Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicPunjab government

Topic: Punjab government

Pakistan army chief son’s marriage performed by Islamic hardline cleric

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Journalist ‘detained’ by Pak agencies is accused of possessing ‘jihadist literature’; Awami National Party suspends two senior leaders.

Captain Amarinder’s viral TikTok video is no mere ‘prank’, police register criminal case

The video has been modified to make it seem as though Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh is speaking in an inebriated state.

To put pressure on Amarinder, own party, AAP MLA Phooka threatens to quit Assembly

Senior lawyer reiterates decision to quit over Punjab government's 'inaction' against those responsible for 2015 police firing.

Punjab govt issues notification for withdrawal of sacrilege cases from CBI

The cases will now be probed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Punjab police. 

Centre put on notice as Punjab releases its share of damages for Blue Star detainees

Amarinder Singh outmanoeuvres SAD & AAP, which attacked Congress. The move takes away an emotive poll plank from the opposition.

Punjab rejects Haryana’s ‘watered down’ act to regulate private hospitals

After considering the Haryana version of the act, Punjab has rejected it, and decided to implement it universally — on all private hospitals and clinics in the state.

Get guns & gangsters out of your songs or go to jail: Punjab gets harsh with its singers

State culture commission will be empowered to rein in erring singers, lyricists as police say such songs are pushing youth into violence.

Student body elections in Punjab soon, after govt lifts ban imposed in 1984

Currently, student bodies are run by those chosen by the university/college management and staff. Local gangsters sometimes have an influence too.

CAG alleges fraud and failed implementation of schemes for SC students in Punjab

Punjab has the highest proportion of SCs in India, but has hardly passed on any benefits to students under central and state government schemes.

Punjab’s New Year gift to its public servants: Fewer holidays

Now, the number of gazetted holidays in Punjab are almost equal to the ones declared by the central government —17 — for 2018.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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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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