Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Gumtala village train mishap

NURMAHAL:It has been fourteen years and the state government is yet to release the full compensation announced for the next of kin of the four victims of the November 23, 2006 train mishap in Gumtala village.

Stop day-dreaming, you're not coming to power any time soon: Capt Amarinder to Sukhbir Badal

CHANDIGARH: Ridiculing Sukhbir Singh Badal’s threat of putting Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot behind bars if SAD forms the government, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the Akali leader to stop day-dreaming as his party was not coming to power in the state any time soon.

Punjab ministers castigate BJP for misleading frmers with shocking lies to save their skin

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over its atrocious charges against the Chief Minister, saying it was the BJP state leadership that was misleading the farmers and spreading shocking lies to save their skin, after being completely cornered on the issue of the draconian Farm Laws.

If Union runs away from MSP, state govt should step in and guarantee procurement on its own: AAP

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab, during the specially convened session of Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, vehemently opposed the central black laws on agriculture, brought in by the Modi government at the centre. The AAP MLAs, while supporting the three agriculture bills introduced by the Punjab government, said that the Punjab government should bring the government procurement mechanism of all crops under MSP under the ambit of law.

Small/Marginal Punjab Farmaers get right to Govt land in occupation for 12 year at reasonable price

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to allot land in occupation and cultivation of small and marginal farmers for more than 12 years to such farmers against a reasonable pre-determined price.

AAP out rightly rejects clean chit to Minister Dharamsot in multi-crore scholarship

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has categorically rejected the inquiry report of the committee comprising three IAS officers, constituted by the Punjab government, and giving 'clean chit' to Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in the multi-crore Post Matric Scholarship Scheme to students of  poor and dalit families in the state, raising question of propriety of interrogation by  Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal, the then Director and now Congress MLA.

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.

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.

Congress launches long struggle against agriculture ordinances

KAPURTHALA/PHAGWARA:The Congress party today launched a long struggle against the three anti-farmer ordinances passed by the Parliament by staging dharnas in various villages of the district Kapurthala in which farmers and laborers took part in protests against the SAD-BJP central government.

BJP high command to take equal seat shares in Punjab

PHAGWARA:Longtime ongoing cracks were seen appeared between Shiromani Akali Dal and Bhartiya Janta Party after continuous differences going on for the last several years. Several Senior BJP Leaders like Madam Mohan Mittal were repeatedly in favour of breakup with SAD to make BJP powerful in the state. Mittal even went on insisting BJP High Command to take equal seat shares in Punjab.

Presentation of farm ordinances in parliament have exposed SAD farce on issue, Says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the presentation of the farm ordinances in Parliament yesterday by the Centre had totally exposed the farce of Shiromani Akali Dal’s pretense of protecting the interests of the farmers of the state.

Punjab CM rolls out state-wide Smart Ration card scheme to cover 1.41 cr NFSA beneficiaries

CHANDIGARH:Even as he launched the Smart Ration Card scheme to cover 1.41 crore beneficiaries across the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced a separate State-funded scheme to provide subsidized rations to the 9 lakh beneficiaries not covered under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).

Nodal officers to be appointed to monitor water drainage from fields of Fazilka & Muktsar districts : Sarkaria

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Water Resources Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Minister Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kangar and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Mr. Sunil Jakhar on Wednesday visited the waterlogged areas of Fazilka and Sri Muktsar Sahib Districts.

Punjab CM terms probe by Union Minister into scholarship scam another attack on federal polity

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister has taken strong exception to an inquiry being ordered into the alleged scholarship scam by Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment without consulting the state government or waiting for the report of Chief Secretary’s investigation into the matter.

Sukhbir Singh Badal habitual at mouthing blatant lies: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: “It seems the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal has become habitual at mouthing blatant lies with regard to the development centric initiatives being carried out in the State as is crystal clear from the latter’s unsubstantiated allegations concerning imaginary scam of Rs. 1000 crore in MGNREGA scheme.”

