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Set up Centre-State committee to formulate National Farm Debt Waiver Scheme: Capt urges PM Modi
NITI AAYOG MEET
17.06.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, June 17: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers to formulate a blueprint of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers in consultation with States. 

While ...
  


Seek Amit Shah's help to get back the material of Sikh Reference Library and for declassification of Op Blue Star documents
KHAIRA URGES BADALS
06.06.18 - EKJOT SINGH

A DAY AFTER Shiromani Akali Dal President expressed pain and anguish at the 34th anniversary of army action on Darbar Sahib, Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has urged him to take up with BJP president Amit Shah the issue of release of rare manuscripts, ...
  


On Shahkot Result Eve, A Reporter Goes to Read Politics On The Ground
LADI SHEROWALIA V/S AN ULTRASOUND MACHINE
30.05.18 - S Pal

ON A DAY when Punjabis interested in politics of the state rushed to their television sets to tune into the Shahkot by-election counting and kept pace with the round-by-round leads of Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia, it took a senior journalist in Bathinda to remind us ...
  


From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye
SARKAR IN MANALI
22.05.18 - S Pal

RANK PATRIARCHY, patent chauvinism and complete lack of respect for any norms of decency is reflected in scores of Whatsapp exchanges, photographs and news items concerning Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's sojourn in Manali.

With mercury breaching 43 degrees, it's perfectly reasonable for any resident ...
  


In Punjab’s villages, a battle is on & the renegades have been identified
SILVER JUBILEE OF A REVOLUTION MISSED

23.04.18 - SP SINGH

INDIAN TELEVISION SUDDENLY becomes a little too colourful on the country's mass festivals: Diwali, Holi, Independence Day, Republic Day. The anchors turn up in party clothes and sartorial sense goes all flourescent.

India knows how to mark a festival.

India also ...
  


Akali MLA dissociates from Punjab Assembly panel's report, submits dissent note
03.04.18 - PT BUREAU

Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha's Committee tasked to help ameliorate the lot of suicide-hit farmer families and debt-ridden agricultural labourers, has dissociated himself from the report of the panel and submitted a dissent note.

The panel, comprising five MLAs, was headed ...
  


No aarhtiya can be named in an FIR in case of farmer suicide: Punjab Vidhan Sabha committee
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON SUICIDE-HIT BATS FOR AARHTIYAS
03.04.18 - S Pal

An officer of the rank of Superintendant of Police (SP) or higher must first investigate and find the real reason behind suicide, only then can any aarhtiya be named in the FIR, recommends the Assembly panel meant to help suicide-hit families.
 
IN A SHOCKING development, a ...
  


Ajit’s Hamdard slams Manpreet for cheapshots, says it exposed “inner shallowness” of “self-proclaimed intellectual”
MANPREET Vs SUKHBIR
30.03.18 - PT BUREAU

CLEARLY PICKING SIDES in a no-holds-barred dirty war between the Badal cousins, former Rajya Sabha MP and media baron Barjinder Singh Hamdard today came down heavily on Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, saying his diatribe against Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was ...
  


Kejriwal to Majithia, and AAP TO RAAP TO PAAP TO KDV-AAP. Welcome to the party. Feel free please.
APOLOGY – AKALIS BIG LOSER, CONG TOO
15.03.18 - S Pal

NO, IT IS NOT a blessing in disguise; this is a blessing so blatant only beat hacks could have missed it. In fact, some Punjab AAP leaders should actually make huge cash contributions to party fund to thank Arvind Kejriwal for this new lease of life.

Notwithstanding ...
  


Amarinder measures own success -
09.03.18 - PT BUREAU

BARELY A YEAR in the hot seat, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday (March 11) declared himself a near superman CM, claiming he has signed 5,558 files since taking over the job, "made 42 official visits within Punjab" and made 17 trips to other states ...
  


Amarinder sees sand mafia from the air, orders action; someone grabs a camera, clicks pictures of CM in action
SUPER EFFICIENCY ONBOARD CM’S CHOPPER
06.03.18 - PT BUREAU

Chandigarh, March 6: Within days of asking top bureaucrats and police leadership to stop 'goonda tax' and illegal mining, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today himself saw the sand mafia in action from aboard his helicopter, fired direct orders for action against illegal mining, all ...
  


Did Modi say anything
PM MODI VINDICATES PUNJAB TODAY REPORTAGE
03.03.18 - S Pal

IN REMARKS THAT left much of the media stunned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that Congress had little control over Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who has been functioning like an "independent soldier." 

But one should have been stunned about anyone ...
  


Rescind the pejorative appointment of M.K Kalohia as PSEB Chief
27.02.18 - Bir Devinder Singh

SAS Nagar: Appointment of Manohar Kant Kalohia, a retired IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board is an exceedingly stupid decision of the Government of Punjab. His appointment is an insult to all the experienced educationists, academicians of high ...
  


CM announces Rs.100 crore for development of Amritsar city
21.02.18 - TEAM PT

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a grant of Rs.100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar, while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.

Addressing the newly ...
  


Capt Amarinder orders DGP to crackdown against Goonda tax
ZERO TOLERANCE TO CORRUPTION
15.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of reports of illicit collection of money from business and industry, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the Director General of Police to crack down against the so-called Goonda Tax in the state.

The Chief Minister directed the DGP to ...
  


PAY YOUR INCOME TAX? What an idea, sir jee!
05.02.18 - PT Bureau

Amarinder Singh comes up with revolutionary idea to save your money

Chandigarh, February 5: Punjab's Amarinder Singh government has got a brand new idea, and many are finding it refreshingly wonderful. The only problem is that so far, it is just an idea.

Here's the big idea: ...
  


5 teams, 35 men 'executed' the high-profile operation to end saga of crime & terror
GANGSTER ENCOUTER
27.01.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, January 27: Five teams comprising 35 men meticulously executed the highly technical and intelligence-based operation that culminated in the death of wanted gangster and Nabha jail-break mastermind Vicky Gounder, thus putting the lid on 10 cases of heinous crimes, and also bringing to an ...
  


Gangster Vicky Gounder, Prema Lahoria killed in police encounter
ENCOUNTER KAR DITTA GIYA HAI – PB MEDIA SHOUTS
26.01.18 - PT Bureau

ELUSIVE DREADED GANGSTER Vicky Gounder alias Harjinder Singh was killed Friday evening along with two other outlaws, Prema Lahoria and Budda, in an encounter with the Punjab Police near Muktsar after dodging and frustrating the cops for more than a year. While initial reports said ...
  


Pull out all stops to ensure Punjab comes out top in Swachh Bharat sarvekshan: Sidhu
WILL UNDERTAKE TOUR OF EACH WARD TO KEEP A CHECK
24.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: "The Local Government Department would pull out all stops to ensure the success of Swachh Bharat Mission and is taking as a mission the task of making sure that Punjab comes out top in the Swachh Bharat Sarvekshan."

This was disclosed on wednesday by the Local ...
  


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 ...
  



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