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Waiting for new government, Punjab opts for vote on account

Chandigarh, March 7

Putting its bet on seeing a new NDA government at the centre after the April-May general election, the Punjab government Friday opted for a vote on account instead of a regular budget for four months (April 1 to July 31) this year.

Punjab announces cotton mechanisation programme

Chandigarh, May 5

The Punjab government Monday announced that a "Cotton Mechanisation Programme" would be introduced in the cotton-producing Malwa belt of south-west Punjab.

World's first kabaddi league launched in India

New Delhi, May 6

Kabaddi is set for a major facelift with the launch Tuesday of World Kabaddi League, a venture of the Punjab government.

Punjab teachers told no NGO work without leave

Chandigarh

Chandigarh May 20 (IANS) Taking a serious view of government school teachers remaining absent from duty in the name of doing work with NGOs, the Punjab government Tuesday directed the teachers that they can work with NGOs only after taking proper leave.

Punjab minister resigns after drug taint on son

Chandigarh, May 22

Citing moral grounds following a recent controversy in which his son's name was associated with an alleged drugs racket, a senior minister in the Punjab government submitted his resignation Thursday.

Punjab pays record Rs.15,473 crore to farmers for wheat

Chandigarh, May 27

With a bumper wheat crop in the state this year, the Punjab government has made a payment of Rs.15,473.15 crore to farmers for wheat procured by government agencies, an official said Tuesday.

Ludhiana youths' killing: Crackdown on police officials

Chandigarh, Sep 29

The Punjab government Monday evening suspended a district police chief and dismissed four police officials after two brothers in their 20s were killed in Ludhiana district Saturday in a shootout with police.

Punjab minister orders release of grants to aided colleges

Chandigarh, Sep 30

The Punjab government will soon release grants for aided private colleges in the state, a minister said Tuesday.

Asia's biggest paddy procurement begins in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Oct 1

The biggest ever paddy procurement exercise in Asia began across Punjab and Haryana Wednesday, food and supplies officials of both states said.

Punjab wants farmers to grow Basmati

Chandigarh, Oct 2
The Punjab government wants its farmers to diversify to other varieties of crops to reduce the burden on soil as well as water level from the water-guzzling common paddy variety.

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  • Joshi Math: Members of the special team deputed by the Punjab government interacts with the pilgrims of Hemkunt Saib at Joshi Math in Uttarakhand on June 29, 2015.

    Joshi Math: Members of the special team deputed by the Punjab government ...

    June 30, 2015

    Joshi Math: Members of the special team deputed by the Punjab government interacts with the pilgrims of Hemkunt Saib at Joshi Math in Uttarakhand on June 29, 2015.

  • People affiliated to various organisations burn effigy of Punjab government during a demonstration in Amritsar, on June 2, 2015.

    People affiliated to various organisations burn effigy of Punjab ...

    June 2, 2015

    Amritsar: People affiliated to various organisations burn effigy of Punjab government during a demonstration in Amritsar, on June 2, 2015.

  • Congress workers stage a demonstration against the policies of SAD led Punjab Government as well as BJP led Central Government in Amritsar, on March 30, 2015.

    Congress workers stage a demonstration against the policies of SAD led ...

    March 30, 2015

    Amritsar: Congress workers stage a demonstration against the policies of SAD led Punjab Government as well as BJP led Central Government in Amritsar, on March 30, 2015.

  • Punjab Principal Secretary Health and Finance Vini Mahajan visits people who lost their vision after undergoing eye surgery at an eye camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of ...

    Punjab Principal Secretary Health and Finance Vini Mahajan visits people ...

    December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Punjab Principal Secretary Health and Finance Vini Mahajan visits people who lost their vision after undergoing eye surgery at an eye camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of Punjab; currently being treated at an Amritsar Hospital on Dec 5, 2014. At least 15 people lost their vision after undergoing the cataract surgery. The Punjab government has ordered a probe into the free eye check-up camp and also announced interim relief of Rs.1 lakh to each of the affected families, whose members have lost eyesight in the tragedy.

  • A man who lost his vision after undergoing eye surgery at an eye camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of Punjab being treated at an Amritsar Hospital on Dec 5, 2014. At least 15 ..

    A man who lost his vision after undergoing eye surgery at an eye camp ...

    December 5, 2014

    Amritsar: A man who lost his vision after undergoing eye surgery at an eye camp organised by an NGO in Gurdaspur district of Punjab being treated at an Amritsar Hospital on Dec 5, 2014. At least 15 people lost their vission after undergoing the cataract surgery. The Punjab government has ordered a probe into the free eye check-up camp and also announced interim relief of Rs.1 lakh to each of the affected families, whose members have lost eyesight in the tragedy.