RSS leader’s killing: Punjab Govt to hand over case to NIA

DW Bureau | Chandigarh The Punjab Government has decided to hand over the case regarding the killing of RSS leader Ravinder Gosai to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). A decision to this effect was taken by the State Government following the demand from some RSS and BJP quarters that the case should be handed over […]

VK Singh, Agarwal moving on Central deputation; search begins for suitable replacements

DW Bureau | Chandigarh With two Punjab Cadre IAS officers of the 1990 batch having been picked up for Central Deputation as Joint Secretaries, the Punjab Government will soon need to identify suitable officers of the seniority of Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary to man the posts held by them. Anurag Agarwal, Financial Commissioner, Excise […]

Daily World Special SYL imbroglio: Centre’s draft proposal ready — No SYL shall be built, addl water to flow to Haryana

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Union government has finalised a draft proposal to end the vexed river-waters issue between the two neighbouring States of Punjab and Haryana. The formula among other things includes that the SYL canal shall not be built even as all efforts shall be made to augment the capacity of the Bhakra […]

Punjab Irrigation Scam: Contractor Gurinder Singh absconding; VB unearths trail of assets, transactions

DW Bureau / Chandigarh Contractor Gurinder Singh who was recently booked by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) in connection with the multi-crore Irrigation scam is absconding since August 17. Sources said the probe agency had been unable to trace his whereabouts since an FIR was registered against the contractor and half a dozen senior irrigation […]

Daily World Special on Irrigation Scam: Punjab Vigilance unearths large-scale irregularities in project allotments; top Govt officers, contractors on agency’s radar

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The annual turnover of one of the contractors who was allotted tenders worth Rs 1,000 crore in Drainage and Kandi wings, went up by almost 60 times ÔÇö from Rs 4.5 crore in 2007 to Rs 300 crore in 2017 Investigations by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) into the multi-crore irrigation […]

Daily World Exclusive: Punjab’s new Industrial Policy proposes bold reforms; host of fiscal incentives for investors

Manish Tiwari | Chandigarh The Capt Amarinder Government has envisaged bold reforms and a host of fiscal incentives in its Draft Industrial Policy, 2017, that include its commitment to provide electricity to existing and new industries at reduced tariff of Rs 5 per unit for five years, incentives to existing units for expansion and modernisation; […]