Punjab government

Smog and poor air quality in Lahore force schools to close three days a week

Pakistan's Punjab government has ordered the closure of schools for three days a week on the orders of the Lahore High Court.

published on : 7th December 2022

Punjab sees nearly 1,900 farm fires on Saturday

In neighbouring Haryana, many places reported air quality indices in 'poor' and 'very poor' categories on Saturday evening.

published on : 30th October 2022

Where did scheme funds go? Centre asks Punjab govt

It has been almost two years since the state government was given this amount by the Centre but the former has not shared any details of where the money has been spent.

published on : 11th October 2022

Punjab mulls roads from plastic waste

The PWD, B&R and Punjab Mandi Board have already started using plastic waste in the construction of rural roads. Such roads have already been built in Ikolaha village of Khanna.

published on : 5th October 2022

2-hour conjugal visits for Punjab prisoners who behave well

The conjugal visit will be allowed to be repeated after two months subject to availability of infrastructure.

published on : 15th September 2022

Punjab not cooperating in resolving SYL canal dispute, Centre tells SC

The water dispute started in 1966, when the Punjab Reorganisation Act divided erstwhile Punjab into Punjab and Haryana and the need arose to share river water between the two states.

published on : 6th September 2022

Railways warns Punjab government on bridge safety

Sources said the state government has held out an assurance no mining would be allowed 500 metres upstream and downstream of these bridges.

published on : 19th August 2022

'Punjab is in deep debt trap due to previous regimes', says state government's White Paper

Punjab's debt has spiraled to 2.63 lakh crore and the state has Rs 24,351.29 crore worth liabilities to service in the immediate term.

published on : 26th June 2022

Security cover of 424 people to be restored from June 7, Punjab government tells HC

The Punjab government last week had pruned the security cover of 424 people, including Punabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead on Sunday.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Punjab government bans three books for distorting facts related to Sikh history

PSEB chairman Yograj Singh on Sunday confirmed that the three books have been banned for distortion of facts.

published on : 1st May 2022

Punjab govt does a U-turn, withdraws ban on 'Jugad Rehri'

These vehicles are fitted with engines of discarded scooters and motorcycles. They come under the unclassified category and have no vehicle registration plate.

published on : 24th April 2022

Punjab police book former AAP leader for 'hate speech'; opposition slam govt's 'political vendetta'

A police team on Wednesday visited his residence at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh to summon him to join the investigation before April 26. 

published on : 20th April 2022

People can now carry mobile phones inside Punjab government offices

The Punjab government said people will now be allowed to carry mobile phones inside government offices unless barred due to security reasons.

published on : 9th April 2022

Punjab government to frame new sand mining policy: CM Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann said that his government is committed to ensure seamless supply of construction material at affordable rates.

published on : 7th April 2022

Punjab's AAP government 'bachha party': Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij dubbed Punjab's AAP government a 'bachha party', lacking 'complete knowledge of issues'.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Bill on way to regularise 35,000 government employees: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann

Mann said that he has directed chief secretary Anirudh Tewari to prepare the draft of a bill for regularising the services of these employees before the next session of the Assembly.

published on : 23rd March 2022

No illegal recommendation, work to resolve people's problems: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann to party MLAs

He also asked the Aam Aadmi Party legislators to work hard for turning Punjab into a vibrant state.

published on : 20th March 2022

1991-batch IAS officer A Venu Prasad appointed as additional chief secretary to Punjab CM

Prasad's appointment is the first such administrative change following the change of guard in the state.

published on : 12th March 2022