CM DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ROLL BACK OF ‘AGNIPATH’ SCHEME IN THE ARMYDESCRIBES IT AS A VEHEMENT ATTACK OF NDA GOVERNMENT ON JAWANI (YOUTH) AFTER KISAANI (AGRICULTURE)

Chandigarh, June 17:Condemning the recent decision of NDA government to implement ‘Agnipath’ scheme in the Indian Army as a retrogressive step, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday asked the Union government to immediately roll back its decision in the larger interest of the country and its youth.

“After agriculture (Kisaani) it is a serious attack on the youth (jawani) which is unwarranted and undesirable. It is a huge loss for Punjabi youth who are ever ready to serve their motherland by joining the Army” said the Chief Minister while condemning this move of the NDA government led by BJP.

The Chief Minister said that it reflects the sorry state of affairs in the country as the party in power is recklessly running the country without bothering about its youth. He said that this mindless decision has put the country on boil as the youth of the country have came on roads to protest against this irresponsible move of the centre. Bhagwant Mann said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) vehemently opposes this move which deprives the youth of the opportunity to serve the country throughout the life and rendering them useless after service of mere four years.

The Chief Minister said that it is unfortunate that the Union government has not employed even a single youth in the Army during last two years. He said that now through this ‘Agnipath’ move the Centre is allowing a youth to serve the Army merely for four years and that too without pension. Bhagwant Mann said that this is sheer humiliation of the Indian Army which has a glorious heritage of serving the country with valour, sacrifice and selfless service.

The Chief Minister said that the Union government has backstabbed the youth of the country through this move. He said that anger prevailing amongst the youth is result of this senseless move of the Union government. Bhagwant Mann impressed upon the Union government to immediately roll back this decision in the larger interest of the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the county.

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Punjab Government declares local holiday on June 23 in District Sangrur, Barnala and assembly constituency Malerkotla

Chandigarh, June 17: Punjab Government has declared a local holiday on June 23 (Thursday) in Government Offices, Boards/Corporations and Government Educational Institutions located in district Barnala, Sangrur and 105-Malerkotla Assembly constituency of District Malerkotla due to voting on this day for Sangrur Lok Sabha by-election.

Punjab Government has issued a notification in this regard according to which if any government official/employee is a voter of District Sangrur, Barnala and 105-Malerkotla Assembly constituency of district Malerkotla and working in Punjab Government Offices, Boards/corporations and government educational institutions, he can take special leave for voting from the concerned authority on June 23, 2022 (Thursday) by presenting his voter card. This leave will not be deducted from the leave account of the officer/staff.

Paid leave is also declared in District Sangrur, Barnala and 105-Malerkotla Assembly constituency of district Malerkotla, as per the provision of sub-section 1 of section 135-B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, on Thursday, June 23, 2022 (In respect of all persons employed in any business, trade, Industrial undertakings or any other establishment).

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CONGRESS' FORMER BHOA MLA JOGINDER PAL ARRESTED FOR ILLEGAL MINING

Chandigarh, June 17:Punjab Government led by Chief Minister S Bhagwant Mann reaffirmed it's zero tolerance against corruption and illegal practices with the arrest of former Congress MLA from Bhoa Joginder Pal on Friday after he found indulged in illegal mining. Pathankot Police has arrested him for carrying out illegal mining.

Divulging the details, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Pathankot Arun Saini said that acting on the reliable telephonic information Police team was sent to the site of a crusher near village Maira Kalan on June 8, 2022, where some people were found carrying out illegal mining using Poclain JCB.

He said that the Police teams have managed to recover the Poclain JCB and tractor-trolley from the spot, however, the driver identified as Sunil Kumar and the representative of the crusher Prakash managed to flee from the spot. The Poclain JCB was registered in the name of Krishna Washed Stone Crusher, Kidi Khurd village in Taragarh.

An FIR no.49 dated 08/06/2022 under section 21 (1) of the Mining and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act was registered at Taragarh Police Station in Pathankot.

The SSP further revealed that during the investigations it was found that the former MLA Joginder Pal has 50% share in Krishna Washed Stone Crusher.

