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Punjab chemists to lose licence for selling banned drugs

Chandigarh, Oct 31 : Tightening the noose around medical practitioners and chemist shop owners who prescribe and sell illegal and banned drugs, the Punjab government Friday said that such people will lose their licences.

Punjab to promote tourism along Shivalik hills

Chandigarh, Oct 31 : To exploit the tourism potential of sub-mountain regions of Shivalik hills along its border with Himachal Pradesh, the Punjab government Friday announced the setting up of the Shivalik (Dhauladhar) Tourism Development Board.

Punjab seeks punishment for Sikh riots perpetrators

Chandigarh, Oct 31 : The Punjab government Friday said it would mount pressure on the central government to seek punishment for those who were involved in the killing of hundreds of Sikhs in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Badal lauds centre's move for compensation to 1984 riot victims

Chandigarh, Oct 30 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday lauded the Narendra Modi-led central government for announcing relief for victims of the anti-Sikh riots.

Parkash Singh Badal seeks higher Minimum Support Price for wheat

Chandigarh, Oct 30 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday asked the central government to hike the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat for the forthcoming season.

Punjab moots Commonwealth working group HQ in state

Chandigarh, Oct 29 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Wednesday mooted a proposal to form a working group of members of Commonwealth nations with a permanent headquarters in the state to create a mechanism for the exchange of ideas, experiences and future strategies.

Nearly three lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab

Chandigarh, Oct 28 : Over 2.93 lakh drug addicts have been treated in out patient departments (OPDs) while 9,427 have been detoxicated as indoor patients in 24 drug de-addiction centres in Punjab in recent months, the government said Tuesday.

Lucky, Pappi, Kakke da..the lavish spread of Punjab's dhaba names! (Foodie Trail-Punjab)

By Jaideep Sarin : Punjabi dhabas are known countrywide for their rich and finger-licking food on the roadside. But it is also the lavish spread of their interesting names that makes them stand out.

Punjab launches scheme for water-logged areas

Chandigarh, Oct 25 : Starting with two villages in the worst affected district of Muktsar, the Punjab government Saturday launched a scheme for develpment of infrastructure in these villages.

BJP wary over Badals at Khattar swearing-in ceremony

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Oct 24 : All set to assume power in Haryana for the first time this Sunday, the BJP in the state is wary of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal leaders coming for the swearing-in ceremony of Manohar Lal Khattar.

Shops charred by fire in Jalandhar

Jalandhar (Punjab), Oct.24 : Several shops in a market were damaged by a fire in Jalandhar late on Thursday night.

Akali Dal will remain part of NDA, says Badal

Chandigarh, Oct 24 : Against the backdrop of the BJP breaking its political alliances in Maharashtra and Haryana in recent weeks, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday said that the Shiromani Akali Dal would remain an integral part of the BJP-led NDA.

Fireworks, lighting at Amritsar's Golden Temple

Amritsar, Oct 23 : The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, was lighted up Thursday in festive spirit in this Sikh holy city in Punjab.

No Diwali sweets exchange at Attari border

Amritsar, Oct 23 : The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali.

Punjab CM dedicates new entrance to Golden Temple to the people

Amritsar, Oct. 22 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday dedicated the newly constructed Golden Temple entrance plaza to the people, terming it an 'architectural marvel'.

Canadian revenue minister visits Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar, Oct.17 : Canada's Minister for National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay, who is in India to hold meetings with Prime Minister Narendara Modi and various other ministers, to carry forward the process of engaging both countries in business, visited the Golden Temple here on Thursday.

Punjab, Canada to fast track projects

Chandigarh, Oct 17 : Agreeing to resolve pending issues between both sides, the Canadian federal government and the Punjab government Friday agreed to fast track projects.

Rahul visits Punjab Congress Bhavan to discuss strategies for party revival

Chandigarh, Oct. 16 : Congress Vice- President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday visited Punjab Congress Bhavan to discuss strategies to revive the party.

Rahul visit 'unites' Punjab Congress leaders

Chandigarh, Oct 16 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's visit to Chandigarh Thursday briefly "united" warring leaders of the party's Punjab unit who were clearly told that if they did not work together, they will continue to sit in the opposition.

