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.

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.

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.

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.

Armed women security squads to be deployed in Punjab

To ensure women`s safety in the state, the Punjab government on Sunday introduced the Women Armed Special Protection Squad.

`Punjab govt diverting attention by asking for financial autonomy`

Congress accused the Punjab govt of lacking vision and commitment to drive the state out of "clogged situation" on development front.

Punjab considers replicating Lahore`s solid waste management model

Punjab government is considering a proposal to replicate the solid waste management model employed in Lahore in urban clusters of the state.

Rehman Malik questions Punjab government over terror

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has criticised the Punjab provincial government for doing precious little to curb terrorism, particularly against banned terror outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

Punjab set to achieve 100 pc computerisation of ration cards

The Punjab government has achieved 96 per cent computerisation of ration cards and is all set to touch the 100 mark in next three months, an official spokesperson said on Tuesday.