PUNJAB GOVERNMENT

  • Moga murder case: Victim's father accepts compensation, braveheart cremated 3 days ago

    Moga: Ending a four-day protest that had embarrassed the ruling Badal family, the father of the girl molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on accepted the Punjab government's offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-mortem and cremation of the body. The body of...
  • Moga murder case: Orbit bus company to pay Rs 24 lakh compensation to Victim's family 3 days ago

    In the latest development in the row over the death of a minor in Moga in Punjab who was thrown off a bus for resisting molestation, the compensation of Rs. 24 lakh promised to the family by the Punjab government will be borne by the transport company Orbit. The compensation...
  • Moga bus horror: Breaveheart's father accepts compensation from Punjab government 3 days ago

    The father of 13-year-old girl who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on Sunday accepted the Punjab government's offer of compensation and a job and also agreed for the post-mortem and cremation of the body. ...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father agrees for post mortem; accepts Rs 20 lakh compensation 3 days ago

    Moga: Ending a four-day deadlock, father of the girl who was molested and pushed to death from a moving bus on Sunday agreed to conducting of post-mortem and cremation of the body besides accepting the offer of compensation and a government job. The development came while an under-attack Punjab Chief...
  • Moga murder case: Victim's father accepts compensation, says ready to cremate the body 3 days ago

    The father of a 14-year-old girl, who was molested and then thrown off a moving bus on Wednesday in Moga district of Punjab, has accepted the state government's compensation offer on Sunday. He also said that he will soon cremate his daughter's body. The girl's body has been kept at...
  • Centre seeks report from Punjab government on Moga incident 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday sought a report from the Punjab government on the death of a teenage girl after she was allegedly molested and thrown off a moving bus. "We have sought a report from the state government on the incident and the report is expected at anytime," a...
  • Pakistan Punjab government challenges 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release in SC April 14, 2015

    Punjab: Pakistan Punjab government has challenged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Lakhvi's release in the Supreme Court. It has sought that a fresh detention order be issued. The Islamabad High Court had on Monday set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude hearing in the 26/11 attack case. It had...
  • Pakistan court asks Punjab Government to file sensitive records on Lakhvi April 8, 2015

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Tuesday directed the Punjab government to produce sensitive records against LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on April 9 in connection with his detention case. Lahore High Court Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq issued the order while hearing Lakhvi's petition challenging his...
  • Punjab government bans wheat harvesting at night, morning April 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday announced a ban on harvesting of the wheat (Rabi) crop with combine harvesters from evening to morning, a senior officer said. The ban will be from 7 PM to 10 AM and shall remain enforced till May 29. Director, agriculture department Mangal Singh Sandhu said that...
  • Over 58 lakh outlived bullets not yet disposed by police: CAG March 21, 2015

    Chandigarh: Over 58 lakh bullets which had outlived their shelf life were yet to be disposed off by the Punjab's Home Affairs department despite Defence Ministry's clarification, saying ammunition whose prescribed life was over should not be used, a CAG report said. In its report on social, general and economic sectors,...
  • Punjab: Congress moves no-confidence motion against SAD-BJP government December 23, 2014

    Chandigarh: Congress on Tuesday moved a no-confidence motion against the Akali Dal-BJP alliance government in the Punjab Assembly. Leader of Opposition Sunil Jakhar moved the motion on issue of drug menace in Punjab and the failure of the Parkash Singh Badal-led government to check the trade and providing patronage to...
  • Punjab government to spend Rs 120 crore for harvesting rainwater November 9, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government said it has earmarked Rs 120 Crore on the development of Underground Pipeline System (UGPS), seeking to harvest rainwater to solve various water problems in the state. Punjab's Agriculture Minister Tota Singh said in a statement today that "the funds will be used this fiscal for the...
  • Cut in fuel prices may cause revenue loss to Punjab November 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: The reduction in prices of petrol and diesel may have brought cheers to consumers, but the cut is likely to cause tax revenue loss of up to Rs 35 crore to the state exchequer in Punjab. "It is estimated that there will be an effect of Rs 30-35 crore...
  • Punjab: Farmers should be given subsidies in a big way, says CM Badal October 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Amid facing criticism on giving free power to farmers from several quarters, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the farming sector should be given subsidies "in a big way" for producing sufficient foodgrain to meet country's requirement. Badal also sought cooperation of all the MPs...
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu attacks Punjab govt after removal of security cover October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday claimed that his security cover has been withdrawn, as he attacked the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government in Punjab for indulging in "petty" politics and hitting "below the belt". The move comes close on the heels of Sidhu's attack on SAD...
  • Punjab government announces 10 per cent DA for employees October 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: Ahead of Diwali, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced to release 10 per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) to employees with October's salary. Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Tuesday gave his nod in this regard, an official spokesman said. The increased DA would be given with the salary...
  • AAP's Bhagwant Mann slams Punjab government for drug menace October 9, 2014

    Amritsar: Comedian and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann on Thursday slammed the Punjab government alleging that drug dealers were freely roaming in the state while police was making poor drug addict youths as scapegoats. "The Punjab government never thought to eradicate unemployment in the state, due to which...
  • Punjab: Tax raised to mobilise funds for development, says SAD October 5, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday supported the SAD-BJP led Punjab government's move to increase VAT on diesel, cold drinks and cigarettes, saying tax was raised to mobilise funds for development. In a statement, SAD general secretary and core committee member Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the rate of...
  • Punjab: 645 teachers to be promoted as headmasters September 24, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab government, in its effort to fill up the vacancy in education department, has decided to promote 645 teachers as headmasters by next month while recruitment of over 5,000 teachers will be completed by the end of this month. Disclosing this on Wednesday, an official spokesperson said that direction to this...
  • Parkash Singh Badal seeks financial package from Centre for Punjab September 22, 2014

    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 September 22, 2014

    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 September 21, 2014

    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...
  • Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal visits Chennai, Hyderabad to attract investors September 17, 2014

    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...
  • 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 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 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...
  • 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...