CHANDIGARH: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Monday that Punjab is set to announce a new policy to give a big push to renewable energy sector,especially for generating power from biomass and solar energy. Accompanied by Renewable Energy Minister Bikram Singh Majithia,Sukhbir reviewed the ongoing projects of the department and constituted a committee under Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh to give final touches to new policy so that Punjab could achieve the target of 500 MW power from the biomass and 100 MW from the solar power sector.
NRI help desks at Vigilance Bureau
CHANDIGARH: Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday asked Chief Secretary Rakesh Singh,who is also the secretary (Vigilance) to make NRI help desks functional within a month at Vigilance Bureau Headquarters and six Vigilance Ranges in Jalandhar,Amritsar,Ludhiana,Patiala,Bathinda and Ferozepur.
Mobile connections under scanner
CHANDIGARH: While deciding a PIL filed by Noujawan Welfare Society in Bathinda,seeking probe into the alleged issuance of 79 mobile connections on fake identity proof documents by Videocon Mobile Services,the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday directed the Bathinda SP to depute a senior officer to probe the matter.
Youth Cong expels 4 office-bearers
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Youth Congress has expelled its general secretary Kamaljit Brar,Ludhiana Lok Sabha president Deepak Khandoor,vice-president Rajeev Raja and Ludhiana Lok Sabha secretary Parvinder Singh Gill on disciplinary grounds,a party release said.
Punjab govt opposes Khangura petition
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Monday opposed the petition filed by Jassi Khangura,in which,the Congress leader,claiming that the Punjab Police would falsely implicate him in cases,had sought blanket bail for him and his family members.
BSF recovers 4 kg of heroin at border
TARN TARAN: BSF personnel from the 163 Battalion recovered 4 kilogram of heroin near the Narli border outpost at about 2 am on Monday. The BSF personnel,an official said,spotted suspicious movement along the international border and challenged the smugglers from the Pakistan side,who escaped leaving behind four kilogram of heroin. The value of the heroin in the international market is Rs 20 crore.
Probe storage of fly ash along canal: NGO
AMRITSAR: In a letter to Punjab chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) for health and family welfare Navjot Kaur Sidhu,Amritsar-based Mission Aagaaz has sought a probe against toxic ash being stored along the banks of a canal near Jagdev Kalan village and in the various drains beyond the village. the organisation has claimed that the fly ash is contaminating water and hence poses a threat to human health.
Accept Nayar apology: Sikh Forum
AMRITSAR: New Delhi-based The Sikh Forum in a press release here on Monday urged Sikh organisations to accept the Kuldip Nayars apology after Nayar apologised for his comments in his autobiography Beyond the Lines and promised to remove objectionable material in the next edition of the book.