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Punjab bracing up for 2nd wave of Covid pandemic
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan chaired a high-level meeting here on Saturday to discuss ways to contain the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in the state, which is expected to witness a spike of 3,000 cases per day by the end of March.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Night curfew in Punjab towns
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) Night curfew in Punjab's towns -- Jalandhar and Kapurthala -- was imposed from Saturday by the local administration to tackle the recent surge in coronavirus cases.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
Reduce VAT on petrol, diesel: Punjab fuel dealers
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) The Petrol Pump Dealers Association in Punjab on Saturday lamented the negative impact of higher prices of petrol and diesel on their business and the rising burden on the common man.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Body of missing girl found in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, March 6 (IANS) The semi-nude body of a six-year-old missing girl was found in the forest adjoining Hallomajra on the city's outskirts on Saturday, the police said. The police are suspecting sexual assault of the victim, whose body was allegedly dumped after the crime.
2021-03-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Free power to farmers to continue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that a number of free benefits to the citizens of the state will continue. This includes free power to farmers and subsidies to the industry. Along with this, 200 free units of power to the Scheduled Castes, those below poverty line and Backward Classes households and freedom fighters will be continued.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m; double for Poovamma
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when Assam's Hima Das ran the 100m dash all alone.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Amritsar gearing up to provide potable water for next 30 yrs
Amritsar, March 5 (IANS) Though late, Amritsar Municipal Corporation (AMC) has finally come up with a project to provide potable water, a key constituent of any smart city, to its residents for at least the next thirty years and check the menace of stray dogs in the holy city by controlling their population.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab to bring Record of Right Bill of properties
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead to introduce the Punjab Abadi Deh (Record of Right) Bill of 2021 in the ongoing budget session of the assembly.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab assembly again passes resolution to withdraw farm laws
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Even as he led the state Assembly in seeking unconditional withdrawal of the three farm laws, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked 10 questions from the nation to expose the intent of the Centre behind the legislations.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana tackling Covid-19 efficiently: Governor
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) While lauding the state for efficiently tackling the Covid-19 pandemic, Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Friday said just like other states, the state Legislative Assembly has also been facing the pandemic.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Neeraj Chopra sets national record in javelin
Patiala, March 5 (IANS) Star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra began the 2021 season with an outstanding performance and a new national mark -- of 88.07 metres -- in the third leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
AAP again exposed on farm laws issue: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for once again exposing its "true colours" on the issue of the farm laws and the farmers' agitation by walking out of the House before the resolution seeking repeal of the legislations was put to vote.
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Crime story on journalist's rags-to-riches success!
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) This is one crime story liable to be dismissed for a web series. But life is stranger than fiction!
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Crime story on journalist's rags-to-riches success!
Chandigarh, March 5 (IANS) This is one crime story liable to be dismissed for a web series. But life is stranger than fiction!
2021-03-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Pak takes Nepal hawala route to pump in funds for J&K terror groups (Ld correcting headline)
New Delhi, March 4: Security and intelligence agencies have unearthed a major terror-funding racket pumping funds to the militants in Jammu and Kashmir via Nepal-Bihar-UP route, aAccording to knowledgeable sources.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab Cabinet okays relief against revenue loss
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved several key recommendations of the Sixth Punjab Finance Commission, including compensation against revenue loss on certain counts.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Speaker sets up panel to save groundwater
Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) Expressing concern over the depleting groundwater level in the state, the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution urging the state government to take immediate steps for saving it.
2021-03-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana Home Minister 'annoyed' over DGP's extension
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) In another "war of supremacy" between Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his Home Minister Anil Vij, the latter has expressed 'annoyance' over granting extension to state police chief Manoj Yadava for one year.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Why is Ansari being kept as a 'state guest', asks Akali Dal
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) legislator Bikram Singh Majithia on Wednesday asked the Congress government in Punjab to explain why it was keeping 'underworld don' Mukhtiar Ansari as a 'state guest' in a Ropar jail on a trumped-up charge for two years.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM going back on poll promises: BJP
Chandigarh, March 3 (IANS) BJP general secretary and party in charge for Punjab, Dushyant Gautam, on Wednesday called Amarinder Singh a 'U-turn Chief Minister', accusing him of going back on his electoral promises.
2021-03-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Akali Dal demands two-day debate on farmers' issues
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday requested the Vidhan Sabha Speaker to allocate two days for an exclusive discussion on issues concerning the farmers during the ongoing budget session. It also demanded that the Congress government announce a minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana DGP gets one year extension
Chandigarh, March 2 (IANS) Despite the reservations of Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, Director General of Police (DGO) Manoj Yadava, who was due to return to central deputation, on Tuesday got a one-year extension to continue in the state, said a notification by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
2021-03-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Punjab to make spurious liquor law more stringent
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) To eradicate the menace of illicit and spurious liquor in the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday gave its approval to amend the Punjab Excise Act of 1914 and to introduce a Bill in this regard in the ongoing Budget session of Vidhan Sabha.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Punjab to provide jobs to train accident victims families
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) In a major reprieve to distressed families, the Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday gave approval to provide jobs to the next of kin of 34 people who died in the rail tragedy in Amritsar as per their qualification by relaxing norms as a special case.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Akali Dal promises MSP for vegetables, fruits in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal on Monday announced that the party would not only implement the three agricultural laws in Punjab but will also provide minimum support price (MSP) on vegetables and fruits.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Provide 5five free masks to violators: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday issued directions to provide at least five free masks to those not wearing them in public and start the drive to impose fine on the violators.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Prashant Kishor named Principal Advisor to Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appointed strategist Prashant Kishor as his Principal Advisor for shaping the Congress poll campaign in 2022.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National
SI-rank cops to get time-bound promotion in Haryana
Chandigarh, Feb 28 (IANS) Haryana Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava on Sunday announced that the Sub-Inspector's (SI) rank police officers will now get time-bound promotion once they become eligible for it.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM launches four schemes to mark Guru Ravidas anniversary
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday launched four welfare schemes at a state-level programme organised here to mark the 644th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Why Punjab CM not acting against gangsters? asks BJP
Chandigarh, Feb 27 (IANS) Slamming Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for not taking action against gangsters, senior Punjab BJP leader Vineet Joshi on Saturday accused the Chief Minister of maintaining "silence" against two gangsters for vote bank politics.
