Punjab
Capt Amarinder okays proposal to seek hike in msp for rabbi crop Capt Amarinder okays proposal to seek hike in msp for rabbi crop



Chandigarh, 
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday cleared a proposal seeking increase in the central government’s Minimum Support Price (MSP) of various crops for Rabi 2017-18 over the MSP during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the state agriculture department had forwarded a detailed proposal to the Commission for Agriculture Costs & Prices (CACP) seeking hike in the MSP of Wheat from Rs.1625 per quintal in 

Capt Amarinder okays proposal to seek hike in msp for rabbi crop Capt Amarinder okays proposal to seek hike in msp for rabbi crop



Chandigarh, 
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday cleared a proposal seeking increase in the central government’s Minimum Support Price (MSP) of various crops for Rabi 2017-18 over the MSP during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.
Disclosing this here, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the state agriculture department had forwarded a detailed proposal to the Commission for Agriculture Costs & Prices (CACP) seeking hike in the MSP of Wheat from Rs.1625 per quintal in 

Bagga dalit atrocity victims presented before SC Commission Bagga dalit atrocity victims presented before SC Commission



Chandigarh, Joint SAD-BJP delegation led by SAD general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia today presented the victims of the Bagga village atrocity in Majitha before the National Scheduled Caste Commission here and demanded immediate registration of criminal case and arrest of Congress leader SukhjinderRaj Lalli and other accused in the crime besides dismissal of the Station House Officer (SHO) who had kept the dalit victim in illegal confinement.

AAP delegation meets Punjab DGP over Atrocities against dalits AAP delegation meets Punjab DGP over Atrocities against dalits


Chandigarh, 
Aam Aadmi Party delegation led by senior leader and leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Adv. H.S. Phoolka on Tuesday met DGP Punjab over the atrocities happening against the Dalit community in the state and Director Rural Development and Panchayats regarding Irregularities in distribution of village common land.
Addressing the media, Phoolka said that there have been numerous instances of atrocities against Dalits during last decade. According to NCSC data, the number of total complaints with the Commission increased from 651 in 2007 to a staggering 12834 during Aakli regime. The major cause of these atrocities is that the rich and mighty backed by political leaders want to deprive dalits of their rights.

AAP delegation meets Punjab DGP over Atrocities against dalits AAP delegation meets Punjab DGP over Atrocities against dalits


Chandigarh, 
Aam Aadmi Party delegation led by senior leader and leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Adv. H.S. Phoolka on Tuesday met DGP Punjab over the atrocities happening against the Dalit community in the state and Director Rural Development and Panchayats regarding Irregularities in distribution of village common land.
Addressing the media, Phoolka said that there have been numerous instances of atrocities against Dalits during last decade. According to NCSC data, the number of total complaints with the Commission increased from 651 in 2007 to a staggering 12834 during Aakli regime. The major cause of these atrocities is that the rich and mighty backed by political leaders want to deprive dalits of their rights.

Punjab coordinates one Day Regional Workshop on 'Electronic Payments Punjab coordinates one Day Regional Workshop on 'Electronic Payments



A one-day Regional Workshop on “Electronic Payments & Receipts in Government” was organized at Chandigarh. It was inaugurated by Chief Guest Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Kalsi, Additional Chief Secretary, Deptartment of Governance Reforms, Home Affairs & Justice, Punjab. The participant states were Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh. This workshop was coordinated by the Directorate of Governance Reforms, Punjab which was organized by National E-Governance Division (NeGD).

Political parties willing to participate in EVM challenge must confirm their entry by May 26-VK SINGH Political parties willing to participate in EVM challenge must confirm their entry by May 26-VK SINGH


Chandigarh,

The Chief Electoral officer Punjab Mr. VK SINGH said today that The Election commission of India has given open Challenge to the National and State Recognized Political Parties only which participated in the five States' Assemblies Elections viz. Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Intending to participate may nominate a maximum of 3 persons only to participate in the EVM Challenge. The Political Parties willing to participate in the EVM Challenge must mandatorily confirm their interest to ECI by 5.00 pm on 26th May, 2017 through the email (evmchallenge@eci.gov.in), wherein the details of the Nominated members must be furnished as per the prescribed Performa. Only those Political Parties, which respond by 5.00 pm on 26th May, 2017 to the ECI, shall be allowed to participate in the EVM Challenge.

2 Millitant with canadian,Pak links nabbed by Punjab police 2 Millitant with canadian,Pak links nabbed by Punjab police


Chandigarh, 
In a joint operation, the BSF and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan, and arrested two terrorists who were planning to target "enemies of the Panth".
The security forces also seized a huge cache of arms, including an AK-47 assault rifle, five hand grenades, a modified machine-pistol (MP), five pistols and over 450 rounds of live ammunition of different calibres from the duo, who were arrested from Indo-Pak border area while trying to recover the weapons pushed into the Indian territory from Pakistan.

11 killed in two Punjab accidents 11 killed in two Punjab accidents



Chandigarh, As many as 11 persons were killed and 15 others injured in two accidents in Punjab on Sunday, the police said.

