Gurpreet Singh Nibber

Gurpreet Singh Nibber is a special correspondent with the Punjab bureau. He covers agriculture, power sector, Sikh religious affairs and the Punjabi diaspora.

Articles by Gurpreet Singh Nibber

BJP reaches out to former ally SAD for support in Presidential elections

BJP national president JP Nadda is said to have spoken to SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, who, according to sources, replied that the party will take a call on the matter after consulting the senior leadership.
BJP state president Ashwini Sharma said his party has constituted a committee, under Union minister Rajnath Singh, to reach out to all parties, including the Congress, to seek support for the candidature of former Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu. (HT File)
BJP state president Ashwini Sharma said his party has constituted a committee, under Union minister Rajnath Singh, to reach out to all parties, including the Congress, to seek support for the candidature of former Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:52 AM IST
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VB will probe illegal mining cases: Punjab minister in House

Punjab cabinet minister Harjot Singh Bains on Thursday informed the Vidhan Sabha that he will refer cases of illegal sand mining to the state vigilance bureau for investigation
Mines minister Harjot Bains was responding to a query raised by AAP’s Ropar MLA Dinesh Chadha during the Question Hour.
Mines minister Harjot Bains was responding to a query raised by AAP’s Ropar MLA Dinesh Chadha during the Question Hour.
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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Punjab assembly passes resolution against Agnipath scheme

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann, who moved the resolution in the House, said he will soon raise the issue over the contentious programme with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann speaks during the ongoing Assembly session, in Chandigarh on Thursday. (PTI)
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann speaks during the ongoing Assembly session, in Chandigarh on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 01, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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Punjab assembly passes resolution against Centre’s Agnipath scheme

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann to raise defence recruitment scheme with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah
Protesters holding a demonstration against the Agnipath recruitment scheme in Amritsar on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Protesters holding a demonstration against the Agnipath recruitment scheme in Amritsar on Thursday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Jun 30, 2022 04:13 PM IST
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Committed to fulfil all guarantees given to people of Punjab: CM Mann

Punjab CM Mann said that the thumping mandate given by the people of Punjab to the Aam Aadmi party (AAP) has given a clear signal that people were fed up with the previous dispensations
Committed to fulfil all guarantees given to people of Punjab: CM Mann (PTI)
Committed to fulfil all guarantees given to people of Punjab: CM Mann (PTI)
Published on Jun 30, 2022 12:51 AM IST
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AAP govt to soon launch policy to give new tube well connections: Punjab power minister

Punjab power minister was replying to a query raised by AAP MLA Manjinder Singh Lalpura during the question-and-answer hour in the ongoing budget session of the legislative assembly
AAP govt to soon launch policy to give new tube well connections; Punjab power minister (HT Photo)
AAP govt to soon launch policy to give new tube well connections; Punjab power minister (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 01:25 AM IST
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Punjab assembly session: LoP Bajwa demands ‘protocols committee’ to make bureaucracy accountable

Congress leader LoP Bajwa was speaking during the zero hour in the second sitting of the Punjab assembly; his demand for ‘protocols committee’ was rejected
Punjab assembly session: LoP Bajwa demands ‘protocols committee’ to make bureaucracy accountable (HT Photo)
Punjab assembly session: LoP Bajwa demands ‘protocols committee’ to make bureaucracy accountable (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 29, 2022 01:18 AM IST
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Punjab CM promises discretionary funds to MLAs on lines of MPLADS

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann made the announcement during the Question Hour while responding to a query listed by SAD leader Manpreet Singh Ayali
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said it will help end the practice of halqa incharges followed by previous ruling parties.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann said it will help end the practice of halqa incharges followed by previous ruling parties.
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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Punjab budget: 60% agriculture outlay to fund free power for pumpsets

The other big slice — 450 crore — has been reserved for the previously announced incentive of 1,500 crore to paddy growers of the state for adopting direct seeding of rice
The Punjab government made an outlay of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>11,560 crore for the agriculture sector, of which a major chunk — <span class='webrupee'>₹</span> 6,947 crore — goes into funding the free electricity supply to more than 14 lakh agriculture pumpsets. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
The Punjab government made an outlay of 11,560 crore for the agriculture sector, of which a major chunk — 6,947 crore — goes into funding the free electricity supply to more than 14 lakh agriculture pumpsets. (Ravi Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 12:56 AM IST
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Sangrur bypoll: SAD’s Panthic card comes a cropper

The “panthic card” tossed around by the Badals-led Akali party during campaigning, with focus on the demand for release of bandhi (detenues) Sikhs, has failed to catch the voters’ attention in a constituency in Malwa belt of Punjab – once the Akali bastion.
With the latest defeat, SAD president Sukhbir Badal, who is already facing opposition within the party particularly after the debacle in state polls, has lost a chance to regain political strength. (HT Photo)
With the latest defeat, SAD president Sukhbir Badal, who is already facing opposition within the party particularly after the debacle in state polls, has lost a chance to regain political strength. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 27, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann announces educational, health reforms for state

