Saturday, September 19, 2020

Capt Amarinder’s 10 questions to Badals to nail their lies on Farm Bills

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked the Badals 10 pointed and pertinent questions to nail the lies they have been perpetuating in the last few days to save their own faces on the Agriculture Bills, which they had openly and shamelessly supported since the Ordinances were brought in.

Agriculture Bill a major threat to Punjab's farmers and economy as well as the country's food security: Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Senior Congress Leader and Punjab Cabinet Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi termed the so called agricultural reforms as black laws for Punjab and said that these bills would not only destroy the farmers and the economy of Punjab but also the food security of the country.

Stop lying, nothing remotely in common between Cong manifestos & Centre’s farm laws, Punjab CM to Akalis & AAP

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked the Akalis to stop lying and misleading the people of the state by picking selective portions of the Congress manifestos, which did not even remotely propose any of the anti-farmer moves that the BJP-led Central Government was trying to push on the poor farmers to promote the interests of their rich corporate friends.

Modi government deceiving people by passing anti-farmer bills: Cabinet Minister Vijay Inder Singla

CHANDIGARH: School education and public works minister Punjab Vijay Inder Singla, on Saturday, lashed out at the Modi government for deceiving people by passing three bills stating agriculture reforms as these bills will break the backbone of Punjab which is the food basket of India. The cabinet minister termed the bills anti-farmer and said that these bills would pose a major threat to the people connected agriculture, directly or indirectly. Singla said that to justify their move, BJP leaders were continuously distorting facts as per their political convenience.

Rajan Singla appointed as Principal of Government Medical College and Hospital, Patiala

CHANDIGARH: To bring more transparency and further strengthen the work of Goverment Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, Professor of Anatomy Department Dr. Rajan Singla has been appointed as Principal of the college, While Professor of Medicine Department Raminder Pal Singh Sibia has been selected as vice principal and Dr. Harnam Singh Lekhi has been designated as Medical Superintendent of GMC Patiala.

Punjab to put barcode & QR code to ensure supply of genuine seeds to farmers

CHANDIGARH: In another farmer-friendly initiative that will protect farmers from unscrupulous traders selling fake or low-quality seeds, Punjab has decided to deploy advanced certification technology, including barcodes and QR codes, to ensure that farmers get genuine seeds of various crops, including wheat and rice.

Punjab CM orders shifting of Sardulgarh BDPO & withdrawal of letter of purported state govt protest dharna

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious cognizance of the matter, Punjab Chief Minister on Sarurday ordered shifting of the Sardulgarh BDPO to Headquarters, and immediate withdrawal of the letter issued by him regarding some farm protests which he incorrectly claimed to have been organized by the Punjab Government.

Online Courses for Skill Development

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, at the instance of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, has issued a Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs ) on 8th September 2020 to ensure resumption of training activities post Covid-19 lockdown in skill and entrepreneurship training institutes including Industrial Technical Institutes (ITIs) and Short Term Training Centres under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) or State Skill Development Missions or other Central or State Ministries /Departments, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training partners.

Bathinda Pharma Park would uproot Chinese stranglehold in medicine sector: Manpreet Singh Badal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab is extremely hopeful that Bathinda would emerge as a venue of one of the three Pharmaceutical Parks in India, which will go a long way in rooting out the stranglehold of Chinese medicine manufacturing sector, averred Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal while addressing the media at Bathinda.

Punjab Government constitutes Advisory Panel to promote investment in food processing sector

CHANDIGARH: To further woo investment in the food processing sector in the state, the Punjab Government today issued a notification to constitute an advisory committee.

Disclosing this here, Spokesperson of Punjab Government said that as per the notification Punjab Food Processing Minister will be the Chairman of this committee, Chairman Punjab Agro Industries Corporation, Chairman Milkfed Punjab and Chairman Markfed are the Non-Official members of this committee. 

Agri bills will cause a loss of rs.4000 crore to Punjab every year: Manpreet Singh Badal

CHANDIGARH: Accusing the NDA Government of violating the federal structure of Constitution by passing bills on items reserved on the State List, Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal on Friday said that Punjab alone would suffer a loss of Rs.4000 crore every year that will lead to the mass destruction of rural livelihoods, increasing farmer distress and pauperization.

