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Committed to make state graft-free: AAP MLAs after minister’s arrest
Thu, May 26, 2022

Principal Budh Ram, two-time AAP MLA from Budhlada constituency of Mansa district said, “We should all serve with honesty…in the past, many scams would happen due to which people were fed up with the previous governments and hence they chose us.

Committed to make Punjab corruption-free: AAP MLAs after arrest of Singla on graft charges
Wed, May 25, 2022

Gurpreet Singh Gogi, Ludhiana West MLA of AAP said, “People gave us a record mandate and chose us over other political parties; if anyone from our own party does anything wrong, action has to be taken against them. People chose us because of our honesty and I welcome the decision of the Punjab CM. It had never happened before and needs to be appreciated.”

Punjab: After Health Minister Singla sacked over corruption allegations, Mansa rues second betrayal by AAP
Wed, May 25, 2022

Among the first to do so were residents of village Bannawali, located near the Talwandi Sabo Thermal Plant.

Two months ago, sacked Punjab minister Vijay Singla had warned of zero tolerance for corruption
Tue, May 24, 2022

A dentist from Mansa who joined AAP in 2016, Singla's elevation to Cabinet status had surprised many

Much before Mann push, nearly half of border district Fazilka adopted DSR
Tue, May 24, 2022

According to details, in 2021, around 46% of the area under paddy in Fazilka was grown using the new technique, making it the top district in Punjab to have embraced this method.

Wait ends, farmer families get Telangana CM’s help
Mon, May 23, 2022

They waited to receive the promised Rs 3 lakh from the Telangana CM. About 400 families have also received Rs 5 lakh compensation from the previous Congress-led Punjab government.

Breach in canal causes scarcity of water, delays cotton sowing
Mon, May 23, 2022

Former SAD MLA Kanwarjit Singh Rozy Barkandi said similar was the situation in urban areas of Muktsar. "People are arranging tankers as water supply department is hardly giving any supply. Their reserve stocks seem to be completely over."

Farmers’ stir: 87% of those who died were from Punjab, over 540 deaths in Malwa, says SKM
Sun, May 22, 2022

The Punjab government, which was the first to announce compensation for the kin, has provided the relief to nearly 400 families so far. On Sunday, the Telangana government will distribute relief to 619 farmers from Punjab.

Singla gives Rs 25 lakh to kin of five who died in farm stir
Sun, May 22, 2022

According to the figure recorded by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha(SKM), nearly 714 farmers of Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand had died during this agitation and a majority of them - exactly 619 - were from Punjab.

Ahead of KCR’s visit, Punjab minister distributes relief to kin of farmers who died at Delhi borders
Sat, May 21, 2022

Health and Family Welfare Minister Vijay Singla distributed compensation worth Rs 25 lakh to the families of five people in Mansa who lost their lives during the farmers’ agitation.

‘Water from Ferozepur feeder be used for irrigation only’
Sat, May 21, 2022

The department said that their advisory also makes it categorically clear that the water being released in Ferozepur feeder from May 17 onwards can only be used for irrigation purposes and not for drinking.

8-year-old boy dies due to intense heatwave in Sangrur
Wed, May 18, 2022

Gurtej Singh, father of child, raised a question mark over the poor healthcare system in the state.

DSR will render farm labourers jobless, say unions; demand govt to step in
Tue, May 17, 2022

The Punjab government recently announced Rs 1,500 incentive per acre for farmers opting for Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR), which is known for saving water, during the paddy sowing season that starts from May 20.

End of road for sturdy roadster? Shooting steel rates put brakes on poor man’s ride
Tue, May 17, 2022

Going by the figures of All India Bicycle Manufacturing Association (AICMA), the sale of Roadsters dropped from 64,76,385 in 2019-20 to 48,42649 the next year and further to 46,33,541 in 2021-22, signalling a drop of drop of 39.77 per cent.

Stagger your weekly offs: PSPCL appeals to Punjab industries, issues schedule
Sun, May 15, 2022

According to estimates, Punjab will save around 300-500 MW of power daily if the industries opt for staggering their off days. On Sundays, with industries shut, the state on an average sees a relief of 1800 MW.

Rajasthan being fed poisonous water by Bikaner canal, alleges BJP
Sat, May 14, 2022

The Rajasthan canal, also known as the Bikaner canal, is 560 km long and gets its water from the Sutlej river in Punjab.

Punjab: Peak power demand crosses 10,000 MW, PSPCL appeals for electricity conservation
Sat, May 14, 2022

41% more power was supplied in May this year compared to last year, says the corporation

Punjab: Dalit body protests changes in land auction policy, to meet CM on May 24
Fri, May 13, 2022

The new lease policy for panchayati land, which was notified on March 10 this year, has done away with several relaxations previously offered to Dalit land labourers, leaving them miffed.

Battle lines drawn between farmers, farm labourers over paddy transplantation rates
Fri, May 13, 2022

In Sangrur’s Daska, farmers fixed a rate of Rs 3,500 per acre for labouers and announced Rs 20,000 fine for farmers who flout the rule.

Row over paddy sowing dates: Talks with minister fail, farmers to begin ‘Chandigarh morcha’ May 17
Wed, May 11, 2022

Earlier on May 8, sixteen farmers' bodies had rejected the electricity supply schedule for the upcoming paddy sowing season issued by the state government and had asserted that they would start transplanting paddy plants from June 10.

Nadda to meet Punjab BJP leaders, workers
Mon, May 09, 2022

Municipal elections in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala are scheduled for January next year, but corporations can be dissolved 6 months ahead as well by the state government. So, political parties are making advance preparations for the polls.

Breach in Sirhind feeder, twice in five weeks, leaves farmers reeling
Tue, May 10, 2022

Villagers not only fear flooding, but also water scarcity during peak cotton sowing period. Farmers also complained that the breach has happened twice in around five weeks.

Panchayat Land Auction: Confusion as govt ‘advises’ bidders to adopt DSR tech
Mon, May 09, 2022

Punjab has a total of 1.57 lakh acres of panchayat land out of which one-third or nearly 52 lakh acres is reserved for Dalits.

Tejinder Bagga arrest political vendetta as AAP finds us a threat in Punjab: BJP
Sat, May 07, 2022

Jeevan Gupta, general secretary of state BJP, said Kejriwal is misusing his MoU on knowledge sharing.

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces MSP for moong dal, but with a rider
Sat, May 07, 2022

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said this was the first time that the state government had promised to purchase a crop other than paddy or wheat on MSP.

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