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Punjab to upload property details of officers

Chandigarh, Sep 15 : Property details of all civil and police officers in Punjab will be put up on the official websites of their respective departments.


Punjab to clear new investment projects in 30 days

Chandigarh, Sep 15 : All new investments in Punjab would be cleared within 30 days of application, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Monday.


Pigeon farming becomes popular in border village

Dauke (Punjab), Sept. 15 : The 'pigeon farming' is gaining popularity among the youth in Punjab's Dauke village, which lies at the India-Pakistan border.


Punjab accuses Himachal of polluting Ghaggar river

Chandigarh, Sep 15 : After asking authorities in Chandigarh to curb pollution of Ghaggar river, the Punjab government has now accused Himachal Pradesh of polluting the river through industrial and domestic discharge.


Sukhbir Badal requests EAM to ensure safety of Sikhs in US

New Delhi, Sept.13 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Saturday and urged her to request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of recent attacks on the Sikh community in the US during his meeting with President Barack Obama.


Punjab seeks higher compensation for farmers

Chandigarh, Sep 13 : The Punjab government Saturday sought higher compensation for farmers for their losses due to natural disasters.


Punjab government suspends senior police officer

Chandigarh, Sep 13 : Controversial senior police officer Gautam Cheema was placed under suspension by the Punjab government Saturday.


Punjab seeks review of tax holiday to industry in hill states

Chandigarh, Sep 12 : Claiming that the extension of tax holiday for industrial units in hill states was affecting Punjab, the state government has decided to approach the central government in this regard.


Punjab waging national war against drugs: Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Sep 12 : Nearly 20,000 people associated with the drugs trade have been arrested in Punjab in the last one year alone and drugs seizures in the past 20 months have been over Rs.6,000 crore. The alarming figures are the reason why Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal says that Punjab is "fighting a national war" against drugs.


Land registration through e-stamping in Punjab from October

Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday asked senior officers of the revenue department, divisional commissioners and deputy commissioners to ensure that all land registrations and mutation of deeds should be done under e-stamping from mid-October.


Punjab tops in employment generation in CPSEs: Assocham

Chandigarh, Sep 11 : Agrarian state Punjab has emerged on top among states in employment generation by the Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), according to a study released Thursday by apex industry association Assocham.


Perform or perish, Sukhbir Badal tells district officials

Chandigarh, Sep 11 : "Perform or perish" is the terse message that Punjab's deputy commissioners (DCs) got from Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Thursday.


Punjab issues notice to 55 absent staff

Chandigarh, Sep 10 : The Punjab government Wednesday issued show-cause notices to 55 Punjab Secretariat employees who were found absent during a surprise check by state Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal.


Punjab to undertake health audit of all citizens

Chandigarh, Sep 10 : The Punjab government will undertake health audit of all citizens in the state for achieving the goal of health for all, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced Wednesday.


206 evacuees from Kashmir reach Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Sep 10 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) Wednesday airlifted 206 people, who were stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir for the last few days, to Chandigarh.


INLD-Akali Dal will form government in Haryana: Sukhbir Badal

Chandigarh, Sep 9 : Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal Tuesday said the INLD-Akali Dal alliance would form the next government in Haryana, even though he made it clear that the Akali Dal's fight was with the Congress, not the BJP.


No review of free power to farmers: Badal

Chandigarh, Sep 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday ruled out stopping free power supply to farmers in the state, rejecting any possibility of reviewing the present subsidy.


Surprise check finds 146 Punjab officials absent

Chandigarh, Sep 9 : In a surprise check conducted at the rural development department office in Mohali in Punjab Tuesday, 146 officers and other staff were found absent.


Surprise check finds 146 Punjab officials absent

Chandigarh, Sep 9 : In a surprise check conducted at the rural development department office in Mohali in Punjab Tuesday, 146 officers and other staff were found absent.


Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river

Chandigarh, Sep 8 : The Punjab government Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river.


Over 10.56 lakh households covered under PMJDY in Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 8 : Over 10.56 lakh households have been covered under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) in Punjab till date from the launch of the scheme on Aug 28, senior officials said here Monday.


Badal wants review of minimum support price procedure

Chandigarh, Sep 7 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday urged the central government to review the procedure for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) for crops to make it more remunerative and improve the viability of farming.


