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22 Apr 2017

Police to review arms licences

22 Apr 2017 | 1:55 AM

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh convened a security review meeting here today, directing the police authorities to conduct audit of arms and ammunition licences.

CM prunes own security cover

22 Apr 2017 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government today announced the withdrawal of about 2,000 police personnel on security duty, including those attached with the Chief Minister and his family.

21 Apr 2017

Punjab govt cuts down on VIP security, including CM's

21 Apr 2017 | 9:25 PM

NEW DELHI: The Punjab Government on Friday cut down on VIP security, including that of the chief minister, by a whopping 2,000 personnel and decided to deploy them to ensure better policing and improve the law-and-order situation in the state.

Sangrur martyr cremated without guard of honour

21 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

SANGRUR: Resentment prevailed among residents of the district’s Kanakwal Bhangua village today when Army failed to give guard of honour to sepoy Ravinder Singh (20), who lost his life after being hit by a sniper bullet fired by Pakistani troops in Poonch on Tuesday evening, during his cremation.

Graft-tainted Ropar ADC transferred

21 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

ROPAR: Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Satish Chander Vashisht has been transferred as Principal of Community and Development Training Centre, Batala.

168 principals lose powers to disburse funds

21 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

FARIDKOT: The School Education Department has withdrawn drawing and disbursing powers from 168 principals in government senior secondary schools with immediate effect.

Bus timetable: PRTC chief clips wings of inspectors

21 Apr 2017 | 1:42 AM

PATIALA: Cracking down on employees who allegedly help private transporters getting profitable slots by altering the timetables, PRTC managing director MS Narang has withdrawn the powers of all timetable inspectors.

20 Apr 2017

Punjab puts up its defence on SYL issue to Centre

20 Apr 2017 | 9:29 PM

NEW DELHI: With the Supreme Court closely monitoring developments on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, the Punjab government on Thursday apprised the Centre of the critical water situation in the state to stress its inability to share water with its neighbouring states.

Punjab to soon appoint 673 staff nurses, 919 health workers

20 Apr 2017 | 3:05 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday okayed the appointment of 673 regular staff nurses and 919 multipurpose health workers.

Amarinder in New Delhi to talk to Modi, Rajnath; SYL on agenda

20 Apr 2017 | 10:29 AM

NEW DELHI: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh will meet PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, which will be followed by his meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Ordinance to repeal Khalsa varsity Act

20 Apr 2017 | 1:55 AM

CHANDIGARH:Scrapping the university status accorded to Khalsa College, Amritsar, by the SAD-BJP government last year, the Capt Amarinder Singh-led Congress government today approved an ordinance to repeal the Khalsa University Act, 2016.

Akali govt’s order on Saragarhi Memorial cancelled

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

The Cabinet decided to hand over the management of the Saragarhi Memorial (in pic) to the Saragarhi Memorial Management Trust, Ferozepur, to ensure better upkeep of the historical site.

Two officers removed

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department for Local Bodies today ordered relieving Chief Vigilance Officer and Engineer-in-Chief Anil Kumar Kansal and Chief Town Planner Hemant Batra from their current offices.

Reforms: Fixed duty hours, weekly off for cops on anvil

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

PATIALA: Long working hours could soon be a thing of the past for Punjab Police personnel if things go according to the plan.

Salaries of advisers fixed; OSDs next

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet today approved the salaries of Lt Gen TS Shegrill, who is in the Cabinet rank, BIS Chahal and Raveen Thukral, both in the Minister of State rank.

e-bidding for sand mining okayed

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet today approved fresh mine auctions through progressive e-bidding to boost the state revenue multifold and bring greater transparency into the mining business, which had been cartelised during the previous SAD-BJP regime.

Flip-flop: Reddy back with Industries Dept

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The flip-flop in the transfers of senior IAS officers continued with the state government again posting Additional Chief Secretary DP Reddy in the Industries and Commerce Department.

3 IPS, seven PPS officers shifted

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

Chandigarh: The government on Wednesday issued the transfer and posting orders of three IPS and seven PPS officers with immediate effect.

Meet on SYL today; Capt to apprise PM of water scarcity

20 Apr 2017 | 2:10 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Congress government is determined to stick to its stand that the state has no water to spare for its neighbour, Haryana, during a meeting called by the Centre to resolve the SYL dispute scheduled for tomorrow.

19 Apr 2017

Punjab cabinet decides to hand over Saragarhi memorial management to trust

19 Apr 2017 | 3:16 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday decided to hand over the management of the Saragarhi Memorial/Gurdwara to the administration of Saragarhi Memorial Management Trust, Ferozepur, to ensure better upkeep of the site.

Punjab cabinet go-ahead to sand mining through e-bidding auctions

19 Apr 2017 | 2:56 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet approved fresh mine auctions through progressive e-bidding to boost the state revenue multifold, and bring transparency into mining.

Capt Amarinder orders crackdown on sex determination centres

19 Apr 2017 | 11:16 AM

CHANDIGARH: After the sex determination issue was raised by his Haryana counterpart, CM Amarinder Singh has ordered a crackdown on all sex determination centres.

18 Apr 2017

90 ACPs, DSPs shifted

18 Apr 2017 | 1:38 AM

Chandigarh: The state government on Monday issued transfer and posting orders of 90 Assistant Commissioners of Police and Deputy Superintendents of Police-level police officers on administrative grounds with immediate effect.

Deputation row: Govt approaches Auditor General

18 Apr 2017 | 1:38 AM

Chandigarh: With 1993-batch IAS officer KJS Cheema yet to be sent back to his parent cadre, the Punjab Government has asked the state Auditor General to find out how the officer kept drawing salary even after the Centre had disallowed his continuation in the state on deputation.

41 school bus drivers penalised in Barnala

18 Apr 2017 | 1:38 AM

BARNALA: The District Transport Officer (DTO), Barnala, along with police officers and other staff members, today penalised drivers of 41 school buses and impounded three buses for violating mandatory norms under the Safe School Vahan scheme.

UPSC panel to okay 15 IAS cadre posts

18 Apr 2017 | 1:38 AM

Chandigarh: With 1993-batch IAS officer KJS Cheema yet to be sent back to his parent cadre, the Punjab Government has asked the state Auditor General to find out how the officer kept drawing salary even after the Centre had disallowed his continuation in the state on deputation.