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.
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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
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Actor Kangana Ranaut has been served a legal notice following her tweet about falsely accusing Bathinda's Mohinder Kaur as Shaheen Bagh protester 'Bilkis Dadi'. However, Kangana had deleted the tweet shortly. Punjab Advocate Hakam Singh has sent a notice demanding an apology from Kangana within seven days for alleging Kaur to participate in the protests for Rs 100. The notice has slammed Kangana for degrading the lady and the protestors.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on November 28 expressed his gratitude towards the farmers of Haryana for not participating in the Protest occurred at Delhi. Khattar mentioned that he has been trying to get in touch with the CM of Punjab, Captain Amarinder singh from the past three days, but failed due to his fake unavailability. He also accused the Punjab based political parties and the organisations for 'sponsoring' the protest.
The Delhi government, rejecting the request of the police, refused to lend nine stadiums to be converted into jails for protesting farmers marching into Delhi from Punjab and Haryana. Terming the farmers' demand "legitimate", Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain said, "This protest is non-violent. A non-violent protest is every Indian's right, so Delhi government has refused Delhi police's request." Several Aam Aadmi Party leaders objected the… read-more
A clash of words has emerged between Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana on November 26 regarding the Delhi Chalo movement. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh condemned Haryana of being "undemocratic and unconstitutional" by sealing the borders. Whereas, Haryana CM ML Khattar replied that his counterpart has been avoiding him and accused of doing "cheap politics". The farmers have been marching to New Delhi to protest the new farm bills.… read-more
After two months of suspension, train services in Punjab, for both passengers and goods, will resume from November 23. The decision came after the protestors accepted CM Amarinder Singh's request to call off the blockade. Amarinder has assured the farmers that their demands would be presented before PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The suspension of trains was a part of the protest against the Centre's farm laws.
Sikh organisation Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) on November 15 celebrated its 100th anniversary. The centenary was celebrated at the Akal Takht in Golden Temple, Amritsar. The SGPC, notified under Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1925, looks after the management of gurudwaras in India while running world's largest community kitchen, langar, which feeds lakhs every day. Its president Gobind Singh Longowal said that history of… read-more
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The Punjab government has allowed to reopen the universities and institutions from November 16. Initially, only the Department of Sciences or Medicine has been allowed while other courses will resume depending on situation. Only 50% of final year students will be permitted to attend the physical classes and masks have been made mandatory for all. University administration has also made compulsory for students and staff to install COVA and… read-more
Punjab has become the ninth state government to withdraw the general consent given to the Central Bureau of Investigation to conduct probes in its territory. The state government announced this decision on November 9. With this, the federal investigating agency will need to obtain prior permission from the government to conduct any probe in the state. Earlier, the agency could instigate any… read-more