Punjab

Panjab University slips in world university rankings

20/11/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Panjab University slips in world university rankings and placed at number 551st among world universities and ranked 3rd among Indian Institutions. Fac ...

Punjab becomes 3rd state to ban hookah bars or lounges

20/11/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Hookah bars have been permanently banned in Punjab as President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a Bill from the state to check use of tobacco. Fac ...

Straw management now mandatory in Punjab

14/11/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

In an attempt to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning, the Punjab government has decided to make use of Super Straw Management System while us ...

Punjab CM Launches PUDA-UCIC App To Check Illegal Construction

14/11/2018 | Punjab | Economy

In two path-breaking initiatives, Punjab Chief Minister launched a unique mobile App to check unauthorized construction, and also unveiled a new web p ...

Punjab Govt. signs MoU with QuarkCity for IT Development

12/11/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Capt Amarinder Led Punjab Govt Signs Mou With Quarkcity (Punjab’s first operational special economic zone for IT and IT-enabled services (ITES) ) For ...

Punjab Government launched unique "Business First Portal"

7/11/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Giving a further impetus to ease of doing business in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched the government’s unique `Busin ...

PEDA Organized "Punjab State Energy Conservation Awards"

7/11/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) Organized Punjab State Energy Conservation Awards Ceremony. Facts : The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA ...

Punjab Bhawan launched "Adopt a Wall Programme "

7/11/2018 | Punjab | Culture

The visitors will soon get a glimpse of Punjab`s heritage, arts, historical and other aspects through wall paintings and graffiti at Punjab Bhawan. Fa ...

Punjab State launched "Yellow line Campaign "

7/11/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab state government has adopted a policy to demarcate areas within a radius of 100 yards around educational institutions under the “yellow lin ...

Punjab inks MOU with Belarus for developing skill & vocational training

31/10/2018 | Punjab | Polity

A Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Skill Development and Vocational Education was signed between Punjab and Belarus. Facts : The Ministry o ...

Punjab inks MOU with Amazon to develop cloud-ready job skills

28/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Government established premier Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) and Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL) ...

Punjab CM launched PUDA-360 E-property module

28/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launched PUDA 360, an e-properties module to facilitate online property transactions, thus bringing grea ...

Punjab Govt signs critical MoU on water management with Israel

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab Government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, signed four important Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) with Israel to boost ...

Punjab Roads GIS Portal and Punjab Sarak Sewa (PSS) Mobile App launched

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Mr. Vijayinder Singla PWD Minister Punjab launched the Punjab Roads GIS Portal and Punjab Sarak Sewa (PSS) Mobile App at MGSIPA Auditorium, Chandigarh ...

French General Jean Francois Allard bust to be installed in Amritsar

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Culture

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the Tourism & Cultural Affairs department to finalize the modalities for installation of the bu ...

Punjab CM launches three mobile apps to combat & create awareness on Stubble Burning

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Intensifying his government’s efforts to combat stubble burning, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday launched three mobile apps ...

Glyphosate, its formulations banned in Punjab

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Government has banned the sale of Glyphosate in the State. Facts : Punjab Government has decided to ban the sale of all formulations containing ...

Punjab Govt inaugurates software ‘Secure’ to make MGNREGA estimates online

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Rural Development and Panchayat Department of Punjab Government has developed online software to bring more transparency & efficiency in making es ...

Punjab won 4 awards at "Poshan Maah Awards-2018"

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary has congratulated 'Team Punjab' for the stupendous success in ...

Punjab CM seeks Israel's cooperation in recyclying of urban sewage waste

27/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has arrived in Israel on a five-day visit to strengthen cooperation with the Jewish nation in sectors such as ag ...

Punjab Cabinet okays hiking quota for women to 50% in local bodies

21/10/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab Cabinet decided to extend the enhanced 50 per cent reservation for women in the matter of rotation for the office of the panchayat sarpanch ...

