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Punjab has no spare water, Badal told center firmly, ready for sacrifice

Punjab News Time
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron-in-Chief Parkash Singh Badal said here today that Punjab does not have a single drop of water to spare from its rivers and his party will fully ensure that there is no compromise on the inalienable rights of the state under the Riparian Principle.

Electricity portability not feasible under scarcity conditions

CHANDIGARH : The concept that power consumers in the country would have the option of portability of electricity services as per Electricity (Amendment) bill 2014 is not feasible under power scarcity conditions.

Swedish Research Scholars learn about India’s ‘Food Bowl’ Punjab

AMRITSAR: “It was interesting to know that while Punjab the ‘Food bowl’ of India can undertake agriculture throughout the year with varied crop rotations, Sweden has only four months to produce food for its people,” remarked two Swedish agriculture research scholars, during a visit to Global Institutes today. 

Badal maintains distance from Majithia, not invited at Bathinda function

Uttam Hindu News Service
BATHINDA; In what may be termed as significant political development, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has been keeping distance from controversial Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia. He was not invited to attend the function held for laying foundations tone of six national highway projects chaired by Union Transport minister Nitin Gadkari.

A turbulent year for Punjab power sector

Punjab power sector faced a turbulent year as Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) was haunted by coal crisis, forced outage of its units to pave for the pumping of private sector generation in state grid, APTEL’s rejection of return on equity on inflated equity.

Punjabi cinema not just about 'balle balle'

Punjabi filmmaker Manjeet Mann, who co-produced National Award-winning film "Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh", says there are movies from her state that are rich in content too.During a session titled "Cinemas of India - Punjabi cinema" at the Film Bazaar, which concluded here Monday, she talked about the common misconception when it comes to Punjabi movies.

Power policy - Pitfalls and way out

There is an urgent need to place an alternate agenda for the reforms in power sector by the new Government for power sector development in the country to meet the national aspiration of electricity for all at affordable cost. While the Electricity Act, 2003 has worked well in strengthening India’s power sector to some extent, it has also underlined the weakness of the new institutional mechanism. “Electricity Act of 2003 now needs a relook and it should be more contemporary.

BJP may bring drastic change in its strategy in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:  After an outstanding performance in Haryana elections, BJP may bring drastic changes in its policy in Punjab and play a dominating role to eastablish its base in the border state. Being in power at the center, BJP would have srong influence over its alliance partner SAD.

Two SAD leaders questioned by ED in drug racket

JALANDHAR:  Two senior Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders, Punjab's Chief Parliamentary Secretary Avinash Chander and former Jail Minister MLA from Kartarpur Swaran Singh Phillaur are in dock following Enforcement Directorate today questioned both of them in Rs.6000 crore drug racket.

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