13 villages ensure ‘green’ diwali

Staying away from fireworks, people of 13 villages in Sultanpur Lodhi celebrated a 'green' diwali by lighting 13,000 diyas (clay candles), using mustard oil and pure ghee, along a three-kilometre stretch on the banks of the Holy Bein. The residents of Sultanpur Lodhi, Nihaluwal, Chakchela, Sherpur-Dona, Talwani Madho, Ahmadpur, Fauji colony, Mahoblipur, Solan, Muridwal, Male, Rupowali, Mallahi, Kulara, Sidhwan villages ensured a green diwali on the call of environmentalist Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal.

7 fires in Jalandhar , no major loss

Jalandhar: Around seven fires were reported from the city on Diwali but no major loss was reported. According to the fire department, most of the fires were at domestic places and were controlled well in time. Also a fire was reported from the MBD Market area.

Phillaur visits Kapurthala jail

Jalandhar: Punjab Cabinet minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur visited the Kapurthala Modern Jail during Diwali on Tuesday to distribute sweets and fruits to the children of jail inmates. Phillaur said the children had done nothing wrong and hence should not be deprived of happiness on such occasions.

Assessment of cancer drive to be extended

Chandigarh: The Punjab government will extend rapid assessment of the Cancer Awareness Campaign with effect from December 1. The core committee for Cancer Awareness and Early Detection constituted by the state government held a meeting during which the committee deliberated on the report of investigators Dr Nidhi Bhatnagar, Senior Resident and Dr J S Thakur, Additional Professor, PGIMER, Chandigarh, regarding the campaign. The report indicated that the campaign was well supported by technical parameters like micro-planning, maps of the field areas and identification code to participating staff.

Tributes paid to Nehru at Congress Bhawan

Chandigarh: Tributes were paid to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, on his 123rd birth anniversary at Congress Bhawan on Wednesday. After paying floral tributes, Laal Singh, senior vice president of the Punjab Congress, recalled the sacrifices made by Nehru during India's freedom struggle.

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