WINDS OF CHANGE BLOWING IN GUJARAT AS PEOPLE READY FOR SCRIPTING A NEW RECORD: SAYS CM

SLAMS CONGRESS AND BJP AS TWO SIDES OF SAME COIN

AROUND 50 LAKH HOUSEHOLDS IN PUNJAB HAVE GOT ZERO BILL IN MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Rajkot (Gujarat), October 2-Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today asserted that winds of change are witnessing in Gujarat and people of the state will script new success story after polls.

Interacting with the media here while presenting guarantee of maintenance of Cow, the Chief Minister, accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister said that people of Gujarat are confronting same problems as were witnessed in Punjab prior to 2022 polls. He said that Gujarat is facing severe agriculture crisis, schools and hospitals are in shambles and the situation of roads are in pitiable situation, a situation which was in Punjab before 2022 polls. Bhagwant Mann said that the situation can change only if the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is voted to power.

Slamming the Congress and BJP, the Chief Minister said that both the parties are two sides of same coin. He said that despite of being worst victim of operation lotus the Congress has supported BJP’s anti-democratic stand in the ongoing session of the state assembly. Bhagwant Mann said that once it was Congress (I) but now it is Congress (BJP) as both the parties have connived with each other to plunder people and wealth of state.

Listing the several path breaking initiatives of the Aam Aadmi Government in Punjab, the Chief Minister said that from July 1 onwards the Punjab government has provided 600 units of free power to people in every bill cycle. He said that as a result of this around 50 lakh households out of total 72.66 lakh, which was roughly 68.71 %of total) have got zero power bill in the month of September. Likewise, Bhagwant Mann said that more than 17,000 government jobs have been given to the youth in last six months.

Similarly the Chief Minister said that his government is against the exploitative contractual system of jobs due to which they had started process of regularising services of more than 30,000 contractual employees in state. Bhagwant Mann said that he has launched anti-corruption helpline after which corrupt elements are being put behind the bars. He said that only an honest government can take such path breaking and pro-people initiatives

The Chief Minister said that in order to tackle the menace of stray cattle efficaciously, the state government is strengthening the Gau Sewa Commission. He said that the motive is to reduce the fatalities due to accidents caused by stray cattle on one hand and to ensure proper upkeeps of cow on the other. Bhagwant Mann said that efforts are afoot to ensure judicious utilisation of cow cess for welfare of cattle.

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Jauramajra orders enquiry committee to submit report in Pathankot incident by Tuesday

Says, any laxity on part of hospital staff will not be tolerated

Chandigarh, October 2:The Health and Family Welfare Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra has ordered a four member enquiry committee to submit its report on the tragic incident that happened at Pathankot civil hospital by this Tuesday.

The Health and Family Welfare Minister Punjab Chetan Singh Jauramajra had constituted a four member committee comprising Dr. Raj Kumar- District Family Welfare officer, Dr. Vandana Kundal- Deputy Medical Commissioner, Dr. Harnavneet-Gynaecologist, Dr. Bindu Gupta- SMO, to conduct this inquiry. This committee has been ordered to submit their inquiry report by October 4.

The Health Minister said that any laxity on part of the staff members of the department would not be tolerated. Ever since he has taken charge as Health Minister, strict instructions from his side have been issued to the staff to behave politely with the patients to ensure that the general public do not face any inconvenience while getting services at government hospitals, said Jauramajra.

He reiterated that stern action will be taken against the negligent staff if found to be guilty in this inquiry.

Mr. Jauramajra said that there is already a provision for punishment according to the service rules for those government employees who are negligent or act responsible while serving. He said that appropriate disciplinary action would be taken against that person whosoever would be found guilty in the Pathankot case.

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FIRST IN NORTH INDIA, SUPER ECBC COMPLIANT BUILDING TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN SAS NAGAR: AMAN ARORA

• This building will be come up within next 2 years, says New & Renewable Energy Sources Minister

• H&UD Dept allocates 1500 sq.m. land to PEDA

Chandigarh: October 2: In a bid to promote energy conservation and showcase the energy efficiency in the buildings, Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government has decided to construct a super Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) compliant building in SAS Nagar (Mohali).

Revealing this, Punjab New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Mr Aman Arora said that Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) department has allocated a dedicated land of 1500 sq.m. to PEDA for construction of Super ECBC building at Sector-65, SAS Nagar to showcase the energy efficiency in the buildings.

This building will be constructed within next 2 years for operation, said the Cabinet Minister while adding that it would be one such kind of model building showcasing the super efficient technologies integrating with passive design features to be constructed as first building in North India.

Additional Chief Secretary New & Renewable Energy Sources Mr. A. Venu Prasad apprised that the demonstration super ECBC compliant building will contain all state-of-the-art technologies and this building will be served as Model Building for all the stakeholders, students & general public for awareness in the State. The Design & Construction cost of the proposed Super Energy Efficient Building will be borne by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).

