Chandigarh, Sep 22 : He's pained to see agriculture fields emitting plumes of smoke at several places in Punjab by farmers who opt to go in for the quicker option of getting rid of the crop residue by setting them afire.
Ludhiana , Sept 21: Exuding confidence, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that the Congress Party would easily be winning all the four seats where bye-polls are slated to be held on October 21.
Ludhiana, Sep 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday appealed to the farmers in his state not to resort to paddy stubble burning, as a mark of respect for the historic 550th Prakash Parb of the first Sikh Guru.
Ludhiana, Sep 21 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the Congress would easily win bypolls to all the four Assembly seats in the state. The polling for the bypolls is scheduled on October 21 and the counting of the ballots will be held on October 24.
Chandigarh , Sept 20 : The Central government on Friday accepted Punjab government's recommendation to hand over the Tarn Taran district blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the accused with the Pak-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ).
Chandigarh, Sep 20 : The Centre on Friday accepted Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government's recommendation to hand over the September 5 Tarn Taran blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the accused with the Pakistan-backed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) group.
Chandigarh , Sept 20 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached plant and machinery of Kudos Chemie Ltd worth Rs 234.11 crores in connection with a bank fraud case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
Chandigarh , Sept 20 : Punjab minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday said that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, along with MLAs, entire state cabinet and central government's representative will visit the Kartarpur Corridor on the day of its opening.
Dera Baba Nanak , Sep 19 : The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved modalities for distribution of smartphones among girl students of class XI and XII, to pave the way for implementation of the scheme from December.
Dera Baba Nanak , Sep 19 : Comparing it with 'Jazia', a tax imposed in earlier times on non-Muslims in Muslim countries, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for immediate withdrawal by Pakistan of the proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.
Gurdaspur , Sept 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the progress of the construction work of Kartarpur corridor and assured that the project would be completed within the deadline.
Dera Baba Nanak , Sep 19 : With less than two months to go for the historic 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday took stock of the ongoing construction work for the Kartarpur corridor.
Chandigarh , Sept 19 : In a bid to speed up the grievance redressal system, the Punjab State Women Commission (PSWC) chairperson Manisha Gulati has shared her personal mobile number on which women in distress can make calls.
Gurdaspur , Sept 19 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday reiterated his demand for the immediate withdrawal of proposed facilitation charges on visitors to the historic Gurdwara Sri Kartarpur Sahib by Pakistani authorities by comparing it with 'Jazia'.
Chandigarh, Sep 19 : Illegal sale of imported cigarettes in Punjab has become common and pose a serious threat to health of smokers who are getting hooked to catchy packs of international brands that san health warnings, anti-tobacco activists said on Thursday.
Chandigarh, Sep 18 : Union Home Affairs Minister Amit Shah will be chairing the 29th meeting of the Northern Zonal Council (NZC) here to be hosted by the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday.
Chandigarh, Sep 18 : A sessions court in Punjab on Wednesday refused relief to Lok Insaaf Party legislator Simarjit Singh Bains in the Deputy Commissioner altercation case, terming his behaviour "irresponsible, threatening and intimidating".
Punjab , Sept 17 : In yet another case highlighting the lack of safety for women and children in Pakistan, a minor girl was allegedly abducted and later gang-raped by five influential men in Chak district here, the police said on Tuesday.
Chandigarh , Sept 16 : In a bid to revive sick rice units, the Punjab Council of Ministers on Monday approved a Dues Recovery and Settlement Scheme 2019-20 for the state's defaulting rice millers, paving the way for the recovery of a significant portion of the Rs 2041.51 crore outstanding against them on various accounts.
Chandigarh , Sept 16 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced relaxation in the recruitment rules for qualified civil services personnel in the state through amendments in various relevant legislation, to boost filling of 72 vacant posts.
Chandigarh, Sep 16 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday asked Akali leader Harsimrat Badal to desist from exploiting the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev for petty political gains by spreading falsehoods.
Chandigarh , Sept 16 : Punjab government on Monday raised the age bar for the post of chairperson of Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes from 70 to 72 years in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here.
Chandigarh, Sep 16 : With his government completing its half term, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday directed his ministers to draw up comprehensive action plans and engage more closely with the MLAs to give further impetus to the development works in their regions.
Chandigarh , Sept 15 : During its ongoing crusade against corruption, State Vigilance Bureau on Sunday said that eight employees and one private person were nabbed red-handed while accepting bribes in nine different cases during August.
Chandigarh, Sep 15 : Urging the farmers to refrain from burning paddy stubble, the Punjab government on Sunday appealed to the farmers to follow the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in reverence of 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh guru.
Amritsar , Sept 15 : Scores of farmers under the banner of Kisan Sangharsh Committee (KSC) on Sunday staged a protest at Amritsar-Delhi Highway against the Centre's decision to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement with 16 nations.
Chandigarh , Sept 14 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik urging him to retract the state government's decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt in Puri associated with Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
Chandigarh , Sept 14 : Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the immediate dismissal of three policemen, one home guard personnel and one Inspector who watched a Punjab Police Sub Inspector beaten up by a group on drug smugglers, without coming to his rescue.
Chandigarh, Sep 14 : Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, who had resigned after losing the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat to actor-politician Sunny Deol of the BJP, will continue in his post, the Congress said on Saturday.
Chandigarh, Sep 14 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging him to retract his government's decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev.