Sep 29, 2021 04:26 PM IST
The Punjab Cabinet also decided that disconnected electricity connections of consumers who could not pay their bills will also be restored.
- Sep 28, 2021 01:47 PM IST
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi, who took oath as the chief minister on September 20, gave the Local Government, Parliamentary Affairs Department to senior cabinet colleague Brahm Mohindra.
- Sep 26, 2021 05:22 PM IST
The 15-member Cabinet includes six new MLAs, apart from eight current ministers and one former minister who was dropped in 2018.
- Sep 24, 2021 10:14 PM IST
Keeping in view the coming Kharif season, the Chief Minister had detailed deliberations which lasted for one-and-a-half hours with the Union Secretary, Food and Public Distribution, Sudhanshu Pandey, who called on the former at his office.
- Sep 24, 2021 02:08 PM IST
"What (former party president) Rahul Gandhi has done by choosing Charanjeet Channi as chief minister is that he has broken the barely perceptible "glass ceiling"," Jakhar said in a statement shared on his Twitter handle.
- Sep 21, 2021 02:43 PM IST
The team will meet AICC general secretary Harish Rawat, who is the Punjab affairs in-charge, in Delhi, they said.
- Sep 20, 2021 05:29 PM IST
Taking cognizance of the allegations levelled against Charanjit Channi, the National Commission for Women (NCW) on September 20 urged Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi to remove him from the CM post stating he is a threat to women safety.
- Sep 20, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Hitting out at the Congress, BJP general secretary Dushyant Kumar Gautam, who is the party's in-charge for the state, noted the reported statement of Harish Rawat that the Congress will fight the assembly elections under its state chief Navjot Singh Sidhu's leadership. Rawat is the Congress' pointsman for handling its Punjab affairs.
- Sep 20, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Thanking the party leadership, Channi told reporters here that the party has given a common person a great honour. He also described Rahul Gandhi as a "revolutionary leader".
- Sep 20, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Congress leader Channi was sworn in as chief minister of Punjab, making him the first Dalit to hold the top post in the state.
- Sep 20, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Jakhar who was considered among front-runners to replace Amarinder Singh said Rawat's remark was likely to 'undermine' chief minister’s authority.
- Sep 20, 2021 11:36 AM IST
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath to Channi at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan here. Channi took oath in Punjabi.
- Sep 20, 2021 11:35 AM IST
Channi, minister of technical educational and industrial training in the outgoing cabinet, took oath as chief minister on September 20. With this move, the Congress is trying to balance the caste equation within the party in the state.
- Sep 20, 2021 11:04 AM IST
Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath to Charanjit Singh Channi at a ceremony held at the Raj Bhawan. Stay tuned for LIVE updates.
- Sep 19, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Channi said on September 19: “We have presented our stance, unanimously supported by party MLAs, before the Governor. Oath taking ceremony to take place at 11 am tomorrow (September 20).”
- Sep 19, 2021 06:32 PM IST
The effective tenure of Channi, 58 as chief minister will, however, be brief given that the assembly elections in Punjab is scheduled in February 2022.
- Sep 19, 2021 05:49 PM IST
Channi, who will be the first Dalit CM of Punjab, was the minister of technical educational and industrial training in the outgoing Amarinder Singh-led Cabinet.