School education department starts the process of filling more than 3100 posts

Chandigarh, April 13 (Ozi Indian Bureau)

Under the Punjab Government's Ghar Ghar Rojgar Yojana, the School Education Department has started the recruitment process for 3142 new posts.

According to a spokesperson of the school education department, the process for recruitment of various posts has been started following the directions of Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla. Applications have been invited to fill up 2392 posts of Master Cadre in the border area alone. According to the spokesperson, 899 teachers are being recruited in the master cadre in English, 595 in mathematic and 518 in science. Another 380 posts are being filling in English as backlog. All these posts are related to the border area.

The spokesperson further said that candidates can apply for these posts on the website of the department till May 1, 2021. Earlier, applications have also been invited for 750 posts of school librarians for which the last date for applying has been fixed on April 26.


Chandigarh, April 13 (Ozi Indian Bureau):

In order to ensure seamless implementation of ongoing major infrastructure development projects in the state, Punjab Chief Secretary, Ms Vini Mahajan, on Tuesday directed all the departments concerned to accelerate the pace of the work to complete these projects on time.

The Chief Secretary issued these directions while chairing a virtual meeting of the Public Investment Management Committee here.

She reviewed the status of implementation, progress, and completion of 49 major infrastructure projects being undertaken in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 10,533 crore.

The major projects reviewed included 24x7 pan city surface water supply for Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar and Jalandhar, Aerotropolis near international airport in Mohali, rejuvenation of Chhoti and Badi Nadi in Patiala, large surface-based piped water supply schemes in various districts, Kajauli water works, water supply and sewerage project at NAC Mehraj in Bathinda, Shahpur Kandi dam project, new bus stand in Patiala, ring road in Bathinda, completion of construction of various judicial courts complexes, and other projects related to railway over and under bridges.

Addressing the Administrative Secretaries of implementing departments -- Local Government, Housing and Urban Development, Water Supply and Sanitation, Water Resources, Public Works, Sports and Youth Services, Higher Education and Power, Ms Mahajan asked them that these projects should be completed within the given timelines as per the specifications without compromising with the quality control.

She also asked the Finance Department to release the funds as per requirement of the departments concerned so that the public-oriented projects should be completed within stipulated time frame.

The Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Civil Aviation Tejveer Singh, ACS-cum-CMD PSPCL A Venu Prasad, Principal Secretaries Sarvjit Singh (Housing and Urban Development), KAP Sinha (Finance), Anurag Verma (Sports and Youth Services), Vikas Pratap (PWD), Jaspreet Talwar (Water Supply and Sanitation), Ajoy Kumar Sinha (Local Government), Raj Kamal Chaudhuri (Planning), and Secretary Higher Education VK Meena attended the meeting.

Harsimrat trying to shatter confidence of Medical Fraternity just for free publicity: Balbir Sidhu

Chandigarh, April 12 (Ozi Indian Bureau):

Terming the allegations of Former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal as baseless and political motivated, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that SAD has lost his credibility and support from the people of Punjab and now Mrs. Badal is trying to malign the image and confidence of medical fraternity for getting free publicity.

The Minister said that State Government is working on the advisories issued by GoI. and suitable corrective steps, as required, are being taken. He said that the feedback has been found to be immensely useful and will surely help the State in managing the COVID surge in the state.

He said that contact tracing in SAS Nagar is highest in State as she said lowest in State and 105% target of COVID-19 testing achieved in Patiala as she alleged it was much lowest than set target. He said that contact tracing at Ludhiana is 13 per case, Patiala 14 and while it is 23 at SAS Nagar which is highest in state. Contact tracing is being further enhanced by involving personnel from other Departments.

Responding to the status of labs in State, he said that RTPCR labs are not required in every district. Districts have been attached to 7 RTPCR testing labs with no district more than one or one and half hour distance from testing lab. He said that Testing in state has been about 35-40 thousand per day which will be increased to 50 thousand per day in this week only. The main thrust of testing is in highly disease burned districts. He said that moreover, in addition, all District Hospitals have been provided with TrueNat RTPCR machines for quick testing and results are available in 1-2 hours.

