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Chandigarh: Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Monday launched "Ambassadors of Hope", an online competition for more than 18 lakh school students across the state. The competition invites students to make videos and share positive ideas on Covid-19. They can share their videos through social media using the hashtag #AmbassadorsOfHope. The can also send the videos at ambassadorsofhopepunjab@gmail.com. "Students from Class I to XII can participate," Singla said. Three winners from every district will be chosen. The first prize will be an iPad, the second a laptop and the third an Android tablet. TNS

60 Kashmiris stuck in Barnala

Barnala: Around 60 persons belonging to Kashmir have requested Deputy Commissioner TPS Phoolka to arrange for their transport back home as public transport services have been suspended in view of the Covid-19 lockdown. The DC has assured them help and written to the Punjab Government in this regard. "Around 60 Kashmiris have been stranded here for more than a month. They came to Barnala to sell clothes. As the lockdown was clamped, they could not return home," he said, adding the district administration was providing them with ration. TNS

Expedite testing, demands SAD

Fazilka: Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal has said the key to fight the Covid-19 pandemic was to ramp up the state's testing capacity. "The government is not carrying out the tests properly. Rapid testing is necessary to prevent spreading of the virus," he said here on Monday after meeting his supporters. He alleged discrimination in the distribution of ration. OC

Sukhbir distributes hand sanitiser

Muktsar: Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday distributed 50,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to party leaders, who would hand over the goods to the needy. He toured Malout, Muktsar, Fazilka, Jalalabad and Guruharsahai Assembly constituencies falling in his Ferozepur Lok Sabha segment. Sukhbir also gave some bottles of hand sanitiser to policemen deployed at checkpoints. The other constituencies would be covered soon, he said. TNS

After killing spouse, man hangs self

Muktsar: A labourer allegedly killed his wife with a weapon on Monday. Later, the accused, identified as Raj Singh, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Kanianwali village near here. Sources said Raj Singh killed his wife Amarjeet Kaur in the fields where they were working. Thereafter, he dug a pit in the soil to hide the weapon with which he had hit his spouse and committed suicide. Probe is on. TNS



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