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Haryana peaceful during Bharat Bandh: Govt
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) The Bharat Bandh call given by farmers' organisations against the three farm laws passed off peacefully in Haryana, the government said on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
10-hour shutdown in Punjab, Haryana gets enormous response
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) The 10-hour nationwide shutdown on Monday on the call by farmers' unions to demand scrapping of three Central farm laws got enormous response in Punjab and Haryana where tens of thousands of farmers blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 linking Delhi.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Hry Minister's employee held with confidential information
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) An employee in the office of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij was arrested last week on charges of stealing confidential information, officials said on Monday.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harrowing time in Punjab, Haryana as buses, rails remain stranded
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Hundreds of people across Punjab and Haryana on Monday faced a harrowing time as buses, taxis and rails did not ply due to the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM)-called Bharat Bandh.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Repeal farm laws: Punjab CM appeals to Centre
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Retreating his Congress government commitment with the protesting farmers, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday appealed to the Central government to repeal the three farm legislations. But he asked farmers to raise their voice in a peaceful manner.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ambedkar institute in Punjab to begin MBBS admissions
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) The National Medical Commission has issued a letter of intent for 100 MBBS seats to the Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences in Mohali, Punjab, to start from this year, an official said.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Hundreds of farmers block highways in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, Sep 27 (IANS) Hundreds of farmers on Monday blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 linking Delhi with parts of Haryana and Punjab, following a nationwide call by farmers' unions to demand scrapping of three Central farm laws.
2021-09-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Channi gives job letters to families of farm stir victims
Bathinda (Punjab), Sep 26 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with families of farmers who lost their lives during agitation against the farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday handed over appointment letters to government jobs to their next of kin.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
New Punjab 'Captain' has six new faces in Cabinet
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) Ahead of Assembly elections slated in February-March 2022, new Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, expanded his council of ministers on Sunday with induction of 15 ministers, including six first-timers.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana to conduct mushroom survey in Kalesar sanctuary
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) To explore the biodiversity, Haryana's first mushroom survey will be conducted on September 30, in Kalesar National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary in Yamunanagar district, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife,Technology
Captain Amarinder Singh 'fauji' at heart!
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) The scion of the erstwhile Patiala royal family is a 'fauji' at heart, literally.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Book on biography of Indian hockey players released
Chandigarh, Sep 26 (IANS) A book, 'Tokyo Olympics De Saade Hockey Khidari', based on a brief biography of bronze medal winning players of the Indian hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics was released here.
2021-09-26
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Sahota gets additional charge of Punjab DGP
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) With Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta, a 'loyalist' of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, proceeding on leave, Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota was given the additional charge of state police chief on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
New Punjab Cabinet to take oath on Sunday
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday met Governor Banwarilal Purohit here to submit the names of ministers likely to be inducted into the new Cabinet and will take oath on Sunday evening.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana's schemes guided by Antyodaya principles: Khattar
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Marking the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya that is being celebrated as 'Samarpan Divas' on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state's strategy for implementation of every scheme formulated for the welfare of the common man is guided by the principles of Antyodaya, meaning serving and uplifting the last person first.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana to conduct butterfly survey in Aravalli
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Haryana's first butterfly survey in Khol block in Rewari district will be conducted by Forest and Wildlife Department on September 27, it was announced on Saturday.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
PGI doctors perform endoscopic removal of tumour through nose
Chandigarh, Sep 25 (IANS) Endoscopic surgeons S.S. Dhandapani and Rijuneeta at the PGIMER here have performed total removal of complex planum meningioma, adherent to neurovascular structures, through the nose of two patients using 4K endoscopy system.
2021-09-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Hry allots land to Aditya Birla Group for paint manufacturing unit
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has handed over a regular letter of allotment to the Aditya Birla Group for setting up a paint manufacturing facility in Panipat with an outlay of Rs 1,140 crore, the government said on Friday.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab heads for bumper paddy crop of 191 lakh tonnes
Chandigarh, Sep 24 (IANS) As Punjab is ready to harvest a bumper paddy crop of 191 lakh tonnes, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday requested the Centre to help in getting authorisation of cash credit limit for the kharif season from the Reserve Bank of India expeditiously.
