Monday, March 01, 2021


Close to pre-Covid air passenger traffic numbers, says Minister

NEW DELHI: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday said that the country's air passenger traffic is "within touching distance of pre-Covid numbers"

GNA University’s engineers grabbed placements

PHAGWARA:GNA University’s Faculty of Engineering Design and Automation students nailed it again by grabbing the e-campus placement. During the on-going unprecedented times of COVId19, the University made sincere endeavours in organising an e-campus placement drive of Gulati Auto Electricals Pvt. Ltd.

Australia gives provisional approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

SYDNEY: Australia's medical regulator on Monday granted provisional approval to Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Covid vaccine to receive regulatory approval in Australia.

Air strike: Airlines swing into action as vaccine transport commences all India

NEW DELHI: The country's civil aviation sector swung into action on Tuesday for providing the expeditious logistical support to the roll-out of India's mega anti-Covid vaccination drive.

Students’ fashion show highlights social distancing and wearing masks

CHANDIGARH: In a unique fashion show, students of Bigboxx Morph Academy, Sector 34 walked the ramp for promoting social distancing and wearing masks on Monday.

Bikram Rana, SLO, NSS Cell, Chandigasr awarded Order of Merit award

CHANDIGARH: Warriors of Chandigarh who fought against COVID 19 pandemic during its hey days are in high spirits. Spreading cheer all around is the news from the Glory of SKOCH Awards conferred in Online mode for "Order-of-Merit" at ZOOM platform on Monday. Around 500 participants across the country attended the function.

Asia would dominate the world economy in the times to come.: Punjab Chief Principle Secretary Suresh Kumar

CHANDIGARH: “21st century belongs to Asia. We can lead rest of the world in economic development and many other facets of life”, said Chief Principal Secretary to CM Punjab, Mr Suresh Kumar IAS, while representing Punjab Government at the premier Horasis Asia Meeting 2020 virtually on 30th November 2020.

Canadian govt's Covid-19 support not infinite, says Trudeau

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he has warned the premiers of the country's 10 provinces that "impossible" choices will have to be made if they don't lower their Covid19 caseloads soon.

With winter and Covid, be prepared for 'Twindemic': Experts

NEW DELHI: In view of the winter season, health experts on Sunday said that they are worried about "twindemic", as it is highly possible that people may contract both influenza and the Covid-19 infection, resulting in devastating consequences.

Lock him up', 'idiots', 'disaster': Trump swings for the fences, recycles 2016 greatest hits for final sprint

NEW YORK:With 14 days to go before election day, US president Donald Trump is leaning into his greatest hits playlist from 2016 -- "lock him up" for Joe Biden and Co. instead of "lock her up" for Hillary Clinton, framing scientists as the bad guys coming for American freedoms, injecting the fear of illegal immigrants on your front porch, and a "rigged election".

Malaika Arora shares tips on curbing hair fall

MUMBAI:Dancing diva Malaika Arora has doled out tips on how to deal with hair fall and shared it on social media for her fans and followers.
Malaika took to Instagram, where she shared the benefits of onion juice.

Think 10 times before posting anything on social media, Punjab CM to youngsters

CHANDIGARH: Expressing serious concern over the increasing fatalities due to Covid in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged youngsters to think 10 times before posting or forwarding anything on social media as any irresponsible action could impact their future.

Pilot loyalist Vishvendra Singh tests Covid positive

JAIPUR: Sachin Pilot loyalist and former Rajasthan Minister Vishvendra Singh on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
Sharing the information on Twitter, he said that he has isolated himself.

Cheema termed demand of Change in Leadership of Congress a Hoax with vested agenda.

BATALA: Senior Trade Unionist and veteran Congressman M.M.Singh Cheema has strongly  objected to the mischief being created by vested interest and propagated by certain leaders who are sitting on the fence and spreading the rumors of demanding a change in the leadership of Congress Party quoting a letter jointly signed by more than 200 Congress Leaders.In this hour of pandemic and social distancing where these so called 200 leaders met shying away from the watchful eyes of Indian media and congress workers.

