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Sukhbir urges PM to order probe into purchase of faulty ventilators
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an inquiry into the purchase of faulty ventilators under the aegis of the PM CARES Fund.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab cop caught in compromising position sacked, arrested
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) A Punjab Police Assistant Sub Inspector, who caught on camera while allegedly raping a woman in her house in Bathinda district, was dismissed from service on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
'Thikhri Pehra' makes comeback in Haryana to contain virus
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With the surge in the pandemic in rural areas, the Haryana government on Wednesday directed the Deputy Commissioners to enforce the age-old practice of setting up 'Thikhri Pehra' or community policing in villages.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Western Command Covid Hospital opens in Patiala
Patiala, May 12 (IANS) A Western Command Covid Hospital has been made operational for civilians on Wednesday inside the complex of Rajindra Hospital here, with an elaborate plan for division of responsibilities between the Indian Army and the civil and hospital administrations.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Haryana districts around NCR see alarming high positivity rate
Chandigarh, May 12 (IANS) With Haryana districts around the national capital showing an alarming high positivity rate as most of the Covid cases are being reported from the rural areas, the Manohar Lal Khattar government has gone into action mode, officials said on Wednesday.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Release Rs 60 cr for sports varsity construction: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday directed the Finance Department to immediately release the sanctioned amount of Rs 60 crore for the first phase construction of the Maharaja Bhupinder Singh Punjab Sports University (MBSPSU) in Patiala.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Politics
Haryana CM opens 150-bed Covid care centre in Sirsa
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana CM flags off two oxygen tankers, airlifted by IAF
Chandigarh, May 11 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab Cabinet ministers seek action against Navjot Sidhu
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Taking strong exception to the no-holds-barred 'attack' unleashed by Navjot Sidhu against Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, several Punjab Cabinet ministers in a joint statement on Monday urged the Congress high command to take strict disciplinary action against the dissident MLA.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chandigarh extends curfew by another week
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Tikri border rape accused will be brought to justice: Vij
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Western Command opens 3 Covid hospitals for civilians
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) 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'.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Hike quota of oxygen to 300 MT, Punjab CM urges PM
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to increase the total quota of oxygen to 300 metric tonnes (MT), and ensure urgent supplies of vaccine for the state, which has been facing shortage on both counts.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hooda concerned over Covid surge in Haryana villages
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
10 vials of Remdesivir seized from Faridabad
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
13 Covid-19 undertrials escape from Haryana jail
Chandigarh, May 9 (IANS) Thirteen undertrials escaped from a Covid-19 special jail in Haryana after cutting iron grills of a barrack, police said on Sunday.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Haryana to launch vaccination drive for journalists
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to launch a Covid vaccination drive for all journalists in the state as they are dedicatedly rendering their services in this hour of crisis.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media
No lockdown violation by farm activists to be allowed: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Even as he made it clear that there was no question of sabotaging the farmers' agitation against the farm laws, which his own government was vehemently opposed to, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said no violation of the weekend lockdown and other restrictions in the state could be allowed at any cost, given the current grim situation.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana CM announces special screening drive in villages
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Army setting up oxygen plant, 3 Covid hospitals in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) In an effort to tide over the oxygen shortage in the region, the Indian Army is working round-the-clock to resuscitate an oxygen plant and commissioning 100-bed Covid hospitals in Chandigarh, Patiala and Faridabad, the defence's Public Relations Office (PRO) said here on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM seeks help of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in Covid fight
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought the support of Radha Saomi Satsang Beas in the state's fight against Covid-19, while directing all the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to closely coordinate with authorized representatives in various branches of the Satsang in this regard.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics,Religion
Arrange chemo for cancer patients in Bathinda: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed Health Minister Balbir Sidhu and Medical Education Minister O.P. Soni to explore the possibility of providing chemotherapy to cancer patients at the Civil Hospital in Bathinda as the Cancer Hospital in the district is presently being utilised for Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab sets up new SIT to probe 2015 firing incident
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Consequent to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Punjab government on Friday set up a new three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT), comprising of senior IPS officers, and directed it to complete the investigations into the 2015 Kotkapura firing incident, preferably in six months, as per the court's orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Deal stringently with farm activists for lockdown violation: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Acting tough owing to Covid-19 surge, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday issued directions to deal stringently with violations in view of the Kisan Sangharsh Morcha's anti-lockdown agitation on Saturday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM announces support for 10-yr-old road vendor's education
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Moved by the plight of 10-year-old Vansh Singh, whose video of selling socks on Ludhiana roads to support his family had gone viral, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced full government financial support for his education, besides Rs 2 lakh in immediate assistance for the family.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Punjab to start vaccinating 18 plus from Monday
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked officials concerned to prepare for vaccinating priority groups in the 18-45 years category in government hospitals from Monday, as the state was expecting 1 lakh doses to come from the Serum Institute of India (SII) over the weekend.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Hand oxygen plants over to military: Haryana minister
