Punjab

Major reshuffle in Punjab Administration post elections

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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The State Government reshuffled about 25 IAS officers in Punjab on Wednesday. Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary (Higher Education, Food and Civil Supplies), was posted as Financial Commissioner, (Rural Development and panchayat), in place of S R Ladhar, who has been posted as Principal Secretary, (Sports and Youth Services), on a previously vacant post. Anirudh Tewari, …

17 IPS officers transferred in Punjab

Friday, March 17, 2017

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In a major reshuffle, Amarinder Singh led Punjab government today transferred 17 IPS officers and 24 PPS officers with immediate effect. The transferred officers included two ADGP rank officers and 13 SSPs. An official spokesperson said senior IPS officer Gaurav Yadav has been posted as ADGP Administration while Dinkar Gupta has been posted as ADGP …

Outgoing Punjab Finance Minister’s guard dies in accidental firing

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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A constable on duty in the security of outgoing Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa died in an accidental firing incident when he was cleaning his service weapon at the minister’s official residence in Sector 2 on Sunday. The deceased, Surjit Kumar, a native of Adampur in Jalandhar district, was in his early forties. The …

Rains lash many places in Punjab & Haryana

Friday, March 10, 2017

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Chandigarh: Rains lashed many places in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana today, causing a slight dip in the mercury. Chandigarh also received rains, a MeT official here said. Patiala, Ropar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Adampur, Halwara, Pathankot and Mohali were among other places in Punjab to receive rains. In Haryana, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, Hisar and few other …

India’s Tallest Flag Post Installed Near Attari Border

Monday, March 06, 2017

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AMRITSAR — A 360-foot high (110 metres) flag post, said to be the country’s tallest, was on Sunday inaugurated at the Indo-Pak Attari Border, just a stone’s throw from Pakistan. Punjab Minister Anil Joshi inaugurated the country’s largest tricolour on the tallest flag post – measuring 110 metres in length, 24 metres in width and …

One must visit this unique airplane-themed restaurant in Punjab

Saturday, February 11, 2017

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Unlike expensive in-flight meals, this airplane-themed restaurant in Ludhiana, is fast becoming a popular fine-dining destination with an out of the ordinary dining experience. Yes, you have heard it right, ‘Hawai Adda’- an aircraft-themed restaurant opened in Ludhiana, you won’t be able to stop from treating yourself when in Punjab. Created using a junk Airbus …

Battle for States: Akali seeks registration of case against Kejriwal

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Chandigarh: Days before polls in the state of Punjab, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal wrote to the Punjab Chief Electoral Officer seeking registration of a case against Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal for alleged sacrilege of holy book at Muktsar and Lambi, spreading communal hatred and hobnobbing with terrorist outfits. In a letter, party …

Captain Amarinder Singh to be Congress’s Punjab CM face: Rahul Gandhi

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Setting at rest speculation, Rahul Gandhi today announced that Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh will be the party’s chief ministerial face in the high-stakes Assembly polls. 74-year-old Amarinder, who is fighting his last election, will be the next Chief Minister, if the party forms government in Punjab. Rahul, addressing the rally in the pocket-borough of …

Battle for States: 1,146 candidates in fray for Punjab Assembly polls

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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As many as 89 candidatures were withdrawn on Saturday, the last day of withdrawal of nominations, leaving 1,146 candidates in the fray for Punjab Assembly polls slated to be held on February 4. “Finally, 1,146 candidates are left in the fray for 117 Assembly seats,” an official spokesperson of the Chief Electoral Office, Punjab said. …

Pakistan releases Indian soldier who had inadvertently crossed LoC in 2016

Saturday, January 21, 2017

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New Delhi: Pakistan authorities on Saturday released Indian soldier Chandu Chavan, who inadvertently had crossed the border last year. Chavan was returned at 2.30 PM via Wagah Border in Punjab, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an official statement. He will be debriefed and a special medical check-up will be carried out. ALSO READ: The Trump …

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