Saturday, December 25, 2021

Punjab Police Cracks Ludhiana Blast Case Within 24 Hours

25th December 2021 at 6:35 PM

 Police obtains further leads to Unearth the whole conspiracy  

Strong indications that deceased dismissed cop had terror links 

Deceased had links with Pak-based Pro-Khalistani elements 

Police successfully cracking Ludhiana Blast case in less than 24 hours 

DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya congratulates Punjab Police

Secure and peaceful environment in the state is Our priority-DGP

: 25th December 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In less than 24 hours, the Punjab Police has managed to crack the the Ludhiana Court Bomb Blast case after zeroing in on the identity of the deceased as Gagandeep Singh (31) of Khanna, who was recruited in Punjab Police as constable and dismissed in August 2019 after 385 gm of heroin was recovered from his possession.

“I am Proud of the Punjab Police, who have successfully cracked the Ludhiana blast case in less than 24 hours,” said Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, while addressing a press conference at Punjab Police Headquarters in Chandigarh on Saturday.

As per the information, a high intensity explosion occurred in a public toilet at the District Court Complex in Ludhiana on Thursday, which left one person dead and six other persons injured. The district court was functioning as usual, when the blast took place and it was so powerful, that the public toilet was damaged and several window panes of the building were shattered.  

DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya said that during the course of post mortem the Police were able to identify the deceased from his tattoo mark on the right arm. Separately, the DNA samples of the body were also collected, he added.

He said that accused Gagandeep Singh was working as a Munshi at PS Sadar Khanna, when he was arrested with heroin and an NDPS case was registered at Police Station STF SAS Nagar, Mohali. The case is under trial at the prosecution evidence stage, said the DGP.

He said that after having spent two years in Ludhiana Jail in the said case, he got out from Ludhiana jail on bail in the month of September 2021 and he was to appear in the court again on December 24, 2021.

The DGP said that preliminary investigations suggest that accused Gagandeep wanted to create fear and panic at the court premises.

Not ruling out the Pak-based Pro-Khalistan connection behind this act, the DGP said that the Police are investigating this case from all angles. “Preliminary investigations suggests that accused Gagandeep could have developed links with Pro-Khalistan elements in the jail, who have used him to target the Court premises with intention to disturb the peace of the State,” said DGP Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, while answering to Journalist’s question.

The DGP said that the material used for the explosion is yet to be ascertained as samples have been sent to the forensic lab. “A team of NSG and that of the state forensic experts were called for a post blast investigation,” he said.

During the course of systematic clearing of debris at the blast site, the forensic team collected some vital clues like damaged mobile set and burnt clothes on the body of the deceased besides other material evidence, the DGP added.

Notably, the DGP has also personally visited the Court Complex, where the blast took place and had a meeting with District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana and reviewed the security arrangements. The DGP also held the meeting with field officers on Friday and directed them to keep utmost vigil to prevent any further terror attack in the state.

According to the accused Gagandeep’s wife Jaspreet Kaur Gagandeep had left home at about 9.30am on the day of the blast and his mobile was switched off ever since. She recognised the tattoo mark on the arm of Gagandeep and the apparel worn by him.

Meanwhile, an FIR dated December 23, 2021 has already been registered under sections 302, 307 and 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and various sections of Explosive Substances Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act at Police Station Division No. 5, Ludhiana.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Women Congress President Sodhi visited the Blast site

 24th December 2021 at 6:57 PM

 Balvir Rani Sodhi met the injured in blast 

December 2021 (Punjab screen Bureau)::

Punjab Pradesh Mahila Congress President Balvir Rani Sodhi visited the spot in Ludhiana today and at the same time visited the DMC and Civil Hospital to inquire about the condition of the injured. Meanwhile, Balvir Rani Sodhi met the injured Ludhiana lawyer who was admitted to DMC Hospital Ludhiana and encouraged him and said that the incident was very unfortunate. She said that she was praying to God for his recovery so that he would get well soon and return home.

Simultaneously, Balvir Rani Sodhi reached Civil Hospital in Raikot to meet the girl who was injured in the accident. Speaking on the occasion he said that the Punjab government was working on the matter with full vigor and soon the people responsible for this incident would be behind bars. The Mahila Congress President said that Punjab Government has always wanted to maintain law and order situation for its people and would always work for it. But despite this, the opposition parties should not bake political bread on what has happened.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

No civilised society can approve of such killings:Capt.

