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  • 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.

  • At Niti Aayog meeting, Amarinder Singh raises farm laws, COVID-19 vaccination, GST compensation Feb 21, 2021 08:30 AM IST

    At Niti Aayog meeting, Amarinder Singh raises farm laws, COVID-19 vaccination, GST compensation

    In his pre-recorded address for the sixth Governing Council virtual meeting of Niti Aayog, the senior Congress leader also proposed that states are consulted before deciding the priority list for COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar Feb 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Nobody spoke about farm laws at NITI Aayog meeting: Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar

    A press release issued by the Punjab government, however, claimed that Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find 'urgent solution' to the apprehensions raised by the protesting farmers.

  • Amarinder Singh indisposed, likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting: Sources Feb 20, 2021 08:24 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh indisposed, likely to skip Niti Aayog meeting: Sources

    State Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal will attend the meeting in his place, they said.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appeals to farmers to ensure tractor parade remains peaceful Jan 25, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appeals to farmers to ensure tractor parade remains peaceful

    Farmer leaders have said that they will take out a tractor parade on the Republic Day.

  • Case lodged over 'death threat' to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Jan 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Case lodged over 'death threat' to Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    The poster was pasted on a guide map near the Sector 66-67 crossing and 10 lakh dollars was offered for killing the chief minister, according to police.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders extension of night curfew till January 1 Dec 11, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders extension of night curfew till January 1

    Singh stressed the need to step up testing in the containment and micro-containment zones and ensure 100-per cent sampling.

  • Farmers' Protest highlights : Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5 Dec 03, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Farmers' Protest highlights : Farmer-Centre meeting over without a breakthrough, next round on Dec 5

    Farmers' Protest highlights: Farmers' protest against the Centre's new farm laws has entered 8th day. The government held second another round of talks with leaders of farmer unions today.

  • Will hold Punjab CM responsible if farmers' gatherings aggravate COVID in Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar Nov 29, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    Will hold Punjab CM responsible if farmers' gatherings aggravate COVID in Haryana: Manohar Lal Khattar

    In view of the rising coronavirus cases, we had decided to limit indoors gatherings to 100 and outdoor ones to 200 for all types of functions including family, political and religious ones, Khattar told reporters in Hisar on the sidelines of an event," he said.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to US corporate sector for investments Nov 18, 2020 11:31 AM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh reaches out to US corporate sector for investments

    Addressing a virtual USA-Punjab Investors Roundtable 2020 on Tuesday, he said that after months of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab's economy is coming back on track, industry is back on its feet and migrant labourers have started returning.

  • Punjab passes three bills to overrule Centre's farm laws, adds three-year jail term for violation of MSP rules Oct 21, 2020 12:14 PM IST

    Punjab passes three bills to overrule Centre's farm laws, adds three-year jail term for violation of MSP rules

    Opposition MLAs from Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party and Lok Insaaf supported the bills in Punjab Assembly.

  • OPDs, elective surgeries to resume in Punjab; govt schools to reopen from October 19 Oct 15, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    OPDs, elective surgeries to resume in Punjab; govt schools to reopen from October 19

    The state government of Punjab has also allowed re-opening of government schools from October 19, after stringent sanitation and disinfection procedures.

  • Punjab to bring legislation against Centre's farm laws; special assembly session on October 19 Oct 14, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Punjab to bring legislation against Centre's farm laws; special assembly session on October 19

    A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks farmers to ease rail roko agitation, cites coal, fertiliser shortage Oct 05, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks farmers to ease rail roko agitation, cites coal, fertiliser shortage

    In a statement here, the chief minister pointed out that due to the prolonged blockade of goods trains, the situation at Punjab's coal plants is critical and they are left with only five to six days' supply of coal.

  • Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to farmer unions Sep 29, 2020 04:14 PM IST

    Will fight against farm laws on all fronts: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh to farmer unions

    Singh said the Punjab government stands in full support of the farmers in these "dark and difficult times”.

  • Will take BJP, its allies to court over 'unconstitutional' farm laws: Amarinder Singh Sep 20, 2020 08:18 PM IST

    Will take BJP, its allies to court over 'unconstitutional' farm laws: Amarinder Singh

    The CM questioned the rationale behind putting the “controversial and vicious” Bills, which, he said, was a “blatant encroachment” of the state's powers and control of the agriculture sector, to voice vote, despite strong reservations by the Opposition and inadequate numbers in the House.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh relaxes curfew on September 13 for NEET exam Sep 11, 2020 10:01 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh relaxes curfew on September 13 for NEET exam

    However, shops selling non-essential items will remain closed, Singh clarified.

  • Not averse to imposing stricter restrictions to check further COVID-19 spread: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Aug 17, 2020 05:52 PM IST

    Not averse to imposing stricter restrictions to check further COVID-19 spread: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    The chief minister, in response to a suggestion from Expert Health Advisory Committee chairman K K Talwar, said, if needed, the state government would consider going in for strong measures to combat the novel coronavirus.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh congratulates people on foundation laying of Ram temple Aug 05, 2020 04:35 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh congratulates people on foundation laying of Ram temple

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the bhoomi pujan for the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya earlier on Wednesday.

  • Won't spare any politician or public servant found complicit in hooch tragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Aug 04, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Won't spare any politician or public servant found complicit in hooch tragedy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    The entire Punjab Police force has been tasked to crack down on the mafia, Singh said in a statement.

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