Pointing out the Level-3 care made by state Government, he said that Not all districts require Dedicated COVID Hospitals. Districts have been attached to nearest level3 facility and for transfer of patients on time adequate ALS and BLS ambulances are available in all districts as acknowledged be central teams.

Mr. Sidhu said that the State has added more than 6,000 health care workers of various categories including Medical Officers (Specialists), Medical Officers, Para-medical staff ete. in the last one year to augment the healthcare workforce. Specialist Medical doctors are being recruited through walk-in-interviews regularly and 5o Specialists of various disciplines have been issued appointment letters in the last week only.

The Minister divulged that districts have been authorized by the State Government to engage medical, para- medical and other workforce as per the requirement to augment the capacity regarding COVID isolation management, sampling, contact tracing, home isolation, vaccination, etc.

He apprised that during the recent review meeting held by the Chief Minister Punjab, all Deputy Commissioners have been asked to mobilize the required resources including manpower from other departments in addition to engaging through SDRF to augment the efforts at the district level.

He stated that the State has more than 4000 Level-2 beds available in the Government Sector and around 8,000 beds available in the private sector. The bed occupancy at La is only 25%. Therefore, there is sufficient capacity available at L-2. Sufficient L-3 beds are also available for COVID patients in the Government and private hospitals have also been advised to make more beds available in case the number of COVID patients increases.

He said that as reported by the Central Teams, all districts have sufficient number of ALS and BLS ambulances available to shift the patients to appropriate healthcare facilities without waste of time.


Punjab Health Department Appoints 50 Specialist Doctors in the Ongoing Recruitment Drive

Chandigarh, 13 April:

In a major fillip to the Punjab Health infrastructure Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over appointment letters to 50 Medical Officers(Specialist).Out of these 12 are Medicine Specialist, 21 Anesthesia specialist,13 Pediatricians, 4 chest and T.B. specialists.

Disclosing more about this recruitment drive the Health Minister said that Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh,had promised to provide jobs under 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar' scheme. Every effort is being made to achieve the goal to provide jobs to the unemployed youth of Punjab.It may also be mentioned here that the Health Department Punjab has completed recruitment to more than 7000 posts of paramedical and other staff including medical officers from the year 2017 to 2019 while the process to fill another 3954 posts is underway.He said that all these appointments are being made by the Department of Health and Family Welfare in a transparent manner on the basis of merit.

On the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu congratulated the new appointees in the Health Department and encouraged them to discharge their responsibilities honestly and diligently in various health institutions of the state. He said that during the pandemic of Corona virus, the staff of the health department is performing their duties responsibly and the employees who have shown excellent performance have also been honoured.

Director Health Services Punjab Dr.G.B.Singh welcomed the newly appointed staff who got jobs in the health department.He motivated the newly appointed doctors to work efficiently in this pandemic era as a large number of Covid cases are coming to light every day.They have the opportunity to serve the nation by efficiently performing their duties in the Public health institutions of Punjab and contributing in ending this pandemic. On this occasion, the Health Minister's OSD. Dr. Balwinder Singh, Superintendent Nirlep kaur ,Mass Media Officer Gurmeet Singh Rana,Artist Jagjit Singh and other officials were also present.

Hero Motors Company Unveils its New Plant at Hi-Tech Cycle Valley Dhanansu

Chandigarh/Ludhiana, April 13:

Punjab Industries Minister Sunder Sham Arora today inaugurated new plant of Hero Motors Company at Hi-Tech Cycle Valley, village Dhanansu, near here. Earlier, the cabinet minister also inaugurated the 8.5 km long and 100 feet wide approach road (connecting Chandigarh Road to cycle valley), that has been constructed by PSIEC with a cost of Rs 66 crore.

