Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Protest against farm laws continues in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 29, 2020 3:12:13 PM IST
Members of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee wore black clothes as their 'rail roko' protest on railway tracks in Devidaspura village of Amritsar against Farm Laws entered the sixth day on Tuesday.... read..

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh holds sit-in protest against agri laws

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab) | September 28, 2020 2:42:16 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday held a sit-in protest against the farm laws, passed by the Parliament.... read..

SAD's exit from NDA will prove fatal for both parties, says LIP president

Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 28, 2020 12:42:26 AM IST
Lok Insaf Party's (LIP) president Simarjit Singh Bains on Sunday said that Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) decision to quit National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will prove suicidal for both the parties in Punjab in future.... read..

Multani case: Punjab Police asks former DGP Saini to join probe today

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 28, 2020 1:42:17 AM IST
Punjab Police has summoned former state Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini to join the investigation in the 1991 Balwant Singh Multani disappearance case on Monday.... read..

Punjab announces Rs 50 lakh for maintenance of Bhagat Singh Memorial at Khatkar Kalan

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Punjab) | September 28, 2020 8:42:21 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday announced Rs 50 lakh for the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh at ancestral village of Khatkar Kalan, where he paid floral tributes to the great martyr on his 113t... read..

Over 1,200 litre liquor recovered, 9 illegal storage seized in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 10:12:14 AM IST
Punjab police on Saturday said it has seized nine illegal liquor storage and distribution points in Majitha, Ajnala and Attari sub-divisions in Amritsar district and recovered 1,230.79 litre liquor.... read..

Paddy procurement to commence in Punjab from today

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 7:12:12 AM IST
In view of advance arrival of paddy in the state mandis, the Punjab government has ordered to start procurement from September 27, 2020, instead of October 1.... read..

Akali Dal left NDA due to 'political compulsions': BJP

Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 11:42:16 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anil Sarin on Sunday said that Shiromani Akali Dal has quit National Democratic Alliance (NDA) out of "political compulsions" over the passage of farm Bills in the Parliament. He further slammed the Opposition for alleg... read..

Paddy procurement begins in Punjab, new mandis created to maintain COVID-19 protocols: Bharat Bhushan Ashu

Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 3:12:28 PM IST
The procurement of paddy has begun in Punjab with over two thousand new 'mandis' created to ensure COVID-19 protocols are maintained, said Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Sunday.... read..

'Rail roko' agitation by Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee against farm bills continues in Amritsar for fourth consecutive day

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 5:12:15 PM IST
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Devidaspura village here for the fourth consecutive day against the farm Bills passed in Parliament.... read..

'No longer the NDA envisioned by Vajpayee, Badal sahab': Harsimrat after Akalis quit from alliance

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 2:12:24 AM IST
After her party pulled out of the coalition at the Centre over farm bills, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday hit out at the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which is led by the BJP, for taking a rigid stance on the pains... read..

Arrangements made for procurement of 170 lakh metric tonnes of paddy: Punjab minister

Patiala (Punjab) | September 27, 2020 10:12:14 PM IST
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Sunday kickstarted paddy procurement at Rajpura Grain Market and said that arrangements have been made for the procurement on the arrival of 170 lakh metric tonnes of paddy a... read..

Punjab: Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continues 'rail roko' agitation against farm bills

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 26, 2020 9:12:12 AM IST
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar here, in protest against the farm Bills, recently passed in Parliament.... read..

297 stubble burning incidents reported from Punjab from Sept 21 to 25, 100 more than last year

Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 26, 2020 4:12:23 PM IST
As many as 297 stubble burning incidents were reported between September 21 and 25, Dr Brijender Pateriya, Director of the Punjab Remote Sensing Centre informed on Saturday.... read..

Punjab: Rail roko agitation against farm bills extended till September 29

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 26, 2020 6:42:14 AM IST
The rail roko farmers' agitation in Punjab, which was scheduled to conclude on September 26, has been extended by three days, Sarwan Singh Pandher, State Secretary of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti informed on Friday.... read..

Refusal of Akalis to quit NDA shows their extent of greed: Punjab CM

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 26, 2020 8:12:18 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the adamant refusal of the Akalis to quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coalition showed the extent of their greed and desperation to cling to power.... read..

Amritsar farmers continue to burn stubble as alternative methods are expensive

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 26, 2020 6:42:13 PM IST
Farmers in Amritsar's Devi Dasspura village continued to burn their field stubble, causing plumes of smoke to emanate.... read..

Punjab CM appeals to farmers to maintain law and order during 'Bharat Bandh'

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 25, 2020 2:12:32 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday, appealed to the farmers to strictly maintain law and order, and adhere to all COVID-19 safety protocols, during Bharat Bandh against the Agriculture Bills scheduled for Friday.... read..

Farmers continue to burn stubble in Punjab's Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 25, 2020 2:12:17 PM IST
Farmers continue to burn stubble in their fields in Verka here.... read..

