Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Combating COVID-19: Punjab building large stocks of life-saving equipment

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 1:41:37 AM IST
Punjab government is building up its stock of life-saving equipment to prepare for any contingency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

COVID-19 lockdown: Over 175 Malaysian citizens to fly back from Amritsar today

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 4:11:32 PM IST
Over 175 Malaysian citizens, most of them of Indian origin, who were stranded in India due to the suspension of international flights, will leave for Malaysia later today.... read..

39 positive cases of coronavirus in Punjab so far

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 7:11:40 PM IST
Thirty-nine positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in the state so far, said a media bulletin of Punjab's Health and Family Welfare Department.... read..

Punjab village sealed after 21-year-old tests positive for COVID-19

Patiala (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 10:11:32 AM IST
Ramnagar Sainian village of Patiala district was sealed by the local administration, as a precautionary measure after a 21-yr-old resident of the village, who returned from Nepal, tested positive for COVID-19 while other family members tested negative.... read..

Night shelter for migrant labourers set up in Chandigarh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 12:41:31 PM IST
A shelter home has been set up at a community centre in Maloya for migrant labourers amid the national lockdown imposed in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic.... read..

Pak style of combating Covid-19: Use brute force to harass people

Punjab | March 30, 2020 1:41:43 PM IST
Authorities here have imposed stricter measures under the garb of law, including fines and imprisonment for people failing to comply with the government's directives, without any reasonable excuse, to control the coronavirus spread.... read..

Man tests positive for COVID-19 in Punjab's Nayagaon

Nayagaon (Punjab) | March 30, 2020 3:11:34 PM IST
A 65-year-old man was tested positive for coronavirus here on Monday.... read..

Punjab govt waives off biometric authentication of patients

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 9:41:35 PM IST
In wake of coronavirus outbreak, the Punjab Government has directed to waive off the process of biometric authentication of the patients before getting treatment from the empanelled hospitals under the Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna (SSBY).... read..

Banks in Punjab to remain open on March 30-31 amid lockdown

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 3:41:42 PM IST
The Punjab Government has issued an advisory to all the banks in the state to function on March 30 and March 31 in view of the problems faced by the public due to the countrywide lockdown. It has also ordered the officials to provide passes to the bank st... read..

Congress councillor, party workers give food to needy in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 4:11:34 PM IST
Congress councillor Monika Sharma along with party workers and NGOs distributed food to the needy here on Sunday amid lockdown due to the coronavirus.... read..

Mobile App helps Ludhiana residents get essential items at doorsteps amid lockdown

Ludhiana (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 4:41:32 PM IST
A mobile App has been gaining popularity here with a number of subscribers relying on it for the delivery of essential items and even stationery at their doorsteps amid the coronavirus lockdown.... read..

Govt leaving people to their fate, alleges Congress

New Delhi/Jalandhar |Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Continuing its attack on the central government on the issue of migrant workers, the Congress on Sunday said thousands are left stranded and have been forced to take the long walk home without any assistance and many have been subjected to police atrociti... read..

Banks in Punjab to remain open on March 30, 31

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 7:41:26 PM IST
Banks in Punjab will remain open across the stat on March 30 and 31 to facilitate the people in their financial transactions amid the curfew restrictions.... read..

Punjab CM asks industrial units, brick kilns to commence operations with migrant workers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 8:41:33 PM IST
Amid the nationwide lockdown in the backdrop of coronavirus outbreak, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked all industrial units and brick kilns to commence operations and allow migrants workers to work if they have adequate prov... read..

COVID-19: Punjab residents can seek curfew passes, report mass gatherings via COVA app

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 10:11:29 AM IST
People in Punjab can now seek curfew passes for emergencies, report mass gatherings and may request for essentials through the unique Corona Virus Alert (COVA) app.... read..

Combating COVID-19: Punjab sets up four committees

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 7:41:32 PM IST
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has constituted four committees to deal with various key aspects of the state's COVID-19 management efforts.... read..

Punjab CM seeks amendment for utilisation of 14th Finance Commission grants

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 29, 2020 11:41:41 PM IST
To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to amend the conditions for the utilisation of the 14th Finance Commission grants for emergency relief in urban areas.... read..

Migrant labourers in Chandigarh bear the brunt of lockdown

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 8:41:41 PM IST
It would be better to die from the disease than dying of hunger, said Sanjay Kumar, a migrant worker, stranded here due to the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus threat.... read..

Four prisoners escape from Ludhiana Central Jail

Ludhiana (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 2:11:28 PM IST
Four prisoners jumped over the wall and escaped from the Central Jail in Ludhiana on Saturday, officials said.... read..

Ludhiana faces medicine shortage as wholesale supply stops

Ludhiana (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 4:41:29 PM IST
Drug shortage in medical stores across Ludhiana as medical store owners in the city say that their stock of medicine is 'almost exhausted' due to the closure of wholesale markets.... read..

COVID-19 : Punjab CM empowers Gram Panchayats to buy medicines, food for poor

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 7:11:26 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has empowered gram panchayats to buy medicines and food for the daily wage laborers and poor people out of the funds at their disposal, informed Public Relations Department, Punjab Government.... read..

No positive COVID-19 case reported in Punjab today: State Health Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 7:11:31 PM IST
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Saturday said that no positive case of COVID-19 was reported in Punjab on Saturday.... read..

Golden Temple premises disinfected amid Covid-19 outbreak

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 7:11:37 PM IST
The Golden Temple premises was disinfected by the Punjab Fire Service on Saturday as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus.... read..

No one should stay hungry: BJP's Tarun Chugh starts 'Roti bank' in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 7:41:30 PM IST
Amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus, BJP leader Tarun Chugh has started a 'Roti bank' in Amritsar and appealed to people to send food for needy ones.... read..

COVID-19 : Punjab distilleries begins manufacturing sanitisers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 8:11:30 PM IST
The distilleries in Punjab have started manufacturing sanitizers on the request of the state government, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab on Saturday.... read..

Combating COVID-19: Punjab doubles testing capacity

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 8:41:30 PM IST
Amid the growing threat of COVID-19, Punjab government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has pressed hard to combat this global pandemic and increased the testing capacity in double-fold at the Government Medical College (GMC) in Patiala and A... read..

People avail door-to-door ATM service in Chandigarh

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 12:41:36 PM IST
People in Chandigarh now have access to a new facility made available by the administration during the nationwide lockdown - ATM on Wheels that goes door-to-door.... read..

Keeping Sabzi Mandi open for 5 hours will curb black marketing: Amritsar Sabzi Mandi Association

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 12:11:37 PM IST
Amritsar Sabzi Mandi Association on Saturday urged the local administration to open the sabzi mandi (vegetable market) for five hours to prevent the black marketing of vegetables amid the nationwide lockdown.... read..

Combating COVID-19: Punjab Police scale up system

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 8:11:34 PM IST
The Punjab Police have further scaled up their citizen support system to cope with the lockdown in the state due to COVID-19 crisis.... read..

Polytechnic college in Punjab prepares face masks

Patiala (Punjab) | March 28, 2020 10:41:49 PM IST
Community Development through Polytechnics (CDTP) wing of Government Polytechnic College for Girls in Patiala prepared 1500 face masks and handed over to District Administration of Patiala, said Public Relations, Punjab Government on Saturday.... read..

Five new cases of COVID-19 in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 7:11:28 PM IST
Five more confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Punjab on Friday, taking the total number of patients tested positive for the infectious disease to 38 in the state.... read..

Punjab Police distribute nearly 1.9 lakh food packets across state

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 11:41:32 PM IST
The Punjab Police on Friday scaled up their curfew relief operations across the state through the distribution of nearly 1.9 lakh food packets and set up medical camps in various districts, while facilitating the movement of about 3,000 trucks and lorries... read..

Punjab suspends all toll plazas till lockdown

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 5:11:27 PM IST
Punjab Public Works Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Friday announced that the state government has decided to suspend tolling operations at all State toll plazas of the state till the period of lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.... read..

Man carries injured wife on bicycle for 12 kms to hospital in Ludhiana amid lockdown

Ludhiana (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 4:11:27 AM IST
A man in Punjab's Ludhiana carried his injured wife on a bicycle for 12 kilometres from Bharat Nagar to reach the hospital in Kanganwal amid complete lockdown in the country.... read..

