Punjab

AAP walks out of Vidhan Sabha on the issue of Dalit students and bail granted to Kolianwali

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday walked out of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha under the leadership of Lop Harpal Singh Cheema on the issue of govt. failing to provide scholarship and uniforms to dalit students and in opposition to the bail granted to close aide of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, Dyal Singh Kolianwali.

Indo-Pak buses diverted due to Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti procession

PHAGWARA: Indo-Pak buses plying between New Delhi and Lahore were diverted on link roads due to Shobha Yatras organised in connection with Guru Ravi Dass Jayanti in Phagwara today.

Punjab CM asks center to adopt Tit-For-Tat policy with Pakistan

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that the entire country was fed up with the senseless killings of Indian soldiers every day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday called for tough coercive action against Pakistan, which he suggested could be military, diplomatic or economic, or a combination of all three.

Punjab govt slashed Petrol, Diesel rates by Rs.5 and Rs.1

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Monday slashed the rates of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Re 1, respectively in the annual budget presented for the state.

Punjab cabinet ministers expose Capt-Badal bonhomie in Vidhan Sabha: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party Sangrur Member of Parliament (MP) and Punjab unit chief Bhagwant Mann on Monday said that the allegations of the proverbial bonhomie between the Badals and Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh his party had been leveling stood ratified.

Punjab CM slams SAD for disrupting budget proceedings

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has slammed the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for disrupting the proceedings of the House ahead of the important Budget presentation this morning.

Punjab IAS officers Association strongly condemn terror attack in Pulwama

CHANDIGARH: All the members of the Punjab State IAS officers Association have strongly condemned the reprehensible act of terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir.

Punjab police IG Paramjaj Singh Umrananagal arrested in Behbal Kalan firing case

CHANDIGARH: The Special Investigating Team(SIT) of Punjab Police formed to investiate case of Behbal Kalan firing on Sikh protesters in 2015 today arrested Paramraj Singh Umrananagal Inspoector General of Police from Chandigarh.

Punjab Budget session heats up as Akalis protest against Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Angry scenes were witnessed in the Punjab Assembly in a war of words between state cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLAs, especially Bikram Singh Majithia, which forced adjournment before the budget could be presented in the House here on Monday.

Govt. might lose revenue of over 60 crores due to delay in decision over vacant B.Ed seats

MOHALI: On the one hand due to the shortage of funds, State Govt. is facing financial crisis while on the other hand due to absence of clear cut policy, Dept of Higher Education is denying admissions to the willing students of other states in 5000-6000 vacant B.Ed seats in Punjab.

153 direct quota posts of teaching faculty in govt medical colleges to be filled

CHANDIGARH: In a major step towards strengthening the state’s healthcare system, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday approved filling up of 153 vacant sanctioned direct quota posts of 42 professors, 46 associate professors and 65 assistant professors in the Government Medical Colleges at Amritsar and Patiala.

Punjab MLAs to donate a month's sa;ary to state's Pulwama Victims families

CHANDIGARH: Members of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, led by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday decided unanimously to donate a month's salary to the families of the four martyrs hailing from the state.

PPCC to send list of Lok Sabha short listed candidates to Rahul Gandhi

CHANDIGARH: Sunil Jakhar President of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) today said that list of shortlisted names of candidates for 13 Lok Sabha seats of Punjab will be sent to AICC president Rahul Gandhi for final decision. Decision in this regard was taken todah a meeting of Election Committee of PPCC.

Nirmal Singh elected President of Chief Khalsa Diwan

AMRITSAR: In the General election of prestigious century old Charitable cum Educational Body Chief Khalsa Dewan (CKD) which concluded in the evening today, Nirmal Singh has been elected as next president while defeating his rival Sarabjeet Singh.

Capt Amarinder meets CRPF martyr's parents, announced monthly pension

ANANDPUR SAHIB: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man who had lost his life in the Pulwama terror carnage.

Punjab cabinet grants permission to present budget on Feb 18

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Council of Ministers on Sunday cleared the presentation of the Budget Estimates for 2019-20, along with various accounts and CAG audit reports, in the ongoing budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.

Punjab CM lays foundation stone of world class tech university in Mohali

MOHALI: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the next generation Plaksha University in Mohali, with the hope that it would transform the destiny of the state’s students and help them keep pace with the changing global milieu.

Punjab allows competitive online bidding for transporting procured crops

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Sunday gave its nod to "The Punjab Food Grains Transportation Policy 2019-20" for transportation of food grains from mandis to its storage points at minimum rates through competitive tenders from various transporters.

Failure of filing challan against Kolianwali exposes Captain-Badal bonhomie: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday reacted sharply on the failure of vigilance bureau to file challan in a case of disproportionate assets against close aide of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and leader of Akali Dal Dyal Singh Kolianwali.

Punjab government allows bullock cart races at Kila Raipur sports

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday paved the way for the revival of the traditional annual bullock cart races at the Kila Raipur Rural Sports.

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