Sunil Jakhar to continue as PPCC chief
14.09.19 - Team PT

Taking note of the "good work” done by him as the state party leader, the Congress high command has rejected the resignation of Sunil Jakhar as president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the decision, terming it in the ...

Punjab journalists protest over case against Pawan Jaiswal
04.09.19 - Team PT

Punjab Press Club, Jalandhar condemns action of UP government to register criminal case against journalist Pawan Jaiswal for reporting that rotis with salt were being served in Mid-day meal at a school in UP. In place of fixing the flaws or irregularities in their system ...

Amarinder requests Amit Shah to take up issue with Pak govt
03.09.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss issues of national and state security, besides urging him to take up with Pakistan the case of forcible conversion of a Sikh girl to Islam.
The Government of India should ...

'Its a contemptuous breach of privilege of the House, with the flagrant consent of Amarinder'
29.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

The entire Congress Legislature Party need to explain to the Sikh community as to how the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, probe is being buried in an opprobrious manner, befooling the entire Sikh community.
The recent missive of Prabodh Kumar, Special DGP-cum -Director Bureau ...

Punjab CM writes to PM for Rs 1000 Cr special flood relief package
21.08.19 - Team PT

Even as the state government scaled up its flood rescue and relief operations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to the Prime Minister seeking a Rs 1000 crore special package to address the losses resulting from the flooding.

The Chief Minister has also ...

Punjab CM launches Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna
20.08.19 - Team PT

In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.

E-cards were handed over to the ...

Amarinder announces 100 Cr for flood hit areas in Punjab
19.08.19 - Team PT

Rupnagar, August 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state and said a special Girdawari will be conducted as soon as the water level recedes to ensure ...

CM Amarinder warns anti-national forces against attempt to destroy peace
73rd Independence Day
15.08.19 - Team PT

JALANDHAR, AUGUST 15: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned inimical forces against any attempt to destroy the peace and harmony of the country, while calling upon the people to join hands in fighting such forces.

Addressing a gathering here at the Guru ...

Was Harsimrat Badal napping during the cabinet meeting?
Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019
13.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

It is shocking that Harsimrat Kaur Badal was busy having forty winks, when the draft of Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019 was being approved by the Modi cabinet, having far reaching consequences for Punjab . Intriguingly, both the Ministers in Ministry of Jal ...

Punjab CM hosts Kashmiri students in state for lunch
12.08.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 12: It was a poignant moment for the Kashmiri students in Punjab. They had expected to be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha alone this year, since they could not go to their families in the Valley due to the prevailing situation, but were in for a ...

It will have catastrophic backlash; Punjab could be the next union territory
05.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

India is watching today the most discernible model of Cooperative federalism of Mr. Narinder Modi. What has happened to the State of Jammu & Kashmir today is the culmination of the sinister designs of RSS and BJP? The only Muslim majority State in India loses ...

Amarinder reviews law & order in Punjab, orders increased security for Kashmiri students
05.08.19 - Team PT

Amid apprehension of an adverse reaction from Pakistan to the developments in Kashmir, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday prohibited any kind of celebrations or protest that could vitiate the atmosphere in the state.

With tension escalating at the border, the Chief Minister directed ...

Capt–Sukhbir Badal duo creating confusion to save the accused Dera followers: Khaira
01.08.19 - Team PT

Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today  questioned  Punjab Chief Minister   for playing dubious role in cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and asking CBI to reopen the cases .

Khaira asked the CM how he failed to implement the ...

‘Live-in political relationship’ peculiarly a new phenomenon in Punjab politics
30.07.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

If the Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly does not decide on the resignations of certain MLAs, who have either resigned or crossed over to other political parties; that entail disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, and yet the members in question decide ...

Punjab Governor accepts Sidhu’s resignation, CM to hold power portfolio for time being
20.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 20: Navjot Singh Sidhu is formally out of the Punjab Cabinet with both Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Governor VPS Badnore accepting his one-line resignation.

Within hours of the resignation letter being forwarded to him by the Chief Minister, the Governor conveyed his ...

Sangrur DC, SSP take stock of Ghaggar; assure breach in the river will be plugged soon
18.07.19 - TEAM PT

Taking note of the 25 feet breach in the Ghaggar river at Phulad village of Moonak, Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Sangrur Ghanshyam Thori and SSP Dr Sandeep Garg immediately reached the spot and reviewed the situation. DC assured the residents of villages that the Punjab government ...

If Sidhu doesn’t want to do his job, there’s nothing I can do about it: Amarinder
15.07.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.

The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning the work in the middle of the crucial ...

CM Punjab gives power to DCs to clear investment projects up to 10 cr
12.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 12: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives to empower DCs to independently clear investment projects up to Rs 10 crore, thus taking another major step forward to boost ease of business with simplified online clearance process.

The Chief Minister was ...

Amarinder proposes shifting of under trial gangsters/radicals outside Punjab
04.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 4: Drones and CCTV cameras will be made available in all Punjab prisons as part of a slew of strong measures announced on Thursday by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to strengthen jail security.

The Chief Minister, who chaired a high-level meeting to review ...

Amarinder seeks early clearance of ring roads around major Punjab cities from Gadkari
27.06.19 - Team PT

New Delhi, June 27: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought early clearance of ring roads around the state’s major cities, while urging the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, to immediately release the third ...

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