Revolt in Punjab AAP Punjab over giving tickets to wrong people

Revolt in Punjab AAP Punjab over giving tickets to wrong people

Chandigarh: AAP leaders revolted against the party convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for choosing the wrong people for tickets for the upcoming Punjab Assembly elections.
“It is being done at the behest of Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal, tickets are being sold to turncoats for crores of rupees. It exposes the hypocrisy of AAP National convenor Arvind Kejriwal,” alleged Gurtej Singh Pannu, AAP youth wing president, Mohali district today while addressing media.
“We have a list of 56 assembly constituencies where political leaders who joined AAP from parties like Congress and Akali Dal were given tickets in just 1-2 days of their joining at the cost of dedicated party workers who have given their blood and sweat to the party. That money power is ruling the roost in ticket distribution is clear from the example of Mohali where a realtor was given the ticket after he switched over to AAP why are the hard-working party workers ignored in Mohali and other places?” Pannu questioned.
Pannu was accompanied by Sheera Bhanboura, Vice President (Youth) AAP, Punjab, and Morha Singh Anjaan, Founder Member AAP, Punjab.
Arvind Kejriwal and Raghav Chadha are out to ruin AAP in Punjab. Tickets are being given to people not committed to the party’s ideology, those who uphold the principle of the party are being denied tickets. Anyone can buy the AAP ticket in Punjab if he or she has the paying capacity, dedicated party workers are being taken for a ride added Sheera Bhanboura.

Large Trees block view of traffic signboards

Mohali: Signboards are supposed to provide directions to road users but many of them in the Mohali district are not serving that purpose as they are partially obstructed by trees and shrubs.
Most of the residents stated that many of the signboards located along roads like in Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3 to YPS ( Mohali Village Road- Diplast Chowk, Diplast Chowk To Madanpur, Madanpur Road to YPS) were partially hidden by large trees.
“The view of the signboards is partially blocked and motorists passing by the area are not able to read the directions.
Residents and motorists suggested that the Municipal Corporation should either prune the trees or move the signboards,” for proper visibility.
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VK Bhawra is new Punjab DGP

Chandigarh: CM Charanjit Channi approves the appointment of 1987 batch IPS officer out of a panel of three officers shortlisted by the Union Public Service Commission.
The other two officers in the panel were Dinkar Gupta and Prabodh Kumar.
Punjab government order says, “On the consideration of the panel received from Union Public Service Commission, Governor of Punjab is pleased to appoint Viresh Kumar Bhawra, IPS, as Director General of Police, Punjab (Head of Police Force). His term shall be for a minimum period of two years from the date of assumption of office in pursuance of the orders of the Supreme Court dated July 3, 2018.”

“I am Covid positive, but I am not dying” Says by To read Click…

I am positive, but I am not dying- Sonu Nigam

Mumbai: Singer Sonu Nigam says he, along with his wife Madhurima and son Nevaan, has tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under home quarantine in Dubai.

The 48-year-old singer shared his diagnosis on social media, adding he is doing well and is asymptomatic.

Nigam said he was scheduled to travel to India for a show, the plans for which fell apart as he repeatedly tested positive for the virus.

“I am COVID positive right now. I am in Dubai, I had to come to India to perform in Bhubaneswar and to shoot for ‘Super Singer’ season 3, which is when I got tested and the result came positive. I got myself retested again and again, but still turned out positive. I feel we will have to live with it.

“Many times, I have performed at concerts while being down with viral fever, having a bad throat or congestion. This feels a lot better than that, I am positive, but I am not dying. Even my throat is fine,” he said.

The singer said in the video that his sister-in-law has also tested positive and revealed that more people in the film industry have contracted COVID-19, including music composer Jeet Ganguly and lyricist Raj Shekhar.

Nigam said he feels bad for those who may have to face losses because of him but was thankful to singer Shaan and music composer Anu Malik, who stepped in to perform in Bhubaneswar and shoot for the show, respectively. “You have to be careful but not scared. This is spreading quickly and causing panic. I feel bad for those of us, who recently began working, we now have to sit at home again, for theatre people, movie makers…” he added.

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13 Covid Positive Passengers Flee From Authorities in Amritsar

Amritsar: 13 passengers have managed to give authorities the slip. According to reports, nine managed to flee from the airport and four of them managed to flee from the hospital. The patients, who ran away from hospital were admitted to Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev Hospital.

It is pertinent to mention her that 125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy tested positive for COVID on arrival at  Amritsar airport.

District Collector has directed SP Amritsar to register a case against 13 passengers who violated the COVID-related protocols. They have also been asked to immediately isolate themselves and report to the authorities otherwise their pictures and details would be made public.

Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar Gurpreet Singh Khehra said the authorities will initiate proceedings to cancel their passport if they don’t return. “If they don’t return, we will publish their photos in the newspaper,” he warned, adding, FIRs under the Epidemic Act and the Disaster Management Act will be registered against them…We are trying our best to keep our district away from the disease and negligence of patients will not be tolerated at any cost,” sources reported Khera as saying.

According to VK Seth, Amritsar Airport director, “125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for COVID-19 on arrival at Amritsar airport. Total passengers on the flight were 179”.

While 13 of the passengers were from Amritsar, the biggest group of 26 was from Hoshiarpur in the state, 10 from Haryana and one each from Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir.

The situation at the airport turned tense as a war of words ensued between the administration and the passengers, who said that all of them had produced negative Covid-19 reports before boarding the flight and that it was highly unlikely that so many of them had tested positive on arrival.

As per the Union Health Ministry, all adult passengers were tested on arrival as Italy is one of the high-risk countries for Omicron.

Punjab has reported a total of 6,08,723 COVID-19 cases with 16,657 deaths till date. The state has administered 2,70,28,217 COVID vaccine doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.


To make Digital payment without internet…?

Now make offline digital payments

New Delhi: If someone is in a rural area and doesn’t have any cash or internet access, he can still buy something or make a transaction of up to Rs 200 using their mobile phone or wallet as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a frame work  that allows offline payments of up to Rs 200 per transaction, subject to a total limit of Rs 2,000, in order to encourage digital transactions in rural and semi-urban regions. 

A transaction that does not require internet or telecom connectivity is referred to as an “offline digital payment.”

Payments can be made face-to-face (proximity mode) via any channel or instrument, such as cards, wallets, and mobile devices, in the offline mode. 

Reserve Bank of India stated that these transactions will not require an additional factor of authentication (AFA), and that because the transactions occur offline, the consumer will receive warnings (through SMS and/or e-mail) after a time lag. 

Transactions are subject to a limit of Rs 200 per transaction and an overall limit of Rs 2,000 for all transactions until the balance in the account is replenished. Balance replenishment can only occur in an online mode.

The framework integrates feedback from pilot experiments on offline transactions undertaken in various sections of the country from September 2020 to June 2021, according to the statement. 

The offline mode of payment can be enabled after obtaining the specific consent of the customer.

Customers will continue to enjoy protection under the provisions of circulars limiting customer liability and will have recourse to the Reserve Bank’s Integrated Ombudsman Scheme for grievance redress.

Offline payments can be made using any channel or instrument, like cards, wallets, and mobile devices.

More than 700 Safai Karamcharis given appointment letters

Mohali: Fulfilling the long demands, today more than 700 Safai Karamcharis have been given appointment letters by Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu in presence of Mayor Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu.
There was happiness all over on the face of employees who got appointments letters today. It is pertinent to mention here that all the safai karamcharis have been recruited by the Municipal Corporation will work at DC Rates. Earlier, in the House meeting Mayor Mohali Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu had said that the recruitment process of Safai Karamcharis is in process.
Safai Karamcharis Union President Pawan Godyal said they are thankful to Congress Govt. and Balbir Singh Sidhu for this big achievement and will always stand with him.

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Mohali will be revived as Industrial hub: Kulwant Singh

Government not taking action against corrupt officials of Punjab Communications

Mohali : Aam Aadmi Party candidate from Mohali Kulwant Singh today held talks with Industrial workers of Mohali and assured that he would do his utmost to uplift Mohali as an Industrial hub.
AAP Candidate Kulwant Singh assured that full attention would be paid to the employment of industrial workers and added AAP would create more employment opportunities by promoting big and small scale industries. Kulwant Singh reminded that there was the time when Industrial Area Mohali had companies like Punwire, JCT, Power Pax, TCL etc. where thousands of workers were working, had been shut due to wrong policies of the governments and thousands of people working in such companies had lost their jobs.
Kulwant Singh said that AAP party leaders had also raised questions in the Assembly from the government regarding the scams taking place in Punjab Communications Limited (PUNCOM), a prominent public sector company in Mohali and also through the media, but no action is being taken against corrupt officials.
Kulwant Singh said that with the formation of AAP government in Punjab the closed Industrial units would be restarted and the Punjab Communications Company would not be allowed to shut down under any circumstances and strict action would be taken against its corrupt officials and said that his party is committed to towards the development of the industrial sector and the problems of the industrial workers would be addressed on priority basis.

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Night curfew in Tamil Nadu from tonight full lockdown on Sundays

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced a night curfew (from 10pm to 5am) across the state starting from tonight and a full lockdown on Sundays, amid fast-rising COVID-19 cases. During these hours, only public transport, private bus services, fuel stations, ATMs, and essentials such as delivery of milk, newspapers would be permitted to function. 

