खेलो इंडिया यूथ गेम्स -2021

CHANDIGARH,08.06.22-पंजाब के राज्यपाल श्री बनवारी लाल पुरोहित पंचकूला में चल रहे खेलो इंडिया यूथ गेम्स -2021 के दौरान लड़कों की 110 मीटर हर्डल रेस के स्वर्ण पदक विजेता हरियाणा के मोहित को मेडल पहनाते हुए।

===============================================SIDHU MOOSEWALA’S DEATH AN IRREPARABLE LOSS FOR FAMILY AND FANS: SAYS

CABINET MINISTER BALJEET KAUR ATTENDS BHOG OF DEPARTED SINGER ON BEHALF OF CM

Moosa (Mansa), June 8:Condoling the death of noted singer late Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today said that the demise of young singer was a huge and irreparable loss for the family and fans.

In a condolence message that was handed over to the aggrieved family by Cabinet Minister Dr Baljeet Kaur, on behalf of Chief Minister, during Bhog and antim ardas of departed singer, the Chief Minister said that the untimely and tragic demise of the young artist has given shock to his fans spread across the globe. He said that the state government is fully with the bereaved family members in this hour of crisis. Bhagwant Mann said that the entire state government pays tribute to the blessed singer who has carved a niche for himself in the vast field of music and entertainment.

The Chief Minister said that death of a young son is a whopping loss for the family adding that the void created in music industry with death of Sidhu Moosewala will hardly be filled in coming future. He said that the talented singer’s Punjabi songs transcended every border and made every Punjabi proud on him. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that the young singer also made his native village famous in every nook and corner of world.

The Chief Minister said that though Sidhu Moosewala was a globally acclaimed singer but he remained firmly connected with his roots and continued to live with his family in their ancestral village. He said that Sidhu Moosewala served his family and society zealously adding that his life will always inspire the youngsters to scale new heights in life. Bhagwant Mann prayed to Almighty to grant eternal peace to departed soul and courage to family members to bear this huge loss.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Minister Dr Baljeet Kaur accompanied by MLAs Gurpreet Singh Banawali, Balkar Sidhu, Gurmeet Singh Khudian and Narinder Kaur Bharaj shared the grief with the family on behalf of the Chief Minister.

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PUNJAB CABINET APPROVES NEW EXCISE POLICY FOR THE STATE

NEW EXCISE POLICY EXPECTED TO GENERATE AROUND 40% MORE REVENUE THAN LAST FISCAL

TWO ADDITIONAL BATTALIONS OF POLICE ALLOTTED TO EXCISE DEPARTMENT FOR EFFECTIVE CHECKING

Chandigarh, June 8:The Punjab Cabinet led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday approved new Excise Policy for the state which is expected to generate revenue worth Rs 9647.85 crore which is 40 % more than the last fiscal.

A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister here at Punjab Civil Secretariat.

Disclosing this spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that the policy strives to keep a stringent check over smuggling of liquor from the neighboring state through extensive enforcement and by incorporating new technological measures. The excise policy aims to collect Rs. 9647.85 crore in the year 2022-23. This policy shall be applicable for a period for nine months i.e. 01-07- 2022 to 31-03-2023.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet also gave nod for allotting two special battalions of Police to the Excise department, in addition to already existing force, for keeping an effective vigil over the excise duty pilferage. This will also help in keeping a better check over the supply of illicit liquor into Punjab from the neighbouring states.

The new Excise Policy aims to break the nexus of mafia involved in liquor trade. Accordingly, the manufacturer, wholesaler and the retailer, shall be at an arm’s length distance with each other. They shall be completely isolated from each other with no common stakeholder between of the above entities.

New Excise policy also stipulates to tap the actual potential of liquor trade by allotting 177 groups through a free fair and transparent manner of e- tendering. The general size of the group shall be around 30 crore and there shall be 6378 vends in the state of Punjab. Excise Duty on all kind of liquor except PML shall be charged @of 1% of the wholesale price. On the same pattern assessed fee of IFL shall also be charged @ 1% of the wholesale price. The prices of liquor shall now be almost at par with the neighboring States.

To encourage capital investment and to increase the employment capability in the state, provision for new Distillery license and Brewery license have been made in the policy. Further, a new license for the production of malt spirit has been introduced in the State. This has been done to encourage crop diversification and to provide better remuneration the farmers.

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PSPCL committed to provide 8 hours power supply to farmers for Paddy transplantation

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 8:As directed by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on Wednesday assured to supply eight hours of power supply to farmers for paddy transplatation beginning June 10 to June 17 in a phased manner.

