The Punjab government has declared a public holiday on April 8 in-order to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nabha Das Ji. According to the announcement, all the government offices and schools will remain shut. Goswami Guru Nabha Dass Mahasha Sewa Samiti Pathankot's chief organiser Purushottam Bhajura said, considering 30 lakh followers of the saint in the state, April 8 should be declared as a gazetted holiday.
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on March 31 announced free travel for women in Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation, Punjab Roadways Buses and locally owned city bus services. While the free travel excluded AC, Volvo and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) buses, the CM claimed of fulfilling 85% of manifesto promises. Moreover, the CM said that while the promise was to reduce the bus tickets for women to 50%, he made it all free.
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The Punjab government has allowed to reopen the universities and institutions from November 16. Initially, only the Department of Sciences or Medicine has been allowed while other courses will resume depending on situation. Only 50% of final year students will be permitted to attend the physical classes and masks have been made mandatory for all. University administration has also made compulsory for students and staff to install COVA and… read-more
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The Punjab government has given permission to hotel bars, shopping malls and multiplexes to reopen. However, the order, which was issued on November 9, will be applied on only those places that fall outside the containment zones. A government spokesperson said that the management of all these commercial establishments must conduct their operations by following all the health guidelines issued by the authorities.
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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on October 1 announced that night curfew and Sunday lockdowns will be stopped as COVID-19 cases have declined in the state. He has also allowed gathering of 100 people in marriages and funeral. The CM directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure that people comply with COVID-19 health protocols. Besides, he told the officials to provide medical facilities to poor patients.
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The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited auctioned Bathinda Thermal Power Plant's machinery for Rs 164.6 crore. Though the government spent Rs 750 crore on renovations during 2007-14, the plant has never operated in full capacity since 2016. However, the four iconic cooling towers will not be dismantled. After demolition by the auctioning firm, the 1,320 acre land will be acquired by Punjab Urban Development Authority for an industrial… read-more
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Punjab school officials have been informed by the Punjab Education Department, not to compel the students for Transfer Certificate(TC) during the admissions process for government schools. The Education Secretary Krishan Kumar had informed the District Education Officers that parent's consent should be taken "in-written". Education… read-more
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A man in Punjab’s Kapurthala crushed a stray dog under his car. A CCTV camera in the area has recorded the incident, which later went viral on social media. Maneka Gandhi, a Member of Lok Sabha and an animal rights activist, tweeted the video, condemning the act. An FIR has been registered against Gurinder Singh, who has been identified as the owner of the vehicle. Reportedly, the dog died after 30 minutes.
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh slammed his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on August 1 for demanding a CBI enquiry in Punjab hooch tragedy, which has killed around 100 people. Singh asked the latter not to "exploit the tragic affair" for reviving his defunct party in Punjab. "So many people have died and all… read-more
In a major crackdown as spurious liquor claimed 84 lives in three districts of Punjab, the police arrested 17 more people in over 100 raids from different parts of the state, the officials said. On July 31, the police nabbed eight people after deaths were reported due to consumption of spurious liquor in Amritsar, Gurdaspur’s Batala, and Tarn Taran.
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