21st December 2021 at 7:08 PM

Accused should have been handed over to the police

National security, Punjab interest, top priority: Capt Amarinder

(Patiala): 21st December 2021: (Gurjit Billa//Punjab Screen)::
Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today said that national security and the welfare of Punjab was on top of his agenda and hoped that next PLC-BJP goverment will successfully work on that.
Addressing a public meeting after inducting senior Congress leader,  Jagdish Kumar Jagga into the party, here today, Capt Amarinder said, the two parties were working in close coordination to ensure success in the ellections.
Later talking to reporters, Capt Amarinder said, the case registered against Akali leader Bikram Singh Majithia will not stand legal scrutiny as the government had not followed due process of law.
He also condemned the killing of the sacrilege accused in Durbar Sahib and Kapurthala, saying the accused should have been handed over to the police.
Responding to a question on registration of an FIR against Majithia, he asked on what basis the government had registered the case against him since the report on drug trafficking was still lying with Punjab and Haryana High Court in a sealed cover. "After all there is a law in the country and I am sure it will not stand the legal scrutiny in the court of law", he said, while adding, "just because you don't like someone, you can't put him behind bars".
To a question on lynchings in Amritsar and Kapurthala, Capt Amarinder said, the accused should have been handed over to the police. No civilised society can and should approve of such killings.
On the issue of people getting angry for denial of justice over Behbal Kalan sacrilege, thus resorting to such killings, the former Chief Minister said, his government had pursued it from day one.
He said, first the state had to fight a long legal battle to get the inquiry back from the Central Bureau of Investigation and then the investigation was started and 22 people including police officials and civilians were arrested who are on bail now.
He said, there is no justification for mob lynching, whatsoever and it is condemnable.
Earlier Capt Amarinder was accorded a rousing reception by people of this industrial town. His cavalcade of cars was led by a motorcycle rally, participated over by hundreds of youth. He was greeted and cheered by people and was showered with flowers all through the route.
Capt Amarinder recalled his sentimental association with Rajpura town. He said, his father late Maharaja Yadwinder Singh had settled the refugees from Bahawalpur in this town and his mother Late Rajmata Mohinder Kaur used to look after the refugees and he used to visit the camps with her.
Responding to the complaints of harassment, arm twisting, intimidation and registration of false cases at the behest of local MLA, Capt Amarinder said, he will ensure that he (the MLA) is held accountable very soon. "The time for this government is up and it is just a matter of few days when code of conduct will be imposed", he said, while adding, "neither this MLA, nor this government will be seen anywhere after the elections".
Capt Amarinder thanked the Bharatiya Janata Party leadership, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Home Minister Amit Shah in particular, for their whole hearted support for Punjab.
He said, his top most priority was national security and good governance in Punjab. He warned against the designs of the enemy country which was continuously sending in weapons for creating trouble here. He emphasised the need for close coordination between the Punjab Police and various central security agencies.
Congratulating Jagdish Jagga for organising an impressive public meeting, Capt Amarinder said, this reflected his popularity among the people.
On the issue of ticket distribution, Capt Amarinder said, his party and the Bharatiya Janata Party will work together to finalise the winning candidates only.
He also thanked the BJP leaders and workers who attended the meeting.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

A book by Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla released by Governor

19th December 2021 at 11:49 AM

This is the eleventh book by Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla

: 19th December 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::

Guru Nanak's Vision of Multicultural Society and Peaceful Coexistence', a book written by Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla, Principal of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, is unveiled by the Hon'ble Governor of Punjab Sh. Banwarilal Purohit at Punjab Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh. This book has been written to convey to the younger generation the divine message of Unity of God, Unity of Mankind, equality, mutual love, world peace, mutual love and cooperation and benevolence given by Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism to the international community. The book has a immense relevance in the current scenario in the sense as there is strong sense of mutual distrust, communalism, narrow mindedness, disrespect for human rights, sense of insecurity among minorities, conservative attitude towards ethnic divisions and socio-cultural conflicts exist in our present day society.

On this occasion Hon'ble Governor of Punjab Mr. Banwarilal Purohit while sharing his views said that Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla has been continuously analysing the social, economic, cultural, religious and political aspects of Guru Nanak's philosophy for a long time. This book will help us to find a lasting solution to the problems of discrimination on the basis of caste, class, religion, color, language, region, etc., keeping in view the present day needs and also will inspire us all to follow the path shown by the Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji. He, while praising Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla's book, said that in the academic field also, Dr. Bhalla's book will prove to be extremely useful for all scholars and research students engaged in research work on the philosophy and Bani of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.  On this occasion, Dr. Subhash Sharma, Former Senator, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Senator, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Prof. Navpreet Kaur Bhalla, Head, Department of Economics, Guru Nanak Prem Karamsar College, Nadala and others were also present.

Dr. Bhalla, commenting on his book, said that 552 years ago Guru Nanak Dev Ji developed the concept of a multicultural society with a revolutionary message to inspire masses to respect human dignity and human rights; to build communal harmony and to promote world peace; to respect socio-cultural diversities and difference of opinions; and to establish a multicultural society  to promote peaceful coexistence, where every person has equal rights and equal opportunities to make progress in all spheres of life without any socio-cultural discriminations and respect the religious differences and human dignity. Dr. Bhalla also said that Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s philosophy of universal brotherhood, equality and respect for human dignity was prevalent even before the West had developed the concept of ‘democracy’. Dr. Bhalla expressed a heartfelt gratitude to Dr. H. S. Bedi, Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala. Dr. S. P. Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and Prof. Pithipal Singh Kapoor, Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and said that it was due to the support and guidance of these visionary personalities that this book is written.

It is worth mentioning here that this is the eleventh book by Dr. Arvinder Singh Bhalla and besides that he has so far written more than eighty research papers and completed research work approved by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. He is a member of various National and International academic bodies and various governmental and non-governmental organizations have honoured Dr. Bhalla for his research work, contribution to higher education and social services. He has also been nominated by the Vice President of India for the Senate of Panjab University, Chandigarh in recognition of his recent achievements in the field of higher education.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

'Athwen Rang Di Talaash' was released in Ludhiana

Jaspreet Kaur Falak:Heiress of tradition of Meera, Mahadevi Verma and Amrita  

: 15th December 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

On behalf of the literary organization 'Kavita Katha Caravan' (Regd.) and 'Katha Caravan Prakashan', famous Hindi poetess Jaspreet Kaur Falak's new Punjabi poetry collection 'Athwen Rang Di Talaash' was released in a grand ceremony held under the chairmanship of Prof. Ravinder Bhattal, President of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi and Renowned writer. District Language Officer Mr. Sandeep Sharma graced the occasion as chief guest. Pravasi litterateur Meeta Khanna from Canada brought Tashreef as a special guest. 

Senior litterateur Trilochan Lochi while welcoming all the literary lovers present, ranked Jaspreet Kaur Falak among the best potential writers of the Punjab. A literary discussion on the book 'Athwen Rang Di Talaash' was also organized on this occasion. Renowned litterateur-critic principal Dr. Gurikbal Singh, while throwing a detailed light on the sensibility and creation world of Jaspreet Kaur Falak, proved her to be a poetess of experienced reality and appreciated her for her excellent Punjabi creation despite being a Hindi-speaking person. 

