ibnlive » India » Punjab

Punjab

  • Tonnes of food grain stored out in the open in Punjab 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: If you have enough food grains, there is the problem of storing it. It is the same concern every year as tonnes of grains continue to be stored out in the open, rotting away. With the onset of monsoon, there's a fear that tonnes of grains will literally be...
  • Tax official sacked for corruption in Punjab July 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday ordered the sacking of a taxation officer and the compulsory retirement of four others, including a woman, on corruption charges. The dismissed Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Baljinder Singh was recruited in 2012 and was still under probation. His services...
  • Punjab: Man booked for posting fake photo of Dera Chief on Facebook July 13, 2014

    Ambala: Police on Sunday arrested a youth for allegedly posting a fake photo of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda (religious sect) head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on his Facebook account. On the complaint from Dera Sacha Sauda follower Punit Insan, police arrested Amarinder Singh, a resident of Ambala City, for allegedly posting...
  • Punjab: Familes of 39 Indians protest to bring back relatives from Iraq July 11, 2014

    Chandigarh: Tense families of the 39 youth from Punjab who are in ISIS captivity in Iraq are more are holding a protest in Chandigarh. The relatives of the stranded Indians met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday. They have claimed that the government is not doing enough to bring...
  • Power cuts imposed in Punjab due to poor monsoon, less power July 10, 2014

    Chandigarh: Despite tall claims of availability of surplus power, Punjab power utility PSPCL on Thursday resorted to load shedding on all categories of consumers including farmers and domestic category, citing poor monsoon and less power generation. "Due to sudden increase in demand for power, owing to rise in temperature and poor...
  • High speed rail coaches to be rolled out in September end July 9, 2014

    Kapurthala: A day after Railway Budget was presented in Parliament, Kapurthala based Rail Coach Factory (RCF) on Wednesday said it will roll out first rake of coaches, capable of running at a high speed of 160 km per hour by the end of September or first week of October. Making the...
  • Punjab: CM Badal describes Railway budget as 'growth oriented' July 8, 2014

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Railway Budget, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday described it as "growth oriented" and "passenger friendly", saying its proposals will propel all round development and prosperity in the country. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brainchild to introduce bullet trains in the country would put India on...
  • Smuggler with 12 kg heroin held in Punjab July 6, 2014

    Chandigarh: A smuggler with 12 kg of heroin worth Rs.60 crore in the international market was arrested in Punjab, police said on Sunday. The arrest was made on the Amritsar-Tarn Taran road late on Saturday. The police also recovered two Chinese made pistols and ammunition from the smuggler. "The heroin consignment was...
  • Iraq crisis: Government making efforts for safe return of Punjabis, says Punjab CM July 4, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday assured the distressed families of the persons trapped in strife-torn Iraq that the state government was making all out efforts to ensure their safe and prompt return to the country. Interacting with 16 such families from Mandi Gobind Garh, who called...
  • 24 police officers shifted in Punjab July 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Punjab government on Wednesday transferred 24 police officers, including eight from the IPS cadre, in the state. Among the transferred officers are eight of the IPS cadre and 16 from Punjab Police Service (PPS), a spokesman said. They included officers of IGP, DIG and AIG...
  • Akali Dal warns Congress over separate Haryana Sikh body June 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday warned the Congress against a conspiracy to weaken the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) by trying to create a separate Sikh body to take control of gurudwaras in Haryana. The Akali Dal said the SGPC is an apex body for the management of Sikhs...
  • Over 70,000 report to de-addiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug de-addiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Punjab: Rehab centres for drug addicts to start within 3 months, says CM June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said that rehabilitation centres for drug de-addiction in 22 districts of the state will be made operational within three months. The Chief Minister asked the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to complete and hand over the fully furnished buildings of these centres,...
  • Nearly 700 from Punjab, Haryana stranded in Iraq June 22, 2014

    Chandigarh: Nearly 700 people from Punjab and Haryana are stuck in strife-torn Iraq, officials from both states said on Sunday. Of these, the Punjab government has submitted a list of 514 people from the state who are stuck in Iraq while Haryana officials said families of 147 people have provided details...
  • Bhupinder Singh Hooda announces grant for health workers June 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday announced an additional allowance of Rs 400 per month to multi-purpose health workers and supervisors in the state. According to an official spokesperson, the state government will grant washing or uniform allowance of Rs 400 per month to male Multi Purpose...
  • Safety of Indians in Iraq top priority for MEA, Kerala nurses' families worried June 20, 2014

