Friday, May 20, 2022


11 member committee to meet PM and Home Minister for the release of detainee Sikh prisoners

AMRITSAR: The 11-member high-powered committee set up by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on the instructions of Sri Akal Takht Sahib has decided to meet Prime Minister and Union Home Minister to raise the issue of Sikh detainees release those who have completed their imprisonment.

Mini Bus operators call off strike assurance of Transport Minister

CHANDIGARH: After the intervention and assurance of Punjab Transport Minister S. Laljit Singh Bhullar, Mini Bus operators called off their strike on Thursday. The Cabinet Minister assured the protesting mini bus operators that their demands will be considered sympathetically in meeting with Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann.

Harjot Singh Bains directs to find techincal solutions to end mobile usage in jails

CHANDIGARH: In order to convert the jails of the state into ‘Sudhar Ghar' in real sense, Punjab Jails Minister Mr. Harjot Singh Bains directed the department officials to explore the modalities to introduce a latest technology to completely stop the usage of mobile phones and locate them from inside the jail premises.

All genuine grievances of dairy farmers will be resolved soon, assures Kuldeep Dhaliwal to dairy farmers

CHANDIGARH/SAS Nagar: Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal today held a meeting with progressive dairy farmers and fish farmers at livestock complex here. In this meeting, they discussed the problems being faced by dairy farmers and fish farmers.

If the LTTE assassins of Rajiv Gandhi can be released after 31 years, then why Sikh prisoners are not being released under that law? Manjit Singh Bhoma

AMRITSAR: Mr Manjit Singh Bhoma, General Secretary and Spokesperson of Shiromani Akali Dal (United), has said that if after 31 years the assassin of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Perarivalan (LTTE) can be released then why Sikh prisoners are not being released under the same law?

Gau Sewa Commission Chairman on Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Gau Sewa Commission Chairman Mr. Sachin Sharma, on Thursday, called on Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan regarding the issues of welfare of bovine in the state.

Ample power available for direct sowing of paddy: Harbhajan Singh ETO

CHANDIGARH: After the assurance of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Power Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Thursday took the stock of the power situation in wake of Direct Sowing Paddy (DSR).

Punjab Government releases Rs 92.95 crore to provide free uniforms to 15 lakh students: Meet Hayer

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Thursday announced that it will distribute free uniforms to 15,491,92 government school students from Class 1 to 8 for the academic session 2022-23 as grants of 92.95 crore have been released by the education department.

Punjab CM calls on Amit Shah, seeks MSP on Basmati , Rs.500 per quintal bonus on wheat

NEW DELHI: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday and impressed upon him to issue notification for the purchase of Basmati on MSP.

Former PPCC president Sunil Jakhar joins BJP

NEW DELHI: Former president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee(PPCC) today joined Bhartiya Janta Party(BJP) here at BJP headquarter in the presence of party president JP Nadha.

Punjab asks Dalits to evacuate land in Ludhiana’s Bhama Kalan village: NCSC stays land eviction

CHANDIGARH: While taking a strong notice against the Punjab Government for issuing eviction orders against the schedule caste people of Bhama Kalan village of Ludhiana district, who are living there since independence, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) Chairman Vijay Sampla issued a notice to the state government on Wednesday and asked them to submit a reply in 15 days.

Release of Sikh detainees other than Bhai Rajoana not on Badal's agenda: Manjit Singh Bhoma

AMRITSAR: Manjit Singh Bhoma, General Secretary and Spokesperson of Shiromani Akali Dal (United), alleged that Shiromani Akali Dal Badal wanted to release only Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana under secret agenda. Filling in the blanks for the release of the remaining captives.

Achievers in diverse spheres honoured with Entrepreneur & Achiever Awards - 2022

CHANDIGARH: With a view to encourage excellence in diverse sectors, the Media Federation of India in league with the Public Relations Council of India organized Entrepreneur and Achiever Awards - 2022 here today evening.

SGPC has released Rs. 25 crore for arrears of salaries of staff of educational institutions

AMRITSAR: About Rs. 25 crore has been released from the arrears of salaries of the staff of the educational institutions functioning under the management of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee.

