Online building plans approval system to be game changer: Navjot Sidhu
04.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: "The Punjab Government as envisioned by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh is committed to the overall development and transformation of the urban sector with focus on the easing of processes so as to ensure that the people receive all the services in a ...

Punjab govt sets up committee to overhaul govt medical, dental colleges in state
01.09.17 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government, led by CM Captain Amarinder Singh, has set up a high-powered planning and monitoring committee for the up-gradation and overhauling of the government medical and dental colleges, which had been allowed to deteriorate to pathetic levels by the previous government in ...

CM puts spurious pesticides and seeds dealers on notice; tells farmers to follow PAU advice
White Fly Attack
11.08.17 - TEAM PT

MANSA, AUGUST 11: Vowing to take suppliers of spurious pesticides and seeds to task, CM Amarinder Singh on Friday urged farmers to use only the varieties recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to protect their cotton crops from white-fly.

Speaking to farmers during a visit ...

Italy evinces interest in collaborating with Punjab in agriculture
20.07.17 - TEAM PT

Italy is keen to partner with Punjab in the field of agriculture and sustainable development.

A delegation of Italian company Anas, led by Indo-European Sustainable Development CEO Sir John Martin Thomas, met Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh to discuss collaboration in these and other areas of ...

SYL issue: Amarinder welcomes SC decision to give 2-month time for talks
11.07.17 - TEAM PT

Welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision to give two months’ time to resolve the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) issue, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday once again urged the central government to facilitate dialogue with Haryana for "early resolution” of the issue.

Saying that the problem ...

Amarinder talks to Sushma Swaraj on 39 Indians held hostage by ISIS in Iraq
10.07.17 - team pt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured Punjab CM Amarinder Singh that her ministry was making all-out efforts to trace and facilitate the return of the 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who had been held hostage in Mosul since 2014.

Reacting to reports that the families ...

BLASPHEMOUS VERSES: Surjit Gagg's poem about Guru Nanak angers many, poet arrested
09.07.17 - PT Bureau

ROPAR: Punjab's 'Facebook poet' Surjit Gagg was today arrested under blasphemy charges after he posted a rather risqué poem that referred to Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak Dev, in terms widely considered derogatory and unacceptable.

"Main te Nanak," Gagg's poem that got him into trouble, is not ...

Amarinder gives go-ahead to bike taxis to generate employment for youth
26.05.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced his government’s decision to allow pillion or bike taxis as a means to generate employment for youth, to fulfill another key Congress poll manifesto promise.

The Chief Minister has given in-principle approval to the initiative, which will be ...

Gender based discrimination, violence an ugly blot on society; needs to be removed: Sandhu
25.04.17 - TEAM PT

"It is a stark reality of our so called modern society that despite all the efforts, the gender based discrimination and violence has ceased to abate. Though our all religious scriptures preach equality for man and woman at every level but the truth is that ...

Amarinder failed to make use of Niti Aayog meeting to press for Punjab’s Demands: SAD
24.04.17 - TEAM PT

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said it was unfortunate that Punjab had failed to use the Niti Aayog meeting presided over by the Prime Minister to make a claim for special funds for the State as well as an action plan to take its ...

Oye, Bas Kar Yaar! Inne RTI?-  SIC
21.04.17 - TEAM PT

The State Information Commission, Punjab during the hearing of a case directed Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana to ignore the RTI applications filed by Amarjit Singh Dhamotia of Ludhiana, who has filed more than 500 applications under RTI act and disrupted the routine work of the MC, ...

Amarinder on 3Day visit to Mumbai from Monday to meet with Ambanis, Mahindra among others
09.04.17 - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will on Monday kick-start a three-day trip to Mumbai as part of his `Invest Punjab’ initiative, with a series of meetings scheduled with some of the leading captains of industry and business in the country. 

The CM will be accompanied ...

Amarinder orders special Girdawari to assess damage to crops due to rain
06.04.17 - team pt

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a special girdawari (surveyorship) to assess the damage caused to the wheat crop due to hailstorm and unseasonal rain across the state.
A Punjab government spokesperson said the Chief Minister had directed all Deputy Commissioners to get the losses ...

Not in favour of ‘Erasing’ British Rule Remnants: Capt
01.04.17 - team pt

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday ruled out a Spain-like Historical Memory Law to ‘erase all remnants of cruel and humiliating British colonial rule’ in the state. 
The Chief Minister made this clear in response to questions from media persons regarding the proposal of ...

Nearly 500 Arrested in Punjab's Crackdown on Drugs: Amarinder Singh
31.03.17 - TEAM PT

Nearly 500 arrests have been made in the crackdown on drugs by the new government in Punjab in the past fortnight, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said in New Delhi on Friday.
With 240 tip-offs received in just two days since the Punjab Police reactivated and ...

Fault finder, not Path finder; Badal describes Guv's address as
28.03.17 - TEAM PT

Former Punjab Chief Minister and SAD stalwart Parkash Singh Badal said here today that he had been saddened by address given by the new government to the Governor to read as it was " a directionless, visionless and retrograde step which contains no outline for ...

Badal's advice to Captain; Keep it cool, Buddy!
24.03.17 - TEAM PT

Parkash Singh Badal said here today that there was no reason for CM Captain Amarinder Singh to react so " peevishly" to the SAD-BJP asking him not to link the Congress poll promise of loan waiver with a central fiscal package for Punjab. " Where ...

AG says no conflict of interest in Sidhu's TV shows; CM confirms no need to change Sidhu's Culture portfolio
23.03.17 - TEAM PT

Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda has not found any conflict of interest between Navjot Singh Sidhu’s office as state cabinet minister and his work on television shows.

CM Captain Amarinder Singh has confirmed that he has received the report of the advocate general on the issue, ...

IAS Varun Roojam assumes charge as Director Public Relations Punjab
18.03.17 - TEAM PT

Senior IAS officer Varun Roojam today formally assumed the charge as Director Information and Public Relations, Punjab at Punjab Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh.

Disclosing this official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that Varun Roojam is an IAS officer of 2004 batch. Before the present assignment of ...

Governor Allots Portfolios to Newly Inducted Ministers
16.03.17 - team pt

On the advice and recommendation of Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, after being sworn-in, the Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today allotted portfolios to the newly inducted Ministers. 
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said that Capt. Amarinder Singh would hold ...

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