Tag: Punjab

Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal demand probe into Punjab’s excise policy

NEW DELHI: The opposition Congress and SAD on Saturday demanded a probe into Punjab’s excise policy, alleging it was a “sellout” and the state was “defrauded” like in Delhi where its liquor policy is under the CBI scanner. The demand in AAP-ruled Punjab came a day after CBI carried out searches at 31 places which […]

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 […]

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