Taking forward the discussion, senior poet Sardar Panchi along with Harmeet Vidyarthi, Maninder Gogia, Sahajpreet Mangat, Paramjit Singh Sohal, Charanjit Singh, Karamjit Grewal, Shaili Wadhwa, Ajmer Singh etc. elaborated on the various aspects of Jaspreet Kaur Falak's creation world. 

Rajendra Sahil, underlining the authenticity and truthfulness of Falak's experience, proved him to be the heiress of the tradition of Meera, Mahadevi Varma and Amrita Pritam. Along with this, the news letter of the organization 'Kavita Katha Caravan' was also released by the literature lovers present. 

In the program, famous singers Dharmendra Masani, Jatinder Jeetu and Gurdarshan Dhuri and Meeta Khanna presented a melodious rendition of ghazals written by Jaspreet Kaur Falak while wishing her a happy birthday. Amarjeet Sherpuri, Harmeet Poet, Harjit Ladwa, Jaskirat Singh, Navkamal Singh, Navpreet Singh, Sara Saifi etc. made their presence felt by presenting the poetic compositions of Jaspreet Falak in the Kavi Darbar organized in the ceremony. 

Apart from this, the budding poet-poetess Nabhraj Singh, Har Simar Singh and Dilpreet Kaur, who participated in the YouTube live program organized by the organization, were honored with special prizes. Tarsem Noor, Sagar Sialkoti, Amritpal Gogia, Hardeep Virdi, Varinder Jatwani, Iradeep Trehan, Rajdeep Toor, Meenu Kataria, Simran Dhugga, Simratjit Kaur, Maninder Kaur Mann, Anu Sharma, Anu Puri and other literary personalities were present on the occasion. 

All the literature lovers, litterateurs and distinguished guests present in the program were honored by giving mementos. Famous lyricist Prabhjot Sohi played the difficult and laborious role of stage secretary. In the end Dharmendra Shahid and Jaspreet Kaur Falak expressed their gratitude by presenting a heartfelt vote of thanks to all the visitors.

Friday, December 10, 2021

‘We need to look beyond stubble burning to improve

Thursday: 9th December 2021 at 6:16 PM

Include road dust, municipal waste, industries, and burning of plastic 

Symbolic Photo

Chandigarh: 09 December 2021: (Gurjit Billa//Punjab Screen)::

“We need to go beyond the stubble burning issue and include road dust, and emissions from  municipal waste, industries, and burning of plastic while dealing with air pollution,” said Shri Rana Gurjeet Singh, Cabinet Minister, Government for Punjab. He was speaking at ‘Vision:Clean Skies for Punjab’, organised by the Center for Study of Science,Technology and Policy (CSTEP), one of India’s leading think tanks in Chandigarh.

“Comprehensive solutions to deal with air pollution are the need of the hour. To make this happen, government departments have to align their vision,” he said. Given the large agricultural yield of Punjab, immediate measures are needed to tackle the problem of stubble burning. “We will be able to convince farmers to stop burning stubble only if we present them with alternative solutions. Industry, agricultural universities, pollution control boards, and the government need to work together to find holistic solutions to manage the issue,” he said.

Speaking at the event, Mr Krunesh Garg, Member Secretary, Punjab State Pollution Control Board observed that stubble should not be treated as a problem but rather as an opportunity to make fuel or fertilisers. This could help farmers financially while contributing to better air quality, he said.

Meanwhile, Dr Kamal Kumar Garg, Municipal Commissioner, Mohali, stressed the need for incorporating environmental safety in the manifesto of all political parties. Numerous reports recently have highlighted Punjab’s deteriorating air quality. While most discussions centre around the issue of stubble burning in winter, citizens of Punjab are affected by poor air quality levels throughout the year.

The State of India’s Environment 2021 reported as many as 41,900 deaths in Punjab due to air quality issues in the state. In 2018, Punjab featured among the top four states with maximum cities that failed to meet India's national air quality standards. It is in this context that CSTEP organised the event to find practical solutions to improve the air quality in the state.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Jai Asundi, Executive Director, CSTEP said, “The primary objective of this discussion is to understand all the causes and impacts of air pollution in 2 Punjab, identify practical challenges in policy implementation, expedite the development of sustainable solutions, and build the technological capacity of state departments.”

Dr. Pratima Singh, Lead of the Centre for Air Pollution Studies at CSTEP said, “The issue of air pollution in Punjab receives a lot of attention during the winter months because of stubble burning which affects neighbouring states such as Delhi. But many factors contribute to Punjab’s air pollution. Through these discussions, we hope to initiate a deeper conversation on these factors and through scientific assessments and by engaging with local communities, we will prepare a comprehensive and strategic plan for improving the state’s air quality.”

Friday, December 3, 2021

Advanced Endoscopy Workshop Conducted at AGI

Friday 3rd December 2021 at 03:53 PM

 AGI-LIVE 2021 included live demonstration too

: 3rd Decxember 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Advanced Gastroenterology Institute (AGI)-The GASTROCITI, Ludhiana conducted a one-day live workshop on Advanced GI endoscopy and Technician Training program.

This workshop was attended by eminent practising Gastroenterologists from all across Punjab, Himachal  Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

The event AGI-LIVE 2021 included live demonstration of advanced GI endoscopy procedures and video talks cum panel discussions on techniques and controversies in basic and advanced new procedures. Live sessions included cases of POEM for Achalasia Cardia, Spyglass cholangioscopy for large complex CBD stone, EUS-guided drainage of pseudocyst using new innovation of Lumen apposing metal stent (HOT AXIOS), EUS guided variceal coil embolization for large bleeding gastric varices and EUS guided tissue acquisition from lymph nodes and pancreas. The highlight of the event was performance of a new technique for the first time in Punjab called Endobiliary RFA  (RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION) for a bile duct tumor. In short, this unique workshop ensured comprehensive illustration of advanced and novel endoscopic techniques to  the GI fraternity across the region and was widely appreciated by all.

