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Won't quit politics till I have ensured welfare of every citizen of Punjab: Amarinder Singh

IndiaTimes Thursday, 9 January 2020
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Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh 15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab, India

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark [Video]

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah's acceptance of Congress' Rahul Gandhi's parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh said that the party is confident that Gandhi will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion. "Parliament is a forum for debate so let there be a debate. We are quite confident that Rahul Ji will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion," said Singh. Congress had earlier challenged PM Modi to speak in Parliament on Ladakh stand off with China.

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Decision on further extension of lockdown depends on situation: Punjab CM

Chief minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the decision on further extension of the coronavirus lockdown in Punjab beyond June 30 would depend on the..
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CM Amarinder Singh comes out to help ailing elderly woman facing hardship [Video]

CM Amarinder Singh comes out to help ailing elderly woman facing hardship

An elderly woman, living with her two grandchildren at a rented house in Ludhiana and facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 pandemic, had urged Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for financial assistance. Now the CM has directed Ludhiana administration to help the family going through financial crisis. Singh has directed authorities to pay her pending and advance house rent for a year and provide free treatment for tuberculosis.

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Amritsar Bus Terminal wears deserted look on weekend lockdown [Video]

Amritsar Bus Terminal wears deserted look on weekend lockdown

The bus terminal wore deserted look amid weekend lockdown in Punjab's Amritsar on June 13. Punjab imposed a stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays to keep the coronavirus count in check. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh approved new guidelines of state government on June 12. The guidelines permitted restaurants for takeaway and home delivery and liquor shops to remain open till 08:00 pm on all days, including Saturdays and Sundays.

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Migrant labourers returning back to big cities in search of work [Video]

Migrant labourers returning back to big cities in search of work

The migrant labourers are returning back to big cities in search of work after nearly three months of lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Shailesh, who is coming back from Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad said, "I got the job, they asked to come here." Uma Devi, who came back form Sikandrabad said, "The bus full of commuters no one is following social distancing, what can we do this is the duty of bus conductor and driver." However, another migrant worker, who is going to Punjab in the search of work from Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj said, "There were not many people in the bus."

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Locust swarms reach Punjab's Bhatinda

The farmers tried to get rid of the crop-munching insects by making noise via tractors.
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Amritsar farmers face problems in sowing season due to labour shortage [Video]

Amritsar farmers face problems in sowing season due to labour shortage

Farmers in Punjab are facing problems in sowing crops as majority of the labourers have returned to their hometowns due to COVID-19 pandemic. Farmers are now involving their family members to carry out tedious task of sowing crops. One of the farmers said, "Due to COVID-19, the situation of farmers and labourers has been worse. Because of corona, all the labours from Bihar have returned to their home towns. Government did arrangements for their departure. They got so scared that they returned to their places. Neither did government do any arrangements for labourers nor did they give us any financial support."

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Ludhiana police deploys drone to keep an eye on containment zones [Video]

Ludhiana police deploys drone to keep an eye on containment zones

Ludhiana police deployed drone camera to monitor situation in containment zones. Drone is being used to identify violators of social distancing norms. 5,568 confirmed cases exist in the state of Punjab, with 1,557 active cases. Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP-1) Deepak Pareek said, "Drone has been deployed to keep a check. People run when they see police, drone acts as a surprise."

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