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Punjab CM okays Rs 55 crore for flood protection
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday sanctioned Rs 55 crore for flood protection and desilting of drains with directions to complete the works before the onset of the monsoon.
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM seeks cash transfers to migrant workers, poor
Chandigarh, May 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to the Prime Minister for cash transfers to all migrant workers and poor, and providing greater employment to rural poor under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS).
2020-05-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM to decide on lockdown extension on May 30
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) The Punjab government will decide on the future course of action with respect to the lockdown in the state on May 30.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab seeks fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 cr from Centre
Chandigarh, May 27 (IANS) Amid mounting economic woes, the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to seek a fiscal stimulus of Rs 51,102 crore from the Centre to help the state tide over the financial crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown that ensued.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
25 new Covid-19 cases in Punjab, 43 in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) Twenty-five Covid-19 cases were reported in Punjab on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 2,106.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab brings 10 lakh acres under cotton cultivation
Chandigarh, May 26 (IANS) The Crop Diversification Programme in Punjab has received a good response with the state nearly accomplishing its goal to bring 12.5 lakh acres under cotton cultivation, up from 9.7 lakh acres in 2019, an official said on Tuesday.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
SAD condemns Akali worker's murder in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, here on Monday, condemned the murder of Akali worker Manjot Singh and murderous assault of two other youths, including an NRI, saying political killings continued unabated in Punjab even during lockdown.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr cremated with state honours
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Legendary hockey player Balbir Singh Senior, who passed away on Monday morning at a private hospital, was cremated with full state honours at the Sector 25 electrical crematorium.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Ensure no migrant walks back home within Punjab, CM tells officials
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the Deputy Commissioners and district police chiefs to ensure that no migrant is forced to walk or remain hungry while returning to his or her native state while in the state.
2020-05-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
14-day home quarantine must for all returnees: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Ruling out any complacency despite Punjab posting the highest 90 per cent recovery rate in the country, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, here on Saturday, 14-day home quarantine was compulsory for all those coming to the state.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PGIMER-Chandigarh develops robotic trolley for Covid patients
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) In order to ensure minimum contact of healthcare workers with coronavirus patients and no contamination in surroundings, the PGIMER here has developed a state-of-the-art low-cost robotic trolley for Covid patients that is customized for local needs.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
US deports Al Qaeda terrorist to India, questioning on
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Convicted Al Qaeda terrorist Mohammed Ibrahim Zubair, found guilty of raising funds for the terrorist organisation in the United States, has been deported to India after completing his sentence, intelligence sources said.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Punjab CM failed to act against liquor smuggling: Akali Dal
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh had failed in his constitutional duty to act against Congress leaders, indulging in liquor smuggling, despite professing knowledge in this regard, said the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), here on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab wants 59 more trains to send migrants to Bihar
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) The Punjab government has sought consent to send 59 more special trains to Bihar, according to officials here on Thursday.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
24 more Covid-19 patients discharged from PGI-Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Twenty-four more people were discharged from PGIMER's Covid Hospital, comprising a nursing officer, doctors said, here on Thursday. They included 21 asymptomatic people who completed over two weeks of quarantine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).
2020-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bigg Boss 13 finalist Shehnaaz's father booked on rape charge
Chandigarh, May 21 (IANS) Punjabi actor-singer and Bigg Boss 13 finalist Shhnaaz Gill's father Santokh Singh Sukh has been booked on a charge of sexually assaulting a 40-year-old woman in Jalandhar.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Haryana to pay interest on education loans for three months
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced the government will pay interest of education loans taken by students for three months.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab sets up facilitation centre at IGI for returnees
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) The Punjab government has set up a facilitation centre at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi to help Punjabis coming back on special flights from abroad.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Haryana decides against running inter-state buses
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) Reverting the decision, the Haryana government, here on Wednesday, decided not to allow inter-state buses to prevent spike in coronavirus cases. But the intra-state bus that started last week would continue in all 22 districts.
2020-05-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ensure strict compliance of Covid protocols: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 19 (IANS) With a large set of new relaxations coming into force from Tuesday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh directed the state police to ensure strict compliance with Covid safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing of masks.
2020-05-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana to give PPE kits to private doctors at govt rates
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to provide superior quality PPE kits, N-95 masks and hand sanitizers to private doctors at the government rates.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab to provide 100% potable water by 2022: Amarinder
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said the state was all set to provide 100 per cent potable water connections to all rural households by 2022, with a whopping 50 per cent of these households already covered with individual household water connections.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Don't use force against migrant labourers: Haryana minister
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) Facing flak for baton-charging migrant labourers who were desperate to go home, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Monday issued directions to officials not to use force against them.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana allows govt schools to open offices
Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The Haryana government on Monday announced it has allowed government schools to open their offices to carry out administrative functions while ensuring strict compliance of norms for the containment of Covid-19.
2020-05-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Eight Covid positive policemen in Punjab discharged
Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) Even as eight of the 16 Covid positive policemen in Punjab were discharged from hospitals on Sunday after full recovery, Punjab Police continued to scale up its protective and welfare measures for personnel on the frontline duty.
