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Two more Omicron variant patients in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Dec 26 (IANS) Two more people were found to be positive for Omicron variant in Chandigarh out of samples of five family contacts of previous Omicron positive case sent for genome sequencing, doctors said on Sunday.
2021-12-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Akali patriarch Badal at 94 still not ready to hang his boots
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) After seven decades in politics, the grand old man of Punjab politics and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch, Parkash Singh Badal, at 94 is still not ready to ride off into the sunset.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Punjab,National
Ludhiana blast accused had links with pro-Khalistan elements of Pak: Punjab DGP
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Punjab Police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the Ludhiana court bomb blast case after identifying the accused-cum-victim, Gagandeep Singh (31), who reportedly had links with Pakistan-based pro-Khalistan elements.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
22 farmer unions form political front for Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Dec 25 (IANS) Twenty-two unions of farmers, which were part of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) to protest three contentious farm laws, on Saturday announced to form a political front 'Samyukta Samaj Morcha' to contest the 2022 assembly elections in Punjab on all 117 seats.
2021-12-25
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Polling begins for 35-seat Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Polling for the 35 seats of the BJP-ruled Municipal Corporation Chandigarh began on Friday amid tight security and will continue till 5 p.m., election officials said here.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Channi seeks Centre's help in blast investigation
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Friday said he spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and apprised him about the blast in the district court complex in Ludhiana and sought help in the investigation.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Perform in Delhi before promising moon to Punjab people: Channi tells Kejriwal
Pathankot (Punjab), Dec 24 (IANS) Terming that his government is implementing the common man's agenda, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Friday dared Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal to perform in Delhi before promising a moon to people in Punjab.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Less than 45% polling for Municipal Corporation Chandigarh by 3 p.m. (Ld)
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Less than 45 per cent out of the total 6,33,475 people cast their votes for the 35-ward Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, two hours before the polling ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, poll officials said. The ballots will be counted on December 27.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chandigarh: Only fully-vaccinated allowed in hotels, public places
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) The Chandigarh administration on Friday banned those not fully-vaccinated against Covid-19 from public places, including hotels, bars, cinemas and banks.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
60% polling in Chandigarh civic polls, 0.5% higher than 2016 (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) Sixty per cent out of the total 6,33,475 eligible people cast their votes for the 35-ward Municipal Corporation Chandigarh on Friday, poll officials said. It was 0.5 per cent higher than the 2016 polls. The ballots will be counted on December 27.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana imposes night curfew from Dec 25
Chandigarh, Dec 24 (IANS) The Haryana government on Friday imposed statewide night curfew from December 25 to January 5 to contain the surge in Covid cases during the holiday season.
2021-12-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
2 feared killed in a blast in Ludhiana district court
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) At least two people were feared killed and several injured on Thursday in a blast at the district court complex in Punjab's Ludhiana city.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Two killed in Ludhiana explosion, CM to reach spot (Ld)
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) At least two people were dead and five received injuries in an explosion in the district court complex of Ludhiana city in Punjab. Chief Minister Charanjit Channi is reaching the spot to assess the situation.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ludhiana bomb blast dastardly act, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Terming the Ludhiana bomb blast incident that left one dead as the "most shocking and dastardly act", Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Thursday said that inimical forces seeking to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the state would never succeed in their nefarious designs.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Poll bonanza: Punjab clears loans of 1.09 lakh farmers, cancels FIRs
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) Just ahead of the Assembly polls, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Thursday announced release of Rs 1,200 crore funds to clear loans, up to Rs 2 lakh, of about 1.09 lakh small and marginal farmers, having land up to five acres, under the existing debt waiver scheme.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Man believed to be carrying explosives killed in Ludhiana blast: Punjab CM (2nd Ld)
Chandigarh, Dec 23 (IANS) A man, who is believed to be carrying explosives, was killed and five others were injured in a suspected IED blast in the district court complex in Ludhiana on Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said.
