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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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The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)
The official said Mukhtar Ansari has been in the Punjab jail since January 2019 when he was produced there in a local court on a complaint of extortion lodged by a local builder. (Photo HT)

'Will open Pandora's Box': Punjab opposes UP govt plea seeking Mukhtar's custody

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:30 PM IST
Mukhtar Ansari has 10 cases ranging from murder, extortion, cheating and fraud to those under the Gangster Act against him in the state.
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According to press statement from the Punjab government, divulging the details, the Education Minister had said that under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), nine trades of vocational education are being imparted in the government schools of Punjab.(Unsplash)
According to press statement from the Punjab government, divulging the details, the Education Minister had said that under the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF), nine trades of vocational education are being imparted in the government schools of Punjab.(Unsplash)

Punjab govt issues new guidelines for purchasing books for school libraries

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 06:57 PM IST
  • According to a spokesperson of the department, with the aim of purchasing books for libraries, a high level committee of eminent writers was formed under the leadership of Dr Atamjit Singh. Based on the recommendations made by this committee, new guidelines have been issued to the schools.
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 Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)
Mukhtar Ansari is lodged in district jail Rupnagar in Punjab since January 2019. (Photo HT)

Punjab is defending & supporting gangster Mukhtar Ansari, UP govt tells SC

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:01 PM IST
  • Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh, told a bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and R S Reddy that trial in several cases of heinous offences involving Ansari, a BSP MLA from Mau constituency, is held up in the state and Punjab government is “supporting a gangster”.
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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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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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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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Punjab Cabinet Minister, Om Parkash Soni said that the freedom fighters and their legal heirs (sons/ daughters/ grandsons /grand-daughters) have been provided free bus travel facility in roadways/ Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) buses w.e.f 07-12-2020.(Harsimar Pal Singh Hindustan Times representative image)
Punjab Cabinet Minister, Om Parkash Soni said that the freedom fighters and their legal heirs (sons/ daughters/ grandsons /grand-daughters) have been provided free bus travel facility in roadways/ Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) buses w.e.f 07-12-2020.(Harsimar Pal Singh Hindustan Times representative image)

Punjab govt increases pension for freedom fighters

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:49 PM IST
Asserting that the Punjab government is committed to the welfare of the freedom fighters of Punjab and their legal heirs, Punjab Cabinet Minister, Om Parkash Soni announced the raise.
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Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has objected to the varsity, sending an email to teachers to attend a programme, online, of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25(HT Photo)

PAU scientist objects to varsity wanting profs to listen to Modi

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 02:50 PM IST
After refusing to receive a national award in Delhi earlier this month to express solidarity with the protesting farmers, principal soil chemist Varinderpal Singh has now written an open letter to university vice-chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon.
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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 restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)
The restrictions were relaxed in October but reimposed in December after a resurgence in cases.(HT File Photo)

Night curfew a party pooper, rescind orders: Hotel association tells Punjab government

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The state government had recently fixed the ceiling for guests at 100 for indoor guests and 250 for outdoor gatherings
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Thousands of farmers have been protesting on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since November 27, against the three farm laws enacted in September that seek to open farm trade.(ANI Photo)
Thousands of farmers have been protesting on Delhi’s borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh since November 27, against the three farm laws enacted in September that seek to open farm trade.(ANI Photo)

7 protesters have died so far, 2 begin hunger strike

By HT Correspondents | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:18 AM IST
While three protesters died of cardiac arrest and three of different illnesses, one was burnt alive while he was sleeping in a car at the Tikri border.
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Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Punjab renames five govt schools after those who sacrificed their lives for nation

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Punjab School Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla said: “The nation will always be indebted to the martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for guarding the country. Thus, it becomes our utmost duty to preserve their memory forever and to give them due respect.”
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Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)
Ambala divisional railway manager GM Singh said that farmers continue to protest at Jandiala Guru in Amritsar district so the railway authorities have to plan routes of various trains accordingly.(HT file photo)

Northern Railway cancels six trains due to farmers’ protest in Amritsar

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 12:09 PM IST
Several trains terminated before than their destination to ensure safety of railway property
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The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)
The term of the last Panjab University senate expired on October 31.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Can Panjab University function without a senate?

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 15, 2020 11:59 PM IST
With the Covid-19 pandemic hitting education systems especially hard, PU authorities will find it tough to take key decisions on restarting classes and hostels without the senate
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Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Representational image.(Shutterstock)

Punjab government to conduct state level NTSE exam on December 13

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 08:00 PM IST
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) will give nearly 2,000 scholarships to the students who will pass the Stage-II examination conducted by NCERT New Delhi.
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Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)
Former SAD and BJP councillors with the Mohali municipal corporation have also filed a plea against the delimitation move at the Punjab and Haryana high court.(HT Photo)

Despite objections by ex councillors, Punjab govt notifies 50 Mohali MC ward list after delimitation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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The Punjab Government on Saturday said that farmers who had been protesting at 21 locations in the State against the Centre’s new agricultural laws have vacated all sites to allow movement of freight trains(Hindustan Times)
The Punjab Government on Saturday said that farmers who had been protesting at 21 locations in the State against the Centre’s new agricultural laws have vacated all sites to allow movement of freight trains(Hindustan Times)

