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Punjab government

Suspension of internet, SMS services extended; Amritpal Singh remains elusive

Punjab government launched a major crackdown against Amritpal, with the police arresting 78 members of an outfit headed by him

19 Mar 2023 1:28 PM

COVID: Punjab allows reopening of schools for Classes 10 to 12 from Jul 26

Earlier, the gathering of 100 persons for indoor and 200 for outdoor events was allowed

20 Jul 2021 4:39 PM

Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 62; ten nabbed for selling spurious liquor

The deaths have taken place in Tarn Taran, Batala and Amritsar districts of the state since Wedesday.

01 Aug 2020 4:47 PM

Stubble-burning farmers to face music

Nearly 1.37 lakh acres of panchayati land are used for agricultural purposes in the state of Punjab .

30 Sep 2019 2:40 AM

Draws salary, enjoys perks: BJP writes to Guv on Sidhu's absence, seeks intervention

The BJP leader said that farmers were facing issues as Power Department remains unattended due to absence of newly-appointed minister.

09 Jul 2019 10:45 AM


Punjab govt seeks Rs 412cr for dam to stop water to Pakistan

Gadkari asked the state government to submit a detailed project report so that all the technicalities must be examined before construction.

28 Feb 2019 2:28 AM

Punjab farmers get Rs 1,771 crore loan relief

Captain Amarinder Singh said that a campaign was launched to educate the farmers about judicious use of agro-chemicals on Basmati.

08 Dec 2018 12:15 AM

Teachers strip girls to check for sanitary pad, Punjab CM orders inquiry

Amarinder Singh has ordered the state Education Department Secretary, Krishan Kumar to initiate an inquiry into the incident.

04 Nov 2018 1:25 PM

Punjab approves 400 luxury cars, including 16 Land Cruisers, for ministers

The purchase of new vehicles is likely to cost around Rs 80 crore on the state exchequer, officials said.

19 Oct 2018 6:43 PM

Punjab: Threat of toxic air due to farm fires looks real

Sources in Punjab govt said that political considerations have always prevented the party in power from cracking the whip against erring farmers.

15 Sep 2018 5:02 AM


Regressive move in Punjab

Enough laws are available to tackle miscreants who cause social tension by trying to manipulate religious sentiments.

24 Aug 2018 5:44 AM

Punjab: Drug de-addiction clinics to open soon

In the first phase, around 12 clinics will commence from SAS Nagar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Roopnagar.

18 Jul 2018 6:31 AM

Workers found positive in dope test won't be punished or sacked: Punjab CM

The chief minister said the workers found positive in tests would be provided treatment and their identities will be kept confidential.

10 Jul 2018 9:02 AM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh agrees to dope test after AAP MLA's taunt

AAP MLA Aman Arora had challenged the chief minister to undergo a dope test to set an example for his ministers and MLAs.

06 Jul 2018 10:30 AM

Punjab to seek Central law for death penalty for drug smugglers

The decision to make the recommendation to the Centre was taken by in a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet chaired by CM Capt Amarinder Singh.

02 Jul 2018 5:50 PM


Strengthen ties with Pak, Amarinder urges Centre

The high commissioner also met Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during his visit to Chandigarh.

25 Apr 2018 2:58 AM

Punjab: Dalit groups strike, govt suspends transport, mobile internet

The order to suspend mobile internet services has been taken to prevent spread of misinformation and rumours through social media platforms.

01 Apr 2018 7:58 PM

Punjab govt sets up committee to censor songs promoting drugs

The committee is tasked to identify instances of glorification of drug abuse, violence and depiction of any obscene elements.

31 Mar 2018 3:55 PM

Punjab CM bets big on battleground tourism

Rural tourism, medical tourism, heritage tourism and film tourism are some of the other focus areas of the policy.

17 Mar 2018 6:20 AM

Punjab: Doorstep service to end drug abuse

The directive was issued by the chief minister while chairing a meeting of the DCs and SSPs here on Wednesday.

01 Mar 2018 1:47 AM