Monday, May 17, 2021


Haryana CM unveils 100-bed Covid centre in Gurugram

GURUGRAM:Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated a 100-bed Covid care centre here in sector-14.With this facility, the Chief Minister has launched 500 beds of Covid care centres in Gurugram within two days.

Himachal CM launches vaccination drive for 18-44 years age group

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched vaccination drive for 18-44 years
age group in the State from Government Senior Secondary School, Chhota Shimla
at Kasumpti, Shimla here on Monday.

Haryana CM opens two Covid care hospitals

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday inaugurated a 500-bed Chaudhary Devi Lal Sanjivani Hospital in Hisar and an Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) 500-bed Covid Care hospital in Panipat district.

Haryana extends lockdown till May 24

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Sunday announced to extend the statewide lockdown till May 24 to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Home Minister Anil Vij said.

Haryana declares black fungus notified disease

CHANDIGARH: After the surfacing of 27 cases of black fungus, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said black fungus has been declared a notified disease in the state.

Chakmoh panchayat should tag ‘smart panchayat’- demands Dr P.C.Sharma

PARKASHPUR (H.P)—Smart gram panchayats could be more helpful in containing Corona pandemic as the invisible enemy in the form of virus has now made impingement in the villages and rural areas as these have easy access to each village, perceivesDr PC Sharma, eminent descendant of Baba Balak Nath Cave Shrine. He further pronounced that presently panchayats have been working as implementing agencies of government programmes and marshalling ballots for politicians and thus village could not become Republic and it defeats our fight against COVID.

Oxygen cylinder rates capped in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: To ensure proper delivery of oxygen cylinders to the Covid patients at their doorsteps, the Gurugram District Magistrate has issued orders to fix the rate of cylinders. Now, a small cylinder (B type) will cost Rs 80, big cylinder (D type) will cost Rs 250, while the delivery charge will be Rs 100.

Haryana CM opens 150-bed Covid care centre in Sirsa

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday virtually inaugurated a 150-bed Covid care centre at Baba Tara Charitable Hospital and Research Centre in Sirsa town. In the centre, ventilator beds have also been installed.

Haryana CM flags off two oxygen tankers, airlifted by IAF

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday flagged off two tankers from the Chandigarh International Airport that were later airlifted by an Indian Air Force (IAF) cargo plane for bringing medical oxygen supply to Haryana.

Haryana takes Carona fight from all fronts

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal, today virtually inaugurated
another New Field Hospital having a facility of 100 oxygen beds in Karnal and 30 oxygen
beds facility in two hospitals of Assandh.  Besides this, the Chief Minister also launched
Karnal Resource Locator Mobile App prepared by the Karnal District Administration
specially designed for COVID-19.

14 PSA plants being set up in various hospitals of State: CM

SHIMLA: While presiding over the meeting held here on Monday to review the Covid
situation in the State, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the Union Government has
recently sanctioned 14 more PSA oxygen plants for the State.

Haryana provides fund up to Rs 50,000 to all gram panchayats to set up isolation wards

CHANDIGARH: Taking a major step in the fight against Covid,
the Haryana Government has decided to release funds up to Rs. 50,000
for all gram panchayats of the State. Isolation wards will be set up
in the villages through these funds and other necessary items
associated with Covid treatment such as oximeters, steam machines,
thermometers, blood pressure monitoring machines will also be arranged
so that the fight against the second wave of corona pandemic can be
fought firmly at the rural level.

Himachal CM inspects OPD for Covid patients in Shimla

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday visited the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here to inspect the upcoming OPD in the hospital to cater to Covid-19 patients.

Gurugram fixes cremation charges at Rs 5,500

GURUGRAM:Following a series of complaints of overcharging at different cremation grounds in the district, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on Monday fixed Rs 5,500 as cremation charge.

CM inaugurates oxygen Plants at Medical College Hamirpur and Chamba

SHIMLA:Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)
Oxygen Plants at Dr Radhakrishanan Government Medical College Hamirpur and Pt.
Jawahar Lal Nehru Government Medical College Chamba with capacity of 300 PLM and
400 PLM respectively virtually from Shimla on Sunday.

Ensure time bound completion of developmental projects: CM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the review meeting of
Public Works Department here on Saturday directed the officers to ensure time bound
completion of developmental projects besides ensuring quality in the construction works.
He said that since roads were the main mode of transportation in the State, effective
road map must be prepared to meet out the desired targets while executing various roads and
bridge projects. He said the special focus must be laid on completing those projects which
were nearing completion. He also directed the engineers of the department to work
professionally while executing various projects.

Haryana CM announces special screening drive in villages

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to launch a special Covid screening drive in all the villages by constituting 8,000 multidisciplinary teams.

Manufacturers must ensure maximum production of oxygen for saving precious lives:CM

SHIMLA: At present, the priority of the State Government was to ensure adequate
supply of oxygen for health purpose so that no one faced hardship in want of
oxygen. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing the
oxygen manufacturers in the State through video conferencing from Shimla on

Haryana CM for adopting proactive strategies to contain Covid

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has been adopting proactive strategies to effectively contain the spread of coronavirus in the state by increasing testing with focus on rural areas where the cases have been spiking.

