CM ASSAILS CAPTAIN FOR MYOPIC MINDSET TOWARDS WEAKER SECTIONS

SAYS MAHARAJA TARGETED HIM AS HE RAISED ISSUES PERTAINING TO COMMON MAN

BADALS, MODI AND CAPTAIN PARTNERS IN CRIME AGAINST PUNJAB

  • KEJRIWAL A POWER HUNGRY OUTSIDER

  • PLEDGES UNPRECEDENTED DEVELOPMENT IN BORDER REGION

Bhoa (Pathankot), December 3: Slamming the former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for myopic mindset towards poor and common man, Punjab Chief Minister Mr Charanjit Singh Channi on Friday said that as CM Maharaja targeted him because he had raised issues of common man.

Addressing here a public gathering, the Chief Minister said that as he comes from a family with humble background so he always impressed upon the former Chief Minister to safeguard interests of common man. However, he said that instead of resolving the issues to give reprieve to poor and downtrodden, Maharaja started victimizing him. CM Channi said that but he continued his struggle for the common and underprivileged masses due to which haughty Maharaja was ousted by the Congress party.

The Chief Minister said that only Congress can take a revolutionary decision to oust a Maharaja and bestow responsibility of CM to a common man. However, he said that this revolution can sustain only if all the common and needy people stand united to support Congress. However, CM Channi categorically said that the powerful elite class is conniving to destabilize this common man’s government by dividing poor on sectarian lines.

Lashing out at Akalis, BJP and Amarinder, the Chief Minister said that they are partners in crime against the people of Punjab. He said that trio of Modi, Badal and Captain had connived to pass anti-farm laws for jeopardizing interests of state. CM Channi said that Akalis are mother of this anti-farm law as they had passed bill on contract farming in Punjab assembly in 2013, which later became the basis of the draconian farm laws adding that they were hand in glove with BJP to pass these black laws in Parliament.

The Chief Minister further said that an elite and unholy nexus of politicians across party line had eluded power from common man just to loot Punjab. He said that the members of this elite group like Badals and Captain have a common bond in form of their own vested interests and plundered the state adding that they have been willfully doing this so by enjoying the fruits of power in game of musical chairs where the ruler changes after every five years but power remains in their hands. However, CM Channi said that now this nexus has been broken and the power is with the common man.

The Chief Minister said that as he has himself faced the hardships so he is well aware of the woes of common man. CM Channi said that due to this reason only he is ensuring optimal utilisation of all government funds for well being of poor and common man. He said that this duty will continue till he is on this seat.

Slamming Aam Aadmi Party Supremo Mr Arvind Kejriwal for little knowledge about state, Chief Minister said that Delhi Chief Minister is groping in dark for fulfilling his lust of power. He said that besides being an outsider Kejriwal is a rumour monger who knows nothing about state but pokes his nose in everything. CM Channi said that such type of cheap politics will never be successful in the state.

The Chief Minister said that Kejriwal is a power greedy outsider, who desires to rule Punjab due to which he is trying to mislead Punjabis. He unequivocally said that Kejriwal and company must remember one thing that history is witness to the fact that Punjabis love their land and people adding that neither they had ever allowed nor they will permit any outsider in future to rule their state. CM Channi said that Kejriwal government has failed in Delhi whereas Congress is delivering its best to people.

The Chief Minister said that he was fortunate that Congress leadership has bestowed him this service to serve the state. He said that I am working to resolve the issues that are faced by every common man of the state. Listing the several pro-people initiatives taken by his government, he said that Power bill arrears worth Rs. 1500 crore have been waived, Power rates for domestic consumers have been reduced by Rs. 3 per unit, Bills to the tune of Rs. 1200 crore have been waived off in respect of motors in rural areas, water charges brought down to Rs. 50, Rates for sand have been reduced to Rs. 5.50 per cubic feet and Punjab Government is bearing Rs. 35 as part of cost sharing out of increased Rs. 50 of Sugarcane prices while the private mills now only have to bear Rs. 15. CM Channi said that not only this but several other path breaking decisions will be taken in coming days too.

Striking an emotional chord with residents of Border areas, the Chief Minister said that though brave hearts reside in this area but then also successive state governments have ignored them. He said that this area will be developed holistically by pumping in resources here and development will be accelerated at par with the areas that have witnessed growth under Badals and Maharaja. “It is my promise border areas will witness unprecedented development in recent times” added CM Channi.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister announced Medical College at Pathankot, declaring Bhoa as administrative block, upgrading Narot Jaimal Singh hospital and providing suitable land for building of Sant Baba Nabha Dass.

Earlier, addressing the gathering Revenue Minister Mrs Aruna Chaudhary, while coining the slogan ‘Channi Raj, Changa Raj’ said that CM Channi has infused new spirit amongst the Congress party. She said that Punjab is witnessing a new era of unprecedented development and pro-people initiatives in regime of CM Channi. Mrs Chaudhary said that CM Channi has scripted a new saga of holistic development in border districts of state which had been hitherto ignored.

