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New Year’scelebrations at CIPHET
: To mark the arrival of New Year, the faculty of Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology today resolved to contribute substantially to second green revolution that can only come by focusing on post-harvest sector. CIPHET director Dr RT Patil said checking post-harvest losses was very crucial. “A grain saved is grain produced or fruit saved is fruit produced and hence the post harvest sector will be the harbinger of the second green revolution,” he asserted. CIPHET scientists, along with post-harvest engineers and technologists, gathered today to develop modern technologies for value addition and reduction of losses in the value chain. 

Awarded:Thirteen personalities were conferred Professor Puran Singh Dhami Award at a function organised by the Alag Shabad Yug Charitable Trust at Punjabi Bhawan on Saturday. Recipients of the award are Harbhajan Singh, Amrik Singh Gurpreet Singh Toor, Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, Harbhajan Singh Bains, Dr Kuldip Singh Dheer, Narinder Singh Premi, Dr Devinder Singh Chhina, Krishan Kumar Bawa, Surinder Kaur Kotli, Dr Ajit Singh Sikka, Prof Tej Kaur Dardi and Mahinder Deep Singh Grewal. 



3 die due to suffocation
: Three persons, including a soldier, died due to suffocation in two incidents here on Friday night. In Baramulla district’s Sangrampora village, Ghulam Mohammad Dar and his son Sajad Ahmad Dar, died due to smoke emanating from a ‘kangri’ (firepot) that they had kept in the room to beat cold weather. In another incident, Gojinder Singh of the 22 RR Rangreth was found dead at his camp in Rangreth. The police said Gojinder died due to inhalation of smoke from a nearby furnace.

Drug de-addiction camp held: A drug de-addiction camp was held at Sultan-ul-Arfeen Community Centre, Rainawari, Srinagar on Saturday. A team of doctors from the Police De-addiction Centre, J&K Police Hospital, Divisional Mental Health office, J&K Health Services and a psychiatrist from the Government Psychiatric Hospital treated patients. As many as 150 patients attended to the camp. Medicines were distributed free of cost among the patients. 

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