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Capt blames Badal for eroding the Akal Takht authority

Chandigarh: While the Congress has chosen to avoid commenting on the Akal Takht pardon to Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, party’s deputy leader in the Lok Sabha Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the “unease and unrest” among a section of the Sikh community and open defiance of a recent Akal Takht ‘hukumnama’ (edict). “With due deference and reverence... 

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... 

‘I am the messiah for farmers–what the hell you have to do with them?’

Chandigarh: Taking strong exception on the misleading propaganda of the Congress party over the whitefly attack on the cotton crop, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Congress leaders to refrain from shedding crocodile tears over this sensitive issue. In a statement issued here today, the Chief Minister, while expressing solidarity over the loss of crops, said that the... 

CM flags off mobile science exhibition

Chandigarh: With the motive to inculcate scientific temper amongst the youth of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today flagged off a bus depicting Mobile Science Exhibition highly decorated with equipment and state-of-the-art gadgetry to impart scientific knowledge about the celestial bodies and other universal operations. Talking to the media persons after flagging off... 

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... 

Drugs-free-Punjab? Let CM prove by issuing White Paper

Bir Devinder Singh: Patiala: It’s a matter of great worry that the Chief Minister of Punjab Mr. Parkash Singh Badal appears to be in a denial mood to admit the naked truth about the drug menace in Punjab. This kind of deceptive frame of mind is proving detrimental to the critical interests of the life and health of the youth of Punjab. As a matter of fact Punjab is one of the top States, which is... 

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... 

Arrangements reviewed as PM to attend 350th foundation day of Anandpur Sahib

Chandigarh: The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today held a series of meetings, here at Punjab Bhawan, with the senior leaders of the SAD-BJP included Cabinet Ministers, Chief Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs besides the officers of the state government to finalize the arrangements for the celebrations of 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson... 

Why farmers’ Messiah Badal not implementing Swaminathan Committee report?

Bir Devinder Singh: Patiala: In pursuance of the unanimous resolution of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha  adopted on March 25, 2015, exhorting the Punjab Government to approach the Central Government for the implementation of the farmers related recommendation of the Swaminathan Committee report, The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, if sincere to the cause of the farmers, is expected to take... 

Badal resorting to radical agenda to divert attention: Capt

Chandigarh: Congress deputy leader in Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh on Thursday alleged that Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, having failed on all fronts, is now trying to divert the people’s attention by “resorting to radical agenda”. Realising that the ground had already slipped beneath his feet, Badal was now trying to push for “radical and extremist agenda” which... 

Modi govt couldn’t meet peoples’ expectations during 1st one year: Harsimrat

Kamaldeep Singh Brar: Bathinda: Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has said that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘had found it difficult to meet expectations’ of the country during its first year in power. The Bathinda MP, in town to launch three Central schemes — life insurance, accident insurance and guaranteed pension after 60 —- in the presence... 

Pb Governor, CM greet people on Baisakhi

CHANDIGARH:  The Punjab and Haryana Governor and Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki today extended greetings to all Punjabis living in country and abroad on the eve of Baisakhi. In a message, Prof. Solanki said that Baisakhi has a multi-faceted importance. It marks the ripening of the Rabi harvest, a time of great joy for the farmers to gather the fruits of their... 

Pb cabinet approves excise policy for 2015-16

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet today approved consumer friendly Excise policy 2015-16 to fetch revenue of Rs.5040 crores during 2015-16, as against revenue of Rs.4680 crores during the current year, registering an increase of Rs.360 crores. A decision to this effect was taken by the Council of Ministers under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal in its meeting held here... 

UK Foreign Secretary calls on Punjab CM

Chandigarh: United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond today assured the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal that he would put the proposals mooted by the Punjab Government on fast track for mutual cooperation in the field of skill development, food processing and power generation from solar and biomass waste in the state. A high level British delegation led by Mr. Hammond... 

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... 

Badal seeks central support to build SSC

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today called on the Union Defence Mr. Manohar Parrikar  for seeking his direct intervention to early begin the construction on the upcoming Service Selection Center (SSC) North over 200 acres in Ropar. The Chief Minister called on Mr. Parrikar in his office at South block this afternoon. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief... 

Move to link Sikh shrines with national highways

New Delhi: Union Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister Mr. Nitin Gadkari today apprised the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal that the Government of India (GoI) would soon declare the historic route Sri Anandpur Sahib- Talwandi Sabo- Nanded as the National highway project. An assurance to this effect was given by Mr. Gadkari to the Chief Minister, who called on the former in his... 

Centre would make Punjab skill training hub: Badal

New Delhi: Conceding the demand made by the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, the Union Skill Development Minister Mr. Rajiv Pratap Ruddy today said that the Government of India (GoI) would prepare a master plan for emerging the state as hub of Skill training within a fortnight. The Union Minister, who called on the Chief Minister at Kapurthala house this morning, had detailed deliberations... 

SAD-BJP’s old seat arrangement for MC poll to continue: CM

Sangrur: Terming that the SAD-BJP alliance was fully geared up for the ensuing elections for Municipal Corporations and Councils in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that both the alliance partners would successfully contest these elections together. Interacting with the media persons on the sidelines of the Sangat Darshan in Dhuri assembly segment here today,... 

CM envisions Punjab as Industrial hub of India

Basma (SAS Nagar): Envisioning the state as the ‘Industrial Hub’ of the country, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today said that with the stupendous efforts of SAD-BJP alliance government, the state would soon overcome the setbacks given by the successive Congress governments at the centre. Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the state of the art unit of Sigma- Feudenberg-NOK... 

