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District police said forces had been kept on alert and a 'naka-check post' had been set up.

A slogan referencing Khalistan was seen painted on a wall in a park in Punjab's Faridkot on Friday. Officials moved swiftly to cover the slogan with paint and police are investigating the matter.

According to a senior police officer a FIR, or first information report, has been filed However, the MC officials immediately cover it with paint, while police is investigating the matter.

According to news agency ANI, the police officer, a senior superintendent of police, said teams of cops had reached the spot to search for evidence and that CCTV footage in the areas was being checked.

District police said forces had been kept on alert and a 'naka-check post' had been set up.

On Wednesday, a SIT, or special investigation team, of Himachal Pradesh Police arrested one of two accused of hoisting Khalistan flags on the main gate of the state's Vidhan Sabha.

The accused also scrawled graffiti on the walls of the government complex.

Police said a team led by SIT in-charge Vimukt Ranjan raided a house in Punjab's Morinda at 8.30 am and arrested 30-year-old Harbir Singh, alias Raju. The team also raided the house of one Paramjit Singh in Rupnagar district but did not arrest him.

In between these incidents, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the intelligence wing of Punjab Police's Mohali HQ. No casualties or injuries were reported. Despite extensive investigation - including working with teams of intelligence officers from the Army and National Investigation Agency - no major developments have been announced so far. (With inputs from ANI) Source : ht

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Three times former MLA and Congress candidate from Batala for the assembly elections Ashwani Sekhri has been booked for criminal intimidation among other charges.

Three times former MLA and Congress candidate from Batala for the assembly elections Ashwani Sekhri has been booked for attacking a few men of a liquor vend at the Circular Road here, police sources said on Monday.

The incident happened on February 18 night. “I am in charge of Rajindra Wine and we were sealing our vends in compliance with the Election Commission’s guidelines when Sekhri along with his aides appeared and started abusing us. They attacked us and our two vehicles. It left us injured and our vehicles damaged,” said Bakshish Singh, the complainant.

An FIR was registered on Sunday against him and 18 unknown persons under Sections 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 427, 506 (for criminal intimidation), 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 148 and 149 of the IPC in the City police station of Batala. Source : ht

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Security tightened on Mohali-Chandigarh border to prevent farmer unions from marching into state capital to oppose Punjab govt’s decision delaying sowing amid power and water shortage.

Punjab farmers want to carry out paddy transplantation from June 10 instead of June 18. They also want the fee charged for increasing the power load to be decreased by the Bhagwant Mann-led AAP government.  

Members of 23 farmer unions of Punjab gathered at Amb Sahib Gurudwara in Phase-8 in Mohali on Tuesday morning to march towards Chandigarh as part of their protest against the paddy-sowing schedule announced by the Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government.

All Mohali-Chandigarh borders, including the Yadavindra Public School roundabout, have been sealed as a precautionary measure since Monday night.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann is holding a meeting of farm leaders in Chandigarh to sort out the issue. Besides the paddy-sowing schedule demand, farm unions say they have a charter of 14 more demands.

Meanwhile, Punjab Police have diverted traffic on various routes owing to the protest at the Chandigarh.

Bharti Kisan Union (Sidhupur) state president Jagjit Singh Dallewal said, “Our main demand is to allow us to carry out paddy transplantation from June 10 instead of June 18. Also, the fee charged for increasing the power load should be decreased by the government. In case the meeting with the chief minister does not yield the desired result, we will launch our march towards Chandigarh. There are a total of 15 demands that will be taken up with the Punjab CM.” Source : ht

 

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Karnal: Basmati seeds recalled over poor germination

Written by Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:38

Dr RN Yadav, principal scientist of IARI’s Karnal regional centre, said the decision to recall the seeds sold between February 25 and April 4 was made immediately after the reports of poor germination surfaced.

As per the notification issued by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination.

Amid complaints of poor germination, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal has recalled the seeds of Pusa Basmati 1509 variety of rice it sold to farmers.

As per the notification issued by the centre, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination. The quantity of seeds sold during this period was not disclosed, but it is said that it cost Rs 80/kg.

