After starting the atta-dal scheme benefiting around 35 lakh families, the Punjab government now intends to distribute utensils to various sections in rural areas. The government has decided to distribute utensils worth Rs 50 crore in villages through the panchayat and rural development department.
Sikh worshippers would now be able to pay obeisance to more than 240-year-old 15 sacred relics of Guru Gobind Singh, Guru Hargobind and Guru Teg Bahadur as the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Punjab government to ensure public display of these relics at a suitable place/gurdwara at Nabha in Patiala district within a month.
International drug smuggler Jagdish Singh alias Bhola on Thursday alleged that three Punjab ministers were involved in the drug racket busted last month. Bhola was produced in the court here in connection with a case under the NDPS Act registered at the Banur police station on June 15.
A local court on Thursday acquitted senior Akali leader and former rural development and panchayat minister Nirmal Singh Kahlon in an 11-year-old case pertaining to the purchase of 103 JCB machines.
Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday said the delay in the formation of the PPCC body had largely been caused due to the balancing act which the party had been trying to do in order to accommodate all sections of society.
The PCMS Association on Thursday demanded that the state government should immediately take over the Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in Jalandhar that has fallen sick, even opposing chief minister Parkash Singh Badal's assertions that the entire asset on the public land would be given to private hands. PIMS dying, Badal govt gives lifelines to Rakhra's society
Ahead of the political conference at the Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib on December 26, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Partap Singh Bajwa on Thursday formed committees to make the event a "show of strength". Bajwa particularly asked the local Congress leadership of Fatehgarh Sahib, Amloh, Khanna, Samrala, Payal, Doraha, Mohali, Kharar, Rajpura and Dera Bassi to mobilise crowds for the congregation.
A 25-year-old Indian national has been arrested in connection with the death of an Indian woman last week. Police arrested the man after the decapitated body of Jasvinder Kaur, 33, was found inside a canal near Block 110 on McNair Road Dec 12, a Singapore police statement stated.