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Jobless B.Ed teachers lathi charged, 5 hurt
Kapurthala, June 10
A large number of umemployed B.Ed teachers were lathi charged in front of education minister Dr Upinderjit Kaurís house here on Sunday afternoon. More than five persons were injured in  the incident.
The protesters had assembled in front of state education minister Dr Upinderjit Kaurís house in Kapurthala
The protesters had assembled in front of state education minister Dr Upinderjit Kaurís house in Kapurthala . ó Photo by S.S. Chopra

Dowry demand: Woman ends life
Phillaur, June 10
A married woman committed suicide by consuming poison in Ravidasspura locality in Phillaur last night. According to sources, the woman, identified as Kamaljit, was being harassed to bring more dowry.

NRI help pours in for college
Nawanshahr, June 10
Bibi Gurmit Kaur, mother of US-based NRIs John Singh Gill and Mayak Gill inaugurated the construction work of the second phase of new building of Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga.




 

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More teeth for Phagwara police
Phagwara, June 10
Police registered 138 criminal cases over the past two months. Harpreet Singh Khakh, Phagwara DSP, stated this addressing a press conference here today. He said police seized 338 kg puppy husk, 200 gm ganja, 30 gm smack and two kg opium during this period. Nine proclaimed offenders had been nabbed and four fake travel agents arrested on charges of cheating in the past two months, he added.

Clash over disqualification
Phagwara, June 10
Tension prevailed in nearby village Baddo following the disqualification of the two-football teams by the organisers of a rural football tournament. According to the reports received, a league match was scheduled between teams of village Sarihala and Narur as part of the ongoing rural football tournament being organised by Doaba Welfare Club on Saturday.

 

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Jobless B.Ed teachers lathi charged, 5 hurt
Tribune News Service

Kapurthala, June 10
A large number of umemployed B.Ed teachers were lathi charged in front of education minister Dr Upinderjit Kaurís house here on Sunday afternoon. More than five persons were injured in 
the incident.

The teachers were demanding jobs from the government. The protesters from across the state had gathered here under the banner of B.Ed unemployed front of Punjab to stage a dharna outside the ministerís house located on Sultanpur Lodhi road.

According to sources, the cops stopped the agitators around 500 yards away from Kaurís house. The protesters sat on the road resulting in a blockade. They demanded that the minister should personally come to receive the memorandum of their demands. However, Kaur sent her PA to get it.

Irked over this, the protesters started moving towards ministerís house after breaking police barricades. The police had to resort to cane charge to control them, resulting in injuries to five persons. They have been identified as Pargatjeet Singh of Kishanpura (Moga), Harmesh Kumar (Ropar), Harvinder Singh of Kokrikalam (Moga), Kuldep Singh (Ropar) and Mohan Lal of Nurpur Bedi. Some cops were also hurt in the scuffle.

Criticising the police action, state president of B.Ed teachersí front, Sukhdarshan Singh, said they would hold a protest in Faridkot on Monday where Upinderjeet Kaur is scheduled to attend a function. 

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Dowry demand: Woman ends life
Our Correspondent

Phillaur, June 10
A married woman committed suicide by consuming poison in Ravidasspura locality in Phillaur last night. According to sources, the woman, identified as Kamaljit, was being harassed to bring more dowry.

The womanís uncle Harbhajan Ram, in his complaint to the police, said Kamaljit was married to Harmesh Kumar of Phillaur six years ago. But soon after marriage, her in-laws started torturing her for dowry. ďKamaljitís brother, Lal Chand, who works in UAE, had sent Rs 50,000 to her, but their demands never stopped,Ē said Harbhajan Ram. Sources said when Lal Chand came to India in connection with his marriage; Harmesh created a ruckus during the function and demanded a motorcycle from him.

At that timeRs 15,000 were given to Kamaljitís in-laws, they added. The police have registered a case. 

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NRI help pours in for college
Our Correspondent

Nawanshahr, June 10
Bibi Gurmit Kaur, mother of US-based NRIs John Singh Gill and Mayak Gill inaugurated the construction work of the second phase of new building of Sikh National College, Charan Kanwal, Banga.

NRIs John Singh Gill and Mayak Gill have donated $ 1 lakh as first installment for the construction of a block in memory of his school teacher Gurbaksh Singh Gosal. About Rs 80 lakh would be spent on the construction of the new block comprising an ultra modern theatre and library.

Dr Jaspal Singh Randhawa, principal, said a sum of Rs 80 lakh has already been spent on the renovation of the college building. In the first phase an administrative block, girls hostel, labs, class rooms and studentsí suvidha centre have been constructed.

An indoor stadium and PTI Menhga Singh Pavilion is also being constructed at a cost of Rs 65 lakh. Another US-based NRI Dr Jasbir Singh Mann has donated a sum of Rs 20.45 lakh, Rs 20 lakh has been spent by the Sikh Education Society Chandigarh and the remaining funds have been mobilised by the local managing committee, he said. 

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More teeth for Phagwara police
Our Correspondent

Phagwara, June 10
Police registered 138 criminal cases over the past two months. Harpreet Singh Khakh, Phagwara DSP, stated this addressing a press conference here today. He said police seized 338 kg puppy husk, 200 gm ganja, 30 gm smack and two kg opium during this period. Nine proclaimed offenders had been nabbed and four fake travel agents arrested on charges of cheating in the past two months, he added.

ďA Police Control Room has been set up and complainant can call numbers 100, 262900, 260990, 261092, 265117, 508049 any time. The police control room will remain open round the clock,Ē he added.

He said a Mini Community Police Resource Centre has been set up at Phagwara to redress problems of residents and NRIs. DSP said ten more motor cycle cops have been included in the fleet of PCR team. They are fully equipped with modern weapons, said Khakh.

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Clash over disqualification

Phagwara, June 10
Tension prevailed in nearby village Baddo following the disqualification of the two-football teams by the organisers of a rural football tournament. According to the reports received, a league match was scheduled between teams of village Sarihala and Narur as part of the ongoing rural football tournament being organised by Doaba Welfare Club on Saturday. However, as Sarhiala team could not reach the venue in time, the referee while declaring a walk over announced Narur as winner. On reaching the grounds, players of Sarihala strongly protested against the decision resulting in a clash between both the teams. Later organisers disqualified both the teams. ó OC

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