Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Punjab CM slams CBIs latest bid to scuttle state's probe into sacrilege cases

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Tuesday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over its tactics to obstruct the state government’s investigation into the Bargari sacrilege case with its false statements in the High Court, which had, in fact, verbally termed the agency’s actions as `contemptuous’.

Punjab Government releases advertisement to recruit 8393 regular teachers

CHANDIGARH: Following the announcement by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the education department of Punjab Government has released an advertisement for the recruitment of 8393 regular teachers. While divulging details, school education minister Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla said that the education recruitment directorate today released an advertisement to hire regular teachers for pre-primary classes which were started in government schools in November 2017.

Punjab Raj Bhawan goes for extensive Covid testing

CHANDIGARH: This to inform that as per protocol regular Covid testing was conducted last week at the Punjab Raj Bhavan.

Resumption of trains will boost Punjab’s economy, says Ludhiana Industrialists

CHANDIGARH: With the passenger and freight trains having started its operation in Punjab after almost two months, leading industrialists from the district on Tuesday, while welcoming the move, said that it will help to increase the production and boost the economy of the Punjab.

Capt Amarinder hails Center's decision to call Kisan Unions for further talks

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the Centre’s decision to take forward the talks with Kisan Unions on the Farm Laws issue, in the wake of the farmers’ decision to lift their rail roko to allow passenger and goods trains in the state.

Punjab CM invites 'sulking' Sidhu for lunch

CHANDIGARH: Signalling an end to their "political differences", Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday invited former Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu for lunch on Wednesday.

Amarinder: Lone union not allowing trains harms farmers' interests

CHANDIGARH: Expressing serious concern over the decision of one farmer union not to allow passenger trains to ply till the Centre accedes to their demands on the Central farm laws issue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said this would put the people to major inconvenience and could have grave consequences for the state.

Hold Punjab, Haryana CMs liable for stubble burning: AAP

NEW DELHI: Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Atishi Marlena said on Monday that the Environment Committee of Delhi Assembly, of which she is the chairperson, met the Air Quality Commission and demanded strict action against Punjab and Haryana governments for burning stubble.

Punjab CM expresses concern over one Kisan Union's decision not to allow passenger trains

CHANDIGARH: Expressing serious concern over the decision of one Kisan Union not to allow passenger trains to ply till the Centre accedes to their demands on the Farm Laws issue, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said this would put the people to major inconvenience and could have grave consequences for the state.

Realizied big responsibility when voted for the first time in Moga: Sonu Sood

CHANDIGARH: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, an icon appointed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to create awareness among the youth of Punjab, said that he himself relized  big responsibility when voted for the first time.

Punjab Coop minister Randhawa dedicates 3000 TCD capacity and 15 MW power plant at Bhogpur sugar mill

BHOGPUR (JALANDHAR):  Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa today inaugurated renovated, modernized, and expanded Bhogpur Sugar Mill with enhanced capacity of 3000 TCD from 1016 TCD besides 15MW power generation plant in its premises.
The crushing season was also kick-started by Randhawa in the sugar mills today

Punjab Technical education department to cancel affiliation of 7 pharmacy colleges for mass copying

CHANDIGARH: Technical education and Industrial Training department of Punjab Government has busted a mass copying scam during investigation of cheating case in Pharmacy Colleges of Lehragaga and due process has been initiated to cancel the affiliations of colleges concerned. Orders have also been issued to charge-sheet flying squad in-charge Principal Government Poly-technical College Bareta Navneet Walia and Section Officer Anil Kumar.

Himachal may impose restrictions, says CM

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday said keeping in view the upsurge in the Covid-19 cases in the state, the government would consider to impose few restrictions to avoid social gatherings and ensuring that people take all necessary precautionary measures.

Delhi residents wake up to coldest Nov morning in 17 years

NEW DELHI: Delhi residents woke up on Sunday to the chilliest November morning in the last 17 years, with minimum temperature clocking a low of 6.4 degrees Celsius at Lodhi Road, officials of India Meteorological Department (IMD) told IANS.