Winding up the discussion on governor’s address, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann also termed the Emergency a “big blot” on India’s democracy, lambasting it as a period when people’s voice was suppressed. Saturday marked the 47th year since Emergency was first imposed in the country.
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann speaks during the Budget session, in Chandigarh on Saturday. (PTI)
Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann speaks during the Budget session, in Chandigarh on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Jun 26, 2022 02:12 AM IST
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Punjab seeks 474 crore for in-situ paddy stubble management

If the central government gives its nod, it will be the fifth consecutive season when it will be providing funds to Punjab to curb paddy stubble burning post harvest in October-November
Paddy stubble burning has emerged as a major environmental issue in Punjab and its neighbouring states. (HT File Photo)
Paddy stubble burning has emerged as a major environmental issue in Punjab and its neighbouring states. (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 22, 2022 10:15 PM IST
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Punjab godown owners miffed over new rent scheme; ask authorities to vacate

Unhappy with the new rent scheme, the Punjab godown owners have stopped accepting the rent and have asked the FCI and state department to vacate the godowns by removing the grain stocks
Punjab godown owners miffed over new rent scheme; ask authorities to vacate
Punjab godown owners miffed over new rent scheme; ask authorities to vacate
Published on Jun 22, 2022 12:17 AM IST
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Punjab demands Centre early release of 2,900 crore pending payments

The pending payments include the 3% rural development fund over the total food procurement expenditure of previous two seasons in Punjab; rabi-2022 (wheat) and kharif-2021 (paddy)
Punjab demands Centre early release of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,900 crore pending payments (HT File Photo)
Punjab demands Centre early release of 2,900 crore pending payments (HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 20, 2022 08:25 PM IST
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Current rainfall spell raises hopes for bumper paddy harvest in Punjab

An officer of the state agriculture department said that rice growers in Punjab should make best use of the rainfall spell for sowing paddy with the conventional or non-conventional method
Current rainfall spell raises hopes for bumper paddy harvest in Punjab (HT Photo)
Current rainfall spell raises hopes for bumper paddy harvest in Punjab (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 18, 2022 01:15 AM IST
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Paddy sowing: plans to save subsoil water in Punjab ruined as hot weather plays spoilsport

Expert of the Punjab Agricultural university says that in such hot weather conditions, the evaporation and transpiration is maximum and it is worrying not for the paddy but for subsoil water
Paddy sowing: plans to save subsoil water in Punjab ruined as hot weather plays spoilsport
Paddy sowing: plans to save subsoil water in Punjab ruined as hot weather plays spoilsport
Published on Jun 14, 2022 09:29 PM IST
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Cane growers await dues to tune of 664.73 cr in Punjab

The prolonged delay in payments by 16 sugar mills in Punjab has forced the cane growers to take to streets and protest for the release of their dues
Punjab government pays a state advised price (SAP) of Rs. 360 per quintal for early maturing varieties and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>350 a quintal for late maturing cane (Hindustan Times)
Punjab government pays a state advised price (SAP) of Rs. 360 per quintal for early maturing varieties and 350 a quintal for late maturing cane (Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 11, 2022 12:56 AM IST
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Excise policy: Liquor set to get cheaper in Punjab from July

In the excise policy announced by the Punjab government, revenue generation has been pegged at 9,647.85 crore, an increase of 40% from the last financial year
The Punjab govt aims to bring parity in liquor rates vis-à-vis neighbouring states to curb smuggling.
The Punjab govt aims to bring parity in liquor rates vis-à-vis neighbouring states to curb smuggling.
Published on Jun 09, 2022 01:13 AM IST
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Stalemate between staff, Punjab government brings revenue department’s work to a halt

Last week, staff of the revenue department , including direct revenue staff, tehsildars and naib-tehsildars, went on an indefinite mass casual leave demanding the Punjab government to redress their issues
Stalemate between staff, Punjab government brings revenue department’s work to a halt
Stalemate between staff, Punjab government brings revenue department’s work to a halt
Updated on Jun 08, 2022 01:35 AM IST
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Paddy sowing: Punjab farmers miss DSR deadline

The agriculture department owes the slow pace of paddy sowing to erratic power and water supply and lack of outreach to the farmers; the deadline to sow paddy through the DSR method was May 31
Paddy sowing: Punjab farmers miss DSR deadline
Paddy sowing: Punjab farmers miss DSR deadline
Published on Jun 06, 2022 12:04 AM IST
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Punjab for ban on 10 agro-chemicals for basmati