In his address MLA Mr Joginder Pal described Mr Channi as common man’s CM. He said that Chief Minister has realised the dream of every poor man adding that he has worked for well being of every strata of society. Mr Joginder Pal said that unprecedented development has taken place during the regime of Congress regime.

Earlier, the Chief Minister paid obeisance at Gurdwara Barth Sahib where he was honoured with siropa (robe of honour). CM Channi also dedicated a sports stadium to masses at village Bani Lodhi and also dedicated 66 KV Power Station at village Laahdi Mahanta.

On the occasion MLA Mr Amit Vij, former Minister Mr Raman Bhalla, Congress leader Mr Ashok Wadhera, Vice Chairman Industries Mr Kartik Wadhera and others were also present on the occasion.

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PUNJAB GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO ENSURE WELFARE, EMPLOYMENT AND EQUALITY TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

On occasion of International Disability Day-2021, Cabinet Minister Razia Sultana inaugurates Womens’ Shop (Rural Hut)

Chandigarh/Malerkotla, December 3:The International Day of Persons With Disabilities for the year 2021-22 was celebrated by the Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab today at the Urdu Academy Malerkotla. Such programs were also celebrated at every district level in which medical camps/UDID camps for disabled persons were organised. The Chief Guest at the function was Mrs. Razia Sultana, Cabinet Minister, Department of Social Security and Women and Child Development, Punjab. The function was presided over by Mrs. Raji P Srivastava, Principal Secretary, IAS, Government of Punjab. Persons with disabilities who have done remarkable deeds were also honored and artificial limbs were also donated to the needy.

Cabinet minister Mrs. Razia Sultana congratulated all Punjabis on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities and said that the Punjab Government was committed to ensure the welfare, employment and equality of persons with disabilities in the state. She also informed that the Department of Social Security was running various schemes for the welfare of disabled persons, the benefits of these various schemes were being extended to disabled persons. The Punjab Government has made tremendous efforts to uplift the living standards of these individuals and bring them into the mainstream of society.

She thanked the NGO ALIMCO working in this field and said that the initiative of this organization to donate free organs is appreciable. She also appealed to the organization representatives to set up a special camp at Malerkotla for the welfare of the people of the area. She said that this is a work of charity and the Punjab Government will always stand by them to provide them every possible assistance.

Earlier, the Director of the Department, Mr. DPS Kharbanda, IAS and organizations with special contribution in this field and other intellectuals participated. Mr. Kharbanda welcomed the Cabinet Minister and Principal Secretary as well as all the organizations, intellectuals and other members present at the function. Meanwhile Principal Secretary said that the persons with disabilities were an important part of our society and today is the day to promote their rights and welfare and make them aware about all aspects of social, economic and cultural life. During the function, Cabinet Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana also inaugurated the Women's Shop (Rural Hut) dedicated for Women Empowerment at local Improvement Trust Market.

On this occasion, Deputy Commissioner Malerkotla Mrs. Madhavi Kataria, SDM Malerkotla Mr. Jasbir Singh, District Social Security Officer Malerkotla Mrs. Lovlin Bling, DPO Mr. Gagandeep Singh, apart from other officials and dignitaries, were also present.

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— Punjab Police recovers tiffin bomb, four hand grenades from Gurdaspur’s village

Third such recovery in three days consecutively; RDX, Two grenades were recovered earlier from border district

CHANDIGARH/GURDASPUR, December 3:Close on the heels of the two Pakistan-ISI sponsored terror modules busted in Gurdaspur this week, Punjab Police on Thursday recovered another chunk of four hand grenades and one tiffin bomb concealed in a sack recovered from village Salempur Araiyan of the border district.

Sharing details, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota said that keeping in view of the recent recoveries of RDX, hand grenades and pistols from the border district, strong static and shifting Nakas have been laid in entire district by all SHOs in the supervision of Gazetted Officers.

He said that during a checking at T-Point near village Salempur Araiyan, SHO Sadar Gurdaspur found a suspicious sack in the bushes on road side and on checking the sack, he recovered four hand grenades and one tiffin Bomb concealed in it. Bomb Detection and Disposal teams (BDDS) teams have been informed to diffuse the explosive material, he added.

The DGP said that, on directions of Deputy Chief Minister Sukjhinder Singh Randhawa, Punjab Police, especially border district police forces, are already on high alert and daily night duty domination operations are being carried out by border police. Several ADGP rank officers are deputed to personally supervise the night domination operations in the border districts.

Earlier, the Gurdaspur Police on Wednesday had recovered 0.9 Kg RDX on disclosures of Sukhwinder Singh alias Sonu of Lopoke in Amritsar, who was arrested on Sunday, while, on Tuesday, the district Police had recovered two hand grenades.

