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Minerva Academy donates Rs 5 lakh towards Covid-19 relief funds
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) As the coronavirus continues to spread rapidly all around the world, Minerva Academy owner Ranjit Bajaj has donated Ra 5 lakh in 4 different donations towards the Punjab Chief Minister's COVID Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), Haryana CORONA Relief Fund (Rs 1 Lakh), PM Cares Fund (Rs 2 Lakh) and Indian Red Cross Society, Chandigarh (Rs 1 Lakh) to help medical workers and hospitals fight the global pandemic.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Hockey
SGPC, DSGMC to get rice, wheat at PDS rates
Chandigarh, April 6 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday said the Centre has allowed Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and Delhi Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee to procure rice and wheat at the public distribution system (PDS) rates for serving the people hit by coronavirus.
2020-04-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Covid-19 clarity: Now see mighty Dhauladhars from Punjab plains
Jalandhar, April 3 (IANS) With nature reclaiming its space, now you can see the mighty Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh from plains of Punjab!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
725 Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said 725 people have been kept under quarantine after returning to the state from attending a religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Punjab,National
Non-communicable ailments bad for Covid-19 patients: Doctor
Chandigarh, March 31 (IANS) The existing non-communicable diseases, responsible for 72 per cent deaths globally, have been an aggravating factor for Covid-19 adverse outcome, according to an expert with the PGI Hospital, here on Tuesday.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Leopard spotted in Chandigarh amid lockdown
Chandigarh, March 30 (IANS) With the prevailing eerie silence in Chandigarh owing to the curfew to limit the spread of coronavirus, a leopard from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary entered the city in the wee hours of Monday and was spotted in a plush Sector 5 residential area, police said.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife
Punjab Police taps social media to urge people to follow lockdown rules
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to persuade people to follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown to break the transmission chain of coronavirus in Punjab, the state police has come up with a unique idea of reaching out to the people to stay indoors.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de-addiction centres and 108 licensed private centres to provide them take-home doses for two weeks to tide over the lockdown period.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Decision to relax curfew in Chandigarh gets court's consent
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) Coming as a big succour for the local authorities, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Sunday stamped relaxations granted by the Chandigarh administration daily for eight hours amidst the curfew to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Punjab CM asks industrial units to start work to stop exodus
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To address the problem of migrant labourers and prevent their exodus amidst the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked all industrial units and brick-kilns to commence operations while adopting safety provisions.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National
No new coronavirus patient in Punjab so far on Saturday
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) No new case of coronavirus was reported from Punjab on Saturday, the government said. Meanwhile, the state's first case -- of an NRI belonging to Hoshiarpur -- was discharged after cured.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National
Policeman on curfew duty dies of heart attack in Punjab
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A 48-year-old policeman, who was on duty to implement the curfew to prevent spread of coronavirus, died of a heart attack in Patiala district on Saturday, official said.
2020-03-28
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shops in Chandigarh to open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) All shops in Chandigarh selling essential commodities such as foodgrain, groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat and fish will remain open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily till further orders, the administration said on Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Five more test corona positive in Punjab; tally 38
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) Five more tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Friday, taking the total number to 38 people which comprise 27 close-knit family members and friends of a 70-year-old man who died last week, health officials said.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Western Army Command takes steps to fight coronavirus
Chandigarh, March 27 (IANS) The Western Army Command on Friday said it has expeditiously undertaken various effective measures to prevent the outbreak of COVID-19 among its ranks and their families across cantonments and military stations in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National
Facing flak, BJP-ruled Haryana, HP shut liquor shops
Chandigarh/Shimla, March 27 (IANS) After public criticism and the media flak, the Chief Ministers of Haryana and Himachal pradesh decided to shut the liquor vends from Friday.
2020-03-27
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to release 6,000 prisoners
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) With a view to decongest prisons in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab is going to release nearly 6,000 prisoners from jails across the state, Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said on Thursday.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Be more humane, Punjab CM tells police
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Taking cognizance of reports of excesses against residents for the enforcement of the curfew in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed Punjab Police to be more humane and sensitive in dealing with violations.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana hikes ex gratia for those fighting coronavirus
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) Even as 18 coronavirus positive cases have so far been reported in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday announced an increased ex gratia to state employees involved in the battle to contain the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-26
Category: India, Punjab,National
Trace all international passengers: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Giving the highest importance to tracing all international passengers who arrived after March 10 to prevent the coronavirus spread, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the work should continue unbated.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Punjab,National
Cong spokesperson tries hand at household chores amid lockdown
Jalandhar, March 25 (IANS) Amid a 21-day complete lockdown across the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, politicians in Punjab who were stuck here after the curbs could be seen trying out their hands at household chores.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana nurse diagnosed COVID-19 positive
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) A nurse working in the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram was detected coronavirus positive in Panipat town on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 17 in Haryana.
2020-03-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana appoints 447 doctors to fight coronavirus
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) The Haryana government has appointed 447 doctors and created a revolving fund of Rs 100 crore for each crucial departments to battle the coronavirus, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab's Milkfed to supply long-shelf milk
Chandigarh, March 24 (IANS) Punjab's milk cooperative Milkfed on Tuesday said it would supply long-shelf and skimmed milk despite the state-wide curfew to combat coronavirus.
2020-03-24
Category: India, Punjab,National
Khattar announces package for BPL to fight COVID-19
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced a special financial package of about Rs 1,200 crore per month to help those living below poverty line (BPL) and people of low income groups in view of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Voluntarily adhere to curfew: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Even as he appealed to the people to voluntarily adhere to the curfew imposed to tackle the prevailing war-like coronavirus situation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday warned of strict action against any violation of the curfew imposed "in the larger interest of the state".
