Punjab Governor, Speaker call upon people to follow Guru Arjun Dev’s teachings
Chandigarh: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit, and Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Kultar Singh Sandhwan, in separate messages on the eve of martyrdom day of Sikhs’ fifth master Guru Arjun Dev on Monday, called upon the people to follow the teachings and path shown by the great Guru. “Let us pledge to carry forward his legacy, to be voices of compassion, and to stand up against injustice,” said the Governor. Sandhwan said that the real homage to the great Guru would be, to follow his high ideals in the right earnest and strive hard to safeguard the interests of oppressed and disadvantaged sections of the society.
Punjab attracted 300-plus industrial projects in manufacturing sector
Chandigarh: Punjab Government’s newly-introduced industrial policy and other ease of-doing-business initiatives have given a boost to the investments in industrial ecosystem, with the state bagging 507 industrial projects from January 2023 to March 2023, of which 318 are related to the manufacturing sector, 139 to the services sector, and 50 are connected with the real estate sector, a spokesperson said on Monday.
Sultanpur Lodhi to Nakodar via Lohian govt bus service started
Sultanpur Lodhi: Padma awardee environmentalist and Rajya Sabha MP Balbir Singh Seechewal on Monday flagged off the Punjab Roadways bus starting the government bus service from the local bus stand to Nakodar. “The people of the area had been demanding to start bus service on this route for the last 15 years,” said Seechewal.
Punjab VB arrests Daroga, BFO for accepting Rs 70k bribe
Chandigarh: Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Monday arrested Block Forest Officer Ramandeep Singh, and Daroga Munish Kumar, posted in Malerkotla forest range, for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 70,000. A spokesperson said that the case has been registered against the two employees on an online complaint lodged by Gurjeet Singh of Katron village in Sangrur district on the ‘CM Anti-Corruption Action Line’.
Building for Social Justice Department-cum-Convention Center to be constructed in Mohali
Chandigarh: The new building of Department of Social Justice-cum-Convention Center is being constructed in Mohali, Punjab Social Justice, Empowerment, and Minorities Minister Dr Baljit Kaur said on Monday. She said the building will serve as a focal point for administrative activities and convention functions, contributing to the state’s overall development and progress.
Punjab Power Engineers Demand PSPCL-PSTCL Merger
Chandigarh: Seeking more efficiency and coordination, the Punjab Power engineers have demanded to merge the state’s two power utilities — Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) and the Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL). “There is an urgent need for the merger of the PSPCL and the PSTCL. The lack of coordination is not only causing issues between the two corporations but also delaying industrial connections,” said Punjab State Electricity Board Engineers’ Association general secretary Ajay Pal Singh Atwal. Atwal said that because of non-timely planning and upgradation of 220KV and 66KV transmission systems, many industrial connections remain pending in the state’s industrial hubs. Besides causing a loss of revenue to the corporations, this also undermines the state’s efforts to improve its ease of doing business rankings, he said.