A meeting of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) distribution wing was held Wednesday morning regarding arrangements for the upcoming paddy season. Power Minister Sh. Harbhajan Singh, CMD Er. Baldev Singh Sran and Director Distribution Er. D P S Grewal conducted the meeting with Chief Engineers, Superintending engineers, Executive engineers of the Distribution and Grid Operation & Maintenance wings. The meeting was in consonance with the commitment of Chief Minister to ensure uninterrupted and regular power supply to farmers in paddy season and to maintain distribution of power to industries and other consumers at the same time.

Patting the back of the officials working hard to provide round the clock power to every section of the consumers, Sh. Harbhajan Singh Power Minister directed the officials to perform their duty with honesty with an aim to provide selfless services to the power consumers of the state as per commitment of the Chief Minister. He stressed upon the importance of safety of the field workers and directed the senior officers to ensure that proper safety equipment are provided to all line staff. He said that Distribution officers should attend the grievances intimated by the consumers on telephone and should try their best to promptly address power related issues of the consumers through Whatsapp groups where the prominent persons such as leaders of farmer unions/ Industrial Associations/ Resident welfare associations/ Sarpanch/members of village etc may be added. Power minister assured that all esteemed consumers of corporation would be provided continued, uninterrupted and quality power supply in Punjab.

Transplantation in the areas beyond barbed wire along international border will start from 10th June, followed by 10 districts- Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Taran Tarn, Rupnagar, SAS Nagar in second phase from 14th June and in the remaining 13 districts of Bathinda, Barnala, Faridkot, Shri Mukatsar Sahib, Patiala, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur, Mansa, Moga, Fazilka from 17th June.

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SIDHU MOOSEWALA MURDER CASE: VIGOROUS PUSH BY PUNJAB FOR ISSUANCE OF INTERNATIONAL ARREST WARRANTS/RED CORNER NOTICES/EXTRADITION PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TOP GANGSTERS GOLDY BRAR, HARWINDER RINDA SITTING ABROAD

CHANDIGARH, June 8:With Gangster Goldy Brar claimed the responsibility of Sidhu Moosewala murder on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi Gang, the Punjab Police has not been leaving any stone unturned to extradite the gangster. Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar, a native of Sri Muktsar Sahib and had gone to Canada on student visa in 2017, is an active member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

Official Spokesperson of Punjab Police informed that the Punjab Police on May 19, 2022, ten days before the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, had already sent the proposal to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to issue Red Corner notice against Goldy Brar, which will pave the way for his extradition to India.

The spokesperson said that the proposal was sent on the basis of two cases including FIR No.409, dated 12.11.2020, u/s 307/427/148/ 149/120-B IPC, 25/27/54/59 Arms Act, PS City Faridkot, District Faridkot and FIR No.44, dated 18.02.2021, u/s 302/120-B/34 IPC, 25/54/ 59 Arms Act, PS City Faridkot, District Faridkot.

Punjab Police has also sought issuance of Red Corner Notices (RCNs) against gangster-turned-terrorist Harwinder Singh Sandhu alias Rinda of village Rattoke, Tarn Taran, which has been sent to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on May 5, 2022. Rinda, who is responsible for inducting and operationalising many terrorist modules in Punjab in recent past, is now based in Pakistan. He, backed by Pak ISI, has also been responsible in smuggling in huge quantity of arms and ammunition in India. Huge quantity of Arms/Ammunition and IEDs recovered from four terrorists arrested in Karnal in a joint operation with Punjab police, also belonged to Rinda. Most recently, he was responsible for RPG attack on Intelligence Headquarters through his operatives, Grenade attack on CIA Office, SBS Nagar in November, 2021, IED attack on police post Kahlwan in Anandpur Sahib, Rupnagar.

The Police spokesperson said that red corner against Rinda has been sought in three cases of District Patiala including FIR No. 03 dated 06.01.2014, u/s 307, 332, 353, 186, 148, 149 IPC, PS Tripuri, FIR no. 74 dated 26.05.2016 u/s 307, 341, 473, 34 IPC and 25, 54, 59 Arms Act, PS Sadar Patiala and FIR No. 173 dated 19.07.2016 u/s 399, 402, 413, 473, 120-B IPC and section 25, 54, 59 Arms Act and Sec. 22, 61, 85 NDPS Act, PS City Rajpura.

The proposal is under process at the level of the CBI, Central National Bureau for liaison with Interpol, said the Spokesperson, while adding that on execution of RCN, extradition proposal shall be moved through MHA and MEA.

Pertinently, Punjab government is committed in its fight against criminal groups/gangs who are disturbing peace of the state from foreign soil. In view of the priority of state government of an exemplary action against criminal groups/gangs, all cases of extradition of foreign based criminals shall be vigorously pursued in coming time.

