Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2018


At pre-budget meet with Jaitley, Manpreet seeks all India farm debt waiver, restoration of 90:10 RKVY funding
ALSO SEEKS SPECIAL GRANT FOR 550TH PRAKASH UTSAV OF GURU NANAK DEV
18.01.18 - TEAM PT

New Delhi: Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday sought an all India farm debt waiver scheme on the pattern of Punjab, while calling for restoration of the 90:10 funding pattern under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to provide more avenues to the states ...
  


Amarinder accepts resignation of ‘tainted’ Punjab cabinet minister
AFTER MEETING RAHUL GANDHI
18.01.18 - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has accepted the resignation of Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh Thursday following a meeting with AICC president Rahul Gandhi.
 
Rana Gurjit had submitted his resignation to Amarinder a few days ago. But the CM had not accepted it. He ...
  


Amarinder suffers setback: HC sets aside appointment of Chief Principal Secretary
CONSIDERED SECOND MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE STATE
17.01.18 - TEAM PT

In a setback to the Punjab government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court Wednesday set aside the appointment of Suresh Kumar as state chief principal secretary.
 
Kumar, who retired in 2016 as an additional chief secretary, was appointed as chief principal secretary to Chief Minister Amarinder ...
  


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 ...
  


Rana Gurjit resigns, but Amarinder may have little respite
KHAIRA HITS TARGET
15.01.18 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: In an explosive development in Punjab politics, the state Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, who was facing serious charges of a scam related to sand mine contracts, has finally resigned.

Sources, however, said this could bring little respite to the beleaguered Amarinder Singh ...
  


Cong govt proposing to commit fraud with industry sector: Sukhbir Badal
RS FIVE PER UNIT TARIFF CLAIM A HOAX
15.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government was proposing to play a fraud with the industrial sector by promising power at Rs five per cent unit but actually delivering the same at even higher rates than those prevailing ...
  


NEW CONDITION ON DEBT WAIVER - Self-declaration of land holding; no waiver for govt employees, tax-paying pensioners
15.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 15: The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to introduce a system of self-declaration on land holdings by the beneficiaries of the farm debt waiver scheme to ensure that only deserving and eligible farmers get the benefit of the ...
  


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 ...
  


Akalis always misused Panth to score political gains: Jakhar
SAD HAS GOT NO MORAL RIGHT TO CRY HOARSE
13.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: PPCC President and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar have lambasted Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for misusing the Panth to score political gains. 

Asserting that Congress had in principle followed the directions issued by the Akal Takht in letter and spirit to avoid holding political conferences during ...
  


Amarinder lambasts Akalis for projecting themselves as farmers messiah
AFTER PUSHING THEM INTO VICIOUS DEBT TRAPS
13.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday lambasted the Akalis for raising a hue and cry over the farm loan waiver package and trying to project themselves as messiahs of the farmers to promote their petty political interests, after pushing them into vicious debt ...
  


Govt now defends Mansa function and 6-feet long certificates, says Kisan Unions could fool farmers
FARM DEBT WAIVER
10.01.18 - PT Bureau

Official spokesman said "public presentation of certificates" necessary, otherwise farmers can be misled by Kisan Unions 

Farmer unions slam govt's defence, call it insult to farmers' intelligence
 
CHANDIGARH: When was the last time you saw the Punjab Government holding a mega event attended by thousands of farmers, ...
  


Amarinder clears 1.15 Lakh more farm debt waiver cases worth Rs. 580 crore
ORDERS DISBURSEMENT BEFORE JAN 31
10.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has cleared 1.15 lakh more cases for debt waiver amounting to Rs 580 crore, to be disbursed to farmers across the state before January 31, 2018.

The announcement came on Wednesday after a high-level meeting chaired by the Chief ...
  


Navjot Sidhu announces Rs. 24 lakh for Baba Banda Singh Bahadur memorial
HERITAGE FESTIVALS TO BE REVIVED IN STATE
10.01.18 - TEAM PT

S.A.S. NAGAR: The Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today paid a visit to the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial at Chapparchiri and announced Rs. 24 lakh for the development of the place as well as the facilitation of tourists. The minister himself ...
  


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 ...
  


Mr Chief Minister, please call off January 7 function. My teacher is not alive, but you please call it off!
FARMERS’ DEBT RELIEF FUNCTION IN MANSA
06.01.18 - BYLINE BEING WITHHELD FOR PRIVACY REASONS

"Saare bachhe jehrre bahut gareeb ne, te jehrre-jehrre anusuchit jaati wale ne, apni-apni seat te kharre ho jao.”

("All those children who are very poor, stand up. Also those who are scheduled caste.”)

I was a 14 year old. The year was 1982. Class VIII. Section A. ...
  


DEBT WAIVER – Amarinder’s Congress blames Modi; Akali Dal, AAP gun for Amarinder
YOUR NETAS IN SERVICE OF FARMERS
06.01.18 - TEAM PT

It’s an open Tu-Tu, Main-Main season in Punjab, and the game is being played at the expense of the state’s debt-ridden farmers.

From the ruling Congress to the opposition Akali Dal and the wanting-to-be-seen-as-real opposition Aam Aadmi Party, each is blaming the other for the dire ...
  


Biggest betrayal of farmers by Congress govt: SAD
MLA'S LOOTING STATE BY PREPARING LISTS OF LOAN WAIVER BENEFICIARIES AT THEIR HOMES
04.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asserted that Congress legislators were looting the State exchequer by preparing lists of beneficiaries of the proposed crop loan waiver scheme at their residences and ruthlessly ignoring genuine recipients.

In a statement here, former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said ...
  


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 ...
  


Navjot Sidhu releases vision document of Local Govt & Tourism departments
FULLY COMMITTED TO THE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION OF URBAN AREAS
03.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Cabinet Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today outlined his vision regarding the futuristic measures contemplated as well as the achievements of his both departments namely-Local Government and Tourism & Cultural Affairs. In his interaction with the mediapersons here today, the minister also released the ...
  



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