ERADICATE ALL THE SOCIAL MALADIES TO RESTORE THE PRISTINE GLORY OF STATE: CM EXHORTS PEOPLE ON DUSSEHRA

PARTICIPATES IN DUSSEHRA FESTIVAL AT PHASE 8 SAS NAGAR (MOHALI)

APPEALS PEOPLE TO COLLECTIVELY CELEBRATE THIS JOYOUS OCCASION

ANNOUNCES TO USE DUSSEHRA GROUND AT MOHALI SOLELY FOR DUSSEHRA CELEBRATIONS

SAS Nagar (Mohali), October 5:On the sacred festival of Dussehra, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today gave a clarion call to people for eradicating the social maladies in the state for restoring its pristine glory.

Addressing the gathering here while participating in the Dussehra festivities at Phase 8 organized by the Dussehra Committee Mohali (Regd), the Chief Minister greeted the people of the country especially the Punjabis living across the globe on the sacred occasion of Durga Puja and Dussehra (Vijaydashmi). He said that these two festivals, which symbolize the victory of good over evil, remind us of our rich cultural heritage. Bhagwant Mann said that our nation has an age old tradition of celebrating both these festivals which play a vanguard role in promoting goodwill, peace and communal harmony in the society besides showing us the way of ideal living to carve out an egalitarian and harmonious society.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people to collectively celebrate this joyous occasion by rededicating themselves for promotion of peace, amity and brotherhood in the state. He said that all of us must rejoice this festival with full religious fervor and gaiety by rising above the parochial considerations of caste, creed and color. Bhagwant Mann said that these festivals give us a message of togetherness and brotherhood adding that on this day we should vow to make our state frontrunner in the country by getting rid of all the social maladies.

Congratulating people on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that Punjabis were especially filled with pride over Dussehra, as the epic of Ramayana was written in Punjab, on the land of holy city Amritsar. He said that the festivities of Dussehra inspire us to remain grounded, keep our anger under control and stay away from hate. Bhagwant Mann said that these three factors became the reasons for decline of even the most intelligent person adding that the festivities also teach us to remain with brotherhood.

The Chief Minister further said that these festivals are not only sources of our inspiration, but also help us to perpetuate the rich cultural heritage to our coming generations. He said that the true essence of Dusshera lies in fighting against injustice, evil and egoism with love, brotherhood and communal harmony. Bhagwant Mann called upon the people of Punjab to imbibe the teachings of these festivals in their daily lives to take Punjab to unprecedented heights.

Meanwhile the Chief Minister also announced to use the Dussehra Ground at Mohali solely for the purpose of Dussehra celebration. He said that no commercial activity will be allowed on this ground. Bhagwant Mann further said that the notification in this regard will be issued very soon.

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CM BATS FOR BETTER TIES WITH TAJIKISTAN IN THE FIELDS OF ACADEMICS, TOURISM, TRADE AND COMMERCE

DELEGATION FROM TAJIKISTAN CALLS ON CM

Chandigarh, October 5:-Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday batted for better collaboration with Tajikistan in the fields of Academics, Tourism, Trade and Commerce for the welfare of the residents of both.

Interacting with a high level delegation from Tajikistan, which called on him his official residence today, the Chief Minister said that with the world swiftly emerging as a global village there was a need for acquainting the students about the emerging trends in the education sector. He said that in such a scenario the academic collaboration between the universities, which were temples of education, of the different countries could do wonders in spreading the light of knowledge in every nook and corner of the world besides helping in overall development of the students. Emphasizing the need for frequent student and faculty exchange program between Punjab and Tajikistan, Bhagwant Mann said that it would be very beneficial for the students of the state and Tajikistan.

The Chief Minister said that it was the need of the hour to update the knowledge of students and upskill the teachers in which such initiatives could play a pivotal role. Bhagwant Mann said that Punjab and Tajikistan can initiate measures for starting student and faculty exchange program, in which the state government will provide fulsome support and cooperation to them. He also batted for mutual collaboration in the tourism sector between both Punjab and Tajikistan adding he invited the visiting delegation to be part of the Invest Punjab Summit being held in the state in February 2023.

Advocating the opening of more trade between Punjab and Tajikistan, the Chief Minister said that it can also be very helpful for promotion of economic activity amongst both of them. Citing an example, he said that Basmati of Punjab has high demand in Tajikistan and its export has enhanced it can transform the destiny of farmers of the state. Bhagwant Mann said that the state government will leave no stone unturned for fostering better ties with Tajikistan in sectors of academic, tourism, trade and commerce.

Meanwhile the delegation comprising Ubaydullo Aseorzoda from International University of Tourism and Entrepreneurship, Tajikistan, Vice Rector Foreign Affairs Jabbrov Fathullo Amrievich, Economist Dr Umarov Khojamahmad, Dean, Technical University, Tajikistan Rustam Cholmatov and others assured the Chief Minister of better bilateral ties between Punjab and Tajikistan.

