Thursday, July 29, 2021

Punjab

As Covid situation improves, Capt Amarinder urges PM to reopen Kartarpur Sahib corridor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor, in view of the improvement in the Covid situation, to facilitate people to visit the historic shrine in Pakistan.

Bir Devinder Singh demands to probe JCT land scam by CBI

CHANDIGARH: Former Deputy Spekaer Bir Devinder Singh in a statement here today said that after the legal opinion of the Punjab Advocate General Mr. Atul Nanda, submitted to Punjab Chief Minister, on the questionable sale of 31 acre, prime land of JCT Electronics in Mohali, just for 90 cr to a private realtor; it has become abundantly clear that the state exchequer has certainly been robbed of 125 cr, as per the legal opinion of the AG.

Sant Seechewal appeals to make environment a major issue during Assembly elections

SULTSNPUR LODHI: The 21st anniversary of Baba Nanak's foot steps  Pavitra Vein Kar Seva was celebrated with great enthusiasm  here today.  

Do not burden industry with power subsidy for others- Montek report

CHANDIGARH: Do not burden Punjab industry with power subsidy given to other consumers, Montek Singh Ahluwalia committee final report to develop a post-COVID medium-term and long-term economic strategy for Punjab, and instead suggests rationalising the power subsidy, strengthening the transmission and distribution system of PSPCL, and closure of thermal plants with a lifespan of more than 25 years.

Punjab CM asks PSPCL to cancel/revisit all the one sided PPAs signed by SAD-BJP govt

 CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to cancel or revisit all the one-sided PPAs with private companies that are not contractually obligated to supply sufficient power to meet the state’s peak demand during the paddy sowing and summer season.

Punjab SC commission orders DGP to constitute investigation cell

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission on Wednesday ordered the Director General of Police, Punjab to constitute an Investigation Cell to examine complaints related to Scheduled Castes.

Punjab to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030 from the State, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday announced to extend the treatment of Hepatitis to 41 SDHs and 6ESI hospitals from Aug 2021. The total treatment centres will be 114 in 23 districts so that patients could get services for Hepatitis C near to their homes.

District Magistrate Mohammad Ishfaq declared BSNL Chowk to Guru Ravidas Chowk 'No Vehicle Zone'

GURDASPUR: Mr. Mohammad Ishfaq, District Magistrate, Gurdaspur has issued orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, extending from BSNL Chowk to Guru Ravidas Chowk in the city of Gurdaspur. Punjab Agricultural University, Regional Research Center, Gurdaspur) has been declared a 'No Vehicle Zone' daily from 4 am to 7 pm and from 6 pm to 7.30 pm. During this time only walkers, runners, bicycles and emergency vehicles will be able to use this road.

Deputy Commissioner visits development work sites

PATIALA:To ensure the holistic development of heritage city Patiala in time bound manner, Deputy Commissioner Mr Kumar Amit visited the development works sites and reviewed the progress of construction of these projects

Punjab CM mourns SAD demise of Former Minister Chaudri Radha Krishan

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of former Cabinet Minister and four time MLA Chaudhri Radha Krishan (90), who passed away at his native village Khui Khera (Fazilka) after a prolonged illness. He is survived by a son and two daughters.

Session judge visits central jail- Reviews medical and other facilities for inmates

KAPURTHALA:District session Judge Amarinder singh Grewal today made a surprise visit at the central Jail kapurthala to review the medical and other facilities given to inmates especially during the covid times.

Protest by labourers' trade unions in front of Nawanshahr MLA's residence

NAWANSHAHR:A joint front of rural and farm workers' organizations here today staged a dharna in front of the residence of Congress MLA Angad Singh of Nawanshahr constituency, demanding the fulfillment workers' demands.

All issues of concern in advanced stages of resolution by his govt, Punjab CM tells new PPCC team

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday told the newly constituted state Congress leadership that all the key issues of concern raised by them were already in advanced stages of resolution by his government, which had been working on them in close coordination with the party.

Punjab CM appeals to striking govt employees to call off strike to prevent public inconvenience

CHANDIGARH: Assuring of all efforts to resolve their grievances in consultation with the concerned departments, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday appealed to the striking state government employees to call off their strike to prevent any further inconvenience to the general public.

