Punjab

Capt Amarinder leads Punjabn Vidhan Sabha in Obituary references

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday led the Vidhan Sabha in paying homage to 10 eminent personalities, including freedom fighters, political personalities and journalists, who had passed away since the last session of the Assembly.

Punjab CM orders sweeping reforms in jails, separate intelligence wing

CHANDIGARH: Paving the way for sweeping reforms in the state’s prison administration, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered a series of measures, including AI-enabled CCTV system, live wire fencing and creation of a separate prison intelligence wing, to make the jails secure, even as he gave the go-ahead for a legislation to establish ‘Punjab Prison Development Board’, in the ongoing Budget Session.

Punjab CM greets people on Mahashivratri

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday extended greetings to the people on the auspicious occasion of 'Mahashivratri' with a call to celebrate the festival in the true spirit of brotherhood and harmony.

Capt Amarinder assures house of thorough probe into drugs nexus of SAD leader Anwar Masih

CHANDIGARH: Assuring the House of a thorough probe into the matter, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday told the Vidhan Sabha that all the documents/materials shown or displayed by the members would be forwarded to the STF for detailed investigations into the drugs network, launched in the wake of the seizures made from the house belonging to former SSB member and senior Akali leader Anwar Masih.

Punjab releases Rs.349.50 Cr for GPF, Verka plant and cycle valley project

CHANDIGARH:  The Finance Department has released Rs. 349.50 crore on account of General Provident Fund (GPF), Cooperative Sugar Mills, Verka Dairy Plant, Bassi Pathana besides the development of hi-tech Cycle Valley Project at village Dhanansu in Ludhiana district.

Punjab CM promises policy on compensation to farmers for land used for towers by PSPCL

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured the House that his Government would soon come out with a policy to consider compensation to the farmers for land being used for installation of towers by the Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL).

Punjab CM informs house of SC rejection of CBI plea in sacrilege cases

CHANDIGARH: Disclosing that the Supreme Court had vindicated the state government’s stand by rejecting the CBI plea seeking permission to probe the cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday assured the Assembly that the SIT investigation into the Behbal Kalan and Bargari cases would be taken to its logical conclusion.

Bharat Bhushan Ashu directs to complete Smart Card updating process by February 25

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today directed the officials of the food and civil supplies department to complete the updating process of smart cards by February 25, 2020 by all means. He was presiding over a review meeting pertaining to the smart cards with the field officers of 12 districts at Anaj Bhawan, sector-39.

Finance Dept releases Rs.577 Cr against power subsidy and various welfare schemes

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Finance Department has released Rs. 577 crores on account of power subsidy to Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) and various Water Supply projects in the state.

Sarva Dharam Prayer held on 98th birth anniversary of late Chief Minister Beant Singh

CHANDIGARH: Sarva Dharam Prayer on the 98th birth anniversary of former Punjab Chief Minister Late Sh. Beant Singh was held at ‘The Beant Singh Memorial, Sector 42 here. While remembering their beloved leader eminent personalities from all walks of life paid floral tributes at his memorial.

Punjab STF arrests SAD Badal leader Anwar Masih in 197 kg heroin smuggling case

CHANDIGARH: Further tightening the noose around the big fish involved in the drug trade, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Punjab Police on Wednesday arrested former Subordinate Services Board (SSB) member and Akali leader, Anwar Masih, in connection with the massive drug haul from his house in village Sultanwind on Jan 31.

Civil surgeons to ensure compliance of environmental laws in hospitals for safeguard of living beings & enviroment:Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH:Directs Civil Surgeons to submit PERT Charts for activities regarding installation of Effluent Treatment Plants
Water-Meters to be installed to curb wastage of water in Hospitals

DAVIET organize Mechanical workshop on enhancing productivity Suren

JALANDHAR:DAVIET, Jalandhar in association with National Productivity Council, Chandigarh and Laghu Udyog Bharti organized a one-day workshop-cum-ExecutiveDevelopment Program on “Productivity Improvement through Lean Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing” on February 18, 2020. The workshop that was organized as part of National Productivity Week of National Productivity Council Chandigarh which is observed from Feb 12-18 every year, focused on current trends in the related field such as Industry 4.0. Experts from Industry and academia delivered the lectures and engaged the interactive sessions.

133 school vehicles checked, 37 issued challans on day two of special checking in Jalandhar

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar, February 18,2020 : Continuing its spree against the school vehicles flouting security norms while ferrying the students to the schools, the district administration today checked 133 vehicles, challaned 37 and impounded four of them.

Punjab govt enhances Nabardars honorarium to Rs.2000 per month

CHANDIGARH: Fulfilling the major demand of Nambardars, Punjab Revenue Minister Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kangar today said that the honorarium of Nambardars will be enhanced from Rs.1500 to Rs.2000 per month. The decision has been taken in this regard during a meeting with delegation of various Nambardar Unions, here.

Stubble Burning: Justice Gill Committee seeks proposals from Farmer Unions

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to end the paddy straw burning woes completely, and to resolve the issues arising out of paddy straw burning Justice (Retd.) Mehtab Singh Gill led committee on Tuesday held a meeting with Kisan Unions at Kisan Bhawan here. Notably, the Committee was constituted by Punjab Chief Minister to resolve the issues arising out of Paddy straw burning in Punjab.

Punjab cabinet approves rejuvenation plan of Budha Nallah at cost of Rs.650 Cr

CHANDIGARH:  In bid to undertake rejuvenation of highly polluting Buddah Nallah in Ludhiana, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday okayed Rs. 650 crore project for the same in the first phase.

For increasing food grains storage, 31 silos to be set up in Punjab: Union Minister

CHANDIGARH: Union Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Mr Raosaheb Patil Danve today said that to increase the food grains storage capacity, 31 silos would be set up in Punjab. He said that 21 sites for this purpose have already been shortlisted, whereas the remaining sites would also be finalised shortly.

Punjab VB nabs CDPO, Peon & a private person impersonating as police official

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed Child Development Project officer (CDPO) and his peon posted at block Jhuneer, Mansa district red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 25,000. In another bribery case a private person impersonating Reader to DSP Ludhiana was also arrested taking bribed amount Rs 20,000.

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