Backfinco sets the target to provide rs. 1127.75 lakh loan to youth: Sadhu Singh Dharmsot

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has set a target to provide a loan of Rs. 1127.75 lakh during the year 2020-2021 to uplift the economic standard of the backward class youth of the state.

Punjab Minister for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Sadhu Singh Dharmsot said that Punjab Backward Classes Land Development and Finance Corporation (Backfinco) has set the target to disburse the loan of Rs. 1127.75 lac to 751 beneficiaries during the year of 2020-21. 

New farm laws part of sad-backed Central govt’s `Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru’ conspiracy, says Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the farm legislations being forced on to the nation by the central government as part of the `Destroy Farmers, Destroy Punjab’ (Kisan maaru, Punjab maaru) conspiracy of the BJP-led NDA, of which the Akalis continue shamelessly to be a part at the cost of their own state and its people.

Indian stars join Toronto charity to raise money for India's poor kids

TORANTO: As the Corona pandemic takes increasing toll in India, the Canadian branch of the Indian charity, AIM for SEVA - which builds and runs educational hostels in rural areas - raised more than $550,000 this week through individual donations to rush the money to India.

Dhoni's 'aggression' has had positive influence on my game, says Thapa

NEW DELHI: Indian footballer Anirudh Thapa has revealed that former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni's aggression has had a very positive influence on his game.

PM inaugurates Kosi Rail mega bridge

NEW DELHI:Ahead of the Bihar polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kosi Rail mega bridge in Bihar, through video conferencing on Friday.

Punjab farmer tries to commit suicide over Farm Bills

CHANDIGARH: A day after the Lok Sabha passed two contentious agriculture Bills, despite the opposition by BJP's oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal terming it as an "anti-farmer" move, a protesting farmer in Punjab on Friday tried to commit suicide by consuming poisonous substance.

Google adds Search trends symptoms data to Covid-19 repository

SAN FRANCISCO: In an effort to help researchers find useful health data to fight new coronavirus, Google has added its Search Trends symptoms dataset, which aggregates anonymised search trends for over 400 symptoms, to its Covid-19 Open Data repository.

Harsimrat resigns from Union Cabinet opposing farm Bills

Too little too late, says Capt Amarinder on Harsimrat’s resignation from Union Cabinet

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s decision to quit the Union Cabinet was another in the long chain of theatrics being enacted by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), which has still not quit the ruling coalition despite the slap on their face by the central government over the Farm Bills.

Punjab to bid for centre’s Bulk Drugs Park scheme, Cabinet sets up of Sub-Committee to work out proposal

CHANDIGARH: Punjab will bid for setting up a Bulk Drug Park in Bathinda as part of the newly launched central government scheme for establishment of three such parks in the country.

In-principle approval to this effect was given by the Punjab Council of Ministers at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday.

Soni release ODOP report; to help farmers and small industrialists for boosting income and widening reach of district products

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Food Processing Minister O.P. Soni today released ‘One District One Product’ (ODOP) report here at his official residence, which will help the state farmers and small industrialists to start their venture related with the potential products of their respective district to further boost their income and widening the reach of specific products worldwide in general.

Income Tax Department carries out searches in Jammu & Kashmir

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department carried out a search and seizure operation on a prominent Hotelier, owning a chain of Hotels at Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonamarg and Pahalgam with another hotel under construction at Leh.

Various incriminating documents and materials evidencing unexplained investments in immovable properties, construction of hotels and residences aggregating to Rs. 25 crore in the last six financial years have been seized during the search, though he has not paid any tax since A.Y. 2014-15. Almost all these investments are in cash and outside the known sources of income.

Punjab Cabinet okays Empowered Sub-Committee to finalise modalities for strategic disinvestment of PACL

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Thursday approved the formation of an Empowered Cabinet Sub Committee on Disinvestment to finalise the modalities for strategic disinvestment of 33.49% equity shareholding of Punjab Alkalies & Chemicals Limited (PACL), held by Punjab Government through Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC).

Punjab decides to relax constructed area condition for universities to promote higher education

CHANDIGARH: To aggressively promote higher education in the state, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday decided to reduce the requirement of constructed area from 50,000 sq. mt. to 30,000 sq. mt. for multi-domain University, and from 20,000 sq. mt. to 15,000 sq. mt. for single-domain University.

