From Shahkot to Mohali Court, Sara Alam Bigrra Jaye
SARKAR IN MANALI
22.05.18 - S Pal

RANK PATRIARCHY, patent chauvinism and complete lack of respect for any norms of decency is reflected in scores of Whatsapp exchanges, photographs and news items concerning Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's sojourn in Manali.

With mercury breaching 43 degrees, it's perfectly reasonable for any resident ...
  


In Punjab’s villages, a battle is on & the renegades have been identified
SILVER JUBILEE OF A REVOLUTION MISSED

23.04.18 - SP SINGH

INDIAN TELEVISION SUDDENLY becomes a little too colourful on the country's mass festivals: Diwali, Holi, Independence Day, Republic Day. The anchors turn up in party clothes and sartorial sense goes all flourescent.

India knows how to mark a festival.

India also ...
  


Akali MLA dissociates from Punjab Assembly panel's report, submits dissent note
03.04.18 - PT BUREAU

Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra, a member of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha's Committee tasked to help ameliorate the lot of suicide-hit farmer families and debt-ridden agricultural labourers, has dissociated himself from the report of the panel and submitted a dissent note.

The panel, comprising five MLAs, was headed ...
  


No aarhtiya can be named in an FIR in case of farmer suicide: Punjab Vidhan Sabha committee
ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON SUICIDE-HIT BATS FOR AARHTIYAS
03.04.18 - S Pal

An officer of the rank of Superintendant of Police (SP) or higher must first investigate and find the real reason behind suicide, only then can any aarhtiya be named in the FIR, recommends the Assembly panel meant to help suicide-hit families.
 
IN A SHOCKING development, a ...
  


Ajit’s Hamdard slams Manpreet for cheapshots, says it exposed “inner shallowness” of “self-proclaimed intellectual”
MANPREET Vs SUKHBIR
30.03.18 - PT BUREAU

CLEARLY PICKING SIDES in a no-holds-barred dirty war between the Badal cousins, former Rajya Sabha MP and media baron Barjinder Singh Hamdard today came down heavily on Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, saying his diatribe against Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal was ...
  


Amarinder announces resumption of student union elections after 34 years
POLITICS ON THE CAMPUS
27.03.18 - Dr. Balvinder Singh

It is a move all political parties should welcome wholeheartedly  
 
IT FINALLY TOOK a Haryana to act to jolt Punjab out of its slumber. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on March 27, Tuesday, announced in the Punjab Assembly that college and university student union elections will be ...
  


Kejriwal to Majithia, and AAP TO RAAP TO PAAP TO KDV-AAP. Welcome to the party. Feel free please.
APOLOGY – AKALIS BIG LOSER, CONG TOO
15.03.18 - S Pal

NO, IT IS NOT a blessing in disguise; this is a blessing so blatant only beat hacks could have missed it. In fact, some Punjab AAP leaders should actually make huge cash contributions to party fund to thank Arvind Kejriwal for this new lease of life.

Notwithstanding ...
  


Amarinder measures own success -
09.03.18 - PT BUREAU

BARELY A YEAR in the hot seat, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday (March 11) declared himself a near superman CM, claiming he has signed 5,558 files since taking over the job, "made 42 official visits within Punjab" and made 17 trips to other states ...
  


Amarinder sees sand mafia from the air, orders action; someone grabs a camera, clicks pictures of CM in action
SUPER EFFICIENCY ONBOARD CM’S CHOPPER
06.03.18 - PT BUREAU

Chandigarh, March 6: Within days of asking top bureaucrats and police leadership to stop 'goonda tax' and illegal mining, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today himself saw the sand mafia in action from aboard his helicopter, fired direct orders for action against illegal mining, all ...
  


Did Modi say anything
PM MODI VINDICATES PUNJAB TODAY REPORTAGE
03.03.18 - S Pal

IN REMARKS THAT left much of the media stunned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that Congress had little control over Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who has been functioning like an "independent soldier." 

But one should have been stunned about anyone ...
  


CM holds pre-budget discussions with Congress MPs & MLAs
TO ALLOCATE RS 128 CR MONTHLY FOR OLD AGE PENSIONS
01.03.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced his government’s decision to set aside Rs 128 crore every month for disbursement of old age pension, while assuring that distribution of free mobile phones to youth would commence this year.

Reiterating his government’s commitment to ...
  


Need to restore faith of investors for transforming Punjab into an industrial giant: Sidhu
01.03.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government under the visionary leadership of the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh considers it an article of faith to make Punjab stand tall among the highly industrialised states of the country and for that to happen the faith of the investors need to ...
  


Rescind the pejorative appointment of M.K Kalohia as PSEB Chief
27.02.18 - Bir Devinder Singh

SAS Nagar: Appointment of Manohar Kant Kalohia, a retired IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, as Chairman of the Punjab School Education Board is an exceedingly stupid decision of the Government of Punjab. His appointment is an insult to all the experienced educationists, academicians of high ...
  


Punjab's destroyer masquerading as its saviour: Sidhu takes a dig at Sukhbir
'PUNJAB HASN’T FORGOTTEN SAD’S ECONOMIC TERRORISM IN THE STATE'
27.02.18 - TEAM PTt

Chandigarh: Punjab Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has derided Akali leader Sukhbir Singh Badal for masquerading as the saviour of the people of Punjab after destroying their interests during his party’s 10-year misrule of the state.
 
It was hilarious that the man who was responsible for ...
  


Amarinder flays attempts to politicise OBC case through unfounded allegations
26.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has flayed attempts to politicise the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) case with unsubstantiated charges against his son-in-law, who is a minority shareholder with a mere 12.5% share in Sambhauli Sugars, and was being unnecessarily dragged into the ...
  


Order probe into son’s involvement in the “Goonda” tax scam: Khaira to Amarinder
26.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Leader of opposition Sukhpal Khaira while addressing media persons, demanded a high level impartial inquiry by either the CBI or a sitting judge of the High Court to probe charges of extortion of "Goonda” tax leveled by two major companies undertaking construction work at ...
  


Names of PPSC members & Information Commissioners recommended to Gov
22.02.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: A High-Powered Committee, headed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, on Thursday recommended six names to Governor, V. P. Singh Badnore, for appointment as members of the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). The Committee also recommended two names for appointment as Information Commissioners ...
  


CM announces Rs.100 crore for development of Amritsar city
21.02.18 - TEAM PT

Amritsar: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced a grant of Rs.100 crore for the execution of various development works in Amritsar, while making it clear that paucity of funds would not be allowed to scuttle the execution of these projects.

Addressing the newly ...
  


Ajit, Jagbani embroiled in dirty, all out war
I AM #1 | NO, YOU ARE LIAR, DIRTY!
15.02.18 - PT MEDIA CORRESPONDENT

NO ONE EXPECTED these two Punjabi speaking creatures to fall in love on Valentine’s Day, but the sheer intensity of their mutual hatred evoked a feeling of déjà vu.

An ugly public all out war has broken out between two of the region's leading Punjabi language ...
  


Capt Amarinder orders DGP to crackdown against Goonda tax
ZERO TOLERANCE TO CORRUPTION
15.02.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: Taking serious note of reports of illicit collection of money from business and industry, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the Director General of Police to crack down against the so-called Goonda Tax in the state.

The Chief Minister directed the DGP to ...
  



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