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Another stinking skeleton tumbles out of the cupboard of Punjab Chief Minister
MULTI-CRORE PADDY SEED SCANDAL
02.06.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


It’s appalling that almost all portfolios held by the Chief Minister are not only in complete disarray but abominably plagued by mega corruption and scandals.
 
Last month liquor smuggling and illicit distilleries were in the glare of the media that rocked the geniality of the ...
  


Mystified Cabinet truce, potential albatross around the neck of the entire Punjab cabinet
PUNJAB WANTS TO KNOW!
29.05.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


All sordid and unsubstantiated affairs raised by Ministers and Congress MLAs in the public domain for the last two-three weeks are perceived to be buried under the carpet to befool the public, with a mere  apology of the Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh. The Ministers ...
  


CM Vs MLAs - New Salvo Claims 'Punjab Strange Case Where CM Has Been
AN OPEN LETTER
22.05.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


Dear Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh,

I am writing this because given the state of democratic space within the Punjab Congress; others might not point out to you the 800 pound gorilla in the room where you hold your cabinet meetings.

As you know the law too ...
  


And now, Amarinder orders police to crackdown on liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation
ILLICIT LIQUOR TRADE IN PUNJAB
16.05.20 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed the Police department to crack down on all kinds of liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor to protect the cash-strapped state from incurring any revenue losses due to such activities.
 
Earlier in the day, Punjab ...
  


A ‘Royal Watergate’ and a grim reminder of an undercover operation
ILLICIT LIQUOR TRADE IN PUNJAB
16.05.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


I wonder why the excise department of Punjab portrays fudged figures in the media to be-fool people of Punjab that State exchequer did not suffer any loss on account of poor receipt of the excise duty meaning thereby that all the cabinet ministers of the ...
  


Punjab CM pitches for continued lockdown
AT VC WITH PM, AMARINDER SEEKS ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
11.05.20 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday pitched for extension of the lockdown, but with a carefully crafted strategy, backed by fiscal and economic empowerment of the states, to save lives and secure livehood.

Clearly favouring continuation of a strict lockdown, in view of the ...
  


Punjab becoming a ‘bureaucratic State’ not a good omen for democracy
PUNJAB CABINET VS BUREAUCRATS
10.05.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


The sordidly serious developments emerged from the scene of the pre-Cabinet meeting of the Punjab Government, where all the Ministers of the Punjab Cabinet walked out in protest against the appallingly arrogant behavior of the Chief Secretary of Punjab Karn Avtar Singh.
 
The corollary of ...
  


Hazoor! You are not a Maharaja but a Chief Minister!
CAPT AMARINDER SINGH
05.05.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


Ever since the incidences of Covid-19 pandemic in Punjab, all powers vested with the Magistracy are flagrantly usurped by the Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder in his regular ’Phurmaans’ (edicts) pronounced, time to time from the ‘Saragarhi Farms’. 
 
I find no tangible explanation in Cr. PC ...
  


Congress' popularity skyrockets, tricolors dot Punjab's skyline, massive protests against Modi government (pl check all facts independently)
JHANDA AUR DANDA
01.05.20 - PT DESK

 
Amarinder, Jakhar emerge as hugely popular leaders after massive response 
 
NEVER HAS THE popularity of a chief minister or the party president or their government has zoomed so sky high in a single day.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's popularity broke all records when the sun rose ...
  


Amarinder Congress' new political weapons are borrowed from the BJP
DANDA KHAO, JHANDA LAGAO
29.04.20 - Punjab Today Political Bureau

 
Jakhar shouted Har Har Mahadev; Amarinder Singh goes for tricolor

WILL THE PUNJAB GOVERNMENT home deliver the national flags or we'll have to collect it from designated sites?

Punjab’s Amarinder Singh govt now wants all the people in the state to hoist the national flag, tricolor, on ...
  


Is Montek heading a group made up of arm-chair theorists?
Group of Experts for Punjab
27.04.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


There are reports that Captain Amarinder Singh has constituted a Group of Experts, headed by illustrious economist and former deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, to come out with the post-Covid revival strategy for the state of Punjab .
 
There could be no ...
  


MORE DANGEROUS THAN COVID-19 — A Green Balloon, & a Message In Urdu
PAKISTAN, ALLAH, & A GREEN BALLOON
26.04.20 - Punjab Today Bureau

 
HOW PARANOID have we become in these corona times can be well gauged from a report about what the sighting of a green coloured balloon can do to us.

We seek him here, We seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven?—is he in ...
  


From govt to media – More afraid of naming Punjab Kesri than of Coronavirus!
CORONA SE DARO NA, PAR PK SE DARO
25.04.20 - kanwar manjit singh

 
YOU CANNOT SAY PUNJAB KESRI OR JAGBANI OR HIND SAMACHAR. Bus PK se aage mat jaana...!

What is so goddamn holy about a newspaper office that it cannot be named even if top authorities consider it a possible hotspot, find multiple employees of the newspapers as ...
  


Is Punjab a Police State? Is a ‘Gag Order’ operational in Punjab, if so under what statutory rule?
COVID-19 CRISIS
15.04.20 - Bir Devinder Singh

There are reports in the media that the Punjab Police has booked certain people for expressing their free opinion on the social media or otherwise.
 
The Constitution of India under Article 19 (1) of the constitution guarantees to every citizen of India, the freedom of ...
  


‘Come On Captain! Lead the state from the front by showing exemplary courage & generosity of spirit’
COVID-19 CRISIS
11.04.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


It is good that PGIMR (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Research) has immediately distanced itself from the catastrophic statement made by the Chief Minister of Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh, quoting a report of PGI’s Department of Community Medicine that 87 % of the Punjab population ...
  


Punjab cabinet okays ordinance to bring private hospitals into Covid-19 battle
COVID-19 CRISIS
10.04.20 - Team PT

In a major decision, the Punjab Cabinet on Friday approved the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance 2020, to bring the state’s private hospitals under the umbrella of the COVID-19 battle.

It was necessary for the private hospitals to join the battle against COVID-19, said ...
  


Punjab to remain under lockdown till May 1
COVID-19 CRISIS
10.04.20 - Team PT

Punjab cabinet today approved the extension of the lockdown till 1st May, 2020 as the time did not appear to be right for lifting the restrictions.

However, earlier at a video conference with the media, hosted by the AICC from New Delhi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder ...
  


Punjab govt still not clear on extending Curfew beyond April 14
COVID-19 CRISIS
08.04.20 - Team PT

Rejecting media reports to the contrary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday made it clear that no decision had yet been taken on extending the curfew in the state beyond April 14.

Terming such reports as purely speculative and unfounded, the Chief Minister categorically ...
  


Punjab announces reduction in fixed electricity charges; Defers due dates for payment of bills
COVID-19 CRISIS
07.04.20 - Team PT

To further mitigate the hardships faced by the people amid the COVID-19 crisis and clampdown, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced reduction in fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of deadline for payment of bills, while instructing the Power department ...
  


Amarinders and Badals must lead by example
COVID-19 CRISIS
05.04.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


 Through advertisements in newspapers and social media, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is regularly making appeal  to donate generously to the CM Covid Relief Fund.

According to an official statement, underlining the need for generating resources to deal with the COVID-19 medical emergency on priority, ...
  



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