Punjab became first state to provide Universal Health Cover

21/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab government announced an annual health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh each to around 43 lakh families in the state under the Pradhan Mantri Ja ...

Punjab Cabinet Approves new Sand and Gravel Policy

19/10/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab Cabinet today approved the much-awaited Punjab State Sand and Gravel Policy, 2018. Facts : The policy enables the entry of big players in t ...

Punjab Government to amend Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017

19/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

In a bid to boost industrial development in Punjab, the state government has decided to amend the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017. Fac ...

Policy stumble in curbing Stubble Burning

17/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

What is the issue ? Crop residue burning poses an environmental and health hazard. Hence, the Centre’s policy for mitigate the crisis needs cautious e ...

Diversification of Agriculture in Punjab

16/10/2018 | Punjab | Geography

What is the issue ? The growth rate of Punjab’s agriculture fell to 3% between 1987 to 2005 and it went further down to 1.6% between 2006 and 2018. Th ...

Farm Loan Waiver Issue in Punjab

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

What is the issue ? Farm loan waivers have been a popular political instrument with governments to address agrarian stress temporarily. While this is ...

Rationality in the campaign against Drugs menance in Punjab

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

What is the issue? Punjab’s drug menace is extremely severe. It demands comprehensive actions sans empty gestures and gimmicks. What is the extent of ...

Punjab Government launched "DAPO Programme"

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Dedicating the historic occasion of martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh to youth empowerment, the Chief Minister launched a unique initiative – DAPO ...

Opiod Crisis in Punjab

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

What is the issue ? Punjab is one of the hotbeds of drug abuse in India, has a worsening Opioid crisis. Punjab state government has taken various meas ...

Punjab Government banned sale of E-Cigarettes and ENDS in the state.

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

As a part of Tandarust Punjab Mission, Commissioner Food and Drugs Administration, Punjab Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu has issued a circular prohibiting sale ...

Punjab Government War on Drugs

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Amid a new wave of political churn against the government for failing to curtail drugs, the Punjab CM has sought to enhance punishment for offenders. ...

3rd Mega Food Park of Punjab inagurated at Ludhiana

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Union Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the Foundation Stone of the Ludhiana Mega Food Park being promoted by Punjab A ...

First Maize Based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Union Minister of Food Processing Industry laid the foundation stone for First Maize based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab. Facts : The Mega Food ...

Food cash credit to Punjab

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its ex-post facto approval for settlement of Legacy Food Cash Credit Acco ...

Punjab Government's new Blasphemy Bill

14/10/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Punjab Cabinet recently decided to amend the law to make acts of “sacrilege against the religious books” punishable with life imprisonment. Facts : Th ...

Punjab Participates in Re-Invest 2018

6/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab organised an impressive session on ‘Bio-Ethananol / Bio-CNG technology- a new era of green energy revolution in the State’, on the concluding d ...

Dengue Menance : 2,500 dengue cases this season, 24% from Patiala

5/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

With alarm bells ringing from Kerala to New Delhi over the rapidly increasing cases of dengue, it’s no different in Punjab. With around 2,500 confirme ...

Punjab Govt passed The Punjab Laws (Special Provisions for Regularisation of Unauthorised Colony) Bill, 2018

4/10/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet approved the much-awaited policy to regularise unauthorised colonies developed before March 19 this year. The decision was taken at ...

Punjab Assembly awarded first prize for NeVA project

2/10/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab Vidhan Sabha (PVS) has awarded first prize for entering data in the National eVidhan Application (NeVA) portal in a very short time. Facts ...

Punjab & W.H.O. launch strategic Plan to eliminate MALARIA BY 2020

2/10/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab Government in collaboration with the World health Organization (W.H.O.) today launched the Micro Strategic Plan to eliminate malaria from S ...

Punjab Govt. to launch "Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana"

30/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will launch "Aajeevika Grameen Express Yojana" on Oct 2 in state. Facts : The scheme—Aajeevika Grameen Express Y ...

