The Punjab health department is in a fix for dumping the unwanted lab chemicals worth over Rs 1 crore at several health centres in the state, even at the civil hospital at Badal village, the native village of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.
Despite the Punjab government’s failure to hold elections to 95 municipal councils (MCs) in the state for more than a year, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday questioned the ‘stoic silence’ of the Congress, the main opposition party in the state, on the issue.
Punjab National Bank (PNB)has decided to levy charges on all online transfer of funds, irrespective of the amount, to accounts in other banks made through National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT).
Even as the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is apparently being cold-shouldered by the BJP-led government at the Centre over a special financial package for Punjab, Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues respected chief minister Parkash Singh Badal more than anybody else.
The dreams of a poverty-ridden family to live a comfortable life by sending their unmarried son, Lakhwinder Singh Lakhi (23), abroad were shattered when they heard the news of his death in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.
The alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra was not broken by Rahul Gandhi, said Congress president Sonia Gandhi, while responding to allegations by NCP chief Sharad Pawar.
Punjab higher education minister Surjit Singh Rakhra on Tuesday gave stern message to officers/officials of the department to implement all pro student schemes well in time otherwise they will have to face the flak. He also directed immediate release of grant in aid to private aided colleges.
Taking a serious note of"executive machinery of the state" (Haryana), including chief secretary holding meetings with the field staff to review election preparedness, the Election Commission on Tuesday reiterated the ban of 2008 on holding of such meetings.