Himachal imposes curfew from Thursday till May 16

SHIMLA: To break the coronavirus chain, the Himachal Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to impose curfew in the state till May 16 from Thursday midnight.

Himachal CM directs to ramp up availability of beds for Covid patients in Kangra district

DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the meeting with senior officers of Kangra district through video conferencing from Chamba today directed to increase additional bed capacity in the district to facilitate the covid-19 patients in view of sharp surge in cases of this pandemic in the district.

Health infrastructure will be strengthened in hospitals of Chamba district: CM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday while reviewing the covid-19 situation with
district officers of Chamba  said that the State government would ensure the availability of best
health infrastructure to cater to the needs of the Covid patients keeping in view that it was an
aspirational district and difficult from geographical point of view.

Himachal Pradesh implements Parvat Dhara Yojna in 10 districts

CHANDIGARH:The government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to implement Parvat Dhara Yojjna
in 10 districts except Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti to rejuvenate and recharge acquifers in an effort
to conservenatural water resources. The scheme has a provision of outlay of Rs 20 crore. It is stated
by the spokesperson of the government.

Himachal constructing forest ponds to conserve rainwater

SHIMLA: Forest ponds are being constructed in Himachal Pradesh to check the depletion of groundwater and to harvest rainwater, officials said on Sunday.Under the Parvat Dhara scheme, the government has initiated rejuvenation of water sources and recharging aquifers through the forest department with an outlay of Rs 20 crore.

RSS leader's son, friend die in accident in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Son of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Pawan Jindal and his friend were killed in a road accident after their BMW rammed into a pillar of an underpass of DLF Phase-2 Rapid Metro Station on Golf Course Road at around 2.30 a.m. on Sunday.

Seven-day lockdown in Haryana from Monday

CHANDIGARH: To break the chain of coronavirus transmission in the state, the Haryana government on Sunday announced a weeklong lockdown starting Monday.

Khattar to monitor Covid management in Gurugram

GURUGRAM: Amid an alarming Covid-19 situation in Gurugram, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will directly monitor Covid-19 management measures, health infrastructure and availability of medicines, while other ministers of the state have been assigned different districts of Haryana.

LORs increased to 170 in Gurugram, wedding parties banned

GURUGRAM: In view of the rising cases of coronavirus in Gurugram, the number of Large Outbreak Regions (LORs) has been increased to 170 from 91.

Weekend lockdown in nine districts in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Friday announced weekend lockdown in nine districts -- Panchkula, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Rohtak, Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad.

Rules to regulate Water Sports and Allied activities in Himachal Pradesh finalised

SHIMLA: In a bid to boost adventure sports activities in the state and working towards
prosperity seems to be the mandate of the state government. The state government has
notified the ‘Himachal Pradesh Water Sports and Allied Activities Rules-2021’ thus paved
the way to hold water sports activities in the state. In December, 2019, draft rules were
published in the Rajpatra inviting objections/suggestions from the general public under Rule
65 of the HP Tourism Department and Registration Act 2002.

Haryana shuts colleges till May 31

CHANDIGARH: Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, the Haryana government on Friday announced closure of all colleges, coaching and training institutes, IITs and libraries till May 31.

VIP visits won't affect patient treatment: Haryana Minister

CHANDIGARH: Facing criticism over delays in treatment of coronavirus patients owing to the Chief Minister's visit to a hospital to review arrangements, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Friday said all Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) must ensure that the treatment and admission of Covid patients should not be affected during the movement of VIPs in the hospitals.

Section 144 imposed in Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said that prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC are to be imposed throughout the state.

Dalai Lama contributes to India's fight against pandemic

DHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday announced to contribute to the PM-Cares Fund as a token of solidarity with fellow Indian brothers and sisters.

CM virtually inaugurates mother and child hospital at Sundernagar

SHIMLA:Mother and Child Hospital constructed at a cost of Rs 12 crore at Sundernagar in
district Mandi was virtually inaugurated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday.
While speaking on the occasion, he said that this Hospital was sanctioned for the State
by the National BJP President and the then Union Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda in the
year 2017.

Efforts being made to operationalize thousand bedded makeshift hospital in district Kangra: CM

DHARAMSHALA (HP):Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while presiding over the review
meeting of Covid-19 situation in Kangra district at Conference Hall in D.C. Office
Dharamshala, said that efforts were on to acquire Radhaswami Complex, Parour in Kangra
district to operationalize it upto thousand bedded makeshift hospital.

Himachal to supply oxygen to Delhi

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Monday that on the request of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, it has been agreed upon to arrange for emergency supplies of oxygen from Himachal to New Delhi.

Night curfew clamped in 4 Himachal districts till May 10

SHIMLA: Keeping in view the sharp surge in number of Covid cases in the state, the Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday imposed night curfew in the four districts -- Kangra, Una, Solan and Sirmour -- from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from midnight of April 27 to May 10.

Wheat procurement centers to be opened in state to facilitate farmers : Minister

SHIMLA:Keeping in view the convenience and interests of the farmers, the state
government has decided to strengthen wheat procurement by opening wheat procurement
centers in the state this year.

Winter returns to Himachal with widespread snow

SHIMLA: Winter has returned to Himachal Pradesh with the state experiencing widespread rain and snowfall in the past 24 hours, pushing down the mercury by several notches, the weather office here said on Friday.