Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Speed up ongoing mojor Infra projects for early completion, orders Chief Secretary

CHANDIGARH: In order to ensure seamless implementation of ongoing major infrastructure development projects in the state, Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Tuesday directed all the departments concerned to accelerate the pace of the work to complete these projects on time.

Harsimrat trying to shatter confidence of Medical Fraternity just for free publicity: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Terming the allegations of Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal as baseless and political motivated, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that SAD has lost his credibility and support from the people of Punjab and now Mrs. Badal is trying to malign the image and confidence of medical fraternity for getting free publicity.

Devotees in Punjab, Haryana throng gurdwaras to mark Baisakhi

CHANDIGARH: Devotees across Punjab and Haryana on Tuesday thronged gurdwaras, including the Harmandir Sahib popularly known as Golden Temple in Amritsar, to mark the festival of Baisakhi.

MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary visits Phillaur grain market to take stock of wheat procurement arrangements

PHILLAUR : Jalandhar Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Monday took stock of wheat procurement preparations in Phillaur grain market and assured the farmers that like the previous year, Captain Amarinder Singh Government is fully prepared to purchase every grain of the harvest from them despite COVID-19 pandemic.

CM's statement to challenge Kotkapura Police firing verdict of the Punjab & Haryana HC, in SC is deceitful and baseless, says Bir Devender Singh

CHANDIGARH: Coming down heavily on Capt. Amarinder Singh for giving a hollow statement of challenging the High Court’s verdict in Kotkapura Police Firing incident in Supreme Court, Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) said that the Punjab Chief Minister’s statement is a mere hogwash and shows emptiness of Captain’s mind to understand such super sensitive legal matters.

Parking space crunch adds to traffic chaos in Nakodar

NAKODAR: The civic body has failed to create parking space keeping in view the increased vehicle pressure on roads, often forcing people to park vehicles along the roads leading to traffic chaos. Since there are no parking lots in the town, most of the visitors park their vehicles at Fawara Chowk near the Nakodar nagar council office clogging three roads leading to traffic snarls. Residents held municipal authorities responsible for not providing adequate parking, selling, and leasing out prime land at throwaway prices. They blamed the civic authorities for gifting the land suitable for parking adjoining the Ambedkar Chowk to the Vishawkarma Trust in 2000.

Nakodar NC accused of misusing defence land

NAKODAR: The Nakodar Nagar council (NC) has not only allegedly failed to make a judicious use of the defence land transferred to it and  even it does not know the present status of the land. An area of 126 Kanals and six marlas of defence land was transferred to the NC in 1981.

Two villagers booked for stealing school goods

NAKODAR: The Mehat Pur police have booked two villagers on the charge of stealing from a government school.The investigating officer (IO) Gursharan Singh said that the accused have been identified as Akashdip Singh alias Kashi and Hand residents of Ismail Pur .

Rajpura man wins one Crore on Rs.100 ticket

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Dear 100 Monday Weekly Lottery transformed the life of a Rajpura man into a fairytale as he hit the jackpot thereby winning Rs 1 crore from a lottery ticket worth Rs 100.

Captain Amarinder Singh greets people on eve of Baisakhi

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday greeted Punjabis across the world on the sacred occasion of the Sajna Divas of the 'Khalsa Panth' and 'Baisakhi', which symbolizes the spirit of Punjab, Punjabi & Punjabiat.

178542 MT Wheat procured on third day

CHANDIGARH: The Government agencies have procured 178542 metric tonnes of wheat in Punjab on third day of precourment.
Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesperson said that out of the total procurement from various procurement centres in the State, the Government agencies procured 178542 MT of wheat .

Punjab CM orders grant of proprietary rights to another 3245 slum households under 'Basera'

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered proprietary rights for 3245 slum households in three districts under the BASERA scheme, with directives to complete the process of grant of such rights to a total of 40000 households by September this year.

 Three persons crushed ti death by CTU bus on Chandigarh-Nangal highway

ROPAR:  A speeding bus of Chandigarh Transport Undertaking on way from Nangal to Chandigarh today crushed three people to death near village Bhanupali, 40 kms from Rupnagar.

