The state-owned thermal power plant at Lehra Mohabat has been awarded by the Central Electricity Authority under the "performance of thermal power stations" category.
The state cabinet has given green light to water supply and sanitation projects worth `2,800 crore in collaboration with the World Bank, the government said on Wednesday.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal emphasised here on Monday on crop diversification and also change in rules on payment of compensation for crop damage.
The police claimed to have busted a gang of robbers and recovered gold and silver ornaments worth more than Rs 3 lakh from their possession.
In what could be described an instance of 'out of the box' thinking, senior officials in the state's jail department have adopted popular messaging service, WhatsApp, to supervise and monitor the functioning of jails across the state from its Chandigarh headquarters.
The district police have arrested five people under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) in separate incidents. Two cases were registered in Malerkotla with city police stations 1 and 2.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Sunday, declared 2015-16 as the 'year of development' in the state.
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) general secretary and Anandpur Sahib Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra has defended the ruling Badal family in the raging controversy over the construction of a road leading to a resort they own at Palanpur village in SAS Nagar district by saying that all states provide such infrastructure to investors.
Lashing out at union ministry of human resource development for banning a group of student at IIT-Madras, member parliament from Patiala Dharamvira Gandhi termed the move as 'unconstitutional' and 'undemocratic'.
Friday proved to be a day of lucky escape for Patiala residents as fire at two locations was reported, but there were no injuries or deaths.
Even though the students, who have passed class X examination of Punjab School Education Board are promoted to next class, but the government teachers with poor and negative results in their respective subjects, may face ire of Punjab education department.
Call it the effect of economic slowdown or a stroke of luck. The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has bought power from private companies at the rate of Rs 3.44 per unit during the peak summer, when the rate is usually around Rs 5 a unit.
Former chief minister and senior Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal said here on Wednesday that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Centre has been an absolute failure as it has failed to set any agenda for the development of the country.
To settle the fire it started by re-launching a book banned for objectionable references to the first Sikh Guru, the Punjab language department on Wednesday burnt the entire stock of the copies.
Punjab transport minister Ajit Singh Kohar on Wednesday used an official function of the state-run Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) to praise Orbit Aviation, the private bus company of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal that is drawing flak since the Moga molestation and murder case.