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No grain pilferage, claims Ashu

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Chandigarh: Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu has claimed that end-to-end computerisation has ensued stamping out grain pilferage during the distribution of foodgrain and pulses to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY). He termed SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal's demand for a CBI probe into the delay in distribution of grain as absurd. "His demand is a gimmick aiming to gain political mileage," the minister said. TNS

Department sets up milk-testing labs

Chandigarh: The Dairy Development Department has set up special laboratories at the district level to test adulteration in milk. Any person can bring 50 gm of unboiled milk to the laboratory and get it tested from 9 am to 11 am. The test will be done free of cost and the result will be given on the spot. Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa said laboratories would help to keep a check on anti-social elements who provided people with adulterated milk. TNS

Markfed inspector attacked in Batala

Batala: A person wearing the attire of a 'Nihang' grievously injured a senior Markfed employee following a dispute that arose over weighing a truck of wheat in the Batala grain market. SSP Opinderjit Singh Ghuman said a case had been registered at the Civil Lines police station. The inspector, Karan Sunil, saw two groups of truck drivers fighting and tried to intervene. As he was trying to pacify the warring groups, a person, dressed as a Nihang, attacked him. The inspector sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the Batala Civil Hospital. TNS

Waive fee of pvt school students: AAP

Bathinda: The local unit of AAP has submitted a memorandum of demands, addressed to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, to the Deputy Commissioner, seeking fee exemption for students studying in private schools in view of the Covid pandemic. Navdeep Jeeda, AAP Bathinda unit president, on Saturday told the media here, "Parents are not in a position to pay fee because the sources of income have dried up. At this juncture, food and healthcare are the priorities." tns

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