Monday, August 8, 2022

Pakistan: Punjab's Rawalpindi becomes hotspot for Dengue

Punjab | August 8, 2022 5:56:53 AM IST
With the rising number of cases, the provincial health department has declared a dengue emergency in Rawalpindi district in Pakistan's Punjab, media reports said.... read..

Punjab: Road leading to Pathankot airport washed away as Chakki river overflows

Pathankot (Punjab) | August 7, 2022 6:56:34 AM IST
The road leading to Pathankot airport was washed away, said officials on Saturday.... read..

CWG 2022 gold medalists Mirabai Chanu, Achinta Sheuli receive warm welcome in Amritsar

Amritsar | August 6, 2022 2:27:06 PM IST
Mirabai Chanu and Achinta Sheuli were showered with love as they were welcomed by the people at Amritsar Airport in Punjab after winning a gold medal each for the country in CWG 2022.... read..

PGIMER restarts benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme for beneficiaries from Punjab

Chandigarh | August 5, 2022 11:58:13 PM IST
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has restarted the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat scheme for beneficiaries from Punjab on Friday.... read..

Punjab govt launches initiative to tackle drug addiction among jail inmates

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 5, 2022 11:58:10 PM IST
To tackle drug addiction among jail inmates, the Punjab government in partnership with the Special Task Force (STF) on Friday launched a Peer Support Network with substance use disorder (SUD).... read..

Punjab: PGIMER stops treating patients under Ayushman scheme

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 3:29:19 AM IST
Owing to pending claims exceeding Rs. 15 crores, the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh has stopped treating patients under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, said officials on Wednesday.... read..

Punjab govt to organise camps to ensure benefits to pensioners

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 11:58:33 PM IST
The Social Security and Women and Child Development Minister Dr Baljit Kaur, on Thursday, directed the officials to organise village-level special camps on August 17 to ensure benefits are transferred to pensioners and also to expedite the process of fill... read..

HC directs Punjab govt to file report on illegal mining near international border

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 9:27:31 PM IST
Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday issued directions to the Punjab Government to file a report on the occurrence of large potholes after illegal mining in the international border area.... read..

Haryana Police arrests illegal arms manufacturer from Rajasthan, 48 country-made pistols recovered

Chandigarh | August 4, 2022 8:56:19 PM IST
Haryana Police on Thursday arrested a man from Bharatpur district of Rajasthan who is allegedly involved in manufacturing and selling illegal weapons.... read..

CWG 2022: Punjab CM announces cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for Bronze-winning weightlifter Gurdeep Singh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 1:56:46 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for weightlifter Gurdeep Singh, who won a Bronze medal in the Men's 109 kg plus category final.... read..

Zero tolerance towards malpractices in working of department: Punjab Food Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 4, 2022 5:26:56 AM IST
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak on Wednesday chaired a review meeting with the District Food Supply Controllers and the Deputy Directors and said a zero-tolerance policy is being adopted towards malpractices ... read..

Farmer unions call off proposed protest against Punjab govt after 'most of the demands' accepted

Chandigarh | August 3, 2022 5:56:08 AM IST
The farmer unions on Tuesday called off their proposed protest against the Punjab government after meeting Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann who accepted "most of the demands".... read..

Stay away from dollar dreams shown by secessionists: Baljit Singh Daduwal tells Sikh youths

Chandigarh (Punjab) | August 3, 2022 2:26:27 PM IST
Prominent preacher and chief of Haryana Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (HSGMC) Baljit Singh Daduwal has urged Sikh youths, especially the baptised ones, to shun radicalism and violence and stay away from dollar dreams shown by secessionist organisati... read..

'Cong is no longer party of Rajiv, Indira', says Kuldeep Bishnoi as he prepares to join BJP

Chandigarh | August 3, 2022 2:26:22 PM IST
Expelled Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi resigned as the legislator from the Adampur Constituency in Haryana on Wednesday.... read..

Single screen theatres struggle for survival due to rise in multiplex culture

Amritsar (Punjab) | August 2, 2022 11:26:48 PM IST
Single screen theatres continue to remain shut in Amritsar and are struggling to survive due to the rise in the multiplex culture.... read..

Moga police gets Lawrence Bishnoi's custody for 10 days

Moga (Punjab) | August 2, 2022 12:28:47 PM IST
The court of chief judicial magistrate Preeti Sukhija in Malout sent Lawrence Bishnoi to ten-day police remand in an attempt to murder case on Monday. Bishnoi is an accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case.... read..

Crackdown: Punjab Police claim to have arrested 260 big fish among 2,205 drug smugglers in a month

Chandigarh | August 1, 2022 7:27:16 PM IST
Punjab Police claimed to have arrested as many as 2,205 drug smugglers including 260 "big fish" since July 5 and have registered 1,730 FIRs of which 145 are related to commercial quantities, officials said on Monday.... read..

AAP Councillor Akbar Bholi shot dead in Punjab's Malerkotla

Malerkotla (Punjab) | August 1, 2022 10:58:05 AM IST
An Aam Aadmi Party's Municipal Councillor was shot dead by two unidentified persons when he was in a gym on Sunday in Punjab's Malerkotla district.... read..

AAP believes in 'propaganda, publicity', alleges Punjab BJP

Chandigarh | August 1, 2022 5:25:52 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party Punjab unit on Sunday hit out at the ruling Aam Aadmi Party in the state calling them a political outfit which believes in "sheer propaganda and publicity" while alleging that the party spent Rs 42 lakhs to do "propaganda" of saving... read..

Punjab CM for unified action by states to end narco-gangster-terrorist nexus

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday advocated unified action by states to curb the narco-gangster-terrorist nexus.... read..

Samyukt Kisan Morcha hold 'rail roko' stir across Punjab over MSP issue

Amritsar (Punjab) | July 31, 2022 2:56:36 PM IST
Farmers across Punjab are holding a four-hour 'rail roko' protest from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday in response to a call given for a nationwide protest by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha(SKM), an umbrella group comprising around 40 farm organisations, primarily dema... read..

Zero-tolerance policy against drugs: Himachal CM

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday said the state government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards eradication of smuggling of psychotropic substances and drugs.... read..

Haryana registers over 200 cases under NDPS Act every month: CM Khattar

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that over 200 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act are registered in Haryana every month.... read..

In 7 years, 260% spike in arrest in drugs cases: Shah (Lead)

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
Zero-tolerance policy towards the narcotics is showing results, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday, noting that there were seizures of 3.3 lakh kg drugs, and there was a 200 per cent increase in the number of cases registered.... read..

Haryana STF arrests 6 people for giving death threats to MLAs

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 31, 2022 10:57:48 PM IST
Special Task Force of the Haryana Police has arrested six people for allegedly giving death threats and extortion calls to MLAs.... read..

Punjab Advocate General forced to resign: Akali Dal

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday dared AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann to come clean on reports that ousted Punjab Advocate General Anmol Ratan Singh Sidhu was forced to resi... read..

Amit Shah lauds Droupadi Murmu for becoming 15th President of India

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 30, 2022 8:57:04 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday applauded President Droupadi Murmu for her achievement to become the 15th President of India despite coming from a background that lacked basic facilities.... read..

Punjab govt frees 2,828 acres of land from Shivalik foothills

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 30, 2022 7:56:22 PM IST
The Punjab government on Friday freed 2,828 acres of illegally encroached land in the foothills of the Shivalik Mountains from the possession of various influential people including the son of Shiromani Akali Dal's MP Simranjit Singh Mann.... read..

Punjab: AAP cabinet minister seeks apology on Health Minister's behalf

Bathinda (Punjab) | July 30, 2022 5:26:52 PM IST
Amid the ongoing controversy and opposition attack demanding Punjab Health Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra's resignation, state cabinet minister Fauja Singh Sarari on Saturday took note of the incident and sought an apology on the former's behalf.... read..

Chandigarh: Amit Shah attends Drug Trafficking and National Security Conference

Chandigarh | July 30, 2022 12:26:54 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended the Drug Trafficking and National Security Conference in Chandigarh on Saturday.... read..

Haryana govt announces free bus ride for women as 'gift' on Raksha Bandhan

Chandigarh | July 30, 2022 5:26:16 AM IST
Haryana government on Friday announced 36-hour free bus travel for women on the state transport buses as a gift for Raksha Bandhan.... read..

Punjab to set up centre of excellence for onion with Dutch assistance

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2022 1:15:11 AM IST
In yet another initiative to provide farmers a substitute to conventional crops, the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government on Friday announced setting up of a state of the art centre of excellence for onions in Sangrur district.... read..

Back-to-back win for Imran Khan as PTI grabs Punjab Speaker seat after CM post

Punjab | July 29, 2022 11:56:22 PM IST
After former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party successfully planted its member on the Chief Ministerial seat in Punjab, in yet another victory, PTI's member Sibtain Khan took over the position of Speaker in the provincial assembly on Friday.... read..

Pakistani national repatriated via Attari-Wagah border after imprisonment

Amritsar (Punjab) | July 29, 2022 7:26:10 AM IST
A Pakistani national, who was arrested for entering India illegally, was repatriated via the Attari-Wagah border in Amritsar on Thursday after 16 years of imprisonment.... read..