Fortnight to control Diarrhoea underway in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Diarrhoea and Pneumonia are the two leading causes of mortality in children below the age of five years. Diarrhoea is a very common problem in the children under five. It is a condition in which children lose valuable fluids, salts, and sugars, which can cause shock to vital organs. To decrease the number of diarrheal deaths, Intensified Diarrhoea Control Fortnight (IDCF) is celebrated at national level every year. Health and Family Welfare Department Punjab is celebrating this fortnight from 19 July to 02 August 2021 in the state.

Training programs related to his department. August 9, 2021 for training of milk producers

FEROZEPUR: With some relief from the stagnation in government activities due to the Covid-19 epidemic, Day also conducted training programs related to his department. August 9, 2021 for training of milk producers under this series

Vijay Inder Singla hands over appointment letters to 42 newly-appointed employees in education department

CHANDIGARH:Punjab School Education Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today handed over appointment letters to 42 newly-appointed employees in the education department. During a brief program held at Punjab Bhawan adhering to Covid norms, the cabinet minister said that the employees have been inducted in the department on various posts on compassionate grounds which included a science mistress, a social science mistress, a librarian, an ETT, 10 clerks, 3 SLAs, 18 peons, 4 chowkidars and 3 sweepers.

Soni hands over appointment letters to 202 Staff Nurses and 73 Paramedical Technicians

CHANDIGARH:Medical Education and Research Minister Punjab Mr. O.P. Soni today handed over appointment letters to 202 Staff Nurses and 73 Paramedical Technicians.

E-Auction of GMADA sites from Aug 4 to Aug 16

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has provided an opportunity to the people to purchase property in SAS Nagar. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is conducting e-auction of more than 40 sites for IT, Nursing homes, industrial, commercial and residential at SAS Nagar. The e-auction would be started at 9 am on August 4 and would end at 1 pm on August 16, 2021.

On the instructions of Singla education department released 1.09 crore grant for smart staff rooms

CHANDIGARH: On the instructions of Punjab education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, the education department has released 1.09 crore grant for smart staff rooms. About 70% government schools have been converted into smart schools so far under the smart school policy.

BSP along with alliance partner SAD takes to the streets to wake up the Modi-led BJP government from the alleged 'sleep of Kumbhakarn' on the demands of farmers

NAWANSHAHR:Bahujan Samaj Party alongwith its alliance partner SAD here today organized a massive protest march in support of ongoing farmers' movement in which BSP Punjab President Sardar Jasvir Singh Garhi also participated.

Reservoirs may miss filling targets despite improved inflow

CHANDIGARH:The water level in the Bhakra, Pong, and Ranjit Sagar reservoirs may not achieve their target filling by the end of filling season
on September 20 despite improved inflows.

Punjab CM extends full support to German envoy to boost investment in key sectors

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has extended his government’s full support to German Ambassador to India, Walter J. Lindner, who evinced keen interest in investing in the key sectors of Mobility, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Renewable Energy in the state.

559 indian soldiers supreme sacrificed in 1999 On Kargil Vijay Diwas , Tarun Chugh warns Pakistan against nefarious designs

CHANDIGARH"KARGIL(Drass): National BJP general secretary Taran Chugh, who is also the party incharge for J&K, and Ladakh, on Monday paid rich tributes to all the Kargil war heroes at Drass and warned Pakistan against disrupting peace and prosperity of the people in Ladakh.

Dera Baba Nanak to provide free training for army recruits: District Employment Officer Parshotam Singh

GURDASPUR: Under the Punjab Government's Door to Door Employment Scheme, free training on Army Recruitment Rally would be imparted to the unemployed youth. Disclosing this here today District Employment Officer Parshotam Singh said that Army Recruitment Rally would be held from September 06, 2021 to September 25, 2021 at New Amritsar Military Station Khasa Cantoment, Amritsar.

Training of government teachers on block level national achievement survey (NASS) started

GURDASPUR: The Education Department has started block level training of teachers on National Achievement Survey. Disclosing this here today District Education Officer Sec. Harpal Singh Sandhanwalia said that one day training of secondary teachers has been started in all the 19 blocks, on the first day of which the trained resource persons have been imparted training in Mathematics and Punjabi Teachers. To prepare the children for Nass in a planned manner.

Accused of sacrilege will not be spared-Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh said that those who insulted Guru Granth Sahib will not be spared at any cost. He said that no politics should be played on this issue but mobilized to get the accused severely punished.

Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary kickstarts concrete cement flooring work of Mau Sahib grain market

PHILLAUR:With an aim to provide relief to farmers during the procurement seasons, former Punjab Youth Congress President and
Phillaur assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary laid the foundation stone of concrete cement flooring work at Mau Sahib
grain market here on Monday.

Punjab CM to meet Gadkari to resolve issue of compensation to Farmers for land acquired under 'Bharatmala Pariyojana'

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday assured a farmers’ delegation that he would soon meet the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways to raise their demand for further revision in compensation against land acquired by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) under the ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’.

No need to panic over RTI Act and provide timely information - State Information Commissioners Anumit Singh Sodhi and Khushwant Singh

FEROZEPUR: State Information Commissioner Punjab Anumit Singh Sodhi and Shri. Mr. Khushwant Singh while discussing RTI 2005 with the heads of all the departments of the district at the District Administrative Complex said that the officers should not be intimidated by the RTI Act and should provide the information sought by the candidates in a timely manner

Violation of code of conduct hurts Sikh sentiments when CM arrives at Gurdwara Sahib, Uttarakhand: Bibi Jagir Kaur

AMRITSAR:Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee ,(SGPC) President Bibi Jagir Kaur has taken stern notice of the violation of code of conduct in the reception of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on his arrival at Gurdwara Sri Nanakmata Sahib.

Remove encroachment from approach road to Nurmahal Sarai: Residents

NURMAHAL:Area residents on Monday demanded from local civic body to remove encroachment on the approach road to historic Nurmahal Sarai.Dilbag Singh a resident of Bana Pur village and a social activist in a representation to the president and executive officer of Nurmahal Nagar council said that management of Doaba Arya School in active collusion with officials of the civic body has encroached a big portion of approach road and have raised a six inches high platform and installed its board.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa strongly opposes Electricity Amendment Bill to be introduced in Parliament

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Sanyukt) has strongly opposed the Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to be introduced in Parliament in the next few days.

Bureau of employment generation, Skill development and training employment fair organized at Ferozepur

FEROZEPUR:Under the door-to-door employment mission run by the Punjab Government, the District Bureau of Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training, D. Was. Employment Fair was organized at Complex, Ferozepur. In this job fair, first round interviews of candidates were conducted as Village Level Resource Person for audit of State / Central Schemes. The job fair was attended by 66 graduate pass candidates, out of which 20 candidates were shortlisted and called for the second round of interviews.

City Council Ferozepur distributed 200 plants and 200 bags of organic manure free of cost

FEROZEPUR:In a unique initiative, Ferozepur Municipal Council today distributed 200 saplings and 200 bags of organic manure free of cost in Ferozepur city. As per the direction of Mr. Ferozepur Urban MLA Mr. Parminder Singh Pinki, to keep the city of Ferozepur green, the Municipal Council Ferozepur under the leadership of Mr. Rinku Grover, President Municipal Council and Mr. Gurdas Singh, Acting Officer planted a plant outside the Municipal Council Park Gone.

Block level training workshop for primary teachers started

CHANDIGARH:In order to retain the first position achieved by Punjab in the field of education, the school education secretary Mr. Krishan Kumar called upon the teachers to discharge their responsibilities with more dedication, hard work and determination.

Peer Mohammad has taken stern notice of all the news that our party is negotiating with Aam Aadmi Party for 20 seats

AMRITSAR:Shiromani Akali Dal (United) General Secretary Mr. Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad has taken stern notice of all the news that our party is negotiating with Aam Aadmi Party for 20 seats.

Punjab CM pays homage at Kargil war memorial, exhorts youth to join armed forces

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday paid homage to the martyrs of the Kargil war, with a call to youth to join the armed forces to serve the nation.

GMADA and RERA must take suo moto notices against big builders who have failed to provide facilities to the people: MP Tewari

KHARAR:Shri Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari today asked GMADA and RERA - Punjab to initiate suo- moto action against all the big builders who had not fulfilled their commitments to their buyers in terms of aminities promised .

Tree Plantation organised by BSF at Ferozepur

FEROZEPUR: Plantation Drive carried out in SHQ BSF Ferozepur and all under command units , here on Sunday DIG SHQ BSF Ferozepur , Brig Surendra Mehta , VSM ( Retd ) along with Officers , troops and families planted a large number of saplings in sector Head quarter campus .

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