CM DIRECTS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT TO TAKE PREVENTIVE STEPS FOR CHECKING DAMAGE DUE TO PINK WORM ATTACK IN COTTON BELT

ORDERS PERMANENT STATIONING OF THE TEAMS TILL THE ATTACK IS AVERTED

Chandigarh, June 22:Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today directed the Agriculture department to take necessary preventive measures for checking the spread of pink worm in the cotton belt of the state.

The Chief Minister, while taking cognizance of reports pertaining to attack of pink worm in certain areas, asked the agriculture department to permanently station its teams in the cotton belt to ensure that the attack was checked at the initial stage. He said that the need of hour is to ensure that pink worm attack doesn’t spread in the areas of cotton cultivation for which no stone would be left unturned. Bhagwant Mann said that the agriculture department was duty bound to ensure that no loss is incurred to the farmers for which the attack needs to be averted by all means.

The Chief Minister said that the teams of agriculture department must undertake extensive visit in the Malwa region and assess the magnanimity of attack and subsequently take the necessary course of action. He said that the teams must consult the farmers and take necessary action. Bhagwant Mann said that any sort of laxity will not be tolerated at any cost.

The Chief Minister reiterated the commitment of the state government to ensure well being of the farmers. He said that the Punjab government is committed to bail out the farmers out of any crisis. Bhagwant Mann assured the farmers that every necessary step will be taken to safeguard their interests.


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— MOGA FIRING INCIDENT: MAN CONCOCTS STORY TO OBTAIN ARMS LICENSE, HELD ALONG WITH TWO ACCOMPLICES

Chandigarh/Moga, June 22:The firing incident reported by a Bambiha Bhai village-based man claiming that some unidentified persons opened fire on his house on Monday morning, turned out to be a story concocted by him to obtain the arms license.

The Moga district police have solved the firing incident within two days, with the arrest of complainant Tarlochan Singh, a resident of village Bambiha Bhai and his two accomplices, identified as Kulwinder Singh alias Kinda of Bargari in Faridkot and Sukhwant Singh alias Fauji of village Cheeda for fabricating the incident. The police have also booked Jagmeet Singh alias Jagmita, a resident of village Channiyan in district Faridkot.

The police have recovered one .315 bore country-made pistol along with two live cartridges, one .32 bore revolver along with seven live cartridges, four mobile phones and a pendrive from the possession of accused persons.

As per the information, on Monday, Tarlochan Singh had informed the police that he had been threatened for ransom by gangsters through WhatsApp call a few days back and this morning around 4 am, unknown persons opened fire on his house.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Faridkot PK Yadav said that an FIR No. 65 dated 20.06.2022 was registered under Sections 336, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at Police Station Smalsar.

During investigation, when CCTVs were checked, a suspicion was raised about the incident, which led to an in-depth interrogation of plaintiff Tarlochan Singh, who later revealed that he had received a ransom threat from gangsters through a WhatsApp call a few days earlier and had applied for an arms license in his own name which was not cleared, he said.

He said that, later, Tarlochan cooked up a story and procured weapons to fire at his own home to obtain his firearms license and deliberately mentioned the name of Goldy Brar in the media because of the Sidhu Moosewala murder case.

Divulging more details, SSP Moga Gulneet Singh Khurana said that Tarlochan had procured a licensed .32 bore revolver from his friend Kulwinder Singh alias Kinda of village Bargadi and .315 bore desi pistol from Sukhwant Singh alias Fauji of village Cheeda. Pertinently, Sukhwant Singh alias Fauji had brought this weapon from Jagmeet Singh alias Jagmita. Further investigations are on, he added.

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NOTIFICATION FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION-2022 ISSUED

Chandigarh, June 22:The Election Commission of India has issued notification under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, for holding election to fill the office of President of India.

The Returning Officer for the Presidential Election-2022 and Secretary General Rajya Sabha Mr. P.C. Mody informed that nomination papers may be delivered by the candidate or any one of his proposers or seconders at his office in Room No.29, Ground Floor, Parliament House, New Delhi, or if he is unavoidably absent, then to the Assistant Returning Officers, Mr. Mukul Pande, Officer on Special Duty (OSD)/Mr. Surendra Kumar Tripathi, Joint Secretary and Chief Vigilance Officer Rajya Sabha Secretariat at the same office between 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM on any day (other than a public holiday) not later than June 29, 2022.

