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Congress leader booked in Punjab for assaulting LIP president

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

A local Congress leader and nine others were booked for allegedly assaulting Lok Insaf Party (LIP) chief and MLA Simarjit Singh Bains, police said on Tuesday. A case was registered against Congress leader Kanwaljit Singh Karwal and nine of his associates under various Sections of the IPC for allegedly attacking Bains at...

Capt, Trudeau meeting on Wednesday

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Its official! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is having one-to-one meeting with Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday. Confirming the meeting and ending the prevailing uncertainty, Capt Amarinder took to Twitter on Monday saying that he was looking forward to meeting Canadian Prime Minister in Amritsar on Wednesday. “Look forward...

Sukhbir to Sushma: Make more efforts to create awareness about Sikhism

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal on Monday urged the Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to make more concerted efforts to create awareness about the Sikh religion as well as its proponents. “Recent death threats received by United States’ first Sikh Mayor Ravinder Bhalla underlined the need for doing...

Students registered last year for state level job fair eligible for interview this year also

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced to facilitate the last year registered youth for Job Fairs by announcing that last year registered students need not to re-register this year, they are directly eligible for appearing in the interviews during the State Level Job Fairs. “This decision has...

Govt’s Rs 1,540 cr development package for 107 cities in Punjab

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Faridkot/Chandigarh: | in Chandigarh

Punjab government on Monday unveiled Rs 1,540 crore development package for 107 cities in the state, with Fardikot, Kotkapura and Jaito all set to witness a dramatic transformation before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The package is aimed at providing better sewerage, water supply and roads to the people of the...

Haryana requests NABARD

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government on Monday requested NABARD to initiate process for making Primary Cooperative Societies in Haryana also functional as Multi Service Centres. This came out in the State Credit Seminar - 2018-19 for Haryana, organised by NABARD Haryana Regional Office, here, the theme of which was — “Water Conservation — Per...

To protect cow, declare it national animal: Vij

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Cow should be declared as India's national animal to ensure its safety and curb slaughtering, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, said on Monday. The outspoken Minister, while inaugurating a 'gaushala' here, said the Bengal tiger had been declared the national animal and suggested that this honour should be bestowed on...

Student union polls would be conducted from the next academic session in Haryana

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Student union elections in Haryana would be conducted from the next academic session of 2018-19, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday. The decision was taken after several meetings and discussions with student organisations, and as per the election manifesto of this government, Officer on Special Duty to the Chief...

Police failed to implement CM order to clamp down on goonda tax: SAD

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday accused the Punjab Police of failing to implement Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh’s orders to clamp down on goonda tax “which was on the increase with even the Indian Air Force (IAF) authorities complaining of this”. “Only an inquiry by a sitting judge of the...

Suresh Kumar rejoins duty as CPS to Punjab CM

Tuesday, 20 Feb 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Retired bureaucrat Suresh Kumar has resumed duties as the Chief Principal Secretary (CPS) to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday afternoon. With his appointment still under judicial scanner, Kumar has been insisting to wait for the final order before rejoining the office. However, sources told The Pioneer that Capt...


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