Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicPunjab government

Topic: Punjab government

Rs 878 crore action plan to free Punjab of stubble burning, says Chief Secretary

While outlining the steps taken by the state, Vini Mahajan stressed the need to compensate farmers for the additional costs incurred by them for management of paddy straw.

Punjab Congress MLAs’ sons could turn down Amarinder govt’s job offer as move triggers row

SAD and AAP, as also some Congress leaders, have criticised Amarinder govt's decision to extend jobs to grandsons of two leaders killed during militancy days in 1987.

Navjot Kaur Sidhu criticises Punjab govt’s move of giving jobs to sons of two party legislators

The decision to appoint sons of two Congress MLAs Fateh Jung Singh Bajwa and Rakesh Pandey on compassionate ground was taken in a cabinet meeting. Kaur said only merit should be the criteria.

SAD holds sit-in near Punjab health minister’s residence, seeks his dismissal from cabinet

SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal accused the Congress-led govt of ‘making money’ by selling vaccine to private hospitals and asked the CM to dismiss Balbir Singh Sidhu.

Punjab govt selling Covid vaccines to private hospitals for profit, alleges Sukhbir Badal

Demanding an HC-monitored probe, Akali Dal chief said a case should be registered against the state health minister for diverting vaccines meant for common man to private institutions.

Punjab govt orders closure of shops by 5pm, extends night curfew by 2 hours due to Covid

Addressing the media after a cabinet meeting Monday, Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar said the night curfew will now be imposed from 6 pm in the state as opposed to 8pm.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh writes to Centre, demands increase in medical oxygen quota

The situation has become very grim over the past a few days as the supply of liquid medical oxygen has not been able to meet the increased demand, Amarinder wrote Sunday.

Punjab govt agrees to implement direct bank transfer of MSP for farmers from 10 April

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has called a meeting with 'arthiyas' (commission agents) Friday to discuss about a new mechanism ahead of wheat procurement that will commence from 10 April.

Punjab govt declares ‘preparatory leaves’ for all school students amid rise in Covid cases

The Amarinder Singh-led government has also imposed night curfew in 8 districts in order to combat rising coronavirus cases in the state.

UP has got no fundamental right to seek Mukhtar Ansari’s transfer from jail, Punjab tells SC

The UP government had earlier told the apex court that the Punjab government is 'shamelessly' protecting Mukhtar Ansari in connection with an alleged extortion case.

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Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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