Punjab relaxes norms for shooters to procure weapons
Punjab relaxes norms for shooters to procure weapons

To promote the sport of shooting in the state, the Punjab government on Sunday announced that it had relaxed norms for shooters to make it easy for them to get weapons for shooting events.

All-white affair as Anandpur turns 350

As the summer heat sweeps the plains of Punjab in scorching June, the Sikh religious town of Anandpur Sahib is all set to mark its 350th birthday with an all-white spread.

Will seek rollback of entry tax on sugar in Punjab: BJP

The Punjab unit of BJP Monday slammed ruling alliance partner SAD for imposing an entry tax on sugar procured from other states and said it was not "taken into confidence" about the move.

Punjab govt to deliver public services through 'Mobile Seva'

Punjab Government on Sunday announced that it will integrate 'Mobile Seva' scheme in all the state departments aiming at mainstreaming mobile governance as a compelling new paradigm for the delivery of public services.

AAP protests 'VIP culture' with 100-km cycle rally

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday ended a 100-km cycle rally to denounce the 'VIP culture' of the Punjab government.

CAG raps Punjab govt for utilising 'paltry' sum on drug abuse awareness

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has rapped Punjab Government for utilising "paltry" sum of the amount allotted for creating awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse in the state.

Punjab to set up Organic Farming Board

Punjab government on Monday said it will set up an Organic Farming Board for promoting chemical-free farming in the state.

Punjab offers rewards to stop stubble burning

The Punjab government on Wednesday announced rewards to districts and villages across the state which curb the unhealthy practice of burning stubble (residue of harvested crops).

`MSG` banned in Punjab on the advisory of the Centre: Parkash Singh Badal
`MSG` banned in Punjab on the advisory of the Centre: Parkash Singh Badal

 Apprehending serious law and order problem in the state following the release of controversial film 'Messenger of God', Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said that the screening of the movie has been banned on the advisory of the Government of India (GoI).

35 newborn died in Ludhiana civil hospital since April: Minister

35 newborn have died at Ludhiana civil hospital since April this year because of different reasons, Punjab government told state Assembly today, drawing sharp reactions from the opposition benches on the last day of the Winter Session here.

Punjab government defeats no-confidence motion

The Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in Punjab Tuesday defeated a no-confidence motion in the assembly.

Dreaded terrorist Malik Ishaq released by Pakistan govt
Dreaded terrorist Malik Ishaq released by Pakistan govt

Malik Ishaq, dreaded chief of banned LeJ that has carried out attacks on minority Shias and the mastermind of the assault on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009, has been released after three years in jail with the Pakistan government not seeking an extension of his detention.

Punjab to set up healthcare facilities near Chandigarh

To provide quality healthcare education and ultra modern medical facilities, the Punjab government has finalized its plot allotment policy to set up multi-specialty hospitals, medical colleges and medical research institutes in Medi-City at New Chandigarh near here.

Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to launch new job policy for sportspersons: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that his government will launch new job policy in next cabinet meeting for sportspersons bringing laurels to the state by registering victories at international sports events.

Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal
Punjab to endeavour to include Kabaddi in Olympics: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said his government was working with other Kabaddi playing nations to devise modalities to include the sport in Commonwealth and Olympics Games.

HC asks Punjab govt to cremate Ashutosh Maharaj in 15 days

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to cremate the body of Ashutosh Maharaj, the chief of Nurmahal-based Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, within 15 days in accordance with due religious rights.

HC directs Punjab govt to conduct last rites of godman

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Punjab government to conduct the last rites of self-styled godman Ashutosh Maharaj within 15 days.

Punjab govt employee held for eve-teasing in Rajdhani train

An employee of the Punjab government was on Thursday arrested for allegedly teasing two women in a Rajdhani Express train while it was passing between Kanpur and Allahabad.

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.