Punjab Thunder appeal upheld, get final point in WKL tie

Ludhiana, Sep 7 : Punjab Thunder's appeal Saturday night against the last point being awarded to Khalsa Warriors was Sunday upheld by the Technical Committee of the Wave World Kabaddi League, resulting in the first tie of the tournament.


Chandigarh's 'Geri Route': Been there, done that!

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Sep 7 : It may have derived its name from the globally known Silk Route but Chandigarh's own desi version - the 'Geri Route' - has established itself across generations in the past nearly four decades.


Joint US, Japanese educational delegation visits KCPS

Amritsar, Sept. 6 : A unique joint delegation, comprising of educationists from the United States and Japan, visited the Khalsa College Public School (KCPS) today, and witnessed amalgamation of cultural dances and music programs.


Sikh trader gunned down in Peshawar

Peshawar, Sept.6 : A Sikh trader from Peshawar's Sikh community was gunned down in Nothia, an area in the Gulberg neighbourhood in Peshawar.


Eight die in Gurdaspur after roof collapses due to heavy rain

Gurdaspur (Punjab), Sept. 6 : Eight people died today after the roof of a house in which they were living collapsed in Punjab's Gurdaspur district due to heavy rainfall.


Incessant rain claims 22 lives in Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 6 : At least 22 people, including women and children, have been killed in different incidents of house and roof collapse following heavy rainfall across Punjab since Thursday, officials said here Saturday.


Seeking financial package legitimate right: Sukhbir Badal

Amritsar, Sep 5 : With the central government not showing any inclination to extend financial help to debt-ridden Punjab, state's Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Friday said that it was the legitimate right of Punjab to seek a financial package.


NSUI wins Panjab University student union poll

Chandigarh, Sep 5 : Congress' student wing, the NSUI-led alliance dominated the Panjab University Campus Students' Council (PUCSC) election Friday winning three out of four office bearers' post.


Punjab to create dedicated fund for art, culture

Patiala, Sep 5 : The Punjab government will set up a dedicated fund for the welfare of litterateurs, dramatists, folk singers, artistes and other personalities from the fields of language, art and culture, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced here Friday.


Punjab claims on central assistance exposed: Congress

Chandigarh, Sep 5 : With union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley categorically rejecting higher financial assistance to Punjab and arguing that its devolution was already high, the state government's claims stand exposed, opposition Congress party said Friday.


Punjab kiosks to offer 200 citizen-centric services

Chandigarh, Sep 4 : The Punjab government Thursday announced an ambitious programme to set up kiosks under unified service delivery system to provide 200 citizen-centric services within a fixed time limit.


Punjab teachers to protest on Teachers' Day

Chandigarh, Sep 3 : Hundreds of teachers in private aided colleges in Punjab will hold a protest Sep 5 - Teachers' Day - against the failure of the Punjab government to release grants to these colleges.


Amritsar-based NGO seeks law to curb big fat weddings in Punjab

By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Sept. 1 : With a view to curb the unhealthy practice of high-spending in big fat weddings in Punjab, an Amritsar-based NGO Punjab Caucus for Public Cause (PCPC) has demanded a new law to put cap on the wasteful expenditure on marriage ceremonies.


Policeman booked in Punjab for offender's abduction

Chandigarh, Sep 1 : A senior Punjab Police officer and three other people have been booked on charges of abducting a proclaimed offender from a police station, officials said Monday.


Opposition seeks Punjab assembly session on sand mafia

Chandigarh, Sep 1 : The opposition Congress Monday sought a one-day session of the Punjab assembly over the sky-rocketing sand prices in the state due to the stranglehold of the sand mafia.


Punjab Thunder ease past Royal Kings for second win

New Delhi, Aug 31 : Punjab Thunder recorded their second win in four matches beating Royal Kings USA 63-42 in the 14th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Saturday night.


BSF recovers four kg heroin in Punjab

Amritsar, Aug 29 : BSF troopers recovered four kg of heroin sought to be smuggled in from the Pakistan side in the Amritsar sector of Punjab, officials said here Friday.


Punjab orders vigilance probe for immigrant staff

Chandigarh, Aug 29 : The Punjab government Friday ordered a vigilance probe into reports that some of its employees have migrated abroad while continuing their government jobs here.


Badal hails move to allow states to market themselves abroad

Chandigarh, Aug 28 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday welcomed the move by the central government to allow states to directly market their own products and services to other countries.


