Monthly Archives: JULY 2017


The Tribune editor suggests separate GST golak
24.07.17 - PT Bureau

CHANDIGARH: IN a comment that can only be interpreted as rather brazen and casual, Harish Khare, Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune group of newspapers, has suggested that the Sikh community, currently seeking exemption from GST, may place "separate GST golaks" in gurdwaras instead of asking for ...
  


Punjab’s New Normal of Public Protest
21.07.17 - Nischay Pal

IT IS INCONVENIENT to be unemployed; utterly so when you are faced with a dispensation that refuses to see the inconvenience of it. Hundreds of teachers in Punjab who find themselves either unemployed, or underemployed, have intermittently been climbing water tanks to protest.
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Every age sees ...
  


The Fastway Route to a Dream Job: Race on, Game on
PUNJAB’S POLITICAL CABLE CONNECTION
21.07.17 - Kamjaat Singh

CHANDIGARH: Usually, it takes longer, but in Punjab, the race to be the next Chief Minister has started before the Amarinder Singh government had even completed 100 days!

Since the Patiala royal announced even before the hustings that 2017 was to be his last election, the ...
  


Harsimrat to Jaitley: Exempt langar purchases from GST
21.07.17 - PT Bureau

 NEW DELHI: Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has taken up cudgels with her colleague in the Council of Ministers, Arun Jaitley, making a case for exempting purchases made for langar from GST, but kept her demand for such exemption limited to only Sri Harmandir Sahib ...
  


Amarinder meets Canadian MP, stresses need for Canada to rein in radical elements
21.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh has stressed the need for Canada to rein in the radical elements trying to use the Canadian soil to spread strife and divisiveness in India.
 
The Chief Minister raised the issue with Jalandhar-born Canadian MP Rameshwar Singh Sangha, who called on him here ...
  


Old rivals meet, Maharaja tells Mantri Punjab needs help
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

NEW DELHI: Two Punjabis, both bitter old rivals, met today in Lutyen's Delhi, with one, a Maharaja and a CM, beseeching the other, a powerful Mantri with control of the treasury, to help him adjust the books a little. Were they able to put aside ...
  


Tejveer exhorts PR officials to make use of all modern tools of communication
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

"The officers of the Department of Information and Public Relations should act as a bridge between the Government and the common people in order to disseminate all the pro-people policies and programmes of the State Government in true letter and spirit."

Disclosing this here today during ...
  


Health department's drive against tobacco: Challans over 8 thousand offenders in 3 months
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

In a bid to control the usage of tobacco as smoking and chewing at public places, the health department has challaned 8,077 offenders under ‘Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003’ in the state and collected the amount of Rs. 480,965 as fine during month ...
  


Italy evinces interest in collaborating with Punjab in agriculture
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

Italy is keen to partner with Punjab in the field of agriculture and sustainable development.

A delegation of Italian company Anas, led by Indo-European Sustainable Development CEO Sir John Martin Thomas, met Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss collaboration in these and other areas of ...
  


SAD to launch 'Jabar virodhi lehar' against Congress from July 25
19.07.17 - TEAM PT

The political affairs committee (PAC) of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today decided to launch a ‘jabar virodhi lehar’ to raise its voice against the excesses being committed against Akali workers by Congressmen, even as it warned chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh not to barter ...
  


Amarinder approves cash grant for war widows in place of land
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

Conceding a long pending demand, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today approved a policy change allowing cash grants instead of land for war widows. 

The policy change will be applicable to dependents of martyred soldiers, besides permanently disabled soldiers of 1962 Indo-China War, 1965 Indo-Pak War ...
  


Patiala gets Rs 30 crore for revamping of roads
18.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Punjab government has decided to develop repair and develop Patiala’s crumbling road network, in addition to a slew of other measures for the development of the city.

The Chief Minister has approved a nearly Rs 30 crore allocation for the large-scale renovation of its roads ...
  


Amarinder rules out rollback of ban on truck unions
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh has ruled out a rollback of the government decision to ban truck unions in the state, but has assured that the views of all stakeholders would be taken before the final notification is issued.

The chief minister told a delegation of representatives of ...
  


Amarinder to launch Uber bike taxi scheme next week, will create 10,000 jobs
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Captain Amarinder Singh will flag off the first set of 100 Uber bike taxis under a new scheme aimed at generating jobs for the state’s unemployed youth.

Uber’s South Asia Public Policy Director Shweta Rajpal Kohli called on the Chief Minister here on Monday to finalise ...
  


Captain asks Jaitely for GST exemption on goods purchased for making Langar, Prasad
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has sought GST exemption from Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Langar (community kitchen) and the Prasad distributed at various religious institutions.
 
Amarinder has written to Jaitley on this issue following an appeal by the Sikh Gurdwara Prabhandak Committee (SGPC) and ...
  


SAD-BJP reject biased commissions says Judges act as congress workers
17.07.17 - TEAM PT

The Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhartya Party Legislature Party today rejected the setting up of Justice Ranjit Singh Commission to probe incidents of sacrilege and Justice Mehtab Singh Commission to probe the alleged false cases against Congress workers during the SAD-BJP regime. The two parties ...
  


No one is safe in Punjab: Sukhbir Badal
16.07.17 - TEAM PT

SAD President Sukhbir Badal today came down heavily on Captain Amarinder Singh's government for the deteriorating situation of law and order in state. While Condemning the murder of a Pastor in Ludhiana last night Badal said that now days no one is safe in Punjab ...
  


Brahm Mohindra announces Rs. 5 crore for modernisation of food safety dept.
13.07.17 - team pt

The Punjab Government today announced to provide Rs. 5 crore for the modernization of the Food Safety Department and initiated the first ever mobile testing lab facility to check the adulterated food products across the state.
 
Disclosing this here today on the occasion of capability building ...
  


SYL issue: Amarinder welcomes SC decision to give 2-month time for talks
11.07.17 - TEAM PT

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to give two months’ time to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday once again urged the central government to facilitate dialogue with Haryana for "early resolution” of the issue.

Saying that the problem ...
  


Punjab Govt. to ensure that the honour & rights of women are protected: Brahm Mohinra
10.07.17 - team pt

‘Punjab Government is fully aware of its commitment and would ensure the honour and rights of the women are protected’  this was said by Brahm Mohindra while delivering a keynote address at the seminar on the topic of ‘ Beti Bachchao Beti Padhao’  being organized ...
  



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