Representational photo: A couple

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Punjab And Haryana HC Asks To Make Safe Houses For Runaway Couples

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed Punjab, Haryana and UT of Chandigarh to set up safe houses in each districts to provide shelter for runaway couples. The court also ordered the Legal Services Authorities of the states and UT concerned to set up 24x7 helpdesks along with a website for grievance redressal of couples. As per sources, large number of petitions from runaway and live-in couples tempted the court to give the directions… read-more

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 01:25 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, High Court, Runaway Couple

Courtesy: The Tribune

Punjab FM Manpreet Singh Badal.

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Punjab Govt Waives Agri Loans Worth Rs 1,186 Cr, Doubles Old-Age Pension

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.

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 03:30 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Finance Minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, Budget Presentation, farm loans, Old-Age Pension

Courtesy: The Tribune

Representational photo: PCA stadium, Mohali

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Punjab CM Requests BCCI To Reconsider Mohali Stadium As IPL Venue

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has urged BCCI to reconsider Mohali stadium as one of IPL venues as he was "surprised" by its exclusion from IPL 2021 list. Singh also assured of arranging all safety measures in the context of COVID-19. Currently stadiums in Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai have been shortlisted which will be finalized after BCCI's final call. Notably, Mohali's PCA stadium has been home ground for the Punjab Kings.… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 12:29 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Amrinder Singh, IPL, Mohali, PCA Stadium

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational photo: Liquor sale

Photo: The Quint

Punjab Amends Law Of Death Penalty To Counterfeit Liquor Sellers

The Punjab cabinet, by amending the Punjab Excise Act, 2014 has initiated death penalty provision for those selling spurious liquor in the state. Amending various sections, the act makes culprit liable for death penalty or life imprisonment besides fine by Rs20 lakh. Moreover, while for the disabilities the perpetrators will be liable for minimum six-year imprisonment with Rs 10L fine, even for cases of no injury bears Rs 2.5L fine and six… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 11:50 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Liquor, Punjab Excise Act, life imprisonment, Death Penalty

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Prashant

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Punjab CM Amarinder Appoints Prashant Kishore As Principal Advisor

Renowned poll-strategist Prashant Kishor has once again joined the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as his principal advisor. CM Amarinder tweeted, “…look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Punjab.” Earlier responsible for PM Narendra Modi's campaign for prime ministership in 2014, Kishore had assisted Congress’ campaign in the 2017 Punjab assembly polls. Currently, Kishore's Indian Political Action Committee… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 07:26 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM, Congress, Prashant Kishor

Courtesy: The Times of India

COVID-19 Testing

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Delhi To Mandate COVID Negative Report For Travellers From 5 States

The Delhi government is planning to mandate a COVID-19 negative report from February 27 for travellers coming from five states. Reportedly, passengers traveling through flights, trains, and buses from Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Punjab will have to present the negative report. However, road travellers will be exempted from the order which will be in place up to March 15. Notably, 86% of the new COVID-19 cases have… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Delhi, Covid-19, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra , Kerala, Punjab

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo: Reliance Jio.

Photo: India TV

Reliance Jio's Subscriber base Shrinks In Punjab, Haryana Amid Farm Protest

Amid the ongoing farmers' protest, Reliance Jio has recorded a dip in its wireless subscriber base in Punjab and Haryana in December 2020. While the numbers in Punjab fell from 1.40 crore (November) to 1.25 crore (December 2020), it plummeted from 94.48 lakh to 89.07 lakh in Haryana. Earlier, Jio had claimed that its subscriber base witnessed a downfall due to factors like COVID-19, conspiracies by its competitors and vandalism of telecom… read-more

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 12:45 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Punjab, Haryana, Reliance Industries, Jio, Airtel, Vodafone

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Indian National Congress

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Congress Sweeps Punjab Local Body Polls; Wins 6 Of 7 Corporations

Sweeping the Punjab Municipal Corporation elections, Congress has won six of seven corporations in the state. Interestingly, the Shiromani Akali Dal, BJP and Aam Admi Party failed to establish its foot in the civic polls that clocked 70% turnout. While the Congress won Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Batala, and Pathankot corporations, the result of the seventh corporation was deferred. Reacting to the swing, Punjab Congress’ chief… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Punjab, Indian National Congress, BJP, Punjab Civic Polls, AAP

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Representational photo: Toll plaza, India.

Photo: DNA India

Farmers' Protest: Toll Plazas Suffering Rs 1.8 Cr Loss/Day

The public-funded toll plazas across Punjab, Haryana, and Delhi-NCR are undergoing a loss of Rs 1.8 crore a day due to farmers' protest stated Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari. Reportedly, the loss that started in October 2020 has intensified to the zero-fee collection since December. Earlier, reports by rating agency ICRA had estimated loss of Rs 600 crore due to protests as 52 toll plazas were predicted to be affected.

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 - 02:34 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Nitin Gadkari, ICRA, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

SAD-Congress clahses

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Political Violence Among SAD, Congress Workers Leave 2 Dead In Moga

Two Shiromani Akali Dal members died in Punjab's Moga district after a political clash turned violent between SAD and Congress workers campaigning for the forthcoming municipal elections on February 14. Reportedly, both were campaigning in ward 9 of the district when the Congress workers allegedly ran over their vehicles on the Akalis. Moga DSP informed that the primary accused Narendra Pal Singh Sidhu, along with three others have been… read-more

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 06:05 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Congress, Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal, Clashes, Moga, Punjab Municipal Election

Courtesy: Times Now