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House passes resolution for making Punjabi compulsory till Class 10

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Moved by minister Channi, the resolution was supported by opposition AAP and SAD.
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After Kerala, Congress govt in Punjab passes resolution against CAA in assembly by voice vote

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 04:07 PM IST
State parliamentary affairs minister Brahm Mohindra introduced anti-CAA resolution, urging Centre to repeal the Act; AAP supported resolution, while BJP and ally Shiromani Akali Dal opposed it. SAD asks Congress leaders if repeal means they are opposed to citizenship given to Sikhs, Christians
Punjabi folk singer Idu Sharif receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from then president Abdul Kalam in New Delhi in 2006.(HT file photo)
Punjabi folk singer Idu Sharif receiving the Sangeet Natak Akademi award from then president Abdul Kalam in New Delhi in 2006.(HT file photo)

Dhadi folk singer Idu Sharif buried at Nabha village

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Mohit Singla, Nabha
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 09:05 PM IST
A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and other awards, the Chandigarh-based Punjabi folk singer was battling poverty and paralysis
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3 years on, no roadmap for setting up of skill university at Chamkaur Sahib

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 11:26 PM IST
The Punjab government on Monday agreed to pay ₹20 lakh compensation and government job to the wife of Dalit man Jagmail Singh, 37, who died after being tortured by four upper-caste men of Changliwala near Lehra town last week.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
The Punjab government on Monday agreed to pay ₹20 lakh compensation and government job to the wife of Dalit man Jagmail Singh, 37, who died after being tortured by four upper-caste men of Changliwala near Lehra town last week.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

Sangrur Dalit’s kin end protest as govt offers Rs 20 lakh, govt job

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar Singh, Lehragaga (sangrur)
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2019 01:57 AM IST
The compromise was reached when cabinet ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Charanjit Singh Channi, Vijay Inder Singla and political secretary to chief minister Capt Sandeep Sandhu met Jagmail’s wife Manjit Kaur in the presence of leaders of Dalit outfits
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550th Parkash Purb: High priests to take final call on joint celebrations

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 21, 2019 12:15 AM IST
In the meeting, the high priests may also contemplate relieving Sikhs, who were either excommunicated or announced ‘tankhaiya’
Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Two state cabinet ministers — Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (jails and cooperation) and Charanjit Singh Channi (technical educational & industrial training) who are representing the government in the coordination committee formed by the Akal Takht for the joint event — on Tuesday morning met acting Akal Takht jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh and handed him over a letter of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a sealed envelope.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

550th Parkash Purb celebrations: State govt puts ball in Takht jathedar’s court on joint event

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:37 AM IST
Ministers Randhawa and Channi meet Giani Harpreet Singh, offer govt’s ‘pandal’ for holding main events in Sultanpur Lodhi
Representational image.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Punjab to hold jobs fair at 82 places from September 9

Chandigarh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 05:35 PM IST
The jobs fair would be held in every district between September 9 and September 30 at 82 venues, said Technical Education and Employment Generation Minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted his resignation as minister from the Punjab Cabinet on July 14, 2019.(PTI File)
Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted his resignation as minister from the Punjab Cabinet on July 14, 2019.(PTI File)

Sidhu’s resignation: Punjab ministers call former cricketer ‘king of theatrics’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:19 PM IST
Two Punjab ministers --Brahm Mohindra and Charanjit Singh Channi - issued a statement about Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation from the Cabinet.
The announcement of setting up of the skill university was made by Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in the first budget presented in 2017.(HT File)
The announcement of setting up of the skill university was made by Captain Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in the first budget presented in 2017.(HT File)

Cash-strapped Punjab government ‘using’ PTU funds to set up skill university

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 09:56 PM IST
The government told the board of governors that the Chamkaur Sahib college will be centre of excellence and the university will have to bear the cost of building and other infrastructure, and private industrial partners will impart skill training at the college.
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

#MeToo: Channi blames Akalis for blowing up controversy

Hindustan Times, Chamkaur Sahib (Rupnagar) | By Bahadurjeet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 04:39 PM IST
In reply to a question on the controversy, Channi claimed that he inadvertently forwarded the text to the IAS officer and some other persons.
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT file)
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT file)

#MeToo soup: Punjab or UK — where is Channi?

