Friday, August 07, 2020

Punjab CM

Punjab CM directs DGP to book those directly involvely in Hooch tragedy for murder

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he will not tolerate any political interference in the hooch tragedy case, and directed the DGP to book those directly involved for murder under section 302 of IPC.

Punjab CM lauds farmers for increased crop dversification while successfull Kharif sowing amid covid pandemic

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lauded the state’s farmers for successful diversification of nearly 2.28 lakh hectares area out of the traditional paddy cultivation cycle in the current Kharif sowing season, even while ensuring successful completion of crop acreage in terms of sowing of the Kharif 2020 crop.

Patiala’s Rural Habitation to get 100 percent water supply coverage soon-Preneet Kaur

PATIALA:Patiala’s rural habitation would get 100 percent water supply coverage with the starting of the surface water project in coming October, said Mrs. Preneet Kaur, Member of Parliament today.

Punjab CM supends 7 Excise and 6 police officials in hooch tragdy claiming 100 lives

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry against, seven Excise & Taxation Officers and Inspectors, along with two DSPs and four SHOs of Punjab Police, in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has so far claimed 86 lives (100 accordi9ng to unofficial reports) in the three districts of Tarn Taran, Amritsar Rural and Gurdaspur.

Punjab CM extends Bakrid greetings

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday extended Bakrid or Eid al-Adha greetings to the Muslims.

Punjab CM, Khattar pay tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday paid tributes to Shaheed Udham Singh on his death anniversa

Plasma to be provided free of cost , no sale / purchase to be allowed, Says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Amid spiralling Covid infections and deaths, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that plasma will be provided free of cost by the state government to all those in need.

Punjab CM seeks views of DCs on unlock 3.0 relaxations, including opening of Gym & coaching centres

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday sought the views of the DCs on opening of gyms and coaching centres, and said he will take the final decision on this and other relaxations in Unlock 3.0 after receiving their inputs.

Coronavirus reaches Punjab CM's office, driver of close aide tests positive

Punjab CM advises shop owners to give free masks with purchase of sweets / rakhis on Raksha Bandhan

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has advised owners of sweet shops and other shops in the state to provide free masks to customers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

Punjab CM announces ex-Gratia & job for kin of sepoys Satwinder Singh & Lakhveer Singh

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs. 50 lakh, along with a government job each to a family member of Sepoy Satwinder Singh and Sepoy Lakhveer Singh of 4 Sikh Light Infantry unit. The two soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty on July 22, 2020.

Punjab CM announced no fee will be charged from students in Govt schools for 2020-21 session

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that government schools in the state will not charge any admission, re-admission and tuition fee from students for the 2020-21 academic session on account of the Covid crisis.

Only undeserving 70,000 beneficieries removed from social security list, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the 70000 odd beneficiaries removed from the ambit of social security were fraudulent cases, who were drawing benefits at the cost of genuine ones, and the Rs. 162.35 crore that he had ordered to be recovered from them will now go into raising the amount of financial assistance to the deserving beneficiaries.

Punjab CM approves detailed guidelines for shooting films/music vedios etc during unlock 2.0

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved detailed guidelines for shooting of films/music videos during Unlock-2 period in the state, with restriction of 50 persons at the shooting venue, along with strict adherence to other Covid safety protocols.

"Punjab CM's Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar is peeved at state not defending him in the High Court"

ITIHAS software to be linked with COVA app for contact tracing of covid-19 positive patients to be introduced soon: Kumar Amit

PATIALA:To make the cumbersome contact tracing process of Positive patients easy, State is going to implement ICMR approved software ITIHAS from next week, said Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit today.

Punjab CM directs CS to formulate guidelines for shooting of films, songs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the state Chief Secretary to formulate clear guidelines for shooting of films, songs and shows etc, safely amid the Covid pandemic.

Punjab CM writes to BSF DG tp commend 10th battalion team for seizure of 60 kg heroin

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Surjeet Singh Deswal, expressing his appreciation for the huge cache of drugs seized by the personnel of the 10th Battalion in Gurdaspur sector.

Punjab CM lauds BSF for seizing 65 kg heroin

CHANDIGARH:  A day after the BSF seized 65 kg heroin just 200 metre from international border in the Gurdaspur sector, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday lauded it for showing exemplary valour and dedication to duty.

Rs.50 crore spent on flood control measures: Punjab CM

Rich tribute paid to Martyred Army Naik Rajwinder Singh by Cabinet Minister -Dharamsot on behalf of the Chief Minister

PATIALA:Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that Punjab government would perpetuate the memory of Martyred Army Naik Rajwinder Singh. He was here to pay last respects to the braveheart young soldier of the Indian Army who was martyred in Pulwama area of Jammu and Kashmir during a terror attack.

