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Rana KP Singh calls upon legislators to make collective efforts to ensure welfare of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh today called upon the legislators of the state to rise above the party politics and work collectively to ensure the welfare of Punjab.

Teaching of Science & Math becomes vibrant in Punjab schools

NAWANSHAHR: The relentless efforts of the Secretary School Education, Krishan Kumar for bringing in qualitative improvement in school education has started fructifying. Under " Parho Punjab, Parhayo Punjab" , the innovative methods and techniques have been devised to make the teaching - learning process more interesting, easier as well as student friendly.

Do not support ban on Padmavati; I’am opposed to all threats, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie 'Padmavati', Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue.

SAD demands dismissal of SHO and high level inquiry into beating up of mining official in illegal policy custody.

CHANDIGARH- The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded immediate dismissal of the SHO who had kept a mining official in illegal custody to force a compromise with the mining mafia backed by Congress Ghanaur legislator Madan Lal Jalalpur. 

Encroachment over forest land be removed with iron hand: Sadhu Singh Dharmasot

CHANDIGARH/MOHALI: In a major encroachment removal drive in district Ludhiana, the forests & wildlife preservation department has been successful in lifting the encroachments over 225 acre forest land besides a plan for the removal of another encroached 560 acre land has been prepared. This was disclosed by Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Hon’ble Minister of Forests & Wildlife Preservation, Punjab, during press conference held at Forest Bhawan, Mohali.

Cabinet Minister Tript Rajinder Singh inaugurates crushing session of Batala Cooperative Sugar Mill

BATALA: The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Tript Raajinder Singh Bajwa have said that Punjab government would spend Rs. 200 crore to expand the crushing capacity of Batala cooperative sugar mill from 1500 tones to 5000 tones which were established in 1961 by then chief minister Partap Singh Kairo.

Punjab firmly cracking down on fraudulent travel agents, assures Capt Amarinder

Chandigarh: Reaffirming his government’s commitment to cracking down on fraudulent travel agents, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a blueprint to be prepared for opening Foreign Employment Bureaus in areas from where the maximum number of people were found to be migrating from Punjab to the UK.

50 killed in Nigeria suicide bombing

ABUJA:  At least 50 people were killed when a teenage suicide bomber blew up his vest packed with explosives in a crowded mosque in Nigeria's Mubi town, police said.

Shehbaz seeks help from Amarinder to fight pollution

LAHORE: Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has invited Indian Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to enter a regional cooperation agreement to tackle the issue of smog and environmental pollution.

Budding players exhibit their talent in the Punjab State Games for boys

Jalandhar: Budding players from across the state exhibited their talent in the various sporting events during the ongoing Punjab State Games for Boys (Under 17) in the city.

Asia’s first Biogas-based power plant leads the way to Sustainable agriculture and Renewable energy

NEW DELHI: Finally, a welcome way out of the pollution mess that the capital has found itself in. Punjab based Sampurn Agri Ventures breaks new ground by introducing an innovation for sustainable agriculture and livelihood through paddy straw management in India. With emphasis on national food security and soil health, this wholly indigenous technology will double the farmer’s income, rejuvenate rural economy and save foreign exchange by reducing import of fossil fuels.

Training organized for newly recruited GRS

JALANDHAR: In order to give further impetus to the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme the Rural Development and Panchayat Department today organized the training for newly recruited Gram Rozgar Sewaks (GRS) in the District Administrative Complex.

Punjab CM visits Ludhiana factory collapse site, announces ex-gratia for those killed

LUDHIANA: Expressing grief and shock at the tragic incident, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a detailed inquiry by the Patiala Divisional Commissioner into the Ludhiana factory collapse and announced compensation for those killed in the mishap.

SDM asks youth to play an important role in strengthening of democratic setup

JALANDHAR: Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Jalandhar (I)  Rajeev Verma today said that the youth could play an important role in strengthening of democratic set up by enrolling themselves as voters.

Two engineering students from CGC shine at the 2nd National Rural Olympic Games

CHANDIGARH: Rahul Kalra and Bharat Bhushan, third semester students from Computer Science Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments of  Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) Landran have won Gold in 200 metre and 100 metre races, respectively in the under 19 category at the 2nd National Rural Olympics Games 2017-18 held at Bhopal.

ADC asks officers/ officials to expedite the process for completing the survey under MGSVY

JALANDHAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dr. Bhupinder Pal Singh directed the officers/ officials of Rural Development and Panchayat Department to expedite the process for completing the survey under the flagship program of Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY).

Istri Akali Dal workers brave police barricades in attempt to reach Sukhpal Khaira’s residence

CHANDIGARH: – Istri Akali Dal workers today braved police barricades as well as police personnel in an attempt to reach drug accused AAP leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira’s residence even as they announced they would not let him enter the Vidhan Sabha in the forthcoming winter session in case he did not resign forthwith.

'Padmavati' protests much ado about nothing?

It's that time of the year again when our sentiments are hurt, and it is acceptable to temporarily suspend liberal democracy because of it. The latest victim of the now-ubiquitous tyranny of hurt sentiments has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", which has been accused of twisting historical "facts". After a series of unfortunate events over the last week pertaining to the movie, which involved a couple of death threats, its makers have been left with no option but to "voluntarily defer" the release date.

5 arrested after gunfight in Delhi

NEW DELHI:  The police on Tuesday exchanged fire with a group of criminals here during a raid conducted jointly with the Punjab police to apprehend a wanted criminal from the state.

Male family planning surgeries fortnight to be observed from Nov 21 to Dec 4

Bathinda: The male family planning surgery fortnight is being observed from Nov 21 to Dec 4, 2017 wherein the vasectomy (male sterilization) operations will be conducted free of cost at the government hospitals. Giving information in this context Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra stated that the campaign is being run following the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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