Tuesday, October 03, 2023


2016 Batch IPS Officer Vatsala Gupta takes charge as SSP Kapurthala

KAPURTHALA: The District Police on Monday gave a warm send off to IPS Rajpal Singh Sandhu on his appointment as DIG/PAP-II besides extending welcome to newly appointed SSP Vatsala Gupta, a-2016 batch IPS officer.

Punjab journalists demand panel for protection

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Chandigarh Journalists Union on Monday demanded the formation of a media commission at the national level for their protection.

Fight not against any party or leader, but against drugs: Kejriwal

PATIALA: Coming out openly in support of the AAP government in Punjab for its action against a Congress legislator in a drug smuggling case, the party’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the fight was not against any party or leader but against the drug menace.

Rahul Gandhi visits Golden Temple, offers 'sewa' 

AMRITSAR: Amidst the ‘feud’ with the ruling AAP in Punjab, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi during his personal visit on Monday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar and performed ‘sewa’ (voluntary service) in the holy shrine.

Jimpa honors 24 Gram Panchayats, 23 Schools and 23 Safai Sewaks at State Level function

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa today honored 24 Gram Panchayats, 23 Schools and 23 Safai Sewaks of the state who have done excellent work in the terms of cleanliness, proper management of liquid and solid waste, beautifying the surroundings, spreading awareness about the importance of cleanliness and providing basic sanitary facilities to the citizens at a state level function to celebrate Swachh Bharat Diwas. The event was organized in Municipal Bhawan, Sector 35.

Punjab Government launches "Saade Bjurag Sadda Maan" campaign for elderly from Faridkot on 3rd October

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, has taken a new initiative to launch the "Saade Bjurag Sadda Maan" campaign dedicated to the International Day of Senior Citizens. This campaign will be launched in Faridkot district on October 3rd. Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development, Dr. Baljit Kaur, will attend the function as the chief guest.

PNE Correspondent Amrik Singh bereaved, young son passed away

AMRITSAR: We inform with deep sorrow that Tejpal Singh, aged 32 years, son of Amrik Singh Punjab News Express conrrespondent in Amritsar passed away today. Amrik Singh is an ex-staffer of The Indian Express group.

Punjab CM performs ground breacking ceremony of Rs.138 Cr Netherland based cattle feed plant coming up at Rajpura

RAJPURA: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Sunday said that due to strenuous efforts of the state government global Bussiness tycoons are making beeline to invest in state.

New milestone in industrial growth of Punjab, CM to lay foundation stone of Holland based cattle feed plant

CHANDIGARH: In order to give further impetus to the industrial growth in the state, a Holland based company is setting up a cattle feed plant at the cost of Rs 138 crore, the foundation stone of which will be laid by the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Sunday (October 1).

Harjot Singh Bains's initiative, unique sign boards installed on roads leading to religious places of Anandpur Sahib

CHANDIGARH: In a commendable initiative by Cabinet Minister Harjot Singh Bains, unique signboards have been installed along the state highway in the Anandpur Sahib Vidhan Sabha constituency. These distinctive directional boards not only guide travelers by indicating distances and the next city but also offer concise historical insights into significant religious sites along the route.

Wahid Sandhar Sugar Mills Deceives Over 600 Farmers, Accumulates Rs 40 Crores in Unpaid Dues

CHANDIGARH: The Vigilance Bureau of Punjab, in the course of its investigations, has uncovered a distressing situation regarding the Golden Sandhar Sugar Mill in Phagwara, Kapurthala district. The mill, previously known as Wahid Sandhar Sugar Mills, has failed to settle outstanding payments to cane farmers for the past four years, accumulating a staggering debt of approximately Rs 40 Crores 71 Lakhs 68 Thousand.

Punjab VB arrests SAD leader Jarnail Singh Wahad, wife Rupinder Kaur and son Sandeep Singh

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Saturday arrested Jarnail Singh Wahad, Managing Director Wahad-Sandhar Sugar Mills Limited Phagwara, his wife Rupinder Kaur Wahad, Director and his son Sandeep Singh Wahad, Director Wahad Sandhar Sugar Mill Limited Phagwara and Director Sugar Mill Plaza Private Limited, Phagwara, District Kapurthala after finding them guilty for misappropriating government land of sugar mill Phagwara and causing financial loss to the state government.