Aseemanand gets bail in Samjhauta blast case

Chandigarh, Aug 28 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court Thursday granted bail to Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand in the Samjhauta train blast case.


12 injured in Punjab college clash over Pakistan match

Chandigarh, Aug 28 : Twelve students at a private engineering college in Punjab were injured following a clash between students from Kashmir and others over support to Pakistan team during an international cricket match, college sources said Thursday.


Include maize in crop procurement list: Punjab to Centre

Chandigarh, Aug 27 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday urged the central government to add maize to the crop procurement list of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd (NAFED) to enable it procure maize from his state.


No public-dealing posts in Punjab for graft-tainted

Chandigarh, Aug 26 : The Punjab government has ordered that any official facing a corruption case under the state vigilance bureau should not be posted on a public dealing post till the matter is finally decided, a spokesman said here Tuesday.


Badal seeks PM's intervention in Maharashtra Sikh shrine controversy

Chandigarh, Aug 26 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Tuesday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restrain the Congress government in Maharashtra from going ahead with its decision to reduce the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) representation in the Takht Hazur Sahib board.


'Over 70 percent of Punjab youth in drugs trap'

Gurgaon, Aug 25 : According to an estimate more than 70 percent of Punjab youth have fallen into the drug trap, said G. Sreekumar Menon, director general of the National Academy of Customs Excise & Narcotics (NACEN) Monday.


Double blow for Akali Dal candidate

Patiala (Punjab), Aug 25 : It was a double blow for Shiromani Akali Dal's Patiala assembly by-poll candidate Bhagwan Dass Juneja when his eldest son died Sunday and he lost the election Monday.


AAP loses way, deposit in Punjab (News Analysis)

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Aug 25 : When almost the entire country rejected the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the parliamentary elections, Punjab went against the tide and gave the new-born party its electoral debut in the Lok Sabha with four seats. The same AAP was Monday summarily rejected by the electorate in the by-elections for two assembly seats in Punjab.


Congress, Akalis bag one seat each in Punjab by-poll

Chandigarh, Aug 25 : The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress Monday won one seat each in the by-election to two assembly seats in Punjab. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) faced a rout on both seats.


Preneet Kaur wins Patiala assembly seat in Punjab

Chandigarh, Aug 25 : Congress candidate and former union minister Preneet Kaur won the by-election on the Patiala assembly seat in Punjab Monday.


Release of controversial Punjabi film blocked

New Delhi, Aug 21 : The government Thursday blocked the release of controversial Punjabi film "Kaum De Heere" which reportedly glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.


Congress alleges violence by Akalis in Punjab by-poll

Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Violent incidents were reported Thursday from the Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency in Punjab during by-elections for two assembly seats.


Brisk voting in Punjab assembly by-election

Chandigarh, Aug 21 : Tens of thousands voted in Punjab's Talwandi Sabo and Patiala assembly constituencies Thursday, with officials recording 45 and 35 percent polling respectively till 1 p.m.


Punjab Police arrest three smugglers

Tarn Taran (Punjab), Aug 21 : Punjab Police arrested three smugglers in Tarn Taran district and recovered two kg heroin from their possession, police said Thursday.


Punjab to get 2,000 MW solar power plant

Chandigarh, Aug 19 : Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal Tuesday announced the setting up of a 2,000 MW solar power plant in Punjab to augment power generation in the state.


Jaitley: Up to Pak to decide what relationship they want

Amritsar, Aug. 18 : Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley asked Pakistan to decide what relationship the country wanted with India.


Bharti Foundation announces Rs.100 crore for toilets in Ludhiana

Chandigarh, Aug 18 : Inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to corporates to chip in for rural sanitation projects, Bharti Foundation - the development arm of Bharti Enterprises - Monday announced a Rs.100 crore 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' to provide toilets in Punjab's Ludhiana district.


Kejriwal holds roadshow in Patiala ahead of Punjab by-polls

Patiala (Punjab), Aug. 18 : Aam Admi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal held a road show here in the run-up to the assembly by-polls for two seats, Patiala and Talwandi Sabo, in Punjab.


Punjab Youth Congress objects to film on Indira's assassins

Chandigarh, Aug 16 : The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) Saturday strongly opposed the permission granted for the screening of the controversial Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', saying it glorifies the assassins of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.


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