Thursday, February 22, 2024


AIKS Condoles the Death of Farmer Shubh Karan Singh in Police Action

NEW DELHI: All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) condoles the death of Shubh Karan Singh, a 24 year old farmer protestor, who was killed in the Haryana police action near Khanauri border today. Shubh Karan Singh, who was seriously injured in the police action, succumbed to his injuries at Government Rajindra Hospital in Patiala. His death is a direct result of police action. AIKS expresses condolences to his family members. Earlier two protesting farmers had died due to cardiac arrest.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha Condoles the Death of Shubkaran Singh

NEW DELHI: Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) deeply condoles the death of young farmer Shubhkaran Singh aged 23 years, son of Charanjit Singh, Ballo village, Bathinda district. He was shot dead by the Poice today at the Khannori border of Punjab while protesting against the anti- farmer policies of the Modi Government. SKM shares the inconsolable grief of the family of the martyred farmer.

Bajwa slams Haryana government for firing tear gas and rubber bullet at Punjabi farmers 

CHANDIGARH: Following the death of the young farmer at the Khanauri border, the Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Partap Singh Bajwa on Wednesday lambasted the Punjab Chief Minister,  Bhagwant Mann, who also holds the home portfolio for his failure to stop the BJP-led Haryana government from firing in Punjab's jurisdiction. 

PPCC president Raja Warring writes to Punjab CM demanding action against Haryana HM Anil Viz

CHANDIGARH: In response to the reprehensible treatment of Punjab farmers by the Haryana police at the Haryana-Punjab border, a delegation representing the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee submitted a formal communication to the Chief Secretary of Punjab, addressed to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, on February 15th. With no discernible action taken in the interim, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, has corresponded directly with the Chief Minister, urging swift intervention on behalf of the affected farmers.

Punjab Congress launches Jai Jawan campaign in Punjab, questions fake 'desh prem' of Modi

CHANDIGARH: Today, at a press conference held at the Punjab Congress Bhawan in Chandigarh, Colonel Rohit Chaudhary, Chairman of the Ex-Serviceman Department at the All India Congress Committee, unveiled the 'Jai Jawaan' campaign aimed at countering the impact of the Agnipath scheme introduced by the BJP.

Punjab farmers postpone 'Dilli Chalo' march for two days, blame center for killing of youth

CHANDIGARH: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Non-political) comprising over 32 farmer organisations of Punjab and Haryana has postponed the 'Dilli Chalo' march for days after the death of a Punjab youth in firing by Haryana police at Khanauri border.

Punjab CM orders to register FIR for murder of youth killed in firing by Haryana Police

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today announced to register FIR for the murder of Punjab youth Shubhkaran Singh allegedly killed in firing by Haryana Police at Khanuari border.

Painting of Punjabi heritage is being done on the walls of Amritsar in the colorful celebrations of Rangla Punjab.

AMRITSAR: After the land of Amritsar was selected by the Punjab government for the 'Rangla Punjab' fair, the Amritsar Corporation is also looking at the pubs for hosting fairs. Along with the cleanliness of the city, the painting of Punjabi heritage is being done on the walls of the city by the corporation.

Gurmeet Singh Khudian expresses anguish over farmer's death at Khanauri border

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian on Wednesday strongly condemned the death of a young farmer at the Khanauri border, allegedly due to brutal action by the Haryana police against protestors. S. Khudian stated that such violence against own citizens is unacceptable and called upon the Union Government to intervene immediately to stop the atrocities.

Punjab government strongly refutes allegations pertaining to deteriorating law and order situation in the state

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that the ongoing agitation of farmers has been handled in a very apt and diligent manner in the state, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Mr Bhagwant Singh Mann has strongly refuted the allegations that the law and order position in the State has deteriorated.

Transparency hallmark of Ghar Ghar Muft Ration Scheme: Lal Chand Kataruchak

CHANDIGARH: Transparency is the hallmark of the Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann and this is reflected in the recently launched Ghar Ghar Muft Ration Scheme. Under the scheme, packaged wheat/atta is being delivered to the beneficiaries under the National Food Security Act, 2013 through Model Fair Price Shops at the doorsteps of the people with transparent mechanism.

Sukhbir Badal appeals for unity under the flag of the SAD to counter enemies of the Sikh Panth

JAITO: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued a clarion appeal for unity under the flag of the SAD to counter the enemies of the Sikh Panth, saying “attempts are being made to weaken the SAD as well as Sikh institutions to divide the Sikh community”.

