Govt advisory to farmers on paddy cultivation

CHANDIGARH: With the paddy sowing season setting in, the Punjab government has issued set of guidelines to drive home the proper paddy cultivation operations to the farmers of the state. They have been impressed upon to cultivate only the recommended A grade verities of paddy. They have also been dissuaded

Punjab govt releases Rs 3,248 cr for wheat bought

Chandigarh: Acting swiftly after the validation and extension of the Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for wheat till May 31 in Punjab, the Food and Civil Supplies Department on Wednesday electronically disbursed payments worth Rs 3,248 crore to the accounts of the commission agents/farmers for the wheat procured by them. According to

Punjab govt transfers 9 IAS officers

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Monday transferred nine IAS officers in the state with immediate effect. According to a press release, an official spokesperson said that Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi has been transferred and posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Development and in addition Principal Resident Commissioner, Punjab Bhawan, New Delhi, Additional Chief

Punjab gave free books to 1.33 lakh SC students

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has successfully implemented a scheme to provide free books to raise academic standards of the students belonging to the Scheduled Caste families in the state. According to a press release, Welfare Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said that the children from class 1st to 10th were given books

Breakthrough in Chand Kaur case: Sukhbir

Ludhiana: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said that there has been a breakthrough in murder of Namdhari matriarch Chand Kaur at the Bhaini Sahib Dera on April 4. According to a press release, Sukhbir Singh Badal also said that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to nab

Will make all efforts to get Kohinoor: Sukhbir

Ludhiana: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday said the Kohinoor belongs to all Punjabis and that the Punjab government would make all efforts to bring it back. The diamond has been in news recently after Central government's plea in Supreme Court that it was gifted to Britain could

VB arrests JE taking bribe of Rs 5,000

Chandigarh: The Vigilance Bureau on Saturday nabbed a Junior Engineer (JE) of POWERCOM red handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000. According to a press release, a spokesman of Vigilance Bureau said that Harpinder Singh, JE, POWERCOM posted at Sri Amritsar was nabbed on the complaint of Sukhbir Singh, a

Sikh MLA in Pakistan shot dead

In the latest attack on a religious minority in the majority-Muslim nation, gunmen shot dead a prominent Sikh MLA on Friday. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa MLA Soran Singh was a leading figure in Pakistan´s tiny Sikh community and an adviser to a Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister, representing Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). He was attacked

Sukhbir launches two mobile apps for Punjab police’s citizen-centric services

Chandigarh: Taking further ahead its commitment to transform the public perception about working of Punjab Police, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday launched two people-friendly mobile applications with varied facilities to ensure delivery of various citizen-centric services to people in an efficient, timely and hassle-free manner. According to a

Ranjit Sagar Dam to be developed as international tourist destination: Sukhbir

Pathankot: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday declared that Punjab government will develop Ranjit Sagar Dam and lake as an international tourist destination which is ideally suited for water sports activities and eco-tourism as Shivalik (Dhauladhar) Tourism Development Board (SDTDB) had already been established by the state in