Student dies after collision between school bus, truck in Punjab

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) | July 29, 2022 1:56:14 PM IST
One school student died in an accident that occurred after a collision between the St. Paul's Convent School's bus and a truck in Dasuha town of Hoshiarpur, on Friday.... read..

Sidhu Moose Wala's parents get singer's tattoo inked on their arms

Chandigarh | July 29, 2022 11:26:08 AM IST
In the memory of Sidhu Moose Wala, his father Balkaur Singh paid an emotional tribute to the late singer by getting his face tattooed on his arm.... read..

Pakistan: Dy Speaker Mazari faces no-confidence motion after Punjab's political upheaval

Punjab | July 28, 2022 11:25:53 PM IST
After the political tug of war in Pakistan's Punjab Chief Ministerial election, the provincial assembly has passed a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari who annulled 10 votes during the polls, a move which was deemed to be "un... read..

Pakistan: PTI, PML-N cross swords again, this time for Punjab Speaker polls

Punjab | July 28, 2022 9:26:49 PM IST
Amid the controversy surrounding the elections in the country's most populous province, Pakistan's Punjab Assembly is all set to hold polls for the Speaker's post where former Prime Minister Imran Khan's PTI and PM Shehbaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League ... read..

Chandigarh administration takes stock of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 28, 2022 8:28:43 PM IST
Considering recent cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) in the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Dharam Pal, adviser of the Union Territory of Chandigarh, reviewed the situation on Thursday.... read..

Vinod Ghai to take over as Punjab Advocate General: Bhagwant Mann

Punjab | July 28, 2022 3:56:46 PM IST
Eminent lawyer Vinod Ghai is set to be the next advocate general of Punjab, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann announced on Thursday.... read..

3 held in Punjab for transporting 8 kg opium through ambulance

Chandigarh |Monday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Punjab Police on Sunday busted an inter-state drug smuggling racket and recovered eight kg opium concealed in a pillow being used by a fake patient lying in an ambulance.... read..

Punjab CM conducts inspection at upcoming Aam Aadmi Clinic

Chandigarh |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday made a surprise visit to check the progress of Aam Aadmi Clinic coming up in Mohali near here.... read..

Punjab Police busts inter-state drug nexus, kingpin arrested from UP's Saharanpur

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 24, 2022 9:56:46 AM IST
In a major crackdown, the Punjab Police busted an inter-state drug nexus and seized huge amounts of drugs.... read..

Mohali Police busts inter-state drug smuggling racket

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 24, 2022 11:56:38 PM IST
The Mohali Police on Sunday busted an inter-state drug smuggling racket and recovered 8 kg of opium being smuggled using an ambulance on the Ambala-Chandigarh Highway and arrested three accused, Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab said.... read..

Punjab Housing Minister to review working of urban development bodies

Chandigarh (Punjab) | July 24, 2022 8:27:53 PM IST
The Punjab Housing & Urban Development Ministry on Sunday decided to inspect all the housing and development authorities in the state to put a stop to haphazard urban development in the state.... read..

Pakistan: Punjab Bar Council Secy killed in gun attack

Punjab | July 24, 2022 11:56:05 AM IST
As the political tensions continue to simmer in Pakistan's Punjab province after contentious Chief Minister elections, Monday saw a brutal killing of a Secretary of the Punjab Bar Council in a gun attack, media reports said.... read..

Pak SC summons Punjab Assembly Dy Speaker after PTI protested ruling in CM elections

Punjab | July 23, 2022 3:56:40 PM IST
Pakistan Supreme Court has summoned Punjab Assembly Deputy Speaker Dost Muhammad Mazari for citing Article 63A of the Constitution and not counting the votes of defecting lawmakers as well as electing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Sh... read..

I am simply overwhelmed: National Award-winning filmmaker Ojaswee Sharma

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
It is a special day for Chandigarh-based filmmaker Ojaswee Sharma. A day that has finally come after pushing boundaries for more than 10 years.... read..

Mohali health officials say no case of Monkeypox reported in district

Mohali (Punjab) | July 22, 2022 8:27:56 PM IST
The Mohali district health service on Friday released a statement rejecting the "baseless" news item published in a prominent newspaper regarding the reported cases of Monkeypox in the district.... read..

Punjab: 4 dead, 1 injured after roof collapses amid heavy rainfall in Patiala

Patiala (Punjab) | July 22, 2022 10:56:21 AM IST
Four persons were reported dead and one injured after the roof of a house collapsed amid heavy rains in Patiala.... read..

Pakistan: Race for Punjab CM on, Hamza Shahbaz, Pervaiz Elahi in fray

Punjab | July 22, 2022 9:26:36 AM IST
Post the landslide victory of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recent Punjab bypolls, a crucial session of the provincial assembly for the election of the Chief Minister is scheduled to be held on Friday... read..
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