Punjab

Get closure report of CBI rejected by Union Cabinet: Randhawa challenges Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH: “The President, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Sukhbir Singh Badal should stop the drama of crying hoarse over the closure report filed by the CBI in the incident pertaining to the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji at Bargari as it was during the tenure of the SAD-BJP regime that the sacrilege incident took place.” These views were expressed here today by the Cabinet Minister, Punjab, and Senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in a press communiqué.

Punjab Govt steamlines process of issuance of disability certificates

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has streamlined the process of distribution of disabilities certificates to the eligible beneficiaries by designating the competent authorities, Hospitals and Institutions where these disabilities certificates are to be issued to the beneficiaries.

Punjab Sawan bumper lottery makes Kharar woman crorepati

CHANDIGARH: Suman Priya George Masih of Kharar (SAS Nagar), who won the first prize of Punjab State Sawan Bumper-2019, today submitted the documents to the Punjab State Lotteries Department for encashment of the prize.

At least 55 Vet Doctors take Oath of Profession at KCVAS

AMRITSAR: At least 55 students took the `oath of profession’ as veterinary doctors on completion of their five-year bachelor degree in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry at Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS), here. They were also given certificates and prizes for their performance during the degree program.

Three 800 MW thermal units at Ropar , decision pending with government

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has forwarded   the proposal to construct three 800 MW super critical units at Ropar in the first phase in state sector to Punjab Government in December 2018  and the same  is pending with the government .

Tarun Chugh meets Thawar Chand Gehlot, slams Congress govt. for playing with future of SC students

CHANDIGARH: The BJP today alleged that Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab was playing with the future of SC students as it was reluctant to send Audit Report of the fund received for Post Matric Scholarship to the Union Government.

Implementation of policy for regularization of unauthorized colonies reviewed: Sarkaria

CHANDIGARH:  Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Housing & Urban Development Minister has presided over a meeting on Tuesday with the association of colonizers to review the implementation of the policy formulated to regularize the unauthorized colonies, plots and buildings in the State at PUDA Bhawan, Mohai. The meeting was held in the backdrop of discussion held a few days back with the Association where the colonizers had raised some issues causing hindrance to those interested in applying for regularization.

Punjab Police busts major drug racket habit forming drugs: Gurpreet Deo

CHANDIGARH: Tightening the noose further on the drugs and smugglers, Punjab Police and Special Task Force (STF) have busted an illegal drug racket of Tramadol tablets and other habit forming drugs operating pan Punjab and has been able to recover consignment of 10,67,800 tablets from the accused chemist.

Captain govt’s ‘Ghar-Ghar’ job rant was a mere ploy to grab power: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state chief and Member of Parliament (MP), Bhagwant Mann has flayed the Captain-led Congress government in the state for being insensitive to the youth, stating that a large number jobless young boys and girls were driven to drugs it had failed to live up to its poll promise on providing jobs in every household.

Punjab CM suggests to Union Water resource minister to call all party meeting on water crisis

NEW DELHI: To evolve consensus and formulate a national strategy for tackling the deteriorating water situation in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday suggested an all-party meeting under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister.

If Sidhu doesn't want to do his job, there is nothing I can do about it: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.

Meghalaya youth student of Lovely Professional varsity Jalandhar commits suicide

PHAGWARA: Meghalaya resident  Youth Suman Kumar studying in B-Tech in Lovely Professional University Phagwara reportedly committed suicide by jumping down from the seventh floor of LPU Hostel in LPU premises on Saturday.

CBI filed closure report in sacrilege cases under SAD, BJP pressure with an eye on Haryana elections: Khaira

CHANDIGARH: Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and President of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today alleged that Central Bureau Investigation(CBI) has filed closure report in the Mohali CBI court in two cases of sacrilege registered against dera sacha sauda followers under pressure from BJP and Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD).

Amidst the conflict of Centre-State, future of SC students hanging by a thread: Kainth

JALANDHAR: Speaking to the newspersons here at the Jalandhar Press Club, Paramjit Singh Kainth, President of the National Scheduled Castes Alliance, a socio-politico organization working in the interests of the Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes and minorities, bashed the State government over its profound inability in dealing with the abysmal implementation of the post-matric scholarship in Punjab.

Punjab Govt offers Rs 10 cr for Chanalon industrial focal point

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has offered Rs 10 crores for the drainage and repairing of roads in the Chanalon industrial focal point located near Kurali in the Kharar assembly segment.

Capt Amarinder appreciates Pak decision to remove permit for passage through Kartarpur corridor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed Pakistan’s decision to remove the requirement of separate permit system to allow pilgrims to travel through the historic Kartarpur Corridor, as had been demanded by him, but requested waiver of passport also to facilitate devotees from the rural areas of the state.

Two Punjab ministers ridicule Sidhu's resignation drama, calls for decorum

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi have ridiculed Navjot Sidhu’s resignation drama, and urged him to show more dignity and decorum in his actions.

Goa Forward withdraws support to BJP-led government

PANAJI: A day after three of their Ministers were sacked from the Pramod Sawant-led Goa cabinet, regional party Goa Forward on Sunday formally withdrew support to the BJP-led coalition government.

Sukhbir Badal should stop shedding crocodile tears over CBI closure report: Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, and senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and MLAs has lambasted the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal for shedding crocodile tears over the issue of CBI filing the closure report in the Mohali court in connection with the Bargari sacrilege case against three followers of Dera Sacha Said in the aftermath of the killing of dera follower Mohinderpal Bittu.

Pakistan agrees for visa-free year-long travel to Kartarpur Sahib

AMRITSAR: Pakistan on Sunday agreed in principle to allow visa-free, year-long travel to the Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara for Indian passport holders and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) card holders.

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