Saturday, January 23, 2021


Teams undergo Covid-19 tests, ready for Mushtaq Ali T20 knockouts

AHMEDABAD: The eight teams that will play the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy here at the Motera from January 26 have undergone their Covid-19 tests and ended their brief quarantine period. They will begin practice from Sunday i.e. January 24.

Punjab CM announces shagun hike for daughters of construction workers from Rs 31000 to Rs. 51000

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a hike from Rs 31,000 to Rs 51,000 in the Shagun amount for the marriage of daughters of construction workers in Punjab from April 1, 2021, while also approving Rs 1500 in financial aid to such workers or their family members who test positive for Covid.

Punjab CS directs animal husbandary department to keep strict vigil on Bird Flu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary Ms. Vini Mahajan on Friday directed the Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries department to keep a strict vigil over the Avian influenza known as bird flu in common parlance.

CWC meet: Senior leaders engage in verbal spat over internal elections

NEW DELHI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Friday witnessed some heated exchange of words among Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, senior leader Anand Sharma and several other dissenters over internal elections, party sources said.

OTS schemes turns boon for PSIDC, Rs. 10.56 crores saved

CHANDIGARH: To review the various government schemes, the Board of Directors of PSIDC today held deliberation here today.
The meeting which was held under the Chairmanship of Krishan Kumar Bawa, was also attended by Senior Vice- Chairman Braham Shankar Sharma, Vice-Chairman Vazeer Singh Lally, Managing Director Sibin C, Directors Shivender Uppal, Rajesh Gharu, Balwinder Singh Jandu, Special Invitees Ashuneet Kaur, Monika Sareen, Accountant-cum-Legal Advisor S.K. Ahuja and Company Secretary Rajni Jindal.

Every concern of farmers regarding Delhi-Katra Expressway will be resolved amicably: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: A three member High Level Committee constituted by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to address the objections raised by the farmers regarding the acquisition of land for the Delhi-Katra Expressway Project, on Friday, met under the chairmanship of Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla and interacted with the farmers of about 15 districts in a very cordial atmosphere.

'Why can't centre repeal farm laws?' asks Capt Amarinder. dubs it 'Inhuman' says 'Is there no democracy left?'

CHANDIGARH: Even as he slammed the Akalis and AAP for spreading lies over the Farm Laws and dubbed the Centre’s refusal to repeal them as ‘inhuman’, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced jobs for one member of each of the families of the state’s farmers who had lost their lives in the agitation against the black laws.

No stone will be left unturned in the overall development of villages - M.P. Manish Tewari

NAWANSHAHR: The Punjab Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has been working day and night to provide urban amenities to the villages of the state and no stone is being left unturned in the overall development of the villages. This revelation was made by Lok Sabha member and former Union Minister Manish Tewari in the presence of  M.L. A. Nawanshahr Angad Singh, Pawan Dewan, Chairman, Punjab Large Scale Industrial Development Board, on the occasion of launching grants of Rs. 2.15 Crores.

The enigma of Gumnami Baba lives on...

LUCKNOW: Rarely ever in history has the enigma of a leader lived on for more than half a century after his demise.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may have "died" in an air crash in August 1945, but for those who believe in him, he lives on and on as the ellusive "Gumnami Baba".
Gumnami, in Hindi, means anonymity.

Monumental mirage waiting for approach road

NAKODAR: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had completed conservation and restoration work at Dakhni Sarai, a famous 17 the century Mughal structure. Situated on old G.T.Road connecting Agra with Lahore,Dakhni Sarai is among 30 listed monuments and archaeological sites of national importance in the state of Punjab.

Punjab Tableau for Republic day portrays supreme sacrifice of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji

NEW DELHI/ CHANDIGARH: The Republic Day Tableau of Punjab for 2021 reflects the theme of unparalleled and supreme sacrifice of Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, who laid down his life to uphold the eternal values of humanity, religious co-existence and freedom of faith.

Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth Shukla's shadow continues looming large on show

MUMBAI: The shadow of Sidharth Shukla simply looms large in the house of Bigg Boss 14, long after his departure. Whenever, whoever needs to add extra spice to their action, they invoke his name in an argument to grab the audience by the eyeballs.

Daler Mehndi feels celeb appearances at farmers' protest won't help

NEW DELHI: Singer Daler Mehndi says that raising one's voice is good, but a solution for the ongoing farmers protest can only be given by leaders and not necessarily by celebrity appearances.

Hyderabad firm gets rail contract for propulsion, control systems

NEW DELHI: The Indian Railways has awarded a contract of Rs 2,211 crore to design and manufacture propulsion, control and other equipment of 44 Vande Bharat-type train sets to Hyderabad-based Medha Servo Drives Pvt Ltd, a Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

Punjab Congress leader Tara Singh Sandhu passed away

MOGA:  senior Congress leader and writer Dr Tara Singh Sandhu who was sick for the last few months passed away at a hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Complete all water supply projects to time -Razia Sultana directs officers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Razia Sultana today under took the review of projects of Department of Water Supply and Sanitation and directed the officers to complete all the ongoing projects on time for ensuring supply of clean and potable drinking water to the residents of villages.

11th round of Centre-farmers' talks begin

NEW DELHI: The 11th round of talks between the protesting farmer unions and three Union Ministers got underway here on Friday to break the over-a-month long deadlock on the new agricultural laws.

