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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.

Akali Dal expels Rajya Sabha member, his MLA-son for questioning Badals’ rule within party
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

Party spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said the decision was taken after the Akali Dal’s core committee meeting, presided over by Sukhbir, adopted a resolution moved in a party rally in Sangrur on Sunday.

Afghan national held tells sleuths he came to India for ‘treatment for kidney ailment’
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

An STF investigator told The Indian Express that the Afghan national had “a small chunk of land in Afghanistan where he grew opium”.

Punjab: AG office seeks travel concession for Nanda at par with ministers, CM says no
Sat, Jan 25, 2020

As per the information with The Indian Express, the office of the AG in April, 2018 wrote to the Additional Chief Secretary (Home Affairs and Justice) seeking travel concession for Nanda.

‘Forced conversion’ case: Sikh girl reiterates in Lahore court that she wants to return to husband, in-laws
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Jagjit Kaur, who was renamed ‘Ayesha’ after she was allegedly forced to embrace Islam and marry Mohammad Hassan (19), is the daughter of a head granthi at Tambu Sahib gurdwara in Nankana Sahib.

‘Punjab’s approach to problem lopsided, dependency on alcohol more common than on opioids’
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

Sandhu, who delivered a lecture at Punjabi University, Patiala on ‘Drug Menace in Punjab: Myth and Reality’ told The Indian Express, “The Punjab Opioid Dependent Survey, 2015 estimated that Rs 7,525 crore was spent on the purchase of opioids annually, i.e. Rs 20 crore daily.

Chorus amplifies: ‘Workers want BJP govt in Punjab’
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Senior party leader and former minister Manoranjan Kalia said it was “manifestation of feelings of the party workers” to have a BJP government in Punjab.

Vini Mahajan: ‘Punjab already leads in logistics, and govt is plugging other gaps to attract industries’
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary (Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion), tells how the government is on a mission mode to focus on industrial growth.

In quest to ‘wrest SGPC’ from Badals, Taksalis quote a Badal
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Taksali, Dhindsa to soon meet Amit Shah to seek appointment of gurdwara poll officer

Punjab: Akali Dal suspends Sukhdev Dhindsa, son Parminder, says will now issue a chargesheet
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

The decisions were taken at a nearly-eight hour long meeting of the party’s core committee chaired by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal.

Sikh man’s murder in Peshawar: Pak says fiancée ordered the kill
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Parvinder Singh was shot dead last Saturday weeks before his marriage in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Punjab sees 1.6% rise in road accidents, suicides up by 15%
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

With 722 suicides due to illness, Punjab tops the states which exceeded the all Indian average percentage of suicides due to illness in the respective states.

NCRB report 2018: Too many dubious firsts for Punjab
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

With 27 suicides by the prisoners in jails, Punjab has recorded highest number of such cases out of the total 129 suicides across the country

Sikh girl tells Pak court she doesn’t want to go back to parents, family says she’s afraid
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Jagjit is the daughter of a head granthi at Tambu Sahib gurdwara in Nankana Sahib. She was rechristened Ayesha after her alleged forced marriage to Mohammad Hassan (19).

Punjab: Former DGP, Secy among 8 applicants for chairperson post of state police complaints authority
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Apart from State Police Complaint Authority, applications were also sought for post of chairperson and two members each for Divisional Police Complaints Authority at Patiala, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Jalandhar and Ropar.

Sikh killed, India tells Pakistan: ‘guard minorities’
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

In a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi condemned the killing of Ravinder Singh, the younger brother of a television anchor, who was shot dead by unknown assailants in Peshawar.

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