Punjab Cabinet okays Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi ropeway project

25/9/2018 | Punjab | Culture

The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has given approval for setting up a Ropeway between Sri Anandpur Sahib and Naina Devi ...

PUNJAB & J&K Ink Historic Agreement to start Rs. 2793 CRORE Shahpur Kandi Dam Project

25/9/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday ratified the agreement signed on September 8 between the Chief Secretaries of Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Co ...

Canadian University to setup satellite centre at Skill University Chamkaur Sahib

25/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

To develop Skill and provide job opportunities to the Youth of Punjab the Canadian University to setup satellite centre at Skill University Chamkaur S ...

Punjab cabinet approves rules for FRBM Act

25/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday took a slew of vital decisions for the development of the state, including approval of the rules for implementation of ...

Punjab Cabinet Reviews Paddy Procurement Arrangements

25/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet reviewed the arrangements and preparedness for the Paddy procurement season beginning from October 1, with Chief Minister Captain A ...

Panipat to get country’s first smart grid project

22/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

India-Japan Smart Grid Pilot Project was inaugurated Panipat, Haryana to solve the various complications faced by the power distribution sector. Facts ...

Punjab Government launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY)

22/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab Government has launched Mahatma Gandhi Sarbat Vikas Yojna (MGSVY) for the welfare of the downtrodden citizen across the state. Aim of Scheme : ...

Environment Ministry Launches a Regional Project to Tackle Stubble Burning

22/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

In significant step to combat climate change,the Environment Ministry has approved regional project on ‘Climate Resilience Building among Farmers thro ...

Punjab government to give free education to girls from Nursery till PhD

19/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

To make education more accessible to girls, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has announced free education for girls, from kindergarten to doctora ...

FM channel to counter Radio Pakistan

19/9/2018 | Punjab | Polity

India has announced to launch an exclusive radio service for the border belt. Facts : A 1,000-ft high, 20-KW high power relay transmitter tower was se ...

Invest North 2018 : Singapore Companies to Invest in Punjab

17/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Various leading Singapore companies have shown interest in making investments worth crores of rupees in infrastructure, gas, smart cities and other de ...

Punjab Government to bring new mining policy

15/9/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab government is likely to bring in its new mining policy, which aims to bring down the prices of sand and gravel for the common man by over 5 ...

Punjab Governor gave nod to legislation on ‘office of profit’

15/9/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Punjab Governor VP Singh Bandore has given his consent to the amended Punjab State Legislature (Prevention of Disqualification) Act, 1952. Facts : It ...

Muktsar adopted Vellore model for eco-friendly garbage disposal

15/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Inspired by the waste management model of Ambikapur town in Chhattisgarh, the Muktsar district administration has inaugurated its Solid Liquid Resourc ...

Baldev Singh Saraknama banned novel got Dahan Literary Award

15/9/2018 | Punjab | Culture

Prominent Punjabi writer Baldev Singh Saraknama has been declared the winner of 2018 Dhahan Literary Award for his novel " Sooraj Dee Akh (‘Sun’s Eye’ ...

Punjab sex ratio up by 15 in a year

14/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab has seen a significant improvement in gender ratio in the past one decade - 907 girls for every 1,000 boys (2017-2018), up from 878 in 2009-10. ...

“550 Rukh Guru de Naam” Campaign

14/9/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

To commemorate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary, EcoSikh, an NGO working for environment protection, on launched a world-wide campaign “550 Rukh G ...

Punjab Assembly passes amendment bill to set up State Security Commission

2/9/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab state assembly on August 28, 2018 passed the Police (Amendment) Bill 2018 that would pave way for setting up of a State Security Commission ...

IFFCO partners with Spain firm to set up food processing plant at Ludhiana

31/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Fertiliser major IFFCO has entered into joint venture with Congelados De Navarra to set up food processing plant at Ludhiana in Punjab with an investm ...

