Punjab

Punjab CM deputes 4 ministers to oversee flood relief works

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 23: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday deputed four ministers to oversee the relief operations in the flood-ravaged districts of Ropar, Jalandhar and Kapurthala, and directed the concerned officials to expedite the restoration of power supply in the affected areas.

A sea of humanity in flood-ravaged Punjab

FEROZEPUR (PUNJAB): It is a sea of humanity in this part of the flood-ravaged border district and elsewhere in Punjab where several social organizations in coordination with the Indian Army, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and also local authorities have been in the forefront to provide Guru's 'langar' (free meal) and shelter to locals in flood waters.

Punjab to canalise its rivers with technical support of WB and ADB

SULTANPUR LODHI: Reviewing the ground situation in the flood-hit villages for the second time this week, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that his government would canalise all the rivers of the state, taking technical support from World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Punjab CM writes to PM for Rs.1000 Cr special flood relief package

CHANDIGARH: Even as the state government scaled up its flood rescue and relief operations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to the Prime Minister seeking a Rs 1000 crore special package to address the losses resulting from the flooding.

Sarkaria reviews plugging work at breaches in Ludhiana and Jalandhar

CHANDIGARH: The Water Resources Minister Punjab Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Wednesday evening reviewed the work of plugging in breaches on the banks of Sutlej river near Bholewal village in Ludhiana District.

Phagwara lawyers observed strike on call by Bathinda Bar Association

PHAGWARA: On a call given by District Bar Association Bhatinda all lawyers belonging to Bar Association Phagwara observed “No Work” today.

Center must release Rs. 100 crore for 550th Parkash Purb celeberations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is going to celebrate the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji on a grand scale with full religious fervour. The celebrations would see ‘Nanak Naam Leva Sangat’ from all corners of the globe. The Punjab Government solicits wholehearted cooperation from the Union Government with regard to these celebrations. The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi emphatically took up this issue with the Union Tourism Minister Mr. Prahlad Patel during an informal meeting with the latter in New Delhi today. Mr. Channi also demanded that the Union Government must immediately release Rs. 100 crore for the celebrations.

More than 300 Punjab villages marooned by flood waters, waiting for relief

CHANDIGARH: More than 300 villages in Punjab were worst effected by flash floods caused by water released from Bhakra Dam during last one week. Thousands of people who were marooned have been waiting for the relief but hardly any help is extended to them by the state government.

300 Punjab villages badly affected by floods

CHANDIGARH:  More than 300 villages, mainly in Punjab's Ropar, Jalandhar and Ferozepur districts, were badly affected in floods by the Satluj river, damaging crops in thousands of acres and forcing thousands of villagers to spend nights on rooftops.

Jalandhar admin ropes in Army for pluggging breaches in Phillaur and Shahkot

LOHIAN(Jalandhar): With nearly 30,000 acres of land submerged in water of more than 50 villages in the district, the Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar  Varinder Kumar Sharma and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal today said that the district administration has sought help of the Army for plugging in the breaches.

Punjab vigilance nabs document writer red handed

CHANDIGARH:  The Vigilance Bureau Punjab today nabbed a Document Writer red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 12,000.

Capt Amarinder slams Akalis for obstructing Bargari probe

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday lambasted the Akalis for their perverse and desperate attempts to obstruct the investigations into the Bargari sacrilege case, and said his government had already moved the court against the CBI closure report to enable the state to pursue the probe to its logical conclusion.

BBMB to release more water from Bhakra Dam, managing level to minimise flood impact in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) has   done excellent water management this time as it allowed water level to raise above 1680 feet a self imposed upper limit set for reservoir filling by the end of August.

Manpreet Badal appeals people not to burn paddy straw, dont pollute air

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Tuesday exhorted the people of Punjab and Haryana not to burn paddy straw as that would be a true tribute to the Guru Nanak Dev ji, especially with the ongoing 550th Parkash Purab celebrations. The Minister was talking to the media personnel after attending a public function at Bathinda.

Coordinated effort by civil and police administration minimises trouble for people affected by flood

MAO SAHIB (JALANDHAR):  A vigilant civil and Police administration today carried out massive rescue operations for saving the stranded people in flood, that took place due to breach in river Satluj, affected areas of Phillaur sub division.

Fathegarh sahib police nabbed nigerian citizen from delhi for smuggling & supplying drugs:Amneet Kondal

FATEHGARH SAHIB: With an objective to curb drug menace in the state, the campaign initiated by Punjab Govt. got a big success today when Fatehgarh Sahib Police nabbed the Nigerian drug smuggler & supplier for supplying drugs from Delhi to other states. He has been arrested with 200 gram heroin. 

BJP govt at center saffronising education policy, JAC resolves to meet Punjab CM

CHANDIFGARH: JAC organizes Education Conclave on Draft National Education PolicyCHANDIGARH: “Draft National Education Policy (NEP) is a big threat to “Punjab”, “Punjabi” and “Punjabiyat”. Minister said that Centre Govt. is doing saffronisation of education in the Country. The new education draft policy has been released in every language by the Centre Govt. but not in Punjabi Language thereby neglecting the interest of Punjabi’s.” JAC Directors should meet Chief Minister Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh so that the matter can be taken further to Centre Govt.

Brave hearts of NDRF, SDRF , State Police and Indian Army set new benchmark in selfless service

MAO SAHIB(Jalandhar): It was the day of jawans of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) to set a new benchmark in public service by saving more than 80 precious lives during special operation in flood affected Phillaur Sub Division.

Punjab govt declares floods a natural calamity in flood-hit villages

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government on Monday declared the current flood situation in the affected villages of the state as a natural calamity, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directing the Financial Commissioner Revenue (FCR) to issue the necessary notification at the earliest.

Situation at dhussi bandh along river Satlej is under control, Says, Nawanshehar DC

NAWANSHEHAR; "The situation at  the dhussi bandh along river Satlej falling in the district is quite under control ", says the Deputy Commissioner, Vinay Bublani while adding that, however, the Army and the other departments deputed to assist the Drainage Department to avert the apprehension of floods , would continue to keep vigil there though the downstream flow of water from Ropar head-works had receded considerably. At 7.00 pm. the downstream flow of water from Ropar Head-works has been reported 54526 cusics, he added.

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