The Punjab government may claim to be trying to reduce the liquor prices in the state but figures in the excise policy for financial year 2014-15 announced last week suggest the liquor cost will rise.
The Punjab local bodies department has asked the state electricity regulatory commission to rationalise the public-lighting tariff, especially in the Jalandhar, Amritsar, Ludhaina, Patiala, and SAS Nagar municipal limits.
Gurpreet Singh Toor took over as new the senior superintendent of police (SSP), Rupnagar, on Thursday. Toor replaced Ravcharan Singh Brar, whose postng is awaited.
Police have arrested five people and recovered three revolvers and cartridges from their possession. SSP Gurpreet Singh Bullar said that arrested accused had been identified as Arun Kumar, a resident of Paras Ram Nagar, Alok Shukla from Jogi Nagar, Vicky, a resident of Sriganganagar in Rajasthan, Bhola Singh from Bhucho and Sukhwinder Singh from Bangi Nagar.
In the annual excise policy that the Punjab cabinet cleared on Monday, a sale quota of 9.5-crore proof litres (25.33 crore bottles) was fixed for country-made liquor.
A protégé of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and grandson of late Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, Anandpur Sahib MP Ravneet Singh Bittu has not left his constituency for the past six months.
Three cops have been suspended for dereliction of duty in handling a complaint received on police helpline number 181. Batinda SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said, Jagga Singh, a resident of Burj Mansa in Bathinda, had complained of threatening calls.
On the last day of theagriculture summit, Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal said he would not review his decision to give free power to agriculture sector even if experts were advising him to do so.
The work he does remember, however, is worth a mention. Hailing from Dhuri (Sangrur), sculptor Gurpreet Singh did his BFA and MFA at the Government College of Art, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
International rice breeder and Punjab's son of soil Dr Gurdev Singh Khush is happy, nervous and excited to be home to attend the four-day Progressive Punjab Agriculture Summit.
As the Punjab government is struggling to make farmers shift to an alternative cropping pattern, Patiala Horticulture Limited, a company in Samana area of Patiala, has set an example for others.
The employment scenario may be grim in Punjab, but the figures on unemployment quoted by Punjab state president Partap Singh Bajwa seem to lack basis.Referring to the information gathered under the RTI Act, Bajwa said 18,770 industries had shut down in the past seven years during the Akali regime beginning 2007 and as per an estimate made by him 10 lakh people had been rendered jobless.
The first unit of the 1,400 MW Larsen and Toubro thermal plant at Rajpura was commissioned on January 31, but without a rail link. As a stretch of 3-km railway track is yet to be built, coal to the thermal plant is being transported through trucks.
Activists of Youth Akali Dal (YAD) on Friday burnt the effigy of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi demanding to make public the names of Congress leaders. allegedly involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi
Kansas State University (US) assistant professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, Gurpreet Singh, has made a breakthrough in developing cheaper sodium ion batteries in the future.
In a twist to the ongoing dispute over inheritance of the property of Maharaja of Faridkot Sir Harinder Singh Brar, Delhi resident Gurpreet Singh has moved an application urging the district court to implead them as party to the case.
The law that prevented Punjab's water from running to Haryana now blocks the coming in of electricity from J&K. The Rs 2,287-crore Shahpur Kandi project of national importance and 206-megawatt hydel energy are held up until the state repeals the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act.
Top officers of six municipal corporations - Mohali, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda and Patiala are meeting in Amritsar on Monday to debate upon how much the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has 'overcharged' them in recent times.