Friday, August 19, 2022

New Vande Bharat train arrives in Chandigarh for speed trials

Chandigarh | August 19, 2022 7:56:17 AM IST
A new rake of Vande Bharat Express, a semi-high-speed train manufactured at Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, arrived in Chandigarh on Thursday for a trial run.... read..

Punjab orders probe into distribution of crop residue machines

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Adopting a zero tolerance policy against corruption, the Punjab government has initiated a vigilance enquiry into a scam detected by the state Agriculture Department in the distribution of crop residue management machines among farmers.... read..

Punjab Vigilance nabs lineman for accepting bribe

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 17, 2022 6:57:53 PM IST
Aiming to eradicate corruption in the state, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Wednesday nabbed Lineman Krishan Kumar, posted in PSPCL sub-division Kalyan, Patiala district while taking a bribe of Rs 10,000.... read..

Sukhbir Badal urges PM Modi to iron out issue related to omission of sikh community in judges' appointment in HC

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 17, 2022 6:26:34 AM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and address the sentiments of the Sikh community which was "perturbed over the complete omission of members from their community" in the latest ... read..

25 more Aam Aadmi Clinics opened in Punjab

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
In line with the promise of the Punjab government to provide quality health services to people, 25 more Aam Aadmi Clinics were dedicated to the people on Tuesday, a day after opening 75 such clinics.... read..

Punjab lumpy skin disease: SAD leader slams govt, demands Rs 50,000 compensation for rearers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 16, 2022 1:27:10 PM IST
Former Union minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal slammed the Punjab government for not taking note of the damage that the 'Lumpy Skin Disease' had been causing in the region and demanded a compensation of Rs 50 thousand per animal... read..

Punjab: Private bus operators call off strikes as state agrees to demands

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 15, 2022 12:59:48 AM IST
A Punjab-based organization of private bus operators called off their protest after the state Finance Minister and Transport Minister agreed to consider their demands.... read..

MHA announces names of Punjab Police officials for President's Police Medals

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 15, 2022 12:59:52 AM IST
Recognising the outstanding services of the Punjab Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (GOI), on the eve of 76th Independence Day, announced the names of the Punjab Police officers/officials, to be awarded the prestigious President's... read..

Donors' families honoured at PGI Chandigarh on World Organ Donation Day

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
It was an emotional moment during the inauguration of the two-day National Deceased Organ Donation Workshop, being organised by the PGIMER in collaboration with NOTTO and ROTTO (North) here on Saturday, when the attendees gave standing ovation to 17 famil... read..

Punjab makes face masks mandatory at public places

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government on Saturday made face masks mandatory at public places.... read..

Task Force arrests six people in connection with Haryana MLA threat case

Chandigarh | August 14, 2022 12:27:58 PM IST
Special Task Force has arrested six people in connection with the Haryana MLA threat case, according to the police.... read..

MHA announces names of Punjab Police officers for PPMDS, PMMS awards

Chandigarh | August 14, 2022 9:29:35 PM IST
Recognising the outstanding services of the Punjab Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs, on the eve of 76th Independence Day, announced the names of the Punjab Police officers, to be awarded with President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPMDS) ... read..

Punjab: ISI-backed terror module busted ahead of Independence day, 4 held

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 14, 2022 8:58:45 PM IST
Thwarting yet another possible terrorist attack around Independence Day, Punjab Police busted a Pak-ISI-backed terrorist module and arrested four members associated with Canada-based gangsters, said the officials on Sunday.... read..

PGIMER honours families of 17 brave-heart donors at National Deceased Organ Donation Workshop in Chandigarh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 13, 2022 11:59:12 PM IST
On the occasion of World Organ Donation Day on Saturday, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh organised a two-day Organ Donation Workshop where families of 17 brave-heart donors participated.... read..

Punjab releases Rs 100 crore arrears of sugarcane farmers

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Fulfilling a promise, the Punjab government on Friday said it has released Rs 100 crore for pending payments of sugarcane growers.... read..

Chandigarh registers name in Guinness World Record for largest human chain forming Tiranga

Chandigarh | August 13, 2022 3:27:17 PM IST
Chandigarh on Tuesday witnessed a new world record for having the largest human waving the National Flag of India in a cricket stadium in Sector 16.... read..