Punjab CM asks DGP to create special Covid reserve, withdraw cops from non-essential duties

CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the increasing cases and fatalities in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the DGP to create special Covid Reserves by withdrawing police personnel deployed on non-essential duties for the next few months.

Punjab CM okays health insurance cover for 9.5 lakh farming families for 2020-21 , up from around 5 lakh in previous year

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave the go-ahead to bringing a total of 9.5 lakh farmers and their families into the ambit of the health insurance cover under the ‘Ayushman Bharat Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana for the year 2020-21, as against around 5 lakh covered in the previous year.

Punjab CM appeals to all registered political parties to avoid gatherings in People's interest

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to the various kisan unions in the state to postpone their planned protests against the anti-farmer Ordinances of the central government in view of the restrictions in place to check the spread of Covid.

Punjab CM rules out Haryana type quota for Punjabis in jobs, says "It is unconstitutional"

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday ruled out quota for the state’s youth in jobs, on the lines of Haryana, and said he did not think the neighbouring state’s recent decision in this regard would stand judicial scrutiny.

Punjab CM sets up SIT to probe Covid testing scam

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged Covid testing scam by Tulli lab in Amritsar, while warning that his government would not allow private hospitals or laboratories to profiteer from this unprecedented crisis facing humanity.

Punjab CM announces ex-gratia and job for family of Nail Rajwinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 50 lakh, along with government job to a family member of Naik Rajwinder Singh of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (24 Punjab), who laid down his life in the line of duty.

Punjab CM announces cancellation of university/college exams

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced cancellation of university and college examinations in the state in view of the Covid pandemic, though the exams that are currently being conducted online by some universities will continue uninterrupted.

Punjab CM gives go-ahead to pilot project for rapid antigen testing from next week

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead for launching a pilot project for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing from the coming week, as well as e-registration for persons entering the state through the Shambhu border, to ensure strict monitoring of the thousands of people coming from the high-risk NCR region every day.

Punjab CM releases Covid clinical management tool for healthcare workers

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday released an easy-to-understand Punjab COVID-19 Clinical Management Manual as a single reference point for all healthcare providers, with the overall aim of reducing the mortality rate through a cohesive and coordinated approach dealing with all facets of the pandemic.

Punjab CM extends extension for applications for Mini Bus permits to July 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced extension of the deadline for applying for mini bus permits till July 15.

Punjab CM announces ex-gratia and job for kin of martyr Lance Naik Saleem Khan

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50 lakh, along with government job to a family member, of Lance Naik Saleemm Khan, who laid down his life in the line of duty in Ladakh.

Decision on lockdown extension depends on situation, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the decision on further extension of lockdown in the state beyond June 30 would depend on the situation but he was prepared to take whatever steps needed to control the Covid spread.

Punjab CM releases report on documentation of Agriculture procurement during COVID-19'

CHANDIGARH:State Goverment to document all aspects of its COVID-19 management expriencePunjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday released a report documenting the successful conduct of wheat procurement by the State Government from April 15 to May 31 under the shadow of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Who is responsible for what happened in Gulwan valley, why our soldiers not fired, asks Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Terming as horrendous and barbaric the brutality with which 20 Indian soldiers were killed by the Chinese in Galwan Valley, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Thursday demanded accountability for the loss of precious lives in the violent clash, and said the whole nation was expecting a befitting response from the Government to this horrific attack on its men.

Punjab CM condoles to families of four Punjab martyrs of Gulwan valley clash with China

CHANDIGARH: Extending his heartfelt condolences to the families of the four Punjab martyrs of the Galwan Valley clash, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced ex-gratia compensation, along with a government job to a next of kin of the deceased.

Punjab CM to take UP issue ofdisplacing 30,000 Sikh farmers with Shah and Yogi

CHANDIGARH: Taking cognisance of reports of attempts by the Uttar Pradesh government to displace more than 30,000 Sikh farmers by taking over their hard-earned arable land, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he will take up the issue with his UP counterpart Adityanath Yogi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Punjab CM writes to Modi seeking fiscal aid of rs 79,460 cr & Non- fiscal assistance to save lives & secure livelihoods in New Normal

CHANDIGARH:Proposed package includes rs 26400cr direct fiscal stimulus & waiver of long-term ccl debt for state's fiscal recovery

Punjab CM Writes to PM to extend PMGKAY benefits for 6 more months

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for another six months, in view of the Covid crisis, to facilitate free wheat and pulses to the beneficiaries of National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Capt. Amarinder Singh must review his Cock-eyed absurd order on selective lock-down: Bir Devinder Singh

PATIALA: Bir Devinder Singh former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha has rejected the idea of Weekend lockdown by Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh. He has issued following statement urging him to review by next Saturday.

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