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Capt Amarinder Singh placates sulking O P Soni

Soni had not assumed charge of his new department yet like his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu, who too has not taken charge of his new Power Department. While Sidhu is looking at the high command to sort out his issue, Amarinder has placated Soni.

Punjab Cabinet: Elsewhere, murmurs of discontent; most feel non-performers have been rewarded

“It is the CM who decides. I have no qualms. But why have those who performed in Lok Sabha election suffered while others who could not perform were rewarded with important departments,” asked a minister requesting anonymity.


Navjot Singh Sidhu goes incommunicado, rumour mills work overtime

The cricketer-turned-politician spent a few hours at his official residence in Sector 2 with his close aide and Jalandhar Cantonment MLA Pargat Singh. The two leaders are learnt to have discussed Sidhu’s future course of action.

Punjab: ‘Salaries slashed by 65%, will fast unto death’

The teachers under the banner of Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha burnt effigies of government across the state Wednesday.

Punjab Cabinet okays new sports policy, hikes cash awards

National School Games/Khelo India School Games and National Women Sports Festival/National Level Khelo India Tournament, the gold medal winner will get cash award of Rs 50,000, while the silver winner will be given Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 for bronze.

Punjab Cabinet: Minister flags ‘VIP’ passage to Majithia

Sources said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh took the internal communication of police from Randhawa and ensured he would look into the matter.


Punjab Government to release Post-Matric Scholarships for Dalit students

The objectionable amount is the money on which the audit, still being conducted, has raised objections in the alleged Dalit scholarship scam in the state. The state government has not released the scholarship amount for last three years even since the scam came to light.

Punjab Cabinet nod to provide Rs 5 lakh, job for kin of those killed in Iraq

An official spokesperson said keeping in view the hardships faced by the victims families, the Cabinet decided to relax the existing policy of the state government as notified on November 21, 2002. 

Two more Congress MLAs upset with Punjab Cabinet expansion

Khanna MLA Gurkirat Singh Kotli, who is the grandson of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, said "old and traditional" families that have won elections for the party should have been considered for Cabinet berths. 

Punjab Cabinet clears gas pipelines

The state will lay gas pipelines in Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Roopnagar, SAS Nagar and Bathinda districts.

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Narcotics in Punjab: News in Numbers

#NewsInNumbers Punjab is trying to address its drug problem. See more: https://bit.ly/2HKLmGN