Punjab
Patiala to get underground solid waste bins

In a first step towards smart city , the municipal corporation (MC) is all set to begin with setting up of Underground Solid Waste Bin' in Patiala as a pilot project. The civic body is selecting 12 sites for their installation. Under the project, a company has been given the task on trial basis to install the bin at Nabha Gate near Modi Plaza in the city, while it would cost over Rs 8 lakh.

Speaker should take lenient view of ruckus by AAP, SAD: Jakhar

Chandigarh : Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said Assembly Speaker Rana KP Singh should take a lenient view of the ruckus created by the AAP and SAD on Thursday. Jakhar said they wanted political discourse in the House. “The Congress intends to beat the opposition on logical instead of on technical grounds,” he said.            

Education Minister congratulates NEET topper Navdeep Singh

Chandigarh : The Education Minister, Punjab, Aruna Chaudhary has congratulated the topper of National Eligible cum Entrance Test (NEET) Navdeep Singh who hails from Sri Muktsar Sahib district. In a statement here today, the minister said that it is a proud moment for Punjab as well as the Education department.

Vigilance books six engineers of Irrigation department and contractor -B.K. Uppal

Chandigarh : Continuing its aggressive campaign against corrupt officials, the State Vigilance Bureau today booked six engineers of irrigation department and a contractor for causing huge loss to the state exchequer amounting to Rs. 5.47 crore during de-silting works of Harike Headworks barrage at its guide bandh (embankment).

Fastway TV Cable Network in Rs 684 crore tax evasion, notice slapped

The Congress government on Friday ordered a Rs 684-crore tax evasion notice to be slapped on the Fastway Cable, billed as Punjab's biggest TV transmission multi-system operator (MSO), while accusing the firm of concealing the number of its connections, illegally digging up roads and poles to lay Fiber cable network since 2007 during the SAD rule.

Hero Cycles lays off 312 workers from Ludhiana plant for not keeping pace with tech

Ludhiana : Bicycle manufacturing giant Hero Cycles on Friday laid off 312 workers from its Ludhiana plant - 10% of the workforce - evoking a protest. While the chairman-cum-managing director (CMD), SK Rai, said the workers were paid three months' remuneration before the severance, the workers alleged they were not served any notice.

Tossing of turbans leads to Opposition protest in Punjab Assembly

Chandigarh : Members of the Opposition — SAD-BJP and the AAP —walked out of the Punjab Assembly on Friday to protest the “denigration of Sikh principles” the day before when some MLAs were forcibly evicted from the House.

Punjab passes Bill to allow restaurants near highways to serve liquor

The Punjab Assembly today passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol. However, restriction on opening of liquor vends within 500 metres of highways will remain as per the directions of the Supreme Court issued in December last year.

A question asked by MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in Punjab Vidhan Sabha regarding cable network business

Chandigarh : Hon'ble Speaker Sir, respected MLA had asked a question regarding cable network business and the probe concerning this has brought to light an unholy nexus which resulted in the loss to the tune of Rs. 500 crore to the state revenue. Had this money been deposited in the state exchequer, it would have been enough for the all round development of a big city. Talking in brief, the cable network business in Punjab runs as follows:- from T.V.

We provide free dialysis service in all government hospitals: Brahm Mohindra

Chandigarh : The Punjab Government has taken a significant decision to provide free dialysis service in all Government Hospitals and Medical Colleges and this decision has come to effect from today. The formal announcement in this regard was made by the Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister Mr. Brahm Mohindra, today in the Vidhan Sabha.

Reappear Exam Of 12th Standard Concludes Peacefully Amid Strict Arrangements

S.A.S. Nagar : The re-appear examination of 12th standard was today conducted at district headquarters of the state. It is important to note that this year around 63000 students were placed in compartment in the 12th standard examinations out of which 55000 sat for their re-appear exam in 61 subjects. The exam was conducted amid strict arrangements and it passed off peacefully due to the efforts of the Punjab Government and the dedication of the staff of  Education Department along with Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) with only 1 case of copying reported in the subject of economics from Hoshiarpur.

Punjab to have 2 centres of excellence in potato & floriculture

Chandigarh : The State of Punjab would see establishment of two Centres of Excellence, one for Potato at Dhogri (Jalandhar) and other for Floricultire at Doraha (Ludhiana) to promote the seed potato production and hi-tech cultivation of flowers in Punjab. These centres are being established under Indo-Dutch workplan with the assistance under Mission for Integrated Development of Horticutlture (MIDH).

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