Punjab Government

  • Punjab, Haryana restrict use of red beacons atop vehicles 03-03-2014 07:19 PM

    Chandigarh: The governments of Haryana and Punjab have pruned their respective lists of persons authorised to use red beacons atop their official vehicles, following Supreme Court directions. In Haryana, according to state Transport Commissioner Sumita Misra, the Governor and the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice are authorised to...
  • Punjab government draws criticism for lowering VAT on tobacco products 27-01-2014 06:11 PM

    Chandigarh: Voice of Tobacco Victims, a civil society organisation, on Monday criticised the Punjab government's recent decision to roll back taxes on cigarettes from 55 to 22 per cent. Neighbouring states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir have increased VAT on tobacco products, professor of Surgical Oncology at...
  • In Punjab, 17,000 booked for smoking in public 09-10-2013 07:04 PM

    Chandigarh: Over 17,000 people have been issued tickets (challaned) by the Punjab government this year for violating ban on smoking in public places, a senior health officer said in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Punjab's Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Vini Mahajan said that 12 districts in Punjab have already...
  • Punjab: Ex-DGP alleges involvement of political parties in drug rackets 18-09-2013 07:56 PM

    Former DG of Prisons in Punjab Shashi Kant has alleged that major political parties in Punjab are involved in drug rackets. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto cognisance of the matter and issued notices to the Punjab government and the union government. In his letter Shashi...
  • Sidhu accuses Punjab govt of not giving money to develop Amritsar 05-09-2013 04:21 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu has accused the Punjab government of not supporting his endeavours to develop Amritsar. He said, "Amritsar Trust is for the development of Amritsar. The corporation does not have any money for the Trust. I have not received any money for the past two...
  • E-trip system becoming bone of contention between SAD and BJP 30-07-2013 02:00 AM

    The e-trip system introduced by Punjab government to bring transparency in transactions by traders and check tax evasion has become a bone of contention between allies SAD and BJP, which feels it might affect its vote bank in urban areas. Punjab BJP brass led by party in-charge for state affairs...
  • No need to protest just yet, says Khurshid on JuD fund allotment 20-06-2013 09:49 AM

    The government of Pakistan's Punjab Province has recently allocated RS 400 million to the Jamaat Ud Dawa. JuD is believed to be a front for the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba. Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is no need to protest just yet. The minister said it's only a budget...
  • Punjab government orders probe into 'vulgar' school books 23-05-2013 02:35 AM

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools, a minister said on Wednesday. Bathinda District Education Officer Surjit Singh Khuram was put under suspension for laxity in this connection. Punjab Education Minister SS Maluka inspected...
  • Punjab govt announces Rs 1 cr assistance to Sarabjit family 02-05-2013 07:59 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab government on Thursday announced a financial assistance of Rs one crore for the family of Sarabjit Singh, who died in Pakistan following a murderous assault in a jail there, and declared a three-day state mourning. Flags will fly half mast on all government buildings and there will be...
  • Indian-Americans applaud Punjab government's announcement 06-04-2013 03:15 AM

    Washington: The Indian-American community has welcomed the Punjab government's announcement of 10 per cent housing and plots quota for NRIs in the state. "This is a good decision," said Satnam Singh Chahal of the North American Punjabi Association. Chahal's reaction came after Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on...
  • Punjab policeman's wife demands justice 06-12-2012 10:25 PM

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  • Punjab teachers threaten self-immolation 06-12-2011 01:20 PM

    Chandigarh: Peeved at the Punjab government for not heeding to their demands, teachers demanding permanent jobs in the state on Tuesday threatened to immolate themselves after one of their lady colleagues was allegedly slapped in public view by an Akali Dal sarpanch. A delegation of Education Guarantee Scheme (EGS) teachers...
  • Govt saves rent on storage, leaves grain to rot 30-06-2011 10:47 PM

    Ludhiana: Tens of thousands of bags of rice have gone up in smoke and continue to smolder and burn in Khamano near Ludhiana. Spread over two kilometers all the grain has been lying in the open for the last five years. A similar story was there in Fatehgarh Sahib, where...
  • Rice burning: Punjab mulls grain storage policy 11-05-2011 10:02 AM

    Chandigarh: After CNN-IBN reported how thousands of tons of rice were reduced to ashes after lying in the open for five years, the Punjab government said it will come out with a new grain storage policy to deal with storage and wastage problems. The story, showing thousands of tons of...
  • Pak minister sacked over drunken brawl 14-06-2010 01:10 PM

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  • Are you a Sikh? Submit an affidavit: Punjab Govt 17-02-2008 08:48 AM

    Nottingham: Indian skipper MS Dhoni on Monday admitted that batting has been a big concern for Team India right from the West Indies tour to the ongoing England series. It is a big concern because this is a continuation of the West Indies series. Even there we could not put...
  • Despite warrant, Dera head free man 29-06-2007 12:29 AM

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  • Cops get govt nod to arrest Dera head 28-06-2007 01:56 AM

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