Capt Amarinder launches Rs.92 crore 'Punjab Smart Connect Scheme', hands over phones to XII class students

CHANDIGARH: Punjab on Wednesday took a major digital leap forward with the state-wide launch of its Rs 92 crore `Punjab Smart Connect Scheme’ by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who personally handed over smart phones to six Class XII students in a symbolic gesture.

Punjab CM announces to enhance compensation to victim families of hooch tragedy to Rs .5 lakh

CHANDIGARH/TARN TARAN :In a healing touch to the bereaved families affected due to Hooch tragedy, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced to enhance the compensation being given to the victim families from existing Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.

SAD-BJP delegation urges Governor to dismiss Amarinder govt

CHANDIGARH:A joint delegation of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday urged Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore to dismiss the Amarinder Singh-ked Congress government and recommend an inquiry by a sitting judge of the high court or the CBI into the hooch tragedy.

Punjab ministers lash out at SAD and AAP for using hooch tragedy to play with People's sentiments

CHANDIGARH: A group of Punjab ministers on Thursday hit out at the Akalis and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for shamelessly using the hooch tragedy to play with the sentiments of the people with an eye on the Assembly elections.

Akali-Bjp leaders hand in glove with liquor mafia: Barinder Dhillon

CHANDIGARH: Squarely blaming the SAD-BJP alliance for sheltering the perpetrators of the hooch tragedy in the state, the President of Punjab Youth Congress Mr Barinder Dhillon today said that pics of liquor smuggler with Akali-BJP leadership has vindicated the stand of Congress that this illegal Bussiness flourished under their open patronage.

Will not spare any politician or Public servant found complicit in Hooch tragedy: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that he will finish the liquor mafia in the state, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Tuesday said no one, whether a politician or a public servant, will be spared if found complicit in the hooch deaths.

Harsimrat Badal’s signature on anti-farmers ordnance exposes real face of Badals- Brinder Dhillon

CHANDIGARH: Opposing the anti-farmer ordinance of Narendra Modi led BJP-SAD govt, the the president of Punjab Youth Congress Brinder Singh Dhillon along with his party office bearers on Tuesday staged a dharna in front of Punjab Mandi Board office at Mohali.

Will write to sonia to seek strict action against back stabbing Bajwa & Dullo , says Jakhar

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Tuesday said he will be writing to party president Sonia Gandhi to seek action against the brazen indiscipline of the two Rajya Sabha MPs Pratap Singh Bajwa and Shamsher Singh Dullo, who had chosen to attack their own government.

No time to score political brownie points over Hooch Tragedy : Arora to Akalis

CHANDIGARH:Condoling the death of over 100 people in the spurious liquor tragedy in the State in Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Batala in Gurdaspur, Mr. Sunder Sham Arora said that this is not the time to derive mileage and score political brownie points instead the occasion demands that all the political parties come together on a single platform and present a united front.

No time to score political brownie points over Hooch tragedy Ashu to Akalis

CHANDIGARH:Condoling the death of over 100 people in the spurious liquor tragedy in the State in Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Batala in Gurdaspur, the Food and Civil Supplies minister Punjab Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that this is not the time to derive mileage and score political brownie points instead the occasion demands that all the political parties come together on a single platform and present a united front.

Ridicules SAD leadership for blaming Govt on spurious liquor tragedy - Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH:Lambasting at the Akalis for their dubious role for blatantly accusing Captain Amarinder government for hooch tragedy, the Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi said it was nothing but pot calling the kettle black as similar incidents had occurred in 2012 and 2016 in Gurdaspur and Batala respectively during their regime.

