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.

Punjab Legislative Assembly passed the Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness Bill, 2016

Mar 23, 2016
The bill specifies that the interest payable on debt shall be calculated at such rate as may be notified by the government.

Punjab State Budget 2016-17 presented

Mar 17, 2016
For women empowerment, Swasth Kanya Yojna will be launched under which free school bags containing stationery items will be provided to girl students.

Punjab Government notified Swine Flu under Epidemic Disease Act

Mar 17, 2016
The notification stated that all government and private hospitals will have to inform the Department of Health about a case of ILI (Influenza like Illness) having chronic diseases.

Punjab passed Punjab Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal land (Transfer of Proprietary Right) Bill, 2016

Mar 16, 2016
The bill is an attempt to divest its neighbouring states from getting share from Punjab’s river waters.

Punjab imposed ban on sale of Army Uniforms in the state

Feb 29, 2016
Any person buying uniform will have to submit a self-attested copy of his identity card and phone number, which would be duly maintained along with date of sale with the shopkeeper.

Punjab Government signed MoU to set up bio-ethanol refinery

Nov 2, 2015
The refinery will be constructed in two years, which will make Punjab the state leader in the bio-refinery sector.

Suresh Arora appointed as DGP of Punjab

Oct 26, 2015
Suresh Arora was posted in Amritsar as Superintendent of Police (SP) and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) when Operation Black Thunder I and II were conducted.

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal launched Punjab ePMS portal

Jul 3, 2015
The portal will fast track infrastructure investment stalled projects, both in the public and private sectors, involving investment between 100 crore rupees and 1000 crore rupees.

Industrial Policy 2015 for Chandigarh city launched

Jul 2, 2015
The policy is aimed at boosting employment and motivate medium and small industries in the city.

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