T.S.Shergill released updated booklet on defence schemes

CHANDIGARH: Senior Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Lt Gen (Retd.) Tejinder Singh Shergill released an updated edition of the booklet on welfare schemes for defence personnel and ex-servicemen on Thursday evening.

Those opposing Johal's arrest are working against interest of Punjab: Capt Amarinder

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.

Punjab CM asks Police to be vigilant against social media radicalisation

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister 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 the Passes close due to inclement winter weather in the region.

Golden Temple gets Award certificate of most visited shrine in the world

AMRITSAR:  “World Book of Records” based at London (U.K) today presented Award certificate of ‘Most visited Place of World’ to Shriomani Gurdwara Pharbandhak Committee the management body of the Golden Temple.

Punjab CM writes to Jaitely for rollback of GST on food preparations meant for EWS distribution

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seeking immediate withdrawal of 5% GST on food stuff in containers intended for free distribution to the economically weaker sections of the society.

Punjab Govt issue notification banning all truck unions to eliminate cartel of goods carriers

CHANDIGARH: In a step towards realizing Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s promise to end truckers’ cartelization in the state, the Punjab Government on Friday notified the Punjab Goods Carriages (Regulation and Prevention of Cartelization Rules), 2017, barring goods carriage operators from forming cartels in the state.

Punjab procures over 175 lakh tonnes paddy

CHANDIGARH:  Agrarian states Punjab has procured over 175.5 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Thursday.

Punjab CM moots proposal for setting up corporation for wholesale distribution of liquor

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 exchequer.

Navjot Sidhu adopts zero tolerance against corruption, orders dismissal of STP Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: “The Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh has adopted zero tolerance approach towards the corrupt practices and it is in keeping with this ideology that the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu has cracked down on corruption with heavy hand in a matter pertaining to the malpractices with regard to the galiara project in Amritsar.”

Punjab CM orders registration of construction workers for welfare benefits

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered Labour Department to launch a vigorous drive to register the maximum number of construction workers to enable them to avail the state government’s welfare benefits.

SAD-BJP delegation urges Governor to remove Sukhpal Khaira as Leader of Opposition expeditiously

CHANDIGARH: A high level SAD-BJP delegation led by SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore and submitted a memorandum demanding the immediate removal of AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira from the post of leader of opposition for sullying the august chair after being named as an accused in a trans-border drug case with Pakistani links.

Punjab drafts startup and entrepreneurship development project with focus on women

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday unveiled the draft Punjab Startup and Entrepreneurship Development Policy 2017, underlining his government’s strong commitment to aggressively supporting women startups.

Punjab CM launches E-Labour portal for easy access to services for workers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today launched an e-labour portal to enable workers to access various services offered by the Labour Department in an easy and hassle-free manner, including direct payment into their bank accounts of benefits under welfare schemes.

Punjab CM exhorts people to emulate ideas of Sri Guru Tej Bahadur ji

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has exhorted the people to uphold and emulate the high ideals of secularism and humanitarianism embodied by the Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.

Punjab forest department released 225 acres of forest land from grabbers: Dharmsot

CHANDIGARH: In a major encroachment removal drive in district Ludhiana, the forests & wildlife preservation department has been successful in lifting the encroachments over 225 acre forest land besides a plan for the removal of another encroached 560 acre land has been prepared. This was disclosed by Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot,  Minister of Forests & Wildlife Preservation, Punjab, during press conference held at Forest Bhawan, Mohali.

SAD demands dismissal of SHO responsible for beating up of Punjab mining official and illegal custody

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded immediate dismissal of the SHO who had kept a mining official in illegal custody to force a compromise with the mining mafia backed by Congress Ghanaur legislator Madan Lal Jalalpur. 

Punjab CM assures British Deputy High Commissioner to crackdown on fraudulent travel agents

CHANDIGARH: Reaffirming his government’s commitment to cracking down on fraudulent travel agents, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a blueprint to be prepared for opening Foreign Employment Bureaus in areas from where the maximum number of people were found to be migrating from Punjab to the UK.

Punjab CM denies he supported ban on PadmavatI, I am opposed to threats

CHANDIGARH:  Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie 'Padmavati', Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue.