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Amid curfew, beneficiaries in Punjab to get social security benefits, pension at doorstep
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

The decision to engage business correspondents for disbursal has been taken in the wake of the curfew, due to which beneficiaries would not be able to reach banks and ATMs.

Combating COVID-19: Punjab writes to Delhi, 3 other states, offers disinfectant supply at cost price
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

On March 26, Punjab Industries department wrote to chief secretaries of Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh describing Sodium Hypochlorite as disinfectant and offered to supply it in case of requirement.

At politicians’ housing project in Punjab, 250 forgotten labourers survive on scraps
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Politicians pooled money and formed the Punjab Legislators Cooperative House Building Society to get this project executed after purchasing land from the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA).

In India’s fight against COVID-19, a made-in-Punjab hazmat armour
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

Punjab Additional Chief Secretary (Investment Promotions and Industry and Commerce) Vini Mahajan confirmed that PPE sample of JCT Phagwara was sent to central laboratory (SITRA) and that had been approved.

Punjab slashes by half international passenger count: ‘Only 55k arrived’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Deputy Commissioners have been asked to divide the district in sectors and appoint Sectoral Officers to systematically trace and quarantine these international passengers.

Punjab to put notices on doors of those quarantined; addresses, names online
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The government plans to begin this drive from SAS Nagar, Mohali, where the administration has started putting details of such persons — names and addresses — online.

Coronavirus outbreak: Punjab govt mulls bailing out those convicted for minor offences
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said that the state government was taking all possible measures to prevent coronavirus from spreading further.

The Never Ending War on Drugs
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Punjab Police crackdown on the existing supply network has made smugglers adapt to other routes.

At ICP on way to Kartarpur, a relentless preventive battle against polio
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

In Pakistan and Afghanistan, polio is categorized as endemic. India, on the other hand, was certified as polio free by the World Health Organisation in 2014 after the last polio case in the country was detected on January 13, 2011.

For forging a modern empire of tolerance, Maharaja Ranjit Singh voted the greatest leader in world history by BBC Magazine
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The nominations were sought from global historians, including Lockwood, Rana Mitter, Margaret MacMillan and Gus Casely-Hayford, who selected their “greatest leader” – someone who exercised power and had a positive impact on humanity.

In Punjab, Amarinder Singh announces 50% rebate in fares for women in state-run buses
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

The decision comes close on the heels of Arvind Kejriwal-led government starting free bus rides for women, considered to be one of the several populist measures, which led the AAP to a resounding consecutive win in Delhi.

My Budgets have a pattern to put Punjab back on track: Finance Minister Manpreet Badal
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal said it was after a long time that the state had equalled Haryana in terms of allocations.

Chandigarh: Always on the move, monkeys call the shots at Secretariat
Mon, Mar 02, 2020

Among the ideas being mooted is the use of slingshots to scare away monkeys. However, the CISF, which guards the secretariat, is not too keen on this, as they fear injury to people.

Kin of farm suicide victims: ‘Were told Majithia will take us to Vidhan Sabha, Punjab govt will give us Rs 2 lakh’
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Family members of five suicide victims from Payal constituency told The Indian Express they were not told about the dharna.

Tempers fly as Cong, SAD, BJP object to AAP MLAs’ resolution to slaughter foreign breed stray cattle
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Rebel AAP MLA calls ‘discriminatory’ resolution a ‘CAA’ for animals, while SAD MLA calls it ‘racial profiling’.

Sidhu’s plan to replicate Telangana mining policy in Punjab was useless, says minister
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

As chairman of Cabinet sub-committee on mining, Sidhu had hailed Telangana model of mining policy after a visit to that state and had projected that Punjab had potential to earn Rs 4000 crore annually through mining in state’s rivers.

Waive passport, reduce $20 fee for Kartarpur Sahib pilgrims: House resolution
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

“Many people who want to pay obeisance at the Kartarpur gurdwara do not have passports and that is why they cannot go there,” Minister Randhawa said, suggesting that documents like the Aadhaar could be allowed instead of the passport.

Eye on future, clean mobility, 20 e-sedans to soon ply on Ludhiana-Jalandhar route
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

The proposed project is a joint initiative of Punjab government, World Economic Forum and Mahindra & Mahindra subsidiary Smart Sustainable Mobility Solutions that has been running several electric mobility pilots across the country.

For overseas job aspirants, Punjab government pitches to be an agent too
Sat, Feb 15, 2020

To curb cases of cheating by recruitment agencies, state wants to be direct link between employers & job seekers

Pak man accused of forcibly marrying Sikh girl booked for ‘cyber stalking’
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

The Sikh family has alleged that six armed persons, including a woman, had barged into their house and kidnapped her, and later forced her to “embrace Islam and forcibly marry Hassaan” on August 28 last year. A case of abduction was registered on the complaint of the family of the girl.

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