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Badal announces help for Punjabis in Andaman

PTI  Chandigarh, December 13, 2012
First Published: 19:27 IST(13/12/2012) | Last Updated: 20:16 IST(13/12/2012)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said the state government will provide all possible help to the Punjabi-origin families living in Andaman and Nicobar islands affected by Tsunami in 2004.

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Badal announced this after meeting Lieutenant governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopindher Singh, who called on the CM at his official residence, an official release said.

Singh informed Badal that about 150 to 200 Punjabi-origin families living in Campbell Bay, the southernmost part of the island group, were affected by the natural calamity, but they preferred to stay back.

CM has asked Singh to list out the requirements of the affected families, particularly their health and educational needs.

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