He was also accompanied by Hero Motors Company CMD Pankaj Munjal, PSIEC Chairman Gurpreet Singh Bassi, PMIDB Chairman Amarjit Singh Tikka, Punjab Youth Development Board chairman Sukhwinder Singh Bindra, Senior Congress leader Satwinder Kaur Bitti, SDM Dr Baljinder Singh Dhillon, besides several others.

While speaking on the occasion, Pankaj Munjal informed that the Cycle Valley is a critical element in establishing HMC's global engineering & manufacturing chain with R&D facilities centred in Europe and manufacturing in India

He said that Hero E Cycles Ltd Factory is a major component of Hero Motors Company's (HMC) ambition to make India a global manufacturing hub of premium bicycles and E Cycles

He said that the factory will help HMC augment is production capacity to 10 million units annually, with a production of 4 million premium bicycles & E Cycles, majorly for global consumption. Along with the new plant, Hero E Cycle Valley will also house a series of international component suppliers to achieve complete localisation of manufacturing in India

Cabinet Minister Sunder Sham Arora said that this new hi-end export-oriented manufacturing plant at the ambitious Cycle Valley, will help in the generation of thousands of jobs and marks a major leap for the 'Make in India' initiative. He said that the opening of the new plant by HMC marks the first phase of operationalization of the Cycle Valley.

Spread across a sprawling 100 acres, the Valley is expected to employ over 9,000 people when fully operational. The Park is establishing a complete ecosystem for international component suppliers to localise production and help India eliminate its dependence on premium component imports.

He said that the Capt Amarinder Singh led Punjab government is committed for promoting industry in the state and that is why, several big companies have decided to set up their mega units here. He said that very soon, many other companies would also be setting up their units in cycle valley Dhanansu. He said that it would not only boost economy of the state but would also generate employment for thousands of Punjabi youth.

While 50 acres of the Valley houses the Hero E Cycles Factory, another 50 acres has been marked for a dedicated Suppliers Park. With HMC's global design, engineering and R&D facilities centred in Europe (Germany and UK), Hero E Cycle Valley has been envisaged as the manufacturing hub to meet the rising demand for global exports.

Pankaj Munjal said that over Rs, 1,000 crore is being undertaken over two years in total outlay to operationalise the E Cycle Valley and grow Hero International in EU & UK. While HMC is spending Rs 350 crore in operationalising the E Cycle Valley, the vendors are bringing in an estimated Rs 400 crore. Additionally, HMC plans to further invest Rs. 300 Crore over the next couple of years to fortify its brands, R&D and distribution across EU & UK. which becomes a pivot for its global ambitions.

He said that HMC is already in advanced talks to finalise a Joint Venture with an international player for Electric Motor localization and another JV for manufacturing international quality Alloy frames, suspension and CVT in India. Premium bicycle parts maker Spur Technologies, a subsidiary of Hero Motors Company, has already set up a manufacturing unit at the Valley.

With hi end component localization and innovation center, the ecosystem is expected to upgrade HMC's manufacturing capability to make bicycles priced at USD 150-500, and e-bikes USD 1000 to 5000 against USD 60 today. The best in class ecosystem and a 'Make in India' hub will enable India to become a global hub of manufacturing international quality bicycles, E Bikes and Auto components.


Chandigarh, April 13 (Ozi Indian Bureau)

Expressing shock at Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s pathetic and insensitive attempts to make political hay from the current Covid crisis in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said the Akali leader’s habit of lying, even on the most sensitive of subjects, was shameful, especially at a time when the unrelenting efforts of the state’s healthcare workers were showing some positive results.

“While all Punjabis know what a congenital liar she is, her comments on the Covid situation have exposed a new low,” said the Chief Minister, slamming the former Union Minister for playing dirty political games on the issue of the pandemic.

Instead of choosing to support his government’s concerted efforts, which had led to some bright spots on the Covid front, Harsimrat, along with the rest of her party colleagues, including SAD president Sukhbir Badal, had been continuously indulging in cheap criticism of his government on the management of the pandemic, he remarked.

Pointing out that the state’s medical community was working day and night to fight the pandemic, which had not spared any state or country, Captain Amarinder noted that the untiring efforts of the medical fraternity had led to some improvement in the situation over the past few days, with Punjab no longer among the top five states contributing the maximum case load. As per official data released by the Central government yesterday, 10 states had shown a step rise in the daily new Covid-19 cases accounting for 80.92 per cent of the new infections reported in a span of 24 hours. Punjab was not in the list, and has maintained that even today, according to the Centre’s data, observed the Chief Minister, adding that this was marked improvement over the situation in the state till a few days back.

While Punjab was still a long way from victory in the battle against Covid, this was a matter of optimism, and a cause for appreciation of all the frontline workers who were working hard for the past over one year, he noted. “But far from appreciating the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of all these workers, all that Harsimrat is worried about is how to take political mileage from the calamity, which has struck her own state and people,” said the Chief Minister, lambasting the SAD leader over her attempts to undermine the efforts of all these people.

“Does she not realise how such statements are demotivating for the frontline workers, and all the people of Punjab? Or does she simply not care, because her entire focus is on finding excuses to pull down my government?” asked Captain Amarinder.

The fact was that the entire nation, in fact the world, was suffering the effects of the pandemic, with Punjab no exception. Some states did better at some time, while others showed improvement at others, he pointed out, adding that Harsimrat had conveniently chosen to ignore the hard facts in favour of frivolous allegations and petty blame-games.

The Chief Minister pointed out that his government had never sought to undermine the dangers of the pandemic, nor its devastating effects on Punjab, particularly in terms of fatality. But even in the deaths of so many fellow Punjabis, all Harsimrat can see is an opportunity to make political mince-meat, he added. Vaccine hesitancy was also something his government was fully cognizant of, and had openly been speaking about, but Harsimrat seemed to have forgotten that bulk of the problem is the anger among the people against the BJP-led central government, of which she herself was a part till not long ago, over the Farm Laws, he added. “Had you (Harsimrat) not been party to the draconian laws, and put Punjab’s interests before your own, we would have seen more people taking vaccine shots, openly and fearlessly, in the state,” he added.

The Chief Minister also lashed out at Harsimrat for finding fault with the ban on political gatherings in the state. While the Congress had voluntarily decided to put off all rallies and gatherings, the Akalis, led by Sukhbir himself, were spreading mayhem by proudly holding such rallies without masks and social distancing of any kind, he pointed out, slamming Harsimrat for defending her party’s irresponsible actions. Had SAD and AAP not continued to behave with such recklessness after Punjab was gripped by the second wave, he would not have been forced to impose a blanket ban on political gatherings, he added.

296829 MT Wheat Procured on fourth day

Chandigarh, April 13 (Ozi Indian Bureau):

The Government agencies have procured 296829 metric tonnes of wheat in Punjab on fourth day of precourment.

Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesperson said that out of the total procurement from various procurement centres in the State, the Government agencies procured 296829 MT of wheat.

He further said that PUNGRAIN has procured 78599 metric tonnes, MARKFED 75655 metric tonnes and PUNSUP procured 68439 metric tonnes while Punjab State Warehousing Corporation 49412 MT wheat respectively. The Centre government agancy FCI has procured 2883 MT wheat.Apart from this Pungrain Procured 21841 MT wheat for public distribution in the Punjab.

Progressive procurement by all the procuring agency is 544337 MT

178542 MT Wheat Procured on third day

Chandigarh, April 12 (Ozi Indian Bureau) : The Government agencies have procured 178542 metric tonnes of wheat in Punjab on third day of precourment.Disclosing this here today, an official Spokesperson said that out of the total procurement from various procurement centres in the State, the Government agencies procured 178542 MT of wheat.He further said that PUNGRAIN has procured 46599 metric tonnes, MARKFED 44615 metric tonnes and PUNSUP procured 43302 metric tonnes while Punjab State Warehousing Corporation 27089 MT wheat respectively. The Centre government agency FCI has procured 600 MT wheat.Apart from this Pungrain Procured 16337 MT wheat for public distribution in the Punjab.


