Punjab

Phagwara lawyers observed strike on call by Bathinda Bar Assiciation

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.

Floods in Punjab, a man made calamity, political leadership to be blamed: Khaira

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today blamed the political leadership for devastating floods in Punjab and  expressed deep sorrow over the sufferings of thousands of people in Punjab marooned by flood waters and loss of their property and cattle heads in large number.

Successive governments responsible for loss of life and property in Punjab due to floods: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has expressed its deep shock and dismay over the loss of lives and properties in various parts of the state due to the fury of floods, saying that both the preceding BJP-SAD and now the ruling party government were responsible for the same. 

Punjab Medical Education department invites applications for 40 vacancies of professors

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government has invited applications for 40 posts of professors, associate professors and assistant professors of direct quota in government medical colleges of the state.

Punjab CM visits flood hit areas, announces Rs.100 crore emergency relief

RUPNAGAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state and said a special Girdawari will be conducted as soon as the water level recedes to ensure adequate compensation for the affected farmers.

New education policy poses threat to multicultural, multilingual and multiracial society: Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: The Higher Education Minister, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa expressed grave concern at the draft of the new Education policy released by the Union Government. Addressing a seminar organized by the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the un-aided colleges, the minister said that the new education policy if implemented would pose a challenge to the Multicultural, Multilingual environment of the country. He further said that though the policy reiterates India as a Democratic Republic with Justice and Equal Opportunities for everybody but the word ‘Secular’ has been omitted which is a cause of concern for the religious and linguistic minorities of the country.

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