Meanwhile, FIR number 154 dated 02/12/2021 has been registered under sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Explosive Substances Act at Police Station Sadar Gurdaspur.

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SIDHU MOOSEWALA JOINS CONGRESS IN PRESENCE OF CM CHANNI AND PPCC CHIEF NAVJOT SIDHU

Chandigarh, December 3:Noted Punjab Singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala on Friday joined the Congress Party in the presence of Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and PPCC President Navjot Singh Sidhu during a simple but impressive ceremony here at Punjab Bhawan.

Welcoming in the party fold, CM Channi said that it is a matter of sheer pride and honour for the people of state that Sidhu Moosewala, who comes from a family with humble background as his father Bhola Singh is an ex-serviceman and mother Charan Kaur, the Sarpanch of the village. He said that Moosewala being a heart throb of millions of his fans across the globe would prove to be an asset for the party as he was connected with the grassroots. He said that Moosewala with his new assignment after entering the arena of politics would serve the people zealously, the way he earned name and fame in the world of music by the dint of hardwork.

Earlier, speaking on the occasion PPCC Chief Navjot Singh Sidhu said that Moosewala created ripples in the Punjabi music with his ever growing popularity world over especially amongst the youth. Sidhu said that his unbounded talent of singing with huge following would follow the footsteps of his parents to serve wholeheartedly for the cause of mankind.

Expressing gratitude to CM and PPCC President, Moosewala said that he was delighted to join Congress as it was the only political party which offers a healthy platform especially to ordinary people with modest background to serve the society diligently.

Prominent amongst others who attended the ceremony included; Congress Punjab Affairs In-charge Harish Chaudhary, Cabinet Minister Aruna Chaudhary, Raj Kumar Verka, Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, Chairman Punjab Technical Education Board Mohinder Singh Kaypee, besides MLAs Kushaldeep Singh Kiki Dhillon, Barindermeet Singh Pahra and Pirmal Singh.

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FACT CHECK: ‘RS 350 TO BE DEDUCTED FROM BANK ACCOUNT FOR NOT POLLING VOTE” IS FAKE NEWS

Chandigarh, December 3:-A fake news story of an anonymous Hindi newspaper under the headline “Rs 350 will be deducted from bank account for not polling vote” has gone viral on social media.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer said that they have investigated the this news, which is being circulated on the various social media platforms over the last few days, and found it totally baseless and fabricated.

The spokesperson also urged the people of the state to inform the Election Commission of India and the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab if they found any such misleading message going viral on social media in future. He said that the people can visit the official website ceopunjab.gov.in to get correct and accurate information about the new election orders.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

3rd December 2021 (05:00 PM)

Details of Samples, Cases and Vaccination: -

1

Total Samples taken

16219339

2

Sample collected on the day

31672

3

Test conducted on the day

31370

4

Total No. of patients tested Positive

603410

5

No. of patients discharged

586444

6

Number of active Cases

359

7

Total Deaths reported

16607

8

No. of Patients on oxygen support

37

9

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

15

10

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

1

11

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

4

12

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

217109

13

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

4

14

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1153285

15

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

63

16

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

139010

17

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

121

18

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

337861

19

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

8

20

COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

184

21

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

1370394

22

Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

(Healthcare + Frontline Workers)

476871

23

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

6424

24

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

6323389

25

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

20393

26

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

3412216

27

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

21070

28

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

8808106

29

18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

53524

30

Total 18-44 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

3937330

31

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

27502

32

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

74101

33

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

101603

On 3rd December 2021

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

1

(SAS Nagar-1)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

43

(Faridkot-2, Fazilka-2, Ferozepur-4, Gurdaspur-2, Hoshiarpur-5, Jalandhar-3, Ludhiana-1, Pathankot-11, Patiala-5, SAS Nagar-5, Tarn Taran-3)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 3rd December 2021 – 63

