Punjab govt still not clear on extending Curfew beyond April 14
COVID-19 CRISIS
08.04.20 - Team PT

Rejecting media reports to the contrary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday made it clear that no decision had yet been taken on extending the curfew in the state beyond April 14.

Terming such reports as purely speculative and unfounded, the Chief Minister categorically ...
  


Punjab announces reduction in fixed electricity charges; Defers due dates for payment of bills
COVID-19 CRISIS
07.04.20 - Team PT

To further mitigate the hardships faced by the people amid the COVID-19 crisis and clampdown, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced reduction in fixed charges for electricity consumers, along with deferment of deadline for payment of bills, while instructing the Power department ...
  


Amarinders and Badals must lead by example
COVID-19 CRISIS
05.04.20 - Bir Devinder Singh


 Through advertisements in newspapers and social media, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh is regularly making appeal  to donate generously to the CM Covid Relief Fund.

According to an official statement, underlining the need for generating resources to deal with the COVID-19 medical emergency on priority, ...
  


Punjab Govt defers due date for submitting applications for recruitment
COVID-19 CRISIS
31.03.20 - Team PT


Keeping in view of the curfew extension amid COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab Government has decided to postpone the due date for submitting applications for all kinds of new recruitment to April 30, 2020 or beyond that. 

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that the Punjab ...
  


Now in Punjab, Industries & Brick kilns can operate with migrant labour if they can be accommodated on premises
COVID-19 CRISIS
29.03.20 - Team PT


To address the problem of migrant labourers and prevent their exodus from the state amid the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked all industrial units and brick kilns in the state to commence operations with such migrants if they have adequate ...
  


Banks in Punjab to open on March 30-31; From 3rd April, two days a week
COVID-19 CRISIS
29.03.20 - Team PT


Banks in Punjab will remain open across Punjab on March 30 & 31, 2020, to facilitate people in their financial transactions amid the curfew restrictions, under orders from Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. From April 3 onwards, all bank branches shall be open only on ...
  


Stop humiliating the NRIs currently in Punjab, with ‘albatross around their neck’: Bir Devinder Singh
COVID-19 CRISIS
29.03.20 - Team PT


Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, condemned the Punjab government for mortifying ignominiously the Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), who are on their visit to home State, Punjab since January 2020 or even before. 

In a statement issued today, he said that the kind of ...
  


Punjab CM seeks financial assistance from centre to clear pending liabilities under MGNREGA
COVID-19 CRISIS
26.03.20 - Team PT


Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought immediate financial assistance from the Centre to clear all the pending liabilities under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme.

In a letter to Union Minister of Rural Development and Agriculture ...
  


Punjab govt issues new orders to facilitate supply of essentials, management of curfew
COVID-19 CURFEW
25.03.20 - Team PT


To further streamline the curfew management and facilitate supply of essentials in the curfew-bound state in the light of the 21-day national lockdown which started today, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder has issued a fresh set of directives to the police and civil administration, including ...
  


New curfew guidelines to ease people’s problems in Punjab
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
24.03.20 - Team PT


A day after imposing full curfew in the state to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a series of measures to ease the problems faced by the people, and to enable the police and civil administration to manage ...
  


Punjab under state-wide Curfew with no relaxations
TO COMBAT COVID-19 PANDEMIC
23.03.20 - Team PT


Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered state-wide curfew clampdown, making Punjab the first state in the country to resort to this extreme and exceptional measure in the battle against COVID-19.

The Chief Minister, after reviewing the situation with Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and ...
  


Punjab orders statewide lockdown till March 31
TO COMBAT COVID-19 PANDEMIC
22.03.20 - Team PT


All essential services will be available during the shutdown, which will take effect from 6 a.m. on Monday and will remain in force till 9 P.M. on March 31.

Even as the Chief Minister appealed to all residents of Punjab to observe all health safeguards, especially ...
  


Will definitely contest next polls, still young to do so: Amarinder
ABHI TO MAIN JAWAN HOON
16.03.20 - Team PT


Setting at rest all speculations to the contrary, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday made it clear he would definitely contest the next Assembly elections in the state.

"I’m still quite young. Do you think I’m too old to fight the polls?,” he quipped ...
  


Amarinder vows to bring Bargari guilty to book, promises total elimination of mafias & equal opportunity for all
16.03.20 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday vowed to ensure punishment for those guilty in the Bargari case, while promising total elimination of all kinds of mafia and monopoly in the state.

Declaring that he will not allow mining, liquor, drug and transport mafias, or ...
  


Amarinder govt’s nefarious plan to steal Shamlat Lands will spell death knell of Punjab
THE FINAL LOOT
15.03.20 - SP Singh*

EDITOR’S WARNING – 

WE MUST START with a cautionary note — This is a long story. A very long story. No one reads very long stories these days. All of us want to read WhatsApp forwards that dispense great wisdom in a clever poster. If ...
  


Coronavirus - Punjab to close cinema halls, restaurants
14.03.20 - Team PT

After ordering closure of all educational institutions in the state till March 31, the Punjab government is likely to shut down cinema halls, restaurants and clubs till the end of this month amid coronavirus scare.  

According to a PTI report, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said ...
  


Parikarma & Jarnaili Sadak: A Walk in the Clouds
AAP GOES TO GURU
05.03.20 - S Pal

Parading at Sri Darbar Sahib, not folding hands even inside the sanctum sanctorum, shaking hands at Sri Akal Takht Sahib. What is these leaders' understanding about Punjab, about our culture, about religion, about sensitivity? 
 
TOP LEADERSHIP OF AAM AADMI PARTY was at the Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, ...
  


Punjab cabinet okays Lokayukta Bill, covering all levels up to CM
TO IMPLEMENT ANOTHER KEY POLL PROMISE
02.03.20 - Team PT

The Punjab Government led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday took a major step towards implementing another pre-poll promise, with the Cabinet approving introduction of Punjab Lokayukta Bill, 2020, which will cover all levels of public functionaries, up to the Chief Minister.

The Cabinet decision will ...
  


Punjab govt to do away with optional extension for employees
TO GENERATE EMPLOYMENT FOR YOUTH
02.03.20 - Team PT

In line with the Budget announcement to revert to the earlier retirement age for employees, the Punjab Government has decided to do away with the policy of optional extension in service period after retirement/superannuation, in order to generate employment for the state’s youth.

The Punjab Cabinet, ...
  


DGP Gupta’s Statement Reeks Of Bias Against The Sikh Community
KARTARPUR SAHIB CORRIDOR
23.02.20 - AMANDEEP SANDHU


The statement comes just when the UN Secretary-General called Kartarpur ‘a corridor of hope’.

It is very unfortunate and damaging that the Panjab DGP Dinkar Gupta has issued a statement carried by The Indian Express, Chandigarh, February 22 and printed as such in broadsheet.

In the evening, ...
  



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