Chief Executive PEDA Dr. Sumeet Jarangal mentioned that H&UD department has allocated this land under public institutional infrastructure in Sector-65, S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali) near Punjab Mandi Bhawan of around 1500 sq.m. as a role model for stimulating such practices in more government buildings to showcase energy efficiency in the State of Punjab.

Notably, PEDA is a designated Agency of the Government of Punjab to coordinate and enforce the Energy Conservation Act-2001 in the state under the guidelines of BEE, Ministry of Power, GoI.

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Kultar Singh Sandhwan made surprise visits to different markets to review procurement of paddy

Vidhan Sabha Speaker instructed officials to ensure smooth and efficient procurement

Chandigarh, October 2 –The Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha S. Kultar Singh Sandhwan made a surprise visit to various grain markets of the Malwa belt and reviewed the procurement of paddy. He instructed the officials to ensure smooth and efficient procurement of paddy.

After visiting the grain markets, S. Sandhwan expressed satisfaction over the procurement arrangements and ordered to resolve any problem wherever it appeared. He said that the Punjab government is committed to provide every facility to the farmers in the markets and the government has already issued instructions in this regard. He said that during the current season, the farmers will not face any problem in the markets. Flying squads have been formed to monitor the arrival of paddy in the markets and check posts have been made at the inter-state borders to prevent any illegal purchase during the season. Apart from this, orders have been issued to ensure payment within 24 hours to all farmers.

The Vidhan Sabha Speaker said that the Punjab government is committed to the purchase every grain of paddy. Clear instructions have been given regarding the procurement, lifting, transportation, labour, electricity, drinking water, sanitation, toilet facility ect. All grain markets are being monitored by sub-divisional magistrates and procurement agencies have been ordered to follow the instructions of the government.

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PUNJAB POLICE BUSTS ISI BACKED DRONE-BASED KTF TERROR MODULE; TWO OPERATIVES HELD

— ON DIRECTIONS OF CM BHAGWANT MANN, PUNJAB POLICE COMMITTED TO MAKE PUNJAB A SAFE AND SECURE STATE, SAYS DGP PUNJAB

— BOTH OPERATIVES WERE ASSIGNED BY CANADA-BASED TERRORIST/GANGSTER ARSH DALA TO RETRIEVE WEAPON CONSIGNMENT, WHICH WAS RECOVERED BY FEROZEPUR POLICE FOUR DAYS BACK

CHANDIGARH/RUPNAGAR, October 2:The decisive war against anti-social elements launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has dealt a major blow to Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) backed drone-based Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) terror-module after Rupnagar Police have apprehended its two operatives from Chamkaur Sahib area, said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Gaurav Yadav here on Sunday.

The terror module is being operated by Canada-based terrorist/gangster Arshdeep Singh alias Arsh Dala, who is a close associate of KTF’s Canada-based chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Those arrested have been identified as Veeja Singh alias Gagan alias Gaggu of village Chand Nava in Moga and Ranjodh Singh alias Jyoti of village Ganji Gulab Singh Wala in Moga. The Police have also recovered two illicit weapons including a .22 bore revolver and .32 bore pistol along with 21 live cartridges from their possession.

The development came four days after the Ferozepur Police had recovered one sophisticated AK-47 assault rifle along with two magazines and 60 live cartridges from a pinpointed location at the paddy fields of village Arifke in Ferozepur. Investigations revealed that the consignment was dropped using a drone on the directions of Terrorist/Gangster Arsh Dala, and was intended to be retrieved by Veeja Singh and Ranjodh Singh from Arifke village.

DGP Gaurav Yadav said that after the recovery of the weapons from Ferozepur, an intelligence-led operation was launched across the state to nab the accused persons, and on a reliable inputs, Rupnagar Police have managed to arrest both the accused persons from Chamkaur Sahib area during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

He said that during preliminary investigations, arrested persons have confessed that they had gone to Arifke village to retrieve this consignment on directions of Terrorist/Gangster Arsh Dala but couldn’t find it, and later, it was recovered by the Ferozepur Police on the information of a field owner.

“Both accused have also confessed to having received few drone-based weapon consignments to further deliver them at specific locations as directed by Canada-based Terrorist/Gangster Arsh Dala, which was further to be used for major target killings to disturb communal harmony of the state,” said the DGP.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rupnagar Sandeep Garg said that further investigations are on and more arrests are expected soon.

Meanwhile, FIR no 74 dated 2.10.22 has been registered under section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station Chamkaur Sahib.

