A lookout circular (LOC) has been issued against Manpreet Singh Badal, the former Punjab Finance Minister. Getting into the details, the lookout circular was issued in an alleged corruption charge. Notably, Badal allegedly purchased property illegally in Bathinda. Manpreet Badal had already filed a pre-arrest bail application, which was to come up for hearing on September 26, but his lawyers withdrew it, saying they would file a fresh… read-more
The Punjab government, in its budget statement on March 8, announced to waive off agricultural loans of 1.13 lakh farmers, amounting to Rs 1,186 crore. Presenting the budget with a total outlay of Rs 1,68,015 crore for the financial year 2021-22, the government has also stated to waive off Rs 526 crore of landless farmers. Besides, State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal has also raised old-age pension from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500.
Courtesy: The Tribune