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Punjab: Villagers gear up for COVID-19 battle, establish checkposts, enforce isolation
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

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.

‘We have some stock of grocery at home… Aggey parmatma vekhega’
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Not far from where CM Amarinder stays, villagers complain of administrative apathy

Punjab: Outrage over video clips of policemen thrashing curfew violators
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

On Thursday evening, Punjab Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh tweeted that "policemen who were unreasonable with the people" would be posted to police lines.

Several parts of Punjab go milk-less as lockdown hits supply chain, lakhs of litres wasted
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

The highest shortfall of milk supply was in Hoshiarpur at 71 per cent but this was because the neighbouring state of Himachal Pradesh has ordered a lockdown and stopped lifting milk from Punjab.

Confusion prevails in Mohali as shops down shutters in curfew ‘break’
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

While most grocery shops remained shut, a few shops did manage to open their shutters and were quickly swamped by customers. Eggs, milk, vegetables, fruits, bread were some of the most demanded items.

Army may have to be deployed on ‘war basis’: Former commander
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Lt Gen Panag said while the Army may not have plans to deal with such a pandemic ready beforehand, it would have reacted to the situation and charted out a blueprint by now.

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Army mulls curtailing entry of civilians, veterans in military stations
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Official travel has been curtailed and large gatherings are being avoided. Most of the meetings are being held through video conferencing. All institutes and clubs have been closed for the time being.

Political parties dither over seeking restrictions on large gatherings at religious places
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

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.

Chandimandir military station steps up corona vigil, takes several measures
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Officials say that the focus at present is to ensure that if there are any infections of the virus, these be segregated and quarantined and also to ensure that there is no secondary infection.

Chandimandir military station steps up corona vigil, takes several measures
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Officials say that the focus at present is to ensure that if there are any infections of the virus, these be segregated and quarantined and also to ensure that there is no secondary infection.

Coronavirus: 195 Indians evacuated from Iran, quarantined at Jaisalmer army facility
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

A senior officer at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi said that all possible arrangements have been made to make the stay of those being quarantined comfortable.

Coronavirus: Army postpones all training courses for personnel
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

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.

In power, yet powerless
Tue, Mar 17, 2020

The Amarinder Singh government is under fire from all sides for its failure to renegotiate power purchase agreements and cut tariff.

No let up in pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Sahib despite coronavirus scare in Pak; No plan to close Golden Temple; and more
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Coronavirus: No plan to close Golden Temple, any other gurdwara, says SGPC; Punjab DCs told not to grant permission for mass gatherings

Coronavirus threat: Armed forces personnel asked to avoid visiting malls, movie halls
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

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.

Punjab Budget: Congress govt held to account by its own MLAs in House
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

The provisions of the budget were not discussed threadbare by the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) during the session, but were perfunctorily commented upon.

Punjab assembly: SAD MLA ‘manhandled’ after he raises slogans against Speaker
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Amid the commotion, the Speaker adjourned the House for a brief period.

Punjab: Congress MLA trashes White Paper on power purchase agreements, demands probe
Wed, Mar 04, 2020

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.

Harsh measures were needed to stem rush to get disability pension: Former Army Commander
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

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.

Cong, AAP MLAs join forces in battle for primacy against bureaucrats
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

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.

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