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File photo of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT Photo)

Punjab passes resolution demanding unconditional withdrawal of farm laws

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 05:06 PM IST
Earlier, the members of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) created uproar in the assembly when the chief minister was replying to the Governor's address.
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Ibrahim Ali Khan is the son of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh.
Ibrahim Ali Khan is the son of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh.

Ibrahim lets his hair down at wedding of Capt Amarinder Singh's granddaughter

PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 10:13 AM IST
  • Ibrahim Ali Khan attended the wedding of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's granddaughter recently, and pictures of him having a good time have surfaced online.
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File photo of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT)
File photo of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to hold all-party meeting over farmers' stir today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 07:57 AM IST
Announcing the all-party meeting on January 31, Singh had said that "all political parties must come together in this time of crisis".
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Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)

'Budget's focus on poll-bound states': Amarinder Singh slams Centre

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Claiming that the Budget was “reflective of the BJP-led central government's total apathy towards the common man, the middle class and farmers”, the Punjab CM said that it was part of Centre’s efforts to sideline non-BJP ruled states.
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CM Singh cited Punjab's historical links with Jammu and Kashmir since Maharaja Ranjit Singh's time.(HT Photo)
CM Singh cited Punjab's historical links with Jammu and Kashmir since Maharaja Ranjit Singh's time.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM urges PM Modi to include Punjabi in J&K official languages list

PTI, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:11 PM IST
In a letter to the prime minister, Amarinder Singh urged him to advise the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to reconsider and review the official list and include Punjabi as one of the official languages of the union territory.
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trashed the “twisted and senseless” interpretation being given to the presence of a few Punjab Police personnel at the farmers’ protest site.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh trashed the “twisted and senseless” interpretation being given to the presence of a few Punjab Police personnel at the farmers’ protest site.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT photo)

Asked police to give intelligence updates on farmers’ protests: Punjab CM Amarinder

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Dubbing the accusations as “completely baseless and malicious”, the CM in a statement said there was no question of deputing police officers to negotiate with farmers.
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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with SAD leaders and workers, addresses a gathering over the new farm laws at Golden gate, in Amritsar, Punjab, India.(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP from Bathinda Harsimrat Kaur Badal along with SAD leaders and workers, addresses a gathering over the new farm laws at Golden gate, in Amritsar, Punjab, India.(Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

PM should talk directly with protesting farmers: Harsimrat Badal

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Mallika Soni | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 11:05 PM IST
She also attacked the Congress-led Punjab government and state chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and said he has failed to fulfill his responsibility as guardian of the state and its people.
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However, in an interview to news agency ANI, Capt Singh labelled as “false” reports that Punjab has implemented the farm laws.(HT Photo)
However, in an interview to news agency ANI, Capt Singh labelled as “false” reports that Punjab has implemented the farm laws.(HT Photo)

AAP attacks Punjab CM over minister’s ‘remarks’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Addressing a press conference, AAP national spokesperson and its Punjab unit’s co-incharge Raghav Chadha alleged that Punjab minister of food and civil supplies Bharat Bhushan Ashu told the media that the state had opened its doors for farmers from neighbouring regions to sell their produce.
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The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.(HT file)
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.(HT file)

Punjab to reopen schools for students of classes 5 to 12 from January 7

By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.
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Schools will function from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to attend classes from Thursday.(HT file photo)
Schools will function from 10am to 3pm and students of Classes 5 to 12 will be allowed to attend classes from Thursday.(HT file photo)

Schools set to reopen in Punjab from January 7

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
State school education minister Vijay Inder Singla directs all school managements to strictly comply with Covid-19 protocol
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Representational image. (File photo)
Representational image. (File photo)

Govt aims to transform Punjab into leading state in medical education

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 08:50 AM IST
The minister further said that on the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, the state government had set up a mechanism in the government hospitals and procured equipment worth crores of rupees from abroad to test COVID-19 samples.
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Amarinder Singh said his government has not objected to or stopped peaceful protests in the state against the laws. He underlined damage to property and inconvenience to the citizens cannot be tolerated.(REUTERS FILE)
Amarinder Singh said his government has not objected to or stopped peaceful protests in the state against the laws. He underlined damage to property and inconvenience to the citizens cannot be tolerated.(REUTERS FILE)

