Tag: Punjab

Punjab becomes the 13th state to complete One Nation One Ration Card system reform

NEW DELHI: Punjab has become the 13th State in the country to successfully undertake “One Nation One Ration Card system” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Thus, the State has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs.1,516 crore through Open Market Borrowings. Permission for the same was issued by […]

Extremely disappointed with negotiation between government and farmers: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Monday said it is extremely disappointed with the way negotiations are going on between the Centre (Narendra Modi or government of India ) and the farmers on the new farm laws, against which several farmer organisations are staging protest at Delhi borders. “What is going on? States are rebelling against […]

Jio says Airtel, Vodafone Idea partners sabotaging network;Airtels says Jio’s allegations ‘baseless’,

NEW DELHI: Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has said that there are “blatant efforts” to sabotage its network in the garb of farmers’ protest by the channel partners of Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. In letters sent to Anshu Prakash, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and P.D. Vaghela, Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI, […]

Ready for talks with government, but will first discuss repealing farm laws: Farmer leaders

NEW DELHI: Sticking to their demands, farmer leaders Saturday said they are ready to hold talks with the government, but will first discuss repealing the three new farm laws, and announced further intensification of their ongoing protest against the legislations. Addressing a press conference at Singhu Border here, farmer leader Kanwalpreet Singh Pannu said that […]

North Delhi ground becomes epicentre of farmers’ protest

NEW DELHI/ CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of farmers entered the national capital on Friday to hold peaceful protest at a north Delhi ground after facing tear gas and water cannons and clashing with security personnel while thousands remained at border points, undecided whether to go to the demonstration site identified by police. The day witnessed police using […]

Rail services resume in Punjab, says Piyush Goyal

NEW DELHI: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that the Indian Railways is going to commence services from and through Punjab as the farmer unions have announced complete lifting of blockades starting from the day. “After the postponement of the farmer movement on railway tracks and stations in Punjab from November 23, Indian Railways […]

Punjab modifies telecom policy

NEW DELHI: With a view to create robust telecommunication infrastructure with adequate bandwidth to promote information technology, e-governance and e-commerce, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a set of new guidelines under a single-window policy to replace the existing norms, but with strict directives by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to ensure timely restoration of roads […]

Income Tax Department conducts searches in Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa

NEW DELHI: The Income tax Department has carried out a search and seizure action on 26.10.2020 on a large network of individuals running the racket of entry operation and generation of huge cash through fake billing. The search operations have been conducted on 42 premises across Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. The search […]

Punjab allows industry in agricultural, mixed-use areas

CHANDIGARH: To further boost industrial development and investment in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday took a slew of important decisions, including allowing industry in agricultural and mixed-use areas, subject to certain conditions, besides reduction in non-construction fee. The decisions, also aimed at generating employment, were announced after a virtual meeting of the Punjab […]

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