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Akali Dal's attempt to brand Navjot Sidhu as anti-national & ISI agent is ridiculous
KARTARPUR CORRIDOR
22.09.18 - VIPIN PUBBY

THE PROPOSAL TO open a corridor for the historic and most revered Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan, on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, has unfortunately degenerated into a political controversy.

What started as a sudden but very welcome disclosure to Punjab minister Navjot Singh ...
  


Excise staff contributes one day salary for flood-hit Kerala
On Amarinder's call
18.09.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, SEPTEMBER 18:  In response to Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s appeal, officers and inspectors of the Excise and Taxation Department have contributed a day’s salary for the flood-hit Kerala state.

A delegation of the department, led by Additional Chief Secretary M.P Singh, handed over ...
  


1.27 crore will step out of their homes in 48 hours. Who’s talking about it?
17.09.18 - Kanwar Manjit Singh

YOU MIGHT HAVE missed it because it got very little space in the media. National dailies with editions in Chandigarh bung the news on the inside pages of their city supplements. 

Forty 'jamhoori jathebandis' — it is interesting how ragtag bunches describe themselves — brought a ...
  


Now, Captain to hold rally in Lambi to expose ‘Badal’s real face’
RALLY VS RALLY
16.09.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, September 16: After Shiromani Akali Dal’s rallies in Abohar and Faridkot now it’s the turn of Punjab Congress to hold a rally at Badals’ home turf.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to take on Akali veteran Parkash Singh Badal on the latter’s ...
  


Amarinder seeks suggestions from Sant Samaj for global celebrations of 550th Parkash Purab of Guru Nanak Dev
10.09.18 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday sought the blessings and suggestions from the Sant Samaj for commemorating the 550th ‘Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji in a befitting manner across the globe.

Interacting with the representatives of the Sant Samaj, the chief ...
  


Punjab withdraws notifications of cases transferred earlier to CBI
SIT FOR INVESTIGATION OF SACRILEGE INCIDENTS
06.09.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, September 6: In pursuance of Punjab Vidhan Sabha resolution to withdraw the investigation of sacrilege incidents of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji from Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the state government on Thursday issued fresh notifications to de-notify the earlier notifications issued in this ...
  


Punjab  to withdraw CBI probe into sacrilege and police firing incidents; CM announces police SIT
DEBATE ON JUSTICE (RETD) RANJIT SINGH COMMISSION'S REPORT
28.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 28: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Punjab Police for time-bound investigation into the Bargari and other sacrilege cases as well as the firing incidents of Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura.

He also assured that ...
  


Amarinder flays Sukhbir for attacking Rahul over 1984 riots issue
'UNWARRANTED & LUDICROUS'
26.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday lashed out at Sukhbir Singh Badal for the unwarranted and uncalled attack on Rahul Gandhi on the issue of 1984 riots.

Castigating the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president for his statement that Rahul was a ...
  


Punjab and the Politics of Sacrilege
24.08.18 - SP SINGH*

WHEN POLITICIANS COME from the same stock and are faced with a similar set of circumstances, they are likely to respond with a similar set of solutions, or non-solutions.

Three Punjabis proved it on a sub-continental scale. General Zia-ul-Haq wanted to woo the mullahs, so he ...
  


Amarinder seeks Sushma’s intervention to get Kartarpur corridor opened on Guru Nanak anniversary
22.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 22: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought the personal intervention of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in seeking access from the Pakistan government to enable devotees to visit the historic Gurudwara Sahib in Kartapur on the 550th birth anniversary of Sri ...
  


Sidhu hugging Pak army chief was not a nice gesture: Amarinder
19.08.18 - Team PT

Chandigarh, August 19: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging the Pakistani Army Chief was not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable.

Talking to mediapersons on the sidelines of a photo exhibition here, the Chief Minister said Sidhu should ...
  


ARREY BHAI, YEH KYA LIKH DALA? Amarinder Singh clarifies, but instead reiterates
AAP-CONG ALLIANCE
25.07.18 - S Pal

The CM also confirms in writing that no consensus exists in Punjab Congress on AAP-Cong alliance
 
WILL PUNJAB CONGRESS ally with the Aam Aadmi Party? Captain Amarinder Singh has responded to this question twice in the course of two days, but much like a 10+2 student ...
  


Sukhbir’s offer of joint action on drugs is just a political gimmick: Amarinder
STOP TAKING MORAL HIGH GROUND
07.07.18 - Team PT

CHANDIGARH, July 7: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ridiculed Sukhbir Singh Badal’s call for de-politicising the drugs and sacrilege issue as nothing but a political gimmick to divert public attention from his own role in shamelessly allowing both to flourish during his party’s ...
  


Drugs in Punjab: Beating Donald Trump at his insanity game
DEATH EMBRACING LOGIC
06.07.18 - S Pal

HOW DO YOU start a conversation in times when all political parties and wide sections of civil society openly advocate that thousands of youth in the state be hanged to death without losing any time?

How do you get a handle at the narrative if the ...
  


Death is the answer – From Govt in Punjab, Drug Peddler in Village, Lynch Mob in MP
KALA HAFTA – KOTLA CHAPPAKI KIHDI MAUT AAYE E
03.07.18 - S Pal

2015. A self-inspired people's movement raging on the streets of Punjab, and social media leading it from the forefront. Corpses on the road. Police fired into crowd. Angry mobs going all out to take into their own hands the complex task of applying institutional correctives.

"Death ...
  


Punjab govt to pay full compensation to Jodhpur detenus, if Centre fails to pay its share: Amarinder
25.06.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 25: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced his government’s decision to pay the full compensation amount of Rs. 4.5 crore to the Jodhpur detenus if the Centre fails to come out with its share.
 
The Chief Minister made this clear after a telephonic ...
  


Pakistan Murdabad, he shouted, sword in hand
REMEMBERING MASTER TARA SINGH
25.06.18 - PT Special

MARCH 3, 1947. The Lahore Assembly. Extremely surcharged atmosphere.

A turban Sardar with an unsheathed kirpan in hand shouted at the top of his hoarse voice: Pakistan Murdabad!

(Khushwant Singh, The History of the Sikhs)

A number of historians and witnesses later claimed that Master Tara Singh had ...
  


Punjab Roadways Chakka Jaam on June 25, but only in Punjabi Newspapers
BUS STRIKE IN PUNJAB
19.06.18 - Team PT

PUNJAB ROADWAYS, now being run almost exclusively by contract workers and employees recruited under "outsourcing" tactics, will come to a halt on June 25.

Top union leadership of Punjab Roadways and PUNBUS has declared a "Chakka Jaam" on June 25 and an ultimatum in this context ...
  


Set up Centre-State committee to formulate National Farm Debt Waiver Scheme: Capt urges PM Modi
NITI AAYOG MEET
17.06.18 - Team PT

NEW DELHI, June 17: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to constitute a Committee of the Union Government and some Chief Ministers to formulate a blueprint of a National Debt Waiver Scheme for farmers in consultation with States. 

While ...
  


Seek Amit Shah's help to get back the material of Sikh Reference Library and for declassification of Op Blue Star documents
KHAIRA URGES BADALS
06.06.18 - EKJOT SINGH

A DAY AFTER Shiromani Akali Dal President expressed pain and anguish at the 34th anniversary of army action on Darbar Sahib, Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has urged him to take up with BJP president Amit Shah the issue of release of rare manuscripts, ...
  



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