Live streamed “Career Talk” initiative got massive response on social media

CHANDIGARH: In order to guide and counsel the youth of Punjab regarding employment and career opportunities in different sectors, a unique initiative “Career Talk” has been organised by the Punjab Ghar-Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission, Punjab Skill Development Mission and Department Employment Generation, Skill Development and Training, Government of Punjab.

Jallianwala Bagh for general morning walk in summer at 6 am And will open at 7 a.m. in the winter - District Magistrate

AMRITSAR: There was a lot of protest among the general public that the private contractor in Jallianwala Bagh has fixed the time of traffic at 9 am and closing time at 8:15 pm which would make daily walkers People are having trouble.

Punjab cabinet gives nod to appoint administrators in place of nominated market committees

CHANDIGARH: In another move to reform the agriculture sector, reeling under the mismanagement legacy inherited by the previous government, the Punjab cabinet also okayed the supersession of the existing nominated Market Committees. As per the cabinet decision, Section 12 of the Punjab Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1961, will be amended to appoint Administrators for implementation of the policies and programmes of government expeditiously and in more efficient manner, who shall perform the official duties and exercise powers of the Market Committees for a period of one year or till the nomination of Market Committees, whichever is earlier.

Punjab CM schedules June 14 and June 17 as new dates for sowing paddy

CHANDIGARH: Conceding the demand of State farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday announced fresh schedule for staggered sowing of paddy to June 14 and June 17 thus now restricting the number of total zones as decided earlier from four to just two. However, the border belt across the fence has been excluded from the zonal restrictions and the farmers of this region have been allowed to sow paddy from June 10.

Nawanshahr DC conducts checking in government offices at district administrative complex

NAWANSHAHR: - In order to ensure streamlining the functioning of government offices in district to facilitate the people, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa on Wednesday conducted checking in various offices at district administrative complex.

Punjab Cabinet Rs.1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for adoping DSR technology.

CHANDIGARH: : In a major step aimed at conserving scarce natural resources like underground water through Direct Seeding of Rice (DSR) technology, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday approved Rs. 1500 per acre incentive to the farmers for sowing of paddy through this innovative technology. A sum of Rs.450 crore has been earmarked to provide incentive to the farmers for promotion of less water consuming and cost effective DSR technology.

Punjab govt enhances ex-gratia rates to families of martyrs from Rs.50 lakh to Rs.1 crore

CHANDIGARH: Punjab cabinet which met under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwnt Mann in another significant decision gave approval to enhance rates of ex-gratia grant to families of martyr soldiers from Rs. 50 lakh to Rs 1 crore.

Punjab enhances rates of cash in lieu of land and cash award to distinguished services award

CHANDIGARH: In recognition with the gallantry services of defence services personnel, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday approved enhancement by 40% in rates of Cash in lieu of land and Cash award to Distinguished Services Award Winners, which would lead to greater satisfaction to these awardees and motivate others for selfless service towards nation in future.

Marketing of meat to be promoted in Punjab: Kuldip Dhaliwal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Animal Husbandry Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal assures the poultry, pig and goat farmers that concrete steps would be taken to promote meat marketing in Punjab so that the farmers of Punjab who are involved in this business do not have to travel to other states to sell meat. This assurance was given by the Minister during a meeting held at Punjab Bhawan with the poultry, pig and goat farmers to further make their profession profitable and solve their problems.

Advocate Dhami strongly condemns barring Amritdhari Sikh student from appearing for matriculation exams in Jharkhand

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), has strongly condemned the ban on Amritdhari Sikh students from sitting for the matriculation examination in Bokaro, Jharkhand.

Strict Prohibition on Use of Domestic Cylinders under Essential Commodities Act, 1955 - District Food and Supplies Controller, Gurdaspur

GURDASPUR: District Food and Supplies Controller Gurdaspur Sukhjinder Singh today said that strict instructions have been issued to the owners of all the hotels, restaurants and dhabas in the district regarding the complaints of misuse of domestic gas.