Refugee resettlement: Tripura man shot dead in police firing

AGARTALA: One man was killed and 5 others injured on Saturday when police fired on an agitating mob, who went berserk while observing a shutdown during a protest that had been on for the past six days in northern Tripura to oppose the government's decision to rehabilitate thousands of tribal refugees.

Says BJP welcome to contest all seats to Punjab assembly but can`t win even 1 without alliance

CHANDIGARH: Citing the agency’s poor track record in the Bargari case, which it had closed without any investigation, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said his government will not allow the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into his state without permission.

Urges people to be active partners in Covid fight, declare `mask hi vaccine ` as mission Fateh mantra

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday offered all possible help to Delhi in managing its spiralling Covid cases, even as he lauded the ‘unsung heroes’ of Punjab for their excellent work in handling the pandemic in the state, while assuring of full preparedness by his government to augment healthcare facilities to prepare for a possible second wave of the pandemic.

Punjab offers help to Delhi in managing Covid

CHANIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday offered all possible help to Delhi in managing its Covid cases that has been spiralling out of control over the past week.

After Ahmedabad, night curfew in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot as cases rise in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: After the decision to impose night curfew in Ahmedabad city, the Gujarat government on Friday announced that night curfew will similarly be imposed in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot 9 pm onwards from Saturday night.

Tejpal's rape trial delayed as complainant tests Covid positive

PANAJI: The rape trial of Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, has been delayed further after the complainant informed a Goa court through her counsel on Friday that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

Bengaluru police arrest Constable for helping Cong leader's son in drug case

BENGALURU: In its war against drugs, Bengaluru police on Friday arrested a head constable attached to the Sadashivanagar police station for allegedly helping three persons accused of involvement in a drug racket.

Capt Amarinder urges center to show magnanimity and support him in resolving rail blockade crisis

CHANDIGARH: Stepping up his efforts to resolve the crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Thursday urged the Centre to show magnanimity and not link restoration of freight services with movement of passenger trains, and to support the state government in creating a congenial environment for ending the prolonged farmers’ agitation, which had grave repercussions for the state and the nation.

Punjab CM's son appears before ED, records statement

CHANDIGARH: After failing to appear twice, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's son Raninder Singh on Thursday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Jalandhar city to record his statement under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), an agency official said.

Farm laws: Farmers say will reach Delhi on Nov 26 to protest

CHANDIGARH: Up in arms against the three agriculture-related Acts enacted by the Centre in September, representatives of farmers across the country on Thursday unanimously decided here to rally in Delhi on November 26 to lodge their protests.

Punjab Child Rights Protection Commission seeks report in Bathinda blood transfusion case

CHANDIGARH: Punjab State Child Rights Protection Commission today sought report from Director Health and Family welfare Punjab regarding transfusion of HIV infected blood  in 11-year-old Thalassemic child at the Civil Hospital Bathinda,

Swift transaction, 95% coverage of debit & credit cards enables merchants offer customers with zero interest EMI

CHANDIGARH: With the revival in consumer demand and the global trend of ‘Buy Now Pay Later’, Mswipe has launched Brand EMI as a value added service which enables merchants to offer zero interest EMI financing from Brands in less than 15 seconds. This drastically improves the checkout process, and reduces cart abandonment due to lack of suitable financing options, thereby helping small businesses drive sales.

Exsize department helpline sees complaints being lodged since august 8

CHANDIGARH:In line with its commitment to curb the trade of banned liquor, the Excise Department helpline number 9875961126 is proving to be a thorn in the flesh of liquor smugglers. On this number, general public can report complaints relating to excise crimes i.e. smuggling of liquor, lahan, working stills, illegal liquor manufacturing units etc

PWRDA to provide Ad-Interim Permission for Groundwater Extraction

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Water Regulation and Development Authority (PWRDA) will provide ad-interim permissions for groundwater extraction to industrial and commercial units in the State under the draft guidelines pending their finalisation. Earlier such units had to seek permission of the Central Ground Water Authority

PUCA Congratulates Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu on Becoming New Vice Chancellor of MRS PTU,

MOHALI:Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) congratulated Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu for becoming new Vice-chancellor of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University, Bathinda.

