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Sonu Sood appointed as Punjab's brand ambassador for COVID-19 vaccination drive
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Sonu Sood appointed as Punjab's brand ambassador for COVID-19 vaccination drive

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said there is no one more suited than Sonu Sood to inspire and influence people to take the vaccine.

BJP MLA thrashed, clothes torn by protesting farmers in Punjab's Muktsar; police register case
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BJP MLA thrashed, clothes torn by protesting farmers in Punjab's Muktsar; police register case

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condemned the attack on Arun Narang and also warned of strict action against anyone trying to disturb peace in the state

COVID-19: Punjab CM asks Centre to start vaccinating younger people as 81% samples test positive for UK strain
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COVID-19: Punjab CM asks Centre to start vaccinating younger people as 81% samples test positive for UK strain

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh urged Centre to widen the vaccination ambit to cover those under 60 years of age as the UK mutant of the virus has been found to be infecting young people more

Maharashtra mulls lockdown, Delhi and Punjab announce curbs as COVID cases spike; Europe resumes using AstraZeneca jab
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Maharashtra mulls lockdown, Delhi and Punjab announce curbs as COVID cases spike; Europe resumes using AstraZeneca jab

From ramping up vaccination capacity to imposing a night curfew, state governments are seeking to curb the looming "second wave"

Coronavirus News Update: Maharashtra surpasses 2020 peak with 25,833 fresh cases; Kejriwal asks Centre to relax vaccine rules
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Coronavirus News Update: Maharashtra surpasses 2020 peak with 25,833 fresh cases; Kejriwal asks Centre to relax vaccine rules

This grim situation comes in the backdrop of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, and various state governments implementing measures to curb the infections on war footing

Punjab increases night curfew by two hours from 9 pm to 5 am to tackle COVID-19 surge
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Punjab increases night curfew by two hours from 9 pm to 5 am to tackle COVID-19 surge

Stating that the coronavirus situation in Punjab is critical, chief minister Amarinder Singh warned people of more stringent measures if they don't follow precautionary protocol

Coronavirus News Update: India administers over 1.8 cr vaccine doses; Maharashta and Kerala top in daily cases
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Coronavirus News Update: India administers over 1.8 cr vaccine doses; Maharashta and Kerala top in daily cases

The health ministry said that Kerala, UP, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu are the top five states showing a decline in active cases in the last one month, while Maharashtra, Punjab, MP, Haryana and Delhi are the top states showing a rise in active cases

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appeals to BCCI to include Mohali among shortlisted venues for IPL 2021
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appeals to BCCI to include Mohali among shortlisted venues for IPL 2021

The CM also assured that his government would make all necessary arrangements for the safety of players amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

After Bengal polls, Prashant Kishor to strategise Punjab election campaign for CM Amarinder Singh
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After Bengal polls, Prashant Kishor to strategise Punjab election campaign for CM Amarinder Singh

Kishor had also handled the Congress poll campaign in the 2017 Punjab Assembly elections. In the last polls, Congress had stormed to power, bagging 77 seats in the 117-member assembly

Farmers' protests: Punjab govt sets up helpline to track people who went missing after Republic Day rally
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Farmers' protests: Punjab govt sets up helpline to track people who went missing after Republic Day rally

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also said that 70 lawyers have been appointed to ensure legal aid to farmers booked by the Delhi Police

Farmers protest: Amarinder Singh calls for all-party meeting in Punjab on 2 Feb to show united front over stir
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Farmers protest: Amarinder Singh calls for all-party meeting in Punjab on 2 Feb to show united front over stir

The parties are likely to discuss the Republic Day violence, 'the attack on farmers at the Singhu border, and the massive vilification campaign against the farmers' in the meeting

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: History, significance of day honouring contribution of Overseas Indian community
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: History, significance of day honouring contribution of Overseas Indian community

This year, amid the COVID-19 surge, Non-Resident Indians across the globe are coming together to celebrate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in a virtual format

'Unfortunate': Punjab CM Amarinder Singh takes exception to Governor summoning state's CS, DGP
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'Unfortunate': Punjab CM Amarinder Singh takes exception to Governor summoning state's CS, DGP

Singh said that Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore fell for the BJP's diversionary tactics and summoned his officers rather than seeking a direct report from him as Punjab's home minister

Farm protests: Hooligans destroying mobile towers are denting India's image and harming farmers' cause
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Farm protests: Hooligans destroying mobile towers are denting India's image and harming farmers' cause

These incidents are taking place at a time when Indian recession-hit economy is struggling to turn around and looking for foreign investments. The violence and vandalism make a mockery of India’s effort to showcase itself as a 'land of opportunity' and undermine efforts to be a part of global supply chains.

Farmers' Protests: Centre, farmers to hold next round of talks on Wednesday; agri laws and MSP to be discussed
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Farmers' Protests: Centre, farmers to hold next round of talks on Wednesday; agri laws and MSP to be discussed

Meanwhile, a group of farmers raised slogans against Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal and tried to gherao him when he visited Gurdwara Sri Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab

Farmers' protest gives Congress another shot at revival, but party has to show consistency, tenacity
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Farmers' protest gives Congress another shot at revival, but party has to show consistency, tenacity

It is clear that the Congress senses that the present anger of farmers can be channelised to push the BJP into a corner

Bar Council of Delhi urges PM to repeal farm laws, raises concern over transfer of power to bureaucrats
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Bar Council of Delhi urges PM to repeal farm laws, raises concern over transfer of power to bureaucrats

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta said the government should have taken lawyers into confidence as 'farm laws are simply not related to routine revenue matters, but contractual and commercial ones too'

Won't talk to Khattar until he apologises for 'inflicting brutality' on farmers, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh
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Won't talk to Khattar until he apologises for 'inflicting brutality' on farmers, says Punjab CM Amarinder Singh

Questioning the Haryana govt's decision of not allowing farmers to go peacefully to Delhi, Amarinder Singh said that Haryana chief minister ML Khattar had no business interfering in the affair

Over 25 cr join nationwide strike against Centre's farm, labour laws; farmers face tear gas, water cannons on march to Delhi
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Over 25 cr join nationwide strike against Centre's farm, labour laws; farmers face tear gas, water cannons on march to Delhi

While tension prevailed in Delhi and Haryana as farmers marched to the National Capital, states like Kerala, West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura, Puducherry, Assam, and Telangana witnessed a complete shutdown on Thursday

Centre issues COVID-19 'Surveillance, Containment and Caution' guidelines for Dec; cases climb past 92 lakh
India

Centre issues COVID-19 'Surveillance, Containment and Caution' guidelines for Dec; cases climb past 92 lakh

As per the new guidelines, states and UTs can impose local restrictions like night curfews but will have to consult the Centre before imposing lockdown in areas outside containment zones.