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Kartarpur corridor: Punjab Assembly passes resolution, suggests land swap with Pakistan

The resolution was initially aimed at praising the efforts of the Punjab government and the Centre for opening a cross-border passage to facilitate Indian Sikh pilgrims in visiting the gurdwara on the banks of Ravi river in Pakistan.

Withdrawal of sacrilege, firing cases from CBI: Government seeks legal opinion

The matter has been sent to Advocate General Atul Nanda for legal opinion. The government is also waiting for the resolution from the Assembly.

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Punjab Assembly session: Bill proposing life term for desecration of holy books gets nod

The Punjab Assembly withdrew the 2016 Bill, returned by the Centre last year, and passed the new Bill proposing life imprisonment for desecration of religious scriptures of all the four religions.

Punjab Assembly privileges committee to look into complaint against DGP

The DGP’s case comes up before the privileges committee at a time when he is facing political heat for not taking action against former Moga SSP, Raj Jit Singh.

Punjab Budget Session: Settling personal scores took precedence over pressing matters

These happenings inside the House took place even as thousands of teachers of the state were protesting in Ludhiana demanding pending salaries since three months, regularisation of contractual teachers and pension for teachers recruited under Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan.

Punjab Assembly Session: After development tax, state passes Bill to impose social security surcharge

Taxes shall not be levied immediately but legislation allows government to impose these anytime after Governor gives his assent to the Bill and it becomes an Act.

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Punjab Assembly Session: Manpreet Badal gets personal as he attacks Badals, Majithia in House

The Speaker adjourned the session for 20 minutes as Manpreet Badal continued with his tirade against the Badals and Majithia.

Punjab: Speaker orders probe into Bains live-streaming of House proceedings

The inquiry into the issue was demanded by Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi after Chief Minister and Leader of the house Amarinder Singh raised the matter in the Assembly and sought Speaker’s intervention.

Punjab overshoots budget by Rs 1600 cr, supplementary grant approved

Finance Minister Manpreet Badal told the Assembly that the difference between the actual spending and the estimated budget has only been Rs 1600 crore.

Punjab: AAP seeks Rs One crore compensation for Iraq victims’ kin, SAD says Centre ready to waive langar GST

Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Khaira , who raised the issue in Zero Hour, also said that the district officials were not helping the families waiting for the remains of their kin.

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