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Addressing the House, the Punjab Governor said, "My government is fully alive to the concerns of the farmers in the State as they are the pivot of the state's economy. We will not let the farmers and the farm workers suffer in any manner."(Twitter/@vpsbadnore)

Punjab governor says farm laws don't address farmers' stagnating income problem

PTI | , Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:23 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal, criticised Governor V P Singh Badnore for not sending for the President’s consideration the Bills passed by the state Assembly last year to "counter" the three farm laws.
Punjab leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema (centre) and AAP members launching the civic body poll campaign by brooming streets in Bathinda on Friday. The Aam Aadmi Party’s poll symbol is the broom.(HT_PRINT)
Punjab leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema (centre) and AAP members launching the civic body poll campaign by brooming streets in Bathinda on Friday. The Aam Aadmi Party’s poll symbol is the broom.(HT_PRINT)

9,222 in fray as Punjab civic bodies go to polls on Feb 14 amid farmers protest

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:53 AM IST
In A and B councils, 2,037 candidates of the Congress are left in fray, whereas the primary opposition in Punjab assembly, 1,606 candidates belong to the AAP. The SAD is fielding 1,569 candidates, with 1,003 are from the BJP.
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh says the CBI is being increasingly used to play politics, and a fair probe could not be ensured through it.(HT file photo)

CBI being exploited for politics, won’t allow it to enter Punjab without permission: Capt Amarinder

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Says BJP welcome to contest all 117 seats to Punjab assembly but can’t win even one without alliance.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala addressing supporters while canvassing for the party candidate during the recent Baroda assembly byelection.(HT file photo)
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Abhay Singh Chautala addressing supporters while canvassing for the party candidate during the recent Baroda assembly byelection.(HT file photo)

Abhay Chautala submits private member’s Bill to Haryana Speaker on MSP guarantee for farmers

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 03:45 PM IST
On assembly session eve, INLD leader’s Bills have been referred to the agriculture and food and supplies department to explain govt’s viewpoint
Chhattisgarh is the second state after Punjab to hold a special session of the assembly to counter the central laws.(AP)
Chhattisgarh is the second state after Punjab to hold a special session of the assembly to counter the central laws.(AP)

Chhattisgarh may amend state law to counter farm legislation

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:53 AM IST
According to a senior government official privy to the developments, the Chhattisgarh government, where the Congress is in power, has not opted for new bills to negate the central legislations because it could be in direct conflict with it.
Haryana BJP president OP Dhankar on Thursday dismissed the farm bills passed by the Punjab assembly as ineffective.(HT File)
Haryana BJP president OP Dhankar on Thursday dismissed the farm bills passed by the Punjab assembly as ineffective.(HT File)

Punjab farm bills are ‘zero’, says Haryana BJP chief

Himdustan Times/Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Asks with purchase of crops under MSP made punishable if the market price of a crop is already low and a farmer wants to sell it, who buy the crop?
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)
The Punjab cabinet has authorised chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to introduce a Bill to counter the Centre’s farm laws amid the protests by farmers in the state.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM to introduce Bill to counter Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday as special assembly session begins

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 01:19 PM IST
House adjourned for the day even as opposition AAP, Shiromani Akali Dal demand copies of Bills to be tabled in the session
Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh addressing the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Friday.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amrinder Singh addressing the Punjab Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh on Friday.(HT Photo)

Punjab House passes resolution rejecting Centre’s farm ordinances

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 01:58 AM IST
The chief minister said the assembly was seriously concerned about apprehensions caused by the ordinances related to the farm sector.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal while the obituary references were being made in the Punjab assembly on Friday. Social distancing was maintained as the members met amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal while the obituary references were being made in the Punjab assembly on Friday. Social distancing was maintained as the members met amid the Covid-19 pandemic.(Ravi Kumar/HT Photo)

One-day monsoon session of Punjab assembly adjourned sine die; SAD MLAs stay away, AAP legislators attend in PPE gear

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:40 PM IST
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh moved a resolution against the Centre’s farm ordinances, which was backed by all members barring the BJP and the Akalis, who skipped the session citing the Speaker’s Covid protocol; AAP MLAs attended session in personal protective equipment (PPE) gear
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Punjabi question paper with 16 spelling errors leaves students baffled

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Deepa Sharma Sood, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The school authorities demanded that proof reading should be conducted to avoid such errors.

