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Kanchan Vasdev

Explained: What makes Navjot Singh Sidhu so important in Punjab politics?
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Considering his popularity in Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu, who enjoys a clean image, is in demand. This has made the Congress sit up and sharpen efforts to placate him.

Punjab Congress attempting to bridge gulf between Capt Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

According to sources, many in the party feel that if Navjot Singh Sidhu goes to AAP, it could pose a challenge to Congress in the 2022 assembly election.

Punjabis welcome to come home for Covid treatment, says CM Amarinder Singh
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

CM Amarinder Singh said that things were turning bad as “out of 2,986 Covid cases till yesterday, 1,471 had a travel history and 1,515 were local infections which means community spread”.

Punjab no. 2 in wheat procurement; blames pandemic, wheat donations and untimely rains for less procurement
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

For six decades, Punjab has been the top wheat producer and it has paid a price by using fertilisers, pesticides and over-exploiting its underground aquifers.

Punjab’s power consumption reaches 9k MW, to peak soon with paddy sowing getting underway
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

As on Saturday, as many as 2,59,799 industrial units had started operating in the state and 1,21,190 shops had opened up thereby increasing the demand of power supply.

Punjab: State now no. two in Wheat procurement
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

For six decades, Punjab has been the top wheat producer and it has paid a price by using fertilisers, pesticides and over-exploiting its underground aquifers. The agriculture state not only has a huge pesticide overload but is also facing desertification.

Punjab government allows langar, prasad distribution at religious places
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

On Tuesday, the state government realised that the Centre had in its June 6 orders stated that community kitchens could be run following social distancing norms and hygiene.

Bajwa: Capt should make way for others in 2022 polls
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

Bajwa said, “I have a brotherly advice for the CM because I respect him a lot. Out of this respect I want to remind him of the promise he made ahead of 2017 Assembly election that this would be his last election.

Not interested: Kishor spells it out for Amarinder grandson
Mon, Jun 08, 2020

Party General secretary incharge Asha Kumari had told Indian Express that Congress was not in favour of getting Kishor on board.

Punjab unlock plan: Restaurants to stay shut, malls to open with curbs
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

As per the guidelines, mall visitors are required to have COVA app on their phones. A family will allowed to enter a mall even if one of the members has the app in his/her phone, the guidelines say.

Malls to open in Punjab from Monday but with added restrictions
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

According to the guidelines issued by the Punjab government Saturday, restaurants or food courts in malls will not operate except for take away or home delivery.

Asha Kumari, Jakhar meet Capt, express reservations over signing Prashant Kishor
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

Kumari had come to Punjab after three months and the pressing reason was Amarinder trying to sign Kishor.

Punjab govt avoids loss to exchequer, gives relief to liquor contractors
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Reduces minimum guarantee quota, likely to have net profit of Rs 73 crore

Amid debate on Sidhu flirting with AAP, he posts his pictures with Gandhis
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Although the CM is learnt to be trying to get Prashant Kishor on Punjab Congress board for 2022 Assembly election, a few Congress leaders believe that Navjot Singh Sidhu was in touch with PK, who was trying to take him to AAP, the main opposition party in Punjab.

‘Who is Prashant Kishor,’ asks Asha Kumari on Capt plan to get strategist on board for 2022 polls
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Prashant Kishor had on Tuesday made it clear that he was not interested in taking up work with the Congress in “bits and pieces”. He had stated that Punjab and Madhya Pradesh Chief Ministers had contacted him but he was “not inclined.”

Punjab DGP’s empanelment brings into focus next Chief Secretary’s appointment: Will it be his wife?
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

The corridors of government have already been speculating that she could be the next chief secretary given the confidence posed by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh in the officer-couple.

Bajwa flexes muscles, this time over sugarcane dues
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

Bajwa, a former state Congress president, Tuesday accused his own party’s government in Punjab of not taking concrete steps to ensure the outstanding payment of Rs 681.48 crore to sugarcane growers.

Punjab too imposes Covid cess on liquor, bottles dearer by Rs 2 to Rs 50
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

The cess has been imposed in the form of additional assessed fee (AAF) on on imported foreign liquor and beer and additional excise duty (AED) on other types of liquor. The revenue generated will be used for combating Covid in the state.

Punjab: Open from June 8: Malls, hotels, religious places; bar on bars stays
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

The government also allowed the movement of persons till 9 pm. The night curfew will continue for eight hours till 5 am, as per the guidelines issued by the Punjab Home Affairs and Justice Department.

For 2022, Capt Amarinder Singh wants Prashant Kishor by his side
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

The source added, “Prashant Kishor is too busy with West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. He is not keen on Punjab. He has not visited the state even once after 2017 Assembly elections. He did not even keep in touch. He has not even made a phone call to anyone. We will see what happens.”