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3 Cong workers enroute Sidhu's coronation killed in road mishap
Chandigarh, July 23 (IANS) Three Congress workers were killed and at least 50 persons were injured in a head-on collision between a private bus and a Punjab Roadways bus in Moga district on Friday, the police said.
2021-07-23
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amarinder seeks Lekhi's resignation for dubbing farmers as 'hooligans'
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Even as he condemned the alleged attack on a journalist at the farmers' protest site in Delhi's Jantar Mantar, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday demanded immediate resignation of Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi for dubbing the farmers as 'hooligans'.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Sukhbir slams tax raids on media outlets
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday condemned the Income Tax raids on media outlets, saying the latter were being persecuted for exposing the NDA government's "mismanagement" of the Covid-19 pandemic, besides asking tough questions on the Union government's surveillance on politicians, journalists and activists through Pegasus spyware.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Media,Politics
Finally, Amarinder agrees to attend Sidhu's 'coronation'
Chandigarh, July 22 (IANS) Just a day ahead of his 'coronation', Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday extended an invite to all lawmakers for tea on Friday and then attend the ceremony of the new state Congress team taking charge led by Navjot Singh Sidhu.
2021-07-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amid standoff with Punjab CM, Sidhu shows solidarity, strength (Ld)
Amritsar, July 21 (IANS) In a first show of solidarity and strength, Punjab Congress unit's newly-appointed President Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanying 62 legislators, comprising many state Cabinet ministers, on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Phone tapping Congress modus operandi: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday slammed the Congress for creating a ruckus in Parliament over phone tapping, saying it has a habit of raising allegations rather than discussing developmental issues.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Accompanying 62 MLAs, Sidhu pays obeisance at Golden Temple
Amritsar, July 21 (IANS) In a first show of solidarity after his name was announced as the state party chief, Punjab Congress unit President Navjot Singh Sidhu, accompanying 62 legislators, comprising many state Cabinet ministers, on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Golden Temple, here.
2021-07-21
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Won't meet till Sidhu apologises: Amarinder Singh
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Toughening his stance, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday clarified that he won't meet new state party chief Navjot Singh Sidhu till he publicly apologises to him.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM seeks 40 lakh vaccine doses on priority
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Citing a current demand of more than two lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses for the second dose alone, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday demanded 40 lakh more doses from the Centre on an urgent basis to inoculate the state's eligible population.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Won't meet Sidhu till he resolves issues with CM: Punjab minister
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Punjab Minister Brahm Mahindra on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new state unit President but ruled out a personal meeting with him till he resolves his issues with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab to start third sero survey, focus on children
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Punjab will, this month, initiate the third sentinel sero-surveillance survey, especially focused on children in the age group of 6-17 years, ahead of the imminent third wave, for which Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced Rs 331 crore in addition to the money already allotted for the Emergency Covid Response.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab schools to open from July 26, with rider
Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) Schools for Class 10 to 12 in Punjab are all set to open from July 26, with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announcing further relaxations, including increase in the number of people in indoor gatherings to 150 and outdoors to 300, subject to an upper limit of 50 per cent capacity.
2021-07-20
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Shameful attack, says Amarinder on Pegasus spyware scandal
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday condemned the alleged hacking of private phones of top political leaders, journalists, businessmen, scientists, constitutional authorities and others as a "shameful attack not just on individual privacy but also on national security" by the BJP-led government at the Centre.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Deceased girl becomes 'beacon of hope' by donating organs
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl who passed away has become a beacon of hope with her parents' decision to go for organ donation, saving the lives of four patients battling for survival after suffering from end-stage organ failure.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Sidhu now on driving seat to steer Congress in Punjab elections
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) After days of hectic lobbying and parleys within the Congress in Punjab over "defiant" former Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who was in direct loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Sidhu was on Saturday night appointed the state unit party President, replacing Sunil Jakhar, a prominent Hindu face who was at the helm for over four years.
2021-07-19
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Haryana extends timings of bars, restaurants
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases seeing the declining trend, the Haryana government on Sunday announced more relaxations, including increase in the timings of bars and restaurants, while extending the lockdown till July 26.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
80 Punjab Cong MLAs to authorise high command to take call on state chief
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Amid hectic lobbying for appointing Congress' former Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu as the next Punjab unit chief ahead of the state Assembly polls, incumbent Sunil Jakhar has called a meeting of all 80 MLAs to pass a resolution to authorise the high command to take a call on the appointment.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Don't let Amarinder Singh down, say 10 Punjab legislators
Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Against the backdrop of former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's likely appointment as Congress' Punjab unit chief, 10 ruling party legislators on Sunday came in support of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and urged the party high command not to let him down.
2021-07-18
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
'Reconcilation' among warring factions in Punjab Cong begins
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Within hours of the meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and AICC Secretary General and state in-charge Harish Rawat amid the 'tussle' over talks of appointing Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new state Congress chief, a reconciliation between the 'warring' leaders was held here on Saturday to project a united face ahead of the Assembly polls scheduled early next year.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Won't meet Sidhu until he apologises for 'derogatory' tweets: Amarinder (Ld)
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Amid the 'tussle' over talks of appointing Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new state Congress chief, 'sulking' Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh met Congress state in-charge Harish Rawat here on Saturday and categorically told him that he won't meet Sidhu until he apologises for his 'derogatory' tweets.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Rawat will take up issues with Gandhi, says Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) Amid the 'tussle' over the talk of appointment of Navjot Singh Sidhu as the new state Congress chief, 'sulking' Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met state in-charge Harish Rawat here and said the meeting was fruitful but he would take up issues that he raised with party President Sonia Gandhi.
2021-07-17
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab CM slams Kejriwal on farm debt waiver remark
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) over its criticism of his government's decision on debt waiver for farm labourers and landless farmers, saying it exposed the Arvind Kejriwal party's "anti-farmer stance".
2021-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Resume dialogue with farmers, Punjab CM to Modi
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Citing the heightened cross-border threat and increased drone and other terrorist activities by ISI-backed groups, including plans by Khalistani oufits to target certain farmer leaders, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume dialogue with the agitating farmers and make concerted efforts to resolve their issues.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Historical structures excavated in Golden Temple complex
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Historical tunnel-like structures were unearthed while excavating the basement of a building in the complex of the holiest of Sikh shrines Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, officials said on Friday.
2021-07-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Religion
Amarinder to 'lead' Cong to victory in 2022: Media advisor
Chandigarh, July 15 (IANS) Denying reports of his resignation, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh's media advisor Raveen Thukral said on Thursday that the former would lead the Congress to victory in the Assembly elections scheduled early next year.
2021-07-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab waives Rs 590 crore farm debt loans
Chandigarh, July 14 (IANS) Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh has announced waiver of Rs 590 crore worth of loans under the farm debt waiver scheme for labourers and the landless farming community, an official statement said on Wednesday.
2021-07-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
No political funding to Cong by pvt power cos: Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday hit out at the opposition AAP and SAD for "lying blatantly" on the issue of political funding from private power companies, saying unlike the illegal donations made to these parties by various shell companies, the funds provided to the Congress had nothing to do with the Punjab election.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Schools, coaching centres to reopen partially in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Schools and coaching institutes will reopen partially in the city from July 19, the UT administration said on Tuesday. Also, the famed Rock Garden and museums will also be allowed to resume operations.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
AAP recognised my 'vision, work': Sidhu
Chandigarh, July 13 (IANS) Believing that he commands respect in the opposition too, Congress' 'defiant' leader and former Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu on Tuesday said Punjab's opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has always recognised his "vision and work" for Punjab, raising speculation that he may join Arvind Kejriwal's party.
2021-07-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab withdraws all power restrictions on industry
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday evening ordered withdrawal of all power regulatory restrictions that were imposed on industries across the state to meet the power crisis.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Khattar launches single emergency number 112
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched emergency response support system - Dial 112.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
BJP leaders taken hostage rescued after 12-hour ordeal
Chandigarh, July 12 (IANS) BJP leaders, who were taken hostage with family members by protesting farmers in a house in a Punjab town, were rescued early Monday by police after an over 12-hour ordeal and with the intervention of the high court.
2021-07-12
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Akali Dal's posers to AAP on plea to close Punjab thermal plants
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday asked the Punjab AAP unit to tell people of the state whether Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had taken it into confidence before filing a petition in the Supreme Court seeking the closure of the thermal plants of Punjab.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Athletes from Punjab can win at least four medals: Minister
Chandigarh, July 11 (IANS) Asserting that Punjab's preparation for Tokyo Olympics is on a par with global standards, Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi on Sunday hoped that the athletes belonging to the state would win at least three to four medals.
