teachers’ retirement soon
In a move to streamline the education system in the state, the Punjab
Government will bring an ordinance to allow teachers in government
schools to work beyond 58 years of age, the present age of retirement,
till the end of the academic session.
bridge claims many lives
Taran, May 3
A small bridge on the Tarn Taran-Amritsar road near Doburji
village, 8 km from here, built only one and half years back has
become accident-prone and claimed many lives.
A caution board on a bridge on the Tarn Taran-Amritsar road.
— Photo by Gurbax Puri
runaway NRI grooms
There have been a number of instances where NRI grooms have married
Punjabi girls fraudulently and ruined their lives. More and more girls
from poor Punjabi families are becoming victims of many NRI’s who
came here to get married in a fraudulent way.
leaves for Mahajan’s last rites
The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Mr Parkash Singh
Badal, today left for Mumbai to take part in the last rites of BJP
leader Pramod Mahajan.
bachao’ rally organised
(Sangrur), May 3
Agitated over “forcible” acquisition of farmers’ land by the
government Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), chief Parkash Singh Badal, said
today the SAD if came to power after the Assembly elections.
more to get pension in Punjab
Nearly 66,000 persons are to be added to the list of pensioners under
various categories in Punjab by June 30 this year. A decision in this
regard was taken at the first-ever meeting of the Programme
Implementation Committee, here today.
PDS, says Henry
The Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Mr Avtar Henry, has directed the
Food and Supplies Department to streamline the public distribution
system (PDS) to provide wheat and rice to those who are entitled for
it under various schemes.
activists hold protest march
Activists of the local units of the Vishva Hindu Parishad led by Mr
Ramesh Aggarwal and Mr Suresh Bhatia, president of the Bajrang Dal of
Batala unit, held a protest march in the main bazaar today against the
killing of Hindus in Doda and Udhampur districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
farming unprofitable: report
Though Punjab is the second largest milk producing state in the
country, but commercial dairy farming in its rural areas is not a
profitable economic activity in strict business terms.
raped, two booked
Mr L.K. Yadav, SSP, said here yesterday that a minor belonging to
Ghuman village and daughter of Major Singh was raped by different
As per information received from the police control room, a woman of
Lohchap village, near Wadala Granthian, committed suicide by hanging
herself from a fan.
invited to present paper in London
Sahib, May 3
The World Council for Corporate Governance has invited Dr Dharminder
Singh Ubha, Head, PG Department of Commerce, Mata Gujri College, to
present his paper in London, England.
president inspects communication research centre
Sahib, May 3
The SGPC president, Jathedar Avtar Singh, yesterday inspected
“Networking and communication research centre” at Baba Banda Singh
Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC) here.
sought on fee structure in medical colleges
The Punjab Government has sought views of students, medical
institutions and parents for determining the fee structure in medical
colleges. The views should reach the office of Mr K.S. Pannu, Special
Secretary, Medical Education and Research, by May 20.
sendoff to MBA students
Sahib, May 3
Warm sendoff was hosted in the honour of the outgoing batch of MBA at
Mata Gujri College (MGC) Fatehgarh Sahib by MBA first year students
here today. College Principal Gurmohan Singh Walia was the chief
guest. Sukhpreet Kaur welcomed the chief guest, staff members and
senior outgoing students. Cultural programme was presented by the