Thursday, October 28, 2021

SAD to move assembly resolution to direct state for a cabinet decision to block centeral move on farm laws and BSF

Election Commission to ensure free, fair and transparent assembly elections in Punjab: Dr. S Karuna Raju

PATIALA: Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Dr S Karuna Raju said that the Election Commission of India would introduce a postal ballot facility for the senior citizens above 80 years, in forthcoming Assembly Elections of Punjab. He was interacting with the media, here, on Wednesday evening before taking a meeting of district officials to review poll preparedness.

Punjab Police bust cross border espionage network

AMRITSAR: In its persistent drive to shatter the nexus of Pak ISI and traitorous persons who supply classified information with the iniquitous designs to compromise sovereignty, integrity and security of the state, Punjab Police has busted a cross border espionage network.

Punjab CM announces to scrap 40,000 cases of VAT against industrialists and traders

LUDHIANA: In a much needed reprieve to trade and industry of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr Charanjit Singh Channi on Wednesday announced to scrap 40,000 pending cases of VAT, out of total 48,000 cases related to Financial Year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, against traders and industrialists across the state.

Punjab govt issues guidelines to release Ex-gratia assistance to heir sof people died of Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has issued guidelines for the release of ex-gratia relief to the heirs of those died due to COVID-19.

TV actress Kamya Panjabi joins Congress in Mumbai

MUMBAI: The Congress got a fresh dose of glamour with well-known television actress Kamya Panjabi joining the party here on Wednesday.

Capt Amarinder formally joined BJP, stabbed in back of farmers, Punjabis and Congress: Sukhjinder Randhawa

CHANDIGARH: Captain Amarinder Singh has today formally joined the BJP. Informally and internally, he had joined the BJP long ago but today the former Chief Minister has let the cat out of the bag by announcing formation of a new party and negotiating seats with the BJP. This was stated by senior Congress leader and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa in a press statement released here today.

Punjab calls special Assembly session on extra powers to BSF

CHANDIGARH:  The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved summoning of the special session of the Assembly on November 8 to oppose the Centre's notification extending the jurisdiction of the BSF from 15 km to 50 km from the international border, besides repealing the three "black" farm laws.

Trial for selection of Punjab's various sports teams for Khelo India Youth Games on October 30

CHANDIGARH: Trials for selection of various state teams for Khelo India Youth Games will be held by Sports Department Punjab on October 30, 2021 at 11 am.

SGPC to open Sikh Missionary College for Girls at Tarn Taran - Bibi Jagir Kaur

AMRITSAR: Dedicated to the centenary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and in memory of the martyrs of the Gurdwara Reform Movement, a grand gurmat function of Sikh missionary organizations was held at Gurdwara Sri Manji Sahib Diwan Hall here on Monday.

Amarinder to meet Shah on farmers' stir

CHANDIGARH:  Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will lead a non-political delegation of agricultural experts to meet the Union Home Minister to discuss possible solutions to the ongoing farmers' agitation on Thursday.

Punjab Cabinet Decides to Summon special assembly session On November 8

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved summoning of the 16th Special Session of 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha on November 8, 2021 to oppose Centre's notification extending the jurisdiction of BSF from 15 km to 50 km along the international border besides repealing the three black farm laws.

Amarinder announces new political outfit

CHANDIGARH: Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced the launch of his own political party, ahead of the Assembly elections slated for early next year.

Bibi Jagir Kaur Inaugurates Solar Power Plant At Golden Temple

AMRITSAR: Bibi Jagir Kaur, President, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) today inaugurated a solar power plant at Sachkhand Sri Harmandir Sahib to reduce the cost of electricity.

Raising the standard of medical education and research is the target of the state government-Dr. Raj Kumar Verka

CHANDIGARH: Reiterating the commitment of the state government to raise the standard of medical education and research, Dr. Raj Kumar Verka said that projects worth Rs. 219 crore are being implemented for the rejuvenation of Patiala government medical college and hospital. With the full implementation of these projects the people of Malwa region would start getting better facilities for treatment.

Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon takes over as Markfed Chairman in presence of Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister

CHANDIGARH:Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon on Tuesday assumed charge as the Chairman of Markfed in the presence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa accompanied by the Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Transport Minister Amarinder Singh Raja Waring and Industries Minister Gurkirat Singh Kotli.

Amarinder may launch political party on Wednesday

CHANDIGARH:  Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh may announce the launch of his own political party on Wednesday.

Punjab CM orders resumption of normal paddy procurement

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday directed the procurement agencies to immediately take all necessary steps to put the paddy procurement process back on track after heavy rains lashed parts of Punjab over the past two days.

All party meet firmly resolves to oppose center's decision for extension of BSFs jurisdiction in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The All Party Meeting convened by the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday resolved to strongly oppose the Centre Government’s decision to extend the jurisdiction of BSF from 15 to 50 KM areas along the International border in the state constitutionally, legally and politically in order to restore the status quo that existed before the notification of October 11, 2021.

Raja Warring hands over appointment letters to kin of seven farmers lost lives during farmer protest

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Transport Minister Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, on Monday, handed over appointment letters to family members of the seven farmers of district Mansa, who have lost their lives during the ongoing farmers' agitation against the draconian agri-laws of the Modi government.

Punjab to adopt Israel techniques for improving horticulture: Rana Gurjeet Singh

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to further improve the horticulture sector, the Punjab government has decided to adopt the latest technology from Israel so as to get a good yield of crops and vegetables even with less water consumption.

