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A Badal critic, he remained consistent in the art of not making a deal
MANJIT SINGH CALCUTTA– THE DISSENTER
16.01.18 - S. Pal

VETERAN AKALI LEADER, former Punjab minister and a former secretary of the SGPC, Manjit Singh Calcutta is no more. He was a lot of things formerly, and presently, only a 'could have been.' But, then, he was a dissenter. 

Any objective obituary of this man would ...
  


Avenge Amarinder's Thaggi - Help SAD-BJP win all 13 LS seats: Sukhbir on Maghi Mela
14.01.18 - PT Special Correspondent

Akali Dal president said Manpreet Badal's zulm as bad as Mughal's zulm; Quotes Sikh principle of Miri-Piri to defend political rally of SAD
 
MUKTSAR SAHIB, JANUARY 14: In an overtly political speech on the occasion of Maghi Mela, Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh ...
  


Punjab farmers and IPL cricketers – Finally, they can stand like equals
DEBT WAIVER AT MANSA – WHY DID MRS BHATTAL NOT GET A PARMAN PATAR?
08.01.18 - S Pal

FINALLY, THE MOST impoverished among Punjab’s farmers could claim an equal footing with the much celebrated IPL cricket players who are ritually showered with vulgar amounts of cash.

It is a day like this one when history produces imagery that lasts rulers — a Napoleon storming ...
  


Navjot Sidhu suspends Mohali Mayor for misuse of power
ZERO TOLERANCE TOWARDS CORRUPTION
04.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: "The corrupt practices would not be tolerated at any cost and as part of this commitment the Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Mohali Kulwant Singh has been suspended along with 3 other officers after taking strong note of the misdemeanors of these people regarding causing loss ...
  


SELF-GOAL: Vaisakhi holiday was never scrapped, Amarinder govt simply refused to call it holiday for Vaisakhi
MESS UP IN CMO ON VAISAKHI HOLIDAY
03.01.18 - kanwar manjit singh

SOMEONE IN THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT messed it up big time, and lazy journalism was never expected to catch on to the simplest of facts. Result: the Amarinder Singh government was forced to make a somersault after first scrapping the holiday on Vaisakhi, which falls on ...
  


Jakhar led Congress delegation meets Swaraj demands policy on NRI grooms
SEEKS INTERVENTION TO BRING PUNJABI YOUTH BACK FROM UAE
02.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: A delegation of Congress MPs led by Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president and Member Parliament from Gurdaspar Sunil Jakhar met with Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at her office in Sansad Bhawan, New Delhi to raise the problems faced by passport and study visa ...
  


Bir Devinder demands judicial probe by a sitting High Court judge
SAND MINING AUCTION ROW
02.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Bir Devinder Singh today demanded a fresh judicial probe by a sitting High Court judge into the sand mining auction case.
 
In a statement released today Bir Devinder also demanded that Rana Gurjit steps down as minister, "In view of the ...
  


Capt Amarinder invites Nitish Kumar for Hola Mohalla celebrations
CONGRATULATES NITISH ON THE EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENTS
22.12.17 - TEAM PT

Patna: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has invited his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar to participate in the state-level Hola Mohalla celebrations to mark the beginning of the Sikh New Year in 2018.

The invitation was issued when Amarinder called on Nitish here on Friday, during ...
  


IRCTC gives permission for special trains to and from Patna Sahib
GURU GOBIND SINGH JI'S PARKASH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS
19.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Decks have been cleared for special trains to carry devotees from Punjab to and from Patna Sahib for the 350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of tenth Master of the Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Acting on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the ...
  


Angry public embarrasses Akali Dal leader Gulzar Ranike, forces him to lift blockade
08.12.17 - PT Bureau (Watch video below)

BEAS, Dec 8: On a day when Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal declared victory and called off his party's dharnas against alleged high handedness of Amarinder government in local bodies' elections, former minister and SAD leader Gulzar Singh Ranika faced acute embarrassment as ...
  


Amarinder welcomes London mayor's suggestion that UK govt apologises for Jallianwala
MEMORANDUM DEMANDING DIRECT FLIGHTS BETWEEN AMRITSAR AND LONDON SUBMITTED
06.12.17 - TEAM PT

Amritsar: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the reported suggestion of the Mayor of London that the UK government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

Talking to mediapersons here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said he had heard about Sadiq Khan’s remarks on the ...
  


They are publishing a new book, so please go read an old one
PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA
30.11.17 - S Pal

Noisy? Tantrums? Falling level of debate? Critique of Punjab Vidhan Sabha sessions needs to be more informed
 
JOURNALISM IN OUR times is of tick-a-box variety. So, a day after newspapers carried headlines describing scenes inside and outside the Punjab Assembly, expect lament-dripping analysis bemoaning the falling ...
  


Govt to move bill to set up commission for empowerment of farmers
COMMISSION WILL SEEK TO ADDRESS GRIEVANCES OF FARMERS
27.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has decided to move a Bill in the current session of the state Assembly today to set up a five-member commission for framing a policy to empower and grant legal rights to farmers, an official release said.
 
The 'Punjab State Farmers and Farm ...
  


Why Harsimrat Badal is silent on the move to change the name?
DAYAL SINGH COLLEGE CONTROVERSY
23.11.17 - Bir Devinder Singh

I appreciate the initiative of Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Manjit Singh GK leaders of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to logically and forcefully oppose the move of the Management of Dayal Singh Evening College, Delhi to change its original name to a new ...
  


Punjab CM to take up pending GST payements issues with PM Modi and FM Jaitley
CENTRE RENEGED FROM ITS RESPONSIBILITY
22.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he will soon take up with the Centre the issue of the pending GST payments, whose delay was causing severe financial problems for the state.
 
During a discussion in today’s cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister said he will ...
  


Amarinder welcomes move to elevate Rahul Gandhi as Congress President
'TIME TO PASS ON THE BATON'
20.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party’s fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Talking to mediapersons here, the CM said the ...
  


Political parties should appoint BLAs for electoral roll revision: CEO
CEO MEETS REPRESENTATIVES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
15.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: A meeting was held today at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, with the representatives of all the registered political parties concerning the revision of electoral rolls.
 
Chairing the meeting, the Additional Chief Electoral Officer Manpreet Singh Chhatwal appealed to all the representatives of ...
  


Sukhbir Badal announces new party structure
15.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal today announced new party structure while making a few changes into the SAD office-bearers in order to infuse a new energy in the party’s rank and file.

Disclosing here, Sukhbir said that five time Chief Minister of ...
  


Any meeting between us would be useless: Amarinder to Kejriwal
'STOP POLITICISING THE ISSUE'
14.11.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has once again ruled out a meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the issue of air pollution resulting from stubble burning, urging him to refrain from trying to politicise such a serious issue.

Responding to media reports ...
  


Lesson from Nehru - Politicians need to work together with the govt to meet modern day challenges: Brahm Mohindra
UNDERSTANDING NEHRU IN SMOG TIMES
14.11.17 - PT Bureau

LUDHIANA: Irrespective of the fact that we live in times when political differences are creating bitterness in our polity, the challenges facing Punjab and the whole of India are so huge that the only way out for the political leadership will be to work in ...
  



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