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  • 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.

  • Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll in spurious liquor case rises to 105 Aug 03, 2020 06:58 PM IST

    Punjab hooch tragedy: Death toll in spurious liquor case rises to 105

    The Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had earlier suspended seven excise officials and six policemen.

  • 21 die after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh orders magisterial probe Jul 31, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    21 die after drinking spurious liquor in Punjab, CM Amarinder Singh orders magisterial probe

    The deaths took place in Punjab's Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts since Wednesday night, an official statement said.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for COVID-19 Jul 15, 2020 06:23 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for COVID-19

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | All Punjab ministers to undergo COVID-19 test Jul 15, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | All Punjab ministers to undergo COVID-19 test

    “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.

  • Lockdown 5.0: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extends lockdown till June 30 May 30, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    Lockdown 5.0: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extends lockdown till June 30

    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.

  • Punjab writes to embassies of countries looking to shift business out of China May 24, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Punjab writes to embassies of countries looking to shift business out of China

    “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.

  • Next 25-30 days will be crucial for containing COVID-19: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh May 19, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Next 25-30 days will be crucial for containing COVID-19: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Singh directed the police to ensure strict compliance of COVID-19 safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing masks.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi to spell out ways for country's economy revival May 07, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks PM Modi to spell out ways for country's economy revival

    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.

  • Punjab suffers 88% revenue loss in April: CM Amarinder Singh May 06, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Punjab suffers 88% revenue loss in April: CM Amarinder Singh

    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.

  • Saving lives my priority; Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on lifting curfew Apr 24, 2020 07:42 PM IST

    Saving lives my priority; Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on lifting curfew

    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.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Punjab rules out relaxation in curfew till May 3 Apr 20, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Punjab rules out relaxation in curfew till May 3

    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.

  • Lockdown should continue, will allow district-wise relief to farmers: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Apr 10, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Lockdown should continue, will allow district-wise relief to farmers: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    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.

  • Dealing with COVID-19 is like fighting a war with an unknown enemy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Apr 07, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Dealing with COVID-19 is like fighting a war with an unknown enemy: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    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.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Passport will be impounded on failing to declare travel history: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Apr 04, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Passport will be impounded on failing to declare travel history: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    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.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Punjab govt extends curfew until April 14 Mar 30, 2020 09:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Punjab govt extends curfew until April 14

    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.

  • Punjab govt to provide 1 lakh jobs in next 2 years: CM Amarinder Singh Mar 16, 2020 04:25 PM IST

    Punjab govt to provide 1 lakh jobs in next 2 years: CM Amarinder Singh

    The jobs will be offered in several government departments, including health, education and police, the chief minister said.

  • White paper on PPAs signed by SAD-BJP govt almost ready, will be released soon: Amarinder Singh Mar 03, 2020 08:17 PM IST

    White paper on PPAs signed by SAD-BJP govt almost ready, will be released soon: Amarinder Singh

    The main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had sought scrapping of the PPAs signed by the SAD-BJP government.

  • Punjab cabinet approves Rs 650 crore for rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah Feb 18, 2020 09:20 PM IST

    Punjab cabinet approves Rs 650 crore for rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah

    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.

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