Sonu Sood-Punjab CM

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Punjab Appoints Sonu Sood As COVID-19 Vaccine Brand Ambassador

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood was announced as 'brand ambassador' for Punjab's COVID-19 vaccination scheme by the state CM Captain Amarinder Singh. Stating, Sonu's popularity will encourage people to undergo vaccination, CM added, "there is no one more ideally suited to inspire people to take the vaccine". Later, expressing his gratitude on recognition, the philanthropist actor gifted his book "I am no Messiah" to CM, said he felt honoured.

Mon, 12 Apr 2021 - 09:49 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Punjab Chief Minister, Sonu Sood, Covid-Vaccination

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

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Punjab: CM Amarinder Announces Free Travel For Women In State Run Buses

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on March 31 announced free travel for women in Punjab Roadways Transport Corporation, Punjab Roadways Buses and locally owned city bus services. While the free travel excluded AC, Volvo and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) buses, the CM claimed of fulfilling 85% of manifesto promises. Moreover, the CM said that while the promise was to reduce the bus tickets for women to 50%, he made it all free.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 09:11 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Punjab, Punjab Government, Transportation, Women Safety, Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh

Courtesy: Economic Times

Prashant

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Punjab CM Amarinder Appoints Prashant Kishore As Principal Advisor

Renowned poll-strategist Prashant Kishor has once again joined the Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh as his principal advisor. CM Amarinder tweeted, “…look forward to working together for the betterment of the people of Punjab.” Earlier responsible for PM Narendra Modi's campaign for prime ministership in 2014, Kishore had assisted Congress’ campaign in the 2017 Punjab assembly polls. Currently, Kishore's Indian Political Action Committee… read-more

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 07:26 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM, Congress, Prashant Kishor

Courtesy: The Times of India

Punjab CM and PM Modi

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Punjab CM Writes To PM; Asks To Add Punjabi As J&K's Official Language

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on January 28 wrote to PM Modi seeking inclusion of Punjabi as an official language in the Kashmir Languages Bill, 2020. Citing Punjab’s link with J&K since Maharaja Ranjit Singh, CM mentioned that Punjabi was widely spoken during the J&K’s independence and is still the mother tongue of many residents. Although, the Punjabi was not included as an official language list as it will be taught in schools as… read-more

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 05:29 PM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Punjabi Language, Punjab CM, Captain Amarinder Singh, Jammu and Kashmir, PM Narendra Modi, vernacular, Ministry of Home Affairs, Historical Backings

Punjab CM

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Punjab CM Says High School, College Girls To Get Free Sanitary Pads

Taking a step towards the menstrual hygiene measures, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has announced to provide free sanitary pads for high school and college girls in the state. Launching 'Dheeiyan Di Lohri', the CM also announced that the month of January will be dedicated to girl child. The measure announced on January 7 was one among the many initiatives which included BASERA scheme, smart metering and distribution of free cricket kits… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 07:17 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh, sanitary pads, Menstruation

Farmers damaging jio towers

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Punjab Face Signal Crisis As Farmers Turn Violent Towards Jio Towers

As per reports, farmers in Punjab are expressing their anger by damaging Jio towers and disrupting services. Reportedly, they have caused damage to nearly 1,500 telecom towers either by cutting the power supply or harming the backup generators. Moreover, they have burnt of Jio cables in Jalandhar. Earlier, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on December 25 appealed the farmers to take peaceful measure to protest.

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 07:32 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Jio, Mukesh Ambani, Farmers' Protest, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh

Courtesy: The Times of India

Amit Shah meets captain Amarinder Singh

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Punjab CM Amarinder Meets Home Minister Shah; Says He Cannot Resolve

After meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah on December 3, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has said that there is nothing he could do to resolve the ongoing farmers' issue. CM Amarinder added that he 'reiterated' his objection in the meeting and have also discussed Punjab's economic state. Besides, He has also announced Rs five lakh compensation for farmers who lost their lives during the protest.

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 03:22 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab, Amit Shah, Farmers' Protest, Farm Bill

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Captain Amarinder Singh

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CM Captain Amarinder To Receive First COVID Vaccine Shot In Punjab

To infuse the confidence in general public for COVID-19 vaccination drill, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has volunteered to take the first vaccine shot in the state. He said it while discussing the vaccination strategy and COVID-19 situation in the virtual Cabinet meeting held on December 2. Punjab, like the Centre's strategy, has decided to prioritize healthcare workers. Punjab Health Secretary has estimated that 70 lakh people will be… read-more

Thu, 03 Dec 2020 - 08:46 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Captain Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM, Punjab, Coronavirus, National news

Courtesy: Times Now

Arvind Kejriwal-Amarinder Singh

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Kejriwal, Amarinder Involve In Verbal Spat Over Farmers' Protests

Delhi CM Aravind Kejriwal took a dig at his Punjab equivalent Captain Amrinder Singh for blaming the Delhi government on the ongoing farmers' protests. Kejriwal has alleged that Amrinder has joined hands with the BJP. Moreover, Kejriwal said that Amrinder was angry since the Delhi government "did not allow the nine stadiums to be converted into jails." However, Amrinder slammed the AAP government for its stance in the protests. 

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 06:38 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Farmers' Protest, Farm Bills, Arvind Kejriwal, Captain Amarinder Singh

Courtesy: NDTV News

Manohar Lal Khattar

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Haryana CM Launches Fresh Attacks On Punjab CM Over Farmers' Issue

The ongoing spat between Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh has indicated no halt yet. Khattar on November 29 said, "If any dangerous situation arises due to coronavirus, Punjab government will be responsible for it." Besides, Khattar also lashed out at Singh for lying about the phone call. Khattar said he had called Singh several times, a claim which the latter had denied on November 28.

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 06:23 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Manohar Lal Khattar, Captain Amarinder Singh, Farmers' Protest, Coronavirus

Courtesy: India TV News