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Jalandhar

Jalandhar is a city in the Indian state of Punjab. Jalandhar lies alongside the Grand Trunk Road and is a well-connected rail and road junction. Jalandhar is 144 km northwest of Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab and Haryana.

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Punjab govt ramps-up testing after COVID-19 cases spikes
National

Punjab govt ramps-up testing after COVID-19 cases spikes

Amid the spike in cases in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered an increase in testing to 30,000 a day, with at least 10 people in the immediate circle of every positive patient to be tested.

Punjab: Army jawan arrested in illegal arms, drug smuggling rackets
National

Punjab: Army jawan arrested in illegal arms, drug smuggling rackets

The Punjab Police on Monday arrested an Army jawan and three more in connection with the illegal arms and drug smuggling rackets busted on July 12.

Hockey player Varun Kumar rejuvenating himself during month-long break
Hockey

Hockey player Varun Kumar rejuvenating himself during month-long break

Indian men's hockey team defender and drag-flicker Varun Kumar is enjoying the time off from sports saying that it presents the players with a chance to rejuvenate themselves.

Using this period to rejuvenate & prepare from scratch for Tokyo Games, says Varun
Hockey

Using this period to rejuvenate & prepare from scratch for Tokyo Games, says Varun

Jalandhar, June 30 Defender and drag-flicker Varun Kumar believes the time off from the sport will help him ...

COVID-19 lockdown delays marriage of Pak bride and Indian groom; duo appeals to PM Modi for visa
National

COVID-19 lockdown delays marriage of Pak bride and Indian groom; duo appeals to PM Modi for visa

Pakistan-based Sumaila and a resident of Jalandhar Kamal Kalyan, who got engaged online in 2018, have sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in securing visas for Sumaila and her family members for their wedding.

Punjab reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, state tally reaches 2,081
National

Punjab reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, state tally reaches 2,081

With 21 new COVID-19 cases reported in Punjab on Monday, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 2,081, said the state government.

Max Financial first large corporate to settle tax dispute under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme
Business

Max Financial first large corporate to settle tax dispute under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme

Max Financial Services Ltd (MFSL) said on Wednesday that it has settled a long-pending income tax case under the dispute resolution scheme Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas 2020 launched recently by the government.

Technology must be used for society upliftment: Former ISRO chief
Technology

Technology must be used for society upliftment: Former ISRO chief

Former Chairman of ISRO and eminent scientist G. Madhavan Nair said that technology must be used for the upliftment ...

Mauritius based Aviator EMF invests USD 3.1 million in Midland Microfin Ltd
Business

Mauritius based Aviator EMF invests USD 3.1 million in Midland Microfin Ltd

Recognising the potential of microfinance institutions in India, Aviator Emerging Market Fund has invested USD 3.1 million (approx Rs 24 crores) in Midland Microfin Ltd, a Jalandhar, Punjab based company that provides funding towards financial and social empowerment of women by way of business loans.With Midland, we have identified a great company doing the noble work of empowering women by offering them business loans," said Ashish Bhandari, Investment Advisor at Aviator EMF.Midland Microfin Limited is the first Punjab based Microfinance Institution (MFI) having its head office at Jalandhar and is working towards financial & social empowerment of women by way of extending small business loans.

Punjab to ramp up COVID tests to 6,000 a day
Health

Punjab to ramp up COVID tests to 6,000 a day

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked the state Health Department to ramp up the RT-PCR COVID testing facilities to 6,000 a day by May 15, instead of the targeted 5,800 a day by May-end.Amarinder Singh said he had already asked the Chief Secretary to coordinate with the Central government to scale up the testing capacity to 20,000 a day, to cope with the influx of migrants and others expected to return to the state over the next few weeks in the wake of the new directives of the government of India.The Chief Minister's directions on augmenting the testing facilities came two days after he ordered strict quarantining of those returning to Punjab from other states, and in the wake of test reports of 292 people returning from Maharashtra showing positive.

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