Punjab Govt released an amount of Rs.25 crore during current financial year to clear NMDFC's outstanding liabilities

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, is continuously working to uplift the economic status of the backward classes. In the year 2023-24, the Punjab government has disbursed Rs. 25 crore to resolve NMDFC's outstanding liabilities.

Jarnail Singh Wahid, partner in Phagwara Sugar Mill arrested by Punjab VB

PHAGWARA: The Vigilance Bureau Jalandhar team led SSP Vigilance Rajeshwar Singh Sidhu today arrested Akali Dal(Badal) leader and former Chairman of Markfed Jarnail Singh Wahid from his native cillage Khurampur PS Sadar Phagwara.

RPG used for attack on Punjab Police’s Intelligence HQ was for Moosewala: Sources

NEW DELHI: An RPG that targeted the Punjab Police's Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali last year was actually intended for singer and rapper Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead in May 2022, top sources in the Delhi Police revealed.

Punjab Vets parity issue with Medicos to be resolved soon- Khuddian

KHARAR: The issue of pay disparity of Punjab Vets with their counterparts in health department will be resolved shortly in a positive manner.

Punjab Mandi Board notifies 1854 purchase centers for smooth paddy procurement operations from Oct 1

CHANDIGARH: In order to ensure procurement of every single grain of the paddy crop as desired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, Punjab Mandi Board has notified 1854 purchase centres to ensure hassle-free procurement operations, beginning from October 1, said Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian.

CM dedicates 12 state of the art libraries to the Punjabis

SANGRUR: In a landmark initiative aimed at inculcating reading habits amongst the youth of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Friday dedicated 12 state of the art Libraries to the people of the state.

Prayer meet for prof. B.C. Verma on October 1

CHANDIGARH: The prayer meet, in memory of the eminent educationist and Chemistry Professor Mr. B.C. Verma, will be held tomorrow i.e. October 1 at Mata Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula between 2 and 3 pm.

PWRDA extends last date to apply for groundwater using permission to 30th November

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Regulation & Development Authority (PWRDA) issued directions for the extraction and conservation of groundwater and the same was notified on 1st February 2023. With the coming into force of the directions, all non-exempt users who are extracting groundwater shall have to pay groundwater extraction charges (GEC) w.e.f. 1st February, 2023. Even those users who have not installed a water meter shall have to pay these charges. For details the PWRDA website https://pwrda.punjab.gov.in. can be accessed.

Anganwadi workers play an important role in creating healthy society: Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Anganwadi workers play an important role in creating a healthy society as they are providing nutritious food and disease prevention to the child from birth to adulthood. These views were expressed by the Minister of Social Security, Women and Child Development Dr. Baljit Kaur while addressing the State Level Poshan Maah function organized at Giani Diti Singh Auditorium of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College. She said that the Punjab Government is working day and night to strengthen the foundation of society with women empowerment so that women can be given due respect.

Chief secretary asks all stakeholders to work in a result-oriented manner for prevention of drugs

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating the commitment of the State Government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann for the complete elimination of drugs, Chief Secretary Anurag Verma asked all the stakeholders to work in a result-oriented manner for the elimination of drug menace.

Achieved 6th position in Poshan Maah for excellent performance of Punjab state: Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: Poshan Maah is observed throughout all districts of Punjab during September with the primary goal of reducing malnutrition, anemia, and low birth weight among children. As per the daily report issued by the Government of India, Punjab has achieved the 6th rank for its exceptional performance during Poshan Maah.

Vigilance bureau nabs National Urban livelihood mission district manager taking Rs 7,000 bribe from widow employee

CHANDIGARH: In line with the Punjab government's steadfast commitment to eradicating corruption, as instructed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its resolute campaign against corruption on Friday successfully apprehended Sonu Goyal, District Manager (Technical Expert) at the City Mission Management (CMM) Unit of the National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) under the Municipal Corporation in Bathinda while accepting a bribe of Rs. 7,000.

Anticipatory bail to Sukhbir Badal in 2015 police firing case

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted anticipatory bail to Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief and former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is facing charges of ordering "unprovoked firing" upon peaceful protestors at Kotkapura and Behbal Kalan in 2015.

Punjab Congress leaders not allowed to meet arrested MLA

CHANDIGARH: A day after the arrest of Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira in a 2015 drug smuggling case in Punjab, Congress leaders comprising state party chief Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and Leader of Opposition Partap Singh Bajwa were stopped on Friday from meeting the arrested leader in police custody.

