Saturday, September 26, 2020


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.

Punjab police constable arrested for posing as CMs PA to dupe govt officers

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Police has arrested Constable Manjinder Singh for duping several persons by impersonating as PA to the Chief Minister, and using the Truecaller app to falsely project him as senior officer of various designations.

Punjab Cabinet gives nod to fill 8393 posts of pre-primary Teachers: volunteers to get relaxation in recruitment

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet has approved filling up of 8393 posts of Pre-Primary Teachers in a move which Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said would make the pre-primary government schools more competitive with private institutions and increase enrolment.

Punjab Cabinet okays revision in fee structure in nursing colleges to boost medical education & infrastructural facilities

CHANDIGARH:To strengthen the medical education and infrastructural facilities at Government and Private medical colleges, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave the nod for revision of fee structure in various nursing courses with effect from academic session 2020-21.

Punjab Cabinet approves rules for conduct of business of Punjab state police complaints authority

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Sing, on Wednesday approved the rules for governing the conduct of business of the Punjab State Police Complaints Authority, 2020, set up earlier this year to probe allegations of serious misconduct against police officers of the rank of Senior Superintendent of Police/Deputy Commissioner of Police & above.

Realising Capt Amarinder's vision,Punjab Cabinet okays establishment of Punjab State Vigilance Commission

CHANDIGARH:To bring in more transparency and check corruption among public servants, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a multi-member Vigilance Commission, in line with the vision of Captain Amarinder Singh, who had steered the constitution of a similar Commission back in 2006, which was however scrapped by the Akalis when they came to power in 2007.

31 farmer bodies in Punjab call for lockdown

CHANDIGARH:In a first-of-its-kind show of solidarity, 31 farmer organisations in Punjab cut across party lines on Wednesday to announce a joint statewide protest to be held on September 25 against the farm Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament.

District police Imposes fine to the tune of Rs. 49.23 lac on 10678 persons for not wearing masks

SAS NAGAR:Keeping a strict vigil over COVID-19 safety protocol violators, the District Police have challaned 10678 persons for not wearing mask. Penalty to the tune of Rs. 49.23 lac has been imposed on them.

Marginal increase in wheat prices a cruel joke and an attempt to mislead the farmers : Harpal Singh Cheema

CHANDIGARH:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has categorically rejected the Modi government's decision to increase the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for wheat by Rs 50 per quintal. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is also viewing the announcement of increase in MSP amidst farmers' anger against anti-farming black laws as a hoax. Besides, the party has questioned the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) ban on the cash credit limit (CCL) issued by the Center to the state government every half year for procurement of crops.

SAD's Chakka Jam decision clear bid to exploit farmers'sentiment & perhaps even sabotage their fight, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday termed the Akalis’ decision to hold a state-wide chakka jam on September 25, the day when Punjab’s farmers had already announced a Bandh against the Farm Bills, as yet another brazen attempt by the BJP ally to exploit the sentiments of the farmers, and perhaps even to sabotage the farmers’ fight at the behest of their allies in the Central Government.

Simplified startup registration procedure to give further fillip to industry : Sunder Sham Arora

CHANDIGARH:To give impetus to industry, the procedure for Startup registrations has been further simplified in the state.

School education department decides to monitor funds online to bringtransparency

CHANDIGARH: The Department of School Education has now decided to conduct online monitoring of funds.

Patiala police to donate one day salary for ekta fund

PATIALA:In line with the above principle, Patiala police has decided to contribute one day salary of every police personnel to “EKTA FUND” for helping family of COVID WARRIORS like PHG Darshan Singh who has lost his life to the deadly virus.

Punjab CM announces reduction in market & rural development fee for basmati

CHANDIGARH:Paving the way to provide a level playing field for Basmati traders and millers from within and outside Punjab, especially in the light of the provisions of the new Agriculture Bills, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced reduction in the Market Development Fee (MDF) and the Rural Development Fee (RDF) rates, from 2% to 1% each.

To ensure staggered procurement amid covid , Punjab CM allows use of miller premises as mandi yards

CHANDIGARH:To ensure smooth and seamless procurement of Paddy during the ensuing Kharif season amid Covid-19, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a slew of amendments to the Custom Milling Policy (CMP) 2020-21, including allowing use of miller premises as Mandi yards.

Punjab Scheduled Castes and Land Development and Finance Corporation releases Rs 150 lakh subsidy during covid epidemic

KAPURTHALA:Punjab Scheduled Castes and Land Development and Finance Corporation has released a subsidy of Rs. 150 lakh during COVID -19.

DC inaugurates free coaching course to 150 girls students under progressive ANDDYNAMIV India

JALANDHAR: In order to ensure free online coaching to the promising and deserving girls to prepare them for competitive exams under the ‘Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao’ campaign, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Monday inaugurated the course’s classes in the district administrative complex.

Akali Dal to hold 'chakka jam' in Punjab on Sept 25

CHANDIGARH:The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an NDA ally, on Tuesday announced to undertake 'chakka jam' for three hours across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the farm bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

Punjab Government receives enthusiastic response from pharma industry during its consultation on upcoming Bathinda Bulk drug park

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government led by Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, held strategic discussions with industry captains and academic leaders during a virtual stakeholder consultation session for upcoming Bulk Drug Park in Bathinda in Punjab.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa demands answers from Harsimrat Badal on five queries regarding farm ordinances

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Cabinet Minister and Senior Congress leader S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday demanded answers from the former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal to 5 queries on the issue of farm ordinances.

Punjab Government to provide subsidy on fodder choppers : Tript Bajwa

CHANDIGARH:Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Punjab Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa informed that with an aim to promote use of modern machinery in the field of dairy farming, Punjab Government has decided to provide subsidy on fodder chopper machines.

Cruel at a time whem farmers dont know of MSP will even continue, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday dismissed the Centre’s paltry hike in MSP of Wheat and five other Rabi crops as a cruel joke on the farmers amid their growing apprehensions about abolition of the MSP regime following the passage of the new Agriculture Bills in Parliament.

Rana Sodhi imparts sports managerial skills to IIM students

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports, Youth Services and NRIs affairs Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi today imparted the sports managerial skills to the newly admitted students of two year Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management of IIM Rohtak.

Vigilance nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs.4,000

CHANDIGARH:State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed an ASI Devinder Kumar posted at City Police Station, Hoshiarpur, red handed accepting bribe of Rs 4,000. 

District and Sessions Judge pays surprise visit to children's ashrams

PATIALA:On 21.9.2020,  inspections were done at Mata Gujri Sahara Trust, Color Bhaini, Patiala, Yadwindera Puran Bal Niketan, Patiala and Kanya 

Punjab Government extends deadline for applying for scholarships

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has extended the deadline for applying for various scholarship schemes for the current academic session. The scholarships (2020-21) can be applied on the e-Punjab portal.

Punjab Government decides to make physical education related activities compulsory for students

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to make physical education related activities compulsory for school children. This decision will be implemented after reopening of school following Covid-19.

Punjab minister Sukhjinder Randhawa attacks Harsimrat Badal, Parkash Singh Badal on farm bills

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today teared into ex CM Parkash Singh Badal questioning him as to why the latter kept mum when the farm ordinances were passed in the presence of Harsimrat Kaur Badal as the Union Minister before applauding her resignation drama as sacrifice.