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26 swine flu deaths in Punjab; committee to review situation

Chandigarh, Feb 8

Twenty-six people have died of swine flu in Punjab in recent days, the state's health minister said on Monday.

Punjab to re-introduce board exams for classes 5, 8

Chandigarh, Feb 7

The Punjab government has decided to re-introduce examinations for primary and middle standards to give a boost to the academic standards in government schools, a minister said on Sunday.

Malta to Panama: Another immigrant tragedy leaves Punjab government unmoved

Chandigarh, Jan 20
The lack of will on the part of the Punjab government and its agencies to curb the activities of unscrupulous immigration and travel agents who lure youth from the state by promising them immigration to western countries has again brought misery to a number of families.

Panama boat tragedy: Punjab wants Centre to send team to US

Chandigarh, Jan 18

Amid reports that 20-25 youths from Punjab drowned after a boat in which they were headed to the US capsized near Panama, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to send a team to the US to trace survivors of the accident.

Despite cold, devotees throng gurdwaras on Guru Gobind Singh's birthday

Chandigarh, Jan 16

Despite the cold weather, tens of thousands of devotees visited gurdwaras across north India on Saturday morning to offer prayers on the occasion of the 349th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh guru Gobind Singh.

Farmers' suicide: Punjab to give compensation on same day

Chandigarh, Jan 15

The Punjab government announced on Friday that it will provide compensation on the same day to families of farmers who commit suicide.

PM likely to visit Pathankot on Saturday; NSA lauds Punjab Police role

Chandigarh/Pathankot, Jan 8

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the Pathankot air base, which was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists on January 2, on Saturday, police sources said.

Punjab bans manufacture of 'gutka', some other tobacco products

Chandigarh, Jan 7

The Punjab government on Thursday ordered a ban on the manufacturing of 'gutka', 'pan masala' and processed, flavoured and scented chewing tobacco and any other food products containing tobacco or nicotine in the state with immediate effect

Terrorism incidents rise when BJP is in power: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 6

The Congress on Wednesday attacked the BJP, saying whenever the party has been in power at the Centre, the incidnets of terrorism have gone up.

Punjab wants 'sensitive' status for border area

Bathinda (Punjab), Jan 4

The Punjab government on Monday urged the Centre to accord "sensitive" status to areas along the international border with Pakistan in view of recent attacks by Pakistani terrorists.

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    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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.