Punjab Assembly passes amendment bill to set up State Security Commission

Aug 29, 2018
The Punjab state assembly has passed the Police (Amendment) Bill 2018 that would pave way for setting up of a State Security Commission for selection of the director general of police. The bill seeks to amend the Punjab Police Act 2007, which was enacted on February 5, 2008.

Punjab Government to make sacrilege of religious text punishable with life imprisonment

Aug 23, 2018
The state cabinet of Punjab has approved amendments to the Indian Penal Code (IPC) to make sacrilege of all religious text punishable with life imprisonment. The main objective behind the decision is to preserve communal harmony.

Northern states to set up joint secretariat to fight drug menace

Aug 21, 2018
The Chief Ministers of the Northern States have unanimously decided to set up a joint secretariat at Panchkula for data and information sharing to effectively tackle the issue of drug menace in their respective states.

Punjab government launches ‘Business First Portal’

Jun 8, 2018
The Punjab Government has launched a ‘Business First Portal’ to give a big push towards the ease of doing business in the state. The portal was unveiled by the state’s Industry Minister Sunder Sham Arora in Chandigarh.

Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur fulfils her childhood dream, to be appointed DSP by Punjab Government

Aug 3, 2017
The Punjab state government has initiated the process of appointing Indian all-rounder cricketer, Harmanpreet Kaur to the post of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the state police.

Punjab Government releases 90 lakh for construction of modern cattle pond

Jul 21, 2017
The Punjab Government has released Rs. 90 lakh for the construction of an ultra-modern cattle pond at a village called Kanian Kalan in Jalandhar district.

DIPP to set up India’s first TISC in Punjab

Jul 14, 2017
TISC offers several services like access to online patent and non-patent resources and assistance in searching and retrieving technology information among others.

Punjab government unveils new transport policy to overhaul transport system of the state

Jul 6, 2017
Once the scheme is implemented, permits of as many as 5432 buses indulging in extension /diversion of routes and another 6700 mini buses, besides 78 integral luxury coaches, will be cancelled and allotted afresh.

Former Punjab minister Gurdev Singh Badal passes away

Mar 28, 2017
Former Punjab Agriculture Minister, Gurdev Singh Badal passed away at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital on 28 March after a prolonged illness.

Captain Amarinder Singh sworn in as Chief Minister of Punjab

Mar 16, 2017
Alongside, Navjot Singh Sidhu was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister of Punjab.

Congress won the 2017 Assembly Elections in Punjab

Mar 11, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, which is a new entrant Punjab’s assembly election, emerged as the second major party by winning 22 seats.

Punjab Minister inaugurates the largest tricolour on tallest flag post at Attari Border

Mar 6, 2017
Built at an approximate cost of Rs 3.50 crore, the post was developed as a part of a project of the Amritsar Improvement Trust Authority of Punjab Government.

Foundation stone for India’s first 2G Ethanol Bio-refinery laid in Bathinda, Punjab

Dec 27, 2016
The approximate investment for setting up of the refinery is Rs 600 crores. The project will be set-up by the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL).

Punjab Chief Electoral Officer formulated special action plan on drugs

Dec 14, 2016
Punjab Electoral authorities formulated special action plan to contain drugs in elections.

India’s first amphibious bus project launched in Punjab

Dec 13, 2016
This amphibious bus will be run by the Punjab Tourism department and tourists coming to the wetland will be able to enjoy its ride in water and on land.

Punjab’s 2004 law terminating SYL agreement unconstitutional: Supreme Court

Nov 11, 2016
In 2004, the Punjab State Legislature had passed the ‘Punjab Termination of Agreement Act’ to escape from the duty of constructing its section of the canal link and sharing river waters with its neighboring states. Seeking legal clarity on the same, a presidential reference was made by the then president, A P J Abdul Kalam. It was taken up for hearing by the Supreme court in March 2016.

V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of Punjab

Aug 23, 2016
Badnore replaced Kaptan Singh Solanki, who is the Governor of Haryana. Solanki had been holding additional charge of Punjab Governor and Administrator of Chandigarh Administration since January 2015.

Rapid Rural Police Response System launched in Punjab

Jul 2, 2016
The system was launched to ensure prompt and effective police response in over 12000 villages in Punjab. Under the system, the police will respond to any crime or law and order situation within 20 minutes of it being reported.

Punjab government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

Jun 21, 2016
With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C.

World’s largest Single Rooftop Solar Power Plant inaugurated in Amritsar

May 19, 2016
This is the largest Solar Power Plant spread over 82 acres of rooftop in single campus on multiple roofs with installed capacity of 19.5 MW.

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