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Tag: Navjot singh Sidhu

Capt,Batting for Sidhu,Turn Down Action In Rd Rage Case

[Chd,Pb] Capt,Batting for Sidhu,Turn Down Action In Road Rage Case
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today scotched speculation that the Congress leader would be resigning from the state cabinet.
The Chief Minister said there was no question of asking Sidhu, the Tourism, Culture and Local Government minister, to quit.
Last week, the state government in the Supreme Court had favoured the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and awarding a three-year jail term to Sidhu in the 1988 case. Gurnam Singh, a Patiala resident, had died after he was given fist blow by Sidhu.
Amarinder pointed out that the apex court had stayed Sidhu’s conviction in 2007 and was yet to pronounce its final verdict on his petition challenging the high court order.
The question of the minister resigning, merely because the state government had repeated its stand of 30-years in the case before the Supreme Court, did not arise,
The categorical clarification from the Chief Minister came amid reports suggesting that Sidhu had been asked to resign, and also in the wake of the demand from the opposition that he should step down.
In September 1999, a trial court had acquitted Sidhu of the murder charge. However, the High Court reversed the verdict and held him and co-accused Rupinder Singh Sandhu guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in December, 2006.
The high court sentenced them to three-year imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on the convicts.
Opposition mounting attack on Punjab Local Body Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in this 30 years old case

Sidhu Raises Red Flag To Recuitment Process In Punjab

[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Raises Red Flag To Halt Recuitment Process
After Receiving Complaint about discrepancies in recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu immediately ordered halt to the entire recruitment process
and Chief Vigilance Officer has been directed to probe matter within 15 days
A test was conducted by Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar regarding recruitment at Shivalik College of Nursing, Naya Nangal. The result was declared recently and the recruitment was to be based on this result.
Mr. Sidhu also disclosed that complaints were also received during the tenure of the previous government when Panjab University conducted a test regarding recruitment to government departments. He also said that taking any complaint seriously he has decided to go in for comprehensive probe into the entire matter so as to keep the faith of candidates intact in recruitment process to the government departments. He reiterated that there should be no doubt in the mind of any candidate concerning full justice being done in the case.

Sidhu & Kapil Dev Encourage a “Startup” :Pumpkart:

[Mohali,CHD] Navjot Singh Sidhu & Kapil Dev Togather Encourage Startup :Pumpkart:
Pumpkart is a one stop solution for water pumps and appliances- in the form of a van. The van would move out in the rural and urban areas with the aim to educate and aware farmers, households and other consumers to select correct products. The van was flagged off by Mr. Sidhu and the Brand Ambassador of Pumpkart & former Captain of Indian Cricket Team Mr. Kapil Dev.
Minister Sidhu said Local Government Department, Punjab, also is streamlining its working to bring it in tune with the up to date innovations in technology field and has forged partnership with Punjab Remote Sensing Centre at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana. Citing an example in this regard, the minister said that recently the department conducted the air surveillance to ascertain the actual position regarding illegal constructions and found more than 4 lakh houses whereas earlier the number was estimated to be 90000. He also said that as per the ideology of ‘Captain Sarkaar Lokan De Dwaar’ the Local Government Department is implementing the concept of e-Governance to provide every kind of service to the people at their doorstep in a hassle free manner.
On the occasion, Mr. Kapil Dev said that the generation next is more techno-savvy and can deliver the goods; what they need is constant support and encouragement regarding such start-ups. On the occasion the creator of ‘PUMPKART’ and Chairman CII Punjab Council Mr. K.S. Bhatia, Regional Head FICCI Mr. G.B. Singh, Mr. Vivek Attray and other dignitaries were also present.

