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  • Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Amarinder Singh at Punjab Bhawan before taking charge as state Congress chief Jul 23, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu meets Amarinder Singh at Punjab Bhawan before taking charge as state Congress chief

    According to a Congress leader, the meeting between Sidhu and Singh, who have been at loggerheads with each other for some time, was "cordial".

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to attend Navjot Singh Sidhu's installation ceremony tomorrow Jul 22, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to attend Navjot Singh Sidhu's installation ceremony tomorrow

    Sidhu and Amarinder Singh have been at loggerheads for the past some time, with the Amritsar (East) MLA recently attacking the CM over the desecration cases.

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu appointed as Punjab Congress chief with immediate effect Jul 18, 2021 09:43 PM IST

    Navjot Singh Sidhu appointed as Punjab Congress chief with immediate effect

    Apart from this, the Congress president Sonia Gandhi also appointed Sangat Singh Gilzian, Sukhwinder Singh Danny, Pawan Goel and Kuljit Singh Nagra as working president of Punjab PCC.

  • Poll strategist Prashant Kishor meets Rahul Gandhi, creates fresh buzz in political circles Jul 13, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    Poll strategist Prashant Kishor meets Rahul Gandhi, creates fresh buzz in political circles

    Prashant Kishor had earlier met Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on the impending changes in the Punjab Congress. There was no official word on what was discussed at the meeting with Kishor that lasted almost over 90 minutes.

  • Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu: Congress goes into damage control ahead of 2022 Punjab assembly election Jun 23, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh vs Navjot Sidhu: Congress goes into damage control ahead of 2022 Punjab assembly election

    Worried about the impact of the squabble between Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu on the Congress’ prospects in the coming state polls, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge met the Punjab CM on June 22.

  • Protest outside Punjab CM's house: SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal detained Jun 15, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Protest outside Punjab CM's house: SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal detained

    Before getting detained, SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal said the state government had engaged in various scams from vaccinations to scholarships and farmer lands being acquired.

  • Manish Sisodia alleges 'secret' friendship between PM Modi and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Jun 12, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Manish Sisodia alleges 'secret' friendship between PM Modi and Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    "Captain (Amarinder Singh) has got the blessings of Modiji. Delhi's schools have been ranked much below. Nearly 800 government schools in Punjab have been shut down in the last five years and many schools have been handed over to private entities but Punjab has been ranked on the top," he said.

  • COVID-19 update | Students going abroad will be prioritised in vaccination process: Punjab CM Jun 07, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Students going abroad will be prioritised in vaccination process: Punjab CM

    The move will help students going to countries where universities require them to be vaccinated. Besides students seeking to go abroad, caregivers of elderly persons and other urgent priority groups may be included in this list.

  • Punjab govt withdraws order to supply COVID-19 vaccines to private hospitals amid opposition's 'profiteering' charge Jun 04, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Punjab govt withdraws order to supply COVID-19 vaccines to private hospitals amid opposition's 'profiteering' charge

    The amount deposited by the private hospitals in the state's vaccine fund would be "refunded to them", stated the revocation order, which has been approved by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

  • Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab May 28, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Amarinder-Sidhu row: Sonia Gandhi sets up 3-member panel to resolve differences among leaders in Punjab

    The committee comes in the wake of infighting and factionalism within the Punjab unit of the Congress ahead of 2022 assembly elections in the state.

  • COVID-19 curbs in Punjab extended until May 31, says CM Amarinder Singh May 16, 2021 05:26 PM IST

    COVID-19 curbs in Punjab extended until May 31, says CM Amarinder Singh

    The existing set of restrictions will continue till the end of the month, the Punjab chief minister said, adding that the district authorities have been directed to strictly implement the norms.

  • Malerkotla to be Punjab's 23rd district: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh May 15, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    Malerkotla to be Punjab's 23rd district: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Amarinder Singh announced a Rs 500-crore medical college, a women’s college, a new bus stand and a women police station in Malerkotla.

  • Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of lockdown curbs ahead of farmers' protest May 07, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Punjab CM orders strict enforcement of lockdown curbs ahead of farmers' protest

    On the farmers' unions protest against the lockdown, Amarinder Singh asserted that the Kisan Morcha, a body of 32 farmers unions, cannot dictate terms to the state government.

  • Punjab announces MSME sector reforms to reduce regulatory burden Apr 15, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    Punjab announces MSME sector reforms to reduce regulatory burden

    Singh underlined his government's commitment to reduce time, risk, and cost associated with compliance significantly, freeing up entrepreneurs to focus on growth.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine Apr 12, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    Punjab CM @capt_amarinder gets his 2nd #COVID19 vaccine shot. Appeals again to all eligible to come forward to get themselves vaccinated for their own protection and that of their families and the society, the chief minister’s media advisor tweeted.

  • Shortage of COVID-19 vaccine: CMs seek PM Modi's attention, ask for extension of eligibility criteria of vaccination Apr 09, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Shortage of COVID-19 vaccine: CMs seek PM Modi's attention, ask for extension of eligibility criteria of vaccination

    Issues of vaccine hesitancy and vaccine wastage were also discussed during the meeting of PM Narendra Modi and chief ministers.

  • COVID-19 update | RBI clears over Rs 21,000 crore towards CCL for wheat procurement in Punjab Apr 05, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | RBI clears over Rs 21,000 crore towards CCL for wheat procurement in Punjab

    The central government has fixed the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat at Rs 1,975 per quintal, hiking it by Rs 50 from last year's Rs 1,925 per quintal.

  • Bundle of lies: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh slams Centre for spreading misinformation about farmers Apr 05, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    Bundle of lies: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh slams Centre for spreading misinformation about farmers

    The Punjab chief minister was reacting to the letter sent by the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Punjab government on the plight of 58 bonded labourers rescued in the northern state.

  • COVID-19 update | Punjab extends curbs till April 10 as Centre flags concern over spike in cases Mar 30, 2021 09:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Punjab extends curbs till April 10 as Centre flags concern over spike in cases

    Earlier in the day, the Punjab government extended restrictions to tackle coronavirus with schools and colleges to remain shut for another 10 days.

  • 81% of 401 Punjab samples show UK variant, Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi to widen vaccine ambit Mar 23, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    81% of 401 Punjab samples show UK variant, Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi to widen vaccine ambit

    Expressing concern over the COVID-19 situation, the chief minister also appealed to people to get themselves vaccinated and stressed the need for the Central government to urgently open up vaccination for a larger section of the population.

  • Punjab govt orders fresh curbs to check COVID surge, educational institutions shut till month-end Mar 19, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    Punjab govt orders fresh curbs to check COVID surge, educational institutions shut till month-end

    The chief minister also appealed to people to keep social activity in their homes to the bare minimum for the next two weeks to break the transmission chain, according to an official statement.

  • Punjab CM urges BCCI to include Mohali Cricket stadium for IPL Mar 08, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Punjab CM urges BCCI to include Mohali Cricket stadium for IPL

    Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai have been shortlisted as potential venues but the BCCI is yet to take a final call on the matter.

  • Punjab to waive farm loans worth Rs 1,186 crore of 1.13 lakh farmers Mar 08, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    Punjab to waive farm loans worth Rs 1,186 crore of 1.13 lakh farmers

    The announcement of farm loan waiver comes while thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are protesting for more than three months on Delhi's borders against the three farm laws brought by the Centre in 2020.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says Prashant Kishor has joined him as principal advisor Mar 01, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh says Prashant Kishor has joined him as principal advisor

    Prashant Kishor had handled the Congress party's poll campaign in Punjab in the 2017 assembly elections.

  • Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh Feb 22, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Centre should not make repealing farm laws a prestige issue: Amarinder Singh

    Observing that an early resolution to the problem was critical to the safety of Punjab, witnessing a surge in smuggling of weapons into the state from across the border during the past 5-6 months, he asserted that he and his government continue to stand with farmers on the issue.

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