2021-09-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Tewari is new Punjab Chief Secretary
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) IAS officer Anirudh Tewari on Thursday appointed as the new Punjab Chief Secretary, replacing Vini Mahajan, who has now been posted as Special Chief Secretary.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
The common man's Chief Minister of Punjab!
Chandigarh, Sep 23 (IANS) With his feet firmly on the ground, newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi continues to be a common man's politician.
2021-09-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Will fight Sidhu's elevation to Chief Ministership: Amarinder
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said he would fight Navjot Sidhu's elevation to Punjab Chief Ministership tooth and nail, and was ready to make any sacrifice to save the country from such a "dangerous man".
2021-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Book portrays 20 years of Kareena Kapoor in Bollywood
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) 'From Nazneen to Naina', a book on 20 years of actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in Bollywood, was officially launched here.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Art/Culture/Books
Keep farmers' agitation above politics, Akalis ask Rajewal
Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has asked senior farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal to keep the farmers' agitation above politics. It requested him to take concrete action against hooligans who had targeted Akali workers proceeding to Delhi to participate in the party's march to Parliament.
2021-09-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Don't use the word Dalit to identify someone: Punjab SC panel
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Taking note of the word 'Dalit' being used for newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi by the media, the Chairperson of the state Scheduled Castes Commission, Tejinder Kaur, on Tuesday issued instructions not to use the nomenclature to mark the identity of any person belonging to Schedule Castes.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chandigarh man held for stealing 19 high-end bicycles
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A 40-year-old illiterate and unemployed man was arrested for having stolen 19 high-end bicycles of morning walkers from Chandigarh's parks, police said on Tuesday.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Opting chartered jet by Punjab CM, Sidhu draws flak
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after assuming the charge, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who said his government was a representative of the poor as he himself pulled a rickshaw in his early life, on Tuesday opted a special chartered jet to reach Delhi from here to meet party leaders.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Redress grievances on priority: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) To ensure discipline and redress grievances on priority, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has directed all government officers and employees to reach at the office by 9 a.m. and remain available for the public.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
At first meeting, Punjab Cabinet announces pro-poor initiatives
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Eyeing to woo the people in Punjab just ahead of going to the polls in early 2022, the new Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, in its maiden meeting discussed pro-poor initiatives like construction of 32,000 houses and provision of free electricity units up to 300 units.
2021-09-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
This government is of Aam Aadmi, says new Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi, the first Dalit who is at the helm in Punjab now, on Monday said his government is of Aam Aadmi (the common man), honest, free from sand mafias and a representative of the poor as he himself pulled a rickshaw in his childhood.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dalit Sikh Channi takes oath as Punjab CM with a Jat Sikh & a Hindu deputy
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Dalit-Sikh Chief Minister and Congress leader Charanjit Singh Channi took oath of office along with his two deputies -- one a Jat Sikh and another belonging to the Hindu community -- at a simple ceremony here in the Punjab capital that was delayed for 20 minutes owing to late arrival of party leader Rahul Gandhi.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
New Punjab CM-designate likely to have deputies
Chandigarh, Sep 20 (IANS) Newly-appointed Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, 58, will have two Deputy Chief Ministers and they will take the oath of office on Monday at a ceremony here likely to be attended by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
2021-09-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
#MeToo shadow over Punjab CM-designate
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The #MeToo controversy looms over Punjab Chief Minister-designate Charanjit Singh Channi, who was accused of sending indecent messages to a senior woman IAS officer.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Channi chosen as Punjab's first Dalit CM, to take oath on Monday (2nd Lead)
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a tactical move to retain Punjab in the next Assembly elections in early 2022, the Congress on Sunday appointed Dalit leader and three consecutive term legislator Charanjit Singh Channi as the next Chief Minister, replacing veteran Amarinder Singh.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Captain congratulates his successor Charanjit Singh Channi