160 Vacancies of clerk (LEGAL) to be filled in Punjab Government :Raman Bahl

CHANDIGARH: The Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab has issued advertisement to fill 160 vacancies of Clerk Legal in various departments of Punjab Government .

Punjab School Education Department directs school heads to prepare students for Ganga Quiz Competitions, Registration by May 8

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab School Education Department has directed the school heads to prepare the students for the 'Ganga Quest-2020-21' competitions to be held under the 'National Mission for Clean Ganga'.

Punjab CM gets second jab of vaccination

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday got the second dose of the coronavirus virus vaccine.
He appealed again to all eligible to come forward to get themselves vaccinated 'for their own protection and that of their families and society'.

Renovation of ponds under Thapar model in 23 villages of Kapurthala to be completed before monsoon season: MLA Rana Gurjit singh

KAPURTHALA: MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh said that the work on village ponds , constructed under Thapar model to be completed before the moonsoon season so that the rain water could be used for irrigation purposes.

Wheat procurement started smoothly in Kapurthala

KAPURTHALA: Kapurthala district witnessed smooth start of wheat procurement by government agencies today at grain market kapurthala and bholath as 170 MT wheat purchased by PUNGRAIN and MARKFED respectively.

66321 MT Wheat Procured in Punjab on day two

CHANDIGARH: The Government agencies have procured 66321 metric tonnes of wheat in Punjab on day two of precourment.

Stop making merry, kotkapura case far from over, Capt Amarinder tells Sukhbir Badal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday ridiculed Sukhbir Badal for jumping the gun on the High Court orders in the Kotkapura firing case, of which the Honourable court is yet to release the copy, and urged the Akali leader to refrain from making merry as the matter was far from being over.

Punjab education secretary lends personal touch to school enrolement drive

PATIALA: Education Secretary, Krishan Kumar, has not only lent new dimension but also come forward to give personal touch to the " Enrollment Drive" currently underway in Punjab. He visited village SaidKheri in Rajpura subdivision of the district on Satuday evening. The Education Secretary, using the public address system of the local Gurudwara Sahib, himself made an appeal to the residents to get their wards admitted in the government schools.

Mandi Board establishes control room for all districts to resolve procurement issues

CHANDIGARH: With a view to facilitate farmers and Arthiyas during Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) commenced from April 10 in the state, Punjab Mandi Board issued contact numbers of State Control Room setup at Mandi Board Headquarters in Mohali. The numbers have been made operational for all 22 districts to promptly address the issues of farmers and Arthiyas during procurement operations in wake of COVID-19.

Capt Amarinder appoints Sonu Sood Punjab's Covid vaccine campaign brand ambassador

CHANDIGARH: Sonu Sood, the Messiah of the migrants who refuses to call himself so, has donned a new hat. Beginning today, he is the Brand Ambassador of the Punjab Government for its Covid vaccination programme.

2642 MT Wheat Procured on day one: Ashu

CHANDIGARH: The Government agencies have procured 2642 metric tonnes of wheat in Punjab on day one of precourment.Disclosing this here today, food and civil supplies minister Punjab Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that at Procurement centers the Government agencies procured 2642 MT wheat .

Punjab govt to challenge HC decision if sit probe in Kotkapura case scrapped or its Chief removed

CHANDIGARH: Terming the probe into the Kotkapura firing case as totally fair, impartial and unbiased, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government will challenge in the Supreme Court any orders of the High Court for quashing the investigation of the Punjab Police SIT or removing its chief.

Arhtiyas will remain an integral part of procurement: Bharat Bhushan Ashu

RAJPURA/PATIALA: Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, while formally kicking off the procurement of wheat in Punjab from Dana Mandi Rajpura today, said that as per the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, farmers and arhtiyas would not face any problem during the entire procurement operation.

