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On Friendship Day, Captain Amarinder Singh gets nostalgic, recalls Army days

On Friendship Day, Captain Amarinder Singh gets nostalgic, recalls Army days

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh  became nostalgic and recalled his days in the Indian Army. Alongside a black-and-white photograph with a friend from his army days, Singh tweeted, “There is no greater bond than the one made in the Indian Army. Grateful to have had the friendship and company of the nation’s best. Cheers to

CM Amarinder Singh bats for crop diversification

CM Amarinder Singh bats for crop diversification

Pushing forward his crop diversification agenda to check the depleting ground water, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked the state planning board to chalk out a comprehensive crop diversification model. The board has also been directed to review the schemes of the Agriculture Department.Chairing an interactive session of the board, set up to

Priyanka “perfect choice” for becoming Cong president : Amarinder

Priyanka “perfect choice” for becoming Cong president : Amarinder

Days after he batted for young leader as the Congress president, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be a perfect choice to take over the party reins.Reposing his full confidence in the party general secretary, Amarinder said Priyanka would get all-round support if chosen to take over as Congress president.“Priyanka

Punjab CM concerned over killing of retired Army officer in UP

Punjab CM concerned over killing of retired Army officer in UP

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday expressed concern over the death of a retired Army officer, who was thrashed in Uttar Pradesh.”Disturbing to learn of the death of retired Captain Amanullah in Amethi by unidentified assailants. Request concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the case and ensure justice to the family,” the Chief Minister, who

Punjab CM gives double promotion to forgotten Kargil war hero

Punjab CM gives double promotion to forgotten Kargil war hero

As a goodwill gesture, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who had served as an Army captain during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, on Friday gave a double promotion to decorated Kargil war hero Satpal Singh, who has been managing traffic as a senior constable in the state police.Satpal Singh is a Vir Chakra awardee who served

20th Kargil Vijay Diwas: Punjab CM pays tribute to Kargil martyrs

20th Kargil Vijay Diwas: Punjab CM pays tribute to Kargil martyrs

20th Kargil Vijay Diwas: Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers on Friday paid tributes to the heroes of the Kargil War by remembering the valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.”Remembering and saluting the brave soldiers of the Indian Army, whose courage and valour was immortalised during the Kargil war. Their heroic acts

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh accepts Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

 Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Saturday accepted Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation, an official said here.He further said Sidhu’s resignation has been forwarded to Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore.The acceptance of the resignation came days after Sidhu resigned from Punjab Cabinet.Singh, who was in Delhi earlier this week, had said Tuesday he would decide on

If Sidhu doesn’t want to work, there’s nothing I can do: CM

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said if his Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the middle of the crucial paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating

Industries must adhere to environment rules: Punjab CM

Taking a tough stand on environment protection, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday called for collective efforts by every citizen to check pollution, while stressing on the need to be stricter with industries on adherence to environmental standards. Speaking at a function here to mark the World Environment Day that coincided with the first

Punjab CM goes nostalgic with 1965 India-Pakistan war hero

Punjab CM goes nostalgic with 1965 India-Pakistan war hero

Invoking his Army background and participation in the 1965 India-Pakistan war, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday went nostalgic when he met an Army war veteran.The Chief Minister met Captain Mall Singh (retired) of 2 Sikh who had sustained nearly half a dozen bullet injuries as part of Charlie Company in the 1965 war.Captain

Amarinder concerned over Canada's support to separatists

Amarinder concerned over Canada’s support to separatists

Expressing concern over the Canadian government’s “covert and overt” support to the hardliners operating from its soil to create disturbances in India, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Central government to ask the global community to join India in cracking down on this grave threat to its peace and security.”The appointment of

CM's 'warning' stirs up Punjab Congress leaders

CM’s ‘warning’ stirs up Punjab Congress leaders

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s latest diktat to the party leadership to perform or perish has not gone down too well with the Congress leaders in the state. Ministers and legislators of the ruling Congress in Punjab have been warned by the party that if they do not ensure the victory of the Congress candidates

Sukhbir dares Captain to start poll accountability in Congress

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Thursday, asked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh why he did not start the accountability process from home by promising to quit as CM in the event of an impending and humiliating Congress defeat from Patiala constituency. Sukhbir was addressing the public and workers’ meetings at Seeto

CM Amarinder and his '#CaptainDiChaupal' on Twitter

CM Amarinder and his ‘#CaptainDiChaupal’ on Twitter

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had a successful run with his ‘Coffee with Captain’ campaign to woo young voters in Punjab in the run up to the February 2017 Assembly elections in the state. Having been in power for over two years and the opposition gunning for the “non-performance” and “broken promises” of his

Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP

Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP

Amarinder Singh meets Rahul Gandhi, rules out need for alliance with AAP. After meeting Rahul Gandhi Monday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ruled out the need for any alliance with the “non-existent” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), but said the decision on tie-up would be taken by the high-command.Talking to reporters after the meeting, Singh said

PM Modi misleading people, says Capt Amarinder

Capt Amarinder Singh discharged from hospital

Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder singh was discharged from the PGI on Wednesday morning. Amarinder Singh underwent a minor surgery to remove a stone from  his kidney on

Punjab ministers, MP call for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation

Punjab ministers, MP call for Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation. Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s jibe at the Chief Minister that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is the captain of Captain Amarinder Singh has not gone down well among his colleagues pushing them to demand his resignation. It has been a double whammy for the cricketer-turned-politician

Amarinder Singh confirms Pak link to Nirankari Bhawan attack

Amarinder Singh confirms Pak link to Nirankari Bhawan attack

Amarinder Singh confirms Pak link to Nirankari Bhawan attack. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that the Punjab Police has arrested one of the two perpetrators of the grenade attack on Nirankari Bhawan in less than 72 hours after three persons were killed and 15 injured in the explosion. Addressing a press

PM Modi misleading people, says Capt Amarinder Singh

Captain Amarinder Singh denies any role in summoning of Badals in sacrilege case

Captain Amarinder Singh denies any role in summoning of Badals in sacrilege case. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday made it clear that his government had no role in the summoning of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and actor Akshay Kumar by the

Amarinder Singh directs strengthening of Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme

Amarinder Singh directs strengthening of Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme

Amarinder Singh directs strengthening of Ghar Ghar Rozgar scheme. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the Department of Employment Generation and Training to prepare aggressively for facilitating employment for youth in the next round of jobs fairs, which is to be held from November 12 to November 22. Nearly 82,000 jobs in the