Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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M&M hands over 500 face shields for Corona Warriors

CHANDIGARH: In a generous gesture, Mahindra & Mahindra today handed over specially designed 500 face shields for Corona Warriors to Principal Secreatary, Medical Education and Research Departmen, Mr. DK Tewari.

Punjab Assembly's special session to be extended by a day

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Sunday decided to extend by a day a one-day special Assembly session called to legislate a state law to negate the 'anti-farmer' farm laws enacted by the central government, officials said .

Patiala police registers criminal cases against illegal inflow of paddy from other states

PATIALA: Following Punjab Government's instructions against the illegal flow of paddy from various other states into Punjab, the Patiala police has not only launched a massive drive but also succeeded in putting a check on the malpractice. The police along with revenue and mandi board officials have busted a racket and lodged as many as 13 FIRs during the last 2 days, arresting 20 persons, seizing over 32 vehicles carrying about 822.5 tonnes of paddy.

Special Assembly Session: AAP delegation meets Speaker Rana KP Singh; submits memorandum on core issues of concern

CHANDIGARH: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab, while welcoming the decision of the Amarinder Singh government for giving a final nod to the one-day special Vidhan Sabha session on Monday (October 19) against the contentious agriculture laws being imposed by the Modi-led government at the centre, adding that keeping in view the significance of the sensitive issue linked to the very existence of peasantry, the one-day session was too short a period for the purpose.

WhatsApp helpline for agricultural information released

KAPURTHALA: Apart from providing information to the farmers through the Kisan Call Center, the Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department has now launched the WhatsApp Helpline No. 62831-91730.

Payments worth Rs. 5246.27 crore made for the purchase of paddy: Ashu

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today informed that payment of Rs.5246.27 crore has been made for the procurement of paddy so far.

BJP, Cong in 'alliance' to allow stubble burning, says AAP

NEW DELHI:Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday hit out at the Congress and BJP alike while welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to appoint its retired judge Justice Madan B. Lokur to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh amid rising pollution in the capitaal and its surrounding areas.

AAP blames Punjab CM for being insensitive on farm laws, Cheema raises Question on one day session

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP)  Harpal Singh Cheema on Friday alleged that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was maintaining double standards over the Centre's agriculture laws, adding that scared of the relentless farmers' struggle backed by the people of Punjab from all walks of life, the government was indulging in enacting political theatrics to mislead the hassled community.

Punjab Employment Generation Minister welcomes Trident Group's initiative to provide employment to 2500 young women under Ghar Ghar Rozgar Scheme

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government’s flagship scheme Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission under the leadership of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was providing employment to the youth of the state by developing skills

School education minister Vijay Inder Singla cancels NOCs of 9 schools for defying government instructions

CHANDIGARH:Coming down heavily on the private schools for violating government instructions during the Covid-19 pandemic, the school education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla has cancelled No Objection Certificates (NOCs) given to 9 schools of various districts.

Schools in Punjab to reopen from October 19 for 9th to 12th class students

CHANDIGARH: School Education Minister, Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, on Thursday, said that Punjab Government has decided to reopen schools in the areas outside containment zones from October 19 for students of class 9th to 12th. The cabinet minister informed that as the home department has issued guidelines for the reopening of schools in areas outside containment zones, the school education department has also issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure safety of the students. He added that detailed guidelines on reopening of schools have also been sent to district education officers and school authorities for precise implementation while allowing students to attend physical classes.

11231 Persons to get proprietary rights of 4000 acres in Punjab : Sarkaria

CHANDIGARH:Describing the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Cabinet’s decision to give the proprietary rights to certain categories as a path-breaking, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria on Thursday said that it would pave the way for agrarian reforms to empower tillers.

Punjab govt to fill all JE and above level engineering posts through common exam by PPSC: Channi

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government to fill all the engineering posts at the level of Junior Engineer (JE) and above in all Departments/ Boards/ Corporations/ Authorities etc shall be filled through Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) by conducting a common exam.

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.

Punjab to keep multiplexes, cinema halls shut

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday decided not to open multiplexes and cinema halls.Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government decides not to open multiplexes, cinema halls and entertainment parks in the state yet," Chief Minister's Media Advisor Raveen Thukral informed in a tweet.

Punjab ministers slam Modi govt for insulting the Punjabis for not listening to farmers

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Cabinet Ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria today slammed the Modi government for insulting the entire state by not sending any Minister for talks with the agitating food growers in the national capital.

Punjab govt to re-verify all those left out or deleted from smart ration card scheme

CHANDIGARH: In a major pro-poor initiative, the Punjab government will undertake a massive exercise to re-verify all the recently deleted and left-out beneficiaries under the Smart Ration Card scheme to ensure that all genuine eligible persons get the benefit of the scheme.

Punjab Governor Badnore condemns the attack on state BJP Chief : seeks report from CS Punjab

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore has expressed serious concern over the recent attack on the state BJP President, Sh. Ashwani Sharma.

People should be aware of the spread of Corona in view of the festive season - Deputy Commissioner

KAPURTHALA:Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala . Deepti Uppal said that people should be aware of the spread of corona during the upcoming festive season as the positive cases of corona have decreased but they may increase again in the month of November.

Punjab Government announces holiday for Haryana voters in revenue district adjoining Haryana

CHANDIGARH,:Punjab government has declared a paid holiday  on November 3, 2020 under Punjab Shops and Commercial Establishments Act 1958  and  under Factories Act 1948 on November for voters of Assembly Constituency-33 Baroda in view of by-poll. This holiday will facilitate workers of Haryana working in the factories, Shops and commercial establishments situated in the district adjoining to the State of Punjab. 

