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Punjab orders audit of trusts, removes trustees

The politically appointed chairmen and trustees of the Improvement Trusts across Punjab have been removed with immediate effect. Disclosing this, in a press  release here, Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said he had taken the decision to ensure greater transparency and efficiency in the working of these trusts. He said the trusts would now be headed by Administrators (Deputy Commissioners/SDMs) appointed by the government, till further orders.

India’s tallest tricolour at Attari gets damaged too frequently

Hoisted with much fanfare and fluttering at a height of 360-ft, India’s tallest tricolor at the Attari-Wagah border, which is exposed to high wind speed and extreme weather conditions will be replaced for the fourth time.

Punjab not to appoint technocrat as PSPCL head

The Punjab Cabinet on Monday reversed  the retirement age for the post of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) Chairman-cum-MD to 60, paving the way for the immediate removal of KD Chaudhri, the incumbent chairman, who turned 65 on February 8. The earlier SAD-BJP government, extended the retirement age to 67, had also given Chaudhri three extensions.

Punjab to enact law to appoint Law officers

The Cabinet decided to enact a law on appointing law officers in the office of the Advocate General. The purpose is to streamline the appointment of Senior Additional AG, Additional AG, Senior Deputy AG, Deputy AG and Assistant AG and to bring transparency in the functioning of the office.

'SYL canal no net benefit to nation'

The Sutlej-Yamuna link canal, or SYL as it is popularly known, is a proposed 214 km long channel to connect the two rivers. The canal is required to carry surplus Ravi-Beas waters that have been allocated to Haryana under various agreements.

Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected Speaker amid AAP walkout

Congress MLA Rana Kanwar Pal Singh elected from Anadpur Sahib Assembly seat, was on Monday elected unopposed as Speaker of the Punjab Assembly amid a walkout by the members of main opposition Aam Aadmi Party and its ally Lok Insaaf Party. On the second day of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha here, Leader of the House and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh proposed the name of Rana, for the post of Speaker and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra seconded it.

Rana panel sweeps Chandigarh Press Club polls

Jaswant Rana of the Rana-Rawat-Handa Panel was elected as president of the Chandigarh Press Club for the second consecutive year after trouncing Tarlochan Singh of the Tarlochan-Akash-Sanjeev Panel by a margin of 144 votes on Sunday.

Sub-inspector killed Jalandhar road mishap

Sub-inspector Jagdeep Kaur, 27, who was working with the Jalandhar police commissionerate, was killed after her scooter was hit by a speeding SUV here on Saturday. The victim hailed from Fazalpur village in Tarn Taran district, and was former hockey player Jugraj Singh’s and Commonwealth Games medallist Rajwinder Kaur’s cousin.

AAP takes Amarinder to task

 The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused the Congress of avoiding issues of public importance and adopting dictatorial attitudes in the Punjab assembly.

Shed VIP status, bury Red Beacon, pleads Amarinder

With a number of newly-elected lawmakers insisting on retaining the red beacon atop their vehicles for various reasons, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today urged his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up the privilege.

Back to basics as Amarinder, Badal resort to war of words

It is back to basics in Punjab.

Referring to the allegations raised by former chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal over backtracking on his farm loan waiver promise made by the Congress during the run-up to the polls, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, in a statement, accused the Badal father-son duo of suffering from selective hearing and amnesia.

'Culture no conflict' for showman Sidhu

Within hours of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh airing his views on Navjot Sidhu’s TV shows, Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest between Sidhu’s office as  cabinet minister and his work on television.

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