The Punjab minister said in an official release that 216.35 km long Zirakpur-Patiala-Sangrur-Barnala-Bathinda section includes two railway over bridges and 16 flyovers. Similarly, the project has one major bridge, 40 small bridges and 7 foot over bridges constructed in its way. The road also has 32 major junctions and 212 smaller junctions for tariff decongestion.
Surjit Singh Dhiman, the MLA from Amargarh in Sangrur district, and Nathu Ram from Balluana in Fazilka, tendered their resignations from party positions to Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) chief Sunil Jakhar.
Congress finalized the names of nine new ministers on Friday after meetings, spread over two days, between party chief Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in New Delhi.
"NABARD propose to provide financial assistance of about Rs 9,800 crore in Punjab during 2018-19," Deepak Kumar, Chief General Manager, NABARD said in a statement.
Addressing a two-day convention and exhibition on Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation, organised by the Industries Department in collaboration with PHD Chamber, the chief minister stressed the need to motivate youth to shift towards self-employment under the government's startup programme.
He also accused the Punjab government of betraying farmers by promising to waive all their debts, pegged at Rs 90,000 crore.
At present, prohibitory order are promulgated against all hookah bars in all the districts of the state for two months.
The NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for "two-laning with paved shoulder/Four-Laning of Ramdas to Gurdaspur section of NH-354" to Ceigall India Ltd-Inderjit Mehta Constructions Pvt Ltd (JV) at a cost of Rs 149.49 crore, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.
MLA Sandhu said that he had been seeking autonomy for the Punjab unit for the past three months and had shared the letter with the state's leaders, including Sangrur MP Mann.
Capt. Amarinder Singh along with his ministers was sworn in on March 16, 2017, after Congress stormed to power in 2017 assembly polls.
Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal had yesterday tendered an apology for levelling charges of involvement in drugs trade against former Punjab minister Majithia.
Under the 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobar' scheme, with the fresh distribution of 9,592 appointment letters, the number of jobs generated during the year has risen to 1,61,522
On March 6, Amarinder Singh had ordered a massive crackdown on illegal mining on the Sutlej river bed .
Punjab had projected revenue generation of Rs 5,422 crore from the state excise for the current fiscal. The revenue from liquor business constitutes almost 14 percent of state's own tax revenue.
BJP alleged that most of the government employees are on the path of struggle and have been holding protests across the state.
As many as 73,200 applicants have registered on the government portal in the hope of getting their employment letters at the 140 events being conducted at 56 venues.
Under the policy, separate advertisement sites/spaces have been proposed to be reserved for government advertisements which can be utilized by the government whenever required
Every consumer of urban population whether belonging to the domestic, transportation, business and industrial category would get the gas, Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said.
Amarinder said he discussed the issue of resignation, which the minister had submitted 10 days ago, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi today and then decided to accept the same.
The Punjab government also decided that government employees and retired pensioners who pay income tax would be excluded from the farm debt waiver scheme launched by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
According to the report, the ambitious debt waiver scheme launched by the Amarinder Singh government only focusses on marginal farmers with land less than 2.5 acres.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the progress in implementing the farm debt waiver scheme he had launched in Mansa district on Sunday during a meeting with officials and ministers, including Finance Minister Manpreet Badal.
Here's a short documentary on paddy stubble burning in Punjab and how it affects Delhi's air quality.
Farm debt waiver was one of the key promises of the Congress ahead of the state polls in February last year.
The Tower and Infrastructure Providers' Association (TAIPA) claimed that under the present policy, "abnormal charges and cumbersome processes" of local authorities are roadblocks to setting up of towers.