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Tag: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh

Capt Relaxes Corona Curfew in Punjab

Chd,Pb)Capt Relaxes Corona Curfew in Punjab
In many parts of the state, the curfew was relaxed from 6 am to 9 am for buying milk, vegetables and fruits and then from 8 am to 11 am for purchasing groceries and medicines
Though milk was delivered at people’s doorstep in most parts of the state, they were allowed to visit neighbourhood shops for buying vegetables and other items of daily needs
On Tuesday, the state government had announced that Deputy Commissioners will ensure door-to-door delivery of essential commodities such as groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables through pre-identified hawkers or distributors, wherever possible.
However, people at many places complained of being forced to pay more for buying vegetables and fruits, as per reports. While newspapers at several places were not delivered on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, police had registered 232 FIRs and arrested 111 people for the curfew violation.
Punjab had imposed a state-wide curfew on Monday as a measure to check the spread of the deadly infection. It has reported 29 coronavirus cases so far.

212 Buses Challaned For Unhealthy Practices in Punjab

(Chd,Pb) 212 Buses Challaned For Unhealthy Practices in Punjab
On the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, the State Transport Department undertook a 5-day special drive to curb the use video/audio clips glorifying drug and gun culture in buses plying across the state.
Special drive was launched from 7th to 11th February, 2020, during which all the Regional Transport Authorities (RTAs) held meetings with transporters, sensitizing them about the ill-effects of playing obscene/vulgar songs on the psyche of youngsters
During the drive 509 buses were checked, of which 212 were found violating such norms and challaned.
Notably, the Punjab Police recently booked Punjabi singers Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (Sidhu Moose Wala) and Mankirat Aulakh for propagating violence through a video clip uploaded on social media. Likewise, showing zero tolerance against films instigating youngsters to take up arms and disturb peace and harmony,
Capt. Amarinder also ordered ban on the screening of movie ‘Shooter’ which is based on the life of the notorious gangster Sukha Kahlwan. Subsequently, the Punjab Police also registered a case against producer/promoter KV Singh Dhillon and others for allegedly promoting violence, heinous crimes, gangsterism, drugs extortion, threats and criminal intimidation

Capt Opens Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab

(ChdPb) Capt Uses Baton on Stubble Burner Farmers
Capt ordered to Open Treasure for Stubble Burner Farmers in Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered the state’s agriculture department to provide financial assistance to small and marginal farmers who had not burnt any paddy straw.
The chief minister also ordered stringent action against violators of the ban on stubble burning, in compliance with the apex court’s directives on penalization of such farmers, according to an official statement issued here.
Singh chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court orders, which would put an additional burden on the cash strapped state, which was already reeling under fiscal problems in the GST regime.
The meeting was informed that more than 900 FIRs had so far been registered against erring farmers, mostly in Muktsar and Bathinda, with some cases reported in Sangrur.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to give an incentive of Rs 100 per quintal within 7 days to small and marginal farmers who have not burnt crop stubble. The burning of crop residue in the three states is stated to be responsible for 44 per cent of the air pollution in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).

Capt Plays Safe Card On Pak’s Intension on Kartarpur

(Chd,Pb)Capt Plays Safe Card On Pak’s Intension on Kartarpur
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday. That sudden decision to accept the 70-year-old demand to open Kartarpur Corridor is aimed at driving a wedge in the Sikh community by exploiting religious sentiments,
He stressed that Pakistan’s move “indicated an ulterior motive” and Punjab is on heightened alert to check any nefarious design of the neighbouring country.
On the other hand Punjab government had reached out in all possible ways to the SGPC to facilitate joint celebrations,
chief minister claims that all preparations have been made to make it a lifetime experience for the pilgrims.

