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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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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab.

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Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Sunday.

He said 325,000 online orders were received through the app, with more than three lakh people downloading it on their smartphones.

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A total of 32 lakh saplings were supplied under the ‘Ghar-Ghar Hariyali’ campaign as well as through the app, the Minister said.

Dharmsot urged the people to take up plantation and distribution of saplings on important occasions like birthdays.

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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab. (IANS)

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