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Punjab orders alternate arrangements for border area students

Chandigarh, Sep 30

With schools in Punjab's border belt being shut indefinitely due to escalation of tension between India and Pakistan, state Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Friday issued instructions to provide alternate education arrangements for students of border districts displaced from their native places.

Punjab on high alert amid rumours of Pakistani Army build-up

Chandigarh, Sep 30

Punjab remained on high alert and evacuation from villages along the international border with Pakistan continued on Friday while a number of rumours on the Pakistan Army's build-up did rounds on social media despite authorities urging people not to panic as no such situation was reported.

Panic, silence, mismanagement in Punjab border villages

Chandigarh, Sep 30

Anxious villagers on Friday continued to move out of their villages in Punjab which shares the International Border (IB) with Pakistan as panic gripped the area regarding a possible strike by Islamabad in the wake of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC).

AAP launches Helpline for border villagers in Punjab

New Delhi, Sep 29

The AAP on Thursday said it had launched a 24-hour Helpline for people in Punjab in areas bordering Pakistan and urged party activists to help their evacuation from these areas.

Nearly 1,000 Punjab villages being evacuated; CM congratulates Modi

Chandigarh, Sep 29

Residents of nearly 1,000 villages in Punjab districts bordering Pakistan are being evacuated following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan in the wake of surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC.

Punjab gets largest solar power plant in Mansa

Mansa (Punjab), Sep 29

The largest single location solar power plant with a capacity of 31.5 MW was inaugurated in Punjab's Mansa district on Thursday.

Artillery, troops move to Punjab border, evacuation begins

Chandigarh, Sep 29

Army columns with artillery moved towards Punjab's border with Pakistan on Thursday amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan after New Delhi's surgical strikes across the LoC.

Punjab on maximum alert, villagers near border told to move

Chandigarh, Sep 29

Punjab was on maximum alert on Thursday while villagers close to the border with Pakistan have been told to move to safer locations following Indian "surgical strikes" across the LoC.

Punjab orders evacuation of villages in 10-km border belt

Chandigarh, Sep 29

The Punjab government has ordered the evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along the border with Pakistan following the surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC.

Punjab border villages on alert after surgical strikes

Chandigarh, Sep 29

Villages along Punjab's border with Pakistan were put on high alert on Thursday after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on the LoC, official sources said.

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