2021-02-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Activist Nodeep gets bail from Punjab & Haryana HC
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) In a major relief to labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, who was arrested in Haryana on criminal charges during the farmers' agitation, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday granted her bail.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Covid: PGI-Chandigarh witnesses 100% spike in 10 days
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) With the mask down and mobility up, the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI) here has witnessed 100 per cent increase in Covid-19 patient load over past 10 days, doctors said on Friday.
2021-02-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Dutee, Hima Das win sprints; Jacob 400m in personal best time (Ld)
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's ace sprinter Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet here on Thursday, even as Delhi's Amoj Jacob recorded personal best time to win the men's 400m.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Digital India Mission: Haryana assembly to go paperless
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) Carrying the initiative of Digital India Mission, Haryana will become the 16th state to introduce paperless functioning of the state legislative assembly.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Indian Grand Prix athletics: Dutee, Hima Das win sprints
Patiala, Feb 25 (IANS) Assam's sprint prodigy Hima Das won the women's 200m race while Odisha's Dutee Chand dominated 100m in the second leg of the Indian Grand Prix meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports here on Thursday.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Youth Akali Dal to 'gherao' Delhi Police
Chandigarh, Feb 25 (IANS) The Youth Akali Dal will 'gherao' Delhi Police personnel for singling out Punjabi youths for arrest by allegedly registering "false cases" against them in connection with the January 26 violence in the national capital.
2021-02-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to strengthen security in prisons
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to amend the Prison Act, 1894 to strengthen security across the state's prisons and curb criminal acts by inmates through more stringent punishment for major offences like rioting, escape from prison, and other violations of prison discipline and rules.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Noted Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander dies at 60
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at Fortis hospital in Mohali near here in Punjab on Wednesday. He was 60.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab to strengthen security in prisons
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to amend the Prison Act, 1894 to strengthen security across the state's prisons and curb criminal acts by inmates through more stringent punishment for major offences like rioting, escape from prison, and other violations of prison discipline and rules.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab signs pact for powerhouses of Shahpurkandi dam
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) The Punjab Water Resources Department on Wednesday signed an agreement for the construction of powerhouses of the Shahpurkandi dam project.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Acclaimed Punjabi singer Sikander passes away
Chandigarh, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed Punjabi singer Sardool Sikander passed away at Fortis hospital in Mohali near here in Punjab on Wednesday. He was 60.
2021-02-24
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine
With spike in Covid-19 cases, Punjab imposes restrictions
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Amid growing concern over rising Covid-19 cases in Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered restriction on indoor gathering to 100 and outdoor to 200 persons from March 1, along with strict enforcement of mask-wearing and social distancing, with testing to be ramped to 30,000 a day.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi violence accused Sidhana addresses rally, dares police
Chandigarh, Feb 23 (IANS) Delhi violence accused and gangster-activist Lakha Sidhana on Tuesday dared police to arrest him as he addressed a public rally he called in Punjab's Bathinda as a show of strength and to express solidarity with those facing police action for supporting the cause of the protesting farmers.
2021-02-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Dutee Chand to skip leg of Indian Grand Prix athletics
Patiala, Feb 22 (IANS) Odisha's international sprinter Dutee Chand will skip Thursday's second leg of the one-day Indian Grand Prix Meet at Patiala's National Institute of Sports (NIS) campus due to strict quarantine rules for using the facilities at the NIS, her coach N. Ramesh on Monday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Athletics
Punjab CM launches urban projects worth Rs 1,087 crore
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday virtually laid the foundation stones and inaugurated a slew of projects worth Rs 1,087 crore for the holistic development of the urban areas under the Smart City and AMRUT schemes.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder to lead party in 2022 Assembly polls: Jakhar
Chandigarh, Feb 22 (IANS) Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) President Sunil Jakhar on Monday said Chief Minister Amarinder Singh would lead the party in the 2022 Assembly polls, as the people of the state had reposed their faith in his leadership with their landslide verdict in the Congress' favour in the recent civic polls.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CRPF collaborates with LPU to provide nutritious meals
Jalandhar (Punjab), Feb 22 (IANS) In a bid to keep its personnel fit and healthy, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has collaborated with Lovely Professional University (LPU) to establish the Institute of Immunity and Nutrition Management here.
2021-02-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Defence/Security
BKU's Ugrahan dares Delhi Police to enter Punjab to arrest accused
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) President Joginder Singh Ugrahan on Sunday dared Delhi Police to enter Punjab for arresting the Red Fort violence accused.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ugrahan dares Delhi Police not to enter Punjab
Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) President Joginder Singh Ugrahan on Sunday dared Delhi Police not to enter Punjab to arrest the Red Fort violence accused.
2021-02-21
Category: India, Punjab,National