Punjab

Sukhbir Singh Badal For Equal distribution of central funds

Sukhbir-Singh-BadalSukhbir Singh Badal, the Deputy Chief Minister Punjab said on the closing ceremony of rural games on Sunday that centre should develop a progressive formula for equitable distribution of the state’s share in Central taxes.

He said that Punjab has saved the nation two times in 1965 and 1971 from Pakistan’s attack but instead of appreciating Punjab for its contribution, the Union government was squeezing the revenue of Punjab by giving it a meager 1.29 per cent.

Punjab Govt Unveils Doorstep Healthcare Scheme

Punjab Govt Unveils Doorstep Healthcare SchemeA plan to offer healthcare at the doorstep of villagers suffering from illnesses such as cancer and water-borne diseases was introduced by the Punjab administration on Saturday.

The state administration along with Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited made announcement about the 'Sanjeevan Swasthya Sewa' by flagging off 10 specially-designed healthcare vans from Mirjeana village adjoining the Haryana border.

Flood Toll In Punjab, Haryana Rises To 51

Flood Toll In Punjab, Haryana Rises To 51Six days after Rekha Gohil (27) gave birth to a baby on the pavement after being turned away by a civic maternity home at Mahim, the municipal corporation suspended a physician and a senior nurse until pending inquiry gets completed.

Rekha's husband, Kishorilal, who works a conservancy worker with the ward office in Dadar, said, "We are thankful to the civic authorities that they took our complaint seriously."

Haryana, Punjab in blame game over floods

Punjab, HaryanaChandigarh, July 11 : The floods in parts of Punjab and Haryana has led to a spate of angry exchanges between the two states, each accusing the other of causing the flooding on their side.

Ruling political leaders of Haryana and Punjab are accusing each other for releasing water into the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, which has led to breaches in parts of the canal causing widespread floods in both states.

The Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal was built to link the waters of the two rivers, but has left the neighbouring states completely divided.

Morning rainfall greets Chandigarh, surrounding areas

ChandigarhChandigarh, July 11 : Moderate to heavy rainfall greeted Chandigarh and its surrounding areas Sunday morning, making the weather somewhat cool and pleasant.

However, it was soon followed by bright sunshine.

Weathermen have predicted more rainfall in various parts of Punjab and Haryana.

"We are expecting light to moderate showers in various parts of this region till Sunday night. We also expect heavy rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms at many places in Punjab on Monday. It could bring a marginal dip in the mercury during the day," a Met official said.

Vodafone Rolls Out Lowest Priced Bonus @ Rs 4

Vodafone Rolls Out Lowest Priced Bonus @ Rs 4Vodafone Essar, one of the country's top cellular service providers, has made announcement about the launching of India's most economical Bonus offer for its prepaid customers.

Available at Rs 4, it is the lowest cost denomination offer presently available in the market.

Eyeing to enable many more individuals at the grass root level to stay linked, the Rs 4 Bonus reiterates Vodafone's commitment towards speeding up tele-density in India and enhancing affordability.

Crops In Punjab, Haryana Hit Hard By Floods

Crops In Punjab, Haryana Hit Hard By FloodsRecently sown paddy crop has been destructed in around 4 days of flood fury in some regions of Haryana and Punjab, the states, which are the largest food grain contributors to the national kitty.

Thus far, 11 fatalities have been reported including six in Punjab and five in Haryana, with 4-5 people missing after being washed away in both states.

Heavy rain accompanied by breaches in rivers and irrigation canals in some regions of both states resulted in flooding since Tuesday.

Magma Fincorp To Disburse Rs 532 Crore In Retail Loans In Punjab, Haryana

Magma Fincorp To Disburse Rs 532 Crore In Retail Loans In Punjab, HaryanaAsset financing company Magma Fincorp Ltd has announced that it would offer up Rs 532 crore in retail loans in Punjab and Haryana during the existing fiscal year (2010-11).

In a declaration, Sanjeev Chandhok, regional sales manager stated, "By penetrating deeper, we will focus on providing asset finance to the economically disenfranchised in the state."

Construction equipment and tractor finance have been the major growth drivers this year for the company.

BSF Recovers 31 Kg Heroin In Punjab

BSF Recovers 31 Kg Heroin In PunjabIn a major recovery along the border with Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) today seized 31 kg of heroin in Punjab.

The stock of heroin, said to be worth over Rs 31 crore in the global market, was discovered by the intelligence group of the BSF near Channa post in Gurdaspur, 275 km from Chandigarh.

The consignment was concealed along the bed of Ravi River, which flows along the border between India and Pakistan.

The BSF launched a search in the region following a tip that a drug consignment was being delivered.

Punjab CM Declares Sultanpur Lodhi As ‘Holy Town’

Parkash Singh BadalThe Punjab administration has given in-principle nod to announced Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala region as a holy town considering its religious and historical value.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal took the decision on Friday during a meeting of the Sultanpur Lodhi development board.