    New Delhi/Kottayam: There is no concrete breakthrough in the abduction of 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq, but the Ministry of External Affairs has hinted that it knows the location of the citizens. The Iraqi government has also confirmed the news of the kidnapping of the Indians. The safety and return of...
  • Iraq crisis: 50 families contact control room in Punjab June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh : Over 50 families from across Punjab have contacted a control room set up by the state government to collect details about those stranded in trouble-torn Iraq. "The state-wide campaign launched by Punjab government to seek details from the families regarding Punjabi's stuck in Iraq showed a tremendous response...
  • Snapshot: Last images sent by Indians abducted in Iraq to their families June 19, 2014

    Chandigarh: Of the abducted Indians in Iraq, many are from Punjab and are working as construction workers in the war-torn country. With the Ministry of External Affairs not being able to establish any contact with them, the bereaved families are now heading to the national capital to meet Foreign...
  • Punjab CM 'ready to pay ransom' to bring back abducted Indians from Iraq June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With the fate of the abducted Indians in Iraq still unknown, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has said that his government is even ready to pay a 'ransom' to bring the Indians back home. This came after the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that 40 Indians have...
  • Punjab government slashes cess on purchase of basmati June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday said that it has decided to slash the cess levied on the purchase of basmati from 0.25 to 0.10 per cent. The money collected through this cess is meant for cancer and drug de-addiction treatment (CADA) fund. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal took the decision...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "pro-active" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • Families of Indians stranded in Iraq worried, seek government help June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The crisis in Iraq has ramifications for India and concerns are growing over Indians stranded in Iraq. According to the Indian Ambassador to Iraq, all of them are safe. Most of the stranded Indians are nurses from Kerala. Their families are praying for their safe return. The Kerala Nurses...
  • Free checkup for Foot and Mouth Disease in Punjab June 16, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday instructed Animal Husbandry Department to provide free vaccination to check the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the state and asked farmers to get their cattle vaccinated in the nearest veterinary hospitals. Gulzar Singh Ranike, Minister for Animal Husbandry, said here that...
  • Phoolka demands formation of SIT to probe '84 riots June 15, 2014

    Amritsar : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H S Phoolka on Sunday demanded formation of a Special Investigation Team for probing over 200 cases of 1984 riots closed by the Delhi Police. "AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal had announced the formation of SIT. He had recommended it to the Lt Governor of...
  • Punjab to provide online delivery of services in urban areas June 13, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Friday proposed to set up 229 Citizen Facilitation Centres (CFCs) in the municipalities across the state to provide various services online. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday gave in-principal approval for the project to provide online delivery of services at a cost of Rs...
  • Punjab Police initiates drive to curb drug addiction among its own men June 13, 2014

    Not just the ordinary citizens but many Punjab Police personnel too are caught in the trap of rising drug problem in Punjab. A pilot project has finally been initiated by the police to help the addicted officers. Ten years back, a police constable started stealing small quantities of drugs from...
  • Chandigarh building collapses after blaze; 2 firemen dead, 2 still trapped June 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: At least 2 firemen have been killed while two others are still feared trapped after a fire broke out in a four-storey building in Chandigarh. The building in Chandigarh's Sector 17 collapsed after the fire trapping the ill-fated firemen under the debris. According to authorities, the firemen were engaged in...
  • 'Will take action against perpetrators of Golden temple clashes' June 6, 2014

    Sri Akal Takht member Giani Gurbachan Singh said that many people were injured in the clashes in the Golden Temple. Some anti-social forces sparked the violence. "We will investigate the case and take strict action against the perpetrators," he added. Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden...
  • Amarinder Singh condemns Golden Temple clashes, says SGPC must act responsibly June 6, 2014

    Congress leader Amarinder Singh said, "Such incidents should not have happened and it is the duty of SGPC to ensure the security of the temple." Earlier in the day, clashes broke out within the Golden Temple premises between two groups on the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star. ...