Amarinder protests special incentives for hill states
To take up Punjab’s case
18.08.17 - TEAM PT

Opposing the Centre's decision to extend special incentives to the hill states, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today said he would pursue Punjab's demand for extending similar incentives to the border areas and 'Kandi' (sub mountainous) belt. 
Talking to mediapersons after inaugurating an exhibition organised by the ...

Congress must take disciplinary action against the ‘buffoons’, demands Bir Devinder Singh
Disgraceful conduct
17.08.17 - TEAM PT

PATIALA, AUGUST 17: Punjab Congress Committee President must take strict disciplinary action against the erring congress leaders of district Ferozepur for their inappropriate and erroneous conduct, demanded Bir Devinder Singh the former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

In a strongly worded statement issued today, Bir Devinder ...

SAD appoints Aujla and Mahajan as senior advisors, public grievances
17.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today appointed former civil officers – P S Aujla and Ajay Mahajan (above) as Senior Advisors to SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal for Public Grievances.

Disclosing this, the SAD President’s Media Advisor Jangveer Singh said the party was confident that both ...

Don’t weaken the country’s strong arm: Review concessions or extend these to Punjab too: Badal
Concessions to hill states
17.08.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 17: Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal said here today that the centre’s decision to extend concessions to Punjab’s neighbouring hill states will "directly and fatally" hit Punjab and its economy. "No one deserves these concessions more than does Punjab that has faced ...

BK Uppal, Varinder Paul Singh to be awarded with President’s Police Medals
14.08.17 - TEAM PT

Bajinder Kumar Uppal, IPS, ADGP Vigilance Bureau Punjab and Varinder Paul Singh PPS, AIG, State Special Operations Cell have been chosen for President’s Police Medals for distinguished services on the occasion of on Independence Day 2017. In addition to this, sixteen more police officers/officials including ...

All civil surgeons and SMO's to perform clinical duty on Saturday's: Health Minister
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

"All Specialists including Civil Surgeons and Senior Medical Officers posted on Non clinical posts will perform clinical duties on every Saturday and they will also perform scheduled surgeries on fixed days in Government hospitals.” It was announced by Brahm Mohindra, Minister of Health & Family ...

British envoys call on CM, evince interest in investing in agriculture and allied areas
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

The British High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner on Friday called upon Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss cooperation with the state government in the promotion of agriculture and allied fields.

High Commissioner Sir Dominic Asquith and Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Ayre were accompanied by ...

CM puts spurious pesticides and seeds dealers on notice; tells farmers to follow PAU advice
White Fly Attack
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

MANSA, AUGUST 11: Vowing to take suppliers of spurious pesticides and seeds to task, CM Amarinder Singh on Friday urged farmers to use only the varieties recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to protect their cotton crops from white-fly.

Speaking to farmers during a visit ...

Baldev Singh Sarraknama hits back, says he is shelving several projects on Sikh warriors
Surjit Patar Advises 'Suraj Di Akh' Author: Depict Flaws Of Historical Persona Carefully

IN A HARD-HITTING attack on "Facebook scholars," Baldev Singh Sarraknama, the author of novel 'Suraj Di Akh', which triggered a massive controversy for its depiction of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, has now said he was shelving all his future projects including those about Akali Phoola Singh, ...

Army jawan posted in Kashmir is fighting - this time alone, for his land
06.08.17 - PT Bureau

AT A TIME when the dominant discourse of the Narendra Modi government revolves around the image of an army jawan fighting along the Kashmir border to safeguard India's sovereignty, one jawan is unable to pay full attention.

Jaspal Singh, resident of village Rahal Chahal, who is ...

Punjab's Fastway Cowboy: Sidhu is challenging Maharaja for a duel
Date, time, weapon declared.
03.08.17 - Agyakrit Singh

LESS THAN FIVE months after being sworn in, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and high-profile, motor-mouth, shooting-from-the-hip Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu are in an eyeball to eyeball situation. Excuse the hyperbole, but it is no less than Donald Trump versus Robert Mueller.

One is resisting investigating ...

CM dismisses CAO on corruption charges
01.08.17 - team pt

Captain Amarinder Singh has dismissed the Chief Agriculture Officer (CAO), Jalandhar, Jugraj Singh, from service, after videos of him demanding bribe from a shopkeeper went viral on social media.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said Capt Amarinder Singh had taken ...

Captain asks Haq panel to provide clear roadmap for farm debt waiver
01.08.17 - team pt

CM Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the T Haq Committee to expedite the submission of its report, with clearly identified eligibility criteria and modalities to waive off loans of the farmers in the state.

Chairing a meeting of the committee, CM reiterated his government’s commitment to ...

AAP MLA from Rupnagar booked for assault on landlady
29.07.17 - team pt

The Punjab Police on Saturday registered a case against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Rupnagar Amarjit Singh Sandoa after a woman alleged that he assaulted and molested her.
A case was registered against Amarjit Singh Sandoa, MLA from Rupnagar seat, under various sections of IPC ...

The Tribune editor suggests separate GST golak
24.07.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: IN a comment that can only be interpreted as rather brazen and casual, Harish Khare, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, has suggested that the Sikh community, currently seeking exemption from GST, may place "separate GST golaks" in gurdwaras instead of asking for ...

Punjab’s New Normal of Public Protest
21.07.17 - Nischay Pal

IT IS INCONVENIENT to be unemployed; utterly so when you are faced with a dispensation that refuses to see the inconvenience of it. Hundreds of teachers in Punjab who find themselves either unemployed, or underemployed, have intermittently been climbing water tanks to protest.
Every age sees ...

The Fastway Route to a Dream Job: Race on, Game on
21.07.17 - Kamjaat Singh

CHANDIGARH: Usually, it takes longer, but in Punjab, the race to be the next Chief Minister has started before the Amarinder Singh government had even completed 100 days!

Since the Patiala royal announced even before the hustings that 2017 was to be his last election, the ...

Harsimrat to Jaitley: Exempt langar purchases from GST
21.07.17 - PT Bureau

 NEW DELHI: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has taken up cudgels with her colleague in the Council of Ministers, Arun Jaitley, making a case for exempting purchases made for langar from GST, but kept her demand for such exemption limited to only Sri Harmandir Sahib ...

Amarinder meets Canadian MP, stresses need for Canada to rein in radical elements
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh has stressed the need for Canada to rein in the radical elements trying to use the Canadian soil to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
The Chief Minister raised the issue with Jalandhar-born Canadian MP Rameshwar Singh Sangha, who called on him here ...

Old rivals meet, Maharaja tells Mantri Punjab needs help
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

NEW DELHI: Two Punjabis, both bitter old rivals, met today in Lutyen's Delhi, with one, a Maharaja and a CM, beseeching the other, a powerful Mantri with control of the treasury, to help him adjust the books a little. Were they able to put aside ...

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