A wonderful person has assumed office, Sidhu on Channi being sworn in as Punjab CM

"He has started working on matters of public interest," the Punjab Congress chief said.   

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 23:39
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New Delhi: Hours after Charanjit Singh Channi was sworn in as the new Punjab Chief Minister, Navjot Singh Sidhu expressed that a wonderful person has assumed the office today. The Punjab Congress Chief also stated that Channi has started working on matters of public interest.

"All issues including electricity bill waiver will be resolved," he added.

Sidhu also said that Rahul Gandhi has created history by making the first Dalit Sikh CM in Punjab. 

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Channi on being sworn in as Punjab CM. "Will continue to work with the Punjab government for the betterment of the people of Punjab," PM Modi said.

Charanjit Singh Channi took oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Punjab. The swearing-in ceremony took place at 11 am today in Chandigarh, a day after his name was announced by the Congress leadership for the top job in the state. Channi became the first individual from the Dalit community in the state to take charge. He took the oath in Punjabi.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Brahm Mohindra were also sworn in as the deputy chief ministers of Punjab today at the ceremony.

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20 September 2021, 22:10 PM

PM Narendra Modi: Pleased to receive the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud. Exchanged views on ongoing bilateral cooperation initiatives and the regional situation. Conveyed my regards to His Majesty the King and His Highness the Crown Prince.

20 September 2021, 20:51 PM

UP ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar: Information was received that the President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri died by suicide. The disciples told the police that around 3-4 pm, they broke the door which was locked from inside and found him hanging. Immediately police reached there, along with forensic and other teams. A suicide note was recovered in which he accused Anand Giri and two others for this step. Anand Giri has been arrested from Haridwar with the help of Uttarakhand Police and further probe is underway.

20 September 2021, 20:50 PM

West Bengal: Sukanta Majumdar has been appointed as the state BJP chief, while the current state president Dilip Ghosh has now been appointed as the national vice president of the party.

20 September 2021, 20:49 PM

Baby Rani Maurya has been appointed as the national vice president of BJP. Earlier this month, she had resigned as the Governor of Uttarakhand.

20 September 2021, 19:50 PM

White House: President Joe Biden will participate in a bilateral meeting with PM Narendra Modi on September 24.

20 September 2021, 17:12 PM

Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. 

20 September 2021, 17:11 PM

Navjot Singh Sidhu: Rahul Gandhi has created history (by making the first Dalit Sikh CM in Punjab). A wonderful person has assumed the office today. He has started working on matters of public interest. All issues including the electricity bill waiver will be resolved. 


20 September 2021, 16:33 PM

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla: The situation in our neighbourhood, particularly in Afghanistan and with China on our eastern borders, reminds us that while the new realities are making themselves felt, traditional security challenges remain. 

20 September 2021, 16:30 PM

Bengaluru: The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has declared the KCET result 2021. The KCET 2021 results are now available at kea.kar.nic.in, cetonline.Karnataka.gov.in and karresults.nic.in. Click here to know how to check.

20 September 2021, 16:29 PM

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya: We expect to get more than 30 crores doses of the COVID-19 vaccines next month. The production will go up as Biological E and other companies are bringing their vaccines into the market. Under 'Vaccine Maitri', we will help the world and contribute to COVAX in the fourth quarter.

20 September 2021, 14:52 PM

India: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has pulled out of several planned engagements in the United Kingdom citing the COVID-19 quarantine rules put in place by the British government. Taking to Twitter, Tharoor complained that "it is offensive to ask fully vaccinated Indians to quarantine."

"Because of this I have pulled out of a debate at the @cambridgeunion & out of launch events for the UK edition of my book #TheBattleOfBelonging (published there as #TheStruggleForIndiasSoul). It is offensive to ask fully vaccinated Indians to quarantine. The Brits are reviewing!"

20 September 2021, 14:52 PM

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at 4 pm.He will also meet Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda at 6 pm in the national capital. This will be Patel`s first meeting with the country`s top leadership, after assuming the Chief Minister`s post. 

20 September 2021, 14:35 PM

New Delhi: Over 50 fresh cases of dengue have been reported in the national capital in the last one week, taking the total count this year to more than 210, according to a civic report released on Monday.
In this month alone, 87 cases have been recorded till September 18, which is about 41 per cent of the cumulative cases.

20 September 2021, 14:34 PM

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday held a meeting with six All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospitals for better coordination among them so that the government could provide best healthcare facilities to the public across the nation.

Mandaviya also visited the vaccination centre at AIIMS and held a review meeting with other AIIMS hospitals. He reviewed the research works going on in these hospitals to help provide better health care facilities.

20 September 2021, 14:33 PM

Punjab:  Soon after taking the oath of office, the newly-sworn in Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said his government is standing with farmers and will appeal to the Centre to withdraw the three farm laws.

In his first interaction with media after taking the oath, Chief Minister said he is representative of poor sections of society including daily wage labourers and farmers. "I am not the representative of rich. I am representative of common man of Punjab," he said. 

20 September 2021, 14:33 PM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea of Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), Delhi government, seeking additional safeguards for pregnant and lactating women like continuous monitoring of those receiving COVID-19 vaccination.

