Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary visits Phillaur grain market to take stock of wheat procurement arrangements

PHILLAUR : Jalandhar Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Monday took stock of wheat procurement preparations in Phillaur grain market and assured the farmers that like the previous year, Captain Amarinder Singh Government is fully prepared to purchase every grain of the harvest from them despite COVID-19 pandemic.

CM's statement to challenge Kotkapura Police firing verdict of the Punjab & Haryana HC, in SC is deceitful and baseless, says Bir Devender Singh

CHANDIGARH: Coming down heavily on Capt. Amarinder Singh for giving a hollow statement of challenging the High Court’s verdict in Kotkapura Police Firing incident in Supreme Court, Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) said that the Punjab Chief Minister’s statement is a mere hogwash and shows emptiness of Captain’s mind to understand such super sensitive legal matters.

Classes to start from August at Agriculture College Balowal Saunkhari: MP Manish Tewari

BALACHAUR: Classes will start from August at the Agricultural College being set up at Balowal Saunkhari, Regional Research Center, Punjab Agricultural University. This was stated by Member Lok Sabha from Anandpur Sahib and former Union Minister Manish Tewari during a meeting with officials at the Regional Research Center here today in the presence of MLA Balachaur Darshan Lal Mangupur and Punjab Large Industrial Development Board Chairman Pawan Dewan. He said that the first installment of Rs. 13.70 crore has been released by the Punjab government for the construction of this college at a total cost of Rs. 34 crore.

160 Vacancies of clerk (LEGAL) to be filled in Punjab Government :Raman Bahl

CHANDIGARH: The Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab has issued advertisement to fill 160 vacancies of Clerk Legal in various departments of Punjab Government .

Renovation of ponds under Thapar model in 23 villages of Kapurthala to be completed before monsoon season: MLA Rana Gurjit singh

KAPURTHALA: MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh said that the work on village ponds , constructed under Thapar model to be completed before the moonsoon season so that the rain water could be used for irrigation purposes.

Wheat procurement started smoothly in Kapurthala

KAPURTHALA: Kapurthala district witnessed smooth start of wheat procurement by government agencies today at grain market kapurthala and bholath as 170 MT wheat purchased by PUNGRAIN and MARKFED respectively.

Mandi Board establishes control room for all districts to resolve procurement issues

CHANDIGARH: With a view to facilitate farmers and Arthiyas during Rabi Marketing Season (RMS) commenced from April 10 in the state, Punjab Mandi Board issued contact numbers of State Control Room setup at Mandi Board Headquarters in Mohali. The numbers have been made operational for all 22 districts to promptly address the issues of farmers and Arthiyas during procurement operations in wake of COVID-19.

Capt Amarinder appoints Sonu Sood Punjab's Covid vaccine campaign brand ambassador

CHANDIGARH: Sonu Sood, the Messiah of the migrants who refuses to call himself so, has donned a new hat. Beginning today, he is the Brand Ambassador of the Punjab Government for its Covid vaccination programme.

Arhtiyas will remain an integral part of procurement: Bharat Bhushan Ashu

RAJPURA/PATIALA: Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, while formally kicking off the procurement of wheat in Punjab from Dana Mandi Rajpura today, said that as per the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, farmers and arhtiyas would not face any problem during the entire procurement operation.

Forest Minister Dharamsot Kick starts wheat procurement in Bhadson Mandi

BHADSON: Punjab Minister for Forests, Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Affairs Sadhu Singh Dharamsot inaugurated procurement of wheat at Bhadson today. He also attended the bid process for the procurement of wheat by Markfed of farmer Baldeep Singh of village Ghundar at the sub-yard of Bhangu Rice Mill Sakrali.

Balbir Sidhu conducts surprise checking of Covid-19 vaccination centres

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure hassle-free COVID-19 vaccination drive and treatment services at COVID Care hospitals, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday conducted the surprise checking of 4 Government Hospitals at Kharar, Morinda, Chamkaur Sahib and Ropar.

Webinar dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur at Government College Bholath

BHOLATHA/KAPURTHALA: As part of a series of events dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji by the Punjab Government, a webinar was organized by the Punjabi Department at Government College Bholath.

SAD(Democratic) calls emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the fallout of the HC judgement in Kotkapura shooting case : Bir Davinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: President, Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) and Rajya Sabha member, Sardar Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has called an emergency meeting of the senior party leaders on Monday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the party headquarters in Sector 82, Mohali.