Sidhu To Release Rs1,540 cr To Tranform 107 Cities

[Faridkot,Pb] Navjot Singh Sidhu To Release Rs1,540 cr To Tranform 107 Cities
The Punjab government unveiled a Rs 1,540 crore development package for 107 cities in the state, with Fardikot, Kotkapura and Jaito, all set to witness a transformation before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Local Government Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the package was aimed at providing better sewerage, water supply and roads to the people of the state.
Sidhu said that a sum of
Rs 216.67 crore
was sanctioned for sewerage, water supply and road sectors in Fardikot in response to a demand by MLA Kushaldeep Singh Dhillon.
The sewerage works in Faridkot city, Kotkapura and Jaito would be completed before the next year’s Lok Sabha polls at a cost of Rs 93.11 crore, Rs 87.91 crore and Rs 35.65 crore, respectively,
Lashing out at the previous SAD-BJP regime, Sidhu said they had “regressed” the state during their decade-long “misrule” and had then tried to woo the people just before the 2017 Assembly polls by releasing a meager Rs seven crore and laying foundation stones for the sewerage works.
The minister challenged SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal to a debate anywhere on development-related issues concerning Punjab.
Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president and MP Sunil Kumar Jakhar said that the 24 foundation stones laid by the previous SAD-BJP regime for development of sewerage projects had seen no progress.
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Sidhu Inks MoU to Clean & Beautify Drains

[Chd,Pb] Sidhu Inks MoU to Clean & Beautify Drains
This was disclosed today by the Local Government Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu on the occasion of the inking of an MoU between the Punjab Government and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).
The MoU was inked by the Principal Secretary Local Government Department, Punjab, . A. Venu Prasad and Scientist & Head NEERI Dr. S.K. Goyal.
As per Sidhu Nallahs in Punjab had become the dumping grounds for the Industrial waste, building material and dead animals, completing making the place an eyesore and toxic.
This needed to stop and solution was needed which has been found now.
Minister further said that this project to clean the ‘Nallahs’ will be launched in a phased manner from March this year in the cities of Punjab including
Amritsar,
Jalandhar,
Patiala and
Budha Nallah of Ludhiana.
The Minister also examined a detailed presentation by the NEERI team.
The Minister expressed strong hope that things would change for the better in around two years after the formalities are completed.

Balle Balle Now Fly From Amritsar to Kualalumpur

[Asr,Pb]Balle Balle Now Fly From Amritsar to Kualalumpur
Local Government Minister,Navjot Singh Sidhu today disclosed that the direct flight from Amritsar airport to Kualalumpur would soon commence for which the Air Asia X has started preparations. Sidhu said that this flight would play a yeoman’s role in connecting Punjab with the other countries of Asia as well as the Europe. The minister further said that the officials of Air Asia have agreed to operate this flight 4 times a week and it would begin around diwali time.

Sidhu Exempts House Tax For Weaker Section

[Chd,Pb]Sidhu Exempts House Tax For Weaker Section
The Punjab Government has exempted weaker section from paying any tax on the houses that they would be provided.
The Local Government Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today took the landmark decision to that effect.
Under the scheme, “House For All “4.73 lakh people have applied for the houses till now.
The minister disclosed that all the homeless families belonging to the SC/BC category would be provided the houses free of cost. Apart from this, those families living in the slums on the Government land would also be given houses free. Those urbanites of general category that belong to the low income group would be given financial assistance worth Rs. 1.50 lakh for constructing houses under the target of providing houses on affordable rates.
Mr. Sidhu also added that the department has so far sent demand of Rs. 38 crores for 56 cities/towns concerning this initiative.

