Punjab
CID employee and school teacher arrested with opium and heroin
March 25, 2017 06:33 PM

In a major success to break the chain of drug suppliers, Jalandhar Rural police has arrested an employee of CID wing alongwith school teacher today.

Akali leaders’ spiteful attacks against Capt Amarinder Govt show their panic, says Govt. spokesperson
March 25, 2017 06:10 PM

 The Punjab government has lashed out at the Akali leadership for their spiteful attacks against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, saying it reeked of their outright panic at the fear of exposure of their financial and other misdeeds of the last 10 years.

CM exhorts party colleagues to set example by giving up red beacons
March 25, 2017 06:07 PM

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged all his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up their red beacon lights, in line with their commitment to the people of the state as part of the party’s election manifesto.

Punjab CM calls meeting to review prison security in light of Gurdaspur violence
March 25, 2017 06:06 PM

 Taking a serious view of the violence in Gurdaspur central jail, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has convened a high-level meeting of police and Home department officials next week to review the security in the state’s prisons in the light of frequent incidents of violence and clashes in jails since the past several years.

Need to defend universities as free spaces: Ansari
March 25, 2017 04:40 PM

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said that there is an urgent need to defend the intellectual freedom of the Indian universities, according to an official statement.

Homage to martyrs by a veteran general
March 25, 2017 01:44 PM

Major General Somnath Jha a Veteran, who is on a cycling mission to pay tribute to all martyred soldiers of the Nation arrived at Jalandhar Cantonment on 25th March and was received by Major General Balwinder Singh, Chief of Staff, Vajra Corps and a large number of officers, ladies and other ranks of  Jalandhar Cantonment.

For the first time in Punjab, DC uses his power to suspend a Head Constable
March 24, 2017 07:26 PM

In an unusual and perhaps first time, Deputy Commissioner today used to power to suspend a Head Constable, who allegedly misbehaved with a senior PCS Officers few days back.

Don't react "peevishly" to constructive advice: Badal
March 24, 2017 07:13 PM

 Former Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for  Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress   poll promise of loan waiver with a central fiscal package for Punjab.

Negligence death alleged, blocked traffic
March 24, 2017 07:09 PM

The relatives of Ram Piary, a resident of Behrampur road here have alleged that their relative died of negligence of doctors of civil hospital .

Disclose time bound complete loan waiver SAD tells Amarinder
March 24, 2017 07:06 PM

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to disclose the time bound process for complete waiver of all farm loans as claimed by him rather than beating around the bush and explaining that he had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi twice on this issue. 

Civil and police administration launches joint action plan for complete eradication of drugs
March 24, 2017 05:18 PM

District Administration and Police Department has initiated a joint action plan against drugs in Jalandhar district on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for complete eradication of drug menace from the state completely.

DC orders to initiate awareness drive for skill development in Rural areas
March 24, 2017 04:46 PM

Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma has asked the administrators of Multi Skill development centre, Jalandhar to initiate a awareness drive , especially in rural areas to provide required skills in various fields for self employment. ADC (D) Mr. Girish Dyalan was also present on the occasion. 

To ensure transparency in liquor trade, Punjab govt abolishes L-1 A license
March 24, 2017 03:10 PM

In a major step towards ensuring transparency in liquor trade in the state, Punjab government today abolished the L-1A license, which had been introduced by the previous Akali-BJP government.

Punjab CM says Badals suffering from selective hearing & amnesia on farm debt waiver issue
March 24, 2017 02:00 PM

The Badal father-son duo seem to be suffering from selective hearing and amnesia, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Friday, reacting to their allegation that he had backtracked on his farm loan waiver promise.

No 'conflict of interest' in Sidhu's TV show: Punjab AG
March 24, 2017 11:12 AM

Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest in criceter turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's working as state Cabinet minister and his work on popular 'The Kapil Sharma Show', an official sourse said.

Harsimrat gets passport facility for Bathinda and Patiala
March 23, 2017 07:17 PM

 Union Minister Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal today secured a major RPO (Regional Passport Office) extension facility for the people of Bathinda  and Patiala 

Where liquor is offered to seek blessings
March 23, 2017 06:07 PM

It is a gathering of animated devotees who from thronged the smadhi of Baba Rodhe Shah, clutching bottles of liquor as offerings for grant of a boon.

Capt Amarinder welcomes reports of PM’s directives to Niti Aayog on farm debt waiver
March 23, 2017 05:51 PM

Reiterating his commitment to farm loan waiver, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had instructed the Niti Aayog to make an assessment and formulate a plan for debt waiver.

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