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Def Min dedicates historic bridge at Hussainiwala to nation

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ferozepur/Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

A strategically-important 280-feet long historic bridge at Hussainiwala, which was blown off during 1971 India-Pakistan war, was dedicated to the nation by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday. The bridge, having four spans, connects Ferozepur with Hussainiwala barrage on River Sutlej on old Ferozpur-Lahore highway. It is the only life line...

LS Speaker: Women are ‘good managers’

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday described women as “good managers” despite having no management degree and stressed that they have the strength to perform both within and outside their homes. The Speaker further emphasised that for the development of nation, it was important that women should be empowered and...

MSP hike of Kharif crops step to double farmers’ income: Khattar

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said the announcement of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of kharif crops is a step towards achieving his target of doubling the farmers’ income by 2022. Farmers’ Welfare is the top priority of the present Government...

Inbrief

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | in Chandigarh

Vigilance nabs 12 officials in bribery cases Chandigarh: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau, during its ongoing campaign against corruption, has been able to nab 12 officials red handed accepting bribes in 9 different trap cases during July. This includes 6 police personnel, 3 employees of revenue department and 3 belonging...

Chautala’s support to BJP exposes INLD: Surjewala

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Kurukshetra | in Chandigarh

Senior Congress leader and communications in-charge of Indian National Congress, Randeep Singh Surjewala on Sunday said the INLD and the BJP are hands in glove and Chautala’s support to the BJP in various elections has exposed the INLD as a ‘B’ team of the BJP. Surjewala while addressing...

Min: Punjab Govt fully committed for welfare of freedom fighters

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Punjab Welfare of Freedom Fighters Minister Om Parkash Soni on Sunday said that the State Government is fully committed for the welfare of the freedom fighters — the real heroes of the India’s Independence struggle. He said that under the guidance of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the State Government has...

Kingpin of inter-State drug racket arrested with 3 others

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Jalandhar/Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Six days after busting a major inter-State drug networking racket along with Moga Police and seizing 72 quintals poppy husk packed in 180 bags hidden under raw bananas in a truck, Jalandhar counter intelligence wing and Anandpur Sahib police arrested kingpin Jagdev Singh, alias, Deban, of Moga’s Daulewala village on...

Sidhu faces backlash from Sena for accepting Imran Khan’s invitation

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Cricketer-turned-politician and Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who accepted Pakistan’s Prime Minister-designate and former Pakistani cricket icon Imran Khan’s invitation for his swearing-in ceremony, faced a backlash from Shiv Sena on Sunday. Expressing strong objection to Sidhu’s intent of attending Khan’s swearing-in ceremony, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that...

Min: Haryana Govt Rs 100 cr to ensure timely payment to workers

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

Haryana Finance Minister, Captain Abhimanyu said that the Government has made a revolving fund of Rs 100 crore to ensure timely payments to the workers of the State. As soon as the work gets completed, the payment would be deposited in the accounts of workers, he said adding that...

Jats to stage dharnas from Aug 16, says AIJASS chief

Monday, 13 Aug 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

All India Jat Aarkashan Sanghrash Samiti (AIJASS) president Yashpal Malik on Sunday announced that Jats will hold dharnas at the events of Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu from August 16 onwards. While addressing “Bhaichara sammelan” in Rohtak’s Jassia, Malik said that Jats will hold protest dharns over...

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