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Farm fires back in Punjab, 214 cases reported in fortnight

With paddy harvesting underway in Punjab, farm fires have started with 81 cases reported on Saturday, mostly in the Majha region. In an effort to reduce stubble burning, the Punjab government has promised to decrease it by 50% compared to last year. The state recorded 49,000 farm fires in 2022, down from 71,000 in 2021. Punjab plans to make six districts farm fire-free and has measures in place to manage paddy straw. Stubble burning contributes to severe air pollution in North Indian states and Delhi. Farmers argue they have no choice but to burn stubble due to lack of affordable alternatives.

Farmers burn stubble after harvest a paddy crop in field. Amritsar, on Saturday. (Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Updated on Oct 01, 2023 11:01 PM IST
By, Patiala

Man who posed as Haryana chief secretary behind 35-cr immigration fraud: Mohali police

The accused, Sarabjit Singh Sandhu, is estimated to have defrauded nearly 300 visa aspirants from across Punjab by promising them life abroad

Mohali senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sandeep Garg while addressing the media about the accused’s modus operandi. (ht photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:26 AM IST
ByMohit Khanna, Mohali

Women SHGs to stitch school uniforms, Sangrur model to be replicated across Punjab, says CM Bhagwant Mann

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday announced plans to implement this initiative across Punjab in schools and the police department to make rural women financially independent.

Local women stitching school uniforms at Akalgarh Pehal Hosiery centre set up by the district administration. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:10 AM IST
By, Sangrur

Won’t spare even those involved in old drug cases, says Punjab CM Mann

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann said on Friday that anyone found involved in a drug-related cases will not be spared

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann interacts with students after dedicating libraries to people, at Ghanauri Kalan village in Dhuri assembly constituency on Friday.
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:02 AM IST

Sangrur admn to demolish British-era hospital to construct new facility

The district administration plans to demolish a 122-year-old hospital building in Sangrur and construct a new facility with modern infrastructure and facilities in its place while keeping the same façade. The new building will have a capacity of over 250 beds and underground parking. The old building is in poor condition and cannot accommodate more beds. The health department has been assigned the task of upgrading the hospital's building.

The new upgraded Sangrur civil hospital will have the same facade as the British-era building. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, Sangrur
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