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Chandigarh: Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday ordered the constitution of two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to fast-track investigations into all five FIRs registered with regard to the hooch tragedy that claimed over 100 lives in the state last week. While DIG (Ferozepur Range) Hardial Singh Mann will head the SIT for investigating FIRs registered […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta on Wednesday ordered the constitution of two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to fast-track investigations into all five FIRs registered with regard to the hooch tragedy that claimed over 100 lives in the state last week.

While DIG (Ferozepur Range) Hardial Singh Mann will head the SIT for investigating FIRs registered in Tarn Taran, IG (Amritsar Border Range) Surinder Pal Singh Parmar would lead the SIT investigating the FIRs registered in Amritsar and Batala.

Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ishwar Singh will supervise investigations by both the SITs.

The police has registered three FIRs in Tarn Taran, and one each in Amritsar Rural and Batala, in connection with the tragedy.

DGP Gupta said that SP-level officers have been, for the first time, appointed Investigating Officers (IOs) in these cases to ensure conviction of the offenders.

The IOs have been directed by the DGP to ensure thorough and comprehensive investigations to unravel the entire links of the culprits both in and outside the state under the SIT supervision.

The IOs will also be responsible for filing final reports expeditiously in the courts concerned under their own signatures, said the DGP.

(IANS)

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Spurious Liquor Tragedy Toll In Punjab Reaches 38, CM Orders Probe https://odishatv.in/nation/spurious-liquor-tragedy-toll-in-punjab-reaches-38-cm-orders-probe-466032 Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:10:20 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=466032

Chandigarh: Even as at least 38 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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Chandigarh: Even as at least 38 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 admitted in a hospital in a critical condition.

Four more deaths have also been reported from Tarn Taran.

The inquiry panel will look into the facts and circumstances leading to the tragedy as well as into any other connected issue(s) or relevant to the incident(s) and the circumstances leading to it, an official statement said.

The Divisional Commissioner of Jalandhar will inquire into the tragedy along with the Joint Excise and Taxation Commissioner and SPs (Investigation) of the districts concerned, an official spokesperson said.

The Chief Minister has given Commission the liberty to co-opt any civil or police officer or any expert to facilitate the expeditious conduct of the inquiry.

He promised strict action against anyone found guilty in the case.

Taking serious note, Amarinder Singh also directed the police to launch a search operation to crack down on spurious liquor manufacturing units operating in the state.

Police has arrested Balwinder Kaur in Tarsikka village in Amritsar district with regard to the hooch tragedy.

Further investigations are in progress under the Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by SSP Amritsar-Rural, from where the first cases were reported.

The post-mortems of four victims — Jaswinder Singh, Kashmir Singh, Kirpal Singh and Jaswant Singh — will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of the deaths.

Giving details of the case, Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta said the first five deaths were reported from Mucchal and Tangra villages in Amritsar Rural area on the night of June 29.

On July 30 evening, two more persons died in suspicious circumstances in Muchhal, while one person was hospitalised in a critical condition but later succumbed at Sri Guru Ramdas Hospital, from where he was referred by Dr Sarabjit Kaur Hospital in Tangra.

Later, two more deaths were from reported from Mucchal, while another two persons reportedly died in Batala city, also due to spurious liquor consumption.

With five more persons succumbing in Batala on Friday, the toll in the city climbed to seven. One person has been referred to the Civil Hospital in Batala in a critical condition.

(IANS)

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Cop Dragged On Car Bonnet In Jalandhar, Driver Held https://odishatv.in/nation/cop-dragged-on-car-bonnet-in-jalandhar-driver-held-448683 Sat, 02 May 2020 11:01:43 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=448683

Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed […]

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Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed by the police and public.

Mehmi was asked to stop at a police check post near Milk Bar chowk but he tried to get away. The ASI was in front of the vehicle and had no choice but to jump on the bonnet to save his life, Jalandhar Police commissioner Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said.

Police have booked Mehmi and his father (owner of the vehicle) under relevant sections including 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC, the Epidemic Diseases Act and the Disaster Management Act. They are residents of Nakodar road in Jalandhar.

Bhullar said there is zero-tolerance policy towards such acts committed against government officials deputed on curfew duty. He also warned of stern action against any individual indulging in such crimes.

The incident comes close on the heels of the brutal attack on a policeman wherein his hand was chopped off by a group of Nihang Sikhs while enforcing coronavirus lockdown in Patiala on April 12.

As reported earlier, a group of five armed Nihangs, who were travelling in a vehicle, were stopped at a vegetable market and were asked to show their curfew passes which angered them and they attacked the police personnel and government employees with sharp-edged weapons.

The video of the crime went viral in which it was seen Nihangs breaking barricades and attacking policemen. The chopping off of hands of ASI Harjit Singh‘s was also seen.

After the crime, the Nihangs fled. They were arrested from the Nihang Dera Complex that also houses Khichdi Sahib Gurdwara after a stand-off with the police party, led by Inspector General Jatinder Aulakh and Senior Superintendent of Police Mandeep Sidhu.

Later, the 50-year-old patient had an amputation through the proximal wrist of the left hand, said the PGI. All the nerves at the wrist required bony fixation done using three K-wires. The approximate time taken was about 7.5 hours.

After nearly eight hours of surgery, a team of doctors at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh successfully re-implanted the severed left hand.

(With Agency Inputs)

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Govt allows conditional inter-state movement of stranded people https://odishatv.in/nation/govt-allows-movement-of-stranded-people-with-conditions-448115 Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:09:48 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=448115

New Delhi: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups […]

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New Delhi: Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people.

In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said buses shall be used for transport of such groups of stranded people and these vehicles will be sanitised and will have to follow safe social distancing norms in seating.

The Home Ministry order, however, did not specify whether a person or a family can travel in a private vehicle, and if allowed, under what conditions.

“Due to lockdown, migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons are stranded at different places. They would be allowed to move,” he said in an order issued to all states and union territories.

Listing the conditions, the ministry said all states and union territories should designate nodal authorities and develop standard protocols for receiving and sending such stranded persons.

The nodal authorities shall also register the stranded persons within their states and union territories, it said.

In case a group of stranded persons wish to move between one state and union territory and another state and union territory, the sending and receiving states may consult each other and mutually agree to the movement by road.

The moving persons would be screened and those found asymptomatic would be allowed to proceed, according to the Home Ministry.

The states and union territories falling on the bus transit route will allow the passage of such persons to the receiving states and union territories, it said.

On arrival at their destination, they would be assessed by the local health authorities, and kept in home quarantine, unless the assessment requires keeping the persons in institutional quarantine, the order said.

They would be kept under watch with periodic health check-ups, it said.

All those people who avail the opportunity will be encouraged to use ‘Aarogya Setu‘ app through which their health status can be monitored and tracked.

The union home secretary issued the order in his capacity as the chairperson of the National Executive Committee under the Disaster Management Act.

The Home Ministry also said the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on home quarantine should be followed by the authorities concerned.

The decision of the central government will be a big relief to several lakh migrant workers, students, tourists and other people who are stranded in different parts of the country.

Several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Punjab, Assam, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, have brought back thousands of their students and tourists stuck in different parts of the country by bus. However, most of the migrant workers, tourists and other people continue to stuck in their places of work or shelter homes.

While Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Assam, Gujarat and Chhattisgarh brought back their stranded students from Kota in Rajasthan, Punjab has brought back stranded pilgrims from Maharashtra, besides students from Kota.

A group of around 360 stranded people of Rajasthan is also being brought back from Assam. While transporting these students, pilgrims and other people, the states have used buses and other vehicles.

There have been at least three protests by migrant workers in Surat in Gujarat in recent weeks as they have been demanding passage to their home states.

A few hundred people had also gathered about a fortnight ago in Bandra in Mumbai after being influenced by rumours that trains would ply to North India.

However, the Bihar government has been seeking the strict implementation of the lockdown, saying that people should remain wherever they are during the entire period of the lockdown.

While announcing the lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said people should remain wherever they are.

In the beginning of the first phase of the lockdown, thousands of the migrant workers have started moving by foot from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad to their respective places, creating a humanitarian crisis.

This led to the Home Ministry directing the state governments not to allow the migrants to move, arrange shelter homes for them and provide them food. The states were also allowed to even use money from the National Disaster Response Fund for providing food and shelter to the migrant workers.

The desperation of the migrant workers was such that the police found a group of migrant labourers, who were travelling from Telangana to Rajasthan, inside a container truck in Maharashtra.

The government has already allowed industrial activities in rural areas with conditions. Similarly, apart from the shops for the essential commodities, standalone business establishments of non-essential goods were also allowed to open during the lockdown.

However, markets, malls, restaurants, parlour, liquor shops continue to remain shut.

The lockdown was first announced by the prime minister on March 24 in a bid to combat the coronavirus pandemic. It was further extended till May 3.

(PTI)

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COVID-19 Scare: Punjab, Rajasthan to enforce lockdown till March 31 https://odishatv.in/coronavirus/covid-19-scare-punjab-rajasthan-to-enforce-lockdown-till-march-31-441731 Sun, 22 Mar 2020 06:25:35 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=441731

Chandigarh/Jaipur: Amid COVID-19 outbreak threat, Punjab and Rajasthan government have ordered complete lockdown in the states in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Punjab government on Sunday decided to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Punjab has so far reported 14 cases […]

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Chandigarh/Jaipur: Amid COVID-19 outbreak threat, Punjab and Rajasthan government have ordered complete lockdown in the states in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Punjab government on Sunday decided to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Punjab has so far reported 14 cases of coronavirus.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said all essential and government services would continue during the lockdown.

Ordered statewide lock down till 31st March to check spread of Covid 19, he tweeted.

“All essential Govt services will continue & shops selling essential items such as milk, food items, medicines, etc will be open. All DCs & SSPs have been directed to implement the restrictions immediately, Singh said in his tweet.

“Punjab government will enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31, a senior official told PTI here.

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Eleven more persons tested positive for coronavirus in Punjab on Saturday, taking the total number of confirmed cases of the infection to 14 in the state.

While Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday ordered complete lockdown in the state in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Everything, except essential services, shall remain shut during this period, the Chief Minister said, adding that all government and private offices, shops, shopping malls, factories and public transport shall remain under lockdown.

“It’s important for people to stay indoors at this time to combat this dreadful world epidemic,” Gehlot said. The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting to review the arrangements been made in the state to check the spread of the dreaded virus.

“The government stands with the people in these testing times. People should follow all the guidelines issued by the government to ensure that the situation doesn’t go out of control,” he said.

A core group has been formed to take daily decisions, which shall visit the deprived and poor section of the society to check on their needs during the lockdown period. Families connected with the National Food Security Act (NFSA) shall get free wheat for two months.

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The street vendors and daily workers, who are out of the NFSA list, shall get food packets free of cost for two months from April 1.

The Chief Minister also appealed to all factory workers to ensure that they are being paid their salaries during the lockdown period. Also, they should not be terminated from their jobs during this period.

(With IANS & PTI inputs)

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COVID-19 Death Toll In India Reaches 4, While Global Toll Exceeds 9,000 https://odishatv.in/nation/covid-19-death-toll-in-india-reaches-4-while-global-toll-exceeds-9000-441257 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:20:25 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=441257

New Delhi: With one more death reported from Punjab , India’s death toll due to novel coronavirus had reached four. The earlier three deaths were reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra. The death reported from Punjab was of an elderly man who had travel history of Germany and Italy. The 79-year-old man died at a […]

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New Delhi: With one more death reported from Punjab , India’s death toll due to novel coronavirus had reached four. The earlier three deaths were reported from Delhi, Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The death reported from Punjab was of an elderly man who had travel history of Germany and Italy. The 79-year-old man died at a civil hospital in Banga town in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar district on Wednesday owing to a heart failure, officials said, adding that after his death, he was diagnosed coronavirus positive.

The area around the victim’s village has been sealed. A doctor who treated him has been quarantined. His relatives and friends, whom he had come in contact with, are being quarantined. His house has been sealed since Wednesday.

Doctors who treated him told the media that the victim’s family had informed them about his travel history after he died of the heart attack. In India, there are 167 active cases of Covid-19 cases at present, while 15 people have recovered and have been discharged from the hospital. The global toll has crossed 9,000 with China, Italy and Iran the most-hit.

Meanwhile, the government on Thursday said one Indian who tested positive for coronavirus has died in Iran while the other citizens infected with the disease are being provided treatment and taken care of by the Iranian government. “We have evacuated 590 people from Iran where the situation is very severe.

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The Indians infected with coronavirus in Iran have been segregated and taken care of very well by the government there. We believe they will recover and we will bring them back,” a senior MEA official said, adding that 201 Indians were evacuated from Iran on Wednesday.

The official said closely knit families required some persuasion and counselling during the process of segregation to prevent the spread of the contagion. “Some pilgrims and students are still there and our embassy and mission are in control (of the situation),” he said.

The death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection has crossed 9,000 mark worldwide, with a total of 2,25,254 cases and 85,831 recoveries, as recorded till 11a.m. GMT on Thursday, according to worldometers.info.

A total of 9,276 deaths were recorded, with 4,134 in Europe and and 3,416 in Asia, where the outbreak first emerged in China in December.

With 712 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours and a total of 90,293 cases, Europe is now the region where COVID-19 is spreading the most rapidly.

India on Thursday recorded 173 active Covid-19 cases till 5 p.m. (IST) including 25 foreign nationals. Four persons have succumbed to the dreaded virus so far — one each in Maharashtra, Delhi, Karnataka and Punjab.

Italy on Wednesday reported 475 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest one-day official toll of any nation since the first case was detected in China late last year. However, China on Thursday said no new domestic cases of the coronavirus were reported for the first time in the country, three months after the deadly virus broke out in Wuhan.

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Total deaths in Italy have reached 2,978, more than half of all the cases recorded outside China, while the number of infections stood at 35,713. The previous record high of 368 deaths was also recorded in Italy, on Sunday.

On the other hand, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its daily report on Thursday said no new domestically transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.

It, however, said 34 new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported but they were all from those arriving from abroad.

Wuhan, which bore the brunt of the virus since it broke out in December last year, also reported zero cases on Wednesday, marking a notable first in the city’s months-long battle with the deadly virus, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China so far has reported a total of 80,928 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 of which 3,245 died, while 70,420 patients were discharged after treatment.

By the end of Wednesday, 192 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in Hong Kong, 15 confirmed cases in the Macao and 100 in Taiwan including one death, the NHC said.

(With Agency Inputs)

 

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Discarded School Van Catches Fire In Punjab; 4 Kids Dead https://odishatv.in/nation/discarded-school-van-catches-fire-in-punjab-4-kids-dead-435047 Sat, 15 Feb 2020 15:22:42 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=435047

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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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 children of a family and a two-and-a-half-year-old who attended the school for the first day.

Eyewitnesses told the media that passers-by raised an alarm when they notice the vehicle running with fire on the rear side. Locals pulled out the children after breaking windowpanes.

They said the villagers had a tough time in extracting the victims from the van and they had begun the rescue operations before the authorities could reach the spot.

The van driver, who is believed to be a school teacher, escaped after the accident.

The van belonged to Simran Public School in Longowal. The children were returning home from the school when the van caught fire.

Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said a case under Section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) was registered against the school management, the principal and the van driver.

He said as per preliminary inquiry, the van was very old and plying illegally.

The accident spot is some 20 km from district headquarters Sangrur.

Sangrur Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann, who reached the spot, said the van was not worthy to ply. It was purchased from junk.

He demanded that a case of murder should be registered against the school authorities. “This is a not an accident but a murder,” Mann said.

Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla met aggrieved families and promised that no official who allowed the vehicle to ply would be spared.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh expressed grief over the incident and ordered a magisterial probe.

A compensation of Rs 500,000 will be given to the next of kin of the dead, he said.

(IANS)

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16 Suspected Coronavirus Cases In Punjab, 2 In Haryana https://odishatv.in/nation/16-suspected-coronavirus-cases-in-punjab-2-in-haryana-431414 Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:35:53 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=431414

Chandigarh: Sixteen patients in Punjab and two in Haryana have been quarantined on suspicion of having coronavirus, ministers in both the states said on Tuesday. However, one death in Punjab’s Amritsar was due swine flu. A 28-year-old man from Mohali in Punjab who had recently returned from China was admitted to the PGI here after […]

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Chandigarh: Sixteen patients in Punjab and two in Haryana have been quarantined on suspicion of having coronavirus, ministers in both the states said on Tuesday. However, one death in Punjab’s Amritsar was due swine flu.

A 28-year-old man from Mohali in Punjab who had recently returned from China was admitted to the PGI here after he was diagnosed with symptoms of coronavirus.

The blood samples of all the patients have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune.

Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said 16 patients have been kept in isolation wards and are under observation. Their samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology.

He said sample reports of the child, who died in Amritsar on Monday, confirmed swine flu was responsible for the death.

Sidhu’s counterpart in Haryana, Anil Vij told the media that two of the five people, who have a travel history to China, have been hospitalised on suspicion of having coronavirus symptoms.

PGI Director Jagat Ram told the media here that he wrote a letter to the Chief Secretaries of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh not to refer the suspected coronavirus patients to the PGI but to keep them in isolation wards in their hospitals.

He said the 28-year-old man was the lone suspected case and the virus could be confirmed only after getting the report by Wednesday.

He was admitted to the PGI with high-grade fever and headache. His family has been quarantined in home.

Ram said the swine flu is still prevalent and both swine flu and coronavirus have almost similar symptoms.

In Punjab, thermal sensors have been installed at Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar and the Chandigarh international airport to screen coronavirus.

(IANS)

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Punjab Launches Free Police Help To Drop Women Safely Home https://odishatv.in/nation/punjab-launches-free-police-help-to-drop-women-safely-home-419515 Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:48:36 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=419515

Chandigarh: Amid growing concern over women’s safety, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free police help to drop women safely home if they are stranded outside between 9 PM and 6 AM. The statewide facility will be available on dialling 100, 112 and 181, through which the woman caller will be connected immediately […]

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Chandigarh: Amid growing concern over women’s safety, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced free police help to drop women safely home if they are stranded outside between 9 PM and 6 AM.

The statewide facility will be available on dialling 100, 112 and 181, through which the woman caller will be connected immediately to the police control room (PCR).

The Chief Minister has directed Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta to ensure the implementation of the facility across the state.

The pick-up and drop facility will be available to the women who do not have access to a safe vehicle, including a taxi or a three-wheeler.

To give the woman caller a sense of total security, the Chief Minister has directed that at least one woman police officer should accompany her during the transportation.

Dedicated PCR vehicles will be made available at the Commissionerates, as well as Mohali, Patiala, Bathinda and other major towns in the state for the implementation of the scheme, said the DGP.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police or Assistant Commissioner (Crime Against Women) will be the nodal officer to implement the scheme in each district.

Their numbers would be available on the government and Punjab Police websites.

Additional Director General (Crime) Gurpreet Deo will be the state nodal officer for the facility.

The directions have come amid the nationwide public outcry over the rape and murder of a Telangana vet, who was abducted, gang-raped and then set afire by the accused.

Expressing shock over the incident, the Chief Minister said his government was committed to ensuring the safety and security of women and would take all possible steps to prevent such incidents.

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Maharashtra Tops In Justice Delivery: Report https://odishatv.in/nation/maharashtra-tops-in-justice-delivery-report-413796 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:11:45 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=413796

New Delhi: Maharashtra has topped the list of states in delivering justice to people followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana, according to a report by Tata Trusts. Among the small states (where the population is less than one crore each), Goa has topped the list followed by Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, it said. […]

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New Delhi: Maharashtra has topped the list of states in delivering justice to people followed by Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Haryana, according to a report by Tata Trusts.

Among the small states (where the population is less than one crore each), Goa has topped the list followed by Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh, it said.

The India Justice Report 2019 is based on publicly available data of different government entities on the four pillars of justice delivery — police, judiciary, prisons, and legal aid.

Releasing the report, former Supreme Court judge Justice M B Lokur said the findings highlight very serious lacunae in the justice delivery system.

“This is a pioneering study, the findings of which establish beyond doubt very serious lacunae in our justice delivery system. It is an excellent effort to mainstream the issues concerning our justice system, which in fact affect every aspect of society, governance, and the economy,” Justice Lokur said.

“I fervently hope the judiciary and the government will take note of the significant findings, and the states too will act to urgently plug the gaps in management of the police, prisons, forensics, justice delivery, legal aid and filling up the vacancies,” he said.

The ranking is an initiative of Tata Trusts in collaboration with Centre for Social Justice, Common Cause, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, DAKSH, TISS- Prayas and Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.

As per the findings, the country, as a whole, has about 18,200 judges with about 23 per cent sanctioned posts vacant.

“Women are also poorly represented in these pillars, constituting just seven per cent of the police. Prisons are over-occupied at 114 per cent, where 68 per cent are under trials awaiting investigation, inquiry or trial. Regarding budgets, most states are not able to fully utilise the funds given to them by the Centre, while the increase in spending on the police, prisons and judiciary does not keep pace with overall increase in state expenditure,” the report said.

“Some pillars also remain affected by low budgets. India’s per capita spend on free legal aid-which 80 per cent of the population is eligible for — for instance is 75 paise per annum,” it said.

The report, in order to assess the capacity of states to deliver justice, looked at data indicators from the four pillars.

The indicators, across the pillars, covered themes like infrastructure, human resources, diversity (gender, SC/ST/OBC), budgets, workload and trends over the last five years.

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PMC Bank Account Holders Can Withdraw Rs 40,000 As RBI Increases Withdrawal Limit https://odishatv.in/business_economy/pmc-bank-account-holders-can-withdraw-rs-40000-as-rbi-increases-withdrawal-limit-408743 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:51:30 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=408743

New Delhi: Bringing relief to thousands of stressed account holders of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank or PMC Bank, the Reserve Bank of India today raised withdrawal limit to Rs. 40,000 from earlier withdrawal limit of Rs. 25,000. “The Reserve Bank of India, after reviewing the bank’s liquidity position and its ability to pay its depositors has decided to […]

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New Delhi: Bringing relief to thousands of stressed account holders of Punjab and Maharashtra Co-Operative Bank or PMC Bank, the Reserve Bank of India today raised withdrawal limit to Rs. 40,000 from earlier withdrawal limit of Rs. 25,000.

“The Reserve Bank of India, after reviewing the bank’s liquidity position and its ability to pay its depositors has decided to further enhance the limit for withdrawal to Rs. 40,000, inclusive of Rs. 25,000 allowed earlier,” the central bank said in a statement.

Now, more than 77 per cent of the bank depositors will be able to withdraw their entire account balance, RBI’s statement said.

PMC Bank is facing a crisis after an alleged Rs 4,500 crore scam came to light last month. The RBI had capped withdrawals from the bank at Rs 1,000 and later increased it to Rs 25,000 following protests by depositors.

The bank had allegedly lent over 70 per cent of its Rs 9,000 crore in loans to near-bankrupt realty player HDIL.

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Another Pakistani drone spotted over Indian territory https://odishatv.in/nation/another-pakistani-drone-spotted-over-indian-territory-407343 Tue, 08 Oct 2019 11:54:44 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=407343

Chandigarh: Security forces have spotted another Pakistani drone flying over Indian territory close to the Hussainiwala border in Punjab’s Ferozepur district. The police have intensified their search operation after the Border Security Force informed about the drone’s sighting. The drone was seen flying on the Pakistan side from 10 p.m. to 10.40 p.m. and again […]

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Chandigarh: Security forces have spotted another Pakistani drone flying over Indian territory close to the Hussainiwala border in Punjab’s Ferozepur district.

The police have intensified their search operation after the Border Security Force informed about the drone’s sighting.

The drone was seen flying on the Pakistan side from 10 p.m. to 10.40 p.m. and again at 12.25 a.m. when it entered the Indian side, officials said.

Punjab Police has already launched elaborate investigations to account for the weapons consignments apparently smuggled into India from across the border by the two drones recovered near the Indo-Pakistan border over the last around one month.

Police teams are also on the job to ascertain the links of the terror groups involved in sending these drones from Pakistan, said a police spokesperson said on September 27, clarifying that so far only two such drones had been recovered — one last month and the second in a burnt condition three days ago in Jhabal town in Tarn Taran district.

Investigations so far suggest that several Pakistan-based terrorist groups were engaged in s1muggling weapons into India since August, post the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir, and both the recovered drones were apparently sent by different terror groups, linked with the Pakistan ISI, and the State-sponsored Jihadi and pro-Khalistani terrorist outfits working under its command.

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Khandaani Shafakhana Director Opens Up On Sex Talk https://odishatv.in/entertainment/khandaani-shafakhana-director-opens-up-on-sex-talk-388138 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 13:41:38 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=388138

Mumbai: Director of the movie “Khandaani Shafakhana”, Shilpi Dasgupta, feels that Indians shy away from openly talking about sex. She says discussing sexual issues openly often helps solve them, and that’s the reason she made “Khandaani Shafakhana”, which depicts the journey of a young girl who inherits her late uncle’s sex clinic in Punjab. “Indians […]

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Mumbai: Director of the movie “Khandaani Shafakhana”, Shilpi Dasgupta, feels that Indians shy away from openly talking about sex. She says discussing sexual issues openly often helps solve them, and that’s the reason she made “Khandaani Shafakhana”, which depicts the journey of a young girl who inherits her late uncle’s sex clinic in Punjab.

“Indians don’t talk about sex. That’s the long and short of it. We don’t talk to our kids about it and we certainly don’t discuss it with the elderly. Sometimes we don’t even discuss it with our partners,” said Dasgupta.

“The truth is discussing sexual issues openly often can help solve them. This is the point this film wants to make,” she added.

Actress Sonakshi Sinha will be seen playing Baby Bedi in the film, which also stars Badshah, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nadira Babbar and Priyansh Jora.

“I am glad that the makers chose a female protagonist to tell this story. I would like to tell the viewers, ‘baat toh karo’,” Sonakshi said.

“Khandaani Shafakhana” is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and Divya Khosla Kumar and is slated for release on August 2.

Here’s the trailer of the movie:

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Punjab Chief Minister accepts Sidhu’s resignation https://odishatv.in/nation/punjab-chief-minister-accepts-sidhus-resignation-387540 Sat, 20 Jul 2019 06:23:59 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=387540

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted his Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu’s resignation. The Chief Minister forwarded the resignation to Governor Punjab V.P. Singh Badnore for formal acceptance, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office told IANS. Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister, formally resigned on July 14 as […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday accepted his Cabinet minister Navjot Sidhu’s resignation.

The Chief Minister forwarded the resignation to Governor Punjab V.P. Singh Badnore for formal acceptance, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office told IANS.

Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister, formally resigned on July 14 as Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources, the portfolio he had not taken charge of.

Amarinder Singh has said that if Sidhu did not want to do his job, there was nothing that he could do about it.

The Minister should have accepted his new portfolio instead of shunning work in the middle of the crucial paddy season, said the Chief Minister, reiterating that Sidhu was given a job, which he should have accepted and done.

On June 6, Sidhu had been divested of the charge of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs portfolios and given Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources in a Cabinet reshuffle, the first after the Lok Sabha election results.

Barring four, there were changes in the portfolios of all the ministers as a result of the reallocation, which Amarinder Singh said, would help further streamline the governing system and bring more transparency and efficacy to various departments.

However, Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister ever since his wife Navjot Kaur was denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, refused to take charge of his new portfolios.

On June 10, Sidhu met Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Ahmed Patel in New Delhi and told them that his department had been singled out and publicly blamed for the party’s Lok Sabha poll defeat. Patel was entrusted with the task of resolving the rift between the Amarinder Singh and Sidhu.

The Chief Minister even met Patel during his visit to Delhi last month, but his office described the meeting as merely a “courtesy call”.

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Modi to attend function in Punjab to mark 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak https://odishatv.in/nation/modi-to-attend-function-in-punjab-to-mark-550th-birth-anniversary-of-guru-nanak-382996 Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:06:05 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=382996

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a function to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev on November 12 at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said Monday. A SAD delegation led by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal met Modi here and invited him to attend the […]

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a function to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev on November 12 at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) said Monday.

A SAD delegation led by its president Sukhbir Singh Badal met Modi here and invited him to attend the event.

The delegation also apprised the PM about various programmes that will be held to mark the 550th anniversary of first Sikh guru Guru Nanak Dev.

Modi has agreed to attend the function and instructed the Ministry of External Affairs to facilitate the Nagar Kirtan commencing from Sri Nankana Sahib, the birth place of Guru Nanak Dev, on July 25, Badal was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the SAD.

The SAD delegation also apprised the prime minister that the Sikh Sangat worldwide wanted to mark the 550th anniversary celebrations by holding appropriate commemorative functions at all places visited by the Sikh guru.

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Kathua rape-murder case: Six of 7 convicted https://odishatv.in/nation/kathua-rape-murder-case-six-of-7-convicted-377323 Mon, 10 Jun 2019 06:57:49 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=377323

Pathankot: A Special Court in Pathankot in Punjab on Monday convicted six out of the seven in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua. The trial began in a court here a year back. Arguments on quantum of punishment is likely to be announced at 2 p.m. The day-to-day […]

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Pathankot: A Special Court in Pathankot in Punjab on Monday convicted six out of the seven in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua.

The trial began in a court here a year back. Arguments on quantum of punishment is likely to be announced at 2 p.m.

The day-to-day in-camera trial began in the first week of June last year after the Supreme Court directed that the case be shifted out of Jammu and Kashmir.

Six persons convicted by Pathankot court- Sanji Ram, Anand Dutta, Parvesh Kumar, Deepak Khajuria, Surender Verma and Tilak Raj. Verdict yet to come on Vishal,” says Advocate Mubeen Farooqui, representing victim’s family.

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Punjab to be promoted as India’s basketball hub https://odishatv.in/nation/punjab-to-be-promoted-as-indias-basketball-hub-376284 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 10:02:54 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=376284

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced to make the state the country’s basketball hub. “Happy to have met with these young players who will be representing India in the @FIBAWC (FIBA Basketball World Cup) 2019 in Amsterdam,” he said in a tweet. “Delighted to share that one of our own from @PunjabPoliceInd […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced to make the state the country’s basketball hub.

“Happy to have met with these young players who will be representing India in the @FIBAWC (FIBA Basketball World Cup) 2019 in Amsterdam,” he said in a tweet.

“Delighted to share that one of our own from @PunjabPoliceInd will also be playing for India. We will work towards making Punjab a hub for basketball in India.”

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Punjab CM seeks PM Modi’s help to curb drug menace https://odishatv.in/nation/punjab-cm-seeks-pm-modis-help-to-curb-drug-menace-375215 Sun, 02 Jun 2019 10:15:59 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=375215

Chandigarh: Reiterating his demand for a national drugs policy to check the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention, an official said on Sunday. Urging him to advise the Ministries of Home, Social Justice and Empowerment and Health and Family Welfare to address the issue with more seriousness, […]

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Chandigarh: Reiterating his demand for a national drugs policy to check the drug menace, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention, an official said on Sunday.

Urging him to advise the Ministries of Home, Social Justice and Empowerment and Health and Family Welfare to address the issue with more seriousness, the Chief Minister asked the Prime Minister in a letter to formulate a national policy on three components.

They are enforcement, de-addiction and prevention of drug abuse so as to enable all states to follow similar, if not the same, approach and strategy to curb this menace, a government spokesperson told IANS.

Amarinder Singh has expressed his state’s willingness to associate with the officers concerned, not only to evolve the policy but also to put in place an effective mechanism for its implementation in the larger national interest.

Highlighting the fact that Punjab shares a 553-km border with Pakistan and has strategic significance for the safety and security of the country, Amarinder Singh raised the security concerns emerging out of narco-terrorism which were rather more grave in the context of Punjab.

Sharing his government’s path-breaking initiatives in the last two years to check the drug menace and to expand its outreach at the grassroots, the Chief Minister asked Modi to extend liberal financial support to increase and strengthen the Outpatient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics in Punjab, currently being run on meagre state resources.

The state has also launched two programmes — Drug Abuse Prevention Officers and Buddy Programmes — in order to prevent drug abuse.

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‘… Have Death Penalty For Child Rapists’ https://odishatv.in/nation/have-death-penalty-for-child-rapists-374138 Tue, 28 May 2019 12:11:41 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=374138

Chandigarh: Expressing anguish over the rape of a four-year-old student of a private school in Punjab’s Sangrur district two days ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded death penalty for the accused. In a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AAP leader and Sunam legislator Aman Arora expressed dismay over the spurt in […]

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Chandigarh: Expressing anguish over the rape of a four-year-old student of a private school in Punjab’s Sangrur district two days ago, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded death penalty for the accused.

In a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, AAP leader and Sunam legislator Aman Arora expressed dismay over the spurt in crime cases against children in the state.

He demanded death penalty for the accused under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act of 2012, besides setting up of a fast-track court to ensure speedy justice.

First-time MLA Arora, who visited the school in Dhuri town on Monday, asked the government to bring a resolution in the Legislative Assembly on the pattern of Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to check rising crimes against children.

“If the government fails to bring the resolution, then the Aam Aadmi Party would introduce a resolution in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha Session to ensure safety and security of children,” he added.

The Punjab State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has sought a detailed report on the incident from the concerned Senior Superintendent of Police.

Demanding the Chief Minister’s resignation, former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said there was complete lawlessness in the state. “The Congress is facing an existential crisis,” he said.

A day earlier, the Chief Minister directed the police to complete the investigation against the four arrested, including the school principal, within a week.

He also asked the Director, Prosecution to ensure speedy trial and punishment for the culprits.

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Over 10% voting in Punjab LS polls https://odishatv.in/nation/over-10-voting-in-punjab-ls-polls-371597 Sun, 19 May 2019 06:19:11 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=371597

Chandigarh: More than 10 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling to Punjab’s 13 Lok Sabha seats on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the general elections, officials said. Voting began at 7 a.m. in the constituencies of Patiala, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, […]

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Chandigarh: More than 10 per cent voting was recorded in the first three hours of polling to Punjab’s 13 Lok Sabha seats on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the general elections, officials said.

Voting began at 7 a.m. in the constituencies of Patiala, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar (SC), Hoshiarpur (SC), Anandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib (SC), Faridkot (SC), Ferozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur and Gurdaspur. Polling will end at 6 p.m.

As of 10 a.m., the highest voter turnout was recorded in the high-profile seat of Patiala at 14 per cent where three-time Congress MP and wife of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Preneet Kaur, is in fray, followed by the Sangrur and Bathinda constituencies at 10 per cent each.

The lowest poll percentage was in Amritsar where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in his electoral debut against sitting Congress MP Gurjit Aujla.

In the state capital Chandigarh, more than 11 per cent voting was recorded for the lone seat.

Congress candidates Gurjit Aujla, Manish Tewari and Kewal Dhillion, Union minister and Akali Dal candidate Harsimrat Kaur Badal, her estranged cousin and state Finance Minister Manpreet Badal and cricketer Harbhajan Singh were among the early voters in the state.

In the 2014 polls, Punjab saw 70.61 per cent of polling, while Chandigarh witnessed 73.71 per cent.

A straight contest between the Congress and the Akali Dal-BJP has become three-cornered with the Punjab Democratic Alliance (PDA) fielding candidates in seven seats.

However, all eyes are on two seats — Amritsar and Gurdaspur — witnessing a clash of personalities.

In Gurdaspur, actor Sunny Deol is the BJP candidate against Congress state President Sunil Jakhar, who won the October 2017 by-election by 1.92 lakh votes.

But political dynasties continue to dominate the state politics. As many as four Congress and three SAD candidates belong to political families.

Parkash Singh Badal’s daughter-in-law and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur is locked in a multi-cornered contest in the SAD stronghold of Bathinda.

Two-term MP from the seat, she is taking on the PDA’s Khaira, AAP’s Baljinder Kaur and Congress MLA Amrinder Singh Warring.

In 2014, Harsimrat Kaur scraped through by 19,500 votes against her estranged cousin Manpreet Badal.

In Patiala, former Union Minister Preneet Kaur was defeated by the AAP’s Dharamvira Gandhi by over 20,000 votes in 2014. This time Gandhi is in the fray as a nominee of the Nawan Punjab Party, a new outfit.

In Ludhiana, Ravneet Singh Bittu, grandson of late Chief Minister Beant Singh, who was assassinated in 1995, is seeking re-election.

Former Union Minister Manish Tewari (Congress) is in the fray from Anandpur Sahib, one of the holiest places of the Sikhs. Tewari is pitted against sitting Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra.

The Fatehgarh Sahib (reserved) seat is seeing a battle of former bureaucrats Amar Singh (Congress) and Darbara Singh (Akali Dal).

The shadow of terrorism also hangs over electoral battle in one constituency, Khadoor Sahib. PDA candidate Paramjit Kaur Khalra’s husband, Jaswant Singh Khalra, was allegedly abducted and killed by the police for exposing fake encounters in 1995, while Congress candidate Jasbir Singh Dimpa’s father, Sant Singh Lidher, was gunned down by terrorists in 1986.

They are pitted against former Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief and Akali Dal candidate Bibi Jagir Kaur.

Unlike 2014, the infighting-ridden AAP is now struggling to save its sinking ship, with several leaders either having defected or facing suspension. Most Punjabi NRIs, who backed the AAP even with cash, have given it a noticeable miss this time.

Countering defection within the party, actor-comedian Bhagwant Mann, the AAP’s only hope to retain the Sangrur seat, accused party rebel leader Khaira of being an agent of both the Congress and the Akali Dal and for engineering defections of AAP legislators to the Congress.

Out of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, the Akali Dal-BJP combine currently holds five (four Akali Dal; one of BJP), while the Congress has four seats and AAP another four.

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Priyanka Gandhi claims to be Punjabi ‘bahu’, says make Rahul PM https://odishatv.in/nation/priyanka-gandhi-claims-to-be-punjabi-bahu-says-make-rahul-pm-370604 Tue, 14 May 2019 17:05:25 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=370604

Bathinda/Pathankot: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attempted to establish an emotional link with local voters by describing herself as a Punjabi ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law), saying she felt at home in Punjab and among its people. While hailing the valour of Punjabis and their ability to remain happy in all circumstances, she launched a vitriolic […]

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Bathinda/PathankotCongress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday attempted to establish an emotional link with local voters by describing herself as a Punjabi ‘bahu’ (daughter-in-law), saying she felt at home in Punjab and among its people.

While hailing the valour of Punjabis and their ability to remain happy in all circumstances, she launched a vitriolic attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by asking the audience whether they wanted a Prime Minister who was using martyrs for political purposes or some one who was son of a martyr.

“Do you want a Prime Minister who does politics of martyrs or want to make a martyr’s son (Rahul Gandhi) the Prime Minister?” she asked, addressing a rally in Bathinda in support of Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.

The Congress leader urged people to teach a lesson to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) for harassment meted out to them.

While taking on Modi for “brazenly lying and cheating” to further his political interests, the Congress leader also criticised the SAD on the issues of sacrilege and mafia rule during their regime.

Lambasting the Akalis, she said they had handed over the state to drugs, liquor, sand and transport mafias during their 10-year rule. If Punjab’s youth were being destroyed by drugs, it was because of the BJP and the Akalis, she said.

Describing Punjab as the land of gurus and criticising the Akalis for instances of sacrilege, Priyanka said “those who destroyed Sri Guru Granth Sahib were destroying the soul of Punjab.”

Priyanka, accompanied by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, appealed to people to strengthen the Congress with their votes in this “battle for the future of India” and to teach “arrogant” Harsimrat Kaur Badal, SAD candidate from Bathinda, a lesson for the Akali’s misdeeds.

Pointing to the poor response to Modi’s Monday rally at the same ground, Priyanka hailed people for their befitting reply to the Prime Minister’s saga of false promises.

Later at a rally in Pathankot, she reiterated Modi vs Rahul Gandhi topic by urging people to distinguish between a Prime Minister who does politics over martyrs and a son of martyr.

Leading a road show atop a truck in support of Sunil Jakhar, party’s candidate for Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, Priyanka said Modi was the biggest “abhineta” (actor) who had spent the last five years portraying and spreading lies and falsehoods.

Stating that Modi had not even spared martyrs or ex-servicemen, she said, the Prime Minister was for politicising the sacrifices and services of ex-soldiers by claiming ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) scheme was a “gift” to them.

Taking a pot shot at the BJP, Priyanka, in an apparent reference to actor Sunny Deol, asked the people if they wanted a “neta” (leader) or an “abhineta” and introduced Jakhar as the real “neta” of the people.

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IPL 2019: Chennai outsmart Punjab by 22 runs https://odishatv.in/sports/ipl-2019-chennai-outsmart-punjab-by-22-runs-362525 Sat, 06 Apr 2019 15:12:33 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=362525

Chennai: Opener K.L. Rahul (55 off 47) and Sarfaraz Khan’s (67 off 59) laborious efforts went in vain as Chennai Super Kings held their nerves to beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday. Chasing a modest 161-run target, the visitors […]

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Chennai: Opener K.L. Rahul (55 off 47) and Sarfaraz Khan’s (67 off 59) laborious efforts went in vain as Chennai Super Kings held their nerves to beat Kings XI Punjab by 22 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.

Chasing a modest 161-run target, the visitors received couple of early jolts before Rahul and Sarfaraz anchored the Punjab innings with a crucial 110-run stand for the second wicket. However, it was not enough to help them cross the line as Chennai registered their fourth win from five matches.

Brief Scores: CSK 160/3 in 20 overs (Faf du Plessis 54, M.S. Dhoni 37*; R. Ashwin 3/23) beat Kings XI Punjab 138/5 in 20 overs (Sarfaraz Khan 67, K.L. Rahul 55; Harbhajan Singh 2/17, Scott Kuggeleijn 2/37) by 22 runs.

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American Sikh community thanks Modi for Kartarpur corridor https://odishatv.in/nation/us-sikhs-thank-modi-for-kartarpur-corridor-340083 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 03:44:09 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=340083

Washington:The American Sikh community has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the laying of the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor in Punjab. “We the Sikh diaspora are thankful to Narendra Modi and his government for realising the long-cherished dream of Sikhs in India and abroad and laying the foundation stone for the […]

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Washington:The American Sikh community has expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the laying of the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor in Punjab.

“We the Sikh diaspora are thankful to Narendra Modi and his government for realising the long-cherished dream of Sikhs in India and abroad and laying the foundation stone for the Kartarpur corridor on November 26, 2018,” the ‘Sikhs of America’ organisation said in a resolution addressed to the prime minister.

“Since the foundation stone was laid on the Pakistan side also, Sikhs across the globe are looking forward to the much-anticipated pilgrimage,” said the resolution.

A copy of the resolution was presented to senior officials of the Indian Embassy here at an event organised by Sikhs of America in the Maryland suburb of Washington.

The much-awaited corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Pakistan’s Kartarpur – the final resting place of the Sikh faith’s founder Guru Nanak – with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian Sikh pilgrims, who will only have to obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, established in 1522 by Guru Nanak.

“For the last few months, good news has been coming for the Sikh community in India and abroad,” Jasdip Singh chairman of Sikhs of America said as he praised the role of the Indian government in bringing to justice some of the accused involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“We are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. However, there is lot to be done,” Singh said, hoping that in the coming weeks and months other politicians involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots would also be brought to justice.

He said the government had addressed most of their concerns including removal of some Sikhs from the visa blacklist.

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Here’s a unique wish for Kapil Sharma, the sand art way https://odishatv.in/entertainment/heres-a-unique-wish-for-kapil-sharma-the-sand-art-way-339159 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 05:39:51 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=339159

Puri: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through a sand art congratulated comedian Kapil Sharma who will tie the knot with his long time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today. Through his sand art at the Puri Beach, Patnaik has conveyed best wishes to Kapil and Ginni for the new innings of their life. […]

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Puri: Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik through a sand art congratulated comedian Kapil Sharma who will tie the knot with his long time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today.

Through his sand art at the Puri Beach, Patnaik has conveyed best wishes to Kapil and Ginni for the new innings of their life.

The pre-wedding festivities including the mehendi ceremony, a ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ and Sangeet were held in Amritsar. While the couple will take the wedding vows at The Grand Cabbana resort of Jalandhar, they will meet the mediapersons, photographers at 8.30 pm today.

After the wedding ceremony, the comedian is expected to throw a reception party on December 14 for friends and family members in Amritsar and later on December 24 in Mumbai for colleagues and friends of the film industry.

Kapil is set to return to comedy scene with “The Kapil Sharma Show”, which is scheduled to go on air on Sony by the end of this month.

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Kapil Sharma to tie knot with girlfriend Ginni Chatrath today https://odishatv.in/entertainment/kapil-sharma-to-tie-knot-with-girlfriend-ginni-chatrath-today-339145 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:30:52 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=339145

Comedian Kapil Sharma is all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today. The pre-wedding festivities including the mehendi ceremony, a ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ and sangeet were held in Amritsar. While the couple will take the wedding vows at The Grand Cabbana resort of Jalandhar, they will meet […]

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Comedian Kapil Sharma is all set to tie the knot with his longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in Jalandhar, Punjab today. The pre-wedding festivities including the mehendi ceremony, a ‘Mata Ki Chowki’ and sangeet were held in Amritsar.

While the couple will take the wedding vows at The Grand Cabbana resort of Jalandhar, they will meet the mediapersons, photographers at 8.30 pm today. After the wedding ceremony, the comedian is expected to throw a reception party on December 14 for friends and family members in Amritsar and later on December 24 in Mumbai for colleagues and friends of the film industry, reported The Indian Express.

 

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Kapil is set to return to comedy scene with “The Kapil Sharma Show”, which is scheduled to go on air on Sony by the end of this month.

A few days back Sunil Grover had wished a happy married life to his former collaborator Kapil.

At the press conference of show Kanpur Wale Khurranas on Friday, Sunil was asked about Kapil’s wedding and the comedian said he was happy for his former co-star from ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.

“I am happy Kapil is getting married. I wish him a happy married life. May God give him lot of happiness. I wish him lots of happiness and I hope he continues to make people laugh through his show,” Sunil told reporters at the press conference of the Star Plus show.

(WIth IANS & PTI inputs)

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Punjab paddy procurement crosses 115 lakh tonne https://odishatv.in/nation/punjab-paddy-procurement-crosses-115-lakh-tonne-331445 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:02:56 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=331445

Chandigarh: Punjab has procured over 115 lakh tonne of paddy this kharif season, food and supplies officials said on Monday. Government agencies and private millers have procured 11,592,262 tonne of paddy in Punjab till Sunday evening.Over 99 per cent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies while the remaining has been procured by private […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab has procured over 115 lakh tonne of paddy this kharif season, food and supplies officials said on Monday.

Government agencies and private millers have procured 11,592,262 tonne of paddy in Punjab till Sunday evening.Over 99 per cent of the paddy has been procured by government agencies while the remaining has been procured by private millers.

An official spokesman for the Punjab government said out of the total procurement from various procurement centres in the state, government agencies procured 11,511,817 tonne of paddy while 80,445 tonne has been procured by millers.

The 100 lakh tonne procurement mark was crossed on Nov 1.

The Punjab government has made arrangements for a bumper procurement of 200 lakh tonne of paddy this season. In 2017-18, a total of 179.34 lakh tonne of paddy was procured.

Paddy procurement started in the agrarian state on October 1, but the bulk of the stocks started coming after October 10.

The Centre sanctioned a Cash Credit Limit (CCL) amount of Rs 29,695.40 crore for procurement of paddy in the kharif marketing season 2018-19. The Punjab government had demanded Rs 40,300 crore.

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Sidhu, wife summoned by commission probing Amritsar train tragedy https://odishatv.in/nation/sidhu-wife-summoned-by-commission-probing-amritsar-train-tragedy-330502 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:14:25 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=330502

Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur have been summoned by a one-man commission conducting an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 60 people were killed on October 19. Senior IAS officer B. Purushartha, who is conducting the inquiry in Amritsar, has asked the Sidhu couple to appear […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and his wife Navjot Kaur have been summoned by a one-man commission conducting an inquiry into the Amritsar train tragedy in which 60 people were killed on October 19.

Senior IAS officer B. Purushartha, who is conducting the inquiry in Amritsar, has asked the Sidhu couple to appear before the commission on November 2 (Friday).

Navjot Kaur, a former legislator and ex chief parliamentary secretary, was the chief guest at the Dussehra festival near Joda Phatak when the DMU (diesel multiple unit) train crushed those standing on the railway tracks.

Sixty people lost their lives and an equal number were injured in the train tragedy.

Opposition leaders and locals alleged that Navjot Kaur fled the scene after the train mowed down the people.

There are allegations that the event was organised without mandatory permissions, which had to be given by the municipal corporation which falls under the local government department headed by Sidhu.

The main organizer of the event, Saurabh Madan Mithoo, is a close political aide of the Sidhu couple.

Mithoo, his family members and other organizers were questioned by the inquiry commission in Amritsar, over 250 km from here, on Tuesday for over four hours.

The commission has been asked to submit its report within four weeks.

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AAP announces five candidates for Lok Sabha polls in Punjab https://odishatv.in/nation/aap-announces-five-candidates-for-lok-sabha-polls-in-punjab-330259 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:36:58 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=330259

Chandigarh:Taking a lead over other parties in the state, the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced the names of five candidates for the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held in April-May next year. The AAP has retained two outgoing MPs, Bhagwant Mann (Sangrur) and Sadhu Singh (Faridkot). The names […]

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Chandigarh:Taking a lead over other parties in the state, the Punjab unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced the names of five candidates for the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held in April-May next year.

The AAP has retained two outgoing MPs, Bhagwant Mann (Sangrur) and Sadhu Singh (Faridkot).

The names of two other AAP MPs, Dharam Vira Gandhi (Patiala) and Harinder Singh Khalsa (Fatehgarh Sahib), who were suspended from the party in 2015, do not figure in the list announced here by AAP core committee chairman Budh Ram.

The names of other candidates are Ravjot Singh (Hoshiarpur), Kuldip Singh Dhaliwal (Amritsar) and Narinder Singh Shergill (Anandpur Sahib).

The AAP won four Lok Sabha seats in Punjab in the 2014 general elections. The party could not win a single Lok Sabha seat anywhere else in the country.

There are 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab.

The AAP, which showed a lot of promise as a third alternative in Punjab, has been in disarray in the past over two years with infighting and a virtual rebellion by its leadership.

A section of the AAP leadership, led by rebel leader and legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who was recently removed as the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly by the AAP leadership, has been demanding autonomy for the AAP Punjab unit for taking political decisions for the state.

In the last 2-3 weeks, AAP leaders were trying to forge unity between the group owing allegiance to the AAP central leadership and those supporting the Khaira camp but no consensus has been reached so far.

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Fuel under GST to affect states’ revenue: Chief Ministers https://odishatv.in/nation/fuel-under-gst-to-affect-states-revenue-chief-ministers-325663 Sat, 06 Oct 2018 10:05:52 +0000 https://odishatv.in/?p=325663

New Delhi: Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection. Speaking at the Hindustan Time Leadership Summit 2018, Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of the Congress-ruled Punjab, said his state’s […]

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New Delhi: Opposing the idea of bringing fuel products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), three Chief Ministers from different political parties on Saturday said it would have a negative impact on their revenue collection.

Speaking at the Hindustan Time Leadership Summit 2018, Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of the Congress-ruled Punjab, said his state’s economy was not in a good shape and it had become dependent on the Centre after the implementation of the GST last year.

“We do not have money to run the state. After the GST, we have nothing left in the state. We are dependent on the Centre. We do not have industry. We have hostile neighbour who keeps us on our toes. We have only agriculture to go on,” Singh said in a discussion, which was attended by his counterparts from Maharashtra and Karnataka.

“We have only three sources of revenue. One is fuel, one is excise and one is stamp duty on transfer of properties… As far as the real estate is concerned, Punjab has not moved ahead as yet because economy is not in good shape. Where do I get my revenue from?”

Endorsing Singh’s views, Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy, who runs the Karnataka government with the support of the Congress, said the Centre must take measures to solve the issue.

“The founders of the Constitution allocated some powers to states. The Centre is gradually taking all powers from the states. State governments have no scope for tax collection. We have to be dependent on the Centre,” he said.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been demanding that petrol and diesel be brought under GST to reduce prices.

Responding to a question on Gandhi’s stand on the issue, Kumaraswamy said: “That is his opinion. According to my opinion, the Centre has to take some severe measures.”

Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said he agreed with Singh’s views “to some extent” saying the GST had left states with little flexibility to have their own revenue.

However, he said he supported the idea of bringing fuel products under the GST saying “At some point of time, we have to do it.”

“At the same time, we should think of alternatives. If we go on importing, we are going to play into the hands of the countries manufacturing (producing oil),” he said.

Fadnavis asked for production of bio-fuel and ethanol using agriculture produce as an alternative to crude oil.

“There is so much of agriculture production today that we do not know where to keep. States are buying produce (from farmers) but we do not know how to sell. It is a huge mess,” he said.

“Now, we have sufficient foodgrains in our country, we can convert it into bio-fuel, ethanol. The second generation ethanol policy is there. We need to invest more into that. If in Brazil, 100 per cent ethanol can replace petrol and diesel, why can’t we?”

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Priest from Punjab arrested in Delhi after rape complaint https://odishatv.in/nation/priest-from-punjab-arrested-in-delhi-after-rape-complaint-309156 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 06:54:37 +0000 http://odishatv.in/?p=309156

Chandigarh: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday. Zirakpur station house officer (SHO) Pawan Kumar said the priest, Bajinder Singh, was nabbed from the Delhi airport as he was about to […]

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Chandigarh: Punjab Police arrested a priest and self-styled healer from the Delhi international airport following a complaint from a woman in Zirakpur that he had raped her, said an official on Thursday.

Zirakpur station house officer (SHO) Pawan Kumar said the priest, Bajinder Singh, was nabbed from the Delhi airport as he was about to board a flight for London where he was scheduled to attend a healing event on July 21.

Singh is the pastor of a church in Punjab’s Jalandhar district. He was reported to be popular among people as a healer.

The woman, a resident of Zirakpur town, adjoining Chandigarh, had complained to the police in May this year that Singh had sexually assaulted her and even recorded a video of the assault.

She alleged the accused used to threaten her that he would post the video on social media if she complained against him or did not agree to his demands.

“We had received a complaint of rape from the woman in May this year. The accused was on the run since then. We had got a look out notice issued against him. We nabbed him when he was leaving for England,” the SHO said.

He said 3-4 other persons were also named in the FIR (first information report) registered in this matter.

The police have registered a case against Singh under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the IT Act.

These include rape (376), cheating (420), outraging modesty of woman (354), obscenity (294), causing hurt (323) and criminal intimidation (506) under IPC and Section 67 (transmitting sexually explicit content) of the Information Technology (IT) Act.

 

 

 

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