Tuesday, March 09, 2021


Women-oriented Punjab Budget to further empower women: Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Monday, termed the Budget 2021–22, presented on the special day of International Women's Day as a women-oriented, saying that it will further empower women of the state.

CEO Office Punjab celebrates International Women's Day with great zeal

CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of International Women's Day, keeping in view the interrelationship of elections and women, the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab conducted various contests in all the 22 districts of the state. An essay writing competition was held for SVEEP Nodal Officers on the topic - “How does women's participation strengthen democracy? What steps need to be taken to ensure the participation of young women?"

Chandigarh Olympic Association authorizes Rana Sodhi to represent in IOA

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh Olympic Association (COA) today authorized its Life President and Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi to represent in Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

Budget 2021-22 to give impetus to industrial growth in state: Sunder sham Arora

CHANDIGARH: The Industries and Commerce Minister Punjab Mr. Sunder Sham Arora today envisioned that the Budget 2021-22 tabled by Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the house would further give impetus to the industrial growth in the state.

Budget focus on Farmers and Women is highly commendable : MP Patiala

PATIALA:Terming the budget as visionary and people oriented, MP from Patiala Preneet Kaur said that, "the Punjab budget presented by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal fullfils the aspirations of people of Punjab"

Punjab Government extends term of Punjab State women Commission chairperson for next three years

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab government today extended term of Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Mrs. Manisha Gulati for next three years from March 19, 2021.

Another provocation for the Farmers,says Capt Amarinder on centre's proposal on direct payment to farmers

CHANDIGARH:Even as he termed the Centre’s proposal on direct payment to the farmers, bypassing the Arhtiyas, as another provocation that will further aggravate the current crisis over the Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said the apathetic attitude of the Government of India would not help resolve the situation.

The contribution of Women towards nation building is immeasurable : MP Preneet

KAURPATIALA:"Women are the backbone of our society and their contribution towards nation building is immeasurable," these sentiments were expressed by MP Patiala Preneet Kaur today, during a Women's Day function held at her residence.

Punjab CM launches schemes on Womens day to see Indian Women soon in Defence forces combat roles

CHANDIGARH:On a day when the state government announced free rides for women in government buses, Punjab on Monday celebrated the International Women’s day with a host of announcements and launch of a slew of projects aimed at empowering women, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh expressing the hope that India will also soon see women taking on new challenges in defence forces combat units.

International Womens day celebration :MLU DAV College

PHAGWARA:The International Women’s Day celebration was organized at MLU DAV College Phagwara with great enthusiasm under the guidance of Dr. Kiranjeet Randhawa, Principal of the college.

Celebration of International Women's Day

PATIALA:N.S.S. Unit of Mata Sahib Kaur Khalsa Girls College of Education, Dhamo Majra, Patiala celebrated 'International Women's Day' in the college campus in collaboration with Department of Human Genetics, Punjabi University,

NH-9, NH-24 shut over farmers stir, heavy traffic on NH-44

NEW DELHI: Due to the ongoing protests against farm laws, National Highway 9 and National Highway 24 are closed at the Uttar Pradesh-Delhi border also called the "UP Gate", said Delhi Traffic Police on Monday.

Niti Ayog, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal and Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana organised Webinar on ‘Teacher’s Role in NEP Implementation’

BATHINDA:The webinar on “Teacher’s Role in NEP Implementation” was conducted by NITI Ayog and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal in collaboration with Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana. The webinar was conducted as per the directions of NPIU whereby more than 85 teachers from GNDEC attended the program.

Budget by Punjab Finance Minister will put state on high growth trajectory.

PHAGWARA:Hailing the budget presented by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as pro-people and development oriented, the former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation  Joginder Singh Mann today said that it will further put state on high growth trajectory.

Punjab CM declares continued commitment to empower Women & Girl child at every level

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday unanimously passed a Resolution saluting the “indomitable spirit of women in contributing to the progress of the Nation”, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh declaring his government’s strong and continued commitment to the empowerment of women and the girl child at every level, including the family, the work place and the society in general.

Sports Minister Rana Sodhi mourns the sad demise of International Athlete Ishar Singh Deol

CHANDIGRH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Sunday, condoled the sad demise of Ishar Singh Deol (91), an international athlete conferred with Dhyan Chand National Sports Award. The mortal remains of Mr. Deol, who passed away late last evening, were consigned to fire at Jalandhar today.

India reports over 18K cases for 3rd straight day

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported 18,599 new coronavirus cases, the third consecutive day the single-day tally remained over the 18,000 mark, pushing the overall total to 1,12,29,398, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry.

Chief Secretary holds meeting with experts to tackle second wave of Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Chief Secretary Ms Vini Mahajan here today chaired a virtual meeting of State Health Response and Procurement Committee of the Department of Health, Medical Education and School Education.

Haryana to start wheat procurement from April 1

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Sunday announced to start procurement of wheat in advance from April 1 so that farmers do not have to stock the early crop.

CEO Punjab holds special camps at all 23,213 polling booths for the facilitation of download e-EPICs

CHANDIGARH: The office of Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab organised two-day camps on March 6 & 7, 2021 at all 23,213 polling stations in Punjab and Booth Level Officers (BLOs) were present to facilitate download of e-EPIC.

Schedule for RIMC entrance test announced

CHANDIGARH: The written entrance examination for admission to the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun (Uttrakhand) for January, 2022 term will be conducted at Lala Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector-15, Chandigarh on June 5th, 2021 (Saturday).

Amarinder being anti-national by favouring foreign companies to fight Covid: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today condemned Punjab chief Minister Amarinder Singh for importing Covid vaccines in the state at the cost of nationally-produced vaccines, Coavaxin and Coveshield.