Those working night shifts in essential industries have been advised to carry company-issued ID cards and vaccination certificates. The government has advised flight, bus, and train passengers travelling during the curfew/lockdown hours to carry their ticket copies to prove their credentials. Those who have valid travel tickets can use autos and taxis to get around during the curfew hours.

On Sunday lockdowns, only essential services would be permitted, besides online food delivery services and take-away at hotels, which can function between 7 a.m. and 10 pm. During Sunday lockdowns, even public transportation would be inoperative.

Only classes in grades 9–12th grade will be permitted to have in-person schooling. Training and coaching centres are not permitted to function. Buses, metros, and local trains can accommodate only up to 50% of their seating capacity. All colleges, other than medical and paramedical colleges, have been asked to remain closed till January 20th.

Government and private celebratory events for Pongal festivities are cancelled. All entertainment and amusement parks are closed. However, the public will be able to visit beaches alone for walking. All places of worship will be closed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 

Hotels, lodges, restaurants, clothing and jewellery stores, gyms, yoga centers, clubs, cinema halls, indoor stadiums, salons, spas, and beauty parlours will be limited to 50% occupancy.

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PM Modi Cancels Ferozepur Visit Due to Security Lapse

Projects worth thousands of crores disrupted in Punjab – Nadda

Ferozepur: Central Government has blamed the Punjab Government for the lapse of security on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Ferozepur. 

PM Modi’s cancelled his rally citing some reason.

Later MHA issued a press statement where it blamed Punjab Government for the security lapse. 

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) says it is taking cognisance of this serious security lapse has sought a detailed report from the state government. State Government has also been asked to fix responsibility for this lapse and take strict action.

“PM headed back to Bathinda Airport after a security lapse when PM’s convoy reached a flyover which was blocked by some protestors. PM was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes. This was a major lapse in the security of PM” read MHA statement

“Also in view of the contingency plan Punjab Government has to deploy additional security to secure any movement by road, which were clearly not deployed. After this security lapse, it was decided to head back to Bathinda airport,” 

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Flights cancelled, orange alert issued due to fresh snowfall in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir Valley witnessed a fresh spell of snowfall, Srinagar, recorded rain and snowfall of 7.1mm, Gulmarg recorded 8.4 inches (21cm) of fresh snowfall, Pahalgam, recorded 13.5 cms of snowfall.

The authorities cancelled around 34 flights to and from Srinagar today due to poor visibility amid rains and snowfall, authorities also said that it’s unlikely that remaining flights would be taking off from Srinagar today. 

Road connectivity has also been impacted due to the fresh snowfall. The road from Srinagar-Kargil has been shut. The Gurez-Bandipora road has also been closed for traffic after the snowfall. The Mughal road from Kashmir to Jammu has also been closed today. 

The MeT has also issued an ‘orange alert’ across the Valley as the snowfall is expected to increase in the coming 24 hours. There are chances of snow avalanches and landslides in vulnerable areas of North Kashmir. It has been advised that people in snow-bound areas should not venture out. 

However, Tourists seem to be enjoying the snowfall the most. From Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Srinagar, tourists could be seen enjoying the snowfall and playing with the snow. Most of them say it’s the reason they came down to Kashmir. 

“It’s a dreamland and one of the reasons to come here was to witness the snow.It’s nothing less than a dream come true said aTourist from Rajasthan. 

While snowfall brings cheer on the faces of tourists, it brings a lot of problems to the locals living in the valley. 

New Year Gift by Mohali Mayor Jeeti Sidhu

Mayor Mohali Municipal Corporation Jeeti Sidhu presented gift to 733 Safai Karamcharis

  • 733 safai Karamcharis to be hired at DC rate in Mohali
  • Proposal passed to write a letter to the Center to start international flights from Mohali

