Tag: Prime Minister

  • Chandigarh shivers at 2.9 degrees; longest cold spell since 2007

    Chandigarh shivers at 2.9 degrees; longest cold spell since 2007

    Chandigarh, December 29: Sunday turned out to be the season’s coldest morning in Chandigarh with dense fog. Temperatures across Punjab and Haryana were close to freezing point at several places, weather officials said here. “Chandigarh saw the coldest night at 2.9 degrees Celsius, a drastic fall from Saturday’s 5.1 degrees,” an official at the India […]

  • Capt Amarinder nails Sukhbir’s lies on GGI report with hard facts

    Capt Amarinder nails Sukhbir’s lies on GGI report with hard facts

    POINTS OUT THAT DATA USED IN INDEX REPORT RELATED TO SAD-BJP RULE PERIOD Chandigarh, December 29: Citing hard-core facts and data, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday took on Akali President Sukhbir Singh Badal for deceiving the people with his blatant misinformation on the recently released GGI report, which was actually a reflection of […]

  • NRC is India’s ‘internal affair’, says visiting chief of Border Guards Bangladesh

    NRC is India’s ‘internal affair’, says visiting chief of Border Guards Bangladesh

    New Delhi, December 29: Calling the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) as “India’s internal affair,” the visiting chief of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) today said barring stray incidents, operational cooperation between the border guarding forces of the two countries was “very good.” Director General (DG) Maj Gen Shafeenul Islam is here on a bilateral visit […]

  • Rules amended, CDS age limit increased to 65 years

    Rules amended, CDS age limit increased to 65 years

    New Delhi, December 29: The Defence Ministry has amended rules to allow the Chief of Defence Staff to serve up to a maximum age limit of 65 years. The changes have been made in the services rules of the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force for extension of retirement age of the Chief of Defence […]

  • Punjab agri dept gets pat on back for promoting crop diversification

    Punjab agri dept gets pat on back for promoting crop diversification

    7.50 LAKH ACRES OF AREA SHIFTED FROM PADDY CULTIVATION TO ALTERNATE CROPS DURING KHARIF -2019 CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 29: On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to promote crop diversification, the area under Paddy cultivation has been considerably reduced, with nearly 7.5 lakh acres shifted from paddy to alternate crops during the kharif […]

  • FIR against Delhi company for ‘missing’ data of 45 lakh servicemen

    FIR against Delhi company for ‘missing’ data of 45 lakh servicemen

    New Delhi, December 29: The Delhi Police have filed an FIR against a private company, on a complaint by the Defence Ministry, for allegedly not returning a database containing personal information of 45 lakh ex-servicemen after it completed a contract for ECHS smart cards, officials said. The case was unearthed in RTI applications and subsequent follow […]

  • State mourning in Punjab for ex-minister Jasbir Singh

    State mourning in Punjab for ex-minister Jasbir Singh

    CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 29: On the directives of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the Punjab Government has declared state mourning on December 30 (Monday) as a mark of respect to former Minister of State Jasbir Singh, who passed away on December 28 in Sangrur. Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said […]

  • Mann Ki Baat: PM reaches out to youth post protests

    Mann Ki Baat: PM reaches out to youth post protests

    New Delhi, December 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the coming decade belongs to the youth and lauded them for believing in the system and questioning it when it does not respond properly. Addressing his last “Mann ki Baat” of 2019, he said young India hates anarchy, disorder and dislikes casteism, nepotism and favouritism. His […]

  • Police recruitment scam: DGP’ SIT under IG Patiala to probe matter

    Police recruitment scam: DGP’ SIT under IG Patiala to probe matter

    INITIAL INVESTIGATION REVEALS ACCUSED HAD LURED 11 PERSONS WITH PROMISE OF POLICE JOBS CHANDIGARH, DECEMBER 28: Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to further probe the recruitment racket busted with the arrest of Harinder Singh alias Babbu-12 bore, who had allegedly duped 11 people with the promise of police jobs. The […]

  • Ready to face any probe in controversial video case: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

    Ready to face any probe in controversial video case: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

    Deliberate act by a traitor of Sikh Panth to defame me, says Cabinet Minister Says, His voice edited by doctoring an old video ‘Can’t even think of speaking against Guru Sahib Leave alone actually doing such a heinous crime’ Legal notice to be sent to TV channel Chandigarh, December 28: The Cooperation and Jails Minister, Punjab, […]

  • Universities, colleges directed not to schedule entertainment program during ‘Martyrdom Week’

    Universities, colleges directed not to schedule entertainment program during ‘Martyrdom Week’

    Chandigarh, December 28: The Higher Education and Languages Minister, Punjab, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa has directed all the Government-run universities and colleges to not schedule any entertainment program in view the fact that it was during this period that Mata Gujri Ji and 4 Sahibzadas of Dasam Pita Sahib Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji attained martyrdom. […]

  • Vigilance nabs SI, ASI taking bribes in two different cases

    Vigilance nabs SI, ASI taking bribes in two different cases

    Chandigarh, December 28: State Vigilance Bureau, today nabbed a Sub Inspector (SI) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) red handed while accepting bribes in two different cases. Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said SI Sohan Lal, posted at PS Chabewal, district Hoshiarpur was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Harminder […]

  • Punjab seeks inclusion in Rs 6000-crore Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Punjab seeks inclusion in Rs 6000-crore Atal Bhujal Yojana

    Chandigarh, December 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Punjab’s inclusion in the Rs 6000 crore the ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’ for conservation of ground water resources. The Chief Minister, in his letter, cited media reports about exclusion of Punjab from the scheme, and urged the Prime […]

  • Capt nod to preventive vigilance scheme; Govt projects to have social audit

    Capt nod to preventive vigilance scheme; Govt projects to have social audit

    Citizen Information Boards to be installed at work sites to ensure transparency & efficiency in project implementation Chandigarh, December 26: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave the go-ahead for Social Audit of Engineering Projects in the state as part of his government’s concerted efforts to bring in greater efficiency and transparency in the […]

  • Capt slams SAD double standards on CAA/NRC, asks clarity on stand with BJP

    Capt slams SAD double standards on CAA/NRC, asks clarity on stand with BJP

    Chandigarh, December 26: Slamming the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for their double standards on the issue of NRC and CAA, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday asked the party to clarify their stand on support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of which they were an ally in the central government. The SAD had […]