Punjab
 Manpreet  Badal inaugurates 25th Punjabi Parvasi Divas Manpreet Badal inaugurates 25th Punjabi Parvasi Divas

 

Chandigarh,

A nation is not defined by geography and topography but by the character of the people. Punjab has such great characters who gave supreme sacrifice for their motherland. Land of this country is so fertile and it gave birth to brave sons who choose death over injustice. These were the words of the Punjab Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal who was the chief guest of the 25th Punjabi Parvasi Divas at Hotel Taj here on Saturday.The event was organised by International Chamber For Service Industry (ICSI) in collaboration with the Punjab Government. Mr Badal inaugurated the event and also released the vision document of the ICSI. In the vision document, ICSI underlined the need to develope service sector in the state to further improve financial health and attract more investments.

 Amrinder announces development grant of Rs. 209 cr for strengthening rural and urban infrastructure in 6 districts Amrinder announces development grant of Rs. 209 cr for strengthening rural and urban infrastructure in 6 districts

 

Chandigarh

Holding his 3rd phase of ore-budget consultations with MLAs, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today announced a development grant of Rs. 208.40 crore for execution of various infrastructure works in the rural and urban areas of Barnala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Patiala, SAS Nagar (Mohali) and Rupnagar districts under the umbrella programme of Smart Village campaign and Urban Environment Improvement Plan (UEIP).

Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley



Chandigarh, Leading brand in cycles, Hero Cycles, will invest around Rs 400 crore in the Hi-Tech Cycle Valley project in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Friday.

Hero Cycles on Friday signed an agreement with the Punjab government for allotment of 100 acres of land in the Cycle Valley which is coming up in 380 acres in Dhanansu in Ludhiana district.

Sukhbir Badal appoints 6 new core committee members of YAD Sukhbir Badal appoints 6 new core committee members of YAD

 

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today appointed 6 new core committee members of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD), a youth wing of the party besides making some other important appointments in the organization including spokespersons, a secretary general and a district president as well.

The decision was taken by the SAD president after having extensive deliberation over the matter with General Secretary In charge of the Youth Wing, S, Bikram Singh Majithia.

Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley Hero Cycles to invest Rs 400 cr in hi-tech cycle valley



Chandigarh, Leading brand in cycles, Hero Cycles, will invest around Rs 400 crore in the Hi-Tech Cycle Valley project in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said here on Friday.

Hero Cycles on Friday signed an agreement with the Punjab government for allotment of 100 acres of land in the Cycle Valley which is coming up in 380 acres in Dhanansu in Ludhiana district.

Sukhbir Badal appoints 6 new core committee members of YAD Sukhbir Badal appoints 6 new core committee members of YAD

 

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today appointed 6 new core committee members of the Youth Akali Dal (YAD), a youth wing of the party besides making some other important appointments in the organization including spokespersons, a secretary general and a district president as well.

The decision was taken by the SAD president after having extensive deliberation over the matter with General Secretary In charge of the Youth Wing, S, Bikram Singh Majithia.

Kartarpur Corridor passport: Amarinder lashes out at Sampla Kartarpur Corridor passport: Amarinder lashes out at Sampla



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday lashed out at Union Minister and former Punjab BJP chief Vijay Sampla "for trying to scuttle the dreams of the Sikh community by unnecessarily complicating the process of travel and darshan at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara".

A statement issued here by the Chief Minister said that instead of finding ways of facilitating the pilgrimage, the Centre and "those especially responsible elected representatives such as Sampla are constantly putting hurdles in the way of the realisation of their dream to visit the historic gurdwara, which they had seen being fulfilled with the decision to open the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor."

New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party

 

Chandigarh, In a fresh jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, yet another MLA, this time Baldev Singh, resigned from the party's primary membership on Wednesday, citing "autocratic functioning", "double standards" and disregard for its basic ideology and principles.

A sitting legislator from the Jaito Assembly seat, he sent his resignation to his party's national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday.

Congress legislator suspended from party Congress legislator suspended from party


Chandigarh, Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Jakhar said.

Punjab CM seeks waiver of passport condition for Kartarpur visit Punjab CM seeks waiver of passport condition for Kartarpur visit



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought waiver of the passport condition for pilgrims to pay obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

In a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, he requested that the condition of mandatory passport for devotees seeking to cross the Kartarpur Corridor be waived.

   Agitations of teachers,Pensioners, Anganwari workers exposes the failure of captain govt-Harpal Cheema Agitations of teachers,Pensioners, Anganwari workers exposes the failure of captain govt-Harpal Cheema

 

Chandigarh,

The Aam Aadmi Party on Monday demanded from the Capt. Amarinder Singh led Congress govt. to fulfill the pre-poll promises made with the employees of state. In a press statement issued from party headquarters, the leader of opposition in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Harpal Singh Cheema said that due to the anti people policies of Congress govt. the employees, Farmers and other people are agitating against it. He said that the govt has cheated the people of state by stepping back from its promises.

SAD demands judicial inquiry into rampant illegal sand mining in the State. SAD demands judicial inquiry into rampant illegal sand mining in the State.

Chandigarh Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today demanded an inquiry by a sitting Judge of the High Court to ascertain why no action was being taken against the sand Mafia despite instructions of the chief minister and demanded a complete expose of the culprits, abettors and their masters. In a statement, the SAD’s vice president and spokesperson S. Maheshinder Singh Grewal said the latest disclosures about illegal sand mining being carried out at the Bairsal quarry in district Nawanshahar proved that the state administration did not deem it fit to check this brazen loot of government exchequer as well as pillage of the environment for reasons known to itself. “The high court inquiry should find out who is behind this and why government is behaving like a helpless spectator in the face of unabated illegal mining? Appropriate action should be taken in the matter and the guilty should be booked immediately”, he added.

More Indians seeking to migrate to Canada due to 'push factors' , says Canadian report More Indians seeking to migrate to Canada due to 'push factors' , says Canadian report


Chandigarh, While the Indian government is seeking to project the country as a rising economic and political power, a report by a Canadian government agency has painted a dim picture of India and said that various socio-economic and even environmental factors are pushing more and more of its citizens to opt for immigration and seek refugee status in Canada.

'Amarinder government protecting those behind sacrilege cases' 'Amarinder government protecting those behind sacrilege cases'


Chandigarh, A retired High Court judge who probed incidents of sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib when the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP government ruled Punjab on Wednesday alleged that the Congress government of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was trying to shield those responsible for the sacrilege cases.

Justice Zora Singh, a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, who probed the sacrilege cases and the violence related to it in 2015, told the media here that the present government in Punjab was unwilling to make the report of the Zora Singh Commission public.

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