Capt Meets Gadkari And Demand Clearance Of Ring Roads In Punjab

[New Delhi] Capt Meets Gadkari And Demand Clearance Of Ring Roads In Punjab
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought early clearance of ring roads around the state’s major cities, while urging the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, to immediately release the third installment of GoI grant of Rs.3.72 crore for Mohali Hitech Metal Cluster and implementation of SFURTI in Wood Inlay Cluster, Hoshiarpur.
The Chief Minister called upon Gadkari on Thursday afternoon to press for his intervention to clear the state’s pending projects/approvals under his department. He invited the Union Minister to visit Punjab to help revive the MSMEs in the state.
Gadkari assured Captain Amarinder that all Punjab related issues pending with his ministries would be looked into and addressed at the earliest. He also assured of full support and cooperation to the state government in pursuance of their road infrastructure development projects, besides various initiatives in the field of MSMEs.
The Chief Minister also sought the Union Ministry’s immediate approval of funds to the tune of Rs. 636.45 lakh for appointment of technical consultant for the ring roads project to work out the alignments needed for the roads.
Captain Amarinder also urged Gadkari to facilitate expeditious clearance of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway project, for which Government of India has already approved a plan for constructing 800 Km of Expressways under Bharatmala Scheme Phase-I. The state government had requested the Ministry time and again for early start of this project but so far even the alignment has not been frozen upon, he lamented.
The Chief Minister also impressed upon the Union Minister the need for immediate declaration of National Highway and approval to four laning of Patiala-Sirhind-Morinda road, which the Union Ministry was pressing for development as a Greenfield project while the state wanted it to be a brownfield project.
Captain Amarinder requested the Minister to declare Banga-Garhshankar-Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi Road as a National Highways project in the current fiscal. He pointed out that this demand has also been raised by the Jathedar of Takhat Sri Keshgarh Sahib as the road in question was in extremely bad shape. It may be recalled that Gadkari had earlier laid the foundation stone for the upgradation of Banga-Garhshankar-Anandpur Sahib-Naina Devi Road.
The Chief Minister also touched upon several other related issues, setting up of technology centres & sub centres under Hub & Spoke Scheme, and Zero Effect Zero Defect Scheme.
He was accompanied by Punjab PWD Minister, Vijay Inder Singla, MPs, Preneet Kaur, Manish Tiwari and Gurjit Singh Aujla, his Media Advisor Raveen Principal Secretary Tejveer Singh and Secretary PWD Hussan Lal.

Capt Hitout Delhiite Cops Attacking Sikhs in Delhi

[Chd,Pb]Capt Seeks Shah’s Intervention in Streetfight Between Cops and Sikhs in Delhi
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh hit out at the Delhi Police on Monday for the alleged assault on a man at Mukherjee Nagar in the national capital and sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s intervention in the matter.
CM said in a Tweet “Shameful incident of @DelhiPolice ruthlessly beating up Sarabjeet Singh & Balwant Singh over a petty issue. Request HM @Amit Shah to ensure justice,”
The Delhi police has said an enquiry will be conducted into the incident by Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Vijayanta Arya and the Additional DCP and ACP of the district.
Three policemen have been suspended for their unprofessional conduct in handling the matter and further legal action will be taken on the basis of the enquiry, the police have said.
A police officer was injured on Sunday after he was allegedly attacked by a tempo driver, who chased him with a sword following an accident involving their vehicles. Video clips of the incident have gone viral on the social media.
In one of the clips, a man was seen chasing some policemen with a sword in his hand, while in another, the policemen were seen thrashing him with batons.

Capt Asks His Party Workers To Connect Digitally With Rahul Gandhi

[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches His Party Prez’s Shakti :Project To Galvanise Congressmen
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today launched Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s flagship ‘Shakti’ project to galvanise party workers in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha election due by May.
The project also aims to connect Congress workers digitally with Gandhi.
It said the project’s success was reflected in the party’s win in the assembly polls in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
Chief Minister asked party workers to make optimum use of this messaging system to target voters at the grassroots level, according to a Congress party release.
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Capt. Amarinder Again Goes to PGI For Tests:Goes For 48 Hrs Rest

[Chd,Pb]Capt Amarinder Again Goes to PGI For Medical Tests The chief minister has been advised rest at home for 48 hours,
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh underwent routine medical tests at the PGI hospital
As per sources it is a follow-up Check after a bout of viral fever last week.
Doctors at PGI said all the tests were normal and the chief minister had slight weakness as he was making a full recovery.
All parameters were found to be stable in the tests conducted on him,

Capt Launches Punjab Property Module[PUDA] On Mobile also

[Chd,Pb]Capt Launches Punjab Property Module[PUDA]
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today launched PUDA 360, an e-properties module to facilitate online property transactions.
It is aimed at bringing greater efficiency and transparency in the functioning of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA).
Dedicating the online services to the people, the chief minister said the applicants would now get the option of submitting applications through online or offline systems. The facility would save precious time and money for the allottees,
Housing and Urban Development Minister Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa told the chief minister that the module would be web-based and would also be available as an mobile application.
HDCF Bank has partnered in the development of PUDA 360 web and mobile application