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Implement quota policy, Punjab Scheduled Caste panel directs DGP

Chandigarh: The State Scheduled Caste Commission has directed the DGP to implement the reservation policy in promotions and new recruitments in the Punjab Police in view of the government instructions. Commission chairman Tejinder Kaur said complainants had said the directions were not being implemented. TNS

Mann slams Centre for ‘ignoring’ farmers

Chandigarh: Lashing out at the Centre for neglecting the deaths of farmers during their ongoing protest, AAP Punjab president Bhagwant Mann said hundreds of farmers had died during the past eight months, with their deaths being the headlines of newspapers, but the dictatorial-Modi government had turned a blind eye to the matter. TNS

Sweet gesture

After around six years when India had stopped exchanging pleasantries on festivals with Pakistan, the practice resumed at the Sadiqi border on Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday. Mayank Dwevedi, Commandant, 181 battalion, BSF, offered sweets to his counterpart Pakistan Rangers’ Wing Commander Irfan Khan, who, too offered sweets to BSF officials

Education department employee held for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

Chandigarh: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau has arrested a junior assistant with the Education Department for taking bribe of Rs 1 lakh. Disclosing this on Wednesday, a VB spokesman said Pritpal Singh, posted in the DEO office, SAS Nagar, was nabbed red-handed on the complaint of Karamjeet Singh, ETT teacher in the same district.TNS

Take steps to boost MSMEs, ease of doing biz: Chief Secy

Chandigarh: The government decided to reduce the costs of mandatory compliances for MSMEs by implementing recommendations of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Wednesday. She directed the departments concerned to expedite the process and ensure ease of doing business. TNS

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