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Punjab to put ultrasound centres under surveillance

Chandigarh, April 24

With the sex ratio in Punjab in dismal figures, the state's Health Department announced on Monday that all ultrasound centres across the state would be put under surveillence.

Do away with blacklist on religious lines, Punjab CM urges Centre

New Delhi, April 22

A day after getting central assurance on blacklisted Sikh youths, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and suggested doing away with the list made on religious lines.

Passport office to come up in Punjab's Nawanshahr town

New Delhi, April 21

The Centre has acceded to the Punjab government's request to open a passport office in Nawanshahr town and also look into the issue of blacklisted Sikh youths settled abroad, official sources said.

Amarinder seeks Centre's nod to sell surplus power to Pakistan

New Delhi, April 20

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modis support to the state government for selling its surplus power to Pakistan or Nepal in the "economic interest of the cash-crunched state".

Punjab puts up its defence on SYL issue to Centre

New Delhi, April 20

With the Supreme Court closely monitoring developments on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal, the Punjab government on Thursday apprised the Centre of the critical water situation in the state to stress its inability to share water with its neighbouring states.

Amarinder meets Modi, seeks nod to sell power to Pakistan, Nepal

New Delhi, April 20

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention to allow the Punjab government to sell surplus power to Pakistan or Nepal in the financial interest of the cash-strapped state.

Radicals raise Khalistan slogans as Sajjan visits Amritsar

Amritsar, April 20

Sikh radicals raised pro-Khalistan slogans and clashed with SGPC task force volunteers outside the Golden Temple complex here in Punjab on Thursday during Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan's visit.

Punjab frames rules curbing fee increase in private schools

Chandigarh, April 19

The Punjab government on Wednesday paved the way for rationalisation of fees in private schools by giving its nod to the Punjab State Regulation of Fees of Unaided Educational Institutions Rules, 2017.

Punjab to hand over Saragarhi memorial to trust

Chandigarh, April 19

The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to hand over the management of the Saragarhi memorial and a gurdwara in Ferozepur to the Saragarhi Memorial Management Trust to ensure better upkeep of the historic site.

Punjab to re-verify 'Blue Card' beneficiaries

Chandigarh, April 18

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered re-verification of the list of 'Blue Card' beneficiaries of the 'Atta-Dal scheme' to make it more targeted and comprehensive.

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