In Punjab budget, Amarinder Singh govt reduces retirement age to 58 years

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 01:06 PM IST
BUDGET 2020-21 Manpreet Badal announces that Punjab will provide free education in government schools to all students up to Class 12; earmarks Rs 2,000 crore for farm loan waiver, including Rs 520 crore for waiving loans of landless and farm workers
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Patiala DC orders girdawari to access damage to tomato cultivation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 10:37 PM IST
Sanaur MLA Harinderpal Singh Chandumajra had raised the issue in the Punjab assembly and briefed the House about the loss to tomato crop due to extreme winter
Aam Aadmi Party leaders, led by leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, protesting outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Aam Aadmi Party leaders, led by leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema, protesting outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Shiromani Akali Dal, AAP legislators hold protest outside Punjab assembly

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 12:31 PM IST
Akalis, led by Majithia, protest against unemployment despite Congress government’s tall promises, while AAP leaders blame Amarinder for failing to act against sand, transport and liquor mafias
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh says that the condition of carrying a passport as identity proof is the main reason behind the low turnout of Indian pilgrims at the Kartarpur Sahib shrine, the last resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan.(HT file photo)
Akal Takht acting jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh says that the condition of carrying a passport as identity proof is the main reason behind the low turnout of Indian pilgrims at the Kartarpur Sahib shrine, the last resting place of Guru Nanak, in Pakistan.(HT file photo)

All-party team to meet PM on passport waiver for Kartarpur pilgrims: CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 11:17 PM IST
House passes resolution in support of waiver of passport and $20 fee for Kartarpur pilgrims.
Shiromani Akali Dal legislators, led by Bikram Singh Majithia, holding a protest outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Monday afternoon.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal legislators, led by Bikram Singh Majithia, holding a protest outside the Punjab assembly in Chandigarh on Monday afternoon.(Keshav Singh/HT)

Punjab assembly adjourned twice after Oppn guns for police chief over Kartarpur Corridor remark

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 03:06 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party, Akali legislators rush to well of the House, raising slogans against Dinkar Gupta, prompting Speaker to adjourn proceedings twice for 30 minutes each
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Gurbani telecast rights: Bajwa seeks Akal Takht’s intervention

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 11:19 PM IST
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Punjab assembly passes resolution against Citizenship (Amendment) Act

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 11:15 PM IST
The resolution brought by the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government was passed by the House after a three-and-a-half-hour long discussion, making Punjab the second state after Kerala to do so
At a cabinet meeting this week, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his colleagues had expressed concern over the implications of what the state calls “blatantly unconstitutional and divisive CAA, NRC and NPR”. (Photo @capt_amarinder)
At a cabinet meeting this week, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh and his colleagues had expressed concern over the implications of what the state calls “blatantly unconstitutional and divisive CAA, NRC and NPR”. (Photo @capt_amarinder)

Punjab Assembly, second after Kerala, passes resolution against CAA

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:17 PM IST
The resolution said the citizenship law was “divisive and stands for everything opposed to a free and fair democracy, which must enshrine equality for all”.
Shiromani Akali Dal members walking out of the Punjab assembly on Thursday. They were holding rattlers to register their protest against the Congress-led government that is yet to fulfil its promises.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Shiromani Akali Dal members walking out of the Punjab assembly on Thursday. They were holding rattlers to register their protest against the Congress-led government that is yet to fulfil its promises.(Ravi Kumar/HT)

Akalis, AAP MLAs walk out of Punjab special assembly session over unkept promises

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2020 02:31 PM IST
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, former prime minister Manmohan Singh along with Punjab chief minister and other dignitaries at the special session of Punjab Assembly, Chandigarh. November 6, 2019.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, former prime minister Manmohan Singh along with Punjab chief minister and other dignitaries at the special session of Punjab Assembly, Chandigarh. November 6, 2019.(Ravi Kumar / HT Photo)

Naidu, Manmohan address Punjab assembly special commemorative session to celebrate Guru Nanak’s birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:47 AM IST
The vice-president recalled the philosophy of Guru Nanak and urged all to follow his teachings of universal brotherhood, equality and one God.
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Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniv: VP Naidu to attend Punjab Assembly’s special session

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 11:11 PM IST
The Punjab cabinet had decided last week on Thursday to convene a special session of the assembly to commemorate the 550th Parkash Purb
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Dakha, a tough nut to crack for Congress as it loses fifth time in a row

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2019 11:31 PM IST
In the past four elections, including both Punjab Assembly and Lok Sabha from 2012 to 2019, the Congress has failed to win from the Dakha seat
Congress nominee Captain Sandeep Singh Sandhu interacting with Dakha villagers in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)
Congress nominee Captain Sandeep Singh Sandhu interacting with Dakha villagers in Ludhiana on Saturday.(HT PHOTO)

