Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Spurious liquor tragedy toll reaches 21, Punjab CM orders probe

Chandigarh: Even as at least 21 persons died due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor in Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry led by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner into the matter. Five more deaths were reported on Friday in Batala. One person was […]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh (File Photo/IANS)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for Covid, asks colleagues to test

Chandigarh: A day after his Cabinet colleague Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa tested positive for Covid-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged all ministers, as well as legislators and senior bureaucrats, to get themselves tested for the virus. The Chief Minister also underwent the test and was found to be negative, an official spokesperson […]

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Punjab extends curfew by two weeks after May 3

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced extension of curfew in the state by two weeks after May 3, while unveiling steps for limited lifting of the lockdown restrictions from Thursday in the non-containment and non-red zones with strict adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols. Based on the report of the expert committee set […]

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (File Photo/Twitter)

Evacuate Sikhs stranded in Afghanistan: Punjab CM

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought the intervention of the Minister of External Affairs for evacuation of Sikh families stranded in Afghanistan. “Dear S. Jaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan,” the Chief Minister tweeted. Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number […]

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Complete lockdown in Punjab till March 31

Chandigarh: As a preventing step to counter the coronavirus spread, the Punjab government on Sunday announced complete lockdown across the state till March 31, becoming the second state after Rajasthan for enforcing shutdown. A decision in this regard was taken by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. All essential government services will continue and shops selling essential […]

Chief Ministers of five states who have declared that they will not implement CAA in their respective states (File Photo)

States will have to implement Citizenship Amendment Act: MHA officials

New Delhi: While five non-BJP ruled states are making grandiose noises about not implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Home Ministry has in no ambiguous terms snubbed the rhetoric as “political posturing”. Home Ministry officials have clarified following the Opposition proclamations of naysayers that this is not a choice that states can take or leave, but […]