Chandigarh, Aprial 12 (Ozi Bureau) , The Subordinate Services Selection Board, Punjab has issued advertisement to fill 160 vacancies of Clerk Legal in various departments of Punjab Government .

Disclosing this here today Chairman of the Subordinate Services Selection Board Mr. Raman Bahl said that under the able guidance of Captain Amarinder Singh, advertisement has been issued to invite applications for 160 vacancies of Clerk Legal in various departments of Punjab Government from April 12, 2021. He informed that May 10 is the last date to apply and applicants be able to submit fees till May 13.

Bahl told as per the commitment of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh for a fair and transparent recruitment drive, the Board would carry out videography besides installing jammers and biometric technology to complete the entire process in a smooth manner.

Mandatory for Private Labs & Hospitals to inform about COVID positive cases to Civil Surgeons: Health Minister

Chandigarh, March 29 (Ozi Indian News Bureau) : Amidst the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the State, the Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu said that it was mandatory for all labs and hospitals to immediately inform their respective Civil Surgeon’s offices about detection of any COVID-19 affected person for strengthening the containment measures.

Pertinently, the Punjab government has already allowed the private laboratories and health centres to conduct tests of suspected patients

Pointing out the importance of preventive measures, Mr. Sidhu said that it is of utmost importance that each and every case (suspected/confirmed) of COVID-19 is isolated and provided appropriate treatment and their contacts to be traced at earliest to break the chain of transmission. Support and cooperation of the private sector is also vital in this regard.

It is mandatory for all hospitals (Government and Private), Medical officers in Government health institutions and registered Private Medical Practitioners including AYUSH Practitioners, to also notify such person to concern district surveillance unit, he said.

Divulging about the capping of charges for CT-HRCT Scan for chest and RT-PCR for COVID-19, Health Minister said that no private diagnostic centers should charge any amount more than Rs. 2000- for CT-Scan/HRCT chest, inclusive of GST/Taxes, documentation and reporting in the State of Punjab.  Similarly, no Private laboratory should charge any amount more than Rs.900 for RT-PCR test for COVID 19.

Mr. Sidhu clarified that the lab has to strictly follow all the testing protocols as laid down by ICMR & the GoI and the State Government from time to time. He said that the Private Laboratories must share their data pertaining to the results of tests for COVID-19 with the State Government and uploaded it on ICMR portal on a timely basis. The test report should communicate to the patient immediately after the testing is complete and all test results should immediately communicate to the Civil Surgeon of the concerned district and State IDSP cell of Punjab.

All the private NABL & ICMR approved laboratories have instructed that information of the patient must be maintained with utmost confidentiality he said adding that if any private institute found dereliction in their responsibility strict action would be taken under Epidemic Disease Act 1895, COVID-19 Regulations 2020.

He informed that one Chandigarh-based Lab has been issued a show-cause notice for overcharging and one license of Amritsar-based lab has been canceled for violating the conditions issued by the State government. District-level teams have been constituted to conduct surprise checking of such centres.



Chandigarh (Ozi Indian TV Desk) : On the orders of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, ASI/LR Jorawar Singh of the Punjab Police was on Saturday dismissed over the viral video showing him taking chitta (synthetic drug).

Acting on the directives of the Chief Minister, who also holds the Home portfolio, SSP Tarn Taran Dhruman H Nimbale has issued the notification dismissing the ASI. The Chief Minister has also warned of strict action against any personnel in uniform found indulging in criminal acts.

Taking serious note of the viral video, also reported by a section of the media on Friday, the Chief Minister had, during his #AskCaptain Facebook Live session, announced his decision to dismiss the ASI after an inquiry.

With the inquiry prima facie showing evidence that the ASI (No. 438/Tarn Taran, posted at PS Sarai Amanat Khan) was consuming drugs with the help of a lighter and silver foil, as seen in the video, according to an official spokesperson.