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana extends lockdown statewide
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday extended the lockdown from seven districts to the entire state from Tuesday to prevent the spread of coronavirus. All inter-state borders will be sealed accordingly.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab Ministers, Akali MLAs donate salary to CM fund
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) All Cabinet Ministers in the Congress-ruled Punjab and Akali Dal legislators and its parliamentarians here on Monday consented to donate their one-month salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for battling coronavirus.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab IAS officers to contribute day's salary for coronavirus DMRF
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) After the Council of Ministers, led by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, on Monday announced contribution of their one month salary to the CM's Relief Fund, the Punjab IAS officers has also decided to contribute their one day salary towards the fund for battling coronavirus.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Wage war against coronavirus: Punjab CM on martyrdom day
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Paying tributes to freedom fighters on their martyrdom day, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday exhorted the youth to remain strong to wage a war against the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab minister donates salary for coronavirus-hit
Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Taking the lead, Punjab Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Monday announced to contribute his month's salary to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for helping those affected by coronavirus.
2020-03-23
Category: India, Punjab,National
Complete lockdown in Punjab till March 31
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) As a preventing step to counter the coronavirus spread, the Punjab government on Sunday announced complete lockdown across the state till March 31, becoming the second state after Rajasthan for enforcing shutdown.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab orders lockdown in several districts
Chandigarh, March 22 (IANS) In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, authorities in Punjab have ordered a complete lockdown of several districts for the next few days, officials said on Sunday.
2020-03-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
COVID-19: SGPC not to shut gurdwaras; taking precautions
Chandigarh, March 21 (IANS) The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), considered a mini Parliament of Sikh religious affairs, has decided not to shut its managed gurdwaras, including the holiest shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Even I don't have birth certificate: Amarinder
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) Terming the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) as absurd and unconstitutional, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Thursday that half of Punjab, including himself, will not be able to produce birth certificates to prove their 'Indianness'.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab to shut public bus service from Sat midnight
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) As a preventive step to counter the growing coronavirus outbreak in the region, the Punjab government on Thursday decided to discontinue public transport buses in the state from Saturday midnight.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
India allows 29 residents to cross Attari check post
Chandigarh, March 19 (IANS) A group of 29 Indians, who were associated with the Pakistan Super League and were stuck at the Attari-Wagha joint check post in Punjab for over eight hours over technical immigration issues, were finally allowed to enter India early Thursday, officials said.
2020-03-19
Category: India, Punjab,National
Not a single suspected COVID-19 case missing: Punjab govt
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) Not a single suspected coronavirus patient is either missing or absconding in Punjab, Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu clarified on Wednesday evening, categorically rejecting media reports to the contrary as "irresponsible and incorrect".
2020-03-18
Category: India, Punjab,National
Keep religious gatherings below 50: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) Even as the state geared up to launch a door-to-door awareness campaign from Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday appealed to religious organisations and 'dera' heads to keep gatherings under 50 to check the spread of coronavirus.
2020-03-18
Category: India, Punjab,National
Sukhbir's tirade shows sense of despair: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) Ridiculing the Akali chief for his "atrocious lies" that reflected his frustration, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said Sukhbir Badal had clearly lost all sense of proportion in his desperation to get back into the political limelight.
2020-03-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
I'm still quite young, clarifies Punjab CM on contesting polls
Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Setting at rest all speculations, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday made it clear he would definitely contest the next Assembly elections in the state.
2020-03-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab passenger dies mid-air
Chandigarh, March 15 (IANS) A native of Punjab who returned to Amritsar in a flight from Malaysia was found dead by airport authorities, official said.
2020-03-15
Category: India, Punjab,National
Sidhu makes political comeback with YouTube channel (Ld)
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) As his Congress government in Punjab is about to complete its three years, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu, who has been lying low since his resignation from the state Cabinet in July last, on Saturday launched his own channel on YouTube to make his connect with the people.
2020-03-14
Category: India, Punjab,National
All part woman
Patiala, March 13 (IANS) The aunt kept stopping her. She was angry. Very uncomfortable. But Gazal wouldnt listen. The aunt then shouted. She still wouldnt stop. The dupatta was way too fascinating to let go. Its colours, the pattern...
2020-03-13
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjab tests first positive case for coronavirus
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) Punjab on Monday tested the first positive case for coronavirus in a person who returned from Italy last week along with his family, the state government said.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Punjab,National
Haryana exempts employees from marking biometric attendance
Chandigarh, March 9 (IANS) As a preventive measure to check the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Haryana government on Monday announced exemption to its employees from marking biometric attendance till March 31.
2020-03-09
Category: India, Punjab,National
Police 'lathicharge' protesters in Punjab
Patiala, March 8 (IANS) Nearly half a dozen protesters, comprising women, were injured in Punjab's Patiala district after being lathicharged by the police at a demonstration against the failure of the Congress government to provide them jobs, police said.
2020-03-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
CII Northern Region elects office-bearers digitally to tackle COVID-19
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) In a first, CII Northern Region has elected its new office-bearers digitally to tackle the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Also, it conducted its annual meeting via video conference.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Punjab,National
Two test positive for nCoV in Punjab; health improving
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) Two men from Punjab who returned this week from coronavirus-hit Italy were diagnosed positive for coronavirus in preliminary tests and have been hospitalised in an Amritsar hospital, state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said here on Saturday.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Punjab,National
Punjabi singer Sippy Gill booked for glorifying violence
Chandigarh, March 7 (IANS) Punjab Police on Saturday booked Punjabi singer and actor Sippy Gill for promoting violence through his latest song "GundaGardi". The case was registered at Mehna police station in Moga district.
2020-03-07
Category: India, Punjab,National