Punjab SIT files chargsheet against former DGP Saini

Punjab SIT files chargsheet against former DGP Saini

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Punjab Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the 2015 police firing incidents, on Monday filed a chargesheet against former Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini in the Kotkapura firing case. The SIT named Saini as an accused in a supplementary chargesheet filed in the Court of Judicial Magistrate Ekta...

Ban on entry of poultry from other States extended for a week in Himachal

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | PNS | Shimla

In view of bird flu alert in the State, the Himachal Government on Monday decided to extend the ban on entry of poultry and poultry products into the state from neighbouring states for another one week. A notification to this effect has been issued by the State government on Monday. The...

Expedite heliports construction: HP CM

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 | PNS | Shimla

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday directed the officers to speed up the construction works for five heliports in the State. “The work for heliports at Kangnidhar in Mandi district, SASE (Manali) in Kullu district, Baddi in Solan district and Shimla and Rampur in Shimla district should be expedited...

Bird ringing programme at Pong Dam takes a hit due to bird flu

Monday, 18 January 2021 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh

The bird ringing programme, aimed at collecting information on bird’s migratory patterns has failed to take off at Pong wetland this year due to the outbreak of avian influenza-H5N1 in Himachal. The bird ringing project was launched in Himachal in 2013 with an aim to collect information on bird’s migratory patterns,...

Punjabis doing their bit to support farmers

Monday, 18 January 2021 | Monika Malik | Chandigarh

Punjab is enthusiastically gearing up for ‘January 26 tractor march’ at Delhi. Even as the farmers and their families are camping at the Delhi borders — notwithstanding bone-chilling winters — for almost two months now, the villagers, gurdwaras, common men, employees, and others are doing their bit to make this...

Punjab reports 5 deaths, 240 fresh Covid cases

Monday, 18 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Five more Covid-19 fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,504 in Punjab on Sunday while 240 new cases took the infection count to 1,70,605 in the State. The mortality rate stood at 3.22 per cent in the State. Of the total five deaths, one death each was reported in Jalandhar, Ludhiana,...

AAP suspects Congress of using Govt resources, coercion in local bodies’ polls

Monday, 18 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Expressing concern over the use of government machinery and bullying by the ruling Congress party to win the upcoming Municipal Corporation, Municipal Council, and Nagar Panchayat elections, a delegation of Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) legislators would meet Punjab State Election Commissioner Jagpal Singh Sandhu on Monday to demand conduct of...

Farmer leader Baldev Singh, singer Deep Sidhu skip appearing before NIA

Monday, 18 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) issued summons to a farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa and Punjabi singer-actor Deep Sidhu as witnesses to a case registered on December 15, 2020, they skipped appearing before the probe agency on Sunday. In all, the NIA had summoned at least 40 people...

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