Mohali: Today, the first meeting of the House on New Year was convened by the Mayor Mohali Municipal Corporation Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu. In which many resolutions were passed in spite of the uproar caused by the councillors of the opposition parties.
In the meeting of the Municipal Corporation, the proposal to write a letter to the Center to start International flights was passed, it was informed that the process of issuing appointment letters for keeping 733 safai karamcharis on contract at DC rate would be started by the end of this week.
Covid rules were given slip by all other than Mayor.
It was decided in the meeting that a letter would be written to the Center to start direct flights from Mohali to USA, Canada and other countries. Apart from this, the Union Ministry of Railways has written a letter to the government to start a direct bus service from Gurugram to the city to make a permanent stop at Mohali railway station for trains going to religious places.
During the meeting, promotion of employees and all other proposals were passed unanimously.
Two booster plots will be set up in Phases 8 and 8B of Mohali at a cost of Rs. 20 million. In addition, two ponds will be beautified. In the meeting, proposals were passed to get the housing societies working and to install energy saving devices on booster pumps.
During the meeting, Councillors from the opposition alleged that work was not being done in their wards for which mayor said that the same work is being done in all the wards. The allegations being made by the opposition are baseless.
Mohali Mayor said that the interest of the people should be discussed in the meeting and not politics. All the resolutions were passed among the opposition.
Technical problem at the bus stand site: Mayor
Mayor Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu said that there is a technical problem in the site of bus stand in Sector 77 which will be cleared in a day or two. There is no dispute about the site. In response to the question, Mayor said that it is the responsibility of the center to remove all the technical difficulties regarding the flights to be started from the airport. Mayor said that all the development works are being carried out record breaking development works have been carried out in every ward without any discrimination by taking all along and as per the need of the Mohali residents.
Corporation Commissioner Kamal Garg, Senior Deputy Mayor Amrik Singh Somal, Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi were also present.

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Enthusiasm among Mohali residents to meet and support Kulwant Singh

Mohali: Residents and voters of Mohali Assembly constituency are seen to be in great cheers in support of Kulwant Singh as Aam Aadmi Party candidate, who got a huge response when dozens of families from other parties joined the Aam Aadmi Party in presence of Kulwant Singh AAP candidate from Mohali constituency during election campaign in village Sohana.
During Kulwant Singh’s election campaign, people in village Sohana were very excited to meet their candidate Kulwant Singh and assured that Aam Aadmi Party leader Kulwant Singh will win with a big lead.
Seeing the influx of people in his favor, Kulwant Singh said that he would always be indebted to the people of Mohali for their support and faith entrusted in him by the local residents and voters. He said that the day was not far away when the name of Sidhu brothers would be erased from Mohali.
It is to be mentioned that during the program conducted under the leadership of Surinder Singh Baidwan Roda, former Councillor, Mohali from village Sohana, a mass gathering was seen in favor of AAP candidate Kulwant Singh.
Prabhjot Kaur General Secretary AAP, Baldev Singh Kang, Kamaljit Kaur former MC Mohali, Nambardar Harsangat Singh Sohana, Balwinder Singh Kaka, Sushil Kumar Atli, Ashok Kumar Panch , Daljit Singh Panch, Ashwani Kumar Panch, CharanjitKaur, Amarjit Kaur were also present.

Mohali Civic body fails to keep check on stray cattle

Mohali: Cattle roaming, squatting on main roads and roundabouts are a common sight in Mohali which leads to road mishap and results in hindrance to the smooth flow of vehicular traffic.
Residents added authorities must pay heed to it as the foggy season is around the corner.
Anothe resident added we can see cows around garbage points or sitting in middle of the roads, often becoming the cause of road accidents.
Residents have complaint to the concern Municipal Corporation but nothing has been done to control/Keep check on stray cattle in Mohali.
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PM Modi’s rally will be a great success: Sukhvinder Singh Goldy

Kharar : BJP Kharar team is putting up all efforts to ensure Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally is a great success. A meeting was held by former BJP Mohali District President Sukhwinder Singh Goldy, who along with his team visited the villages of Kharar Constituency regarding Ferozepur rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5th January.
BJP leader Sukhwinder Singh Goldy said preparations are being made to arrange the transportation of workers and people from Kharar Assembly constituency for the scheduled rally.
During the meeting, Sukhvinder Singh Goldy added that for the rally of PM Modi, workers from every booth would participate.
BJP leader also added that the BJP is fully prepared for the upcoming State assembly elections and the rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be held on January 5 will be historic.
BJP government will be formed in Punjab after the up-coming assembly elections added Sukhvinder Singh Goldy.
Daljit Singh Saini, Rakesh Gupta, Arun Sharma, Kulwinder Dhiman, Kanwaljit Singh, Gurvinder Singh were also present in the meeting.

Mohali MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu reacts on fake news on social media

Mohali: Mohali MLA and Former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today called a press conference against a fake news being circulating against him, that the has had a round of talks with Amit Shah and is about to join BJP.
While addressing media Mohali MLA Balbir Sing Sidhu said that for the last few days there had been fake news in circulation on the social media about him (Balbir Singh Sidhu)joining BJP to which he totally denied and said it’s totally a fake news.
Mohali MLA Sidhu added that he is a Congress man and will remain a hard core solider of congress forever.

