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Wednesday, 07 August 2019 | PNS

Baba Banda Bahadur Foundation meets Ministers

Chandigarh: A delegation from Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation called on Punjab Cabinet Ministers Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria accompanied by the Foundation President Krishan Kumar Bawa and Patron as well as the ex-minister Malkit Singh Dakha. The delegation assured both the ministers of every cooperation as well as assistance in ensuring the success of the comprehensive programs chalked out by the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh led State Government in view of the fast approaching 550th Parkash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev.

punjab focuses on implementation of pocso act

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights emphasised the implementation of the Section 74 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and Protection of Children from Sexual Act, 2012 (POCSO Act)  Penal Provision 23(2) in letter and spirit. In its advisory, the Commission ordered to all concerned to not publish/run in various vernacular/English print and electronic/live media or upload video of victim child on Youtube wherein identity and other particulars of child victims are disclosed which may entail real risk of children facing harm, stigma, retribution etc. which is a blatant contravention of section 74 of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

IIT Ropar launches joint PhD

Ropar: The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne has entered into a Joint Ph.D programme agreement. The agreement was signed by the Director of IIT Ropar and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Development) of Swinburne University, Australia. This is the first joint degree programme of IIT Ropar and has been spearheaded by its Office of International Relations and the Office of Research.

Evocus water is now available in Chandigarh

Chandigarh: AV Organics — an indigenous start-up venture — on Tuesday announced the launch of ‘Evocus', billed as India's first natural, black alkaline water, in Chandigarh. Evocus' formulation provides sustained hydration, detoxification and improved metabolism benefits to on-the-move consumers.  More than 70 natural trace minerals are infused into the completely-purified water and bottled in a fully-automated, sterile, pharma-grade plant, untouched by human hands. The water receives its unique black colour from the blended natural minerals sourced from deep within the Earth's crust. Aakash Vaghela, Founder and Managing Director, A.V. Organics LLP said, the launch in Chandigarh is a natural progression of our expansion strategy in India.

Punjab to leverage new industrial park policy

Chandigarh: Punjab has received more than 5000 crores of new investments in the last two years and further aims to leverage its new industrial park policy to boost public-private partnerships, said, Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Commerce & Investment Promotion, Punjab at the 3rd Edition of CII Conference on Achieving Excellence in Manufacturing, organised here. She also invited CII to support the state machinery in meeting its intended development goals by ensuring that the industry members make the best use of the structured policy framework provisioned by the government. She said, Punjab government aspires to provide an enabling ecosystem for industrial growth and is aggressively working towards skill development, provisioning employment, supporting start-ups as well as building quality infrastructure.

Three arrested under NDPS Act

Chandigarh: The UT Police has arrested Anil Kumar alias Chotu resident of Mauli Complex near Railway Light point towards Shashtari Nagar, Manimarja and recovered 12 gram heroin from his possession. A case under Section 21 NDPS Act has been registered in PS-IT Park, Chandigarh. Investigation of the case is in progress. Sanjay, a resident of  DMC Chandigarh near Sahpur Light point, Sector-38 west was also arrested and 10 Gram Heroin and 8 injections of drugs were recovered from his possession. A woman was also arrested and 1 Kg & 25 Gram Ganja was recovered from her possession.

Hygiene camp organised

Chandigarh: Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Sector – 26 here organised a hygiene camp under the leadership of Dr. Sandeep Puri, Principal in Aanganwari centre at Khuda Lahora.  Dr. Amandeep Kaur told students about health habits like brushing twice a day, keeping yourself and surrounding clean, eat healthy fruits and vegetables to prevent anaemia, malnourishment, diarrhoea vomiting, cough, cold etc.

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