The state will remain in mourning tomorrow in view of #Amritsar train mishap

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered an inquiry into the tragic Amritsar train accident in which at least 58 people were killed and 72 injured and declared one-day mourning in the state on Saturday. The chief minister, who was scheduled to leave for Israel this evening, has postponed his […]

70 pc drop in stubble fires likely this season

DW BUREAU/ Chandigarh The Punjab Government was expecting not more than 12,000 stubble burning incidents this season, a reduction of about 70 per cent compared to last year, on the back of a “vigorous” awareness drive and distribution of crop residue management machinery, Agriculture Secretary KS Pannu said here on Thursday. Stubble burning in Punjab […]

Capt took a dig at Sukhbir over his remarks on the formers Delhi trips to pressurise the Centre to come to the rescue of the distressed farmers

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has reacted sharply to the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal’s charges of “misuse of central funds”. Lambasting Sukhbir for his “baseless and unfounded” allegations against the government over the issue of incentivising farmers to prevent stubble burning, the CM came out […]

The roadways employees union decided to further extend it by another 72 hours on Friday

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Even as the stir entered fourth day causing inconvenience to commuters, the Haryana Roadways employees remain defiant and announced to extend their strike till October 22 against the state government’s decision to introduce 700 private buses. The roadways employees union had Wednesday announced the extension of their strike by another two […]

This means the government functionaries have teamed up with private players to jack up the machinery rates and then offer subsidy on the same to the farmers

DW BUREAU / Chandigarh Alleging scam, the opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday demanded a CBI inquiry into the purchase of machinery for managing paddy straw, saying that this equipment had been purchased at nearly double the market rates, negating the 50-80 per cent subsidy given for the same, by […]