Modi launches pan-India health mission from Varanasi

VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched the Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) from his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi which will be one of the largest pan-India schemes to strengthen healthcare infrastructure.

Punjab CM announces to conduct survey of blind persons who an regain their sight

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government would soon conduct a survey of the blind persons across the state and provide best treatment to those who have any chance of regaining their eye sight.

Shocker: Witness claims NCB sought bribe from SRK to release Aryan

MUMBAI: In a new bombshell, a witness in the cruise ship rave party raid case has accused the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of allegedly demanding bribes from Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan to release his son Aryan Khan, here on Sunday.

Punjab becomes preferred investment destination for foreign players

CHANDIGARH: Having strong ecosystem, business friendly policies and excellent factors of production, Punjab has become a preferred investment destination for the global firms in last few years.

Jailed BSP MP Atul Rai booked under Gangster Act

VARANASI: Atul Rai, the jailed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP from Ghosi and one of his accomplices, have now been booked under the Gangster Act.

Punjab CM asks top Hocnos of industry from across globe partner in state's progress and prosperity

CHANDIGARH: As a precursor to two-days Progressive Punjab Investors Summit-2021 on October 26 & 27, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday in a meeting met delegation of German Companies operating in the state.

SAD(United) will never be an election partner with Congress, BJP and SAD(Badal)

AMRITSAR: Mr. Karnail Singh Peermohammad, General Secretary, SAD-United has made it clear that there can never be an election pact with the Congress Bhartiya Janata Party and (SAD) Badal Dal.

Punjab Govt hands over cheques of Rs.2.50 Cr to kin of deceased farmers and journalist of Lakhimpur Kheri

CHANDIGARH: On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the Punjab Government on Friday handed over cheques of Rs. 50 lakh each to the victim families of the farmers and a journalist, who were killed in the tragic incident at Lakhimpur Kheri District in Uttar Pradesh on October 3.

Punjab CM asks DCs of cotton affected districts to send the complete reports positively by October 29 for disbursal of compemsation

CHANDIGARH: Assuring the farmers of cotton growing belt in Southern Punjab of every possible help in mitigating their woes, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday asked the Deputy Commissioner of cotton affected districts to send the complete reports positively by October 29 so as to disburse compensation to them at the earliest.

CM Channi has made empty promises worth Rs 15,000 crore in one month: Bikram S Majithia

AMRITSAR: Former minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi had made promises worth Rs 15,000 crore in the last one month but had failed to give any real benefit to the people as no money had been allocated to fulfill the so-called commitments.

Bathinda pharmaceutical Park would serve the entire nation: Manpreet Badal tell Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

CHANDIGARH: Building a pharmaceutical park in Bathinda would serve the entire country, particularly the Northern region, including Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Western Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. The Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal made these remarks during a meeting today with Union Minister for Chemicals, Fertilizers and Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Mansukh L. Mandaviya, seeking the establishment of a pharmaceutical park in Bathinda.

24X7 working Quick Response center will be set up to address problems faced by NRIs at Airport: Pargat Singh

CHANDIGARH: A 24X7 online Quick Response Centre would be set up to deal with any problem faced by NRIs at the airports on their return home. This was stated by the NRI Affairs Minister Pargat Singh while presiding a review meeting of NRI Affairs department here today.

On CM'S direcitives PSPCL clears outstanding arrears of electricity bills worth RS 77.37 crore of 96,911 domestic consumers so far having load below 2 kw

CHANDIGARH:On the directives of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has cleared the outstanding arrears of electricity bills worth Rs. 77.37 crore of 96,911 domestic consumers having load below 2 KW till date.

District's 8329 Beneficiary Consumer Families Received Electricity Bills Of Rs. 758.9 Lakh - DC

FEROZEPUR: The Punjab Government headed by Chief Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi has given huge relief to the consumers of power up to 2 KW to help the needy people and waived the outstanding electricity bills of Rs. 758.9  lakh Have gone.

Birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass celebrated with great enthusiasm

AMRITSAR: the 487th  birth anniversary  of 4th Sikh Guru  and founder  of holy city Amritsar  Sri Guru  Ram Dass   ji  was celebrated  with  great enthusiasm enthusiasm  here today and thousand  of devotees  took a holy  dip  in the sacred  "sarovar" of Sachkhand  Sri Harmandir  Sahib.

To save ground water , Punjab to provide subsidy upto 90 % for drip irrigation

KAPURTHALA: Punjab Government has launched a special caimpaign to save ground water under " Micro irrigation " policy as the farmers would be able to attain subsidy upto 80 to 90 % on drip irrigation projects.

DCM directs Drugs Control Officers to weed out the menace of habit forming drugs

CHANDIGARH: Aiming to control pharmaceutical drug abuse, Deputy Chief Minister Punjab OP Soni directed all the Drugs Control Officers to check indiscriminate sale of habit forming drugs.

Youth to be deciding factor in Vidhan Sabha polls: Channi

CHANDIGARH: Emphasizing the need to harness the immense potential of the State youth in a constructive manner, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday said that the youth would be the deciding factor in the forthcoming Punjab Vidhan Sabha polls next year.

Make all efforts for instilling confidence of general public-CM to Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday asked the Police force to ensure effective, efficient and transparent policing across the state to instil confidence of the general public in the law and order machinery.

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