2021-07-11
Category: India, Punjab,Sports
Punjab BJP ex-minister expelled for supporting farmers' cause
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) The Punjab BJP unit on Saturday expelled its former minister Anil Joshi for anti-party assertions. For quite some time, he had been questioning the central government on its policies, particularly on three farm laws that farmers have been protesting and demanding to revoke them.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Punjab Police unearth illicit weapons supply network
Chandigarh, July 10 (IANS) In a major interstate operation, Punjab Police on Saturday busted another Madhya Pradesh-based illicit weapon supply network with the arrest of its main supplier, Baljit Singh, alias Sweety Singh.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Harbhajan, Geeta blessed with a boy
Jalandhar, July 10 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his wife, actor Geeta Basra, were on Saturday blessed with a baby boy.
2021-07-10
Category: India, Punjab,Sports,Cricket
Step up whole genome sequencing, directs Punjab CM
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday asked authorities to step up whole genome sequencing to expeditiously identify cases of new Covid variants and to fast track the project for execution of the pact with the ICMR for Regional Institute of Virology in Mohali.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab lifts weekend, night curfew; opens bars, cinema halls
Chandigarh, July 9 (IANS) With the state's Covid-19 positivity rate sliding to 0.4 per cent, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered lifting of weekend and night curfew, and allowed gatherings of 100 persons indoors and 200 outdoors from Monday.
2021-07-09
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Complaint of cheating against Salman Khan, sister Alvira, six others
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Actor Salman Khan, his sister Alvira and six others have been summoned by the Chandigarh police, after a local businessman filed a complaint of cheating.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Hyundai Motors keen to set up facility in Haryana
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar called upon Hyundai Motors India Managing Director Seon Seob Kim here on Thursday. During the meeting, he was invited by the company to inaugurate its newly-established India headquarters in Gurugram.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,Business/Economy,Politics
Lost gentleman loved by masses: Punjab CM on Virbhadra
Chandigarh, July 8 (IANS) Saddened over the demise of six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the country lost an able administrator and a gentleman, who was loved by the people and a mentor for many.
2021-07-08
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
69% kids tested positive in interim sero survey in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) As much as 69 per cent children in Chandigarh tested positive for antibodies in an interim sero survey report, the PGI Hospital said on Tuesday.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab Police bust espionage network, two Army personnel held
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) Punjab Police on Tuesday said it had busted a major cross-border espionage network with the arrest of two Indian Army personnel on charges of spying and providing classified documents to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
2021-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Pulling empowerment, pushing away drug abuse - with rugby
Chandigarh, July 6 (IANS) As soon as dawn arrives in Chandigarhs Panjab University sports ground, chances are you may come across young men and women wrestling each other with a rugby ball. It can be quite a sight considering that the game has never enjoyed a popular appeal in the country. But for those playing here, not only is it a serious activity, it is hardly 'just a game. A closer look, and you will notice that the participants are not just those from the middle and upper-class.
2021-07-06
Category: India, Punjab,National
Provide affordable, dependable round-the-clock power: Sukhbir Badal
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday asked the Congress government in Punjab to provide affordable and dependable round-the-clock power to people as was being done by his government instead of politicising the issue of fixed power paid to all thermal plants to cover up its mismanagement on the power front.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Amarinder challenges Kejriwal on free power to farmers
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Taking his Delhi counterpart head-on for failing to provide free power to farmers in the national capital, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday slammed Arvind Kejriwal for making false promises on free power in Punjab with an eye on the 2022 Assembly polls.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Vitamin D shows promising results in COVID-19 treatment: PGI doctors
Chandigarh, July 5 (IANS) Vitamin D, which is primarily related to bone and mineral metabolism, has shown promising results in COVID-19 treatment, said doctors of the PGI Hospital here on Monday.
2021-07-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Supplying minimum 8 hr power daily to Punjab farmers: Official
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Facing statewide protests and criticism from the opposition parties, the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) on Sunday said it is ensuring uninterrupted eight hours of electricity supply to farmers daily for paddy sowing even amidst unprecedented demand hike across the domestic sector.
2021-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
After Kejriwal, Sidhu too favours 300 units of free power in Punjab
Chandigarh, July 4 (IANS) Toeing Aam Aadmi Party national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's 'mantra' to woo the people in Punjab by announcing pre-poll sops of free and subsidised electricity, Congress leader and former state minister Navjot Sidhu on Sunday advocated for a 24-hour supply with no power cuts and free power up to 300 units.
2021-07-04
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics