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Finally, Punjab gets its first veterinary university

Ludhiana, June 2
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today inaugurated the Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), the first veterinary university in Punjab.

The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, felicitates Dr A.S. Bindra in recognition of his services in promoting meat products, at the inauguration of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Friday.
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, felicitates Dr A.S. Bindra in recognition of his services in promoting meat products, at the inauguration of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Pharmacists chased out of CM’s rally
Ludhiana, June 2

Unemployed veterinary pharmacists today raised slogans against the Punjab Government for its failure to provide jobs to them.
Protesting unemployed veterinary pharmacists being pushed out of the venue for the inaugural function of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Friday.
Protesting unemployed veterinary pharmacists being pushed out of the venue for the inaugural function of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Fatehgarh Sahib


Principals’ foreign trip raises controversy
Jalandhar, June 2
The working of Guru Nanak Dev (GND) University has once again come under a cloud as a 16-member team of principals and university administrators, which had been sent on a 10-day visit to African countries after being “hand-picked” by higher officials, has allegedly failed to submit details pertaining to the expenditure and about advance money of Rs 14 lakh taken from the university.

Capt Kalia’s statue to be installed on June 9
Nangal, June 2
After four years the statue of the young martyr of Kargil, Capt Amol Kalia, will be installed in Nangal on June 9 by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The statue of Captain Kalia has been in the store room of the Municipal Council for proper place.

DSP convicted in custodial death case
Sangrur, June 2
Mr D.S. Malwai, Additional Sessions Judge, Sangrur, today convicted the then Sherpur DSP Gurjit Singh, the then Sherpur SHO Kulwinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Yudhistar Singh, Head Constable Chamkaur Singh, C II Sohan Singh and Constable Mukhtiar Singh in a case of custodial death of Ravinder Singh (25) of Kala Bula village, near Sherpur.

Sanjivni a boon for ruralites
Chandigarh, June 2
Banta Singh got his knees replaced at the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana. His hospital bill was nearly Rs 2 lakh. Nasib Kaur was suffering from a breast ailment. She was operated upon in a Ludhiana hospital. Her bill was for Rs 1.09 lakh. Mr Kulwinder Singh of Amritsar went through a heart surgery.


Takht letter threatens SAD-BJP pact
Chandigarh, June 2
A letter written by Jathedars of the Akal Takht and three other Sikh high priests against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has driven a wedge between the BJP and the Parkash Singh Badal-led Shiromani Akali Dal.

‘De-list kandi land from PLP Act’
Chandigarh, June 2
Taking up the contentious issue of lands that are otherwise listed under the Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA), 1900, but are being treated as forest land for all practical purposes, the Punjab unit of the BJP today announced its decision to launch a signature campaign demanding to delist these lands from rules and regulations that govern forest areas.


Villages ‘not getting’ potable water
Hoshiarpur, June 2
Despite tall claims of the Punjab Government regarding the supply of potable water in almost all the villages of state, inhabitants of Kot and Patial villages located on the border of Himachal Pradesh in the Kandi sub-mountainous area of Hoshiarpur district are not getting water supply in the blazing heat these days.

Another chained mental patient gets freedom
Faridkot, June 2
The district administration today came to the rescue of Amar Singh, a mental patient from Marar village who had been chained for the past seven years, and admitted him to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital.

PSEB to release more connections
Patiala, June 2
In a significant step, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) management has decided to give unlimited number of temporary power connections for tubewell motors to the farmers for the paddy transplantation season scheduled to start from June 10.

Traders allege cheating by govt
Patiala, June 2
Is the decision to give free electricity to all members of Scheduled Caste community political corruption on the part of the Congress government of Punjab?

CM seeks details on relief for Ropar residents
Ropar, June 2
Keeping in view the resentment of the Zila Bachao Sangharsh Committee, the Chief Minister has sought details from local MLA K.P.S. Rana regarding the suitable compensation to be provided to residents of the district.

Experts favour conditional quota
Patiala, June 2
A symposium on “Is Reservation in National Interest”, organised by the Global Punjab Foundation, Patiala, at Punjab Senior Secondary School, Chhoti Baradari, Patiala, today, evolved a consensus on granting “conditional reservation keeping in mind its larger social, psychological and economic implications and parameters”.

PSEB staff stage dharna
Patiala, June 2
The Punjab State Electricity Employees Joint Front staged a dharna in front of the circle (Patiala) office in protest against the proposed privatisation of the board.


Bail applications rejected
Abohar, June 2
The District and Sessions Judge, Sriganganagar, yesterday rejected the applications of certain residents of Ludhiana, Abohar, Jalandhar and Gurdaspur seeking anticipatory bail in a matrimonial cheating case.

Govt issued legal notice
Chandigarh, June 2
A former member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Mr Amrinder Singh, has issued a legal notice to the Punjab Government through its Secretary, Revenue, in connection with the revenue estate of Beas, district Amritsar.


BKU (Ekta) men take out protest march
Abohar, June 2
A clash between a section of insecticide/pesticide dealers and workers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) was averted today as the latter agreed not to violate the prohibitory orders imposed under Section 151 of the CrPC against staging a dharna within a radius of 100 metre of a shop located in the old grain market here.


Officiating DEO suspended
Sangrur, June 2
Mr Parmod Kumar, officiating District Education Officer (Elementary), Sangrur, has been suspended from May 13 for remaining more than 48 hours in police/judicial custody in a case registered against him and R.K. Enterprises, a firm, for bungling in the sale and purchase of computers.

Admn gears up for mid-day meal scheme
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 2
To implement the mid-day meal scheme in the primary schools of the district effectively from July 1, Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner today held a meeting of the district officials concerned at Bachat Bhavan.


NRI booked in fraudulent marriage case
Hoshiarpur, June 2
A case of fraudulent marriage by an NRI with an innocent girl was reported at the Mahilpur police station on Wednesday.

Boy killed in jhuggi fire
Hoshiarpur, June 2
Imran (6), a son of Samsul of Jamalpur of Aligarh district (UP) was burnt alive when a devastating fire broke out in the jhuggis of migrant labourers at Tuto Mazara village, about 30 km from here on the Hoshiarpur-Chandigarh road this afternoon.

Man killed
Amritsar, June 2
Kashmir Singh of Mehta village was allegedly killed by his nephew, Paramjit Singh, and his uncle, Sarup Singh, following a tiff over watering the fields.


Education Dept employee in VB net
Chandigarh, June 2
A team of the Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, tonight conducted a raid at the residence of a Superintendent of the Education Department in Chandigarh and recovered documents of property and expenses much beyond his known sources of income.

BBA(I) results today
Amritsar, June 2
The results of the BBA (I) examination of Guru Nanak Dev University held in April, 2006, would be declared tomorrow and will be available on the university website, after 5 p.m. the same day, Dr. R.S. Bawa, Registrar, said here today.

Orientation course for teachers
Amritsar, June 2
Dr. Kanwarjit Singh, DPI (Colleges), Punjab, has highlighted the role of teachers as facilitators as well as catalysts who motivate students.

Course introduced
Ropar, June 2
A professional and job-oriented course computer network certification (CCNA) has been introduced by IET Bhaddal. TNS

Bank reviews progress of schemes
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 2
The State Bank of Patiala Wednesday organised a meeting under the chairmanship of Mr Dharm Pal Gupta, ADC(G), to review the progress of various government-sponsored schemes.


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