According to a government representative, "Badal has directed the revenue department officials to finalise the modalities to declare Sultanpur Lodhi as holy town at the earliest. He has also asked the chairman of Punjab Powercom to provide 24-hour uninterrupted power supply in the town."

Baby Trapped In Borewell Dies

Baby Trapped In Borewell DiesThree-year-old Dilnaaz Kaur, who had fallen into a 200-foot borewell at Dhira village in Gurdaspur region of Punjab on Wednesday, died even before the rescue group could reach her.

The body of baby was taken out from borewell afternoon 21 hours today. But, the doctors declared her dead.

The physicians said that Dilnaaz died around 3-hours before the rescue team reached her.

The rescue operation was conducted by both the Army and local administration.

Three-Year-Old Baby Falls In Borewell; Army Tries Rescue

Three-Year-Old Baby Falls In Borewell; Army Tries RescueIndian Army officials are making attempts to save three year old Dilnaz Kaur, who fell into a 200 feet deep borewell near Batala town in Punjab's Gurdaspur region on Wednesday.

The reports said that the baby accidentally fell into the borewell when se was playing in the courtyard of her maternal uncle’s house.

The police officials said that the baby had got stuck around 30 feet deep into the borewell, but the definite position was unclear as no clear view of the kid is available.

Two Punjab cops suspended for harassing people

traffic police punjabZirakpur (Punjab), June 1  : Two traffic police constables have been suspended in this Punjab town on charges of harassing people and extorting money from drivers of outstation vehicles, officials said here Tuesday.

Kulbir Singh and Gurvinder Singh were suspended Monday night.

The traffic in-charge of this town in Mohali district, Manjit Singh, has also been transferred to police lines.

Chandigarh Govt All Set To Spend Rs 48 Cr On Schools

Chandigarh Govt All Set To Spend Rs 48 Cr On SchoolsAccording to reports, the Chandigarh government has decided to spend around Rs 48 crore during the existing financial year to promote facilities and infrastructure in subsisting schools.

Moreover, the report also said that the administration will also set up new schools in the union territory.

30 Kids Fall Ill After Taking Iron Pills At A School In Amritsar

30 Kids Fall Ill After Taking Iron Pills At A School In AmritsarAround 30 pupils reported feelings of nausea after consuming iron pills at a school in Amritsar on Friday.

The incident occurred at the Government Senior Secondary School situated in the neighborhood of Hakima Gate in Amritsar.

The young pupils complained of sharp pain in the stomach. Some vomited after taking the medications.

School authorities swung into action and admitted the children to the Civil Hospital.

Sikh 'Fateh March' Makes Entry In Punjab

Sikh 'Fateh March' Makes Entry In PunjabThousands of people assembled at the Shambhu barrier on the Punjab-Haryana border as the 'Fateh March', which started out from Nanded Sahib, made entry in Punjab.

The march to honor the 300th anniversary of the triumph of Sikh warrior Banda Singh Bahadur in a battle would end at Sirhind on May 13, a day before the festivities of Fateh Diwas.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and other leaders received the 'Fateh March' as it entered the state.

Ruchika case: Chandigarh court to take up Rathore bail plea

ruchika molestationChandigarh, May 3  : The bail plea of former Haryana Police chief SPS Rathore, will come up before sessions court in Chandigarh on Monday.

Rathore was sentenced to six months in jail for molesting 16-year-old Ruchika Girhotra.

He had moved the plea against the sentence and his conviction.

Sixty-eight -year-old Rathore, a 1965 batch IPS officer, who retired in 2002, was awarded the sentence by a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on December 22, 2009, for molesting Ruchika, a budding tennis player, in 1990.

Modi entitled to a fair trial-Says I S Bindra

Lalit Modi Punjab Cricket Association chief I S Bindra has said that Lalit Modi should be given a chance of a fair trial. He has threw his weight behind the suspended IPL chairman and commissioner Modi and said that he should be given a fair trial for the accusations. Recently after the IT raid in various offices of IPL franchises and telecast right holders.

They have found out the financial irregularities as well as non submission of proper documents to the Government. After that, Modi has faced charges of corruption. On 25th April, the Indian Cricket Board BCCI has asked Modi to submit the necessary documents with a show-cause notice of such irregularities.

CBI detains Medical Council Chief for accepting bribe

CBI detains Medical Council Chief for accepting bribeMedical council chief, Mr. Ketan Desai was detained by CBI for accepting bribe of Rs 2 crore from a private medical college for granting them certified permit. Desai and two other people, Jiten Pal Singh and Kanwaljit Singh were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday.

These 3 offenders had demanded 2 crore from a private medical college in Punjab for granting recognition. Kanwaljit is the member of staff working at Gyan Sagar College in Patiala. CBI caught Desai red handed accepting the money.

Videocon interested to set up power project in Punjab

Videocon-LogoVideocon Group has revealed that it is interested in setting up a 1,000 MW thermal power project in Punjab. The company has estimated that it will take an investment of around Rs. 5,000 crore. This move has been indicates that the Diversified business conglomerate Videocon Group is now looking forward to diversify its business to some of the fresh projects.

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