NEW CONDITION ON DEBT WAIVER - Self-declaration of land holding; no waiver for govt employees, tax-paying pensioners
15.01.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JANUARY 15: The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to introduce a system of self-declaration on land holdings by the beneficiaries of the farm debt waiver scheme to ensure that only deserving and eligible farmers get the benefit of the ...

Akalis always misused Panth to score political gains: Jakhar
13.01.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: PPCC President and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar have lambasted Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for misusing the Panth to score political gains. 

Asserting that Congress had in principle followed the directions issued by the Akal Takht in letter and spirit to avoid holding political conferences during ...

Navjot Sidhu announces Rs. 24 lakh for Baba Banda Singh Bahadur memorial
10.01.18 - TEAM PT

S.A.S. NAGAR: The Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu today paid a visit to the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial at Chapparchiri and announced Rs. 24 lakh for the development of the place as well as the facilitation of tourists. The minister himself ...

DEBT WAIVER – Amarinder’s Congress blames Modi; Akali Dal, AAP gun for Amarinder
06.01.18 - TEAM PT

It’s an open Tu-Tu, Main-Main season in Punjab, and the game is being played at the expense of the state’s debt-ridden farmers.

From the ruling Congress to the opposition Akali Dal and the wanting-to-be-seen-as-real opposition Aam Aadmi Party, each is blaming the other for the dire ...

Govt declares Vaisakhi, Maha Shivratri & Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur ji as holidays
30.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has declared gazetted public holidays on the occasion of Vaisakhi, Maha Shivratri  and Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji on April 14, February 14 and December 12, 2018, respectively.
Disclosing this here, an official spokesperson said ...

Cong govt betrays industry, power tariff enhanced instead of being reduced: Sukhbir Badal
15.12.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the Congress government had betrayed industrialists by sending them enhanced power bills with a tariff increase of around ten per cent on old rates, even while it announced to reduce power tariff to Rs ...

Amarinder rubbishes reports of postponing meeting with Bajwa, other party MPs
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 ...

PPCB appeals to farmers not to burn paddy straw in larger public interest
24.10.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) today urged the farmers for conserving the Paddy straw in a scientific manner rather than recklessly burning this precious source.

Disclosing this here today, Roshan Sunkaria, Principal Secretary, Science & Technology said that the unprecedented increase of pollution levels ...

Cong now running away from promise of Rs 5 per unit power: SAD
After Running Away From Farm Waiver Promise
15.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said after running away from waiving off farmer loans and giving jobs to youth, the Congress government had now even run away from its commitment to supply power to the State industry at Rs five per unit.

In a ...

Amarinder flays BJP for misrepresenting Rahul’s remarks on dynastic rule
14.09.17 - TEAM PT

London: Even as he welcomed the NSUI victory in DUSU elections as a sign of a swing in the Congress favour, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday lashed out at the critics of party vice president Rahul Gandhi for misconstruing his statement on dynastic ...

Amarinder lambasts Sukhbir Badal for unleashing anti-people agenda
Blames Akali's For The Fiscal Mess In The State
08.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has flayed Sukhbir Singh Badal and his Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for unleashing a negative, anti-people agenda with their misleading statements and baseless charges against the Congress government.

Categorically rejecting the Akali charges of the Congress government backtracking from ...

Capt govt slashes circle rates for both urban and rural areas
06.09.17 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh: Close on the heels of reduction in stamp duty on registration of property in urban areas, the Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has slashed circle rates in both urban and rural segments to further boost the beleaguered real estate sector in the state.

While ...

Congress must take disciplinary action against the ‘buffoons’, demands Bir Devinder Singh
Disgraceful conduct
17.08.17 - TEAM PT

PATIALA, AUGUST 17: Punjab Congress Committee President must take strict disciplinary action against the erring congress leaders of district Ferozepur for their inappropriate and erroneous conduct, demanded Bir Devinder Singh the former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

In a strongly worded statement issued today, Bir Devinder ...

Sukhbir asks State Govt to take action against Cong leaders responsible for Dalit atrocities
24.05.17 - TEAM PT

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal today asked the Congress government to take steps to protect the life and property of dalits in Punjab who were facing brutal attacks at the hands of Congress workers solely because they had exercised their franchise against the ...

Amarinder sets up expert group to explore ways to waive farm debt
15.04.17 - TEAM PT

The Captain Amarinder Singh government has set up an Expert Group to assess the quantum of agricultural debt, and suggests ways and means for its waiver.

Dr. T. Haque, Former Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, has been appointed Chairman of the Group, which has ...

Brahm Mohindra declares War against Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria
07.04.17 - TEAM PT

Brahm Mohindra, Health and family welfare minister Punjab, today declared war against the vector borne diseases and instructed the health officials and the officials from 11 departments to tackle these on priority. "There should be no laxity given in dealing with the outbreak of these ...

Punjab Govt claims RBI has already cleared CCL release
04.04.17 - team pt

Denying that it had sent a team of officials to Delhi to plead for the release of CCL by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the Punjab government has made it clear that the central bank had already cleared the payment, which was expected to ...

To serve the peg lovers, Pb govt denotifies bypassed stretches on state highways
04.04.17 - team pt

Three days after a Supreme Court-imposed ban on liquor sale along national and state highways came into effect, Punjab seems to have found a way out.
The Supreme Court had in its order said that liquor vends within 500 metres of national and state highways will ...

Adani Group evinces interest in expanding investment in Punjab
03.04.17 - TEAM PT

Seeing the changed industrial climate in Punjab in the wake of the installation of the industry-friendly Captain Amarinder Singh government, one of India's biggest industrial houses, the Adani Group, has evinced interest in expanding its investments in the state.
The Group president and chairman of several ...

Navjot Sidhu launches campaign ‘Peoples goverment at their Doorsteps’
30.03.17 - team pt

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today launched a special campaign ‘Peoples Government at their doorsteps’ aimed at connecting people at their doorsteps to understand their problems and make a permanent solution for the same.

Sidhu launched this campaign saying that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ...

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