Punjab News

Punjab CM launches ePMS portal as part of Digital India week

Partaking in 'Digital India' week, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday launched the state Portal ePMS (Electronic Projects Management System) to fast track infrastructural development.

Punjab govt asks departments to weed out old records

Punjab government Thursday issued instructions to expedite the campaign to weed out obsolete record gathering dust in cupboards in the Civil Secretariat.

Punjab govt asks departments to upload RTI replies on websites

The Punjab government has directed all departments to upload information regarding applications they receive under Right to Information Act and their replies on their websites.

Punjab police use water cannons to disperse NSUI protesters

The Punjab Police on Tuesday used water cannons to disperse NSUI workers, who were protesting against the state government.

Punjab: Forced into begging, 5 children rescued

Punjab police on Tuesday claimed to have rescued five children following the arrest of a man who allegedly abducted them and forced them into begging.

Illegal weapons seized during raids in four states

Police have seized 53 illegal weapons, 17 fake firearms licenses besides several documents including duplicate NOCs for purchasing weapons and 17 fake stamps of District Magistrates of various districts in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.

19-year-old Dalit boy found hanging from tree in Punjab; 5 booked

A 19-year-old Dalit boy was found hanging from a tree at Punjab's Khara village following which five persons, including two panchayat members, were booked for the alleged murder, police said on Monday.

Nursing student fakes her abduction, keeps police on toes

A nursing student here kept the district police on their toes by concocting her own abduction just to "check their functioning".

Youth Akali Dal leader commits suicide

 A Youth Akali Dal leader allegedly committed suicide here following which police today booked seven persons, including two senior leaders of the ruling Akali Dal for abetment of suicide.

Punjab to implement E-office in govt departments

 Ushering in a change in handling of work, Punjab government will switch over from manual style to the electronic mode with the implementation of 'E-Office' project in all state administration departments.

Hot weather prevails in Haryana and Punjab

 Hot weather conditions prevailed in most parts of Haryana and Punjab on Saturday, even as few areas in the states received rainfall.

Punjab: Protest demanding underpass on National Highway 1 after mishap

A number of people on Saturday staged a protest demanding underpasses and flyovers on the National Highway 1, after a 7-year-old boy was allegedly hit by a vehicle on the highway.

BJP to strengthen its base in Punjab for 2017 Assembly polls

A top BJP leader on Saturday said that the party, which is a major ally of ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab, will strengthen its base in the state keeping in view the next Assembly polls slated for 2017.

Zambian national arrested with narcotics in Punjab

A Zambian national, studying in a private university in Maheru village here, was arrested for allegedly possessing narcotics, police said on Saturday.

English teachers in Punjab flunk English test

English school teachers in Punjab have flunked the English language test.

Punjab harnessing solar power in fields, targets 1,000 MW in two years

Punjab, which produces a major share of the country`s foodgrain, is all set to tap solar power in the agricultural fields in a big way, aiming to generate 1,000 MW, up from the current 225 MW, by 2017, a minister has said.

Group of experts formed to improve language skills of English teachers in Punjab

 Expressing concern over poor language skills of English teachers of government schools, Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Thursday constituted a core group of experts to work out a long-term strategy to improve their English.

Farmers suicide: Punjab govt increases compensation to Rs 3 lakh

 Punjab government on Thursday announced to raise compensation for families of debt-ridden farmers, who committed suicide, from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.

One killed in road mishap in Ludhiana

 One person was killed and two others were injured when a bus rammed into an auto-rickshaw at Samrala Chowk here today, police said.

Drugs issue: Badal asks political parties not to malign Punjab

Taking exception to statements by opposition parties on drug menace in Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that instead of "maligning" the state, parties should join hands to support the state government in "fighting the battle".

SC turns down Punjab travel agents' plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to entertain a plea by a group of Punjab-based travel agents challenging the validity of the Punjab Travel Professionals` Regulation Act, 2012 and its rules, saying that the provisions were not "restrictive but regulatory" in nature.

Rains lash few parts of Punjab, Haryana

Rains on Wednesday lashed few parts of Punjab and Haryana, with maximum temperatures remaining far below normal level in most parts of both the states.

Punjab govt to give incentives to Medical Officers opting for border areas

 Punjab government will give incentives to the Medical Officers (MOs) opting for border area postings after appointment, Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani said here on Wednesday.

Punjab: Undertrial prisoner escapes after court hearing, 3 cops held

 An undertrial allegedly managed to escape from custody after his court hearing here following which three police personnel were arrested for dereliction of duty, an official said on Tuesday.

No shortage of urea in Punjab: Agriculture Minister

The Punjab government on Tuesday said there is no shortage of urea for the ongoing crop season, asking farmers not to be worried as the state has arranged adequate quantity of the fertiliser to meet their demands.

BSP activists stage sit-in over Ambedkar statue desecration

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists on Tuesday staged dharna infront of Phagwara Superintendent of Police's office demanding immediate arrest of accused who had allegedly vandalised two statues of BR Ambedkar here in the last two and half months.

De-addiction cum rehabilitation centres to come up in Punjab

The Centre will "soon" start 26 de-addiction cum rehabilitation centres across Punjab to curb the menace of drug abuse, Union Minister Vijay Sampla said on Tuesday.

Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa questions Badal's attitude towards farmers
Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa questions Badal's attitude towards farmers

 Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa today asked Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to inform people about the number of families of farmers he had visited since 2007 in the state who had committed suicide.

SpiceJet flight tyre bursts during take-off at Amritsar

A SpiceJet flight with 159 people on board suffered a tyre burst while it was taxiing for take-off at Amritsar airport on Sunday evening.

Harsimrat attends state level function on Yoga Day at Amritsar

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday said that it is a matter of pride for India that Yoga has been internationally recognized by more than 170 countries across the globe and is being celebrated in varied manner worldwide.