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Advt mistake proves boon for
non-medical applicants

Vacancies of 700 science teachers
Patiala, September 1
Mistakes hurt. But at times a few mistakes may prove to be a blessing in disguise for some people, like it proved in the case of applicants of the non-medical category for the recruitment of 700 science teachers. A simple clerical mistake cost the applicants of the medical category dear while it proved a boon for the applicants of the non-medical category. Sources said the Punjab Education Department issued an advertisement for the recruitment of 2,000 teachers of various subjects via the Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board.

Transfer land or face boycott, HGPC tells Badal, Avtar
Amritsar, September 1
The Haryana Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (HGPC) has decided not to allow SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC president Avtar Singh to enter Haryana if they failed to transfer the land of the proposed medical college at Shahbad Kanda in the name of HGPC permanently.

Work on Abohar-Fazilka rail link begins
Abohar, September 1
The long awaited Rs 80 crore Abohar–Fazilka rail line project was set in motion as “bhoomi pujan” ceremony was performed today for the construction of a major bridge in the Ramgarh village area.



SAD activist accused of duping farmers
Abohar, September 1
Some farmers of Bahawalbassi village near here have earmarked their fields as “exhibition plots” to tell the people that they have been duped by a senior worker of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) who sold them unbranded Bt cottonseed bought from Gujarat using unauthorised channels. Three of them today started uprooting the cotton plants using tractors.

A farmer of Bahawalbassi village uproots inferior cotton plants from his fields, which were planted using unapproved Bt cottonseed bought allegedly from a SAD activist, in Abohar on Friday.
A farmer of Bahawalbassi village uproots inferior cotton plants from his fields, which were planted using unapproved Bt cottonseed bought allegedly from a SAD activist, in Abohar

Maj Kular, Lt Ashta scale Mt Elbrus
Chandigarh, September 1
Major Sarfraz Singh Kular of 5 Para, presently posted at Goma, Congo with UN peacekeeping forces, accompanied by Lt Ashish Ashta, also from 5 Para, has joined a select band of Army officers, who have scaled Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe. A fourth generation soldier, Major Sarfraz Kular is the son of hockey Olympian Colonel Balbir Singh of Sansarpur.

Major Sarfraz Singh Kular on the top of Mount Elbrus.

Major Sarfraz Singh Kular on the top of Mount Elbrus.


Suspended SGPC secy’s charges against Badal, SGPC chief
Amritsar, September 1
Suspended Shiromani Committee secretary Raghubir Singh on Wednesday blamed SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Avtar Singh for his ouster and levelled serious charges  against them.

Mann against ‘frivolous’ foreign tours
Chandigarh, September 1
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) President, Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today said Chief Ministers and ministers, especially Captain Amarinder Singh, should not go on foreign trips on “frivolous grounds” as it leads to public criticism.


Denied entry into Canada, Bhai Ranjit Singh back today
Amritsar, September 1
Former Jathedar Bhai Ranjit Singh, who was stopped at Vancouver airport and questioned for about 12 hours, would land at New Delhi with a brief stopover in Hong Kong tomorrow. He had gone to Canada to attend religious meetings in Abbotsford and British Columbia, but was stopped at Vancouver by security agencies.

Punjab to have surplus power by 2012: Bhattal
Banarasi/Chottian (Sangrur), September 1
Punjab will have surplus power by 2012 after meeting its agriculture, industry, domestic and other requirements as the state government has made elaborate arrangements to generate and arrange power from various sources in the years to come.

Dalhousie road a bone of contention
Pathankot, September 1
The MC has demanded the control of the Amritsar-Pathankot road back from the local Improvement Trust. The council authorities have maintained that the trust authorities are illegally retaining the control of the road that is leading to illegal constructions and revenue loss to the council.

US fellowship for Punjab doc
Patiala, September 1
Dr Mehboob Singh Sran, who has been doing his postgraduate degree in family medicine in local Rajindra Medical College, has done the state proud after being becoming the only candidate in the country who has been selected for prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship programme in USA for further studies.

Services of 2 contract employees terminated
Gurdaspur, September 1
Project Director Sarva Sikhya Abhiyan, Ms Seema Jain has removed from service two contract employees when they were found absent from duty.

Widow in search of son for 13 yrs
Chandigarh, September 1
Mrs Satwant Kaur, a widow hailing from Dhuri in Sangrur district, is struggling to know the whereabouts of her son, Harjit Singh, alias Pappu, who is missing for the past 13 years.

MCPI delegation meets SDM
Rajpura, September 1
A delegation of the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) today met the local SDM and brought to his notice the alleged corruption in the Revenue Department.

Nagar kirtan on parkash utsav
Amritsar, September 1
Even a heavy rain could not dampen the spirits of devotees to participate in the nagar kirtan to mark the 402nd parkash utsav of Guru Granth Sahib here today.



CM for Bill on money-lending to farmers
Chandigarh, September 1
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is keen to bring a Bill in the coming session of the Assembly with regard to regularising and streamlining the system of money-lending to farmers by private persons in the state.



Septuagenarian tries to molest 4-yr-old
Ropar, September 1
A 70-year-old man was today booked by the police for trying to rape a four-year-girl after luring her into his room. The incident took place this afternoon when the accused, Surjit Singh, took the girl to his room while she was playing outside her house. Thereafter, the accused made an attempt to sexually assault her, but the girl started crying and was rescued by her mother, said the police.

Teacher booked for molestation
Gurdaspur, September 1
Teaching remained suspended in Government High School, Najochak, today amidst allegations of molestation of a Class VIII student by a teacher. The students did not attend the classes today with their parents demanding action against the teacher. The District Education Officer today visited the school to take stock of the situation.



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