Punjab youth killed at Khanauri border in firing by Haryana Police, claim farmer leaders

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana police has reportedly fired gun shots directly on the agitating farmers trying to cross the Haryana border and one 23 year old youth was killed in an alleged firing by the police.

VB arrests private person for taking Rs 30,000 bribe for MC officials

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing drive against corruption in the state has arrested Amardeep Singh Bangar, resident of Amarpura, Ludhiana city and running his office at Jagjit Nagar, Ludhiana for accepting bribe money of Rs 30,000 in the name of officials of Municipal Corporation (MC) Ludhiana.

CM condemns BJP leaders for questioning the patriotism of Sikh Police officer in WB

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Wednesday condemned the BJP leaders for questioning the patriotism of Sikh Police officer in West Bengal.

Village Defense Committees keep a slanting eye on drugs in villages: DC Amritsar

AMRITSAR: The Village Defense Committees formed in the border villages on the instructions of Governor Mr. Banwari Lal Purohit to keep an eye on drugs in the villages and control any untoward incident. and maintain their liaison with the police.

SKM Appeals for Issue Based Countrywide Unity In Struggles

NEW DELHI: SKM welcomed the decision of SKM(NP) and KMM to reject the proposal of a five years contract farming for 5 crops on MSP@A2+FL+50% and crop diversification by the Union Ministers and to continue the struggle till achieve all the common demands. The decision has been in the right direction of greater unity of the entire farmers across India.

It's 'triumph of democracy and truty'- Punjab CM on verdict by the SC on Chandigarh Mayoral poll

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Tuesday welcomed the verdict of the Supreme Court of India on the election of Mayor in Chandigarh Municipal Corporation and described it as the ‘Triumph of democracy and truth’.

Appointment letters given to 37 Sikh youths educated in Sikh missionary institutions of SGPC

AMRITSAR: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has given appointment letters to 37 Sikh youths who received Gursikhi education from their Sikh missionary institutions for the services of Sikh propaganda and Gurdwara management.

Chetan Singh Jouramajra inaugurates two projects for utilizing treated water of STPs for irrigation at Talwandi Bhai and Zira

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Resources and Soil & Water Conservation Minister S. Chetan Singh Jouramajra, on Tuesday, inaugurated two treated water-based irrigation projects from Sewerage Treatment Plants of Talwandi Bhai and Zira of 4 and 8 MLD capacity, respectively. Both the projects will provide irrigation water to 556 hectares of about 360 farmer households.

The central government should not create an atmosphere of conflict with the farmers.

SRI MUKATSAR SAHIB: Nihang Singh's chief organization Shiromani Panth Akali Budha Dal Panjhavn Takht Chalda Vaheer Head Jathedar Baba Balbir Singh Akali 96 said that Union government should not create an atmosphere of conflict with the farmers.

CM Mann jeopardised Centre-farmer union talks, says Punjab BJP chief

CHANDIGARH: Blaming Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann for the failure of talks, state BJP chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said it was most unfortunate that negotiations between the farmers and the central government have not fructified.

Nihang Head Baba Balbir Singh has congratulated Dr Nijjar for his re-election as president of Chief Khalsa Diwan

AMRITSAR: Nihang Head Baba Balbir Singh has congratulated Dr Inderbir Singh Nijjar for his re election as president of Chief Khalsa Diwan.

Bikram Majithia demands compensation to families of martyred farmers at Shambhu border at par with soldiers

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded compensation for families of martyred farmers at Shambhu border at par with soldiers martyred on borders as per saying of “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan” by CM Bhagwant Mann and other leaders even as party strongly condemned Bhagwant Mann government for non-action against guilty Haryana cops for seriously injuring Punjab farmers at their own land.

Bajwa asked Bhagwant Mann & Anmol Gagan Maan to provide MSP as they promised

CHANDIGARH: The Leader of the Opposition (LoP), Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday dared the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Anmol Gagan Maan to fulfil their promises by providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) on 22 crops. 

Tourism brochure depicting heritage of SBS Nagar, unveiled by Deputy Commissioner

KHATKAR KALAN: Today during an event organized by District Administration SBS Nagar at the Ancestral House of Shaheed – E – Azam Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan, Deputy Commissioner SBS Nagar Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa, IAS along with SDM, GA to DC SBS Nagar unveiled Tourism Pictorial Brochure and Portrait depicting Vibrant Cultural Tapestry of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, showcasing the lesser known Heritage, Cultural, Religious and Patriotic locations having historical and architectural treasures marking a rare milestone in promoting the heritage and cultural legacy of SBS Nagar on the Punjab Tourism map.

