Amarinder meets Canadian MP, stresses need for Canada to rein in radical elements
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh has stressed the need for Canada to rein in the radical elements trying to use the Canadian soil to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
The Chief Minister raised the issue with Jalandhar-born Canadian MP Rameshwar Singh Sangha, who called on him here ...

Amarinder approves cash grant for war widows in place of land
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Conceding a long pending demand, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today approved a policy change allowing cash grants instead of land for war widows. 

The policy change will be applicable to dependents of martyred soldiers, besides permanently disabled soldiers of 1962 Indo-China War, 1965 Indo-Pak War ...

Amarinder rules out rollback of ban on truck unions
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out a rollback of the government decision to ban truck unions in the state, but has assured that the views of all stakeholders would be taken before the final notification is issued.

The chief minister told a delegation of representatives of ...

Amarinder to launch Uber bike taxi scheme next week, will create 10,000 jobs
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh will flag off the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis under a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the state’s unemployed youth.

Uber’s South Asia Public Policy Director Shweta Rajpal Kohli called on the Chief Minister here on Monday to finalise ...

Captain asks Jaitely for GST exemption on goods purchased for making Langar, Prasad
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has sought GST exemption from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Langar (community kitchen) and the Prasad distributed at various religious institutions.
Amarinder has written to Jaitley on this issue following an appeal by the Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and ...

Badal behind Behbal Kalan firing, probe will prove it: Amarinder
08.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder on Saturday held Former CM Parkash Singh Badal squarely responsible for the Behbal Kalan police firing in the wake of the 2015 Bargari sacrilege incident, saying he was sure the fresh Commission of Inquiry probing the matter would expose the involvement of the ...

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.

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

UK offers assistance to fight Punjab drugs menance, extends cooperation on police training
09.05.17 - team pt

Britain has offered technical assistance to Punjab in the enforcement of the drug control measures launched by the Captain Amarinder Singh government, while evincing keen interest to scale up business engagement with the north Indian state.

The issues came up for discussion at a meeting here ...

Capt meets agitating Khalsa College students, assures them of justice
08.05.17 - team pt

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the agitating students of Khalsa College, who are on a warpath against the college management over the recent suicide of a student, Harpreet Singh, in his hostel room in the college premises.

The Chief Minister assured the students ...

To plug Sand demand-supply gap: Govt to E-Auction 102 new mines
06.05.17 - TEAM PT

For the first time in the state’s recent history, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has decided to release additional annual sand/gravel to the tune of 2 crores tonnes, through e-auction progressive bidding of 102 mines, to address sand scarcity and curb the resultant steep hike ...

Committee formed to prepare De-Addiction & Rehabilitation blueprint
05.05.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday set up a two-member committee to prepare a comprehensive de-addiction and rehabilitation plan for victims of the drugs trade in the state, after studying the outreach model suggested by an eminent American drug therapist and consultant.

Underlining his ...

CM orders fresh survey, new norms to weed out ineligible pensioners
05.05.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday set in motion the process of enhancing old age pensions, as promised in the Congress manifesto, while approving a series of new criteria to ensure that only genuine people get the benefit of pensions and the state ...

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