Hope concerns of farmers will reach Centre: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 25, 2020 10:42:15 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed hope that "concerns of farmers" on agriculture bills will reach the Centre and it will "gracefully back off from destroying farm sector".... read..

Farm Bills: SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia attends protest in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 25, 2020 1:42:18 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Friday attended a protest in Amritsar against farm Bills that were recently passed in Parliament.... read..

Farmers protest in Amritsar against agriculture sector reform Bills

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 25, 2020 10:12:18 AM IST
The Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Samiti on Friday continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar in protest against the farm Bills which were passed in Parliament recently.... read..

Four killed in building collapse in Dera Bassi in Punjab, CM announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh

Mohali (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 11:42:26 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday condoled the death of four persons after a private under-construction building collapsed in Dera Bassi area of Mohali in the state.... read..

Building's roof collapses in Mohali's Dera Bassi, four people die

Mohali (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 11:42:16 PM IST
An under-construction building's roof collapsed in Derra Bassi here on Thursday leading to the death of four people, while four others were rescued.... read..

Punjab government to continue fight against agriculture bills till last breath, says Manpreet Singh Badal

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 10:12:22 PM IST
Assuring the state farmers of that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government is committed and duty-bound to safeguard their interests, the state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal on Thursday said that the fight against 'anti-farmers... read..

2 Pakistan-backed drug smugglers held in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 9:12:26 PM IST
Two Pakistan-backed drug smugglers have been arrested in Khem Karan sector of Tarn Taran along the International Border and 13 kgs heroin consignment have been seized from their possession. A manhunt has been launched for their third accomplice.... read..

Punjab Police constable held for impersonating as PA to Chief Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 4:12:10 AM IST
Punjab Police have arrested Constable Manjinder Singh for duping several persons by impersonating as a personal assistant (PA) to the Chief Minister, and using an app to falsely project him as a senior officer of various designations.... read..

COVID-19: International travellers to be tested by RAT on arrival for home isolation, says Punjab Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 7:12:13 AM IST
International travellers, who do not submit a negative COVID-19 test report on arrival at Airport in India, will be tested by Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) kits for the infection, said Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.... read..

Capt Amarinder appeals to all parties to fight unitedly against farm Bills

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 9:12:11 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to all political parties to rise above petty considerations and come on one platform to fight unitedly against the treacherous Agriculture Bills that would destroy the farmers of Punjab.... read..

Punjab Youth Cong extends support to farmer organisations' Punjab bandh call

Chandigarh, (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 6:12:21 AM IST
The Punjab Youth Congress will organise a statewide '8 Vaje 8 Minute Mashal March' on September 24 to support the Punjab bandh call of farmers agitating against the "anti-farmers" bill passed by BJP-SAD led Narendra Modi government.... read..

Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee launches 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab's Ferozepur against farm bills

Ferozpur (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 6:42:24 PM IST
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee on Thursday launched their 'rail roko' agitation in Punjab's Ferozepur in protest against the farm bills.... read..

AAP workers protest against SAD in Bhatinda

Bhatinda (Punjab) | September 24, 2020 3:42:12 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers in Punjab held a protest in Bathinda on Thursday against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal and party leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal over the Farm Bills, which were passed in parliament recently.... read..

Ludhiana farmers, Congress workers carry out 'tractor protest'

Ludhiana (Punjab) | September 23, 2020 3:42:28 PM IST
Several farmers and Congress workers held a 'tractor protest' at Mullanpur Dakha in Ludhiana on Wednesday against the passage of the agriculture Bills in the Parliament.... read..

Navjot Singh Sindhu joins farmer protest in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | September 23, 2020 3:42:20 PM IST
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sindhu on Wednesday joined the party's protest in Amritsar in support of farmers who were demonstrating the passage of agricultural reform bills in the parliament.... read..

'Black laws' will ruin farming community, says Sidhu

Amritsar |Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been lying low since his resignation as Punjab Minister in July last year, on Wednesday hit the streets of his hometown to resume his connect with the people by launching a protest against the "black... read..

Sidhu to join protests to support farmers' cause

Amritsar |Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
Going vocal against the BJP-led Central government and supporting farmers' agitation against agriculture Bills, former Punjab Minister and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday said he would join protests in his constituency Amritsar (East).... read..

Three Government Medical Colleges in Punjab to participate in phase 3 COVAXIN trials from Oct 15

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 22, 2020 8:42:18 PM IST
Three Government Medical Colleges in Punjab will participate in the phase 3 trials of the COVAXIN being tested by Bharat Biotech Ltd in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) against COVID-19, said a statement from the state gove... read..

Punjab CM orders augmentation of medical oxygen supplies from within, outside state

Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 22, 2020 8:42:22 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered augmentation of medical oxygen supplies from within and outside the state to ensure that there is no shortfall.... read..
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