Monthly Archives: MARCH 2017


Nearly 500 Arrested in Punjab's Crackdown on Drugs: Amarinder Singh
31.03.17 19:28 as General - TEAM PT

Nearly 500 arrests have been made in the crackdown on drugs by the new government in Punjab in the past fortnight, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in New Delhi on Friday.
 
With 240 tip-offs received in just two days since the Punjab Police reactivated and ...
  


Inquiry ordered for the gross irregularities figured in CAG report by SAD: Brahm Mohindra
31.03.17 19:16 as Cabinet - TEAM PT

Brahm Mohindra, Health and family welfare Minister Punjab today marked a time bound inquiry into the irregularities in the working of De-addiction centers and the rehabilitation centers in Punjab which has recently figured in the CAG report. Husan Lal, Secretary Health, would head the inquiry ...
  


Navjot Sidhu launches campaign ‘Peoples goverment at their Doorsteps’
30.03.17 18:20 as Congress - team pt

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today launched a special campaign ‘Peoples Government at their doorsteps’ aimed at connecting people at their doorsteps to understand their problems and make a permanent solution for the same.

Sidhu launched this campaign saying that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ...
  


Japanese Envoy, Mitsubishi MD meet CM Amarinder; Show interest in Investing in Punjab
30.03.17 04:47 as Congress - TEAM PT

Japan has evinced interest in investing in Punjab and partnering the state across key segments of growth and development, with a high-level delegation of the Japanese envoy and Mitsubishi Managing Director meeting Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh here on Thursday to discuss a range of ...
  


No change in red beacon policy: CM Amarinder
28.03.17 19:29 as CM - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has denied any change in his government’s policy on the use of red beacon lights on vehicles, categorically ruling out dilution of the same.
 
The clarification came after an extract from the Congress poll manifesto, exempting the chief minister and ...
  


Fault finder, not Path finder; Badal describes Guv's address as
28.03.17 19:06 as General - TEAM PT

Former Punjab Chief Minister and SAD stalwart Parkash Singh Badal said here today that he had been saddened by address given by the new government to the Governor to read as it was " a directionless, visionless and retrograde step which contains no outline for ...
  


Govt May Bring White Paper on Fiscal Position of State - Punjab Governor
28.03.17 03:42 as Vidhan Sabha - team pt

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today said that the state Government was mulling to bring out a ‘White Paper’ on development, governance reforms and the financial position of the State, clearly apprising the common man of the present situation inherited by the incumbent ...
  


CM Amarinder orders Special Task Force to go all-out against Drugs in Punjab
27.03.17 19:32 as CM - TEAM PT

CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the newly-constituted Special Task Force (STF), headed by ADGP Harpreet Sidhu, to go all-out to wipe out the drugs scourge from the state within the stipulated time of four weeks, without sparing anyone found complicit in the trade. 
 
CM has ...
  


Uphold the dignity of the house instead of indulging in Dharna Politics: CM to AAP
27.03.17 18:16 as CM - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday termed as regrettable the decision of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to walk out of the state assembly during the election of the Speaker.

Addressing the House after the walk-out by AAP, which was protesting against what it claimed ...
  


Cash Credit Limit issue: Punjab to pursue with Centre, RBI and SBI
27.03.17 03:53 as Cabinet - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to take up the matter of settlement of the legacy accounts regarding the pending Cash Credit Limit (CCL) with the Government of India, along with RBI and SBI, on priority basis.
 
A decision to this effect was taken here ...
  


CM Amarinder calls meeting to review prison security in light of Gurdaspur Violence
25.03.17 18:02 as CM - TEAM PT

Taking a serious view of the violence in Gurdaspur central jail, CM Captain Amarinder Singh has convened a high-level meeting of police and Home department officials next week to review the security in the state’s prisons in the light of frequent incidents of violence and ...
  


Badal's advice to Captain; Keep it cool, Buddy!
24.03.17 19:25 as General - TEAM PT

Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for CM Captain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress poll promise of loan waiver with a central fiscal package for Punjab. " Where ...
  


Badals suffering from selective hearing and amnesia on farm debt issue: Capt Amarinder
24.03.17 02:20 as CM - TEAM PT

The Badal father-son duo seem to be suffering from selective hearing and amnesia, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Friday, reacting to their allegation that he had backtracked on his farm loan waiver promise.

In a statement issued, the Chief Minister said the Badals ...
  


AG says no conflict of interest in Sidhu's TV shows; CM confirms no need to change Sidhu's Culture portfolio
23.03.17 21:16 as General - TEAM PT

Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest between Navjot Singh Sidhu’s office as state cabinet minister and his work on television shows.

CM Captain Amarinder Singh has confirmed that he has received the report of the advocate general on the issue, ...
  


Amarinder welcomes reports of PM's Directives to Niti Aayog on Farm debt waiver
23.03.17 19:42 as CM - TEAM PT

Reiterating his commitment to farm loan waiver, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed reports that PM Modi had instructed the Niti Aayog to make an assessment and formulate a plan for debt waiver.

While the Punjab government had already initiated the debt waiver process ...
  


Cong has gone back on its loan waiver promise to farmers: Sukhbir Badal
23.03.17 19:36 as Elections - TEAM PT

Sukhbir Singh Badal today said it was unfortunate that the Congress had gone back on its promise for a complete loan waiver for Punjab farmers within one week of government formation. 
 
Talking to newsmen after paying homage to the great martyr Bhagat Singh on his death ...
  


How Does One Live Without Adequate Income? Asks Captain
23.03.17 05:44 as CM - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has quashed repots of any controversy over the issue of Navjot Singh Sidhu’s participation in TV shows after taking over as Minister in his cabinet.
 
Captain Amarinder Singh said in a TV interview that he personally felt Sidhu should be ...
  


Punjab cabinet to be expanded before Budget session
23.03.17 04:58 as Govt - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday indicated the first expansion of his cabinet before the state’s budget session, slated to be held in June.
 
In a TV interview to a TV channel, Captain Amarinder said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had given him full ...
  


CM to ask Aruna to check husband’s interference
23.03.17 04:48 as CM - TEAM PT

PUNJAB CHIEF Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he would talk to Minister of State Aruna Chaudhary on the reported interference of her husband in her official functioning.
 
In response to a question during a television interview, the Chief Minister agreed that such behavior was not ...
  


Capt. Amarinder meets President Mukherjee
22.03.17 20:07 as CM - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called upon President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday evening. An official spokesperson described it as a courtesy call.
 
Captain Amarinder met the President for the first time on Wednesday after being elected Chief Minister following the decisive ...
  



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