The Indian Express went around Nurpur Bedi block of Ropar district and found that village after village has 'fortified' itself and is taking active measures to defend themselves from the coronavirus infection.
The Indian Express spoke to a cross-section of political leaders to seek their views on the subject in light of the decision of Himachal Pradesh government to suspend visits to several temples in the state.
It is learnt that total of 90 courses were to commence in the period between March 16 and April 15 which involved the movement of 6000 personnel of all ranks from various units to the training establishments.
The directions, which have been disseminated down the chain of command in the three services, state that serving personnel and their families returning from Italy, Islamic Republic of Iran, Singapore and Republic of Korea will be quarantined for 14 days.
Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had told the House Tuesday that the government would table a white paper on the PPAs signed by the previous SAD-BJP government in the Assembly soon. He had been carrying a draft white paper in his hand at the time of making this statement.
The issue has been a hot topic of discussion in military circles especially after many disabled pensioners received a meagre sum of Rs 100 or less as pension for the month of February, after the State Bank of India deducted income tax with arrears.
MLAs of both parties rose in unison against the 'harsh treatment' they received from the Punjab Bhawan officials and pointed out that even though the Chief secretary of the state-ranked lower than a MLA, he had a permanent room reserved for him at the Punjab Bhawan while MLAs were often turned back or given a room in the ordinary 'B' block.