Giani Harpreet Singh has belittled Akal Takhat Jathedar’s post : Dal Khalsa

AMRITSAR: Taking a dig at present incumbent of the Akal Takhat for belittling his august post, the Dal Khalsa said it was painful to note at a function held to mark 100 years of the SGPC that the political authority of the Sikhs was holding the religious authority to ransom.  The Sikh organization is of the considered opinion that Badalization of the SGPC has led to denigration of the Sikh institution.

Punjab Police tracks down 11 Kg heroin trail to Pak with arrest of BSF constable, two others

CHANDIGARH: Acting swiftly into the investigations of the 11 KG heroin haul made yesterday, Punjab Police today tracked down its trail leading to Pakistan backed handlers and arrested a BSF constable, who was the main conduit, and two of his accomplices.

Twitter apologises in writing for showing Ladakh in China

NEW DELHI: Twitter on Wednesday apologised to a parliamentary panel in a letter, stating that it will fix the issue of geo-tagging Ladakh as part of China by the end of this month and Ladakh will be added as a region administered by India as a union territory.

Disappointed, says Capt Amarinder on Kisan Unions decision not to lift passanger train blockade

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed disappointment over the adamant refusal of the Kisan Unions to completely lift their rail blockade, which had brought the state virtually to a standstill for the past month and a half, causing immense hardship and losses.

Punjab CM directs stricts measures to ensure timely restoration of roads & other breakages by telecom firms

CHANDIGARH: With a view to creating robust telecommunication infrastructure with adequate bandwidth to promote Information Technology, e-governance and e-commerce in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved a set of new guidelines under a single-window policy to replace the existing norms, but with strict directives by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to ensure timely restoration of roads and other infrastructure damaged by the telecom firms.
The new guidelines will supersede the Telecom Policy notified on December 5, 2013 and December 11, 2015, an official spokesperson said after the meeting, adding that the amended policy was aligned to the Right of Way Rules, 2016.

Punjab state council for agriculture education act deferred to june 2021 AMID COVID -19 PANADEMIC

CHANDIGARH: In view of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday decided to defer implementation of the Punjab State Council for Agricultural Education Act, 2017, till June 30, 2021.

CAPT Amarinder singh govt to launch Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna to employer persons with dis abilities

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday okayed a new scheme – Punjab Divyangjan Shaktikaran Yojna (PDSY), to be implemented in a phased manner across the state.

In break from policy, Punjab amends rules to give jobs to married siblings of 3 unmarried battle casualties of valley

CHANDIGARH: Making an exception to the State Government’s existing ‘Policy of Appointments of Honour and Gratitude’, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday okayed amendment to rules to provide jobs in the state services to married siblings of three bachelor battle casualties of the Galwan Valley.

Aryans gets “Best Private Law College in Punjab” award in Asian Achievers Award 2020

MOHALI:Aryans College of Law, Rajpura, near Chandigarh was awarded for “Best Private Law College in Punjab". The award was conferred upon Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges in a virtual award ceremony. Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Indian Emissary to the G20 & G7 And Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Government of India, Shri Pratap Chandra Sarangi, Minister of State of Micro. Small & Medium Enterprises, Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries & Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State of Steel Government of India were virtually present on this occasion organized by Asia Today Research & Media & Achiever India, Book of records on Zoom in New Delhi.

SAD(Democratic) indefinitely postpones 100th anniversary convention in Moga

MOHALI: Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) president and Rajya Sabha MP  Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa in a press statement on Tuesday said that the convention to mark the 100th anniversary of Shiromani Akali Dal which was scheduled to be held on December 13 in Moga with attendance of senior party leaders has been postponed further after consultation.

Not against corporates but need regulation to protect farmer's interests, says Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the difference of opinion between the state and central governments on the agricultural bills, Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday  categorically stated, “We are not against corporates but there has to be a regulation to protect the farmers and the long-standing relationship they have with the Arhtiyas.”

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