Punjab: Search operation on in Gurdaspur border belt; BSF foils infiltration

Gurdaspur: A search operation was launched in the border belt of Gurdaspur district of north Punjab on Monday morning following an unsuccessful infiltration bid along the international border with Pakistan. Punjab Police sources said the search operation was being conducted in villages around Chakri border out post (BoP), 30 km from here, following the movement […]

Punjab: It’s not war yet, but Punjab border villages face war-like situation

Amritsar: There has been no gunfire, no alert sirens and no fighter jets dropping bombs. It is not war time yet but tens of thousands of villagers in Punjab’s border belt with Pakistan are already experiencing a war-like situation. Over 400,000 people in Punjab’s border belt, comprising Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Fazilka […]

Punjab: Punjab on maximum alert, villagers near border told to move

Chandigarh: Punjab was on maximum alert on Thursday while villagers close to the border with Pakistan have been told to move to safer locations following Indian “surgical strikes” across the LoC. “Punjab is in a state of maximum alert,” Harcharan Bains, the advisor to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said here. He said appropriate steps […]

Punjab: ‘Make in Punjab’ policy on taxation reforms to come up soon

Chandigarh: With a view to boost industrial growth in the State, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today announced formation of a “Make in Punjab” policy within one month. Disclosing this while chairing a meeting of cabinet sub-committee on tax reforms, the Deputy Chief Minister asked the excise department to prepare a detailed […]

Punjab: Sikh shrine head injured as priest attacks him

Chandigarh: The Jathedar (head) of the Takht Keshgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib, the second most important shrine in Sikh religion after the Golden Temple (Harmandar Sahib), was injured when a ‘granthi’ (priest) attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon on Tuesday, police said. Mal Singh was taken to hospital following the unprovoked attack and discharged after […]

Punjab: 10,000 Amritsar students dance in world record bid

Punjab: 10,000 Amritsar students dance in world record bid

Amritsar: Over 10,000 students in this Sikh holy city on Saturday staked their claim in the Guinness World Records with the largest dance performance in one place. Organisers said the students at the historic Khalsa College campus here in Punjab also took a pledge against drug abuse. “Shake your legs, Keep away from drugs” was […]

Punjab: Surprise check finds 80 officers absent from Punjab secretariat

Chandigarh: A surprise check of offices at the Punjab secretariat here found at least 80 officers absent from their respective offices, a state government spokesman said on Tuesday. The surprise check was carried out on the directions of Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal. “The checking was done by a team headed by special secretary, protocol and […]

Punjab: Punjab Government partially modifies list of gazetted holidays

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has made partial modifications in the list of gazetted holidays of year 2015. The holiday which was to be observed on 23 September 2015 on the occasion of the Prakash Purb of Shri Chand Ji, would now be observed on 22 September 2015 on Tuesday. Similarly, the holiday which was to […]

Punjab: Punjab health authorities seize expired medicines worth Rs.43 lakh

Chandigarh: The Food and Drugs Administration in Punjab has seized expired allopathic drugs, which were being illegally repackaged with fresh expiry dates, worth Rs.43 lakh from the premises of a medicine distributor, an officials said on Sunday. FDA commissioner Hussan Lal said the centralised cell of the FDA raided the premises of Ashoka Distributors in […]

Punjab: ICICI offers to include financial services in Sewa Kendras

Chandigarh: ICICI today offered to include financial services in the Sewa Kendras being established in Punjab besides becoming partners in setting up skill development centers. ┬áThis offer was made by ICICI managing director and CEO Chanda Kochar during a meeting with Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal at the ICICI Bank Towers here. ┬áBesides […]

Punjab: Three Nigerians held with Rs. 11 Lakh worth of heroin

Chandigarh: The Police arrested three Nigerians for smuggling drugs across multiple states and seized around 11 Lakhs of heroin from them. The three accused, came to India on tourist visa and started staying at different places in New Delhi and two of them already had their visa term expired while the third is near expiry. […]

Punjab: BSF seizes 14 kg heroin valued at Rs.70 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers seized 14 kg heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Ferozepur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. The heroin, valued at Rs.70 crore in the international market, was found concealed in four packets near the border outpost KK Barrier in Ferozepur sector, over 300 km from here. The […]

Punjab : 8,500 pilgrims evacuated from Uttarakhand

Chandigarh : Over 8,500 pilgrims from Punjab, most of whom had gone to the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib, have been rescued from calamity-hit Uttarakhand, officials said here Thursday. The evacuation was done from Rishikeshthrough buses of Punjab Police, Punjab Roadways and other hired vehicles. The total number of pilgrims so far evacuated from different […]

Punjab : Punjab becomes the first state to start e payment system

CHANDIGARH : In the state of Punjab, under integrated financial management system (IFMS), w.e.f 1-4-2013 all the payments at the level of Government have been started through electronic mode (e-payments). This is the next phase in the computerization undertaken by the treasury after linking all the treasuries with the headquarters. It was disclosed by the […]