The Chief Minister felt that retention and continuation of ASI Jorawar Singh in service would be detrimental to the interests of the state, the police force as well as the general public. The dismissal was necessary to send a strong message that the state government would not tolerate such criminal practice, especially from those in uniform, felt Captain Amarinder.

The spokesperson said not only was the dismissal essential to prevent erosion of the police and government image in the eye of the citizens but also for the success of the anti-drugs fight of the Captain Amarinder led government, which had declared zero tolerance to drugs immediately after taking over the state’s reins.

The Chief Minister has reiterated his government’s stand on the issue of drugs, adding that he will not rest till the problem is completely wiped out from the state. Allowing a police personnel to get away with such drug abuse would be detrimental to the fight against drugs, he said.

He has directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to ensure that such criminal acts by men in the force are not allowed at any cost.

Two-year-old Australian boy among more than 150 killed in Beirut explosion

Ozi Indian Tv: A two-year-old has been named as the Australian victim killed of the Beirut explosion which tore through the Lebanese capital.
The Department of Home Affairs is helping the family of Isaac Oehlers, who is believed to be from Western Australia.
In a statement released by the Department of Foreign Affairs, the family expressed their grief at the loss of their young son.

“We are heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of our beautiful boy following the disaster in Beirut,” the statement reads.
“Isaac was two and will be deeply missed by family and friends.
“The family would like to thank everyone who has offered comfort and support to us and would like to express our condolences to everyone in Lebanon who is suffering from this devastating tragedy.
“We request that the media respects our privacy at this difficult time.”
More than 150 people were killed, and thousands injured by the explosion at Beirut’s port on Tuesday afternoon local time.
The blast was fuelled by thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored at a warehouse for years after being confiscated from a ship.
Investigators are yet to determine what sparked the explosion and are reportedly focusing on workers at the port, but the Lebanese president, Michel Aoun, has speculated it may have been a rocket or bomb attack.
The explosion levelled buildings around the port and caused major damage across the city, leaving as many as 300,000 people homeless.
The catastrophe sparked angry protests and clashes in which one police officer has been killed and more than 200 people injured.

Victoria records 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths

Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria has recorded 394 new coronavirus cases and 17 deaths overnight — the highest number of people to die in a single day in Australia since the pandemic began.
Premier Daniel Andrews said 10 of the deaths were connected to aged care outbreaks.
The people who died were two men in their 50s, four men in their 70s, four women and two men in their 80s, and two women and three men in their 90s.
Australia's previous highest daily death toll was 15 deaths, recorded just four days ago.
The State Government has announced an extra $59.7 million will be allocated towards Victoria's mental health services.
The funding includes $250,000 for an existing counselling service that is used by healthcare workers, including nurses and midwives.
"This is a very challenging set of circumstances … particularly those nurses and personal care workers who have gone into aged care settings in fundamental crisis," Mr Andrews said.
"You can't unsee what you've seen. There is a degree of trauma, a degree of previously unknown levels of really, really challenging circumstances."


Amarinder to unfurl National Flag at Mohali on Independence Day

Chandigarh (Ozi Indian TV Desk) : Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh would unfurl the National Flag on SAS Nagar (Mohali) on the occasion of Independence Day while Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Mr. Rana KP Singh would unfurl the National Flag at Rupnagar and Deputy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Ajaib Singh Bhatti at Faridkot.

As per the program released by the General Administration Department of Punjab Government, Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni unfurl the National Flag at Amritsar, Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Mrs. Razia Sultana at Barnala, Finance Minister Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal at Bathinda, Welfare Minister Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot at Ferozepur and Local Government Minister Mr. Brahm Mahindra unfurl the National Flag at Fatehgarh Sahib.