DC Mohali greets residents and appeals to follow Covid norms

Mohali: As we enter the New Year 2022, Deputy Commissioner Ms Isha Kalia while talk with the team of The Aman Sandesh Times said, I, wish you all a Happy New Year! We know last year was challenging, and I pray that New Year 2022 will bring more special moments for all of you and your family.
Happy New Year 2022 and made an appeal to all to follow Covid norms and added, “We need to follow covid protocol to break the coronavirus transition cycle in the district. We are serious about the health and security of the people, and the administration is taking concrete steps and keeping a watchful eye on every aspect.” Mohali DC Ms Isha Kalia also appealed to the people to ensure a compliance with the Covid rules set by the government and the administration including wearing of masks, maintain social distancing.
“Extensive arrangements have been made at the administration level to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Deputy Commissioner Ms Kalia also informed that there is sufficient stock available for the second dose and appealed to the people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The health department is monitoring persons infected with the virus. A control room has been set up by the administration along with various helpline numbers for medical services, information related to prevention of Covid-19.
“Risk of corona virus has not completely gone away, so it is our collective responsibility to follow guidelines to end the prevailing situation,” DC said.
Deputy Commissioner also sought cooperation of media persons to make people aware of Covid-19 pandemic and its hazards.

Leaders condole loss of lives in Mata Vaishno Devi shrine stampede

Chandigarh: At least 12 people died and over a dozen were injured in the stampede that took place around 2.30 am near Gate 3 outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine atop the Trikuta hills, about 50 km from Jammu.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and several other leaders today condoled the loss of lives in a stampede at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.
Haryan CM in a tweet stated: “Deeply saddened to hear about the accident that took place at Mata Vaishno Devi at Jammu. May God grant peace to the departed souls and I pray for speedy recovery of the injured. My condolences to the bereaved families. We are ready to help in any way possible.”
Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said, “My profound condolences to the bereaved families who lost their dear ones in a stampede at mata vaishno devi shrine. I pray for a speedy and complete recovery of those injured.”
Shiromani Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed shock over the incident.
Shocked at the large scale deaths in the stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Devi shrine in Katra. My condolences to the families of the dozen deceased. May the almighty grant them eternal peace. I also wish a speedy recovery to those injured in the tragic incident,” the SAD chief said in a tweet.
“Deeply pained by the tragic news of several lives lost due to a stampede at Mata Vaishno devi Temple. My sympathies with the bereaved families in this toughest hour of grief. May Guru Sahib grant peace to the departed souls and speedy recovery to the injured,” said Harsimrat Kaur.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said he was deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of lives. “Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Prayers for a speedy recovery of those injured,” he said in a tweet.

Posters welcome an ugly look

Mohali: Posters and other election-related material, which has defaced walls, sign boards including various properties in the city, are yet to be removed. The political parties and expected candidates display their posters in every nook of their constituency. Apart from private properties posters can also be seen on public buildings and religious places.
Residents demand Administration should take initiatives in this regard.
It has also been suggested by the readers of The Aman Sandesh Times that, political parties should strictly warn their activists not to display any poster on public property or religious places and added, there should be a provision for a legal action against political parties indulging in such practice.
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‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt” campaign concludes successfully in district- Dr Adarshpal Kaur

Mohali: On successful completion of ‘Mukh Mantri Punjab Motia Mukt Abhiyan”, Civil Surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur informed, a total of 310 patients suffering from cataract have been operated upon and 8877 people have been screened by eye specialists in government health facilities across the district since November 26.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, a total of 149 operations have been performed at District Hospital Mohali, 52 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Derabassi and 109 operations at Sub-divisional hospital in Kharar.
Civil surgeon Dr Adarshpal Kaur said, that with a view to ensure better healthcare facilities to the people of the state, the campaign was launched on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on November 26 all across the state. Dr Adarshpal lauded the efforts of Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Renu Singh, doctors and other health care staff for making the campaign a complete success.
It is pertinent to mention her that, private hospitals were also made part of this drive, which continued till December 31.
An awareness van also visited different places in the district. Eye camps were organized in the district as part of the drive, wherein the eye sight of the people was thoroughly examined and those found suffering with cataract were operated upon after a period of 15 days free of cost.
“The transportation facility including pick up and drop back was also provided to the people along with the refreshments for the people undergoing operations”, said the officer, adding that free spectacles were also provided to those operated upon. She appealed to the people of the district to visit government health facilities to avail full benefit of quality health care services.

Stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu

Several persons are reported to be injured after a stampede occurred at the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district early today, authorities said.
Incident occurred around 2:45 am, and as per initial reports, an argument broke out which resulted in people pushing each other, followed by a stampede.

The stampede broke out when a huge crowd of devotees, who had come to pay their obeisance to mark the beginning of the New Year, entered the Vaishno Devi Bhawan, officials said, adding that “large groups of devotees reportedly entered the Bhawan without permission slips.”

The police said that rescue operations started immediately and all the injured have been taken to hospitals, where condition of some is stated to be “serious”.