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2018 09:39 AM IST
When contacted, the minister said ‘he cannot disclose his location”. The move is being seen as an attempt by Channi to buy time to dodge the heat of the opposition parties on the issue.
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

#MeToo: Congress defends Punjab minister Channi, says can’t act without written complaint

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh:
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 08:59 AM IST
Channi, who is on an official visit to United Kingdom, had stated that text from his phone was inadvertently sent to the officer and the issue was settled a month ago after he apologised to her.
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

Punjab minister Charanjit Singh Channi is not new to controversies

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:23 AM IST
A Dalit face in Capt Amarinder Singh’s cabinet, Channi believes in astrology and his friends say he even practices “weird” things to keep shining in politics.
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

Punjab minister accused of sending ‘improper messages’ to woman officer says issue being blown out of proportion

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2018 09:19 AM IST
The issue was settled one month ago after I apologised to the officer for this inadvertent mistake. I don’t know why the issue has suddenly been blown up,” Channi told HT over phone.
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

Punjab minister Channi in spot for ‘improper messages’ to woman IAS officer

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:35 AM IST
After flak from opposition, Punjab CM says he has taken matter seriously and told minister to apologise to IAS officer.
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(PTI/Representative Image)

‘Canadian varsity desires to set up satellite centre at Chamkaur Sahib’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2018 09:17 AM IST
The delegation led by Alberta government’s officials held preliminary talks to start dual skill development programmes and provide job opportunities to Punjabi youth in Canada.
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi.
Punjab technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi.

Punjab minister Channi had recommended 6 names for law officers, all SCs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2018 12:39 PM IST
Capt had reportedly said in cabinet meeting that both names recommended by Channi were not Dalits; other ministers had objected to timing of Channi’s outburst before Shahkot bypoll.
After media reports of health minister Brahm Mohindra “attacking” him during Thursday’s cabinet meeting over a raid at the Patiala mayor’s home, local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said the the sanctity of the cabinet is being damaged.
After media reports of health minister Brahm Mohindra “attacking” him during Thursday’s cabinet meeting over a raid at the Patiala mayor’s home, local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said the the sanctity of the cabinet is being damaged.

Ministers vs ministers: After ‘leaks’, war within Congress cabinet spills out

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 09:57 AM IST
Fissures revealed a day after Sidhu came under fire for a raid on Patiala mayor, Channi for comments on law officers’ appointment.
Punjab technical education and industrial training minister Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)
Punjab technical education and industrial training minister Charanjit Singh Channi(HT File)

Govt colleges in Punjab to offer skill development courses

Press Trust of India, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 06:44 PM IST
In the first phase, the courses will be introduced in 22 government Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) and 10 polytechnics. More colleges will be roped in later.
Opposition AAP legislators protesting outside Punjab assembly during budget session in Chandigarh on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Opposition AAP legislators protesting outside Punjab assembly during budget session in Chandigarh on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Every ruling party MLA in Punjab facing allegations of illegal mining: Sukhpal Khaira

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 11:50 AM IST
In an emotionally charged speech, Khaira said Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has failed to fight corruption and the drug menace in the state
The resolution came up during Zero Hour after Congress MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku drew attention of the members towards the apex court’s order.(HT File)
The resolution came up during Zero Hour after Congress MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku drew attention of the members towards the apex court’s order.(HT File)

Centre must file review plea against ‘dilution’ of SC/ST Act, resolves Punjab assembly

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The apex court had on March 20 taken note of misuse of provisions of the Act against government servants and held that there shall be no immediate arrest on complaint filed under the law
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