Monday, May 29, 2023


Olympic wrestlers, farmer women, activists' arrests condemnable: Biba Rajwinder Kaur Raju

JALANDHAR: Mahila Kisan Union, a member of Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, has strongly condemned the manhandling and illegal arrest of hundreds of farmers, elderly women and social workers, including Olympian wrestlers by the Delhi Police at the behest of the BJP government who were protesting at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, and demanding the removal of BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh, President of Wrestling Federation of India, accused of molesting women wrestlers.

Thousands of women marched towards Governor House in favour of female wrestlers

CHANDIGARH: Under the invitation of B.K.U. (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Farm Workers Union, thousands of women marched towards the Governor House today in favour of women wrestlers agitation and against the Modi government's efforts to implicate Dr. Navsharan in a false case. A furious march was made.

PM Modi meets CMs of BJP-ruled states; 2024 LS polls discussed

Minister's flying squad finds five buses plying on unscheduled routes, catches three ticket theft cases: Bhullar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Sunday, informed that "Minister's Flying Squad" found five buses of PUNBUS plying on unscheduled routes besides reporting three cases of ticket theft during checking spree.

Excise department carries out night sweep to check illegal activities of liquor bars

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Sunday said that the Excise department has carried out a massive state-wide Liquor Bar’s Checking and monitoring operation code named as “Night Sweep” last Saturday night. He said that during this operation, the compliance of various laws by Bars, Pubs and Restaurants of Mohali, Jalandhar and Amritsar area were also checked by the teams during night time and on the spot action was taken against the violators as per provisions of law.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau achieves significant results in fight against corruption

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), in its relentless pursuit of eradicating corruption from the state, has made remarkable progress in its recent anti-corruption campaign. From March 23, 2022, until the present date, the Chief Minister Anti-Corruption Action Line (ACAL) has received a staggering total of 7,939 complaints accompanied by the necessary evidence, signifying the unwavering commitment of CM Bhagwant Maan led Punjab Government to promote transparency and accountability in public administration.

Power minister Harbhajan Singh ETO resolves employees's salary issue, orders no deduction from salaries

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Power Minister Mr. Harbhajan Singh ETO acted on the complaints of PSPCL employees and taking immediate action ordered the department to stop recovery from the salaries of the employees.

Newly married woman among two killed in separate road accidents

PHAGWARA: One newly married woman was killed and her husband sustained serious injuries when a bike on which they were going to Mukerian from Ludhiana was hit by a speeding vehicle near Chiherru on National High Ways on Saturday afternoon.

Need to develop goat as the animal for the future – Vet Experts

LUDHIANA: The Directorate of Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana and College of Veterinary Science, Rampura Phul jointly organized a field day in village, Jethuke for goat farmers under All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Goat Improvement (Beetal Field Unit).

Punjab Senior Vets condemn withdrawal of NPA to HP doctors

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Senior Vets Association in an emergency meeting held here today strongly condemned the newly formed Himachal Pradesh government for its ill-conceived decision to withdraw the facility of Non Practicing Allowance to the medical doctors, Veterinarians, Ayurvedic and Homoeopathic doctors to be appointed in future in HP.

SAD asks I&B ministry to review decision to close down Punjabi news bulletins from Delhi and Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today urged the ministry of information and broadcasting to review its decision to close down Punjabi news bulletins from its Delhi and Chandigarh centres, stating these bulletins were targeting a large Punjabi population and should be continued in public interest.

SAD slams Bhagwant Mann for boycotting Niti Aayog meeting

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today slammed chief minister Bhagwant Mann for boycotting the Niti Aayog meeting at the instance of his ‘boss’ Arvind Kejriwal, saying “Punjabis will be the losers in this face off”.

Punjab Health Minister to launch 3 Day pulse polio campaign for 12 districts from SBS Nagar

CHANDIGARH: To keep the state safe from wild Polio virus, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Balbir Singh will launch a three-day Polio immunization campaign from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on Sunday. The pulse polio round for the year 2023 will be conducted from May 28 to May 30 in 12 districts of Punjab.

ED chargesheets ex-Punjab SSP in PMLA case

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said that they have filed a charge sheet against the former SSP of Punjab Police, Surjit Singh Grewal in connection to a disproportionate assets case.

Ludhiana police go green as DGP dedicates 120 KW capacity solar plants in 13 police stations

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to make Punjab an eco-friendly and energy-efficient state as desired by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav on Friday inaugurated rooftop solar power plants installed at buildings of 13 police stations in the jurisdiction of Commissionerate Police Ludhiana.

Eminence school students visit prominant industrial units: Harjot Singh Bains

CHANDIGARH: As many as 2218 students of 94 Schools of Eminence today visited industrial units of the state to get industrial exposure.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau summons Daily Ajit Editor Barjinder Singh Hamdarad

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vigilance Bureau has summoned Dr.Barjinder Singh Hamdard Editor-in-Chief of Daily Ajit Newspaper to appear in its Mohali office on May 29 in connection with charges of corruption in Jung-e-Azadi memorial.

Punjab brings down pendency of services at Sewa Kendra's to 0.16 percent.

CHANDIGARH: Setting a new benchmark, Punjab has brought down the pendency of services being provided via Sewa Kendras to as low as 0.16%, which is all time lowest in the state so far, said Mr. Aman Arora, Minister of Governance Reforms & Public Grievances, Punjab.

