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’
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
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
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
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
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 ...

Congress needs no alliance in Punjab for 2019 LS polls: Amarinder
24.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 24: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday made it clear that the Congress did not need any alliances to fight the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which it would win hands down on its own.

Given the public sentiment in Punjab, where the Congress ...

Punjab suggests shortening of border tenures of BSF personnel
24.07.18 - TEAM PT

Chandigarh, July 24: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday suggested shortening of the border tenures for the Border Security Force (BSF) to break the alleged nexus between their personnel and drug smugglers in order to check smuggling of narcotics from across the border.

Punjab Police Rules: A case of Caste and Prejudice
16.07.18 - VIPIN PUBBY*

IT HAS TAKEN more than 70 years since the country achieved freedom to cast away a cloak designed by the British rulers in 1934 to identify people by caste and create a divide in society. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered the governments ...

Punjab to provide free treatment for poor drug addicts
10.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 10: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today announced free treatment for poor drug addicts at all state-run de-addiction centres, and also ordered the police not to harass addicts or their families in any way.

Chairing a high-level meeting of Civil Surgeons, Medical Superintendents ...

Sukhbir’s offer of joint action on drugs is just a political gimmick: Amarinder
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
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 ...

CM orders mandatory dope test for all govt. employees, including policemen
04.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 4: Further tightening the noose around drug abuse, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has ordered mandatory dope test of all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service.
Amarinder has directed ...

Amarinder writes to Rajnath, asks for death penalty to 1st time drug offenders
04.07.18 - TEAM PT

CHANDIGARH, JULY 4: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today made a strong recommendation to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for amending the existing laws to provide for death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers.
Taking forward his Cabinet’s decision on the issue, the Chief Minister ...

Death is the answer – From Govt in Punjab, Drug Peddler in Village, Lynch Mob in MP
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 ...

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