FIRs registered against three firms trying to sell wheat brought from outside: Ashu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has filed FIRs against three firms trying to sell wheat in state mandis brought from outside the state.

Punjab's lucrative industrial policy accumulates investments of Rs78000 Crore: Sunder Sham Arora

CHANDIGARH/FAZILKA: Terming the Punjab Industrial policy an epoch making initiative, Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Mr. Sunder Sham Arora said that Rs. 78000 crore has been invested by various industrialists in the state in the last four years due to this lucrative policy.

MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh reviews the renovation of ponds under pilot project

KAPURTHALA: Rana Gurjit Singh, MLA Kapurthala today reviewed the ongoing work of renovation of ponds under the pilot project. It may be recalled that Kapurthala constituency was selected by the Punjab government for the use of pond water for irrigation in Kapurthala constituency under which a special grant of Rs. 7.37 crore was released.

Vaccination drive in kapurthala on war footing - Single day vaccination touches 4500 as 83 session sites working

KAPURTHALA: To contain the spread of covid with speedy vaccination, kapurthala district has shown the way by touching nearly 4500 mark in single day as all civil hospitals, Sub division hospitals, all Primary health centres, 42 health wellness centres witnessed peoples large scale turn out for vaccination. Presently 83 session sites are working for covid vaccination in district. On april 8, 4174 senior citizens were vaccinated.

Ripudaman college students participate in essay writing competition dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib

NABHA: An online essay writing competition was organized by the History Department of Government Ripudaman College, Nabha as part of a series of programs organized by the Punjab Government to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the Ninth Sikh Master. Students enthusiastically participated in the competition and wrote essays on the life of Guru Tegh Bahadur.

Punjab Government issues advisory on Safe Farming Operations in wake COVID-19

CHANDIGARH: In wake of COVID-19, the Punjab Government today issued the advisory on Safe Farming Operations (Procurement and Marketing).

Punjab govt gets ready for Wheat procurement from April 10

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to ensure seamless wheat procurement, commencing from April 10, amid COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Government has set up Covid Vaccination Camps in all 154 Market Committees across the state to inoculate the people above the age of 45 years visiting grain markets during the current Rabi Marketing Season.

50 trucks loaded with Wheat smuggled from UP caught in Ropar, Bir Devinder seeks probe

CHANDIGARH: Former Vidhan Sabha speaker and Senior Vice president of SAD(Democratic) today demanded a probe into large scale smuggling of Wheat from UP to Punjab by influential people.

Centre rejects Punjab's demand regarding DBT

CHANDIGARH/NEW DELHI: The Centre has declined the demand of Punjab Government regarding DBT scheme for wheat procurement.This was stated here by a Group of Ministers from Punjab, who called on Union Food & Civil Supplies Minister Mr. Piyush Goyal to get the decision of DBT and online land record for payments scrapped. The delegation was comprised of Punjab’s Food & Civil Supplies Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, Mandi Board’s Chairman Mr. Lal Singh and Principal Secretary Food & Civil Supplies Mr K.A.P. Sinha.

Capt approves PPDB proposal to set-up 12 retail outlets of Indian oil co. on jail lands

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to unlock the untapped commercial potential of the prison industries and to generate resources, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday accorded approved the Punjab Prisons Development Board’s (PPDB) proposal to set up 12 retail outlets of Indian Oil Corporation on land owned by the prison department.

Procurement to begin from April 10th, Number of procurement centres increased from 1872 to 4000

CHANDIGARH: The procurement of wheat would begin in Punjab from 10th April, 2021. All the necessary arrangements have been made. This was disclosed here today by the Food and Civil Supply Minister, Punjab, Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

BJP should Show bangles to PM Modi responsible for the death of farmers: Angad Dutta

JALANDHAR: District Youth Congress President (Urban) Angad Dutta said that If BJPis have to show bangles then they should show to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Who forced hundreds of farmers of Punjab to die. He blamed that It is the PM only who is destroying the future of farmers. Dutta said, Modi does not care that the farmers have been sitting on the borders for almost four months. He said that the Congress strongly condemns the incident of tearing and assault on the BJP MLA, but if the BJP decides to take such an incident, then the BJP will be responsible for it. He termed the BJP's women workers' attempt to encircle the District Congress building and showing bangles as scandalous. He Also instructed them not to try to spoil the peace of Punjab.

