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Grade 5, 8, 10 students in Punjab to be promoted without exams, announces CM Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh/UNI: Amid the continuing Covid surge, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced that all Class 5, 8 and 10 students will be promoted to the next class, without taking any examination.

Punjab asks UP govt to shift gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar jail by Apr 8

Lucknow/UNI: After a long political and legal battle, the Punjab government finally wrote to Uttar Pradesh to make arrangements to transfer mafia don Mukhtar Ansari from Ropar jail to Banda jail by April 8.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder condemns attack on BJP MLA, warns of strict action against anyone disturbing peace

Chandigarh/UNI: Strongly condemning the attack on BJP MLA from Abohar, Arun Narang, allegedly by angry farmers protesting the Centre’s Farm Laws, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action against anyone trying to disturb the state’s peace by taking the law into their hands.

Punjab : Farmers thrash BJP legislator in Malout, tear off his clothes

Chandigarh/UNI: In a shameful incident, farm law protesters allegedly threw black ink and thrashed BJP's Abroha MLA Arun Narang and also tore his clothes off in Malout town, here on Saturday. 

Amarinder Singh opposes DBT for farmers, writes to PM seeking deferment of scheme

Chandigarh/UNI: Strongly opposing the Direct Bank Transfer (DBT) scheme for farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he had written a letter to the Prime Minister seeking early resolution of the matter in view of the upcoming Rabi season.

Amarinder Singh to lead Congress in 2022 Punjab polls: Party

Chandigarh/UNI: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar on Monday said Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh would lead the party in the 2022 assembly polls, as the people of the state had reposed their faith in his leadership with their landslide verdict in Congress’ favour in the recent civic polls.

Punjab govt plans to unveil its annual budget on March 8

Chandigarh/UNIL The Captain Amarinder Singh government plans to unveil its budget for Punjab for 2021-22 on March eight.

Setback for BJP as Congress wins all 7 Municipal Corporations in Punjab

Chandigarh/IBNS: Causing a massive setback for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the backdrop of the farmers' protests, the Congress on Wednesday won all seven Municipal Corporations in Punjab that went to polls on Feb 14, media reports said.

Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude jolts Punjab, felt across north India

Amritsar/IBNS: A powerful earthquake of 6.1 magnitude jolted Punjab's Amritsar on Friday night and was felt as far as Delhi, prompting people to rush out of their homes

Singhu border violence is what Pakistan wants: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh/UNI: Condemning Friday's violence by some miscreants at the Singhu border, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh urged the Centre to conduct a thorough probe to identify the so-called locals, who had purportedly broken through tight security cordons to attack farmers and their property.

Violence by some elements in Delhi is unacceptable: Amarinder Singh condemns 

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday condemned the violence which hit Delhi after a certain section of farmers forcibly entered the National Capital.

Narco-terror module case: NIA conducts searches in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab

Srinagar: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches in six locations spanning from Punjab to Jammu and Kashmir in connection with investigation of a Narco-terror module related to seizure of about 61 Kgs of heroin along with arms and ammunitions on Sept 20 at International Border at Arnia, Jammu.

Punjab: Woman commits suicide 5 days before marriage

Nawan Shaher/UNI: A woman, along with her parents, committed suicide by consuming poison five days before her marriage on Tuesday here.

'No plans to enter corporate farming': Reliance moving court over vandalisation of Jio towers

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian multinational conglomerate company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Monday stated it has no plans to enter into the "corporate farming" after the Narendra Modi government faced accusation of benefiting the crony capitalists by bringing agricultural reforms.

Farmers' unions agree for fresh talks with Centre; protesters destroy Reliance Jio telecom towers in Punjab

New Delhi/IBNS: The farmers' unions have agreed to Centre's proposal to meet for another round of talks on December 30 to resolve the current impasse over the new farm laws, media reports said.