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Punjab transfers 7 IAS officers; Anindita Mitra is new DIPR

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Punjab Government on Tuesday transferred seven IAS officers, while posting Anindita Mirtra as the Director of Information and Public Relations Department (DIPR). Mitra — 2007-batch Punjab cadre officer — will hold the additional charge of DIPR along with the Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Department Director. Gurkirat Kirpal Singh, the...

Written exam for C and D Posts in Haryana

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The recruitment on Group C and D posts will be done on the basis of written exam, experience and socio-economic criteria with the Haryana government notifying the amended rules for recruitment on these posts in the state except Group B post of Teacher, Education Supervisor and Teacher Educator in School...

BSF: Pak drug smuggler killed; 10 kg narcotics, arms seized along IB

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PTI | Amritsar | in Chandigarh

A Pakistani drug smuggler was killed and 10 kg of narcotics as well as arms and ammunition seized along the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) in Punjab on Tuesday, the BSF said. The incident took place in the wee hours of the morning along the Barreke post in Firozpur sector of the...

Punjab to welcome Canadian PM

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Amid reports of cold shoulder by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Government to his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is all set to welcome the 46-year-old Canadian Prime Minister in Amritsar. Earlier, Amarinder himself had publically accused Trudeau’s Cabinet colleagues of being Khalistani sympathisers. Amarinder has...

Ammonia gas leak: 3 killed, 11 hurt

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Three people were killed while 11 others were reported injured in a blast at a food processing unit in Sandharsi village near Rajpura, approximately 50 km from Patiala, early Tuesday morning. Shocked, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh announced a magisterial probe into the incident, besides announcing an ex-gratia compensation for...

Mention registration number in ads of real estate projects: RERA

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) on Tuesday issued directions regarding the mentioning of registration number issued by the authority in the advertisements of real estate projects. In the supersession of circular dated December 21, 2017, RERA has directed that keeping in view the provisions contained in section 11(2) of the...

Punjab CM orders stringent action against any illegal colonisation

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | pns | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered strict action against any further attempts at illegal colonisation, while directing the concerned departments to ensure that genuine buyers of plots in legal colonies are not subjected to any harassment. The directives, aimed at streamlining urban development and eliminating illegal construction, have...

5 top police officers transferred in Haryana

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

There was a major reshuffle in the top echelons of the Haryana Police on Tuesday with the State Government issuing transfer and posting orders of five senior Indian Police Service officers of the rank of Director General of Police (DGP) An official statement said KP Singh, DGP, Prisons has been posted...

Civil Surgeons to ensure complete screening of students studying in Govt, aided schools

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

The Punjab Government has issued strict instructions to all the Civil Surgeons to ensure the complete screening of students studying in Government and Government-aided schools as well as children registered at Anganwadi Centres under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK). Civil Surgeons have also been instructed to issue healthcare cards to...

Punjab buses may be off road

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Nearly 8,000 buses, steering clear of law, may soon be pushed off road with Punjab Government clearing the speed breakers by issuing notices to the bus operators to implement the court orders. With this, permits of no less than 6,000 mini-buses, and about 2,000 buses will be cancelled or withdrawn. The...


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