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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 ...
  


SAD demands immediate resignation of Sukhpal Khaira
HC REFUSES TO STAY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST KHAIRA
06.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira did not have any locus standi to continue as leader of opposition with the high court refusing his plea to stay proceedings summoning him as an accused in an international drug racket case ...
  


Capt Amarinder dubs MSP hike by centre as inadequate & mere `tokenism’
CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION OF SWAMINATHAN COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS
24.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the increase in MSP announced by the central government as `inadequate’ and demanded a review in line with the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.
 
In a statement issued here, the Chief Minister said the increase of Rs 110 ...
  


Capt Amarider assures of industrial power at Rs. 5/unit
DIRECTS POWER SECY, PSPCL CHAIRMAN TO ISSUE NECESSARY ADVISORY
23.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has assured that his government will provide power at Rs 5 per unit to industry, as approved by the state cabinet, notwithstanding the two-part tariff announced today by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC).

The Chief Minister has directed ...
  


Ajit’s Hamdard slams SGPC over Kuldip Nayar Award Wapsi
CONTROVERSY FULL BLOWN
13.10.17 - kanwar manjit singh

FORMER RAJYA SABHA MP and media baron Barjinder Singh Hamdard has strongly condemned the SGPC’s move to withdraw the honour bestowed upon veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar and said the religious body’s step was neither justified nor something expected of it.

In a hard hitting signed editorial ...
  


CM takes stock of paddy procurement in Hoshiarpur
DIRECTS DC TO 100% LIFTING, TIMELY PAYMENT TO FARMERS
09.10.17 - TEAM PT

HOSHIARPUR: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh today reviewed the progress of ongoing paddy procurement here and directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure the payment to farmers within the stipulated time of 48 hours.

Amarinder also asked the DC to ensure lifting of crop within 72 hours.

Presiding ...
  


Online building plans approval system to be game changer: Navjot Sidhu
A BIG PUSH FOR E-GOVERNANCE CONCEPT
04.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government as envisioned by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is committed to the overall development and transformation of the urban sector with focus on the easing of processes so as to ensure that the people receive all the services in a ...
  


Punjab govt sets up committee to overhaul govt medical, dental colleges in state
01.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh, has set up a high-powered planning and monitoring committee for the up-gradation and overhauling of the government medical and dental colleges, which had been allowed to deteriorate to pathetic levels by the previous government in ...
  


CM puts spurious pesticides and seeds dealers on notice; tells farmers to follow PAU advice
White Fly Attack
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

MANSA, AUGUST 11: Vowing to take suppliers of spurious pesticides and seeds to task, CM Amarinder Singh on Friday urged farmers to use only the varieties recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to protect their cotton crops from white-fly.

Speaking to farmers during a visit ...
  


Italy evinces interest in collaborating with Punjab in agriculture
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

Italy is keen to partner with Punjab in the field of agriculture and sustainable development.

A delegation of Italian company Anas, led by Indo-European Sustainable Development CEO Sir John Martin Thomas, met Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss collaboration in these and other areas of ...
  


SYL issue: Amarinder welcomes SC decision to give 2-month time for talks
11.07.17 - TEAM PT

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to give two months’ time to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday once again urged the central government to facilitate dialogue with Haryana for "early resolution” of the issue.

Saying that the problem ...
  


Amarinder talks to Sushma Swaraj on 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Iraq
10.07.17 - team pt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured Punjab CM Amarinder Singh that her ministry was making all-out efforts to trace and facilitate the return of the 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who had been held hostage in Mosul since 2014.

Reacting to reports that the families ...
  


BLASPHEMOUS VERSES: Surjit Gagg's poem about Guru Nanak angers many, poet arrested
BLASPHEMOUS VERSES
09.07.17 - PT Bureau

ROPAR: Punjab's 'Facebook poet' Surjit Gagg was today arrested under blasphemy charges after he posted a rather risqué poem that referred to Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, in terms widely considered derogatory and unacceptable.

"Main te Nanak," Gagg's poem that got him into trouble, is not ...
  


Amarinder gives go-ahead to bike taxis to generate employment for youth
26.05.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced his government’s decision to allow pillion or bike taxis as a means to generate employment for youth, to fulfill another key Congress poll manifesto promise.

The Chief Minister has given in-principle approval to the initiative, which will be ...
  


Gender based discrimination, violence an ugly blot on society; needs to be removed: Sandhu
25.04.17 - TEAM PT

"It is a stark reality of our so called modern society that despite all the efforts, the gender based discrimination and violence has ceased to abate. Though our all religious scriptures preach equality for man and woman at every level but the truth is that ...
  


Amarinder failed to make use of Niti Aayog meeting to press for Punjab’s Demands: SAD
24.04.17 - TEAM PT

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said it was unfortunate that Punjab had failed to use the Niti Aayog meeting presided over by the Prime Minister to make a claim for special funds for the State as well as an action plan to take its ...
  


Oye, Bas Kar Yaar! Inne RTI?-  SIC
21.04.17 - TEAM PT

The State Information Commission, Punjab during the hearing of a case directed Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana to ignore the RTI applications filed by Amarjit Singh Dhamotia of Ludhiana, who has filed more than 500 applications under RTI act and disrupted the routine work of the MC, ...
  



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