Harsimrat Badal asks AAP govt to bring in legislation to procure all 23 crops on MSP

BATHINDA: Former union minister and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal today demanded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) bring in legislation guaranteeing MSP for all 23 crops in the forthcoming budget session in case the centre did not do so.

Punjab farmers reject center's proposal of MSP on alternative crops, announce to continue agitation

CHANDIGARH: The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Non-political) comprising about 32 farmer organisations of Punjab and Haryana today rejected the center government's proposal of giving MSP on three alternative crops of pulses and cotton and announced to continue theor agitation for implementation of theor accepted demands.

Another farmer dies in protest in Punjab at dharna outside Capt Amarinder Singh's residence

CHANDIGARH: One of the farmers who was protesting in front of the house of former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in Patiala has died of a suspected heart attack on Monday.

Advocate Dhami released an illustrated book 'Khooni Dastan' about Jaito Morcha

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami released an illustrated book depicting the history of Jaito Morcha through photographs by the Shiromani Committee today on the first day of the centenary celebrations. He said on this occasion that Jaito's morcha has great importance in Sikh history, for which an illustrated book has been prepared to take it to the next generation.

16% increase in stamp sale and registration revenue within a month: Jimpa

CHANDIGARH: Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, the Punjab government has registered 16.83 percent more income under the head "stamp and registration" in just one month. Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa said that providing transparent, hassle-free and corruption-free services to the people of Punjab is the main goal of the government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann and due to this, the revenue of the state is continuously increasing.

The 100-year centenary celebrations of the Jaito Morcha began as per cult traditions

JAITO: The 100-year centenary celebrations of the Jaito Morcha launched by the Sikh community against the tyranny of the then British government began today at Gurdwara Sri Tibbi Sahib here according to panthic traditions.

Shubman Gill designates as the ‘State Icon’ for Lok Sabha Elections 2024 to achieve the target of “Is Vaar 70 Paar”: Sibin C

CHANDIGARH: The office of Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer has designated Indian cricketer Shubman Gill as the 'State Icon'. In this regard, Chief Electoral Officer Sibin C stated that Punjab resident Shubman Gill, popular among the cricket enthusiasts, especially the youth, has been appointed as the 'State Icon', and would assist in garnering more than 70 percent of the votes during the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Punjab CM bats for guarantee of MSP on alternative crops, backs up farmers on their demands

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh on Sunday batted for guarantee of Minimum support Price (MSP) on the alternative crops to safeguard the interests of the farmers.

Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar re-elected president of Chief Khalsa Diwan

AMRITSAR: Five out of six members of the team of President Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar won while one member of the opposition party Mr. Surinderjit Singh's team managed to win in the election of officers of the Chief Khalsa Diwan.

Union ministers in Chandigarh, 4th round of talks with Punjab farmers begins

CHANDIGARH: The fourth round of talks between a team of three Union ministers and protesting farmers has begun in Chandigarh today evening.

Taxation Department along with Punjab Police nabs GST Fraudster for generating fake ITC: Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough, the Punjab Excise and Taxation department, in a joint operation with the Fatehgarh Sahib Police, has successfully apprehended a GST fraudster for ingenuine ITC claimed by him amounting to Rs.3.65 Crore.

AAP, Congress mutually decided to go solo in Punjab: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Rebuffing rumours about all not well in opposition bloc INDIA, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that it is "mutual decision" of the AAP and Congress to go solo in Punjab for the Lok Sabha elections, and there are no differences between them.

Internet suspension extended to 20 police stations in Punjab’s seven districts

CHANDIGARH: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has expanded the Internet suspension to 20 police stations in seven districts from earlier 11 police stations in three districts.

Tourism Ministry identifies Amritsar and Kapurthala for development under Swadesh Darshan 2.0 Scheme: MP Sanjeev Arora

LUDHIANA: The Union Ministry of Tourism has now revamped the Swadesh Darshan Scheme as Swadesh Darshan 2.0 (SD 2.0) with the objective to develop sustainable and responsible tourism destinations, following a destination and tourism-centric approach. A total of 57 destinations have been identified for development under SD 2.0 Scheme. Amritsar and Kapurthala destinations have been identified for development in the State of Punjab under SD 2.0 Scheme.