Thursday, December 03, 2020


Punjab CM announces Rs.5 lakh each to families of 2 farmers who've died during Farm law protests

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday expressed grief at the death of two farmers, Gurjant Singh and Gurbachan Singh, while participating in the ongoing protests against the black Farm Laws.

Capt Amarinder lashes out at Kejriwal for low-level politics on farmer's issue

CHANDIGARH: In a scathing response to his Delhi counterpart’s attack on him over the farmers’ issue, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal for stooping to shamelessly low level of politics and indulging in brazen double-speak in a desperate bid to wriggle out of his own failure to protect the interests of the farming community.

Punjab Vigilance nabs sanitary inspector for taking bribe of Rs. 5000

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed sanitary inspector of Municipal Corporation (MC) Amritsar red handed while accepting bribe of Rs. 5,000.

Executive committee of national green tribunal visits Bhadson, reviews wastewater treatment pilot project

PATIALA: An executive committee to keep water bodies like Ghaggar and Sutlej clean, constituted by the National Green Tribunal today inspected a pilot project prepared by the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board as per the design suggested by the Punjab Pollution Control Board for bio treatment of wastewater coming from Bhadson MC area to Bhadson Drain.

Director Sports calls on delegation of Punjab Coaches Union

CHANDIGARH: Director Sports Punjab Mr DPS Kharbanda today assured the coaches from across the state that the Punjab government would sympathetically look into all their genuine demands.

Mohali emerging as leading it player at Global level: Alok Shekhar

CHANDIGARH: Mohali which is rapidly developing into the next big IT hub in the State and the strong presence of IT giants such as Infosys, Software Technology Park of India (STPI), Quark city, Bestech Towers is a testimony to the city’s growing stature as a leading player in the IT sector at global level.

Pollution Prevention Day Celebrated at Science City

KAPURTHALA: A webinar on National Pollution control day was organized by Pushpa Gujral Science City jointly with NABARD. More than 250 students, teachers, farmers participated in this webinar. Dr. Rajiv Siwach, Chief Manager, NABARD Punjab was the Guest of Hounor at this occasion. Addressing the participants, he said that owing to Covid-19 outbreak, innovative ways were being used to generate awareness among the farmers.

Police fail to nab PO’s even after 18 years

NAKODAR:The Nakodar city police are yet to arrest three persons who have been on the run for 15 years. They had allegedly murdered a local jeweller Mimik. Janak Raj, who was employed at the jewellery shop of the victim’s grandfather at Sarafan Bazar, along with his accomplices Rajesh and Sonu were declared proclaimed offenders (POs).

Decks cleared by Capt Amarinder cabinet to set up Punjab innovation mission & fund

CHANDIGARH: To give further impetus to the start-up ecosystem in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday cleared the decks for the establishment of Punjab Innovation Mission and Punjab Innovation Fund.

100% Motor vehicle tax exemption to state stage carriage & educational instituions' buses IN Punjab till Dec 31

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab cabinet on Wednesday approved 100 percent exemption from the Motor Vehicle tax for state stage carriage buses and buses of educational institutions/school/college buses till December 31, 2020, effective from March 23, to support private transport operators amid the Covid pandemic. The cabinet gave post-facto approval to the notification issued in June to exempt these vehicles from MV tax till May 19, 2020, and also okayed notification for further extension from May 20 to December 31, 2020.

Punjab Cabinet approves development of Amity university campus in Mohali

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a world-class university campus by the Amity Education Group in Mohali’s IT city, thus paving the way for the development of the area as a major educational hub.

Punjab government to convert 1377 more schools into smart schools: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: School education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Tuesday, said that soon Punjab government is going to convert 1377 more schools into smart schools and Rs. 357.74 crore will be spent on the digitization of these schools.

Punjab CM condoles death of former minister Satpal Gosain

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday mourned the sad demise of former Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha and Cabinet Minister Satpal Gosain (85), who passed away in a private hospital at Ludhiana after a brief illness, this evening. He is survived by his wife, a son and three daughters.