Punjab mandates wearing of mask at public places amid spike in COVID cases

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 13, 2022 9:57:14 PM IST
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the northern state over the past few days, the Punjab Government made the wearing of masks mandatory across the state, said the officials on Saturday.... read..

Punjab Govt approves 'One MLA-One Pension' Bill

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 13, 2022 4:57:27 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday announced that Governor Banwarilal Purohit has given his assent to the "One MLA - One Pension" Bill passed by the state legislature in June this year.... read..

Har Ghar Tiranga: World's largest human formation of waving national flag attempts Guinness World Record

Chandigarh | August 12, 2022 7:59:15 PM IST
To mark the 75th Independence Day and to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, over 8,560 people including dignitaries and students will form the world's largest human formation of a wavi... read..

Punjab Govt releases Rs 25.75 cr for new degree colleges during FY 2022-23

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 12, 2022 6:28:44 PM IST
Punjab Minister for Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation, Harpal Singh Cheema, has approved the release of Rs 25.75 crore for new degree colleges being established across Punjab.... read..

No one can force ration card holders to buy national flag: Haryana CM

Chandigarh |Friday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said no one can force the ration card holders to buy the national flag along with the ration.... read..

Tricolour put up at SFJ leader's Chandigarh residence

Chandigarh |Friday, 2022 1:45:18 AM IST
Congress leaders on Thursday put up the national flag at the Chandigarh residence of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the leader of US-based separatist group 'Sikhs For Justice' (SFJ), who faces charges under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.... read..

Tricolour unfurled at Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Pannu's house

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 11, 2022 5:30:12 PM IST
A national flag was displayed on Thursday at the residence of Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the leader of the outlawed group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), who had announced a cash reward for the hoisting of Khalistani flag at key places.... read..

High Court grants bail to Akali leader Majithia in drugs case

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday granted bail to senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia, who was in jail over for over five months for his alleged involvement in a drugs case registered in December 2021.... read..

Anil Vij likens Nitish Kumar to "migratory bird", says it's his nature to jump from one branch to another

Chandigarh | August 10, 2022 11:28:33 AM IST
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday took a jibe at Nitish Kumar who parted ways with the BJP in Bihar yesterday to join hands with the Opposition parties to form government, and likened him to "migratory bird" stating that it is his "nature" to "jum... read..

Haryana govt plays games in name of SITs: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Chandigarh |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Former Haryana two-time Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday sought a reply from the BJP-JJP coalition government on scams, including illegal mining.... read..

Mrinal of Punjab bags all-India fifth rank in JEE mains

Chandigarh |Tuesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Mrinal Garg (17) from Bathinda in Punjab has brought laurels to the state by bagging all-India fifth rank in JEE Mains Session II entrance exam, the results of which were declared on Monday, securing 300/300.... read..

Punjab Police arrest key accused in Shaurya Chakra Awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu murder case

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 9, 2022 10:56:08 PM IST
The Punjab Police on Tuesday arrested a key accused in the sensational murder case of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh Sandhu.... read..

PGIMER restarts benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme for beneficiaries from Punjab

Chandigarh | August 5, 2022 11:58:13 PM IST
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has restarted the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat scheme for beneficiaries from Punjab on Friday.... read..

Punjab govt launches initiative to tackle drug addiction among jail inmates

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 5, 2022 11:58:10 PM IST
To tackle drug addiction among jail inmates, the Punjab government in partnership with the Special Task Force (STF) on Friday launched a Peer Support Network with substance use disorder (SUD).... read..

Punjab: PGIMER stops treating patients under Ayushman scheme

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 3:29:19 AM IST
Owing to pending claims exceeding Rs. 15 crores, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has stopped treating patients under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, said officials on Wednesday.... read..

Punjab govt to organise camps to ensure benefits to pensioners

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 11:58:33 PM IST
The Social Security and Women and Child Development Minister Dr Baljit Kaur, on Thursday, directed the officials to organise village-level special camps on August 17 to ensure benefits are transferred to pensioners and also to expedite the process of fill... read..

HC directs Punjab govt to file report on illegal mining near international border

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 9:27:31 PM IST
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued directions to the Punjab Government to file a report on the occurrence of large potholes after illegal mining in the international border area.... read..

Haryana Police arrests illegal arms manufacturer from Rajasthan, 48 country-made pistols recovered

Chandigarh | August 4, 2022 8:56:19 PM IST
Haryana Police on Thursday arrested a man from Bharatpur district of Rajasthan who is allegedly involved in manufacturing and selling illegal weapons.... read..