“All the injured have been taken to a hospital”

The incident occurred outside the sanctum sanctorum of the shrine on Trikuta hills. Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha said that a high-level inquiry has been ordered into the stampede.

Last day of 2021 becomes historic for Mohali residents:

Punjab Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mahindra lays Foundation stones of Rs 800 crore development projects in Mohali

  • Announces to start city bus service,
  • Inaugurated the first phase of Water Treatment Plant, laid foundation stone for construction of second phase
  • Lays foundation stone of new bus stand of Mohali, to be constructed in Sector-77,
  • Lays foundation stone of Auditorium Sector-78
  • Hard work, dedication of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today – Mayor

Mohali: Hard work and commitments with Mohali residents of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today as the foundation stone of various development projects to be constructed in the city at a cost of Rs. 800 crore were today laid by Punjab Local Bodies Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra.
Cabinet Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra said that today he inaugurated the first phase of Rs. 375 crore water treatment plant and laid the foundation stone of the second phase, and also laid the foundation stone of new bus stand at Sector-77, Mohali, Bhagat Asa ram Baidwan Auditorium at Sector-78 which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 15 crore and Sewerage Treatment Plant at Sector-83 at a cost of Rs.145 crore.
Pb Cabinet Minister said that besides this the Punjab government has also accorded the consent for launching city bus service for Mohali city and said that the construction work of all these projects would be completed within the stipulated time frame.
After the construction of a bus stand in the central part of the city covering an area of 14 acres on Airport Road, it would be convenient for the passengers to travel to Chandigarh Sector-43 bus stand and from Chandigarh to other cities of Punjab via Mohali.
Pb Cabinet Minister Brahm Mahindra while addressing a function held in Sector-78 said that conceding the long standing demand of the people, the Punjab Government has decided to extend the perimeter of Mohali Municipal Corporation up to 3 kms, which would ushered in a new era of prosperity and provide much needed impetus to the development of the city.
Former Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said that the water treatment plant of village Sinhpur would meet the drinking water requirement of Mohali city for next 20 years.

On this occasion Mayor Amarjit Singh Sidhu welcomed the Cabinet Minister Mr.Brahm Mahindra and other dignitaries present and apprised them of the demands and difficulties of the city and said that the hard work and leadership of former Health Minister Mr.Balbir Singh Sidhu borne fruits today as the foundation stones of all these development projects have been laid by the Punjab Government. He also appealed the people of Mohali to support Mr.Sidhu, who stood by them in their hour of need, with a record number of votes in the forthcoming assembly elections.
Deputy Commissioner Mrs. Isha Kalia, SSP Mr.Navjot Singh Mahal, MC Commissioner Mr. Kamal Kumar Garg, District Congress President Rishav Jain, MC Davinder Kaur Walia besides a large number of local leaders, Municipal Councillors and other dignitaries were also present.

Fourth Volume of Gyankosh released

Chandigarh: Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector-26 , Chandigarh released the fourth volume of its annual e-journal titled “Gyankosh: An Interdisciplinary Journal” today.
Through this journal, the College endeavours to nurture an environment where researchers, authors, collaborators and scholars across all the disciplines are inspired to do their best in their respective subjects based on their perspectives, life experiences and skills.
Dr Jatinder Kaur, Principal of the College and Patron of the Journal, Dr Surinder Kaur, Editor of the Journal, Dr Madhur and Dr Navjot Kaur, Co-editors of the Journal have worked diligently to release this issue. The publication has witnessed quality papers from scholars across various fields.

Won’t break trust of Chandigarh people: Kejriwal

Chandigarh: After winning the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, APP organized a Vijay Yatra led by Delhi chief minister and party supremo Arvind Kejriwal in various parts of the city, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal thanked the people of Chandigarh for their support to AAP and said that the results of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation are being discussed all over the country.
AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal said that there is a discussion going on in the country that after Delhi, when AAP can uproot the Congress and the BJP which has been ruling Chandigarh for a long time, then AAP can do the same in the whole country.
Kejriwal said “I heartily thank every citizen here for this resounding victory of AAP and promise that we will never let the trust be broken. The love that Chandigarh residents have given, we will never let it go and will live up to all the expectations,” he said. In his address, he told the elected councillors of AAP that it was not so easy to defeat the BJP and Congress, which have been in Chandigarh for a long time and the country’s oldest parties. But after defeating them, now their responsibility has increased, and work will have to be done keeping the trust shown by the people.
Kejriwal added that the Chandigarh city must be given back the tag of ‘City Beautiful’ and make it the most beautiful city in the country. He also administered oath to all the councillors present on the occasion for the development of the city and the betterment of the residents and allegiance to the party. Kejriwal said that after winning Delhi, he won the municipal elections of Chandigarh, similarly he will come to Chandigarh to administer an oath after securing a historic victory in the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections.
AAP MP Bhagwant Mann said that the residents of Chandigarh have changed history. He said AAP does not do politics of hatred and religion but does politics based on development.
Vijay Yatra started from Aroma Chowk in Sector 22 and ended in Sector 23 in which a large number of AAP supporters, including Prem Garg AAP Chandigarh President, Pradeep Chhabra co-In-charge, Harmohan Dhawan former Union Minister, Chandramukhi Sharma party in-charge for Chandigarh Municipal Corporation elections, along with all the 14 elected councillors participated.

