NIA issues summons to Punjab residents over SFJ links, Akalis claim vendetta over farm law protest
NIA has issued summons to some Punjab resi...
Intense cold wave sweeps Punjab, Haryana; Hisar shivers at 2.2 degrees Celsius
Ambala, Karnal, Rohtak, Bhiwani and Sirsa recorded their respective lows at 5.6, 6.4, 4.2, 4.5 and 4.4 degrees Celsius, up to three degrees below normal.
Punjab cabinet approves one-time settlement scheme for traders
Various trade associations had urged the state government to introduce a one-time scheme (OTS) for the clearance and settlement of outstanding arrears under the Punjab Value Added tax Act, 2005 and Central Sales tax Act, 1956, the statement said.
Punjab Chief Minister rejects allegations of deputising cops to negotiate with farmers
The Aam Aadmi Party while citing some media reports on Thursday had alleged that the CM had assigned two Punjab IPS officers at the Singhu border to engage with the farmer leaders to persuade them to accept the Centre's offer.
Schools for students of classes 5 to 12 to reopen from tomorrow in Punjab
Schools in Punjab would reopen from tomorrow – January 7, 2021 for students of classes 5 to 12. Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla...
Punjab to reopen schools for students of classes 5 to 12 from January 7
State Education minister Vijay Inder Singla said following the persistent demand of parents, the state government has decided to reopen all government, semi-government and private schools from January 7 onwards.
Reliance's affidavit in Punjab & Haryana HC full of false claims: Farmers' body
Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has filed a petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking "the urgent intervention of government authorities to bring a complete stop to the illegal acts of vandalism (of telecom towers) by miscreants."
Air quality panel seeks Punjab’s stubble strategy
Apart from repealing the three farm laws, farmers are demanding that they be exempt from the purview of the newly-instituted CAQM and electricity and ground water extraction controls.
Punjab government lifts night curfew from Jan 1
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to lift the night curfew from January 1 and advised people to follow coronavirus guidelines. Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson said restrictions regarding the night curfew in all cities and towns will remain until December 31.
Punjab makes highest reservation for SCs in state police
A total number of 19,467 including central ministers, MPs, MLAs, judges, bureaucrats were provided with police protection by 43,566 policemen for more than 6 month during the year 2019.
Dense fog blankets Punjab, Haryana; cold wave persists
At a low of 1.8 degrees Celsius, Amritsar was the coldest place in Punjab. Bathinda, Faridkot and Adampur also shivered under intense cold, recording respective minimum temperatures of 2.2, 2.3 nd 2.9 degrees Celsius, Meteorological Department officials said.
Dry run of COVID-19 vaccination concludes in 2 select Punjab districts
The districts of Ludhiana and Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr) had been selected for the dry run, aimed at testing the laid out mechanisms for the vaccination roll-out in the health system.
Over 1,500 telecom towers damaged in Punjab
Power supply to towers that relay telecom signals was snapped and cables cut in several parts of the state as farmers vented their anger on the infrastructure owned by billionaire Mukesh Ambani's firm Jio as they saw him along with infrastructure tycoon Gautam Adani as major beneficiaries of the new laws.
Centre speaks to Punjab, Haryana governments over tolls
While toll plazas in Punjab have been “free” for commuters for the past three months, the farmers protesting against the new farm laws announced on Sunday that toll plazas in Haryana will also be “free” indefinitely till the Centre meets their demands.
Big support for bandh in Punjab, Haryana
Non-BJP ruled Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh made sure that the bandh was successful with closure of major markets and mandis. However, in BJP-ruled states, the general strike was limited to pockets. The bandh was a success in NDA administered Bihar.