Saturday, July 11, 2020


Punjab Cong MP asks CM transfer back probe of issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports to Vigilance

AMRITSAR:  Congress Member Parliament from Amritsar, Mr. Gurjeet Singh Aujla asked the chief minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh to personally intervene into this matter and transfer this probe back to vigilance bureau or order a judicial probe  for issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports by private lab in Amritsar.

Punjab tourism minister directs officals to complete all projects on time

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Mr. Charnajit Singh Channi has directed the officials of the department to complete all projects on time. The Principal Secretary Tourism & Cultural Affairs, Punjab Mr. Hussan Lal, IAS, along with Director, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Mrs. Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar held a review meeting here today with all the concerned officials to meet the deadline regarding completion of all the projects.

Punjab govt challenges High Court order on Private school fee payment

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Friday challenged the judgment of the High Court in the matter relating to payment of school fees for the lockdown period.

Punjab Government cancels pending examinations of class XII, open school: Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Government has decided to cancel the pending examinations of various classes which were earlier announced to be conducted after July 15 by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). While divulging details, school education minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the state government has decided to cancel all the pending examinations of class XII, open school and several other categories including reappear and golden chance students. He added that the decision has been taken in view of the hard times erupted due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Problems and complaints of minorities should be resolved in a timely manner: Dharamsot

CHANDIGARH: The Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Welfare Minister of Punjab Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot today emphasized that various Complaints/ problems of the people belonging to the Minorities of the state needs to be resolved soon so that there is no delay in getting them justice.

Punjab Government restricts entry of general public in Punjab Civil Secretariat-1 and 2

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has banned the entry of all visitor (general public) in Punjab Civil Secretariat-1 and 2 in view of the growing spread of covid-19.

Ropar DC Sonali Giri self Quarantined after SDM tests Corona positive

ROPAR: Deputy Commissioner Sonali Giri today self quarantined at home after local SDM G.S.Johal tested positive for Covid-19. He had mild symptoms. Johal had attended a meeting of PCS officers association on Friday last and he district authorities have advised all officers present in the meeting to be cautious.

Secretary education expresses satisfaction over the role being played by the teachers for creating awareness about covid-19 epidemic

CHANDIGARH:Mr. Krishan Kumar, Secretary, Punjab School Education Department, while expressing satisfaction and happiness over the role being played by the teachers in creating awareness among the people during the Kovid-19 epidemic, directed the teachers to further expedite the campaign. At the same time, he has formed a buddy group to further accelerate corona awareness and improve education.

Akalis in connivance with BJP want to save culprits of sacrilege through CBI- Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH:Senior Congress leader and Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today lashed out at Akali Dal, directly responsible for the heinous crime of desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and firing on innocent Sikhs, for conniving with its political ally BJP to shield the culprits through Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Capt Amarinder to write to PM seeking cancellation of final term University exams

CHANDIGARH: Terming the Covid situation in the state non-conducive to the conduct of examinations, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Thursday said that he shall write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeking cancellation of exams in universities and colleges in the interest and safety of the students.

New SAD of Dhindsa will not get this name from ECI claims Dr.Ranu

MOHALI:The Sehajdhari Sikh Party Supremo Dr.Paramjeet Singh Ranu revealed in a Press conference that the newly formed 'Shiromani Akali Dal' by vetran Akali MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa Ex Minister will not get a nod to this name from the Election Commission of India, mentioning that the Sehajdhari Sikh Party has already faced this legal technical hindrance while getting their party registration in 2001. 

Problems and complaints of minorities should be resolved in a timely manners,Says Dharmsot

CHANDIGARH:The Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Welfare Minister of Punjab Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharmsot today emphasized that various Complaints/ problems of the people belonging to the Minorities of the state needs to be resolved soon so that there is no delay in getting them justice.

Invest Punjab presented opportunities on Agro-Processing sector to woo investments during webinar with Japan

CHANDIGARH:To further boost investments in agro-processing industry, the Invest Punjab has presented Opportunities on “Agro-Processing sector” to showcase the state’s agrarian economy with unlimited opportunities and enormous growth potential in this field during WEBINAR with Japan, organized by Indian Embassy at Tokyo.

Capt Amarinder gives go-ahead to set up plasma bank as covid cases spike in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:Even as the state government prepared to launch its pilot Rapid Antigen Testing project in five of the worst affected districts from Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today gave the go-ahead for establishment of a Plasma Bank to facilitate Covid plasma therapy treatment, which is already being carried out as an ICMR trial project in the state’s government hospitals.

