Mohali Court rejects bail plea of contractor, co-accused with SE

The special court SAS Nagar while hearing the bail plea of accused Gurmesh Singh Gill proprietor of M/s Ek Onkar Builders and Contractors Pvt. Ltd today rejected his application who was illegally favoured by the controversial GAMDA Superintendent Engineer Surinderpal Singh during his tenure with contracts amounting to crores.

Harsimrat Badal asks farmers to take maximum benefit of Sampada

Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today urged farmers to take maximum benefit of the Kisan Sampada scheme and become entrepreneurs in their own right.

Punjab CM congratulates Harmanpreet Kaur

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday congratulated Moga girl Harmanpreet Kaur for her excellent performance that steered India into the finals of Women Cricket World Cup.

Punjab to plant 2 cr saplings this year

Sadhu Singh Dharmsot, Minister for Forests said that under the ‘Green Mission’, the Punjab Government has set a target of increasing forest cover in the state by planting 2 crore new saplings.

Govt orders probe into disappearance of liquor bottles from testing lab

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has ordered an inquiry into the disappearance of 98 bottles of Johnnie Walker scotch from the Punjab State Drug Food & Chemical Testing Laboratory, Kharar.

CM congratulates PAU for No. 1 ranking among agri universities

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Thursday congratulated the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for being accorded No. 1 ranking among the state agricultural universities by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Amarinder to meet Jaitley for GST waiver on langar, prasad

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will meet Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Thursday to pursue the issue of GST waiver on langar and prasad, as well as settlement of Rs. 31000 crore CCL related debt to ease the cash-crunched state’s financial burden.

33 hospitals in Punjab found violating green norms

The Punjab Pollution Control Board today caught 33 hospitals violating the pollution norms during surprise raids all over the state. Strict action has been initiated against these erring hospitals violating the guidelines and spreading pollution.

Amarinder emphasizes on revival of existing businesses in new industrial policy

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has underlined the importance of revival of existing industries in the new industrial policy, which should focus on promoting a `business first’ philosophy.

SAD condemns Gurharsahai killings

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the recent killing of two youth besides injuries to several others at Guruharsahai yesterday occurred due to the failure of the State Police to take timely decisive action.

SAD members to meet FM regarding GST exemption to SGPC for langar purchases

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said SAD mps and mlas would meet finance minister Arun Jaitley soon and request for exemption to SGPC from paying GST on ‘langar’ purchases even as it asked the Punjab government to fulfill its responsibility by getting the exemption done through the GST Council.

War widows to get cash, not land grant

Conceding their long pending demand, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday approved cash grant instead of land for war widows.

CM writes to Suresh Prabhu to expedite decision on 2 new BG links

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu to expedite decision on the state government’s proposals for constructing two new BG rail links in the state - from Qadian to Beas and Gharyala to Mallanwala.

Chandigarh to begin conversion of houses to freehold

Coming to the rescue of city residents, the ministry of urban development (MoUD) has asked the ministry of home affairs (MHA) to direct the UT administration to allow conversion of leasehold properties into freehold.

PGIMER becomes first govt hospital to perform lung transplant

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, performed its first lung transplant on Tuesday. With it, the institute becomes the first in the northern region and the first government hospital in the country to perform such transplant.