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Rocket,girder not recovered: Pak Rangers

Written by Express News Service |
Updated: April 9, 2014 3:05:25 pm

Amritsar: Pak Rangers have denied recovering a girder,rocket and a battery from a village four kilometers from the Wagah border on July 21. The denial came at commandant level talks between BSF and Pak Rangers Thursday evening,according to the BSF Inspector General (Punjab Frontier),Aditya Mishra. BSF had put Attari border on high alert after receiving intelligence inputs that three persons had tried to launch a rocket towards Indian side. Separate intelligence inputs a few days back had warned of probable terrorist attack during the retreat ceremony. “Pak Rangers have denied any seizure on July 21. The high alert will remain in place,” Mishra said.

Block samiti members to choose chairmen

CHANDIGARH: Elected members of block samitis will elect their chairmen and vice-chairmen from July 27,Punjab Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said. “The department has instructed all deputy commissioners to complete this process by August 5,” he added.

Rs 40,000 stolen from bank in Gurdaspur

AMRITSAR: Two armed robbers decamped with Rs 40,000 in cash from Punjab and Sind Bank at Veela Bajju village in Gurdaspur on Thursday evening. One of the robbers entered the bank around 4,45 pm,pulled out a revolver and asked the officials to hand over the cash. “While leaving the bank,he fired a shot. The duo then fled on a motorcycle,” said Batala SSP Tulsi Ram.

Punjab: Rs 15 cr for veterinary hospitals

Chandigarh: Punjab government will spend Rs 15 crore for constructing buildings at tehsil and block level veterinary hospitals to provide better healthcare and breeding facilities to milch and other cattle. Under the project approved by NABARD,new buildings have been constructed at 19 veterinary hospitals.

Panel to ensure fertilisers to farmers

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Thursday constituted an eight-member committee to ensure and regulate supply of fertilisers,agro-chemicals and pesticides to farmers through village cooperative societies. The Financial Commissioner Development will chair the committee,an official said.

Plan to promote eco-tourism

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has unveiled a plan that seeks to harness the eco-tourism potential of the state. Launched in April,the plan is likely to be completed by mid-2016,an official said. Forest and wildlife department is the nodal agency for implementation of the plan.

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