Farmers’ protest: Mobile connectivity hit as power to 1,561 towers disrupted in Punjab

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 01:32 PM IST
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday warned against vandalisation of the towers and directed strict action against those involved in it
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According to the Punjab government, 14 prominent Arhtiyas across the state have received tax notices from the department.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
According to the Punjab government, 14 prominent Arhtiyas across the state have received tax notices from the department.(PTI file photo. Representative image)

Punjab commission agents plan strike against tax raids

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:50 AM IST
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday criticised the Centre for its “intimidatory tactics” against Arhityas supporting the protesting farmers, and termed the I-T department’s raids a pressure tactic to weaken the farmers’ agitation.
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The upcoming CBG plant, which will create direct and indirect employment opportunities, will have capacity of 30 tonnes CBG (compressed bio gas) production, with daily feedstock capacity of approximately 300 tonnes of paddy straw per day.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo (Representative Image))
The upcoming CBG plant, which will create direct and indirect employment opportunities, will have capacity of 30 tonnes CBG (compressed bio gas) production, with daily feedstock capacity of approximately 300 tonnes of paddy straw per day.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo (Representative Image))

Punjab cabinet approves IOCL’s proposal to set up compressed biogas plant

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:41 PM IST
The plant, to be developed in collaboration with Sugarfed, will help reduce stubble burning through use of paddy straw for biogas generation, and will also nurture soil fertility through organic manure production, according to a government statement here.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering in presence of other senior AAP leaders during a Community Fasting in solidarity with protesting farmers, at AAP party office in DDU Marg, New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses the gathering in presence of other senior AAP leaders during a Community Fasting in solidarity with protesting farmers, at AAP party office in DDU Marg, New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal, Amarinder Singh trade barbs over new farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 05:02 AM IST
Earlier in the day, Kejriwal criticised the Punjab CM for mocking his fast by calling it “theatrics”.
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He further alleged that Kejriwal and his party are “busy playing politics” while farmers are sitting outside the national capital for the past 17 days to seek justice.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
He further alleged that Kejriwal and his party are “busy playing politics” while farmers are sitting outside the national capital for the past 17 days to seek justice.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Punjab CM calls Kejriwal ‘shameless liar’, slams him for exploiting farmers’ stir

By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 05:52 AM IST
“In sharp contrast to the Kejriwal government in Delhi, which had been thriving on Ambani crumbs and had been touting its power reforms under the Reliance-run BSES as its biggest achievement, the Punjab government had neither signed any agreement with Adani Power nor was even aware of the private players bidding for power purchase in the state,” Captain Amarinder said in an official release.
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Besides one state-level vaccine store, 22 district vaccine stores and 127 block level vaccine stories are being prepared for the roll-out of the vaccine in Punjab.(HT photo)
Besides one state-level vaccine store, 22 district vaccine stores and 127 block level vaccine stories are being prepared for the roll-out of the vaccine in Punjab.(HT photo)

Punjab gears up with cold chain points for Covid-19 vaccine

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 09:51 PM IST
In a virtual meeting to review the Covid situation in the state, the Chief Minister noted the state’s readiness for the vaccine rollout in terms of database of priority lists; infrastructure for cold chain management; identification and training of vaccinators, etc.
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Dushyant Chautala(HT file)
Dushyant Chautala(HT file)

Dushyant rules out snapping ties with BJP govt over farmers’ agitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 06:35 AM IST
Chautala has been under pressure from the opposition as well as a powerful section of the farming community to withdraw support to the BJP-led state government ever since the farmers’ protests began.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought priority allocation of Covid-19 vaccines.(PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought priority allocation of Covid-19 vaccines.(PTI)

‘Will Centre entirely fund vaccines?’ Amarinder Singh writes to PM, seeks priority allocation for Punjab

