No alliance talks with AAP in Punjab, Congress needs no allies in state: Amarinder
12.03.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has categorically denied any alliance talks with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or any other party, for the May 19 Lok Sabha elections in the state.

The Congress did not need any alliance in Punjab, nor was it in talks with ...

Rebels will be shunted out of Congress: Amarinder
08.03.19 - Team PT

PATHANKOT, MARCH 8: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday warned Congress ticket aspirants rebelling against any of the official candidates of the party for the forthcoming parliamentary elections of expulsion from the party. 

In an informal chat with mediapersons after the ceremony to rededicate ...

Rahul will be the next PM: Amarinder
07.03.19 - Team PT

Killi Chahlan (Moga), March 7: The Congress today sounded its Lok Sabha poll bugle in Punjab with party president Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh launching a scathing attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally, the Shiromani Akali Dal ...

Punjab regularizes services of 5178 teachers and 650 nurses
06.03.19 - Team PT

Meeting a long-pending demand of the teaching community, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved regularization of the services of 5178 teachers recruited by the Education Department, with full pay scales to be implemented from October 1, 2019.

The Cabinet has ...

Punjab to honour 82 sportspersons with Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award
03.03.19 - TEAM PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved the names of eighty two sportspersons to be conferred with the state's highest sports honour – the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award. He also gave his nod to a proposal to include 12 Padma Shri, Arjuna and Rajiv ...

Kapurthala, Batala and Abohar upgraded as Municipal Corporations
02.03.19 - Team PT

To mark the commemoration of the 550th Parkash Purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the Punjab Cabinet has approved upgradation of the historic towns of Batala, Kapurthala and Abohar as Municipal Corporations, thus fulfilling a long-pending demand of the residents of these border areas.

The ...

Punjab decides on constitutional amendment for reservation to economically weaker sections
02.03.19 - Team PT

Giving preferential treatment to the Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in matters of reservation in Government jobs, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday decided to go in for a constitutional amendment for the same,

The proposed amendment relates to insertion of ...

Punjab to provide debt relief for farm labourers and landless farmers
02.03.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Cabinet led by Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday gave in-principle approval to a debt relief scheme for farm labourers and landless farming members of PACS, to provide a major relief to 2.85 lakh people, of which around 70% are Dalits.

The scheme will benefit ...

CM Amarinder to camp in border areas for 3 days to assess situation, build confidence
26.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 26: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will camp in the border areas of Punjab as part of the confidence-building measures undertaken by the state government in the wake of the Indian Air Force (IAF) surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC).

A high alert ...

Punjab sets up a special desk at 181 for Kashmiris
23.02.19 - Team PT

Within days of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh assuring full support for students from the Valley, Punjab Police has set up an exclusive desk for prompt redressal of complaints of people from Kashmir.

The desk is accessible on the toll-free helpline number 181 of the police, ...

Amarinder meets CRPF Martyr’s parents, announces monthly pension
17.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village here, and announced that the local school and the link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the young man ...

Cabinet grants permission to present budget, clears various accounts
17.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 17: The Punjab Council of Ministers on Sunday cleared the presentation of the Budget Estimates for 2019-20, along with various accounts and CAG audit reports, in the ongoing budget session of the Vidhan Sabha.

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, ...

Amarinder announces jobs, fin assistance to kin of state’s soldiers martyred in Pulwama
15.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced a government job to the next of kin of the four Pulwama martyred CRPF soldiers from the state, along with Rs 12 lakh in financial assistance to each of their families.

The mortal remains of these bravehearts ...

Centre should give befitting reply to Pak Army & ISI: Amarinder
15.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called for a befitting response to the enemy and warned the Pakistan Army and ISI against indulging in any such games in Punjab, even as the Vidhan Sabha on Friday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the barbaric attack ...

Smart Village Campaign: CM orders immediate release of Rs 383 crore
14.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab government’s Smart Village Campaign (SVC) got a fillip on Thursday with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directing the Finance Department to immediately release Rs. 383 crore for the same. 

Responding to a request from the Rural Development and Panchayats Department, the Chief Minister asked the ...

Amarinder authorized by Assembly to raise SGPC poll delay with centre
14.02.19 - Team PT

Hours after he was authorized by the State Assembly to take up with the Centre the issue of delay in SGPC elections, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said people had the right to early polls to the supreme body controlling the Gurdwaras.

Talking informally with ...

13 IAS, 1 PCS transferred; Shivdular is DC Amritsar, Sangha goes to Mandi Board
12.02.19 - Team PT

The Punjab Government today issued Transfer/ Posting order of 13 IAS and 1 PCS with immediate effect.

Disclosing this here today an official spokesperson said that IAS Chander Gaind has been transferred as Deputy Commissioner Ferozpur, Dharam Pal as Chief Administrator, Punjab Urban Planning and development ...

All sacrilege & false cases of SAD regime will be taken to logical conclusion: Guv
Third Budget Session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha
12.02.19 - Team PT

Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore on Tuesday declared the state government’s commitment to pursue and take to their logical conclusion the investigations into the sacrilege cases and the false cases registered during the previous regime, while maintaining its policy of zero political vendetta or intolerance ...

Now, new deadline for posting/transfers of officers by Election Commission
10.02.19 - Team PT

Election Commission of India (ECI) today instructed the state government to complete posting/transfer process by February 20, 2019 regarding general elections 2019. Earlier the date for the posting/transfers has been fixed February 28, 2019 in the state of Punjab.

Issuing a letter in this regard, ECI ...

Punjab to give 6% DA to govt staff & pensioners
08.02.19 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, FEBRUARY 8: The Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced 6% Dearness Allowance (DA) to government employees and pensioners, with effect from February 1, 2019.

The decision, which will benefit nearly 3.25 lakh employees and 3 lakh pensioners, was announced ...

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