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NOCs within 30 days, says Jalandhar DC

Jalandhar: Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Tuesday directed various government departments to expedite the process of issuing NOCs pertaining to applications of installing mobile towers in the district. While participating in a virtual meet chaired by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan to review the progress made under the Punjab Telecom Infrastructure Policy 2020, the Deputy Commissioner said some applications were received from the telecom companies to instal mobile towers across the district and departments concerned were directed to act accordingly to clear applications at the earliest. The Deputy Commissioner said under this Act, all the NOCs related to install a telecom tower are to be completed within 30 days. TNS

Missing man found dead

Jalandhar: An elderly person who was reportedly missing from the last two days was found dead at Burlton Park. The deceased has been identified as Ashwini Sharma (68), a resident of Babu Labh Singh Nagar. The Police Division 1 received a message on Tuesday that a body was lying at Burlton Park. After visiting the spot, cops discovered that the deceased was missing from Sunday. Assistant Sub-Inspector Heera Lal said, the body has been sent for the post-mortem to establish the exact reason of his death. TNS

Procurement from April 10

Kapurthala: It’s estimated that 3.59 lakh metric tonnes of wheat would arrive in mandis in Kapurthala as the state government is going to start procurement of wheat from April 10. Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said the district administration has made all necessary arrangements for smooth procurement of wheat, including cleanliness of mandis, drinking water, electricity and gunny bags. She said due to surge in Covid, passes would be issued to farmers to bring wheat in mandis. tns

Executive body’s term extended

Kapurthala: The meeting of executive body of the Punjab College Non-Teaching Employees’ Union (aided and un-aided) was held recently via Google meet under the chairmanship of Mandeep Singh Bedi. Members said they decided to extend the term of the executive body for one year or till the elections are held. Some vacant posts were filled and changes were made with consent of present members. Senior vice-president Dr Anil Kumar, among others, were also present. TNS

Relaxation to CBSE schools

Kapurthala: The Nawanshahr and Kapurthala administrations have released orders granting relaxation for conducting practical exams scheduled by the boards, on the condition that Covid-19 related guidelines will be followed. As per instructions of the state government, schools will remain closed till April 10. As practical exams are underway in CBSE schools, relaxation has been given. TNS

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