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Sidhu all set to visit Pakistan to attend Imran’s swearing in

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is finally going Pakistan. After many flip-flops, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sidhu has been granted visa soon after he visited the Pakistan High Commission on Monday to discuss and complete the formalities ahead of his visit to the neighbouring country. However, he is yet to receive a go-ahead...

Punjab CM's namesake joins Akali Dal, creates buzz

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday created a buzz when its senior leader Bikram Singh Majithia announced that Capt Amarinder Singh has joined the party. But soon, Majithia clarified that he was not their arch rival and Punjab Chief Minister, but the founder member of a student organisation PPSO (Pal...

Capt asks Finance Dept to provide Rs 90 crore as short term advance for Milkfed

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Taking a strong view of the issue of pending payments of dairy farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday directed the state Finance Department to immediately make available a short-term advance of Rs 90 crores to Milkfed. Capt Amarinder, during his meeting with a delegation of Progressive Dairy Farmers’...

Punjab Minister seeks redressal of grievances of people in border areas

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ferozepur/Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has handed over a memorandum to the Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman regarding the redressal of the grievances of the people living in border area, particularly of the farmers. Sodhi said that in the memorandum handed over to the Union Defence...

Connect 5L people with BHIM App: Hry CM asks banks

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Monday appealed to all the banks to achieve the target of connecting five lakh people of the state with BHIM App for transactions, by Diwali this year. The Chief Minister while addressing the people in a function organised on the Promotion of Digital Transactions, BHIM...

Heavy rains in Himachal: 16 killed, schools closed

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Almost all districts of Himachal Pradesh received heavy rainfall in the last two days leaving a trail of destruction with landslides, and snapping of road links. The rains claimed sixteen lives and hundreds remained stranded across the state with blocked roads. While three persons were killed in Mandi district in landslide incidents,...

Himachal Govt releases Rs 96.5 crore for relief and rescue

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Government on Monday said it has released Rs 96.50 crore for relief and rescue operation in the state following losses to human life and the property due to heavy rainfall during last 24 hours. Presiding over a review meeting here, Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry assessed the damages caused due to...

Jairam directs for immediate restoration of roads, water

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Shimla | in Chandigarh

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday presided over a meeting with senior officer of the State Government to review the situation arising due to heavy rains in the state. The Chief Minister directed the officer to deploy adequate man and machinery at landslide prone areas along national highway and...

Inbrief

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | in Chandigarh

khattar expresses grief over somnath’s demise Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee, who passed away on Monday at Kolkata. Manohar Lal described Chatterjee as a seasoned politician, who was a firm believer...

Haryana to launch Ayushman Bharat on August 15

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana would launch the pilot project of ‘Ayushman Bharat’ in 22 district hospitals, one ESI and one medical college of the state on August 15. Besides this, a target has been fixed to open 24 such Wellness Centres by August 15 and 200 by the year end, in the state, said...

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