Congress misleading farmers on ordinances on farming: RMS Chhina

AMRITSAR:New Reformatory Amendments in laws will Revolutionize Agriculture
Senior BJP leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today lashed out at the ruling Congress in Punjab for misleading the farmers on recent ordinances passed by the Central Government. He said the amendments in the laws will bring revolution in the farming but all for narrow political gains the Congress was opposing the move by the Modi government.

Food Supply Minister assures to consider increase in margin money of depot holders

CHANDIGARH:Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Punjab Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu today held a meeting with representatives of Depot Holders Associations of Punjab at Anaj Bhawan Sector-39 here and listened attentively to the demands of depot holders.

Capt Amarinder asks Sukhbir Badal to quit central govt on fuel price hike issue

CHANDIGARH: Asking the SAD chief to stop parroting the lines of his political masters in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday dared Sukhbir Badal to quit the ruling coalition at the Centre before resorting to street protests against the state government’s decision on VAT hike on fuel.

Punjab cabinet discusses school fee issue, CM asks AG to file LPA within this week

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government will file a Letters Patent Appeal (LPA) in the High Court this week against the decision of a single judge in the matter of payment of school fee during the lockdown period.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa inaugurates Markfed’s Modern Cattlefeed Plant Kapurthala digitally

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Co-operation and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today digitally inaugurated state-of-the-art Technologically Advanced Cattlefeed & Allied Industries Plant of Markfed at Kapurthala from Head Office of Markfed.

Move comes as big relief for Litigants and Public Authorities

CHANDIGARH:Punjab State Information Commission (PSIC) is back to being fully functional and ensuring implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005, following the Punjab Government’s decision to ease restrictions imposed during the Curfew and subsequent Lockdown in order to blunt the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Capt Amarinder singh to review state's Fiscal situation on monthly basis as Punjab's 1st quarter receipts DIP 21%

CHANDIGARH: With the state’s revenue receipts falling by a whopping 21% in the first quarter of FY 2020-21, and no financial support forthcoming from the Government of India, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will now undertake monthly review of the fiscal situation for more efficient management of the limited resources.

Punjab Cabinet gives nod to 2 new industrial parks to boost economy & employment potential

CHANDIGARH:To further boost the state’s economy and industrial infrastructure, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved setting up of a Modern Industrial Park and Integrated Manufacturing Cluster over an area of 2000 acres on Government and Panchayati land near Mattewara (Ludhiana) and Rajpura in Patiala district, respectively, at a total cost of Rs. 3200 crore.

Mutation fee hiked by Punjab cabinet from Rs. 300 to 600 to Mop up additional revenue

CHANDIGARH:In a bid to mobilise additional revenue for improving the state’s financial health, the Council of Ministers led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to increase the Mutation Fee from Rs.300 to Rs.600. The decision would help add nearly Rs. 10 crore to the state exchequer.

Punjab Cabinet approves CM's decision to increase number of attempts for Ex-Servicemen pcs aspirants

CHANDIGARH:Formalising the announcement made last week by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Council of Ministers on Wednesday approved increase in the number of attempts for candidates belonging to ex-servicemen category in the Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Examination.

71 Lecturers of district institute for education and training transferred

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has transferred 71 Lecturers in the District Institute for Education and Training (DIET) for the smooth functioning of the education of the students.

Centre not concerned about SC students' Future at all : Dharmsot

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Minister for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said that the Union Government is not serious about the future of the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes of Punjab. He made this revelation after meeting a delegation of private educational institutions here today.

Congress leaders tear into Bikram Majithia for controversial comment denigrating women Akali leader

CHANDIGARH:Tearing into Akali leader Bikram Majithia for his controversial comment denigrating women, the Congress leaders today said that the ex minister seems to have completely lost his mental balance which shows from his unparliamentary comments against women out of sheer frustration.

Punjab extends the timings of teleconsultations via eSanjeevaniOPD for Gynaecology OPD & General OPD

CHANDIGARH: Keeping in view the ongoing threat of COVID-19, the Punjab Government has extended the timings of eSanjeevaniOPD from 8:00 A. M. to 2:00 P. M. (Monday to Saturday) for Gynaecology OPD  and General OPD services. This step has been taken to provide the online teleconsultation facilities utilizing specialist doctors to be available virtually in real time for patients and to ensure the safety of people across the State.

