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  • Punjab and Haryana High Court asks Amarinder to devise ways to improve trials in criminal cases Jul 05, 2018 11:12 AM IST

    Punjab and Haryana High Court asks Amarinder to devise ways to improve trials in criminal cases

    The court further observed that "while Punjab used to be number one state in many positive aspects, unfortunately it was occupying today the sad position in a negative sense on account of the drug menace."

  • Punjab to seek Central law for death penalty for drug smugglers Jul 02, 2018 08:45 PM IST

    Punjab to seek Central law for death penalty for drug smugglers

    The drug peddling is destroying entire generations and it deserves exemplary punishment, said the Chief Minister.

  • Announce implementation of Swaminathan report during interaction with farmers: Punjab CM to PM Jun 19, 2018 09:46 PM IST

    Announce implementation of Swaminathan report during interaction with farmers: Punjab CM to PM

    PM Modi will speak to farmers tomorrow via video conference on issues concerning them and the agriculture sector. He is likely to flag his government's schemes aimed at boosting their income.

  • Punjab CM seeks PM's intervention for settling Rs 31,000 crore food account Jun 18, 2018 08:48 PM IST

    Punjab CM seeks PM's intervention for settling Rs 31,000 crore food account

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks PM Modi's in the settlement of Rs 31,000 crore food account for procurement of wheat and paddy.

  • Amarinder Singh writes to PM Modi on Rs 31,000 cash credit limit gap Apr 20, 2018 07:40 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh writes to PM Modi on Rs 31,000 cash credit limit gap

    In separate letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, Singh said the cash credit limit (CCL) gap cannot be solely attributed to the state of Punjab.

  • Punjab to rope in banks to provide soft loans for startups: CM Amarinder Singh Apr 10, 2018 06:48 PM IST

    Punjab to rope in banks to provide soft loans for startups: CM Amarinder Singh

    Addressing a two-day convention and exhibition on Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovation, organised by the Industries Department in collaboration with PHD Chamber, the chief minister stressed the need to motivate youth to shift towards self-employment under the government's startup programme.

  • Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules Mar 26, 2018 10:37 AM IST

    Punjab Cabinet clears new building rules

    The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, today paved the way for easing building rules to give further boost to the construction industry, while facilitating better urban planning and development in the state.

  • Amarinder Singh 'shattered' over death of Indians in Iraq, AAP says Sushma Swaraj should quit Mar 20, 2018 02:31 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh 'shattered' over death of Indians in Iraq, AAP says Sushma Swaraj should quit

    His Congress colleague Partap Singh Bajwa and Aam Aadmi Party's Kanwar Sandhu also expressed their grief and targeted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for misleading the families of those who had died.

  • Amarinder Singh must visit sand mafia affected areas adjoining hills: AAP Mar 11, 2018 09:55 AM IST

    Amarinder Singh must visit sand mafia affected areas adjoining hills: AAP

    On March 6, Amarinder Singh had ordered a massive crackdown on illegal mining on the Sutlej river bed .

  • 'Khalistan' issue figures in Amarinder-Trudeau meet; Captain hands over list of Canada-based radicals Feb 21, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    'Khalistan' issue figures in Amarinder-Trudeau meet; Captain hands over list of Canada-based radicals

    Chief Minister Singh submitted a list of nine Canada-based operatives alleged to be involved in target-killings and other hate crimes in Punjab, including financing and supplying of weapons for terrorist activities.

  • Know your Chief Minister: 11 CMs have criminal cases against them Feb 13, 2018 07:02 PM IST

    Know your Chief Minister: 11 CMs have criminal cases against them

    In India, around 35% chief ministers have criminal cases against them and 81% of the total are crorepatis, according to an ADR report.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh looking forward to meet Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Feb 08, 2018 06:56 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh looking forward to meet Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

    The Canadian prime minister will visit India from February 17-23 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

  • Punjab CM accepts resignation of minister Gurjit Singh Jan 18, 2018 06:05 PM IST

    Punjab CM accepts resignation of minister Gurjit Singh

    Amarinder said he discussed the issue of resignation, which the minister had submitted 10 days ago, with Congress president Rahul Gandhi today and then decided to accept the same.

