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Farmers at several places in Punjab, Haryana stop supplies to cities

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh, June 1 Farmers on Friday stopped the supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities of Punjab and Haryana as part of a nationwide strike against alleged anti-farmer policies of the Centre. "We are getting very good response from fellow farmers for their support to this agitation. At majority of places in the state, farmers have stopped bringing vegetables, milk and other items to the cities for sale," Balbir Singh Rajewal, president, Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), claimed. "No farmer is being forced by anyone to stop bringing their produce. The farmers have so much anger against the central government that they became a part of this agitation on their own," Rajewal said. The decision to stop supplies starting from June 1 till June 10 was ...

To check depletion of water level, 3 cities to get canal supply

Punjab
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 19 To check the rapid decline and deterioration of groundwater, three major cities of the state will be provided with canal water instead of groundwater. Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said in-principle approval had been accorded to the project costing Rs 3,500 crore for Ludhiana, Amritsar and Patiala. In a press release, Sidhu said the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had accorded technical clearance to all three water supply schemes and forwarded it to the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India. A meeting was held on Saturday in the office of Department of Economic Affairs wherein the approval had been given to the proposed surface water supply schemes for all three cities....

Moonak, Bhadson best cities in North

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 17 Two state towns, Moonak and Bhadson, have shone on the national firmament in terms of cleanliness parameters. Bhadson city in the Patiala region has been declared the cleanest city in North India having less than 1 lakh population. Moonak in Sangrur has also been declared the best city as per the citizens’ feedback. The North Zone comprises J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Uttarakhand and Delhi. The cities will be awarded at the national level. It is worth mentioning that the Union Government has announced the results of Swachh Survekshan-2018, conducted by the Ministry of Health and Urban Affairs. Last year, Swachh Sarvekshan was conducted in 434 cities with population one lakh or above across India. The performance of 16 parti...

Cities, towns to have ‘no ad’ zones

Punjabi Politics
Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 29 To regulate clutter of billboards and other display gadgets in the state, the recently released Punjab Model Municipal Outdoor Advertisement Bylaws 2018 have asked all cities and towns to have specified ‘no advertisement’ zones. The bylaws have specified at least 18 different categories of “Negative advertisements”, which have been banned from being put on public display. These include advertisements of alcohol, drugs, cigarette or other tobacco derivatives; showing nudity of any form; promoting racial, caste, community or ethnic differences; having sexual overtones; and lottery tickets. Local governments will have to ensure the motorists’ comfort and safety before allowing display of billboards. ...

Parking to get costlier for bigger vehicles in 10 cities

Punjab
Sanjeev Singh Bariana Tribune News Service Chandigarh, April 17 Under the recently notified parking policy by the local government for 10 municipal corporations, bigger vehicles will have to pay more. Parking prices can vary from city to city in Amritsar, Patiala, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Mohali, Phagwara, Moga and Pathankot corporations. Based on the location, time and even days of week, parking prices, decided by parking management wings can vary from place to place within the respective corporations. Higher demand locations will stand to charge higher prices. On-street parking will be more expensive than off-street parking. Karnesh Sharma, Director, Local Government, said: “We have notified the policy. Now, each local government will respond individually and seek a

19 FM channels for six cities

Punjab
Chandigarh: The Centre has approved the auction of 683 FM radio channels in 236 cities of the country, of which 19 in six cities have been allocated to Punjab. An official said four FM channels had been allocated to Ludhiana and three each to Abohar, Bathinda, Hoshiarpur, Moga and Pathankot. Permission for the channels shall be granted on the basis of a non-refundable one-time entry fee (NOTEF). Once the permission holder starts operating a channel, he will be liable to pay an annual fee. tns The Tribune