Tag Archives: Punjab

Punjab can rescue nation from food crisis

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab alone can rescue the entire nation from food crisis emerging out of the negative state of monsoon. This was stated by Harish Chander, President, Food Corporation of India Officers Association of Punjab (FCIOA) and Regional Manager, FCI, here today. He said the FCI was confident that the Central government was working on the National Food Security Act ...

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Ex Punjab Chief Minister Dies

Chandigarh, Punjab: Former Punjab Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader Harcharan Singh Brar died at the PGI here today. He had been unwell of late. The Punjab Government has announced state funeral that will take place at his village, Sarai Naga (Near Muktsar), at 3 pm tomorrow. Brar, 87, is survived by son Kanwaljeet Singh (Sunny) Brar (a sitting Congress ...

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SAD wants royalty on state waters

Chandigarh, Punjab: Punjab and the Centre appear to be headed for a fresh confrontation over the issue of inter-state water sharing. Nearly 62 years after the Independence, Punjab has decided to take the Centre head on and demand a royalty on water to the tune of Rs 20,000 crore for the water flowing into Rajasthan. Seepage from the Rajasthan canal ...

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Centre urged to review Punjabi NRI blacklist

Amritsar, Punjab: Eminent citizens of the state have urged the Union government to review the blacklist which has banned several Punjabi NRIs from visiting India. “There should be an urgent and objective review of the cases of Punjabi NRIs blacklisted in the 1980s and debarred from visiting the country,” said former engineer HS Jatana. “The period of the 1980s was ...

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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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