Punjab introduced OTS scheme for defaulters to clear arrears of electricity bills within three months

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has announced to introduce a one-time settlement scheme (OTS) for consumers who have defaulted the electricity bills or their power connections were disconnected amid financial constraints.

It's 'daughters' era' as girls shine in Class X: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Congratulating the girl students for topping the exam of class 10 declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said it's "daughters' era" as the girl students are making all of them proud with their "rare" achievement.

PSEB declares matriculation results; girls outperforms boys and bagged first three spots

SAS NAGAR: The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared matriculation results on Friday and girls outshined again with clinched first three spots.

Punjab police bust criminal gang involved in gang rivalry; one held with pistol

CHANDIGARH: As part of the ongoing drive against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police’s State Special Operation Cell, SAS Nagar on Friday has busted a notorious criminal gang involved in gang rivalry with the arrest of its one member after recovering one .30 bore pistol aling with five live cartridges from his possession.

Animal husbandry minister constitutes committee to consider rebate in power tariff for shrimp farming

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Thursday, constituted four member committee to consider rebate in power tariff for shrimp farming in the state.

Punjab CM to skip NITI Aayog meeting

CHANDIGARH: Amid the bickering between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Centre, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has decided to skip the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Saturday as a mark of protest, an official at the state secretariat here said on Friday.

Punjab's new agriculture policy to solve farmer's problems: Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal said that the new agricultural policy to be released on June 30 this year will help to solve many problems of the farmers. He said that the new agriculture policy is being prepared with the suggestions of farmers, agricultural experts, farmer leaders, common people and representatives of different sections.

Ghaggar river bank cleaned as part of 'Swachhata Actions' of mission life

CHANDIGARH: Under the directions of Science Technology and Environment Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer a cleanliness drive was conducted under the 'Swachhata Actions' of Mission Life, for cleaning of bank of river Ghaggar near the bridge of National Highway.

Transport Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar becomes first Punjab cabinet minister to donate eyes

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar today became the first cabinet minister of Punjab for taking pledge to donate eyes as he filled eye donation form during meeting with representatives of Rotary Eye Bank and Corneal Transplantation Society, Hoshiarpur.

Haryana working to establish special NRI cells: Chief Secy

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kauhsal on Thursday said the state government is actively working to establish special Non-Resident Indian (NRI) cells to address the grievances of the diaspora and safeguard their interests.

Pan Punjab placement drive from next month, Aman Arora asks officials to pull up socks

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure employment opportunities to the youth of state as per the vision of Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training Minister Mr Aman Arora directed the department officials to gear up for organising a pan Punjab placement drive from next month.

Chief secretary directs to complete the pending works for national highways and railway projects in the state

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua on Thursday gave orders to complete the National Highways and Railway Projects work in a timely manner. While reviewing the ongoing projects of the National Highways Authority (NHAI), all the Deputy Commissioners were asked to complete the land acquisition process immediately and pay compensation to the concerned persons so that the construction of the roads could be completed on time.

New 40 feet wide bridge will be built at village Akhara on Jagraon-Raikot road: Harbhajan Singh ETO

CHANDIGARH: A new 40 feet wide bridge will be constructed on the branch of Abohar canal at village Akhara under Jagraon assembly constituency by the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Rs 780 lakh will be spent on the construction of this bridge.

Mann asks Channi to make information public about 'bribe for jobs'

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday warned his predecessor and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi to make information public about his nephew seeking "bribe for jobs" from sportsperson by May 31.

Local government minister Dr Nijjar held a meeting with chairmen of improvement trusts to discuss development works

CHANDIGARH: The Minister for Local Government, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar, chaired a meeting with Chairmen of Improvement Trust to address various issues and demands pertaining to the functioning of the Trusts. The meeting aimed to foster collaboration and strategize effective measures for the development of Punjab.

PVS speaker condoles sad demise of eminent scholar prof. Piara Singh Bhogal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan today expressed deep grief over the sad demise of eminent Punjabi literary and journalist Prof. Piara Singh Bhogal.

90% cash of Rs 2,000 notes, say fuel bunks in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Before the announcement of withdrawal of Rs 2,000 banknotes, petrol pump owners in Punjab used to receive just 10 per cent of the daily cash of this denomination.

Vet Varsity Conducts Training-cum-demonstration camp on value addition of milk for women farmers

LUDHIANA: Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized method demonstration and training camp on value addition of milk for women farmers of Dhaner village under ICAR sponsored Farmer FIRST Project.

Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal vacates 176 acres of government panchayat land worth Rs. 264 crore

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal today vacated 176 acres of panchayat land of village Fatehgarh of Majri block of Mohali district from illegal encroachment. The market value of this land is Rs. 264 crore. This land was illegally enchroched by 9 people.

Punjab CM announces to felicitate the toppers of 1- plus 2 exam with prize of Rs.51000

CHANDIGARH: Congratulating the toppers of the 10+2 exam the results of which were declared by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) on Wednesday, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will felicitate these bright students with a cash award of Rs 51,000 soon.

Cabinet sub-committee holds meeting with teachers’ organizations

CHANDIGARH: Cabinet Sub-Committee comprising Cabinet Ministers Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema, Mr. Aman Arora and Mr. Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Wednesday held meetings with various teachers' organizations related to the school education department and discussed their issues in detail for their early resolution.

Punjab to come up with Green Hydrogen policy soon: Aman Arora

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to make Punjab front-runner state in non-conventional energy production across the country, Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government will soon come up with Green Hydrogen Policy, said Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr Aman Arora here on Wednesday.