Dakha bypoll: Campaign ends with last-ditch efforts to woo voters in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 10:17 PM IST
All main political parties organised roadshows, rallies on the last day of campaigning
It was Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal who had mooted the idea that Punjab’s MLAs — 81% of whom are millionaires — pay income tax on their salaries.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)
It was Punjab finance minister Manpreet Badal who had mooted the idea that Punjab’s MLAs — 81% of whom are millionaires — pay income tax on their salaries.(Sanjeev Sharma/HT Photo)

Punjab tweaks bill, govt to bear Rs 17 lakh tax liability on CM’s perks

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 01:38 PM IST
After chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh endorsed it, the Punjab assembly had in the last budget session passed the amendment to make ministers and leader of Opposition, who holds a cabinet rank, bear their own income tax liability.
The ruling Congress is also facing a paucity of strong faces to field as candidate from the Faridkot Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)
The ruling Congress is also facing a paucity of strong faces to field as candidate from the Faridkot Lok Sabha constituency.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019; SAD, Congress undecided over Faridkot candidate

Hindustan Times, Faridkot | By Parteek Singh Mahal, Faridkot
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 01:10 PM IST
The Faridkot Lok Sabha constituency is reserved for SC candidates. In the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, while the SAD was completely wiped out from the nine assembly seats here, the Congress won six and the AAP bagged three.
MLAs Jagdev Singh Kamalu (Maur) (left) and Nazar Singh Manshahia (Mansa) have been supporting PEP chief Sukhpal Khaira since his removal as leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly last year.(Combo Photo)
MLAs Jagdev Singh Kamalu (Maur) (left) and Nazar Singh Manshahia (Mansa) have been supporting PEP chief Sukhpal Khaira since his removal as leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly last year.(Combo Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: With 2 MLAs by Khaira’s side, AAP in a bind in Bathinda constituency

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Sachin Kumar
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 12:52 PM IST
Two of Aam Aadmi Party’s MLAs, Jagdev Singh Kamalu and Nazar Singh Manshahi, have been supporting Sukhpal Singh Khaira, the Bholath MLA who was removed as leader of opposition in Punjab Assembly last year.
AAP MLA Aman Arora (in maroon jacket) had sought March 31 as the deadline, saying income tax returns are filed according to closing of financial year.(HT Photo)
AAP MLA Aman Arora (in maroon jacket) had sought March 31 as the deadline, saying income tax returns are filed according to closing of financial year.(HT Photo)

Punjab Assembly passes bill for declaration of MLA assets with new deadline

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2019 01:56 PM IST
Along with the The Punjab Legislative Assembly (Salaries and Allowances of Members) Amendment Bill , the assembly passed three more bills, including the one to hike the stamp duty.
Hundreds of people were killed when British troops under Brig-Gen Reginald Dyer’s command fired on a crowd of unarmed Indians at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919.
Hundreds of people were killed when British troops under Brig-Gen Reginald Dyer’s command fired on a crowd of unarmed Indians at Amritsar’s Jallianwala Bagh on April 13, 1919.

Jallianwala Bagh massacre: UK ‘reflecting’ on apology demand

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:13 AM IST
In Chandigarh, the Punjab assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution seeking an apology from Britain for the massacre.
Amarinder said that Sidhu “must have realised that he had gone overboard with his Pakistan visit”.(HT Photo)
Amarinder said that Sidhu “must have realised that he had gone overboard with his Pakistan visit”.(HT Photo)

‘I was a soldier, he a cricketer’: Amarinder on Sidhu’s Pulwama remark

Chandigarh | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2019 11:49 AM IST
With his government and the Congress party left embarrassed by the discordant comments made by Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu defending Pakistan on the Pulwama terror attack, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said everyone has the right to voice their mind and it is up to Sidhu to explain his stand.
Majithia’s rant could be heard louder than Manpreet’s speech as Sidhu, who sits next to Manpreet in the House, looked on.(Video grab)
Majithia’s rant could be heard louder than Manpreet’s speech as Sidhu, who sits next to Manpreet in the House, looked on.(Video grab)

Cong vs Cong in Punjab assembly, SAD raises sack-Sidhu pitch

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2019 10:45 PM IST
Ministers accuse own govt of ‘colluding’ with Akalis; cornered over Pulwama remark, Sidhu dubs Majithia ‘a smuggler, a thief’; AAP asks CM to quit saying his colleagues accused him of shielding ex-minister.
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