BSF launches anti-drug campaign in Amritsar

Ajnala Sector (Amritsar), Oct.16 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday launched an anti-drug campaign in border villages here, to bring awareness among the rural populace against misuse of drugs.

Sidhu's security withdrawn, wife cries foul

By Ravinder Singh Robin, Amritsar, Oct. 15 : The Punjab police yesterday withdrew the security cover to former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, which caused his wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu to term the incumbent Punjab state government as a 'dictatorship'.

Temperatures dip after showers in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Oct 14 : Temperatures across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh dipped significantly following showers in the region Tuesday.

Punjab BJP objects to Navjot Sidhu's security being withdrawn

Chandigarh, Oct 14 : The BJP Tuesday objected the Punjab government's withdrawal of security cover from three-time Amritsar MP, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Punjab initiates 'Swachh' drive with old files

Chandigarh, Oct 14 : The Punjab government Tuesday launched its clean up drive to weed out old and obsolete files from its departments under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Punjab initiates 'Swachh' drive with old files

Chandigarh, Oct 14 : The Punjab government Tuesday launched its clean up drive to weed out old and obsolete files from its departments under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Rahul to meet Punjab Congress leaders in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Oct 14 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will interact with leaders of the faction-ridden Punjab unit here Thursday.

AAP wants supporters to opt for NOTA

Chandigarh, Oct 12 : Refuting rumours that it was supporting particular political parties or candidates, the AAP Sunday asked its supporters to opt for the NOTA (none of the above) button on electronic voting machines for Wednesday's assembly elections in Haryana.

Bajwa says Navjot Sidhu levelling charges of loot in Punjab against Akalis is a serious matter

Amritsar, Oct. 10 : Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa today asserted that Bharatiya Janata Party's star campaigner in Haryana, Navjot Singh Sidhu, levelling grave charges of open loot in Punjab by the Parkash Singh Badal government was a serious issue.

No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah on Eid

Attari (Punjab), Oct 6 : In an unprecedented move, border guards of India and Pakistan Monday did not exchange greetings and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) on the occasion of Eid. This is the first time that the goodwill gesture has been dumped by both sides in recent years.

40 kg heroin seized in Punjab

Chandigarh, Oct 4 : In one of the biggest drug seizures in Punjab in recent months, 40 kg of heroin was seized from a truck near Ludhiana district Saturday, officials said.

Punjab wants farmers to grow Basmati

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Oct 2 : The Punjab government wants its farmers to diversify to other varieties of crops to reduce the burden on soil as well as water level from the water-guzzling common paddy variety.

Badal to lead Swachh Bharat campaign in Punjab

Chandigarh, Oct 1 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would lead the Swachh Bharat campaign with a state-level function at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district Thursday.

Asia's biggest paddy procurement begins in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Oct 1 : The biggest ever paddy procurement exercise in Asia began across Punjab and Haryana Wednesday, food and supplies officials of both states said.

Blast in Pakistani truck at Attari

Amritsar, Oct 1 : A blast in a tanker from Pakistan carrying chemicals led to panic Wednesday at the integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, 30 km from here.

Punjab minister orders release of grants to aided colleges

Chandigarh, Sep 30 : The Punjab government will soon release grants for aided private colleges in the state, a minister said Tuesday.

Ludhiana youths' killing: Crackdown on police officials

Chandigarh, Sep 29 : The Punjab government Monday evening suspended a district police chief and dismissed four police officials after two brothers in their 20s were killed in Ludhiana district Saturday in a shootout with police.

Ludhiana youth killing: Badal orders probe

Chandigarh, Sep 29 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Monday set up a high-level committee to probe the killing of two youths in police firing in Ludhiana district Saturday.

Floods, sand deposits damage farmers' crops in Punjab

Amritsar, Sept. 28 : Sand deposits left by the flooded river Ravi in fields has left farmers' crops damaged in Amritsar district.

Punjab seeks report on killing of two brothers

Chandigarh, Sep 28 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday said his government has sought a report on the killing of two youths by the police near Ludhiana.

Punjab to begin paddy procurement Oct 1, eyes 140 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, Sep 28 : Paddy procurement in Punjab will begin Wednesday (Oct 1) with the state eyeing a target of 140 lakh tonnes this season.

