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Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy rises to 86; 6 cops, 7 excise officials suspended

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry against, seven Excise and Taxation Officers and Inspectors, along with two DSPs and four SHOs of Punjab Police, in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has so far claimed 86 lives in the three districts of Tarn Taran, Amritsar rural and […]

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh (File Photo)

Spurious liquor tragedy toll reaches 21, Punjab CM orders probe

Chandigarh: Even as at least 21 persons died due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor in Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry led by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner into the matter. Five more deaths were reported on Friday in Batala. One person was […]

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Punjab waives all fees in govt schools for this session

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced, here on Saturday, government schools would not charge any admission, re-admission and tuition fees for this session because of the Covid crisis. On the fee charged by private schools, he said the state government had moved the court. He also announced provisional admission in Class XI for 31,000 […]

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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh tests negative for Covid, asks colleagues to test

Chandigarh: A day after his Cabinet colleague Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa tested positive for Covid-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged all ministers, as well as legislators and senior bureaucrats, to get themselves tested for the virus. The Chief Minister also underwent the test and was found to be negative, an official spokesperson […]