Farmers protesting against new farm laws have vacated sites to allow train movement: Punjab Government

By Asian News International | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Punjab
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 02:36 PM IST
Punjab Government tweeted that the Kisan Unions who had been protesting Center’s new farm laws have got off all the railway platforms to allow the frequent movement of freight trains across Punjab
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The decision to resume classes in colleges and universities after eight months was taken by the state home department in consultation with the higher education department.(HT file photo)
The decision to resume classes in colleges and universities after eight months was taken by the state home department in consultation with the higher education department.(HT file photo)

Punjab to open colleges, universities from November 16

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The higher education department, which will issue the detailed guidelines and standard operating procedures, plans to start with in-person classes for sciences or medicine, and research-related courses initially.
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Punjab ETT teachers recruitment exam will be conducted on November 29, 2020.(Shutterstock)
Punjab ETT teachers recruitment exam will be conducted on November 29, 2020.(Shutterstock)

Punjab ETT teachers recruitment exam on November 29

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 06:48 PM IST
The spokesperson of the School Education Department said that the advertisement for the recruitment of 2,364 ETT teachers was published by the department on March 6, 2020.
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Rai said that she has been fighting for justice for the past 14 years(PTI)
Rai said that she has been fighting for justice for the past 14 years(PTI)

Alka Rai writes to Priyanka Gandhi, accuses Punjab govt. of protecting husband’s killer

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:08 PM IST
In 2019, a special CBI court acquitted former BSP legislator Mukhtar Ansari and several others in the murder case.
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The laws allow agribusiness to freely trade farm produce, permit private traders to stockpile essential commodities for future sales, and lay down new rules for contract farming.(AP Photo)
The laws allow agribusiness to freely trade farm produce, permit private traders to stockpile essential commodities for future sales, and lay down new rules for contract farming.(AP Photo)

Punjab bills offer little on ground

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 05:11 AM IST
The Punjab government has brought three parallel laws, which say that none of the central legislations will apply to Punjab.
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Punjab Bills pose new challenge for Khattar govt

By Pawan Sharma | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 10:19 PM IST
Political watchers in the region say the pressure will intensify on BJP’s coalition partner JJP, which banks on the support of the farming community
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Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh tabled the Bills soon after the Vidhan Sabha assembled for the second day of the special session convened to counter the Centre’s farm laws on Tuesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab CM presents draft resolution rejecting farm laws, urges Centre to make MSP statutory

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 11:58 AM IST
As soon as the House assembled on the second day of the special assembly session, the chief minister introduced the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment Bill, 2020; the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020; and the Essential Commodities (Special Provisions and Punjab Amendment) Bill, 2020.
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Students wearing protective face masks are seen inside a classroom of a government-run school after authorities ordered schools to reopen voluntarily for classes 9 to 12, amidst the coronavirus disease outbreak.(Reuters)
Students wearing protective face masks are seen inside a classroom of a government-run school after authorities ordered schools to reopen voluntarily for classes 9 to 12, amidst the coronavirus disease outbreak.(Reuters)

Schools to reopen in UP, Punjab and Sikkim from Monday: Here are the guidelines

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 04:52 AM IST
The schools will reopen for classes 9-12 in these states after remaining shut for over six months due to Covid-19.
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Punjab govt claims 3,56,516 farmers have been benefited by the procurement process till Friday evening.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)
Punjab govt claims 3,56,516 farmers have been benefited by the procurement process till Friday evening.(Photo: Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

Punjab Govt purchases paddy worth Rs 5,246.27 crore

By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 06:00 PM IST
As per the Punjab government, a total of 47,53,651 metric tonnes of paddy has been procured from the procurement centres till October 16, 2020.
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The Centre asked states to decided on the reopening of schools after October 15.(PTI)
The Centre asked states to decided on the reopening of schools after October 15.(PTI)

Schools in Punjab to open from October 19, number of students, class hours restricted

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 08:07 PM IST
Only students of classes 9 to 12 will be allowed to attend physical classes with parental consent, while online classes will continue as usual.
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Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla speaking to media in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(ANI)
Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla speaking to media in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(ANI)

Punjab schools reopening date to be finalised after SOPs nod by Health Department

By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 04:34 PM IST
Schools in Punjab are shut since March this year in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, online classes are being conducted.
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Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)
Farmers block railway tracks in protest against the farm reform laws passed by Parliament recently.(HT Photo)

Farmers leaders in Punjab invited by Central govt for talks

By Avtar Singh | Hindustan Times, Sangrur, Sangrur
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Jagmohan Singh, state general secretary (BKU Dakaunda), has confirmed the development
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A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)
A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)

Punjab sets up task force to ensure supply of oxygen for Covid patients

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Set to float tenders for medical oxygen generation, storage at medical colleges, civil hospitals
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