Harsimrat Badal’s statement to term the $20 entry fee as ‘Jaziya’ is ridiculous
07.10.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, in a ridiculous statement, has equated the $20 (US Dollar) entry fee, proposed by Pakistan to be charged from the pilgrims who visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib via Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak, with ‘Jaziya’. It is pertinent to mention here ...

Who is Sukhbir to declare that PM Modi will preside the function?
29.09.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

The way Sukhbir Singh Badal and his wife Harsimrat Kaur Badal, brazenly monopolize and hijacking the entire narrative of observing the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji, it’s not in conformity with the Sikh tradition, it rather sounds domineering and against the basic ...

'Why blame others for your absurd notions?'
26.09.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

Chief Minister Punjab Capt. Amarinder Singh’s comprehensive interview to ‘National Media’ on host of issues having serious implication for the State calls for decoding.  When each and every answer to the focused interrogatories, is marred with paradoxical aberration then why blame the opposition? It sounds ...

'Amarinder declaring Badal as ‘innocent’ exposes viewless understanding between the two families'
Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege case
24.09.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

Categorical statement made by CM Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh declaring Parkash Singh Badal as ‘innocent’ in the sacrilege case of Guru Granth Sahib, has finally exposed the nexus of viewless understanding between the two families, without an iota of doubt.

Otherwise how a Chief Minister could ...

Sunil Jakhar to continue as PPCC chief
14.09.19 - Team PT

Taking note of the "good work” done by him as the state party leader, the Congress high command has rejected the resignation of Sunil Jakhar as president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC).

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the decision, terming it in the ...

Punjab journalists protest over case against Pawan Jaiswal
04.09.19 - Team PT

Punjab Press Club, Jalandhar condemns action of UP government to register criminal case against journalist Pawan Jaiswal for reporting that rotis with salt were being served in Mid-day meal at a school in UP. In place of fixing the flaws or irregularities in their system ...

Amarinder requests Amit Shah to take up issue with Pak govt
03.09.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss issues of national and state security, besides urging him to take up with Pakistan the case of forcible conversion of a Sikh girl to Islam.
The Government of India should ...

'Its a contemptuous breach of privilege of the House, with the flagrant consent of Amarinder'
29.08.19 - Bir Devinder Singh*

The entire Congress Legislature Party need to explain to the Sikh community as to how the sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, probe is being buried in an opprobrious manner, befooling the entire Sikh community.
The recent missive of Prabodh Kumar, Special DGP-cum -Director Bureau ...

Punjab CM writes to PM for Rs 1000 Cr special flood relief package
21.08.19 - Team PT

Even as the state government scaled up its flood rescue and relief operations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to the Prime Minister seeking a Rs 1000 crore special package to address the losses resulting from the flooding.

The Chief Minister has also ...

Punjab CM launches Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna
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
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
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
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
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 ...

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