Punjab CM opposes move to merge Chandigarh DSP cadre with Delhi and other UTs

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has opposed the reported move of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to merge the DSP cadre of the Chandigarh Police with the police officers of all Union Territories, including the Delhi Police.

Punjab govt releases Rs 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

 The Punjab Government has released the amount of Rs. 112.78 crore under 'Aashirwad' scheme which is given at the time of the marriage of girls belonging to Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes families.

Punjab Congress MLA's revolt against CM on being ignored in cabinet expansion

CHANDIGARH: Not happy with selection of MLAs for cabinet berth, several Congress MLAs have revolted against the leadership of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh bringing infighting in the party to open. Chief Minister has included nine members in his cabinet on April 21, most of them loyal to him.

Portfolios allotted to Punjab Ministers, CM keeps key departments

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CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister has allotted departments to newly inducted nine ministers. The education minister Aruna Chaudhary has been divested of her prtfolio and is given less important social security, women welfare and Transport department. The education department has also been bifurcated with different ministers appointed for higher education and school education.

No unfairness in selection of new ministers, balance has been mainted: Capt Amarinder Singh

Denying any 'unfairness' in the selection of the new cabinet ministers, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said adequate representation had been given to all sections and regions, with seniority the key criteria.

9 new Punjab ministers sworn-in amid heartburn

The nine newly inducted Punjab cabinet ministers were on Saturday administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor V.P. Singh Badnore, along with the two Ministers of State who have also been elevated to the Cabinet rank.

Chhina accuses opposition Political Parties’ Impeachment attempt as `Politically Motivated’ `Attack on Judiciary’

Punjab Bhartiya Janta Party senior leader Rajinder Mohan Singh Chhina today hit at the opposition Congress and other allied parties for raking unnecessary controversy by launching an unprecedented bid to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra. He said the attempt smacks of political motives behind without realizing that it will lower the prestige and independence of the judiciary which is prominently enshrined in the constitution.

No representation of backward classes in Punjab cabinet shows the feudal mindset of Capt. Amarinder Singh- AAP

 The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday criticized the Congress party and chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh for ignoring the representation of backward classes in the Punjab cabinet. In a press statement, AAP MLA from Kotkapura Kultar Singh Sandhwan said that the list of newly appointed ministers shows the feudal mindset of Capt. Amarinder Singh as he failed to induct any minster from backward classes or scheduled caste communities.

Turban integral part of Sikhism – Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the turban was an integral part of Sikhism and that the party would take up the query raised on this issue by the Supreme Court with the central government to ensure this issue was resolved once and for all.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau nabs MC clerk red handed for taking bribe

State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed clerk Prem Sagar of Municipal Council Sangrur red handed for accepting bribe of Rs. 2500/-.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of Vigilance Bureau Punjab said Prem Sagar, clerk, posted in Municipal Council Sangrur was caught red handed on the complaint of Anil Kumar of Partap Nagar, Sangrur city. Giving details he said the complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above-named clerk was demanding bribe of Rs. 4,000 to issue NOC for a house and the deal was struck at Rs. 2500/-.

SAD condemns unbearable burden put on common man with repeated power tariff hikes

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today condemned the unbearable and inhuman burden put on the common man with repeated hikes in power tariff and demanded a complete rollback even as it called for removing all hidden charges to ensure power to industrial sector at landing cost of Rs five per unit.

9 new ministers to be inducted in Amarinder's cabinet

The Punjab Cabinet is set for expansion tomorrow, with Congress President Rahul Gandhi giving his approval to the induction of nine new members into the Council of Ministers.

Punjab to make a long term plan for revival of coop sugar mills-Manpreet Badal

CHANDIGARH: Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal today emphasized on the up-gradation of cooperative sugar mills specifically in the border areas having high sugarcane potential so as to generate employment opportunities and economic development of border areas. In this regard a draft plan would be discussed in the next meeting of the cabinet sub-committee to make a long term plan regarding revival of theses sugar mills in the State.

No building plan to be passed pending magistrial inquiry into building collapse in Zirakpur

CHANDIGARH: In pursuance to the matter related to the recently collapsed under construction building at Peer Muchhalla in Zirakpur within the limits of Municipal Council Zirakpur and belonging to the imperial gardens/pushp empire, the Local Government Minister, Punjab Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today ordered that pending the magisterial enquiry into the matter and keping in view the public interest no building plan with regard to the Municipal Council Zirakpur is to be passed.

Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.

Punjab CM writes to Modi,Paswan to settle Rs.3100 crore CCL gap

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has reiterated his demand for the implementation of the ‘principle of shared responsibilities’ by the Centre to settle the Rs. 31000 crore CCL gap amount that had been converted by the union government into Long Term Loan.
The CCL gap cannot be solely attributed to the State of Punjab, the Chief Minister has said, in separate letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan.

AAP terminates Gurpreet Singh Gora from party

 Aam Aadmi Party on friday terminated Gurpreet Singh Gora from the the primary membership of the party for 5 years. Aam Aadmi Party State Co-president Dr. Balbir Singh in a statement said that the decision of termination of Gurpreet Gora was taken in a meeting of Zone presidents Anil Thakur, Gurditt Singh Sekhon, Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Paramjeet Singh Sachdeva, organizational building incharge Garry Birring and treasurer Sukhwinder Pal Sukhi for his activities against the party.

Punjab IAS officer given additional charge

As per the orders issued today by the Punjab Government, Mr. Showkat Ahmad Parray Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) Patiala would also look after the work of the post of Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Patiala in addition to his present assignment during the period Mr. Gurpreet Singh Khaira remains on earned leave (Ex-India) i.e. from 21-4-2018 to 13-5-2018.

DGR organized one day capacity building workshop on geospatial awareness

Directorate of Governance Reforms, Punjab has organized one day Capacity Building workshop on Geospatial awareness conducted by Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (Deemed to be University) in association with Kalpana Chawla Chair & Centre of Excellence in Geospatial Technologies.

Man soliciting unnecessary information rapped

The Punjab State Information Commission in the course of hearing a case today rapped a person named Satnam Singh for soliciting unnecessary information and has banned the seeking of unnecessary information in future.


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