Advanced Endoscopy Workshop Conducted at AGI

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

'Athve Rang Di Talaash' released by the Language Deptt.

Book is  Jaspreet Falak's Punjabi poetry collection 

: 1st December 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Famous Hindi poetess Jaspreet Kaur Falak's new Punjabi poetry collection 'Athwen Rang Di Talaash' was launched by the Bhasha Vibhag, Punjab, in the grand 'farewell ceremony' of 'Punjabi Maah', The book was released by the chief guest, Shiromani Punjabi critic Dr. Jaswinder Singh,  Dr. Surjeet Lia, special guest Shiromani Punjabi litterateur Ninder Ghunhiyanvi and many prominent signatures of Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu literature.  The Director of the Bhasha Vibhag, Mrs. Karamjit Kaur, praised Jaspreet Kaur Falak for her creative achievement and motivated her to remain creative in future.  Jaspreet Kaur Falak described this moment as an unforgettable moment of her life.  Noted Punjabi singer Amar Noori was specially present at the function.  Apart from this, many eminent litterateurs and literature lovers including famous litterateurs Omprakash Gaso, Deepak Jalandhari, Sardar Panchi, Satnam Singh, Veerpal Kaur etc. were present on this occasion.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

CMCH completed 200 Stem Cell transplants

 Shukriya Punjab event celebrated with with joy and confidence 

: 17th November 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, recently completed 200 Stem Cell transplants of Patients–a significant milestone for Punjab, by the Department of Clinical Haematology, which started its journey in 2008. 

To celebrate this milestone, a thanksgiving meeting was organised on Wednesday, 17th November 2021.  The official inauguration of the at 10.00 am.  

Dr. M Joseph John, HOD and Professor, Department of Clinical Haematology took the audience through the journey of stem cell transplantation.  This was followed by the address by Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMCL who invited the chief guest. 

Dr. S. P. Singh Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, who was the Chief Guest inaugurated the function. He felicitated the event with his thoughtful words and emphasized the contributions made by CMC Hospital for the overall development of the citizens of Punjab. 

Well-wishers and people of eminence from all over the world felicitated the event through recorded messages.  

The Transplant Patients accompanied by their families were the guests of honour. 

After the inaugural session, cultural programmes followed by a ramp walk by the Patients and Donors were really mesmerizing and a feast for the eyes. Fun games were conducted for the Champions (Transplanted Patients) and our Superheroes (who have donated their Stem Cell). Patrons and well-wishers of CMC Ludhiana were also felicitated. 

The programme was concluded with a vote of thanks by Mrs Sangeetha Samuel, Deputy Nursing Supdt.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Walkathon for a Healthy Smile

 Children’s Day Celebrated by CDC Ludhiana 

: 15th November 2021: (Kartika Singh and Punjab Screen Desk)::

On the occasion of Children’s Day department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry of Christian Dental College organized a Walkathon for spreading awareness regarding Childhood Oral health diseases and prevention.  About 120 dental health care professionals and students took part in the event commencing at 06:30 am from Rakh Bagh to CMC Campus.    Dr. William Bhatti, Director CMC Ludhiana flagged off the event.  Shri Pardeep Kumar Sabbarwal, Municipal Commissioner was the Chief Guest of the occasion.  Through this walkathon Christian Dental College faculty and students conveyed the message of prevention of dental diseases for a healthy smile with early check-up and doing preventive and interceptive measures.  

On this occasion at the Pediatric Dentistry department Children’s Day was celebrated with the children of Morning Star School, Nur Manzil.  Through the next two week there is a special campaign ‘Bright future smile’ to endorse better oral health practices in children.  Dr. William Bhatti Director appreciated the efforts of the department in bringing community awareness regarding burden of childhood dental diseases.  Dr.  Abi M. Thomas, Principal CDC.

I still remember that during 20216 CMC institute has nas an old association with children day and kids too. Nearly 30 children having undergone open heart surgery at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) were invited to celebrate the Children’s Day. These kids expressed their gratitude to the doctors, staff and ‘Have a Heart’ foundation and its president Balbir Kumar.

Balbir Kumar was felicitated at the function for helping the children to undergo the surgery through his foundation. The president and trustees of the foundation assured constant support in future too for treatment of cardiac patients with financial and moral support.

While speaking on the occasion, Dr Abraham G Thomas, Director CMCH, reinforced the commitment to serve the sick and the needy with compassion and care. Dr Allen Joseph, Professor and Head of the Department, honoured the CMCH Director and extended warm welcome to the faculty and trustees of ‘Have a Heart” and all heart patients.

Dr Christopher Roy, Senior Consultant and Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, made a presentation on problems of cardiac disease in India.

Dr Namrata Gaur, Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, who conducted the show spoke about the mission of the CMCH to provide services in far flung and remote areas of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Jammu and Kashmir along with all north-west India.

The CMCH Medical superintendent Dr William Bhatti, pediatricians, cardiologists, surgeons and many senior faculty members attended the programme and keenly participated in celebrating little hearts.

Remembering last year 2020 event related to children day it was under the shadow of Covid-19. A terror of Corona was every where but CMC was aware and remained dedicated to the welfare of society.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Experts Views on “Saving Liver, Saving Life”

 Liver disease has become rampant in the region of Punjab 

: 6th November 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In the last decade, liver disease has become rampant in the region of Punjab due to large burden of obese & diabetic population with fatty liver, alcohol & drug abuse and high rate of HCV infection. Progressive liver disease leads to liver cirrhosis, failure and liver cancer causing untimely death. The only ray of hope for long term survival in such patients is Liver transplantation. 

Due to lack of adequate liver transplant services in Punjab, AGI-The GASTROCITI, LUDHIANA keeping its promise of delivering the best healthcare services to the needy people took the first initiative to collaborate with Jaypee Hospital (Noida) and started Liver Transplantation services in February 2021 at LUDHIANA. The liver transplant programme was designed with patient screening, assessment, pre-transplantation workup and post surgical follow up at AGI - The GASTROCITI, LUDHIANA. Surgical services were provided by Dr. Punit Singla, Associate Director, Department of Liver Transplant & Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaypee Hospital (Noida).

The Team has now successfully completed five liver transplants in a short span of six months, barring 3 months deferment due to second wave of COVID-19 when the services were temporarily interrupted. The teamwork of three eminent Gastroenterologists namely Dr. Nirmaljeet Singh Malhi, Dr. Rajiv Grover & Dr. Jasmeet Singh Dhingra and Gastro Surgeon Dr. Harpal Singh in collaboration with Liver Transplant Surgeon Dr Punit Singla offers complete umbrella services to patients needing medical therapy, transplant surgery, holistic pre & post transplant care and most importantly listing of recipients for cadaveric transplant who do not have living donor in their family. 

It is a matter of great pride that after proper counseling, timely referral and expert pre & post transplant care, all the five liver transplants were completed with 100% success rate and this is an achievement of substantial proportions for the entire region. It is very encouraging and an eye opener for the society that women are leading and courageously coming forward to donate a part of their liver to loved ones. Recalling his experience, the first liver transplant patient Mr. Soni said life had become too difficult due to repeated abdominal fluid collection & blood loss as a result of end stage liver disease. His life span was limited to a few weeks to months without liver transplant. His daughter came forward to donate a part of her liver to her ailing father despite being young and unmarried. The patient underwent a successful liver transplant, which lasted for around 10 hours. Both donor and the recipient are now fine. 

Another three patients, underwent liver transplant where in their spouses donated a part of liver for the procedure. Such successful cases and courageous donors are the need of the hour for liver patients in Punjab. Some patients don’t have any eligible family donors. Since organ donation is the most generous gift known to mankind which can create a legacy of life, our fifth transplant patient Mr. Puri was fortunate that he could get cadaveric liver as he was listed in cadaveric list prior. A special “Green Corridor” was created in Delhi for the procedure. He is doing fine and has been successfully discharged. 

As the only ray of hope for long term survival in end stage liver disease (cirrhosis) patients is liver transplantation and there is a grave scarcity of quality liver transplant services in region of Punjab and its surrounding areas, this concept of wholesome patient care under one roof and collaborative team work of A.G.I- The Gastrociti Ludhiana & Jaypee Hospital Noida is a big boon for people of Punjab and will help the needy and liver disease patients in a big way.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Vigilance nabs ASI for taking bribe Rs.15,000

 21st October 2021 at 7:23 PM

Vigilance team from Jalandhar laid a trap 

Chandigarh21st October 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Punjab Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an ASI Santa Singh posted at Sadar Police Station, Nakodar, Jalandhar district red handed accepting bribe of Rs 15,000.

Disclosing this here an official spokesperson of the State Vigilance Bureau said accused Assistant Sub-Inspector was arrested on the complaint of Kuljit Singh employee of a gas agency at Nakodar. The complainant has approached the VB and alleged that the above mentioned accused police official was demanding bribe of Rs. 20,000 in lieu of not to involve him in a police case. He further said that he had already paid Rs. 5,000 as a first installment to the accused ASI.

After verifying his information, a vigilance team from Jalandhar laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while taking bribe of Rs. 15,000 as 2nd  installment from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses.

He informed that a case under prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB police station, Jalandhar and further investigation is under progress.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Engg. P S Brar takes over as Deputy CE Enforcement

  18th October 2021 at 03:04 PM

He assures, the revenue leakage will be stopped by all means

Ludhiana: 18 October 2021: (Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen) ::

In Punjab, activities for improvement of power distribution, supply and other sectors are in full swing. In this situation, further Engineer Punardeep Singh Brar has taken over the post of Deputy Chief Engineer Enforcement Ludhiana.

He has extensive experience in the operations and working of various enforcement wings in this area. He has also proved his integrity by fulfilling his responsibilities as Additional Superintending Engineer in Punjab State Power Corporation Limited at the estate and also as Additional SE Enforcement in the divisions of Sundar Nagar. In this way the power department is getting the benefit of the services of a very experienced officer.

As soon as he assumed office, he said that the discipline would be strictly enforced and the revenue leakage would be stopped by all means. Power officials and employees who have worked with him says that Brar Sahib is very firm in his words and deeds. With their arrival now the discipline will also improve and the revenue of the power board will also increase. They will not tolerate any negligence in this work.

Common people also say that this will not only benefit the government but also the power employees. The common man will also get benefits -The benefit of good performance of high officials ultimately reaches the common man. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

25 more buses of big private players impounded

 10th October 2021 at 8:16 PM

Transport Department cracks down heavily on illegal buses

/Gurdaspur: 10th October 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

In a major operation against the bus operators floating norms in Gurdaspur district, the Transport Department today impounded 25 buses. The buses belonging to big private players were operating without tax, without time and floating other transport norms.

Disclosing this here today, Mr. Baldev Singh Randhawa, Regional Transport Authority, Gurdaspur said that complying to the direction of Transport Minister Mr. Amarinder Singh Raja Waring, this action was taken against the buses of defaulter private companies, such as Rajdhani, Dabwali and Libra Transport etc.

Mr. Randhawa said that any person violating the terms and conditions of the department would not be spared.

Manojigyasa celebrates World Mental Health Day

 Sunday: 10th October at 01:55 PM

 Dr. D.J. Singh was the chief guest 

: 10th october 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Manojigyasa-society of psychology students of Govt. College for Girls, Ludhiana celebrated World Mental Health Day by organizing Poster Making, Collage Making and PPT Competitions. Students made posters/ collages and PPTs on the topics such as Psychosocial Support and Mental Health; Depression: Let’s Talk; First Aid for Mental Health, Mental Health During Covid-19 Pandemic and Psychological Immunity to Safeguard Mental Health.

Dr. D.J. Singh, a Consultant Psychologist & Family Therapist and Formerly Joint Director, Punjab Police Training Academy, Philaur was the chief guest and Dr. (Mrs.) Ravinder Kala, Clinical Psychologist, Counselor and Director, Mindplus, Ludhiana was the Guest of Honour on the occasion. College acting principal, Mrs. Kirpal Kaur, presided over the function. The dignitaries were accorded a warm welcome by Dr. Rajiv K. Sehgal, HOD, Psychology Department. Members of the college advisory council Dr. Yogesh Sharma, Mrs. Gurjinder Kaur, Prof. Baldev Singh and Dr. (Mrs.) Parminder Gill graced the occasion by their presence. Others present on the occasion included Dr. Madhvi Vashisht and Prof. Parveen Kumar.

(Mrs.) Mandeep Kaur and (Mrs.) Amita Sehgal acted as judges for Poster Making and Collage Making competitions. For PPT competition, (Mrs.) Sarita Khurana and (Mrs.) Harleen Kaur were the judges. Stage was conducted by Ms. Janvi Jain and Ms. Sanvi Sood, President and Vice-President of the society. In the poster making and collage making competitions, Pearl (BA 3) and Deepinder Kaur (BA 1) secured 1st Prize, Hrishita Arora (BA 2) and Harleen Kaur (BA 3) secured 2nd Prize, Gaganpreet Kaur (BA 3) secured 3rd Prize, Prabhleen Kaur (BA 1) and Khushi Kaur Sethi (BA 1) were awarded consolation prize. In the PPT competition, Ganya Kapoor (BA 1) and Jashanpreet Kaur (BA 1) secured the first position, Ashmeet Kaur (BA 3) and Stuti Dhir (BA 3) secured the second position, Namandeep Kaur (BA 3) and Palak Bagga (BA 3) secured the third position and Manveer Kaur (BA 2) was given consolation prize.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ravinder Kala, Guest of Honour, enlightened the students with various psychological concepts like positive psychology and science of happiness. She talked about how to lead a good, positive and meaningful life. On the occasion, Dr. D.J. Singh, chief guest, discussed about the importance of World Mental Health day to spread awareness and reduce the stigma attached to mental illnesses. Mrs. Kirpal Kaur, Acting Principal of the college also shared her words of wisdom and encouraged students to be capable of self-love and have a positive attitude towards life.

On the occasion, installation ceremony of the new Psychology Society team was also held. Janavi Jain (President), Sanvi Sood (Vice President), Lakshita Sood (General Secretary), Jashanpreet Kaur (Joint Secretary), Bir Aboor Kaur (Treasurer), and Gaganpreet Kaur, Mehak Sharma, Gurleen Kaur, Vanshika Bedi were elected as executive members of the society.

At the end of the function, (Mrs.) Umang Bharti proposed vote of thanks.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

BJP goons behind tragic accident at Lakhimpur Khiri-AAP

Suresh Goyal of AAP stated it an accident

Part of a deep conspiracy to suppress the peasant movement: Grewal/Sidhu

Responsible for the incident should be arrested immediately:Bagga

: 5th October 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPTA//Punjab Screen)::

The BJP goons are behind the tragic accident at Lakhimpur Khiri and are part of a deep conspiracy to suppress the peasant movement and the Aam Aadmi Party condemns the incident and strongly condemns it, said the Lok Sabha in-charge.  Amandeep Singh Mohi, District President Urban Suresh Goyal, Rural District President Harbhupinder Singh Dharor, Rural Co-President Gurdarshan Singh Kohli, District Secretary Sharanpal Singh Makkar.  Against the yogi and Modi marched in full force, led by Chaudhary Madan Lal Bagga at Jalandhar Bypass Chowk in the constituency north,

 Jodhewal Basti Chowk of Constituency Central under the leadership of Suresh Goyal, Samrala Chowk of Constituency East under the leadership of Daljit Singh Bhola Grewal, Arora Palace Chowk of Constituency Atam Nagar under the leadership of Kulwant Singh Sidhu, Rebel Stand of Constituency South under the leadership of Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina  The Aam Aadmi Party led by Shimalpuri, Jagdeep Singh, Nanak Singh and other western leaders staged protests in different constituencies at the gate of the new court, District Ludhiana.  Such murderous attacks on protesting farmers will never be tolerated.  The Aam Aadmi Party demands immediate arrest of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra and his son responsible for the incident and immediate removal of the riot minister Ajay Mishra.

 Rural President Harbhupinder Singh Dharora and Rural Co-President Gurdarshan Singh Kohli while talking to reporters said that Aam Aadmi Party is fully with the farmers and will continue to stand with the farmers like a rock in future also.  The dictatorial attitude of the BJP is dangerous for the country and we strongly oppose this attitude.  Narendra Modi should pay attention to the demands of the farmers and repeal the black laws immediately.  District Secretary Sharanpal Singh Makkar said that the Aam Aadmi Party demanded that a murder case be registered against the son of the BJP minister and he be arrested immediately.  He said that till the case is decided, the Minister should be removed from his post as as the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, he could influence the investigating agencies.  Narendra Modi should realize that the farmers are against these laws which is why they are risking their lives so he should withdraw these black laws with immediate effect.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Planned to Crush Farmers Movement

 4th October 2021 at 4:58 PM

Kendri Singh Sabha on Lakhimpur Kheri Killing 

Chandigarh: 4th October 2021:( Kartika Singh//Punjab Screen)::

Killing of the peacefully protesting farmers at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh was planned to crush their movement by unleashing the direct State-sponsored violence, that too, after openly threatening the protesters by a Federal Minister.

Sikh intellectuals associating with the Singh Sabha said such actions coming from those running the country’s Home Affairs was all the more condemnable and manifested the reversal of the democracy into a totalitarian regime which Indians should have to resist to preserve their hard earned freedom. 

On Sunday six farmers including Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljeet Singh (35), Nachhattar Singh (60) and Gurvinder Singh (19) were mowed down by a car driven by the son of Union State Home Minister Ajay Mishra and injured around 12-15 other protesters.

Reports said that Ashish Mishra Teni (son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni) came with three vehicles around the time when the farmers were dispersing from their protest at the helipad and mowed them down. Also attacked and injured Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM} leader Tajinder Singh Virk when the attackers tried to run a vehicle over him. Before that attackers fired shots killing a farmer on the spot.

The Sikh thinkers said the gory incident shows that the Modi government has not only launched repression on the farmer movement but also attempting to communalise and polarise the society by singling out and targeting the farmers belonging to a visible and miniscule minority of the Sikhs in Uttar Pradesh. Already the government had made concerted efforts to project the Sikh farmers protesting at Delhi borders as “separatist Khalistanis and terrorists” to divide and weaken the farmer agitation.

Following Union State Minister Ajay Mishra ( see video), Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar too doled out open threats to the protesting farmers. He has openly instigated the BJP/ RSS workers at a meeting a few days ago asking them to organise themselves into armed groups all over Haryana and attack the protesting farmers.

The Haryana Chief Minister went to the extent of saying, “now there is no option but to mount an open attack on the farmers and such acts of theirs (BJP/RSS workers) would earn them prominence in politics and history.” (see video)

We appeal to the Opposition parties to come forward and openly join the agitating farmers to defeat the undemocratic moves of the frustrated Modi regime. We are sure the Opposition’s mere statements on condemnation of the incident and demanding like registering of murder case against the minister’s son and others would not serve the rightful purpose of the Indian democracy at this crucial juncture.

We also appeal to Punjabis and particularly Sikhs not to get provoked and resist peacefully the State sponsored violence on the farmers for a larger issue of saving the democracy.

At the same time, the role of 'godi' (lapdog) media is condemnable as it has been attempting either to suppress the tragic incident or projecting it as a clash between the protesting farmers and the BJP workers. 

Signatories to the joint statement are: Former National Minority Commission Vice Chairman Prof Bawa Singh, Principal (retd) Sucha Singh,  Senior journalists Jaspal Singh Sidhu and Sukhdev Singh , Dr Piare Lal Garg, Prof Manjit Singh, Editor Desh Punjab Gurbachan Singh Jalandhar, Dr Narinder Singh and Author Rajwinder Singh Rahi.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

‘Shri Nohar Chand Gupta Memorial’ Centre Inaugurated

Now Non-invasive Cardiology Centre at CMC Ludhiana

Ludhiana: 2nd October 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPTA//Punjab Screen)::

Inaugurationof ‘Shri Nohar Chand Gupta Memorial’ Non-invasive Cardiology Centre at CMC Ludhiana. Inauguration of ‘Shri Nohar Chand GuptaMemorial’ Non-invasive Cardiology Centre at the Department of Cardiology of CMC Ludhiana was held on the auspicious occasion of the birth anniversary of Mr.NCGupta on October 2, 2021.The inauguration was performed by Mr. N.C. Gupta’ssons, Padma Shri Rajinder Gupta ji and Mr. Varinder Gupta ji. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajinder Gupta said that their family has along association with CMC Ludhiana and remembered the days when he used to cometo the hospital as a small child with his mother. Mr. Gupta highly appreciatedthe treatment and care given to his father by the team of doctors and nurses atthe Cardiology department of CMC Hospital who used to work endlessly round theclock. Dr. Rajneesh Calton, Professor and Head ofCardiology Department at CMC Hospital said that late Mr.NC Gupta ji was a verykind hearted person. He was not only a very successful businessman, but he wasa visionary too. His sons, Mr. Rajinder Gupta, Chairman, Trident Group ofIndustries and Mr. Varinder Gupta, Managing Director, IOL Group of Industries, arecarrying forward the great legacy and vision of their father and are committedto making their ‘Bau ji’s” dream of providing robust medical and healthcare facilitiesto the people of India come true. The advance Noninvasive cardiac center at CMCLudhiana is established by them as a tribute to their father. Dr. Calton, informed that the advance Non-invasiveCardiac center is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment including the latestPhillips Epiq CVx Colour Doppler Echocardiography machine with 2D and 3Dimaging facilities for both adult and pediatric patients. The center alsoincludes the wireless Treadmill machine, Holter recorders, Ambulatory BloodPressure recorders and 15-Lead Electrocardiography machines. Dr. Caltoninformed that the facilities available at the center are at par with any worldclass center.Mr. Rajinder Gupta has also beeninstrumental in establishing CMC Ludhiana as a teleconsultation center withCleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA. The Cleveland Clinic with the Trident group isalso planning to upgrade the existing step-down unit of Cardiology departmentof CMC Ludhiana to a state-of-the-art Intensive Coronary Care Unit fortreatment of patients with heart attack and other acute cardiac problems. Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC hospitalsaid that CMC is always committed to providing best possible health care topatients from all walks of life and the new Noninvasive Cardiology Centre willhelp in fulfilling our mandate in doing so.Dr. Jayaraj Pandian, Principal, ChristianMedical College, Ludhiana said that the new Noninvasive Cardiac Centre willimprove the teaching and research facilities for the undergraduate,postgraduate, and postdoctoral students.Mr. Sajith Kumar, General Superintendent ofthe hospital proposed the vote of thanks.The other dignitaries present on theoccasion included Dr.John Parmod, Dr.Kavita Bhatti, Dr.Pamela Jeyaraj,Dr.Nalini Calton, Dr.Roma Issacs,Dr.Ram Gopal Shahi, Dr.Bobby John, Dr.MaryJohn ,Dr.Joseph John,Dr.Sangeeta Mohan,dr.Vijay Obed,Dr.Jayanthimala,andDr.Allan Joseph. More than 150 faculty members, staff and students of CMCHospital attended the inauguration program.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

S S Bindra visited CMC to felicitate Covid warriors

30th September 2021 at 05:47 PM

A certificate of appreciation was given to Covid Warriors

: 30th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

Felicitate Covid warriors by govt. of Punjab Sh. Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Chairperson, Punjab Youth Development Board, Government of Punjab visited Christian Medical College today to felicitate Covid warriors who worked tirelessly and diligently during phase one and two of the pandemic in Covid patient care areas of the hospital so that their services to the Institution and to the society at large can be recognized and appreciated. 

Dr. William Bhatti-Director of CMC, Dr. Jeyaraj D Pandian–Principal, CMC, Dr. Anil Luther- Medical Superintendent and Mrs. Gladis S Kumar–Nursing Superintendent along with other dignitaries, guests, staff and students attended the function.

A certificate of appreciation was given to Covid Warriors from various departments of CMC & Hospital who worked with relentless dedication and a deep sense of commitment and duty.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

“Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart”

Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 04:46 PM

World Heart day on the theme was observed at CMCH Ldh.

Ludhiana29th September 2021: (Pardeep Sharma IPtA//Punjab Screen)::

World Heart day on the theme “Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart” was observed at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana on 29th September, 2021 to increase awareness about Heart diseases and their prevention under the guidance of Mrs. Ritu P. Naihar, Assoc. Professor & HOD Medical Surgical Nsg. Dept. and  Mrs. Sapna D. Malviya, Assoc. Professor of College of Nursing, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana.  September 29th provides an annual opportunity for health care providers to coordinate awareness & Advocacy campaign and build commitment to reduce the burden of Heart disease at global, regional and local level. 

‘World Heart Day 2021’ was observed in Medicine OPD, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana. The programme was started with welcome of gathering followed by devotional song, Bible reading and Prayer. Dr. William Bhatti, Director, CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana appreciated the students & faculty of College of Nursing  for their hard work & encouraged the patients & their relatives to lead a peaceful life as stress is one of the main risk factor for Heart diseases. Dr. Reena Jairus, Professor & Principal, College of Nursing in her address, appreciated the hard work of students & faculty. She said that we need to live healthy life, avoid over use of mobile & encourage the students to have proper rest & sleep as it is very important to keep the Heart Healthy. Mrs. Ritu P. Naihar, Associate Professor & HOD – Medical Surgical Nursing department of College of Nursing unfolded the theme she said that Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) is the world’s number one killer disease.  Because of Covid-19 people are avoiding to visit hospitals even if they are diagnosed with heart disease or having manifestations of CVD, so we need to use the power of digital health for prevention and management of CVD. Tele-health and Tele-medicine plays an important role to keep the people healthy. We have to use digital tools for prevention diagnosis and care of heart related conditions. 

M.Sc. Nursing 1st & 2nd Year – Medical Surgical Nursing Group and B.Sc. Nursing 2nd Year students provided education to the patients and their relatives through the poster exhibition and role play, which were well appreciated. Patients & their relatives, staff and employees found the program very interesting, educative & appreciated the hard work put in by the teachers along with students.   “Use Heart to Connect with Your Heart” 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

AAP gives ultimatum to Cong. govt. to remove Deol

28th September 2021 at 6:02 PM

Conspiracy to save Guru's culprits to make APS Deol A G: Harpal Singh Cheema

Slammed CM Channi on Deol's appointment

: 28th September 2021: (Punjab Screen Bureau)::

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab senior leader and Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema expressed strong objection and disappointment over the newly appointed Advocate General of Punjab Amar Preet Singh Deol (APS Deol), stating that it was not expected from the new Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, that his real face will be exposed so early. He said to save the former DGP Sumedh Saini and the Badal family in sensitive cases; Channi has gone two steps ahead of former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

Cheema appealed to the Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to rectify this blunder immediately stating that APS Deol should be removed immediately from the post of AG. He also warned that if the Channi government did not remove APS Deol from the office within 10 days, the Aam Aadmi Party would wage a decisive struggle against the government as it was a conspiracy to save the Guru's culprits.

Addressing a press conference with party MLAs Kultar Singh Sandhwan, Amarjit Singh Sandoa, state general secretary Harchand Singh Barsat, spokespersons Malvinder Singh Kang and Manwinder Singh Giaspura at the party headquarters here on Tuesday, Harpal Singh Cheema showed the documents of Deol's prosecution as a senior counsel for former DGP Sumedh Saini in the Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura firing cases related to desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib. He said that not only Saini, but APS Deol was also fighting the cases of other accused. Then what justice can be expected in the sensitive cases being fought by the Punjab government under APS Deol's leadership, questioned Cheema.

Harpal Singh Cheema said for the first four-and-a-half-years, Advocate General Atul Nanda appointed by Capt Amarinder Singh, in collusion with the Badal family and Sumedh Saini had not get justice in Behbal Kalan and Bargari cases and now Channi, by going to great lengths has appointed Sumedh Saini's lawyer as Advocate General. “This is the result of a deliberate conspiracy. It is as if the Badals and Saini have taken over the entire government machinery. As a result, Channi has followed in Captain's footsteps,” he said.

The AAP leader said it was not expected from the new Chief Minister. “Justice for Bargari and Behbal Kalan was expected, but the Channi government's decision on APS Deol shattered the hopes,” he added. Cheema said the people who have been accused by Justice Ranjit Singh and Justice Zora Singh for desecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib and Behbal Kalan-Kotkapura firing; how can the government even consider appointing a lawyer for those accused as its Advocate General?

He said legal ethics also does not allow a lawyer who is first fighting the case on behalf of the accused, to be able to fight against the accused on behalf of the government. Cheema alleged that Deol's appointment was a conspiracy to save the accused, which could not be tolerated. He said that all the Aam Aadmi Party MLAs were also writing letters to the Chief Minister in this regard.