CWG 2022: Punjab CM announces cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for Bronze-winning weightlifter Gurdeep Singh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 1:56:46 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for weightlifter Gurdeep Singh, who won a Bronze medal in the Men's 109 kg plus category final.... read..

Zero tolerance towards malpractices in working of department: Punjab Food Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 5:26:56 AM IST
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Wednesday chaired a review meeting with the District Food Supply Controllers and the Deputy Directors and said a zero-tolerance policy is being adopted towards malpractices ... read..

Farmer unions call off proposed protest against Punjab govt after 'most of the demands' accepted

Chandigarh | August 3, 2022 5:56:08 AM IST
The farmer unions on Tuesday called off their proposed protest against the Punjab government after meeting Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann who accepted "most of the demands".... read..

Stay away from dollar dreams shown by secessionists: Baljit Singh Daduwal tells Sikh youths

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 3, 2022 2:26:27 PM IST
Prominent preacher and chief of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (HSGMC) Baljit Singh Daduwal has urged Sikh youths, especially the baptised ones, to shun radicalism and violence and stay away from dollar dreams shown by secessionist organisati... read..

'Cong is no longer party of Rajiv, Indira', says Kuldeep Bishnoi as he prepares to join BJP

Chandigarh | August 3, 2022 2:26:22 PM IST
Expelled Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi resigned as the legislator from the Adampur Constituency in Haryana on Wednesday.... read..

Crackdown: Punjab Police claim to have arrested 260 big fish among 2,205 drug smugglers in a month

Chandigarh | August 1, 2022 7:27:16 PM IST
Punjab Police claimed to have arrested as many as 2,205 drug smugglers including 260 "big fish" since July 5 and have registered 1,730 FIRs of which 145 are related to commercial quantities, officials said on Monday.... read..

AAP believes in 'propaganda, publicity', alleges Punjab BJP

Chandigarh | August 1, 2022 5:25:52 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party Punjab unit on Sunday hit out at the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the state calling them a political outfit which believes in "sheer propaganda and publicity" while alleging that the party spent Rs 42 lakhs to do "propaganda" of saving... read..

Haryana STF arrests 6 people for giving death threats to MLAs

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 31, 2022 10:57:48 PM IST
Special Task Force of the Haryana Police has arrested six people for allegedly giving death threats and extortion calls to MLAs.... read..

Zero-tolerance policy against drugs: Himachal CM

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said the state government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards eradication of smuggling of psychotropic substances and drugs.... read..

Haryana registers over 200 cases under NDPS Act every month: CM Khattar

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that over 200 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act are registered in Haryana every month.... read..

Punjab CM for unified action by states to end narco-gangster-terrorist nexus

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday advocated unified action by states to curb the narco-gangster-terrorist nexus.... read..

In 7 years, 260% spike in arrest in drugs cases: Shah (Lead)

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Zero-tolerance policy towards the narcotics is showing results, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday, noting that there were seizures of 3.3 lakh kg drugs, and there was a 200 per cent increase in the number of cases registered.... read..

Punjab Advocate General forced to resign: Akali Dal

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday dared AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann to come clean on reports that ousted Punjab Advocate General Anmol Ratan Singh Sidhu was forced to resi... read..

Amit Shah lauds Droupadi Murmu for becoming 15th President of India

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 30, 2022 8:57:04 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday applauded President Droupadi Murmu for her achievement to become the 15th President of India despite coming from a background that lacked basic facilities.... read..

Punjab govt frees 2,828 acres of land from Shivalik foothills

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 30, 2022 7:56:22 PM IST
The Punjab government on Friday freed 2,828 acres of illegally encroached land in the foothills of the Shivalik Mountains from the possession of various influential people including the son of Shiromani Akali Dal's MP Simranjit Singh Mann.... read..

Chandigarh: Amit Shah attends Drug Trafficking and National Security Conference

Chandigarh | July 30, 2022 12:26:54 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the Drug Trafficking and National Security Conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.... read..

Haryana govt announces free bus ride for women as 'gift' on Raksha Bandhan

Chandigarh | July 30, 2022 5:26:16 AM IST
Haryana government on Friday announced 36-hour free bus travel for women on the state transport buses as a gift for Raksha Bandhan.... read..
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