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Friday said the work of administration and arrangement of oxygen plants should be handed over to the military and the paramilitary for their safe and smooth functioning.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab procures 125L MT wheat
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Amid the pandemic, Punjab has procured more than 125 lakh metric tonne (MT) wheat till date and paid Rs 21,472 crore to the farmers, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Business/Economy,Politics
Put pressure on Centre to assist on Covid, Punjab CM asks MPs
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Congress MPs from the state to put pressure the Centre to augment supplies of oxygen, tankers, vaccines and vital medicines to help the state government effectively fight the deadly second wave of the pandemic.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana CM for adopting proactive strategies to contain Covid
Chandigarh, May 6 (IANS) 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.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab CM again rules out complete lockdown
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday again ruled out a complete lockdown, noting that the restrictions currently in place were more stringent than the lockdown conditions in many other states.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana to give Rs 42K assistance to Covid patients from BPL category
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Reiterating the commitment that every needy person has the first right to aid, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced assistance to the below poverty line (BPL) families for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Punjab yet to get 30 lakh doses of vaccine from SII
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) With government hospitals in the state failing to kickstart the process of vaccinating people in the 18-44 age group due to non-availability of vaccine doses, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the Health Department to explore all options for the supply of vaccination.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab grants 'thrust sector' status to oxygen units
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Amid the oxygen crisis triggered by the spiralling Covid-19 cases, the Punjab government on Wednesday announced thrust sector status for all oxygen production units, while appointing a nodal officer to coordinate with the Customs Department for quick clearance of foreign aid.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pay panel recommends two-fold salary hike for Punjab employees
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) In a major bonanza for government employees, the Sixth Pay Commission of the Punjab government has recommended an over two-fold increase in the salaries of all employees, with an increase in minimum pay from Rs 6,950 to Rs 18,000 per month, with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen, Punjab CM urges Modi
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought immediate intervention of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure uninterrupted supply of medical oxygen to the state.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sikh charity to set up 100-bed Covid hospital in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Sikh charity Sri Guru Granth Sahib Society will urgently set up a 100-bed Covid Care Centre with an oxygen facility at the PGI Hospital's Infosys Sarai, Chandigarh Adviser Manoj Parida said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Noted scholar Rashpal Malhotra dies of Covid
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) Chandigarh-based Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) founder and noted scholar Rashpal Malhotra died at a private hospital in Mohali near here after battling with Covid for over a week. He was 84.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Pharma sector facing shooting prices of raw materials: Assocham
Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) The pharma sector is facing shooting prices and shortage of raw materials, known as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), as 85 per cent of them come from China, Assocham said on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy
Amarinder launches online course for Punjadiaspora
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday digitally launched online programmes started by the Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) in Amritsar for the Punjabi diaspora.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Diaspora,Politics
Hry minister warns private hospitals against overcharging
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Monday that strict action would be initiated against private hospitals found overcharging Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Journalists declared frontline warriors in Punjab
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced that all accredited and yellow card journalists in the state will be included in the list of frontline warriors in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Media
Chandigarh shops selling non-essential items to shut for week
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) With a surge in Covid-19 cases, the Chandigarh administration on Monday decided to shut all shops selling non-essential items for a week from 5 p.m. on Tuesday till May 11 early morning.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab asks Centre to provide more oxygen tankers
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday appealed to the Centre for more oxygen tankers to be made available to the state, which did not have enough such vehicles to transport the life-saving gas for seriously ill Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Not in favour of total lockdown, but will impose if needed: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, May 3 (IANS) Even as he made it clear that he was not in favour of a complete and harsh lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday warned people against laxity in adherence to the curbs imposed in the state, and said if the situation did not improve, he would be forced to consider a total lockdown.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Covid negative report or vaccine certificate must for entering Punjab
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Making the restrictions tough owing to the coronavirus surge, the Punjab government on Sunday said nobody would be allowed to enter the state without a negative Covid report not more than 72 hours old or a vaccination certificate over two weeks old.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Haryana starts vaccination for above 18 years
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Sunday said the third phase of coronavirus vaccination for those aged between 18 and 45 years, numbering around 1.1 crore, commenced at 200 centres in the state on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
BKU leader Tikait, 12 others booked in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) Haryana Police have registered a case against Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait and 12 others for violating prohibitory orders, officials said on Sunday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Seven-day lockdown in Haryana from Monday
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) To break the chain of coronavirus transmission in the state, the Haryana government on Sunday announced a weeklong lockdown starting Monday.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oslo restaurateur contributes to ease Delhi's Oxygen crisis
Chandigarh, May 2 (IANS) A Punjab-born restaurateur in Oslo has contributed his day's income of Rs 482,000 through international humanitarian relief organisation Khalsa Aid to ease Delhi's Oxygen emergency for coronavirus patients.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine