Monthly Archives: JUNE 2017

Punjab transfers 20 Police Officers
30.06.17 - team pt

Punjab Government is in transfer spree mode these days. Today shifting of 12 IPS and 8 PPS Police Officers was ordered with immediate effect.
Official spokesman of Punjab Government informed that  Dinkar Gupta has been posted and transferred as DGP, intelligence, Punjab, C.S.R Reddy as DGP, ...

Punjab’s New Normal of Public Protest
28.06.17 - 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 ...

Free Dialysis service in all Punjab government hospitals from today: Brahm Mohindra
23.06.17 - team pt

THE PUNJAB Government has decided to provide free dialysis service in all Government Hospitals and Medical Colleges and this decision has come to effect from today. The formal announcement in this regard was made by the Parliamentary Affairs and Health Minister Brahm Mohindra, today in ...

Veteran journalist Hukum Chand Sharma is no more, but the tales will never end
20.06.17 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ...




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