Pb Is Heaven For Migratory Birds & Their Lover Tourists :Sidhu

2901201805.JPG[Keshopur Chhamb,Gurdaspur,Pb]Pb Is Heaven For Migratory Birds & Their Lover Tourists :Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu inaugurated Interpretation Centre at Keshopur Chhamb and said that Punjab Is Heaven For Migratory Birds .
In a first for the State of Punjab, the festival of ‘Migratory Birds’ was celebrated at Keshopur Chhamb today. Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest the Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Punjab is the favourite spot of the migratory birds which is amply proved by the converging of 25000-30000 migratory birds at Keshopur Chhamb and more than 70000 at Harike Pattan. He further said that there are many wetlands around the world which receive less migratory birds than Punjab but have been popularized as centres of tourist excellence. The minister emphasized tapping of the immense tourism potential of the State by the department.
He announced that World [wildlife]Photography Contest to be held at wetlands next year
Minister Sidhu said that Tented accomodation to be made available for bird lover tourists
He announced Rs. 3 crore for approach road to Keshopur Chhamb
The minister also inaugurated the interpretation centre for the tourists at Keshopur Chhamb constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 crore.
The minister said that Punjab is the second state after Manipur to implement Cultural Policy and now efforts are on in full swing to frame a Tourism Policy Batting for connecting the future generations with the rich cultural heritage of Punjab, Mr. Sidhu also championed the cause of generating job avenues from the ‘Sabhyachar Ton Rozgar’ policy.
Sidhu while thanking the farmers who gave 850 acres of land for Keshopur Chhamb said that no stone would be left unturned to transform Gurdaspur as the tourism hub and also that Chhamb would be developed with the participation of all stakeholders.
The minister also handed over the keys of the complex at Keshopur Chhamb to the Forest & Wildlife authorities besides releasing the books published by the Tourism Department for promoting tourism.
Earlier, the minister also toured Keshopur Chhamb and watched the migratory birds and visited the exhibition of domestic goods manufactured by a self help group. He also praised the artistic acumen of the artisans and visited the whole complex.

Karamjit S Rintu Elected Mayor Of Sidhu’s Amritsar

[ASR,Pb] Karamjit S Rintu Unanimously Elected as Holy City Amritsar’s Mayor
Sidhu Absented him self ,So 15 Congress councillors boycott this election
Karamjit Singh Rintu was today unanimously elected as Amritsar’s mayor by all the municipal corporation councillors, owing allegiance to the Congress.
[2]Raman Bakshi was elected as senior deputy mayor,
[3]Younis Kumar was elected as deputy mayor for the holy city.
Punjab Local Bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is an MLA from Amritsar (East), was conspicuous by his absence.
Yesterday, apparently miffed over not being invited for the Amritsar mayoral election, Sidhu had said “he never goes anywhere uninvited except the Golden Temple or Durgiana Temple”.
Notably, Sidhu and Rintu were not on good terms. Sidhu also does not share a good rapport with senior deputy mayor Bakshi, who once pasted posters of Sidhu “missing” in city when the latter was in the BJP.
Rintu had also reportedly remained annoyed with the party when he was denied ticket from the Amritsar North Assembly constituency during the 2017 Assembly polls.

Capt Strengthens his Pb Congress With 2 MLAs of Ruling Akali Dal

[New Delhi] Capt Strengthens his Pb Congress With Two Sitting MLAs of Ruling Akali Dal
In a major jolt to the ruling Akali Dal, two of its sitting legislators
Mahesh Inder Singh and
Rajwinder Kaur Bhagike
today joined the Congress in the presence of PCC chief Amarinder Singh
Mahesh Inder Singh represents the Baghapurana Assembly seat,
Rajwinder Kaur is the sitting MLA from Nihal Singh Wala constituency.
Welcoming them into the party fold, capt Amarinder said this will help strengthen the Congress party ahead of the upcoming polls. He reiterated that the exodus of leaders and workers from SAD and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) would further increase as the elections drew closer, especially after the imposition of the Code of Conduct in Punjab.
in another episode Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh
Confirmed his meeting, with Navjot Singh Sidhu
He said “I can tell you that I have met him. I hope very soon he will be making his announcement. I found him in a very positive frame of mind. I hope it will be a positive decision,” Amarinder said
Sidhu’s entry into Congress has been speculated for a long time now. His wife Navjot Kaur joined the party recently, giving ample indications that he would also come on board.
Sidhu was earlier in talks with AAP but it did not materialise leading to a split in his recently formed outfit Awaaz-E-Punjab.
Two formidable members of Awaaz-E-Punjab and sitting independent MLAs – Balwinder Singh Bains and Simarjit Singh Bains from Ludhiana, parted ways with Sidhu to join the Arvind Kejriwal led AAP.
Pargat Singh, the other member, joined the Congress along with Sidhu’s wife