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Outgoing Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday greeted Charanjit Singh Channi, who is going to be the next Chief Minister of the state.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Charanjit Singh Channi to be the next Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) The suspense over the successor to Amarinder Singh ended on Sunday with Congress President Sonia Gandhi clearing the name of Dalit cabinet minister Charanjit Singh Channi as the next Punjab Chief Minister.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Charanjit Singh Channi new Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Charanjit Singh Channi will be the new Punjab Chief Minister, the Congress announced on Sunday.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab appoints 8,500 nodal officers to monitor stubble burning
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of stubble burning during the paddy harvesting season, the Punjab government on Sunday announced it would appoint 8,500 nodal officers for the current paddy growing villages, identified as hotspots, where paddy stubble was being traditionally put on fire.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Anguished at political events, Amarinder wrote to Sonia before quitting
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) Hours before he formally submitted his resignation to the Governor, Amarinder Singh had written to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, apprising her of his decision, while expressing anguish at the political events of the last about five months, which he said were clearly "not based on full understanding of the national imperatives of Punjab and its key concerns".
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
First-of-its-kind study finds storks prefer canals over wetlands
Chandigarh, Sep 19 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind research study for this poorly studied species, ornithologists discovered the woolly-necked stork prefers irrigation canals over wetlands.
2021-09-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Amarinder's resignation self-admission of party's failures: Sukhbir
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Saturday that Amarinder Singh's resignation from the post of Punjab Chief Minister is a self-admission on the part of the Congress and its high command that the party has failed to perform and has nothing to show in its more than four-and-a-half years of governance.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Sidhu anti-national', Amarinder says he will fight move to make him CM
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Dubbing Navjot Sidhu as anti-national, dangerous, unstable, incompetent and a security threat to the state and the country, Amarinder Singh on Friday said he will fight any move to make the Punjab Congress president the chief minister "tooth and nail."
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
I resigned as I felt humiliated, but Sidhu is a disaster: Amarinder (3rd Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from his post as the Chief Minister of Punjab after months of political tussle, saying he stepped down as he felt 'humiliated'.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab MLAs authorise Sonia to select new CLP leader
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting called here on Saturday to select the successor to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who resigned amid infighting the party on Saturday afternoon, ended with the legislators unanimously passing a resolution authorising interim party President Sonia Gandhi to pick the new leader.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder-Rahul faceoff is not new, it turned full circle today
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) The Punjab crisis which began with Amarinder Singh's festering feud with Navjot Sidhu, who was appointed the state party chief in July, despite stiff resistance from the captain, is believed to be at the behest of Rahul Gandhi, as the feud between Amarinder Singh and Rahul Gandhi began when the latter wanted to back Pratap Singh Bajwa in the run up to Assembly elections in 2017.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Raninder Singh returns as President of National Rifle Association of India
Mohali, Sep 18 (IANS) Raninder Singh was re-elected as the President of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) - the governing body for the sport of shooting in the country at the elections held within the premises of Punjab Cricket Association, here on Saturday.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
I resigned as I felt humiliated, says Amarinder Singh (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday resigned from the post after a day-long political drama and said he resigned as he felt humiliated. At the same time, he said the "future politics option is always there and I will use that option".
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder Singh submits resignation to Governor
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Just minutes ahead of the crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reached the Governor's house and submitted his and his council of ministers resignation to him.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder to meet Governor, may submit resignation
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Ahead of the crucial Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting on Saturday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is reaching the Governor's house where he may submit his resignation.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sunil Jakhar frontrunner as Punjab CM replacement
Chandigarh, Sep 18 (IANS) Former Punjab President Sunil Jakhar is frontrunner for the post of Chief Minister, sources said as party wants to project non Sikh face ahead of polls to counter AAP which is gaining ground in the state.
2021-09-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics