Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Punjab gets fresh breath of Oxygen as supplies come in

CHANDIGARH: In a breath of fresh air in these testing times of pandemic, efforts of Punjab Government have borne fruit as regular Oxygen supply through air route from different parts of the country in being arranged in punjab.

Administratively imprudent, politically communal decision on Malerkotla: Chugh

CHANDIGARH: BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh said here today that the Amarinder Singh government's decision to create Malerkotla as a new district in Punjab was administratively an imprudent and politically a communal decision.

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.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura announce new party ‘Shiromani Akali Dal Sanyukat

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (Democratic) and Shiromani Akali Dal (Taksali) Dal after announcing merger of their parties today announced their new party ‘Shiromani Akali Dal Sanyukat’. Sh. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa will be the party President, while jathedar Ranjit Singh Brahmpura is Patron. The new organizational structure of ‘Shiromani Akali Dal Sanyukat’ will be announced soon.

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.

New timetable for opening shops in Kapurthala district

KAPURTHALA: Deputy Commissioner cum District Magistrate Deepti Uppal has issued a new timetable for opening shops in District Kapurthala in line with the restrictions imposed by the Punjab Government to curb covid.

Telecom networks playing an important role during pandemic

KAPURTHALA:Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated “World Telecom Day” by organizing a webinar on differentiating features of “5G” technology. Around 150 Engineering college students from all over Punjab participated through virtual mode. The theme for this year on World Telecom Day was “Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times”.

Inaugural of the online Bridge Course program to learn English

CHANDIGARH:An online “Bridge Course program” for hundred students of Dashmesh Publish
School, District Qadian, Gurdaspur has been initiated here Monday. The online program for one
month was organized by Regional Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (RCED), Chandigarh in
collaboration with Satnam Sarvkalyan Trust (SST), Mohali.

Punjab gets fresh breath of Oxygen as supplies come in

CHANDIGARH: In a breath of fresh air in these testing times of pandemic, efforts of Punjab Government have borne fruit as regular Oxygen supply through air route from different parts of the country in being arranged in punjab.

Sub divisional committees constitute in Patiala to curb virus spread in Rural area

PATIALA: To ensure the timely response to the CORONAVIRUS infected people in the rural areas under recently launched 'Rural Mission Fateh', monitoring committees at Sub Divisional level and Village level have been constituted, said deputy commissioner, Kumar Amit today, after holding the meeting of SDMs, Health Officials and other stakeholders of the committees.

Notice to Punjab govt in 'MeToo' allegations against minister

CHANDIGARH: Trouble seems brewing for Punjab Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who has been facing charges of sending "indecent" messages to an IAS officer on her mobile phone more than two years ago, with the state women panel issuing notice to the government on the issue.

The Punjabi song "Sohne Di Pasand" goes on trending with a love story sending out a special social message

The Punjabi song "Sohne Di Pasand" goes on trending with a love story sending out a special social message

Peep into your conscience and see that not only your hands but soul is also drenched with blood of innocents killed at Bargari:Sidhu and Dharmsot tell Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH: Cabinet Minsters of Punjab Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu and Mr Sadhu Singh Dharmsot today advised SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal to peep into his conscience and see that not only his hands but soul was also drenched with blood of innocent people who were killed in Bargari incident.

Punjab CS asks officers to reach out to rural areas to expedite sampling, vaccination

CHANDIGARH: Acting swiftly on Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's directions to launch a special campaign against Covid in the villages, the Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Sunday, exhorted the rural population in Punjab to voluntarily come forward and get themselves tested and vaccinated against the deadly virus.

Drive Against Drugs: Police chiefs asked to identify drug hotspots, Top drug smugglers

CHANDIGARH: In order to further intensify the ongoing Drive Against Drugs, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta, during a high-level virtual meeting on Sunday, directed all the Police Chiefs to launch a crackdown against the drug smugglers/suppliers in their concerned areas

Punjab Minister Singla launches 100-bed Covid facility

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday launched the 'Zimmewaar Sangrur' campaign by setting up a 100-bed facility equipped with oxygen concentrators and vital measurement monitors in his hometown Sangrur.

