Punjab
Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa conducts surprise checking in Ropar & Hoshiarpur Jails, Catches 3 jail employees using mobiles Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa conducts surprise checking in Ropar & Hoshiarpur Jails, Catches 3 jail employees using mobiles

 

Chandigarh,

The Jails Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today morning conducted a surprise check at Ropar and Hoshairpur jails. During the checking, 3 jail employees were found using mobile phones in contravention of the rules. On the directions of the jails minister, the department suspended 2 employees while directing PESCO to take action against the third.

Punjab to fill 19,000 vacancies on priority: CM Punjab to fill 19,000 vacancies on priority: CM


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered that 19,000 vacancies in various departments be filled on a priority basis.

The vacancies include 5,000 in the Police Department, 5,300 in the Electricity Department, 2,500 teachers and 5,000 paramedic and specialized staff, a government statement said.

Amarinder Singh also asked other departments to submit a list of vacancies so that the process of filling them could also be initiated immediately.

Punjab CM asks Harsimrat to stop lying about Nanak event Punjab CM asks Harsimrat to stop lying about Nanak event


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday asked Akali leader Harsimrat Badal to desist from exploiting the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev for petty political gains by spreading falsehoods.

Dubbing her attempts to malign his government, the Chief Minister said the Union Minister was trying to reduce the sacred occasion into a disgraceful saga of fibs and fabrications.

Amarinder's push for Digital Punjab Mission Amarinder's push for Digital Punjab Mission

Chandigarh, The Punjab Government will soon have a special IT Cadre for effective implementation of its ambitious e-Governance initiatives as part of the 'Digital Punjab' mission.

The decision to create such a cadre was taken on Monday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The selection criteria as well as the management of the cadre for various categories of posts would be finalised by a committee constituted by the Chief Minister.

Punjab CM asks Harsimrat to stop lying about Nanak event Punjab CM asks Harsimrat to stop lying about Nanak event


Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on Monday asked Akali leader Harsimrat Badal to desist from exploiting the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev for petty political gains by spreading falsehoods.

Dubbing her attempts to malign his government, the Chief Minister said the Union Minister was trying to reduce the sacred occasion into a disgraceful saga of fibs and fabrications.

Amarinder's push for Digital Punjab Mission Amarinder's push for Digital Punjab Mission

Chandigarh, The Punjab Government will soon have a special IT Cadre for effective implementation of its ambitious e-Governance initiatives as part of the 'Digital Punjab' mission.

The decision to create such a cadre was taken on Monday by the Council of Ministers at a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

The selection criteria as well as the management of the cadre for various categories of posts would be finalised by a committee constituted by the Chief Minister.

Punjab govt urges farmers to shun stubble burning Punjab govt urges farmers to shun stubble burning

 

Chandigarh, Urging the farmers to refrain from burning paddy stubble, the Punjab government on Sunday appealed to the farmers to follow the philosophy of Guru Nanak Dev in reverence of 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of the first Sikh guru.

The state Cabinet last week passed a resolution by appealing to the farmers to do away with the unhealthy practice of stubble burning in line with upholding the Guru Nanak Dev's ideology to protect natural resources.

Sunil Jakhar to continue as Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar to continue as Punjab Congress chief



Chandigarh, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, who had resigned after losing the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat to actor-politician Sunny Deol of the BJP, will continue in his post, the Congress said on Saturday.

Taking note of the "good work" done by him as the state party chief, the Congress high command has rejected the resignation of Jakhar as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), an official statement said.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Punjab, Asha Kumari, asked Jakhar to continue in his post.

 Captain Amarinder urges odisha CM to reverse decision t demolish mangu mutt associated sith Guru Nanak ji Captain Amarinder urges odisha CM to reverse decision t demolish mangu mutt associated sith Guru Nanak ji

 

Chandigarh,

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday wrote to his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, urging the latter to retract his government’s decision to demolish the Mangu Mutt associated with Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Captain Amarinder has termed as unfortunate the move to demolish the Mutt, which had age-old significance for the Sikh community, as Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji had visited the holy temple to spread his universal message of the oneness of God

Vigilance nabs head constable taking bribe Rs. 10,000 Vigilance nabs head constable taking bribe Rs. 10,000

 

Chandigarh, State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed constable Sarbjeet Singh red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said constable Sarbjeet Singh posted at police post Humbran, Ludhiana district was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Ajmer Singh of Sarup Nagar, Salem Tabri, Ludhiana. The complainant has approached 

Registration of Basmati growers for quality traceability in full swing – Pannu Registration of Basmati growers for quality traceability in full swing – Pannu

 

 

Chandigarh

 

Aiming to boost Basmati Exports by incorporating quality traceability feature in production and supply of basmati rice, Punjab government has launched an ambitious project of registration of all Basmati growers in the State. The process is being carried out in collaboration with Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), informed KS Pannu, Secretary Agriculture adding that the registration of Basmati growers on the GoI portal basmati.net is on full swing.

Giving details, he informed that field sta

Punjab Government committed for empowering women-Aruna Chaudhary Punjab Government committed for empowering women-Aruna Chaudhary

 


Chandigarh,

“The Punjab Government is committed for empowering women and it has taken a number of steps for the welfare of women especially the poor.” Disclosing this, Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Punjab Mrs Aruna Choudhary said that the main objective of Punjab Government is to empower women as much as possible so that they can contribute more to the social, political and economic development of the state.

Religious literature dedicated to 550th Parkash Purb to be distributed in Punjab jails: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa Religious literature dedicated to 550th Parkash Purb to be distributed in Punjab jails: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

Chandigarh,

"The Punjab Government is pulling out all stops to ensure that the 550th Parkash Purb celebrations of founder of the Sikh Religion, Epitome of Universal Peace, amity and humanity Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, turn out to be memorable ones. Under this strategy, the various cities visited by Guru Sahib are being beautified and given a new look." These views were expressed here today by the Cabinet Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa while interacting with the media people.

 

SAD expresses gratitude to PM and HM for dismantling black list created by Congress SAD expresses gratitude to PM and HM for dismantling black list created by Congress


Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home minister Amit Shah for dismantling the ‘black list’ created by Congress regimes which imposed restrictions on Sikhs to travel to India and said it was the culmination of the efforts of former chief minister S Parkash Singh Badal and the SAD which had been consistently following up this issue with the NDA government.

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