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Bhandari on State Planning Board
: The Punjab Government notified the appointment of Prof Rajinder Bhandari as Vice-Chairman of the Punjab State Planning Board here on Wednesday. An official press release said the tenure, terms and conditions of his appointment would be notified in due course.

4 dengue cases in Jalandhar:
Four dengue cases have surfaced in the city in the past three days. Dr RL Bassan, Civil Surgeon, said two positive cases surfaced on Wednesday while two were reported in the last two days. District Epidemiologist Dr Satish Sood said Onkar Singh (48) of Bhagat Singh Colony and Kishan Dev (52) of Banda Bahadur Colony were the lastest to be tested positive for the disease.

PAU inks MoU with Gujarat corp:
PAU signed an MoU with Gujarat State Seed Corporation during the Global Agriculture Summit of Vibrant Gujarat 2013, held at Gandhinagar on September 9 and 10. In the offing is development of a BG-II cotton hybrid. 

Students hold protest march
: Students of University College, Moonak, under the banner of Punjab Students Union (PSU), took out a protest march against the "high-handedness" of private bus operators in Moonak on Wednesday.



Khandelwal is CMs Principal Secy
: The state government today posted KK Khandelwal, Additional Principal Secretary, Chief Minister, as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister (PSCM). The Chief Minister will now have two PSCMs. The government had recently posted SS Dhillon as the PSCM. He had replaced Chattar Singh who has been appointed as a member of the UPSC. 


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