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Govt to fill 2,000 posts in Education Dept
Bhani Mia Khan (Gurdaspur), August 25
The Punjab Government has cleared the case for filling 2000 posts in the Education Department. A decision to this effect has been taken in consultation with the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh.

Vigilance Commission formation gets nod
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab Government tonight issued a notification to formally constitute the Punjab Vigilance Commission and allowed IPS officers to be appointed to the commission. This brought to an end the three-month power-struggle between the IAS and IPS cadres of the state over controlling the vigilance department.

Students mob GND varsity VC’s residence
Amritsar, August 25
Over 300 students of two boys’ hostel barged into the residence of Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, midnight last night and remained there for over four hours, while security personnel stood there as mute spectators.

GND varsity committees constituted
Amritsar, August 25
Guru Nanak Dev University Vice-Chancellor (GNDU), Dr. Jai Rup Singh, yesterday constituted different committees to make the functioning of the university more efficient. The term of these committees would end on March 31.

Drive to stop ‘loot’ of milk plants
Chandigarh, August 25
The Bharti Kisan Union has launched a campaign to make people aware of what it says is “rampant corruption” and “virtual loot” in certain cooperative milk plants in Punjab.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


Legislation against run-away grooms sought
New Delhi, August 25
The Shiromani Akali Dal has demanded the Centre to bring in a comprehensive legislation to protect the rights of women who are exploited by run-away grooms.


No change in PPCC leadership
Hoshiarpur, August 25
The Congress will contest the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab on development and the scandal free tenure of its regime. This was stated by Mr Ashwani Kumar, Union Minister of State for Industries, while talking to mediapersons here this afternoon.


Panchayat Union threatens gherao of Assembly
Patiala, August 25
Hundreds of sarpanch and members of various panchayats of Punjab, who jammed traffic near the Sewa Singh Thikhriwala chowk today to lodge protest in support of their unfulfilled demands, threatened to gherao the Vidhan Sabha during its session scheduled for next month if these were not acceded.

Former Pak MP says trade key to good ties
Patiala, August 25
Chaudhary Jali Ahmed Khan, president, World Peace Foundation, and former Pakistan MP, yesterday said there was a great need of developing strong economic relations between India and Pakistan to enable them to emerge as global economic powers.

Revisiting history at Damdama Sahib
Bathinda, August 25
The tercentenary celebrations of the compilation of Guru Granth Sahib has raised the curiosity level among devotees about the relics and weapons of Guru Gobind Singh and they have started pouring in to catch a glimpse of the history.

Identity card must for casting vote
Fatehgarh Sahib, August 25
As per the recent guidelines of the Election Commission of India, the Election Voter Identity Card will be mandatory to cast the vote in the ensuing Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections, said Ms Jaspreet Talwar, Deputy Commissioner.

Three new bridges approved
Chandigarh, August 25
As many as three new bridges were approved at a meeting of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board held here on Wednesday.

Jalandhar man gets award
Jalandhar, August 25
Mr Shetesh Vij of Jalandhar has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award by the Governor of Jharkhand. The award-giving ceremony was organised by the National Integration and Economic Council in New Delhi on August 19.


BKU plans dharna on August 30
Abohar, August 25
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta) today resolved to stage a dharna at the office of the Executive Engineer, Punjab State Electricity Board, on August 30.


103 Inspectors promoted
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab Government today issued a notification to promote 103 Inspectors of the Punjab Police to the rank of DSP.


Two youths nabbed for bank fraud
Ropar, August 25
The police today arrested two youths for withdrawing Rs 10 lakh fraudulently from a joint account of Chandigarh-based doctor couple after stealing their debit cards.

Woman murdered, brother hurt
Tarn Taran, August 25
Gurmit Kaur (40) was killed and her brother Sukhwant Singh (45) was seriously injured by unidentified persons at Adarsh Nagar village, 25 km from here, last night.


Data of colleges to be compiled
Chandigarh, August 25
The Punjab Government is compiling data of all in the state. An exercise which has been undertaken for the first time, the 156 colleges in the state have been asked to give details of the functioning of the college.

PM may lay stone of science institute
Chandigarh, August 25
The Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, had a meeting with the management and faculty members of the National Institute of Science in Bangalore on August 23.


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