Similarly Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa would unfurl the National Flag at Gurdaspur, Industry and Commerce Minister Mr. Sundar Sham Arora at Hoshiarpur, Cooperation Minister Mr. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa at Jalandhar, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu at Ludhiana, Revenue Minister Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kangar at Mansa, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mr. Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi at Sri Muktsar Sahib, Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary at Pathankot, Health and family Welfare Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu at Patiala, Public Works Minister Mr. Vijay Inder Singla at Sangrur, Technical Education Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi at SBS Nagar and Water Resources Minister Mr. Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria unfurl the National Flag at Tarn Taran.

Thomastown factory fire in Melbourne closes a road as black smoke billows

Ozi Indian Tv: A road has been closed and a smoke warning issued as a huge factory fire burns in Melbourne’s north.
The fire broke out at the warehouse on Settlement Road in Thomastown on Tuesday just after 1.30pm.
Black smoke billowed from the building, which is believed to be an auto-wrecker warehouse, as dozens of fire crews tried to extinguish the flames.
More than 60 firefighters are working to bring the blaze under control.
There were people were inside the building at the time the fire started, but they evacuated before emergency services arrived on scene.
One person has been taken to hospital.
Settlement Road has been closed between High Street and Dalton Road, due to the blaze, and motorists have been urged to avoid the area.
Drivers are urged to use Keon Parade or the M80 Ring Road instead.


Victoria coronavirus families of those who died in aged care demand answers

Ozi Indian Tv: The grieving families and loved ones of Victorians who have died from coronavirus in aged care are demanding answers.
Seven of the ten Victorians that died from COVID-19 in the state’s deadliest day on Sunday were residents of aged care homes.
Relatives of residents at St Basil’s Homes for the Aged in Fawkner, which has been linked to 78 cases, showed up at the site on Sunday in desperation to find out about their families.
Among those was Evagelia Takis who took a call on Friday to say her dad had died from the virus.
“We got to say goodbye after he passed away,” she said.
“That’s what hurts the most.”
The family knew the grandfather had coronavirus but had no idea he was so unwell and Takis, who is a healthcare worker herself, is furious.


Mum reveals easy hack for turning your Happy Meal box into a plate

Ozi Indian Tv: Nothing delights a child more than a McDonald’s Happy Meal, but sometimes that excitement can lead to quite the mess - especially if they are eating it in the car.
Now, one clever mum has revealed how you can turn the Happy Meal box into a portable plate.
Sharing her video on TikTok, Rebecca Maufe explained there is a hidden tab on the box that, when pulled, allows you to separate the bottom of the box.
You can then throw away the top half of the Happy Meal box - and use the remaining bottom as a makeshift plate.
McDonald’s fans were obsessed with the revelation, with the video receiving almost one million views so far.
“Eating my happy meal in the car as a kid could’ve been so much easier if I knew this back then,” one user commented.
“This mum thanks you for blowing her mind,” another added.


Coronavirus outbreak at Woolworths' Melbourne distribution centre at 21 cases

Ozi Indian Tv: An outbreak of coronavirus cases linked to a distribution centre for supermarket giant Woolworths in Melbourne has worsened.
The cluster at the facility in Mulgrave, in Melbourne’s south-east, has risen to 21 cases on Saturday.
That’s a rise of six new cases since last report earlier in the week.
The centre was shut down on Sunday night as a precaution.
Ozi Indian Channel has contacted the company for comment on Saturday.
It has previously the risk of transmission among employees was “low given the social distancing and hygiene controls we have in place”.
Five more Victorians have died from coronavirus, as the state records 357 new cases.
The deaths take the state’s toll to 60 and the national figure to 145.
It comes after six people lost their battle with the COVID-19 the previous day.
There are 42 people in intensive care of the 229 patients in Victorian hospitals with the virus.


Victoria coronavirus cases expected to rise by more than 350 on Saturday

Ozi Indian Tv: Victoria’s horror run is set to continue with another large rise in COVID cases expected Saturday.
Ozi Indian Channel understands the state is set to record at least about 357 new cases.
It comes one day after the state recorded another seven deaths, taking the national toll to 140.
On Friday Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said he expected more deaths due to the high number of cases recorded in the state in the past month.
Saturday marks the 20th consecutive day of a triple-digit increase, taking active cases across the state to 3734.
“I have always expressed concern about the fact that when you have hundreds of new cases a day, there are several people expected to die in the following two-week period,” Professor Sutton said.


