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Punjab Power Department to bear Rs 748 cr subsidy to industry Punjab Power Department to bear Rs 748 cr subsidy to industry



Chandigarh,  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued formal orders to the state Power Department to bear the Rs 748 crore power subsidy for the industry for 2017-18, with variable cost to be fixed at Rs 5 per unit.

The order has been passed in line with the promise made by the Congress government, led by Amarinder Singh, to provide power to industry at a subsidized rate of Rs 5 per unit.

Punjab Power Department to bear Rs 748 cr subsidy to industry Punjab Power Department to bear Rs 748 cr subsidy to industry



Chandigarh,  Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued formal orders to the state Power Department to bear the Rs 748 crore power subsidy for the industry for 2017-18, with variable cost to be fixed at Rs 5 per unit.

The order has been passed in line with the promise made by the Congress government, led by Amarinder Singh, to provide power to industry at a subsidized rate of Rs 5 per unit.

Potato price fall worrying Punjab's farmers Potato price fall worrying Punjab's farmers


Jalandhar,  Even as a new harvesting season has begun, Punjab's farmers are staring at bleak prospects with potato prices, that had hit rock-bottom last year, not showing signs of returning to previous levels.


About 10 per cent of the current season's total harvest has been sold and the prices have stuck somewhere between Rs 150 and Rs 300 per quintal, according to the Punjab Horticulture Department. Farmers are apprehensive about the remuneration this year too, though the production is expected to be higher owing to favourable climatic conditions. About 80 per cent of the harvest in Punjab comes during the peak season of February and March.

Punjab clears Rs 580 cr more for debt waiver for farmers Punjab clears Rs 580 cr more for debt waiver for farmers



Chandigarh, The Punjab government has cleared an amount of Rs 580 crore to give debt waiver to nearly 1.15 lakh debt-ridden farmers in the state.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh cleared the 1.15 lakh more cases for debt waiver amounting to Rs 580 crore, with certificates to be disbursed to farmers across the state before January 31, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Navjot sidhu announces development grant for Baba Banda Singh Bahadar memorial Navjot sidhu announces development grant for Baba Banda Singh Bahadar memorial

 

S.A.S. NAGAR,

The Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today paid a visit to the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial at Chapparchiri and announced Rs. 24 lakh for the development of the place as well as the facilitation of tourists. The minister himself took stock of the conditions around the memorial after the MLA from Mohali Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu demanded sprucing up of the basic infrastructure and brought to his notice the dilapidated condition of the approach road towards the memorial.

Sukhbir welcomes SC decision to reopen 186 cases of 1984 massacre Sukhbir welcomes SC decision to reopen 186 cases of 1984 massacre


 Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today welcomed the apex court’s decision to reopen investigation into 186 cases pertaining to the 1984 anti Sikh genocide which were closed by the SIT even as he called for widening of the scope of the new SIT to inquire into nexus between Congress leaders and investigating agencies.In a statement here, the SAD president said the victims of the 1984 massacre, which had led to butchering of 8,000 Sikhs in Delhi and 40 other cities in the country following the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, had failed to get justice for 33 years because of this nexus between Congress leaders and investigating agencies.

   Vigilance arrests former VC Punjab Technical University Dr Rajnish Arora Vigilance arrests former VC Punjab Technical University Dr Rajnish Arora

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Vigilance Bureau today arrested Dr Rajnesh Arora former Vice Chancellor of I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University (PTU), Kapurthala for committing major financial irregularities and administrative lapses during his tenure and the special court Jalandhar has sent him to four days vigilance custody for further interrogation.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said an enquiry was conducted

Cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; fog lessens Cold wave continues in Punjab, Haryana; fog lessens



Chandigarh, Cold wave conditions continued across Punjab and Haryana on Monday with some places recording near freezing temperatures.

Narnaul in Haryana and Adampur in Punjab recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees and 0.7 degrees Celsius on Monday, Met department officials said.

However, there was some relief at many places from the dense fog that engulfed the region over the past few days.

People enjoyed the sunshine even as the region reeled under a cold wave.

Amrinder to launch farm debt waiver scheme on Sunday Amrinder to launch farm debt waiver scheme on Sunday

 

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will on Sunday formally launch the farm debt waiver scheme, which will benefit 5.63 lakh farmers in the initial phase.

