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Punjab news digest: Capt’s nod to SOG, dress code for HP teachers, Songs glorifying geri route, and more

Been away? Need the news in one go? Here’s a wrap-up from Punjab, the neighbourhood and the diaspora for Augusr 10.

punjab Updated: Aug 11, 2017 21:08 IST
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Cspt Amarinder Singh,Himachal dress code,Chandigarh stalking
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh(HT Photos)

Punjab govt approves proposal to set up SOG to combat terror

Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday approved in principle the proposal of the state police to set up elite specially trained Special Operations Group (SOG) to combat terrorism, infiltration, hijacking, and other sensitive threat situations. Read more

Chandigarh stalking: Punjabi songs reflect ‘guns and glory’ of Geri Route

Derogatory references to girls and women in such Punjabi songs are common. There is another example, of a song in which the singer/songwriter tells a girl about “leaking her secrets”. While all these songs are sung by male artists, a recent one by a female singer has the girl inviting the boy to come to her street in a black car as she is waiting with his photo in her hand outside her home. Read more

Now Himachal issues dress code for teachers; flying squad to carry out random checks

In a measure aimed at inculcating more discipline amongst the teaching fraternity, the government higher education department has issued directions to all the schools to ensure that educators dress up formally at the workplace. Read more

Amarinder urges farmers to use PAU recommended seeds, pesticides

To check the supply of spurious pesticides, chief minister Amarinder Singh on Friday urged farmers to use only the varieties recommended by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to protect their cotton crops from whiteflies. Read more

NEET 2017: Candidates under all-India quota must join state colleges by August 16

The candidates who got their seats in state medical colleges under the 15% all-India quota for MBBS and BDS courses will have to join their respective colleges by August 16. Read more

Police on toes as 3 gangsters still at large after Tarn Taran encounter

A day after an encounter in a Tarn Taran village led to arrest of alleged gangster Gagandeep Singh on Thursday, police remain on toes to catch the three others who managed to escape. The four are named in 13 criminal cases, said police. Read more