Punjab Govt. adds 79 new private hospitals in list of tertiary care centres at 5 districts

CHANDIGARH: Health and Family Welfare Minister, Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu, said that in continuation with its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab Government has added 79 new private hospitals to the list of tertiary care centres for providing COVID-19 treatment in the 5 most affected districts of the State. He said that the inflow of patients in severe conditions is higher in districts Amritsar, Ludhiana, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Jalandhar and Bathinda.

Punjab Government committed for welfare of Nomads and Bazigar community: Chairman Jagga Ram

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government is committed to the welfare of Nomads (Taprivas) and Bazigar community and the Bazigar & Taprivas Welfare Board will adopt a time bound strategy to address the issues related to them.'' It was disclosed by Board Chairman Jagga Ram after a meeting with board members.

Mukhtar brought to Banda jail after 14-hour journey

BANDA(Uttar Pradesh):After an arduous journey of more than 14 and a half hours, mafia don and BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari was brought to Banda jail on Wednesday morning.

Punjab will further improve telecom infra for better network : CS

CHANDIGARH: Even as the state’s telecom infrastructure density was already almost double than the national average, the Punjab Government has decided to increase it further to ensure fast track growth of digital communication network and provide affordable and universal access of broadband for all in the border state.

Two more Punjabi Players secured Olympic Quota

CHANDIGARH: With the efforts of Punjab Government to revive old glory of the state in sports areana, two more Punjabi players Anjum Moudgill and Angad Vir Singh hit the bulls eye to book berth in the Olympics.

Punjab government notifies the Punjab news web channel policy 2021

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has notified the Policy for the empanelment of News Web Channels namely 'The Punjab News Web Channel Policy, 2021'.

Wheat procurement from april 10, 3.59 lakh MT wheat expected to arrive in mandis

KAPURTHALA: Punjab Government to start procurement of wheat from April 10, under which it is estimated that 3.59 lakh metric tonnes of wheat would arrive in the mandis of the district.

Punjab again defaults this year on full subsidy to PSPCL

CHANDIGARH: Punjab government has again defaulted this year on payment of complete power subsidy to the PSPCL for the supply of free/subsidized power to various categories of consumers. During the last financial year 2020-21 the government has defaulted by Rs.6743 crore and has paid Rs.9657 crores against a total due of Rs. 16400 crore.

Cabinet Minister OP Soni directs to extend the benefits of public welfare schemes to every eligible person

KAPURTHALA: Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. O.P. Soni said that the all officials to ensure that the benefits of public welfare schemes reach every eligible beneficiary so that maximum number of people could avail them.

Punjab scraps 479 mandatory compliances for industry: CS

CHANDIGARH: Continuing with its endeavour to promote trade and industry besides improving ‘ease of doing business’ in the state, the Punjab Government has done away with 479 compliances that were earlier required for seeking various approvals and renewals by the industrialists.

Civil Surgeons to conduct covid-19 vaccination drive & sampling as per district wise weekly target: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: The Health & Family Welfare Minister Punjab, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Monday directed all the Civil Surgeons to ensure Covid-19 vaccination and sampling/testing as per set district-wise weekly target.

Rectify all black spots on Punjab roads in stipulated time : CS

CHANDIGARH: In order to make the roads safer and smoother for commuters in the state, Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Monday directed the concerned departments and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to rectify all the black spots identified on the highways passing through the state so that the precious human lives, being lost in the road accidents, could be saved.

Sports Minister Rana Sodhi launches 2nd phase of 'Pride of Punjab' program

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Monday launched the second phase of ‘Pride of Punjab’ program besides releasing the ‘Voices of YuWaah’ report jointly prepared by Government of Punjab and UNICEF (YuWaah) at his official residence here.

Administrative process completed for construction of 3 medical colleges in the state-work will start soon- OP Soni

KAPURTHALA: Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. OP Soni said that administrative work has been completed for the establishment of 3 new Medical Colleges at Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Mohali for the betterment of medical education and health facilities in the state. These medical colleges will be operational by the end of 2022.

Punjab CM flays centre for attempts to dominate states, reiterates support for Farmers & Arhityas

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating his full support for the farmers and the Arhtiyas, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government for encroaching upon the rights of the states in its bid to dominate them, while castigating it over its one-sided decision to forcibly impose the Farm Laws and the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on the state’s farming community.