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.

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.