AAP government in Punjab faces farmers' wrath

NEW DELHI: The two-month-old AAP government in Punjab is facing the wrath of the state's farmers who have arrived in large numbers at the border of the Union Territory of Chandigarh and threatened to storm the state capital today if their demands are not met.

11 member committee meeting for release of Sikh detainees will be held on Nsy 19

AMRITSAR: The meeting of 11 member committee will be held at Teha Singh Samundari Hall within Golden Temple complex here ob May 19 to discuss about release of Sikh detainees who completed their imprisonment

SGPC President Condemns descreation Of Gutka Sahib In Bathinda

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee , has took a strong notice of the desecration of holy Gutka Sahib and Pothis from a tower on Multania Road in Bathinda.

Refrain from hollow slogans, Let's join hands for saving water in state: CM to farmer unions

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that farmers agitation was unwarranted and undesirable, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today asked the farm unions to stop mere sloganeering and join hands with state government for checking the depleting water table in Punjab.

Punjab Govt Commited To Preserve Heritage And Promote Tourism-Harjot Singh Bains

GURDASPUR: A martyrdom ceremony was held at Chhota Ghallughara Memorial, Kahnuwan Chhamb in this district on Tuesday on May 17, 1746, dedicated to the martyrdom of nearly 11,000 Sikhs and warriors who were martyred in the war.

Labour workforce and arhtiyas backbone of State's economic structure: Lal Chand Kataruchak

CHANDIGARH: " The labour workforce of the State is the backbone of its economic structure. Hence, its welfare is a priority with the Government which would leave no stone unturned to ensure its prosperity. The doors of the State Government are always open for them". These views were expressed here today by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Forest Minister Mr. Lal Chand Kataruchak here at Anaj Bhawan in Sector - 39 while meeting the representatives of the labour unions.

Social Security Minister hands over job letters to appointees on compassionate ground

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur on Tuesday handed over appointment letters to two candidates on compassionate ground.

Dr Vijay Singla directs to draft policy for providing affordable health services in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research Minister Dr. Vijay Singla, on Tuesday, directed the health department officials to draft a policy focusing affordable health services to the residents of the state.

World Hypertension Day: Dr. Vijay Singla inaugurated fully automatic B.P. monitor at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1, Chandigarh.

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Vijay Singla, on Tuesday, inaugurated fully automatic Arm In B.P. monitor at Ayurvedic Dispensary, Punjab Civil Secretariat-1, Chandigarh.

Amarinder reminds AAP of opposing extension of BSF jurisdiction

CHANDIGARH: Welcoming the realisation on part of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab of the harsh security challenges state is faced with by seeking additional central security forces, former Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on Tuesday reminded the party of its strong opposition to the Central government's move last year when it decided to extend the operational jurisdiction of the Border Security Forces (BSF) from 15 to 30 km.

Akal Takht Jathedar strongly condemned killing of two Sikhs in Pakistan

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh Jathedar of Akal Takht Sahib highest seat of Sikh religion has strongly condemned the killing of two Sikhs Kuljit Singh and Ranjit Singh in Pakistan and asked Pakistan government to deeply investigate the matter and culprits should be arrested immediately.

Direct seeding of rice started from CM Mann’s village Satoj

CHANDIGARH: This year, Direct Sowing of Rice (DSR) was kicked off from Satoj, the village of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. On Sunday, farmers from Satoj village committed to save Punjab‘s water by adopting direct seeding of rice. On this occasion, Agriculture Department officials and CM Mann‘s mother Harpal Kaur were also present.

Punjab CM launches of first its kind flagship program ‘Lok Milni

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday launched first of its kind flagship program of his government ‘Lok Milni (public interaction)’ for redressal of the people’s grievances on the spot.

Punjab CM hands over 57 letters to appointees on compassionate ground

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday handed over appointment letters to 57 appointees on compassionate ground in the Local Government and Police department.

SGPC president forms joint committee on release of Sikh prisoners

AMRITSAR: Advocate Harjinder Singh Dhami, president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), has constituted a nine-member committee for joint Panthic efforts to secure the release of long-term detainees in various jails across the country.