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REVENUE STAFF CALLED OFF STRIKE AFTER ASSURANCE BY PUNJAB GOVERNMENT

Chandigarh, June 8:Following the assurance of Punjab Government led by Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann, the staff of Revenue Department, on Wednesday, called off their strike.

On the directions of the Chief Minister, Punjab Revenue Minister Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa held a meeting with Punjab Revenue Officers Association here at Punjab Civil Secretariat-1.

While listening to their grievances, the Minister assured the representatives of the association that all their demands will be considered sympathetically and a detailed instructions regarding NoCs will be issued shortly so that they won't have any confusion in registeration process. He exhorted all the protesting staff to immediately join the duty in larger public interest.

The representatives of the Punjab Revenue Officers Association assured the minister to immediately return to work for providing hassle-free services to public in transparent manner.

Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa further said that Bhagwant Mann Government has been committed for the welfare of the employees and the issues of Punjab Revenue Officers Association will be resolved at the earliest.

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Vigilance Bureau unearths scam of bogus tax collection at State check post, arrests two officials

Chandigarh June 8 :The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has unearthed a scam by arresting two officials of transport department Harpal Singh and Salinder Singh who used to usurp the taxes collected from the commercial vehicles entering in the state at Tax Collection Centre, Jharmari, Lalru in SAS Nagar district with the help of fake computer software as well as bogus stamps/seals.

Disclosing this here on Wednesday a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said that in this regard a case under FIR No. 08, dated 08.06.2022 under Sections 420, 465, 467, 471,120 B of IPC and 7, 7A, 13(1) (A), 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, against three accused persons namely Harpal Singh of village Hasanpur, Fatehabad in Haryana, Salinder Singh of village Bishanpura, Zirakpur and Praveen Kumar village Khanpur, Kharar, SAS Nagar district have been been registered at Police Station Vigilance Bureau, FS-1, Mohali and fake computer software being used by them as well as bogus stamps/seals have also been recovered.

He revealed that involvement of other concerned officers/employees would be ascertained during the course of investigation as these officials have been collecting lakhs of rupees daily which was not possible without the connivance of other concerned officers.

Giving more details of this scam he informed that around 2000 commercial vehicles as well as new chassis of commercial vehicles enter Punjab from outside the State daily. These vehicles have to pay tax for entering or passing through Punjab, which could be paid online by the driver/owner of the vehicle concerned or deposited with the staff posted at the said check post.

The spokesperson added that the officials Harpal Singh of village Hasanpur, Fatehabad in Haryana, Salinder Singh of village Bishanpura, Zirakpur and Praveen Kumar village Khanpur, Kharar, SAS Nagar district have been posted at the above mentioned RTA Check Post at Jharmari, SAS Nagar district on rotational basis. They have to collect due amount of tax after filling the requisite details, including registration number and type of the vehicle, in the e-Parivhan software of the Transport Department.

He further added that it was mandatory to deposit this collected amount with the State Exchequer. However, these officials with the intent to usurp the money had developed a fake software similar to the original one and used it to collect taxes due from the commercial vehicles and generate bogus receipts for the owners/drivers of the vehicles.

The spokesperson informed that the income thus generated was being pocketed by these accused since long causing a loss of lakhs of rupees to the State Exchequer. "Not only this, they have also fabricated stamps/seals to be affixed on the receipts to convince the vehicle drivers/owners of the genuineness of the same," he added.

He informed that during the investigation authenticity of two such fake receipts has been checked on the government's e-Parivahan software, which has been found to be bogus. In this way, these officials have been collecting lakhs of rupees daily which was not possible without the connivance of other concerned officers. He added that the involvement of other concerned officers/employees would be ascertained besides such softwares being used to deposit online taxes during the course of investigation.

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PWD SDE AND JE SUSPENDED FOR NEGLIGENCE OF DUTY

CHANDIGARH, JUNE 8:Following the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann regarding provide clean and transparent governance to the people, a Sub Divisional Engineer Sukhpreet Singh and a Junior Engineer Naveen Kumar of Construction Division 3 Bathinda of PWD Department have been suspended from the duty with immediate effect under Rule 4 of the Punjab Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1970.

Notably, a video of the construction work being carried out under the supervision of the concerned officer and employee went viral, which revealed negligence of the SDE and JE. After the investigation of the case, it has been decided to suspend the concerned officer and employee.