Strict action should be taken against the culprits who desecrated Gurbani scrolls in Morinda - Giani Raghbir Singh

AMRITSAR: Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar Sri Akal Takht Sahib has strongly condemned the descreation of gurbani scrolls and Gutka sahib in Morinda and demanded the strict action should be taken against the culprits who desecrated Gurbani scrolls.

Lokpal Punjab felicitates Superintendent Harjit Singh on his superannuation

CHANDIGARH: Lokpal Punjab Justice Vinod Kumar Sharma on Thursday felicitated Harjit Singh, who was posted as Superintendent, on his superanuation.

Punjab CM mourns death of eminent agriculture scientist Dr. M.S.Swaminathan

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Thursday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of renowned Agri-economist Dr MS Swaminathan.

Punjab Govt to resolve all issues of farmers linked with Phagwara sugar mill soon, says Khudian

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government would resolve all the issues of farmers related with Golden Sandhar Mill Ltd, Phagwara at the earliest, assured Gurmeet Singh Khudian, Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Punjab.

Gurmeet Singh Khudian hands over appointment letter to fisherman on compassionate ground

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian on Thursday handed over an appointment letter to Manjit Singh, newly appointed Fisherman on compassionate grounds in the Fisheries department.

CM vows to realise dream of Bhagat Singh by making Punjab frontrunner in country

KHATKAR KALAN: Pledging to make Punjab a frontrunner state in the country, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Thursday vowed to realise dream of Shaheed Bhagat Singh by ensuring holistic development of state.

Punjab Congress MLA arrested from Chandigarh residence

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress firebrand legislator and AAP rebel Sukhpal Singh Khaira was on Thursday arrested from his Chandigarh house in a drugs case.

Akal Takht Jathedar express grave sorrow over the death of SGPC member Sarwan Singh Kular

AMRITSAR: Giani Raghbir Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht highest seat of sikh religion has expressed grave sorrow over the death of Mr Sarwan Singh Kular member of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and said that it is big loss to Sikh panth. He prayed to Waheguru for peace of departed soul .

Congress MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira arrested by Punjab Police in drug smuggling case

CHANDIGARH: Controversial Congress party MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira was today early morning arrested by Punjab Police from his residence in Sector 5 in Chandigarh.

35 cadets of Maharaja Ranjit Singh AFPI Mohali clears NDA exam

CHANDIGARH: Adding yet another feather in the cap of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI) SAS Nagar (Mohali), as many as 35 cadets of the Institute have cleared the National Defence Academy (NDA)-2 written examination conducted by the UPSC. Notably, 46 cadets of the 12th Course of the institute were appeared in the exam, of which, 35 (76.08%) passed the entrance examination for the NDA. This is the highest percentage achieved by the Institute since its inception.

Punjab's Nawan Pind Sardaran bags best tourism village of India award

NEW DELHI: Scripting its success story in `Rural Tourism` arena at the national level, the state of Punjab today bagged Best Tourism Village of India 2023Award during the Launch of Global Travel for Life on World Tourism Day organized by Union Ministry of Tourism at Pragati Maidan here today.

Punjab VB registers case against DFSC, two inspectors, three commission agents in wheat scam

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the state, has registered a case against a District Food and Civil Supplies Controller (DFSC), two inspectors from PUNGRAIN, and three commission agents (Aartiyas) for their involvement in the misappropriation of wheat stocks purchased during 2018-19 in four godowns located in Ferozepur district.

4151 Jobs provided by PSPCL and PSTCL since April 2022 - Harbhajan Singh ETO

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Power and Public Works Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Wednesday said 4151 new recruitments have been made by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) since April 2022 under the efforts being made by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government to provide employment to the youth of Punjab besides increasing the efficiency of the government institutions by filling the vacant posts.

Scheduled caste certificates of two homoeopathic medical officers (retired) cancelled under a campaign against forgery of scheduled caste certificates by Dr. Baljit Kaur

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, is committed to the welfare and protection of the interests of the Scheduled Castes in the state. Acting accordingly, the fake Scheduled Caste Certificate of Davinder Kaur, daughter of Jhanda Singh from district Ludhiana and Amrit Kaur daughter of Harjit Singh from district Patiala, has been rejected by the state-level scrutiny committee constituted by the Government.