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Former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini | @ANI | Twitter

Ex-Punjab DGP Sumedh Saini appears in court, seeks withdrawal of arrest warrant

The former Punjab top cop also said he was ready and willing to cooperate in the investigation in the 1991 murder case.
Ludhiana district has reported 663 coronavirus deaths, the most in Punjab | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Over 660 deaths, 4.1% fatality rate — why Ludhiana has Punjab’s worst Covid numbers

Ludhiana district, the most populous of Punjab’s 22 districts, has only two govt hospitals. The industrial hub has recorded most Covid deaths and most number of cases in Punjab.
File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Will take BJP & its allies to court over ‘unconstitutional’ farm laws, says Amarinder Singh

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh questioned the rationale behind the Bills and said that they were a blatant encroachment of the state's powers & control of the agriculture sector.
A sewadar gives prasad to a devotee at Golden Temple. None of them is wearing a mask. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

No 6-ft distance, no masks, no screening — how Golden Temple is operating in pandemic

The Golden Temple had remained open even during the lockdown. There was no distribution of prasad during that period, amid far fewer visitors.
A health worker at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala, Punjab. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Punjab govt removes top administrators at Patiala hospital with worst Covid figures

New medical superintendent, principal & vice-principal named for Patiala's Rajindra Hospital & Govt Medical College where nearly 1 in every 4 Covid patients has died since March.
Few locals gathered to get themselves tested for coronavirus as they saw a mobile testing van passing by in Sahnewal village near Ludhiana | Praveen Jain | ThePrint.

Punjab’s health workers go through fields & narrow lanes to screen villages for Covid

ThePrint visited Bakarpur and Sahnewal villages in Punjab where health workers in mobile testing vans have been going about motivating people to get tested for Covid-19.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal | @BJP4India | Twitter

Farmers’ interest comes first, then NDA alliance, Akali leader Harsimrat Badal says   

Harsimrat Badal says she apprised the govt of farmers’ concerns back in June. She also says a decision on whether or not to continue in NDA will be taken after discussion with party.
Former Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal (right) with her husband, Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal | File photo: ANI

What ‘breaking away’ could mean for Akalis and BJP after Harsimrat Badal’s resignation

Both Akalis and BJP are considering the future of their alliance after Harsimrat Badal resigned as food processing industries minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet.
A critical Covid-19 patient being brought to the Covid-19 ward at Rajindra Hospital, a tertiary healthcare institute in Punjab | Photo: Pravin Jain

In this key Punjab government hospital, 1 in 4 Covid patients have died since March

The Rajindra Hospital in Patiala has recorded 453 deaths as of 15 September, with staff blaming delay in hospitalisation and referral cases for the numbers.
A mother holds her newborn as a doctor collects samples for a Covid-19 test at Mohali Civil Hospital in Punjab | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

34 healthy babies delivered in 2 months — it’s business as usual at this Punjab Covid hospital

Mohali Civil Hospital is the only govt Covid facility in SAS Nagar district, and pandemic has had an impact on staff and mothers’ stress levels.

On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.