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Sidhu hugging Pak army chief was not a nice gesture: Amarinder
19.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging the Pakistani Army Chief was not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a photo exhibition here, the Chief Minister said Sidhu should ...
  


ARREY BHAI, YEH KYA LIKH DALA? Amarinder Singh clarifies, but instead reiterates
AAP-CONG ALLIANCE
25.07.18 - S Pal

The CM also confirms in writing that no consensus exists in Punjab Congress on AAP-Cong alliance
 
WILL PUNJAB CONGRESS ally with the Aam Aadmi Party? Captain Amarinder Singh has responded to this question twice in the course of two days, but much like a 10+2 student ...
  


Sukhbir’s offer of joint action on drugs is just a political gimmick: Amarinder
STOP TAKING MORAL HIGH GROUND
07.07.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, July 7: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ridiculed Sukhbir Singh Badal’s call for de-politicising the drugs and sacrilege issue as nothing but a political gimmick to divert public attention from his own role in shamelessly allowing both to flourish during his party’s ...
  


Drugs in Punjab: Beating Donald Trump at his insanity game
DEATH EMBRACING LOGIC
06.07.18 - S Pal

HOW DO YOU start a conversation in times when all political parties and wide sections of civil society openly advocate that thousands of youth in the state be hanged to death without losing any time?

How do you get a handle at the narrative if the ...
  


Death is the answer – From Govt in Punjab, Drug Peddler in Village, Lynch Mob in MP
KALA HAFTA – KOTLA CHAPPAKI KIHDI MAUT AAYE E
03.07.18 - S Pal

2015. A self-inspired people's movement raging on the streets of Punjab, and social media leading it from the forefront. Corpses on the road. Police fired into crowd. Angry mobs going all out to take into their own hands the complex task of applying institutional correctives.

"Death ...
  


Punjab govt to pay full compensation to Jodhpur detenus, if Centre fails to pay its share: Amarinder
25.06.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 25: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced his government’s decision to pay the full compensation amount of Rs. 4.5 crore to the Jodhpur detenus if the Centre fails to come out with its share.
 
The Chief Minister made this clear after a telephonic ...
  


Pakistan Murdabad, he shouted, sword in hand
REMEMBERING MASTER TARA SINGH
25.06.18 - PT Special

MARCH 3, 1947. The Lahore Assembly. Extremely surcharged atmosphere.

A turban Sardar with an unsheathed kirpan in hand shouted at the top of his hoarse voice: Pakistan Murdabad!

(Khushwant Singh, The History of the Sikhs)

A number of historians and witnesses later claimed that Master Tara Singh had ...
  


Punjab Roadways Chakka Jaam on June 25, but only in Punjabi Newspapers
BUS STRIKE IN PUNJAB
19.06.18 - Team PT

PUNJAB ROADWAYS, now being run almost exclusively by contract workers and employees recruited under "outsourcing" tactics, will come to a halt on June 25.

Top union leadership of Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS has declared a "Chakka Jaam" on June 25 and an ultimatum in this context ...
  


Set up Centre-State committee to formulate National Farm Debt Waiver Scheme: Capt urges PM Modi
NITI AAYOG MEET
17.06.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, June 17: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers to formulate a blueprint of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers in consultation with States. 

While ...
  


Seek Amit Shah's help to get back the material of Sikh Reference Library and for declassification of Op Blue Star documents
KHAIRA URGES BADALS
06.06.18 - EKJOT SINGH

A DAY AFTER Shiromani Akali Dal President expressed pain and anguish at the 34th anniversary of army action on Darbar Sahib, Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has urged him to take up with BJP president Amit Shah the issue of release of rare manuscripts, ...
  


On Shahkot Result Eve, A Reporter Goes to Read Politics On The Ground
LADI SHEROWALIA V/S AN ULTRASOUND MACHINE
30.05.18 - S Pal

ON A DAY when Punjabis interested in politics of the state rushed to their television sets to tune into the Shahkot by-election counting and kept pace with the round-by-round leads of Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia, it took a senior journalist in Bathinda to remind us ...
  


From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye
SARKAR IN MANALI
22.05.18 - S Pal

RANK PATRIARCHY, patent chauvinism and complete lack of respect for any norms of decency is reflected in scores of Whatsapp exchanges, photographs and news items concerning Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's sojourn in Manali.

With mercury breaching 43 degrees, it's perfectly reasonable for any resident ...
  


In Punjab’s villages, a battle is on & the renegades have been identified
SILVER JUBILEE OF A REVOLUTION MISSED

23.04.18 - SP SINGH

INDIAN TELEVISION SUDDENLY becomes a little too colourful on the country's mass festivals: Diwali, Holi, Independence Day, Republic Day. The anchors turn up in party clothes and sartorial sense goes all flourescent.

India knows how to mark a festival.

India also ...
  


Akali MLA dissociates from Punjab Assembly panel's report, submits dissent note
03.04.18 - PT BUREAU

Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha's Committee tasked to help ameliorate the lot of suicide-hit farmer families and debt-ridden agricultural labourers, has dissociated himself from the report of the panel and submitted a dissent note.

The panel, comprising five MLAs, was headed ...
  


No aarhtiya can be named in an FIR in case of farmer suicide: Punjab Vidhan Sabha committee
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON SUICIDE-HIT BATS FOR AARHTIYAS
03.04.18 - S Pal

An officer of the rank of Superintendant of Police (SP) or higher must first investigate and find the real reason behind suicide, only then can any aarhtiya be named in the FIR, recommends the Assembly panel meant to help suicide-hit families.
 
IN A SHOCKING development, a ...
  


Ajit’s Hamdard slams Manpreet for cheapshots, says it exposed “inner shallowness” of “self-proclaimed intellectual”
MANPREET Vs SUKHBIR
30.03.18 - PT BUREAU

CLEARLY PICKING SIDES in a no-holds-barred dirty war between the Badal cousins, former Rajya Sabha MP and media baron Barjinder Singh Hamdard today came down heavily on Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, saying his diatribe against Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was ...
  


Kejriwal to Majithia, and AAP TO RAAP TO PAAP TO KDV-AAP. Welcome to the party. Feel free please.
APOLOGY – AKALIS BIG LOSER, CONG TOO
15.03.18 - S Pal

NO, IT IS NOT a blessing in disguise; this is a blessing so blatant only beat hacks could have missed it. In fact, some Punjab AAP leaders should actually make huge cash contributions to party fund to thank Arvind Kejriwal for this new lease of life.

Notwithstanding ...
  


Amarinder measures own success -
09.03.18 - PT BUREAU

BARELY A YEAR in the hot seat, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday (March 11) declared himself a near superman CM, claiming he has signed 5,558 files since taking over the job, "made 42 official visits within Punjab" and made 17 trips to other states ...
  


Amarinder sees sand mafia from the air, orders action; someone grabs a camera, clicks pictures of CM in action
SUPER EFFICIENCY ONBOARD CM’S CHOPPER
06.03.18 - PT BUREAU

Chandigarh, March 6: Within days of asking top bureaucrats and police leadership to stop 'goonda tax' and illegal mining, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today himself saw the sand mafia in action from aboard his helicopter, fired direct orders for action against illegal mining, all ...
  


Did Modi say anything
PM MODI VINDICATES PUNJAB TODAY REPORTAGE
03.03.18 - S Pal

IN REMARKS THAT left much of the media stunned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that Congress had little control over Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who has been functioning like an "independent soldier." 

But one should have been stunned about anyone ...
  



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