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Amritsar train mishap: CM announce magisterial inquiry ordered

Amritsar train mishap: CM announce magisterial inquiry ordered. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced that a magisterial inquiry under Divisional Commissioner of Jalandhar will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the train accident in which 59 people died on Friday evening. The Chief Minister has sought the inquiry report within four

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation

Stubble burning: Punjab CM meets PM to press for compensation. Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for compensation to farmers in lieu of stubble burning. Captain Amarinder apprised Prime Minister Modi that the problem of stubble burning could get aggravated and needed to be urgently addressed. The

Punjab Cabinet approves increase in stamp duty rates

Punjab cabinet approves hike in stamp duty rates to mobilise resources

Punjab cabinet approves hike in stamp duty rates to mobilise resources. In a move to mobilise additional resources for the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved an Ordinance to amend Schedule 1-A of Indian Stamp Act, 1899, to enable increase in the stamp duty rates. Stamp duty rates for 17 items stand to double

Punjab CM's morphed video goes viral, case lodged

Give due compensation to 2017 rain-affected farmers: Punjab CM

Give due compensation to 2017 rain-affected farmers: Punjab CM. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed all the Deputy Commissioners to immediately release any pending compensations to farmers, who suffered losses during the 2017 floods in the state. While chairing a meeting to finalise the modalities for the early release of compensation to the

No need of alliance in Punjab: CM Captain Amarinder Singh

Punjab cabinet approves amendments to police act

Punjab cabinet approves amendments to police act. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday approved an amendment to the Punjab Police Act 2007 for setting up a state commission for the selection of Director General of Police (DGP), in line with court guidelines. The Punjab Police Amendment Bill 2018 will be tabled in the ongoing session

Punjab CM's morphed video goes viral, case lodged

Punjab CM calls upon Swaraj for access to Pak gurudwara

Punjab CM calls upon Swaraj for access to Pak gurudwara . Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday sought the intervention of External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj to enable Indian devotees to visit the Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartapur on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.In a letter, Singh called upon the EAM to hold discussions with her Pakistani counterpart to get a special corridor for

Punjab CM Sidhu Pak Army Chief

Punjab CM not in favour of Sidhu embracing Pak Army Chief

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday criticised his cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for embracing Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during Imran Khan’s swearing-in as Pakistan Prime Minister. “As far as hugging the Pakistan Army Chief is concerned I am not in its favour. It was wrong for him to have shown the affection

Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh's treatment

Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh’s treatment

Punjab CM releases Rs 5 lakh for Hakam Singh’s treatment.  Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the release of Rs. 5 lakh for the treatment of ailing Asiad Gold medal winner athlete Hakam Singh. The Chief Minister, had earlier tweeted his concern and asked the Deputy Commissioner to visit the 1978 Bangkok Asiad medallist. He has also directed the

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh calls for national drug policy again

Captain Amarinder Singh seeks cooperation of counterparts in controlling drug menace

Captain Amarinder Singh seeks cooperation of counterparts in controlling drug menace. Punjab Chief Minister  sought the cooperation of his counterparts in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan to end the drug menace in Punjab. The Chief Minister also sought the assistance of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, to whom Delhi Police reports, to control the cultivation

Punjab Cabinet approves increase in stamp duty rates

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh seeks early release of TADA prisoner

Punjab: Captain Amarinder Singh seeks early release of TADA prisoner. Chief minister on Wednesday wrote a letter to Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy for the early release of Gurdeep Singh Khera, who is serving double life sentences in terror cases, on the basis of his good conduct. Khera, the son of Banta Singh, has been

Down from numero uno to 20th rank shameful: Sukhbir

Down from numero uno to 20th rank, shameful: Sukhbir

Chandigarh – Former Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said that it was shameful that Punjab had descended from number one to number twenty under the leadership of Capt Amarinder Singh and was now being ranked below erstwhile ‘BIMARU’ states like Bihar and Jharkhand. In a statement

Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi

Punjab to provide 8,500 jobs during international job fair: Channi

Chandigarh – The Punjab Government will provide jobs to about 8,500 youth of the state during the first of its kind ‘International Job Fair’ in the country. The Punjab Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi disclosed this after holding a joint review meeting of Employment Generation and Technical Education departments regarding the

Harsimrat asks Captain Amarinder to announce 100 per quintal paddy bonus

Harsimrat asks Captain Amarinder to announce 100 per quintal paddy bonus

Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday asked Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to walk the talk if he was really serious about boosting farmer earnings by announcing an immediate bonus of Rs 100 per quintal on paddy instead of playing politics by dubbing the historic increase of Rs 200 per

Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab

Dope test: business of Rs 400 crore in Punjab

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): It seems that dope test is going to be a big business in the State. Amid the drug menace, the trend of dope test has been started. If look at the figure, more than 20 lacs persons will undergo this test by paying more than Rs 300 crore , in the coming three

Mass movement against drug: Speaker Rana KP Singh undergoes dope test

Mass movement against drug: Speaker Rana KP Singh undergoes dope test

Mohali(Prabhmeet Luthra): Barely a day after the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced that he was ready to undergo a drug test, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana K.P. Singh became the first celebrity to voluntarily undergo a dope test at the Mohali Civil Hospital in Phase 6. This was the first step in taking forward the

FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card

FSM launches statewide distribution of food grains under smart ration card

Mohali(DP Correspondent): In order to ensure foolproof transparency and efficiency in the distribution of food grains, Punjab Food & Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today launched a statewide distribution of food grains under SMART RATION CARD SCHEME through e-POS machines, during a State Level Function organized at Kisan Vikas Chamber in Mohali.This biometric supported electronic

Employees demand dope test for all salaried persons

Punjab: Employees demand dope test for all salaried persons

Chandigarh(DP Correspondent): While welcoming the decision about dope test for all employees, the Punjab Civil Secretariat Staff Association demanded dope test for all, who have been getting salaries from the State exchequer, including MLAs, Ministers and CM too. In the statement, the president of the Association, Sukhchain Singh Khaira told that the decision of the

Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election

Dope test to be mandatory for candidature in rural election

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): Perhaps the Punjab will be the first state, where in the forthcoming Panchayat elections; the candidate may have to submit his or her nomination papers along with dope test report. The Punjab Government is going to introduce this rule, shortly. Talking to Daily Post, the rural development Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa told

Punjab: Gram Panchayat elections on Sept 30, notification issued

Punjab: Gram Panchayat elections on Sept 30, notification issued

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government has issued notification for Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis (PS) and Zila Parishads (ZP). Election for ZP and PS will be conducted on September 10 and for gram panchayats on September 30. For the election schedule, further notification will be issued by the Punjab State Election Commission, soon. Talking to Daily

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees

Punjab CM orders mandatory dope test of all govt. employees. Further tightening the noose around drug abuse, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a mandatory dope test of all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service. Singh has directed the chief secretary to