Additional Chief Secretaries D.P. Reddy and Viswajeet Khanna told reporters here that the government had identified 5.63 lakh farmers, who had taken loan of nearly Rs 2,700 crore from cooperative institutions as on March 31 last year, as beneficiaries for disbursement of the debt waiver certificates in the first of the four phases for completion of the entire process

Punjab to strengthen 9,000 km of link roads Punjab to strengthen 9,000 km of link roads

 

Chandigarh, Punjab would witness a major facelift in the road network as the state government has decided to strengthen 9,000 km of link roads with an outlay of Rs 1,000 crore, state Public Works Department Minister Razia Sultana said.

Likewise, the New Green Field Expressway connecting the national capital with Katra in Jammu via Amritsar is in the offing and would be constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Punjab police busting of 8 terror modules and maintaining peace during 2017 Punjab police busting of 8 terror modules and maintaining peace during 2017

 

Chandigarh,

A sharp decline in heinous crimes marked the year 2017 for the Punjab Police, which notched up major successes in maintaining law and order in the wake of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s conviction and arrest, besides busting as many as eight terror modules and solving the series of targeted killings that had rocked the state over the past two years.

Navjot Sidhu releases vision document of local and tourism department Navjot Sidhu releases vision document of local and tourism department


Chandigarh,

The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today outlined his vision regarding the futuristic measures contemplated as well as the achievements of his both departments namely-Local Government and Tourism & Cultural Affairs. In his interaction with the mediapersons here today, the minister also released the 'Vision Document' with regard to both the departments and coined the slogan 'CAPTAIN SARKAR, LOKAN DE DWAR' 

PSPCL committed to provide jobs besides ensuring uninterrupted power -Rana Gurjeet Singh PSPCL committed to provide jobs besides ensuring uninterrupted power -Rana Gurjeet Singh

 

Chandigarh

Power and Irrigation Minister Punjab Rana Gurjeet Singh today informed that Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has started process to recruit 2800 assistant Linemen, 330 LDC, 253 Sub Station Attendants, and 300 JEs. Apart from these, 384 dependants of PSPCL employees has been given jobs on companionate grounds and jobs to 60 more dependants would be provided soon

Punjab to launch special policy for affordable colonies- Vini Mahajan Punjab to launch special policy for affordable colonies- Vini Mahajan

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Government is all set to prepare a special policy for Affordable Colonies in next two months based on small size plots and housing at reasonable rates so as to provide house to all with basic amenities in urban areas.

This was stated by Additional Chief Secretary Housing and Urban Development Vini Mahajan while interacting with media persons here at Punjab Bhawan on Monday

Jagir Kaur appoints a new team to lead Women Wing Fight against Drug-Abuse: Punjab Government takes lead, Hold talks with Vice Chancellors Vigilance nabs asi,constable for taking bribes Punjab Govt seeks applications for the liaison officers with Pak visiting Jathas Pathankot sacrilege attempt could have links with Bargari sacrilege -Akali Dal Terror inputs puts securitymen on alert in border areas in Punjab Harsimrat Badal requests Gadkari to exclude tractors from new commercial category vehicle list. Nabha jailbreak mastermind arrested from IGI airport Punjab assembly polls re-aligned the state's politics Punjab contemplates to disburse debt relief through DBT to farmers Amarinder urges Sushma to intervene in Pakistani Sikhs' forced conversions Punjab municipal polls on Sunday, all arrangements made List nine promises you kept in nine months, Sampla asks Punjab CM Efforts afoot for speedy disposal of revenue cases 1500 crore ITC investment in food park proof of Sukhbir Badal's vision-Harsimrat Badal Amarinder govt. pushes Punjab towards financial emergency- AAP No rollback on power subsidy to industry: Amrinder Big Badal will not meet workers on December 16 &17 British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact SAD-BJP urge Governor to direct institution of judicial inquiry into politico-officer-election Punjab, Haryana procure over 250 lakh tonnes paddy Book on 'borderline personality disorder' released Fake recruitment in Police IT Wing : VB arrests accused ASI Sanjeev Kumar SAD president Sukhbir Badal calls off state wide Dharnas NGT slams Punjab for inaction on stubble burning SC dismisses bail pleas of contractor Gurinder Singh, Chief engineer Harwinder Singh involved in Irrigation scam Cabinet expansion after dec 18 no convention in congress for deputy cm-Amrinder Will relook industrial policy if needed to ease -Amrinder NIA arrests arms supplier in Ludhiana RSS leader's killing SAD demands countermanding of elections at four places following firing and violence.