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PUNJAB GOVT NEWS

58 mentally challenged people from Bihar, UP found working as bonded labourers in Punjab: MHA

April 02, 2021 2:56 pm

The home ministry said the BSF has informed it that these labourers were rescued from the border areas of Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Ferozepur and Abohar in Punjab in 2019 and 2020.

Punjab, Haryana CMs in war of words as farmers' protest rages

November 28, 2020 9:24 pm

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar Khattar alleged that “political bread was being baked” in the name of farmers, and termed this “unfortunate and condemnable”.

Punjab govt released Rs 141-cr for infrastructure in schools

October 05, 2020 1:51 am

According to data sourced from the education department, Rs 85 crore has been released for installation of projectors with LED in 15,671 classrooms in government schools across the state and most of these have been installed in the past couple of months.

Only 28% differently-abled in Punjab receiving financial aid from state govt

October 16, 2019 9:15 am

The department of social security and women and child development, Punjab, in an affidavit told the court that there are around 6.5 lakh “physical handicapped persons” in the state as per the 2011 census.

Punjab: Additional registrar illegally gives job to retired man’s wife, Punjab govt dismisses him

September 07, 2019 12:45 pm

The inquiry had been ordered by Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. Former Additional Registrar (admn) Cooperative Societies and an IAS officer Devinder Singh conducted the inquiry into the appointment of Karamjit Kaur.

ADR report: A big thumbs down to Punjab govt promise of easy farm loan availability

May 05, 2019 8:51 am

Overall, rural and urban areas taken together in Punjab, the top priority of the voters was better employment opportunities (51.70 per cent respondent), agriculture loan availability (33.85 per cent respondents) and higher price realization for farm products (31.39 per cent respondents).

Panchkula roundabout ‘irregularities’: Technical advisor concludes probe, Punjab govt orders another

January 23, 2019 8:43 am

Chandigarh Newsline had highlighted serious financial irregularities in the roundabout-beautification project currently underway in Panchkula. Findings of the report revealed that items under Haryana Schedule of Rates were misinterpreted and bought at exorbitant prices.

Post Matric Scholarship 'scams' unearthed in Punjab: Minority Welfare Minister

November 03, 2017 6:47 pm

The special audit is scheduled to be completed by December 31 this year. The state's finance department has been checking the accounts and records of various educational institutions in the state in the light of the order.

In ‘election budget’, Punjab govt focus on women, youth & farmers

March 16, 2016 3:18 am

The budget proposes to catch the youth by providing training to one lakh of them through 200 skill-development centres, to come up in rural Punjab.

No respite for Punjab govt, farmers to restart stir today

November 04, 2015 5:21 am

The farmers will hold a three-day dharna outside the DC offices in Amritsar and Moga districts between Wednesday and Friday.