Monthly Archives: DECEMBER 2017


Govt declares Vaisakhi, Maha Shivratri & Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur ji as holidays
30.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has declared gazetted public holidays on the occasion of Vaisakhi, Maha Shivratri  and Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on April 14, February 14 and December 12, 2018, respectively.
         
Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson said ...
  


Only Congress govt could scrap holy day of Baisakhi from the list of holidays: Sukhbir Badal
'SIKH COMMUNITY WON'T TOLERATE THIS ATTACK ON ITS RELIGIOUS TRADITION AND PRACTICES'
29.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said only a Congress government, which had always treated Sikh religion and its institutions callously, could scrap the holy day to mark the creation of the Khalsa from the official list of holidays in Punjab.

In ...
  


Navjot Sidhu announces kick-starting of smart city projects in 3 cities
UNION GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE 350 CRORES FOR IT
29.12.17 - TEAM PT

NEW DELHI: Taking forward the development centric agenda spelled out by the Chief Minister, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh in an emphatic way, the Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today met Union Finance Minister  Arun Jaitley, Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons ...
  


Bir Devinder slams Fatehgarh Sahib head priest, SGPC member for memo to CM in sanctum sanctorum
28.12.17 - PT Bureau

FATEHGARH SAHIB, December 28: Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Bir Devinder Singh, who was in the forefront of a public resistance movement that forced political parties to scrap plans to hold their annual rallies at the Shaheedi Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib, has ...
  


Cabinet sub committee formed for regularisation of unauthorised colonies
TO FINALISE THE LEGISLATION AND POLICY
27.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, on Wednesday approved the setting up of a five-member cabinet sub-committee to finalise the legislation and policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in order to pave way for provision of basic amenities to the residents ...
  


Punjab CM announces new sub-tehsil at Chanarthal
CAPT PAYS RESPECT AT FATEHGARH SAHIB
26.12.17 - Team PT

FATEHGARH SAHIB, December 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced the creation of a new sub-tehsil at Chanarthal to comprise 55 villages of Fatehgarh Sahib sub-division, and proposed the naming of the new National Highway from Patiala to Panyali as Mata Gujri ...
  


Amarinder hosts NDA batch mates for a reunion after 58 years
MEMORIES FLOW
25.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: In a reunion that revived ties that went back nearly 58 years, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday night hosted his batch mates from the National Defence Academy (NDA) for a rare dinner.

Shedding distance and time, the 57 batch mates of the Chief ...
  


Amarinder Govt's defence: We used a picture that was already plagiarised, found it in public domain
24.12.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 24: In a rather amusing response to the row over morphing a depiction of the tenth Sikh Master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, on a painting originally depicting Napoleon Bonaparte astride a horse, an official spokesperson offered a rather creative defence by virtually ...
  


Akali Dal demands apology from Amarinder Govt for depicting tenth Sikh Guru in Napoleon’s attire
SACRILEGE
24.12.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 24: Terming it an instance of sacrilege most serious (Bajjar Gunah), the Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded an unconditional apology from the Punjab Government for morphing a painting of Napoleon Bonaparte and superimposing a depiction of tenth Sikh guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh ...
  


PLAYING WITH SIKH SENTIMENTS: Punjab Govt’s ad depicts Tenth Sikh Master astride Napoleon’s horse
BE-ADBI ONCE AGAIN - BLASPHEMY GALORE
23.12.17 - S Pal

HOW DID A HORSE, RIDDEN BY NAPOLEON BONAPARTE in the year 1800, reach the tenth Sikh master, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, whose 350th Birth Anniversary is being celebrated by the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab?

ONLY CHIEF MINISTER AMRINDER SINGH ...
  


Capt Amarinder invites Nitish Kumar for Hola Mohalla celebrations
CONGRATULATES NITISH ON THE EXCELLENT ARRANGEMENTS
22.12.17 - TEAM PT

Patna: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has invited his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar to participate in the state-level Hola Mohalla celebrations to mark the beginning of the Sikh New Year in 2018.

The invitation was issued when Amarinder called on Nitish here on Friday, during ...
  


Govt instructing bank officials to hold dharnas in front of farmer houses: SAD
CONGRESS PLAYING A DOUBLE GAME WITH FARMERS
21.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today strongly condemned the Congress government for insulting and demeaning farmers by instructing bank officials to hold Dharnas in front of their houses to force them to repay their bank dues.
 
In a press release here, former minister and Vice ...
  


IRCTC gives permission for special trains to and from Patna Sahib
GURU GOBIND SINGH JI'S PARKASH UTSAV CELEBRATIONS
19.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Decks have been cleared for special trains to carry devotees from Punjab to and from Patna Sahib for the 350th Birth Anniversary celebrations of tenth Master of the Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji.

Acting on the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the ...
  


HRD minister blocks move to change Dyal Singh College name
HRD MINISTER SNUBS DECISION OF GOVERNING COUNCIL OF COLLEGE
19.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today welcomed the categorical assurance given by Human Resource Development minister Prakash Javedkar to SAD MP Naresh Gujaral in the Rajya Sabha today that the name of Dyal Singh College in New Delhi will not be ...
  


CM reviews arrangements for Guru Gobind Singh's Parkash utsav celebrations
SPECIAL TRAINS TO FERRY DEVOTEES TO PATNA SAHIB
18.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday reviewed the arrangements for the celebration of the 350th Parkash Utsav of 10th Master of the Sikhs Sri Guru Gobind Singh at Anandpur Sahib on December 24.

The Chief Minister, who will himself be attending the celebration, took ...
  


Amarinder orders release of 23 crore for decongesting Landra Junction
ORDERS URGENT COMPLETION OF ALL PENDING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
18.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered the Finance Department to immediately release Rs. 23 Crores for expansion of the Sohana-Landran-Chunni road, while directing his Chief Principal Secretary to issue instructions for urgent completion of all pending development projects in the state.

Chairing a ...
  


Sukhbir is right – Panth Khatre Vich Hai. Even man who has been dragging the Akali Dal in courts says so
RELIGION, POLITICS & LAW
15.12.17 - S Pal

THIS TIME, THE PANTH IS REALLY IN DANGER. Shiromani Akali Dal is out of power, and by most accounts, the Congress regime is divesting it of any real chance to cling on to the minor spoils that local bodies’ elections may offer. Pushed to the ...
  


Cong govt betrays industry, power tariff enhanced instead of being reduced: Sukhbir Badal
GOVT HAS PLAYED FRAUD WITH INDUSTRIAL CONSUMERS
15.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government had betrayed industrialists by sending them enhanced power bills with a tariff increase of around ten per cent on old rates, even while it announced to reduce power tariff to Rs ...
  


ELECTION IN PUNJAB: Here’s How Congress, SAD, AAP have framed issues
VOTE, PAR ZARA DEKH KE
13.12.17 - S PAL

And also, how you should frame issues in these local body polls, and be ready to click a selfie
 
CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 13: Punjab is in the throes of an election campaign again, this time for urban civic bodies. Municipal affairs affect our lives every day. Of ...
  


If you can't, we will fund martyrs' education: Amarinder to Defence Minister
FULL SUPPORT TO VETERANS IF CONGRESS COMES TO POWER AT CENTRE
09.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday offered to foot the Bill for the educational expenses of children of martyrs and those disabled in action, while promising that the Congress would do everything in its power for the defence veterans if it came to ...
  



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