Badal’s call for battle against social evils, drugs

SAS NAGAR (MOHALI): Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today appealed all the political parties, NGOs, voluntary and social organizations to launch a crusade against the social evils especially the drug menace thereby rising above the petty considerations of party affiliations and trivial interests to emerge Punjab as the leading state in the country. Addressing the gathering after unfurling... 

Outgoing Pb Governor given warm send off

Chandigarh: The outgoing Punjab Governor Mr. Shivraj V Patil today said that he would ever remain indebted to Punjab and its people for the support, cooperation, love and affection showered upon him during his stint as the constitutional head of the state. In his farewell address while demitting the gubernatorial office after the completion of his term, the former Governor recalled the unstinted... 

CM invites Pbi Diaspora to open NRI schools in Punjab

Jalandhar: In a move aimed at further cementing the bond of NRI brethren with their motherland, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today exhorted the Punjabi Diaspora to establish NRI schools across the state for connecting their future generations with their roots and glorious legacy of the state. Addressing the massive gathering here during the second NRI Sangat Darshan here today,... 

CM applauds Ropar boy for NDA exam glory

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal congratulated Mr. Parmjit Singh, the father of Cadet Gurvansh Singh Gosal from Morinda (Rupnagar) who has made every Punjabi proud thereby bagging the second position in the All India Merit list for NDA 133 Course amongst nearly four lac aspirants across the country, who appeared in this prestigious entrance exam conducted by UPSC in April,... 

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... 

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... 

Multi Modal Logistics Hub to come up in Punjab

Chandigarh: In a leap forward towards giving much needed impetus to the economic activity in the region especially the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and Union Minister for Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu would jointly lay the foundation stone of Multi Modal Logistics Hub (MMLH) at Kila Raipur in Ludhiana on January 20th. A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister... 

CM misleading people on Sikh detainee issue: AAP

Ludhiana: The claim of CM Punjab S. Parkash Singh Badal that he has written to the Governor of Gujarat for Release of Lal Singh is highly misleading. The Governor of Gujarat in a letter written to Mr. Kuldip Nayar – Journalist and H.S. Phoolka- Senior Advocate has informed that the matter pertains to the Administrative jurisdiction of Punjab Govt. and the Gujarat Governor cannot interfere in the... 

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 hails centre for ‘Bharat Ratna’ to Vajpayee

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today hailed the decision of the Central Government to confer Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the country, on the Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a honour to the great statesman. Earlier, Mr. Badal had also conveyed his best wishes to Mr. Vajpayee on his 90th birthday yesterday.    Read More →

Punjab bags Krishi Karman award 2013-14

Chandigarh: In another major shot in arm of the state, Punjab has been selected by the Union government for the Krishi Karman Award 2013-14 as the best performing state in overall food grains production. Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that in a communiqué, the Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Radha Mohan Singh apprised the state government with regard... 

Food processing training centre for Bathinda

Chandigarh: With a twin objective of promoting Food Processing Industry in the state on one hand and opening new vistas of employment for youth on the other, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up ‘Food Processing Training and Business Incubation Centre’ at Bathinda. Presiding over a high level meeting to encourage Food Processing Industry in the state here... 

Cancer hospitals at Bathinda, Sangrur to start functioning next month

CHANDIGARH: In a bid to provide the latest diagnostic and treatment facilities to the cancer patients in Punjab, the State-of-the-art Homi Bhabha Cancer Super Specialty Hospital at Sangrur and Advanced Cancer Treatment & Research Center (ACTRC) at Bathinda would be made functional and dedicated to the nation in the last week of January, 2015.  This decision was taken during a high level meeting,... 

Border areas to get uninterrupted power supply

Attari (Amritsar): In a major reprieve to the residents of the border districts of the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced that the state government would provide round the clock power supply to the residents of the border districts of the state. Addressing the gathering during second day of his Sangat Darshan program here today, the Chief Minister said that he... 

CM announces horticulture centre for excellence at Attari

Attari (Amritsar): In a bid to supplement the income of the farmers of border areas through cultivation of fruits under the ambitious crop diversification program of the state government, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today announced that the state government would soon set up a state-of-the art ‘National Centre of Excellence for Horticulture’ in this town of the border district. The... 

Not allowed to meet Badal, woman sets herself on fire

Chandigarh: A woman from Gurdaspur was admitted Friday to a government hospital with over 20 percent burns after she set herself ablaze outside the residence of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal. Gurpreet Kaur, who hails from Gurdaspur district, came to the chief minister’s residence and wanted to meet him. Unable to meet Badal for nearly one week, she poured kerosene on herself and set... 

CM’s nod for fish feed factory in Punjab

Wuxi (China): In a move aimed at encouraging fish farming in the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today gave nod for setting up state-of-the art Fish feed factory in the state to provide nourishment enriched quality feed to fish in the aqua farms. A decision to this effect was taken by the Chief Minister after detailed deliberations with the top management of the modern fish... 

BJP Minister Anil Joshi locks horns with Akali MLA Bularia

Amritsar: After souring relations with Majha prominent leader Bikram Singh Majithia, BJP Local Bodies Minister Anil Joshi is now locking horns with another Akali leader Inderbir Singh Bularia. A day after Bularia accused BJP for shifting the garbage dumb from another part of the city to his constituency, Joshi angrily retorted back at him. Reacting on the statement given by Mr. Inderbir Singh Bularia... 

Centre’s nod to expand Narcotic Control Bureau

CHANDIGARH: Acceding to the request of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal with regard to strengthen the zonal and sub-zonal office of Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) at Chandigarh and Amritsar, the Union Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh has given nod to spruce up the functioning of these offices by enhancing the strength of staff by posting 40 additional personnel. This decision was conveyed...