Punjab CM to discuss legal guarantee to MSP, farm debt at NITI Aayog meet

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said he will raise several issues, including a legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) for crops and farm debt, at the NITI Aayog governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday. Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Mann slammed his predecessors Charanjit Singh Channi and Amarinder … Read more

Farmers call off proposed protest after Punjab CM accepts most demands

Several farmer bodies on Tuesday decided to call off their proposed agitation on August 3 after Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann accepted most of their demands, including clearing pending payments of sugarcane farmers. Mann held a four-hour-long meeting with farmer leaders led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (Sidhupur) president Jagjit Singh Dallewal here … Read more

Facing humiliation at the hands of minister, VC resigns in Punjab

Facing humiliation at the hands of a minister in the AAP government, one of country’s top orthopaedic surgeons and Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences Raj Bahadur sent his resignation to Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday. Raj Bahadur resigned citing humiliation by Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra during … Read more

Racket involved in smuggling narcotics in ambulance busted: Punjab Police

Punjab Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state racket with the arrest of three persons involved in smuggling of opium in an ambulance. Police seized eight kg of opium from an ambulance on the Ambala-Chandigarh highway on Saturday, said Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Sheel Soni, … Read more

Punjab CM Mann conducts surprise inspection at upcoming Aam Aadmi Clinic

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday made a surprise visit to check the progress of Aam Aadmi Clinic coming up in Mohali near here. During the inspection, Mann, accompanied by Cabinet Minister Brahm Shankar and senior officers of state government, examined the ongoing work in the clinic. … Read more

Punjab CM Mann hospitalised with stomach ache complaint, discharged later

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was admitted to a private hospital in Delhi late on Tuesday night after he complained of stomach ache, Aam Aadmi Party sources said here on Thursday. He was discharged from the hospital on Thursday morning, they added. After arriving in Chandigarh, Mann held … Read more

Pay Rs 22 cr dues to cane growers by selling mill property: Punjab min

Punjab Agriculture Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal on Monday directed officials to sell the property of a sugar mill to make pending payments to the cane growers. A decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Dhaliwal with the representatives of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba) and Sandhar Sugar Mill, … Read more

Quashing gangster culture, controlling drug menace top priority: Punjab DGP

Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav on Thursday said eliminating gangster culture and controlling the drug menace are the top priorities of the state police. The DGP visited Amritsar during the day and offered prayers at the Golden Temple and the Durgiana Mandir. Speaking to the … Read more