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Salinity-hit farmers take to shrimp farming

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- THOUSANDS acres of land in south-western districts of the state, affected by salinity and waterlogging, is now proving boon for farmers due to the strenuous efforts of Punjab go... Read More


Bajwa condoles Tiwana's death

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- PUNJAB Higher Education and Languages Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has condoled the death of noted Punjabi writer and teacher Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana (84). She was hospital... Read More


Punjab Budget on Feb 25

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- THE Capt Amarinder led Punjab Government will present its budget for 2020-21 on February 25. This was decided at a Cabinet meeting here on Friday. The Cabinet decided to summon... Read More


Cabinet to recast industries and commerce depts.

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- TO streamline and make the functioning of the Industries & Commerce Department and its separate Controller of Stores wing more efficacious, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday decided ... Read More


CM orders release of '427-cr power subsidy

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the Finance Department has released Rs 427 crore on account of power subsidy to Punjab State Power Corporation L... Read More


Captain reads a riot act after massive drug bust in Punjab

CHANDIGARH, Jan. 31 -- WITH the Punjab Police busting a major narco-terror racket, having alleged links to one of India's biggest drug smuggling kingpins and also the suspected involvement of a former... Read More


Akhilesh described Yogi's Ganga Yatra as a new 'event'

LUCKNOW, Jan. 31 -- UP BJP tagged political event Ganga Yatra is continuing and CM Yogi Adityanath in Mirzapur said that the Ganga river was not only a symbol of faith but was also the backbone of the... Read More


GDP growth rate for 2018-19 revised downwards to 6.1 pc

NEW DELHI, Jan. 31 -- THE government on Friday revised downwards the economic growth rate for 2018-19 to 6.1 per cent from 6.8 per cent estimated earlier, mainly due to deceleration in mining, manufac... Read More


UP hostage crisis: All kids rescued, accused killed

FARRUKHABAD, Jan. 31 -- OVER 20 children, aged between six months and 15 years, were rescued after an armed man, a murder accused who took them hostage after inviting them for a birthday party at his ... Read More


Execution of death warrants of all convicts put off till further order

NEW DELHI, Jan. 31 -- A Delhi court Friday postponed execution of death warrants of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gan grape and murder case till further order. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmende... Read More