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Punjab's retired staff settled abroad to get DA in pension

Chandigarh, Oct 22

The Punjab government has allowed release of dearness allowance (DA) in the pension of its retired employees who have settled abroad and have acquired foreign citizenship.

After dope tests, Badal seeks apology from Congress, AAP

Chandigarh, Oct 21

With dope tests conducted on 3.75 lakh aspirants for police jobs showing that only 1.27 per cent of the youth had tested positive, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday asked leaders of the opposition Congress and AAP leaders to apologise for defaming Punjab youth.

Hartek Power wins 460 MW solar contracts in this fiscal

New Delhi, Oct 19

Chandigarh-based Hartek Power said on Wednesday that it has bagged orders for 460 MW solar power projects in the first half of the ongoing fiscal.

Punjab Congress to greet Modi by burning 'Chitta Ravana'

Chandigarh, Oct 16

Opposition Congress party will greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi by burning effigies of 'Chitta Ravana' when he visits Ludhiana city in Punjab on Tuesday.

Congress men to burn 'chitta' Raavan in all Punjab assembly segments

Chandigarh, Oct 14

In a bid to maintain the pressure on the Punjab government on the issue of the drug menace, the opposition Congress on Friday said its supporters will burn effigies of 'chitta' Raavan in all 117 assembly segments.

Punjab announces special Rs 50-lakh grants for martyrs' widows, kin

Chandigarh, Oct 14

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday announced special grants-in-aid of Rs 50 lakh each to war widows or other legal heirs of defence force personnel who died in the wars with China and Pakistan in 1962, 1965 and 1971.

Ex-Akali Dal lawmaker joins Congress

Chandigarh, Oct 11

A day after resigning from the Punjab assembly, former Shiromani Akali Dal leader Inderbir Singh Bolaria joined the Congress on Tuesday.

Suspended Akali lawmaker quits assembly seat

Chandigarh, Oct 10

Suspended Shiromani Akali Dal leader Inderbir Singh Bolaria resigned as a Punjab legislator on Tuesday.

Congress, Akalis colluding in Punjab: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 8

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the opposition Congress and the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in Punjab were colluding to fight the 2017 assembly elections.

Villagers head back home as evacuation decision is reversed

Chandigarh, Oct 7

The Punjab government on Friday issued instructions to reverse its earlier decision to evacuate the villages of Punjab situated within a 10-km belt along with Pakistan border.

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