Sunday, June 21, 2020

‘Lets Defeat COVID-19’ was released at DMC

21st June  2020 at 12:44 PM
 Awareness is very much required at this crucial hour 
Ludhiana: 21st June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
A booklet on preventing spread of COVID-19 infection entitled ‘Lets Defeat COVID-19’ was released by Secretary of DMCH Managing Society-Sh Prem Kumar Gupta. Also present on the occasion was Medical Supdts. Dr Ashwani Chaudhary, Medical Supdt. (HDHI) Dr Bishav Mohan and Professor of Medicine-Dr Rajesh Mahajan.  

Dr Rajesh Mahajan and Dr Bishav Mohan co-authored the book under the guidance of Secretary Sh Prem Kumar Gupta. Vice-Principal and Chief Cardiologist Dr GS Wander, Dr Sarju Ralhan from Department of Cardiac Surgery and Dr Sahil Goel from Departemt of Ophthalmology also gave their valuable advices and suggestions for the publishing of booklet.  

In his message, Secretary Sh Prem Kumar Gupta said that DMCH as a major tertiary health care centre of Northern India took this initiative of publishing a booklet on making people aware about symptoms of Coronavirus and adopting preventive measures to be safe from this infection.

Dr Bishav Mohan and Dr Rajesh Mahajan, co-authors of the book, said that awareness is very much required at this crucial hour to make people know about the symptoms and preventive measures to beat COVID 19 infection and stay safe and healthy.

According to them, maintaining proper Social Distancing of atleast 1 metre between yourself and others and wearing of masks properly close to the bridge of your nose and all the way under your chin are two most important factors responsible for controlling the spread of COVID 19 infection.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Bittu to CM: order to register FIR’s in every police station

18th June 2020 at 8:01 PM
 Strict Action Urgently required against Jathedar and SFJ 
Ludhiana: 18th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau) ::
Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu today urged Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to order that FIR’s be filed in every police station of the state against Akal Takhat Jathedar Harpreet Singh and singers Diljit Dosanjh and Jazzy Bains for openly supporting Gurpatwant Pannu’s and Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) demand for Khalistan and hence are a part of this organisation that has mocked our martyrs today.
He said that the letter written by Sikhs for Justice head Gurpatwant Pannu to China states that they “empathise” with China and “condemn” India for the violent face-off. “Are they empathising with China for killing our soldiers whose cremation rites are still going on in India including Punjab from where 4 young Sikh soldiers lost their lives defending India? 
The whole country and Punjab state is still mourning the death of our young soldiers but these extremist people are empathising with their killers, self-inviting themselves to China for further talks on their extremist agendas and supporting China to disturb India’s and Punjab’s peace,” he said.
Bittu said that the first step they are taking in this direction is by mass calling Punjabis to lure Sikh soldiers in the Indian army to betray the army and join the Khalistan force for Rs 5000 additional salary.
“I want to tell them that we are proud of our sons of Punjab and there is not enough wealth in the world that can alter their spirit to sacrifice their lives for India, let alone betray the Indian army. This is the same organisation that demands Khalistan and has recently been supported by the Jathedar of Akal Takht Harpreet Singh, Singer Diljit Dosanjh and Jazzy Bains,” Bittu said while adding, “It sickens me to the stomach that these people holding high positions, enjoying luxuries and fame in India are supporting an organisation that is expressing joy over the martyrdom of our Indian soldiers.”
He also questioned Sukhbir Singh Badal, Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Bikram Singh Majithia that atleast now they should come clean about their stand in regards of the Jathedar. “Are they still in his support? It still isn’t too late. I urge them to come forward and stop this fire from spreading further than it already has,” MP Ravneet Singh Bittu said.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Road renamed as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Marg

17th June 2020 at 5:21 PM
 Minister Vijay Inder Singla inaugurated this road  
Sarabha/Jagraon (Ludhiana): 17th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Punjab PWD and School Education Minister Mr Vijay Inder Singla today inaugurated the Ludhiana-Pakhowal Road, that has been renamed as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Marg”. This 38-km road starts from Bhai Wala Chowk in Ludhiana City and ends at Raikot town. He was also accompanied by Senior Congress leader Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu, Gill MLA Mr Kuldip Singh Vaid, besides several others. 

While speaking to media persons on the occasion, Mr Singla said that this road passes through village Sarabha, which is the ancestral village of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, the great martyr of our freedom struggle. He said that it was a long demand of the area residents that this road should be renamed as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Marg”.

He said that a notification in this regard was issued by the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government and keeping in mind the historical importance of village Sarabha, the road has now been renamed as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Marg”. He also thanked Senior Congress leader Capt Sandeep Singh Sandhu for taking up this issue with the Chief Minister Punjab, after which this decision was taken.

While replying to a query related to renaming of upcoming international airport at Halwara as “Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport”, Mr Singla said that the Punjab government is also considering this demand and would request Capt Amarinder Singh to take up this issue with the Union government. He also paid floral tributes at the statue of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha in the main chowk of village Sarabha. He also visited the memorial constructed in the village as well as the ancestral house of the great martyr.

He informed that the roads in and around the Dakha constituency have been repaired with a cost of Rs 58 crore. He said that the development works related to repair of roads worth Rs 34 crore have already been completed, works worth Rs 12 crore are underway while works worth around Rs 12 crore would be started shortly. He said that some of the roads that were not even repaired during the tenure of previous SAD-BJP government have been repaired now. He assured that the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government is committed for providing best road infrastructure to the residents.

He also informed that the Punjab government has advertised 4500 posts of teachers for government schools, while advertisement for additional 4500 posts would be advertised shortly. He also said that the matter related to charging of fee by private schools during and after lockdown period is in Punjab & Haryana High Court and a decision in this regard is likely to come tomorrow. He assured that the Punjab government is committed to safeguard the rights of both parents as well as private schools, but would not let the schools to charge unnecessarily to the parents.

Later, the Cabinet Minister inaugurated the Raikot-Jagraon Road that has been repaired with a cost of around Rs 14 crore. He informed that this road was never repaired after year 2012 and the previous government ignored it for reasons best known to them. He said that the 2.77 km road from village Akhara bridge to Jagraon city have been widened from 7 metres to 10 metres. On this occasion, he also announced that the Akhara bridge would be repaired and widened with a cost of Rs 5.5 crore.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included Jagraon MLA Mrs Sarabjit Kaur Manuke, District Planning Board Chairman Mr Malkit Singh Dakha, PSIDC Chairman Mr KK Bawa, Mr Karanjit Singh Soni Galib, PEDA vice chairman Mr Karan Warring, Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, besides several others.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Financial help of Rs 30,000 given to Nirmala Kaur (70)

16th June 2020 at 7:43 PM
 Help given On the directions of CM Capt Amarinder Singh 
Ludhiana: 16th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
On the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, the District Administration, through the District Red Cross Society, today provided financial help of Rs 30,000 to Nirmala Kaur (70), a resident of New Shimlapuri area of Ludhiana. The Chief Minister had directed the District Administration Ludhiana to help the elderly woman staying in a rented house in New Shimlapuri area of the city. The Chief Minister came to know about this woman during his #AskCaptain Facebook Live session yesterday, when he was answering to questions of citizens. 
The cheque of Rs 30,000 was handed over to Nirmala Kaur by District Red Cross Society Ludhiana secretary Balbir Chand Ayry and Lokesh Aggarwal.
It is pertinent to mention that the Chief Minister had come to know about the problems being faced by one Nirmala Kaur (70), wife of Darshan Singh, a resident of New Shimlapuri area of the Ludhiana city. A person named Kulwant Singh had brought this matter to the notice of the Chief Minister and had stated that Nirmala Kaur stays in a rented house along with her 11-year-old grandson and a granddaughter. She takes care of her family by running a small stall “khokha”, but due to lockdown, she was suffering financially and could not pay her house rent of 4 months and her landlord had asked her to vacate her house due to non payment of rent.
On getting to know about Nirmala Kaur’s situation, Chief Minister Punjab Capt Amarinder Singh immediately directed the Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana to help the elderly woman, who, after the death of his son, is living in a rented house along with her grandchildren. He directed the Deputy Commissioner to ensure that they should clear her pending rent as well as pay rent for one year, besides all costs for her treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) should be borne by the district administration. 
Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Sharma informed that under the Mission Fateh of the Punjab government and following the orders of Chief Minister, the District Administration have provided financial help to the woman, have promised free medical treatment and all possible help in the future as well.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu honoured by Gurdawara

15th June  2020 at 6:51 PM
Honoured due to his efforts in providing ration to the needy 
Ludhiana: 15th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
The management of Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji in Model Town Extension have honoured Punjab Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu for his efforts in providing ration to the needy during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Mr Amarjit Singh Tikka, Chairman, PMIDB, and trustee of the Gurudwara Management Committee, informed that Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu worked wholeheartedly for providing ration to the needy during the COVID 19 pandemic. He said that even the wheat procurement under Mr Ashu completed smoothly, due to which the Punjabi farmer is thanking the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government.
He said that for his efforts during the pandemic, the management of Gurudwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh Ji honoured Mr Bharat Bhushan Ashu. They informed that the Gurudwara management committee worked hard to ensure the preparation of langar for more than 2000 people daily & given to police for distribution. Besides, the persons preparing langar were also given health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh from the gurudwara committee.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Gurudwara President Rajinder Singh Bindra, Chairman Baba Ajit Singh ,Trustees Surinder Pal Singh Bindra, Sukhwindar Pal Singh Lally, Harpreet Singh Rajdhani, Amarpal Singh Sarna, Navpreet Singh Pareeti, Kawaljeet Singh Bindra, Gurcharan Singh Khurana, Dara Babbar, besides several others.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ludhiana Police on Special Drive against illicit liquor

More than 2 Lakh Liters of Lahan seized and destroyed 
Ludhiana: 14th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
Cracking a whip on illicit liquor trading and smuggling Ludhiana Police seized and destroyed more than 2 Lakh Liters of Lahan (Kacchi Daru) on the banks of Satluj River on Ludhiana-Jalndhar border. Some wine contractors who are indulging in liquor smuggling in each other’s areas are also on police radar.
Police has launched a Special Drive about 20 days back to take strict action against all kinds of Liquor Smuggling, bootlegging and illicit distillation of liquor in Ludhiana as part of state wide directive from DGP Punjab.  For this purpose anAnti SmugglingCell has been constituted with dedicated manpower of 30 persons. A close co-ordination is also being made with the Excise Departmentto stop smuggling of bootlegging and smuggling of liquor.
Ludhiana Commissionerate Police has also effectively cracked down on the liquor smugglers and in last 20 days heavy quantity of licit and illicit liquor has been recovered. During this period 150FIRs have been registered under Excise Act and 171 smugglers have been sent behind bars with recoveryof 3266 Liters bottles of illicit liquor, 650 Liters of English Wine. Besides this2Working Stillsfrom which illicit liquor was being distilled after fermentation were also seized. Most of the known liquor smugglers have either been caught or have shifted from Ludhiana to other districts temporarily.
Police has also made lists of the known liquor smuggles who are again and again engaging in the illicit trade  of Liquor Smuggling and  bootlegging and have started to keep a strict watch on their activities.
Activities of these smugglers are also being monitored through the Safe City Camerasinstalled in the district. Special inter-District Nakas have been put in the Commissionerate, Ludhiana round the clock to monitor inter-district smuggling of liquor.
RakeshAgrawal CP Ludhianahas told his officers that strict action will be taken if any police person is found negligent or supporting any illegal activities in any manner relating to smuggling of liquor.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

30 more positive cases reported in Ludhiana

13th June 2020 at 6:27 PM
 5 more patients have been declared cured 
AMURT team headed by Dada Ashok Chawla continuously reaching in slums of Ludhiana to  fight Corona
Ludhiana: 13h June 2020: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen):: 13th June 2020 at 6:27 PM
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today informed that under the “Mission Fateh” of the Punjab government, the number of COVID 19 patients getting cured in district Ludhiana is increasing with each passing day. He informed that 5 more patients have been declared cured in last 24 hours. He said that till now, the total number of patients discharged from hospital has reached 195.
Besides, 30 more positive cases have been reported in the district, out of which 26 are from Ludhiana and 4 from other districts.
He further said that till date, a total of 16304 samples have been taken, out of which report of 15149 samples has been received, of 14693 samples is negative and report of 1155 samples is pending. He said that now, the total number of patients related to Ludhiana is 337, while 119 patients are related to other districts/states.
He said that unfortunately 11 people from Ludhiana and 8 from other districts have lost their lives. He said that 195 patients related to district Ludhiana have been discharged from hospital after treatment.
He informed that till date, 9597 persons have been kept under home quarantine in the district and at present, the number of such persons is 2654. Today, 358 persons were sent for home quarantine.
He said that whenever District Administration and Health Department Ludhiana finds out that about any positive or suspected COVID 19 person, their samples are immediately sent for testing. Similarly, 1104 samples of suspected patients were sent for testing today and their results are expected shortly.
He appealed to the residents to follow all directions of the Punjab government and if they would stay indoors, they would not only stay safe themselves, but would also contribute in keeping everyone around safe.
In the meantime Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) reaching the slum areas to save the poor peoples who are not getting any type of govt help in practice. Bhukti Pradhan Dada Ashok Chawla motivating and doing the all required arrangements for the purpose. AMURT team started its efforts immediately after the lockdown announced.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

New Age Profession and Transform Challenges

Wednesday 10th June 2020 at  5:05 PM
 Webinar was organised by NIRC of ICAI 
Ludhiana: 10th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
A very informative Virtual Meeting on very Important Topic Two Structured CPE HRS Virtual CPE Meeting on New Age Profession and Transform Challenges to opportunities was organized by the Ludhiana Branch of Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India 
CA Atul Kumar Gupta ji, President ICAI was the Special Guest Speaker on this occasion.
CA Ashwani Kumar ji was the Guest Speaker on this Occasion.  

•CA Atul Kumar Gupta ji, President ICAI  covered the following topic:-
              New Age Profession and Transform Challenges to opportunities

•CA Ashwani Kumar ji covered the following topic:-
             Changing lifestyle- Need for transformation

The event was conducted through Webinar via zoom application and welcome address was given by Ludhiana Branch Chairman CA. Ashish Jain who shared the perspective initiatives to be taken by Ludhiana Branch for the members.

The participants not only immensely benefited from the insights of the speaker but received answers to their questions as well. More than 200 Chartered Accountants from Ludhiana, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh, Jalandhar and surrounding areas attended the Seminar. 

Amongst others, Vice-Chairman CA Ashish Jain, Treasurer CA. Vikas Kwatra, Secretary CA Hitesh Goyal& CA Rachit Bhandari (Vice-Chairman NIRC) and Executive Member were also present.

The Virtual Meeting was concluded with votes of thanks from Chairman CA. Ashish Jain who thanked the Guest Speaker for sparing their valuable time in interacting with the Chartered Accountants and the audience for making Seminar an interactive one.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Will Harsimrat Badal Move to Ask for Secession?

 7th June 2020 at 2:56 PM
Congress MLAs react strongly over the statement on Khalistan 
Ludhiana: 7th June 2020: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::
MLAs Amrik Singh Dhillon, Surinder Dawar and Kuldeep Singh Vaid have reacted strongly over the statement made by Akal Takht Jathedar and SGPC president over Khalistan. The MLAs have questioned as to what are Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s views on the statements made by Akal Takht Jathedar and SGPC President.  
“I hope she realizes that SGPC is a statutory body, which functions under the constitution. Now that the Akal Takht Jathedar has publicly supported the demand for Khalistan, will Harsimrat Badal, as the sole representative of the Punjabis, in the Union Cabinet move a resolution in the Cabinet asking for secession from India,” asked the MLAs in a statement issued here today.
They hoped that Harsimrat remembers that she was elected by lakhs of Punjabis, who are both Sikhs and Hindus. “There are lakhs of Hindus living in all parts of the world who are Nanak Naam levas, and follow the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Hindus also visit Sikh shrines in large numbers. Is SGPC President and his master Sukhbir Badal looking at throwing over 1 crore Hindus out of Punjab, just like Kashmiri Pandits, who were thrown out and driven out of their native lands,” they questioned.
They stated that the Jathedar Akal Takht has also said that the present Indian government has a ‘anti-Sikh approach’. “Will Harsimrat Badal resign from the Union Cabinet immediately for being a part of the anti-Sikh Union government and also her failure to protect the interests of the Punjabis, and Sikhs in particular.  Will Sukhbir Badal pull out of the BJP led Union government for pursuing an anti-Sikh approach and agenda. Does the SAD support the divisive and even secessionist agenda being pursued by the SGPC President?,” they asked.
The MLAs have urged Sukhbir Badal and SGPC President to clarify their stand regarding the statement of former BJP Minister, Manoranjan Kalia, who has said that the Jathedar has hurt the feelings of the Punjabis. “Sukhbir Badal, MP and SAD President, has made wild allegations about the anti-Sikh policies of Congress regimes. What is he going to do about the serious statement of the Jathedar that the Union government of which is wife is a Cabinet Minister and his party a coalition partner. Shouldn’t he immediately pull out of the Union government as well as the Cabinet,” MLAs Dhillon, Dawar and Vaid questioned.