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Participating in the video-conference of the seven non-NDA ruled chief ministers with Congress national president Sonia Gandhi, chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh said: “If this is the state of legislators and ministers, one can only imagine how grave the situation is on the ground.”(HT file photo)

23 Punjab MLAs have tested Covid-19 positive so far: CM

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:56 PM IST
With assembly session slated for Friday, all 117 members have been asked to undergo test for coronavirus infection
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Randhawa launches health scheme for co-op banks, societies

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:34 PM IST
Randhawa, who is also the chairman of Bhai Ghanhya Trust, said the trust had signed an agreement with the New India Assurance Company and MD India Health Insurance TPA Pvt. Ltd for implementation of the Bhai Ghanhya Sehat Sewa Scheme for 2020-21.
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58 FIRs registered against Bhagwanpuria: Govt to HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The response came on the plea of Bhagwanpuria, who is lodged in Patiala jail and had expressed fear that he might be killed in a “fake encounter” and had sought his transfer to Amritsar jail.
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Put an end to transport, mining mafia in state: Warring to govt

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Points the finger at chief secretary, says he unnecessarily puts objections to the files related to development works
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.
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CM orders AI-enabled CCTVs, live wire fencing for state jails

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 10:44 PM IST
(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
(Sitting, from left) Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker Rana KP Singh, PSCB chairman Rana Virender Singh, Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and jail minister Sukhjinder Randhawa at Punjab Cooperative State Bank in Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Rana Virender Singh assumes charge as Punjab State Cooperative Bank chairman

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh:
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2020 12:39 AM IST
The newly appointed chairman said he will undertake initiatives for the welfare of farmers
LSAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal (centre) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
LSAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal (centre) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
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Gangster Bhagwanpuria moves HC, says he may be killed in ‘fake encounter’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent and PTI
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:33 PM IST
In a plea filed before the court, Bhagwanuria sought protection for his life and demanded that he be shifted to Amritsar jail. He also sought to make it clear that he had no links with Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia
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Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh during an Interview at his residence in Chandigarh on Monday.(HT PHOTO)
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh during an Interview at his residence in Chandigarh on Monday.(HT PHOTO)

Probe politician-gangster nexus, Amarinder tells DGP

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 08, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Promised stern action against anyone found involved in the politician-gangster nexus in the state
Devotees paying obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN?HT)
Devotees paying obeisance to Guru Granth Sahib at Punjabi University in Patiala on Monday.(BHARAT BHUSHAN?HT)

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary: Special bus carrying rare copies of Guru Granth Sahib flagged off from Punjabi University

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Patiala
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 06:21 AM IST
The bus with rare manuscripts of Guru Granth Sahib will travel to different parts of Punjab and tour all five takhts in the coming days.
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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
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Guru’s 550th birth anniversary: Communication gap between govt, SGPC casts shadow on joint celebration plans

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 11:28 PM IST
The main function will be held on November 12 at Sultanpur Lodhi where Guru Nanak spent 14 years of his life
AAP MLAs alleged that there was complete lawlessness in Punjab prisons.(HT photo)
AAP MLAs alleged that there was complete lawlessness in Punjab prisons.(HT photo)

Punjab minister says every 2nd inmate in state jails is a drug convict

Hindustan Times,Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:58 AM IST
Aam Aadmi Party in Chandigarh accused the on chair party Congress of not maintaining law in Punjab prisons.
File photo of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh distributing cheques under the farm debt waiver scheme in Mansa.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT File Photo)
File photo of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh distributing cheques under the farm debt waiver scheme in Mansa.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT File Photo)

Punjab to wind up debt waiver scheme, loans of 53K farmers still to be written off

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:45 AM IST
Nearly 5.5 lakh farmers of a total of 6.12 farmers in Punjab identified under the scheme have got the waiver. There are a total of 15 lakh farmers in the state.
Wife (C) of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu who was killed in Nabha jail, seen with mourners in Kotkapura, on Sunday, June 23, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)
Wife (C) of Dera Sacha Sauda follower Mohinder Pal Bittu who was killed in Nabha jail, seen with mourners in Kotkapura, on Sunday, June 23, 2019.(Sanjeev Kumar / HT Photo)

Probing if Bittu murder plot hatched outside jail: Randhawa

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Mohit Khanna
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2019 12:33 PM IST
The minister said investigations were on to find out if a plot to kill Bittu was hatched outside the jail.
In a first case of its kind, Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa dismissed from service Patiala jail superintendent Rajan Kapur, two assistant superintendents and a head warder, for running an extortion racket in the prison with the help of gangsters.(AFP)
In a first case of its kind, Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa dismissed from service Patiala jail superintendent Rajan Kapur, two assistant superintendents and a head warder, for running an extortion racket in the prison with the help of gangsters.(AFP)

