Monthly Archives: OCTOBER 2017


HONESTY CERTIFICATE TO MAJITHIA TRIGGERS CRISIS IN TRIBUNE
Trouble brewing inside amid talk of Trust-Editor rift
30.10.17 - S PAL

Employee union protests; Tribune Trust to meet on Nov 3
 
AS THE TRIBUNE remained deafeningly silent about what prompted its decision to publish what can only be described as an abject apology to senior Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia in its Sunday edition ...
  


THE FINAL HONESTY CERTIFICATE: ISSUED BY THE TRIBUNE
28.10.17 - S Pal

Newspaper says it has verified, Majithia not involved in any drug trade

Tribune apologises for damaging reports against Majithia; Not a single other politician has such a strong clean chit issued by any newspaper in any context 

In a rather abject apology, displayed on its front page ...
  


Manhandling of scribe: Jalandhar Police Commissioner apologises, says sorry
27.10.17 - TEAM PT

JALANDHAR: After landing in a row with the media corps yesterday, Jalandhar Police Commissioner Pravin Kumar Sinha today personally and publicly apologized to the senior journalist who he had assaulted at a local hotel, with Chief Minister Amarinder being only a few feet away during the ...
  


Amarinder announces Rs 363.43 crore grant for Jalandhar’s development
UNVEILS SLEW OF INITIATIVES TO IMPROVE & STRENGTHEN CITY INFRASTRUCTURE
26.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh/Jalandhar: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday unveiled a slew of development works for Jalandhar, announcing an immediate grant of Rs 363.43 crore for the implementation of various ongoing and new schemes in the city.

The Chief Minister, who was on first visit to ...
  


Personally feel Majithia involved in drugs trade but can't act without evidence: Amarinder
SAJJAN, JAGMEET TRYING TO WHIP UP PASSIONS IN PUNJAB WITH INFLAMMATORY STATEMENTS
26.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he personally felt that Bikram Singh Majithia and some other Akali leaders may have been involved in drugs trading and trafficking in the state, but was waiting for evidence to act against them.

Replying to questions at ...
  


CM constitutes state-level committee for 550th Prakash utsav celebration of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji
26.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has constituted a State-level Committee to prepare for the 550th anniversary celebration of the Prakash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji in 2019.

Dr Manmohan Singh has been requested to be the Patron-in-Chief of the 36-member Committee, chaired by ...
  


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 ...
  


PPCB appeals to farmers not to burn paddy straw in larger public interest
ADVISES PATIENTS AND CHILDREN TO AVOID VENTURING OUT
24.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today urged the farmers for conserving the Paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning this precious source.

Disclosing this here today, Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary, Science & Technology said that the unprecedented increase of pollution levels ...
  


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 ...
  


Sukhbir Badal demands immediate withdrawal of 'draconian' power tariff hike
govt has played fraud with industrial consumers
23.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today demanded immediate withdrawal of the draconian power tariff hike, saying the Congress government had yet again deceived the people by increasing tariff for both domestic and industrial supply even as it was making promises of supplying ...
  


From Gurdaspur to Chikmagalur, via mis-interpretation
FROM 1.93 LAKH STATISTIC TO REAL POLITICS
16.10.17 - Kamjaat Singh*

Trust the winner Congress and the loser BJP to read the wrong lessons in the Gurdaspur verdict. And never lose faith that the Akali Dal will not learn the right lessons till kingdom come.

 

If statistics could prove anything in politics, then politicians could ...

  


Govt to bring in agricultural policy in next assembly session
ALL FARMER SUICIDE FAMILIES’ CLAIMS BE SETTLED ON MONTHLY BASIS
16.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday announced a series of measures for the welfare of the farming community, including its decision to bring in a comprehensive Agricultural Policy for the state in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha.

The announcements came during high-level meetings convened by ...
  


Cabinet approves entertainment tax on DTH, local cable connections
TO EARN Rs. 45-47 CRORE ADDITIONAL REVENUE
16.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, has approved levy of an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections.

These local bodies will be eligible to impose and collect a nominal entertainment tax of Rs.5 per DTH connection ...
  


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 ...
  


Captain flays Khattar for questioning role of Punjab Police in Honeypreet case
TO SHIELD HIS OWN GOVT'S FAILURES
05.10.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: CM Captain Amarinder Singh has lambasted his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for questioning the role of the Punjab police in the Honeypreet Insaan case.

Reacting strongly to the Haryana CM’s reported statements alleging Punjab police complicity in the matter, Amarinder asked Khattar to refrain ...
  




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