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Punjab has vulnerable population, including old and people with co-morbidities, which is why the state needs priority allocation of vaccines, the CM wrote.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(HT file)

Punjab CM congratulates PAU for number 2 ICAR ranking among Agriculture Universities

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 03:09 PM IST
In his congratulatory message, Captain Amarinder lauded the concerted efforts, dedication, commitment and hard work of the faculty and staff of PAU that led to the feat.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.(PTI)

Farmers’ protest: Amarinder Singh calls return of Padma award by Badal ‘theatrics’

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Badal had returned his Padma Vibhushan award on Thursday in protest against the Centre’s new farm laws, over which thousands of Punjab farmers are now protesting at Delhi’s borders.
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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.(ANI)
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.(ANI)

Amarinder Singh behaving like BJP CM, says Manish Sisodia

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Sisodia’s response comes a day after Singh met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and urged the Centre to rethink its stand on the legislations while appealing to the farmers to find an early solution to the problem that was adversely impacting the “economy of the state and also posing a serious danger to national security”.
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Farmers raising slogans during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border near Delhi on Thursday.(Reuters photo)
Farmers raising slogans during a protest against the new farm laws at Singhu border near Delhi on Thursday.(Reuters photo)

Punjab CM announces Rs 5 lakh each to families of two farmers who died during farm law protests

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 03:30 PM IST
The two farmers, who belonged to Mansa and Moga districts, died while taking part in demonstrations against the Centre
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Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh addressing the media after meeting Union home minister Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Capt Amarinder meets Amit Shah, appeals to Centre, farmers to find early solution

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:30 PM IST
Punjab CM urges Union home minister to listen to farmers with an open mind and protect the MSP besides continuing with the APMC-based mandi system.
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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh after meeting HM Amit Shah (ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh after meeting HM Amit Shah (ANI)

‘Nothing for me to resolve’: Punjab CM after meeting home minister Shah over farmers’ stir

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 01:28 PM IST
Fourth round of talks between the government and the protesters will take place on Thursday. Third round of talks, which took place on Tuesday, had ended in a stalemate.
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh participates in a protest against the recent farm reform bills, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi earlier, on November 4.(File photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh participates in a protest against the recent farm reform bills, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi earlier, on November 4.(File photo)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh arrives in Delhi, to meet Amit Shah ahead of talks with farmers

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:13 PM IST
Amarinder is accompanied by his chief principal secretary Suresh Kumar and some other officials
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Farmers occupying the road in protest against farm reform laws at Sector 14A, near Noida Gate, on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Farmers occupying the road in protest against farm reform laws at Sector 14A, near Noida Gate, on Wednesday.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Most of Delhi borders closed, farmer leaders accuse govt of indulging in divisive agenda: 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:37 AM IST
A spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union, which is spearheading the protest, said on Wednesday that all farmer organisations across the country should hit the streets now.
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Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a video press confrence in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.(HT photo)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a video press confrence in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.(HT photo)

Kejriwal, Amarinder Singh slug it out over new farm laws

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:18 AM IST
Addressing a digital press conference, Arvind Kejriwal said all the three farm laws were brought in and implemented by the Central government and that the state governments have no role to play in it.
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Amarinder Singh will hold deliberations with Shah in an effort to work out an amicble solution to the deadlock. (File Photo)
Amarinder Singh will hold deliberations with Shah in an effort to work out an amicble solution to the deadlock. (File Photo)

Amit Shah, Amarinder Singh to meet tomorrow before talks with farmers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 11:19 PM IST
As the previous meetings between the Centre and the representatives of the agitating farmers remained inconclusive, all eyes are on tomorrow’s meeting.
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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a meeting with representatives of various farmers' organizations, in Chandigarh.(PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh during a meeting with representatives of various farmers' organizations, in Chandigarh.(PTI)

‘Sneaky little fellow’: Amarinder Singh lashes out at Delhi CM over notifying farm bill

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Chandigarh/New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:46 PM IST
A day earlier the Punjab chief minister had slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader over the November 23 notification in Delhi, accusing the party of just “pretending” to support the farmers’ cause.
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