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Combating Corona, Punjab Govt doubles testing capacity in GMC Patiala and Amritsar
CHANDIGARH: Amid the growing threat of COVID-19, Punjab Government has pressed hard to combat this global pandemic and increased the testing capacity in double fold at Government Medical College Patiala and Amritsar.
Punjab appeals NRIs and foreign travellers, came in India after January 30 to furnish their details
CHANDIGARH: Pressing hard to contain COVID-19 outbreak, the Government of Punjab today make an appeal to NRIs and foreign travellers, who came in India after January 30, 2020, to furnish their details on Helpline Number 112, immediately.
Punjab distilleries rise to the occasion to supply sanitizers
CHANDIGARH: In the wake of COVID-19 threat, the Punjab distilleries have risen to the occasion to manufacture sanitizers, as per the request of Punjab government, informed KS Pannu Commissioner Food and Drug Administration Punjab.
Capt Amarinder allows ULBs to use funds to help urban poor, daily wagers and Labourers

CHANDIGARH: A day after he authorized Sarpanches to use Panchayat Funds to help out people in villages, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday empowered the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state to buy medicines and food for urban daily wagers, labourers and poor, as well as fodder for Gaushalas, out of the Municipal Funds at their disposal.
Punjab Govt sets up Covid-19 testing, setting up isolation and other facilities
CHANDIGARH: Even as the Punjab government stepped up testing and setting up of isolation facilities for COVID-19, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday expanded the relief operations amid the curfew restrictions by authorising Sarpanches to use Panchayat funds to provide emergency relief to the poor and needy.
Punjab govt sets up 24x7 control room to ensure supply chain of essential commodities
CHANDIGARH: The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department has set up a Control Room to coordinate an effective resolution of the supply chain disruptions (if any), especially in transport of perishable goods.
Punjab police distribute 1.5 lakh dry food packets to needy, steps up door-to-door delivery efforts for citizens
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Thursday intensified relief operations across the curfew-locked state, with more than 41,000 of its personnel on the ground distributing more than 1,50,000 dry food packets in the past 36 hrs to those in need, along with door-to-door delivery of essentials to citizens in all the districts.
Capt Amarinder announces door-to-door distribution of 10 lakh packets of dry rations to daily wagers & unorganised labour
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced immediate distribution of 10 lakh packets of dry rations to daily wagers and unorganised labourers in the state to help them through the contingency situation triggered by the curfew imposed in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
Punjab to release 6000 prisoners to decongest jails: Sukhjinder Randhawa
CHANDIGARH: With a view to decongesting state prisons in wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Punjab is going to release around 6000 prisoners from all the jails across the state.
Punjab Police fights Corona in superactive mode

CHANDIGARH: Driven by the goal of restraining the spread of Coronavirus in the state, Punjab Police has quickly sprung to action by way of proactive measures, in the wake of the pandemic.

Capt Amarinder urges Shah, Thakrey to evacuate 2000 Punjab pilgrims stranded at Nanded in Maharashtra
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre and the Maharashtra government to immediately arrange for the evacuation of 2000 Punjab pilgrims evacuated from Nanded Sahib gurdwara, where they are stuck in the wake of COVID-19 lockdown.
Chandigarh Administrator reviews arrangements, assures essential supplies at door step
CHANDIGARH: The Governor, Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh Sh.
Punjab CM sets up Covid relief fund, appeals to contribute generously
CHANDIGARH: Responding to the requests of the people pouring in from different parts of the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday set up Punjab CM COVID Relief Fund as a separate entity for donations to fight the crisis in the state.
232 cases registered, 111 persons arrested for curfew violation
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Police on Tuesday registered 232 FIRs and arrested 111 persons for violation of the curfew imposed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the state to combat the COVID-19 crisis, even as they worked out a comprehensive strategy to ensure doorstep delivery systems and other basic facilities to the people across the state.
Capt Amarinder Singh announces new curfew guidelines to ease People's problems during curfew

CHANDIGARH: A day after imposing full curfew in the state to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a series of measures to ease the problems faced by the people, and to enable the police and civil administration to manage the situation more effectively.

Punjab CM terms FMs announcements as inadequate to address concerns of people, industry
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has expressed disappointment over the announcements made by the Union Finance Minister, terming them as inadequate to address the concerns of the people, businesses and industry in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the nation.
Punjab Governor orders curfew in Chandigarh from midnight of Monday

CHANDIGARH: V P Singh Badnore, Governor of Punjab-cum-Administrator, UT, Chandigarh has decided to impose curfew in Chandigarh starting w.

