Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Punjab

Capt Amarinder slams SAD and AAP over false claims on farm laws being approved by committee

CHANDIGARH: With an RTI response exposing the lie of the Centre’s claim on the Farm Laws having been approved by the high-powered committee on agricultural reforms, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said it was now obvious that the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had been spreading a carnage of lies at the behest of the BJP-led Government of India, with whom the two parties were working in collusion to damage the interests of the farmers.

Kejri the biggest hypocrite, lot of difference between his saying and doing: Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH:  Lashing out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his double speak on contentious farm laws, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Wednesday said that everyone was fully aware of hypocritical character of Kejriwal as his sayings and actual facts were always poles asunder.

Punjab's assets being looted by mining mafia under patronage of Captain: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) targeted Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh over the ongoing mining mafia in Punjab, stating that it was only under the patronage of Captain that the mining mafia was plundering Punjab's wealth and filling its coffers; while the former sitting in his royal farmhouse, was busy spending time with foreign friends. In a joint statement issued from the party headquarters, senior leader of the party and the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Punjab Legislative Assembly Harpal Singh Cheema and advocate Dinesh Chadha said that instead of declining, the mining mafia in Punjab was growing rapidly.

Punjab to reopen schools for classes 3 and 4 from January 27: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab school education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Wednesday, said that following the persistent demand of parents, the state government has decided to reopen all schools for primary classes from January 27.

Union government should stop harassing farmers and Sikh youth: Rajinder Singh Badheri

CHANDIGARH: Sikh farmer leader and All India Jatt Mahasabha's Chandigarh state president and national delegate S. Rajinder Singh Badheri has warned the Union Government to refrain from unnecessarily harassing Sikh farmers and Sikh youth to suppress the peasant movement.

Kisan Shakti has power to wipe out BJP: Sukhbir Singh Badal

NAWANSHAHR: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Kisan Shakti had the power to wipe out the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even as he maintained the centre was not sincere towards the farmers and asserted that the three member committee formed by the apex court could not play any constructive role in resolving the crisis following the central government’s refusal to repeal the three Agricultural laws.

Punjab Sports minister condemns arrest of Punjabi farmers by Himachal police in Shimla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Tuesday, termed the action taken by Shimla Police to arrest the youngsters of Punjab who were peacefully raising their voices in favour of agitating farmers as an attack on their constitutional rights and democratic fabric of the country. He said that the arrest was made at the behest of BJP Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who wants to appease their political bosses.

Highest ever allocation of Rs.3445 Cr for transforming rural sector in 13265 Panchayats of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure holistic development of villages under phase-2 of Smart Village Campaign (SVC), the Punjab Government has allotted funds to the tune of Rs. 3445.14 crore at the disposal of 13,265 panchayats in all the 22 districts across the state. Out of this, Rs. 1603.83 crore have been released under the SVC while Rs. 1539.91 crore have been allocated under 14th Finance Commission with allocation of Rs.301.4 crore made under the 15th Finance Commission.

Bhai Jaita Ji memorial to be completed this year, Rs 12 Crore works tender floated: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government would complete the remaining work of Bhai Jaita Ji memorial at Sri Anandpur Sahib by the end of this year. The Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had issued directions for the completion of this memorial and the department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs has floated a tender of Rs 12 Crore works for the completion of this project.

Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sahba releases documentry & calendar depicting "Spiritual journey of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib ji"

CHANDIGARH: Rana K.P Singh, Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha, today launched the Calendar and Documentary based on theme “Spiritual Journey of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji”, dedicated to 400th year of advent of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib, prepared by High Court Lawyer and Nature Photographer, Harpreet Sandhu.

Highest ever allocation of Rs.3445.14 Crore for transforming rural sector under phase-2 of SVC in 13265 panchayats across 22 districts

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure holistic development of villages under phase-2 of Smart Village Campaign (SVC), the Punjab Government has allotted funds to the tune of Rs. 3445.14 crore at the disposal of 13,265 panchayats in all the 22 districts across the state. Out of this, Rs. 1603.83 crore have been released under the SVC while Rs. 1539.91 crore have been allocated under 14th Finance Commission with allocation of Rs.301.4 crore made under the 15th Finance Commission.

CM should tell why he failed to control sand mafia in his own home district : SAD

PATIALA: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh to tell the people of the State his weakness in failing to control the sand mafia, particularly in his home district.

Universities & Colleges in Punjab to fully open from January 21

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to reopen all the government, aided and non-aided colleges including all the government and private universities from January 21. All the higher educational institutes have to follow the guidelines issued by the Punjab Government regarding Covid-19 from time to time.  The Higher Education Department, Punjab has issued a detailed letter to all the universities and colleges in this regard.