Agriculture department, Punjab, has proposed to ban 10 compounds of agro-chemicals farmers normally spray over premium aromatic basmati paddy so as to avoid rejection in international market
Punjab’s basmati has acceptability in foreign countries for its special aroma and long grain. However, owing to the rejection of some consignments in the past years due to traces of agro-chemical, the state department, farmers and exporters are wary of its excessive usage. (AP File Photo)
Punjab’s basmati has acceptability in foreign countries for its special aroma and long grain. However, owing to the rejection of some consignments in the past years due to traces of agro-chemical, the state department, farmers and exporters are wary of its excessive usage. (AP File Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2022 01:55 AM IST
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Punjab government to bypass arhtiyas for moong procurement

The Punjab government will rope in rural agricultural cooperative societies instead of arhtiyas for moong procurement
Punjab government to bypass arhtiyas for moong procurement
Punjab government to bypass arhtiyas for moong procurement
Published on May 30, 2022 12:05 AM IST
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SAD panel submits report, asks leaders to seek forgiveness from Panth

The panel was set up on the insistence of the SAD core committee to tour the state and meet party workers to hear their grouse and suggest course correction after the election rout in Punjab
The SAD panel, it is learnt, has also recommended changes in the top leadership and left it to the senior leaders to make a call.
The SAD panel, it is learnt, has also recommended changes in the top leadership and left it to the senior leaders to make a call.
Published on May 28, 2022 12:25 AM IST
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Wheat stocks hit five-year low in Punjab

The fall in wheat stocks in Punjab this rabi season is 40 to 50% less as compared to the previous five years
Wheat stocks hit five-year low in Punjab (HT)
Wheat stocks hit five-year low in Punjab (HT)
Published on May 27, 2022 12:52 AM IST
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Rain brings respite from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana

The minimum temperature dropped by up to five degrees Celsius below normal; pleasant weather forecast on Tuesday, too
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
The Golden Temple in Amritsar on a cloudy Monday morning. The temperature dipped by several degrees after overnight rain in Punjab and neighbouring Haryana. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on May 23, 2022 12:59 PM IST
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ByGurpreet Singh Nibber and Rajanbir Singh

Punjab farmers stocking up wheat in hopes to sell at higher price later

The affluent farmers or those who have alternate income sources in Punjab have not sold their produce to state agencies are believed to be stocking up wheat
Punjab farmers stocking up wheat in hopes to sell at higher price later (HT FILE)
Punjab farmers stocking up wheat in hopes to sell at higher price later (HT FILE)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Farmers, Punjab CMO in deadlock over demands

Farmer leaders of 16-member Sanyukt Kisan Morcha insist on meeting chief minister Bhagwant Mann over new paddy sowing schedule and relief for wheat growers who suffered losses due to early onset of summer
Farmers of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha protesting at the roundabout near Yadavindra Public School in Mohali when they were prevented from marching into Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Farmers of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha protesting at the roundabout near Yadavindra Public School in Mohali when they were prevented from marching into Chandigarh on Tuesday afternoon. (Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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DSR sowing in Punjab won’t be smooth sailing: Experts

Moving away from the traditional method of transplanting paddy saplings in puddleed fields, the new DSR method entails sowing paddy seeds directly in the soil cutting water usage. The Punjab government has announced 1,500 incentive per acre for farmers opting for the DSR
The Punjab government may have decided to double the area under the direct seeding of rice (DSR) method from 6 lakh hectares to 12 lakh hectares in the upcoming kharif sowing season to conserve water, challenges are many while sowing paddy by adopting the mechanised technique.
The Punjab government may have decided to double the area under the direct seeding of rice (DSR) method from 6 lakh hectares to 12 lakh hectares in the upcoming kharif sowing season to conserve water, challenges are many while sowing paddy by adopting the mechanised technique.
Published on May 16, 2022 01:10 AM IST
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Relief for farmers: Centre relaxes norms for shrivelled wheat grains for Punjab, Haryana

Increases permissible limit for shrivelled and broken wheat grains up to 18% against the existing 6%; owing to sudden rise in temperature in March when wheat crop was at maturing stage, the grain quality had suffered
A labourer seals sacks filled with wheat in Gurdaspur in Punjab. Owing to sudden rise in temperature in March when wheat crop was at maturing stage, the grain quality had suffered. (AP)
A labourer seals sacks filled with wheat in Gurdaspur in Punjab. Owing to sudden rise in temperature in March when wheat crop was at maturing stage, the grain quality had suffered. (AP)
Published on May 15, 2022 01:17 AM IST
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Punjab mining department terminates contract of Mohali cluster

The Punjab mining department rejected the plea of contractor of Mohali cluster stating that there was not sufficient material available in the mining areas allotted
Punjab mining department terminates contract of Mohali cluster
Punjab mining department terminates contract of Mohali cluster
Updated on May 14, 2022 01:07 AM IST
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