The Punjab Assembly today passed a Bill to enable hotels, restaurants and other notified places near highways in the state to supply alcohol.
There are three-four concerns on the GST, one is unleashing of Inspector Raj. To enforce compliance of the provisions, unrestricted powers have been given to inspectors under the garb of anti-profiteering clause.
The education sector got a huge boost in the state budget this year with Rs 21 crore earmarked for reforming the infrastructure of primary schools.
After Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Punjab waives off loans. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, MR Rao, MD & CEO of Bharat Financial Inclusion spoke about the share of loans in UP, Maharashtra and Punjab.
After Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, Punjab waives off loans. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, HP Singh, Founder & MD of Satin Creditcare Network gave the reality check.
Speaking at the Assembly, the chief minister noted the move would benefit 10.25 lakh farmers, including 8.75 lakh farmers up to 5 acres.
He said former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal were "responsible" for this contract.
Opposition parties -- Aam Aadmi Party, Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP -- have been demanding immediate dismissal of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh over allegations of "impropriety".
The inquiry has been handed over to Justice (Retd) J S Narang, who would submit his report within one month.
In his condolence message, the Punjab chief minister said Gill's role in restoring peace and stability to Punjab cannot be undermined or forgotten.
An IPS officer, Gill was the chief of Punjab Police from 1988 to 1990 and 1991 to 1995. He is credited with breaking the backbone of and eliminating Khalistani terrorism in Punjab.
He dismissed media reports that the Punjab government has sought Z-plus security from the Centre for him and Congress MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, saying the state police was "more than capable of protecting the people, including Congress leaders".
Maharashtra accounts for nearly 25 per cent of the total investments attracted by the real estate and construction industry in India, showed a recent study by industry body ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce R
Jagjeet Singh, who hailed from Punjab's Kapurthala city, reportedly had an altercation with one of the customers who came to buy cigarettes on Friday, FOX40 reported.
They are targeting a sum of Rs 1 crore for developing production techniques, market farm produce and assist farmers with government schemes.
Singh met Chandrasekaran on the first day of his three-day visit to the country's financial capital to woo investors, as part of 'Invest Punjab' initiative, and urged him to invest in the state.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that even if they fail to get any support from the Centre, they would ensure that farmers are freed of their mounting debts.
Watch Vir Sanghvi in conversation with Captain Amarinder Singh where he spoke on Congress party's win in Punjab Assembly elections.
Captain Amarinder Singh took oath as the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab on Thursday in a ceremony attended by senior Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
The chief minister-designate has decided to go in for a simple swearing-in ceremony as an austerity measure. "There will be nothing ostentatious about the oath-taking programme at the Raj Bhawan on Thursday morning, when Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore will administer the oath of office to Amarinder Singh as the new chief minister of the state," Punjab Congress had said on Tuesday.
The party‘s win in Punjab is even more significant because of two things â€” the party won totally on its own and in a three-cornered contest for the first time ever in the state â€” both achievements rarely associated with the Congress in the past couple of years.
The Congress seems headed for a big win in the state of the Punjab, and is likely to take the state back from the Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which was supported by the BJP.
54 counting centers have been established at 27 locations for the 117 Assembly constituencies in the state, an official spokesman said here.
Some of the candidates that are representing the Bharatiya Janata Party in the current assembly elections are turncoats and the party seems to be banking heavily on them in UP.
The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) â€“ a coalition led by BJP need 5,49,441 votes, and it falls short by 91,658 votes required to win the prestigious battle that involves an electoral college of 10.98 lakh votes.