With hundreds of pilgrims from Punjab stranded near the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib in the calamity-hit Uttarakhand, the Punjab government has hired a private helicopter to airlift them, a spokesman of the Chief Minister's Office said here Wednesday.
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The Punjab government Saturday announced that registration of marriages in the state would be mandatory in future.
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Friday was left "aghast" after he found out that the municipal corporation and improvement trust of Amritsar had laid down parallel sewerage line in the city, wasting crores of rupees of public money.
With the incidence of cancer in the Bathinda belt of south-west Punjab growing over the years, the Punjab government Tuesday asked the Mumbai-based Tata Memorial Centre to train its doctors and paramedic staff to fight the deadly disease.
To do away with chaos on roads and open areas due to haphazardly parked vehicles, the Punjab government gave a green signal Tuesday for multi-level robotic car parking system in congested commercial areas of all corporation towns.
The Punjab government Wednesday rejected the central government's move to set up the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).
Terming it "aggressive" and "incentive-based", the Punjab government Monday unveiled its new industrial policy to facilitate investment in the state.
The Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools, a minister said Wednesday.
Hundreds of people flocked to this dusty Punjab town since early Friday to catch a last glimpse of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who was killed in a brutal attack in a prison in Lahore, Pakistan.
Expressing deep anguish over the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday termed him as a "national martyr who suffered unspeakable repression and torture with dignity".
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