Veteran journalist Hukum Chand Sharma is no more, but the tales will never end
20.06.17 08:53 as Media - PT Media Critic

HUKUM CHAND Sharma, always seen sporting his trademark green turban and a flowing silver beard, never without a smile but with experience of decades reflected in his wrinkled face, is no more.

The veteran journalist, who remained the Chief of Bureau of mass-circulation Punjabi daily, Ajit, ...

Amarinder govt completely leaves out agri labourers from loan waiver gift basket
19.06.17 10:40 as CM - pt bureau

IN A HUGE POLITICAL GAMBLE, Punjab's Amarinder Singh government today completely left out the entire farm labourer category, which comprises a large number of Dalits, from its loan waiver announcements, a move that is likely to incense the poorest of the poor in Punjab's villages.

Coming ...

Amarinder sets
19.06.17 09:15 as CM - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: Coming up to meet the expectations of farm suicide-affected families merely half-way, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today announced that the government will take over "crop loans from institutional sources" that these families still owed.

In addition to the loan waiver relief for small and ...

19.06.17 07:25 as CM - Team PT

Crop loans of up to Rs 2 lakh waived off, aarhtiya loan not covered; suicide relief now Rs 5 lakh
CHANDIGARH: Loans of up to Rs 2 lakh of Punjab's small and marginal farmers will be waived off by Punjab government, but the decision will not ...

Expert Group fails to submit report, gets 2 months' extension; Interim Report on Monday
16.06.17 07:22 as Govt - PT Bureau

Chandigarh: The T. Haque-headed Expert Group on Punjab farm loan waiver has been given a two months' extension, top government sources confirmed today.

The Expert Group will also submit an interim report "very shortly" and sources said it could be as soon as Monday (June 19).

Sources ...

Bir Devinder hits out at Amarinder, gets personal; Congress goes for the jugular
11.06.17 09:14 as Politics - punjab today bureau

IN AN ugly spat about the rare sightings of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Punjab, former Congressman Bir Devinder Singh castigated the Patiala MLA for his "colossal neglect" of the constituency, only to trigger a response from some party heavyweights who termed his "personal ...

Government initiates free mortuary van services – Brahm Mohindra
11.06.17 06:53 as Govt - team pt

Punjab Health Minister Brahm Mohindra today said that the state government has initiated a free of cost mortuary van services in the state.
Mohindra said that  all the government hospitals have been directed to provide mortuary van to family of deceased free of cost .  A ...

Media Advisor refutes PT report of meeting with Editor, while Govt continues to reel under new headlines
03.06.17 07:20 as Govt - PT bureau

CHANDIGARH: With the Amarinder Singh government continuing to reel under the relentless media focus on Minister Rana Gurjit Singh on account of a shady sand mining contract, the Chief Minister's Media Advisor Raveen Thukral denied having met the editor of The Tribune to push for ...

Punjab government changes the timing of Medical Colleges and Attached Hospitals
03.06.17 03:19 as Govt - team pt

The Punjab Government has issued the order to change the timings of Government Medical & Dental Colleges and attached hospitals of Amritsar and Patiala from 8 A.M. to 2:30 p.m.
Disclosing this here today Minister for Medical Education & Research, Punjab, Brahm Mohindra said that it ...

Editor advises Advisor: Pl improve English, use 300 words and build some logic in your rebuttal
01.06.17 08:32 as Media - Punjab Today Bureau

CHANDIGARH: Known for its rather sedate approach to journalism, and currently helmed by an old school editor-in-chief in Harish Khare, The Tribune makes waves whenever it shuns the "on-the-one-hand-while-on-the-other-hand" balancing act and takes a call on an issue.
So when its editorial on Wednesday screamed, "Oust ...

Sukhbir Badal reconstitutes Core Committee of SAD
30.05.17 05:43 as Akali - team pt

The Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal today reconstituted the core committee of the the Shiromani Akali Dal inducting four new members in it apart from the earlier ones.
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will continue to be Patron of the committee. 
Senior Members ...

CM must accept resignation of Rana Gurjit immediately: Bir Devinder
29.05.17 08:56 as Politics - team pt

Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh is left with no other option but to accept the resignation of the of Irrigation & Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh whose probity is in question said Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Bir said in a statement ...

CM orders judicial inquiry into charges against Rana Gurjit
29.05.17 08:46 as CM - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered the setting up a one man judicial commission to probe the allegations of impropriety against Irrigation & Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh in the multi-crore sand mining auctions conducted recently by the state government.
The inquiry would ...

Amarinder speaks to Rajasthan CM over assault on four Sikhs in Ajmer
27.05.17 13:50 as CM - TEAM PT

Taking a serious view of the reported merciless assault on four Sikh men in Ajmer, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart, Vasundhara Raje Scindia, to seek her personal intervention in ensuring a thorough probe into the incident of ...

Rana Gurjit Sand Mining Controversy: Activist demands action from CM against bureaucrat and review of E-bids
27.05.17 08:10 as CM - team pt

In a new twist to the Benami sand mining contract awarded to the ‘kitchen-help’ of Punjab Power Minister, Rana Gurjit Singh, leading Public Interest Litigation (PIL) activist lawyer H. C. Arora today demanded from Chief Minister Punjab the removal of Addl. Chief Secretary, Industry and ...

Amarinder gives go-ahead to bike taxis to generate employment for youth
26.05.17 18:07 as General - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced his government’s decision to allow pillion or bike taxis as a means to generate employment for youth, to fulfill another key Congress poll manifesto promise.

The Chief Minister has given in-principle approval to the initiative, which will be ...

Goverment tourist complexes to get a fresh lease of life: Navjot Sidhu
26.05.17 18:00 as Tourism - TEAM PT

The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today reiterated that the now closed tourist complexes owned by the Punjab Government would be given a fresh lease of life. These tourist complexes are situated on very apt and attractive locations in and outside ...

K.P.S. Gill, former Punjab police Chief dies at 82
26.05.17 16:36 as Police - TEAM PT

Former DGP Punjab, K.P.S. Gill died in a hospital in New Delhi on Friday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, also known as Supercop, was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi on May 18. He breathed his last at 2:55 pm.

"He ...

No stakes in Sand mining, neither family nor employees linked to mining business: Rana Gurjeet
25.05.17 20:40 as Auction - TEAM PT

Categorically rejecting media reports to the contrary, Punjab Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh on Thursday clarified that neither he nor his company - Rana Sugars Limited, has any direct or indirect stakes, financial or otherwise, in the sand mining business. 

The Minister categorically denied ...

Brazen conflict of interest in the auction of sand mines, warrants immediate sacking of Minister: Bir Devinder
25.05.17 17:46 as Auction - Bir Devinder Singh*

If the politically monitored and tampered e-auction of the sand and gravel mines in Punjab is any indication of the mindset of the present dispensation, lead by Capt. Amarinder Singh than people of Punjab should completely forget to expect any good thing to happen in ...

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