The Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new land acquisition policy with a provision for outsourcing purchase of land for the state government.

The unique method, being adopted for the first time in the country, aims to by-pass the process of land acquisition by inviting

Minister of state for environment Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday launched a nationwide campaign to reduce noise levels across India, as it was turning

Khadoor Sahib: A silent green drive is sweeping the countryside in Punjab, thanks to the efforts of Padam Shri Baba Sewa Singh Khadoor Sahibwale who has been adopting villages in the state for his plantation drive for the past one year and aims to augment green cover in 100 villages every year.

Throwing light on his new project in an exclusive interview with The Tribune here yesterday, Baba Sew

Amritsar and Bathinda have taken the lead in village sanitation if the commendation of the Government of India for Nirmal Gram Purskar 2010-11 is any indication.

Patiala: It seems that awareness drives, campaigns and other programmes initiated by the government agencies and the NGOs for celebrating Divali without busting crackers, which pollute the environment have brought some fruitful results.

The response:The district administration has received more than 50 applications for the newly launched Eco Cabs.

Eco-friendly, safe rickshaws to ply on Amritsar roads

Amritsar: A quiet revolution is in the offing for users of public transport in the holy city of Amritsar. Unsafe cycle rickshaws will soon be replaced by specially designed eco-friendly cycle rickshaws, thanks to the state Tourism Department

To be launched this year, new rickshaws will have FM radio, seatbelt, first-aid box, reading material, dustbin and fire extinguisher

The new Amritsar rickshaw, which will be launched in the holy city within this year, is going to offer passengers a musical ride.

Hundreds to be constructed near Milkfed booths along highways and in Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bathinda cities

To address the need for clean toilets along the state

Influenza A (H1N1) has hit the city again. A PGI staff nurse has tested positive of the virus. This is the first positive case of swine flu in the city.

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