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Capt appoints Sonu Sood Punjabs Covid vaccine campaign brand ambassador
Capt appoints Sonu Sood Punjabs Covid vaccine campaign brand ambassador

Punjab Government has appointed Bollywood actor and humanitarian, Sonu Sood, the brand ambassador for its Covid vaccination programme. The Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday made the announcement a day after meeting Sonu, who called on him at his residence. There is no one more ideally suited to inspire and

105-year-old Kartar Kaur Becomes mascot of vaccination against corona
105-year-old Kartar Kaur Becomes mascot of vaccination against corona

As every person above the age of 45 years is being vaccinated in India, 105-year old Kartar Kaur has become the unlikely mascot of awareness on Corona vaccination in the country. While vaccination is being given full support by the educated and socially aware people, there are some under the influence

Resume talks with protesting farmers, Anil Vij urges Tomar
Resume talks with protesting farmers, Anil Vij urges Tomar

In view of surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij has written to Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, urging him to resume talks with farmers protesting against the Centres farm laws. Maintaining that a surge in Covid-19 cases is being seen across the country and

AAP lashes out at Capt over HC ruling in Kotkapura SIT case
AAP lashes out at Capt over HC ruling in Kotkapura SIT case

Reacting over the Punjab and Haryana High Courts decision to set up a new Special Investigating Team (SIT) by rejecting the probe reports of the Punjab Government-constituted SIT, headed by Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, to investigate 2015 Kotkapura firing case, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday said that it

Sidhu, Sukhbir condemn assault on youth by Delhi Police
Sidhu, Sukhbir condemn assault on youth by Delhi Police

A day after cousin of gangster-turned-activist Lakha Sidhana, also one of the main accused in Republic Day violence case, was allegedly thrashed by the Delhi Police after his arrest from Punjab, Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu and SAD president Sukhbir Badal condemned the development. Sidhu, the former Minister, took to Twitter

Haryana reports highest ever daily cases
Haryana reports highest ever daily cases

Haryana on Sunday reported 3440 fresh infections, the highest single-day spike since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Earlier, it was on November 20 last year, when the state had reported the highest 3104 cases in a single day. 16 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll

Over 1.13L vaccine doses administered in Haryana
Over 1.13L vaccine doses administered in Haryana

Following the appeal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to further augment the vaccination drive by observing Teeka Utsav from April 11 to April 14, the Haryana Health Department had set up 1,627 Covid-19 Vaccination Centres which administered 1,13,917 vaccine doses to the beneficiaries on Sunday in the State. Additional Chief Secretary,

Chandigarh asks WII, Dehradun to conduct wildlife census from May 1
Chandigarh asks WII, Dehradun to conduct wildlife census from May 1

Chandigarh will have a wildlife census from May 1 to June 30 this year to determine the animals and birds in the Union Territory. Chief Conservator of Forest and Chief Wildlife Warden Debendra Dalai on Saturday said that Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun has been asked to carry out a

Farmers block KMP Expressway in Haryana as part of protest against farm laws
Farmers block KMP Expressway in Haryana as part of protest against farm laws

As part of their stir against the Centres three agriculture laws, farmers on Saturday blocked the 136 km KundliManesarPalwal expressway in Haryana. They, however, said emergency vehicles such as ambulances were allowed to ply. The call for a 24-hour blockade was given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of

Veteran actor Satish Kaul dies of Covid-19 related complications
Veteran actor Satish Kaul dies of Covid-19 related complications

Veteran Punjabi actor Satish Kaul, 76, who featured in several Hindi films and shows including Mahabharat, died in Ludhiana on Saturday due to Covid-19 related complications. According to Kauls sister Satya Devi, the actor, popular for playing the role of Lord Indra in BR Chopras Mahabharat, was admitted to a city

Punjab left with only 5 days of Covid vaccine, says Capt Amarinder
Punjab left with only 5 days of Covid vaccine, says Capt Amarinder

With Punjab left with only 5 days of supply (5.7 lakh Covid vaccine doses) at the current levels of vaccinating 85000-90000 persons a day, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday urged the Centre to share the schedule for supply of vaccines with the States over the next quarter

Haryana reports 2,937 fresh Covid-19 cases, second highest single- day rise in 4 months, 11 more deaths
Haryana reports 2,937 fresh Covid-19 cases, second highest single- day rise in 4 months, 11 more deaths

The Covid-19 tally in Haryana surged to 313,441 on Saturday with 2937 fresh cases, the second biggest single-day jump in over four months while the death toll climbed to 3252 as 11 more people succumbed to the disease, a health department bulletin said. State had reported 2994 Covid-19 cases, the