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Why Air India evacuating foreign nationals, asks Congress NEW DELHI: Air India is busy in evacuating foreigners who are stranded in India to their destinations and winning accolades but the Congress has raised the issue of safety of the crew and alleged that "Govt is risking our pilots and crew and why foreign countries are not using their airlines.
More family members of Raagi Nirmal Singh tested positive AMRITSAR: Two days after the death of Padma Shri awardee and former ''Hazuri Raagi'' at the Golden Temple some more family members were tested positive here today.
Capt Amarinder directs DGP to finalise plan for smooth procurement CHANDIGARH : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to finalise a comprehensive security plan to ensure smooth procurement of the wheat grain, while directing purchase centres to notify details of procurement arrangements by April 7-8, 2020.
US starts airlifting citizens from India NEW YORK: The US has started airlifting American nationals from India who were stranded because of the coronavirus clampdown.
Punjab govt announces Rs.50 lakhs insurance cover for frontline cops and sanitation workers CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government on Saturday announced special health insurance cover of Rs 50 lakhs each for the police personnel and sanitation workers in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, on the lines of that announced for health workers by the Centre.
Capt Amarinder warns of strict action, impounding of passports for not declaring travel history CHANDIGARH: Amid the COVID-19 crisis in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday warned of strict action, including impounding of passports, of those who fail to declare their travel history.
Punjab police deploy drones to intensify surveillance against curfew violators CHANDIGARH: Further tightening the noose against violators of the curfew in the state, the Punjab Police HAS launched drone surveillance, even as it cracked down heavily on black-marketeers and hoarders amid reports of shortages of essential commodities.
No decision yet on extending curfew in Punjab, depends of situation: Capt Amarinder No decision yet on extending curfew in Punjab, depends of situation: Capt Amarinder CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday made it clear that any decision on extending the curfew beyond April 14 would depend on the prevailing situation, which he was personally monitoring on a day to day basis.
Capt Amarinder reviews Rabi season arrangements, seeks detailed proposal for doorstep procurement CHANDIGARH : Even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conceded the Punjab Government’s request for release of Rs 22936 crore against CCL for April 2020, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday asked the State Agriculture and Food Departments to work out ways to procure wheat grain from within the villages that are located more than 1-2 kilometers from the Mandis, to check overcrowding during the Rabi season in view of COVID-19 restrictions.
UN Human Rights chief criticises India's quarantine measures UNITED NATIONS: While India is fighting to stop the spread of Covid-19, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, on Thursday criticised the quarantine measures put in place in the country, saying they stigmatise people.
Punjab Police cracks down on fake news, DGP sets up special team to monitor and take action CHANDIGARH: Cracking down on those spreading fake news on the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Friday announced the constitution of a special team to monitor all social media platforms, as well as to identify and take action against anyone found to be circulating false news.
Punjab CM prohibits all gatherings in state, orders aggressive tracking, 21 days quarntine for Nizamuddin returnees CHANDIGARH: Taking a tough stand on the issue in the light of the Nizamuddin incident, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday completely prohibited all gatherings, including religious, in the state, and said the state government will impose a total ban on all congregations, irrespective of the religion involved.
Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb COVID-19 spread BANGKOK: Thailand has imposed a nationwide curfew starting from Friday to prevent people from leaving home at night in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jalandhar Commissionerate Police arrests 23 persons for violating Curfew Orders JALANDHAR: The Jalandhar Commissionerate Police have arrested 23 persons for violating the orders of Curfew imposed by the district administration to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
Panic on rise, as 48.3% feel they can get COVID-19 NEW DELHI: Even as the coronavirus positive cases went past 1,000 in India and at least 29 people lost their lives, 46 per cent people believe that the dreaded virus would not touch their family, while 48.
FIR lodged against Editor of The Wire for derogatory remarks against UP CM NEW DELHI: An FIR has been registered on Wednesday against the Editor of digital media outlet, The Wire, for a blog about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath which allegedly made derogatory remarks against the CM which spread hatred in the society.
Tablighi Jamaat scare: 700 from Maha attended Delhi event MUMBAI: Moving swiftly, the Maharashtra government has identified at least 700 persons, including around 450 from Mumbai region, who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event held in Nizamuddin area of New Delhi last month, officials said here on Wednesday.
Punjab Police solves Dhariwal murder case with arrest of 3 men CHANDIGARH: In a major breakthrough, the Punjab Police has solved the murder case of Ashok Kumar, who was shot dead by unidentified persons in Dhariwal area of Gurdaspur district on February 10, 2020.
Punjab govt to provide mid-day meal food grains and cooking cost at their homes CHANDIGARH: Due to the curfew in the state to contain spreading of Corona Virus, Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has decided to provide food grains of mid-day-meal to the students in sealed packets at their homes.
Punjab CM orders mobile vans to be made operational for community SARI testing CHANDIGARH: As the state government intensified its preparedness to handle any escalation in the COVID-19 crisis in the coming days, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed the Health Department to make mobile testing vans operational in all districts having pandemic hotspots to conduct community testing for SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Illness).
Padma Shri award holder former Hazoori raagi of Golden Temple found positive of COVID 19 AMRITSAR: Tense full situation noticed in and around residence of former Hazori Ragi of Golden Temple Nirmal Singh (62) when he was tested positive of Corona virus.
Capt Amarinder Singh order extension in service of retiring Punjab cops till May 31 CHANDIGARH: Amid the continuing curfew/lockdown in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Tuesday ordered extension in the services of all retiring Police personnel and Home Guards by two months, to strengthen the citizen outreach on the ground.
Punjab reports third Covid-19 death CHANDIGARH: One more person died from Covid-19 in Punjab on Monday, taking the toll to three.
Airtel extends validity of pre-paid packs for 8 cr customers NEW DELHI: Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Monday announced to extend the validity of pre-paid packs of over 8 crore subscribers till April 17, in view of the coronavirus crisis and the resultant nationwide lockdown.

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Sukhbir Badal condoles demise of Khaira’s mother CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president S. Sukhbir Singh Badal today expressed deep sorrow over the passing of Mrs. Mohinder Kaur , the mother of AAP leader and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative assembly S. Sukhpal Singh Khaira.
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Big B cancels ‘Sunday meet' with fans Big B cancels ‘Sunday meet' with fans MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has for years met his fans or "extended family" as he calls them, outside his home here, cancelled the ritual of the "Sunday meet" due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
‘The Sky Is Pink’ selected for a worldwide premiere at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival SikhsMEDIA releases trailer of short film "SINGH" Veteran actor-director Kader Khan dead
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