- (Chd,Pb) Adv. D S Patwalia New Advocate General of Punjab
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is leant to have been pushing for his appointment.
Patwalia was appointed as the state’s top law officer days after the resignation of senior advocate A P S Deol was accepted by the Punjab cabinet.
Patwalia’s name had earlier also come up when Charanjit Singh Channi took over the chief minister in September.
Sidhu strongly opposed the appointment of Deol, who had represented former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in cases related to the 2015 police firing incidents after the desecration of a religious text.
Sidhu had even stepped down as the Punjab Congress chief over the appointments of Deol and Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as the director general of police.
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(Chd,Pb)Sukhbir Badal Tests Positive for CoronaVirus
Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday Tweeted he has tested positive for coronavirus.
He made the announcement a day after addressing a rally in Tarn Taran. Badal said he is fine and has isolated himself.
ओए झल्लेया! ये क्या हो रहा है?
ओए ये पँजांब में #कांग्रेस सरकार की मति मारी गई है जो खुद ही #पँजांबबन्द करवा रही है।एक ही दिन के बन्द में करोड़ों ₹ का नुकसान हो गया।जनता हलकान हुई सो अलग
#झल्ला। वाह! पँजांब सरकार वाह! फण्ड के लिए रौना और खुद ही पँजांब बन्द कराना
भापा जी! ये तो हसाडे पंजाबियों का ही जिगरा है के उनके खुद की चुनी हुई सरकार फण्ड की कमी का रौना रोती है और पंजाबी खुद ही आर्थिक बन्द में शामिल हो जाते है
(Chd,Pb)SAD to Jaam “Chakka” in Pb on Sep 25 Against Farm Bill
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), the BJP’s oldest ally, on Tuesday announced road blockades across Punjab on September 25 to protest against the contentious farm Bills passed by Parliament.
Rajya Sabha passed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 during the day. It had cleared the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 and the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 on Sunday.
The Bills had been passed by Lok Sabha last week.
As per SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema
SAD party’s senior leaders, workers, farmers and farm labourers would block roads in the state for three hours from 11 am in a peaceful manner.
Notably, around 30 farmers’ outfits have already given a call for a complete shutdown in Punjab on September 25 in protest against the Bills.
Party chief Sukhbir Singh Badal would launch a four-day state-wide mass contact programme on September 26 during which he would make party workers aware about the “adverse impact” of these Bills on the farming community,
Last week, SAD leader and Bathinda MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal had resigned from the Union Cabinet in protest against the Bills.
Chd,Pb)Number of Covid positive MLAs/Ministers rose to 29,
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to all other legislators who had come in contact with them to avoid attending the one-day Vidhan Sabha session tomorrow.
The protests by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), led by their MLAs, were endangering the lives of people, said Captain Amarinder, pointing to the AAP dharnas in various parts of the state since August 20. With anything between 25 to 250 people present at each of these gatherings/dharnas, they had become tinder boxes for sparking further spread of the pandemic, said the Chief Minister, urging the party to call off their protests.
Captainpointed out that of the eight AAP leaders/MLAs who had spearheaded these day/night dharnas so far, two had already tested positive and each of them had come in contact with scores of other people till now. In terms of MLAs, 4 of AAP members (including on unattached) were Covid positive
The Chief Minister reiterated his appeal to all political parties to refrain from physical protests at this critical juncture, when cases in the state were spiralling and projected to see a major spike in the coming weeks.
During a VC Covid review meeting with the Chief Minister and other officials, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan appealed to all political parties that their MLAs who had come in contact with Covid positive colleagues should reach the Assembly premises early for testing in case they wish to attend.
(Chd,Pb) Indian Vatican City Amritsar Losses Four More Lives To Covid 19
Punjab health authorities on Monday reported four more fatalities along with 127 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the total in the state to 3,267 cases and 71 deaths.
According to a health bulletin, all four deaths were recorded in #Amritsar.
The maximum 33 people tested positive for the infection in #Ludhiana, one of the worst-hit districts.
Twenty-three cases were reported from #Jalandhar; 20 from Amritsar; 15 from Sangrur; 11 from #Mohali; 10 from Patiala; two each from Pathankot, Kapurthala, Hoshiarpur and Ferozepur; and one each from Rupnagar, Moga, Gurdaspur, Faridkot, Tarn Taran an SBS Nagar.
Of them, 17 people had travel history to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Pune, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, 87 patients recovered from the infection and discharged from various hospitals in the state. The number of cured persons reached 2,443 with this, the bulletin said.
There are 753 active cases in the state as of now.
Amritsar continued to lead the COVID-19 tally in the state with 633 coronavirus cases, followed by 387 in Ludhiana; 347 in Jalandhar; 169 in Gurdaspur; 168 in Tarn Taran; 175 in Mohali; 169 in Patiala; 158 in Sangrur; 145 in Pathankot; 141 in Hoshiarpur; 120 in SBS Nagar; 87 in Faridkot; 80 in Rupnagar; 77 in Fatehgarh Sahib; 73 in Muktsar; 71 in Moga; 57 in Bathinda; 50 in Fazilka; 51 in Ferozepur; 44 in Kapurthala; 34 in Mansa; and 31 in Barnala.
One patient is critical and on ventilator support, the bulletin said.
A total of 1,88,699 samples have been taken so far for testing, it added.
[Chd,Pb] Akalis to Sound Bugle for Mission 2019 on August 19
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) would start campaigning for the 2019 general elections from August 19.
The party will hold its first election rally at Pipli in Haryana,
According to SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, “The party would sound the poll bugle for Lok Sabha elections with its first election rally at Pipli on August 19.”
This was decided at a meeting held with the district party observers from Haryana,
He said that Sharanjit Singh Sotha, the party president of the Haryana unit, as well as the party’s women wing president in the state, Ravinder Kaur Ajrana, presented a report in the meeting which was approved by all the observers.
SAD leader Sikandar Singh Maluka has already been appointed as the observer for Rajasthan to accelerate the party activities in the poll-bound state,
[Chd,Delhi]ECI Banned Exit Polls and Issued Prohibition Protocol
The Election Commission today banned exit polls between May 26 and May 28 in the poll bound states of India including the Assembly constituency -32 Shahkot bye-poll.
Display of any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey in any electronic media is prohibited during the period 48 hours,
The Election Commission of India [ECI]also issued extensive guidelines to the District Election Officer Jalandhar to ensure prohibitions during the period of 48 hours (5 pm on May 26, 2018) ending with hours fixed for conclusion of poll in Shahkot to be held on May 28, 2018.
As per Chief Electoral Officer Punjab, Dr. S Karuna Raju advertisement being published in the newspapers on May 27 and 28, 2018 requires prior permission or certification from the ECI,