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

14

0.66%

14 New Cases

----------

Ferozepur

13

1.32%

13 New Cases

984 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

9

0.33%

9 New Cases

----------

Pathankot

8

0.80%

8 New Cases

----------

Bathinda

7

0.57%

7 New Cases

----------

Faridkot

3

0.93%

3 New Cases

----------

Gurdaspur

3

0.12%

3 New Cases

----------

Ludhiana

2

0.05%

2 New Cases

----------

Hoshiarpur

1

0.05%

1 New Case

----------

Kapurthala

1

0.07%

1 New Case

----------

Patiala

1

0.06%

1 New Case

----------

Ropar

1

0.17%

1 New Case

----------

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

2970 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

431 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

280 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

1294 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

872 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

338 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

629 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

1527 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

1150 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

1055 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

63

0.20 %

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Active Cases

Total Cured

Deaths

1

Ludhiana

87670

19

85541

2110

2

SAS Nagar

68971

54

67845

1072

3

Jalandhar

63507

41

61967

1499

4

Patiala

48977

20

47595

1362

5

Amritsar

47432

8

45826

1598

6

Bathinda

41787

19

40722

1046

7

Hoshiarpur

30951

54

29904

993

8

Gurdaspur

22406

9

21594

803

9

Fazilka

20282

1

19751

530

10

Pathankot

18960

47

18485

428

11

Muktsar

18801

17

18260

524

12

Kapurthala

17869

3

17310

556

13

Sangrur

15768

3

14890

875

14

Mansa

15611

2

15228

381

15

Ferozepur

14405

20

13881

504

16

Faridkot

13948

6

13623

319

17

Ropar

12985

10

12551

424

18

SBS Nagar

11472

0

11084

388

19

FG Sahib

8904

5

8563

336

20

Moga

8684

2

8448

234

21

Tarn Taran

8065

10

7674

381

22

Barnala

5955

9

5702

244

Total

603410

359

586444

16607

*After reconciliation of data, repeat cases excluded from (Jalandhar-1, Pathankot-3, Patiala-1).

*As per information received from district Pathankot, outcome of 1 case changed from discharge to death.

Containment Zones

S.no

District

S.No.

Containments

Total population of the area contained

1

Jalandhar

1

Jalandhar kunj

194

194

Punjab total

1

194

Micro Containment Zones

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

140 C RISHI NAGAR, LUDHIANA

35

2

254 C RAJGURU NAGAR, LUDHIANA

57

92

2

Amritsar

1

Panj Pir, Mall Mandi, Amritsar

3

Jalandhar

1

HNO. 291-310 Near Shivani Park, Model Town Jalandhar

11

11

Total

4

103

Mucormycosis Status

1

On the day New Cases

NIL

2

On the day New Deaths

NIL

3

On the day Cured

NIL

4

Total Cases reported till date

691

4.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

618

4.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

73

5

Cases Under Treatment

100

5.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

92

5.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

8

6

Total Cases Cured till date

480

6.1 Total cases belonging to Punjab

425

6.2 Total Cases belonging to other States

55

7

Total Deaths reported till date

52

7.1 Total deaths belonging to Punjab

46

7.2 Total deaths belonging to other States

6

8

LAMA Cases

59

8.1 Total LAMA cases belonging to Punjab

55

8.2 Total LAMA cases belonging to other States

4

Name of District

No. of cases reported on the day

No. of deaths reported on the day

Total cases reported till date

Total deaths reported till date

Total Cases Under Treatment

Total cases cured till date

AMRITSAR

0

0

64

4

15

45

BARNALA

0

0

14

4

6

BATHINDA

0

0

56

4

5

42

FARIDKOT

0

0

15

1

1

11

FATEHGARH SAHIB

0

0

9

1

1

7

FAZILKA

0

0

16

2

1

10

FIROZEPUR

0

0

17

1

2

12

GURDASPUR

0

0

29

3

8

16

HOSHIARPUR

0

0

25

1

3

21

JALANDHAR

0

0

56

6

8

40

KAPURTHALA

0

0

13

2

2

9

LUDHIANA

0

0

112

8

16

72

MANSA

0

0

29

0

2

25

MOGA

0

0

12

0

3

7

PATHANKOT

0

0

6

1

4

PATIALA

0

0

33

2

4

24

RUPNAGAR (Ropar)

0

0

1

0

1

S.A.S Nagar

0

0

13

0

4

9

SANGRUR

0

0

33

1

7

21

ShahidBhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)

0

0

9

1

1

7

SRI MUKTSAR SAHIB

0

0

37

2

5

23

Tarn Taran

0

0

19

2

4

13

Other States

0

0

73

6

8

55

Grand Total

0

0

691

52

100

480

Details of Cases belonging to other States:-

Row Labels

Number of Patients

Deaths

AMBALA

4

1

BHIWANI

1

BIKANER

1

CENTRAL

1

1

CHANDIGARH

5

DEHRADUN

2

FARIDABAD

1

FATEHABAD

5

GANGANAGAR

1

GAUTAM BUDDHA NAGAR

1

HANUMANGARH

1

HISAR

1

JAIPUR

1

JAMMU

10

JIND

1

KAITHAL

3

KARNAL

4

KATHUA

3

KURUKSHETRA

2

MANDI

1

MEERUT

1

NANDED

1

NEW DELHI

2

1

PANCHKULA

1

SAHARANPUR

2

SHAHJAHANPUR

2

SIRMAUR

1

SIRSA

12

2

SONIPAT

1

1

WEST

1

Grand Total

73

6

Patients in Government & Private Institutions:-

    • Government Institutions-179
    • Private Institutions- 512