Punjab Govt sets up Covid expert advisory committee in GMCs Patiala, Amritsar

CHANDIGARH: To further augment its COVID management and care strategy, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government on Tuesday constituted two ‘Expert Advisory Committees’ under the overall guidance of Advisor, Health & Medical Education & Research Dr. KK Talwar.

Punjab CM announces ex-gratia and job for family of Nail Rajwinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 50 lakh, along with government job to a family member of Naik Rajwinder Singh of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (24 Punjab), who laid down his life in the line of duty.

'Mission Fateh' Yodha 'competition launched on the Kova app

KAPURTHALA:To honor the best contributors to the 'Mission Fateh' launched by the Punjab Government to win the war against Kovid-19, a 'Mission Fateh' Yodha 'competition has been launched on the Kova app, in which the residents of Kapurthala have shown good performance.

DM declares Jain Street,Rahon a containment zone

NAWANSHAHR:District Magistrate, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Dr. Shena Aggarwal has declared Rahon's Jain Street as Containment Zone and Mohalla Ronta in the town as Micro Containment Zone. The decision was taken to prevent the spread of the corna virus in these areas following the detection of as many as 28 Corona positive cases, mostly related to close contacts, last evening.

Ram Rahim now made accused in theft of Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab

CHANDIGARH:In a major development in a five-year-old theft of the Sikh holy scriptures in Punjab, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday made controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his disciples, an accused in the case.

Fine of 65.15lakh imposed on 14340 people for not wearing mask under 'MIssion Fateh' by commissionerate police

JALANDHAR:Tightening the noose around the people who were not wearing the masks and violating the directives of Punjab Government, the Jalandhar Commissionerate Police has so far issued 14340 challans to them, under the 'Mission Fateh' initiated by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and imposed a fine of Rs 65.15 lakh on willful defaulters.
Divulging the details, the Commissioner of Police Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said that the Police have so far issued 14940 without mask challans and collected a fine worth Rs 65.15 lakh from the violators.

Punjab Govt refunding money to Baisakhi Bumper 2020 ticket buyers

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government is refunding the money to the Punjab State Baisakhi Bumper-2020 ticket buyers. An official spokesperson of the state government said that the Directorate of Punjab State Lotteries had cancelled the draw of Punjab State Baisakhi Bumper-2020 on April 12, 2020 due to Lockdown/Curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Verka reduced animal feed rates to the tune of Rs. 80-100 per quintal: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: Coming once again to the rescue of the dairy industry suffering due to the lockdown imposed owing to covid-19 pandemic, Verka has decided to reduce the rates of animal feed second time in two months.

Under Mission Fateh, Sarb Naujwan Sabha launched a campaign in the villages

PHAGWARA:Under the 'Mission Fateh' launched by the Punjab government to create awareness among the people against the Corona epidemicl. As part of the activities being carried out in the district in collaboration with SDM Phagwara Pavitar Singh, a massive awareness campaign was launched by the Sarb Naujwan Sabha today under the leadership of Sukhwinder Singh, President of the Sabha. Meanwhile, the Sabha visited Sahni, Dhandoli, Dhadde in Gobindpura, Nangal Colony and various villages of Phagwara block and made the people aware about the precautions of Kovid-19.

Punjab Govt refunding the money to Baisakhi Bumper-2020 Ticket Buyers

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government is refunding the money to the Punjab State Baisakhi Bumper-2020 ticket buyers. An official spokesperson of the state government said that the Directorate of Punjab State Lotteries had cancelled the draw of Punjab State Baisakhi Bumper-2020 on April 12, 2020 due to Lockdown/Curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Member of Parliament Manish Tewari reviewed the flood control arrangements

NAWASHAHR:Mr. Manish Tewari Member Parliament from Lok Sabha constituency Sh. Anandpur Sahib today held a special meeting at District Administrative Complex Nawanshahr with the officers of various departments of the district regarding the precautionary measures to be taken to prevent possible floods and complete all the arrangements by July 21. Deputy Commissioner Dr. Shena Aggarwal assured that the authorities have been directed to make appropriate arrangements for the prevention of possible floods before the onset of rains and asked the officials of various departments to monitor these arrangements in a coordinated manner.

YAD holds massive dharna to demand YPS, Patiala and Mohali return excess fee charged from parents

PATIALA:The Youth Akali Dal (YAD) held a massive dharna along with parents of Yadvindra Public School here today and demanded the school management return the excess fee charged from students besides serving a three day ultimatum to the district management to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of the parents or be ready for a sustained agitation.