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7 Volvo buses from various cities of Punjab plying to & from New Delhi international airport: Aruna Chaudhary

Punjabi Politics
 The Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) under the leadership and guidance of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is marching ahead on the road to economic success while on the other hand is also proving to be a boon for the state residents with the addition of new buses to the fleet and the operating of new roots. Not only this but keeping in view the facilitation of the Punjabi diaspora abroad, 7 new Volvo buses from 5 big cities of Punjab are plying to and from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and the initiative has evoked a massive response from the people.

Deaths are taking place due to drug overdose in Punjab’s villages, towns and cities

 Coming close on the heels of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, a Jasbir Singh, a former Army man of village Kila Kavi Santokh Singh in Taran Tarn, was brutally beaten up and his legs were broken by the drug mafia on Tuesday. Subsequently, Jasbir Singh wrote a letter in his blood to Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh asking him to ‘wake up’ and act against the drug menace in the state even as the Punjab BJP leaders took a strong exception to the incident and lambasted the state government for its failure to initiate effective measures to deal with the problem. 

PWD proposes ring roads in four cities

Punjabi Politics
Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 24 The Public Works Department (PWD) has proposed rings roads — about 200 km in length — in four major cities of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala and Mohali. The PWD Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, said he had discussed the urgency of the ring roads during a recent meeting with Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. In case of Ludhiana, the department has pointed out that the Jalandhar bypass and the southern bypass have come within the city. Since the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is already constructing Ladhowal bypass, connecting the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road with the National Highway 1, there is need to construct an 80-km-long section to complete the ring around Ludhiana. For Patiala, the southe...

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

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....