Punjab cadre observers underwent Covid vaccination before departure on election duty: CEO Dr. Raju

CHANDIGARH: The Election Commission of India has appointed 38 IAS and 12 IPS observers from Punjab for the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states of the country. Among those, 9 officers have been vaccinated against COVID today.

Educational secretary conducts motivational visit of Patiala schools

PATIALA: The Secretary School Education, Krishan Kumar, conducted motivational visit of Government Senior Secondary School, Fatehgarh Chhana, Government Primary and Senior Secondary Schools, Gajewas, Government High School, Mavi Kalan, Government High and primary Schools, Madanheri, on Saturday. He interacted with the school staff, students, SMCs, prominent personalities at different schools to take stock of the progress of " Mission shat Pratishat" and " Each One and Bring", currently in focus to achieve better results in the ensuing Board examinations as well as to increase enrollment.

Cooperation Minister Randhawa announces to provide Bulk Milk Coolers (BMC) to Progressive Dairy Farmers affiliated with Verka

CHANDIGARH: With a view to further improve the quality of raw milk, it was decided to provide bulk milk coolers to the Progressive Dairy Farmers associated with Verka.The decision was taken in a meeting held today at Verka Head Office Chandigarh, chaired by the Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

Travel agent booked for duping Goraya village woman of Rs1.35

NURMAHAL: The Nurmahal police have booked a travel agent for duping a Goraya village resident woman of Rs.1.35 on the pretext of sending her abroad.The station house officer (SHO) Gurindar Jit Singh said that the accused has been identified as Lakhwindar Singh alias Lachhmann alias Lashkar Ram a resident of Natt village

Punjab CM orders immediate action on new 7-point agenda for 2022, 84 poll promises fulfilled

CHANDIGARH: With a record-breaking 84.6% of the manifesto commitments already accomplished - a feat never achieved before by any political party, and the promise of fulfilling the remaining in the next one year, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed all ministries and departments to move aggressively and proactively to push for the realization of the 7-point ‘Agenda 2022’ he had unveiled in the Vidhan Sabha on Friday.

Punjab set to take major leap in women empowerment and protection through collaboration with UN

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government is all set to join hands with various United Nations and other global agencies to scale its efforts to empower and protect women, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh slated to launch eight special initiatives to mark the International Women’s Day.

Randhawa announces to provide Bulk Milk Coolers (BMC) to Progressive Dairy Farmers affiliated with Verka

CHANDIGARH: With a view to further improve the quality of raw milk, it was decided to provide bulk milk coolers to the Progressive Dairy Farmers associated with Verka.The decision was taken in a meeting held today at Verka Head Office Chandigarh, chaired by the Cooperation Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.

Haryana farmer commits suicide at Delhi border

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old farmer from Haryana committed suicide at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Sunday, police said.

India again reports over 18K new cases

NEW DELHI: Amid a worrying gradual but consistent increase in the number of single-day infections, India registered 18,711 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, similar to the level during mid-January, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

102 days of farmers' protest: Questions, doubts, uncertainty continue

NEW DELHI: It has been 102 days since the farmers launched their protest against the three new farms laws at Delhi borders and uncertainty still prevails on how long the agitation will continue.

NAPA urge Govt. to address issues and Concerns of Punjabi Diaspora

JALANDHAR: There are so many pending issues and concerns of Punjabi Diaspora which needs to be addressed by the Punjab Government. This was disclosed here by Satnam Singh Chahal Executive Director North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) in a press release issued here today. This is very unfortunate that till today there is no NRI Act in Punjab passed by Punjab Assembly and a NRI Commission in Punjab is a teeth less body which has no Judicial powers to decide the case at its own.

Haryana farmer commits suicide at Delhi border

CHANDIGARH: A 55-year-old farmer from Haryana committed suicide at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Sunday, police said.According to the police, the victim, identified as Rajbir of Hisar district, hung himself from a tree.

Balbir Sidhu releases Jagtar Bhullar's book 'Punjab Siya Mein Chandigarh Boldan'

CHANDIGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today released the book 'Punjab Siya Mein Chandigarh Boldan' written by senior journalist Jagtar Singh Bhullar at Press Club Chandigarh.

Reduce VAT on petrol, diesel: Punjab fuel dealers

CHANDIGARH: The Petrol Pump Dealers Association in Punjab on Saturday lamented the negative impact of higher prices of petrol and diesel on their business and the rising burden on the common man.

CAG report proves that Captain Amarinder is unable to run the state of Punjab: Harpal Sing Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Reacting to the recent Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) report tabled in the Punjab assembly on Friday, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that it shows the inability of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. In a statement issued from the party headquarters, senior leader of the party and Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Punjab Assembly, Harpal Singh Cheema said that the recent CAG report shows that Captain Amarinder is unable to run the state of Punjab.

Farmers evolve rotation strategy to balance protests and farming

NEW DELHI: The season for harvesting crops is arriving next month and the agitating farmers from Punjab and Haryana have devised a "rotational" strategy to deal with the shortage of manpower in their respective villages since most of the men are involved in agitation at different protest sites.

Punjab police bust inter-state sex racket in Ludhiana,14 persons including 10 girls arrested

CHANDIGARH/LUDHIANA:In an early morning operation, Punjab Police on Saturday busted an inter-state sex racket active in Ludhiana with arrest of 14 persons including 10 girls alongwith the lady kingpin already on bail in similar case who used to target needy girls out of jobs due to Covid lockdowns from city and outside forcing them into prostitution.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa condoles demise of senior Journalist Major Singh

CHANDIGARH: The Cooperation and Jails Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today condoled the death of Major Singh (68), the Senior Staff Reporter of Daily Ajit, who passed away today morning at Jalandhar after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.