AAP claims Punjab jails are overcrowded

Punjab’s main opposition Aam Aadmi Party claimed that several jails in the state were overcrowded, forcing prisoners to live in inhuman conditions. “The jails of Punjab are overcrowded. The number of prisoners lodged in the correctional facilities are much more than the sanctioned capacity, even 95 per cent in excess in one case,” AAP General […]

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PM Modi in Punjab: Centre working seriously to tackle problem of stubble burning

Expressing concern over the problem of stubble burning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today that the central government was working seriously to ensure that farmers were not compelled to burn agricultural residue. “I want to talk about the important issue of stubble burning from this platform. The central government is working seriously on this issue […]

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Punjab to seek funds under NDPS Act

In its fight against drug menace in Punjab, the state government would approach the Centre for seeking funds under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, an inspector general rank officer of the Special Task Force on drugs informed that there was a provision under […]

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Free treatment for poor drug addicts

Free treatment for poor drug addicts The Punjab government will treat poor drug addicts for free at all state-run de-addiction centres. At a high-level meeting of civil surgeons, medical superintendents and principals of the government medical colleges today, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed his chief principal secretary to ensure that necessary funds for free treatment […]

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CCL cleared for purchase of wheat

The Reserve Bank of India¬† cleared a sum of Rs 18,124.85 crore towards Cash Credit Limit (CCL) for Punjab for the purchase of wheat in the ongoing Rabi marketing season. With this, the bulk of the total CCL of Rs 21,179.60 crore sought by the state government for the purchase of 130 lakh tonnes of […]

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4 members of family killed in road accident

Four members of a family, including two minors, were today killed when their motorcycle was hit by a vehicle near the Shambhu border in this district, police said. Devinder Sharma (30) along with his wife Shivani Sharma, eight-month-old son Sumit and daughter Diksha (8) were on their way to pay obeisance at Mansa Devi Temple […]

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SGPC passes Rs 1159 crore annual budget

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today passed its annual budget of Rs 1,159 crore, an increase of nearly Rs 59 crore, over last financial year. Amidst the chanting of Sikh religious slogans at Teja Singh Samudari hall, the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal was passed under the supervision of newly-elected SGPC President Gobind Singh Longowal. […]

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