Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Alleged threat of Vigilance cases against MLA Pargat Singh escalates infighting in Punjab Congress

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress MLA Pargat Singh today alleged that an aide of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has threatened him to get ready to face Vigilance cases. Pargat Sindhu has taken a strong stand against the alleged threat to him which is aimed to stop him from supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu, MLA from Amritsar East.

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.

WHO gives 100 oxygen concentrators to Haryana

GURUGRAM:The World Health Organization (WHO) in first phase provided 100 oxygen concentrators to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal through one of its top representatives -- National Profession Officer, Regional Team Leader, North India, Dr. Vishesh, here on Monday.

Chandigarh extends curfew till May 25

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Monday decided to extend the curfew in the city till May 25 morning to further contain the coronavirus.

Farmers protesting against Haryana CM face batons

CHANDIGARH: Farmers on Sunday held a protest against Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Hisar, and were baton-charged by the police.

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.

India's active caseload decreased to 36,73,802 on Saturday

NEW DELHI:India's total active caseload has decreased to 36,73,802 on Saturday that comprises 15.07 per cent of the country's total positive cases.A net decline of 31,091 cases was recorded in the active caseload in the last 24 hours.

1000 power sector employees succumb to corona; 15000 infected -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: Amid a record surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, around 1000 employees working in the power sector have died and more than 15000 employees have tested positive for the virus said V K Gupta Spokesperson of the All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) on Friday.

Jailed Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets Corona infection, admitted in PGI Rohtak

CHANDIGARH: Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who is undergoing an imprisonment in Rohtak jail of Haryana, was admitted to a hospital in Rohtak on Wednesday after he complained of dizziness. He reportedly got Corona infection.

IAS probationers call on Chief Secretary, get administrative tips

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Wednesday, held an introductory meeting with four 2020-batch Indian Administrative Services (IAS) probationary officers of Punjab cadre here.

Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi among top 10 cities with 24% Covid cases

NEW DELHI: Bengaluru, Pune, Delhi, Ernakulam and Nagpur are among those top 10 cities in the country which account for 24.44 per cent of total active cases.

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.

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.

Since last year, Railways lost 1,950 employees in Covid crisis: Chairman

NEW DELHI: Since the Covid pandemic hit the country last year, more than 1,950 personnel of the Indian Railways have succumbed to the virus and around 1,000 are getting infected on a daily basis, officials said here on Monday.

Tikri border rape accused will be brought to justice: Vij

CHANDIGARH: All the six accused named in an FIR for allegedly sexually assaulting a 25-year-old woman from West Bengal who was associated with the farmers' agitation at the Tikri border would be brought to justice, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said on Monday.

SIT releases email, WhatsApp number for furnishing evidence in Kotkapura case enquiry

CHANDIGARH: The officers of the new Special Investigation Team (SIT), constituted by the state government on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Monday held a maiden meeting at Vigilance Bhawan SAS Nagar to discuss the modalities for conducting the thorough investigations into the Kotkapura incidents. Besides this, the SIT has already held different meetings with the officers and officials of police and legal departments in this regard.

Chandigarh extends curfew by another week

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the continuous spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh, the Union Territory administration on Monday decided to extend the week-old curfew by another week.

Vet Varsity issues advisory for Poultry farmers, handlers and consumers

LUDHIANA: Amid the ongoing Covid-19 crises in our country, Bird flu, another disease of economic and health importance has hit several states of India including Punjab in the last few months.

Western Command opens 3 Covid hospitals for civilians

CHANDIGARH: As part of the continued fight against the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Western Command on Monday dedicated three Covid hospitals to the nation under the Indian Army initiative 'Operation Namaste'.

SC notice to Punjab on Prashant Kishor's appointment as CM's advisor

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has sought a response from the Punjab government on an appeal challenging the Punjab & Haryana High Court order, dismissing a petition challenging appointment of Prashant Kishor as Principal Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

Lakshadweep, Haryana, Assam top in Covid vax wastage

NEW DELHI: Lakshadweep, Haryana and Assam for the second consecutive day on Sunday maintained their position among top 10 states for the maximum loss of Covid vaccines amid the crisis when the country is passing through a shortage of the medicine necessary to keep people safe from the deadly virus.

10 vials of Remdesivir seized from Faridabad

CHANDIGARH: Haryana's Food and Drugs Administration Department on Sunday said it has seized 10 vials of Remdesivir from Faridabad town being sold in the black market.

Hooda concerned over Covid surge in Haryana villages

CHANDIGARH: Former two-time Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda on Sunday advised the state government to formulate a special policy for the rural areas with the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases.

13 Covid-19 undertrials escape from Haryana jail

CHANDIGARH: Thirteen undertrials escaped from a Covid-19 special jail in Haryana after cutting iron grills of a barrack, police said on Sunday.While four belonged to a jail in Rewari, nine from Mahendragarh.

6-Month deadline in Kotkapura case set by HC, but sit free to complete probe earlier,Says Punjab Govt

CHANDIGARH: A Punjab government spokesperson on Sunday made it clear that the 6-month time-frame for the new SIT to conclude the investigation into the Kotkapura firing case was not set by the state government but by the High Court.

States, UTs to get 46L more vax doses in 3 days

NEW DELHI: The Central government has so far provided more than 17,56,20,810 vaccine doses to States and Union Territories (UTs) "free of cost", and has planned to provide additional over 46 lakh doses within next three days.

Amarinder fooling people with SITs and panels in Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege cases: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh today blasted the Amarinder Singh government for taking recourse to evasive methods to shield and protect the culprits in incidents of Guru Granth Sahib sacrilege that took place six years ago.

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.

Mayawati attacks Kejriwal on migrants fleeing from Delhi

LUCKNOW:Taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday said that he is doing exactly the same drama that he did last year when he urged the migrants not to flee from Delhi.

Doorstep refill of O2 cylinder in Hry

GURUGRAM: In an initiative to stop black marketing and streamline oxygen supply across the state, the Haryana government will soon start a door-to-door oxygen cylinder refill provision for its people.

States, UTs to get 53L more vax doses in 3 days

NEW DELHI: Over 53 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine will be provided to states and Union Territories (UTs) within next three days, which will be an addition to more than 84 lakh vaccine doses currently available with them, Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Probe widened into recovery of oxygen concentrators from Lutyens eateries

NEW DELHI: Even as the recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from the famous eatries in Lutyens Delhi has been transferred to the Crime Branch, several prominent people have come on the radar of the Delhi Police, including Navneet Kalra who owns three of those restaurants.

Lakshadweep wasting max Covid vax; Hry, Assam too

NEW DELHI: Amidst increasing Covid-19 vaccine demands in the country, wastage of the key injection has been a matter of concern for the government with reports of highest 22 per cent wastage of the vaccine in Lakshadweep followed by Haryana and Assam.

Crime branch to probe recovery of O2 concentrators from Delhi eateries

NEW DELHI: The probe of recovery of over 500 oxygen concentrators from famous Delhi restaurants has been handed over to the crime branch.

Punjab Government constitutes new SIT to probe Kotkapura firing cases

CHANDIGARH: Consequent to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab Government on Friday constituted a new three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising of senior IPS officers, and directed it to complete the investigations into the Kotkapura firing incident, preferably in six months, as per the court’s orders.

DLSA secretary would also work as member of District level committee on covid related issues

PATIALA: Following the directions issued in Writ Petition No. 101 CRWP-242-2021 titled as Rishi Vs. State of Haryana & Ors, by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Secretaries, District Legal Services Authority would also be the members in the District Level Committee for redressal of all types of grievances related to COVID-19 pandemic.