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Punjab assembly passes bill to dissolve state vigilance commission

Chandigarh, Oct. 1 -- The Punjab legislative assembly on Friday unanimously passed a bill to dissolve the state vigilance commission, set up two years ago by the Congress government. Chief minister (... Read More


Punjab assembly session | AAP seeks disqualification of 2 Congress MLAs, speaker rejects motion

Chandigarh, Sept. 30 -- Parliamentary affairs minister Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Thursday moved a motion seeking disqualification of two Congress MLAs - Amarinder Singh Warring and Vikram Chaudhary, af... Read More


Incentives fail to woo farmers, Punjab misses DSR target

Chandigarh, Sept. 29 -- Despite announcing incentives for farmers, the Punjab government has missed by a huge margin its target of bringing paddy fields under the direct seeding of rice method (DSR). ... Read More


BJP has devised new ways to topple governments, says Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Chandigarh, Sept. 28 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has devised a new way to topple governments "not by elections but by by-elections", said chief minister (CM) Bhagwant Mann in the House on Tues... Read More


Punjab facing gamut of problems in combating farm fires

Chandigarh, Sept. 26 -- Widespread rain across over the past week has delayed paddy harvesting in Punjab by 10 days, leaving farmers with a smaller window to ready their fields for winter sowing, in w... Read More


NGT imposes rRs.r2,080-cr fine on Punjab over failure to treat liquid, solid waste

Chandigarh, Sept. 24 -- The National Green Tribunal on Friday slapped a penalty of Rs.2,080 crore on the Punjab government for its failure to treat solid and liquid waste. A bench headed by NGT chair... Read More


Basmati starts arriving at Punjab mandis, fetches a premium

Chandigarh, Sept. 21 -- The arrivals of freshly harvested aromatic premium paddy variety basmati have started in the mandis of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, and Gurdaspur districts and the purchase has opened... Read More


Just 6% paddy straw can be managed ex-situ in Punjab

Chandigarh, Sept. 20 -- With paddy harvesting set to start in October, pressure is mounting on the Punjab government to give a big push to ex-situ crop residue management to tackle farm fires this sea... Read More


Punjab, Delhi drop plan to pay farmers incentive for not burning stubble

Chandigarh, Sept. 15 -- The Punjab and Delhi governments have dropped a plan to pay a cash incentive to farmers in the northern state for not burning paddy stubble during the winter harvest -- one of ... Read More


Punjab sets target to procure 187 lakh tonnes of paddy

Chandigarh, Sept. 11 -- Punjab's food and civil supplies department has set a target of procuring 187.28 lakh tonnes of paddy in the upcoming kharif procurement scheduled to begin on October 1 till No... Read More