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Both health minister, CPS claim to be invited to lead team for London event

Wednesday 6 February '13

Health Minister Madan Mohan Mittal and Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu seem to be at loggerheads over a visit to London to attend a conference on health.
Punjab Roadways buses to buy fuel from private petrol pumps

Saturday 2 February '13

Till recently, there was no difference in prices of diesel supplied by Indian Oil Corporation at private pumps and those set up at commercial establishments.
Managers to ensure working CCTVs at ATMs, banks: Ferozepur DC

Friday 1 February '13

In an unique order, the Ferozepur deputy commissioner has issued a directive that bank managers will be responsible if CCTV cameras were not working at ATMs and bank branches.
Poll high leaves Sukhbir a winner

Thursday 31 January '13

With SAD (Badal) sweeping the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee elections, the position of party president and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has only become stronger in Sikh ...
Congress wants Moga SSP out, writes to EC

Wednesday 30 January '13

The state Congress on Tuesday lodged a complaint with Punjab Chief Electoral Officer Kusumjit Sidhu, demanding that newly appointed Moga SSP Ashish Chaudhary should be transferred, as he is “close” to...
CMO to now track project files online

Tuesday 29 January '13

To cut down on red-tapism, delays and to fix accountability, the Chief Minister’s Office will soon be able to track files online and check the status of developmental projects being executed in the st...
An exclusive chopper for the Badals

Tuesday 29 January '13

Rs 38-crore Bell 429 set to be delivered within fortnight
Road from Amritsar to Wagah to be named after Vivekananda

Saturday 26 January '13

On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand, the Punjab government has decided to name the ‘Amritsar-Wagah’ road as Swami Vivekanand Marg.
BJP change of guard to have ripple effect

Friday 25 January '13

The change of guard in the BJP’s national team is bound to have far reaching effects on the saffron party’s unit in Punjab, say political pundits.
Chandra promoted as IGP, no decision on IPS promotees

Friday 25 January '13

With the Punjab government on Thursday promoting Rakesh Chandra as the inspector general of police, the Punjab Police now has 45 IGPs.
Gurdwara polls 4 days away, blame game starts

Wednesday 23 January '13

With polls to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) just five days away, campaigning for the second-most important Sikh body in the country has heated up.
Ahead of England-India ODI, security beefed up in Mohali

Tuesday 22 January '13

Fortress 1,290 personnel have been deployed for game.
NDPS cases went up 46%, dacoities by 44%

Saturday 19 January '13

Punjab has witnessed an increase of 46.5 per cent in registration of cases under Narcotics Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act — from 5,464 cases in 2011 to 10,219 in 2012 — even as dacoities ...
Rape cases jumped by 29.6% in 2012, most from Ludhiana

Saturday 19 January '13

More and more women are becoming victims of sexual assault, molestations and kidnappings in Punjab than ever.
Now, only 4 half-day holidays for govt staff

Friday 18 January '13

In a first, the Punjab government has issued directions that from now on, employees can only take four half-day holidays in a year, and that too, these have to clubbed with full-day notified holidays.
After receiving bids of Rs 234 cr, Punjab earns only Rs 29.2 cr

Wednesday 16 January '13

The Punjab government, which was hoping to mop up Rs 234.33 crore from the auction of 22 sand quarries, received a major jolt on Tuesday as only nine bidders turned up to deposit 50 per cent of the bi...
Sikh bodies flay Makkar for Kumbh participation

Tuesday 15 January '13

After facing flak from various Panthic organisations on the decision to participate in Kumbh Mela, which started Monday, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) chief, Avtar Singh Makkar, i...
Badal tests water, says Sukhbir competent, ready for CM post

Tuesday 15 January '13

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s public announcement at Maghi Mela on Sunday that his son and deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal is competent and ready for a chief ministerial assignment, is being seen as...
5 months on Punjab Police yet to arrest suspended SP

Saturday 12 January '13

Even as the Punjab Police have been seemingly soft pedaling on its efforts to arrest suspended Superintendent of Police (SP) Amandeep Kaur—- one of the five accused in the suicide case of excise and t...
As EC announces Moga bypoll date, SAD bets on ‘turncoat’ Jain

Saturday 12 January '13

With the Election Commission Friday announcing by-election to the recently vacated Moga seat on February 23, the model code came into effect in the district.

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