Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Amarinder's decision to go to the court over agriculture bills is a big betrayal with farmers: Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab Senior Leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema urged the people of Punjab especially the farmers associations to be aware of the statements being made by Raja Amarinder Singh on agriculture bills. He termed it as a drama to call a legal team from Delhi to repeal the anti-agriculture black laws through legal battle. MLA Jai Singh Rori, State General Secretary Harchand Singh Burst and Harinder Singh Amritsar were also present on the occasion.

Will fight battle against farm laws on all fronts, Punjab CM assures Kisan Unions

CHANDIGARH: Extending his government’s full support to the agitating farmers in these ‘dark and difficult times’, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday assured of all possible legal and other steps to fight the draconian new farm laws, including a special session of the Vidhan Sabha to discuss and decide the way forward.

Punjab Government postpones departmental examination of IAS/PCS and other departments due to COVID-19

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has decided to postpone the departmental examination of IAS/PCS and other departments in Punjab due to COVID-19. The test will now be held from 23.11.2020 to 27.11.2020 without any change in the schedule and pattern of the datesheet as mentioned in the advertisement No. PERS- PCSOD/E/2/2019-2PCS/440 dated 21.8.2020.

Punjab CM mourns death of senior journalist Ashwani Kapoor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Ashwani Kapoor (70), who succumbed to Coronavirus at a private hospital in Ludhiana this morning.

Punjab CM seeks suggestions from lawyers and Kisan Unions over farm laws

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought inputs/suggestions from legal experts, including legal representatives of the Kisan Unions, on the next course of action for protecting the interests of the farmers against the Centre’s Farm Laws.

Punjab CM’S Advisor Bharat Inder Singh Chahal mourns death of senior journalist Ashwani Kapoor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab CM’s Advisor Bharatinder Singh chahal on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Senior Journalist Ashwani Kapoor (70), who succumbed to Coronavirus at a private hospital in Ludhiana this morning.

Combine harvesting machines operating wothout super straw management to be impounded

CHANDIGARH: In order to effectively curb the menace of stubble burning during ensuing paddy harvesting season, especially amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Pollution Control Board in consultation with Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of the State has ordered that combine harvester machines functioning without Super Straw Management System (SMS) will be impounded.

Power engineers and employees to hold protest meetings on October 5

CHANDIGARH: Power sector engineers and employees will observe countrywide protest meetings on October 5 in support of Uttar Pradesh power employees who are protesting the privatisation of Varanasi Discom sector, said V K Gupta Spokesperson of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).

Badal family should make public minutes of protest against agriculture bills in Modi's cabinet: AAP

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab's Senior Leader and Leader of Opposition Harpal Singh Cheema has demanded the Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to convene an all party meeting to formulate the next strategy against draconian laws on agriculture and representatives of trade union, commission agents-traders' representatives, agricultural and economic experts should also be included in the meeting.

Badals resorting to gutter level politics: Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday lashed out at Akali president Sukhbir Singh Badal over his persistent and shameless politicization of the new Agriculture Laws, which his party was responsible for imposing on the hapless farmers in the first place.

Agitation and legal recourse will be undertaken simultaneuously to fight anti-national farm laws: Capt Amarinder

KHATKAR KALAN: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday vowed to fight the Centre’s malicious and anti-national Agriculture Acts constitutionally and legally, asserting that he will do whatever it takes to protect the farmers from the nefarious designs of the Government of India.

PSSCC takes suo motu notice of JAC decision for barring admission of SC students in private colleges

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, taking a suo motu notice of a media reports about decision of Joint action committee (JAC) of 1650 colleges and universities of Punjab not to enroll Scheduled Castes students in their college and universities, today marked an inquiry and ordered to file report before commission by October 13, 2020 by all means.

Two perons injured in firing by unidentified miscreants in Phagwara

PHAGWARA:Two Youths sustained serious bullet injuries when some unidentified armed assailants opened fire upon them in two separate incidents on Monday Evening. Interestingly one incident occurred near Police Control Room Phagwara and the second near Satnampura Police Station.