Kapurthala Police delivers food to 1100 needy families: SSP

KAPURTHALA: Under the 'Food Helpline' launched by the Punjab Police for the purpose of providing ration and pucca food to the weaker sections of the society during the curfew due to Covid cause, dry ration and pucca food has been provided to 1100 families in Kapurthala district. .

Punjab CM slams BJP over Malerkotla remarks, says attempts to light communal bomb will blow up in your faces

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday launched a scathing attack on BJP national and state leaders parroting Adityanath Yogi’s provocative statement on Malerkotla, warning that their blatant attempts to drive a communal wedge among the peace-loving Punjabis will backfire on them.

Punjab Government establishes 4 new laboratories to conduct free of cost dengue test

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Health Minister Punjab Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu dedicated 4 new Laboratories for free testing of Dengue to the people of the State on the occasion of National Dengue Day on 16th May. The new labs have been made functional at Sub-divisional Hospital Kharar, Rajpura, Abohar and Jagraon.

Martyr ASIs cremated with full state honours at their native villages

JAGRAON/TARN TARAN: Emotions ran high as the mortal remains of the two Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs), who were shot dead by car borne drug smuggler-criminals and perverts in New Grain Market in Jagraon were consigned to flames with full state honours at their native villages on Sunday. Both ASIs posted in the Crime Investigation Unit (CIA) Wing of Ludhiana Rural Police, following a tip-off regarding liquor smuggling when the incident took place on Saturday evening.

Congress to campaign against fascist polices and expose Modi government's failures in tackling pandemic: Sunil Jakhar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar said that the Modi government at the Center has completely failed in Covid management. Instead of making timely arrangements to battle the pandemic, the Central govt continued to send vaccines abroad. Now when people were telling the truth or serving humanity to give relief to affected people, they were being booked and arrested by registering FIRs.

Punjab CM asks CS to explore Sputnik V procurement for 18-44 group vaccination

CHANDIGARH: Amid continued shortage of Covid vaccine, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday directed the Chief Secretary to explore the possibility of procurement of Sputnik V for the immunization of 18-44 age group.

Punjab CM announces unique Pind Covid Fateh Programme to tackle Covid spread in villages

CHANDIGARH: Stressing the need to avoid the kind of situation that was prevailing in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a unique Covid Fateh programme as part of a ‘Corona Mukt Pind Abhiyaan’ to tackle the worrying spread of Covid in the rural areas.

All Covid curbs in Punjab extended till May 31, CM orders strict enforcement

CHANDIGARH: With the state continuing to report high Covid positivity and CFR, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all the existing restrictions up to May 31, with directions for strict enforcement of all the curbs.

Punjab CM underscores need to spread Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's message of Harmony & Secularism

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday underscored the need to propagate the ideology of the 9th Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib, around the world, to promote the values of peace, harmony, secularism and co-existence, which Guru Sahib upheld through his supreme sacrifice.

Awareness is the only key to prevent Dengue epidemic during Covid -19 pandemic

KAPURTHALA: Pushpa Gujral Science City celebrated National Dengue Day by organizing webinar on “Strategies to prevent Dengue epidemic during Covid -19 pandemic ”. Around 200 students and teachers from all over Punjab participated through virtual mode. Dr. Kulbir Kaur, Director Principal, Punjab Institute of Medical Science, Jalandhar was key speaker at the occasion. She said that Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus transmitted by the bite of female Aedes aegypti mosquito. It occurs during the month of July to October, as condition were most suitable for breeding of mosquitoes.

Rajinder Singh Badheri sharply criticizes UP BJP Government's Chief Minister Yogi for his tweet against Malerkotla as a district

CHANDIGARH: Prominent Sikh farmer leader, National Delegate of All India Jatt Maha Sabha and State President Chandigarh, Rajinder Singh Badheri has strongly condemned the provocative tweet of Uttar Pradesh BJP Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath on the Punjab government declaring Malerkotla as a new district. Farmer leader Badheri termed the statement as a manifestation of the saffron party's narrow and communal policy and a very shameful thinking.

