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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Saurabh Prashar


Chandigarh Police to declare absconding schoolteacher, wanted for wife’s murder, as proclaimed offender
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

“There are a lot of aspects, which are yet to be verified before closing the case. Searches are on. The close contacts of Mandeep Singh are in contacts of police personnel,” said a senior police officer.

Punjab, Himachal, Haryana most vulnerable states in view of drug trafficking: NCB officer
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

"State police authorities are lagging behind in view of financial investigation in drug peddling cases", said Gyaneshwar Singh, Deputy Director-General, Northern Region, Narcotics Control Bureau.

Chandigarh transport department seeks clarification on changes to speed limit notification suggested by traffic police
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The traffic police had proposed certain changes in the notification issued back in 2013, suggesting that the notification be simplified so a layperson can understand recommended speed limits on particular roads/stretches etc.

A first: IMF allows winter expedition to Mt Trishul
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) has given permission to a three-member team of mountaineers led by Arjun Vajpayee, the youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest, for a winter climbing expedition to Mount Trishul, a 7,120-metre peak in western Kumaon of Uttarakhand.

Bird flu: Barwala poultry birds died 10 times more than 4 lakh say faction of farm owners
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

"Even now, officials of Haryana animal husbandry and dairying department are not collecting the right figures of already died poultry birds. Almost 50,000 birds in my two farms died," Gopal Rana, owner of two poultry farms said.

Chandigarh traffic police to simplify speed notification, urges admin to install more signboards
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

At least 78 per cent increase in the traffic challans for over-speeding was reported in 2020, as compared to 2019, raising several concerns. One of the prime reasons behind most of the road crashes, both fatal and non-fatal, is attributed to be over-speeding.

Punjab: RDDL to prepare report about bird flu outbreak in Barwala poultry belt
Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Almost 23,000 poultry birds kept 2 epicentres, Siddharth Poultry Farm and Nature Poultry Farm, have been culled in the last three days.

Haryana: We should follow vaccination instead of culling which is expensive, say experts
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

The experts claim that the vaccine is being smuggled into India illegally. The experts maintain that the sudden situation of H5N8 in Haryana, especially in the Barwala poultry belt, could have been detected earlier if the departments concerned had remained vigil.

Haryana: 3,700 poultry birds at Barwala culled, day one marked by delay
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

On the first day of the exercise, no one from the administration was present at the site of epicenter, Siddharth Poultry Farm in Kheri village, till 11 am— with the area not even cordoned off.

Haryana orders culling of 1.66 lakh poultry birds at 5 Panchkula farms
Sat, Jan 09, 2021

The ‘infected’ zone is within a kilometre radius of two poultry farms whose samples have tested positive for avian influenza.

Haryana orders culling of 1.66 lakh poultry birds in Panchkula
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

The area within the radius of one-kilometre from the two poultry farms, whose poultry birds have tested H5N8 positive’, was declared as “Infected Zone” and the area from 1 km to 10 km as “Surveillance Zone”.

Barwala: Poultry farm owners try to sell off produce at low rates
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

While results from labs are awaited, shopkeepers continue to sell produce. The average price of 1kg chicken, which used to be Rs 30 to Rs 40 during normal days, has fallen to Rs 10 to Rs 15.

Haryana department sends samples to Bhopal to test for bird flu after Centre’s intervention
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

“A review of all the samples collected in the last one month from various poultry farms situated in Barwala was called for by the officers concerned. The process is being reviewed,” maintained sources in the animal husbandry department.

Four more birds found dead in Sukhna Lake, CWW Dalai says five found dead in last two days were residential birds
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

An Eurasian Coot, also known as Common Coot, a winter visitor, was found dead in the lake on Tuesday. Two carcasses out of five were sent for examination to the Regional Diseases Diagnosis Laboratory (RDDL), Jalandhar.

Haryana: 57 bird carcasses collected from 15 poultry farms in Barwala
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

The 15 poultry farms have witnessed high mortality of poultry birds. On January 3, a team of Haryana Animal Husbandry and Dairying department had sent 80 samples, with merely four carcasses of the dead birds to RDDL, Jalandhar, for an examination.

Haryana: 250 to 1,500 poultry birds dying daily at Barwala, say RDDL officials
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

The Regional Disease Diagnosis Laboratory (RDDL) officials say that several farm owners have been trying to underplay the high mortality among poultry birds.

High mortality of poultry birds: Jalandhar lab finds samples insufficient
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Although the poultry farm owners attributed the sudden mortality to severe cold season, experts maintained that the high mortality along with reports from mortality of birds, including migratory, in other states is a matter of concern.

Recovering from Covid-19, poultry business suffers second setback with high mortality rate of birds
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

The owner of a poultry farm, which saw at least 7,500 birds dying, requesting anonymity, said, “We are afraid that if any disease is diagnosed during the samples' examination, we will have to face a huge loss again.

Conduct sero survey of poultry birds: Haryana to district-level vet officers
Mon, Jan 04, 2021

The sero survey includes extraction of blood samples, nozzle samples and samples of the waste of birds from different areas.

Haryana Animal Husbandry dept launches forensic probe into death of birds in Panchkula
Sun, Jan 03, 2021

There are around 110 poultry farms in the Barwala belt in Panchkula. The mass mortality of poultry birds was reported in about two dozen poultry farms. The mortality among the birds is being reported since December 5, 2020.

Chandigarh: People in khaki fought the virus valiantly
Tue, Dec 29, 2020

The pandemic allowed the gap between the police and the general public to be bridged

COVID-19: Corona chased away crime in Chandigarh, but only for a bit
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

Faced with a lockdown and the attendant risk of infection, criminals lay low, and the crime rate plummeted, but no sooner did the unlock happen than the gun-wielding goons came out.

Punjab: Ahead of Christmas, 100% occupancy in Vistadome train on Kalka-Shimla route
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

Usually, six toy trains including the Vistadome and holiday special run on Kalka-Shimla route. But this year, due to the Covid-19, only two tarins are plying on the route.

This gang used to steal vehicles from Chandigarh and sell in J&K
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Usually, vehicle-lifter gangs dispose of the vehicles stolen from Chandigarh in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It is for the first time when a gang involved in disposing of vehicles in J&K was busted.

WWF to make integrated master plan of Sukhna Lake wetland
Tue, Dec 22, 2020

Sukhna wetland is spread over 565 acres. The catchment area of Sukhna wetland, spreading over 10,395 acres as finalised by the Survey of India, includes 2,525 acres of Haryana and 684 acres of Punjab.