Tewari has served in various capacities in the State as well as in the Central Government. Currently, he was serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Governance Reforms in Government of Punjab.
Beijing 2008 gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra presented Tokyo Olympics javelin champion, Neeraj Chopra, a golden retriever named 'Tokyo'.
Two deputy CMs Sukhjinder Randhawa and OP Soni also took oath in the ceremony. Ex-CM Capt Amrinder Singh gave the ceremony a miss.
In the outgone cabinet of Captain Amarinder Singh, Minister for Prisons and Cooperation Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa (62) is a Jat Sikh face, three-time Congress MLA from Gurdaspur district in Majha region of Punjab. He became an MLA in 2002, 2007 and 2017.
A minister in the earlier Captain Amarinder Singh led Congress government in Punjab, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said he is a ‘Congressman’.
In the race for CM, there has been an influx of MLAs from Sunil Jakhar's house since morning, while the meeting of MLAs is also going on at Sukhjinder Randhawa's house. It is believed that Jakhar could be the Chief Minister as a Hindu face, while Randhawa could be made the Deputy Chief Minister.
The Punjab Congress Legislative Party meeting was slated at 11 am on Sunday, however it has been deferred.
Former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh said that he will not leave active politics after his resignation, but will decide his new platform after discussing with his supporters.
AICC general secretary and in-charge of Punjab Harish Rawat and two party observers from Delhi-- Harish Chaudhary and Ajay Maken –also participated in the CLP meeting.
The Congress high command was learnt to have asked Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to resign ahead of the crucial Punjab Assembly elections 2022.
The announcement was made by Congress general secretary Harish Rawat.
The Chief Minister announced his decision at the virtual cabinet meeting, where the Health Department had proposed bringing these families into the government schemes cover on co-sharing basis, which would have required the beneficiaries to pay for part of the expense.
Taking a serious note of the increased attempts by terror groups to disturb the state’s peace, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has directed the police to be on high alert.
In an address, Captain Amarinder Singh said that the state and its entire population stood like a rock with the farmers. He added that farmers should now desist from holding protests across the state.
The probe will be conducted by a retired judge, Haryana Additional Chief Secretary Devender Singh told the media in Karnal and it will be completed within a month while former SDM Ayush Sinha will remain on leave during the time
The farmers bodies have appealed political parties to suspend their poll campaign until the time poll schedule is out, so that focus remains on their protest.
The state government has announced the move against continued vaccine hesitancy.
Terming it as cruelty and public shaming of the child, the Commission issued notice on Thursday.
Commuters stand near the caved-in portion of a road after heavy rainfall, in Shimla.PTI Photo
People carry a man who was injured in police lathi-charge during an agitation against an eviction drive, in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.PTI Photo
President Ram Nath Kovind during the virtual presentation ceremony of National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2019-20, in New Delhi.PTI Photo
An man who was injured in police firing and lathi-charge during an agitation against an eviction drive, at Dholpur in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.PTI Photo
Police attempt to disperse the people protesting against an eviction drive in Darrang district. The drive was carried out to evict illegal encroachers from the government land.PTI Photo
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