Monthly Archives: MARCH 2016

'The burden is over' : Dr. Navjot Sidhu announces resignation from BJP;
31.03.16 - pt team

Chief  Parliamentary Secretary and BJP MLA from Amritsar East, Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu today announced on Facebook her resignation from Bharatiya Janata Party.
Her post on Fb just says 'Finally , I have resigned from BJP. The burden is over'
It may be mentioned here that during ...

Badal pays floral tribute to Jasdev Singh Sandhu
31.03.16 - pt team

Jathedar Jasdev Singh Sandhu was an ‘Encyclopedia of Sikhism and Akali Politics’ as he had a green memory and even remembered the events which happened almost 20 to 50 years before this was stated by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal while addressing a massive ...

Free Tirath Darshan Yatra train schedule announced for April
31.03.16 - pt team

Punjab Government has announced Mukh Mantri Tirath Darshan Yatra Train schedule for the month of April, 2016.
Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Punjab Government said that the train for Jalandhar Cantt. Constituency would depart from Jalandhar Cantt. on 3rd April for Nanded Sahib, ...

Badal seeks rare war artefacts from Army Chief for War Heroes Memorial at Amritsar
30.03.16 - pt team

Chief of the Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag today assured fulsome support and cooperation to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for providing rare war artefacts to the state government for exhibiting them in the upcoming Punjab State War Heroes Memorial and Museum at ...

Punjab ‘ghar wapsi’: Hindu groups woo Sehajdhari Sikhs
28.03.16 - By Divya Goyal*

WITH THE Rajya Sabha passing a legislation barring Sehajdhari Sikhs from voting in the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections, Hindu organisations have launched a campaign, including on social media, asking the 70 lakh-strong community to "identify with their origins and join Hinduism”.
While the Vishwa ...

AAP welcomes the Justice Katju 'People’s Commission' report into the Behbal Kalan police firing
27.03.16 - pt team

AAP welcomes the report of ‘People’s commission’ headed by Justice Markandey Katju and demands its implementation in letter and spirit, said the party spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira. 
As we aware, votaries of human rights in Punjab had set up a people’s commission under the supervision of ...

CM to lay foundation of Bhagat Ravidass Memorial at Khuralgarh on April 3
25.03.16 - pt team

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today reviewed the arrangements for the foundation stone laying ceremony of Guru Ravidass Memorial, to come up at Khuralgarh in Hoshiarpur district at a cost of Rs 125 crore, on April 3, 2016. 
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of ...

‘Thanks to Badal playing double game on SYL, we lost in SC what we gained in Vidhan Sabha’: Capt Amarinder
25.03.16 - pt team

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh today said that had Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal not played the double game on the SYL issue, Punjab’s legal position would have been stronger.
"Thanks to his (Badal’s) playing the double game on the SYL issue, we ...

Be prepared for the tough battle ahead to safeguard the river waters: Badal
23.03.16 - pt team

Giving a clarion call to people of the state to prepare themselves for tough battle ahead to safeguard the river waters of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today unequivocally declared that the Satluj Yamuna Link (SYL) canal would not allowed to ...

Sukhbir advocates Bharat Ratna for Shaheed Bhagat Singh
23.03.16 - pt team

Ferozepur : While advocating the Bharat Ratna for Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Punjab Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal today said that it would be a real tribute to our great martyr. He was here to pay tributes to  Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Rajguru, Shaheed Sukhdev, Raj ...

Treasury offices to remain functional on March 23 and 25
22.03.16 - pt team

The Punjab government has directed all the treasury offices in Punjab to remain functional on March 23 and March 25.
According to an official spokesman of the government instructions have been given to all the district treasury officers across the state to ensure that the offices ...

Parkash Singh Badal's stand on SYL for political mileage
22.03.16 - By Jaideep Sarin and Parminder Singh Bariana*

Punjab Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal patron Parkash Singh Badal may be trying to project himself as the saviour of Punjab on the row over water sharing with neighbouring Haryana and the construction of the SYL canal, but the latest move by his government ...

Punjab hikes the amount for recipients of Gallantry awards
21.03.16 - pt team

In recognition to the gallantry services rendered by brave sons of the soil, the Punjab Cabinet approved to enhance the lump sum amount being paid to the recipients of Gallantry/Posthumous Awardees.
Now Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra recipients will get lump sum amount of ...

Punjab cabinet gives nod to bill 'The Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness 2016'
21.03.16 - pt team

In a significant decision, the Punjab Cabinet today approved the Bill on "The Punjab Settlement of Agricultural Indebtedness 2016". The proposed legislation provides for a framework for expeditious determination and settlement of non-institutional agricultural debt. The Bill would be tabled in the ongoing session of ...

Rahul Gandhi biggest enemy of Punjab: Sukhbir Singh Badal
20.03.16 - pt team

'Rahul Gandhi, who is out to defame Punjab by branding its youth as drug addicts, is the biggest enemy of the state and he has given proof of his being anti-Punjab and anti-Sikh through such ideology’ this was stated today by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, ...

Water War Hotting Up: Punjab defies Supreme Court, passes resolution against SYL Canal construction
18.03.16 - pt team

The Punjab Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution moved by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the disputed issue of Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, stating that it would not be allowed to be constructed at any cost since it is not in the interest ...

Airport to be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh before March 23: Kamal Sharma
16.03.16 - pt team

International Airport at Mohali will be named after Shaheed Bhagar Singh before March 23, the martyrdom day of the revolutionary freedom fighter claimed Kamal Sharma, President Punjab BJP. 

He said that Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma has conveyed to him that the ...

Passage of Gurudwara amendment bill denying voting rights to Sehajdharis, a historic moment: Harsimrat
16.03.16 - pt team

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal today hailed the unanimous passage of the Sikh Gurudwaras (amendment) bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha denying ‘Sehjdharis’ the right to vote in the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) elections.

Terming the passage of the amendment bill ...

Cabinet decides to return entire money received from Haryana for SYL
15.03.16 - pt team

In a significant decision and in continuation to passing of Punjab Satluj-Yamuna Link Canal (Transfer of Property Rights) Bill, 2016, the Punjab Cabinet today approved to return the entire money received from Haryana in respect of SYL immediately to the Haryana government. 
A decision to this ...

Dhindsa presents election-year, tax-free Budget
15.03.16 - pt team

Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa today presented the budget for 2016-17 with focus on social welfare schemes and the youth.
Addressing the media after presenting the the fifth consecutive budget Finance Minister Mr. Dhindsa, said that a budget of Rs 86,387 crore has been presented ...

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