Even as the state grapples with multiple problems of availability of Covid-19 vaccination, shortage of oxygen supply and ICU beds at government hospitals, the liquor vends here have been doing brisk business.
On April 9, the HC had quashed the investigations and chargesheet filed by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, who headed the SIT constituted in September 2018 to probe the firing on anti-sacrilege protesters at Kotkapura on October 14, 2015.
At least 44 trucks of wheat from UP will be beginning their journey back following a protest by the farmers who were miffed at wheat from outside the state making its way to Punjab for a processing unit in Ropar district. Farmers alleged that the wheat was brought from outside to get MSP benefits in the state.
The name of Gill, former acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, was recommended by a three-member committee headed by Amarinder and comprising Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana K P Singh and seniormost minister in the Cabinet Brahm Mohindra.
The Sikh Federation (UK) principal adviser Dabinderjit Singh, talking to The Indian Express over phone, said that in the report more than 2,000 responses were factored into, including 325 by various organisations which included their outfit.
Calling it a totally political decision and taking a jibe at the ruling Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, "People first serve the Brahmins during a 'bhoj'. This government, in its fifth year, however, is feeding the leftover to Brahmins."
Supreme Court has ordered the transfer of custody of gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab’s Ropar jail to Banda jail in Uttar Pradesh within two weeks. How is the issue playing out politically?
Rail and road transport services are likely to remain affected and markets closed in Punjab and Haryana as part of the nationwide shutdown called by the Samkyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of protesting unions.
Sidhana, who heads Malwa Youth Federation which claims to do social welfare works in villages, has more than 25 criminal cases, including that of murder and attempt to murder, registered against him in Punjab.
The official statistics compiled by Punjab Police underline that more than 10 lakh persons were fined and a penalty of Rs 39.50 crore collected from them between May 17, 2020 and March 18 this year for various Covid norm violations.
"The state government may compile working results of major irrigation projects to assess benefits of persistently heavy outlays in irrigation sector. These working results should guide future investments in the sector," read the CAG report.
The Punjab Infrastructure Regulatory Authority (PIRA) would hold a public hearing on March 24 in connection with the proposed project, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) managing director Vijay Zade told The Indian Express.
The "renewed" project, as part of which the state government has planned to set up two eco tourism sites around the Ranjit Sagar lake, is worth around Rs Rs 550 crore and is proposed to be set up in public private partnership (PPP) mode.