Sports centres to come up in Punjab's border areas

Chandigarh, Sep 27 : The central government will set up multipurpose sports centres in every block of the border districts of Punjab, union Sports Minister Sarbnanda Sonowal said here Saturday.

Processed products should reach common man: Minister

Ludhiana, Sep 26 : Union Food Processing Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal Friday said that processed products should not be limited to elite sections only but should be in the reach of the common man as well.

Indo-Pak trade resumes at Attari border

Attari (Punjab), Sept. 24 : Trade between India and Pakistan resumed today after traders on both sides called off their strikes against the interference of the custom departments of the two nations.

Punjab to take action against absentee teachers

Chandigarh, Sep 22 : Action will be taken against Punjab government school teachers who have remained absent from their institutions for a long time, Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said Monday.

Punjab seeks Rs.1.02 lakh crore bailout from Centre

New Delhi, Sep 22 : Stating that it was being penalised for fighting India's battle against prolonged militancy, the Punjab government Monday sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bail out the state from debt and other issues that were hampering its growth.

Punjab Thunder overcome United Singhs in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 21 : Punjab Thunder overcame a sluggish start to register a 56-44 win over United Singhs in the Wave World Kabaddi League here Sunday.

Akali Dal-BJP alliance strong: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Sep 21 : With the BJP's 25-year-old alliance with Shiv Sena coming under strain before the Maharashtra assembly polls, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday said the alliance between the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the BJP in Punjab is strong and not comparable to any other alliance.

MLA vs officer: Amarinder says Badal setting wrong precedent

Chandigarh, Sep 21 : The standoff between the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the opposition Congress over a spat between a Congress legislator and a woman civil servant is showing no signs of ending.

Punjab warns officials against de-reserving posts

Chandigarh, Sep 21 : The Punjab government has issued strict directives against de-reserving posts of reserved categories and converting these to other categories, an official spokesman said Sunday.

Modi govt very decisive, will change system: Sukhbir Badal

By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, Sep 21 : The "decisiveness" in decision-making and "cutting red-tapism" of the Narendra Modi government at the centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels.

Veteran Akali leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi passes away

Ludhiana (Punjab), Sept. 20 : Former president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and veteran Akali leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi passed away here on Friday, at the Hero Dayanand Medical College (DMC) and Heart Hospital.

BJP seeks action against Punjab officials for 'misguiding' government

Chandigarh, Sep 20 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Punjab Saturday sought a time-bound enquiry into the actions of officials of the state's forest department for allegedly "misguiding" the state government and various courts on the Punjab Land Preservation Act.

Punjab to launch direct seeding of paddy

Chandigarh, Sep 20 : Punjab, a major producer of foodgrain, is all set to introduce direct seeding of paddy, Punjab Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Saturday.

Vancouver Lions edge Royal Kings in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 19 : Vancouver Lions narrowly defeated Royal Kings USA 54-51 in the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) here Friday.

Badal orders probe over Congress lawmaker's 'misbehaviour'

Chandigarh, Sep 18 : Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday ordered a probe after a Congress legislator allegedly "misbehaved and used foul language" with a woman bureaucrat.

Khalistani militant arrested from east Uttar Pradesh: Punjab Police

Chandigarh, Sep 18 : Hardcore Khalistani militant Rattandeep Singh has been arrested from the outskirts of Gorakhpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh, where he was likely to target a top Hindu leader, Punjab Police said Thursday.

World Kabaddi League set to thrill Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Sep 18 : Jalandhar, the sports hub of Punjab, will witness another triple header, as the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) sweeps through the city in the next series of matches at the Surjeet Singh Stadium Sep 19-21.

BSA, Apollo to set up facilities in Punjab

Chandigarh, Sep 18 : Bicycle manufacturer BSA and healthcare chain Apollo Hospitals will set up their facilities in Punjab, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said Thursday.

Punjab to re-examine NRI proclaimed offenders' list

Chandigarh, Sep 17 : The Punjab government will re-examine all cases of NRIs who had been declared proclaimed offenders (POs) in previous years for their involvement in various cases of terrorism and other crimes.

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.

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