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Emulate Haryana for supply of drinking water: Shekhawat
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Friday lauded the efforts of Haryana for swiftly moving forward to achieve the target of providing piped drinking water to all rural households in the country by 2022.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Punjab to go for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing
Chandigarh, July 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday gave the go-ahead for launching a pilot project for Covid-19 rapid antigen testing from the coming week, as well as e-registration for people entering the state to ensure strict monitoring of those coming from the high-risk NCR region.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Pro-Khalistan activist Pannu booked in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of the Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) was declared a designated terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Punjab Police on Thursday registered two FIRs in Amritsar and Kapurthala against him and his associates, including SFJ member Joginder Singh Gujjar, who reportedly came to India from Italy in February this year.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Day after boyfriend's suicide, girl ends life in Mohali
Chandigarh, July 2 (IANS) A day after a 22-year-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself from a wooden ladder, his girlfriend too ended her life in Mohali on Thursday in a similar manner, the police said.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Withdraw anti-farmer Ordinances, say Punjab unions
Chandigarh, July 1 (IANS) Leaders of major farmers' unions of Punjab on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to reconsider and withdraw anti-farmer and anti-federal Ordinances and its proposed amendments to the Electricity Amendment Act.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Socialite found dead in bed box in Haryana
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) A socialite-cum-beautician has been found dead in a bed box at her salon in Sonipat district of Haryana.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Akil, Mishra promoted to DGP rank in Haryana (Ld)
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Haryana Government on Tuesday promoted Additional Directors General of Police Muhammad Akil and RC Mishra to the rank of Director General of Police with immediate effect.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Sukhbir Badal urges PM to bring down fuel prices
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reduce central excise on petrol and diesel to bring down fuel prices to provide much needed relief to farmers, transport sector and the common man.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Three KLF terrorists arrested in Punjab: DGP
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Punjab Police on Tuesday said that it had foiled a major bid by Pakistan-backed terrorists to target socio-religious leaders and disturb the state's communal harmony with the arrest of three members of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF).
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Terrorism
Schools entitled to charge tuition fee: High Court
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court, here on Tuesday, said schools were entitled to charge tuition fees despite offering only online classes amid the lockdown, but should recover only genuine expenditure incurred by them.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab to fill 3,954 posts in Health Department
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) In a bid to effectively tackle increasing patient load in government hospitals owing to coronavirus, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday accorded approval to fill 3,954 existing regular posts in Health and 291 posts in Medical Education and Research Departments.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Five of gang held for 'grabbing' NRIs' properties in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Chandigarh Police has arrested five persons, including three women, on the charge of usurping high-end properties, especially of NRIs, after taking them on rent.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Diljit Dosanjh: 'Jaandaar banda' Sushant's last film should have released in theatres
Chandigarh, June 30 (IANS) Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh considers the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput as a "jaandaar banda" (a guy full of life).
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Using this period to rejuvenate & prepare from scratch for Tokyo Games, says Varun
Jalandhar, June 30 (IANS) Defender and drag-flicker Varun Kumar believes the time off from the sport will help him in recharging his batteries for fresh challenges later this year and to focus on preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics from scratch.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
Stone laid for IOC R&D centre in Faridabad
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday digitally laid the foundation stone of Indian Oil Corporation's second research and development (R&D) centre in Faridabad.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No further lockdown, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, June 29 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said there would be no further lockdown and appealed the people to strictly adhere to the safety protocols.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
PGIMER to conduct clinical trial for rapid antigen detection
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has initiated a programme of clinical trials for rapid antigen detection for COVID-19 patients.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Bring mortality rate down from 2.4%: Punjab Chief Secy
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Sunday asked the Deputy Commissioners to take whatever steps possible to arrest the mortality rate in the state so that it could be brought down from the current 2.4 per cent.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab postpones exams for university exit classes till July 15
Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced the postponement of exams for the exit classes in all universities of the state till July 15 owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education
Extension of lockdown depends on situation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the decision on further extension of lockdown in the state beyond June 30 would depend on the situation but he was prepared to take whatever steps needed to control the Covid spread.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM asks Akalis to back farmers' cause
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Saturday, urged the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) to set ots political compulsions aside and follow the heart in the interest of the state and its farmers on the issue of the Centre's farm sector ordinances.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab lifts restrictions on passengers in buses
Chandigarh, June 27 (IANS) Amid the spiralling increase in fuel prices which had made public transportation unviable, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced lifting of the restrictions on the passenger capacity in all buses, including mini buses, but made it clear that masks would have to be mandatorily worn by all those travelling in the buses.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab announces Rs 50 lakh ex gratia for Ladakh martyr
Chandigarh June 27 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, here on Saturday, announced Rs 50 lakh ex gratia along with a government job to a family member of Lance Naik Saleemm Khan, who laid down his life in the line of duty in Ladakh.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Police destroy quintals of illicit drugs
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) In the first of its kind state-wide drive, Punjab Police on Friday destroyed several quintals of illicit drugs at various places across all 24 districts, in a symbolic gesture to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
IAF chopper makes emergency landing on expressway in Haryana (Ld)
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) An IAF Cheetah helicopter, flying from the Hindon air base to Halwara on Friday, safely made an emergency landing on the Eastern Peripheral Expressway after a technical snag.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Vini Mahajan appointed Punjab's first woman Chief Secy
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) The Punjab government on Friday appointed 1987-batch Punjab cadre IAS officer Vini Mahajan as the new Chief Secretary, replacing Karan Avtar Singh.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM invites investments for bulk drugs park
Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state has offered to set up a bulk drugs park in Panipat town under the government of India scheme to finance common infrastructure facilities.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics,Business/Economy
Sargun Mehta flaunts attitude in 'papa ka kurta'
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Actress Sargun Mehta is currently spending time with her family in Chandigarh, and on Thursday she took to Instagram and posted a couple of pictures where she is seen wearing her father's blue kurta.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Punjab sees seven more Covid-19 deaths
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Punjab on Thursday saw seven deaths due to coronavirus, taking the state's death toll to 120.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Five murdered in Tarn Taran district of Punjab
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Five people, including four of a family, were murdered at Kairon village in Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Wednesday, the police said here on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Safeguarding democracy as important as defending borders: Badal
Chandigarh, June 25 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said on Thursday that "safeguarding the secular democratic fabric of the country is as important as defending her borders".
