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PU to send roll numbers by courier in cities
Chandigarh, March 18
Unlike previous years, Panjab University will not witness the usual hue and cry over non-delivery of examination admit cards by students this year. In a series of student-friendly measures, the Examination Branch will despatch roll numbers only through registered post or courier.
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Former Patiala MP and senior Akali leader Prem Singh Chandumajra, who had only recently expressed full faith in the leadership of SAD President Parkash Singh Badal after a bout of dissidence when he was denied the party ticket from Patiala, remained absent from today’s SAD-BJP rally.
The CPI (ML) organised a Shaheedi conference in memory of its prominent Naxalite leader Jaimal Singh Padda in connection with his 16th “Martyrdom day’ at Lakhan ke Padde village 12 km from here today.
Mr Jagdeep Singh Nakai, MLA, Joga, today alleged that the district administration had acted partially to facilitate the victory of Congress candidate as sarpanch of Jhabbar village of this district, the elections for which were held on March 16.
The Rashtriaya Raksha Dal (RRD) would stress on setting up a federal government after the constitution of the next Lok Sabha to weed out the political corruption in the country. In addition to it the RRD would also emphasise need for corrective steps to eradicte unemployment, population, poverty, promotion of education, uplift of women and weaker sections of the society.
Mr Sunil Bitta, district general secretary (rural), BJP, today said hoardings projecting development works initiated by the late MP of the constituency, Bhan Singh Bhaura, should be removed immediately by the authorities as per the Model Code of Conduct.
Mr Kanwal Bakshi, president, United Christian Front, Punjab, and member Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board, lauding the secular agenda of the Congress yesterday cautioned the Christian voters against the BJP.
The Army authorities are reported to have written to the local police to register FIRs against 18 violators, including a son of a senior Punjab Congress leader, who had carried out construction within 1,000 yards of the Ammunition Sub Depot, Mamun (2 ASD), by flouting rules.
The Punjab Human Rights Organisation (PHRO) has demanded investigation into a fake bails, surety bonds and immigration racket.
A three-day 36th session of the Punjab History Conference on the theme of ‘Guru Granth Sahib: as a source of Punjab History and Culture’ was inaugurated at Punjabi University campus here today. The former Vice-Chancellor, of V.M. Open University, Kota (Rajasthan), Prof G.S.L. Devra, was the chief guest.
Mr Baldev Sharma, press secretary, Punjab State Pharmacists’ Association, today said that due to the non-acceptance of their long-pending demands their association has decided to stage dharnas in front of the residences of Punjab Chief Minister and the state Health Minister.
The Malwa Research Centre in association with Bathinda Grace Book, a publishing house, have decided to honour eminent personalities with Punjab Rattan Award and Shamsheer-e-Punjab Award for outstanding performance in their respective fields.
Kuldeep Singh, a resident of Purani Basti Tripuri, has alleged that his son Tinku (8) had died due to negligence of a doctor here today.
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The district police launched a special traffic education week by organising an awareness camp here yesterday.
SDM told to carry out
orders on land possession
The Punjab Vigilance Bureau here today arrested two rice sheller owners while another to escaped during raids today in connection with an alleged fraud of Rs 1.18 crore with Markfed in 2001-02.
The police has busted an inter-state gang of vehicles thieves. A member of the gang has been nabbed while two other members managed to escape from the naka point under cover of darkness.
A temple priest was today found murdered near Bhulechak village on the outskirts of Gurdaspur, the police said.
The Banga police has registered a case against Kuldip Singh, a granthi and a resident of Khankhana village, under Sections 376, 452 and 342 of the IPC for allegedly molesting a minor girl of the village yesterday.
The Vigilance Bureau yesterday arrested head constable Amrik Singh of Kot Mit Singh Police Chowki under the Islamabad police station here for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 4500 from Onkar Singh son of Kultar Singh.
Inspector Ashok Mohan and five other policemen were acquitted yesterday. Mr Ashok Mohan and five others Mr Daya Singh, Mr Randhir Singh, Mr Jasvir Singh, Mr Jagmail Singh, and Mr Kuldip Singh were booked in death in police custody case on February 2, 2000 under Sections 365, 344, 304A, 201, 148, 149 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code at Tapa Police Station.
Mr Daya Singh DEO(S), has denied that the flying staff led by the CEO had detected mass copying at Government Senior Secondary School Boys, Bassi Pathana. He said CEO had inspected the center and only six students were caught copying and they were booked under UMC. He said the Superintendent and four supervisors were shifted and not suspended as reported in papers.