Punjab CM supends 7 Excise and 6 police officials in hooch tragdy claiming 100 lives

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry against, seven Excise & Taxation Officers and Inspectors, along with two DSPs and four SHOs of Punjab Police, in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has so far claimed 86 lives (100 accordi9ng to unofficial reports) in the three districts of Tarn Taran, Amritsar Rural and Gurdaspur.

can't you see the threat facing Punjab , Capt Amarinder asks Sukhbir,tells him to stop political drama over UAPA

CHANDIGARH:As UK joined the ranks of major countries that have openly rejected the SFJ Referendum 2020, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday called upon SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to open his eyes to the secessionist threat of anti-Indian forces instead of indulging in political theatrics over the UAPA, which their own government had used extensively during their tenure.

Your threats won't Deter me from protecting Punjab's & India's integrity : Capt Amarinder Singh to Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH:Taking strong exception to the so-called `warning’ by Sukhbir Singh Badal on recent arrests under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he will do everything under the law as needed to protect the security and integrity of Punjab and of the nation, and the SAD president’s threats could not deter him from ensuring the safety of his people.

Only undeserving 70,000 beneficieries removed from social security list, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the 70000 odd beneficiaries removed from the ambit of social security were fraudulent cases, who were drawing benefits at the cost of genuine ones, and the Rs. 162.35 crore that he had ordered to be recovered from them will now go into raising the amount of financial assistance to the deserving beneficiaries.

"Punjab CM's Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar is peeved at state not defending him in the High Court"

SAD says Cong land sharks including close relative of FM selling off Bathinda thermal plant for vested interests

BATHINDA: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said Congress land sharks including a close relative of finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal were selling off a State treasure – the Guru Nanak Dev thermal plant for their vested interests.

Akalis have sold out Punjab's interests by supporting anti-frmer ordinances, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH:  Accusing the Akalis of selling Punjab’s interests by agreeing to the anti-farm Ordinances in order to ruin the state’s farming community, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asserted that he would take the fight against the anti-farmer Ordinances to the Centre.

SAD-BJP, Cong hell bent on ruining farmers under guise of farm reforms: Harpal Cheema*

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior Leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh on Friday, terming the three ordinances passed by the Modi government at the Centre, in the name of farm reforms,, as a ill-advised step aimed at destroying the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of crops and the existing world class marketing structure in Punjab. He added both SAD-BJP and Congress governments were partners in the deadly game, detrimental to all sections of society, especially the farmers, farm laborers and ‘arhtiyas’ and others.

Medical College Fees in Punjab justified:: Soni bats for private medical colleges

CHANDIGARH:  The Punjab Government has reasonably increased the fees of medical colleges in the state.  It was said by the Punjab Minister for Medical Education and Research  Om Prakash Soni in a press note released here today. He seemed batting for private medical colleges.

Cheap tactics won't help akalis regain lost political ground, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: "It has become a habit though a nasty one with the akalis to level allegations of absolutely baseless nature every now and then at me, but they should base their stance on facts and not information of false and misleading nature."

Uniformity brought in fee structure of medical colleges, universities of Punjab : Soni

CHANDIGARH: The partial modification has been done by the Medical Education and Research Department in the notification no. 5/26/2016-5H.B.3/1121 issued in 2020 with a view to bring uniformity in the fee charged from the students of all the Government and Private medical colleges and universities in Punjab. This was disclosed in a press statement by the Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. O. P. Soni.

Punjab to stay under curfew till May 3, CM tells opposition parties

CHANDIGARH: Citing the gravity of the situation, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced that the state would follow complete curfew/lockdown till May 3, in line with the  extension in the national lockdown, even as he assured all the political parties in the state of aggressive measures, including large-scale testing, in continuing war against the COVID pandemic.

India needs to act tough against Pak based terror, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Even as he called for a tough stance by the Government of India against Pakistan-backed terrorism, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government was committed to ensuring strict action against those responsible for Bargari and other sacrilege cases.

Capt Amarinder lashes out at Sukhbir over 'atrocious lies' unleashed out of desperation

CHANDIGARH: Ridiculing the Akali chief for his “atrocious lies” that reflected his total frustration, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said Sukhbir Badal had clearly lost all sense of proportion in his desperation to get back into the political limelight.