Mohali DDMA makes self reporting mandatory for all primary contacts of Covid postive patients

MOHALI: The non compliance to National Directives & protocols, violations and negligence by the family members/ co-inhabitants of the patient in home isolation can lead to further spread of the pandemic, which will seriously jeopardize human health and safety. So, under  Section 34 (c) and (m) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, the District Disaster Management Authority finds it is imperative to take additional steps to ensure the control of the spread of the pandemic, informed Girish Dayalan District Magistrate-cum-Chairperson DDMA.

First Covid-19 plasma therapy conducted on Punjab Police DSP in Mohali

MOHALI: “Encouraging to see donation of plasma by a Corona Conqueror Jagdeep Sehgal, SDM Mohali, who fought #Covid19 successfully, to Pal Singh, DSP Kharar, who's presently fighting #Covid19. Wishing Pal Singh a speedy recovery.  Also urge all cured patients to donate plasma. #MissionFateh”, tweets Capt. Amrinder Singh, Chief Minister Punjab on the noble gesture of solidarity expressed by the local SDM.

Odisha crosses 1mn Covid-19 test milestone

BHUBANESWAR:Odisha has crossed one million Covid-19 test milestone even as the positive cases rose to 64,533 in the state.

No change in ex-Prez Mukherjee's condition

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition remains critical on Thursday, following his emergency brain surgery three days back. He continues to remain on ventilator support at the Army Research and Referral Hospital.

Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support after brain surgery

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent brain surgery to remove a clot at the Army Research & Referral Hospital and is on ventilator support after the procedure, sources said.

Punjab police state cyber crime cell issues alert on phishing fraud linked to covid-19

CHANDIGARH : The DITAC of Punjab Police State Cyber Crime Cell has warned the citizens not to click on a URL message being circulated via instant messaging services like SMS or WhatsApp which depicts the free Covid relief package of Rs. 2,000 given by the Government to each citizen.

Under CM Capt Amarinder singh's leadership Punjab fully prepared to tackle any covid related exigency,asserts Vini Mahajan

CHANDIGARH:In light of rising number of COVID cases in some districts, the Punjab Government is fully geared up to effectively deal with the further spread of Coronavirus with 6190 beds dedicated for treatment of COVID patients in both Government and Private hospitals at Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala.

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan tests positive for Covid-19

BHOPAL:Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj singh Chouhan has tested positive for Covid-19. This information was shared by himself on his Twitter handle.
In the tweet, Chouhan wrote, "My dear people, I was having symptoms of #COVID19, after the test my report has come positive. I appeal to all my colleagues that whoever has come in contact with me, get corona test done. People close to me must move to quarantine."

Approval of Building plans for independent floors in the colonies would boost the economy: Brahm Mohindra

CHANDIGARH: The local Government department today allowed the Building plans approval for G+2, G+3 and S+4 independent floors under the Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 and subsequent amendments which provide for independent floors. Announcing this,

PU All Set for issuing Online Degrees Through National Academic Depository

CHANDIGARH: Panjab University Examination branches are all set to upload the Examination data on National Academic Depository(NAD) for awarding Online Degrees and DMCs etc from the current academic session, informed Prof. Parvinder Singh, Controller of Examination. He added that in this regard reasonable measures have already been taken including legal agreement and registration of candidates from affiliated colleges and teaching departments.  

AIIMS to begin Covid vaccine human trial from next week

NEW DELHI: In a major development, AIIMS Delhi will begin human trials of India's first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, from next week on 100 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55.

Citing Covid situation, Punjab writes to PM urging review of UGC guidelines on exams

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to the Prime Minister seeking permission to let the State Government adhere to its July 3 decision on cancellation of university/college examinations in view of the exponentially rising Covid cases.

Punjab Cong MP asks CM transfer back probe of issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports to Vigilance

AMRITSAR:  Congress Member Parliament from Amritsar, Mr. Gurjeet Singh Aujla asked the chief minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh to personally intervene into this matter and transfer this probe back to vigilance bureau or order a judicial probe  for issuing fake reports of Covid-19 reports by private lab in Amritsar.

