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NGT Chairperson to preside over regional conference on environment in Chandigarh on Dec 14

Chandigarh, Dec 9 (UNI) National Green Tribunal (NGT) Chairperson Justice Adarsh K Goyal will preside over the regional conference, being organized by Punjab Science, Technology and Environment department, here on December 14.
Stating this here on Monday, Principal Secretary Science, Technology and Environment Rakesh Verma said that this regional conference under the theme “No Time Left, Act Now” shall mainly cover various issues like healthy environment for healthy people, state action plans, the journey so far, best practices for environmental protection and management and role of research, innovation and technologies in facing environmental challenges to come out with a concrete but realistic way forward in consultation with various state holders.
Mr Verma also said that this conference is being organized towards generating awareness among the various stake holders and departments to apprise them of their responsibilities to protect the environment. Various departments, stake holders, leading experts in the field of environment pollution and its control, strategists, national level research institutes, universities and research scholars shall be deliberating together to come out with a blue point for future course of actions. This conference would be an important occasion towards control of environmental pollution in Punjab, he added.
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ITC hands over juice, milk bottles to district administration

06 Jun 2020 | 5:42 PM

Jalandhar, Jun 6 (UNI) ITC, a company under the FMCG, on Saturday handed over 5064
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Amarinder reviews UEIP, sets June 30 deadline for completing ongoing projects

06 Jun 2020 | 5:40 PM

Chandigarh, Jun 6 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday directed the ACS Local Government to accelerate the pace of ongoing projects under Phase I of the Urban Environment Improvement Program (UEIP), and set a deadline of June 30, for their completion.

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Amarinder further tightens noose on illicit liquor trade, sets up excise reforms group

06 Jun 2020 | 5:38 PM

Chandigarh, Jun 6 (UNI) A day after he announced an SIT to thoroughly probe the matter, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday further tightened the noose on illicit liquor traders in the state with the constitution of an Excise Reforms Group to break the nexus between producers, wholesalers and retailers.

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Longowal censures ban on langar in gurdwaras, asks govt to rethink

06 Jun 2020 | 5:28 PM

Amritsar, Jun 6 (UNI) Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee chief Bhai Gobind Singh Longowal on Saturday expressed his displeasure over the denial of the langar and Prasad in the guidelines issued by the government on opening of religious places from June 8 and demanded to reconsider it.

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Faridpur govt school teacher taking salary from 25 schools, arrested

06 Jun 2020 | 5:26 PM

Kasganj, Jun 6 (UNI) A government teacher in Faridpur has been arrested on the charges of duping over Rs one crore by taking salary from 25 schools, police sources here said on Saturday.

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