Full Vax proof or -ve RT-PCR report must to attend party in Mohali

Mohali: Moving a step ahead to ensure best possibilities to contain the spread of Corona, District Administration had made it mandatory to have both doses of Covid vaccine or a negative RT-PCR report not earlier than 72 hours to attend the New Year’s party in Mohali.
Deputy Commissioner Isha Kalia said the order came in the wake of increasing Covid cases and threat of the Omicron variant.
The implementation of these orders is the responsibility of the owners and management of the party venue, she added. Isha Kalia said in case of any positive case surfacing in a locality, office, etc., all persons of the locality or employees of the office should get themselves tested besides ensuring getting fully vaccinated.
DC said all employees of malls, salons, gyms, restaurants and other frequented places should be vaccinated with the second dose and said their administration would also have to conduct Covid-19 testing of staff every 15 days. She added that besides Covid-appropriate behaviour, the heads of departments should ensure 100 per cent immunisation of all government employees.

Youth Akali Dal leaders submit Memorandum for Cancellation of false F.I.R. registered against S. Bikram Singh Majithia

Mohali: Delegation of Youth Akali Dal leaders Mohali district today submitted a memorandum to DC Mohali for Cancellation of false F.I.R. registered against S. Bikram Singh Majithia and demanded an action against Congress leaders and police officers involved in illegal act.
Youth Akali Dal leaders in their memorandum addressed to Governor Punjab stated that Chief Minister of Punjab, Home Minister of Punjab and P.P.C.C. president Navjot Singh Sidhu in connivance with some senior officers of the Punjab police got a false F.I.R.( FIR No.2/2021, PS. Punjab State Crime Police Station ,S.A.S. Nagar) registered against Shiromani Akali Dal M.L.A. and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia with the sole objective to tarnish his image and that of the Shiromani Akali Dal.
YAD leaders added, this blatant act of ‘Political Vendetta’ has been committed when elections to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha are scheduled and added Congress party and it’s government wants to frame its political rivals in false cases to gain political mileage and benefit in the forthcoming elections and had also mentioned that it is common public knowledge how 3 Director B.O.I.’s were changed, S.S.P’s pressurised andD.G.P. changed to commit this illegal act.
Youth Akali Dal leaders had requested the Governor to kindly intervene in the interest of justice and get the illegal F.I.R. cancelled and order an inquiry to identify and punish people responsible for this illegal act against SAD leader Bikram Singh Majithia.
Delegation was led by Advocate Harman Preet Singh Prince, Manjit Singh Malakpur District President (Urban) District President (Rural), Advocate Rahul Marwaha and all office bearers and members of Youth Akali Dal.

Large number of supporters joins AAP’s Victory Road Show in Chandigarh under the leadership of Kulwant Singh

Arvind Kejriwal welcomed by workers of AAP Mohali

Mohali: Victory Road March across Chandigarh was taken out by Aam Aadmi Party, buoyed by it historic win in its debut elections of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation winning the highest number of seats.
Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal himself reached Chandigarh to join the roadshow and thank the residents, large number of Aam Aadmi Party supporters and workers, led by Kulwant Singh, candidate from Mohali Assembly constituency, joined the victory road show.
Talking to the media present on the occasion, Kulwant Singh, candidate of Mohali Assembly constituency said that the corporation election in Chandigarh was just a glimpse, the Aam Aadmi Party would get a thumping majority in Punjab in the upcoming assembly elections. Soon after being announced as the candidate by AAP for Mohali, Kulwant Singh has intensified his election campaign, doing nukkad meetings, visiting villages and also paid obeisance at various religious places before starting his election campaign .
Kulwant Singh was joined by Prabhjot Kaur General Secretary AAP, Advocate Amardeep Kaur State Vice President Vyapar Mandal.
Karamjit Sham Puri, Rajesh Rana, Madan Lal Balongi, Jaspal Singh, Madam Goha Madmajra, Councillor Gurmeet Kaur, Nambardar Harsangat Singh Sohana, Surinder Singh Mataur, Fulraj Singh State Awardee, Kuldeep Singh Samana, Jaspal Singh Mataur, Karamjit Singh, Harwinder Singh, RP Sharma, Akinder Singh Gosal, Bhupinder Singh Jogi, Dheeraj Kumar Gogi, Narinder Singh, Gurmel Singh , Narain Singh, Rajesh Kumar and a large number of Aam Aadmi Party supporters were also present.

Police Sanjh Kendra will be opened at Mohali airport – CM Channi

CM Channi gives New Year bonanza to Punjab Cops

Jalandhar: In a New Year bonanza for the Punjab Police personnel, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh, today announced a slew of incentives for the cops.
In a function held at the PAP complex today, Chief Minister while striking an emotional chord with the cops said that service in Armed forces and Police is a challenging job and only those people who have zeal to serve the country and its people join these forces.
CM said that state government fully recognizes the immense contribution of Punjab Police in socio-economic development of the state adding that no stone will be left unturned for welfare of Punjab Police personnel. CM Channi while accepting a major demand of cop announced to restart Uniform allowance from the ensuing New Year.
He said that superior quality uniform will be provided to cops for which total payment will be borne by the government and also announced free bus travel for any on duty cop in government buses adding that Police personnel will continue to get 13 months’ salary.
Bomb disposal unit put their life in peril during discharge of their duty so the state government will provide risk allowance to them, and announced to enhance Diet money for sportsmen in Punjab Police from existing Rs. 150 to Rs. 250 per day during camps. CM Channi also announced ground renovation in PAP campus at a cost of Rs. 1 crore to boost sports.
CM Channi also said that Police Sanjh kendra will be opened at Amritsar and Mohali airports to facilitate NRIs coming into the state.
CM Channi, while lauding the services rendered by the cops in maintaining peace, law and order in the country, said that nation’s progress cannot be imagined without cops and lauded the role of Punjab Police in returning normalcy in the state after black days of terrorism. CM Channi also expressed hope that Punjab Police will uphold its rich tradition of serving the state by wiping out curse of drugs from state.
On the occasion Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Cabinet Minister Dr. Raj Kumar Verka, DGP Punjab Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, DGP PAP IPS Sahota and others were also present.

Open manholes: A death trap in Mohali

Mohali: A large number of open manholes and damaged slabs on roadside drains have become death traps for pedestrians and motorists. The uncovered manholes become invisible and many pedestrians and commuters fall in them. Most manholes and drains along the city roads are lying uncovered, thereby endangering lives.
Residents added Mohali Municipal Corporation has ignored the issue, many incidents have taken place in which commuters have suffered injuries because of the open manholes. Vehicles getting stuck in them have also become common.
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Bonanza announced for Anganwadi workers in Haryana

Chandigarh: Several announcements in the interest of Anganwadi workers and helpers which includes giving Rs 1 lakh to Anganwadi workers and Rs 50,000 to helpers from December 31, 2021 has been announced by Haryana CM.
Haryan CM announced that, the monthly honorarium will be increased to Rs 400 from September 2020 and Rs 450 from September 2021 and arrears for two years (years 2019-20 and 2020-21) along with incentive of Rs 1000 each will be given to all Anganwadi workers for working as frontline workers during COVID-19.
Chief Minister made these announcements during a meeting held with the office bearers of Anganwadi Workers Union regarding their demands and said no Anganwadi worker and helper would be removed from the Anganwadi centres, rather, the state government is moving ahead in the direction of opening crèches along with Anganwadis in the state. These crèches will have even better facilities for children. Along with fresh candidates, Anganwadi workers will also get a chance for recruitment in these crèches.
CM said Anganwadi workers will be covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme in future. Along with this, under the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, an amount of Rs 2 lakh will be provided in case of an accident. Under this scheme, a premium of Rs 12 per month will be paid by the state government.
On hearing about the death of two Anganwadi workers of Jhajjar district in an accident recently, Khattar announced an immediate release of Rs. 2 lakh each for the victims on the spot. He said that the rent of all Anganwadi centres would be given by the Panchayat or ULB after review from the PWD.
CM Khattar said that a policy would be formulated for promotion of Anganwadi workers to the post of supervisor through written examination. The CM said that all the Anganwadi workers will be given one mobile phone each by the department so that they can keep the complete data report related to their Anganwadi online and maintain regular updates on the nutrition tracker app. For this training will be given to Anganwadi workers, pointing out that the use of technology brings transparency in the system and also eliminates the possibility of any malpractices.
The representatives of Anganwadi Workers Union after the meeting, expressed their gratitude to the chief minister for accepting their demands and for announcements made. They added that these announcements of the Chief Minister would directly benefit the families of thousands of Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state.