In a bid to put Punjab on fast-track industrialisation process, chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday called upon entrepreneurs across the globe to make huge investments in the state while assuring them of lucrative incentives and concessions under the new investor-friendly Industrial Policy 2013.
Government hospitals are the place where indigent residents rush when confronted with a medical urgency. In fact, considering the high cost of medical services provided by private hospitals, government hospitals are the final resort to a large number of people, especially poor.
Asked to vacate shops to facilitate the ongoing beautification of the area around the Golden Temple, the shopkeepers having their businesses in the vicinity have urged the state government to let them do business till they are suitably rehabilitated. The affected shopkeepers claimed that they had been promised shops in the new plaza, but the same is not mentioned in the written communiqué issued to them.
While the parks maintained by the municipal corporation are in precarious condition, locals take their guests to parks maintained by the army when they express their desire to visit famous Shimla Pahari Park, which was established before the Independence, to save their face.
A day after a sand-filled truck fell on railway tracks while crossing Bhandari Bridge, as a side ramp of the bridge collapsed under the weight of the vehicle, railways on Saturday went on to assess the loss it suffered while the Government Railway Police Force (GRPF) booked an unidentified person for causing damage to government property and rash driving.
President of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sohail Lashari said India and Pakistan were keen to start new trade regime and minimise non-tariff barriers.
Taking stock of the construction work of a plaza opposite the Golden Temple on Saturday, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal directed to officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) to formulate a master plan for the construction of a 10-lane ring road around the city.
If you are of opinion that consuming milk is healthy and make you grow strong, its better you pause for a few minutes and ponder over it - as a glass of milk can be fatal for you.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is optimistic that the upcoming Progressive Punjab Investor Summit will have tremendous impact on the state's economy, as it will go a long way in attracting fresh investments from leading industrial houses of the country.
Even as the climate is getting colder with every passing day making the situation adverse for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes (a vector that carries dengue parasite to human body) to breed, dengue cases refuse to die down, which is evident from five dozen fresh confirmed cases of dengue in the city.
Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal advocated for a strong Indo-Pak trade ties, hoping that the ongoing seventh edition of the Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX-2013) would give a further momentum to the efforts already being made in this regard from both the sides.
Rail traffic was disrupted for hours after a truck load with sand fell on the railway track after the side ramp of Bhandari Bridge collapsed on Friday.
Call it an outcome of the failure of the civic authorities to keep Amritsar filth-free and the resultant unsanitary conditions prevailing in the city, particularly in the slum areas; or inability of the health authorities to effectively pursue their own campaigns or attribute it to the decreasing immunity among the residents for pulmonary ailments - the constantly increasing instances of tuberculosis (TB) continue to pose a major challenge to the district health authorities.
A minor girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by five to six youths at Shri Hargopindur village on Monday night. The station house officer, Shri Hargobindpur police station, Tersem Singh said Safi Mohammad, a resident of Shakla village, lodged a complaint with the police that on the evening of December 2, his 15-year-old niece was allegedly abducted by some youths while he was coming from Shri Hargobindpur.
Overcrowded area, filthy toilets, garbage strewn at every nook and corner, encroachments by venders and haphazardly parked rickshaws, taxis and public vehicles are common sight at the local bus stand, which represent a dismal picture of the Batala municipal council's apathy.