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Cong not to contest SGPC poll, says Amarinder
Rallies galore at Bhagat Singh’s village
Jalandhar, March 23
Asserting that his government had a programme for the development of the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked today the Akalis to “mind their own business” and not meddle in the internal affairs of the Congress.

Cong-Akali pincer squeezes Punjab
Chandigarh, March 23
A Governor’s Address at the beginning of every Budget session is a broad policy statement of the government of the day. When a government changes, so do policies and priorities towards men and matters, whether political parties like it or not.

Ahluwalia returns to campus
Patiala, March 23
Punjabi University Vice-Chancellor Dr Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia re-entered the university after a prolonged spell last night and immediately started convening meetings in the morning besides indicating that he would hold interviews for selection of teachers under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS).

‘Namaz’ performed at Guru ki Maseet
Sri Hargobindpur, March 23
History of sorts was created when “namaz” was performed at historical ‘Guru ki Maseet’, which was got constructed by the Sixth Sikh Guru Hargobind, for the Muslim brethren about 400 years ago.

Muslims perform ‘namaz’ at Guru ki Maseet in Sri Hargobindpur (Gurdaspur) after 55 years of Partition on Saturday.
— Photo: Rajiv Sharma.


On-line lottery: Punjab restrained
Chandigarh, March 23
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Punjab government not to take any action against Sikkim government’s on-line lottery.

Exporters, Customs nexus comes to light
Chandigarh, March 23
With a Jalandhar-based export firm allegedly using forged bank documents and shipping bills for claiming duty entitlement, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is on the track of a novel method being adopted by certain exporters in the region in connivance with Customs officials.


Members of an NGO shout patriotic slogans
Members of an NGO shout patriotic slogans as part of a programme organised to observe the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, at Bathinda on Saturday. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Probe charges against PTU VC: Youth Cong
Jalandhar, March 23
The Punjab Youth Congress today demanded that the Chief Minister order a high-level probe into the alleged irregularities by the Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU) including allegations of sexual harassment of women employees during the previous SAD-BJP regime.

Scholar accuses guide of manipulation
Amritsar, March 23
A lecturer in the Department of Physical Education and allegedly a victim of sexual harassment, Ms Anita Tamrakar, has requested to the authorities concerned for the cancellation of the registration of her doctoral thesis, giving vent to her mental trauma over the unsavoury controversy regarding her allegation of sexual harassment by her guide.

2-year RI for Naib Tehsildar, 3 others
Bathinda, March 23
Mr Gurbir Singh, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced four persons, including a Naib Tehsildar, a patwari and a lambardar, to two years’, rigorous imprisonment and fined them Rs 500 each for hatching a conspiracy and preparing false documents.

A warm send off to Bir
Patiala, March 23
From being lauded as a “farishta”, a prompt worker and even a social worker, there were eulogies galore for outgoing Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir at a well attended special function here today.

Harbhajan Mann performs
Left: Harbhajan Mann performs at GZS College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda, on Friday night. Right: Students respond to the performance. — Tribune photo Kulbir Beera

Inspector’s bail plea rejected
Mansa, March 23
Ms Gurdarshan Kaur, Judicial Magistrate (First Class), yesterday rejected the bail application of Mr Suresh Kumar Goyal, inspector, Fisheries Development Department, posted here.

HC Judge to inspect Jalandhar courts
Chandigarh, March 23
Mr Justice M.L. Singhal of the Punjab and Haryana High Court will be inspecting civil and criminal (judicial and executive) courts of Jalandhar Sessions Division from April 8 to April 13. The Judge will also be looking into financial records.

Veterinary varsity plan
Kharar, March 23
The Punjab Government is planning to set up a Veterinary University in the state for the welfare of animals.

Martyrdom Day observed
Bathinda, March 23
The martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev was observed here today by NGOs, political parties and representatives of the district administration at various places.

Scooter rally against drugs held
Bathinda, March 23
Nearly 300 scooterists participated in an anti-drugs awareness rally taken out in 20 villages at Bhagta Bhaika area of the district today. The event was organised by the Bathinda Rural Youth Clubs Association.

Civic corpns poll on May 19 likely

Doctor booked for pre-natal test


MC urges Director to recover amount
Bareta (Mansa), March 23
The Executive Officer of the Municipal Council, Bareta, Mr Kulwinder Singh Pal Singh, has written to Mr J.V. Goyal, Director, Local Government, Punjab, to recover the extra amount which the council had to pay to Mr Surinder Kumar, contractor, from the then Executive Officer and Junior Engineer of the Council as they both were responsible for not making the payment to the contractor.

Auction of liquor vends: revenue up by Rs 9.49 cr
Hoshiarpur, March 23
A revenue increase of Rs 9.49 crore was recorded during the auction of liquor vends of Hoshiarpur and Nawanshahr districts conducted amidst great enthusiasm among scores of bidders here today.

Das is IG, IRB


Punjab board cancels exams at 17 centres
SAS Nagar, March 23
On the basis of reports of mass copying, the Punjab School Education Board has cancelled examinations at 17 centres. According to information available, the papers had been cancelled at nine centres of matric and eight centres of senior secondary class.

Degrees awarded to Mohindra College students
Patiala, March 23
As many as 400 students were awarded degrees at the annual convocation of Government Mohindra College held here today.

1,934 take scholarship exam
Sangrur, March 23
With a view to ending the practice of copying and inculcate the spirit of hard work among the students, the district unit of the Democratic Teachers Front (DTF), Punjab, today conducted a scholarship examination for the fifth, eighth and 10th classes at nine centres in different parts of the district. As many as 1,934 students appeared in the examination.

NIFD students display creations
Patiala, March 23
The National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD) organised its annual exhibition today under the name Bhavyakriti on its premises at Leela Bhavan here. Creations were displayed at eight stalls.

College to set up counselling cell

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