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‘Hola Mohalla’ festival celebrated in Punjab

‘Hola Mohalla’ is a festival celebrated annually in Punjab’s Anandpur Sahib by the people from the Sikh community. The festival is usually celebrated on the second day of lunar month of Chet, which will follow the day of Holi festival. This year, the ‘Hola Mohalla’ festival fell on March 10. It is celebrated to symbolise ..

Punjab government launches “Cova Punjab” app

The Punjab state government recently launched a mobile application called “Cova Punjab” to spread awareness about the precautions to be taken against coronavirus. The application has been developed by the Department of Government Reforms and Public Grievances in association with the Health and Family Welfare Department. The mobile application has options to check for symptoms ..

Punjab scraps service extension option for government employees

The Punjab government recently scrapped the policy of granting optional extension in service to the state government employees after retirement. This decision is taken with an aim to generate employment for the youth of the state. The state government had earlier allowed service extension to all employees up to the age of 60 or 62. ..

PFDA prohibits online supply of food from FBOs without hygiene rating

The Punjab Food and Drug Administration (PFDA) recently announced that the state has prohibited the online supply of food without hygiene rating from food business operators (FBOs). The state government has also prohibited the online food supply aggregators (OFSAs) from sourcing the food without rating, from FBOs. It was also announced that the prohibition orders ..

Punjab reduces retirement age of government employees

The state of Punjab has recently announced during the state budget that it has reduced the retirement age of government employees to 58 years from the current limit of 60 years. This step is expected to boost jobs in the state. The Finance Minister of the state also announced the state government will provide free ..

Punjab DGP launches ‘Appreciate and Commend’ to honor cops

The Police Department of Punjab has recently launched an award scheme called ‘Appreciate and Commend’. The DGP of Punjab launched the scheme, which aims to honour the Police officers who perform their duties diligently. Under the scheme, the District Police chiefs will submit nominations of outstanding cops at the end of every month. A committee ..

Lt Gen S.K Saini appointed as Vice Chief of Army Staff

Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini has recently been appointed as the new Vice Chief of Army Staff after the then Army Vice Chief Lt Gen MM Naravane was appointed as the Chief of Army Staff. Lt Gen S K Saini will take over as the new Vice Chief on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He is ..

3rd Edition of North Zone Conference of Media Units conducted in Jammu

For the Media units under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, a two-day Zonal Conference of Media Units was organized by the Regional Outreach Bureau of the Jammu and Kashmir Region at Jammu from Friday, 17th January 2020 in which along with the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the ..