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Smart Phones Distribution Delayed, Capt Camouflage With Corona Virus

(Chd,Pb)Smart Phones Distribution Delayed, Capt Camouflage With Corona Virus
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that Smart phones had already been ordered from China, which unfortunately had to delay release of the order due to the unprecedented Coronavirus problem, the Chief Minister told the House during his speech.
The issue, he said, had been rightly raised by some of the members since the promise of smart phones was part of his government’s election manifesto. His government had already notified the scheme and procurement of the phones had only been delayed due to the health emergency that had led to a shutdown in China, as a result of which the consignment of phones has not been received.

Jr Dhindsa Resigns From SAD Legislative Party

(Chd,Pb)Jr Dhindsa Resigns From SAD Legislative Party
Earlier His Father Rajya Sabha MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa rebelled against the top Akali leadership, He has Joined Rebellion Taksallis
Punjab finance minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa on Friday resigned from the post of the leader of the SAD legislative party.
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa had opened a front against the party leadership, especially its chief Sukhbir Singh Badal, in a bid to “liberate” the SAD from the Badal family and “revive its lost glory”.
Former minister and current Sahnewal MLA Sharanjit Singh Dhillon will now be the new leader of the SAD legislative party in the state assembly, said Sukhbir Singh Badal in a statement here.
Badal accepted the one-line resignation of Dhindsa, a two-time finance minister, on Friday.
Parminder Singh Dhindsa, who is an MLA from Lehra, had gone incommunicado after his father aligned with SAD (Taksali) leaders.

AAP’s Rebel MLA Sandia Withdraws Resignation

(Chd,Pb) AAP’s Rebel MLA Sandia Withdraws Resignation
MLA Amarjit Singh Sandoa withdrew his resignation, saying he did not want to put an “additional financial burden” of bypoll on people.
Sandoa is the second legislator after rebel AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira who has taken back his resignation.
Ropar MLA on Thursday.wrote to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha speaker about the withdrawal of his resignation.
Speaker Rana KP Singh said a legislator could withdraw his resignation at any stage before its acceptance.
At the time of joining the Congress, Sandoa had said that he had felt “disenchanted” with AAP due to its top leadership’s “high-handed” approach towards Punjab and had decided to join the Congress for its politics of development and inclusiveness.
Sandoa, who had contested on the AAP ticket from Ropar in the 2017 assembly elections, had defeated Congress candidate Barinder Singh Dhillon with a margin of over 23,000 votes.

Disgruntled Sidhu Skips 1st Day of Punjab Assembly Session

[Chd,Pb] Disgruntled Sidhu Skips 1st Day of Punjab Assembly Session
Former Minister and Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday skipped the first day of the Punjab Assembly session, even as three AAP MLAs who had quit the party marked their presence in the House.
The monsoon session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha began on Friday.
The House paid tributes to the departed personalities who died since the last session.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was among those who attended the first day of the session.
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Navjot Sigh Sidhu With Central Minister

पंजाब विस में लुधियाना बलात्कार को लेकर प्रदेश की क़ानून व्यवस्था पर सरकार घिरी

[चंडीगढ़,पंजाब] पंजाब विस में लुधियाना बलात्कार को लेकर प्रदेश की क़ानून व्यवस्था पर सरकार घिरी
पंजाब विधान सभा में आज लुधियाना में हुए बलात्कार को लेकर क़ानून व्यवस्था पर जोर शोर से सरकार को घेरा
पंजाब के मानचेस्टर कहे जाने वाले लुधियाना में बीते शनिवार को एक २१ वर्षीय युवती का सामूहिक बलात्कार हुआ था इस घिनौने अपराध को विधायक सरबजीत कौर मनुके ने विधान सभा में उठाया |इस पर शिरोमणि अकाली दल और आप के विधायकों ने प्रदेश में कानून व्यवस्था पर चिंता व्यक्त की|सरकार के दावे के अनुसार छह में से तीन बलात्कारी पकडे जा चुके हैं |
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5 Dayer, 5th Session of Pb’s 15th Assembly to Begin From Aug 24

