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Cong to go it alone in poll: Dullo
Hoshiarpur, May 19
The Congress will not enter into an alliance with any of the political party in the forthcoming elections to the Punjab Assembly and will contest all the 117 seats alone.

Evaluation raises eyebrows
Teacher had no knowledge of Punjabi
Amritsar, May 19
The evaluation of answersheets of Physical Education (B.P. Ed) and M.P.Ed by a teacher who does not know Punjabi has raised eyebrows.

Staff of govt-aided schools await salaries
Sangrur, May 19
Due to the non-release of the grant by the Punjab Government, hundreds of teachers and non-teaching employees of the government-aided middle, high and secondary schools in this district have been waiting for their salaries for the past several months.

Vigilance blamed for lapse in inquiry
Appointments in TB Hospital
Amritsar, May 19
The All-India Youth Association (AIYA) has alleged that despite Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh's crusade against corruption, the Vigilance Bureau (VB) has failed to conduct a thorough inquiry into recruitments in the TB Hospital here allegedly on the basis of fake certificates.

Fatehgarh Sahib



IMA backs striking medicos
Patiala, May 19
The Indian Medical Association has come out in support of striking medical students who are opposing the reservation policy of the Union Government.

Row over doctor’s resignation
Moga, May 19
The District Planning and Development Board meeting yesterday witnessed uproar on the issue of resignation by a government doctor reportedly under pressure.

Chairman SC ST panel advocates debate on reservation
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
Mr Niranjan Singh, Chairman SC ST Commission Punjab, talking to the mediapersons here on Tuesday said there should be an open debate on the issue of reservation in prestigious educational institutions and termed the recent violence by certain section of society as unfortunate.


Rs 1 cr released as relief for laid-off mill staff
Abohar, May 19
The state government has released additional Rs 1 crore for payment of pending wages to workers who had been laid-off due to closure of Abohar Cooperative Spinning Mills here.

Mushrooming of vends alarms councillors
Amritsar, May 19
Cutting across party lines , municipal councillors voiced serious concern over the recent 'mindless' mushrooming of liquor shops in the holy city.

Leftist ideology has no relevance in India: Ramdev
Jalandhar, May 19
In a veiled attack on the Leftist parties, yoga guru Swami Ramdev has asserted that Marx, Lenin and the Leftist ideology have no relevance in India.

Dharna against alleged harassment by police
Sangrur, May 19
A large number of persons today staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner here against the Sangrur SSP for alleged harassment of “innocent” persons by the police in a robbery case that took place on May 8 near Kanjhla village.

WHO team visits state institute of health
Mohali, May 19
A World Health Organisation (WHO) team visited the State Institute of Health and Family Welfare (SIHFW) here today to see the working of the institute with regard to training and lodging facilities available there.

Anti-terrorist day observed
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
The district administration today organised a function at the district administrative complex in memory of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi to commemorate the martyrdom day of Rajiv Gandhi as anti-terrorist day. Hundreds of employees and the people attended the function.

Power cuts hit life
Ropar, May 19
Life here has been affected for the past two days following irregular power cuts extending up to 14 hours here. The major cuts were imposed after a cable of the feeder was damaged after storm two days ago.

Army aviation base inaugurated
Pathankot, May 19
The GOC-in-C, Western Command, Lieut - Gen Daljeet Singh, inaugurated an Army aviation base somewhere in the western sector. It is the first component of the aviation base of the Rising Star Corps that was raised in September, 2005. More helicopter units are likely to be raised as part of the base shortly.

All set for Pulse Polio drive
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
The district administration will launch a pulse polio campaign in the district with enthusiasm on May 21 and 74,341 children between the 0-5 age group will administer polio drops, said Mrs Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner, while presiding over a meeting of district officials, representatives of social organisations, elected representatives called to make arrangements for the campaign here today.


Easterly winds, disease hit musk melon crop
Chandigarh, May 19
If your musk melon is not sweet enough this year, blame it on the winds blowing across the region. Experts say that intermittently blowing easterly winds, in the region for the last five months not only stunted the grown of musk melon vines but had also impeded the sweetening process of the much likened summer fruit.


3 thieves held in Golden Temple serai
Amritsar, May 19
Employees of Guru Ram Das Serai located in the Golden Temple complex held three thieves in the serai here yesterday.

Police remand for Pak spy
Bathinda, May 19
A local court today sent Mohammad Nasar, a Pakistani spy arrested for transferring vital information on Indian military installations to Pak’s intelligence agency, ISI, to police remand till May 27. The police had arrested Nasar following a tip-off from military intelligence. He had been staying in a rented accommodation at Amarpura Basti for the past about seven months under the name of Sudhir Kumar.

Pakistani spy Mohammad Nasar in police custody prior to his being produced in a Bathinda court on Friday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera
Pakistani spy Mohammad Nasar in police custody prior to his being produced in a Bathinda court on Friday.

Markfed salesman taking bribe held
Patiala, May 19
Rajiv Kumar, salesman, Markfed, Sunam, was caught red handed today by a team of Vigilance Bureau led by Mr Jaspal Singh, DSP, while taking a bribe of Rs 3000 from Mr Kulwant Rai Jindal for facilitating the payment of the bills submitted by him (Mr Jindal).


PTU VC favours autonomy for engg college
Fatehgarh Sahib, May 19
The Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) College chapter of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, organised a one-day workshop on technical education on “present scenario and future challenges to technical education

YPS students excel in ICSE exam
Patiala, May 19
Students of Yadvindra Public School (YPS) have excelled in the ICSE and ISC Board exams, the results of which were declared on Wednesday.

Campus interviews held
Dera Bassi, May 19
M/s GVG Bytes Private Limited, New Delhi, a business partner of IBM, has conducted campus interviews for final-year computer science and information technology students of the Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology (SSIET) for recruitment of IBM rational trainees.

BCA (II) results today
Amritsar, May 19
The results of the BCA (II) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) held in April, 2006, would be declared tomorrow.


Traders demand cancellation of octroi contract
Pathankot, May 19
The fight between traders and octroi contractors in the town intensified with the former demanding cancellation of the octroi collection contract. The traders yesterday submitted a memorandum to the President of the Municipal Council, Mr Sarwan Kumar, demanding that the octroi collection contract should be cancelled.


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