GM crops cause cancer, birth defects, says expert
Bathinda, September 27
Dr John Fagan, a leading US-based bio-medical researcher, has warned that the increased incidence of cancer and birth defects in Punjab might have been triggered by genetically modified (GM) crops and excessive use of pesticides.
US scientist John Fagan and executive director of the Kheti Virasat Mission Umendra Dutt discuss ill-effects of genetically modified crops in Bathinda on Saturday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
LBP to strengthen base in villages
Ludhiana, September 27
To connect with common people at the grass-root level, the Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) today sent experienced leaders and workers to strengthen the party’s base in villages in nine Assembly segments in the state. Each of the leaders will publicly showcase his fieldwork between October 30 and November 10, the party has decided.
Cutting of border wires baffles BSF
Amritsar, September 27
Close on the heels of the killing of four Bangladeshi nationals who were shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) jawans in Fazilka sector on September 21 while crossing over to Pakistan, cobra wires of border fence in Amritsar district were found cut at two points near historic town Rajatal today.
Troops celebrate Gunners’ Day
Pathankot, September 27
Our gunners have been equipped with better tank technology than that possessed by Pakistani troops. This was stated by Major-Gen Ravi Harsh Vardhan, GOC of Gurj Division, during an interaction with troops and mediapersons as the Regiment of Artillery celebrated the 181st Gunners’ Day at the Mamun military station here today. He said the Indian Army had made elaborate arrangements to check smuggling and infiltration on Indo-Pak border.
| Jawans attend a sainik sammelan in Pathankot on Saturday.
— Photo by N.P. Dhawan
Finally, a battle won by mother
Chandigarh, September 27
It took four years for one Ajnala-based 33-year-old woman, Manpreet Kaur, whose US-based husband had divorced her by allegedly misleading the court and also managed to ‘abduct’ their two kids, to successfully convince the US court that she was kept in the dark.
BDS counselling ‘as per merit’
Chandigarh, September 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court today gave green signal to counselling for Bachelor of Dental course in colleges across Punjab after the state counsel said it would be conducted “as per merit”.
Amritsar on country’s tourist map
Jalandhar, September 27
Amritsar is among the 22 cities selected for inclusion in the tourist map of the country that will witness unprecedented development in the coming months.
Punjab to promote entertainment industry
Mohali, September 27
The Punjab government has plans to
promote entertainment industry in the state. For this purpose, a comprehensive plan would be chalked out to set up
infrastructure facilities for television serial and film shootings.
Shagun scheme for Muslim girls soon: CM
Malerkotla, September 27
The government will issue appointment letters to 8,865 already selected ETTs within two or three days.