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The government hopes to cover an estimated 10.5 million paddy growers this year, against last year’s 10.2 million.(PTI file photo)

2020-21 likely to see record paddy procurement

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 04:36 AM IST
Paddy is the main summer staple that drives the incomes of millions of farmers. The ministry’s official figures show the government’s total procurement of summer paddy has touched 65.8 million tonnes until January 22 against the purchase of 56.5 million tonnes in the corresponding part of last year.
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The lockdowns and the restrictions of travellers hark back to the first half of 2020 when most states put stringent measures in place amid the first Covid wave.(Reuters file photo)
The lockdowns and the restrictions of travellers hark back to the first half of 2020 when most states put stringent measures in place amid the first Covid wave.(Reuters file photo)

Travellers from 5 states may need Covid -ve reports to enter Delhi from Saturday

PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:25 AM IST
The issue was taken up in a Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) meeting on Monday in the wake of steady rise in cases in Maharashtra, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Chhattisgarh, and greater curbs and checks were discussed, the people cited above added.
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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces mini bus permit policy

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 07:56 PM IST
The chief minister directed the Transport Department to create a user-friendly online facility within the next three months for receipt and processing of applications of all bus permits to make the system more transparent and eliminate corruption, according to a government statement.
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A swab sample being taken from Amritsar on Tuesday. Concerned schools are now closed for 48 hours for sanitization.(HT photo)
A swab sample being taken from Amritsar on Tuesday. Concerned schools are now closed for 48 hours for sanitization.(HT photo)

Punjab: Out of 4,000 schoolteachers tested, 13 found positive for Covid-19

ANI, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 06:20 AM IST
Amid the growing concern over the rising Covid-19 trend in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered fresh restrictions on indoor gathering to 100.
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As of Sunday, Punjab's infection tally stood at 1,78,459 and the death toll at 5,754.(HT Photo)
As of Sunday, Punjab's infection tally stood at 1,78,459 and the death toll at 5,754.(HT Photo)

Surge in cases due to non-adherence to Covid-19 norms: Punjab health officials

PTI, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 04:38 PM IST
"People are not following Covid-19 safety precautions like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing which is the main reason behind the surge in cases in the state," said Rajesh Bhaskar, Punjab's nodal officer for Covid-19.
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The Covid testing lab in GADVASU was established under the Punjab government’s Mission Fateh and inaugurated on August 10.(HT Photo)
The Covid testing lab in GADVASU was established under the Punjab government’s Mission Fateh and inaugurated on August 10.(HT Photo)

Don’t want to lose any health worker to Covid: Punjab minister amid Covid surge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Punjab has administered more than 136,000 vaccine doses till now and the Congress-led government had earlier extended the last date to administer first vaccine doses for health care workers from February 19 to February 25.
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No quarantine or isolation leave will be allowed to those who are skipping vaccination now, Punjab minister said.(HT_PRINT)
No quarantine or isolation leave will be allowed to those who are skipping vaccination now, Punjab minister said.(HT_PRINT)

'If you skip vaccine now': Punjab minister's warning amid rising Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Punjab has so far administered 1,36,288 vaccine doses, which include 1,22,429 first doses and 13,859 second doses.
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BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union held a Maha Kisan rally to oppose three farm laws in Barnala town on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) and Punjab Khet Mazdoor Union held a Maha Kisan rally to oppose three farm laws in Barnala town on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

In pics: Farmers hold Maha Kisan rally against farm laws in Punjab

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:05 PM IST
The rally is of historic importance as the farmers' union and the agricultural laborer's union are coming together to agitate against the repressive state, said BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan).
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Active infections in the country stand at 139,542, constituting 1.27% of the cumulative cases recorded in India since January last year.(Bloomberg File Photo )
Active infections in the country stand at 139,542, constituting 1.27% of the cumulative cases recorded in India since January last year.(Bloomberg File Photo )

India's active Covid-19 cases up by 2,200; tally surges over 10.96 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:23 AM IST
  • The rising cases in the last week have put authorities on guard as parts of the country have witnessed a fresh wave of increased infections.
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Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws in Vallah, near Amritsar, on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Rail roko: Farmers lay siege to railway tracks in Punjab, trains halted

UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Security has been tightened at railway stations across the country with special focus on Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
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Congress leader and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) celebrates in Bathinda (twitter.com/MSBADAL)
Congress leader and Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal (white turban) celebrates in Bathinda (twitter.com/MSBADAL)

Amid farm stir, Congress wins key local body polls in Punjab

By Gurpreet Singh Nibber, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:35 AM IST
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh termed the results as a validation of his government’s policies and the rejection of anti-people and anti-farmer parties.
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The counting of votes for the 2252 wards in seven municipal corporations in Punjab and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats began at 8am on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The counting of votes for the 2252 wards in seven municipal corporations in Punjab and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats began at 8am on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Punjab municipal polls highlights: AAP demands recounting of votes in Jagraon

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:02 PM IST
All major parties including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have contested alone in the elections.
Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution centre in Amritsar on Saturday, ahead of municipal elections in Punjab.(AFP Photo)
Election officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) at a distribution centre in Amritsar on Saturday, ahead of municipal elections in Punjab.(AFP Photo)

Punjab civic polls: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:21 AM IST
The state election commission has set up 4,102 polling stations and out of which, 1,708 have been declared as sensitive.
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Polling staff prepares for Punjab civic polls, at sports complex in Mohali on Friday.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)
Polling staff prepares for Punjab civic polls, at sports complex in Mohali on Friday.(HT Photo/Ravi Kumar)

Voting for 117 municipal bodies in Punjab to be held today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:08 AM IST
Tight security arrangements are place as nearly 18,000 police personnel have been deployed to conduct free and fair elections, senior officials said.
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Haryana municipal elections will be conducted on December 27. The counting of the votes will take place on December 30.(PTI)
Haryana municipal elections will be conducted on December 27. The counting of the votes will take place on December 30.(PTI)

Punjab Municipal Elections 2021: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:19 PM IST
Officials have said 9,222 candidates will be contesting, including 2,832 Independents, 2,037 from Congress, 1,606 from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), 1,569 from Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and 1,003 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
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The tremors were also felt across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.(PTI)
The tremors were also felt across Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.(PTI)

Strong tremors in Delhi-NCR: What we know so far

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 06:47 AM IST
According to the National Seismic Monitoring Centre, the epicentre of the earthquake was in Tajikistan, with a depth of 80km. According to the initial reports. no loss of life or property was reported so far.
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People in Ludhiana step out after earthquake jolts north India.(HT Photo)
People in Ludhiana step out after earthquake jolts north India.(HT Photo)

Tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, parts of north India; no damage reported

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2021 12:06 AM IST
People were seen rushing out of their homes in many parts of north India such as Punjab's Ludhiana, Jammu and Srinagar among other places after the earthquake.
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An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred in Gulmarg of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.(File Photo(Representative Image))
An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale occurred in Gulmarg of Jammu and Kashmir this morning.(File Photo(Representative Image))

3.5 magnitude earthquake hits Punjab's Bathinda

ANI, Bathinda
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 10:08 AM IST
According to the NCS, the quake took place at 6:48 am, 100 kilometers south-west of Bathinda at a depth of 24 kilometeres.
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Many private schools have completed the initial preparations keeping in mind the current norms of social distancing and sanitation. (Pic for representation)
Many private schools have completed the initial preparations keeping in mind the current norms of social distancing and sanitation. (Pic for representation)

'Meritorious schools' in Punjab to open from Feb 9 with COVID protocols in place

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 11:57 AM IST
Punjab Government has decided to make the residential "meritorious schools" situated at Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Sangrur and Talwara (Hoshiarpur) functional from Feb 9.
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Punjab leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema (centre) and AAP members launching the civic body poll campaign by brooming streets in Bathinda on Friday. The Aam Aadmi Party’s poll symbol is the broom.(HT_PRINT)
Punjab leader of opposition Harpal Singh Cheema (centre) and AAP members launching the civic body poll campaign by brooming streets in Bathinda on Friday. The Aam Aadmi Party’s poll symbol is the broom.(HT_PRINT)

9,222 in fray as Punjab civic bodies go to polls on Feb 14 amid farmers protest

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:53 AM IST
In A and B councils, 2,037 candidates of the Congress are left in fray, whereas the primary opposition in Punjab assembly, 1,606 candidates belong to the AAP. The SAD is fielding 1,569 candidates, with 1,003 are from the BJP.
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The meeting also decided to send a delegation to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of the farmers’ stir.(PTI)
The meeting also decided to send a delegation to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of the farmers’ stir.(PTI)

