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Punjab to have National Security Guards centre Punjab to have National Security Guards centre


Chandigarh, The central government has decided to set up a regional centre of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Pathankot in Punjab, a state government official said on Thursday.

Pathankot city has defence establishments, including the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base that was attacked by terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, in January 2016, leaving seven people dead.

Punjab to have National Security Guards centre Punjab to have National Security Guards centre


Chandigarh, The central government has decided to set up a regional centre of the National Security Guards (NSG) in Pathankot in Punjab, a state government official said on Thursday.

Pathankot city has defence establishments, including the frontier Indian Air Force (IAF) base that was attacked by terrorists, suspected to be from Pakistan, in January 2016, leaving seven people dead.

No transfer of Punjab water to non-basin areas: All-party meeting No transfer of Punjab water to non-basin areas: All-party meeting


Chandigarh, Expressing concern over the state's critical water situation, an all-party meeting, chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Thursday, demanded reassessment of the state's water availability.

Also, it unanimously resolved the government of India should ensure the river water is not in any way transferred from basin to non-basin areas of the state's three rivers.

Punjab CM asks Akalis to quit BJP alliance on CAA Punjab CM asks Akalis to quit BJP alliance on CAA



Chandigarh, Ridiculing SAD's claim that it had chosen not to contest the Delhi assembly polls due to differences with the BJP over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday challenged the Akalis to quit the alliance at the Centre to prove their sincerity with regard to the legislation.

Punjab CM asks Akalis to quit BJP alliance on CAA Punjab CM asks Akalis to quit BJP alliance on CAA



Chandigarh, Ridiculing SAD's claim that it had chosen not to contest the Delhi assembly polls due to differences with the BJP over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday challenged the Akalis to quit the alliance at the Centre to prove their sincerity with regard to the legislation.

HC stays CAT order to set aside DGP appointment in Punjab HC stays CAT order to set aside DGP appointment in Punjab

Chandigarh, In a major relief to Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that set aside his appointment.

A bench of Justices Jaswant Singh and Sant Parkash Singh issued notice to Punjab, the Central government and other respondents for the next date of hearing on February 26.

Punjab challenges CAT order to set aside DGP's appointment Punjab challenges CAT order to set aside DGP's appointment

 

Chandigarh, Punjab government on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that set aside the appointment of Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta.

Acting on submissions of the state and DGP's counsels, a division bench of Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Harinder Singh Sidhu allowed the listing of the case for hearing on Tuesday.

Balbir Singh Sidhu launches Pulse Polio campaign across state Balbir Singh Sidhu launches Pulse Polio campaign across state

Chandigarh,

In order to sustain polio eradication from the state, the Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday launched the three-day pulse polio campaign at Jagatpura village in Mohali. More than 33 lac children of less than five years across the state will be administered polio drops as part of the National Immunization Day (NID) drive.

None of your business, Amarinder tells his party MP None of your business, Amarinder tells his party MP



Chandigarh, Trashing an illogical and irrational demand of Pratap Bajwa, a Rajya Sabha MP, for sacking Advocate General Atul Nanda, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked him to "keep out of my government's business, of which you are totally ignorant".

Taking strong exception to Bajwa's open letter, listing the alleged failures of the Advocate General (AG), the Chief Minister termed it a sign of the former Punjab Congress chief's desperation to grab the political limelight.

Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away

Chandigarh, Eighty-nine-year-old renowned Sikh historian and writer Surjit Hans, who had translated all the works of William Shakespeare into Punjabi, died on Friday in a hospital, his family said.

He was residing with his journalist daughter Nanki Hans in Punjab's Mohali town, 10 km from here.

It took the retired history professor two decades of meticulous effort to translate all the works, including 38 plays, of the 16th century Bard of Avon into Punjabi

Congress-ruled Punjab govt moves resolution against CAA Congress-ruled Punjab govt moves resolution against CAA



Chandigarh, The Congress-ruled government in Punjab on Friday moved a resolution against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Punjab Assembly that got the support of the main opposition AAP

Punjab Assembly passes Bill for water regulation authority Punjab Assembly passes Bill for water regulation authority



Chandigarh, The Punjab Assembly on Friday passed unanimously the Punjab Water Resources (Management and Regulation) Bill, 2020, thus paving the way for the creation of Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority to manage critical water resources in the border state.

The Bill was introduced by Irrigation Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria in the House.

 Govt to bring out white paper on PPas signed by akalis during theur regime-Amarinder Govt to bring out white paper on PPas signed by akalis during theur regime-Amarinder

Chandigarh- Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that his government will bring out a White Paper, in the monsoon session of the state Assembly, to expose the fraud committed by the Akalis with regard to the controversial Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with private players.

The White Paper will reveal all the documents signed by the previous SAD-BJP government in the state, as well as the power plants set up by them, which had caused undue burden on the state, the Chief Minister told mediapersons in an informal chat after the Governor’s address on the first day of the two-day special session of the Assembly.

Akali Dal seeks CBI probe in Rs 4,100 cr Punjab power scams Akali Dal seeks CBI probe in Rs 4,100 cr Punjab power scams



Chandigarh, The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Wednesday urged Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to direct the Congress government in Punjab to recommend a CBI inquiry to probe the nexus among ministers, Congress leaders and officials in the Rs 4,100-crore power scams.

Punjab challenges CAT order to set aside DGP's appointment Balbir Singh Sidhu launches Pulse Polio campaign across state None of your business, Amarinder tells his party MP Renowned Sikh historian Surjit Hans passes away Congress-ruled Punjab govt moves resolution against CAA Punjab Assembly passes Bill for water regulation authority Govt to bring out white paper on PPas signed by akalis during theur regime-Amarinder Akali Dal seeks CBI probe in Rs 4,100 cr Punjab power scams Balbir Singh Sidhu calls for special campaign to cover Target Beneficiaries of Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana Akshay leads Nsui punjab register massive protest against Modi's oppressive economic policies All Punjab Ministers demand disciplinary action by Congress against Bajwa for open revolt against capt Amrinder Army deserter accused of stealing guns flees Suspected Pak drone spotted flying in Punjab Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa launches 3 varieties of ‘Gur’ & ‘Shakkar’ SAD says Cong ministers’ statement to bolster Dhindsa family clear proof of collusion between them Punjab ministers launch scathing attack on badals hereditary control of Sad Punjab screens 'Chhapaak' for acid attack survivors Punjab Police bust narco-terror module with arrest of army naik and 2 smugglers Amarinder speaks to Kamal Nath on eviction of 500 Sikhs It's 0.3 in Punjab's Halwara town AAP activists led by Mann face water cannons in Chandigarh Excellent performance of Akal University Students in UGC Examination Policeman in former CM Badal's security found dead Sukhbir Badal asks CM to stop FD from implementing decision to stop 13th salary of Punjab Police personnel Punjab to set up water regulatory authority Punjab appoints mountaineer, decorated ex-soldier as DSPs Punjab to set up seven fast-track courts for rape cases 3 District Early Intervention Centres approved for Gurdaspur, Patiala & Ferozepur BJP will have to pay for stubbornness on CAA: Amarinder Capt Amarinder unveils people-friendly amended Punjab Municipal Building Bye Laws