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Capt Teases Sidhu:Says His Resignation Received But Not Seen

[New Delhi]Capt Teases Sidhu:Says His Resignation Received But Not Seen
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh Tuesday said he will decide on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s resignation Wednesday after going through the contents of the letter.
The chief minister said he has some meetings lined up in Delhi and will return to Chandigarh on Wednesday.
All Punjab MPs —
Preneet Kaur,
Manish Tewari,
Gurjeet Singh Aujla,
Jasbir Singh Gill,
Santokh Singh Chaudhary,
Mohammad Sadique and
Amar Singh were present at the meeting with the chief minister. AICC in-charge for the party’s state unit Asha Kumari also attended the meeting.
Sidhu had sent his resignation as Punjab Cabinet minister to the chief minister’s residence on Monday

Kejriwal Gets Bail On Personal Bond Of Rs 10K in Defamation Case

[New Delhi]Kejriwal Gets Bail From City Court in Defamation Case
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to Kejriwal on a personal bond of Rs 10,000 after he appeared before the court.
The BJP, through its leader Rajeev Babbar, has sought proceedings against Kejriwal, Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta, MLA Manoj Kumar and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) spokesperson Atishi Malena for harming the reputation of the BJP by blaming it for deletion of names of “voters” from electoral rolls in Delhi.
The other accused persons were earlier granted bail by the court

Rajya Sabha Proceedings Adjourned 3rd Time Till 2pm:Language Hazard

[New Delhi]Rajya Sabha Proceedings Adjourned 3rd Time Till 2pm
Rajya Sabha proceedings were Tuesday adjourned Three Times following vociferous protests by Tamil parties led by the AIADMK against holding of recruitment exam for postmen only in English and Hindi language.
Soon after listed papers were laid on table of the House, AIADMK members shouted slogans demanding that the government cancel the postal department exam for recruitment of postmen and other posts and hold it afresh by including Tamil as a language of exams.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu [first] ordered stopping of the transmission of House proceedings on television and [then] adjourned proceedings till 1200 hours.
Naidu said the issue was raised by AIADMK on Monday and he cannot order the government to respond to their demands.
“This is not allowed as per rules,” he said. “I will not direct, it is very unfair.”
He repeatedly asked members to take their places. He adjourned proceedings till 1200 hours after his pleas went unheeded.
On July 15, AIADMK leader A Navaneethakrishnan had raised the issue through a Zero Hour mention, saying questions in the postal department’s examination for appointments of postmen and assistants in rural areas held on Sunday were only in Hindi and English, and not Tamil.
Naidu asked V Maitreyan, who was leading the AIADMK protests, to lower his voice.
To this, Maitreyan said Tamil Nadu is burning and he cannot lower his voice.
Then Deputy Chaiman Harivansh Took Over The Charge at 12pm but house behaviour ws the same So He adjourned the proceedings for 15 minutes Then Again Till 2 pm

Capt Sidelines Sidhu Saying He Could Do Nothing About It

[Delhi,Chd,Pb] Capt Sidelines Sidhu Saying He Could Do Nothing About It
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday Sidelined Sidhu saying if Navjot Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing he could do about it. CM Of Punjab was talking informally to reporters at Parliament House after a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning the work in the middle of the crucial Paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating that Sidhu was given a job, which he should have accepted and done.
Asked if Sidhu had made any attempt at reconciliation, the Chief Minister said there was no need for it. “I do not have any issues with him. If Sidhu has any issues with me, you’ll have to ask him about them,”
The Chief Minister, however, said he did not see any harm in the minister sending his papers to the Congress president. The cabinet was decided in consultation with the Congress high command so it was ok for Sidhu to send his resignation to the party president,
On the issue of Sidhu’s resignation, the Chief Minister said he had been informed that the resignation was sent to his residence in Chandigarh but he was yet to see it. He would have to read it first to be able to comment on it
Pointing out that he had reshuffled the portfolios of 13 of the 17 ministers in his cabinet after the Lok Sabha elections, Captain Amarinder said Sidhu was the only member who had problems. The reshuffle was decided on the basis of the performance of the ministers, and Sidhu should have accepted his new department
Sidhu was given the crucial Power portfolio, which was particularly important at this time in view of the Paddy season, from June to October. With many parts of Punjab not receiving adequate rainfall, the power situation was critical, requiring day to the day monitoring, said the Chief Minister, adding that he was himself doing this job now.
The Chief Minister expressed his unhappiness with the statement issued by Sidhu and his wife regarding the latter’s candidature for the parliamentary elections. He clarified that he had never opposed Mrs. Navjot Sidhu’s candidature and had suggested she should contest from Bathinda, which the couple rejected.

