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CM seeks separate union agriculture budget like railways

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today categorically said that anyone found guilty of supplying spurious pesticides to the cotton cultivators in the state would not be spared at any cost. Winding up the discussion on the resolution moved by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal on current agrarian crisis in the state here at Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Chief... 

Capt clears his position on drugs demand by Cong leader

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today made it categorically clear that there was no question of allowing poppy husk vends in Punjab at any cost as suggested by some party leaders during a public rally in Khem Karan. Congress Tarn Taran district President Sukhpal Singh Bhullar had demanded to open poppy husk vends and allow rural people to manufacture limited quantity... 

CM mourns the death of GK Chatrath

Chandigarh; Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Panjab University (PU) senator, former Advocate General and ex-MLA of Punjab Mr.  GK Chatrath, who passed away here at Chandigarh this morning. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described Mr. Chatrath as a legal luminary and eminent jurist besides a noted academician... 

Badal bats for fully-funded central schemes for states

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today forcefully pleaded with the Government of India to continue RKVY as a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding and the existing sharing pattern of other flagships schemes viz. National Health Mission, National Food Security Mission should also be retained. These views were expressed by Mr. Badal during a meeting with the Union Agriculture... 

Stop discrimination against Punjab: Badal to Modi

SAS Nagar (Mohali): Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today appealed the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi to review the unending saga of discrimination and sheer injustice meted out to Punjab by successive Governments at Centre after independence, despite its enormous contribution in the country’s freedom struggle, safeguarding its security & sovereignty and making it self-reliant... 

Badal mourns Dr Abdul Kalam’s demise

Chandigarh: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (84) who died in a private hospital at Shillong after having collapsed at the Indian Institute of Management while delivering a lecture to the students of B-School. In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described the country’s... 

Dear PM: Your oratory charming, stand on corruption ugly!

Here is the unedited copy of the letter written by NAPA to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Honorable Narendera Modi Prime Minister of India, Government of India, New Delhi : Dear Prime Minister On behalf of North American Punjabi Association we would like to express our serious concern about the present political scenario in our Country for your timely consideration For over  a year Indian Diaspora ... 

CM mourns death of 14 in road accident

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and anguish over the tragic road accident in which 14 persons including a child were killed after a private Bus rammed into a tree near old Toll Plaza on Phagwara-Banga road in District Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved families, the Chief Minister prayed... 

Capt to Bajwa: Own up the responsibility of Dhuri defeat

Chandigarh: Maintaining that there was nothing for the Akalis to boast about in the Dhuri by-election result, Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today said a leader should have moral courage to own the responsibility for the consequences. Reacting to PCC president Bajwa blaming him for the defeat, the former Chief Minister asked, “What is he (Bajwa) there for if I am to... 

CM hails centre for raising states tax share

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today welcomed the decision of the Government of India (GoI) to enhance the states’ share in the devolution of Central Taxes from 32% to 42% in wake of the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission but added that this would have substance only if the funds meant for stated under the present Centrally Sponsored Schemes were also transferred... 

Kejriwal rejected role in Malika Sherawat’s ‘Dirty Politics’

New Delhi: With Mallika Sherawat’s `Dirty Politics` release date just round the corner, the maker has roped in Delhi CM Kejriwal’s name for publicity of the movie. Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who rose to power as Chief Minister of Delhi form the grass-root level had reportedly rejected the offer from the director to star in the film. Reports suggest that KC Bokadia had approached... 

Would the Padma Vibhushan honour bring some sense of maturity in Badal?

By BIR DEVINDER SINGH: Patiala: After receiving Padma Vibhushan the second highest civilian honor in the country after Bharat Ratna, there have to be a perceptible change, in the conduct and behavior of Mr. Parkash Singh Badal Chief Minister of Punjab. He is now expected to address the large fraternity of human brotherhood rather than indulging in narrow political accusations and mudslinging against... 

20 Punjab civil hospitals to have modern labs

Amritsar: In a bid to provide ultra modern health facilities to people, Punjab government will set up 20 laboratories in the government hospitals, wherein diagnostic facilities will be provided at very nominal rates. Giving the said information, a spokesman from health department informed that Punjab Infrastructure Development Board and Punjab Health Systems Corporation in a joint venture will set... 

Governor’s rule imposed in Jammu & Kashmir

New Delhi: Governor’s rule was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday after political parties failed to muster the requisite number in the 87-member Assembly for staking claim to form the government. The decision came after Governor N.N. Vohra submitted a report to the President last night stating that Omar Abdullah had requested to be relieved of the post of being a caretaker Chief Minister. The... 

Badal exhorts NRIs to invest in Punjab

Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called upon the NRIs especially the Punjabi diaspora to make huge investments in the state as the Punjab Government has already   taken out- of- the- box initiatives to ensure hassle free and entrepreneur friendly climate. Addressing the NRI brethren at Gandinagar on the three day Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, the Chief Minister... 

