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With a long executive ministerial experience at the Central Government P. Chidambaram sums up the present coronavirus-created situation: “The poor have been left to fend for themselves for 21-19 (40) days.

Tackling Corona Needs ‘Bottom-UP’ Approach Not Top-Down Curfew: Sikh Vichar Manch Chandigarh

Sikh Intellectuals and Civil Rights activists today expressed their dismay that the government has been tackling a disease related social problem of coronavirus at the level of fighting a ‘war’ by imposing top-down strict curfew showing no compassion to the people already suffering a fear psychosis of the pandemic.

Revised Guidelines of Lockdown 2.0: List of Economic Activities That Will Be Allowed After April 20

The central government has come out with a list of economic activities that will be permitted after April 20, 2020 in certain areas keeping in view the interests of farmers and daily wager earners.

Patiala Incident: Punjab Police Attest 3 For Social Media Reporting & Posts

The Punjab Police on Monday (April 13) announced arrested three persons for their social media posts. They police said that they are arrested for posting "provocative social media messages and promoting religious hatred" in wake of Sunday's Patiala Sabzi Mandi attack.

ASP TV Journalist Bhupinder Singh Sajjan Picked-Up by Hoshiarpur Police

As per reports emanating from Hoshiarpur, a social media journalist was picked-up by the police late Sunday (April 12) evening.

Shoot The Traitors: Human Rights Watch Report on Discrimination Against Muslims Under India’s New Citizenship Policy

New York: India’s discriminatory new citizenship law and policies have spurred violence against Muslims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released recently. “The Hindu ...

Human Race Facing the Survival Question?

Lockdown rendered Ganga clean. Better than what was not achieved after the spending of Re 5000 crores. So is the Yamuna. Faulty industrialisation has polluted rivers, spoilt the environment.

CM Amarinder Singh Hints At Lockdown Extension in Punjab

Even as he said that the State Cabinet later today would take the final decision on extension of lockdown, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday indicated that his government was seriously thinking of extending the lockdown as the time did not appear to be right for lifting the restrictions.

What Punjab Government is Doing to Ensure Procurement of Wheat Corp?

Punjab is under lockdown and curfew because of coronavirus breakout. Punjab is an agrarian state and farmers are concerned about sale of wheat corp, which is likely to harvested in a week.

Various Districts of Punjab Sees Attractive View of Snow Laden Dhauladhar Mountain Range

As air quality has increased because of lockdown in Punjab, people from various districts of Punjab were able to see snow laden Dhauladhar mountain range of Himalayas.

PUDR Demands Temporary Decongestion of Jail in View of COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

“A number of people are also routinely detained in lock-ups in police stations, of which many may not even come on record. Today there is a need for strict guidelines to prevent this to the extent possible.

Oxfam India’s Open Letter to Narendra Modi Requesting Urgent Measure in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

Oxfam India yesterday (March 27) released an open letter (copy below) to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling for an eight-point plan that includes focus on increasing free testing, ensuring gender and socially inclusive response, and enabling the civil society network to join the fight against coronavirus.

Coronavirus: SC Tells States to Identify Prisoners Who Can be Released on Parole or Interim Bail

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) on Monday (March 23) held hearing on Suo Motu Writ Petition (Civil) No. 1/2020 pertaining to special measures to be taken with regard to safeguarding those in jails in wake of breakout of coronavirus in the Indian subcontinent. 

Statewide Curfew Imposed; Bill Payment Deadlines Extended; More Announcements by Punjab Government

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday ordered state-wide curfew clampdown, making Punjab the first state in the country to resort to this extreme and exceptional measure in the battle against COVID-19.

Punjab Government Imposes Full Curfew Across State With No Relaxations

In an official update it is said that [a]fter reviewing situation with Chief Secretary and  Punjab police chief, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announced full curfew with no relaxations.

India: 2012 Delhi Gang Rape Convicts Hanged; Victim’s Mother says Justice Delivered

New Delhi: The four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case were executed this morning. The Supreme Court of India, after a ...

Coronavirus: Exams Postponed in Punjab; School Teachers also Relieved till March 31

Amid the preparedness regarding Covid-19 outbreak, Punjab Government, on Thursday, postponed school examinations and announced to relieve the staff of all schools till March 31.

Chhatisgarh High Court Notice to Aamir Khan On 2015 ‘Intolerance’ Remark

The Chhattisgarh High Court has reportedly issued a notice to Bollywood actor Aamir Khan over his more than four years remark about rising intolerance in India.

India Suspends Yatra Through Kartarpur Corridor; Sikh Body Objects

The Government of India (GoI) has suspended Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib yatra through Kartarpur Sahib corridor. As per media reports, the GoI has indefinitely suspended the yatra as a measure to prevent and contain breakout of Coronavirus.

Crossings from Attari-Wagah Checkpost Closed, India May Suspend Kartarpur Corridor

The movement of people and commodities from Pakistan at the joint check post (JCP) at Attari near Amritsar in Punjab was suspended indefinitely on Friday. As per media reports, Indian government officials said that it was done as a precautionary measure against coronavirus breakout.

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