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Finally, Sikhiya Bachao Manch to meet CM today

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: After a struggle of more than a month to bag a meeting with Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh, members of the Sikhiya Bachao Manch Punjab shall finally have the much-awaited meeting with the CM on Friday.

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Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, April 26

After a struggle of more than a month to bag a meeting with Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh, members of the Sikhiya Bachao Manch Punjab shall finally have the much-awaited meeting with the CM on Friday.

Having boycotted the Parho Punjab Project a month ago, the teachers had taken up the cudgels against the Education Department after a series of department team officials were disallowed by them from entering their school premises. The Education Department had issued notices to them for stalling the smooth course of government works.

Resulting in a stand-off, the teachers further toughened their stance after the notices, even announcing the summoning back of some of the coordinators meant to visit schools under the Parho Punjab Project.

The prime demands which the 50,000 teacher strong manch plans to take up with the CM on Friday include the regularisation of services of the contractual teachers, increase in the salaries of the teachers of the Education Providers Union, who are presently getting paid a mere Rs 5,000 per month, timely supply of books to schools – with a majority of the schools yet to receive the books, proper implementation of the Parho Punjab Project which they presently say is beset with discrepancies and anomalies, teachers not to be burdened with excessive clerical work as is presently being done.

While the Education Department itself has deemed the anti-Parho Punjab stance of the teachers an obstruction to the smooth running of the scheme, the unwavering stance of the teachers, however, created a crisis, which saw teachers refusing to relent regarding the implementation of the project.

Suicide threat by teacher, union livid

While the recent suicide by a Ferozepur-based teacher owing to meagre salary saw an intensification of the stand-off between teachers and the government, the incident has caused a ripple effect, with another Pathankot teacher on Thursday threatening suicide. The Pathankot-based teacher citing less salary (Rs 5,000) and deteriorating health also issued a release on Thursday, saying the government would be responsible for his death.

While the teacher’s home was visited by the police after the issuance of the note, following the police action, the union members at Pathankot also held a dharna.

A day ahead of their meeting with the CM, the union has also cited this to be another issue which they will take up with the CM.

Shahkot resident alleges illegal mining on his land

Shahkot resident alleges illegal mining on his land

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Shahkot-based Sarain Singh, a resident of Raipur Gujran village, on Thursday alleged that his land in the village was being forcibly used for illegal mining by a local Congress leader.

Youths fire at filling station employees

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Around five youths, in their late twenties, visited a filling station in the Rama mandi area and fired at the staff when asked to pay money.

Fire breaks out in Qazi Mandi area, two more places

Fire breaks out in Qazi Mandi area, two more places

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: A fire broke out at a godown in the Qazi Mandi area on Thursday and gutted the carton-packaging material worth lakhs kept inside the premises.

Peace meeting postponed in Phagwara

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

PHAGWARA: A meeting of various sections of society called by Commissioner Jalandhar Division Raj Kamal Chaudhary and Inspector General of Police Zonal Naunihal Singh on Thursday afternoon was postponed to Friday evening after consulting representatives of all factions concerned.

Padho Punjab Padhao Punjab Boycott

Teachers undeterred, vow to continue their struggle

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: An inspection was carried out on Thursday in government schools by the District Education Officer (DEO), Deputy District Education Officer (Elementary and Primary Education), CMT/BMT (Cluster Master Trainers/Block Master Trainers) along with district coordinators of the project and among others to check the functioning, attendance and other regulations of the school.

Residents flay state govt for hike in power tariff

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR:Residents of the town have criticised the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (PSERC) decision to hike power tariff by 2.17 per cent, besides increasing the fixed electricity charges for all consumers.

Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha holds meeting

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratinidhi Sabha held a meeting at the GGDSD College, Hariana, in which the executive committee members participated.

NHRC rapporteur visits Kapurthala jail

NHRC rapporteur visits Kapurthala jail

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Sudhir Kumar, Special Rapporteur, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for the North-East Zone today visited the Kapurthala Modern Jail and took stock of the conditions pertaining to the adoption of destitute children and also to assess the implementation of schemes for the welfare of women and children inside the prisons.

SCHOOL NOTES

Welcome party

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

Sanskriti KMV School gave a party to Class I graders to welcome them to the new session.

Hockey finals slated for todayNational School games

Hockey finals slated for today

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: The closing ceremony of the 63rd National School Games will be held at Surjit Hockey Stadium on Friday.

15-year-old bags bronze in U-20 games

15-year-old bags bronze in U-20 games

27 Apr 2018 | 1:58 AM

JALANDHAR: Paramjit Singh as a father is proud.

Inner Wheel Club performs community service

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The Inner Wheel Club Jalandhar undertook a series of welfare projects for the underprivileged and the needy.

Meet the women entrepreneurs making money from cow dung

Meet the women entrepreneurs making money from cow dung

26 Apr 2018 | 2:11 AM

JALANDHAR: The sun is at its peak. The temperature is rising with each passing day and will reach around 48 degree very shortly, but few women are toiling hard for the betterment of their families in a very different way.

90 lakh MT of wheat procured, says official

90 lakh MT of wheat procured, says official

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The Director, Food and Civil Supplies Anindita Mitra on Wednesday said the Punjab Government was fully committed to ensuring the successful completion of wheat season and farmers would not have to face any problem with regard to the payments, lifting and gunny bags (Bardana) during the procurement season.