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Vigilance Bureau arrests FCI retired employees taking bribe Rs 10,000

Chandigarh October 5 :The Punjab Vigilance Bureau during its anti-corruption campaign, has nabbed Shankar Shah, a labour handling incharge (retired) of FCI, Nakodar, district Jalandhar for accepting bribe of Rs 10,000.

Giving this information here today, a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) said the accused labour incharge has been arrested on the complaint of Ms Shama, of village Maheru, Jalandhar. In this regard a case has been registered under Prevention of Corruption Act at VB police station Jalandhar. Further investigation in this case is under progress and role of other officials of the FCI, if any, involved in this case would also be probed.

Revealing the details, he informed that the complainant has alleged in his complaint that the above mentioned retired labour incharge was demanding bribe in lieu of helping her to get back the arrears from FCI after the demise of her father. In addition to this the complainant has submitted that the accused Shankar Shah had already taken Rs 10,000 from her in this regard.

The spokesperson further added that after verification of the facts and the evidence available in this regard a VB team has arrested the accused in the presence of two official witnesses.

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PUNJAB POLICE BUSTS DRONE-BASED ARMS SMUGGLING MODULE; PRISONER AMONG TWO HELD

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

— POLICE TEAMS ALSO RECOVERS 10 FOREIGN-MADE PISTOLS FROM LOCATIONS PINPOINTED BY ARRESTED PERSONS

CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR, October 5:The decisive war against anti-social elements waged on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has delivered yet another victory after Punjab Police on Wednesday busted a drone-based arms/ammunition smuggling module with the arrest of its two members including a prisoner.

Those arrested have been identified as Jaskaran Singh of Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran, currently lodged at Sub Jail Goindwal Sahib, and Rattanbir Singh of Khemkaran in Tarn Taran, out on bail. The Police have also recovered 10 foreign-made pistols including five .30 bore (made in China) and five 9mm (made in USA Beretta) along with 8 spare magazines from both of them, besides a mobile phone concealed by Jaskaran in his barrack.

AIG Counter Intelligence (CI) Amritsar Amarjit Singh Bajwa said that accused Jaskaran Singh was brought on a production warrant in a case pertaining to NDPS act, which was registered at SSOC Amritsar in August 2022.

During questioning, Accused Jaskaran confessed that he was using a mobile phone in jail to contact Pak-based smugglers through WhatsApp for smuggling of narcotics and arms/ammunition from Pakistan via drones.

The AIG said that for this purpose the accused was taking the help of Rattanbir, who used to retrieve the consignments dropped via drones from different border areas. Pertinently, Rattanbir is also a co-accused in various NDPS cases with Jaskaran Singh.

He said that one consignment of five .30 bore pistols along with four spare magazines was recovered from the pinpointed location revealed by accused Jaskaran at Village Pidhi on Taran Taran-Ferozepur Road, which was concealed by Rattanbir on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, 2022.

AIG Amarjit Singh Bajwa said that acting on Jaskaran's inputs, the Police teams of Counter Intelligence Amritsar have also managed to arrest Rattanbir from Khemkaran and on his disclosure five more Pistols of 9 MM were recovered along with four spare magazines, which were concealed by him near drain at village Machhike in Khemkaran.

Meanwhile, a case FIR No. 30 dated 04.10.2022 has been registered under section 25 of the Arms Act at Police Station SSOC Amritsar.

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For the first time, Punjab crosses 10K crore GST collection in 6 months : Cheema

State registers growth of 22.6 percent as compared to last FY

Chandigarh, October 05 Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema said that Punjab has collected GST of Rs 10604 crore during the first six months of the current financial year, crossing the 10 K mark for first time since the implementation of the GST regime.

Issuing a statement here, the Finance Minister said that the state has seen a growth of 22.6 percent in GST collection in the current financial year as against the same period last year. He further added that during the first six months of the last financial year GST collection stood at Rs 8650 crore whereas during the current year the state has earned Rs 1954 crore more, taking the total GST collection to Rs 10604 crore.

Disclosing the GST figures for the month of September 2022, Harpal Singh Cheema said that the state has registered a growth rate of 22 percent. He said that the GST collection for September this year was Rs 1710 crore as compared to the collection of Rs 1402 in September 2021.

The Finance Minister said that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government has estimated a GST collection of Rs 20,550 crore in its maiden budget for the Financial Year 2022-23. “The state has achieved more than 50 percent in the first six months”, said the Finance Minister while adding that the state is expected to see a healthy growth in GST collection during the upcoming festival season.

The Finance Minister said that the state government has passed the Punjab Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill 2022 in the Punjab Assembly to plug all loopholes besides stopping bogus billing which would not only benefit the traders but would also increase the own revenue of the state.

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Department of Health & Family Welfare, Punjab

Media Bulletin COVID-19

05th October 2022 (05:00 PM)

Sr.No.

Description

From 1st April 2022

Till Date

1

Total Samples taken

1797860

20788324

2

Total No. of patients tested Positive

24139

784667

3

No. of patients discharged

23738

764012

4

Total Deaths reported

203

20508

5

Sample collected on the day

8374

6

Test conducted on the day

8368

7

Positive cases on the day

7

8

Number of active Cases

147

9

No. of Patients on oxygen support

3

10

Patients at critical care Level-3 facilities

0

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

1

15

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 1st dose

1117940

16

Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

2

17

Total Healthcare Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

211959

18

Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

2

19

Total Frontline Workers vaccinated with 2nd dose

1019250

20

Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose on the day

5

21

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose

8346533

22

Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose on the day

30

23

Total Above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose

7651174

24

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

34

25

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

12660913

26

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

85

27

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

10694794

28

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

24

29

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

1114377

30

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

39

31

Total 15-17 years age group Vaccinated with 2nddose

861268

32

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

28

33

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

676813

34

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

197

35

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

482787

36

Precautionary dose given on the day

306

37

Total Precautionary dose given

1766586

38

Total Vaccination 1st dose on the day

40

39

Total Vaccination 2nd dose on the day

119

40

Total Vaccination 1st and 2nd dose on the day

159

On 05th 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

24

(Amritsar-7, Fazilka-2, FG. Sahib-5, Hoshiarpur-1, Jalandhar-3, Ludhiana-1, Patiala-2, SAS Nagar-3)

4.

Number of New deaths reported

Nil

Patients reported Positive on 05th October 2022 – 7

District

Number of Cases

Positivity

Case

Details

Remarks

Jalandhar

2

0.22%

2 New Cases

926 Samples Tested

Patiala

2

0.89%

2 New Cases

224 Samples Tested

Gurdaspur

1

0.20%

1 New Case

503 Samples Tested

Hoshiarpur

1

0.24%

1 New Case

414 Samples Tested

Tarn Taran

1

0.19%

1 New Case

538 Samples Tested

Amritsar

0

0.00%

Nil

1091 Samples Tested

Barnala

0

0.00%

Nil

140 Samples Tested

Bathinda

0

0.00%

Nil

278 Samples Tested

Faridkot

0

0.00%

Nil

153 Samples Tested

Fazilka

0

0.00%

Nil

24 Samples Tested

Ferozepur

0

0.00%

Nil

193 Samples Tested

FG Sahib

0

0.00%

Nil

187 Samples Tested

Kapurthala

0

0.00%

Nil

254 Samples Tested

Ludhiana

0

0.00%

Nil

1197 Samples Tested

Malerkotla

0

0.00%

Nil

65 Samples Tested

Mansa

0

0.00%

Nil

154 Samples Tested

Moga

0

0.00%

Nil

213 Samples Tested

Muktsar

0

0.00%

Nil

327 Samples Tested

Pathankot

0

0.00%

Nil

230 Samples Tested

Ropar

0

0.00%

Nil

229 Samples Tested

Sangrur

0

0.00%

Nil

674 Samples Tested

SAS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

266 Samples Tested

SBS Nagar

0

0.00%

Nil

88 Samples Tested

On the Day Punjab

7

0.08 %

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

3073

113549

3028

110517

38

3017

15

2

SAS Nagar

5345

101034

5316

99849

20

1168

17

3

Jalandhar

2807

81072

2742

79080

42

1982

10

4

Patiala

2128

64208

2094

62477

11

1722

9

5

Amritsar

1394

60949

1382

59090

6

1846

13

6

Bathinda

1567

52434

1550

50993

5

1428

13

7

Hoshiarpur

1297

42406

1248

40980

19

1419

7

8

Gurdaspur

347

27274

328

26401

7

871

2

9

Pathankot

514

25016

479

24494

4

521

1

10

Fazilka

526

23958

508

23311

0

621

26

11

Muktsar

281

22833

276

22286

3

542

5

12

Kapurthala

547

22576

530

21971

9

601

4

13

Ropar

1138

19076

1128

18611

4

459

6

14

Ferozepur

474

18367

463

17823

3

540

4

15

Mansa

191

17416

188

17024

1

392

0

16

Faridkot

379

17215

379

16800

3

414

1

17

Sangrur

276

14710

267

13840

9

869

1

18

SBS Nagar

465

13867

467

13455

0

409

3

19

FG Sahib

715

12630

710

12190

1

437

3

20

Moga

247

11246

242

10973

6

272

1

21

Tarn Taran

152

11052

145

10650

1

399

3

22

Barnala

215

7715

210

7348

7

364

3

23

Malerkotla

61

4064

58

3849

4

215

0

Total

24139

784667

23738

764012

203

20508

147