2021-12-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Haryana to deny entry to restaurants, malls if not fully vaccinated
Chandigarh, Dec 22 (IANS) Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said from January 1 people who have not got the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine would not be permitted to congested public places like restaurants, malls, banks and offices.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Won't allow drug traffickers to go scot-free: Punjab CM
Muktsar (Punjab), Dec 22 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Wednesday said that his government won't allow any drug trafficker to go scot-free and the law will take its own course in Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia's case.
2021-12-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No shortage of electricity, Haryana CM informs Assembly
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday informed the Assembly that the people of the state would not face any inconvenience due to shortage of electricity.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sukhbir's brother-in-law booked in drugs case in Punjab
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Just weeks ahead of the Assembly polls in Punjab, the police have booked former Akali minister and brother-in-law of Sukhbir Badal, Bikram Singh Majithia, under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Punjab CM assures striking nurses of resolving all issues
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Assuring striking nurses that their demands would be met, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Tuesday directed the Health and Medical Education Departments to get their issues thoroughly examined for resolution positively within 10 days to their satisfaction.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No shortage of fertilisers, says Haryana minister
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) Haryana Agriculture Minister J.P. Dalal on Tuesday said that there was no shortage of fertilisers in the state.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Give Chandigarh in safe hands, Congress appeals to voters
Chandigarh, Dec 21 (IANS) All India Mahila Congress President Netta D'Souza on Tuesday called upon the women of the city to give Chandigarh in safe hands this time during the Municipal Corporation polls slated on December 24.
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sukhbir accepts challenge of false case against Majithia
Amritsar, Dec 21 (IANS) Former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Badal on Tuesday declared that his party "accepts the challenge of a false case against one of the party's leaders Bikram Singh Majithia".
2021-12-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab scraps 40,000 VAT cases
Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IANS) Giving relief to trade and industry, the Punjab government on Monday announced to scrap 40,000 statutory form related outstanding cases under the central sales tax and the value added tax (VAT) out of 48,000 cases related to fiscal 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
2021-12-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Another killing for sacrilege in Punjab, now in Kapurthala
Chandigarh, Dec 19 (IANS) Less then 24 hours after a man was beaten for death for alleged attempted sacrilege at the Golden Temple - the holiest Sikh site - in Amritsar, another case of a killing for the same reason was reported in Punjab on Sunday.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Religion
Sacrilege bid at Golden Temple will be probed thoroughly: Channi
Amritsar, Dec 19 (IANS) Expressing anguish over the unfortunate incident to attempt sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Darbar Sahib here, popularly known as the Golden Temple, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Sunday reiterated his government's firm commitment to thoroughly probe the entire matter to get into the bottom of the case.
2021-12-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Drone along India-Pakistan border shot down
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday said a drone along the India-Pakistan border has been shot down in Punjab's Ferozepur area.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Farmer leader floats political outfit, to contest Punjab polls
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Taking the lead, farmer leader Gurnam Singh Chaduni on Saturday floated his political outfit and announced to contest the forthcoming Assembly polls in Punjab.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Man beaten to death for trying to descrate Guru Granth Sahib at Golden Temple
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) A man was allegedly beaten to death on Saturday evening after he tried to desecrate the sacred Guru Granth Sahib at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Punjab CM condemns heinous act of attempting sacrilege of Guru Granth Sahib
Chandigarh, Dec 18 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Saturday strongly condemned the 'most unfortunate' and 'heinous' act of attempting sacrilege of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in the sanctum sanctorum of Golden Temple in Amritsar during the 'path' of Sri Rehras Sahib.