Meanwhile, acting on the zero tolerance policy of Aam Aadmi Party, the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had even sacked the Health Minister Vijay Singla from the State Cabinet on corruption charges and he is still behind the bars.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

17th June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

746626

*19735496

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

2034

761108

3

No. of patients discharged

1616

742866

4

Total Deaths reported

11

17757

5

Sample collected on the day

10320

6

Test conducted on the day

9874

7

Positive cases on the day

104

8

Number of active Cases

485

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

15

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

2

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

4

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218657

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

3

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117414

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

25

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210486

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

69

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013446

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

564

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8321799

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

8869

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7375254

24

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

1309

25

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

12579603

26

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

16057

27

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

10092029

28

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

259

29

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

1082106

30

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

1573

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

739968

32

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

511

33

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

589396

34

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

1905

35

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

315168

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

4137

37

Total Precautionary dose given

698826

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

1880

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

25020

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

26900

*After reconciliation of data, 5 samples added.

On 17th June 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

Nil

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

48

(Bathinda-1, Fazilka-2, Gurdaspur-2, Jalandhar-6, Ludhiana-8, Pathankot-1, Patiala-5, SAS Nagar-22, SBS Nagar-1)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

1

(Ludhiana-1)

Patients reported Positive on 17th June 2022 - 104

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

Ludhiana

31

1.35%

31 New Cases

2302 Samples Tested

SAS Nagar

31

6.37%

31 New Cases

487 Samples Tested

Patiala

7

2.73%

7 New Cases

256 Samples Tested

Pathankot

6

2.52%

6 New Cases

238 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

5

0.41%

5 New Cases

1229 Samples Tested

Amritsar

3

0.29%

3 New Cases

1024 Samples Tested

Bathinda

3

1.17%

3 New Cases

256 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

3

1.86%

3 New Cases

161 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

3

0.91%

3 New Cases

331 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

3

0.49%

3 New Cases

611 Samples Tested

Fazilka

2

2.00%

2 New Cases

100 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

2

1.27%

2 New Cases

157 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

2

0.67%

2 New Cases

298 Samples Tested

Faridkot

1

0.53%

1 New Case

189 Samples Tested

Mansa

1

0.44%

1 New Case

229 Samples Tested

Sangrur

1

0.15%

1 New Case

676 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

114 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

0

0.00%

Nil

252 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

18 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

261 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

172 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

351 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

162 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

104

1.05%

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

318

110094

209

107698

4

2283

113

2

SAS Nagar

612

96301

443

94976

2

1150

175

3

Jalandhar

184

78454

141

76841

1

1579

34

4

Patiala

262

62293

237

60809

0

1457

27

5

Amritsar

105

59502

92

57800

0

1682

20

6

Bathinda

72

50940

61

49839

0

1088

13

7

Hoshiarpur

78

40918

76

39808

0

1096

14

8

Gurdaspur

29

26968

23

26096

1

865

7

9

Pathankot

68

24600

55

24088

0

495

17

10

Fazilka

37

23435

44

22883

0

545

7

11

Muktsar

13

22567

18

22028

0

539

0

12

Kapurthala

47

22082

40

21492

1

583

7

13

Ropar

39

17978

36

17519

0

455

4

14

Ferozepur

26

17925

21

17381

0

537

7

15

Mansa

7

17235

5

16841

1

393

1

16

Faridkot

42

16825

37

16478

0

338

9

17

Sangrur

2

14311

1

13574

0

735

2

18

SBS Nagar

26

13428

27

13015

0

409

4

19

FG Sahib

29

11863

19

11499

0

354

10

20

Moga

10

10998

9

10740

1

255

3

21

Tarn Taran

14

10912

5

10510

0

394

8

22

Barnala

8

7505

12

7155

0

349

1

23

Malerkotla

6

3974

5

3796

0

176

2

Total

2034

761108

1616

742866

11

17757

485

*After reconciliation of data, 5 Confirmed cases added to district Malerkotla.

Micro- Containment Zones:

S. No

District

S. No

Micro Containments

Population of the area contained

1

Ludhiana

1

House No. 651/2 Gurdev Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana L4/1/431

150

Total

1

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