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Lockdown: Punjab seeks Rs 3,000 cr interim compensation from Centre citing 'resource gap'

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 21 April 2020
The Punjab government on Tuesday sought from the Centre an interim compensation of Rs 3,000 crore for the month of April in view of "alarming resource gap" and also demanded permission for sale of liquor to mobilise excise revenue. CM Amarinder Singh demanded interim compensation to the tune of Rs 3,000 crore for April on account of the COVID-19 national disaster.
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COVID: E-registration must to enter Punjab [Video]

COVID: E-registration must to enter Punjab

Police is keeping an eye on vehicles entering Punjab amid COVID crisis as state government has made it mandatory for people to register themselves online before they enter. Travellers' online registration is being checked at Zirakpur, Mohali district. Decision was taken after 14-day home quarantine norm for domestic entrants was eliminated. Advisory has been issued to self-register, either through COVA app or through a weblink, before embarking on the journey. Move's objective is to avoid any inconvenience to the travellers due to crowding at the border checkpoints.

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Migrant labourers returning back to big cities in search of work [Video]

Migrant labourers returning back to big cities in search of work

The migrant labourers are returning back to big cities in search of work after nearly three months of lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Shailesh, who is coming back from Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad said, "I got the job, they asked to come here." Uma Devi, who came back form Sikandrabad said, "The bus full of commuters no one is following social distancing, what can we do this is the duty of bus conductor and driver." However, another migrant worker, who is going to Punjab in the search of work from Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj said, "There were not many people in the bus."

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Amarinder Singh Amarinder Singh 15th and current Chief Minister of Punjab, India

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark [Video]

Amarinder Singh backs Rahul Gandhi for Parliament debate on China after Amit Shah's remark

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 29 replied to Home Minister Amit Shah's acceptance of Congress' Rahul Gandhi's parliament debate challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singh said that the party is confident that Gandhi will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion. "Parliament is a forum for debate so let there be a debate. We are quite confident that Rahul Ji will hold his position and bring home the points that are being raised in this discussion," said Singh. Congress had earlier challenged PM Modi to speak in Parliament on Ladakh stand off with China.

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CM Amarinder Singh comes out to help ailing elderly woman facing hardship [Video]

CM Amarinder Singh comes out to help ailing elderly woman facing hardship

An elderly woman, living with her two grandchildren at a rented house in Ludhiana and facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 pandemic, had urged Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for financial assistance. Now the CM has directed Ludhiana administration to help the family going through financial crisis. Singh has directed authorities to pay her pending and advance house rent for a year and provide free treatment for tuberculosis.

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Amritsar Bus Terminal wears deserted look on weekend lockdown [Video]

Amritsar Bus Terminal wears deserted look on weekend lockdown

The bus terminal wore deserted look amid weekend lockdown in Punjab's Amritsar on June 13. Punjab imposed a stricter lockdown on weekends and public holidays to keep the coronavirus count in check. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh approved new guidelines of state government on June 12. The guidelines permitted restaurants for takeaway and home delivery and liquor shops to remain open till 08:00 pm on all days, including Saturdays and Sundays.

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