Punjab

Navjot Kaur Sidhu appointed Chairman Punjab Warehousing Corporation

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appointed Dr. Navjot Kaur Sidhu as Director Chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation.

Punjab govt demands additional special trains for carrying procured crop to other states : Bharat Bhushan Ashu

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu visited Talwandi Sabo to review the ongoing wheat procurement. On his maiden visit to Talwandi Sabo, the Minister stated that the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government was committed to procure every grain of the priceless yield of farmers.

296 cases cleared by Capt Amarinder govt for Rs.835 lakh relief to kin in suicide cases of farmers &farm labourers

Fast-tracking the process of providing relief to the families of farmers and farm labourers who have committed suicide, the Captain Amarinder Singh government has approved financial assistance to the tune of Rs.835 lakhs in 296 cases of suicide since taking over the reins of Punjab.
This is the highest ever amount of relief given to the affected families in such cases since the scheme was launched in 2015.

Farmers won't have to encounter any problem during procurement season: Anindita Mitra

The Director, Food and Civil Supplies Mrs. Anindita Mitra today said that the Punjab Government is fully committed to ensure the successful completion of the wheat season and the farmers would not have to face any problem with regard to the payments, lifting and gunny bags (Bardana) during the procurement season. The Director, Food and Civil Supplies was taking stock of the procurement arrangements in the grain markets (mandis) of Hoshiarpur and Garhshankar. 

Panchayat elections to be held on time in a transparent, fair and free atmosphere: Tript Bajwa

The Rural Development and Panchayat Minister, Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today urged people of Punjab especially the office bearers of Panchayati Raj institutions to come forward to save ecosystem and work for conservation of water along with the development of villages. He warned that if Punjabis still do not use water judiciously then Punjab would have to face a serious water crisis in very near future.

Punjab govt demands additional special trains for carrying procured crop to other states : Bharat Bhushan Ashu

 Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu visited Talwandi Sabo to review the ongoing wheat procurement. On his maiden visit to Talwandi Sabo, the Minister stated that the Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government was committed to procure every grain of the priceless yield of farmers.

Being ranked among top ten in Swachh Sarvekshan an indictor of improving scenario: Navjot Singh Sidhu

 "The cleanliness is a realization of being aware about making sincere efforts in promoting the cause of hygienic environment so as to leave a clean and green legacy for our coming generations. Where there is cleanliness, there is health."

Reforming jails of state to be focus area : Randhawa

 The Jails and Co-operation Minister, Punjab,Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, who has assumed charge just yesterday, today paid a surprise visit to the Central Jail Patiala at 7:30 AM. Initiating his tour of Punjab jails from Patiala, the minister made it clear that reforming the jails of the state occupies priority slot in his scheme of things.

Pak envoy call on Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, discuss business, people ties

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has called for strengthening of trade and people-to-people ties with Pakistan in order to defuse tensions and promote better relations between the two neighbours.

Rocky sand dunes of Kandi area in Punjab has high potential of mining: Navjot Sidhu

HOSHIARPUR: The Chairman of the cabinet sub-committee on mining and the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today visited the crusher site of village dhamian near hajipur T-Point in Mukerian.

SAD condemns Cong govt for turning blind eye to suffering of farmers in mandis

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the Congress government for turning a blind eye to the suffering of farmers, saying the entire procurement process had become paralyzed due to mismanagement and demanded immediate lifting of wheat from markets and restart of procurement which it said had been deliberated reduced.

Punjab CM opposes move to merge Chandigarh DSP cadre with Delhi and other UTs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has opposed the reported move of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to merge the DSP cadre of the Chandigarh Police with the police officers of all Union Territories, including the Delhi Police.

Punjab govt releases Rs 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

 The Punjab Government has released the amount of Rs. 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme which is given at the time of the marriage of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes families.

Punjab Congress MLA's revolt against CM on being ignored in cabinet expansion

CHANDIGARH: Not happy with selection of MLAs for cabinet berth, several Congress MLAs have revolted against the leadership of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh bringing infighting in the party to open. Chief Minister has included nine members in his cabinet on April 21, most of them loyal to him.

Portfolios allotted to Punjab Ministers, CM keeps key departments

Punjab New Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister has allotted departments to newly inducted nine ministers. The education minister Aruna Chaudhary has been divested of her prtfolio and is given less important social security, women welfare and Transport department. The education department has also been bifurcated with different ministers appointed for higher education and school education.

No unfairness in selection of new ministers, balance has been mainted: Capt Amarinder Singh

Denying any 'unfairness' in the selection of the new cabinet ministers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said adequate representation had been given to all sections and regions, with seniority the key criteria.

9 new Punjab ministers sworn-in amid heartburn

The nine newly inducted Punjab cabinet ministers were on Saturday administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor V.P. Singh Badnore, along with the two Ministers of State who have also been elevated to the Cabinet rank.

Chhina accuses opposition Political Parties’ Impeachment attempt as `Politically Motivated’ `Attack on Judiciary’

Punjab Bhartiya Janta Party senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today hit at the opposition Congress and other allied parties for raking unnecessary controversy by launching an unprecedented bid to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. He said the attempt smacks of political motives behind without realizing that it will lower the prestige and independence of the judiciary which is prominently enshrined in the constitution.

No representation of backward classes in Punjab cabinet shows the feudal mindset of Capt. Amarinder Singh- AAP

 The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the Congress party and chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for ignoring the representation of backward classes in the Punjab cabinet. In a press statement, AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that the list of newly appointed ministers shows the feudal mindset of Capt. Amarinder Singh as he failed to induct any minster from backward classes or scheduled caste communities.

Turban integral part of Sikhism – Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the turban was an integral part of Sikhism and that the party would take up the query raised on this issue by the Supreme Court with the central government to ensure this issue was resolved once and for all.

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