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Jobless ETT teachers observe black day
Bathinda, January 1
New Year began on a dissenting note with activists of the Panchayat Union and the Unemployed ETT Teachers’ Union observing black day in support of their demands here today. The police detained the jobless teachers at Teachers’ Home for a couple of hours to prevent them from gheraoing Finance Minister Surinder Singla who was also in the city.
Panchayat Union activists and jobless ETT teachers burn the state government’s effigy near the Bathinda bus stand Panchayat Union activists and jobless ETT teachers burn the state government’s effigy near the Bathinda bus stand on Sunday.
— Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Demands of employees to be met soon: secy
Fatehgarh Sahib, January 1
The Punjab Government is going to concede and implement all the genuine demands of government employees and a high-level meeting with the representatives of the government employees unions is going to take place shortly.



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Relief to victims meagre: SAD
Rajpura, January 1
Terming the compensation granted to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims as "meagre", the general secretary of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Capt Kanwaljit Singh, yesterday demanded strict action against those leaders indicted by the Nanavati Commission.

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Who will be new Chief Secretary?
Chandigarh, January 1
Who will be the next Chief Secretary of Punjab will be known only after the State Government names the new Financial Commissioner (Revenue) in place of Mrs Rupan Deol Bajaj, who retired yesterday.

Punjab farmers see profit in castor plantation
Chandigarh, January 1
A major crop diversifying project is set to cover 50,000 acres of land in the cotton belt of the Malwa region of Punjab. After being successful in a three-year experiment to grow the castor plant alongside the Bt cotton plantation, farmers in the state are set to grow castor on commercial basis.

New decimal scientific calendar prepared
Amritsar, January 1
Imagine, every month of the year and every year of all times starting with the first day and ending with the last day of the week and any particular date of any month having the same day of the week.

COMMUNITY

Community policing scheme proves successful
Chandigarh, January 1
An experimental project started by the Punjab Police in Khanna has been a hit. In September, the police started community policing by youth of the area and asked the residents to pool in a small amount each month to pay the salaries.

Sabzi mandi conflict remains unresolved
Amritsar, January 1
The sabzi mandi conflict spilled into the New Year, with mandi traders and municipal corporation trading allegations and counter-allegations. While the fruit Vegetable Merchants Union president Harbans Singh Kamboj wrote to Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, alleging that MC employees had instigated violence between the police and the traders, the MC commissioner refuted this.

Girl cadets shine at parasailing show
Amritsar, January 1
The parasailing and the first time experience of firing by NCC cadets at the Gobindgarh Fort, here today enthralled the onlookers. First-time parasailing, especially, by Girl cadets was thrilling experience for them which marked the New Years celebrations.


Parasailing by a girl NCC cadet at the Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar on Sunday. — Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Parasailing by a girl NCC cadet at the Gobindgarh Fort in Amritsar

Jawan cremated with state honours
Bathinda, January 1
The body of Army jawan Jagsir Singh, who attained martyrdom in a landmine blast in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, was consigned to the flames with full state honours at Talwandi Sabo today.

Family members of Army jawan Jagsir Singh, who lost his life in a landmine blast in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, mourn his death at Talwandi Sabo on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera


Family members of Army jawan Jagsir Singh, who lost his life in a landmine blast in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, mourn his death at Talwandi Sabo

Durgiana cautions against “fake” receipts
Amritsar, January 1
The Durgiana Temple management today cautioned against fake receipts of donations for “shobha yatra” scheduled for January 7 from here.

Singla promises potable water for Bathinda
Bathinda, January 1
The trans-railway colonies in the town would start receiving clean drinking water before March 31, announced Finance Minister Surinder Singla here today.

COURTS

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HC asks Punjab to frame rules
Leave of Consumer Forum members
Chandigarh, January 1
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab government to decide the representations of two full-time members of the District Consumer Forum, Kapurthala, regarding entitlement of casual/earned leave within three months.

CRIME

Man found murdered
Sangrur, January 1
Ramesh Kumar (35), a resident of local Mubarak Mehal Colony, was murdered with a sharpedged weapon near the main bus stand here last night. Mr Bahadur Singh, a resident of Sanghrerri village, near Bhawanigarh, was admitted to the local Civil Hospital in an injured condition.

Gang of power cable robbers busted, five held
Moga, January 1
The police has busted a gang of power cable robbers and arrested five members of the gang who were involved in about a dozen such cases in Moga and Faridkot districts.

Gangman crushed to death under train
Bathinda, January 1
A gangman lost his life when he was run over by a train at Katar Singh Wala station. Sahara volunteers rushed to the spot and informed the GRP about the incident.

College clash leaves one injured
Tarn Taran, January 1
Two students were injured in a fight between two groups of the local Sewa Deva S.D. College. The condition of Gurnaib Singh of Piddi is said to be critical.

EDUCATION

Surgeons burn copies of degrees
Patiala, January 1
As part of the ongoing agitation the House Surgeons Association, Punjab, took a pledge by lighting candles in front of the statue of the founder of the Praja Mandal Movement Sardar Sewa Singh Thikriwala to continue their struggle for justice.
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