[Chd,Pb]5 Dayer, 5th Session of Pb’s 15th Assembly to Begin From Aug 24
The Cabinet has decided to summon the next session of the Punjab Assembly from August 24 to August 28.
A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here today.
With the Cabinet decision, the Punjab Governor has been authorised to convene the fifth session of the 15th Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said the session would commence on August 24 in the afternoon with obituary references.
Legislative Business would be transacted in both, the morning and evening sessions on August 27.
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Pb Govt to Probe Live Streming Of Assembly’s Unrest

[Chd,Pb] Punjab Govt Directed to Probe Live Streming Of Assembly’s Proceedings
Punjab Vidhan Sabha Speaker Rana KP Singh on Thursday ordered a probe into the reported live streaming of proceedings of the House on social media by some opposition members,
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh expressed grave concern over the violation of the Assembly rules, Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi sought an inquiry into the matter, to which the Speaker agreed.
While directing all members to strictly adhere to the Assembly Conduct Rules, Speaker cited Rule 90 which states that all members should switch off their mobiles or other communication devices which they were carrying on their person before entering the House.
The issue was earlier highlighted by the media after reports of LIP MLA Simarjeet Singh Bains live-streaming the House proceedings on Wednesday.
Speaker Rana KP Singh

Akali+BJP Got House Adjourned Over Farm Loan Waiver@Rs90K Crore

[Chd,Pb] Akali+BJP Got House Adjourned For 30 Minutes Over Farm Loan Waiver
Members of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-BJP today forced an adjournment of Punjab Assembly for 30 minutes over the issue of farm loan waiver.
As the Zero hour commenced, SAD and BJP members wearing black robes as a mark of protest raised the issue of loan waiver.
Led by former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the SAD-BJP members trooped into the Well of the House and shouted slogans against the state government.
As the protests continued, Speaker Rana K P Singh adjourned the House for 30 minutes.
Sukhbir Singh Badal said the protest was against the Congress government’s “failure in implementing the Rs 90,000 crore farm loan waiver promise”.
Yesterday, the SAD-BJP had tried to gherao the Assembly demanding implementation of the Rs 90,000 crore loan waiver for all farmers, including loans from nationalised and cooperative banks as well as private money lenders.
As the House re-assembled after 30-minute adjournment, Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira sought a debate on suicides by farmers in the state.

Punjab Police Claims Getting Clues in Maur Mandi Blast Case

[Chd,Pb]Punjab Police Claims Getting Clues in Maur Mandi Blast Case.7 People were killed in this blast
The Punjab Police today claimed to have got some vital clues in connection with a car explosion in Bathinda’s Maur Mandi.last year
The blast had occurred near a poll campaign venue of Congress leader Harminder Singh Jassi whose daughter is married to the son of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
As per officials ,The police and counter-intelligence officials had yesterday produced four people, all car mechanics and painters, before a court in Talwandi Sabo near Bathinda,
.The blast had occurred minutes after Jassi had ended his election meeting near Vishavkarma Bhawan in Maur on the January 31 night, barely days ahead of the Punjab Assembly elections.

Khattar+Amarinder Calls Pb Assembly’s Decision,Unconstitutional

[Chandigarh] Khattar And Amarinder Calls Punjab Assembly’s Decision On SYL,UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar And Congress Punjab Chief Capt Amarinder Singh Opposed the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly to levy “cost and royalty” on water being supplied to the state as “unconstitutional”.
Capt Amarinder Singh Called SAD Action “irrational and illogical”,
Asserting that Punjab is facing acute water crisis, he said the question of give water to its non-riparian neighbours does not arise.
.The state Congress chief said all pre-independence precedents, as cited in the resolution, had been overruled by the Act of 1955, which categorically laid down that all water sharing will be free of cost.
He accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of trying to mislead and cheat the people of Punjab of its rightful due.
The state Congress chief claimed the centre itself had declared 3/4th of Punjab as “dark zone” on account of the acute water scarcity in the region.
Referring to another resolution passed in the special session, he said, “What do they mean by saying that the state government should not give the SYL land to the centre or any central agency, when there is no SYL land left now, in the wake of the Denotification Bill.