Punjab put under 24 hour curfew to tackle COVID 19 soutbreak

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered state-wide curfew clampdown, making Punjab the first state in the country to resort to this extreme and exceptional measure in the battle against COVID-19.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa donates one month salary to CM's relief fund
CHANDIGARH: Expressing concern over the prevailing situation due to corona virus (COVID-19), the Punjab Cooperation and Jails Minister S.
Punjab orders statewide lockdown from March 23 to 31, people not allowed to move out

CHANDIGARH: The Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab Government has ordered a statewide lockdown from tomorrow morning till March 31, 2020, as an emergency measure to tackle the worsening COVID-19 situation.

Capt Amarinder Singh seeks economic package from center to mitigate Covid 19 hardships

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday sought a comprehensive economic package from the Centre to mitigate the hardship resulting from COVID-19 to the most vulnerable people and establishments across sectors, besides the poor daily wage workers, in the state.
Complete lockdown in Punjab till March 31
CHANDIGARH: As a preventing step to counter the coronavirus spread, the Punjab government on Sunday announced complete lockdown across the state till March 31, becoming the second state after Rajasthan for enforcing shutdown.
Punjab govt adds masks, sanitisers in essential commmodities: Ashu
CHANDIGARH: In view of the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19), the Punjab Government’s Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs on Saturday, added 2ply and 3ply surgical masks, N95 masks and hand sanitisers in the essential commodities list under which the fixed price will be charged by the shopkeepers from the consumers.
Punjab Chief Secretary issues detailed directions for containment of COVID-19
CHANDIGARH: To further strengthen the State COVID Control Room, the Punjab Government on Saturday deployed senior IAS officers for better inter departmental coordination in a holistic manner.
'Janata Curfew' gets good response in Punjab, Haryana

CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Janata curfew' to prevent coronavirus spread evoked a good response on Sunday in Chandigarh, Punjab and its neighbouring Haryana.

Punjab releases Rs.296 Cr pensions for January and February to 24.70 lakh beneficieries

CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Chief MinisterCaptain Amarinder Singh, the Finance Department has released Rs.

Coronavirus cases in Punjab rise to 13
CHANDIGARH: The number of coronavirus cases in Punjab on Saturday rose to 13 with swab samples of six of a family, whose one member died owing to virus this week, confirming positive, officials said.
Punjab Govt permits distilleries to manufacture and supply hand sanitizers
CHANDIGARH: In order to meet the growing demand of hand sanitizers/ hand rubs by the public in view of health emergency, Punjab Drug Administration Commissionerate has granted permission to distilleries registered with Excise and Taxation Department to manufacture and supply sanitizers/ hand rubs as per the formulation given by WHO, informed KS Pannu, Commissioner Food & Drug Administration Punjab.
Punjab CM asks district administration to fight the deadly virus on war footing
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday asked the State Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and SSPs to chalk out a comprehensive strategy for the containment of COVID-19.
Punjab to ply select routes for public conveyance, provate buses to remain off road: Razia Sultana
CHANDIGARH: Group of Ministers took stock of the situation arising out of spread of COVID-19 in Punjab in its meeting on 19-3-2020.
Authorities seal Anandpur Sahib where Corona victim Baldev Singh stayed during Holla Mohalla
ROPAR: The district Rupnagar health and police authorities swubng into action after knowing that Baldev Singh of Nawanshahar who died of Corona Virus yesterday had visited Anandpur Sahib during Holla Mohalla and stayed here with some local residents.
Corona Virus positive UK returned Gurdev Kaur admitted to Civil Hospital Phase 6
MOHALI: The District Administration is taking all steps to combat the corona virus disease and also advises the general public to not panic and instead exercise precautions.
Not interested in leaving Punjab to join national politics: Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday made it clear that he was not interested in leaving Punjab for national politics, and added that Rahul Gandhi definitely had it in him to lead the party and revive its glory.

COVID-19: PGI-Chandigarh shuts OPD services
CHANDIGARH: The prestigious PGI hospital here on Thursday announced it would shut down its out-patient departments (OPDs) with immediate effect to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Punjab DGP terms radicalization of youth through social media a major challenge

CHANDIGARH: DGP Punjab Dinkar Gupta on Thursday termed attempts to radicalize youth through social media as a major challenge, but asserted that the Punjab Police had done exemplary work in combatting the same, while remaining highly vigilant to stop cross-border terrorism.

Harmdard, Ahuluwalia, Rattu and Grewal Promoted as Joint Directors

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government today issued promotion orders of four Deputy Directors of Information and Public Relations Department, Punjab Namely Dr.

Capt Amarinder terms Gogoi's RS nomination wrong and questionable
CHANDIGARH: Dubbing as “wrong and questionable” the nomination of former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, to the Rajya Sabha, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said it clearly indicated that he had been useful to the current government at the Centre.
Punjab records first death due to Corona Virus, first case reported in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Punjab has recorded first death due to Corona Virus and Chandigarh UT, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana has rerported first positive case of Corona Virus.

GNDU Declares Results
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