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Capt Amarinder deputes 4 ministers to oversee the flood relief works in Ropar, Jalandhar Kapurthala districts Capt Amarinder deputes 4 ministers to oversee the flood relief works in Ropar, Jalandhar Kapurthala districts


Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday deputed four ministers to oversee the relief operations in the flood-ravaged districts of Ropar, Jalandhar and Kapurthala, and directed the concerned officials to expedite the restoration of power supply in the affected areas.

Tribunal issues notice to Sikhs for justic Tribunal issues notice to Sikhs for justic

 

Chandigarh,

A show cause notice has been issued to Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) by the Tribunal constituted by the Central Government. Notably, the Central Government had declared the SFJ as an unlawful association and a notification was issued on July 10, 2019 in this regard.

Now, a show cause notice has been issued to SFJ as to why the association declared unlawful, be not adjudicated to be so and why an order confirming the declaration be not made. The association has been given 30 days to respond from the date of service of the notice. The objections/reply affidavits may be filed before the next date of hearing in Room No. 104, First Floor, ‘A’ Block, Delhi High Court, Sher Shah Road, New Delhi -110503.

State Food Commission organizing special camps to sensitize GoGs about Food Security Act: Reddy State Food Commission organizing special camps to sensitize GoGs about Food Security Act: Reddy

Chandigarh,

To fortify their grip on every aspect and provision of the National Food Security Act, the Punjab State Food Commission is organizing special camps for Guardians of Governance (GOGs) in the state. Disclosing this here, Mr. D.P. Reddy, Chairman, Punjab State Food Commission said that these camps are being conducted from August 19 to September 6, 2019 in all the districts of the state. "And main objective to sensitize GoGs is to properly implement the schemes running under the supervision of the State Food Commission at grassroots level and their monitoring", he added.

Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of the country - for ailing triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior.

"Wrote to PM Narendra Modiji, requesting to award Bharat Ratna to Shri Balbir Singh (Sr) for his outstanding performance in hockey," Amarinder Singh tweeted on Thursday.

He also tagged the letter which he wrote to the Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend Punjab CM seeks Bharat Ratna for hockey legend



Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Bharat Ratna - the highest civilian award of the country - for ailing triple Olympic hockey gold medallist Balbir Singh Senior.

"Wrote to PM Narendra Modiji, requesting to award Bharat Ratna to Shri Balbir Singh (Sr) for his outstanding performance in hockey," Amarinder Singh tweeted on Thursday.

He also tagged the letter which he wrote to the Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Punjab to canalise its rivers to prevent floods: Amarinder Punjab to canalise its rivers to prevent floods: Amarinder

 

Jalandhar, Reviewing the ground situation in flood-hit villages, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced his government would canalise all the rivers with technical support from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

Going around Sarupwal in Kapurthala district's Sultanpur Lodhi sub-tehsil, where the overflowing the Sutlej river led to a breach in the Dhusi embankment, affecting 62 villages, he also promised due compensation to the affected farmers as soon as the water recedes and special 'girdwari' (loss assessment) is completed.

Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab: Harsimrat Food firms sending ration to flood-hit Punjab: Harsimrat



Chandigarh, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday said that food processing companies responded generously to provide dry rations for flood-hit Punjab.

In a statement here, the minister asked the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers as well as volunteers at large to assist her in distribution of the relief material.

She also urged people to help her in identifying the worst affected places so that relief work could be prioritized accordingly.

Punjab inks pact with UNDP to implement SDGs Punjab inks pact with UNDP to implement SDGs

 

Chandigarh, The Punjab government on Wednesday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

It was signed in the presence of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal by UNDP Resident Representative Shoko Noda and state government Principal Secretary Jaspal Singh.

Under the agreement, a Sustainable Development Goals Coordination Centre (SDGCC) would be set up in the Planning Department with the UNDP's support.

Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Brahm Mohindra Ensure measures to check disease outbreak: Brahm Mohindra



Chandigarh, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra on Wednesday directed official to ensure measures to prevent any disease outbreak in state, especially in the low lying areas, in view of heavy rains over the past few days.

