Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2018


DSP shoots himself during students’ protest in Punjab
SHOCKING INCIDENT
29.01.18 - TEAM PT

Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP) Baljinder Singh Sandhu posted at Jaito in Faridkot shot himself with his service weapon at Punjabi University Regional Centre at Jaito on Monday afternoon.
 
Sandhu was rushed to Faridkot medical college where he was declared brought dead.
 
The incident took place when ...
  


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 ...
  


Amarinder launches benefits for most distressed sections on R-Day
ALSO ANNOUNCES 50 CRORE DEVELOPMENT GRANT FOR PAITIALA
26.01.18 - TEAM PT

PATIALA: Punjab Chief Minister on Friday launched the release of Benefits under a unique scheme aimed at the inclusive growth of the distressed sections of the society, even as he appealed to the state’s farmers not to resort to suicide since his government was committed ...
  


President awards 2 Punjab officers for better election managment
USING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY
25.01.18 - TEAM PT

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded Ravi Bhagat, IAS for his commendable services rendered in capacity as District Electoral Officer, Ludhiana. 
 
The President also honoured the former Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab V.K. Singh for exceptional election management practices in the state during ...
  


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 ...
  


Will set up high level committee to resolve land acqusition issue with armed forces: Amarinder
TO SET UP PANEL TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS AROUND CHANDIGARH AIR STATION
24.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIMANDIR: The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to set up a committee to resolve issues relating to acquisition of land for setting up military facilities in the state and another to address infrastructural and garbage dumping problems around the Chandigarh ...
  


Punjab cabinet decides to close down more than 1600 sewa kendras
TO USE THE BUILDINGS FOR RUNNING ANGANWADIS AND PANCHAYAT GHARS
24.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet has decided to close all but 500 of the state’s 2147 Sewa Kendras, with the Chief Minister directing the concerned department to explore the possibility of using the infrastructure of the remaining centres as Anganwadis or Panchayat Ghars.

The decision was taken ...
  


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 ...
  



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