Drugs smuggling on drone

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Pakistani Admits Smuggling Drugs In Punjab Via Drones

In a first, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s close aide, Special Assistant on Defence Malik Mohd Ahmad Khan came up with an admission of drugs being smuggled from Pakistan to Punjab using drones. His remarks came during an interview to senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Kasur city, which borders the Indian Punjab. When asked about smuggling, the close aid said, "Yes, and it (smuggling) is very scary."

Fri, 28 Jul 2023 - 02:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Drugs, Indian Smuggling, Punjab Government, Pakistan Government, Officially Admit

Courtesy: Outlook India

Prakash Singh Badal

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Five Times Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal Passed Away At 95

PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and political leaders expressed condolences over the demise of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Patriarch Prakash Singh Badal. Notably, on April 25 night, the former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal (95) died of prolonged illness, while undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab. The five times Punjab Chief Minister's funeral is scheduled on April 26, with full state honours, announced the AAP… read-more

Wed, 26 Apr 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: prakash singh badal, Indian Politician, passed away, SAD, Punjab Government

Courtesy: NDTV

Army Official

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Open Fire Incident At Punjab Army Base Raises Security Concerns

The recent firing incident occurred at Bathinda Military Camp raises concerns over security at Base Camp. The Punjab Government and State Police along with army personnel are under the radar of the Central Government, regarding the security arrangements of the Indian Army officials. Notably, in Punjab's Bathinda Military Camp, an unidentified person open fired resulting in killing of four amry jawans. The officials arrested the accused and… read-more

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 - 09:01 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Army Officials, Punjab Base, security concerns, Punjab Government, National news

Courtesy: NDTV

Electric Vehicle

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Punjab Govt Approves Draft Of Electric Vehicles Policy

AAP-led Punjab Government recently approved to draft Electric Vehicle (EV) policy in the State. CM Bhagwant Mann gave a nod to draft the new EV policy, with an aim to promote electric vehicles in the Punjab region. The new policy will aim to reduce carbon emissions. Furthermore, the major thrust of the new policy will be in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amristar, Patiala and Bhatinda.

Mon, 29 Aug 2022 - 04:56 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Electric Vehicles, Punjab Government, Bhagwant Mann, New Policy, Amritsar

Courtesy: Economic Times

Bhagwant Mann

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Bhagwant Mann Expands Cabinet, 5 AAP MLAs Take Oath

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann conducted his first Cabinet expansion and inducted five AAP MLAs on July 4. The Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs at Guru Nanak Dev Auditorium of Punjab Raj Bhawan. MLAs inducted are Aman Arora, Dr Inderbir Singh Najjar, Fauja Singh Sarari, Chetan Singh Jourmajra, and Anmol Gagan Mann, who is the second woman in the Cabinet.

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 - 07:14 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bhagwant Mann, cabinet expansion, Five AAP MLAs, Oath, Punjab Government

Bhagwant Mann

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Bhagwant Mann To Expand His Cabinet By Recruiting 5-6 New Ministers

Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, is preparing to restructure its first cabinet. The cabinet development follows bypoll outcomes and the criminal prosecution of one of the Bhagwant Mann ministry's main ministers. The new ministers' names have not been announced. 5 to 6 new ministers, including a female MLA, are expected to take the oath of office on July 4. Bhagwant Mann's cabinet currently has only 9 ministers. 

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 - 09:26 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Bhagwant Mann, Cabinet, Ministers, Punjab Government, MLA

Courtesy: Zee news

Plastic Ban

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Punjab Government Announces Ban On Single-Use Plastic Beginning From July

Punjab government stated on June 5 single-use plastic will be banned beginning in July. The declaration was made by Secretary of State for Science, Technology, and Environment Rahul Tewari at a virtual state-level gathering to commemorate World Environment Day. He stated the ban will be implemented in order to make Punjab greener and healthier. Tewari announced construction of 55 sewage treatment plants around Punjab, which will help prevent… read-more

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 08:12 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Punjab, Punjab Government, Plastic, Plastic Ban, World Environment Day

Courtesy: Zee News

Sidhu Moose Wala

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Sitting HC Judge Turns Down Sidhu Moose Wala Murder Probe Request

As per new developments in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, the sitting judge of the Punjab & Haryana HC turned down the probe request, on June 5. Notably, the Punjab government request a probe in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder by a sitting HC judge. The court administration sent a communication, mentioning, they can't spare a judge due to a shortage of 38-judges with over 4 lakh pending cases.

Sun, 05 Jun 2022 - 12:00 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Sidhu Moose Wala, HC Sitting Judge, Punjab Government, Probe, SINGER

School children

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Punjab Education Minister To Provide Free Uniforms To Government School Students

For the academic year 2022-23, Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that his department will provide free uniforms to 15,49,192 government school pupils from Grades 1 to 8. The education department has issued a grant of Rs 92.95 crore for students. The school management committees (SMCs) will distribute the free uniforms. Education authorities were told by the minister not to buy uniforms from any specific store. 

Fri, 20 May 2022 - 12:40 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Punjab, Punjab Government, Schools, Uniform, Education Minister

Courtesy: NDTV

Bhagwant Sing

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Stop 'Mere Sloganeering' & Support State Govt, Says Punjab CM Mann To Protesting Farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on May 17, asked the farm unions to stop 'mere sloganeering' and join hands with the state government for checking the depleting water table. Mann categorically said that his doors are open for talks with the farmers but hollow slogans can't break his firm resolution to check the further depletion of water table. Notably, he announced the purchasing of Basmati and Moongi Crop on MSP.

Wed, 18 May 2022 - 02:54 PM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: Punjab, Punjab Government, Punjab Farmers Protest, Punjab CM, Bhagwant Mann

Courtesy: ANI