  • Small farmers are getting excluded in Punjab government’s loan waiver Jan 11, 2018 03:08 PM IST

    Small farmers are getting excluded in Punjab government’s loan waiver

    According to the report, the ambitious debt waiver scheme launched by the Amarinder Singh government only focusses on marginal farmers with land less than 2.5 acres.

  • 1.15 lakh more farm loan waiver cases cleared by Punjab government Jan 10, 2018 05:55 PM IST

    1.15 lakh more farm loan waiver cases cleared by Punjab government

    Chief Minister Amarinder Singh reviewed the progress in implementing the farm debt waiver scheme he had launched in Mansa district on Sunday during a meeting with officials and ministers, including Finance Minister Manpreet Badal.

  • Rahul Gandhi has generated massive enthusiasm: Amarinder Singh Dec 05, 2017 08:31 AM IST

    Rahul Gandhi has generated massive enthusiasm: Amarinder Singh

    Rejecting the charge that Gandhi's imminent elevation reflected dynastic succession, Singh said the leader had 100 per cent support of the party workers.

  • Air pollution: Arvind Kejriwal wants meeting with Manohar Lal Khattar, Amarinder Singh Nov 09, 2017 08:46 AM IST

    Air pollution: Arvind Kejriwal wants meeting with Manohar Lal Khattar, Amarinder Singh

    In letters to the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab, Kejriwal said the governments in the neighbouring states had failed to provide farmers with viable alternatives to stubble burning, a process that leads to air pollution in Delhi.

  • PM's 'termite' barb against Congress reflects his despair: Amarinder Singh Nov 06, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    PM's 'termite' barb against Congress reflects his despair: Amarinder Singh

    "With the writing on the wall clear for the BJP, the prime minister is making frantic rounds of Himachal," he said, adding that his own rallies had been delayed due to Modi's "frenzied movement" in the hill state.

  • Punjab govt approves hike in income limit of OBC Oct 18, 2017 10:19 PM IST

    Punjab govt approves hike in income limit of OBC

    The decision is in line with the central government's directive to ensure greater social justice and inclusion of members of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Backward Classes in the matter of reservation, said an official spokesperson.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder appeals farmers against stubble burning Sep 27, 2017 10:45 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder appeals farmers against stubble burning

    The plan has been drawn up by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment, on the direction of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh -- who has also appealed to farmers to abstain from burning the agricultural residue.

  • Security beefed up ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing: Punjab CM Aug 26, 2017 07:51 PM IST

    Security beefed up ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing: Punjab CM

    Following the conviction of the sect head yesterday, at least 30 people were killed and 250 injured in widespread violence, arson and police firing in Haryana.

  • Amarinder Singh likely to meet Prime Minister and Finance Minister to raise Punjab's borrowing limit Aug 20, 2017 07:16 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh likely to meet Prime Minister and Finance Minister to raise Punjab's borrowing limit

    The Punjab government wants the Centre to increase the state's borrowing limit by Rs 10,000 crore to fund the debt waiver scheme

  • Will implement farm debt waiver scheme soon: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Aug 16, 2017 08:36 AM IST

    Will implement farm debt waiver scheme soon: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

    Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations here after unfurling the national flag, the chief minister also announced the launch of a recruitment campaign for the government sector to fill all critical vacant posts.

  • Punjab industrial policy to focus on electric vehicles: CM Amarinder Singh Jul 24, 2017 03:35 PM IST

    Punjab industrial policy to focus on electric vehicles: CM Amarinder Singh

    Mahindra & Mahindra Managing Director Pawan Goenka during his meeting with the chief minister said that his group was keenly interested in promoting electric vehicles in Punjab. He suggested a scheme to bring in electric taxis to propagate green energy and generate employment in the state.

  • Punjab announces free education for girls from Nursery to PhD; other states to follow? Jun 21, 2017 08:27 PM IST

    Punjab announces free education for girls from Nursery to PhD; other states to follow?

    The education sector got a huge boost in the state budget this year with Rs 21 crore earmarked for reforming the infrastructure of primary schools.

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