Punjab CM directs PIDB to expedite all development works , asks CS to work on proposal for Amritsar protocol officer'

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) to expedite all developmental works in the state at a meeting of its Board, which gave ex-post-facto approval to Rs 27.16 cores worth of urban environment improvement projects, along with development, upgradation and maintenance of various historic sites, including the Patiala Qila Mubarak.

ZEE Punjabi to make audience nostalgic with new show Antakshari

CHANDIASRH: Punjab’s first entertainment channel Zee Punjabi is letting no stone unturned to entertain the audience with putting their best foot forward in all the genres. After announcing shows like ‘Maavan Thandian Chaavan’ and a chat celeb show ‘Dil Diyan Gallan with Sonam Bajwa’, Zee Punjabi is all set to launch India’s one of the favourite musical game ‘Antakshari’ in Punjabi for the first time by associating with Singers Master Saleem and Mannat Noor. The show to go on air from 23rd January 2021 every Sat-Sun 7:00 PM.

Tractors line up in Delhi ahead of #farmersparade on R-Day

NEW DELHI: The farmers stir against the three contentious farm laws is expected to reach its zenith with the #FarmersParade alongside the Republic Day parade on January 26 when they wish to showcase the might of the "kisan" along with the "jawans". For this they have been lining up tractors here sent from Punjab and other states in huge trolleys.

Modi govt wants to divide Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims by using objectionable language during peasant struggle: Rajinder Singh Badheri

CHANDIGARH: Prominent farmer leader of Punjab, President of Chandigarh State Unit of All India Jatt Mahasabha and National Delegate of Mahasabha S. Rajinder Singh Badheri has said that the present Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is working to implement the hidden agenda of not only the BJP but also the RSS and Jana Sangh in the country. Their main task now seems to be to separate Sikhs and Muslims from India but Sikhs and Muslims will not allow such moves to succeed.

Punjab and Australia: Forging New Ties

CHANDIGARH: The High Commissioner of Australia to India, Mr. Barry O’Farrell AO kicked off his maiden visit to Punjab with a meeting with Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister Punjab on 20th January, 2021. The two leaders discussed ways to revitalize economies post COVID-19, enhance long-term economic cooperation between Punjab and Australia in agriculture, water, education, and strengthen trade & diaspora ties between the two regions.

Punjab attracts first Danish FDI- Denmark based company Hartmann Packaging invests in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Denmark based packaging company Hartmann has invested in Punjab by acquiring Mohan Fibres with an initial investment amount of Rs. 125 crore. Mr. Ernesto, President South America & Asia Hartmann Group called upon Ms. Vini Mahajan, Chief Secretary, Govt of Punjab.

Instructions issued to make Punjab educational institutions completely tobacco free

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab school education department has re-issued instructions to make the schools and educational institutions completely tobacco free.

AAP appoints Justice Jora Singh (retd) as president State Legal Cell, advocate Kashmir Singh Malhi as state secretary

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced the office bearers of the state's Legal Cell and SC Wing. In a joint statement issued from the party headquarters, AAP's state incharge and MLA from Delhi, Jarnail Singh and state president and Member of Parliament, Bhagwant Mann, said that Justice Jora Singh (retd.) was appointed as the president of the state's Legal Cell, while advocate Kashmir Singh Malhi was appointed as its secretary.

Balbir Sidhu directs Civil Surgeon, Gurdaspur to submit report for delay to treat rape victim

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of the incident in which SMO Dr. Chetna and Medical Officers in Civil Hospital, Gurdaspur allegedly refused to examine the rape victim, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday directed the Civil Surgeon, Gurdaspur to submit the report in 3 days.

Preneet Kaur Conveys her Condolences to the family of Deceased Farmer Dhanna Singh of Nabha

PATIALA:  Preneet Kaur MP from Patiala conveyed her condolences through a video call to the family members of farmer Dhanna Singh (65) of village Tungan in Nabha Sub Division who died of heart attack during the farmers' struggle in Delhi.  

PSPCL employee got promotion from deem date after intervention of SC Commission

CHANDIGARH: After the intervention of the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes, an employee of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) got the benefit of promotion from deem date.

Enigmatic understanding between Badal Family and Capt. Amarinder Singh causing inordinate delay in holding SGPC elections: Bir Devinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: The SGPC elections are being inordinately delayed because of the enigmatic understanding between Badal Family and Capt. Amarinder Singh. Their vested mammon interests including their intense Epicurus  greed are best served if the SGPC elections are not allowed to happen, under one pretext or the other.

Punjab Education Department releases a schedule for study of the students through EDUSAT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab School Education Department has released a schedule for study of the children through the Edusat program.

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 withdraw new agriculture laws without any delay: Tript Bajwa & Sarkaria

“Prince of Bhangra” Sukhbir Singh’s latest song ‘Nachdi’ crossed 17+ million views in just 10 days of its release

10th round of Govt-farmer talks begins seeking a solution

NEW DELHI: The 10th round of dialogue between the government and farmers' representatives began on Wednesday here in the national capital amid expectations of a solution to end the deadlock as the protest by the farmers on the Delhi borders continued for the 56th day.

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.

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.

Three 'farmers' from Punjab arrested in Shimla

SHIMLA: Three people, believed to be farmers from Punjab, were arrested here on Tuesday on charges of holding a protest meeting against the three contentious Central farm laws at the historic Ridge in violation of prohibitory orders.