PUNSUP watchmen among three arrested for stealing government wheat

NAKODAR: The Nakodar city police have arrested three persons on the charge of stealing government wheat.The investigating officer (IO) Balwindar Singh said that the accused have been identified as Gurparshad and Sunny residents of Navi Abaadi Nakodar and working as watchmen in PUNSUP godowns and Avtar driver of a four wheeler and a resident of Chak Muglani village

Justice Rajan Gupta shows keen interest to reunite a couple at Patiala

PATIALA: During National Lok Adalat held at District Courts, Patiala, a long pending litigation of a couple came to its logical end when Administrative Judge of the Patiala Sessions Divisions, Justice Rajan Gupta, Judge Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh while visiting the bench being presided by Sh. Harish Anand, Additional District & Sessions Judge, Patiala, showed keen interest to reunite the couple by effecting amicable settlement between the duo.

MLA Rana urges people to come farward for covid vaccination

KAPURTHALA: Rana Gurjeet Singh, MLA from Kapurthala has called upon all the people to come farward for covid vaccination as it was the only way to wipe out the epidemic.

Woman among seven booked for developing unauthorized colony

NAKODAR: The Nakodar sadar police have booked seven persons including a woman on the charges of developing an unauthorized colony and criminal conspiracy.

SAD(Democratic) calls emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the fallout of the HC judgement in Kotkapura shooting case : Bir Davinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) and Rajya Sabha member, Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has called an emergency meeting of the senior party leaders on Monday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the party headquarters in Sector 82, Mohali.

Procurement kicks off in Punjab after Capt Amarinder govt amends software to ensure continued Ahrtiya involvement

CHANDIGARH: Wheat procurement kicked off in Punjab on Saturday with the Arhtiyas calling off their proposed strike after Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh ordered various steps to ensure their continued involvement in the process and immediate release of their pending payments of Rs. 131 crores without waiting for dues to come from FCI.

Have only 5 days of Covid vaccine left in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGRH: With Punjab left with only 5 days of supply (5.7 lakh Covid vaccine doses) at the current levels of vaccinating 85000-90000 persons a day, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to share the schedule for supply of vaccines with the States over the next quarter based on their confirmed supply orders.

FIRs registered against three firms trying to sell wheat brought from outside: Ashu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has filed FIRs against three firms trying to sell wheat in state mandis brought from outside the state.

Punjab's lucrative industrial policy accumulates investments of Rs78000 Crore: Sunder Sham Arora

CHANDIGARH/FAZILKA: Terming the Punjab Industrial policy an epoch making initiative, Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Mr. Sunder Sham Arora said that Rs. 78000 crore has been invested by various industrialists in the state in the last four years due to this lucrative policy.

MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh reviews the renovation of ponds under pilot project

KAPURTHALA: Rana Gurjit Singh, MLA Kapurthala today reviewed the ongoing work of renovation of ponds under the pilot project. It may be recalled that Kapurthala constituency was selected by the Punjab government for the use of pond water for irrigation in Kapurthala constituency under which a special grant of Rs. 7.37 crore was released.

Vaccination drive in kapurthala on war footing - Single day vaccination touches 4500 as 83 session sites working

KAPURTHALA: To contain the spread of covid with speedy vaccination, kapurthala district has shown the way by touching nearly 4500 mark in single day as all civil hospitals, Sub division hospitals, all Primary health centres, 42 health wellness centres witnessed peoples large scale turn out for vaccination. Presently 83 session sites are working for covid vaccination in district. On april 8, 4174 senior citizens were vaccinated.

Ripudaman college students participate in essay writing competition dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib

NABHA: An online essay writing competition was organized by the History Department of Government Ripudaman College, Nabha as part of a series of programs organized by the Punjab Government to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the Ninth Sikh Master. Students enthusiastically participated in the competition and wrote essays on the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Dedicated to 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib

PATRAN: The Department of History, Government Kirti College, Nial, today organised a webinar dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji. Prof. Manvir Kaur while delivering her opening remarks, shed light on the life and philosophy of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib.

Unidentified booked for stealing government wheat

NAKODAR: The Nakodar city police have booked unidentified persons on the charge of stealing government wheat.The investigating officer (IO) Balwindar Singh said that unidentified accused has loaded wheat bags with governmental marking in a four-wheeler with the intention to sell it.