Mann slams Modi Government for 'HUMILIATING' the food growers of the country on pretext of the talks

PHAGWARA:Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mr. Joginder Singh Mann today assailed the Modi government for 'humiliating' the food growers of the country on pretext of the talks. 

Mining block contracts to be amended by Punjab Govt to include De-Silting of major Rivers

CHANDIGARH:To ensure regular de-silting of major rivers and reduce flood intensity in the state, the Punjab Government has decided to make such de-silting part of the contracts allotted for mining blocks.

Review of the performance of the Health Department by the Deputy Commissioner

KAPURTHALA:The benefits of the health facilities provided to the people by the Punjab Government should reach every section of the society. These words were uttered by Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala Deepti Uppal during the meeting of the District Health Society.

Special Punjab Vidhan Sabha session on Oct 19 to bring in bill to Negate Centre's dangerous farm laws

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to convene a special session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Monday, October 19, to bring in a legislation to counter the dangerous anti-farmer Farm Laws of the central government.

Tillers & other categories occupying land to get proprietary rights in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to confer proprietary rights upon certain categories of persons in occupation of agrarian land in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday approved ‘The Punjab Bhondedar, Butemar, Dohlidar, Insar Miadi, Mukarraridar, Mundhimar, Panahi Qadeem, Saunjidar, or Taraddadkar (Vesting of Proprietary Rights) Bill, 2020’.

Punjab education department simplifies the process of issuing school leaving certificates

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has facilitated the process of issuing school leaving certificates to the students so that the students would no longer have to visit the schools again and again to get these certificates.

To boost quality & Farmers' Income ,Cabinet approves Punjab tissue culture based seed Potato bill 2020

CHANDIGARH:In a major step towards boosting potato farmers’ income, the Punjab Government has decided to allow production of quality seed potato through tissue culture based technology, using aeroponics/net house facilities, along with the certification of seed potato and its successive generations.

E-Auction of GMADA properties to continue till Oct.26

CHANDIGARH;The Punjab Government has provided an opportunity to the people to purchase property on the occasion of Navratri and Dussehra festivals. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) is conducting e-auction of more than 100 sites for IT, hotel, hospital, industrial, commercial and residential at Mohali, New Chandigarh and Rajpura. The e-auction was started at 9 am on October 10 and would end at 1 pm on October 26, 2020.

Punjab CM indulging in skulduggery with farmers to sabotage their struggle: Kultar Sandhwan

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan and  Principal Badhram on Tuesday said that Capt. Amarinder Singh was indulging in skulduggery with the farmers by unsuccessfully trying to torpedo the struggle of the farmers fighting a battle for survival, asserting that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) won’t allow them to succeed in his evil designs.

96 percent paddy procured in state mandis of total arrival so far: Rajiv Bhagat

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has procured nearly 96 percent of paddy of the total arrival so far across the state during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) amid COVID-19.

96 % Paddy procured in state mandis of total arrival so far

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has procured nearly 96 percent of paddy of the total arrival so far across the state during the ongoing Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) amid COVID-19.

Secretary Mandi board visits mandis-farmers and artiyas express great satisfaction over procurement process

KAPURTHALA:Secretary Mandi Board . Ravi Bhagat today visited the grain markets in Kapurthala and Phagwara to review the ongoing paddy procurement process as it was a challenge to purchase the paddy in view of the covid epidemic.

Punjab Govt issues guidelines for opening of schools, coaching centers from Oct 15

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government today decided to open more activates in the areas outside the containment zones after 15.10.2020.No decision has yet been taken on opening of cinema halls and multiplexes.

Historic day for Punjab; much-needed bridges in Gurdaspur, Fazilka inaugurated: Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH:It was a historic day for Punjab, when four bridges were jointly inaugurated and dedicated to the nation. It was expressed by PWD Minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla after jointly inaugurating the bridges through a virtual inauguration ceremony presided by the Union Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh. Three bridges were in district Gurdaspur and one was in district Fazilka which were much needed with regard to security point of view and the local populace of these border districts.

Punjab amends incentive refund process for stamp duty: Sunder Sham Arora

CHANDIGARH: To ensure greater ease to investors, Punjab Government has amended the procedure of submission of online application for refund of incentive of stamp duty under IBDP 2017.

Tele-consultation services initiated to deal with anxiety, fear & stigma regarding Covid-19: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: To deal with anxiety, fear and stigma regarding Covid-19, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government started dedicated 24x7 tele-consultation service on toll-free number 1800-180-4104, in addition to 104 medical helpline under e-sanjeevani program.

CS to keep a daily tab over the situation of corona pandemic in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Secretary Mrs. Vini Mahajan on Saturday reviewed the arrangements and preparedness of the state to contain the COVID-19 in view of upcoming festival season, besides taking stock of ongoing paddy procurement operations and steps taken to curb the stubble burning menace in the state.

Degrees and certificates of affected dalit students should be released by the Universities: NSCA

PATIALA: The National Scheduled Castes Alliance today staged a dharna in front of Patiala bus stand under the Chakka Jam program at the invitation of Sant Samaj Sangharsh Committee and staged a protest against the involvement of Captain Amrinder Singh’s Govt. Cabinet Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in the post-matric scholarship scam.

Protest held at kharar to implement Post Matric Scholarship Scheme

PHAGWARA:On the issue of Post Matric Scholarship Scheme a call was given by Dalit organizations for Punjab bandh. Protest was organized at Kharar near Bus stand in Mohali district . 

Construction of indoor stadium at Nakodar drags on and on

NAKODAR:An indoor stadium conceived for Nakodar town about 29 years back is still incomplete.