Municipal services

Accelerated Municipal Services Project: Chief Secretary of Punjab

Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua on Saturday stressed the need to expedite the work of the Punjab Municipal Services Impact Project (PMSIP). Chairing a meeting with the World Bank delegation to finalize the PMSIP, he said the objective of the project is to improve the drinking water supply for the citizens of Amritsar and Ludhiana so that the quantity and quality of water supply in these towns can be improved. . The $300 million project is jointly funded by the World Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the government of Punjab.

Scholarship for Disabled Students

On Saturday, Punjab’s School Education Minister, Harjot Singh Bains called on disabled students in public schools to make maximum use of pre-matric, post-matric and premier scholarships. Bains said enrollment work for these programs run in conjunction with the Department of Social Security, Women’s and Children’s Development began July 20. matric and first class scholarships is October 31st.

Baba Farid society will reward Moga DC

The names of the winners of the Baba Farid Award for Honesty and the Bhagat Puran Singh Award for Service to Humanity were announced on Saturday. Baba Farid Society President Inderjeet Singh Khalsa said the Honesty Award would be given to Moga DC Kulwant Singh for his efforts to help the needy. The Bhagat Puran Singh prize would be awarded to the NGO SEER (Society for Ecological and Environmental Resources) based in Faridkot, which has planted thousands of trees. Each award carries 1 lakh and a quote. The prizes would be awarded on September 23, the closing day of the Baba Farid festival.

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  • The Punjab University authorities have not yet finalized the date of the Punjab University campus student council elections.  (HT file)

    The date of the Panjab University student elections is still pending

    While student electoral fervor has already gripped the University of the Panjab campus this year, the authorities have yet to finalize the date of the elections to elect the Student Council of the University of the Panjab campus. Once decided, the date is also proposed to the UT administration, before the university makes a final announcement. University officials said the election date will be set once admissions are complete, as directed by the Lyngdoh committee.

  • Haryana Vidhan Sabha President Gian Chand Gupta announced a new bus service from Panchkula to Narnaul on Saturday.  (AFP)

    Now travel the 320 km distance from Panchkula-Narnaul in a new direct bus

    Haryana Vidhan Sabha President Gian Chand Gupta on Saturday announced a new bus service from Panchkula to Narnaul from Sector 5 bus station. With the start of this bus service, people commuting on the route will no longer have to go to Chandigarh. bus stop. In addition, the travel time would also drop from 8-9 hours to around five hours. Before leaving the bus, Gupta also interacted with the passengers.

  • The investigation was filed against four officials, including Davinder Singh (780 objections), Ravi Kumar (1,488 objections), Parminder Kaur (1,007 objections) and Narinder Pal Singh (204 objections).  (HT file)

    Marked investigation into objections marked by Ludhiana MC officials on birth-death certificate

    Acting on the instructions of cabinet ministers Inderbir Singh Nijjar and Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Commissioner Shena Aggarwal, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer formed a five-member committee to investigate objections raised by MC officials to the demands for birth and death certificate in the past. Ministers also suspected bad faith intentions, including corruption. The committee has been instructed to conduct an investigation to determine whether objections reported by employees are genuine or “unnecessary”.

  • Meanwhile, Mahinder Singh, the defendant's employer, said Vipan was on his way to a gas station and when he got near Vardhman Chowk, Hardeep opened fire on him.  (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

    Ludhiana | Shot fired during a clash between 2 groups near Vardhman Chowk

    A transporter was attacked by employees of rival Vipan Kumar near Vardhman Chowk on Friday. The victim, Hardeep Singh from the village of Qadar, said he was forced to open fire in the air with his .32 caliber revolver in self-defence. He was driving home with a friend of his in an SUV at the time. The accused also allegedly insulted and threatened him.

  • The cumulative number of Covid cases in Ludhiana since March 2020 reached 1,13,448, of which 1,10,381 patients recovered while 3,016 succumbed to the disease.  (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

    Seven new cases of Covid detected in Ludhiana

    Seven new cases of Covid-19 were detected in the district in 24 hours, a bulletin released by the district health department revealed on Saturday. No new virus-related deaths have been reported. The cumulative number of Covid cases in the district since March 2020 has reached 1,13,448, of which 1,10,381 patients have recovered while 3,016 have succumbed to the disease. The administration has urged the public to take precautions and adopt Covid-appropriate behavior.