Punjab VB book seven cops, four arrested over taking graft of Rs.65000

CHANDIGARH: In a strict action against the cops indulged in the corrupt practices, the Punjab vigilance bureau today registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act and criminal conspiracy charges against seven police officials of Chattiwind Police Station in Amritsar district based on video evidence and arrested four of the accused cops.

Punjab CM expresses shock at Delhi Govt notification implementing black farm law

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over their shocking double standards on the farmers’ protests, saying the party had completely exposed itself by shamelessly implementing the draconian Farm Laws in the midst of the crisis while pretending to be standing with the farmers.

Important contribution of NRI society in development of education and health sector of Punjab: Dewan

CHANDIGARH: Manjit Singh Nijjar, Coordinator in the UK and NRI of the Year for the NRI Affairs Department of the Punjab Government, met Pawan Dewan, Chairman of the Punjab Large Industrial Development Board, at his office in Udyog Bhawan. In addition to Nijjar,Harjinder Singh Chahal, the head of the Indian Overseas Congress, Germany, was also honoured by Dewan.

Istri Jagriti Manch, Punjab holds demonstration in favour of farmers in Nawanshahr

NAWANSHAHR:Activists of Istri Jagriti Manch, Punjab held a protest in favour of the agitating farmers in Nawanshahr today. They also took out a march in the town raising anti-Modi government slogans. 

Pendu Mazdoor union stage dharna for plots in Lohian Khas

LOHIAN: Activists of Pendu Mazdoor Union on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of the block development and panchayat officer for their demands and submitted a memorandum.

SEC announces schedule for preparation of electpral rolls for Municipal elections

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Election Commission today announced the schedule for preparation of electoral rolls for Municipal Elections including 9 Municipal Corporation, 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats.

AAP Ropar MLA regret going with congress, returns to AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Ropar Assembly Constituency Amarjit Singh Sandoa, who had defected to Congress Party due to certain unfounded misgivings, has returned to the party fold, unconditionally. "I tender my sincere apologies to the party high command and state leadership, who were devastated by my decision to quit the AAP. I undertake to work for the party like a tireless volunteer without any ambition for party post of position", Sandoa declared on social media platform.

Sangwan withdraws support to Haryana govt over farmers' protest

CHANDIGARH:  A day after resigning as the Haryana Livestock Development Board Chairman, Independent legislator Sombir Sangwan on Tuesday withdrew his support to the BJP-JJP coalition government in the state owing to the farmers' agitation against new farm laws.

Government Teachers' Union, Punjab to participate in ongoing farmers' protest at Delhi

NAWANSHAHR:A meeting of the presidium of Government Teachers' Union, Punjab was held under the chairmanship of state president Sukhwinder Singh Chahal. Disclosing this here today state general secretary Kuldeep Singh Daurka said that a contingent of the activists of Government Teachers' Union Punjab will leave Shambhu Border for Singhu Border in Delhi tomorrow at 4 pm to support the ongoing struggle of farmers against recently passed farm black laws.

Punjab fully prepared to tackle possible 2nd wave of Covid: Vini Mahajan

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Monday said that the state government has made all necessary arrangements to prevent possible second wave of COVID-19. She also urged the people to follow the safety norms strictly and "Mask hi Vaccine hai" is  the mantra to defeat the pandemic till such time a vaccine is available.

Women officers ensure smooth conduct of Sultanpur Lodhi’s grand events

SULTANPUR LODHI: Three women officers who occupy top key posts in the administration have ensured the successful and smooth conduct of mega-event of 551st Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji here, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Why dont you listen to the farmers, Punjab CM asks center

SULTANPUR LODHI: Terming the farmers’ fight against the Farm Laws as just, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday asked the Centre why it was being adamant on the issue and not listening to the farmers.

Centre should solve farmers' issue on priority basis: Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) has asked the central government to address the issue of agitating farmers on priority basis by accepting their reasonable demands. Party president and Rajya Sabha MP S. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said that the demands of the farmers regarding the recent agricultural laws were reasonable and constitutional. He said the centre should meet these demands as soon as possible and resolve the issues of agitating ‘annadatas’ on priority, providing them relief.

