Amarinder asks excise dept to explore govt. intervention in liquor trade
TO SHIFT TO MULTI-YEAR LIQUOR POLICY
23.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state ...
  


Why Harsimrat Badal is silent on the move to change the name?
DAYAL SINGH COLLEGE CONTROVERSY
23.11.17 - Bir Devinder Singh

I appreciate the initiative of Mr. Manjinder Singh Sirsa and Manjit Singh GK leaders of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to logically and forcefully oppose the move of the Management of Dayal Singh Evening College, Delhi to change its original name to a new ...
  


Punjab CM to take up pending GST payements issues with PM Modi and FM Jaitley
CENTRE RENEGED FROM ITS RESPONSIBILITY
22.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has said he will soon take up with the Centre the issue of the pending GST payments, whose delay was causing severe financial problems for the state.
 
During a discussion in today’s cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister said he will ...
  


Afghan envoy meets Amarinder, proposes revival of Kabul-Amritsar air link
TO FURTHER BOOST HIS COUNTRY'S TRADITIONALLY CLOSE TIES WITH PUNJAB
22.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has proposed revival of the Amritsar-Kabul air corridor and a pilot project for 1500 tonnes of cargo trade to further boost his country’s traditionally close ties with Punjab.

The ambassador met Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here on ...
  


Don’t criticise for sake of criticism, CM exhorts opposition
ALL MEMBERS SHOULD FOLLOW THE BASIC ETIQUETTES
20.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday said while his government welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism for the sake of criticism, and all members should follow the basic etiquettes and courtesies of the legislative procedures in the House.
     
Addressing ...
  


Amarinder welcomes move to elevate Rahul Gandhi as Congress President
'TIME TO PASS ON THE BATON'
20.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as Congress president, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party’s fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Talking to mediapersons here, the CM said the ...
  


Punjab Vidhan Sabha's winter session dates announced
CABINET TO MEET EVERY WEDNESDAY TO ENSURE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING
17.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The winter session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha will be held for three days, from November 27 to November 29, 2017.

This was decided at a meeting of the state cabinet, which also agreed to meet every Wednesday at 3 p.m. to ensure smooth functioning of ...
  


Cabinet sub-committee set up for regular review of fiscal situation
AMARINDER TO HEAD THE COMMITTEE
17.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The cash-crunched Punjab government has decided to regularly review its fiscal condition, with focus on expenditure curtailment and resource mobilization.

A cabinet sub-committee, headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has been set up for this purpose.

The sub-committee will meet every Tuesday to discuss ways ...
  


Refusal of Amarinder to meet Kejriwal a monumental blunder
'PUNJAB DONNING A NON PERFORMING CM'
15.11.17 - Bir Devinder Singh

The first seven months of Capt. Amarinder Singh's current stint as Chief Minister has established one fact beyond any doubt that for the first time, Punjab has someone at the helm who is donning the role of a non-performing and reluctant Chief Minister. It is ...
  


Political parties should appoint BLAs for electoral roll revision: CEO
CEO MEETS REPRESENTATIVES OF POLITICAL PARTIES
15.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: A meeting was held today at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, with the representatives of all the registered political parties concerning the revision of electoral rolls.
 
Chairing the meeting, the Additional Chief Electoral Officer Manpreet Singh Chhatwal appealed to all the representatives of ...
  


Sukhbir Badal announces new party structure
15.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal today announced new party structure while making a few changes into the SAD office-bearers in order to infuse a new energy in the party’s rank and file.

Disclosing here, Sukhbir said that five time Chief Minister of ...
  


Trust on a talent hunt to broaden editorial decision making structure
TWISTS IN THE TRIBUNE
15.11.17 - S Pal

The crisis in The Tribune, triggered by an abject, almost self-abasing apology made to former minister Bikram Singh Majithia, is nowhere near ending. Following the removal of The Tribune Trust’s president SS Sodhi, and with J-K Governor N N Vohra being named as his replacement, ...
  


Any meeting between us would be useless: Amarinder to Kejriwal
'STOP POLITICISING THE ISSUE'
14.11.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh has once again ruled out a meeting with his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal to discuss the issue of air pollution resulting from stubble burning, urging him to refrain from trying to politicise such a serious issue.

Responding to media reports ...
  


Lesson from Nehru - Politicians need to work together with the govt to meet modern day challenges: Brahm Mohindra
UNDERSTANDING NEHRU IN SMOG TIMES
14.11.17 - PT Bureau

LUDHIANA: Irrespective of the fact that we live in times when political differences are creating bitterness in our polity, the challenges facing Punjab and the whole of India are so huge that the only way out for the political leadership will be to work in ...
  


Amarinder again writes to PM for stubble burning compensation to check pollution
URGES PM TO CONVENE MEETING OF CONCERNED CMs & UNION MINISTERS TO RESOLVE CRISIS
09.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has again written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking compensation for farmers for crop resident management to check the dangerous trend of stubble burning, which has triggered a major smog crisis in the northern belt of the country.

He has also ...
  


TRIBUNE TRUST REMOVES JUSTICE SODHI AS PRESIDENT, VOHRA IS THE NEW MAN IN, EDITOR GIVES PEP TALK TO STAFF, RADIO SILENCE ON SODHI
APOLOGY FALLOUT – THE FIGHT BACK
08.11.17 - S Pal

Tribune, Harish Khare mull the next step to undo the damage

WILL APOLOGY PROVE RATHER DAMAGING FOR BIKRAM MAJITHIA?
 
In an explosive development triggered by The Tribune’s abject apology to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, The Tribune Trust has removed Justice SS Sodhi (retd) as its ...
  


TRIBUNE TRUST REMOVES JUSTICE SODHI AS CHAIRMAN, EDITOR TELLS STAFF WE WILL FIGHT IT ALL THE WAY
APOLOGY FALLOUT – THE FIGHT BACK
07.11.17 - S Pal

Tribune, Harish Khare mull the next step to undo the damage

WILL APOLOGY PROVE RATHER DAMAGING FOR BIKRAM MAJITHIA?
 
In an explosive development triggered by The Tribune’s abject apology to Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia, The Tribune Trust has removed Justice SS Sodhi (retd) as its ...
  


ISI behind killing of RSS leaders and others in Punjab: Capt Amarinder
TRYING TO SPREAD COMMUNAL DISTURBANCES
07.11.17 - TEAM PT

The Punjab government today said that the targeted killings being carried out in the state for more than a year now were part of a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI.

"Breakthrough in targeted killings with arrest of 4, conspiracy was hatched by #ISI on ...
  


SAD demands immediate resignation of Sukhpal Khaira
HC REFUSES TO STAY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST KHAIRA
06.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said AAP leader Sukhpal Khaira did not have any locus standi to continue as leader of opposition with the high court refusing his plea to stay proceedings summoning him as an accused in an international drug racket case ...
  


Amarinder rubbishes reports of postponing meeting with Bajwa, other party MPs
NO SUCH MEETING SCHEDULED IN THE FIRST PLACE
06.11.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has denied deferment of any meeting with Congress MPs, including Partap Singh Bajwa, saying no such meeting was scheduled in the first place.
 
CM rubbished reports that he had postponed a meeting of MPs scheduled for Monday, thus depriving Bajwa ...
  



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