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22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Amnesty International disappointed with probe in 1984 Sikh riots

International rights group Amnesty International on Wednesday said it was disappointed with the functioning of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to re-investigate closed cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots."The SIT has disappointed many who have struggled...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Capt Amarinder Makes Courtesy Call On President

 Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh called upon President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Wednesday evening. An official spokesperson described it as a courtesy call.Captain Amarinder met the President for the first time on Wednesday...

22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Don’t Waste Water, Punjab Cm Appeals To People On Water Day

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has appealed to the people not to waste a single drop of water but to use the best possible techniques to save this fast-depleting natural resource that is essential for the survival of humanity. In his Water Day...

22-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Rana Gurjeet sets at rest speculations about beacon light

Minister for Power and Irrigation Rana Gurjeet Singh today said that he was not opposed to removing of the beacon lights from the ministers’ vehicles. He also clarified that he was not using the beacon lights since the day it was decided by the cabinet to do...

21-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Minister Sidhu on TV show: Punjab mulls legal options

The Punjab government is exploring legal opinion on the issue of cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu's appearance on a popular television comedy show after he became a cabinet minister in the Amarinder Singh government.Punjab Advocate General...

21-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Raveen Thukral Appointed Media Advisor To Cm In Rank Of MoS

Raveen Thukral, a senior journalist who steered Captain Amarinder Singh’s media campaign in the recent assembly polls, has been appointed Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, in the rank of Minister of State (MoS).Mr. Thukral, who will formally take over his...

20-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Capt Amarinder Declares Zero Tolerance Against Drugs, Corruption, Mafia

Adopting a zero-tolerance policy against drugs and corruption, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has pinned the responsibility of maintaining a corruption, drugs and crime free society on the SPs and DCs in the state, directing them to go after the big fish...

20-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Sukhbir Badal elected SAD legislature party leader

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal was elected legislature Party leader of the SAD here today.Former Chief Parliamentary Secretary and Adampur MLA Pawan Kumar Teenu was elected chief whip of the legislature party.This was decided unanimously...

20-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

SAD accepts the verdict of the people of Punjab

The Shiromani Akali Dal Core Committee said today that it accepted the verdict of the people of Punjab "in all humility and honesty". A resolution passed at the meeting said that the people had appreciated the agenda of development and good governance and...

20-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

CM Orders Crackdown On Corruption

With a view to bringing in transparent and quality governance in the state, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday issued a series of stringent directions to the district administrative and police officers to crack down on corruption and ensure...

20-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Charanjit Singh Channi Assumes Charge As Cabinet Minister

Charanjit Singh Channi here today assumed charge as Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat in the presence of Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal, Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, MLAs Mr. Kuljit...

19-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

CPUJ Lauded Amrinder Govt. For Accepting Journalist’s Demands

The Chandigarh –Punjab Union of Journalists  (CPUJ) has lauded the decision of new Punjab government for accepting  most of the union demands in  cabinet meeting today as promised by state Congress Committee  in its manifesto.President...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

AAP effect visible on government decisions- H.S. Phoolka

Aam Aadmi Party on saturday halied the decisions of Punjab government to shun red bacon, cutting down the number of liquor wends and banning acquisition of farming land and termed it the Arvind Kejriwal and AAP effect in state. In a press statement issued...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Decides To Abolish DTOs, Halqa Incharge System

As part of the Captain Amarinder Singh led government’s sweeping administrative reforms to wipe out corruption and Inspector Raj from the state, and to undo the wrongs perpetrated on the people under the erstwhile Badal regime, the Punjab cabinet on Saturday...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Exempts Journalists From Toll Tax Payment

The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has decided to exempt mediapersons from payment of toll tax on the state highways.A decision to this effect was taken on Saturday at the maiden cabinet meeting of the new government.The...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

First Session Of 15th Vidhan Sabha From March 24

The first session of the 15th Vidhan Sabha of Punjab will be summoned at 2 p.m. on March 24, 2017.This was decided here on Saturday at the first meeting of the state cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. The Cabinet also...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Okays New Excise Policy For Punjab

The Punjab Cabinet on Saturday approved the historic Excise Policy for the year 2017-18, bringing down the number of liquor vends from 6384 to around 5900, and banning operation of all liquor vends within 500 metres from National and State Highways.A decision...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

No red beacon vehicles for Punjab ministers, officials

The Punjab cabinet, in its first meeting here on Saturday, decided that the Chief Minister, legislators and top officials will not use a red beacon on their official vehicles.Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told the media after the meeting that...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab announces reservation for women, dumps VIP culture

The new Punjab Cabinet in its maiden meeting here on Saturday announced reservation for women in jobs and urban and rural local bodies and an end to use of red beacons on official vehicles by the Chief Minister, ministers, legislators and officers.There...

18-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Ias Varun Roojam Assumes Charge As Director Public Relations Punjab

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 Mr. Varun Roojam is an IAS...

17-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Cabinet Minister Brahm Mohindra Takes Charge As Health Minister

Brahm Mohindra today assumed charge as Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education and Research and Parliamentary Affairs Minister here at Punjab Civil Secretariat.After assuming charge, he clearly spelt out his priorities and said that his focus would be...

17-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Minister of State Razia Sultana assumes charge

Razia Sultana here today assumed charge as Minister of State (Independent Charge) PWD (B&R), Social Security & Development of Women and Children at Punjab Civil Secretariat in the presence of Cabinet Ministers Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Mr. Manpreet Singh...

17-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa Assumes Charge As Cabinet Minister

Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa Minister of Rural Development and Panchayats, Water Supply and Sanitation in the newly formed Punjab Government today assumed charge of the office at Punjab Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh. “The Punjab Government under the leadership...

17-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Navjot Singh Sidhu Assumes Charge As Cabinet Minister

Local Bodies and Tourism and Cultural affairs Minister Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today assumed charge of the office as Cabinet Minister at Punjab Civil Secretariat. Mr. Sidhu assumed charge in the presence of Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh, Mr....

16-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Punjab Government Transfers 20 IAS Officers

The Punjab Government has issued transfer and posting orders of 20 IAS officers with immediate effect.Disclosing this an official spokesperson of the Punjab Government said that Mr. Kamal Kishor Yadav has been posted as Director, Local Government, the services...

16-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

A second innings for Amarinder Singh in Punjab

Amarinder Singh, who assumed charge of Punjab as Chief Minister on Thursday for a second time, wears many hats and has accomplished himself in most of them.Better known as a politician from Punjab, Amarinder Singh has varied interests.Coming from the erstwhile...

16-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

IPRO Shikha Nehra honoured

The Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab, Mr. V.K. Singh today honoured Information & Public Relations Officer (IPRO) Mrs. Shikha Nehra by presenting her with a momento.It is to be noted that before assuming charge as the Information Officer (I.O.) to the...

16-Mar-2017 Chandigarh

Karan Avtar Singh takes over as new Chief Secretary

The Punjab Government today transferred 12 IAS officers with immediate effect.Disclosing this, an official spokesman said that Mr. Karan Avtar Singh has been appointed as Chief Secretary and in addition Principal Secretary Department of Personnel, General...

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