Punjab

Three more Punjab MLAs have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Vidhan Sabha session on August 28.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday pitched the state as an ideal investment destination and invited industry stalwarts to gauge for themselves the conducive industrial climate.

Gurdwara in Dubai has facilitated the first chartered flight to Punjab to repatriate 209 Indians stranded in the UAE, according to a media report.

Rain lashed many parts of Haryana and Punjab, including their common capital Chandigarh on Sunday leading to a sharp fall in the mercury.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday announced the extension of the coronavirus lockdown till June 30.

Punjab on Friday announced stricter penalties for those not adhering to restrictions put in place to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, increasing significantly the fine for spitting and not wearing masks in public to Rs 500.

Thirty-three people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Punjab on Wednesday, taking the COVID-19 tally to 2,139 in the state, officials said.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged the state's migrant labourers not to travel on foot as his government was making all necessary arrangements for their journey back home by trains or buses.