Fight against virus far from over: Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday ask everyone to tread with cautioned as the fight against the coronavirus is far from over and advised all to take precautions.

Capt Amarinder launches Mission Fateh song featuring mega stars like Amitabh, Kareena Kapoor

CHANDIGARH:  As part of state battle against Covid, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday launched 'Mission Fateh' song featuring bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Gurdass Maan and Harbhajan Singh besides a star-studded line up of personalities from sports and punjabi cinema, with  message of resilience, resolve and discipline to defeat the virus and save Punjab.

GNDU to conduct examinations of exit classes from July 1

AMRITSAR: The Guru Nanak Dev University has decided to conduct terminal examinations of only 'exit' classes of the degree and diploma courses at present. The tentative schedule of examination to conduct the theory and practical exams of the 'exit' classes is from 1st July to 20th July 2020 and the date sheet has been uploaded on the Guru Nanak Dev University website.

Driving test tracks in Punjab to start operating from June 1

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has launched an online system for the facilitation of the citizens to pre-book time and date for giving the driving test to obtain a regular driving licence. He said that for this purpose  of driving test, driving tracks will be operative from 1 June, 2020.

On an average 2088 samples taken in Punjab during this week

CHANDIGARH: With the view to further increase the testing procedure in State, the Punjab Government has taken several initiatives. Now, on an average 2088 samples are being taken during this week of May to ensure the 100 percent contact tracing of high and low risk persons.

Timeline to affix high security registration plates on vehicles extended till June 30: Razia

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has extended the time limit for all the vehicle owners of the state to get the High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) affixed on their vehicles till June 30, 2020. This will be the final opportunity for all the vehicle owners and date will not be extended after this. It was disclosed by Mrs. Razia Sultana, Transport Minister in a press communiqué released here today.

Amid COVID19, Young Entrepreneurs Decide To Be ‘Atmanirbhar’

MUMBAI: At a time when businesses are witnessing downfall and scores of people are losing their jobs due to global pandemic Corona Virus, popularly known as COVID-19, a team of young entrepreneurs are all set to launch their own Public Relations and content platform called Connect360, to help brands tell their stories.

Punjab Varsity faculty members up in arms for delay in salaries, to lodge 'online' protest

PATIALA: The faculty members of Punjab University are up in arms agaisnt non-payment of their salaries and lack of government grant to the university to overcome the fiscal crisis. They are now planning to start an online protest.

We are at war against Covid, this is not the time to score brownie points: Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: Asserting that this was not the time to indulge in petty politics, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to the Opposition parties not to trigger panic among people by spreading misinformation about the Covid pandemic in the state, but to work unitedly with his government to overcome this unprecedented crisis.

Punjab govt issues SOP for outward movement of stranded persons in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today issued standard operating procedures (SOP) for outward movement of stranded persons in Punjab due to cerfew/ lockdown imposed in State to prevent spread of Covid19 Pandemic.

Dr.Manmohan Singh accepts Capt Amarinder's request to provide overall guidance for Punjab's revival strategy

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government on Monday took the initial steps towards formulating the state’s post-COVID revival strategy, with the Montek Singh Ahluwalia led Group of Experts setting up five sub-groups, even as former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh accepted Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s request to provide overall guidance to the state government to restore the state’s growth and economy.

Punjab PR Dept launches WhatsApp Bot and Chat Bot on Facebook for Covid-19 info

CHANDIGARH: In a unique initiative to make people aware of detailed information related to COVID-19, the Information and Public Relations Department Punjab has launched whatsapp bot and chat bot on Facebook in association with Facebook.

No additional activities opened in Mohali from today

MOHALI: Girish Dayalan, District Magistrate, SAS Nagar, Mohali in exercise of powers conferred under Section 144 of Cr. PC has ordered that the curfew imposed in the District shall remain in force and “operation of any additional activities (not already allowed under previous orders/ exemptions) shall not take place without specific exemptions granted by this office”  which shall be determined on the basis of the objectives of essential nature of the activity, the mitigation of hardship to the public and ensuring continuity of Government business.