Monthly Archives: MAY 2017

Sukhbir Badal reconstitutes Core Committee of SAD
30.05.17 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...

Not intimidated by such threats, won't seek central security: Amarinder on threats by pro-Khalistani's
25.05.17 - TEAM PT

Even as he categorically denied seeking enhanced security in the face of open threats and intelligence inputs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday dared the Canadian pro-Khalistanis to come to Punjab with their threats and face his government’s wrath.

In a hard-hitting reaction to ...

Sukhbir asks State Govt to take action against Cong leaders responsible for Dalit atrocities
24.05.17 - TEAM PT

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal today asked the Congress government to take steps to protect the life and property of dalits in Punjab who were facing brutal attacks at the hands of Congress workers solely because they had exercised their franchise against the ...

Amarinder must advise Tytler to volunteer for the lie detection test to prove his innocence: Bir Devinder
24.05.17 - team pt

Refusal of Jagdish Tytler to present him for lie detection test for his alleged involvement in the Sikh holocaust in November 1984 in Delhi, has exposed his guilt beyond doubt, if he is innocent he should be bold enough to face any test to prove ...

Debts will be Waived Soon, Capt assures Farmers at Industrialists’ Forum
23.05.17 - team pt

Addressing captains of industry at an interactive session organised today at Chandigarh by PHDCCI, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh promised early waiver of the debts of the farmers and assured them that his government would not backtrack on its word, and urged them not ...

Come forward and stand witness against cold blooded murder of 21 Sikh youth: Virsa to Amarinder
19.05.17 - team pt

Virsa Singh Valtoha, a leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to come forward and stand witness against the cold blooded murder of 21 youth whose surrender he had facilitated during the turbulent period of militancy in ...

Ensure clean and green environment in Punjab cities: Sidhu
19.05.17 - team pt

No compromise would be made with regard to the ensuring of clean and hygienic conditions in the urban centres claimed Punjab’s Local Government Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Sidhu today presided over a meeting with commissioners of all the 10 Municipal Corporations of the state and reviewed ...

Punjab to implement Food Safety Act strictly: Brahm Mohindra
19.05.17 - team pt

The Health Department Punjab has issued strict instruction to the district health authorities to ensure the implementation of Food Safety & Standards Act with iron hand and to act against big food and beverages operators besides the small food shops and street vendors for the ...

Ceremonial inauguration of a cremation chamber by Parneet Kaur today; tantamount to complete collapse of human sagacity: Bir Devinder Singh
15.05.17 - team pt

"It's shocking to my ethics to learn that Mrs. Parneet Kaur, Former Union Minster of State will be inaugurating a cremation chamber, run on LPG gas at Patiala today” said former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Bir Devinder Singh. 

In a statement issued here, he stated ...

CM announces Rs. 5 lakh for bereaved family of photo journalist Tarun Shammi
15.05.17 - team pt

Expressing deep grief over the untimely death of Jalandhar-based photo journalist Tarun Shammi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 5 lakh as financial aid for his family members.

The Chief Minister said he shared the pain of the family and the journalistic fraternity ...

PepsiCo revives Punjab Citrus project after over a decade
10.05.17 - team pt

In a major boost to the Captain Amarinder Singh’s government’s efforts to woo industry into the state, PepsiCo India has decided to revive its citrus project in Punjab, which was stalled by the Akali government, after a gap of more than a decade.

A PepsiCo delegation, ...

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