Oct 05, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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.
- Sep 29, 2020 04:14 PM IST
Singh said the Punjab government stands in full support of the farmers in these "dark and difficult times”.
- Sep 20, 2020 08:18 PM IST
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.
- Sep 11, 2020 10:01 PM IST
However, shops selling non-essential items will remain closed, Singh clarified.
- Aug 17, 2020 05:52 PM IST
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.
- Aug 05, 2020 04:35 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the bhoomi pujan for the construction of a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya earlier on Wednesday.
- Aug 04, 2020 05:45 PM IST
The entire Punjab Police force has been tasked to crack down on the mafia, Singh said in a statement.
- Aug 03, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had earlier suspended seven excise officials and six policemen.
- Jul 31, 2020 04:25 PM IST
The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night, an official statement said.
- Jul 15, 2020 06:23 PM IST
Singh urged all ministers, department secretaries and legislators to get themselves tested for COVID-19. He himself got tested and the result was negative, a spokesperson said.
- Jul 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST
“All the cabinet ministers will give their samples for testing (coronavirus) today. Their results will come by today evening or tomorrow,” Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu told reporters on Wednesday.
- May 30, 2020 08:56 PM IST
Though experts have advised against opening of the hospitality industry and malls, the Chief Minister said the state would take into account the central government guidelines for Lockdown 5.0.
- May 24, 2020 07:00 AM IST
“We have written to Japan, Korean and Taiwanese embassies in India and we are in talks with them and offering them all possible support, in terms of land, infrastructure and other facilities,” Amarinder Singh said in his Facebook Live programme '#AskCaptain' on Saturday.
- May 19, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Singh directed the police to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks.
- May 07, 2020 07:55 PM IST
Singh made the plea while reiterating his demand for grants to states for three months to meet the revenue shortfall and higher expenditure incurred on COVID-19 containment and management.
- May 06, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The chief minister was of the opinion that the decision on classification of zones as red, orange or green should be left to the states, which, in turn, could authorise the deputy commissioners to demarcate as per the ground realities.
- Apr 24, 2020 07:42 PM IST
During a webinar with leading industrialists, economic experts and diplomats and ambassadors of various countries, the chief minister said any decision on lifting the lockdown or curfew would be taken on the basis of the recommendations of the 20-member expert committee, which is expected to submit its report on Saturday.
- Apr 20, 2020 10:25 AM IST
The move came after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the current situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak with senior officers from the administration and police department.
- Apr 10, 2020 03:25 PM IST
Addressing a press conference through video conference, Singh said Punjab will allow district-wise relief from lockdown only to farmers to allow them for harvesting of Rabi crop.
- Apr 07, 2020 05:50 PM IST
In an e-mail interview to PTI, Singh says the large number of non-resident Indian (NRI) population in the state makes it more vulnerable to the deadly disease.
- Apr 04, 2020 08:15 PM IST
To strengthen the state government's efforts to check the spread of coronavirus, Singh also authorized extension for all retiring Health department employees by three months, an official spokesperson said.
- Mar 30, 2020 09:59 PM IST
The chief minister also allowed the Local Bodies Department to extend, by three months, the services of 2000-odd sanitation workers, due to retire on March 31, in order to deal with the prevailing situation.
- Mar 16, 2020 04:25 PM IST
The jobs will be offered in several government departments, including health, education and police, the chief minister said.
- Mar 03, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had sought scrapping of the PPAs signed by the SAD-BJP government.
- Feb 18, 2020 09:20 PM IST
The main source of pollution in Buddha stream was the discharge of waste from industries, dairies and some slums into a 47-km drain, of which 14 km passes through Ludhiana, the statement said.