Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicPunjab government

Topic: Punjab government

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.

We burn stubble ‘out of desperation’ because govt hasn’t found solutions, Punjab farmers say

Farmers say they are bearing the brunt of Punjab govt’s failures. But government says they are looking at several sustainable solutions to curb stubble burning.

Punjab becomes 6th state to withdraw general consent to CBI to probe cases in state

West Bengal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh have recently withdrawn their general consent to the CBI.

Why farmers’ protest against farm laws has led to a power crisis in power-surplus Punjab

The protest by farmers in Punjab began as a fight against the farm laws but has since galvanised as a campaign against corporates that extends to toll plazas, petrol pumps and malls.

Punjab MPs urge Railways Minister Piyush Goyal to restart rail services

Two Congress MPs said the suspension of freight trains will further harm farmers as the sowing season for rabi crops normally begins in November.

Punjab MLA Khaira questions clean chit to minister in scholarship ‘scam’, seeks judicial probe

Citing details from ThePrint article analysing two reports related to the Dalit scholarship 'scam', Sukhpal Singh Khaira said probe should be conducted by a sitting HC judge.

Punjab approves 33% quota for women for direct recruitment in state civil services

The cabinet Wednesday approved the Punjab Civil Services (Reservation of Posts for Women) Rules, 2020, to provide for the reservation for women.

Organ smuggling, ‘false’ results — rumours are stopping rural Punjab from taking Covid tests

Rumours spread through social media have taken a firm hold in rural Punjab. Although govt has taken action, they seem to have stymied its efforts to control the virus.

Punjab will burn, warns Amarinder after Modi govt suggests starting SYL canal construction

Talks held between the Punjab and Haryana chief ministers with Modi govt to resolve the SYL canal issue remained inconclusive Tuesday, and another round is expected soon.

How Covid changed Punjab CM from an ‘inaccessible Maharaja’ to people’s problem-solver

From fixing CT scan machines to helping a TB patient get treatment, Captain Amarinder Singh has been reaching out to people since May via the weekly ‘AskCaptain’ session. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

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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