2020-06-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Withdraw move to tinker with MSP: Punjab all-party meeting
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Extending full support to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on the issue of the 'anti-farmer ordinances' passed by the Centre, all major political parties of Punjab, barring the BJP, on Wednesday resolved to appeal to the Centre to immediately withdraw them in public interest, and not to tinker with the MSP regime.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
NIT Jalandhar develops apparatus to kill coronavirus
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) An apparatus for ultraviolet sterilization of surfaces has been developed by Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology in Jalandhar to kill coronavirus, it was announced on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Science/Tech,Technology
Plasma therapy given to two patients in Punjab
Chandigarh, June (IANS) The first plasma therapy has been given to two Covid-19 patients in Amritsar, Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister O.P. Soni said, here on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Chandigarh can opt for weekend lockdowns, just in case
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Even as Chandigarh is tackling 92 active coronavirus cases, the Union Territory's administration on Wednesday said that the city could witness weekend curfews or lockdowns in case the situation demanded, just as was the case in Punjab and other states.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
B Praak to be a father soon
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) Popular Punjabi singer B Praak is going to be a father soon. He shared the news with his fans on Instagram.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz
Ex-army officer to train Punjab's elite force
Chandigarh, June 24 (IANS) To strengthen the Special Operations Group with improved training and equipping skills, the Punjab government has appointed Brig (retired) Gautam Ganguly as Security Advisor (Training and Operations) in the rank of a Deputy Inspector General for three years.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security
Haryana not to conduct exams of higher, technical education
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday that the state government has decided not to conduct all terminal examinations (final semester) and intermediate semester examinations for higher and technical education for all courses.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Haryana signs pact with RJio TV for educating 52L students
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Haryana has entered into an agreement with Reliance Jio TV under the Chief Minister's Distance Education Programme that will benefit 52 lakh school students largely residing in villages amid the Covid-19 pandemic, state Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Tuesday.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Politics
Severed feet recovered in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Panic gripped the city as police on Tuesday recovered two severed feet, wrapped in a newspaper, on a cycle path on Sector 17 road.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Galwan valley clash part of larger design of China: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Terming the Galwan valley clash as part of a larger design on the part of China, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said India should not make the mistake of dismissing the incident as a patrol clash but should take a firm stand against any Chinese incursions into Indian territory.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Politics
PGI-Chandigarh staff restrained from observing strike
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday restrained the PGIMER Employees Union from proceeding on strike or disrupting the functioning of the institute or hospital in any manner owing to the prevailing coronavirus pandemic.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
HC refuses to stay minibus permits' process in Punjab
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday rejected a plea of private minibus operators in Punjab for a stay on receipt of applications for new permits by the state government.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Restaurants in Punjab to operate with 50% occupancy
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS The Punjab government on Tuesday allowed restaurants, both in hotels or individuals, to open dine -in facilities with 50 per cent occupancy or 50 guests, whichever is less, till 8 p.m.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Doctors in Punjab strike work over Clinical Establishment Ordinance
Chandigarh, June 23 (IANS) Private doctors across Punjab strike work on Tuesday in protest against the Punjab Clinical Establishment (Registration and Regulation) Ordinance of 2020 that is coming into force from July 1.
2020-06-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab amends law to facilitate big industries
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) To encourage the establishment of large manufacturing units and boost generation of employment opportunities in the state, the Punjab government on Monday decided to amend the law and rules to change the definition of such units, while ushering in a host of other reforms to make such industries operate with ease.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM approves 300 ad-hoc posts of doctors
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Amid escalating Covid cases in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday sanctioned 300 ad-hoc posts in the Medical Education Department, 100 in each in the three government-run medial colleges, to handle the critical patients.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab gives one-time settlement relief to industry
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) To provide further relief to entrepreneurs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Amarinder Singh-led Punjab Cabinet on Monday decided to extend the one-time settlement of their dues with the Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation (PSIDC) and Punjab Financial Corporation till December 31, 2020.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab cabinet approves fast-track clearance of MSMEs
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) To ease the regulatory burden on micro, small and medium enterprises and fast-tracking setting up of MSMEs, the Punjab cabinet, here on Monday, approved the Punjab Right to Business Rules, 2020.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Punjab to redevelop land of closed thermal plant in Bathinda
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) The Punjab Cabinet on Monday gave the nod for the redevelopment of the 1,764 acres of the now-closed Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Power Plant in Bathinda.
2020-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy