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‘Your countdown has begun’: Inmate threatens Punjab CM Amarinder Singh in Facebook live video
Tue, May 29, 2018

In the video, Govind, who hails from village Mari Bhaini, Faridkot, also charged Amarinder Singh for making a false pledge in a Bathinda rally to end the drug menace in Punjab before the Vidhan Sabha elections.

Prisoner goes ‘live’ on Facebook from Faridkot jail, probe launched
Tue, May 29, 2018

According to information with CMO office, Gobind is currently lodged in Faridkot jail on charges of murder which he carried out in 2011. Also, seven FIRs are pending against him in several cases.

Punjab: In Malwa, drinking water supply hit
Tue, May 22, 2018

In most districts of Malwa, ground water is unfit for drinking and hence people are dependent on canal water.

Country’s cheapest bicycle to be priced at Rs 1,999, says Hero Cycles
Mon, May 21, 2018

Hero Cycles has not yet announced a launch date. In a statement, Munjal said, “the upgraded Roadster will have a technologically advanced steel frame that will enable 50 per cent higher load-carrying capacity.

Hero’s cheapest bicycle priced at Rs 1999, likely to be launched by June end
Sun, May 20, 2018

Popular as 'black bicycle', this basic model has been designed at Hero’s Manchester-based Global Design Center (HGD) for daily commuters. The bicycle has been re-named as `Upgraded Roadster model’.

Molasses spillage into Beas: Dead fish found in Sirhind feeder, Rajasthan canal
Sun, May 20, 2018

Gurpreet Singh Chandbaja, who runs an NGO named Bhai Ghaniya Cancer Roko Sewa Society in Faridkot, said dead fish were spotted at Talwando road in Sirhind feeder and Rajasthan canal crossing from Faridkot.

Punjab: Agri secretary visits canal sites as water scarcity hits cotton sowing
Fri, May 18, 2018

Farmers have been organising a number of dharnas in Muktsar and Abohar over this issue in the past fortnight. Two days back, AAP also sat on dharna in Lambi complaining water shortage as well as contamination in water supply.

Slash in prices: Industry divided over Hero’s plan to launch cheapest bicycle
Thu, May 17, 2018

On April 25, at a meeting of United Cycle & Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), Pankaj Munjal, MD of Hero Motor company is learnt to have announced that in the next 60 days, the company will be slashing prices of black roadster bicycle by Rs 500.

Six-year-old girl’s death not related to MR vaccine, claim health authorities
Mon, May 07, 2018

After the girl’s death, her parents had said that she had developed complications a day after being vaccinated. Gurnoor was vaccinated with MR injection on May 4 at school while she died on May 5 after coming from school.

Combating Measles Rubella Vaccination Drive: FIR against 1 over ‘misleading information’
Fri, May 04, 2018

The video went viral and the FIR was lodged by Mansa police after a complaint from the civil surgeon, Mansa. Also, many private schools have refused to get the injections administered to the children on their campuses.

Recruitment of Medical Officers: Cong govt reverses SAD policy of giving only basic pay to doctors for first 3 years
Thu, May 03, 2018

Earlier, recruitment drives conducted from 2015 to 2016 had received poor response due to change in policy by the previous SAD-BJP government. The basic pay for medical officers is Rs 15,600 only.

At auction of panchayat land for SCs, farm labourers bid with ‘help’ from landlords
Wed, May 02, 2018

Monetary help personal arrangement, will ensure bid winners till the land, says panchayat official

AAP leader on hunger strike to get sugar mill reopened
Tue, May 01, 2018

The dharna is also getting support from Bharti Kisan Union (Rajewal) ,Bharti Kisan Union (Kadian), among others. AAP MP Prof Sadhu Singh, AAP MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan and Baldev Singh also sat in dharna supporting the cause.

Punjab: Auction of panchayat land to begin from April 30
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

Punjab has a total 1.57 lakh acres Panchayati land out of which one fourth is reserved for Dalits which is a total of 52,000 acres.

Ahead of panchayat polls, CM Amarinder Singh announces release of arrears for sarpanches, safai sewaks
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

The matter was raised by members of Guardians of Governance (GoG), a body formed by the CM after the formation of Congress government last year.

Ludhiana: Wheat piles up in mandis due to slow lifting
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

So far 65 per cent of total grain that had reached the mandis has been lifted, and Rs 9373 crore paid to the farmers.

Years before Hoshiarpur woman, Faridkot family of four too went to Pakistan in 2015, never came back
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Before the family left for Pakistan, their papers showed them as residents of village Sadhanwala in Faridkot district, which were later found to be fake in police investigation.

Punjab: Two more Congress MLAs quit party posts
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

In July last, Dhiman had said CM Captain Amarinder Singh’s drive against drugs was not working effectively. Dhiman is a three-time MLA while it is the second term for Nathu Ram. 

Use ‘Make in India’ bicycles for public bike sharing: Indian manufacturers
Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Industry body opposes import of bicycles from China in smart cities like Mysore, Coimbatore, Pune and Bhopal.

‘Initiate kurki against influential defaulters’, says Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

He urged CM Amarinder Singh to form a panel to identify influential defaulters and initiate kurki against them.

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