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Punjab CM launches Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna
ON RAJIV GANDHI'S 75TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
20.08.19 - Team PT

In a tribute to late former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government’s flagship universal health insurance scheme ‘Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana’, benefitting nearly 46 lakh families.

E-cards were handed over to the ...
  


Amarinder announces 100 Cr for flood hit areas in Punjab
19.08.19 - Team PT

Rupnagar, August 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state and said a special Girdawari will be conducted as soon as the water level recedes to ensure ...
  


CM Amarinder warns anti-national forces against attempt to destroy peace
73rd Independence Day
15.08.19 - Team PT

JALANDHAR, AUGUST 15: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday warned inimical forces against any attempt to destroy the peace and harmony of the country, while calling upon the people to join hands in fighting such forces.

Addressing a gathering here at the Guru ...
  


Was Harsimrat Badal napping during the cabinet meeting?
Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019
13.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

It is shocking that Harsimrat Kaur Badal was busy having forty winks, when the draft of Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill 2019 was being approved by the Modi cabinet, having far reaching consequences for Punjab . Intriguingly, both the Ministers in Ministry of Jal ...
  


Punjab CM hosts Kashmiri students in state for lunch
CELEBRATING EID-AL-ADHA
12.08.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 12: It was a poignant moment for the Kashmiri students in Punjab. They had expected to be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha alone this year, since they could not go to their families in the Valley due to the prevailing situation, but were in for a ...
  


It will have catastrophic backlash; Punjab could be the next union territory
SCRAPPING OF ARTICLE 370
05.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

India is watching today the most discernible model of Cooperative federalism of Mr. Narinder Modi. What has happened to the State of Jammu & Kashmir today is the culmination of the sinister designs of RSS and BJP? The only Muslim majority State in India loses ...
  


Amarinder reviews law & order in Punjab, orders increased security for Kashmiri students
AFTER KASHMIR DEVELOPMENTS
05.08.19 - Team PT

Amid apprehension of an adverse reaction from Pakistan to the developments in Kashmir, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday prohibited any kind of celebrations or protest that could vitiate the atmosphere in the state.

With tension escalating at the border, the Chief Minister directed ...
  


Capt–Sukhbir Badal duo creating confusion to save the accused Dera followers: Khaira
KHAIRA FLAYS CAPT FOR HIS ROLE OVER CBI CLOSURE REPORT
01.08.19 - Team PT

Sukhpal Singh Khaira Bholath MLA and president of Punjab Ekta Party(PEP) today  questioned  Punjab Chief Minister   for playing dubious role in cases of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib and asking CBI to reopen the cases .

Khaira asked the CM how he failed to implement the ...
  


‘Live-in political relationship’ peculiarly a new phenomenon in Punjab politics
30.07.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

If the Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly does not decide on the resignations of certain MLAs, who have either resigned or crossed over to other political parties; that entail disqualification under the 10th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, and yet the members in question decide ...
  


Punjab Governor accepts Sidhu’s resignation, CM to hold power portfolio for time being
20.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 20: Navjot Singh Sidhu is formally out of the Punjab Cabinet with both Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and Governor VPS Badnore accepting his one-line resignation.

Within hours of the resignation letter being forwarded to him by the Chief Minister, the Governor conveyed his ...
  


If Sidhu doesn’t want to do his job, there’s nothing I can do about it: Amarinder
15.07.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it.

The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning the work in the middle of the crucial ...
  


CM Punjab gives power to DCs to clear investment projects up to 10 cr
EASE OF BUSINESS
12.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 12: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directives to empower DCs to independently clear investment projects up to Rs 10 crore, thus taking another major step forward to boost ease of business with simplified online clearance process.

The Chief Minister was ...
  


Amarinder proposes shifting of under trial gangsters/radicals outside Punjab
CM REVIEWS PRISON SECURITY
04.07.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, July 4: Drones and CCTV cameras will be made available in all Punjab prisons as part of a slew of strong measures announced on Thursday by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to strengthen jail security.

The Chief Minister, who chaired a high-level meeting to review ...
  


Amarinder seeks early clearance of ring roads around major Punjab cities from Gadkari
27.06.19 - Team PT

New Delhi, June 27: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought early clearance of ring roads around the state’s major cities, while urging the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, to immediately release the third ...
  


NCB, Punjab govt to conduct joint operations for total eradication of drugs menace
FIGHT AGAINST DRUGS
27.06.19 - Team PT

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Punjab Government on Wednesday decided to conduct joint operations and share information on drugs by pooling in resources to effectively tackle the menace in the state.

The decision was taken during a meeting between NCB Director General Abhay and ...
  


Amarinder moots preventive detention of repeat drugs offenders
FAST TRACK COURTS FOR SPEEDY TRIALS
26.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 26: Escalating his government’s fight against drugs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday mooted preventive detention of repeat offenders in drugs smuggling/trading, amid reports that there were around 200 such criminals identified by the Punjab Police.

The NDPS Act provides for preventive ...
  


Ferozepurians led by DC express solidarity against drug abuse, participate in cycle rally
WAR ON DRUGS
26.06.19 - Team PT

To observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Ferozepurians  led by deputy commissioner Chander Gaind took part in the cycle rally. People expressed solidarity against drugs and pledged together to wipe out this menace from the district. 

DC flagged off the Rally at ...
  


Amarinder seeks comprehensive framework to grant more autonomy to local bodies
MAKE OTS MORE PEOPLE-FRIENDLY
25.06.19 - Team PT

In a bid to make Urban Local Bodies self-sustaining, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the Director Local Bodies to formulate a comprehensive framework to give them more teeth, while directing the Local Bodies Minister to review the One Time Settlement (OTS) ...
  


Recruitment drive started in Town and Country Planning wing of Housing Dept
Ghar Ghar Rozgar
25.06.19 - Team PT

Chandigarh, June 25: To give further impetus to the Punjab Government’s Ghar-Ghar Rozgar Scheme, the Housing Department has started the recruitment in various cadres in its Town and Country Planning wing. 
 
Sharing this here today, Housing & Urban Development Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said that the ...
  


Amarinder requests Modi to declare 550th Parkash Purb as National Tolerance Day
03.06.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the auspicious 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji as National Tolerance Day.

The Chief Minister has written a letter to the prime minister seeking that the auspicious day be ...
  



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