Punjab Govt. hikes Compensation for Damaged Crops by 50%

31/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab govt. has taken an important decision to enhance the compensation amount for damaged crops of farmers to Rs. 12,000 per acre. Facts : Now all t ...

Punjab Urban development authority to launch web portal

28/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority is going to launch the web portal and the mobile app to facilitate the people. Key Facts : The departm ...

Punjab Assembly passed Bills seeking life imprisonment for sacrilege

28/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

In a step to curb incidents of desecration, Punjab Vidhan Sabha unanimously has passed the Indian Penal Code ( Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2017 and The Co ...

Technology and Stray cattle menace

25/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The stray cattle menace continues to be a headache for residents in the urban areas, so Punjab Government has taken technical route to tackle cattle m ...

Punjab cabinet approves bill to allow MLAs hold office of profit

22/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

After Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore refused to give his assent to an ordinance allowing MLAs to hold office of profit, the state government is set ...

Punjab Govt. launched Pani Bachao Paise Kamao Scheme for Farmers – Earn Money On Saving Water

21/8/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Punjab Government has approved the ‘Pani Bachao, Paise Kamao’ (save water, earn money) scheme. About Scheme : Accordingly, Punjab State Power Corporat ...

Punjab and Haryana HC to give boost to e-Court Project

19/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari is set to launch a formal online system for receiving feedback from litigants. Benefits ...

Punjab Govt. rolls out Flagship 'e-NAKSHA Online Building Plan Approval System'

18/8/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Punjab govt. rolled out its flagship E-Naksha Online Building Plan Approval System (OBPAS) on 17 August 2018. About OBPAS System : This will be a one- ...

Punjab CM launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme

15/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Calling for ‘Nashe ton Azadi’ (Freedom from Drugs), Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh launched ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ programme to take the war against d ...

Hussainiwala Bridge reopens after 47 years

12/8/2018 | Punjab | History

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated a strategically important 280-foot long bridge at Hussainiwala that was originally blown up during the ...

Container depot to come up at Attari

11/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Indian traders have offered to donate land near the integrated check-post (ICP) at Attari-Wagah border for setting up a rail-linked inland container d ...

‘Dry’ Punjab draws 1.5 times the water that goes in ground.

10/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab Government may have put on hold the release of new tubewell connections, but the dramatic rate of fall in the ground water level is likely ...

Incidence of whitefly less this year, says PAU survey

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

News : The survey by Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has revealed very low incidence of whitefly in Mansa, Bathinda, Faridkot and Muktsar distric ...

'Ragging ko No Kia': Punjab Police's innovative Social Media Drive

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Punjab Police marked its presence on the social media to highlight a serious issue of ragging. In recent tweets, Punjab Police have campaigned aga ...

Rs 300cr Food processing unit in Punjab

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Spain-based food processing company Congelados De Navarra will invest Rs 300 crore to set up a food processing unit at Ludhiana in Punjab. Key Facts : ...

Institutes misused Aadhaar to claim SC scholarships: CAG

9/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

An audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has blown the lid off a scam in the disbursement of SC post-matric scholarships by misu ...

New tubewells on hold as water table dips sharply

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab government has put on hold the release of tubewell connections to agricultural consumers, citing a sharp fall in the groundwater level acro ...

More Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) Clinics are to be opened in the State

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

News: Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Monday said 100 more Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics will be started i ...

More Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) Clinics are to be opened in the State

7/8/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Monday said 100 more Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics will be started in CHCs ...

Punjab and Haryana HC finds provisions of NDPS rules in direct conflict with Narcotics Act

3/8/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab and Haryana HC has said that there was an urgent need to enact a comprehensive legislation to consolidate the existing law on Narcotic Drug ...

Vet varsity turns food waste into animal feed

1/8/2018 | Punjab | Economy

From waste to wealth, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) is making it happen. The university has experimented with rec ...