Punjab CM announces Rs.50 lakhs for upkeep of Bhagat Singh memorial at Khatkar Kalan

KHATKAR KALAN (SBS Nagar): Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs. 50 lakhs for the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh at ancestral village of Khatkar Kalan, where he paid floral tributes to the great martyr on his 113th birth anniversary at his ancestral village.

Punjab CM launches stir against farm laws at Bhagat Singh's village

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress leaders, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, on Monday launched a sit-in agitation against the contentious agricultural laws at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu kick starts paddy procurement in Punjab

PATIALA: Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today kick started paddy procurement at Rajpura Grain Market. Reiterating that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led state government always stood by the farmers, he averred that every effort would be made for the withdrawal of the anti-farmer bills passed by the Union Government.

Capt Amarinder Govt appoints 8000 nodal officers, sets up dedicated call center to check stubble burning

CHANDIGARH: In a series of measures to check stubble burning in the ongoing Kharif season, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has appointed 8000 Nodal Officers in the Paddy growing villages of the state, with 23500 more machines being given to farmers for in-sutu management of paddy straw.

Sukhbir Badal should immediately resign as president of Akali Dal: Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has asked the Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal to immediately resign as Akali Dal president because his party despite of being a long time ally in Modi government failed miserably to protect the interests of Punjabis. He no longer has the moral and political right to remain as president of Shiromani Akali Dal.

Breaking marriage of convenience with BJP can't turn SAD into a holy cow: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) cannot wash its hands off the sins committed by the party even after ending its marriage of convenience with the BJP owing to political compulsions as well as pressure mounted by the farmers' agitation. The Badal clan owes a public apology for casting aspersions on Dr. Manmohan Singh at the instigation of the saffron party. This was firmly demanded here today in a press communique by the senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.

No morality involved, it was just political compulsion, says Capt Amarinder on SAD decision to quit NDA

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has termed the Akali decision to quit the NDA as nothing more than a desperate case of political compulsion for the Badals, who were effectively left with no other option after the BJP’s public criticism of the SAD over the Farm Bills.

BJP ready to contest on all seats in Punjab: Former minister

CHANDIGARH: Minutes after the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) decided to quit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on differences over the three 'controversial' farm sector Bills passed by the Parliament, senior BJP leader Madan Mohan Mittal said the party is ready to contest all the 117 seats in the 2022 Punjab Assembly polls.

SAD breaks alliance with BJP

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) today announced to break its political alliance with BJP and stepped out of National Democratic Alliance on the issue of three agriculture bills.

Punjab police launches major crackdown on illegal storage of liquor

CHANDIGRHH: Continuing its crackdown on the sale and distribution of illegal liquor in the state on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab Police has seized 9 illegal liquor storage and distribution points in Majitha, Ajnala and Attari sub-divisions and recovered 12,30,800 ml Liquor.

Punjab Govt to start Paddy procurement from Sept 27: Ashu

 CHANDIGARH: In view of advance arrival of Paddy in the State Mandis, the Punjab Government has ordered to start procurement from September 27, 2020 instead of the earlier announced program. Instructions have also been issued to lift the procured crop within 48-hours.

Punjab CM ridicules greedy SAD for clinging to power even after BJP's criticism of Akalis on farm bills

CHANDIGARH: Ridiculing the public spectacle of the mutual blame-game between old allies SAD and BJP, who have been trading charges against each other over the controversial Farm Bills, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the adamant refusal of the Akalis to quit the NDA coalition showed the extent of their greed and desperation to cling to power.

Capt Amarinder Singh condoles death of Isher Judge Ahluwalia

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday mourned the death of leading economist Isher Judge Ahluwalia, who remained Chairperson Board of Governors, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, and was the Director and Chief Executive from 1998 to 2002 besides serving as Vice Chairman of the State Planning Board during his previous tenure as Chief Minister.

Punjab Mandi Board gets national award 2020 for QVIC APP

CHANDIGARH: For first of its kind endeavour to launch and successful operation of in-house video conferencing mobile app ‘QVIC’, the Punjab Mandi Board has been awarded with National PSU Award 2020 by the Elets Technomedia, the premier technology and media research organisation of Asia, during a National PSU Summit held at New Delhi.

