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Punjab government owns 25% more panchayat land than in records

Chandigarh, Feb. 4 -- A recent survey by the rural development and panchayats department Punjab has revealed that the government owns 140,441 (1.4 lakh) acres more village common (panchayat) land than... Read More


SAD turning to radical agenda to win back base?

Chandigarh, Jan. 19 -- On January 1, Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) visited the residence of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassin Satwant Singh in Gurdaspur.... Read More


Centre sanctions rRs.r64 cr for crop diversification plan in Punjab

Chandigarh, Jan. 10 -- The Centre has sanctioned Rs.64 crore for the crop diversification plan (CDP) for Punjab, particularly during the kharif season to cut the area under water guzzling paddy and sh... Read More


22,593 subsidised machines used for stubble mgmt in Punjab this kharif season

Chandigarh, Jan. 1 -- Against the target of providing 32,100 subsidised machines for in-situ (mixing in the soil) and ex-situ (evacuating from the farms) management of paddy stubble during the kharif ... Read More


5 municipal corporations, 41 councils in Punjab head for polls

Chandigarh, Dec. 25 -- As the four municipal corporations in Punjab head for the end-of-term elections in January 2023, the state's local bodies department has started poll preparations by appointing ... Read More


Floor-wise registry banned: Punjab RERA told to cancel licences of defaulting promoters

Chandigarh, Dec. 23 -- After banning registration of individual floors in multi-storey residential buildings built with permission for a single house, the Punjab local bodies department has asked the ... Read More


In revival bid, SAD unveils new-look core committee, forms advisory board

Chandigarh, Dec. 1 -- In a move to strengthen his grip over the party, particularly after its victory in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) election on November 9 that proved a breathe... Read More


Indefinite strike by staff at Punjab food & civil supplies dept hits foot grain movement

Chandigarh, Nov. 29 -- The functioning of the state food and civil supplies department has come to a standstill with the ongoing strike by the across-the-ranks staff and officers entering the sixth da... Read More


Stranded consignments concern Punjab basmati exporters

Chandigarh, Nov. 19 -- Trucks carrying premium basmati paddy from outside the state brought by Punjab-based exporters are stranded at the Sambhu border in Patiala as the mandi board said it would not ... Read More


SGPC presidential poll: Badals stave off challenge to their supremacy over SGPC

Chandigarh, Nov. 10 -- With the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate Harjinder Singh Dhami emerging victorious in the SGPC presidential polls on Wednesday, the Badals have managed to stave off a major ... Read More