Digital empowerment of Punjab farmers: J-Form in digilocker would be treated as valid document

CHANDIGARH:In a yet another pro-farmers’ initiative besides promoting e-governance, Punjab became the first state in the country to launch a Digi-Locker facility for farmers. Now, the farmers have an option to take print or download digital copies of their J-Forms in the state, as the Punjab Mandi Board has made the electronic format of J-Forms available, from this Wheat Procurement-2021 season onwards.

Punjab to demand more oxygen tankers from Centre: Chief Secretary

CHANDIGARH: In order to bridge the gap between the rising demand and supply of the medical oxygen in the state, the Punjab Government would demand additional oxygen tankers from the Centre to speed up the supply chain of the life-saving gas in the state from far and near.

Punjab CM asks PM to make GoI single agency for vaccine procurement and distribution

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Prime Minister to make the Central Government the single agency for procurement and distribution of vaccine for 18-44 age group.

Having run away from its responsibilities, BJP govt harassing those doing public service

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar has said that the BJP govt which had completely failed to protect people from the wrath of Corona, in this difficult time, was stooping so low in harassing the people who were sincerely engaged in public service. He accused the BJP Govt of trying hard to save the fake image of PM Modi rather than working to save lives of its citizens.

Shameless bid to incite communal disharmony in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder on Yogi Adityanath's Malerkotla tweet

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed Yogi Adityanath over his inflammatory tweet on the declaration of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of Punjab, terming it an attempt to incite communal hatred in the peaceful state as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive policies.

Punjab State Red Cross constitutes a Helpline for COVID Patients

CHANDIGARH: On the suggestion of Mr. Avinash Rai Khanna, Vice Chairperson Indian Red Cross, Punjab State Red Cross has started a “Tele helpline” in Collaboration with Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research (SIPHER) to provide counseling and guidance to the COVID 19 patients in home isolation.

To augment O2 supplies, Punjab's first oxygen express on way to Bokaro to lift 40 MT LMO

CHANDIGARH: With the rolling out of Punjab's first Oxygen Express towards Bokaro earlier this morning, the state will soon be in a position to lift its full 80 MT O2 quota, much needed to further boost up its stock of life-saving medical ingredient.

11 dead after van plunges into canal in Pak

LAHORE: At least 11 people were killed after a passenger van plunged into a canal in Pakistan's Punjab province, according to media reports.
The accident took place on Friday evening in Khanqah Dogran area of Sheikhupura district, reports Xinhua news agency.

Empowering slum kids through open-air classroom

CHANDIGARH: A school set up in open street corner in Jallandhar provides regular education to children of daily wagers and labourers living in near by slum areas. Their families reside in small hamlets/shanties, cut off from the city’s towering infrastructure.

Covid affected families thank Punjab Govt as Punjab Police starts delivering meals to them

 CHANDIGARH: Worried as there was no access to food after nine members of a family tested COVID-19 positive and have been home isolated, Palwinderjit Kaur, 38, a resident from village Rajindergarh in Fatehgarh Sahib dialled ‘112’ with a request and the Police Party immediately reached their home with the required food.

Punjab CM condoles passing away of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's nephew Abhay Singh Sandhu

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday condoled the sad demise of Abhay Singh Sandhu, the Nephew of legendary martyr Shaheed-e- Azam Bhagat Singh, who passed away this evening due to Covid complications.

Kashmiri Boy Sajjad makes it big In Punjabi show

CHANDIGARH: We have seen how aspiring actors come to Mumbai to fulfil their dreams of being a star. While some succeed, some are still struggling.One of them is Sajjad Nyk who also aspired to be an actor. Well, Sajjad's journey in the showbiz world was not easy.

Punjab CM asks villages to restrict entry to only Covid free persons, not to stop people going for testing

CHANDIGARH: With rural areas, which were largely unaffected in the first wave, now showing a Covid spike, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged villagers to restrict movement into their villages to only those persons who are free of the virus.