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The Punjab government on Tuesday issued orders that officers (group A and B) will not be granted leave during the ensuing Assembly budget session.

Written by Express News Service | Updated: April 17, 2014 12:26 pm

No leave for Punjab officers during budget session

Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Tuesday issued orders that officers (group A and B) will not be granted leave during the ensuing Assembly budget session. An official spokesman said that to ensure smooth working of the budget session,the state government has issued written instructions to all department heads,commissioners of divisions and deputy commissioners directing them not to grant leave to officers during the session.

PIMS saves lives of two infants

Jalandhar: The Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences’,(PIMS) neonatal care centre has saved the lives of two premature babies. In the first case,Jalandhar resident Chetna Loch’s seven- month- old baby boy had high heart rate with unrecordable blood pressure and pneumothorax (collapsed lung). The baby was serious when he was bought to PIMS and was taken under the guidance of Neonatologist Dr Jatinder Singh. He was discharged in healthy condition after 10 days. In another case,Sultanpur resident Geeta Bala’s infant was brought to PIMS with chest infection. Doctors said that as the baby hadn’t cried,she had started getting fits and treatment was immediately started. The baby is now healthy.

22-year-old youth held for rape

Shahkot (JALANDHAR): A 22-year-old youth of Bamani village was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl,a Class X student,late Monday. Police said the minor was on her way to see her father,who is a farm labourer,when the youth,Davinder alias Lallu picked her up and allegedly raped her in a lonely place. Police said he also threatened her against narrating the incident to anyone. The girl,however,informed her parents,who lodged a police complaint. Her medical examination has confirmed rape.

Dera Beas chief visits Golden Temple

Amritsar: Dera Beas chief Baba Gurinder Singh Dhillon paid obeisance at the Golden Temple with the members of Akal Takht Sahib Sewak Jatha after the five beloveds (Panj Pyaras) laid the foundation stone of a gurdwara at Waraich on Tuesday. The dera had come under fire,from a few Sikh organisations,for allegedly demolishing the gurdwara in Waraich village after it bought the village land,a charge that was denied vehemently by the dera. The row was later resolved with the dera agreeing to not only allowing the construction of a gurdwara at the existing site but also extend its services to construct the gurdwara jointly with Akal Takht Sahib Sewak Jatha. “Dera Beas chief had come to pay obeisance after the foundation stone of a gurdwara at Waraich was laid by the Panj Pyaras in his presence,” Khalsa Action Committee convenor Mohkam Singh said.

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