Punjab government

Amritsar: Protests staged by residents here against the Punjab government and the railways after 59 people were killed when a train crushed them as they were watching Dussehra celebrations, turned violent on Sunday leaving a few policemen injured following stone-pelting. The injured policemen, including Punjab Police commandos, were rushed to a government hospital for treatment. ALSO …

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Wednesday announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) and a state scheme. The state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for the implementation of the PM-JAY for 14.96 …

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Saturday confirmed that former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan’s Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan on August 18 in Islamabad. “The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Imran Khan, who is going to be sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has sent …

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has decided to remove star Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur as the DSP in Punjab police for submitting fake degree, but will not take any legal action against her, confirmed the sources on Tuesday. Government and police sources said no criminal proceedings for forgery and cheating were in the offing against the Indian …

Chandigarh: With deterioration in Punjab’s air quality index due to stubble burning causing concern, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) on Tuesday urged farmers to conserve paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning it. Punjab’s Principal Secretary, Science & Technology Roshan Sunkaria said: “The Air Quality Index has deteriorated mainly on account of …

Chandigarh: To everyone’s shock, the Punjab government on Tuesday issued a notification which says that people will now have to pay tax for having domestic animals. As per the notification issued by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government, people of Punjab who have a dog, cat, sheep, pig, deer, etc. as domestic animal will …

The state permits the appointment of as many as 18 ministers in the government and 9 out those have been apointed but the ministries have not be allotted to them yet. It is being speculated that Siddhu could be appointed as the deputy CM of the state

Chandigarh: The intelligence agencies have sent an alert to Canada’s Justin Trudeau government, saying that pro-Khalistan terrorists are running a camp near Mission city in British Columbia to carry out strikes in Punjab. Canadian Sikh Hardeep Nijjar has taken over as the operational head of Khalistan Terror Force (KTF) and formed a module comprising Sikh …