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GMC principal, her deputy removed; Covid nodal officer shunted to Patiala
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Meanwhile, chief of the medicine department and Covid-19 ward nodal officer at GMC's Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Dr Shiv Charan, has been transferred to Government Medical College, Patiala. 

Being treated like bonded labour, allege junior doctors at Amritsar GMC
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

From the red area, where high-risk Covid patients are treated, or to flu corner, junior doctors have been deployed at every step and serving round the clock taking instructions from their senior mostly over phone.

After naming Sirsa Dera, its head in 2 crucial cases, Punjab Police goes easy
Tue, Jun 30, 2020

After coming to power in 2017, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had constituted an Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the sacrilege and the subsequent police firing.

Pakistan says Kartarpur Corridor now open, visits from India still on hold
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Immigration officials in Amritsar confirmed that so far there has been no indication from Union government to open the website for registration to visit Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan.

After arrest of ‘key SFJ recruiter’, 18 more are on NIA radar
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

No police action was initiated against these 18 after the FIR was lodged in 2018.

SIT alleges Faridkot CJM has Badal family ‘links’, prays for his non-intervention
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

The letter to Judge Harbans Singh Lekhi, written by SIT member IGP Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh, alleges that CJM, Faridkot, has “close family linkage” with the family of Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal, who have been examined during the investigation in the case.

Four of Punjab family ‘involved in drug trade’ murdered in their sleep
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

Head of the family Brij Lal (60), his son Bunty (25), two daughters-in-law Amandeep Kaur (24) and Jaspreet Kaur (28), and family driver Gursahib Singh (35) were found murdered in the house.

Paid a pittance, ASHAs forced to buy or borrow smartphones for Covid survey
Thu, Jun 25, 2020

But the problem with the plan is that most ASHA workers come from a poor family background and work with no fixed salary. Majority among them in the state do not have smartphones.

Coronavirus outbreak: Death toll in Punjab reaches 98
Sat, Jun 20, 2020

To arrest Covid mortality rate, state wants high-risk individuals shifted out of containment zones.

Amritsar: ASHA worker ‘attacked’ for reporting arrival of migrants in village
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Several instances of attack on ASHA workers doing their duties has triggered protests against such incidents in the city.

At GMC-Amritsar, 21 Covid patients put on ventilator, none survived
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The GMC at Amritsar is a referral center where critically ill Covid-19 patients from eight districts of Punjab are being shifted.

In Amritsar walled city, health dept’s testing drive hits a wall…
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

The Indian Express has learnt that the Department is facing difficulty in conducting tests here amid rumours of patients not getting proper treatment at Government Medical College, Amritsar.

At Golden Temple, no bar on ‘langar’, ‘prasad’; many devotees sans masks
Tue, Jun 09, 2020

"On the first day of official opening of religious places, the number of devotees increased to 30 to 40 per cent," said a medical officer who was responsible for keeping a check on devotees entering the Golden Temple.

Akal Takht jathedar’s remarks on Khalistan create a flutter
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

Asked by mediapersons whether this meant he supported the demand for Khalistan, he said, “If the government gives us Khalistan, what more can we ask for? We shall accept it. Every Sikh wants Khalistan.”

All Sikhs want Khalistan, will take it if govt offers: Akal Takht jathedar
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

The statement was made as Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh was responding to questions at a press conference on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star.

Our aim is to make Centre admit that Op Blue Star was a blunder: SGPC
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

Speaking on the eve of the anniversary of Operation Blue Star, SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal said: “SGPC has been fighting case for over three decades to claim the compensation for the damage cause by Operation Blue Star."

Operation Blue Star damages case: Meeting between Amit Shah, SGPC chief in the works for settlement
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

In the 35-year-old case, Rs 1,000 crore damages have been sought from the central government for carrying out the 1984 Operation Blue Star.

15 new cases in Amritsar, 11 of them suspected community spread
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

The 11 symptomatic cases were reported at the district’s flu corners and their source of infection has not been pinpointed yet.

Golden Temple fortified ahead of Op Blue Star anniversary
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

The boundary of the Golden Temple is now properly fenced and devotees are discouraged from going further. There were very few devotees inside the Golden Temple premises on Wednesday as word about increased restrictions spread.

Amritsar lab can now test 3,000 samples for coronavirus daily
Tue, Jun 02, 2020

Punjab Cabinet Minister for Medical Research and Education O P Sony Tuesday inaugurated a state-of-the-art Covid-19 testing lab at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital Amritsar that will allow around 3,000 samples to be tested daily.

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