2020-05-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Crack down on liquor smuggling: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed the police department to crack down on all kinds of liquor smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor to protect the cash-strapped state from incurring revenue losses due to such activities.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Police officer chases speeding car, arrests two
Chandigarh, May 16 (IANS) Commissioner of Police Rakesh Agrawal on Saturday chased a speeding car for at least 12 km that had rammed into his security vehicle in Ludhiana city in Punjab and arrested two miscreants after a few shots were fired.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amid lockdown, Haryana Police seize 792 kg narcotics
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) Amid the lockdown, the police in Haryana have seized 792 kg of narcotic substance, 73,251 bottles of liquor and 37,363 litre of 'lahan' (a raw material used for producing illicit liquor) by arresting 840 people from Ambala, Karnal and Gurugram ranges.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Woman, 79, becomes oldest person in Chandigarh to defeat virus
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) A 79-year-old woman in Chandigarh on Friday became the oldest person in the city to beat coronavirus.
2020-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
'Emphasis on controlling virus 'explosion' in Chandigarh locality'
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) Authorities in Chandigarh on Thursday said their main emphasis was on controlling the 'explosion' in the packed-to-the gills Bapu Dham locality from where 122 of the total 191 COVID-19 patients were reported -- 68.3 per cent of the total cases and 77.5 per cent of active patients.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab allows Ludhiana tiny, cottage units to open
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) To facilitate the much-needed economic revival, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Thursday, allowed tiny and cottage industries in non-containment mixed-use areas of Ludhiana to resume operations as part of re-opening of bigger industries that depended on small units for components.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy
Six more Covid-19 patients discharged from PGI-Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) It was a development of hope and positivity as six more persons undergoing treatment at PGIMER's COVID Hospital here were discharged after being declared cured on Thursday, doctors said.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab steps up Covid-19 tests -- 41,849 so far
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Punjab on Wednesday completed testing of 41,849 people. With this, the state has increased its testing per million to 1,392 per day against the national average of 1,243, Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab MLAs-Chief Secy duel over liquor policy intensifies
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) The face-off between the Punjab legislature and the administration over liquor policy intensified with a Minister here on Wednesday coming out in support of Congress legislators, demanding a probe into the Excise Department revenue losses in the past three years.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Khattar hails PM's economic package
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for announcing a big financial package of Rs 20 lakh crore for giving a major relief to the industrial sector, particularly MSMEs, which will lead to making India fully self-reliant.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
COVID-19 survivor doctor opens up on isolation
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) A doctor on Tuesday spoke of her "seclusion" experience having survived COVID-19 and was discharged from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) along with a healthcare worker.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
86,371 drug users registered in Punjab during lockdown
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) During the lockdown, 86,371 new patients were registered for treatment at 198 Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment (OOAT) clinics, including private clinics on Punjab.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid-19: 4 more discharged from PGI-Chandigarh; total cured 24
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Four more people from the city, including two doctors deployed at the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Sector 32, were discharged from the PGI's Covid-19 Hospital on Monday. With this, the total number of those cured and discharged from the PGI has gone up to 24.
2020-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM announces incentives for MSMEs
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In view of the important role of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in economic development, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday made several announcements to bring these industries back on track.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Narco-terrorism: Punjab CM warns Pak on nefarious designs
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Asserting that the Punjab Police was on its toes and keeping a close watch on anti-national activities from across the border even amid the Covid crisis, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned Pakistan against its persistent attempts to spread narco-terrorism from across the border.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Terrorism
Drug smuggler with Hizbul links arrested in Punjab (Ld)
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) In a major catch, Punjab Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta on Saturday said Ranjeet Rana 'Cheeta', who was wanted in a 532-kg heroin haul from the Indo-Pakistan border in June last year, has been arrested from Haryana's Sirsa town.
2020-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Hike paddy MSP, incentive bonus to check stubble burning: Punjab CM to PM
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Citing the challenges faced due to labour shortage and the need for ensuring food safety amid the Covid-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an MSP of Rs 2,902 per quintal for paddy along with Rs 100 per quintal as incentive bonus to check stubble burning.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab ex-DGP files anticipatory bail plea in 29-yr old abduction case
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Two days after Punjab's former Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini, once considered a blue-eyed boy of militancy-era police chief K.P.S. Gill, was booked in connection with a 29-year-old abduction case, he moved a trial court on Friday seeking an anticipatory bail.
2020-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM rejects ex-DGP Saini's vendetta charge
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh rejected, here on Thursday, former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini's allegation of political motivation in the filling of a first information report (FIR) against him in a kidnapping case of 1991.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab ex-DGP booked in 29-year-old 'abduction' case
Chandigarh/Shimla, May 7 (IANS) Former Punjab Director General of Police Sumedh Singh Saini, once considered a blue-eyed boy of militancy-era police chief K.P.S. Gill and credited with eliminating militancy in the state, has been booked in connection with the 29-year-old 'abduction' case of youth.
2020-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Shopping centres body seeks reopening of malls (LD)
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) The Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) on Wednesday asked Punjab and Haryana governments and the Chandigarh administration to set standard operating procedures and guidelines for the reopening of malls in the region.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Punjab CM pegs April revenue shortfall at 88%
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Pegging the April revenue shortfall at 88 per cent, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Wednesday, said with all tax revenues dried up and only 1.5 per cent industry operational, Punjab was facing a difficult situation.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Shopping centres body moves HC for reopening of malls
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) The Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI) on Wednesday asked Punjab and Haryana governments and the Chandigarh administration to set standard operating procedures and guidelines for the reopening of malls in the region.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab procures 100 lakh metric tonne wheat amid pandemic
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) In a record 20 days, the agrarian state Punjab has procured 100 lakh metric tonne wheat, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Wednesday.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana imposes coronavirus cess on liquor
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Liquor will be costlier in Haryana too as the state Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, on Tuesday decided to impose a Covid-19 cess on all brands, including country made.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine