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Punjabi varsity offers free education to rural poor
Patiala, July 30
Punjabi University, which has invited applications from poor rural students for admission to Yadwindra Engineering College at Talwandi Sabo in the current session, has now floated an “Adopt a child” scheme to finance the tuition fee of students, drawing response from both India and abroad.

VC moots rural university for Talwandi Sabo
Talwandi Sabo, July 30
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr S.S. Boparai, has floated a proposal to set up a rural university at Talwandi Sabo.

Row over MBBS admission deepens
Guru Ramdas institute to fill remaining seats
Ludhiana, July 30
While authorities of Christian medical and dental colleges here have challenged the decision of Justice Majithia Committee in the Supreme Court, the management of SGPC-run Sri Guru Ramdas Institute of Medical Sciences is going ahead with filling all its 50 seats for MBBS course by tomorrow, thereby violating the orders of the committee.




The sun sets on another sweltering day in Patiala
The sun sets on another sweltering day in Patiala. — Photo by Rajesh Sachar

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Transfer of Principal, Medical Supdt revoked
Strike threat by MC workers
Patiala, July 30
The Punjab Research and Medical Education Department seems to be unable to decide on the action to be taken against doctors of Government Medical College and Rajindra Hospital who are accused of negligence.

Rain brings cheer to farmers
Amritsar, July 30
About three hours’ rain in the city and adjoining areas today brought cheers to farmers and people. Children could be seen enjoying and dancing in the rain. The torrential showers submerged the roads.
Children enjoy rain in Amritsar on Friday.
Children enjoy rain in Amritsar on Friday.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

TRIBUNE IMPACT
Removal of encroachments ordered
Jalandhar, July 30
In a major step, which may go a long way towards preserving green belts along highways and other roads of the state, the Punjab Forest Department has ordered the removal of alleged encroachments made on forest strips by owners of dhabas, marriage palaces, workshops and other commercial establishments in the state.

EARLIER STORIES

 
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Punjab, Haryana escape cut in water share
BBMB postpones meeting
Chandigarh, July 30
The states of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan today escaped what was to be a major cut in their share from river waters thus getting, the proverbial last chance to save crops in these states.

NEWS ANALYSIS
Sonia fear factor in Punjab Cong?
Chandigarh, July 30
Punjab is increasingly getting crises-ridden with the Congress High Command occasionally creating avoidable political uncertainty at a time when the state needs better governance and an action plan for development.

Sunam awaits its renaming after son
Udham Singh’s death anniversary today
Sunam (Sangrur), July 30
Sunam, the birth place of Shaheed Udham Singh who avenged the Jalianwala Bagh massacre, is still known with the same name though Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had announced the renaming of the town as “Sunam Shaheed Udham Singh Wala” on the occasion of the 64th death anniversary of the martyr here last year.

Proposal to hold conference on NRI investment in UK
Chandigarh, July 30
The Director of the Centre for South Asians Studies, Prof Shinder Thandi, Coventry University, UK, has proposed to host a conference for promoting NRI investment among Punjabis in the UK.

COMMUNITY

Only one beggar in Fatehgarh Sahib district?
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
Believe it or not there is only one beggar in Fatehgarh Sahib district as per the report sent by the District Social Security Officer (DSSO) to the Principal Secretary. Social Security and Child Development. This report has become a talk of the town as there are thousands of beggars harassing the public.

225 diarrhoea cases in Moga village
Mari Mustafa (Moga), July 30
As many as 225 cases of diarrhoea had been reported from Sehna Patti locality of this village so far. The two persons, who died here in the past two days, were also suffering from diarrhoea and not food poisoning as suspected earlier. Both victims were residents of Sehna Patti.

Budgetary back-up for concessional travel
Chandigarh, July 30
Coming down heavily on various government departments that were offering free/concessional travel of Punjab Roadways buses without clearing dues, the Punjab Transport Department has demanded budgetary back-up for such travel concessions. Worried that the department could go a step ahead and bar the facility, the Punjab Government has coughed up Rs 241 crore in lieu of the dues.

Rs 2 cr sanctioned for 2 major functions
Chandigarh, July 30
The Punjab Government will cooperate with the SGPC in celebrating the 400th celebration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib at Sri Darbar Sahib, Amritsar, on September 1 and the tercentenary observation of the Martyrdom Day of younger Sahibzadas of Guru Gobind Singh at Fatehgarh Sahib in December.

CM mourns Amrit Dhaliwal’s death
Chandigarh, July 30
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Mrs Amrit Dhaliwal, wife of former Federal Minister of Canada, Herb Dhaliwal (Harbans Singh Dhaliwal), who died in Canada yesterday after a prolonged illness.

400 phones not working
Batala, July 30
Resentment prevailed among telephone subscribers of the industrial town of Batala today due to the non-working of their phones since last evening.

Looted passengers get money back
Phagwara, July 30
The local railway station authorities today recovered the money looted by two policemen from four migrant workers yesterday. 

COURTS

Life term for rapist
Hoshiarpur, July 30
A local court today sentenced to life imprisonment Parampal Singh, alias Lovely, who is proclaimed offender in a murder and rape case.

HIGH COURT
Professor allowed to attend UGC meeting
Chandigarh, July 30
A Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Mr Justice S.S. Nijjar and Mr Justice Nirmal Singh has allowed the application filed by a Professor of Punjabi University, Patiala, seeking directions to the Vice-Chancellor of the university to allow him to attend a meeting of the University Grants Commission (UGC) in New Delhi.

ADMINISTRATION

Grant for Guru Angad Dev’s village
Muktsar, July 30
The Punjab Government has released the first instalments of Rs 10 lakh each for the overall development of Sarai Naga and Hari Ke Kalan villages, birthplace and maternal village, respectively, of Guru Angad Dev.

INSIDE BABUDOM
9 PPS officers to be shifted from cadre posts
Chandigarh, July 30
Nine Punjab Police Service (PPS) officers holding cadre posts are likely to be shifted to non-cadre posts soon. Indian Police Service (IPS) officers are expected to take their place. Formal orders in this regard are anticipated in a day or so.

MC to hold ‘khula darbars’
Patiala, July 30
The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, today organised a ‘khula darbar’ to register complaints regarding water supply, sewerage facilities and streetlights of the people of the city.

CRIME

Jail inmate dies under mysterious circumstances
Bathinda, July 30
Kala Singh, an inmate of the local central jail who was convicted in a rape case, died today under mysterious circumstances. Kala Singh (34), died while he was being shifted to the local civil hospital, after his condition deteriorated in the morning.

Murder case solved within hours
Jalandhar, July 30
The district police today claimed to have solved the murder of an old woman within a few hours of detection of victim’s body, with the arrest of a close relative.

Seven injured in group clash
Phagwara, July 30
A group clash took place at Gulabgarh village last night, resulting in serious injuries to seven persons. A gold chain of a woman which was alleged to have been snatched started it, leading to an Uno car being damaged in the melee. 

Life-saving drug found spurious
Bathinda, July 30
A life saving drug being manufactured by a Mohali- based firm and being sold in this town was found spurious when the sample of the same was tested in a laboratory.

Man claims castration by gang
Patiala, July 30
A case of a young man being forcibly castrated and being inducted into a eunuch gang has come to light with the man presenting himself before Patiala Inspector-General of Police Rajinder Singh today.

EDUCATION

Course on advanced technology concludes
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 30
A six-week course on advanced technology of digital electronics concluded at the electronics and communication centre of the local Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College.

DC finds 3 govt schools locked
Ferozepore, July 30
Three government schools were found locked during working hours when the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ranjit Singh, visited the schools to check the attendance of schoolteachers.

Board honours Deputy Director
Mohali, July 30
The Punjab School Education Board honoured Dr Jagir Singh, Deputy Director, Academics, for achieving a national-level award in performing arts, at a function here today. The citation was handed over to Dr Jagir Singh by the board Chairman, Dr Kehar Singh.






Dr Jagir Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab School Education Board, with the citation he received at Mohali on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Jagir Singh, Deputy Director, Punjab School Education Board, with the citation he received at Mohali on Friday.

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