2021-12-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Siddharth Chattopadhyaya is new Punjab DGP
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) A 1986-batch IPS officer, Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, on Friday assumed the additional charge of Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
591 held for duping people on pretext of sending abroad in Haryana
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Friday told the assembly that 591 people have been arrested in the state on charges of sending people abroad by dubious means.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab-born German writer Rajvinder Singh passes away
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Punjab-born German writer and four-time Poet-Laureate, Rajvinder Singh, passed away at a hospital in Berlin after a brief illness, his family said. He was 66 years old.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National
BJP-ruled civic body cheated Chandigarh residents: Congress
Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) The people of Chandigarh had elected the BJP in the last Municipal Corporation poll, but in return they got inflated bills, pollution and contaminated water, said a Congress leader on Friday.
2021-12-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to set up Punjabi Film Development Council
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi announced to set up a Punjabi Film Development Council to promote the Punjabi language and Culture.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National
3x3 Pro Basketball League in March 2022 at Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) The Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and 3x3 Pro Basketball League Indian Sub-continent (3BL) will hold the 3BL Season III from March 5-27, 2022, in Chandigarh, BFI Secretary General Chander Mukhi Sharma said on Thursday. The league second season of the league was held in 2019.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Other Sports
Chandigarh to be first slum-free city, claims BJP manifesto
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) The ruiling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the municipal elections in Chandigarh on Wednesday promised to make it the country's first slum-free city.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chandigarh to be first slum-free city, claims BJP manifesto
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) The ruiling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the municipal elections in Chandigarh on Wednesday promised to make it the country's first slum-free city.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Chandigarh to be first slum-free city, claims BJP manifesto
Chandigarh, Dec 16 (IANS) The ruiling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its manifesto for the municipal elections in Chandigarh on Wednesday promised to make it the country's first slum-free city.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to set up Chair to study Bible
Gurdaspur (Punjab), Dec 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday made a slew of historical announcements for the Christian community, including setting up of a Chair at university level for the study of the Bible.
2021-12-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Religion
Election officials to review Punjab poll preparedness
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) A high-level team of the Election Commission, led by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra, reached Chandigargh on Wednesday on a two-day visit to take stock of preparedness for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Congress manifesto promises to restore Chandigarh's glory
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) The opposition Congress on Wednesday resolved to ensure the city's growth and development with accountability, commitment and transparency in its manifesto for the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections scheduled for December 24.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Industrialists' demands to be addressed on priority: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, Dec 15 (IANS) Reiterating his government's firm commitment to ensure a congenial atmosphere for industrial development, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Channi on Wednesday assured representatives of various industrial associations that their entire genuine grievances would be addressed on priority and in a fast-track mode.
2021-12-15
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
'Against All Odds' -- a salute to Longewala battle hero
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) The book, 'Against All Odds', is the real story of the courage, grit and determination of the Longewala battle in which 120 Indian Army soldiers defended the post of Longewala (or Laungewala) in the western sector on the night of December 4-5, 1971, against a formidable enemy onslaught of nearly 60 tanks and more than 3,000 Pakistani Infantry Brigade.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Rs 40 crore approved for domestic airport in Ambala
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday that Rs 40 crore has been approved for the construction of a domestic airport in Ambala.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Centennial commemoration: Akali Dal promises Rs 50K per acre crop insurance
Moga, Dec 14 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday gave a clarion call for the establishment of a truly federal structure in the country, with genuine cultural, political and economic autonomy to states.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab invites applications for allotment of 25,000 EWS houses
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) In order to provide constructed houses to the economically weaker section (EWS) across the state, the Punjab Cabinet on Tuesday approved invitation of applications for allotment of 25,000 houses to be constructed by urban development authorities.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder warns police against intimidating party workers
Chandigarh, Dec 14 (IANS) Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) chief Amarinder Singh on Tuesday warned Punjab Police officials against intimidating his party workers at the behest of some local Congress leaders.
2021-12-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021 (Ld)
Chandigarh, Dec 13 (IANS) Harnaaz Sandhu, an alumna of Chandigarh's Post Graduate Government College Sector 11 and also a Punjabi film actress, was named the Miss Universe 2021, bagging the crown 21 years after Lara Dutta won the prestigious title in 2000.
2021-12-13
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion