Amarinder to launch year-long celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev on Nov. 23
11.11.18 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will launch his government’s year-long celebrations to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev on November 23.

The Chief Minister will lay the foundation stone of several development projects in the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi on the ...

Amarinder asks for a detailed socio-economic profiles of Amritsar train tragedy victims
21.10.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, October 21: To ensure speedy, need-based solution for the rehabilitation of the victims of the train tragedy, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed Amritsar DC and Commissioner Police to make a detailed socio-economic profile of each of them.
The Chief Minister, who ...

This Dussehra, will we allow a train to mow down our innate humanity?

PUNJAB is sad today. Very sad. Our grief is too solemn for any words.

It's not that Punjab does not have its brush with death every day, just like our other compatriots. It's just that some times, the manner of deaths and the sheer scale of ...

Ready to die for peace and communal harmony in Punjab: Badal
Stop pushing Punjab back into communal flames of 1984
17.10.18 - Team PT

Former CM tells Amarinder that he requires no security cover 
Chandigarh October 17 – Five times Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Sigh Badal said here today he would consider it a great fortune and a matter of honour to lay down his life for the cause of ...

To give investment incentive on intrastate sale, Punjab will amend industrial policy
17.10.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, October 17: In a bid to boost industrial development in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to amend the Industrial and Business Development Policy 2017 to give investment incentive by way of Net SGST on intrastate sale.

The decision was taken at a meeting ...

Now, promoters can surrender licences if unable to develop colonies in Punjab
17.10.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, October 17: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved a policy to allow promoters to surrender the licenses in case they are unable to develop colonies or complete development works in colonies.

The policy was necessitated in view of ...

Punjab CM to visit Israel, aiming to tap its technological advancements
16.10.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, OCTOBER 16: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday paved the way for his visit to Israel, next week, with the confidence that it would open new vistas of growth and cooperation in key areas of mutual interest, particularly the Agriculture, Horticulture and ...

Won’t back out on promise of action in sacrilege cases: Amarinder
15.10.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, October 15: Lashing out at vested political interests seeking to politicise a sensitive issue, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asserted that there was no question of backing out of his promise to bring to book the culprits of the Bargari sacrilege ...

Punjab presents State Sports Awards
11.10.18 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday presented the State Sports Awards, worth Rs. 15.55 crore, to 23 players in recognition of their outstanding performance in Commonwealth and Asian Games-2018.

Legendary athlete Milkha Singh accompanied the Chief Minister at the event, where an Apple I-phone ...

Punjab okays policy for regularisation of unauthorized colonies
03.10.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, October 3: Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday okayed a policy for regularization of unauthorized colonies etc. developed before March 19, 2018.

According to a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office, the move will give an opportunity for regularisation to colonisers/residents who have failed to apply for ...

Saiyan Bhaye Kotwal Ab Dar Kahe Ka
Cop versus Cop in Punjab
29.09.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

INFIGHTING AMONG THE top brass of Punjab Police is one of the worst kept secrets in the state. Top police officers accusing each other of corruption, protecting drug mafia and worse is common. There have also been instances of cases being instituted or investigations launched ...

Akali Dal's attempt to brand Navjot Sidhu as anti-national & ISI agent is ridiculous
22.09.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE PROPOSAL TO open a corridor for the historic and most revered Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, has unfortunately degenerated into a political controversy.

What started as a sudden but very welcome disclosure to Punjab minister Navjot Singh ...

Excise staff contributes one day salary for flood-hit Kerala
On Amarinder's call
18.09.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 18:  In response to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s appeal, officers and inspectors of the Excise and Taxation Department have contributed a day’s salary for the flood-hit Kerala state.

A delegation of the department, led by Additional Chief Secretary M.P Singh, handed over ...

1.27 crore will step out of their homes in 48 hours. Who’s talking about it?
17.09.18 - Kanwar Manjit Singh

YOU MIGHT HAVE missed it because it got very little space in the media. National dailies with editions in Chandigarh bung the news on the inside pages of their city supplements. 

Forty 'jamhoori jathebandis' — it is interesting how ragtag bunches describe themselves — brought a ...

Now, Captain to hold rally in Lambi to expose ‘Badal’s real face’
16.09.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, September 16: After Shiromani Akali Dal’s rallies in Abohar and Faridkot now it’s the turn of Punjab Congress to hold a rally at Badals’ home turf.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to take on Akali veteran Parkash Singh Badal on the latter’s ...

Amarinder seeks suggestions from Sant Samaj for global celebrations of 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev
10.09.18 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday sought the blessings and suggestions from the Sant Samaj for commemorating the 550th ‘Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in a befitting manner across the globe.

Interacting with the representatives of the Sant Samaj, the chief ...

Punjab withdraws notifications of cases transferred earlier to CBI
06.09.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, September 6: In pursuance of Punjab Vidhan Sabha resolution to withdraw the investigation of sacrilege incidents of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the state government on Thursday issued fresh notifications to de-notify the earlier notifications issued in this ...

Punjab  to withdraw CBI probe into sacrilege and police firing incidents; CM announces police SIT
28.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 28: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Punjab Police for time-bound investigation into the Bargari and other sacrilege cases as well as the firing incidents of Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.

He also assured that ...

Amarinder flays Sukhbir for attacking Rahul over 1984 riots issue
26.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at Sukhbir Singh Badal for the unwarranted and uncalled attack on Rahul Gandhi on the issue of 1984 riots.

Castigating the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president for his statement that Rahul was a ...

Punjab and the Politics of Sacrilege
24.08.18 - SP SINGH*

WHEN POLITICIANS COME from the same stock and are faced with a similar set of circumstances, they are likely to respond with a similar set of solutions, or non-solutions.

Three Punjabis proved it on a sub-continental scale. General Zia-ul-Haq wanted to woo the mullahs, so he ...

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