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Cabinet Sub-Committee set up under Capt Amrinder for regular review of Fiscal situation

Chandigarh: The cash-crunched Punjab government has decided to regularly review its fiscal condition, with focus on expenditure curtailment and resource mobilization.

Punjab Cabinet decides on Vidhan Sabha session from Nov 27 to Nov 29

Chandigarh: The winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be held for three days, from November 27 to November 29, 2017.

Cabinet okays replacement of Atta-Dal Scheme blue cards with smart cards

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet, headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday approved replacement of the blue cards under the Atta-Dal scheme with new smart cards, while giving the go-ahead to engaging three Government of India PSUs for the computerization of the state’s Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS).

Cabinet approves creation of separate police wing for investigation

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet has approved the creation of a separate police wing for investigation of cases to strengthen policing in the state and ensure proper probe of heinous cases of crime.

Capt Amarinder led Cabinet approves change in law to boost crop diversification

CHANDIGARH: Giving a boost to the government’s crop diversification efforts, the Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, on Friday decided to bring guava, banana and vineyards farmers at par with orchard farmers in the matter of the maximum land size they are permitted to own or hold.

Cabinet okays creation of SOG to counter & neutralize militant threats

CHANDIGARH: In some far-reaching police reforms and initiatives, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a Special Operation Group (SOG) to check militant threats, with non-fiscal incentives for those personnel who join the new force.

Cabinet okays act to attach, seize properties of drugs offenders following conviction under NDPS

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today gave the nod for the enactment of "Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017" to enable attachment, seizure, and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders.

Cabinet approves 'connect with your roots' scheme for Punjabi youth settled abroad

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet has approved the Captain Amarinder Singh government’s "Connect with Your Roots” (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries.

Punjab CM launches online registration for Moga & Adampur

Chandigarh: In a major people-friendly initiative, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday launched a state-of-the-art Cloud-based National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) through a video conference, enabling online registration at the Sub Registrar offices of Moga and Adampur.

Indian Navy ship to undertake hydrographic survey in Tanzania

NEW DELHI:  In an initiative to bolster bilateral relations with friendly foreign countries and navies in the Indian ocean region, a hydrographic survey ship of the Southern Naval Command has reached Dar-es-Salaam, in Tanzania, for undertaking joint Hydrographic Survey along with the Tanzanian Navy, the Indian Navy said on Thursday.

Punjab CM reviews progress on Patiala Sports University

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh today reviewed the progress of the work for setting up a Sports University in Patiala. 

Lakmal reduces India to 17/3 on rain-marred Day 1

KOLKATA:  Pacer Suranga Lakmal took three wickets to shave off India's top order and reduce them to 17/3 at stumps on a heavily rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

Punjab CM joins British, Canadian envoys to pay homage to Indian Soldiers on Remembrance Day

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday joined British Deputy High Commissioner in Chandigarh Andrew Ayre and Canadian Consular General Chandigarh Christopher Gibbins at a Remembrance Day event to pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Punjab CM joins British, Canadian envoys to pay homage to Indian soldiers on remembrance day

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday joined British Deputy High Commissioner in Chandigarh Andrew Ayre and Canadian Consular General Chandigarh Christopher Gibbins at a Remembrance Day event to pay homage to the soldiers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl

KOLKATA:  Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.

India-Sri Lanka 1st Test delayed due to rain

Kolkata,  The first Test between India and Sri Lanka was delayed due to rain here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

Not much demand for India-Sri Lanka Test tickets

KOLKATA:  There has been a slow demand for tickets ahead of India's first Test against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens starting here Thursday.

Woakes shines as England restrict CA XI to 249/6 in tour tie

TOWNSVILLE:  Pacer Chris Woakes snared six wickets to give England the upper hand in the final Ashes warm-up tie against a Cricket Australia XI, who were restricted to 249/9 on the opening day of the four-dayer here.

Punjab signs MOU with Chennai-based Company to prevent stubble burning from next season

Chandigarh: In a major step towards curbing stubble burning, the Punjab government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Chennai-based company to set up 400 processing plants for converting paddy straw into bio energy in the state.

MLAs Angad Singh, Ch. Darshan Lal and Former MP Satnam Singh Kainth Inaugurates 50th Crushing Season

Nawanshahar: Cooperative Sugar Mill Nawanshahr today entered in Golden Jubilee Year by starting 50th crushing season here.  The mill has set a crushing target of 36 lakh quintal out of total bonded cane 40 lakh quintal. Rest of the cane to be sent to Budhewal, Phagwara and Amloh, sugar mills.

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