SAD takes a dig at BJP MLA Joshi over tax issue

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today took a dig at BJP MLA Anil Joshi and asked him not to politicise the matter, after the Punjab government decided to rollback the `advance tax on stock`.

Punjab to provide online delivery of services in urban areas

Punjab Government today proposed to set up 229 Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) in the municipalities across the state to provide various services online.

Punjab govt transfers 37 IAS, 28 IPS officers

In a major administrative shakeup after the Lok Sabha polls, Punjab government on Wednesday transferred 37 IAS and 28 IPS officers.

More trouble for Umar, now booked for violating wedding act

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal`s run-in with the authorities does not appear to be ending as he has now been booked in a case where he is accused of violating a wedding ceremony act of the Punjab government.

Punjab govt extends registration date of travel agents

Punjab government on Friday extended the date of registration for travel agents by a month to December 31. The date was to expire tomorrow.

Rural Punjab to get internet facilities by mid 2014

Punjab government is geared up to provide online facilities to people in all rural areas of the state by June next year.

Eleven NRI police stations set up in Punjab

The Punjab Government has established 11 NRI Police Stations for speedy redressal of complaints involving Non-Resident Indians.

Punjab govt want to rope in Yuvraj for cancer awareness

The Punjab government is keen to rope in cricketer Yuvraj Singh as the brand ambassador of their campaign to spread awareness about cancer.

Punjab govt offers job to Olympian athlete Makhan Singh`s son

Olympian athlete late Subedar Makhan Singh`s son Bhupinder Singh was on Tuesday appointed as a helper in the office of District Welfare Officer Hoshiarpur with immediate effect by the Punjab government.

Sarabjit`s daughter is Punjab revenue official

The Punjab government on Friday handed an appointment letter to Swapandeep Kaur, daughter of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner in a Lahore prison who was killed in an attack by fellow prisoners in May.

Policy for regularising illegal colonies face criticism in Punjab

Punjab govt`s ambitious policy of regularising almost 5,000 unauthorised housing colonies in the state has come under severe criticism.

Punjab govt to set up seven international stadia

The Punjab government will built seven international stadia in the state, including one here, it was announced on Wednesday.

Bhakra Dam at record level, Punjab warned of floods

The water level at Bhakra dam has reached an all time high, prompting the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) on Wednesday to issue warning to the Punjab government.

Punjab yet to pay medical cost of Burundi student

A private hospital on Saturday claimed that Punjab government has not given any written assurance for reimbursing the pending Rs 25 lakh amount incurred on the treatment of Burundi national Yannick Nihangaza.

Punjab govt okays Rs 20-cr jail upgrade plan

The Punjab government gave its nod to a plan to modernise and upgrade security at jails in the state at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

Punjab rejects NCTC, says security meet an `annual ritual`

The Punjab government rejected the central government`s move to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Rs 50 crore sanctioned for Punjab govt colleges

Punjab government on Saturday sanctioned Rs 50 crore for the upgradation of infrastructure in government colleges across the state.

Punjab bureaucrats asked to show respect to MLAs

Punjab government on Friday pulled up the state bureaucracy and directed it show "due respect" to MLAs after complaints that officers, especially at district headquarters, tend to "overlook" the legislators.

Punjab orders probe into `vulgar` school books

Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools.

Punjab announces 2 per cent quota for sportspersons in govt. plots

Chandigarh: Punjab government has announced a new reservation policy of keeping aside two per cent quota in allotment of residential plots for sportspersons of the state.