ibnlive » India » Punjab

Punjab

  • Punjab: Two arrested for cow slaughtering 5 hours 7 minutes ago

    Sangrur: Two persons were on Tuesday arrested by police on charges of cow slaughtering in Sangrur district. Police said that the two were a part of a six-member gang. Earlier, some carcasses were spotted near Malerkotla drain on September 10 by some locals who reported the issue to police. ...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab Yesterday

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday sought a "liberal financial package" for his state from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Badal accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal called on Modi at his residence and sought a relief package of Rs 2,330 crore for farmers due...
  • Punjab government to start campaign for clean, green schools Yesterday

    Chandigarh: In a bid to make government schools clean and green in Punjab, the state Education department will start a monthlong campaign from Friday. This decision was taken during a highlevel meeting held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema at his office on Monday, an official spokesperson...
  • Modi government very decisive, will change system, says Sukhbir Badal 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: The 'decisiveness' in decisionmaking and 'cutting redtapism' of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre will change the country's governance system, Punjab's powerful deputy chief minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal, feels. "He is moving in the right direction. He has shown twothree things decisiveness and cutting off redtapism in decision...
  • IAF AN32 crashlands in Chandigarh, passengers safe 3 days ago

    Chandigarh: An Indian Air Force AN32 transport aircraft with 11 people on board crash landed at the Chandigarh airport on Saturday evening, airport sources said. The aircraft caught fire as it crashlanded but the blaze was doused by fire tenders inside the airport premises. A few people on board the aircraft suffered...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a twoday visit to Chennai and Hyderabad from Thursday to meet leading industrialists with an intention to attract investments in the state. During the meeting with industry leaders, Badal will showcase investment opportunities in Punjab along with highlighting state as...
  • Punjab: Congress demands transparency in wards delimitation September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Monday demanded transparency in the delimitation process of wards by making it online as the party gears up for the upcoming local bodies elections in the state. It submitted a memorandum to this effect to Governor Shivraj Patil and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. The situation...
  • J&K floods: Ludhiana's hosiery industry fears heavy losses September 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ludhiana's famous hosiery industry fears heavy financial losses because of floods in Kashmir as it is not hopeful of receiving payments for the supply of woollen items to the floodravaged valley, now seeking support from the Centre to bail it out. "Ludhiana's hosiery industry is not hopeful of getting...
  • Unregulated colonies: Amarinder Singh asks Punjab government to issue guidelines September 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Sunday demanded the Punjab government to issue necessary guidelines for regularising the unregulated colonies across the state. He said that people were suffering and this has also had an adverse impact on the business sentiment. Smaller property transactions have come to a halt resulting...
  • Punjab: Centre's decision on new paddy norms antifarmer, says Congress September 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Congress on Sunday flayed the Centre's decision fixing new norms about paddy procurement and milling as "antifarmer" step. State Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa in a statement strongly opposed to decision of the Centre to bring down the paddy moisture content limit from 15 to 14 per cent,...
  • CM Badal orders upgrading of drainage system in Punjab September 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asked Irrigation department to upgrade drainage system to check water logging in south western districts of the state. Badal, who talked to affected people in the villages of Sri Muktsar Sahib district, emphasised the need for upgrading, widening and strengthening the existing...
  • Punjab flood: CM Badal seeks enhanced compensation to farmers by Centre September 13, 2014

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday described as "minuscule" the compensation given by the Centre to farmers for the losses suffered by them in natural calamity and said he will raise the issue with the Centre. "Rs 3,500 given by the Centre per acre to the farmers for...
  • J&K floods: Punjab IAS officials to donate a day's salary for relief September 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: IAS officers of Punjab have decided to donate one day salary for Jammu and Kashmir flood relief fund. Disclosing this on Saturday, Suresh Kumar, President, Punjab IAS Officers Association, said IAS officers of Punjab have decided to express their solidarity with the flood affected people of Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Punjab to seek review of tax incentives to neighbouring states September 12, 2014

