Punjab Chief Minister

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  • Punjab CM Amarinder meets Trudeau, Sajjan; flags 'Kahlistan' issue

    Punjab CM Amarinder meets Trudeau, Sajjan; flags 'Kahlistan' issue

    Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Amritsar. Both the leaders discussed the strong bond that exists between the two places, largely due to an influential Punjabi community settled in the western......

    February 21, 2018
  • Double blow for Amarinder Singh as close aides lose jobs

    Double blow for Amarinder Singh as close aides lose jobs

    In a matter of just 24 hours, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh suffered a double blow as two of his close aides in the government lost their jobs -- one bowing to the law of the land and the second......

    January 21, 2018
  • Explore help desk for NRI investors: Captain

    Explore help desk for NRI investors: Captain

    Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Friday directed the state industry department to explore the possibility of setting up a designated help desk to facilitate Indians settled abroad, especially those in Canada, who wanted to invest in Punjab. The......

    January 13, 2018
  • Captain Amarinder announces New Chanarthal sub-tehsil

    Captain Amarinder announces New Chanarthal sub-tehsil

    The Punjab chief minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced the creation of a new sub-tehsil at Chanarthal to comprise 55 villages of Fatehgarh Sahib sub-division. The CM also proposed the naming of the new National Highway (NH) from Patiala......

    December 26, 2017
  • Punjab CM invites Nitish for Hola Mohalla celebrations

    Punjab CM invites Nitish for Hola Mohalla celebrations

    Punjab Chief Minister  Amarinder Singh on Friday invited his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar to participate in the state-level Hola Mohalla celebrations to mark the beginning of the Sikh New Year in 2018. The invitation was issued when Amarinder called on......

    December 22, 2017
  • Amarinder visits Patna on Guru Gobind’s 350th anniversary

    Amarinder visits Patna on Guru Gobind’s 350th anniversary

    Punjab Chief Minister  Amarinder Singh on Friday visited the holy Takht Sri Patna Sahib Gurdwara to pay his respects on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of the 10th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh. An official spokesperson said......

    December 22, 2017
  • Amarinder holds high-level meeting to discuss industrial power tariff issue

    Amarinder holds high-level meeting to discuss industrial power tariff issue

    Punjab chief minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Monday held a high level meeting to discuss the industrial power tariff issue during which he asked two of his senior Cabinet colleagues to expedite efforts to facilitate early implementation of the Rs......

    December 18, 2017
  • Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Amarinder Singh

    Indian Army was not equipped for war with China in 1962: Amarinder Singh

    The Indian Army was not equipped to handle the 1962 war with China with New Delhi closing its eyes to the looming threat from Beijing, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday, and called on the present establishment to......

    December 10, 2017
  • Punjab to conduct DNA tests on families of those held hostage by ISIS

    Punjab to conduct DNA tests on families of those held hostage by ISIS

    In a fresh attempt made to bring back the 23 people belonging to Punjab who have been held hostage by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in last three years, the state government has decided to conduct DNA tests......

    December 1, 2017
  • Punjab CM directs excise dept to mull setting up liquor wholesale agency

    Punjab CM directs excise dept to mull setting up liquor wholesale agency

      Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the excise department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor. The department has been assigned the task as a step towards ending......

    November 23, 2017
  • Rahul mature, competent to lead Congress: Amarinder Singh

    Rahul mature, competent to lead Congress: Amarinder Singh

    Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president was long overdue, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Monday, describing the party vice president as "mature and competent". Calling the proposed elevation of Gandhi as Congress president a step in the right......

    November 21, 2017
  • 'Padmavati' row: Nobody has right to distort history, says Punjab CM

    'Padmavati' row: Nobody has right to distort history, says Punjab CM

    Justifying the protests against the film ‘Padmavati’, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said nobody had the right to distort history. Speaking to reporters, the CM said he had himself studied history and even been to Chittoor. “Cinematic license......

    November 20, 2017
  • Opposition should refrain from unnecessary criticism: Amarinder Singh

    Opposition should refrain from unnecessary criticism: Amarinder Singh

    Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Monday said while his government welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from unnecessary criticism. Addressing the members of legislative Assembly (MLAs) at the start of the two-day Special Orientation Programme, organised by......

    November 20, 2017