A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud also sought Solicitor General Tushar Mehta`s assistance on the policy which has been formulated and applicable guidelines that are to be framed. (ANI)

20 September 2021, 14:32 PM

World: A student opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm on Monday, killing at least eight people and wounding several, law enforcement said. The gunman was himself killed after the shootings at Perm State University, around 1,300 km (800 miles) east of Moscow, Natalia Pechishcheva, a university spokesperson, said.

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20 September 2021, 12:19 PM

Punjab: "Congratulations to Shri Charanjit Singh Channi Ji on being sworn-in as Punjab’s Chief Minister. Will continue to work with the Punjab government for the betterment of the people of Punjab," said PM Modi. 

20 September 2021, 11:45 AM

Punjab: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu congratulate Charanjit Singh Channi on becoming the new Punjab CM. 

20 September 2021, 11:35 AM

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20 September 2021, 11:26 AM

Punjab: Punjab Governor Banwarilal Purohit administers the oath of office to Congress leader Sukhjinder S Randhawa. He is taking oath as a minister.

20 September 2021, 11:23 AM

Punjab: Congress MLA Charanjit Singh Channi takes oath as Punjab CM at Raj Bhawan. 

20 September 2021, 10:45 AM

Punjab: Punjab Congress leaders Brahm Mohindra and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa will be the two deputies to Charanjit Singh Channi, who is scheduled to take oath as the first Dalit and 16th chief minister of the state today. 

20 September 2021, 10:38 AM

Chandigarh: "Charanjit Channi is going to meet Harish Rawat right now, he will then proceed to Raj Bhawan for the oath-taking ceremony. He will meet Captain Amarinder Singh in the afternoon," said Congress MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid. 

20 September 2021, 10:37 AM

Chandigarh: "Only he (Sunil Jakhar) can comment on the statement he has made. This decision (Charanjit Channi as CM) is party high command's decision not just Harish Rawat ji's decision," said Congress leader Harminder Singh Gill. 

20 September 2021, 10:28 AM

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister and National Convener of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to Goa the state on Monday, where assembly polls are due next year. Kejriwal`s visit to Goa carries significance as AAP is gearing up for setting its foothold in the poll-bound state.

20 September 2021, 10:27 AM

India: India has administered over 80.85 crore vaccine doses under the ongoing nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, according to a press release from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. At 0.95 per cent, the active Covid-19 cases are the lowest in the country since March 2020.

20 September 2021, 10:26 AM

Punjab: "On the swearing-in day of Charanjit Channi as CM, Mr Rawats’s statement that “elections will be fought under Sidhu”,is baffling. It’s likely to undermine CM’s authority but also negate the very ‘raison d’être’ of his selection for this position," said Congress leader Sunil Jakhar. 

20 September 2021, 09:33 AM

India: India reports 30,256 fresh cases of COVID-19, 43,938 recoveries, and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

20 September 2021, 08:39 AM

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena workers outside a Pune court on Sunday blackened the face of a man, who was earlier arrested for allegedly posting defamatory content on social media against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, party founder Balasaheb Thackeray and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar.

The accused identified as Abhijeet Limaye, 35, was arrested from his residence in Mumbai by Pune cyber police on Saturday. He was produced before the court, which granted him bail. As soon as he was released, some agitated Shiv Sena workers gathered outside the Pune court and blackened his face. (ANI)

20 September 2021, 08:38 AM

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel is scheduled to meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday in New Delhi, said Chief Minister`s office. Patel, who recently took charge as the Chief Minister of the state after Vijay Rupani stepped down from the post, will pay a one-day visit to Delhi.

This will be Patel`s first meet with the country`s top leadership, after assuming the Chief Minister`s post.

20 September 2021, 08:36 AM

Maharashtra: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya was detained at Karad Railway Station in Satara district of Maharashtra in the early hours of Monday. Somaiya was expected to visit Kohlapur today. He was en route to the district via train. Ahead of his visit, Kolhapur District Collector had issued prohibitory orders against him and imposed Section 144, prohibiting gatherings on September 20 and 21.

Meanwhile, BJP's Maharashtra unit president Chandrakant Patil slammed the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government over the alleged detention of party leader Kirit Somaiya in Mumbai. "Around 100 policemen are deployed outside residence of former MP Kirit Somaiya. Is Kirit Somaiya a terrorist? Terrorists who intend to organise blasts in Mumbai are arrested and some of them are roaming free as well. But when Kirit Somaiya is exposing scams related to corrupted ministers, he is being stopped," Patil said. (ANI)

20 September 2021, 08:36 AM

Chhattisgarh: Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday laid the foundation stone and inaugurated over 300 development projects of the Public Works Department (PWD) in the state. Over the past three years, the state government is continuously working hard for the development of Chhattisgarh, despite facing many challenges during COVID-19 times. (ANI)

20 September 2021, 08:28 AM

Uttarakhand: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami & Governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh offered prayers at Gurudwara Nanakmatta Sahib in Udham Singh Nagar, y'day.

"The respect President & PM showed me with my appointment (as Governor), is paid to all Sikhs & soldiers of country," Governor said. (ANI)

20 September 2021, 08:27 AM

Punjab: Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi offers prayer at a Gurudwara in Rupnagar before the oath-taking ceremony. Oath taking ceremony is to take place at 11 am today, Charanjit Singh Channi said yesterday.