Joginder Mann slams BJP for ‘vitiating’ atmosphere in city

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

PHAGWARA: Former minister Joginder Singh Mann on Wednesday slammed the BJP for “vitiating the peaceful atmosphere of the town for vested political interests.

Aum Gupta bags second prizeInt'l Financial Olympiad

Aum Gupta bags second prize

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Aum Gupta, a student of Class IX, of Police DAV Public School, bagged the second prize in Class IX category in the BSE International Financial Olympiad organised by Eduheal Foundation and Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai on April 13.

Class XII Economics paper leak

Re-exam was easy, questions balanced, say students

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: CBSE Class XII economics exam which was scheduled for Wednesday, have been declared easier than previous by students and teachers of the district.

Three booked under Anti-dowry Act

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

PHAGWARA: On a complaint filed by Naresh Rani, a resident of Bhularai village, the Sadar Police have booked her husband Narinder Kumar, a resident of Kahna Dhesian village, his younger brother, Roop Lal, and Bhabhi Balwinder Kaur, under Sections 498-A and 406 of the IPC on the charge of torturing her to bring more dowry.

Poor maintenance of records

Deputy Mayor slams building branch officials

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: Jalandhar Deputy Mayor Harsimranjit Bunty on Wednesday slammed the building branch officials for the poor upkeep of records.

MC moots proposal for City Town Hall on building’s rooftop

MC moots proposal for City Town Hall on building’s rooftop

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar has mooted a proposal to construct a town hall on the rooftop of the present Municipal Corporation building which can be further used as a multipurpose hall by city residents.

Grandmother’s killer gets life imprisonment, fined Rs 1 lakh

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR : The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ranjan Kumar Khullar convicted an accused who had killed his grandmother.

Drugs case: 2 get 10-year RI

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

HOSHIARPUR: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ranjit Kumar Jain convicted two persons accused of smuggling banned drugs and sentenced them to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh each.

Som Parkash joins General Samaj Manch dharna, invites leaders’ wrath

Som Parkash joins General Samaj Manch dharna, invites leaders’ wrath

26 Apr 2018 | 2:09 AM

JALANDHAR: The move by the Phagwara MLA Som Parkash to join a dharna of the General Samaj Manch in the city’s market here on Wednesday did not go down well with the Dalit community that he represents.

GI survey complete in city

GI survey complete in city

26 Apr 2018 | 2:10 AM

JALANDHAR: The Geographical Information Survey for the proposed smart city of Jalandhar is finally over. The Municipal Corporation of Jalandhar (MCJ) has now begun to map the properties to assess the number of tax payers in the city. According to Joginder Singh, Executive Engineer, satellite images of the city had been procured and were being checked for their correctness.

Woman dies on way to PGI after delivery

Woman dies on way to PGI after delivery

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: Kin allege death due to negligence, protest by blocking road

SCHOOL NOTES

Special assembly for principal

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Students of KMV Collegiate Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar have excelled in the 10+2 Exam Results of Punjab School Education Board.

Real estate developers slam new regularisation policy

Real estate developers slam new regularisation policy

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: With the Punjab government notifying the new regularisation policy for unauthorised colonies on Tuesday, the real estate developers in the city have given a lukewarm response to it.

Protection of constitution is the need of hour: Rahul Gandhi

Protection of constitution is the need of hour: Rahul Gandhi

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

HOSHIARPUR: MLA Chabbewal and Chairman SC Department PPCC Dr Raj Kumar Chabbewal participated along with a large number of supporters in the campaign launched by Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi.

Punjab girls, boys get the better of J&K, ChandigarhNational School Games Hockey Tourney

Punjab girls, boys get the better of J&K, Chandigarh

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The Punjab girls on Tuesday thrashed the J&K team by 13-0 in the national school hockey U-19 games presently being held at Jalandhar.

Peace march to end exploitation of women flagged off

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Jalandhar: Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jasbir Singh on Tuesday exhorted the students to spread the message of creating a harmonious society by wiping out the menace of women exploitation from society.

Open-mic event held in city

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: An open-mic event was organised by the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Guru Nanak Dev University, Regional Campus, here.

Make needy aware of their rights: PLSA

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The District and Sessions Judge-cum-Member Secretary of the Punjab Legal Services Authority (PLSA), Mohali, Harpreet Kaur Jeevan on Tuesday, underscored the need for making more and more needy people aware of their legal rights through a massive awareness campaign.

10-yr RI, fine for drug smugglers

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

Hoshiarpur: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge here on Tuesday sentenced two persons to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 lakh each in a drugs smuggling case.

Online document registration begins

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

NAWANSHAHR: Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar here on Tuesday launched a Cloud-based National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS), enabling online registration at the Sub-Registrar office.

Awaiting salary, contractual safai karamcharis litter rly station

Awaiting salary, contractual safai karamcharis litter rly station

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: The contractual cleanliness staff of the Labour Department is in doldrums at the city railway station.

Police, admn inaction costs govt over Rs 1.5 cr

Police, admn inaction costs govt over Rs 1.5 cr

25 Apr 2018 | 1:47 AM

JALANDHAR: Had the administration and police officials posted in Phagwara and Kapurthala been more vigilant and ensured that the feud between the two communities got settled in time, the state government would have today not got burdened with an additional cost of nearly more than Rs 1.

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