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  • High voltage electricity
    May 22, 2015 22:20 IST

    Power-surplus Punjab to splurge on buying electricity

    Out of the total revenue expected to be generated by the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) in the current financial year 2015-16, a major chunk -- 43% -- would go into buying power. It is despite the fact that the state top brass has announced Punjab as a power-surplus state that would sell power to the neighbouring states.

  • Ranjit Singh Power
    May 23, 2015 09:52 IST

    Missing UK hotelier: On kidnapper’s trail, Punjab police to seek Interpol help

    Punjab Police are planning to seek the assistance of Interpol to locate the man who has been booked for kidnapping UK hotelier Ranjit Singh Power.

  • Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee chief Partap Singh Bajwa-N
    May 22, 2015 22:42 IST

    Congress keeps up suspense on his fate, Bajwa gives self long lifeline

    For someone who claims to have more lives than the proverbial nine of a cat, Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa sure knows the art of survival. Facing open revolt from a majority of party MLAs in Punjab, the embattled state chief has been giving himself lifelines amid raging speculations of his removal from the post.

  • Bus accident
    May 23, 2015 13:30 IST

    17 people injured as mini-bus overturns in Jammu and Kashmir

    Seventeen people were injured when a mini bus turned turtle after skidding off the road in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Sukhvinder Singh
    May 22, 2015 18:28 IST

    Punjab cop dismissed for sexually harassing British tourist on train

    Punjab home guard Sukhwinder Singh, who sexually harassed a British student aboard an Amritsar-Delhi train, was dismissed from service on Friday.

  • Sukhbir Singh Badal, deputy chief minister Punjab. HT Photo
    May 22, 2015 19:21 IST

    Sukhbir meets Javadekar; seeks notification of 'green zone' around Sukhna

    To remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural land in areas that came under the ambit of the Punjab Land Preservation Act, Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday request the union environment and forest minister Prakash Javadekar to waive conditions imposed by the centre over areas that were under habitation and cultivation.

  • Manpreet Singh Badal
    May 22, 2015 18:06 IST

    Curtail your expenses, don't tax people: Manpreet to Badals

    Slamming the Punjab government for imposing additional fuel and power cess, People's Party of Punjab (PPP) chief Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday asked chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal to curtail their expenditures to improve state's fiscal health.

  • geelani
    May 22, 2015 14:07 IST

    Govt to consider Geelani's passport plea after he completes formalities

    Government on Friday said it will consider the passport application of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani only after he completes the formalities and indicated that it was not averse to approving it.

  • Punjab Agricultural University-N, Ludhiana
    May 21, 2015 21:39 IST

    Punjab's pulse plan gets PAU excited

    As the Punjab government has announced a plan to spend `15 crore on making the state self-sufficient in pulses in two years, experts from Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) say that this will have not one but many benefits for agriculture.

  • Patients wait for treatment at emergency wing of Rohtak PGIMS due to strike of resident doctors.
    May 22, 2015 22:13 IST

    Rohtak PGIMS director offers to resign, docs plan stir against FIR

    Barely an hour after he held a meeting with 17 doctors and MBBS students at the medical superintendent's office, newly appointed director of the Rohtak PGIMS Dr KB Gupta offered to resign citing personal reasons.

  • Electricity
    May 22, 2015 22:32 IST

    Reconsider ID fee on power, cess on fuel: CII

    Expressing surprise at Punjab government's decision to levy 5% Infrastructure Development (ID) fee on power tariff and `1 cess on petrol and diesel, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has asked the Punjab government for a rethink on the matter.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    May 22, 2015 22:09 IST

    HC makes mandatory for schools to admit children on basis of registrar's certificate

    The Punjab and Haryana high court has made it mandatory for all government, public and private schools to admit children on the basis of a birth certificate issued by the registrar of births and deaths.

  • Khap Panchayat meeting
    May 22, 2015 20:50 IST

    Hisar: Husbands of women sarpanches call the shots

    Despite the state government reserving a quota for women in panchayati raj institutions (PRIs), the real picture of their empowerment is quite different from what is should have been. Participation of women in official works seems to be a distant dream in Hisar district, which comprises of 310 villages with 306 panchayats.

  • garbage dump
    May 22, 2015 20:17 IST

    Haryana: Fix officials tenure for effective execution of waste management

    Almitra H Patel, member, Supreme Court Committee on Solid Waste Management, India, on Friday said that officials working at local bodies should have a minimum tenure of two years for effective execution of garbage management plans. She was here to oversee the work under 'swachhta abhiyan', started by the Karnal municipal corporation in three pockets of ward no 2 of the city.

  • PPCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa
    May 22, 2015 22:00 IST

    Bajwa urges HC to take cognisance of Pinky case

    Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa on Friday urged the Punjab and Haryana high court to take suo motu cognisance of controversial Punjab Police 'cat'-turned-dismissed cop Gurmeet Singh Pinky's reported reappointment as police inspector by the state government on May 16.