Capt Amarinder Singh lays foundation stones of various development projects at Sultanpur Lodhi, Dera Baba Nanak

SULTANPOUR LODHI: Taking development of the holy city to new heights, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday laid foundation stones of six projects, to be completed at a cost of nearly Rs. 40.75 crore, in Sultanpur Lodhi.

First step towards becoming a smart city of Sultanpur Lodhi, unique identification numbers issued to each property

SULTANPUR LODHI: On the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of the first Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Punjab Government has started the work of issuing unique identity numbers to every house and property in the city of Sultanpur Lodhi.  This is the first step towards making the city a smart city.  Mr Navtej Singh Cheema MLA of Sultanpur Lodhi Constituency and Mrs Deepti Uppal Deputy Commissioner launched the distribution work cards today.

Khattar is attention seeker, Why didn't he use official channels or call on my mobile, asks Cap Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Trashing the so-called call records released by his Haryana counterpart as complete fraud, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said flaunting a page of his own office register cannot condone ML Khattar’s lies, and if he really wanted to connect, he could easily have used official channels or called up on the mobile phone.

Ban use of tear gas shells by police in the country : Jamhoori Adhikar Sabha, Punjab

NAWANSHAHR: The Jamhoori Adhikar Sabha, Punjab has termed the use of tear gas shells as a deadly chemical weapon against the struggling farmers and demanded an immediate ban on its use in the country . 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji Burpurb: Governor Punjab to inaugurate museum of trees in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji on 30th November, the Governor Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh, Mr VP Singh Badnore will inaugurate a unique environmental landmark of Chandigarh- the Museum of Trees.

Punjab Government inks agressment with internatonal digital Health & artifical intelligence research collaborative for development of digital technologies in health sector

CHANDIGARH: Ushering in a new era in terms of responsible and inclusive deployment of digital technologies for health, the Punjab Government and International Digital Health & Artificial Intelligence Research Collaborative (I-DAIR), hosted at the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies in Geneva, inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Only CM capable of taking centre and Haryana head on to save interests of farmers- Joginder Mann

PHAGWARA: Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Joginder Singh Mann today said that by taking Haryana and centre government head on Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has proved that only he was the real saviour of farmers of the state.

Resumption of rail traffic lead to arrival of 114348 MT urea in state through 46 rakes

CHANDIGARH: In a major reprieve to the farmers, the resumption of rail traffic has lead to 114348 MT of Urea in the State through 46 rakes till date.

Punjabi diaspora worried, shocked over 'brutality' against farmers

CHANDIGARH:  The planned protest against new farm laws and the 'brutality' of the security forces by lobbing teargas shells and using water cannons to stop the peaceful march of the farmers towards the national capital has left the diaspora largely from Canada worried and shocked.

Farmers rally on Delhi-Ghaziabad border, police holds talks

NEW DELHI: Even as farmers of Punjab and Haryana continued to rally at Singhu and Tikari border entry points, scores of Uttar Pradesh farmers gathered at Ghazipur on the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Sunday morning in their bid to enter the national capital.

Punjab farmers turned down Amit Shah's conditional invitation for talks

CHANDIGARH: Punjab farmers have decided to continue theor agitation from Singhu border of Delhi as they have rejected the conditional invitation of talks. Amit Shah had told farmers to reach Brari and center government will talk to them.

Kejriwal govt to roll out all facilities to farmers at camp site: Raghav Chadha

CHANDIGARH: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government would extend all possible help to the farmers, who were protesting in the national capital against the three black laws on agriculture, enacted by the Modi government at the Centre.

Capt Amarinder urges farmers to accede to Amit Shah's appeal to pave way for early talks

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged farmers to reciprocate the Union Home Minister’s gesture by accepting his appeal to shift to a designated place, thus paving the way for early talks to resolve their issues.

Wont talk to Khattat unless he apologises for inflicting brutality on Punjab farmers: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Lashing out at his Haryana counterpart for inflicting such brutality on Punjab’s farmers, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday demanded an unequivocal apology from ML Khattar, accusing him of spreading lies and sticking his nose into a matter in which his state had no role to play.