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126 govt schools in unauthorised buildings
Chandigarh, April 7
The prevailing mess in school education in Punjab is evidently the creation of the state government itself. Even as the Punjab Government got enough time to shift private schools out of residential or unauthorised buildings in a phased manner, it continued to dither on the issue.

Cong open to one-time terror supporters!
Dullo reveals policy shift in state unit
Samana (Patiala), April 7
Making a significant departure from its earlier stance, the Punjab unit of the Congress has decided to open its gates, albeit with conditions attached, to those who once supported terrorism in the state and had celebrated the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

Poll rolls to have voters’ photos too
Process begins with Ajnala
Chandigarh, April 7
The Election Commission of India has selected the Ajnala Assembly constituency in Punjab for preparing the electoral rolls as per the new format. To eliminate the chances of bogus voting in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections, the commission has decided to publish the photos of voters along with their names, fathers’ names and addresses on the electoral rolls.

Fatehgarh Sahib


  A.S Chawla ‘Roko Cancer’, a boon for Punjab women
Chandigarh, April 7
 Started less than four months ago as an initiative to spread awareness about breast cancer, the 'Roko Cancer' campaign has turned into a movement in the border areas of Punjab where over 500 women have been screened for the killer disease that claims over 50,000 lives in India each year.
A.S Chawla

Prime witness in poaching case booked
Hoshiarpur April 7
The crusaders against the illegal poaching and felling of trees in the state are in for trouble. The forest department officials today raided the farm of Gunraj Singh, former wildlife warden, a prime witness in SDM poaching case in Hoshiarpur.

Solar lights on way to Hemkunt Sahib
Chandigarh, April 7
The Union Government has sanctioned a project of installing solar lights along the path that leads to Hemkunt Sahib Gurdwara from Gurdwara Gobindghat in Uttaranchal. Five hundred such lights will be installed along the 19.5 km long path by the Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources in collaboration with the Uttaranchal Energy Development Agency.


Resentment over sale of oldest tourist complex
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
Resentment prevails among residents of the district over the sale of the oldest tourist complex of the state.It is situated in the historical Aam Khas Bagh Sirhind. It was sold to a private party by the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation at a throwaway price of Rs 3.10 crore through tenders last week.

Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat dissolves body
Amritsar, April 7
The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat (SKP) dissolved its present organisational structure and resolved to constitute a new one within three months.

Contaminated canal water: SDM orders probe
Abohar, April 7
Taking notice of reports of the supply of contaminated water in canals in the region Mr Jaskiran Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate today asked the senior medical officer, Nehru Memorial Civil Hospital and Sub Divisional Engineer, Public Health to examine quality of the water and submit reports by next 48 hours.

Tributes paid to Singla
Samana (Patiala), April 7
A galaxy of Congress leaders, including Union Minister of State for Finance Pawan Bansal and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, paid rich tributes to former Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board Sant Ram Singla on his first death anniversary today.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays tributes to Sant Ram Singla on his first death anniversary at Samana, Patiala, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh pays tributes to Sant Ram Singla on his first death anniversary at Samana, Patiala, on Friday.

150 villagers examined at medical camp
Rajpura, April 7
Fortis Hospital, Mohali, today celebrated World Health Day by organising a free medical camp for villagers of Manauli Surat, near here. It was organised in association with the Dalit Chetna Manch.

Doctors stage dharna against suspension
Mansa, April 7
Protesting against the "unjustified and arbitrary suspension" of Dr Purshottam Goyal posted at local Civil Hospital in connection with the case of Bant Singh Jhabbar whose three limbs were amputated after a murderous attack on him, scores of government and private doctors today staged a dharna outside the hospital here.

AISSF’s Bhoma group splits

Omission of devotees’ names resented
Amritsar, April 7
The SGPC reacted strongly against the omission of 69 names from its list of Sikh devotees going to Pakistan for celebrating Baisakhi.

Holidays on April 11, 14
Chandigarh, April 7
The Punjab Government has declared holidays on April 11 and April 14 on account of Mahavir Jayanti and the birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, respectively.


Verdict not applicable to us, say pvt schools
Chandigarh, April 7
Giving a new twist to the controversy over the shifting of private schools from residential buildings the Punjab Private Schools Welfare Association today claimed that its members did not come under the purview of the judgement of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Two DIGs promoted
Chandigarh, April 7
The Punjab Government has ordered the promotion of two DIGs. Mr V.K. Bhawra, DIG, Patiala Range, on promotion has been posted as IG at the Commando complex, Bahadurgarh, Patiala, relieving Mr Rajinder Singh of his additional charge. Mr Rajinder Singh will continue as IG, Faridkot Zone.

Ropar DC takes charge
Ropar, April 7
A 1994-batch IAS officer, Mr Alok Shekhar,here today joined as the new Deputy Commissioner. The former DC, Mr H.I.S Garewal, has been posted as Special Secretary, Transport.


Theft case solved
Bathinda, April 7
The police today claimed to have cracked a theft case within 24 hours with the arrest of a private company's employee. The police also recovered Rs 7.5 lakh from the possession of the accused.

Pak spy, 2 others arrested
Jalandhar, April 7
A Pakistani spy and two of his Indian accomplices who were in possession of some important hand-made sketches of Parliament and the Delhi cantonment, besides some restricted maps of installations of the Indian Army, have been nabbed by the police.

Three held for theft
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
The district police has arrested Sanju, Vijay kumar, Ashok Kumar and Chintu, all residents of Madrasi Colony, Sirhind, for their alleged involvement in a theft case in Sirhind last week. It has recovered stolen goods, a pistol, cartridges, iron rods, besides other things.


Golden jubilee celebrations of engg college begin today
Ludhiana, April 7
The year-long golden jubilee celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here will start on the college campus here tomorrow.

College linked under EDUSAT
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
The All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, would beam the course of different subjects in the form lectures, presentations and practical demonstration through satellite under the "EDUSAT" project.

Workshop on effective teaching
Fatehgarh Sahib, April 7
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, today organised a one-day workshop on “Application of human values and effective methods in teaching profession”.


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