Officials have asked the farmers, who had bought the seeds during this period from here, to contact them by May 21 along with the receipt and seeds.

They also claimed that the seeds were sold after proper testing and during the sale, they had good germination ability as per the fixed standard of 80%. With the reports of fall in seed vigour, their samples were sent for testing and experts found some issues in germination.

The sowing of paddy nursery officially started in Haryana from May 15. Farmers from several other states, including Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, had also purchased seeds from IARI’s Karnal centre for early sowing. Officials said the farmers from Uttar Pradesh had also raised the issue following the poor germination.

Dr RN Yadav, principal scientist of IARI’s Karnal regional centre, said the decision to recall the seeds sold during this period was made immediately after the reports of poor germination surfaced.

He said the decision has been made in the interest of farmers and they can visit the regional centre by May 21 along with receipt and seeds. We will either replace the seeds or refund the money as per the farmers’ demand, he added.

When asked about the quantity of the seeds told to the farmers, he said he was unable to provide the figures, but added that complaints were received from the lot sold from February 25 to April 4. Source : ht

 

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Punjabi University launched an upgraded version of Akhar software. Vice-chancellor Prof Arvind formally dedicated the software on Monday which coincided with International Mother Tongue Day.Punjabi University has launched an upgraded version of Punjabi software Akhar-2021. It was initially launched in 2016.

Vice-chancellor Prof Arvind formally dedicated the software on Monday which coincided with International Mother Tongue Day on the university campus.

According to Dr Gurpreet Singh Lehal, university’s director research, Centre for Punjabi Language Technology, and the project leader of the software, Akhar-2021, besides the word processing features provided in the earlier version, such as Punjabi typing facility, Punjabi spell checker, artificial intelligence (AI)-based font converter, Punjabi-English dictionaries and Gurmukhi-Shahmukhi transliteration, many new features have been added in Akhar 2021.

Some of the new prominent features provided in Akhar 2021for simplifying the usage of Punjabi on computers are auto-correction, auto-spell checking, auto-word completion, thesaurus, script grammar checker, email facility, and a powerful AI-based multilingual fuzzy search, Dr Lehal said.

This is the first time that any Indian language word processor has provided such powerful features for any Indian language and these features have made Akhar 2021 an invaluable tool for learners, typists, students, teachers, journalists and writers.

For the promotion of digitisation of the Punjabi language, Akhar 2021 will be installed in offices of the Punjab government and training will be provided to the staff for the usage of Akhar-2021. The spell checker, dictionaries and typing tools in the upgraded version will simplify the creation of correctly spelled Punjabi documents, official letters and emails even for those not conversant with Punjabi typing or spellings.

Dr Lehal also gave a live demonstration of Akhar-2021 and converted with high accuracy one of the poem of Bhai Vir Singh from Gurmukhi to Shahmukhi. Source : ht

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Congress govt compromised Punjab’s future: AAP’s Chadha

Written by Saturday, 18 February 2017 06:13

Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab convener Raghav Chadha accused the Congress-led Punjab government of looting the people of state by disposing of education, transportation.

Aam Aadmi Party’s Punjab convener Raghav Chadha, while campaigning for party’s nominee Ranbir Bhullar at Ferozepur (Urban) on Wednesday, slammed the incumbent Punjab government.

He accused the Congress-led Punjab government of looting the people of state by disposing of education, transportation, cable TV networks, thereby “compromising with the state’s future”.

Chadha said the drug menace in Punjab was a result of “political patronage”. “The fact that despite Gujarat and Rajasthan sharing the same border with Pakistan, it is only the youth of Punjab that is caught in the chains of drug abuse,” he added.

Talking about his party’s agenda, Chadha said the AAP aims to revive industry and agriculture in Punjab to create a business-friendly ecosystem for all traders and farmers. He cited the Delhi model where his party curbed the licence and quota raj in order to provide “level-playing field and opportunity to all”.

“An independent investigation will be conducted against the people involved in sand mafia, drug abuse in Punjab,” said Chadha.

He said, “I hope Punjab will bring to power the right people and give one opportunity to Bhagwant Mann, AAP’s CM candidate, and Arvind Kejriwal.” Source : ht

 

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