100 Villages of punjab all set to have underground sewage system

Chandigarh, Punjab: Over 100 villages of Punjab are set to have underground Sewage system, to free the rural population from the menace of open defecation and open overflowing stinking drains. Punjab Government has instructed to cover all villages of religious importance first under this programme and a humble beginning is being made from Baba Bakala,  the ‘Tapo Bhumi’ of Ninth ...

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Police arrest 4 'BKI Sympathisers'

The Punjab police achieved a major breakthrough when it managed to break a module of the alleged Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) sympathisers by arresting four persons from the Sathiala township bus stand barely a day before Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was scheduled to participate in a “sangat darshan” programme at Sathiala. Senior Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh ...

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European Sikhs feel let down by SGPC

Austria: Sikhs in Austria feel let down since no official of the Punjab government or the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) has visited Vienna to know their welfare. Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Austria, said here today that the Punjab government had sent a special plane to Vienna to bring the body of Sant Parmanand killed in a gurdwara on ...

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Babe Da Viah: 3-day celebrations in Batala

Gurdaspur, Punjab: Various religious organisations are busy in preparations for for three-day celebrations connected with the marriage of Guru Nanak Dev, first Guru of the Sikhs. Devotees from across the country have descended on the town and paid obeisance in gurdwaras, built where the marriage ceremony of Guru Nanak Dev with Bibi Sulakhni is said to have taken place 522 ...

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Punjab wants Rs 7,400 cr to tackle drought

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today assured the Prime Minister that the state would meet its grain production target for the national food pool. However, the state and its farmers paid a heavy price to maintain the crop due to unprecedented dry spell, he said. Badal said the immediate need was to hike the minimum support price ...

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