Punjab govt to use 15th finance commission tied grants to give priority to rural water schemes

CHANDIGARH: To ensure universal coverage of rural households with piped water connections, the Punjab government has decided to accord first priority to providing Functional House Tap Connections (FHTCs) in the remaining 17.59 lac households from the tied grants for water under 15th Finance Commission to meet its 2022 target of 100% piped water connectivity.

Punjab cm thanks gadkari concending his gov`s proposal on upgradation of beas-dera bab nanak road project

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday thanked Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari for accepting state government’s proposal to approve substitution of 72 km stretch of Beas-Mehta-Batala-Dera Baba Nanak under ‘Bharatmala Pariyojana’ Phase-I as a part of year-long commemoration of 400th Prakash Purb of Ninth Sikh Guru Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji.

Punjab cabinet approves waiver of CLU and other charges for satsang Bhawans of Radha Soami satsang Beas

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved waiver of fee for Change of Land Use (CLU) and several other charges for Satsang Bhawans established, or to be established in future, by Radha Soami Satsang Beas (RSSB) across the state.

Smash & gone! Watch your cars as infamous 'Gulel gang' on prowl

NEW DELHI:Nine stolen laptops, three Apple Tabs, Nine mobile phones, dozens of laptop bags and other electronic articles was the recovery made by the Delhi Police from four members of 'Gulel gang' arrested while tracking a case of car theft.

Priyadarshan has been on my checklist forever: Aditya Seal

MUMBAI: Actor Aditya Seal recently got a chance to work with director Priyadarshan, and says that it was his wish to work with the veteran filmmaker for a long time.

A teacher who led a hockey revolution among tribals in Jharkhand

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive for Covid-19

No ban on referral of Covid patients to twin cities: Odisha govt

BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha government on Wednesday clarified that there is no ban on referral of Covid patients to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from other districts.

"Government is not banning movement of patients to Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. It's regulating to ensure that they travel safe and with proper medical advice and logistics," said Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy.

Punjab Government declares public holiday on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has declared a public holiday on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji on October 16, 2020.

A spokesperson of the Punjab government said that all the offices of Punjab government, boards, corporations and educational institutions would remain closed on the occasion.

Punjab Police conducts online training program on Child Rights & Child Protection

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to weed out child labour, child trafficking, domestic and sexual abuse from the society, the Community Affairs Division of the Punjab Police in collaboration with NGO Bachpan Bachaho Andolan, on Wednesday organized an online training program on Child Rights and Child Protection for the officials of the Punjab Police investigating cases under POCSO Act and responsible for implementation of provisions of Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.

If SAD is genuinely farmers' sympathiser, then immediately dissolve ties with Modi government: Balbir Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Accusing Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal to pursuing double standards over Union Government agriculture ordinances, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that if you are genuinely sympathetic towards the interests of the farmers and Punjab then immediately break party's ties with the Modi government at the Center which was on the verge of destroying the farmers. He said that if SAD would not break its alliance with BJP and come out of the Union government then it could not run away from its responsibility to endorse this anti-farmer law.

Cabinet Ministers, MP and MLAs thank CM & Union Minister for making Rayya-Dera Baba Nanak Road 4 lane

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet Ministers, MPs and MLAs have thanked the Union Road Transport Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari for approving the National Highways Authority to make Rayya-Batala-Dera Baba Nanak road four lane in view of the strong demand of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Capt Amarinder leads PPCC delegation to meet Governor to press for non-pursuance of Agriculture Bills by Centre

CHANDIGARH: Warning that the enactment of the farm ordinances would lead to resentment and unrest in the border state, which was already at the receiving end of Pakistan’s concerted efforts to foment trouble, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday led a Congress delegation to submit a memorandum to Governor VP Singh Badnore, seeking his intervention for non-pursuance of the Agriculture Bills by the Centre in Parliament.

Cricketer Suresh Raina’s Nin attack-murder case solved, announces Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced that the case of attack and murder involving cricketer Suresh Raina’s kin has been solved with the arrest of three members of an inter-state gang of robber-criminals.

Eleven other accused are yet to be arrested, DGP Dinkar Gupta said, giving details of the arrests in the case which took place on the night of 19th August in Village Tharyal of PS Shahpurkandi, District Pathankot.

Punjab CM announces withdrawal of FIRs filed against farmers, no fresh cases to be registered for Section 144 violation

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to farmers not to stop traffic or violate Section 144 in the state over the Agriculture Bills, but made it clear that no cases would be registered against them for violation of Section 144 as they were fighting for their lives.

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