Monthly Archives: AUGUST 2017

Punjab Cabinet sets up sub-committee to decide on closure of state-owned thermal plants
On The Guidlines Of The Central Electricity Agency
31.08.17 - TEAM PT

The Punjab cabinet on Thursday constituted a sub-committee to consider and work out the modalities for the closure of the state-owned thermal plants in view of the Central Electricity Agency (CEA) guidelines to retire non-viable Thermal Power Plants (TPPS) that have exceeded 25-year life span.

The ...

Amarinder rules out compensation for law breakers
27.08.17 - TEAM PT

While leaving it to the Centre to decide on ordering a probe into Friday’s Dera violence, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said no compensation would be given by his government to law breakers from his state who were killed in the Panchkula carnage ...

Curfew lifted in Patiala, Educational Institutes to remain closed on Monday
Ban On Mobile Data Extended
26.08.17 - TEAM PT

PATIALA: A day after a few incidents of violence, the situation on Saturday is by and large peaceful in Patiala district.

The district magistrate taking in consideration the current situation has lifted the curfew in Patiala, which was imposed yesterday. The tension, however, prevails among the residents.
In a ...

Army called out in 10 districts of Punjab amidst incidents of violence
Preventive Curfew Imposed In Sensitive Areas
25.08.17 - TEAM PT

Amid sporadic incidents of violence in some areas following the Ram Rahim case verdict, the Punjab government has called out the Army to help and maintain peace and communal harmony in 10 districts of the state over the next 24 hours, with preventive curfew being ...

Punjab Cabinet okays cricketer Harmanpreet's appointment as DSP
24.08.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 24: The Punjab cabinet on Thursday approved the appointment of well-known woman cricketer and Arjuna Award winner Harmanpreet Kaur as DSP in the state police department, while giving the go-ahead for government jobs to two children of martyr Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, who ...

Section 144 imposed in Punjab; Schools, Colleges to remain closed on August 25
23.08.17 - TEAM PT

Section 144 has been imposed, and all schools and colleges in Punjab have been ordered to remain shut on August 25, in view of the upcoming court verdict in the Ram Rahim rape case.

A complete ban has been issued on carrying of firearms, with orders ...

Won't let peace be disrupted at any cost: Amarinder
Court Verdict In Ram Rahim Case
22.08.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has warned against any attempts to disrupt the state’s law and order in view of the upcoming court verdict in the rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

Interacting with mediapersons after a meeting with Union Minister ...

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 ...




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