Pb CM, Governor greet people on new year

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today wished a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year-2015 to Punjabis living within and across the globe. In a message, the Chief Minister felicitated the people of the state on the dawn of New Year and called upon them to work zealously to ensure overall development of the state and prosperity of its people. Mr. Badal said that now the time... 

Badal promises NRI cells in all Punjab districts

Moga: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the government would set up separate NRI cells in every district across the state to facilitate non- resident Indians in getting their administrative works done smoothly. Addressing a gathering of NRIs of Punjab origin, the Chief Minister said the deputy commissioners of every district would be asked to provide a separate room for NRI cell... 

CM seeks PM intervention to end urea shortage in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today urged the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for seeking his personal intervention to step up the supplies of urea to Punjab in order to make up the shortfall of 1,47,843 MTs. In a letter to Mr. Modi, the Chief Minister apprised him that the State Agriculture Department has time and again requested the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers,... 

Badal seeks centre support to control drugs

Phagwara: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought support of the Central government for checking the flow of drugs in the state. Addressing a gathering here, Badal said the curse of drugs was one of the biggest problems being faced by the country in general and Punjab in particular. He said that the only solution for checking this menace was to totally cut down the supply line of drugs... 

Capt demands wastage treatment plant for Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and local MP Capt Amarinder Singh today demanded setting up of the waste disposal plant in the city. He said, currently all the municipal and household waste was being dumped at Bagtanwala which had turned into a huge mound about 16 feet high. He said, the garbage dump has been emitting foul smell and harmful gases which has made the life of the residents... 

CM greets people on Guru Nanak’s birthday

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today greeted the Punjabis living in country and abroad on the auspicious occasion of Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. In his message on the eve of Gurpurb, the Chief Minister, while describing Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji as a great spiritual ambassador, said that the first Sikh Guru showed us the path of salvation by spreading the cult... 

Badal raises again the issue of Chandigarh, Punjabi speaking areas

Badiala (Maur): The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today paid rich tributes to Sant Fateh Singh on his 42nd death anniversary at a state level function organised here at his native village. Remembering the founder of modern day Punjab for his unprecedented contribution towards formation of the state, the Chief Minister said that Sant Fateh Singh has immense contribution towards formation... 

CM sanctions Rs70 lac for Muslim Madrassas

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal sanctioned Rs. 70 lac for the up gradation of nine existing burial places and five Madrassas across the state. Disclosing this here a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s office said that this decision was taken by Mr. Badal in a meeting with the Muslim delegation led by the Member Punjab State Minority Commission Mr. Haafiz Tehseen Ahmed... 

Jayalalithaa challenges conviction in High Court

Bangalore: Jailed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa today filed a petition in the Karnataka High Court challenging her conviction and seeking bail in the disproportionate assets case against her. The 66-year-old leader sought relief two days after a Special Court here sentenced her to jail for four years, as a fallout of which she lost her Assembly membership and consequently Chief Minister’s post. Jayalalithaa’s... 

Capt takes strong exception to SDM’s protocol breach by Nagra

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today took strong exception to the breach of protocol by the Fatehgarh Sahib SDM while dealing with the party MLA Kuljeet Singh Nagra. “Do not try to play utraloyalists to the Akalis, do your job dutifully, lest you have to account for everything in the next government that is not too far”, he warned all such officers who... 

Badal in no favour of Hindutavization of India

Ludhiana: Amid storm over the booing of non-NDA CMs at functions attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today rejected the “hooting culture” saying political parties must maintain decorum. He rubbished RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on Hindutva saying “India is a secular state inhabited by people of different religions, castes, faiths and communities”. The... 

BJP chief defends power tariff hike by Punjab govt

Chandigarh: Punjab BJP President Kamal Sharma has termed the power hike of 2.74%announced by Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) as “the minimum burden the government can put on the people of state”. It is worth to mention here that this hike is lowest in last 7 years since Akali-BJP came into power in the state. Terming the decision on power hike as satisfactory Mr. Sharma... 

Capt questions Modi’s silence over hooting of CMs

CHANDIGARH: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh today questioned the silence of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as some Chief Ministers were hooted and howled at by his supporters in his presence in Haryana and Jharkhand, saying there was nothing new in this as Mr Modi has practised this trick with some of his own party leaders he did not like earlier also. “His silence... 

SAD decides to hold World Sikh Conference on HSGPC issue

Chandigarh: The Shiromani Akali Dal today decided to hold a Vishal Panthic Ikath (Massive Panthic Conference) of Sikhs from all over the world at 10.00 am on July 27 at Manji Hall in Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, to chalk out the programme to fight the assault on Sikh religion , religious institutions and the Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 by the Congress government in Haryana headed by Chief Minister Bhupinder...