Japanese envoy, Mitsubhishi MD meet Capt Amarinder, show interest to invest in Punjab

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI: 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 possible areas of investment and collaboration.

Liquor vends fetch Rs. 117 crore

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: The excise and Taxation department has earned a whopping Rs 117 crore as revenue having sold off 6 circles of liquor vends on Wednesday.

AAP demands inquiry commission to probe 'misdeeds' of SAD-BJP govt

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: AAM Aadmi Party and Lok Insaaf Party alliance on Wednesday demanded in the vidhan sabha that the government must form an inquiry commission to investigate the financial and other irregularities done by the previous governments in Punjab.

AAP raises issues of potato growers, power connections to water works and stray animals in Punjab Vidhan Sabha

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: On the last day of Punjab Vidhan Sabha session, AAP legislators raised the issue of lack of facilities to the potato growers in the state. AAP MLA from Bholath, Sukhpal Singh Khaira said that the potato growers of Punjab are suffering because of the apathy of government and rates of the crop has fallen to Rs. 2 per KG. He demanded that the farmers must be provided freight subsidy so that the farmers can send their crop to the other states of the country.

SGPC passes annual budget of RS 1100 Crore

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
AMRITSAR: Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee (SGPC) here today passed annual budget of approximately rupees eleven hundred crore amidst the chanting of Sikh religious slogans Bole So Nihal Sat Sri Akal at Teja Singh Samudari hall known as mini parliament of Sikhs.

Confusion over red beacon and security issues reflects lack of coordination in CM office

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The comfusion in the administration over implementation of certain important decisions of Capt Amarinder Singh has indicated poor coordination between CM office and other departments of Punjab Government.

STF will move steam in war against drugs once Sidhu takes charge : CM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Special Task Force (STF) on drugs headed by ADGP Mr. Harpreet Singh Sidhu would soon become fully functional, with Sidhu having been accorded full freedom to constitute his own team and get cracking on the war against drugs in the state. 

Not even an inch of farmers' land will be confiscated : Capt Amarinder

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday categorically asserted that not a single inch of farmers’ land would be allowed to be confiscated, while promising legislation in the forthcoming budget session to protect all such land from kurki. 

Sidhu relieves politically appointed Chairmen & Trustees of the improvement trusts

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The politically appointed Chairmen and Trustees of the Improvement Trusts across Punjab have been relieved with immediate effect. Disclosing this, in a press communiqué, Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu categorically said that he has taken this decision to ensure greater transparency and efficiency in the working of these Trusts. He said that the trusts will now be headed by Administrators (Deputy Commissioners/SDMs) appointed by the Government till further orders.

Hindustan Power commissions 50 MW solar plant in Punjab

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : The clean energy arm of Hindustan Power has commissioned its second solar power plant of 50 MW capacity in Punjab at an investment cost of Rs 325 crore.

CM orders transfer of Transport dept Officer responsible for red beacon error

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered the transfer of the transport department official responsible for the error on the red beacon issue, while ruling out any slowdown in the review and withdrawal of security to political leaders in the state. 

PSPCL CMD K.D Chaudhary resigned

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH:  Following instructions from Punjab Government, KD Chaudhary Chairman cum Managing Director of Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL)Limited today submitted his resignation. An appointee of previous SAD- BJP govt chaudhary was given extension till further orders though he had completed age of 65 on Feb 8, 2117.   

Punjab govt claims 485 drug peddlers arrested in crackdown on drug mafia

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: In a multi-state agency operation, as many as 485 drugs traders and peddlers have been arrested and 387 cases registered under the NDPS Act as part of the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s crackdown on drugs in Punjab.

Governor’s address in vidhan sabha fails to give road map of government’s policies and plans- Phoolka

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Expressing dissatisfaction over Hon’ble Governor Punjab’s address in Punjab vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, Aam Aadmi Party said that the government has failed to describe their plans and policies to address the matter related to public concerns. In a press statement, Senior AAP leader and leader of opposition in vidhan sabh, Adv. H.S. Phoolka said that the plan to tackle the important issues which were mentioned in the election manifesto of Congress party was missing from today’s address. He said that even the proceedings regarding the address were not tabled in the house.

Punjab CM says there is no change in red beacon policy

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: 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.

Senior Congress leader Lal Singh appointed Chairman Punjab Mandi Board

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today appointed former minister and senior Congress leader Ll Singh as Chairman of Punjab Mandi Board in the rank of cabinet minister.

Army divers pressed into service to rescue bodies of drowned Youths

Punjab News Express
GURDASPUR:  The search operation by the Indian Army and Punjab Armed police (PAP) divers continued unsuccessfully till this evening for the three youths who drowned in Beas river near Sri Hargobindpur town in Gurdaspru on Sunday,

Power engineers welcomes government move to appoint new CMD PSPCL

Punjab News Express/Vinod Gupta
PATIALA : PSEB Engineers’ Association has welcomed the move of the Punjab Cabinet rationalise the eligibility criteria and to appoint Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of PSPCL with prior experience of working in power sector.

Captain Amarinder mourns sad demise of former Minister Gurdev Singh Badal

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Cabinet Minister  Gurdev Singh Badal (85), who passed away in a private hospital at Ludhiana after a prolonged illness, this morning.

Punjab Govt.to hold State-level function on Jathedar Tohra's death anniversary on April 1

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Punjab government has decided to commemorate the 13th death anniversary of eminent Sikh scholar and panthic leader Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra with a state-level function at his native village Tohra in Patiala district on April 1, 2017.