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Now, passport check made easy

Now, passport check made easy

Balraj Kumar, Regional Passport Officer, addresses mediapersons in Amritsar.

Amritsar: The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has integrated Passport Sewa Portal (PSP) application with Digilocker to enable sharing of e-documents with passport sewa via a mechanism for verification of documents online. Now applicants can share their documents issued by the government agencies from their Digilocker account to passport sewa system while filling the passport application form and it can be done at self-declaration screen and upload supporting documents screen. The department has issued directions to upload the Digilocker documents to passport sewa system on its website. TNS

Jail inmate held with intoxicants

Amritsar: Amritsar jail authorities on Thursday arrested a jail inmate who was found sneaking sedative pills inside the jail premises by hiding it in his private parts. He was identified as Mahal Singh, a resident of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar area here. He had gone for hearing in the court and on his return, the jail staff confiscated the contraband. Ravel Singh, Assistant Superintendent, Central Jail, said the staff recovered 75 intoxicating tablets from his possession. A case has been registered against him. TNS

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