Jimpa reiterates commitment to make state healthy and clean

- Presides over state level function at Hoshiarpur to mark Swach Bharat Diwas

Chandigarh/Hoshiarpur, October 2-Water supply and sanitation Minister Punjab Mr. Brahm Shanker Jimpa today reiterated the firm commitment of state government to make state healthy and clean.

Presiding over state level function to mark Swach Bharat Diwas here today, the Minister, accompanied by Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Jai Krishan Singh Rori, said that under ‘My village, my responsibility’ campaign 23 village panchayats who have done exemplary work for management of solid waste have been felicitated. Likewise, he said that three best performing villages under ODF plus film competition too have been honoured. Mr. Jimpa said that 15 districts who have done remarkable work under ‘Har Ghar Jal’ scheme too have been honoured.

The Minister said that the state government is according top priority to make state clean, green and pollution Free. He further said that concerted efforts are being made to check the depleting water table by providing the supply of surface water. Mr. Jimpa said that works of Rs. 1100 crores were in progress across several districts of the state.

The Minister said that Swach Bharat Rural phase II has been embarked in the state. Under this, special efforts will be made for solid waste management in villages. Likewise, Mr Jimpa said that efforts are afoot to make villages of state ODF Plus by March 2025.

On the occasion Deputy Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Jai Krishan Singh Rori, MLAs Dr. Ravjot Singh, Mr. Karanvir Singh Ghuman and Mr. Jasbir Singh Raja Gill, Water supply and sanitation principal secretary Mr. DK Tiwari and others were also present.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

02nd October 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

1780010

20770474

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

24096

784624

3

No. of patients discharged

23678

763952

4

Total Deaths reported

200

20505

5

Sample collected on the day

6491

6

Test conducted on the day

6372

7

Positive cases on the day

14

8

Number of active Cases

167

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

10

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

0

13

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

218885

14

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

0

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117938

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

1

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

211952

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

0

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1019223

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

5

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8346445

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

21

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7650713

24

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

27

25

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

12660475

26

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

83

27

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

10693314

28

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

11

29

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

1114224

30

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

19

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

860624

32

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

31

33

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

676091

34

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

37

35

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

480486

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

438

37

Total Precautionary dose given

1758554

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

32

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

105

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

137

On 02nd October 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

15

(Amritsar-1, Bathinda-2, Jalandhar-3, Ludhiana-3, Pathankot-1, Patiala-2, Ropar-1, SAS Nagar-2)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on02nd October 2022 – 14

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

Fazilka

6

5.56%

6 New Cases

108 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

2

0.13%

2 New Cases

1535 Samples Tested

Bathinda

1

0.39%

1 New Case

258 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

1

0.85%

1 New Case

117 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

1

2.78%

1 New Case

36 Samples Tested

Pathankot

1

0.37%

1 New Case

272 Samples Tested

Ropar

1

0.36%

1 New Case

276 Samples Tested

SAS Nagar

1

0.35%

1 New Case

283 Samples Tested

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

909 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

10 Samples Tested

Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

136 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

169 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

126 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

0

0.00%

Nil

376 Samples Tested

Jalandhar

0

0.00%

Nil

699 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

67 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

22 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

70 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

193 Samples Tested

Patiala

0

0.00%

Nil

137 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

199 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

66 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

0

0.00%

Nil

308 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

14

0.22 %

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

3066

113542

3023

110512

38

3017

13

2

SAS Nagar

5341

101030

5300

99833

20

1168

29

3

Jalandhar

2805

81070

2736

79074

42

1982

14

4

Patiala

2123

64203

2088

62471

11

1722

10

5

Amritsar

1392

60947

1375

59083

6

1846

18

6

Bathinda

1565

52432

1550

50993

4

1427

12

7

Hoshiarpur

1295

42404

1246

40978

19

1419

7

8

Gurdaspur

345

27272

328

26401

7

871

0

9

Pathankot

514

25016

479

24494

4

521

1

10

Fazilka

518

23950

502

23305

0

621

24

11

Muktsar

281

22833

276

22286

3

542

5

12

Kapurthala

547

22576

531

21972

8

600

4

13

Ropar

1138

19076

1127

18610

4

459

7

14

Ferozepur

470

18363

462

17822

3

540

1

15

Mansa

191

17416

187

17023

1

392

1

16

Faridkot

378

17214

379

16800

3

414

0

17

Sangrur

275

14709

267

13840

9

869

0

18

SBS Nagar

463

13865

466

13454

0

409

2

19

FG Sahib

715

12630

705

12185

1

437

8

20

Moga

247

11246

241

10972

6

272

2

21

Tarn Taran

151

11051

143

10648

1

399

4

22

Barnala

215

7715

209

7347

7

364

4

23

Malerkotla

61

4064

58

3849

3

214

1

Total

24096

784624

23678

763952

200

20505

167