Sukhbir asks CM to declare entire Punjab as market yard

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Friday held protests across Punjab as part of its "chakka jam" programme to express solidarity with farmers even as it asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to call an immediate Cabinet meeting over the agriculture Bills.

Dera Bassi building collapse: 4 die, 4 rescued alive

DERA BASSI (Mohali): An under construction commercial building in ward number 14  Merra Malli Mohalla  near Ramlila Ground of Dera Bassi sub-division collapsed roof-on, around 09:30 am on Thursday morning during the construction of the first floor of the building , informed Girish Dayalan, Deputy Commissioner SAS Nagar who along with local SDM rushed to the spot immediately on receiving the information.

Absurd statements of Sukhbir Badal is a conspiracy to sabotage 'Kisan Sangharsh': Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH:  Terming Agri Bills as anti farmers, Punjab Health and Family Welfare and Labour Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu accused the SAD President Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal’s figment and absurd statements on Farm Bills, is indeed a game to sabotage the decisive farmers struggle to repeal these Bills.

Property tax can be levied till September 30 with 10% rebate-Adarsh ​​Kumar

KAOURTHALA:  Adarsh Kumar Sharma, Executive Officer, Municipal Corporation, Kapurthala said that as per the instructions issued by the Punjab Government, those who have not yet been able to submit their due property tax of 2020-21 to the Municipal Corporation due to any reason, should pay the due tax by September 30, 2020.  You can avail the 10% rebate given by the government by depositing immediately.

Punjab CM hopes distressing visuals of farmers, braving Covid and Heat would touch central govt

CHANDIGARH:  Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed the hope that the pain of the agitating farmers, who braved the pandemic and the heat today to protest against the Agriculture Bills, will reach the Central Government, and it will gracefully back off from destroying the farm sector with such ruthless disregard for the farming community.

Protests by farmers disrupts life in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Cutting across party lines, the day-long statewide protests by farmers evoked a good response in Punjab and Haryana as normal life was disrupted, but in Chandigarh it was almost normal.

Capt Amarinder expresses shock at Union gri Minister's atrocious lies against Punjab Govt and Congress

CHANDIGARH: Expressing shock at Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar’s atrocious lies over Punjab’s and the Congress party’s stand on the controversial Farm Bills, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the BJP leader had clearly shed even the pretense of fairness and honesty in pursuit of his party’s demonic agenda.

Punjab Police bust Pak based drug smuggling racket with arrest of two notorious smugglers

CHANDIGARH: In an intelligence led operation, the Punjab Police on Friday arrested two Pakistan-backed drug smugglers in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran along the International Border, and seized 13 kg heroin consignment from them. A manhunt has been launched for their third accomplice.

Punjab CM appeals farmers to maintain law and order, adhere to Covid norms during Bharat Bandh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all Covid safety protocols, during bHARAT Bandh against the Agriculture Bills.

Jalandhar CP reviews Law and Order situation ahead Punjab Bandh on Sept 25

JALANDHAR:  The Commissioner of Police (CP) Gurpreet Singh Bhullar today said that the Commissionerate Police would ensure law and order were maintained during Punjab Bandh on September 25.

Punjab gives 3 months extension from October 1st to doctors below age of 60 years

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today gave 3 months extension from October 1st to  doctors who are below the age of 60 years.

Capt Amarinder urges PM to ensure adequate medical oxygen supplies for Punjab from other states

CHANDIGARH: Amid apprehensions of shortages with rising cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Prime Minister to direct urgent steps to ensure adequate supplies from other states, and also sought expeditious release of Rs 200 crore that the state government had requested as the next tranche of central aid for Covid management.

If Badals don't break alliance with BJP, have no right to join protest: Peer Mohammad

CHANDIGARH: The General Secretary and Chief Spokesperson of SAD-Taksali Mr. Karnail Singh PeerMohammad expressing his views against the three Agriculture Ordinances and the Power Amendment Bill 2020 brought by the Union Government said that until the Badals sever ties with the BJP,  they had no rights to be a part of the peasant movement.