Vigilance arrests chemist selling sanitizers, masks at exorbitant rates in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 11:11:40 PM IST
In a bid to keep a check on the prices of essential commodities during the curfew imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19, Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested a chemist who was found to be selling sanitizers and masks at exorbitant rates to the public.... read..

Punjab allows harvesting of horticulture produces with conditions

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 27, 2020 5:41:29 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered the concerned departments to allow harvesting and marketing of horticulture produce by farmers with necessary restrictions relating to COVID-19 precautions.... read..

Chandigarh administration to initiate action against those spreading rumours about COVID-19 patient

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 26, 2020 2:41:34 PM IST
The Union Territory administration on Thursday said that those who are spreading rumours and misinformation related to coronavirus on social media will be booked under law.... read..

COVID-19: Punjab to give parole to 6000 prisoners from jails to decongest prisons, says State Jail Minister

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 26, 2020 8:11:29 PM IST
To decongest prisons in wake of COVID-19, Punjab is giving parole to 6000 prisoners from jails across the state, these are prisoners who were sentenced to less than seven years in prison, said Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Punjab Jail Minister on Thursday.... read..

Punjab CM seeks financial assistance from Centre to clear pending MGNREGA liabilities

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 26, 2020 6:41:31 PM IST
Amid the coronavirus lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has sought financial assistance from the Central government to clear all pending liabilities under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme.... read..

Total number of positive COVID-19 cases reach 33 in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 26, 2020 9:41:34 PM IST
The total number of cases in Punjab rose to 33 after two more persons tested positive for coronavirus infection on Thursday.... read..

Punjab CM announces door-to-door distribution of 10 lakh packets of dry rations to daily wagers

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 26, 2020 11:41:34 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced an immediate distribution of 10 lakh packets of dry rations to daily wagers and unorganised labourers in the state amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.... read..

Punjab Police distributes free food to needy during lockdown in Amritsar

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 4:41:29 PM IST
Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Punjab Police on Wednesday distributed free food packets and other essential commodities to the needy here.... read..

Chalk and circle, how Indians breaking Covid chain

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 3:41:27 PM IST
Following the nationwide lockdown in the wake of threat posed by the spread of COVID-19, people across the country have begun practising social distancing among themselves, as a measure to curb the spread of the virus.... read..

Punjab CM requests Shah, Thackeray to evacuate stranded devotees

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 4:41:55 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, requesting them to facilitate the evacuation of devotees stranded at Nanded Sahib gurdwara.... read..

Amritsar temples following coronavirus lockdown as Navratri begins

Amritsar (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 12:41:26 PM IST
Mata Sheetla Mandir in Amritsar saw only a handful of devotees on Wednesday as Chaitra Navratri began amidst coronavirus lockdown to discourage people from crowding.... read..

Facilitate evacuation of pilgrims stranded at Nanded Sahib Gurudwara: Punjab CM urges Shah, Thackeray

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 5:11:35 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday said that he has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Udhav Thackeray to facilitate the evacuation of devotees stranded at Nanded Sahib Gurudwara amid the 21-day... read..

Punjab CM issues instructions to facilitate supply of essential items, management of curfew

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 25, 2020 8:11:27 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday issued instructions for the issuance of passes to maintain the critical system and essential services in order to ensure the people are not inconvenienced during the 21-day lockdown.... read..

Cong spokesperson tries hand at household chores amid lockdown

Jalandhar |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Amid a 21-day complete lockdown across the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, politicians in Punjab who were stuck here after the curbs could be seen trying out their hands at household chores.... read..

SGPC offers to treat corona patients at its hospitals

Amritsar |Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Extending a helping hand amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has offer to treat corona positive patients at all its hospitals.... read..

Will ensure delivery of essentials to people amid curfew, says Jalandhar DM

Jalandhar (Punjab) | March 24, 2020 10:11:33 AM IST
In view of the ongoing curfew, the supply of essential items including milk, vegetables and other essential commodities would be ensured for all residents, district magistrate Varinder Kumar Sharma said on Monday.... read..

Punjab Vigilance Bureau ties up with District Administration to combat COVID-19

Chandigarh (Punjab) | March 24, 2020 4:41:36 PM IST
The Vigilance Bureau (VB) of Punjab has directed its all officers to co-ordinate with the district administration and the district police and offer all assistance in the fight against COVID-19.... read..
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