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Rare honour for Nawanshahr MLA Angad Singh, Participates in National Legislators Conference in Parliament

Punjab
NAWANSHAHR: The youngest MLA from Nawanshahr,  Angad Singh has brought laurels to the constituency . He has been nominated by the Speaker, Punjab Assembly to participate in the National Legislators Conference held in New Delhi under the aegis of Indian Parliament from March 10 to 11. The two day conference dedicated to commemorate the International Women Day, was chaired by the Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi. As many as five legislators including three women and two men legislators from each Assembly were invited to the National Legislators Conference having the theme " We for Development ". 

1.6 lakh given jobs in one year: CM

Punjab
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, March 11 Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today distributed appointment letters to 9,592 youths under the government’s flagship “Ghar Ghar Rozgar” scheme. The Congress government completed one year in office today. The CM claimed that 1,61,522 jobs were generated during this period. Though the mega job fest was held on the PAU campus today, Congress leaders did not leave any opportunity to blame the previous SAD-BJP government for all ills afflicting the state. Addressing a gathering, comprising mostly students, the Chief Minister, who turned 76 today, congratulated the youths who got appointment letters and thanked corporate houses for being part of the job fairs. Amarinder said with his government now fully settled, the process of givi...

Legal services authority plays pivotal role in ensuring justice to the needy: Chief justice

Punjab
AMRITSAR: “Legal Services Authority has big role to play in ensuring speedy justice to the poor and needy persons, everyone should avail the services being rendered by Legal Services Authority to protect their legal rights as well as to get benefits of the welfare schemes of the government.” It was said Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while addressing the gathering in the Chetna Camp organized at Satya Bharti Senior Secondary School Kohala (Chogawan). This camp was organized by the Punjab Legal Services Authority and District Legal Services Authority with the help of District Administration.

Truck operators to boycott tender process

Punjab
Chandigarh, March 8 Punjab-based truck operators, who are engaged into transportation of foodgrain, today decided to boycott the tender process for the coming rabi marketing season in protest against the state government’s move of not floating tenders for the whole procurement season. “We have decided to boycott the tender process for the transportation of wheat as the state government has called tenders only for wheat crop as against usual practice of calling tenders for both wheat and paddy crops,” said All Punjab Truck Operator Union President Happy Sandhu. “The government can make arrangements for transportation of crop on its own. We will not transport crop unless our demand is met,” Sandhu said, adding that around 70,000 trucks were engaged in the transp...

IG Deo, you were brave, stay firm

Punjab
Kuljit Bains IG Gurpreet Deo, a lady IPS officer of the Punjab Police, demonstrated unusual forthrightness and boldness on International Women’s Day in stating that the problem of sexual harassment within the force is serious. The statement was front-paged by The Tribune on March 9 under the headline “‘Sexual abuse rampant’ in Punjab Police”. The matter would have passed without much notice had there not been a subsequent denial from the officer herself (which has not been published). The turnaround, in fact, served to underscore the bravery of the first act of honest revelation. It proved just what she had said on the sidelines of a function in Ludhiana while talking to a small group of journalists: “Women [in the police] need to be made aware and given...