Public Works Minister S. Harbhajan Singh ETO said that Punjab Government would not tolerate any negligence in duty on the part of any government employee or official in the state. He said that the headquarter of the officer and the employee would be the office of the Chief Engineer (Headquarters) Patiala during the suspension and they will not leave the headquarter without the permission of Chief Engineer (Headquarters).

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MOHALI MAN FOUND DEAD IN CAR: PRIMA FACIE A CASE OF SUICIDE, SAYS SSP MOHALI

CHANDIGARH/MOHALI, June 8:Few hours after a man found dead with a gunshot injury in a car in Mohali, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohali Vivek Sheel Soni said that prima facie it seems to be a suicide case.

The body of Karanpal Sharma, a resident of Jal Vayu Vihar in Mohali was found in his Hyundai Creta car near his residence on Wednesday morning at around 6am.

“There is an entry wound of a bullet on the right side of his head. The pistol from which the fire happened was recovered from his right hand,” said the SSP, while adding that the forensic team reached the spot and examined the scene of crime.

He said that upon examination the entry wound shows point blank fire and also the right hand in which weapon was found has tested positive for gunshot residue in preliminary tests by the forensic team.

SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said that the Police have also recovered nine bullets from the right pocket of the deceased. The matter seems to be of suicide and is being examined thoroughly, he added.

Meanwhile, the FIR under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Police Station Phase 11 Mohali on the statement of Surinder Kumar, who is father of the deceased.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

08th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

664980

19653849

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

1444

760518

3

No. of patients discharged

1376

742626

4

Total Deaths reported

8

17754

5

Sample collected on the day

10192

6

Test conducted on the day

10013

7

Positive cases on the day

23

8

Number of active Cases

138

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

5

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

1

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

1

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218639

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

7

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117352

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

20

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210236

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

53

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1012835

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

554

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8317271

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

6600

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7317380

24

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

1641

25

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

12567274

26

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

13041

27

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

9972363

28

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

367

29

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

1078877

30

15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1387

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

725251

32

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

1117

33

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 1st dose

583090

34

12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose on the day

2086

35

Total 12-14 years age group Vaccinated with 2nd dose

294526

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

2865

37

Total Precautionary dose given

664315

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

2203

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

19714

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

21917

On 08th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

1

(Jalandhar-1)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

16

(Faridkot-2, Fazilka-1, Jalandhar-4, Moga-1, Ropar-1, SAS Nagar-7)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 08th June 2022 - 23

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

Ludhiana

7

0.30%

7 New Cases

2329 Samples Tested

SAS Nagar

7

1.85%

7 New Cases

379 Samples Tested

Amritsar

3

0.32%

3 New Cases

936 Samples Tested

Bathinda

2

0.68%

2 New Cases

295 Samples Tested

Patiala

2

0.54%

2 New Cases

371 Samples Tested

Faridkot

1

0.65%

1 New Case

154 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

1

0.29%

1 New Case

347 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

145 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

6 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

125 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

247 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

0

0.00%

Nil

269 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

0

0.00%

Nil

1515 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

239 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

28 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

237 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

267 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

223 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

113 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

392 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

612 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

149 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

635 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

23

0.23%

Cumulative Cases: -

S. No.

District

Total Confirmed Cases

Total Cured

Total Deaths

Total Active Cases

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Ludhiana

192

109969

177

107666

3

2282

21

2

SAS Nagar

402

96091

358

94891

1

1149

51

3

Jalandhar

133

78403

118

76818

0

1578

7

4

Patiala

223

62254

214

60786

0

1457

11

5

Amritsar

85

59482

87

57795

0

1682

5

6

Bathinda

58

50926

52

49830

0

1088

8

7

Hoshiarpur

62

40902

67

39799

0

1096

7

8

Gurdaspur

20

26959

21

26094

1

865

0

9

Pathankot

48

24580

50

24083

0

495

2

10

Fazilka

28

23426

41

22880

0

545

1

11

Muktsar

13

22567

12

22022

0

539

6

12

Kapurthala

39

22074

34

21486

1

583

5

13

Ropar

32

17970

30

17513

0

455

2

14

Ferozepur

19

17918

19

17379

0

537

2

15

Mansa

6

17234

5

16841

1

393

0

16

Faridkot

32

16815

32

16473

0

338

4

17

Sangrur

0

14309

1

13574

0

735

0

18

SBS Nagar

21

13423

25

13013

0

409

1

19

FG Sahib

12

11846

10

11490

0

354

2

20

Moga

7

10995

8

10739

1

255

1

21

Tarn Taran

4

10902

3

10508

0

394

0

22

Barnala

7

7504

12

7155

0

349

0

23

Malerkotla

1

3969

0

3791

0

176

2

Total

1444

760518

1376

742626

8

17754

138