Punjab reports ten deaths, 214 fresh Covid cases

Punjab reports ten deaths, 214 fresh Covid cases

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Ten more people succumbed to the Covid-19 in Punjab as 214 fresh positive cases surfaced on Thursday. The death toll stood at 5473 while the state’s infection count reached 169950, the state’s health bulletin stated. The mortality rate stood at 3.22 percent in the state. Of the total ten deaths, two were reported...

Himachal Police seizes drugs worth over Rs 4 cr; 4 held

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | Shimla

More than 400 kilograms of drugs worth over Rs 4 crore in the international market has been seized in Himachal Pradesh''s Kullu district, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu said on Thursday. In an official statement, he said that the seizure of over 122 kg of charas, a form of cannabis,...

Himachal Governor to preside over Republic Day function at Shimla

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | Shimla

The State level Republic Day function to be held at the Ridge, Shimla on January 26 will be presided over by Himachal Governor Bandaru Dattatraya. “The CM Jai Ram Thakur and Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj will also attend the function at Shimla,” said an official spokesman. He said that functions will...

Evolve mechanism to sensitise drivers on road safety: HP CM

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | Shimla

Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday directed the officers concerned to evolve  an effective mechanism to reach out to all the driving license holders of the state to sensitize them regarding road safety measures and ensuring safer road mobility. The Chief Minister was presiding over the review meeting of...

Samples from zoos, breeding centre collected in Himachal

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Nishu Mahajan | Chandigarh

After the outbreak of bird flu in Himachal Pradesh, the state’s Department of Animal Husbandry has collected swab and blood samples of birds of different species from the state-run zoos and breeding centres for testing. The joint teams of Department of Animal Husbandry and Wildlife Wing of Forest Department have collected...

Digital pathways for registration of vehicles, driving licences

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

To ensure transparency and make transport services more easily available in the state, Punjab Transport Department has initiated digital pathways for registration of vehicles and driving licences. Now, all the transport department services are just a click away and people can avail these services through “Vahan and Sarathi” web applications 24x7...

Farmers in Punjab burn copies of farm laws on Lohri

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Several groups of farmers in Punjab on Wednesday burnt copies of the Centre’s three farm laws at several places on the festival of Lohri as a mark of their protest. The harvest festival of Lohri is celebrated in Punjab, Haryana and other parts of north India. Bonfires are an important part...

Haryana receives 2,41,500 doses of Covishield vaccine

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Health Department is all set to start the process of administering Covid-19 vaccine from January 16 as the Department  received 241,500 doses of Covishield Vaccine on Wednesday as a part of Covid-19 vaccine roll out. The vaccine reached Haryana from Pune and Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula Mukesh Kumar Ahuja, Haryana, National...

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