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Punjab to treat absentee staff as 'deemed resigned'

Chandigarh, May 23

The Punjab government has issued directions that employees absent from duty continuously for a year without leave will be considered as "deemed resigned", official sources said on Tuesday.

Punjab technical institutes to get free Wi-Fi

Chandigarh, May 18

The Punjab government on Thursday signed an MoU with Reliance Jio to provide free Wi-Fi facility in all state-run engineering colleges, industrial training institutes and polytechnics, a minister said.

Chandra Shekhar betrayed me, I am responsible for 21 deaths: Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, May 18

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has lamented the deaths of 21 Khalisatni militants during the tenure of Chandra Shekhar, who served as the eighth Prime Minister of India from November 1990 to June 1991.

No more government guest houses in private buildings in Punjab

Chandigarh, May 15

The Punjab government has done away with the practice to use private buildings by government departments and institutions as guest houses, a government spokesman here on Monday.

RBI enhances Punjab CCL for wheat procurement to Rs 20,683 cr

Chandigarh, May 13

With the wheat procurement season in full swing, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has enhanced Punjab's Cash Credit Limit (CCL) to Rs 20,683 crore, a state government official said here on Saturday.

Haryana shoots down Punjab's SYL dialogue claim

Chandigarh, May 12

Within hours of Punjab government's contention that it had agreed on Friday to a dialogue with Haryana on the SYL canal issue following Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's intervention, the latter strongly disputed the claim, saying it is "misleading and incorrect".

After Rajnath's intervention, Punjab, Haryana agree on SYL dialogue

Chandigarh, May 12

Following intervention by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Punjab and Haryana on Friday agreed to try and find a mutually agreeable solution to the contentious Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue through dialogue.

Sidhu in comedy show: HC raises propriety, jurisdiction issues

Chandigarh, May 11

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday observed that Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's appearance on a popular TV comedy show has propriety issues but added that it is not clear if the high court had the jurisdiction to adjudge such a matter.

Alma mater of two PMs, Panjab University grapples with financial crisis

Chandigarh, May 9
It was ranked at the top spot among India's institutions of higher learning just four years ago. It's alumni includes a former President and two former Prime Ministers, among them Manmohan Singh. But today, the 135-year-old Panjab University (PU) is staring down the barrel of a staggering deficit upwards of Rs 345 crore ($53 million) -- with no immediate solution in sight.

Amritsar medical college principal "caught" doing private practice

Chandigarh, May 6

A team of the Punjab Vigilance Bureau allegedly "caught" the principal of Amritsar's Government Medical College doing private practice at his government house in Amritsar, vigilance officials said here on Saturday.

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