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Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL

(Chd,Hary)Khattar Accused Pb Counterpart of Misleading on SYL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar accused Punjab of “misleading” on the Sutlej-Yamuna link canal despite the apex court ruling in their favour.
He said this during a review meeting on the canal issue.
The chief minister was informed that chief secretaries of both states would be meeting the central water secretary in New Delhi on December 6 over the issue.
Khattar also slammed the neighbouring state on stubble burning.
“Punjab is misleading the country by targeting Haryana on the issue of stubble burning and holding the state responsible for increasing pollution,” he said.
In September 2019, the Supreme Court had given four months to Punjab, Haryana and the Centre to find an amicable solution to the SYL canal issue.
Haryana has been seeking the completion of the canal to get its share of 3.5 million acre feet of river waters.

Agitating Pb Farmers Adversely Hit Function of 25 Trains

(Asr,Pb)Agitating Farmers Adversely Hit Function of 25 Trains in Punjab
Several farmers’ unions squatted on railway tracks in Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Ferozepur districts on Tuesday making various demands including payment of outstanding dues of sugarcane.
The protest hit the operations of 10 to 15 express trains and a dozen passenger trains, affecting 25,000 passengers,
Agitating farmers blocked the railway tracks at several places, affecting train movement at Amritsar-Beas section (Beas-Butari), Amritsar-Tarn Taran section (Tarn Taran-Bhagtanwala), Ferozepur-Fazilka section (Jhok-Guruharsahai) and Ferozepur-Jalandhar section (Makhu-Mallanwala Khas)
In Amritsar, farmers squatted on the railway track at Rayya town near Beas, around 40 kms from Amritsar city. They shouted slogans against the state government for not meeting their demands.
Farmers were agitating for arrears for sugarcane+ registration of cases for stubble burning + withdrawal of the FIRsand Complete waiver of farm loans and pension for growers above 60-years of age.

Capt Govt Will Distribute Smart Phones from 26th Jan

(Chd,Pb) Capt Govt Will Distribute Smart Phones from 26th Jan
The Congress-led Punjab government will start distributing free smartphones among girl students in class 11 and 12 of government schools in Punjab who #donotown a smartphone.
1st batch of 1.6 lakh smartphones will be given to make them more tech-savvy,” Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted on Monday.
Before coming to power, the Congress had announced this in its poll manifesto
The state government had announced its ‘Mobile Phones to the Youth’ scheme, in line with its poll promise, in its budget for the financial year 2017-18.

Punjab Hikes 4% Share in National Pension Scheme

(Chd,pb) Punjab Hikes 4% Share in National Pension Scheme
The Punjab cabinet on Monday decided to hike its share in the national pension scheme from 10 per cent of basic pay and dearness allowance to 14 per cent, in line with a move by the Centre some months back.
4,%, point-hike in the government’s contribution comes after demands by workers’ unions and will cost the state an additional Rs 258 crore every year.
It will come into effect from April 1, 2019, a government statement said.
Earlier, the state government was required to match the minimum 10 %, contribution made by its employees who are part of the National Pension System (NPS).
The state government has 3,53,074 employees. Of them 1,52,646 are covered under the NPS.
The government has also agreed to give the benefit of death-cum-retirement gratuity to all state government employees recruited on or after January 1, 2004 and covered under the pension scheme, it said.
Increasing the share to 14 per cent will mean an additional Rs 285 crore this year, the government said.

