Monthly Archives: NOVEMBER 2017


They are publishing a new book, so please go read an old one
PUNJAB VIDHAN SABHA
30.11.17 - S Pal

Noisy? Tantrums? Falling level of debate? Critique of Punjab Vidhan Sabha sessions needs to be more informed
 
JOURNALISM IN OUR times is of tick-a-box variety. So, a day after newspapers carried headlines describing scenes inside and outside the Punjab Assembly, expect lament-dripping analysis bemoaning the falling ...
  


Dates for polls in 3 muncipal corporations & 32 nagar panchyats announced
CODE OF CONDUCT COMES INTO FORCE IMMEDIATELY
30.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The State Election Commissioner, Punjab, Jagpal Singh Sandhu here today announced the schedule for the elections to the 3 Municipal Corporations of Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala and 32 Nagar Councils/Nagar Panchayats.
 
With the announcement of the schedule, the model of conduct has come into force ...
  


Punjab hands over targeted killing cases to NIA
CENTRAL AGENCY BETTER EQUIPPED TO UNDERTAKE FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS
30.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Given the possible national and international ramifications of the conspiracy behind the targeted killings in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to hand over the investigations of seven cases to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Disclosing this here on Thursday, an official spokesperson said it ...
  


Former SAD MLA elected as new SGPC President
SAD MAINTAINS ITS CONTROL
29.11.17 - TEAM PT

Amritsar: Former Punjab minister Gobind Singh Longowal was elected as the 42nd chief of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex religious body of the Sikhs, during its annual general house meeting here today.

Longowal, who is the former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA from ...
  


American Sikhs support Panthik Front in SGPC Elections
27.11.17 - PT Bureau

California: Prominent Sikhs in America are watching the SGPC elections with a keen eye.  Many are pleased that there is now a credible opposition to the domination of the Badal family in the SGPC power structure. Panthik Front led by Sukhdev Singh Bhaur is fielding ...
  


Govt to move bill to set up commission for empowerment of farmers
COMMISSION WILL SEEK TO ADDRESS GRIEVANCES OF FARMERS
27.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has decided to move a Bill in the current session of the state Assembly today to set up a five-member commission for framing a policy to empower and grant legal rights to farmers, an official release said.
 
The 'Punjab State Farmers and Farm ...
  


Brahm Mohindra blames previous govt. for miserable plight of Ayurvedic system
ANNOUNCES CONSTITUTE COLLEGE STATUS FOR GOVT AYURVEDIC COLLEGE PATIALA
25.11.17 - TEAM PT

Patiala: "The ancient ayurvedic system of treatment of ours has been reduced to a miserable plight owing to gross neglect by the previous regime. This is amply proved from the fact that the previous government didn’t care to send any proposal for availing the grants bestowed ...
  


Those opposing Johal's arrest are working against Punjab's interests: Amarinder
AMARINDER FLAYS OPPOSITION
24.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday flayed the Opposition for raising doubts over the arrest of British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal in the targeted killing cases, accusing them of acting against Punjab’s interest by echoing the baseless statements of some foreign elements.

Reacting ...
  


Amarinder instructs police to be vigilant against social media radicalisation
CALLS FOR MUTUAL RESPECT BETWEEN POLICE AND ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES
24.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Punjab Police to be vigilant against radicalization campaigns being carried out on various social media platforms such as Facebook, and also called for greater vigilance along the Indo-Pak Border as the infiltration activity moves southwards once ...
  


Amarinder asks excise dept to explore govt. intervention in liquor trade
TO SHIFT TO MULTI-YEAR LIQUOR POLICY
23.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state ...
  


Why Harsimrat Badal is silent on the move to change the name?
DAYAL SINGH COLLEGE CONTROVERSY
23.11.17 - Bir Devinder Singh

I appreciate the initiative of Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Manjit Singh GK leaders of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to logically and forcefully oppose the move of the Management of Dayal Singh Evening College, Delhi to change its original name to a new ...
  


Punjab CM to take up pending GST payements issues with PM Modi and FM Jaitley
CENTRE RENEGED FROM ITS RESPONSIBILITY
22.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he will soon take up with the Centre the issue of the pending GST payments, whose delay was causing severe financial problems for the state.
 
During a discussion in today’s cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister said he will ...
  


Afghan envoy meets Amarinder, proposes revival of Kabul-Amritsar air link
TO FURTHER BOOST HIS COUNTRY'S TRADITIONALLY CLOSE TIES WITH PUNJAB
22.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has proposed revival of the Amritsar-Kabul air corridor and a pilot project for 1500 tonnes of cargo trade to further boost his country’s traditionally close ties with Punjab.

The ambassador met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on ...
  


Don’t criticise for sake of criticism, CM exhorts opposition
ALL MEMBERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE BASIC ETIQUETTES
20.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said while his government welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism for the sake of criticism, and all members should follow the basic etiquettes and courtesies of the legislative procedures in the House.
     
Addressing ...
  


Amarinder welcomes move to elevate Rahul Gandhi as Congress President
'TIME TO PASS ON THE BATON'
20.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party’s fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Talking to mediapersons here, the CM said the ...
  


Punjab Vidhan Sabha's winter session dates announced
CABINET TO MEET EVERY WEDNESDAY TO ENSURE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING
17.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be held for three days, from November 27 to November 29, 2017.

This was decided at a meeting of the state cabinet, which also agreed to meet every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to ensure smooth functioning of ...
  


Cabinet sub-committee set up for regular review of fiscal situation
AMARINDER TO HEAD THE COMMITTEE
17.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The cash-crunched Punjab government has decided to regularly review its fiscal condition, with focus on expenditure curtailment and resource mobilization.

A cabinet sub-committee, headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has been set up for this purpose.

The sub-committee will meet every Tuesday to discuss ways ...
  


Refusal of Amarinder to meet Kejriwal a monumental blunder
'PUNJAB DONNING A NON PERFORMING CM'
15.11.17 - Bir Devinder Singh

The first seven months of Capt. Amarinder Singh's current stint as Chief Minister has established one fact beyond any doubt that for the first time, Punjab has someone at the helm who is donning the role of a non-performing and reluctant Chief Minister. It is ...
  


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 ...
  



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