Punjab cites ‘narco terror’ by Pak, seeks special status

24/7/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Presenting itself as the “biggest victim of Pakistan-sponsored narcotics terrorism”, Punjab has approached the Centre for special category status unde ...

Punjab State slips to 20th rank in ease of doing business

12/7/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab’s overall ranking in the ease of doing business has dropped from number one position in 2015 rankings and number two in 2016, to number 20 (in ...

Tourist circuit to link houses of Punjabi writers

2/7/2018 | Punjab | Culture

With the aim of promoting Punjab art and culture, the state Tourism and Cultural Department plans to develop a tourist circuit connecting the ancestra ...

Punjab state to implement Central laws on rapists, economic offenders

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

For stricter punishment to rape convicts and speedy trail and to empower the state to attach and confiscate properties of fugitive economic offenders, ...

Punjab Cabinet sets up panel on groundwater crisis

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Geography

Taking cognisance of reports on Punjab heading for a groundwater crisis by 2025, the state Cabinet has constituted a sub-committee to suggest an actio ...

Punjab to divest stake in 3 PSUs

28/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

• Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has set the ball rolling for disinvesting government stake in three loss-making public sector undertaking ...

Punjab government launches ‘Business First Portal'

8/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Government on launched a ‘Business First Portal’ to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in the state. The portal was unveile ...

The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Polity

• The Congress government is all set to bring in “The Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2018”, which aims at providing services to people within a stipulated ...

‘Punjab State Farmers’ Policy’ draft

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab State Farmers’ and Farm Workers’ Commission wants free electricity to big farmers to go and power subsidy rationalised to reduce the unsust ...

Mission Tandarust Punjab

6/6/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Tandarust Punjab is the flagship program of the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government which had been rolled out in whole of the Punjab for ens ...

Punjab pioneer state to successfully implement ‘Vahan 4.0’ & ‘Sarthi 4.0’ software

31/5/2018 | Punjab | Geography

In a major leap towards providing citizen centric services to the people of Punjab, the Transport Department has completed second phase of the project ...

Survey to rehabilitate manual scavengers

16/5/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The state began a national survey to identify and rehabilitate manual scavengers who are still engaged in servicing insanitary latrines, following dir ...

Punjab State red-flags Modicare

15/5/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Punjab became the first state in the country to red-flag various provisions of the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) when it refused to sign a ...

Punjab inks MoU with e-gov Foundation to provide online services of ULBs

12/5/2018 | Punjab | Polity

In a bid to provide citizen centric - service, Punjab Government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with e-Governance Foundation (e-Gov) of ...

Kheti Kosh

11/5/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab government has initiated the process for customisation of the Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) scheme and set up ‘Kheti Kosh’ to receive ...

First organised census for Indus dolphins

10/5/2018 | Punjab | Environment

For the conservation of Indus dolphins – one of the world’s rarest mammals – the Punjab government along with WWF-India conducted the first organised ...

Uzbekistan shows interest in boosting business, trade ties with Punjab

28/4/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Uzbekistan expressed interest in furthering business and trade ties with Punjab, particularly in the areas of agriculture, education and tourism, amid ...

Measures to check dengue spread in Punjab

27/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

In a major policy decision taken by the Health Department facility of free dengue testing has been extended in 33 centres across the state. Earlier fr ...

30 ‘swachh’ towns in Punjab make it to top 100

26/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

More than 30 towns and cities in Punjab have made it to the top 100 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the country in the latest ranking of the ‘Swachh Sarv ...

Punjab to soon have children-friendly police stations

18/4/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

On the recommendations of "The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights" to all the state governments to form child-friendly police stations ...

Festival of Baisakhi

14/4/2018 | Punjab | Culture

Festival of Baisakhi is usually celebrated on April 13, but once in every 36 years the festival is celebrated on April 14. This year the occasion will ...

PAIS (Punjab AI System)

6/4/2018 | Punjab | Science

PAIS (Punjab AI System) is an advanced artificial intelligence technology that can register, identify and anticipate criminal activity. With specializ ...