Google Removed Anti India Mobile App 2020 Sikh Refrendum

(Chd,Pb) Google Removed Anti India Mobile App 2020 Sikh Refrendum
Google has removed the anti-India mobile app ‘2020 Sikh Referendum’ from its Play Store after the Punjab government took up the matter with the IT giant
The app is not available anymore on Google Play Store for mobile phone users in India,
Sikhs for Justice , a group based abroad and banned by India, has been lobbying for Punjab’s secession through its 2020 Sikh Referendum campaign.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has accused Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence of being involved in the campaign.
The app asked mobile users to register themselves, in an apparent attempt to show support for secession. A government statement said a website, “yes2khalistan , was also launched for the same purpose.
An analysis of the app and the website at Punjab’s DITAC Lab found that the data of people who register was stored in the server of the website created by the banned Sikhs for Justice ,

Capt Govt Brings New Lottery with 1st Prize ₹ 3 Crore

(Chd,Pb)Capt Govt Brings New Lottery with 1st Prize ₹ 3 Crore
Punjab State Lotteries Department brought out New Year Bumper-2020 in the market. The first prize of the bumper is Rs. 3 crore.
First prize of Rs. 3 crore would be given to two winners (Rs. 1.50-1.50 crore each)
Draw of the bumper would be held on January 17, 2020.

Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning

(Mohali) Capt Fails to Convince Punjab’s Farmers on Stubble Burning
Stubble-burning is choking Delhi and other areas in northern India, farm fires continue around Punjab villages Even just 20 km from the state capital Chandigarh Villagers says they are helpless, citing the cost of equipment meant to tackle crop residue without burning it.
Last year 28000 machines were given out.which has been reduced to 20,000 pieces of farm equipment this year under a centrally sponsored scheme to promote mechanisation.
According to official data, Punjab has witnessed over 22,000 incidents of stubble burning so far this year.

7 Authorities Start Property’s E Auction Process in Punjab

(Chd,Pb) 7 Authorities Start Property’s E Auction Process in Punjab
PUDA and other special development authorities (GMADA, PDA, GLADA, ADA, JDA & BDA) put up various properties situated across the state on e-auction from 9.00 AM on November 1, 2019.
While the e-auction of properties offered by Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority, Bathinda Development Authority, Jalandhar Development Authority and Amritsar Development Authority would conclude on November 11, 2019 and the auction of properties offered by Greater Mohali Area Development Authority and Patiala Development Authority would close on November 14, 2019.
Big chunks being offered in the auction and those falling under jurisdiction of GMADA include two hotel sites located in IT City, Sector 66-B, a petrol pump site of Medicity, New Chandigarh, a group housing site at IT City, Sector 66-B, a nursing home /dispensary site in Sector 89 and a commercial chunk of Sector 68, SAS Nagar.
Jalandhar Development Authority has decided to auction a hospital site located at Basti Sheikh, Jalandhar & a hotel site situated at chotti Baradari, Jalandhar. Amritsar Development Authority is auctioning a commercial chunk located in New Urban Estate, Batala.
Besides above properties, commercial sites (booths, SCO, SSS, SCF, shop sites, double storey shops) and residential plots located in different cities viz. Mohali, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Amritsar, Phillaur, Malout, Rajpura, Sangrur, Gurdaspur, Batala, Nabha & Amargarh would also be available in the e-auction.

Punjab,s Halwais Voluntarily Requesting For Inspection

(Chd,Pb) Punjab,s Halwais Voluntarily Requesting For Inspection
As per KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.
Halwai associations are voluntarily approaching the Food Safety Commisionerate with requests for their premises-inspection, He said that most of the halwai associations believe that mis- deeds of a couple of black sheep has brought bad name to the entire trade. To clear the misconception in the minds of public they want sampling of their products done before the Diwali festival so that the shadow of adulteration may not eclipse their sales, informed Pannu.

Capt Demands Funds on Tourism Day For Swadesh Darshan Scheme

(Chd,Pb) Capt Demands Funds on Tourism Day For Swadesh Darshan Scheme Punjab Chief Minister of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh has sought immediate release, from the central government, of the first tranche of the funds for the projects approved under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme a year ago.
Seeking the release of the first instalment of 30% of the total of Rs. 99.95 Crores worth of the state projects, approved under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme, the Chief Minister pointed out that these projects were approved back in September 2018.
Development of Hussainiwala Border area and Saragarhi Memorial in Ferozepur, were part of these.