SAD spokesperson Daljit Singh Cheema said, “First of all, it makes no sense that farmers are given such an offer two months after they have been protesting. What Centre has offered, the Supreme Court has already done.”
Punjab received 2.04 lakh doses of Covishield — AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from Pune-based Serum Institute of India — on Tuesday. The consignment was taken to State Vaccine Store from where it is being transported to 59 facilities earmarked for vaccination.
Envisaged to pull Punjab farmers out of wheat-paddy cycle, the 3 mega food parks are struggling to even reach their optimum capacity with one running into financial trouble and the other functioning with just 33 per cent occupancy.
Justice S S Saron (retd) has visited the office twice in the recent past and sought its renovation and availability of staff so that he may take charge and start working. A visit to the office on Tuesday, however, revealed that no renovation work has started so far.
Ansari is a history-sheeter in Mohammadabad police station of Ghazipur district with 38 cases of heinous crime lodged against him. The cases against the five-time MLA are lodged at various police stations in different districts, including Lucknow, Ghazipur and Mau.
The police did not rule out any larger conspiracy behind the incidents, which happened five years after the Bargari sacrilege incident and at a time when Punjab elections (scheduled in early 2022 now) were due at that time in 2017.
Shiromani Akali Dal president and MP Sukhbir Singh Badal refused to comment on whether the BJP’s actions were a sign of its “arrogance”, saying, “I do not want to get into this... We still have personal relationships with them... The PM took certain very good decisions also.”
After Punjab, the second maximum rate of crime in the category was in Andaman and Nicobar Islands (33.4 per cent) and 133 cases, and Kerala (26.3 per cent) where 9,245 cases were registered, which is also fourth highest in the country.