- May 23, 2015 09:48 IST
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.
- May 23, 2015 09:21 IST
The working of the premier medical institute of the region PGIMER was in for severe criticism as the national consumer disputes redressal commission, New Delhi, blamed the prevalent “red tapism” for the death of 16-year-old girl Anupama Sarkar, who had died in 2012 waiting to be attended by the doctors.
- May 23, 2015 09:46 IST
Thirty-six-years ago, as I completed my engineering, I received a call from a government department to appear for an interview and was appointed as an SDO at the young age of 21.
- May 23, 2015 08:48 IST
Panic gripped Manakpur Nanakchand village in Pinjore after a gang of around 12 men, armed with sticks, struck at a house in the wee hours on Friday, assaulted the family members and took away cash and jewellery worth around Rs 4.5 lakh.
- May 22, 2015 22:42 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 22:32 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 22:20 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 22:04 IST
The national executive meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Scheduled Caste (SC) Morcha fell short of the hype generated due to the meeting venue being the Dalit-dominated Doaba region. During the two-day meet, no discussions were held on the possible expansion of the party's base in the state and no issues related to Punjab figured on the agenda.
- May 22, 2015 22:09 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 20:10 IST
Inayat, a Chandigarh girl, made the city proud by acing the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) entrance test for bachelor of design, on Friday. Resident of Maloya, she is a student of non-medical of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 35 and scored 84.9 % in Class 12
- May 22, 2015 20:13 IST
Reacting sharply to the Punjab government's decision to impose cess on electricity, petrol and diesel, Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Sunil Jakhar demanded a white paper on the state's financial health.
- May 22, 2015 22:00 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 20:10 IST
Pakistan high commission has rejected the visa of 150 Sikh pilgrims visiting Pakistan to commemorate the martyrdom day of 5th Sikh Guru Arjan Dev.
- May 22, 2015 19:21 IST
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.
- May 22, 2015 18:28 IST
Punjab home guard Sukhwinder Singh, who sexually harassed a British student aboard an Amritsar-Delhi train, was dismissed from service on Friday.