Punjab parties want farm laws withdrawn

By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 03:51 AM IST
Convened by Punjab CM, all-party meet passes a resolution to target ‘substantial delay’ in tackling crisis.
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Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)
Captain Amarinder Singh(HT_PRINT)

'Budget's focus on poll-bound states': Amarinder Singh slams Centre

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 08:32 PM IST
Claiming that the Budget was “reflective of the BJP-led central government's total apathy towards the common man, the middle class and farmers”, the Punjab CM said that it was part of Centre’s efforts to sideline non-BJP ruled states.
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Rajasthan batsman Mahipal Lomror playing a shot during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter-final match - 4 against Bihar(Twitter)
Rajasthan batsman Mahipal Lomror playing a shot during Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy quarter-final match - 4 against Bihar(Twitter)

Mushtaq Ali T20: TN holds edge over Rajasthan; Punjab favourites vs Baroda

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Rajasthan's top-scorer in the tournament is Ankit Lamba (198 runs) but he would like to improve on his strike-rate. Rajasthan will, however, depend on their premier leg spinner Rahul Chahar (11 wickets) who has been named as a stand by for England series
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Janhvi Kapoor has been stationed in Punjab for the shoot of Good Luck Jerry.
Janhvi Kapoor has been stationed in Punjab for the shoot of Good Luck Jerry.

Janhvi Kapoor enjoys the cold weather, shares fun pics with friend

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:53 AM IST
Janhvi Kapoor shared a couple of new pictures with a friend as they were seen having fun in a forest area with red leaves covering the ground.
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Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul claims a double-wicket maiden vs Karnataka(BCCI Domestic / Twitter)
Punjab pacer Siddharth Kaul claims a double-wicket maiden vs Karnataka(BCCI Domestic / Twitter)

Mushtaq Ali: Impressive Punjab knocks out defending champion Karnataka

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Pacers Siddharth Kaul (3/15) and Sandeep Sharma (2/17) ran through the Karnataka top-order after they were sent in to bat.
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From villages in western Uttar Pradesh, thousands of tractors had already left for Delhi, farm leaders said, even as the state police tried to persuade them not to participate in the rally.
From villages in western Uttar Pradesh, thousands of tractors had already left for Delhi, farm leaders said, even as the state police tried to persuade them not to participate in the rally.

Farmers across India prepare for Republic Day stir

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 04:33 AM IST
Thousands of vehicles from across Haryana, Punjab, the Terai region of Uttarkhand and western Uttar Pradesh started leaving for Delhi’s borders for the tractor rally, leading to heavy traffic on various roads, including the busy Delhi-Amritsar, Delhi-Jaipur, Delhi-Meerut highways.
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IMD's regional centre at New Delhi has also issued orange alerts for Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh for Sunday.(AP file photo)
IMD's regional centre at New Delhi has also issued orange alerts for Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh for Sunday.(AP file photo)

IMD predicts cold wave conditions in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, UP from January 24

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:21 PM IST
The department said, cold wave to severe cold wave conditions likely to prevail over north Rajasthan during January 24- 27, 2021.
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The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)
The farm unions stressed that they would be going ahead with a tractor rally in Delhi on January 26, but said they would do it after India’s Republic Day celebrations and not disrupt the official function.(PTI)

Talks break down, govt tells unions it won’t accept demand to repeal laws

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:08 AM IST
The farmers, who have rigidly called for either a repeal of the laws or nothing, on Friday vowed to intensify their agitation — the biggest the Modi government has faced so far, and one that has seen tens of thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana camping on the Capital’s borders for 57 days.
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Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh(ANI)

Punjab CM announces govt jobs to kin of farmers who died during protest

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The 11th round of talks scheduled between farmers' union and government on Friday resulted in a stalemate.
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PSSSB Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )
PSSSB Recruitment 2021.(Screengrab )

PSSSB Recruitment 2021: 547 vacancies for junior draftsman on offer

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:46 AM IST
  • Interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the positions online at sssb.punjab.gov.in on or before February 11, 2021.
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