Seven people lost their lives when the driver of a speeding sport utlity vehicle lost control over it and it hit vehicles parked outside a roadside eatery in Beas town, around 40 km from Amritsar.

The victims were sitting in a stationary auto-rickshaw when the SUV hit it. They were on way to Amritsar to offer prayers at the Golden Temple.

 E-Auction of sand mines earns Punjab govt higest ever bids worth RS. 1026 crores E-Auction of sand mines earns Punjab govt higest ever bids worth RS. 1026 crores


Chandigarh,
A two-day e-auction of sand mines culminated on Saturday with total bids worth a whopping Rs. 1026 crores secured for 89 mines – the highest ever earnings for the state government from the sand mining business, thus paving the way for release of supply pressure and stabilisation of the price of sand in Punjab.

The successful bid amount is more than 20 times last year’s bids of just Rs. 40 crore, indicating the extent to which the sand mafia was controlling the business, causing huge losses to the state coffers, an official spokesperson disclosed.

Moga beard shearing incident reminiscent of complete paralysis in governance – Sukhbir Badal Moga beard shearing incident reminiscent of complete paralysis in governance – Sukhbir Badal


Chandigarh, May 20 – Former Punjab deputy Chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today said the shocking incident of a Moga Sarpanch shearing off his beard to protest against government apathy in cutting off water supply to his village was reminiscent of the complete paralysis in governance under the new Congress government which had alienated each and every section of society.

Process initiated for construsting DR. Ambedkar research centre at monali- Dharamsot Process initiated for construsting DR. Ambedkar research centre at monali- Dharamsot




CHANDIGARH, 
The Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Welfare Minister, Punjab, S. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has ordered to initiate the construction process of Dr. Ambedkar research centre at Mohali.
The Minister disclosed here today that it has been decided to construct the centre on one acre land belonging to the department.

SAD asks Amarinder to stand witness against cold blooded murder of 21 Sikh youth SAD asks Amarinder to stand witness against cold blooded murder of 21 Sikh youth





Chandigarh, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to come forward and stand witness against the cold blooded murder of 21 youth whose surrender he had facilitated during the turbulent period of militancy in the State.

In a statement here, party leader Virsa Singh Valtoha said it was good that Amarinder had laid bare his conscience and even tried to lighten the guilt of leading 21 youth to their death by getting them to surrender before former Prime Minister Chander Shekhar in 1990-91. He said it was however regrettable that Capt Amarinder had washed his hands off the matter and not done anything in this case despite getting a chance to lead the State as chief minister from 2002-2007. “But all is not lost. Amarinder can make amends for his guilty conscience. He knows when the incident took place. He knows who headed the State police during this period. He should order registration of an FIR against all the police officers responsible for the elimination of the 21 Sikh youth”, the Akali leader said.

Direct flights from Mohali and Amritsar to Nanded to start from July- Chandumajra Direct flights from Mohali and Amritsar to Nanded to start from July- Chandumajra


Chandigarh, 
Anandpur Sahib MP and Shiromani Akali Dal General Secretary Prof Prem Singh Chandumajra today announced that direct flights from Mohali and Amritsar international airports to Nanded would commence from July next.

He said the assurance to this effect was given to him by Union Aviation Minister P Gajapathi Raju at a meeting in New Delhi today afternoon. The flights would be started by Air India for which all arrangements were being put in place.

E-Auction of sand mines earns Punjab govt higest ever bids worth RS. 1026 crores Moga beard shearing incident reminiscent of complete paralysis in governance – Sukhbir Badal Process initiated for construsting DR. Ambedkar research centre at monali- Dharamsot SAD asks Amarinder to stand witness against cold blooded murder of 21 Sikh youth Direct flights from Mohali and Amritsar to Nanded to start from July- Chandumajra Punjab technical institutes to get free Wi-Fi Amarinder condoles death of union minister dave Rana Gujreet holds mirror to Akalis; advises patience, introspection SAD to make Cong govt report card poll issue in Corporation elections Sidhu quotes Naidu letter to put Badal government in dock Time to act, talking would not do any good, Phoolka to Navjot Sidhu Kingpins of paper leak scam arrested by Vigilance Bureau Amrinder orders transfer of cops conniving with drugs smugglers to remote areas Earnest efforts needed to uplift poor sections economically- Bajwa Stf Punjab recovers 5 kgs heroin at Indo Pak borders 22 DSPs TRANSFERRED Capt Amarinder directs dgp to ensure strict action against absconing culprits Youth must avail loan welfare schemes to be self employed -Dharamsot Sukhbir Badal condoles death of three persons in Bathinda bus fire Punjab Government transferred 62 IAS,PCS,officers Amrinder Singh directs filling up of 4000 police vacancies AAP gives government time till May 30 to wave off farmers’ loans Govt to stop vendetta against elected representatives -SAD Congress leaders stop interfering in Police and administrative transfers- Phoolka Punjab government must Continue Free Electricity to Gaushalas – Phoolka Khalsa University Academic Council Approves Various Research Degree Courses 'Guest iin London' not sequel to 'Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?' Amarinder approved policy for online transfer of government teachers from the next session Game changer‘E-governance project on avail- Navjot singh sidhu Pepsico revives Punjab citrus project