Punjab-based foundation bags road safety award

NEW DELHI:  The chief functionary of Patiala Foundation Ravee Singh Ahluwalia was honoured for his outstanding work in road safety by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in New Delhi on Monday.

Always obey traffic rules to save precious human lives, urges Punjab Transport Minister

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Ms. Razia Sultana on Monday launched a month long National Road Safety Awareness campaign to make the roads safer for commuters in the state. The Transport Department will organize the road safety awareness campaign for a month for the first time instead of a week, informed Ms. Razia Sultana after a high level meeting here at Punjab Bhawan.

Preneet Kaur disburses Rs 3 Crore loan sanction letters to Rural women's self help groups under Punjab rural livelihood mission

PATIALA: Mrs. Preneet Kaur Member of Parliament from Patiala today Distributed loan sancrion letters wortg Rs 3 Crore to the 252 women self help groups.

Do these Farmers look like secessionists & Therrorists?'Capt Amarinder asks BJP-led central govt over NIA notices

CHANDIGARH: Condemning the issuance of NIA notices to several farmers and their supporters in the midst of the anti-Farm Laws agitation, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said that such arm-twisting tactics would not weaken the resolve of the farmers to fight for their rights and their future.

AAP supports struggle of unemployed teachers fighting for their rights

CHANDIGARH: Supporting the struggle of the unemployed teachers who were agitating for employment, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) stated that the party would raise its voice in favor of the youth on every front. In a statement issued from the party headquarters on Sunday, AAP state youth wing president and MLA from Barnala, Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer said that AAP had been raising its voice everywhere for the employment of the youth of Punjab.

AAP announces 129 candidates in 10 local bodies for forthcoming MC elections

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has intensified its preparations for the forthcoming Municipal Corporation, Municipal Committee and Nagar Panchayat elections. Under this, the party on Sunday announced its candidates in 10 local bodies comprising a total of 129 wards. In a statement issued from the party headquarters, AAP state president and MP Bhagwant Mann said that AAP which is contesting the upcoming local bodies’ elections in Punjab on its election symbol 'Broom', will win all the seats.

NIA notices to supporters of farmers' stir: Punjab minister

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday slammed the Union government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers' protest.

Punjab Congress rejects ABP survey; ridicules Sukhbir for basking in its glory

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress today rejected the “survey” conducted by the television news channel, ABP, saying the so-called survey was far from the reality prevailing at the ground level.

Union govt should stop threatening farmers by misusing NIA and immediately withdraw controversial laws: Rajinder Singh Badheri

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sikh Farmer Leader and President of the Chandigarh State Unit of the All India Jatt Mahasabha and National Delegate of the Mahasabha, S. Rajinder Singh Badheri in a statement issued here today strongly condemned the clumsy moves of the Union government on the issue of three new agricultural laws and the misuse of central investigative agencies like NIA and CBI.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa lambasts union government for NIA summons to farmers

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has slammed the Union Government over notices by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to the farmers and those lending support to the farmers protest.

Aam Aadmi Party raises questions on election process for Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has raised questions on the election process, expressing its reaction to the release of notifications for the elections of 8 Municipal Corporations, 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats by the State Election Commission.

Sirhind Feeder remains partially closed from Jan 17

CHANDIGARH: Sirhind Feeder will remain partially closed from 17.01.2021 to 20.02.2021 (both days inclusive) for 35 days.

BIS Chahal advisor to CM Punjab mourns the demise of Senior journalist Kamaljit Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: Advisor to C.M Bhartinder singh chahal on Saturday condoled the demise of veteran journalist Kamaljit Singh Dhaliwal, who passed away in Patiala yesterday after a brief illness.

Punjab CM mourns death of veteran Journalist Kamaljit Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday condoled the demise of veteran journalist Kamaljit Singh Dhaliwal, who passed away in Patiala yesterday after a brief illness.

Capt Amarinder rolls out covid vaccination for 1.74 lakh HCWs in Punjab, 5get jabs in his presence

SAS NAGAR/MOHALI: Punjab joined the rest of the country in the historic roll-out of the Covid vaccine on Saturday morning, with five Health Care Workers (HCWs) getting the jab in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who virtually kicked off the process to inoculate 1.74 lakh HCWs in the first phase.

Punjab CM kicks off allotment of 7,219 fair-price shops under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission'

SAS NAGAR /MOHALI:January 16: In a bid to promote livelihood, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday virtually kicked off a state-wide pro-poor scheme for Allotment of 7,219 Fair Price Shops (FPS) under his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’.

