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In a major crackdown, teams of Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) conducted surprise raids at 15 industrial units of Majha and Doaba region of the state. During the raids, some of the industrial units were found violating the pollution norms with respect to air and water.

Avian influenza that hit poultry all over the globe in recent years has left the Indian shuttlecock manufacturing industry crippled.

The disease that forced various countries to cull lakhs of birds in an effort to restrain spreading the flu is still haunting the traders.

Hundreds to be constructed near Milkfed booths along highways and in Ludhiana, Patiala, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Bathinda cities

To address the need for clean toilets along the state

Influenza A (H1N1) has hit the city again. A PGI staff nurse has tested positive of the virus. This is the first positive case of swine flu in the city.

The health authorities today diagnosed a fresh case of swine flu in the state. This is the first such case reported in the past five months, as the last case of the disease in the state was diagnosed in February, this year.

Jalandhar: Acknowledging the expertise of Punjabi farmers in making the state the “food bowl of the country”, Ethiopia now wants them to replicate this success in their country.

Chandigarh: As a part of river conservation project, the union ministry of environment and forests on Thursday cleared a proposal for laying sewage disposal pipes, and provision of sewage treatment plants in eight more towns of Punjab. These are Hoshiarpur, Phagwara South, Rajpura, Patran, Lehraghaga, Derabassi, Khanuri and Jalandhar. The project will be taken up at a cost of Rs 465.07 crore.

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) have decided to jointly study the presence of high levels of uranium in ground water in the state, reported the cause of abnormally high incidence of cancer. The study would begin within three months.

Jalandhar: With the approval of the new fertiliser policy, which replaces product-based subsidy with nutrition- based subsidy, by the Union Government there will be an immediate burden of Rs 170 crore on Punjab