Extortion racket: Patiala jail supdt, 3 other officials dismissed from service

Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2019 08:01 AM IST
Punjab jails minister also ordered registration of an FIR against the officials and the gangsters at the Organised Crime Control Unit, Mohali, which will investigate the matter further.
A view of Cellular Jail in Port Blair. Punjab assembly speaker Rana KP Singh said the Ajnala committee will prepare a report on inmates from Punjab in the Cellular Jail and how their contribution to the country’s freedom struggle was being overlooked.(HT File)
A view of Cellular Jail in Port Blair. Punjab assembly speaker Rana KP Singh said the Ajnala committee will prepare a report on inmates from Punjab in the Cellular Jail and how their contribution to the country’s freedom struggle was being overlooked.(HT File)

Punjab MLAs all set for the Andamans, third time in 3 months

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Two committees of the Punjab assembly have already visited the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the last two months. The first committee went in October this year to study its local government model and the second went to study the welfare of the Dalits.
Four Punjab ministers want Navjot Singh Sidhu to step down.(HT File Photo)
Four Punjab ministers want Navjot Singh Sidhu to step down.(HT File Photo)

Four Punjab ministers want Navjot Singh Sidhu to step down for his comment on CM Amarinder

Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2018 10:17 AM IST
Stopping short of demanding Sidhu’s resignation, jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said his body language at the press conference was not right. “Showing disrespect to the CM cannot be condoned in any government or party,” he said.
Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and other dignitaries at the foundation laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Punjab on Monday, November 26, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Vice president M. Venkaiah Naidu with Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and other dignitaries at the foundation laying ceremony of Kartarpur corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in district Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Punjab on Monday, November 26, 2018.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Congress divided over Amarinder Singh’s no to Pakistan invite for Kartarpur event

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Punjab Jails and cooperation minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said the Sikh community is thankful to Pakistan’s Imran Khan government for opening up the corridor. But Assembly speaker Rana KP Singh too hailed CM Amarinder Singh’s move saying Amarinder is as true a Sikh as he is a nationalist.
A 20-member delegation of political and religious leaders on Wednesday met Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore to convey that Bargari morcha sit-in has been peaceful and not a threat to peace.(HT Photo)
A 20-member delegation of political and religious leaders on Wednesday met Punjab governor VP Singh Badnore to convey that Bargari morcha sit-in has been peaceful and not a threat to peace.(HT Photo)

Talks fail, Punjab minister says donations and political ambition driving Bargari stir

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Sukhdeep Kaur, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2018 09:13 AM IST
In line of fire from a section of his own party for the failure of talks, Bajwa accuses leaders spearheading the morcha of changing goalposts.
Former minister and SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema.(HT Photo)
Former minister and SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema.(HT Photo)

Dismiss Randhawa for his intent to rig panchayat polls: SAD to governer

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 10:11 PM IST
Randhawa had recently announced at a public rally that only Congress voters would be allowed to decide the outcome of the panchayat elections and all others, including Akalis, would be stopped from entering polling booths.
Sukhpal Singh Khaira has formed a joint action committee for a march from Bargari to Kotkapura on October 7.(HT File)
Sukhpal Singh Khaira has formed a joint action committee for a march from Bargari to Kotkapura on October 7.(HT File)

Sukhpal Khaira’s joint action committee member seen at Congress function

Hindustan Times, Muktsar | By Sarbmeet Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Former Muktsar MLA Sukhdarshan Singh Mrar, who is a part of the 15-member committee announced by Khaira, was seen at a Congress function.
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) headed by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in its meeting on Thursday decided to go on an offensive against the Akalis by fielding its firebrand leaders.(HT Photo)
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) headed by chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in its meeting on Thursday decided to go on an offensive against the Akalis by fielding its firebrand leaders.(HT Photo)

To pin down SAD, live telecast of debate on sacrilege report likely in Punjab assembly session

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 09:16 AM IST
The report will be tabled in Punjab assembly session on Monday.
Jasmail Singh Laddi Gehri (fourth from left), husband of Congress MLA from Ferozepur (rural) Satkar Kaur, during his unauthorised visit to the central jail on Friday.(HT Photo)
Jasmail Singh Laddi Gehri (fourth from left), husband of Congress MLA from Ferozepur (rural) Satkar Kaur, during his unauthorised visit to the central jail on Friday.(HT Photo)

Ferozepur jail superintendent suspended for allowing MLA’s husband to visit prison

Hindustan Times, Ferozepur | By Gaurav Sagar Bhaskar, Ferozepur
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 10:11 AM IST
The suspension orders were issued on August 11 after videos of the visit went viral.
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa(HT File)
Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa(HT File)

Akalis turned jails into resthouses for criminals: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 01:30 PM IST
When the rules will be followed, this nexus will end automatically, Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa says.
The Central Reformation Home or jail in Ludhiana is one of 10 such in Punjab, besides 16 other prisons.(HT File)
The Central Reformation Home or jail in Ludhiana is one of 10 such in Punjab, besides 16 other prisons.(HT File)

Mobiles, drugs, all you want! No bar behind bars as nexus thrives in Punjab jails

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ravinder Vasudeva
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 01:36 PM IST
Mobiles, drugs, all you want! With the announcement of a crackdown by the new minister, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, on illegal activities in jails across Punjab, the focus is back on what, ideally, are reformation homes. HT brings out the extent and complexities of all that’s wrong with the system.
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