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Punjab Cabinet nod to Bill to boost small industrial units

NEW DELHI: To further improve the state’s investment climate and generate employment, the Punjab Cabinet on Sunday approved the conversion of the Factories (Punjab Amendment) Ordinance 2020 into a Bill to be tabled for enactment of law in the Vidhan Sabha on Monday. The approval came during a virtual meeting of the Council of Ministers […]

Government agencies procure 44,809 tonnes of paddy in Punjab, Haryana

NEW DELHI:The government of India on Wednesday said it has procured about 44,809 tonnes of paddy worth Rs 84.60 crore in the past three days, at the minimum support price (MSP) from Punjab and Haryana. The procurement data, which is released on a daily basis, sends a message to farmers who are protesting against new […]

BJP’s oldest ally SAD quits NDA over ‘black laws’

NEW DELHI: The highest decision making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) core committee at its emergency meeting held here on Saturday night unanimously decided to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance because of the Centre’s stubborn refusal to give statutory legislative guarantees to protect the assured marketing of farmers’ crops at minimum […]

Punjab withdraws cases against farmers protesting against farm Bills

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to farmers not to stop traffic or violate Section 144 in the state over the agriculture bills, but made it clear that no cases would be registered against them as they were fighting for their lives. FIRs already registered against farmers protesting in violation of […]

Punjab seeks over Rs 80,000 crore aid from Modi government

NEW DELHI: Stressing that the coronavirus challenge is likely to stay for long, the Punjab government sought a fiscal aid of over Rs 80,000 crore from the Centre (Narendra Modi government) to save lives and secure lovelihoods’. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed towards a ‘large-scale devastation and […]

Punjab Chief Minister asks Centre to give Rs 10,000 to poor people

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday demanded that the Centre give Rs 10,000 to the poor and provide financial assistance to small and medium enterprises to resume operation. In a video message as part of the Congress party’s ‘Speak Up India’ campaign, the CM said, “We want the government to give Rs10,000 […]

Punjab government facilitates return of over one lakh migrant workers

NEW DELHI: The Punjab government has facilitated the return of 1,10 000 migrants to their native states so far, an official said here on Wednesday. “Till now, more than 90 trains have left Punjab, taking 1,10,000 migrants to their states,” he said. The state government has spent over Rs six crore to fund the movement […]

Home delivery of liquor to start in Punjab from today

NEW DELHI: Home delivery of liquor will start from May 7 in Punjab with the state excise and taxation department issuing an order for opening of liquor vends on Wednesday. The liquor stores would be allowed to open only during the curfew relaxation period, officials said. Meanwhile, the Punjab government on Wednesday evening changed the […]

Manmohan Singh to assist Punjab to revive post-Covid state economy

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will assist the Congress government in Punjab to revive its economy once the Covid-19 crisis ends. “I had written to Dr Manmohan Singh ji to guide us along with a group of experts headed by Montek Singh Ahluwalia. I am grateful to him for accepting,” Chief Minister Amarinder […]

After Odisha ,Punjab and Rajasthan extend coronavirus lockdown

NEW DELHI: After Odisha, Punjab and Rajasthan on Friday became the latest states to extend the ongoing three-week coronavirus lockdown. The lockdown in all Indian states, announced between March 22 to 24, was scheduled to end on April 14 — as per the announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Chief Ministers of a […]

Punjab government extends curfew till April 24

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered extension of the state-wide curfew till April 14 and directed foolproof sealing of the state’s borders. Singh also promised special insurance for Punjab Police personnel and sanitation workers engaged in the anti-COVID battle, an official statement said here. He asked Finance Minister Manpreet Badal to come […]

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims for 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The pictures were shared by Khan on his Twitter […]

Punjab RERA constitutes group to examine laws related to real estate

CHANDIGARH: Punjab’s Real Estate Regulatory Authority has constituted a group to examine various laws related to real estate sector with a view to bring transparency and harmonise the real estate laws in the state, an official statement said here on Sunday. The statement quoting spokesperson of the Housing and Urban Development Department said the two-member […]

Tri City’s Real Estate Sector attracts investments from Patiala

NEW DELHI: SUSHMA Group, one of the largest real estate developers from Punjab organized a press conference in Patiala to showcase their residential projects to the dwellers of the royal city and to invite their interest towards investing in Tri City. The group presented their projects and elaborated the residents about the current status of […]

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