    Talwandi Sabo (Punjab): The Punjab government will impress upon the Centre to review fiscal sops granted to neighbouring states, including Himachal Pradesh, saying tax holidays to these states had proved "detrimental" to growth of industry in Punjab. Stating this here on Friday, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said Punjab would also...
  • Punjab CM Badal seeks direction from Centre to help J&K flood victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday sought directions from the Centre to offer help and cooperation to the floodaffected people of Jammu and Kashmir. According to an official release, the Punjab government, having failed to contact the authorities in valley due to disruption in telecom services, asked...
  • Punjab government to launch estamping next month September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday said that it will launch estamping system for registration of land deeds by midOctober. It was stated by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who directed all divisional commissioners and deputy commissioner to roll out estamping next month. All deeds and land registrations above...
  • CM Parkash Badal to visit rainaffected, waterlogged areas of Punjab September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will visit rainaffected and waterlogged areas of Punjab including Mansa, Fazilka and Sri Muktsar Sahib districts from September 1315. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an event in Talwandi Sabo assembly constituency, Badal said that his visit to flood affected areas of Punjab was...
  • Punjab government assures jobs to dependents of 1984 antiSikh riot victims September 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Wednesday said that it will soon provide jobs to the dependents of victims of 1984 antiSikh riots and terrorism. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal assured the wards of 1984 riots and terrorism victims that the state will soon provide compassionate jobs to them and instructed...
  • 50 dengue cases in Punjab so far this year: Punjab Health Minister September 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Fifty confirmed cases of dengue have been reported in Punjab so far this year, state Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjeet Kumar Jayani said on Wednesday. "These 50 cases of dengue are being treated in different government hospitals of the state," he said, adding that the state government has constituted...
  • Punjab to seek debt relief from 14th Finance Commission September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Faced with "burgeoning" debt, Punjab government is all set to seek debt relief through loan restructuring and change in criteria for devolution of funds to states from the 14th Finance Commission tomorrow in order to overcome financial "challenges". "We will seek debt relief from the 14th Finance Commission which...
  • Centre will bail out Punjab from financial stringency: Parkash Badal September 9, 2014

    Chhapaar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the Centre will bail the state out of "financial stringency" in the near future. Badal, who was here for annual Chhapaar mela, while reacting to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's recent letter to Punjab government purportedly refusing any...
  • Punjab accuses Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river September 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday accused the union territory of Chandigarh of polluting Ghaggar river in the state by discharging untreated municipal waste and industrial effluents into seasonal rivulets and drains, which ultimately merge into the river. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal would take up the matter of heavy...
  • Parkash Singh Badal wants review of minimum support price procedure September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday urged the central government to review the procedure for fixing the minimum support price (MSP) for crops to make it more remunerative and improve the viability of farming. Dwelling on the formula to be evolved for fixing the MSP, Badal said it...
  • Vocational courses to be taught in Punjabi: Education Minister September 7, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Government has decided to substitute the medium of instruction for teaching vocational course in the state with Punjabi. The syllabus of six vocational courses, recently started by the education department, was translated into English and uploaded on the official website, Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema said in a statement...
  • Modi government has never refused financial aid to Punjab: CM Parkash Singh Badal September 7, 2014

    Ludhiana: Accusing Congress of misguiding people by spreading "false propaganda" that the Centre was not providing funds to Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday asserted that the Narendra Modi government has never denied financial aid to the state. "The UPA government knew that they will not be able...
  • Border villages across the Ravi river have been cut off by flood waters September 7, 2014

    Gurdaspur: At least six border villages across the Ravi river remained cut off following flooding of the Basanter Nullah. The affected villages are Ghania ke Bet, Kassowal, Puranawal, Lallowal Gunia, Saharanpur and Mansore. The flood waters also breached an embankment on the Indian side after the flow of water increased sharply following...
  • Heavy rains threaten paddy, cotton crops in Punjab September 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: Large tracts of paddy and cotton fields are affected by floods in various parts of Punjab, raising a fear of heavy loss to crops. The Punjab government has ordered for an early assessment of damage to crops due to heavy rains lashing various parts of the state. Among the...
  • Punjab government to sell sand, gravel to consumers September 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Facing criticism over "spiraling" prices of sand and gravel, SADBJP led Punjab government on Tuesday decided to excavate and sell minor minerals through the stateowned departments by eliminating the role of private mining contractors in a bid to check rising prices. In a cabinet meeting held here under the...
  • 'People need to come together to end drug menace in Punjab' August 31, 2014

    Jalandhar: Raising concern over the increasing consumption of intoxicants among youngsters in Punjab, politicians and eminent personalities on Sunday said that people need to come together to end the drug menace in the state just the way militancy and extremism was eradicated. Speaking at a function organised here by the...
  • Punjab: Badal terms bypoll results as vindication of SAD policies August 25, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday termed the results of the two Assembly bypolls in Punjab as "a vindication of the policies and performance of the SADBJP combine government" in the state. He said the results were a major set back to the Congress party, as we not...