Punjab CM visits Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association office

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister, Punjab  Capt. Amarinder Singh today visited  office of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association  for inauguration  of Digitized New Section of Library and share his views with the Members of the Bar Association.

Capt Amarinder asks agriculture dept to adopt whitefly- infested cotton farms for education of farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked the Agriculture Department to adopt plots with cotton crops damaged by whitefly in every village of the four districts of Mansa, Bathinda, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Fazilka, which collectively account for the highest production of cotton in the state.

Punjab CM exhorts to improve its functioning to minimise burden on Judiciary

 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday called upon the Executive wing of the government to tighten its belt and improve its functioning to minimise the pressure on the Judiciary.

Punjab inks MoU with ‘SEWA Bharat’ for women empowerment

Punjab government today signed Memorandum of Understanding with Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) Bharat to establish a framework for cooperative institutional relations to encourage and promote collaboration for better empowerment and social and economic development of women in the state.

Punjab CM sanctions Rs 15 crores for completion of Jang-E-Azadi memorial in Jalandhar

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday sanctioned the final instalment of Rs. 15 Crores for the completion of the second phase of the upcoming Jang-E-Azadi Memorial at Kartarpur in Jalandhar.

Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace: Punjab CM

Days ahead of a Panchkula court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday said nobody would be allowed to disturb law and order in the state.

SAD will give youth 50 % representation in party tickets in next assembly elections : Sukhbir Badal

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal has given a clarion call to youth to be the change they wish to achieve, even as he announced the SAD would give fifty per cent representation in party tickets to youth in the next assembly elections in 2022.

Razia sultana takes suo moto notice of Media report on acid attack

Razia Sultana, Social Security Minister Punjab today took suo motu notice of the news report appeared in media in which plight of an acid attack victim Ms. Amanpreet Kaur from Bathinda was narrated. The Minister announced that as per the policy of Punjab Government Rs. 8000 per month would be given to her with a rider that she must apply for it through proper channel.

Capt Amarinder protests special incentives for hill states

Opposing the central government’s decision to extend special incentives to the hill states, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said he would pursue Punjab’s demand for extending similar incentives to the border areas and Kandi belt.

Punjab Police try to catch up as gangsters run amok on social media

With gangsters in Punjab openly using social media platforms to highlight their criminal activities, challenging each other and the law enforcers, and updating their status even from inside prisons, the Punjab Police have finally woken up to the need to tackle them in the cyber world.

SAD appoints P S Aujla and Ajay Mahajan as Senior Advisors

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today appointed former civil officers – P S Aujla and Ajay Mahajan as Senior Advisors to SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal for Public Grievances.

Punjab CM lashes out at Harsimrat Badal, Sukhbir for misleading people on farm loans and GST

AMRITSAR: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Akali leaders Sukhbir Singh Badal and Harsimrat Kaur Badal for misleading the people of the state on crop loan waiver, GST on Langar, and other issues, and challenged them to list out a single meaningful achievement of their party’s rule in the state.

Punjab to file appeal before NGT against stay on tree felling to completre major projects

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government in principle has decided to file review petition before National Green Tribunal to vacate the stay imposed on felling of trees along prestigious road projects of national importance in the state of Punjab. The decision has been taken to accelerate the construction process of National as well as State Highways, the work of which has come to standstill due to the ban of NGT.

Ensure justice to common man – SAD Patron Parkash Singh Badal tells Cong govt in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patron Parkash Singh Badal and president Sukhbir Singh Badal today took asked the Congress government to ensure justice to the common man as well as political opponents, saying rule of law seemed to have vanished in the State which had descended into jungle raj.

BJP received Rs 705 cr, Cong 198 cr from corporate donors in 4 years

NEW DELHI: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a whopping Rs 705.81 crore from 2,987 corporate donors between financial years 2012-13 and 2015-16, a report by election watch body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed on Thursday.

Chandumajra demands action against Navjot Sidhu for violating protocol on Independence Day

ROPAR: Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) General Secretary and Member Parliament from Sri Anandpur Sahib Prof.Prem Singh Chandumajra today demanded action against Punjab local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for making mockery of the Independence Day and violating the protocol by allowing Congress leaders on his vehicle while taking salute from troops. He said that that state government had taken action against police officers who tried to stop Congress leaders. He said that Sidhu was not a sincere minister and he can only act as an comedian. He said that Sidhu had lowered the prestige of his post.

Forest areas to undergo chain link fencing at a cost of Rs.12 crore : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

"The Punjab Government has decided to go in for chain link fencing in the forest areas totalling 57.38 KM in length so as to protect the crops of the farmers. This Endeavour would cost Rs. 1212.87 lakh to the state exchequer." This was disclosed by the Forest and Wildlife Protection Minister, Punjab, Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot here today.

PDDB to organize dairy entrepreneurship training programme from August 28

In a bid to impart vocational training to the farmers besides offering specialized training module on the various aspects of dairy development to the youth, the Punjab Dairy Development Board (PDDB) would organize a Dairy Entrepreneurship Training programme from August 28 at various Dairy Training and Extension Centres in the state.

Capt Amarinder inaugurates world's 1st partition museum,dedicates it to the Nation

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday inaugurated the world’s first Partition Museum as a tribute to the sacrifices of the millions of people who lost their lives and homes in the partition of the country in 1947, with a call for learning lessons from history to ensure that such a sad event is never repeated in any part of the world.

SAD workers hold dharna outside Chohla Sahib Police station in Tarn Taran district

TARN TARAN: The Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) workers led by Member Lof Parliament Ranjit Singh Brahmpura held a massive protest and dharna outsiDe the Chohla Sahib Police station in Tarn Taran district yesterday against registration of alleged false cases against 12 SAD workers inclusing seven women.