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By EMN Updated: May 01, 2017 11:45 pm
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Passports could be applied from post offices shortly: Tharoor

Amritsar, May 1 (PTI): A 15-member delegation of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs led by its Chairperson Shashi Tharoor today paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple here. He said passports could be applied from post offices shortly, adding around 86 post offices have already started work in this regard. They delegation also visited the Integrated Check Post (ICP) Attari/Wagah border where they held a meeting with the Custom and BSF officials in order to have a “first hand information with regard to the required infrastructure at ICP, import/export activities with Pakistan and problems faced by the officials.”

Haryana to be stray cattle-free

Chandigarh, May 1 (PTI): On August 15, as the country will celebrate its 71st Independence Day, the northern state of Haryana would become stray cattle-free. At a meeting here, Khattar said the tagging of 89.3 per cent of cattle in ‘gaushalas’ and ‘nandishalas’ (shelters for bovine animals) has been completed and Haryana would be made stray cattle-free by August 15, 2017. The work to rehabilitate abandoned cattle is being undertaken in a mission mode and 27,000 animals have already been accommodated in gaushalas, he said.

School bus overturns, 35 children injured

Muzaffarnagar, May 1 (PTI): As many as 35 children were today injured, seven grievously, after a school bus overturned on Hastinapur-Ramraj road in the district, police said. The incident happened this morning when the school bus, carrying the students of a private school in Ramraj, overturned and fell into a ditch, they said, adding the driver of the bus managed to escape. The injured children were shifted to a hospital. Later, all children, except seven, were relived from the hospital, they added.

Railways to explore latest tech to prevent derailment

New Delhi, May 1 (PTI): The railways will explore the possibility of acquiring an advanced technology system for rail fracture detection and track monitoring to enhance safety in the wake of frequent derailments. Aiming at augmenting the pace of latest technological adaptations, the Research and Development Standards Organisation (RDSO), the research wing of the railways, will hold a two-day global technology conference from May 3 here. Experts from 17 countries, including the US, China, Japan, Russia and South Africa, will take part in the meet.

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By EMN Updated: May 01, 2017 11:45:44 pm