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New Delhi: No one has been taken hostage in the militant attack at Punjab’s Dinanagar town, said union minister Kirren Rijiju on Monday. 20

“Yes there have been reports that there was a terror attack at the Punjab border (town) but as of now there is no information regarding hostages being held. We are looking into it and once I get some more information, I will come out with it,” Rijiju said.

The minister of state for home affairs also said that “…since the attacks are really serious, we can’t reveal any data as of now as the operation is on”.

Militants struck at Dinanagar town, leaving at least one person dead.

“All the security forces have been alerted. Everyone is on alert. If needed anyone and everyone will be rushed to the spot,” he said.

The minister said that the NSG commandos and army personnel have joined the operation at Dinanagar.

(IANS)

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Centre Sanctions Rs 1,040 Crore for Greening Punjab

Javadekar also appreciated the state's effort to turn afforestation into a mass-movement with schemes, like 'Ghar Ghar Hariyali'

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Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot received the sanction letter from the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Pixabay

Accepting Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s request, the Centre on Thursday sanctioned Rs 1,040 crore for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) for greening Punjab.

Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot received the sanction letter from the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar.

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Accepting Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s request, the Centre on Thursday sanctioned Rs 1,040 crore for the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management. Pixabay

Javadekar also appreciated the state’s effort to turn afforestation into a mass-movement with schemes, like ‘Ghar Ghar Hariyali’, and planting of 550 trees in each village during the 550th Prakash Purb celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev.

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The state plans to use the money in a phased manner to realise its five-year perspective plan to increase green cover. (IANS)

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