Each nomination paper shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the entry relating to the candidate in the electoral roll for the Parliamentary constituency in which the candidate is registered as an elector, reads the notification. Every candidate shall deposit or cause to be deposited a sum of Rupees Fifteen Thousand only. This amount may be deposited in cash with the Returning Officer at the time of presentation of the nomination paper or deposited earlier in the Reserve Bank of India or in a Government Treasury and in the latter case a receipt showing that the said deposit of the sum has been so made is required to be enclosed with the nomination paper. Forms of nomination papers may be obtained from the above said office at the time aforesaid. The nomination papers, other than those rejected under sub-section (4) of section 5B of the Act, will be taken up for scrutiny at Committee Room No.62, First Floor, Parliament House, New Delhi on June 30, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

The notice of withdrawal of candidatures may be delivered by a candidate, or any one of his proposers or seconders who has been authorised in this behalf in writing by the candidate, to the Returning Officer at Room No.29, Ground Floor, Parliament House, New Delhi before 3:00 PM on July 2, 2022. As per the notification, in the event of the election being contested, the poll will be taken on July 18, 2022 between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the places of polling fixed under the rules.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

22nd June 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

795093

19783965

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

2550

761621

3

No. of patients discharged

1929

743179

4

Total Deaths reported

15

17761

5

Sample collected on the day

10936

6

Test conducted on the day

10943

7

Positive cases on the day

134

8

Number of active Cases

681

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

17

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

3

11

Patients who are critical and on ventilator support

0

12

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

2

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218666

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

10

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117450

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

16

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

210558

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

57

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1013720

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

250

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8323341

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

7141

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7403167

24

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

917

25

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

12583697

26

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

13475

27

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

10144576

28

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

389

29

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

1083488

30

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

1350

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

746839

32

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

447

33

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

591550

34

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

1417

35

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

322070

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

3556

37

Total Precautionary dose given

713068

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

1179

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

20689

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

21868

On 22ndJune 2022

1.

Number of New patients admitted in ICU

1

(Patiala-1)

2.

Number of New patients put on ventilator support

Nil

3.

Number of New patients discharged

86

(Bathinda-2, Fazilka-2, FG. Sahib-2, Gurdaspur-1, Hoshiarpur-1, Jalandhar-7, Kapurthala-2, Ludhiana-16, Malerkotla-1, Mansa-1, Moga-1, Pathankot-7, Patiala-8, Ropar-1, Sangrur-1, SAS Nagar-32, SBS Nagar-1)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

2

(Amritsar-1, Ludhiana-1)

Patients reported Positive on 22ndJune 2022 - 134

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

SAS Nagar

37

7.43%

37 New Cases

498 Samples Tested

Patiala

20

5.99%

20 New Cases

334 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

19

0.64%

19 New Cases

2973 Samples Tested

Amritsar

13

1.06%

13 New Cases

1225 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

10

0.51%

10 New Cases

1957 Samples Tested

Bathinda

6

2.17%

6 New Cases

276 Samples Tested

Sangrur

6

0.98%

6 New Cases

611 Samples Tested

Faridkot

4

2.22%

4 New Cases

180 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

3

1.36%

3 New Cases

221 Samples Tested

Fazilka

2

7.14%

2 New Cases

28 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

2

1.36%

2 New Cases

147 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

2

0.90%

2 New Cases

222 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

2

3.77%

2 New Cases

53 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

2

0.65%

2 New Cases

309 Samples Tested

Moga

2

1.09%

2 New Cases

184 Samples Tested

Ropar

2

0.59%

2 New Cases

341 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

1

4.76%

1 New Case

21 Samples Tested

Muktsar

1

0.63%

1 New Case

159 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

127 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

177 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

115 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

121 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

664 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

134

1.22%

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

413

110189

278

107767

7

2286

136

2

SAS Nagar

757

96446

553

95086

2

1150

210

3

Jalandhar

217

78487

169

76869

1

1579

39

4

Patiala

316

62347

257

60829

0

1457

61

5

Amritsar

130

59527

103

57811

1

1683

33

6

Bathinda

108

50976

66

49844

0

1088

44

7

Hoshiarpur

89

40929

86

39818

0

1096

15

8

Gurdaspur

34

26973

29

26102

1

865

6

9

Pathankot

78

24609

66

24099

0

495

15

10

Fazilka

42

23440

49

22888

0

545

7

11

Muktsar

18

22572

18

22028

0

539

5

12

Kapurthala

53

22088

47

21499

1

583

6

13

Ropar

58

17996

40

17523

0

455

18

14

Ferozepur

31

17930

23

17383

0

537

10

15

Mansa

11

17239

6

16842

1

393

4

16

Faridkot

65

16848

37

16478

0

338

32

17

Sangrur

11

14320

5

13578

0

735

7

18

SBS Nagar

28

13430

31

13019

0

409

2

19

FG Sahib

45

11879

27

11507

0

354

18

20

Moga

15

11003

12

10743

1

255

5

21

Tarn Taran

14

10911

6

10511

0

394

6

22

Barnala

8

7505

12

7155

0

349

1

23

Malerkotla

9

3977

9

3800

0

176

1

Total

2550

761621

1929

743179

15

17761

681