Capt Meets PM Modi And Discuss Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary

[New Delhi] Capt Meets PM Modi And Discuss Guru Nanak’s 550th Birth Anniversary
CM Of Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh was talking informally to reporters at Parliament House after a courtesy call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Captain Amarinder said he had called on the prime minister since he had not met him so far during the latter’s second term. However, he took the opportunity to discuss the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji. The prime minister confirmed his participation in the mega event and assured of all possible help to make the programme a grand success, befitting the historic occasion, said the Chief Minister.
The legacy issue of the Rs 31000 crore food debt also came up for discussion and the prime minister said that he was seized of the matter, said Captain Amarinder.
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The Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on July 15, 2019.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Quits Blanket :Resigns as Punjab Cabinet Minister

[Chd,Pb] Navjot Singh Sidhu Quits Blanket :Resigns as Punjab Cabinet Minister
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu, has resigned from the Capt Amarinder Singh cabinet. Once Mocking Badals He said that Bibi Harsimrat Kaur Will Never Leave a Pradhani Of Village And Expecting Sidhu’s resignation
Sidhu was sulking after being stripped off key portfolios in the Punjab cabinet reshuffle in June,
Sidhu took to Twitter on Sunday, making public his resignation letter dated June 10 addressed to Congress President
“I hereby resign as Minister from Punjab Cabinet,” Sidhu said in the letter to the Congress chief, which he posted on his Twitter handle.
In another tweet, Sidhu said he would be sending his resignation letter to the chief minister.
On June 6, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had divested Sidhu of the Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs Departments and allotted him the power and new and renewable energy portfolio.
In an apparent snub, Sidhu was also left out of the consultative groups formed by the chief minister on June 8, two days after the cabinet reshuffle, to accelerate the implementation of the government’s flagship programmes.
Over a month after he was stripped of key portfolios, Sidhu had not taken charge of his new assignment, as a stalemate with the chief minister had continued
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Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign

[Patiala,Pb]Patiala MP Maharani Preneet Kaur Faints During Cleanup Campaign
Patiala MP Preneet Kaur fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency
The Congress MP and wife of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh collapsed as she arrived to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.
The 75-year-old, later, on her Facebook page said she successfully launched the drive under the Punjab Pollution Control Board.

Kapil Sibal Urges FM to Lift Restrictions’ on Media

[New Delhi]Kapil Sibal Urges FM to Lift Restrictions’ on Media
Former Union minister Kapil Sibal said in Rajya Sabha that the government has been advocating transparency.but entry of Journos
has been restricted in the Finance Ministry
While participating in the discussion on the Budget, the Congress leader said that journalists have the right to enter the Finance Ministry, raise questions and enquire about the data.
He also congratulated Nirmala Sitharaman, who was not in the House, for being the first full-time woman Finance Minister to have presented the budget.
On Wednesday, the Editors Guild described the Finance Ministry restrictions on the entry of media persons into North Block as a “gag” on media freedom and urged Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to withdraw the “arbitrary decision”.
A clarification issued by the office of the finance minister Tuesday has said a procedure has been put in place for “streamlining and facilitating” the entry of media persons inside the ministry of finance and “no ban is in place” on the entry of media persons in the ministry.
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Modi Govt Desires To Remove Cong Prez From Jallianwala BaghTrust :LS

[New Delhi]Modi Govt Desires To Remove Cong Prez From Jallianwala Bagh
A bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body “apolitical” was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition by the Congress.
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian National Congress’ as a trustee
A similar bill was brought by the previous government but it could not get parliamentary nod and lapsed.
Opposing the bill, Shashi Tharoor (Cong) said his party is opposed to the bill as it it is a “denial of heritage of the country”.
Hitting back, Patel said for the last 40-50 years, the Congress did nothing for the memorial. He said he would give a detailed response once the bill comes up for consideration and passage.
The amendment bill also paves way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust. As of now, only Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is a member of the trust.
The amendment bill also confers power to the central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of the term without assigning any reason.
As of now, the trust which manages the memorial, has the Prime Minister as the chairperson, President of Indian National Congress, Culture Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Punjab governor, Punjab CM as its members.
Virendra Kataria, Ambika Soni and Harvendra Singh Hanspal are nominated trustees appointed in 2013 for five years, according to the Culture Ministry website.
Jallianwala Bagh memorial was established in 1951 by the central government to mark the massacre of unarmed people on April 13, 1919 by the British Indian Army under the command of Col Reginald Dyer.

PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme

[Varanasi,UP]PM Modi’s One Dayer Varanasi Visit Results Three Programme Of Govt+Party+Environment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled 18 feet high statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri on Saturday during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency .
Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit chief of the saffron party, Mahendra Nath Pandey.
Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri, sons of late Lal Bahadur Shastri, were present at the venue as also Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh, a kin of the former prime minister.
Earlier, Modi arrived at the Babatpur airport here on his second visit to his constituency after winning the parliamentary polls held in April-May.
The prime minister launched a tree-plantation campaign — “Anand Kanan” — in the temple city, he planted a Peepal [Sacred Fig Tree ] PM Modi Also kickstarted the membership drive of the ruling party, coinciding with the 118th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.