HC stays info penal order on appearing in DC office

NURMAHAL: The Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) has stayed an order of the Punjab State Information Commission issued to applicant for appearing in DC Office, Mohali through video conferencing on next date of hearing. Petitioner –cum advocate H.C. Arora said that he is of 69 years’ age, and suffering from co-morbidities, including hyper-tension and diabetes, submitted at least four representations to the State Information Commission, Punjab, during the period July, 2020 to November, 2020, requesting that he may not be asked to appear before the Info. panel (in the appeal preferred by him before the Commission, on behalf of his client , against PIO of the Punjab Police department through Video Conferencing at DC Office, Mohali but of no avail.A

Powercom JE booked for fraud

NAKODAR: The Nakodar city police have booked a junior engineer of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (powercom) on the charge of fraud.
The Station House Officer (SHO) Jatindar Kumar said that the accused has been identified as Pardip KumarTiwarri son of Vishav Bandhu a resident of Mohalla Jain Nakodar and posted as junior engineer(JE) at sub- officer Parjian Kalan under Mehat Pur sub division of the Powercom.

Program for general/Bye elections of municipal corporations,Municipal councils and nagar panchayats-2021 announced

CHANDIGARH: The State Election Commissioner, Punjab, Mr.Jagpal Singh Sandhu, here today announced the schedule for Elections/Bye Election of 08 Municipal Corporations and 109 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats . With the announcement of the schedule, the 'Model Code of Conduct' has come into force with immediate effect within the municipal areas of the municipalities where elections will be held. The Code of Conduct would be in force till the completion of the electoral process.

MP Preneet Kaur kickstarts covid vaccination drive in Patiala

PATIALA: With the formal online rolling out of vaccination drive across the state by Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh from Mohali, MP Mrs. Preneet Kaur kickstarted the immunisation drive in Patiala from Mata Kaushalya Government Hospital.

SAD (Democratic) demands immediate postponement of municipal elections in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: SAD (Democratic) in its core committee meeting under the Chairmanship of its President S. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa MP has demanded the immediate postponement of the civic election in Punjab, alleging that the Punjab Government has decided to hold the municipal elections in Punjab with a malafide intention particularly at a time when the farmers agitation is hitting the highest point, with a view to sabotage the farmers struggle.

Group of Ministers on Post Matric scholarship scheme directs all educational institutions to release degrees within three days

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of the withholding of degrees of the SC students by private colleges/institutions owing to non-payment of fees after the closure of Post Matric Scheme for SC students by the Union Government in 2017, the Punjab Government today directed all the institutions to release degrees to such students within three days. The decision was taken here today during the maiden meeting of the High powered committee of the Group of Ministers (GoM), constituted in the State cabinet meeting yesterday (Thursday) by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh under the Chairmanship of Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, to decide on the pending issues regarding the year 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 arising out of the closure of the scheme.

Punjab Government amends right to fair compensation and transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013

CHANDIGARH: With a view to providing fair and enhanced compensation to the farmers and other land owners of the State, Punjab Government has amended the norms of compensation multiplier under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 whereby the compensation in lieu of acquisition of lands adjoining the limits of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Municipal Committees and Nagar Panchayats in the State of Punjab has been increased, informed GS Kangar, Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Punjab.

Capt Amarinder set to kickstart covid vaccination of 1.74 lakh HCWS at 59 sites over 5 days in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Even as he prepared to kickstart the process of vaccination of 1.74 lakh health workers, with 40,000 to be covered every day over the next five days in the first phase, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking free vaccine delivery to the poor population of the state.

Punjab CM mourns death of seniour journalist Ravi Sharma Azad

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the sad demise of Senior Journalist Ravi Sharma Azad, who passed away after at Bhawanigarh (Sangrur) after a brief illness this morning.CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the sad demise of Senior Journalist Ravi Sharma Azad, who passed away after at Bhawanigarh (Sangrur) after a brief illness this morning.

Protest Dharna enters into 19th day as Punjab Government orders Colleges/Universities to grant admission and provide degree/certificates to SC students – NSCA

CHANDIGARH: The National Scheduled Castes Alliance and other fraternal organizations today entered into the 19th day of their continual symbolic hunger strike and protest dharna at Sector 25, Rally Ground, Chandigarh as the Punjab Government today announced that within 3 days, Admissions of Scheduled Castes Students be granted, which had been denied due to misappropriation of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme Funds. Degrees/Certificates of students which had been withheld should be given to the students.

RBI Chandigarh organizes a virtual meeting for MSME Entrepreneurs

JALANDHAR: The Financial Inclusion and Development Department, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Chandigarh organized a virtual meeting for MSME Entrepreneurs on Friday here.

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