“If we have to go to 2022 elections, who do we have other than Captain? Do we have any other face?” Asha Kumari asked adding that Bajwa is “intelligent, a nice and likeable person, is politically savvy and has age and seniority on his side.
Jakhar was the first leader from Congress in Punjab who came out in support of Amarinder soon after Bajwa met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore to submit a memorandum seeking a CBI probe against the government in hooch tragedy.
Only two days ago, Bajwa met Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore to demand a CBI probe against the state government over the hooch tragedy. The incumbent PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar hit back by demanding Bajwa’s ouster from the party.
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While the finance department of the state had already suggested to the government to do away with the subsidy to at least big farmers, and save resources, the government is yet to take a decision as it may have political ramifications.
Punjab had reported 164 deaths in the state till July 5. The toll rose to 336 by Tuesday, 23 days later. In the last 24 hours, as many as 19 deaths have been reported, as per the media bulletin.
Talking to The Indian Express, PGIMER director Dr K K Talwar said that every unit of plasma was costing the state Rs 16,000-17,000 to conduct the test on a recovered patient to see whether he had enough antibodies.
The state has been spending Rs 101.2 crore annually on employees’ mobile allowance. While the plan to rationalise it was conceptualised in December last year, the Finance Department issued an order Monday reducing the cellphone allowance of Group A employees from Rs 500 to 250 per month.
While the plan to rationalise it was conceptualised in December last year, the Finance Department issued an order Monday reducing the cellphone allowance of Group A employees from Rs 500 to 250 per month.
Amarinder had incidentally denied that he had received any resignation by Kumar although the latter had refused to perform official duties.
The government too is trying its best to facilitate a number of youths in getting employment.
Last year, Health Secretary Anurag Aggarwal had claimed that as many as 5 crore pills had gone missing. He had also served notices to 23 private de-addiction centres.
Sources said that after an audit report by Punjab Audit Department, it has come to light that the university was overstaffed and despite that it had recruited 600 more employees including sweepers and lift men during the last fiscal.
Mystery surrounded the development as Kumar was learnt to have attended a meeting with the CM at the latter’s residence on Monday, with Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan present. Kumar however, remained incommunicado, not answering calls or SMSs.
As per data available with the government, as many as two lakh unemployed youths had applied for a job with the Ghar Ghar Rozgar portal in last 60 days till July 20, compared to 3.50 lakh unemployed applying on the portal in last three years.
Asked how these 38 women were identified, Arora said former deputy commissioner of Hoshiarpur Isha Kalia had invited applications from such women, between 25 to 40 years of age, who wanted to be e-rickshaw drivers.
As per the Punjab Municipal Act, 1911, elections are to be held within six months of any local body completing its term. Otherwise, the government has to cite a reason and bring an ordinance to announce postponing of elections.
As many as 49 IAS and PCS officers, however, gave samples at the special camp on Thursday. Total 80 samples were collected by the Department of Health from Punjab Bhawan including that of the family members of the officers.
Mulakkal, who was granted bail in 2018, is accused of raping a nun belonging to the order of Missionaries of Jesus several times between 2014 and 2016 at a convent in Kottayam district in Kerala.
The technology is also being used to check movement of attendees in a super spreader party in a hotel or a restaurant.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed the authorities concerned to set up a plasma bank to ensure that critical patients get immediate treatment and could be saved. But with donors shying away, the state faces a Herculean task.
All administrative secretaries and Deputy Commissioners in the state have been told to identify key personnel in offices and also their link-up personnel.
According to Dr KK Talwar, advisor to the Punjab government on health, medical education and research, Punjab may lose another 100-150 people in the next two weeks.
It all began with Ludhiana ADC Amarjit Bains testing positive three days after the meeting.
The SGPC had recently allotted tender for desi ghee to be used at over 85 gurdwaras in Punjab and Haryana to this company as it had quoted the lowest price.