Punjab
Punjab Vidhan Sabha secy, husband, son booked for dowry

Chandigarh : Punjab Vidhan Sabha secretary Shashi Mishra Lakhanpal, her husband SM Mishra and son Janesh Mishra have been booked for dowry harassment. The case was registered on the complaint of Brij Mohan Vinayak, deputy advocate general of Punjab, whose daughter was married to Janesh in December 2010.

CM Amarinder Singh gives nod to bike taxis to generate employment for youth

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh gave a go ahead to bike taxis as a means to generate employment for youth, a key promise in the Congress poll manifesto. The CM has given in-principle approval to the initiative, which will be launched under the 'Apni Gaddi Apna Rozgar' scheme as promised in the election manifesto.

KPS Gill, tough cop who ended Punjab insurgency, dies

New Delhi : KPS Gill, the ex-DGP of Punjab, has passed away. He was 82. Gill has served twice as DGP of Punjab and is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control. He retired from the IPS in 1995. He was also president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation.He received the Padma Shri in 1989 for his work in civil service.

Government Tourist Complexes To Get A Fresh Lease Of Life: Navjot Singh Sidhu

Chandigarh : The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today reiterated that the now closed tourist complexes owned by the Punjab Government would be given a fresh lease of life. These tourist complexes are situated on very apt and attractive locations in and outside Punjab.

Ravneet Bittu Ludhiana MP gets bullet-proof SUV

The Punjab government has provided a bullet-proof sports utility vehicle (SUV) to Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu in the wake of the recent threats given to him by some radical elements. Three videos surfaced on social media recently wherein radicals, suspected to be based in Canada, have not only threatened Bittu but also chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Convicted in NDPS case, man attempts suicide in court

Gurdaspur : A 30- year-old man created a commotion in the court complex today evening when he jumped from the third floor of the court complex after being convicted for 10 years in a NDPS case today. A case was registered against him at the Civil Lines police station, Batala.

Old system of medical bill reimbursement with additional monitoring- HC

Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court has prescribed the old system of medical reimbursement — with additional monitoring and a time-frame for settling bills — after making it clear that the cashless treatment scheme introduced by Punjab had turned into a remedy worse than the cure.

HC refuses to adjust wrongly appointed ex-servicemen dependents

Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court today ruled that dependents of ex-servicemen were “wrongly appointed” as JBT teachers in Haryana nearly 10 years ago. The Bench also refused to come to their rescue by ordering adjustment.

PSEB chairman Balbir Singh Dhol resigns

The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) chairman Balbir Singh Dhol tendered his resignation on Thursday morning. The resignation comes three days after declaration of the Class 10 results by the PSEB. The overall pass percentage this year dropped to 57.50 as compared to last year's 72.25.

CM Amarinder denies seeking enhanced security from Centre

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh said he would not seek enhanced security from the Centre in the wake of threats being given by radical elements to him. He rather dared the pro-Khalistanis to come to Punjab and face his government's wrath.

Punjab govt to give DSP job to Beant Singh grandson

Twenty two years after the assassination of then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, the Captain Amarinder Singh government is all set to tweak rules to recruit his grandson as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) on "compassionate grounds.

No Kurki, farm debt will also be waived soon : Amarinder Singh

Promising early waiver of their debt, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh assured farmers that the government would not backtrack on its promise and urged them not to resort to suicide as the high-powered committee set up to work out the waiver modalities was on the job.

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