Chairing a high-level meeting here to review the overall preparedness of the department, Mohindra also instructed the authorities to ensure plugging of open sewage holes to prevent its mixing with the potable water pipes.

Punjab launches health insurance scheme Punjab launches health insurance scheme


Mohali, In a tribute to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched his government's flagship universal health insurance scheme, benefiting nearly 46 lakh families -- 76 per cent of the total population.

E-cards were handed over to the first 11 beneficiaries from Mohali district to kick-off the 'Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana' which would entitle beneficiaries to avail annual cashless treatment of up to Rs 5 lakh per family per year, including pre-existing diseases.

Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 100 crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.

The Chief Minister said a special 'girdawari' would be conducted as the water level recedes to ensure adequate compensation for the affected farmers.

Sukhbir's lies on Rajiv Gandhi a conspiracy- Amarinder Sukhbir's lies on Rajiv Gandhi a conspiracy- Amarinder

 

Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday trashed Sukhbir Singh Badal's remarks on Rajiv Gandhi as a conspiracy to incite and divide the Sikh community by defaming the late former Prime Minister.

Akali Dal President Sukhbir Badal had tweeted on Sunday: "Shame on @capt_amarinder, who calls himself CM of Punjab but is little more than @INCIndia stooge. How can he celebrate b'day of #RajivGandhi whose hands are stained with the blood thousands of innocent Sikhs? He needs to stop this cowardice if being a Sikh means anything to him."

Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists



Chandigarh, The Punjab government on Sunday announced to bring over 4,500 journalists into the ambit of its universal health insurance scheme, Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojana.

All journalists accredited to the state or holding yellow cards will be eligible to be covered under the scheme, an official spokesperson told 

 Capt Amarinder approves the names of five eminent sportspersons for pis Governing Council Capt Amarinder approves the names of five eminent sportspersons for pis Governing Council

Chandigarh Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved the names of five eminent sportspersons to be members of the Governing Council of Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS). The sportspersons, to be part of the Governing Council, are from different disciplines of sports, according to an official spokesperson.

Punjab launches health insurance scheme Punjab CM announces Rs 100 crore for flood-hit areas Sukhbir's lies on Rajiv Gandhi a conspiracy- Amarinder Punjab extends health cover to 4,500 journalists Capt Amarinder approves the names of five eminent sportspersons for pis Governing Council Delegation of Sri Lankan Judges visits Punjab Vidhan Sabha Excess water released from Bhakra Dam, more discharges likely Captain Govt has failed to check the menace of drugs in state: Bhagwant Mann Punjab CM hails Chief of Defence Staff announcement Amarinder rejects party MP's allegation on sacrilege Food & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs minister Punjab hoists national flag in Barnala Daughters of martyred soldiers tie rakhis to Punjab CM Punjab CM urges people to join hands against inimical forces FDA seals 16 chemist shops for unaccounted stock of habit forming drugs Appointment letters handed over to 130 Para-Medical Staff of ESI Hospitals Vigilance nabs 14 officials, 1 private person in 12 bribery cases during July Talwandi and Rajpura thermal plants to cough Rs 500 crore more due to anti-state agreements: Bhagwant Mann CM Amarinderhosts Eid lunch Kashmiri students Punjab CM urges Pak not to back out of Kartarpur Corridor Pesticides overkill in Punjab killing farm-friendly insects Punjab's Virasat-e-Khalsa museum enters Asia Book of Records Punjab Speaker accepts Phoolka's resignation Capt Amarinder govt to facilitate over2 lakh jobs with state -wide job melas next month Jails Minister directs for upgradation of CCTV cameras alongwith Sensors for jails Cong mlas directing and influencing sacrilege inquiry – SAD Duping of Maharani Preneet Kaur speaks of the collapse of the law and order in state: AAP MLAs Punjab CM's wife Preneet Kaur duped of Rs 23 lakh Punjab CM blames Akalis for scuttling Bargari case probe Punjab to give tax-free perks to its ministers Decisions on Kashmir unconstitutional, Amarinder Singh