Victoria coronavirus cases expected to be over 400 after record day

Ozi Indian Tv: The Victorian Premier is expected to announce there are more than 400 new coronavirus cases in the state, making it the third worst day in the pandemic.
On Wednesday, the state recorded 484 new cases, bringing its total to 6,739, which was Australia’s highest-ever surge in coronavirus cases.
That number is expected to be high again on Thursday, with just over 400 new cases, with that number to be confirmed by Daniel Andrews.
More deaths are also expected to be announced.


Breaking News and Live Updates: Victoria records 288 cases; International arrivals halved; Review of hotel quarantine; Queensland border reopens; Melbourne towers leave coronavirus lockdown

Ozi Indian Tv:

Inbound arrivals to be more than halved
- Victoria records 288 new cases
- Long waits as Queensland border finally reopens
- Freedom for residents of eight Melbourne public housing towers
- NSW orders any Melbourne traveller who arrived after July 7 to isolate


Melbourne postcodes to go back into coronavirus lockdown

Ozi Indian Tv: Several suburbs across Victoria will be under tightened lockdown restrictions from tomorrow in an effort to control rising numbers of coronavirus in the state.
The move comes after analysis of test results from the past two weeks identified certain postcodes as a concern with higher chance of COVID-19 infection spreading.
Residents in the following locations will return to Stage 3 restrictions until at least July 29 and will not be allowed to leave their homes for non-essential reasons.
3012 – Brooklyn, Kingsville, Maidstone, Tottenham, West Footscray
3021 – Albanvale, Kealba, Kings Park, St Albans
3032 – Ascot Vale, Highpoint City, Maribyrnong, Travancore
3038 – Keilor Downs, Keilor Lodge, Taylors Lakes, Watergardens
3042 – Airport West, Keilor Park, Niddrie
3046 – Glenroy, Hadfield, Oak Park
3047 – Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana
3055 – Brunswick South, Brunswick West, Moonee Vale, Moreland West
3060 – Fawkner
3064 – Craigieburn, Donnybrook, Mickelham, Roxburgh Park, Kalkallo
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the Stage 3 restrictions mean those people living in the above suburbs will be allowed to leave their homes for four reasons only.
"There will only be four reasons that you are permitted to leave your house and only if you really have to," Mr Andrews said.
"For work or school, for care or care giving, for daily exercise, for food and other essentials.
"They are the acceptable reasons to leave but only if you need to."
The reimposed restrictions will take effect from midnight tomorrow night.


Coronavirus: Everything you need to know from today's COVID-19 press conferences

Ozi Indian Tv: Geographical lockdowns have been put in place in large parts of Melbourne, two states have held strong on border closures affecting Victorians and the nation's top doctors are "very concerned" about an ongoing outbreak that has seen hundreds of new COVID-19 cases identified in a week.
Ten different postcode regions in Victoria will go into lockdown from 11.59pm tomorrow night after 64 new coronavirus infections were identified over the past 24 hours.
The continued spike will see the areas be forced to endure police-patrolled stay-at-home orders for a fortnight in a bid to stem the flow of the outbreak.
Meanwhile both South Australia and Queensland will keep their borders shut to Victorian residents, fearful of allowing any community transmission from the state to jump across the nation.

Press conferences held today by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, South Australian Premier Steve Marshall and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Michael Kidd.


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Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES
As on Dated : 26 June 2020
Total Corona Cases : 7,595
Active Corona Cases : 533
Cured / Discharged : 6,958
Deaths : 104
New Cases last 24 hours : 21

Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

Corona Virus Cases in Australia : LIVE UPDATES

As on Dated : 25 June 2020

Total Corona Cases : 7,558

Active Corona Cases : 512

Cured / Discharged : 6,942

Deaths : 104

New Cases last 24 hours : 37