman Punjab Warehousing Corporation

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appointed Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu as Director Chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation.

Moving from water scarce to water smart India

Water assumes a vital role in the human framework, farming, and industry. The twentieth century saw an enormous rise in the demand for fresh water due to the expansion of population along with the growth in industries and urbanization. This rising level of water demand is directly impacting the worldwide shortage of water.

Expert talk on Constitutional law at RBU

The University School of Law, Rayat-Bahra University here today organized a special lecture on Constitutional Law in the University Auditorium.

Punjab govt demands additional special trains for carrying procured crop to other states : Bharat Bhushan Ashu

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu visited Talwandi Sabo to review the ongoing wheat procurement. On his maiden visit to Talwandi Sabo, the Minister stated that the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government was committed to procure every grain of the priceless yield of farmers.

Recognition of circle style kabaddi not to be done away with : Rana Sodhi

The Punjab Government has termed the statement by ex-minister Sikander Singh Maluka regarding doing away with the recognition of circle style Kabaddi as misleading. The Sports Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi has said that the sports department is not de-recognizing the circle style Kabaddi and the sport like other sports is included in the list of recognized and graded sports of the department.

296 cases cleared by Capt Amarinder govt for Rs.835 lakh relief to kin in suicide cases of farmers &farm labourers

Fast-tracking the process of providing relief to the families of farmers and farm labourers who have committed suicide, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has approved financial assistance to the tune of Rs.835 lakhs in 296 cases of suicide since taking over the reins of Punjab.
This is the highest ever amount of relief given to the affected families in such cases since the scheme was launched in 2015.

Massive response to first flight at Adampur Airport as all the seats booked

The Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma today visited the airport to review the ongoing preparations for the event. Mr Sharma was apprised by the staff of Airport Authority of India and Spice Jet that the seats for the first flight have already been sold out. Likewise, he was informed that 90% seats for the week ahead of May 1 have also been booked.

Farmers won't have to encounter any problem during procurement season: Anindita Mitra

The Director, Food and Civil Supplies Mrs. Anindita Mitra today said that the Punjab Government is fully committed to ensure the successful completion of the wheat season and the farmers would not have to face any problem with regard to the payments, lifting and gunny bags (Bardana) during the procurement season. The Director, Food and Civil Supplies was taking stock of the procurement arrangements in the grain markets (mandis) of Hoshiarpur and Garhshankar. 

Panchayat elections to be held on time in a transparent, fair and free atmosphere: Tript Bajwa

The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today urged people of Punjab especially the office bearers of Panchayati Raj institutions to come forward to save ecosystem and work for conservation of water along with the development of villages. He warned that if Punjabis still do not use water judiciously then Punjab would have to face a serious water crisis in very near future.

Punjab govt demands additional special trains for carrying procured crop to other states : Bharat Bhushan Ashu

 Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu visited Talwandi Sabo to review the ongoing wheat procurement. On his maiden visit to Talwandi Sabo, the Minister stated that the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government was committed to procure every grain of the priceless yield of farmers.

Free dengue testing extended in 33 government hospital: Bhahm Mohindra

In a major policy decision taken by the Health Department facility of free dengue testing has been extended in 33 centres across the state. It was announced by Mr. Brahm Mohindra, Health Minister, Punjab while chairing the meeting of the state task force on dengue held at Punjab Bhawan, Chandigarh here on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

Being ranked among top ten in Swachh Sarvekshan an indictor of improving scenario: Navjot Singh Sidhu

 "The cleanliness is a realization of being aware about making sincere efforts in promoting the cause of hygienic environment so as to leave a clean and green legacy for our coming generations. Where there is cleanliness, there is health."

Reforming jails of state to be focus area : Randhawa

 The Jails and Co-operation Minister, Punjab,Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who has assumed charge just yesterday, today paid a surprise visit to the Central Jail Patiala at 7:30 AM. Initiating his tour of Punjab jails from Patiala, the minister made it clear that reforming the jails of the state occupies priority slot in his scheme of things.

Arijit does full justice to every song he sings: Divya Kumar

Singer Divya Kumar, who has tracks like "Shubhaarambh", "Jee karda" and "Raita phail gaya" to his credit, says singer Arijit Singh does full justice to every song he sings.

Congress leader shot dead in J&K

A Congress leader was killed and his two security guards injured in a militant attack on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

GSAT-11 called back for tests to be on the safe side: ISRO Chairman

The Indian space agency has recalled its communication satellite GSAT-11 from Arianespace's rocket port in French Guiana for further tests, to be on the safe side, said Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Wednesday.

Snake rescued from Delhi Assembly premises

A five-feet-long snake was rescued on Wednesday from the Delhi Assembly complex here by an animal welfare NGO.

Life term to Asaram in minor's rape case, two others get 20 years each

: A Special Court in Jodhpur on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram for raping a minor girl at his ashram in Rajasthan in 2013 and sentenced him to a prison term for life till his natural death.

IPL-2018: Punjab, Hyderabad look to outwit each other

 Table-toppers Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be aiming to outsmart each other and continue their winning run when they face-off in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Thursday.

Rape survivor's father welcomes Asaram's conviction

The father of the survivor who was raped as a teenager in 2013 by Asaram Bapu, on Wednesday welcomed a Jodhpur court's verdict convicting the self-styled godman.

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