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Landing of 90,000 NRIs in Punjab triggers coronavirus scare

Chandigarh: The landing of no less than 90,000 NRIs in Punjab in just about a month have left the health authorities apprehensive about coronavirus takeoff in the state. Sensing pandemic-like situation could trigger, state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has alerted his counterpart and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, categorically by writing a letter that said […]

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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. A decision in this regard was taken by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. All essential government services will continue and shops selling essential […]

Three more test positive in Punjab; total rises to six

Chandigarh: Three more people in Punjab have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total number of patients to six, an official said on Saturday. The latest patients belonged to Mohali town, adjoining Chandigarh. Among the new cases is the sister of a 69-year-old woman who tested positive a day earlier. She has travel history of […]

Chandigarh: Four more test positive for COVID-19, total up to 5

Chandigarh: A day after a student who returned from Britain was diagnosed coronavirus positive in Chandigarh, the city on Friday tested four more positive cases, promoting authorities to impose a ban on gatherings of over 50 people. Three of the positive cases comprised the student’s mother, brother and domestic help. They all have been undergoing […]

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Chandigarh: 3 girl students killed, 2 injured in fire in double-storey building

Chandigarh: Three girl students — aged around 20 years — were killed and two others got injuries on Saturday in a major fire in their double-storey paying guest accommodation at a residential area in Chandigarh’s Sector 32, police said. The cause of the fire is believed to be short-circuiting. The fire occurred on the first floor […]

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Discarded school van catches fire in Punjab; 4 kids dead

Chandigarh: Four children were killed on Saturday after an LPG-fuelled modified but discarded van being run illegally by a private school with 12 students on board caught fire at Longowal town in Sangrur district in Punjab, officials said. School authorities purchased the discarded van a day earlier and were running illegally. The dead included two […]

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Rahul, Priyanka ‘petrol bombs’: Haryana minister

Chandigarh: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday described Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi as “petrol bombs” and said the people should be wary of them. “Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are petrol bombs. Wherever they go, they try to ignite fire. The countrymen should remain alert from them,” he told the media […]

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Will not implement CAB in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder

Chandigarh: Terming the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) as a direct assault on India’s secular character, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said his government would not allow the legislation to be implemented in the state. Asserting his commitment to the protection of the Constitutional ethos of the country, Amarinder Singh said the Congress, which has […]

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‘Prize of honesty is humiliation’: IAS officer Ashok Khemka on 53rd transfer

Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who has been transferred over 50 times, on Wednesday said the “reward for honesty is humiliation” as the Haryana government issued transfer order for 14 IAS officers, including him. This is the 53rd transfer of Khemka, who is considered as an upright officer in the administrative circle. Khemka, who was […]