Punjab Culture Commission

1/4/2018 | Punjab | Culture

To check vulgarity and content that promotes violence and drugs in Punjabi songs, the government has announced to set up the Punjab Culture Commission ...

Punjab, Haryana unable to reap benefits of GI

1/4/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab and Haryana boast of many locally produced unique goods by artisans. However, both the states are unable to reap the benefits due to low awaren ...

Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018

29/3/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

With the Punjab Vidhan Sabha passing the Punjab Social Security Bill, 2018, and the Punjab State Development Tax Bill, 2018, the Capt Amarinder Singh- ...

Punjab Urban Planning and Development Rules 2018

25/3/2018 | Punjab | Geography

The Punjab Cabinet has approved easing of building rules to give boost to construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and developm ...

PUNJAB BUDGET 2018-19

25/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Badal presented the state budget in the assembly. Shunning populism after 15 years, the Punjab Government has come up ...

The Transfer Policy 2018

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Governance

Aiming to usher in greater transparency, the Punjab cabinet has cleared a transfer policy for teaching staff in government schools that will be implem ...

Affordable housing policy, 2018

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet paved the way for the notification of the Affordable Colony Policy - 2018 to facilitate affordable housing for lower income groups, ...

Punjab Government bans sale of 20 insecticides

8/3/2018 | Punjab | Polity

The Department of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare of the Government of Punjab issued order banning the sale of 20 pesticides including Endosulfan in th ...

Management of crop residue to fight air pollution

7/3/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Rs. 1,151 crore Central Sector Scheme for in-situ management of crop residue in Punjab, ...

Straw management now mandatory in Punjab

28/2/2018 | Punjab | Geography

In an attempt to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning, the Punjab government has decided to make use of Super Straw Management System while us ...

Tarn Taran district makes it special for girl child

28/2/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will honour the Tarn Taran district administration on March 8 for its efforts under the Beti Bachao ...

HC notice to Punjab on Greyhound dog races

21/2/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Taking cognizance of a plea seeking directions to allow greyhound dog races in Punjab, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued notice to the Union mi ...

NGT directs northern states to formulate policy to stop stubble burning

21/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

The National Green Tribunal has directed Delhi and four northern states to formulate a comprehensive policy for providing incentives and infrastructur ...

Punjab - Canada cooperation

20/2/2018 | Punjab | Polity

Highlights of the meeting between Punjab CM Capt.Amrinder Singh and Canada's PM Justin Trudeau, : 1.Capt. Amarinder sought the Canadian PM cooperation ...

NABARD launches Rs 1,918 cr area development plan for Punjab

15/2/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) at the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) meeting announced area development plans ...

Punjab govt sets up revenue commission to revisit the existing land Acts

14/2/2018 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab government today notified a six-member 'Revenue Commission' to bring in a greater efficiency and accountability in the functioning of the R ...

Health index: Punjab 2nd best

10/2/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Healthy States Progressive India, a new NITI Aayog and Health Ministry document, has ranked states on their health status between 2014-2015 and 2015-2 ...

Punjab state groundwater most contaminated

7/2/2018 | Punjab | Environment

While making up less than 2 per cent of India’s landmass, Punjab accounts for 88 per cent of the total habitations in the country that are adversely a ...

Punjab signed MoU with IOC to set up biogas, bio-CNG plants

15/1/2018 | Punjab | Economy

Punjab State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to set up bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the s ...

The Buddy programme

11/1/2018 | Punjab | Social Issues

Lakhs of students from Punjab state schools and colleges are being roped in for the Buddy programme where they will help their classmates and other yo ...

Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana

30/12/2017 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab government has decided to implement the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, under which a financial assistance of Rs 5,000 would be given ...

Gharials reintroduced in Harike sanctuary

27/12/2017 | Punjab | Environment

The state government has released 10 ‘gharials’ in the Beas river at the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary in Gagrewal village near Raiya. In 2005, the Punjab ...

Punjab govt offers job generation subsidy

27/12/2017 | Punjab | Economy

The state government is offering an employment generation subsidy of Rs 30,000 each per year for five years to employees trained and certified by the ...

Punjab cabinet approves creation of directorate of environment and climate change

20/12/2017 | Punjab | Environment

In order to effectively check the menace of pollution, including that resulting from stubble burning, the Punjab cabinet has approved the creation of ...

Punjab Transparency and Accountability in Delivery of Public Services Ordinance, 2017

20/12/2017 | Punjab | Governance

In a step towards winding up the Right to Service (RTS) Commission, set up by the previous SAD-BJP government, the Cabinet has gave its nod to the Pun ...

Ferozepur first district to start e-waste project

20/12/2017 | Punjab | Governance

Ferozepur has become the first district in the Punjab state to start an “e-waste” management project. The administration has set up collection points ...

Inefficient power units at Bathinda, Ropar plants to be shut

20/12/2017 | Punjab | Economy

The Punjab Cabinet has given its go-ahead to the closure of the inefficient power units in Bathinda and Ropar with effect from January 1 without any j ...

Punjab gets India’s maiden innovation support centre

5/12/2017 | Punjab | Science

India’s first Technology & Innovation Support Centre (TISC) has been set up at Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST). It has been se ...

Report on suicide rate in Punjab

3/12/2017 | Punjab | Social Issues

The state government had commissioned a survey on suicides by farmers and agricultural labourers to Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and ...

Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission

27/11/2017 | Punjab | Polity

The Punjab council of ministers decided to move the bill to set up 'Punjab State Farmers and Farm Workers Commission' in the ongoing three-day Vidhan ...

Draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017

23/11/2017 | Punjab | Economy

The Cabinet has approved the introduction of the draft Punjab Excise Act, 1914 (Amendment) Bill, 2017 allowing the sale of liquor through licensed ven ...

Draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017

23/11/2017 | Punjab | Economy

Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has unveiled the draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017, underlining the government’s c ...

India State-level Disease Burden study

16/11/2017 | Punjab | Science

Punjab has reported the highest burden of ischemic heart diseases in India by emerging on top of the charts in a maiden study of inter-state health st ...

High fluoride, arsenic content in water bodies in Punjab

8/11/2017 | Punjab | Environment

The state government has admitted that besides the declining water level, the state is facing acute problem of water quality due to high concentration ...

GI tag for basmati rice controversy

30/10/2017 | Punjab | Geography

The move to include some districts of Madhya Pradesh in the Geographical Indication (GI) area for basmati could spell doom for the basmati growers in ...

Centre alerts Punjab over declining water table

30/9/2017 | Punjab | Geography

The Union Government has red-flagged a sharp decline in the groundwater level in Punjab. As per a study conducted in May, 94 per cent of the state has ...

Report on drug abuse in Punjab

10/9/2017 | Punjab | Social Issues

In Punjab, alcohol and tobacco are the most common intoxicants and not the infamous ‘chitta’ (heroin), as is the popular perception. These are the fin ...

Study harmful effects of RO water: PPCB to varsity

8/9/2017 | Punjab | Environment

To check the wastage of water in reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers which further puts burden on the sewerage treatment plants in the state, the Pun ...

33% rise in hydroelectric plants’ power generation

8/9/2017 | Punjab | Economy

At a time when the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) is buying power at high rates from thermal plants, its hydel plants produced 33 per ...

The Supreme Court has scrapped Punjab Termination of Water Agreements Act, 2004

11/11/2016 | Punjab | Polity

In a setback to the Punjab government, the Supreme Court on Thursday scrapped the 2004 Punjab Act that was passed to end all water agreements the stat ...

Supreme Court stops Punjab from levelling SYL canal land

21/3/2016 | Punjab | Polity

The Supreme Court cracked the whip on attempts to politicize the Satluj-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project and directed the Punjab government to maintain ...

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